Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Week 51- Greatest Talk in the History of the World

That's right, I prepared possibly the greatest talk EVER.  Not to brag, but really it was great.  I've never been this excited to speak in church.  It was full of Star Wars references, and calling the ward to repentence, and even a little rap at the end if I had extra time (don't worry, I wasnt really going to do it... but the rap was good too....)  So I am all ready to give it, and then Sunday morning, the alarm goes off, andddddd.  by far the worst migraine I've ever had in my life.  oh boy.  bad news, bears.  everything was black (when my eyes were open) and I couldn't stand for more than a second, and lots of other unfortuante things... so Sister Day forced me back into bed and we didn't even get to go to church.  It was a sad day.  I'm hoping to give the talk next Sunday, but there are already other speakers planned... so maybe I'll just videotape it and send it to you all.  Just kidding. But really, I was sad.  But headache is mostly gone now and life is good!
So this week there was lots of funny things... A)  Family History Ward Party (kinda sounds like an oxymoron if you ask me...) Actually I take that back... when I get home I am totally going to do family history... it may be when I'm significantly older, but it really does sound fun.  Anyways, there was this activity, and none of this is going to make sense or be funny to you, but oh my--it was possibly the funniest night of our life.  We were cracking up the entire time.  It was complete with ostriches, hummus, this older sister in the ward that I sat by who is the funniest/strangest person I've ever met, and looots of knowledge.  I feel so prepared to take on my family tree.  This probably made no sense and sounded really stupid... moral of the story, is we had a lot of fun and missions are the best.
B)  Eastman School of Music Concert.... so they've been anouncing it at church for over a month now and it sounds like it's going to be this awesome event... so of course we invite all of the investigators to it... one came... our little (actually he's huge) friend from the hood.  I don't remember if I've told you about him.... mini story-ignore this if I've already said this: So Hna Boseman and I pop our tire a few weeks ago.. oops... while getting it fixed we meet about 10 guys from PepBoys and we're having awesome Restoration lessons in the car garage in a blizzard.  Good times.  Well, this one man (late 20's maybe?) seems particulary interested, so we get really excited to share more with him/find out his phone number and stuff so we can meet again... but then he leaves on this emergency errand and we didn't get to see him again... so we go in Pepboys like three more times that week trying to find him, but he's never there, and it was getting kinda creepy, so we decided to take a break for a little bit... and then I kinda forgot about him... fast forward a week or so--Sister Day and I are at Rite Aid buying Birthday cake mix for our neighbor and who is there?  our Pepboys friend!!!!  (we literally ran into eachother... I was on a mission to find candles.. he was on a mission to find beer haha)   anyways, huge miracle and we started teaching him and yeah... SOOO  we invite him to this awesome concert, and he agrees (kinda shocking, but cool) and we meet him there, and the member bailed so it's just us three.. we walk in, and there isn't a single person in the room under the age of 70.  no joke.  (okay, actually there were other missionareis there... but they brought their "elderly friends"  Sister Day and I apparently missed the 65+ memo).  He asks where 50 cent is... uh-oh... concert starts... they are really good... but even I (who has secret dreams of playing the cello in an orchestra) am pretty bored... we look over at Pepboy bud... oh man, i've never felt so bad for anybody in my life... I legitimately thought he was going to cut off his ears.  Sister Day asks him how he's doing, and I don't remember his response... but it gave us a good laugh... she told him he could go if he wanted (oh ps, this is an hour into it... it was the longest concert of my life).  Within seconds he flew off the pew and sprinted out the door saying "God bless" to the whole chapel... oh man, so funny.  poor guy.  We learned a valuable lesson... find out where we are inviting these people to before hand.  Really funny night. And he still wants to learn, even after that!  woohoo!
So Site Mtg this week was just incredible... well, it always is, but this week was the best.  So one of the sisters here, Sister Szuch, her mom passed away on Tuesday.  She is incredible, and such a wonderful friend and missionary, and my heart just broke for her and her family.  Please keep them in your prayers!  So we had a really special site meeting on Wednesday night and the spirit was so strong, and we were all so overwhelmed with gratitude for the gospel and the plan of slavation.  I played a special musical number "Because I Have been given much" on the piano and the whole evening was just really special.  I am so grateful for such a wonderful family and that we can be together forever. 
Also at Site Meeting, we all met the Stewart's!  They are the new site directors... and guess what?  He was Mission President in the Vancouver Canada mission... I couldn't remember when G&G served there, but we were talking after, and he goes... "Bob and Donna Davis!  We served with them... Bob was the aviator who loved ice cream and his wife"  haha sounds about right!  airplanes, ice cream, and grandpa's strong love!  The Stewart's are really sweet, and it will be fun getting to know them better!
I love you all!  Have a wonderful week! 
Scrip: Moses 1 (the whole ch is so good)
Hna Addi
pic:  exchanges with my favorite Guatemalan/person, Hna. Astorga :)

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