Hello friends and family! This week at our district meeting we got advice on how we can help our investigator, C…. So right after district meeting we went on exchanges with our sister training leaders. So Sister Simmons and Sister Ipson were in Broomall and Sister Foster came here with me! So we went finding and met a bunch of new people and decided to just stop by C…. So we go over and she let us in and we talked to her about coming to our church on Sunday and she said she would come and she would even bring two of her three kids with her!! Sweet! So we told her that we would remind her Saturday night and she said she would for sure be there!
Friday comes around.. Weekly planning. So before we started planning we had two appointments that we went to and neither of them were home! So sad. We also had to stop at a member’s house, so we didn’t even start planning till later in the day. In the middle of weekly planning we had to go to our dinner appointment. So at 7:30 we went back to our apartment so we could FINALLY finish planning. Just before 8:30 Sister Ipson gets a bloody nose. For no reason. So this goes on for about an hour and it just keeps getting worse. So it’s like 9:20 and Sister Ipson is all, “We should go to our neighbor’s house and have him give me a blessing, because I think that would help.” So we call our district leader (because we had already texted ‘in and safe’ for the night like twenty minutes ago) and he tells us we can go over, but to just let him know when we get back and everything. So we go over to our neighbors (who had moved in two days earlier) and no one answers. So we go back and call our district leader back and he’s all, “I have the mission nurse on the phone.” So we talk to her for awhile and she basically tells us to just wait it out. So we wait longer and Sister Ipson still really wants a blessing. So we call our district leader AGAIN and Sister Ipson asks if he can come and give her a blessing. So he says he’ll see what he can do. So a few minutes later our zone leaders call us and tell us to go try our neighbors again. So we go back to our neighbors and they answer!! So we go in, and Sister Ipson’s nose gets worse! So he (Brother S…) gives Sister Ipson a blessing and they walk us back to our apartment. So it’s after 10:45 by now. Yes, every other missionary is in bed by now. And we haven’t even taken off our shoes, or planned for our day tomorrow, and my companion might die of blood loss! So we call our zone leaders to tell them we are finally home and they ask Sister Ipson if she’s okay, and tell us not to go to bed until it stops bleeding, etc. so we wait. And finally at 11:30, her nose stops bleeding! We didn’t go to bed until after midnight (I know, you’re all laughing at me for the fact that midnight is so late for us). So I wake up like seventy times in the middle of the night to make sure Sister Ipson isn’t drowning in blood. Long story short, Friday was rough.
Saturday we went to a member’s house for dinner and painted their kitchen. We’ve been painting for weeks now, it’s a long process, but we’ll get it done eventually! (We have to eventually paint basically the whole house.) Also, on Saturday we texted C… to remind her about church. She told us that she would be there and was looking forward to it! So Sunday comes around. After ward council we check our phone and we had a text from C… telling us she wasn’t going to be there at church! So sad. But the Elder’s investigator, E…, who got baptized last Sunday was confirmed in sacrament meeting so that was awesome! Also, a recent convert, J… and his wife A…, spoke in Sacrament meeting. J… was supposed to give a five minute talk, but twenty-five minutes later he glances at the clock and is all, “Wow! I think my time is up!” So after him we still had A…, a musical number AND a member from the high council. In other words, sacrament meeting got out late. Haha. But one of the recent converts, N…, sat by us in sacrament meeting and talked all about how he gets to go to Utah in June for one of the missionaries who taught him (Sister Shaia) wedding. He was so cute about the whole thing, haha he’s so awesome! Anyways, I have committed him to coming to my wedding too! And I’m going to take him to all of the temples in Utah! (That’s what Sister Shaia is doing too). So if anyone knows Catelyn Shaia (I think that’s how you spell her name?) tell her that everyone in Downingtown loves her and N… is SO excited for her wedding! (Background: Sister Shaia was Sister Johnstone’s trainer, so I feel like I know her, but I really don’t.) anyways! That’s all I have for this week.
I love you to the moon and back!
Sister Sammy Gomm