Monday, August 12, 2013

My Blankey

This week has gone by so fast. The weeks seem to be speeding up, which is good and bad. After this week we are half way through the transfer! That is wild! So Monday I got a very very soft Corn Huskers blanket at Wal-mart and lets just say bedtime is my favorite because of it! I have to hide it during the day so I don't get tempted to curl up in it (especially because the house is always at like 68 degrees).

So something I have been wanting to share with the world for a while now is that the path that we run on every day is basically the game of frogger. I have never seen so many dead frogs in my life! It is so sad. I have yet to see a live one. It is so sad and we try not to step on them when we run. We actually saw a smooshed snake the other day.

On Tuesday, one of the couples in the ward, the Carley's, came with us to an appointment with a less-active member. This woman (her name is Joyce Miller, cool huh) hasn't been to church for years after she was baptized. We were going to stop visiting her because she wasn't keeping commitments. Well brother Carley was able to be bold in a way that we never could have. Needless to say she was at church with her grandson on sunday. It really was a miracle to see her there!

Anyway, after that appointment the Carley's took us to lunch at his favorite Mexican restaurant in town. It was soooo good!!!

On Wednesday we had zone teaching in Lincoln. We talked about how to become better teachers. It was so great to be able to see who is in our zone. I also found out that for zone conference on the 30th, the grand island zones might be meeting with us. Do you know what that might mean?! That I will get to see Sister Page!!!!! Please bless that happens! haha After, the 4 sisters from our zone and the 2 from the other went to Culvers, this Wisconsin diner, for lunch. It was so stinking good!

The Reeves fed us like 3 times this week, they are so awesome! We love spending time with their family.

Friday we had 5 lessons scheduled and only 1 ended up happening! It was so heartbreaking! I mean, a few of them had a good excuse but the rest are busted! At one point we were at home waiting to hear about one of our lessons and in the mean time I read a talk out of the ensign. It was about same gender attraction but the part that was my favorite and really applicable to the day we was having was this. She said, "I believe that the Lord wants us to 'be believing' and that He wants us not to give up on Him or His timing or His ways." We can't get frustrated when investigators don't show up to appointments or people that we love don't accept the gospel because it is all in the Lord's time.

Saturday I hit my month mark! What the, I feel like I have been here for at least a year but at the same time I can't believe it has already been a month. Like I said before, I am really confused about time here.

We went to Lincoln for the stake fair! One of our investigators said they were going to meet us there but they actually never showed. We helped out with they Hyde's softball toss and had a blast! It was great to be able to meet people from the stake. The biggest tender mercy happened this day...I saw Caleb Duncan, aka friend from SUU going to law school in Lincoln. I also got to meet his awesome wife Venassa, who happened to know Kari Bowman because they served in Washington DC around the same time. They just got married two weeks ago and had just moved back to Lincoln on Thursday! It was a great blessing to be able to talk with them about everything. Caleb is such a big help! (They are pictured in the photo below). We rode with the Hydes to Lincoln. On the way there we stopped and got and ice cream. Well on the way back we stopped at Sams Club to pick up some stuff for the family and Sister Hyde bought a box of Drumstick ice cream cones and we each had to eat two or else they would melt! We were so full from ice cream it was gross!

We have started team teaching Miguel, who is the son of a recent convert family. He texted us one day and asked if we could do bible study with him (we assumed he meant BOM). He is so solid and I truly believe that he is ready to receive the gospel in his life. He is a marine. We are taking him to the trail center on Saturday to watch the Joseph Smith movie.

Sunday was awesome because Joyce was there and then Miguel and our other investigator Joan.

My spiritual thought for this week is this. The tree fold mission of the church is to proclaim the gospel, redeem the dead and perfect the saints. We can't perfect the saints with out doing the other two. Think and ponder on that this week or for family home evening.

I love you all!!!

Sister Dumont

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