Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It’s tough being sick

So this week was the worst possible week as a missionary cuz I got the flu.  We had to not work for 4 days!  One of them was Zone Conference so that was the reason for one, but still it was the worst.  We had to call the mission president's wife and everything cuz I fell over I was so weak. But with that I got the most amazing Priesthood blessing.  It was exactly what I needed to hear from the Lord and I know that because of it I was able to get healthier so much faster than I could have without it.  I love that the Lord has given worthy men the power to act in his name and am so grateful to have it in my life!

But things are looking up a bit.   We got out yesterday and taught a wonderful lesson and today we have a full day planned!

Love to all
Hermana Grove

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Guess what? I’m potty training!

Haha.  So today I am 3 months old in the mission.  So I am keeping tack like I am 3 years old.  So then I am starting my potty training but my mom (my trainer) says that she won't change my diapers.

So ya sometime life gets a bit boring and we make up funny things.

This week has been interesting.   We taught a good bit and some of our investigator stalking has paid off.  We had one investigator we had to go see at work because we could never get a hold of him.  But we ended up getting an appointment with him!    Then we started teaching a family from Honduras and it is amazing!   Last night we taught about the Restoration and the Spirit was so strong!   I was able to really feel the gift of tongues working as I taught because I was able to say words I didn't even know (or had heard like once).   It was so amazing to see how the message of how Christ's church is again on the Earth and Joseph Smith can just change a person so much!   I love teaching people about it!

So other than that not much else exciting has happened.  Its getting hotter and hotter and so we are going to have a competition with the elders soon on who can get the most water bottles in a day.  There have been some days we have come home with about 5 or 6 water bottles.  But they are really needed out here in the heat!

But yes, mission life is amazing and if you have never heard the missionaries teach about Joseph Smith and the Restoration, go find your local missionaries!   I promise you will feel the Spirit like you have never felt before!

Much love to all
Hermana Grove

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hermana Dolittle

Hello Friends!

So this week has been full of animal fun!   

First is from a day tracting, we were going to this house and saw a dog laying by the door and when we paused and then took another step it lunged for us.  So I booked it down the street to turn around and see my companion wasn't with me so I went back to find her starting to run. She had stood her ground and prepared to kick him. So after it stopped going for her we both ran as fast as we could. I was laughing so hard that I could barely do our next door contact.

Next is that we visit this sweet old lady with half a leg and half a foot so she doesn't get out of her house much.  I love her.  She is the best and she loves when we get to visit her and read the scriptures.  But she has a little dog who has become my best friend.   And this week the dog decided to kiss me.  It was so funny.

Then the next day we visited another member and she has a ton of birds.  Well I had on a fuzzy shirt and my companion said I looked kind of like the bird so I went and hung out with it and ended up dancing with it for a little bit.

So other than that the other excitement is that today was transfers.  And let me tell you Sunday night transfer calls are nerve racking!   We just sat and stared at the phone hoping we wouldn't get a call then others would text us when they got called and we would jump.   But lucky for us we are both staying in this fabulous area!   I’m so happy cuz I love it here so much!

Well until next week.  Keep looking up and to the Lord!
Hermana Grove

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

So ya, you would think we would have at least had an activity or something exciting, but nope just another day.  This week honestly hasn't been anything exciting.  We just had a lot of appointments fall through which lost some of our time but it’s ok because we are sure that we will do better this week.  Something kind of exciting is that I’m starting to be able to roll my R’s which is a very hard thing, but I am making progress.

So I’m still alive out here and doing well.  Nothing exciting to report but we have had a great time.

Hope all is well for everyone else and I can hear from you soon.

Hermana Grove