Monday, March 5, 2012
Amber's awesome week
Another week and things are awesome!! Okay so yesterday was probably the best day yet on the mission!!! first off YES, valerie got to go to church!! Pat actually asked us if we would go shopping with them on saturday to help her pick out church clothes cause he knows theyre supposed to be modest & stuff & he just didn't know exactly what to get. We had a BLAST with them! Pat is just so funny! He kept talking about getting baptized on march 17th & how thats sister peavlers bday but how he didnt wanna do for her bday but we tell him over & over that it wouldnt be FOR her bday but he already knows its true & it would just be an awesome added thing. He kinda reminds me of dad how he wants to kind of be a mystery and not tell us he wants to be baptized but that hes thinking about it & makes up an excuse (peavlers bday) for why he wouldnt but then i wouldnt be surprised if he just sprang it on us one day. haha guess we'll see. So also some other great news!! Jen is getting baptized!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So heres what happened: Sunday at church was a WONDERFUL day for her. She bore her testimony in gospel principles & told how she came to gain her own testimony & i could tell she was so ready but of course we have to be patient & wait till they feel ready. Well later that day Devon called us & said, "hey whats your plans for today cause i was wanting to talk to you about something?" i said we didnt have any appts so we could go over to his house after dinner. So of course me & sister peavler get really nervous & start wondering what it could be. we start brainstorming & the idea of jen telling us that she wanted to get baptized seemed like a dream but we were like that would be awesome if thats what they want to talk about!!! haha well we got to their house & a little into the conversation devon says, " so how does April 28th sound?" me & sister peavler just sat their shocked for a couple seconds and asked, "BAPTISM?" they both smiled & said YEP! sister peavler jumped up & hugged jen & i just sat their shocked & tears started coming in my eyes. I could not believe what was happening! It honestly felt like dream & i was waiting for them to be like JUST KIDDING! haha but it was all real! The rest of the night we just hung out with them & talked about everything they had coming now! All the wonderful blessings Heavenly Father has been waiting to give them! :) We are just so open & close with them that we started talking about everything we have been through these past months & how we just thought Devon was LAZY when we first met him! he just laughed & was like yeah i was. & jen started telling me how she couldnt believed i asked her to be baptized a few lessons into teaching her & i told her thats what they teach missionaries to do but that i was so scared to do it. :) Its just so incredible to see someone beginning to end & the whole progression they went through. I honestly didnt think it was possible in this area when i first got here but NEVER underestimate the Lord! They told us they want to be sealed in the SLC temple & as we were talking about it, it hit me that the year mark will be so close to when i go home (may 21st)!!!!!! & they were like well we could probably wait for you to get home & then we would have a whole reunion with everyone at the sealing!! cause sister peavler only lives a couple hours from there too! :D so AWESOME how the Lord works isnt it! anyway thats the highlight of this week! Transfers are the end of March & of course we're hoping to stay together AGAIN but the odds really arent good haha so if someone leaves she'll have to travel back for the baptism. THE CHURCH IS TRUE!!
Love, Sister Amber Ruth Heward
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