Settle in kids, this one's a long one.
This is a story all about Bob
Bob was found by the YSA missionaries a few months ago. Since he is not in the YSA age range, they gave us a call and over to Bobs we went. We knocked on his door and he yells "come. in." We opened the door to find a man, with tattoos galore and wheelchair ridden. We learned that Bob had stage 4 MS at age 38 (that's REALLY young). Ever since then we have been teaching Bob. I am so so blessed to have been able to watch him change so completely. He is a different man now then when I first met him. He wants to be baptized, he believes what we teach him and he has been wanting to come to church. After so many prayers from him, us, the ward and so many others from home Bob was able to come to church yesterday!!!! It was a huge ordeal trying to find him a way to get there so I won't bore you by sharing all of it but I will tell you that I have never seen so many people go outside their comfort zone than I did yesterday. Grown men lifted Bob, fed him the bread and water during the sacrament, people who had never seen him before came and talked to him, children were in awe with his wheelchair. I am so proud of the Gainesville 3rd Ward!!! It was simply beautiful.
Okay, enough with the sappy Sister A geez... I'll tell you some one-sentence funny stories so you don't talk asleep reading this.
THE COMIC STRIPS:
1) Sister K was the object of affection when she was asked "can I kiss you?"
2) We recieved a watermelon from a man named Steven.
3) Tug-o-war with a vine through the top of a door with a deaf man is a great way to spend some time on a Saturday.
4) Teaching girls aged 6-12 The law of chastity is my new favorite pasttime.
5) When someone asks a missionary to watch their missionary's coming home video, don't do it. It will make you sad inside.
6) The best voicemail we received this week was "It's ya boi, Elder S*****." Gotta keep those privacy rules.
Honestly this week was so much better than last! I think God makes it that way on purpose. He gives you a lot of downs so when the ups come, you will appreciate them that much more. I'm reading in Alma right now in the Book of Mormon and it's all about wars. I actually LOVE it! I didn't think I could ever love these chapters but I do. Anyway, it talks about how Moroni and his army do not forget the Lord and His goodness and mercy. Those who do forget are always worse off. To never forget is hard but easier in the end. #RememberHim
Sidenote: it's Mama A's bday this week!!! 🎉🎈🎁❤ That also means a year ago this week I was set apart to be a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and man alive do I love that calling!!! I can't believe it's been a year!!!