This week was awesome.
Tuesday a Sister from French side came to Barbados for a little while because she doesn't have a French visa. This requires her to leave the country every 3-4 months and then she can go back.
Since my companions and I live the closest to the airport we are designated to pick up the sisters. Well, Sister Fisher got the itinerary for picking up Sister Covey so we got to the airport at 8:20 to pick her up before district meeting. We waited for about an hour until Sister Fisher called someone and then looked down at the flight time. Sister Covey wasn't getting in until 8:20 AT NIGHT. So, we spent a lovely morning at the airport doing some of our studies haha.
On Friday I had such an amazing experience. First of all, being in a trio is awesome. It is amazing what a difference it makes having a third witness and testimony in the lessons. Plus, I can just picture what we look like coming down a street. haha:) So Friday morning we met with an investigator named Juliette. Her Sister moved to Utah a while back, met missionaries, and is now a strong member. She is also the one who referred Juliette to the missionaries. When we arrived at her house, it was obvious from her state that she had been through something recently. It was so sad to see her trying to answer the door in the pain she was in. She had been though a lot throughout the span of 1 week and shared her experienced with us. Each of us Sisters felt such sorrow after hearing what she had gone though. We then asked her if we could share a song with her and then opened with a prayer. She told us after we had sang and prayed that she felt as though the weight of her burdens were lifted off of her and she felt peace and comfort. We shared with her the message of the atonement and shared Alma 7:11-12 with her. These are some of my favorite scriptures that I find myself reading and pondering often. We were able to bear out testimonies of the atonement and the spirit was incredibly strong. Through us the spirit was brought unto her and she felt that and let the spirit into her heart. We also were able to share the Mormon Message 'Because of Him' with her.
I think one of the parts of being a missionary I love the most is sharing the message of the atonement. It has played a huge role in my life knowing, that no matter what, Jesus Christ knows exactly how I feel. The last part of the scriptures where it says, "that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities" always stands out to me.
Saturday was very interesting. I have had a HUGE cough for the past two and a half weeks. I didn't pay it much attention (mostly because I don't like going to the doctors and knew I would need to) until I started throwing up blood because of it. So, using my head finally I asked Sister Clawson what I should take for it and was told....it was time for a visit to the doctors. So for a few hours we were at the doctors and I was getting checked up. Turns out I had strep throat. Who woulda thought?! So, I was basically quarantined to the bedroom for the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday (except church of course:)). I have to take 11 pills every day and 6 teaspoons of liquid medicine. Yup, good old liquid medicine that I love so very much:) On the bright side, I can already feel myself getting better. My cough has lessened and I am no longer contagious to the world, so that's good news. I can finally get back out and spread the gospel!!! :)
We were able to do some service for a less-active this week helping her water her huge garden. It kinda looks like a mini Garden of Eden. Way cool.
I would also like to extend a challenge to you and anyone who would like to accept it as well.
Last general conference the topic of ponderizing was brought up. I have committed myself to choose a scripture or a passage every week and read it, ponder it, and memorize it as well. Every week. I would like you to accept this invitation as well. I can personally promise you that you will receive so many blessings from doing this. Your faith will increase as well as your knowledge of the scriptures. Not to mention the fact that if you know the scripture of reference, you can share it with a friend when prompted to! I am looking forward to hearing what scriptures you choose each week :)
My scripture this week is Mosiah 4:9.
There is a really cool song called, "I'm trying to be like Jesus", that I know a lot of people have heard. Look up the version by Mormon Channel. I love it!
I love and miss ya so much! Have an amazing week :)
Love, Sister Breana Stewart