Happy late Easter! I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday and remembered the real meaning of Easter. It's been a pretty good week for me. Lots to do on a mission, so I'm always busy, which is a good thing.
The first couple days of this last week were kind of rough. Tuesday was a lot of trying to visit people, but they were a bit too busy to meet with us. How can you be too busy to hear the gospel? Just kidding! I still love them and it was all okay. Just not what would be your favorite day of the mission. Wednesday was also a little rough, as things didn't work out quite how we would have liked with the people we visited. But that's okay!
Thursday was better. It was zone conference and I got to go and spend time with other missionaries and the mission president! Fun times! I learned a lot of things that would be helpful. However, it's a little hard to evaluate yourself and see how you can improve when you've only been out a week and you are still adjusting to things. But, I know it will be helpful eventually, and there were still good things to learn and improve on. After we got back is when we went to our wards Enrichment Night for Relief Society. It was so good! I love the ward members so much! They are so cute and kind. The whole night was about Christ and I got to learn a lot. It was a pretty good day.
Friday was the best day of all! We got to meet with Presley and Kadie, which is always great! It's a bit of an adjustment teaching younger kids, but Sister Nelson and I are getting there. Even when they might not understand everything, you can still see the light in their eyes and you know they feel something. Ah! It's the best! I also love as we teach, Sister Bowman makes comments and answers some of the questions when her daughters don't know the answers. You can see her progressing as well. They both were at church Sunday, which is always exciting to see.
We also got to meet Karen and Scott. Oh. My. Goodness. They are just about the best in the world! Their faith is already so strong and they are willing to believe whatever we teach them! They have been so prepared for us and you know that they are going to make amazing strides. Sister Nelson and I are so excited! We started freaking out in the car as soon as we finished meeting with them.
Unfortunately, the next couple days were a little rough for me, as far as physically. I'm starting to get sick, and it is not fun. I didn't sleep very well Friday night, so then I felt really crummy all Saturday. I had to take a couple naps throughout the day, cause I was struggling. We had some ward Easter stuff that we did that day and then the rest of the day was finding. Sadly, not too much success there.
Sunday was pretty good. Our ward had a good Easter program set up. A lot of it was musical numbers. The choir sang four songs and I was in there with them. I'm still not sure it was a good idea, as there were only 10 of us total, but it turned out okay. We had one speaker in total. My favorite part was when Brother Pratt sang His Hands. It was so beautiful. I love the song and when he got to the part about Gethsemane and the crucifixion, I got chills and I started crying. The thing was, so did Brother Pratt. The spirit was so strong and he was able to push on with the song, but the last line, he could barely finish. I don't think there was a dry eye in the congregation. The rest of the day was study and finding, which was all fine and good. That evening, we went to the Crocketts and spent the night with them. Brother Crockett is a member but his wife isn't. She had some struggles with the first elders she met so now we are working slowly with her, being her friend, and helping her in any way we can. She is the sweetest lady in the world and she just has so much love to give.
I would say it's been a pretty good week and I am hopeful about this next week. Every day feels like Easter on your mission because you are remembering Christ every single day. I hope things are going well for all of you and that you are able to see His hand in your life every day. I love you all!