Monday, February 23, 2015

Hey Family!
Well... Twas a crazy week here in Tigard. In a good way, for the most part. To start off with, just a random side note, so Dillon Jonah Cody and I came up with a quick test our senior year to check how chill a girl is. A very simple thing. From our observations, girls who have seen the movie cool runnings
are generally 10x cooler than those that haven't. It's a real life example of small and simple things bringing to pass great works. This week, I decided to put it through the trial of faith, and ask a sister in my district if she has seen Cool Runnings. And, hallelujah, she hasn't seen it!!! Don't take that the wrong way, I'm not looking to date any of the sisters I'm serving around, my heart is locked and I am focused, but, it was just nice to put it to the test, my comp and I had a good little laugh.
ALSO, just so everybody knows, I haven't sworn since before I went through the Temple the first time. Which, after what just barely happened to me, is an accomplishment! Freaking we were playing soccer and an Elder in my district did a dirty little little cheap shot and slide tackled me. Boy my left ankle is HUGE.
freak that hurt. I was on the ground for like 5 minutes, however, to my credit, I did not swear in English nor Spanish!
And we are about to go play frisbee golf, my ankle is gonna have my game off but that's ok.
On Wednesday/Thursday we did an exchange, I went with Elder Smith to Beaverton #2. It's been a year since we did an exchange, I was with him when the snow storm hit last year. It was a bomb exchange, their area is brand new so we just did some finding and taught some good lessons.  Later that night we made a fire in their apts fire place and cooked up some smores... It was good to just chillax a little bit.
Thursday was a freaking rough, trunky day! It started at like 6, we went by Ester and Ferzulis, and they were watching Divergent, and as we walked in it was right in the middle of an intense make out scene... Engman and I just looked at each other, and back at the tv, and at each other, both of us were just thinking freaking heck...
And then, like every apt we went to for the rest of the night, people were playing video games or something. It's not so much the video games that I miss, but the just being able to chill and not have to worry about what I'm doing every second for the night... anyways... glad we made it through that little stretch.
Freaking last night I was legitimately afraid that I was going to get kissed by a man.... We were knocking on the door for an appt, and a guy was walking by us, so I said hi and asked how he was doing. He said good, how are you? When I told him I was good, he got super confrontational and was asking "are you sure?! how do you know?!" and then I don't remember what I said, but he told us to go up the stairs and talk to him, so we did. He was a little drunk, that should have been our first hint, anyways the interesting part came when I asked if he believed that God loved him enough to call a prophet to guide him today. He said "yeah, I believe that God loves me. For example, if we were at war, and someone were to shoot you, and I were to take the bullet for you (at this point he had his arms on either side of me and was pinning me against a wall,
trying to shield me from danger. my only thought was if he tries to kiss me, I'm going to freaking lose it)... anyways, thankfully, he didn't kiss me. We talked for like an hour and then he had to go in and tell his mom what he had been doing (40 years old and still lives with his mommy.... hrm). Then he wanted us to meet his mother, who is Buhdist, and he pulls us inside, and to introduce us, he grabbed my arm and said, "Mom, look at this kid! He's @#$%^& beautiful, and I'm not even gay!" What a weird, strange experience.
I don't have much else to say... our district is still on fire, last week we picked up like 37 news as a district... that puts us at close to 90 as a district in 3 weeks... last month our zone found 103 and killed everyone else. So if you are looking for things to keep in your prayers, BBB needs to know where her husband lives so that she can get divorced and baptized, and she also needs to not work on LLLL's baptism....
Any other questions? I love you guys!
Oh and ps dad thanks for sending your conversion story, I used the part where you talked about how you didn't really get a confirmation it was right until after all was said and done, and I used that when I was teaching on the exchange, talking about how sometimes God makes us wait a little.
Anyways... thought you'd wanna know!

And actually this took so long to send because as I was saying earlier about spraining my ankle... the mission nurse wanted me to go to the urgent care center to get it checked out because I really could barely walk on it, its swollen as freak, and anyways... so just made it back from that, and nothing is broken, but pretty much everything is torn, and it will be a 6-8 weeks in the boot... pictures to come... the pic of my foot was taken like around 430 any questions hit me up with them and I'll get back to you.

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