I can't believe April is already over. I feel Christmas was just yesterday and now it's already May. Whaaaaaat? Well we had some adventures this last week... It was Sister Arch's birthday on Tuesday so last Monday for pday we met up with Sister Bishop and Walker in St. Louis. They surprised us with some scooters and said we were going scootering around forest park. it was SO fun! Yay for birthdays on the mission:) Well Tuesday when the alarm went off I rolled over and said happy birthday to sis. arch and she replies back "i'm sick." poor thing woke up with strep throat! So we spent the morning going to the doctor and getting her medicine. While we were waiting for the prescription we decided to go to target. As we were in target a huge storm starts going on outside. It was pouring rain and thundering and lightning. Some of the store workers came up to us and said that tornado sirens were going off nearby and if things got worse we would have to take cover in the dressing room. We thought we were gonna die in target on Sister Arch's bday!! But the storm stopped and we were fine. It was not a very fun birthday for her, but it's okay because the Missouri River Elders ended up making brownies for her and brought them over that night. Thank you Elder Handley and Elder Lindsay!
This week we set a baptismal date for Patrick. It's been a rough road for him because he knows the church is true and he wants to get baptized but he hasn't been able to overcome his addictions yet. We made Patrick a calendar and gave him a planner so he can keep track of all the times he smokes and drinks to help keep himself accountable. Hopefully he will be able to cut down a little each week until he stops completely. He will get there!
We usually see the Carrillos on Tuesday nights, but since Sister Arch was sick we couldn't go. Sister Carrillo texted us Wednesday and said "what happened to bible study?" it was cute! haha so we went out to see them the next day. The Carrillos are working to get their temple recommend so they can get sealed. Sister Carrillo told us they need to start paying their tithing but she doesn't know how they are gonna do it because they don't even have enough money to pay their bills. They met with the bishop and he told them that that everything will work out if they pay their tithing. so she told us that they are going to put their faith in God and pay their tithing. YES! It was so awesome. It can be a scary thing when you don't know how things will work out but that is exactly what faith is all about. Putting our trust in God even when we don't know what the outcome will be.
The miracle of the week happened yesterday morning. Sister Arch and I were out contacting people before church. We drove to a random street and started to knock doors.We saw a garage open and there was a man and an older lady sitting in the garage smoking. My first reaction was that I didn't want to talk to them because they were probably not interested but the spirit told me otherwise. So we went up to talk to them and turns out that the guy, Randy, is married to a mormon. He told us that she actually was talking about going back to church and she would be there to pick him up soon. We left our card with him and right as we were leaving his wife Leslie pulls up. God's timing is perfect! So she gets out of the car and talks to us and tells us that she would love to meet with us and come back to church. It was such a miracle! Plus she just moved here so her name wasn't on our ward list yet. It was such a testimony builder that the spirit always leads us to where we need to be at the exact time we need to be there.
I hope that you all have a great week.
Make sure to tell your momma how much you love her.
Mine is the best so sorry to everyone else;)