Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hills of Daisies

One of my favorite things about Moncks Corner is the mar-keys we get to see on all the church signs. Ha-ha they are pretty great. We found one this week that said, "Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus." Ha-ha. Love it! It's still Easter over here. Well this week has been really good but SO, SO CRAZY. The week started off kinda rough to be honest. No one was listening to us. We were called lesbians. That was a fun one to explain.
 We had people call us lesbians this week. So that was fun! We had to explain that we believe that marriage is between a man and a woman but we should always be kind to everyone no matter what.  It didn't go over well. We just kept having bad lesson after bad lesson. It felt like everyone hated us. Sister Swanson and I prayed at the side of the road and asked God to help us find someone to help. If we could just bring someone closer to the Savior and feel God's love.  But, nothing happened until Thursday.
We knocked into this awesome lady named Jessica. She was so nice and we connected right off the bat because she was a young mother going to school for Social Work. So it was so nice to talk to someone about something we both loved. We taught her the first lesson and it went SO well. :D There was such a spirit in her home. The same day we met another lady, Kelly, who was also so nice and normal. We also taught her the first lesson! Things were starting to look up. Sister Swanson and I were all sorts of happy. Then we get a call from the Elders in our ward. Since there aren’t as many missionaries coming out, the Elders are losing their car. So they just have the close biking area. That means we get the rest of the Elders area! Between the people we found this week and the Elders, area we have SO MANY people to teach. It is a little overwhelming, but we are SO grateful! And....we kinda feel bad for the Elders...
I am so grateful for prayer. All we wanted was to help one person but God gave us so much more when we kept moving forward with faith. This week has been one of the best weeks on my mission so far. We visit the old folks home every Saturday to visit this lady in our ward. While we were there this week we meet a lady named Lillian. Lillian showed us this book of quotes she had gathered over the years. She shared this quote that reminded me of this week. It says: 
"All I asked for was one single flower, and then God blessed me with hills of daisies." 
I loved that quote and that sweet lady, Lillian. We are so excited for all the new people that we get to teach! What a week we have a head of us! I love you all so much! Thank you for your prayers! They are definitely felt. 
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