It's all fun and games until your companion pulls the race card on you and tells you that you treat her like a slave... Haha, I was so depressed about this I bought a big thing of cookies and ate the entire thing, by myself. I'm trying my hardest to understand Sister Coleman, and I hope she is doing the same towards me. I guess she was mad at me because I "make" her take out the trash and clean everything. I don't make her do anything! She just does it... I told her that if she wants me to do something to just tell me, because I'm the most unobservant person in the entire world, I'm not going to notice if the table has a little dirt on it or something. Anyways, while on my mission I thought every sister missionary was just mature and so excited to serve, but nope, you run into drama filled companions who have more personal problems than you know what to do with. I have been studying charity and love and trying to find ways to serve Sister Coleman. I have not stopped praying that she will soften her heart and forgive me for whatever I am doing that offends her so much. I am also trying my hardest to hold my tongue, because you all know that I can be a sarcastic brat if I am frustrated. I have to keep repeating in my brain, "What would Jesus do? What would Jesus do? What would Jesus do?"
We did a trade off this last week, which was good. Sister Richardson came out to Linstead with me. Sister Richardson is Jamaican, and we accidentally ran into her family. We both had no idea that they were going to be in this town called Ewarton. Anyways, She was hugging her mom, and I jokingly said, "I miss my mom..." And her mom gave this huge hug and kissed me on the cheek. It was sweet. I'm glad I am not serving in the same place as where my family lives, I don't think I could handle running into mom and dad. It's better for me to be cut off from all that.
Gabrinah is getting baptized this next Sunday before church! I'm soooooo SUPERDUPER excited for this girl. We went to teach her about the Law of Chastity the other day and she said, "Oh, I was reading about sexual purity this morning." Gabrinah is just awesome. She is the prepared and elect choice spirits we are looking for. Anyways, we asked her the baptismal interview questions and she answered them perfectly. I can't even explain how amazing it feels to see someone accept the Gospel. It is even better when you don't even have to do much, and see them make the choices for themselves to read, pray, and come to church.
I have a surprise that I want to tell you all, but I don't want to jinx it or get too excited, so, I am going to wait until it happens. Maybe I'll tell you about it in the next couple weeks, if not, forget I even said I have a surprise. Haha
I've been making a lot of lists lately. Currently I started making a, 'Things I am Praying For, List.' It's long, and drawn out. Top of the list is for me and Sister Coleman to find common ground. I wrote each name of investigators, less actives and members who are in need. I wrote Mom, Dad, Krissy, Cam, Kayla, and my grandparents on both sides. I wrote safety, knowledge, etc.. The list is long, and I always forget something when I say my personal prayers. I also made a, 'Things I am Thankful for, List.' The thankful list keeps growing and growing. I don't think either of these lists will ever stop. There is just so much to be thankful for and so much to pray for!
I got to see Sister Woolf this last week, because of tradeoffs and on her hand she wrote, "Lost in the Work." I made a joke and told her that the last thing I want to do is to be lost in the work, I want to know exactly what I'm doing and where I am. Oh gosh, I'm so hilarious. I'm so glad I think I'm funny, because I keep myself sane by just thinking of something funny.
I started reading Doctrine and Covenants, and it is awesome. Pretty much all about missionary work and laboring in the vineyard. I started reading the scriptures during free time in the evening as well, because I think I'm addicted to the word of God. Haha, but seriously, I love it and I can't get enough. An hour for personal study is NOT enough during the day. I sound like a nerd, but I am loving it. It's also so nice to read and see how you can apply certain scriptures into everyday life. I mean, I read my scriptures before, but mainly just to read them, not to really dive in deep.
I don't really know what else to say. This week was good, bad, happy, sad, exciting, lame, EVERYTHING. I just love it. I love every minute of this thing. I love how amazing missionary work is. I love Jamaica, even though it's crazy and nothing like home (besides the fruits and coconut trees). I just am doing great. Don't worry about me.
P.S. Whenever someone complains I always start talking about Dad and how he broke his back or whatever. I make the story really exaggerated like, "My dad broke his back and still ran 10 miles to help kids with cancer, he never missed a day of work or church, and he climbed Mt. Everest." HAHA, I'm just kidding, I don't go that far... I'm a missionary, I can't lie. ;)
|Found this in the middle of no where|
|Hanging Out With Bryan|
|It Always Rains in Jamaica!|
|Jamaican Babies Are The Cutest!|
|Plenty of Fruit|
|This Cat Was Hilarious!|