Hello all! Just going to attach my letter to President Bingham because it sums up our week:
This week has been a difficult one for Sister Monilla. She has been in pain most of the week from hemorrhoids. We had to stay in on Tuesday, which ended up being a blessing in disguise because we were able to organize how we would present the 15 step stop smoking program to Simone, which is a really long lesson to study. Especially if you want to present it confidently to them, to help them be excited about it. Sister Monilla has been in pain all week and is pretty fed up with it now so we will be visiting a doctor, hopefully tomorrow, and see what we can do.
We made a few trips up to Cooma this week. Our part member families there were not able to come to the Cooma Sacrament meeting unfortunately because one was sick and one was out of town. But on one of our trips down there, we set a baptismal date for Desi, our 10 year old investigator, for November 5th! Her dad, Andrew, who is also investigating is not so sure yet, but both Sister Monillla and I feel that he knows it's true, but he doesn't want to do anything about it because he is saying he wants to just focus on Desi right now. Hopefully Desi can gain a testimony of the B.O.M. as she begins reading it. I am a little concerned that she doesn't have a solid gospel example in her life, as her mom Symone comes from a family that has been less active for basically her whole life. Symone has lots of faith though, so hopefully we can help her live the gospel more as we teach the lessons.
Our investigator, Simone, whom we started the 15 step stop smoking program with, has been going through a challenging time with her husband not letting her see her kids. She has been dealing with a lot of stress so we will hopefully help her handle this then, tackle the stop smoking. She is still on date and wants to be baptized, but we will push back her date.
Not being able to do everything we wanted to do with the work this week has really made me re-appreciate the days when we are able to work just fine, with no pain. I am grateful to still be healthy, and hopefully I can help Sister Monilla recover and lift her spirits. She is so awesome and just wants to work:(
We love you President, have a great week!
SO basically we did a lot of driving to and from Cooma this week. It is an 100 K trip which takes about an hour. One time driving up, I counted how many dead kangaroos, wombats, and other wildlife we saw on the side of the road because there are HEAPS. I counted 75, and those are just the ones I noticed... Kangaroos apparently aren't the smartest and will just jump in front of your car or onto it which kills them and seriously damages the car. I was so scared driving back at night, but Heavenly Father definitely answered our prayers and kept us safe.
I hope everyone has a happy week! Hopefully we will be able to get more done this week.