June 24, 2017 - The Week I Got My Very Own Wheelchair

Friends,

Can you believe I leave for my mission this Tuesday?! The time here is flying by. I love the MTC so so much. I'm kind of sad I'm leaving... but Florida is going to be so amazing even if it's hotter than Hades.

Okay lets explain the subject line. This past Sunday after a devotional given by Donny Osmond we went to see the Restoration movie. What an amazing movie. Watch it. Your faith in Joseph Smith and this gospel will grow SO much. You have no idea. I cried the whole movie but what else is new. After we were walking down the stairs and somehow I ended up at the bottom of the stairs on my butt with my foot under me. Talk about embarrassing. My whole district was there and saw it as did 70ish other missionaries. Humbling am I right? Well the sisters got me out of the way of everyone else and into a nearby empty classroom. I do NOT handle pain well (many of you can attest to that) so I spent the next 15 minutes or so laughing hysterically and sobbing at the same time. It was rough. The poor elders were totally distraught that they couldn't help me because of the no-touching-members-of-the-opposite-gender rule so they decided to call security. The security guard took his sweet time getting to us and rolled up with my very own wheelchair. A wheelchair. To say I was embarrassed was an understatement. Long story short, I ended up having to get an x-ray from the real world and I just sprained it. My ankle has now gone from looking 22 months pregnant to a slightly chubby ankle and I am walking around like it's my job. God is watching out for His missionaries that's for sure. I should've broken it but it's just sprained.

One thing I learned this week was how much Christ loves. Not just loves people but loves God. That's a relationship I don't think much about and it's so wrong that I didn't. You guys, He loves us so much and He loves our Heavenly Father even more. Isn't that crazy?? I love this gospel so much. There's so much to learn and so much to feel. Christ loves us so much He gave us this chance to be here. To struggle and to find joy. That's incredible to me.

I love being a missionary. The times where I have thought "Maybe I can't do this" "Maybe I should just go home" bring other questions to light. "What would I do if I did?" I know for a fact that I would never stop trying to get back out. Don't worry. I'm not coming home. This was just a very long roundabout way of saying how much I love being a representative of Jesus Christ. How much I love putting that name tag on each and every day. How much I love talking about Him 24/7. How much I love the MTC. There's so much hate in the world so why not find things you love and share it? I love sharing what I love. I just love loving how Christ loves. I really do. I am so blessed.

Thank you for your prayers and your support. I feel your love daily. It keeps me going. I love you all! 

 Sister Bond and I in the REAL world (Dr. Appointment)

Sister Bond and I in the REAL world (Dr. Appointment)

 My cute wheelchair and my ankle

My cute wheelchair and my ankle

Posted on June 24, 2017 .