Hidey ho hidey he hodey da!Idk what that is...but i thought i would make it more interesting! hahah K so being a missionary is great so good thing we can all be one with or without the tag....right?! Good! Glad you all agree! This week was pretty darn cool! Ps. sorry i dont keep track of who i talk about cause im sure noone like to read all my ramblings of people you dont know..cause i know i didnt when i would read missionaries emails unless it was like way super awesome! Guilty! I just like to mention certain people when things are happening and or not tell you guys about it and just do work! :)
We were able to meet with sue brewer and we have been meeting with her off and on the past 5 months (cause of health reasons) but we recently have been bringing members that she knows, like sis baldwin and sis thackeray...who are awesome and have both served missions..members at lessons is vital!!! And we have been addressing her concerns and we invited her to pray about a baptism date and i was the one who asked her and she said she would! Sue has been meeting with the missionaries for a long time now..and she has grandkids and a dauther-in-law in the ward (who is also one of our ward missionaries)! But for a long time no one was counting her as a investigator but when sis davis got here I decided that we would focus on her and she is really close the only thing is getting her to church! She used to come every sunday but because of her health it has been more difficult for her. I love her! She lives in the beautiful country part of forest Grove and has the perfect spot out in the woods its wonderful and i would love to live there! haha She always gives jelly and tuna that she cans! She is a very special lady!
We also met with Rebecca this week and brought sis thackeray...you guessed it! We love her! We read the talk with her from conf. (Uchtdorf!) "Come, join with us" and Rebecca loved it and it also got us on a good topic and she also recently found her P. Blessing and we asked her about the temple and if she has a desire to go...she said no and its only cause she cant see herself there! Her parents are converts and remembers being sealed to them! So we talked about the importnace of the temple and her blessing cause she was kinda just shrugging those things off that are important. It was great! You just had to be there! I love making children of God feel important like we should! It is really great that she has even come this far and that she has also gotten to know someone in the ward esp. sis thackeray cause she is so down to earth and they just clicked! And we have dinner with them tomorrow! :)
We also met with the trapp family..have i told you about them? alright no? okay they have 8 kids and the oldest is 8 and ALL 10 of them showed up at church yesterday and it was awesome they were a little late so we werent prepared so we had to go get a whole other row of chairs and then after a little bit realized they need crayons and paper so we went and got some from the library and it kept them occupied ahwile longer! I enjoyed it though cause i miss sitting next to my big family during church and keeping us quiet! haha It was always interesting! They stayed for all of church and we are meeting them again this week for another lesson! We have been trying to schedule them for awhile but its difficult with everyone getting sick and there big busy family..Sis Vega is great and watched some of the little ones so we could focus more on savannah who is 8 and the parents! They are all really sweet!
We also taught Y.W. laurels again yesterday and it was really good! Its fun to teach! Today for pday we got together with a recent convert Mckinsey, Joylana (who got her mission call this week) and the Spanish Sisters and took christmas pictures with santa hats and "ugly" christmas sweaters it was pretty cool so my family will be getting a fun Christmas card from the sisters over in forest grove! We also had dinner with the Stones 3 days in a row this week and it was awesome! He is a convert and they are amazing and fun! And i think we are having dinner over there agian tonight cause michelle signed up (also a rc) and they are having fhe over at the stones...it was going to be a lesson with the Hansens but they canceled :( and so ya they love us and we love them! I love being a SISTER MISSIONARY! Its purty great! and we also are working with young single adults still and its tons of fun! Sis rice the lady we live with has been gone for over a week and will be gone for 2 more for 2 of her grandkids weddings in utah! So we have a whole house to ourselves..i miss her! She thinks we dont like to live with her but i tell her different all the time she deserves this time away though! She works so hard..and is the busiest 70+ old little lady i have ever seen! I love her.
So anyways till next time i hope you all are enjoying your christmas parties and getting together with family and all the festivities! :) haha Love ya!
Love Sista Heywood! "When obedience ceases to be an irrant and becomes our quest, in that moment, God will endow us with power."