Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday morning, I am in a new companionship! Transfers are on Wednesday and so things are kind of crazy right now. Sister Piton's companion is going to Park City so she needed a companion for a few days... That's me! So I am in another area until we go to the Temple on Wednesday for Halloween. Crazy! Sis. Piton is really great though and I think that we will get along well.. And surprise-- I get to go to temple square again!! They were planning on taking their investigator tonight, so I get to go! So exciting. I think that this is just temporary and I will be back in my trio on Wednesday.
Last Monday, Pday, Sister Abarca, Sister Seo and I went to the
chiropractor because they were both having some back/shoulder pains. He
is a member and offered to do it for free. I was just sitting and
writing letters but the doctor asked if I needed aligned or anything. I
said no, that I wasn't having any pain and he suggested that he align me
so that it could prevent pain.. Reluctantly, I laid on the table and he
did weird things to my back. Well all week long, I've been in pain! No
more chiropractor for me!
Last Pday we went as a zone to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. Members
own it and said that we could have any pumpkins that we wanted! We each
took one- Sister Abarca got a big one to carve, Sister Seo and I got
little baby ones because we thought that they were cute. I sent some
pictures. It was a lot of fun. Sister Abarca did most of the carving and
ended up throwing the pumpkin away because we didn't want to keep it in
the car. Sister Seo and I carved a tiny face into our little pumpkin
and took it home. It's on the kitchen window sill :) We also took a baby
pumpkin home and left it outside. So festive!
On Tuesday morning, the district leader brought blueberry pancakes to
our district meeting. We didn't have plates or utensils so we ate them
with our hands. I put a bunch of nutella on mine.. Mmm! There was also
an announcement that we can teach lessons to members now. We are
encouraged to practice our teaching with them, that way we can build
trust with the members and hopefully they will want to be better
We also went to the Oquirrh Mountain temple on Tuesday. It was great! I
remembered going there with you and Matt when you all were here. We went
with our district. We drove two other sisters to the temple with us and
dropped them off in their area when we were done. As we were leaving
their home, we noticed an old woman raking leaves in her yard with her
grandson. We stopped and were helping them rake and shovel the leaves
into garbage cans. I was talking with the little boy as we were raking
and I was asking him questions like, "So are you in Primary?" He didn't
know about primary but the old woman had said she was a member. I kept
talking to him, asking if he ever went to church with his grandmother.
He seemed confused but kept answering my questions. Finally, I found out
that he was the old woman's neighbor, not her grandson! I had been
asking him questions about his grandmother and if she lived with them
and about their relationship for like twenty minutes! He was probably so
On Tuesday evening, we went to have one of our first lessons with
members. We went to Sister Abel's, Relief Society president. After the
lesson, I was talking about how heavy my bag was because I have to carry
around my giant set of scriptures. She went and got a quad of a little
set of scriptures. They are so tiny and light!! I thought she was going
to let me borrow them-- but she told me to keep them!! I started
crying!! I am so so grateful!
It has been so so fun working with Sister Seo in our companionship!!
English is her second language and so sometimes things get lost in
translation. Here are some things that Sister Seo is learning:: We
taught her the Potty Dance song from the diaper commercials ("Do
the..CLAP CLAP..Potty Dance!"), she thought that I said, "Party Dance"
at first, but now she loves it...We taught her what a scarecrow is, but
she pronounces it "Scare Crock"... I love her to death.
On Wednesday, we found two new investigators! One man is married to a
member and he said that this is the perfect time in his life for the
missionary discussions! He said that he wasn't supposed to be home the
night that we stopped by, but that it was meant to be. The other man
works with a member and was helping unload the truck. Sister Abarca
talked to him in Spanish and we found out that he has taken the
missionary discussions before and is willing to take them again. So
Also on Wednesday, we went to Sister Prows' house just to say hi. We
noticed tape on her walls and asked if we could help her with service
and paint her walls. Surprisingly enough, she said yes!! Members never
say yes!! She left to buy paint brushes and we left to put on Pday
clothes. It was so fun!
On Friday evening, we baked a cake for Sis. Abel (the one who helped us
decorate her neighbor's door and also gave me the scriptures). Her birthday was Oct.
27, the next day, so we went over to her condo and decorated her door
and her garage like crazy! We put tons of balloons and streamers. And the neighbor came to help us!! He lives right next door to her so he saw us and
came over to hang things up high! He said that doing things like that
did more for people than we realize :) Also, he went to church on
Sunday! He has been reading his scriptures and praying, too. He is
progressing really well!
On Friday we went to a Trunk or Treat and got tons of candy! We didn't even have to dress up!
since Sister Seo has been living with us, I have been sleeping on a
foam thing on the floor. I sleep like a rock, so it hasn't been a
problem at all. Well Sis. Abarca let everyone know that I was sleeping
on the floor and Sis. Abel gave us a blowup air mattress. That made
things better, but I slept completely fine either way.. But Sis. Abarca
kept telling people that I didn't have a bed and someone volunteered to
give me one! So on Saturday, a woman named Brittany and her brother
brought me a NEW bed! She bought it for me! I feel so so blessed.
Oh my goodness. The CRAZIEST thing happened on Saturday night! We plan
every single night for the next day, so Sister Byrd was on the schedule
for Saturday night. When we stopped by, she said that she was sick and
she looked really pale so we didn't plan on going inside. We just talked
to her for a minute and as I was talking to her, she said, "What?"
really confused and turned around to talk to her kids. She has 4 little
boys and is a single mother, so I figured she was distracted. She turned
back to me and I repeated what I said and then I noticed something was
really wrong. She stumpled and completely passed out and fell face first
into the wall. She hit her forehead really hard. Her little boys, bless
their hearts, were SCREAMING their heads off. Sister Abarca went inside
to help Sis. Byrd and I called 911. The fire department came and Sis.
Byrd was taken to the hospital! She texted us the next day and said that
she was doing fine, but we haven't found out what is wrong with her
yet. Hopefully we can stop by soon and find out.
I love you so much and miss you! Mwah! <3
Love, Sister Wall