Hello hello! This week was great!! To start off I will tell you about our very wonderful eventful pday we have had today! It consisted of the usual quilting at the church win Brenda and other ladies which by the way I've finished my quilt while I've been here! It's super cute. Then it was off to blueberry picking in Albany with sis Robbins the relief society president and they were so yummy and juicy! It was so fun and my first time doing it! Then she dropped us off at costco to meet sister Glenn and her daughters Grace Ella and alyse! They are the branch presidents family and we did some of our shopping there. Oh my goodness they are soo cute and fun! I can't even explain how much I love them. A lot of people feel like family here. And we have dinner with them at 6! Brother Charles Thompson is plugging along! We have a lot of contact with him this week and I got to cut his hair on sat. And was able to do some service for him and we brought a less active Kathy with us and that was a good opportunity for her! The lesson we had on Saturday was amazing we focused in on repentance and feeling godly sorrow and it was definitely what he needed to learn more about. The spirit was really strong as we talked about certain things and him talking and thinking about his wife again. Idk why but all three of us were crying. We had already said a closing prayer and then after talking more about a gospel principle that needed to be understood. We said another one and it was my turn....oh man I couldn't say it without crying. It probably was one of the most heartfelt prayers I've said in awhile and that lesson was probably the most spiritual lessons I've had on my mission..because we love Charles so much!! He is still working on quitting smoking and so this week we are really going to help him nip it in the bum! He has wonderful Amuleks and lots of people praying for him. We had another wonderful experience yesterday as we went to a la home named Sandra! We have visited her a few time and this time we brought a member with us her name is Chandra and she is amazing and so loving. Sandra told us she has some anxiety meeting new people but it went so well! We talked for a little bit and I told Sandra if you want you should tell Chandra your conversion story and so she did that really helped Chandra to see where she stood with the church which is very strong but hasen't been to church in a very long time and is feeling really broken and she opened up a lot more and as she cried. Chandra just asked if she could giver her a hug and told her that she has a light and she has so much to give and then proceeded to say come sit at church with me and my family next Sunday we would really love that!" Let me tell you this is why member and missionaries work together because we went 10 steps forward with Sandra and she really has so much to give, her conversion and testimony is unshakeable she just says "I know it's true" we never could of done what Chandra did for Sandra in one appt! It would have take. Us maybe 10 more if we never brought a member. She related to her so well and I was In tears watching this happen right before my eyes. And I know it was a very good experience for Chandra she just kept saying it's been a good day, it been a good day! We also had exchanges with our wonderful stls=super training leaders jk it's sister training leaders! I was in Albany with sister Palmer and we had a wonderful day and the main thing I really loved was that last time we were on exchange there we had dinner with the same family and I felt like I should bring my hair cutting stuff! And it turns out the mom is home alone while her husband is doing side jobs in Utah and also hasen't been able to find a steady job for three years and so I got to give hair cuts to three of five kids! She was so appreciative and I know that they really needed it. She is a amazing mom! While we were there she asked us what our parents did to strength our testimonies growing up! I thought that was a really cool question and she wanted advice for her family. It was so sweet. This day was also my year mark! Woop woop! We did service for a family the mcphersons I have talked about them before that we always do service for. We are super close with them and they are really good friends with Chandra's family and the Glenn's. We have all been praying and waiting for his heart to be soften to god or religion or general. He is gone six months out of the year. We know it's something that Angie has wanted more and more over time as she has learned more and expressed to her member friends. Anyways so while service was happening she said something that was interesting about her 5 and 3 year old boys asking questions about god and religion that they can't answer. And so we gave her the idea of us coming over for dinner like we have before but with Jason her hubby there so we can share a message with them! She didn't seem to excited because she knows how her husband would react but she ended up calling Chandra later and telling her she wants to take the lessons from us. She would be a wonderful member of the church and I know it would bless there family so much. It's funny because we heard from Chandra that Duncan had said to his mom "mom do we believe in god? And she said yes Duncan we do and he said no we don't and she said yes we do Duncan we believe in god and then he said no if we believed in god we would go to church like Chandra and Sarah's family." Duncan and Tristan are super sweet and really close to the spirit I have seen it many times. So that dinner thing is happening this week!:) We weren't able to teach Patricks family but we made another appt. for this Wednesday and we are super excited! I hope that it will work out this time and we have some good Amuleks set up for them! I love doing the lords work and am so glad to be a missionary at this time. Im so thankful for the gospel in my life and the many blessing it brings I can't imagine my life without it and I know that it is and will be a wonderful foundation as the world seems to be going the complete opposite way. I love the fact that the gospel is all over the world it inspires me! Love always and forever sister heywood! Best decision I ever made.