Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Drier than a popcorn fart and wilder than an eskimo on a zebra~July email

The subject line suits our week perfectly.

This last week was crazy! Words don't even put it into perspective. 

Elder Johnson will be going to Butte and Helena this week with one of the assistants and while the assistant does exchanges with the zone leaders elder johnson will be with some of the missionaries out there. I will be staying here holding the fort down. It's going to be crazy. Pray for my sanity. ;)

This last week after our exchange and Elder Johnson got back I was so relieved. It was so good to just laugh and not worry but holy cow. We'll see how this week goes. 

It will be an interesting week as there is a lot of things that need to get done for our mission president, and the assistants, we have a zone leadership meeting and we have a spread sheet to make and complete before we meet and correlate with the stake presidency this next Sunday. I have a lot to do while Elder Johnson is gone. It will be a great reunion when he comes back (: 

Sunday was nuts. After church we had to drop one of our  investigators. Then we had another lesson that was nuts. We seriously went through the gauntlet. Hardest lesson of my mission by far. We taught obedience and asked him to be obedient to the commandments and that took forever. Then we taught prayer and committed him to kneel and pray (straight from pmg you can read it in Lesson 4 chapter 3) and he wouldn't. SERIOUSLY- WHY WILL YOU NOT JUST TRY IT?!?! Sometimes being a missionary takes so much patience. He finally committed to kneel and pray once a day. Then we discussed scripture study and committed him to study daily and that took a long time as well. Last lesson we taught he asked if we had prayed about another date by which he could receive his answer. We asked him to pray come up with a date and we would come up with a date as well. He wouldn't do it because he said he didn't want to tempt God, which I told him he did the same thing we are doing when he even said, "I'm going to give God an ultimatum and I'm going to fast from all solid foods until I get my answer." He's like yeah I guess I did do the same thing you are asking... but I won't do it again. Haha whatever. On that note, he did that fast for 2 weeks and lost 20 lbs, he said he was watching netflix one morning at 2am and god told him to eat so he went and bought a steak at walmart and ate it at 2am (: anyways. he finally committed to read the scriptures daily. and we extended the date of August 3rd at 7:30 he could receive his answer. We gave him a list of everything he needed to do to receive his answer including fasting on sunday from 2 meals. Crazy. Went home and ate some popcorn after that one. We would have gone and got ice cream-we needed it :/ but it was still the sabbath so the popcorn did the job.

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