Monday, September 9, 2013

WELL HELLO EVERYONE, yet another week has past, and I still haven't been sent to the hospital for heat exhaustion. yay!
It was a bit of an ordeal getting to the computers this morning... usually at 10, we bike over to the church and write our emails on the family history computers. well to start this morning off, it was POURING RAIN. it never rains here so that was a bit of a struggle. than sister fairbanks and I remembered that we had left our helmets at church, so we bike over helmetless (which I was secretly happy about which I'm sure you know why) and then my skirt got caught in the bike and ripped. priceless. when we got to the computers, the internet didn't work, so we freaked out for a bit, and luckily got a ride over here to the library... wooh!
But anyways, this week, we've had some highs and lows. One of our investigators whose name is Hattie has been making great progress. Here's a little background on her: she's 14 (looks like she's 18) and has had a pretty difficult life. No one in her family is a member, except her mom who used to be, but now is suffering from mental illness and is in the hospital.  Hattie was hanging out with the wrong kids and one night they decided to break into a store and steal alcohol. well long story short, they got caught and she got sent to jail for 2 weeks and is now on house arrest with ankle bracelet and everything.  We heard this whole story, with a number of
expletives included, when her cray grandpa answered the door last week.  We decided that we were going to attempt to teach her anyway, and it actually went really well. We've now taught her 6 lessons and are hoping to commit her to baptism soon. it's amazing to see how this gospel has really changed her for the better and we hope that she continues working hard.
Other news, sam is getting baptized on the 21st! YAY! Could not be more excited. there is only 1 young man and 1 young woman in the WHOLE WARD. (yes you heard that right) and so we've really been working on getting the teens to come back. 
Other embarrassing stories this week... hmm....too many to count. most of them involving me falling off my bike.  Its a love/hate relationship (mostly hate).
love you all and i hope you have an amazing week and keep pushing through the good and bad times. Here's a scripture that has helped me alot lately:
"remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God"- D&C 18:10--> know that you ARE worth it and that is why you're here. Even if you're a sweaty, skirt-wearing, biker sister like myself, just remember that you are special and you are loved.
sister healy

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