Monday, February 6, 2017

It's a Heat Wave!!

Guys! It's like 47 degrees right now!! I can hardly believe it.  It feels so nice.  
Sister Fitt and I are having adventures everyday.  We are good at having fun while doing the work.  This week we got lost multiple times, as we've been trying to figure out our new area.
On Wednesday we went out to Hazelton and found 2 new investigators! #MIRACLES!  One is a 9 year old boy, Carson, whose mom is a member but has been less active her whole marriage.  The other is the wife of a member who was less-active for a long time but in the last year has been active.  She's tried meeting with missionaries before and her husband has wanted her to progress in the gospel but she didn't feel ready... NOW she feels ready! Wahoo!  We are very excited to work with this family.  I can tell that we are going to find a lot of work out in Hazelton because they haven't had good missionaries working out there for a while. 
While we were out there, we also had dinner at the Mortensen's.  Fun family!  After laughing a lot, we headed out.  I tried to turn around in their backyard--which was covered in snow but for all I knew it was a driveway--and got STUCK.  Major stuck... It took about 15 or so minutes to get out, but all of us strong women that were there pushed us out! Well, I wasn't pushing, I was having fun in the driver's seat shaking the wheel and pushing the gas peddle while everyone else was pushing. haha  
On Friday we drove around a lot getting to know the new ward area and trying to visit less-active people.  At one house in particular I got out of the car and closed the door just in time to realize that I left the keys in the car...the LOCKED car.  It was 32 degrees outside! Yay.  (Sister Fitt and I just laugh the whole time.  We never complain when any of these things happen.  We are very happy people.:)  We waited an hour for our extra set of keys to come from Twin Falls.  Thankfully, we called Sister Mortensen to come let us sit in her warm car for a while so we didn't freeze our toes off for too long.
We "found" another "investigator" in Emerson 1st ward! Cody. We've been going over to their house (he lives with his grandma) since I've been in the area and we tried to get his records transferred over.... No one could find his records.  We called Salt Lake to confirm that his records are lost.  This means we get to teach and baptize him! He's so excited to get re-baptized. haha  We set a baptismal date for February 25th. :)
To end the exciting adventures for the week, last night we were looking for a house that the ward wants us to visit. We drove and drove and because out there the coordinates changed because it's on a county line, so we just got LOST. Again. For like the 5th time this week. (The funnest adventures happen when we are lost. haha)  We decided to knock on the door of a realllly big, fancy house that was out there in the middle of no where to ask for help.  I prayed that they would be nice, possibly Mormon, and would let me use their potty. ha  The prayer was answered! :D haha Except, it wasn't no one in our ward!  It happened to be the Bishop of a ward in a completely different stake!!! I hadn't even heard of this stake before. Anywho, they were very friendly, I used their potty, and they helped us find the house we were looking for.  When we found it, the guy told us he doesn't speak English.  Great visit... ha  That was a lot of miles just for that.
Ponderize: Alma 26:16
Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.
I really think the scripture says it all... Also, I'm out of time to do anymore expounding... Sorry! :P  Praise the Lord!!
From Idaho to you,
Sister Carling
Hazelton.  This is supposed to be a picture of the 
population more than it is the speed limit. haha
We ran into some cows whilst we were lost on them country roads...
This made my whole week. haha  Some members bought us these Sister Missionary figures and another bought us the tractor because we were joking about taking pictures with one because that's how our life is as missionaries in Idaho! haha

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