Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 2, 2014

So this week has been eventful!(: Trips to the doctors, running through the rain to an investigators, helping members move houses, baptisms, and birthdays! Busy and just like everyone has said in their letters this week, it went by so fast! All the days seem to mesh together haha! I feel like we never had a down moment this week! We were always out and going. So heres my week! 

Well it started off with a weird headache and sore throat just after I started feeling better from before... but it was bearable! I went to play volleyball and had a fun pday with the elders. Then we went to a FHE which was so fun! The Lasei family! Lily added you on facebook(: haha anyways, i love this family because they just remind me of my family so much! They're crazy and just have so much fun! Oh yea!! And I like totally forgot to tell you guys!! They named the baby after me! SO I get to call her my "yaca"! haha Her name is Lillian Damu Courtney Lasei! Haha They said they want me to always remember them so they wanted too! And in Fijian culture, getting someone named after you in a BIG deal! So I guess you could say, I am kinda a big deal... haha JUST KIDDING(: No she is the cutest thing ever and I love that family! They're the best(: 
Then Tuesday morning I woke up with a worse headache and sore throat again. It was so bad I couldn't even move my neck and then it continued to get worse, so the mission nurse decided I should go and see doctor... (i was not very happy about that) but we went. He took one 5 second look in my throat and said "oi... you have Tonsillitis! You could have an injection or tablets?" I immediately said tablets.. and he said if it doesn't get better then I might have to get them removed!! You can just imagine me sitting in the doctors office, Absolutely No facial expression,totally blank,  Nothing!!   Just totally scared.. haha! Then I just got up and said okay we go get my prescription. My companion was laughing at me! But it all turned out okay and I dont have to go to New Zealand to get my tonsils out!!!! YAY!!!(: and I am feeling better than I have in weeks!!Thanks for those miracle prayers!(: 
We also got to help the Laseis move into their new house this week! It is a nice house! They were so excited to move though! We literally spent all day with the elders takign trip after trip moving things and cleaning the old house and setting up the new house! It was a long day, but we still had so much fun! 
And then the best part of my week.... we had the BEST baptism ever... It was literally the most spiritual moment. Friday night they had their interview and we didn't think they were going to pass because they drank tea this week../: But they haven't since Tuesday.. but Elder Nemrow said that he could just tell they were ready.. He said that he felt good about it! SO me and Sister koto were so excited! Then Saturday happened to be Sister Singhs baptism! Which made it even more special! Me and Sister Koto decided to get some little gifts and so we did! We were running around all day looking for something and we finally found it! Then we went to the tailors, because GUESS WHAT?! next week we have stake conference and the bishops wife wants us to wear chaba! The fijian outfit... So we had to get it special made! I AM SO EXCITED! haha but thats for next weeks(: Anyways... So then we went to this appointment with the elders to show them where she stays.. I don't know if you remember a few months ago I talked about a lady named Jokapeci... well anyways, she is in the elders area so we got permission to go with them to teach her since the elders didn't know where the house was and so we went and had such a good lesson! She was so excited to see me and she kept saying "Awww Sister richie" Thats what everyone calls me here! Sister richie! So that was good then, we realized it was like 430 and the baptism was at 6 so we ran home and filled up the baptismal font... then we noticed we locked EVERYTHING in the house! We didn't have a key! We sat outside for like an hour waiting for the other sisters to come home and then we hurried got ready, went and picked the Singhs up and brought them. Before we even walked in the chapel, Sister Singh was crying! She was SO excited/nervous/scared! haha everything! She was so good! The kids we scared too! They didn't want to go in either! Finally we got them in and it was literally the best baptism ever! They bore their testimonies at the end and I was just crying... It was like the perfect moment. It was a District moment...(: haha But It really was the best! Everything they deserve! It was the Best! 
This week was definitely one I will never forget! I have really reconized how much LOVE plays a role in missionary work! I seriously LOVE these people so much! I love them so much I don't even know how to put in into words! I LOVE being a missionary for them! I LOVE sharing the gospel with them! They deserve it! Sometimes I feel like the sons of mosiah when they are testifying of their journey with the lamenites and they say that the very thought of one soul perishing causes them to quake and tremble! Thats how i feel with these people! I seriously LOVE being here. And I really LOVE being a missionary! It is the best thing I have ever done! i have really been able to see myself changing which is weird! I sometimes feel like I am watching this part of my life because it is going my so fast and I can actually see changes happening! It is so weird how Heavenly Father guides you and leads you! But it is the best!(: 
I love you all SO SO SO MUCH! You are the best family ever! I can't even tell you how much I love being here! I wish you could all just be here with me to experience it! ALL OF IT!!! Haha(: 
I love you and can't wait to talk to you next week(: 
-Sister Rich

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