So first of all, thank you for the birthday wishes! I've been 20 for an hour and a half and it feels fantastic and no different haha! But i'm not a teenager any more!!!!! YAY!
I also got letters from Aunt Diane and Grandma Floyd this week <3 Love you both! I'm totally sending letters back this week ;D
So bad news of the week. Tony's baptism on Saturday never happened. He didn't keep his commitments and decided he wanted to go to the mountains instead of his baptism. Grrrr. But oh well. we're working with him to get his fire back about baptism.
So Monday, we helped Sister Barnes (super amazing member) seal the grout between the tiles throughout her house. and it was fun. She's my favorite member I think over here :D Then we had a district activity. We played improvisation games and I was having so much fun!!! There was so much laughter at that activity. I love my district.
Tuesday, we taught our new investigators Susan and Guy. We taught them the Restoration and it went well.... until they gave us "juice." They offered us cranberry/pomegranate juice but now we've come to find out that it was actually just flavored iced tea. Yeah. Made us all super sick for the rest of the day. We didn't drink any after the first sip because it was so gross and we were able to identify it in time..... well they did. I didn't. I was so thirsty so I chugged it down. and i got a massive headache and dizzy. yep. no tea. It's gross. Against the Word of Wisdom and makes sister missionaries sick. Bleck!!!!!!!
We ate with the Weltins (Roman and Laura) on Thursday and we had a power lesson and a super good discussion about things. And HE'S GETTING BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!!! This one will not fall through i promise. He got his baptismal interview last night and we showed and explained to him how the baptism will go and what the program will be like. He's really nervous but he's so excited! Especially since he invited all of his family to come watch (and they're not members so AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! more Weltins! So excited!!!!!!!!!).
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........ what else happened this week...... Oh! Sister Anderson got her trunky papers. She's going home in 4 months! CRAZY!!!!!!!!
We went up into the mountains and did a service project. We repaired the backboards for the horseshoe pits and it was raining and i got to wear a yellow "Mormon helping hands" vest! YAY!!!! I've always wanted to wear one of those.
So transfer calls came Saturday night. Sister Liebelt is being transferred to Bishop tomorrow and Sister Anderson and I are staying in Tehach. i can't tell you how broken up we are about it. it's gonna be like there's a hole in our companionship. But we will be okay. We'll just write her every week. We have grown into a strong companionship :D
Oh and I read this super super amazing talk. Totally strengthened me. It's called, "The Meaning of the Atonement" by Cleon Skousen. I'll send it home for you to read familia :D It will completely make sense and strengthen you to no other. Everything will come together in your head and I was MIND BLOWN!!!!!!!!!! it helps me think about the Savior and my Heavenly Father's love every second of everyday. It's totally helped me.
So last night like I said was Roman's baptismal interview. Well after we showed him everything about what was gonna happen on his baptism, and since Sister Liebelt won't be here for his baptism (insert waterfall of tears here) we took pictures and then performed a special musical number for him. Sister Liebelt has this super gorgeous accompaniment for "Be Still, My Soul" and Sister Anderson and I sang for him. I looked up during the song and saw Laura and Roman crying! And then when we were finished, Roman said, "i will forever be grateful for you saving me and showing me the way. You are angels from God. i will never forget you. I love you girls so much. I will always remember you and your kindness to me. You are always and forever welcome in our home."
Cried. Like. A Baby.
Roman has taught me so much. He's taught me that true love knows no bounds and is so eternal. His love for Jesus Christ is so strong. He bears his testimony every time we're there about how Joseph Smith is a prophet and that he knows that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. His faith is so strong. He's expressed how scared he is to do this, but he said that he is ready to make any needed changes to be with the Lord and to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He said that being scared is normal, but acting on faith when you're scared shows the Lord that you're ready for his guidance and strength. I believe that with all of my heart.
I know that Jesus Christ's church has been restored to the earth today. All of His teachings are back on earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints isn't just a church that has a passive belief in Christ. This church is God's church on earth today. It contains the measure of happiness that everyone needs in their life. If you haven't looked into these teachings before, I strongly urge you to do it. I promise it will only add to the faith you already have. I promise it will bring you the most happiness you have ever felt in your life. I love you all so much and I want you all to sincerely look into the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the way the Lord has set for us. I know this is the only way. I wouldn't be out here if I didn't know what I'm teaching to be 100% true.
I love you all! Have a great week!
~Sister Hannah Weaver