Monday, April 27, 2015
Birthday Fun, Taking the Baton from Jared, Kanye References, Baptisms :) and More!
Mom! That was literally the best birthday package you could have sent! So dang CUTE! Also I LOVE the necklace. Also the pizza ;) My companion has only seen me eat really healthy so she was kind of taken back when y'all sent all my favorite foods and one of them happened to be peach rings. Whatever. I ate them all in like a day. We were actually on exchanges at the beginning of my birthday so me and Sister Kirschner celebrated by doing lunch at Starbucks. So I got my vanilla bean frappucino with caramel, which tasted like real life so that was fun! Then that night after we exchanged back, Sister Jeffrey made up a chocolate chip cookie recipe for me and it was SO good! Quality birthday I would say.
President Eaton sent out a blast this week saying that we had to contact (or find new people to teach) for at least an hour everyday this week and since its been pretty rainy this week we couldn't just talk to people on the street, cause there wasn't any. So we tried tracting. It was pretty good. We had a LOT more success in the small towns right outside of Maple Valley than in Maple Valley. I think it's cause those small towns and people are a lot more humble and are willing to let change into their lives. We found some cool people and set up some appointments! So, I'm excited for those! We had a quite a few door slams though so that was fun. :)
We are teaching a guy named Wayne who is so sweet. He has had a really hard life, so he is really skeptical and moving slowly in the gospel. He is coming along though. He has just recently started believing that there is a God, and he totally feels the spirit in our lessons. His whole family joins us for the lessons which consists of his girlfriend Lisa and her two daughters Gabby and Dana and Gabby's son James. In our last lesson, the spirit was so strong and James, who is six, started talking about how he feels God in his heart. We asked him what it feels like and he said "it feels like God is being nice to me". It was so cute. And in Lisa's prayer she said "if only we could all feel how James feels". So we got to testify to her that she totally can! And that James feels the spirit so strong because he is such a humble kid. It was an awesome lesson.
Also there is a family who I LOVE their last name is Blue and we stopped in one day just to see if they were home or we could set up an appointment to teach them (they are less active) and we got there and they were in frantic cleaning mode cause her parents were going to be there in a few hours and the house was crazy messy. So since our next appointment had canceled we got to do some super fast paced and intense cleaning. It was pretty fun!
Thank you again so much for the fun birthday! Good news all of my companions thus far have eyebrow masters. So they just do mine for me, so I can spend all the money on clothes and make up, and such!
I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye!
LOVE Sister Orr
Things sound so good at home! I'm so happy! Also I'm so glad the girls get some Tejas time this summer! So fun. I'm definitely gonna need some too when I get back!
So Gabby, this girl we are teaching, who I told mom about. We are teaching her whole family but her too, on her own. And she committed to be baptized!!!! So excited cause I really think she will make it there. She just needs a new job so she can come to church on Sunday! So that is the goal with her right now. She is so awesome. She already prays every night and reads the pamphlets we give her. She's so cool.
Also we contacted her next-door neighbor and he wants to learn about the gospel so we are teaching him tomorrow. I think if we can just get all of our investigators on one street that would be great cause for our miles quota. I'm pretty sure we are at like 1300 miles for the month already. Oops.
I guess me backing into that guy on Virginia was mostly a blessing cause we got a good realtor out of it and we were gonna need a new back bumper anyway so, I guess your welcome ;)
On exchanges this week, my Sister Training Leader that I was with apparently has a thing for pillow talk and we were up so late because she would NOT stop talking. So I have been catching up on sleep ever since. I'm super excited for a nap today!
Also another miracle happened and that involved a referral i got from JARED. He taught a girl in Auburn who got baptized and fell away really fast. So since I'm in the YSA ward, she is totally in my area and we had an awesome lesson with her. It was rad.
Welp. I have to get off but have a GREAT week and thanks for the birthday stuff!
love!, Sister Orr