Saturday, April 16, 2016

Commodes and the Como Zoo

This week has been all kinds of crazy. (In a good way). Our district went to the temple, which was great. I love that we have a temple in our mission boundaries and are able to go as often as we do. It's a wonderful time for personal revelation for your life. After that we went to the zoo! I haven't been to an actual zoo in ages, so it was a lot of fun. Also...DEON IS GETTING BAPTIZED! A little background on him in case I haven't mentioned anything in a while. Deon is (well, now was!) Hindu, but his brother joined the church and he had the desire to learn what he believed. He's so intelligent, and LOVES the Book of Mormon. He's date-set for May 28th. Woohoo!
We had another lesson with Tony. We watched the Restoration movie with him and a young couple from the ward. The spirit was so strong, especially when Joseph Smith was martyred. Afterwards when we asked him what he felt, you could tell he was pretty emotional and really felt the spirit. Tony never verbalizes how he feels, and it's usually a constant guessing game. But his emotions made it clear that he knew what he saw really happened, and that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. Tony has come leaps and bounds, and for him to tell us he would finally, with real intent, pray about it, is huge.
Our other investigators are good, but I wouldn't really call them progressing. You can definitely tell who has the desire to learn, and who just wants to use the missionaries as therapists or for slave labor haha. Which isn't bad, because we love to help people with their problems, and we love to do service- but there's a difference between wanting to learn about the gospel and just wanting people to talk to. We fasted yesterday for some solid people desiring to come closer to Christ, and I know our prayers will be answered in God's perfect timing!
So if you thought winter was over for us up north, you thought wrong- we had a massive white-out the other day. I mean, humongous. Luckily we weren't out driving around in it this time, but in a matter of 2 minutes the parking lot outside our window went from nothing to BAM! a foot of snow. It's getting ridiculous, I am soooo ready for spring!! Your girl ain't cut out for the Eskimo life. On the bright side, it was good we got snowed in, because our toilet decided to EXPLODE. Our whole bathroom got flooded- it was pretty nasty. Coming from a girl who's never even held a plunger before, it was gross. But yay for missions teaching you how to be self-reliant, and we figured out how to make the flooding go down. It's always an adventure!
This time next week transfers will have been announced, so this might be my last week in Eden Prairie. I am so grateful for the gospel and for all the ways it's blessed my family. The church is true! Love, Sister Brett

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