|"12 Months!! 1 year!"|
Area: Anoka Minnesota
Companion: Sister Macey Jolley
Hometown: Alpine, Utah
Minnesota Minneapolis Mission
5931 West 96th Street
Bloomington, MN 55438-1715
Friday, October 2, 2015: So, today we stayed home again. Sister Jolley is running a temperature and I'm being mean by making her stay in bed. The Elders called and asked why we weren't “weekly planning” at the church... I told them that Sister Jolley was not feeling well. They offered to come give her a blessing. We were so happy that they could come. I made calls, planned, cleaned, organized, and watched all the movies we have on DVD...... Let’s just say I can quote Mr. Krueger's Christmas perfectly!
Later, “Sleeping Beauty” got up and got ready. We left and went to get lunch. Sister Jolley wanted $5 Pizza's (that's the name of the place) Mac n' Cheese pizza, so we drove and picked it up. Then we went and picked up drinks from good ole Mickey D's. After that the Elders: (Johnston & Coon and Oldroyd & Dygert) came to give her a blessing. It was really weird/ funny having them in our apartment #basement. Our low ceilings made them all look super tall haha! They were like "Sisters apartments are so different... #decorated" then Elder Dygert gave her a beautiful blessing from Heavenly Father. We walked them out and when we were walking back down the "once there was a mouse and a billion bugs #nastystairs”; Sister Jolley was in the door while I was about 1/2 way down the gross staircase, when thanks to my gracefulness, I slipped and fell down the entire thing! It HURT SO BAD!!! There was no holding back those tears! I thought for sure that I had broken my back and behind! I was crying; partially because of the pain, partly from scaring myself and the rest was because I fell on the nasty stairs!!!!! Sister Jolley helped me up while trying not to laugh at the irony of the situation! We took it easy for the rest of the night, since now both of us weren't feeling so hot. All thanks to my klutziness! We were pretty bored, but, that's the life of a missionary...you can't rest because you aren't busy. It's a problem. Oh well, ce'st la vie!!! So, I am pretty sure my tail bone is broken which means I will probably be making a trip into the doctor to get an x-ray...JOY!!!
Anyways, General Conference was so good! I loved all of the talks! I bawled my eyes out during conference, especially when the MoTab sang "If the Savior Stood Beside me!" I looked at my iPad and saw that Mom had emailed me about that song :) I also cried during Elder Holland's talks about Mothers and President Monson's talk. What an amazing Prophet! I felt so badly as he struggled so much standing towards the end of his talk. I was praying so hard that he would be able to finish it out! I really hope and pray he makes it to next conference! President Russell M. Nelson's talk also hit me hard. I thought about our Smiley Riley. I felt so much joy and comfort from listening to our sweet servants of the Lord. We are so blessed to be able to hear the Lord's counsel all the way around the world.
I am so grateful to be able to live in these days where we can watch and listen to the prophets anytime and anywhere even in the mountains hunting...cough, cough, Dad and Bryan! You better get an elk and send me some jerky!
So, not a ton happened this week because Sister Jolley was sick with the flu but, everyone is still going good! We met with Gladys and Yammah, of course! They have their baptism interview this Wednesday, and are still on track for baptism on the 17th! We are so excited for them! Both of them are really excited, and Gladys said she KNOWS that she needs to be baptized! She loves the church, and what it teaches! She is doing great. Yammah is cute as always. She loves reading the Book of Mormon. It is a great blessing to see how far they have come since the first day we started teaching them. Please pray for them to stay strong and be baptized on the 17th!
Well, I love you all! Don't forget to Ponderize!!!!
Sister Ashlee Young