Hey Everybunny! How was y'alls Easter? Mine was eggciting and eggcelent.
So this week feels like it has been pretty busy! Even though our numbers didn't really show it that much, but we had a great week anyway! :D Monday we played Hunger Games Dodge Ball.. That was so much fun! Who would have thought that dodge ball would make you so sore!! It was really fun though! We had a wonderful Family Home Evening with The C. Family! We went down to Navarre Beach with them. They fed us dinner and we took some fun pictures! They are a great family! They kind of remind me of our family! :) I love the amazing beaches here. Even though I do miss the California beaches. There is just something special about them..
So on Tuesday it was pretty busy! We had a great district meeting! We learned about revelation through prayer! How prayer is KEY in conversion. Our investigators need to pray in order to be converted. In order to receive that knowledge that the church is true! We did some role plays about teaching our "Investigators" how to pray. Those were umm fun! It's so awkward role playing. Especially with Elders..... I don't know why... after that we had lunch.... :)
We then headed back to the church to start filling the font.... Oh boy was that something special.. hahaha.... When we got there we realized that the font didn't get drained all the way from the baptism on Saturday the plug was pulled but it got clogged when there was only about 6 inches of water left to drain.. So we were a little worried... We had gone early to clean the font, it is a good thing we did.. We tried to plunge it, that didn't work. We then called some members. One member came with a Shop Vac and the Elders showed up with draino.... hahaha while we were waiting for the member to come with the Shop Vac we just took buckets and bailed out about 5 out of the 6 inches of water.. My poor companion.. Her back was hurting really bad.. I tried to get her to sit down but she is a stubborn one.. love her... haha When the member came he was using the vacuum to try and unclog it but it wasn't working.. He then just vacuumed up the water and we started filling.... (people came and fixed it after the baptism) but we did get some epic pictures..
So after we filled the font the baptism didn't start until later.. because she was scared to come out of the bathroom.. she is VERY Shy and wasn't expecting that many people to show up.. So that made the service start about 30 minutes late, but it was all good. Right when it ended we headed to our dinner. Then we realized the guy who baptized her has to sign the baptism record..so we drove over there and realized that he actually didn't have to sign... haha anyway we ended up getting home at about 9:30, but it was all good and let's hope that she had a nice experience.
Wednesday was one of my favorite holidays. Sadly I didn't get to pull any pranks. We did get to do some service.. That is always fun! We then got some movies together for our appointment later that night.. Then we went to see a lady who is about 29 who had open heart surgery about a month and a half ago. She set up a return appointment with us to eat dinner with her and her husband who isn't a member on Wed. We are very excited for that!They are the sweetest couple. Then we had dinner with another less active member. We were going to watch the videos that we got ready but they didn't work sadly, so we ended up watching the " Reflections of Christ." Which was still good, she gave us cute little Easter Baskets. :) We love her! :)
Thursday we did some service for Sister P. She is a member in our ward. We Raked her front yard, which was huge.. But it was a lot of fun! We also got to teach E. J. while working as well. She was asking questions about the Word of Wisdom, that was really nice! There were so many leaves at her house. We filled 11 HUGE garbage bags full of leaves.. That was just the front yard.. :) Then we were suppose to do some service for C. but she cancelled.. oh well.... we then got ready for exchanges! I got to go to Milton! Finally left Navarre for more than a few hours.. hahaha Milton was fun! It was nice to be able to bike some more... even though I realized how out of shape I am... I haven't biked in so long, that it hurt to bike. It didn't help the fact that it was so hot! It was super fun though. I got to meet some really neat people in Milton.
Friday I spent the whole day in Milton as well. It was a lot of fun! The members and their investigators seem super cool! One of their investigators little boy is about a year and a half old. While I was praying, I felt these little fingers in my mouth... hahaha. I pulled them away and right back they went. I started laughing in the prayer, I then pulled them away again and right back they went. His mom looked at me during the prayer and started laughing. It was pretty funny. The other son was like "Isn't a bird Gods Angel ?" It was really funny! He was super cute too. I love kids!! :D I heard about your prank Charity, that was a good one.. Even though I think I know you to well... haha When we got back from exchanges we showed up at movie night and this less active that Sister K. had visited with came up to me and was like " Girl! I missed you! Don't ever leave like that again, and if you have to at least tell me first." It was pretty funny! :) The members here are so awesome!
Saturday, Conference WAS SO GOOD! I hope everyone had the chance to watch it! It really was amazing! I loved the first talk from President Eyring. That was very great! I also loved Elder Bednar's talk. "We can be blessed to hush our fears" Remember to;
1. Look to Christ
2.Build a foundation of Christ
3. Press forward with faith in Christ.
I really loved his talk! I also really enjoyed Dale Renlund's talk. I liked how he said "God Cares a lot more about who we are and what we are becoming than what we were. " also how he also said "We know perfectly well that we are NOT perfect."
Conference was really just so great! I think that the older I get I just get so much more out of conference. I learn a lot more.. So I had some questions when I started watching conference... I felt they were answered by Elder Packer, Elder L Tom Perry and Elder D Todd Christofferson. If you didn't notice all of those talks were on MARRIAGE........ and I am kidding about getting those questions answered. I feel that was funnier to me than it will be to y'all... any whom,
Sunday was a nice Easter. Again Conference was great! That would be about what we did.. Oh and we did some contacting, it was a nice Easter! :) I hope y'alls Easter was Great! Thank y'all for everything you do! I love you and pray for y'all everyday! Keep keeping on! Love you!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist