this week has been fun!
so we have a nativity display deal going on at the church and missionaries got to help:) we spent like 4 hours tuesday morning steaming tablecloths. so that happened. i was pretty much born to dewrinklefy things.
you saw that we got to go to the beach! it was so fun! we found a ton of sanddollars and cool shells and brought them home. i didnt want the sanddollars to stink so i boiled them and tried to bleach them except we didnt actually have bleach so i sprayed them with TileX. so pretty much they look tiedyed and way cool! at the beach there were little creatures sticking out of the sand that we were messing with. it was so cool. i was trying to find a crab the whole time but i didnt see any. but i found a super cool shell and when i boiled it i found a cute tiny crab inside. the bad news is the crab was dead from being boiled. but it was still pretty cute.
i dont think i mentioned it last week! but our mission baptised 41 people in the month of november and confirmed 42! yay! destroyed that goal :) we are trying to get 40 this month too!
on thursday morning we did service for this less active lady who i seriously want to be best friends with. she is so funny! and she has a huge insanely bouncy trampoline in her living room! you better believe i jumped on that thing. it was awesome.
we found some bomb potentials this week that we get to teach: LINDA! JANESS! SALOMI! SHUNDAY! LADONNA! these ladies are bomb. seriously. major miracles are happening in the federal way ward!
here is another excerpt from my latter to president this week: This week we had a cool faith building experience. There is a 16 year old girl who is way prepared and we hadn't been able to get a hold of her for a WHILE. But we know she is willing to change and meet and such BUT our tries at drop-by's and texts and calls were uneventful. we decided that we would giver her one last shot, and we made it a good one! we prayed that events would transpire in her day that would leave her with nothing to do when we showed up. also we brought the Young Womens president along as fellowship. when we showed up Tara was home alone with nothing to do. We had an awesome lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ and extended the baptismal invitation! and the YW president was great! it was awesome!
I will search for pics from libbys baptism. i know they are out there somewhere.
there is a social media feed on christmas.mormon.org. that is how i can see ya. but couldn't find you :( ALSO there are music videos they put out one for each day of december. and alex boye has a bomb little drummer boy song you should watch!!
if there is a food bank close by, for your service you can work there! i love that! i want to keep working in a foodbank when i get home! also as a zone we are going Christmas caroling in senior living facilities.
GOOD LUCK with the decision making! have a great day! I LOVVEE you!
Sister Erin Orr :) :)
December 14, 2015
im not getting transferred and neither is sister Westover! we are staying together for christmas! YAY!!
Libby was confirmed (finally!) on sunday/ it was awesome and she is an incredible person. we went to see her yesterday and she had bought us chips and spinach dip and reeses and cookies. which was a miricle for sister westover because the night before we went to a members house for dinner and they feed us brussel sprouts and mushrooms and spinach salad and fish pie. all of which i was quite stoked about. but as i mentioned before this girl does NOT do veggies. but she ate it all so i was crazy proud of her :) so the junk food was a tender mercy!
we started teaching this less active girl named kaylissa who i LOVE. man she is cool. she was watching parks and rec when we got there so that probably helped me realize her innate awesomeness. but yeah she just wants a stronger relationship with god and will do what it takes!
we also found this guy Todd this week who is AWESOME. serious miracle. so he was sitting by this way cool corvette and he had a walker and was struggling to get his groceries so we walked over and pretty much demanded that he let us help him and it turns out that he just retires from the military and has been in the middle east for the last 9 years so he is feeling proud to be a christian freely and is also looking for a church. he said he was really tired from having to get around to the store and stuff so he told us to come back later and we gave him our number and we took out his trash. since we have elders serving in our ward we had to give him to them. they went and knocked on his door but he didn't answer. then we got a voice mail from TODD! he said that the service that we did for him was so great and that he really wanted us to come share more with him about what we believe. so we gave the elders his number and sent them over again! this guy is awesome and im so glad we got to meet him! what stood out to me about this one is that the impression that we made on him was not what we taught but how we acted. we didn't do anything huge, but showing that you try to truly follow Christ by serving and helping and lifting when you can, stands out in this world. actions truly speak louder than words!
have i mentioned that me and sister westover found some martiallese(?) crowns in our apartment and we wear them 100% of the time we are at home. just a fun fact.
we had an exchange this week. i got to go with sister ketchum. and it turns out we are the same person so that was fun! i lost my tag at the food bank so i have been wearing hers. one time we were at a members house and he called on me for prayer by calling me sister orr. and then after the prayer he lokked at my tag and looked really confused and said "sorry i accidently called you sister orr." and i said "its ok. thats my name." and another time a guy said "sister ketchum will you say the prayer?" (i had just met him) and i just said "yes."
also we found a softball in our apartment so we have been playing catch at lunch and such and so my palms hurt all the time:)
i think i will be having christmas at the cahans (sister tegerdines sister) but im not sure. i will find out and figure out a time for facetime:) when is best for yall?
tell dad to send me those vids quick! im so excited to hear those girls sing!
i was getting excited about moving back to McKinney and getting jack back. BUT staying is good too especially if there are chickens involved! and we can still get jack back. Im glad everything is relieved and good!
Welp i LOVE ya! have a merry christmas! wish i could help with all the busyness!
LURV sister erin orr