MOTHER!!! OH HOW I MISS YOU :P
This week. Oh boy, where do I start :) I probably won't go in order but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.
For starters, sometimes I am just as awkward and clumsy as ever :) On Friday, February the 26th, after a long day of weekly planning and dropping Sister Henry off at the airport we were doing more weekly planning. Sometimes I am about to fall asleep, and for us as missionaries 9 o'clock can feel like 1 in the morning. I was trying to say that I loved sticky notes because I use them so much!! They are probably my favorite things as a missionary because without them my planner would look pretty chaotic (not that it doesn't anyways, but still). They keep me organized. LOVE 'EM!! Anyhow, whilst I was trying to express my love of sticky notes I ended up saying, "I love hickey notes"......not my proudest moment.
Haha earlier that day we had "fun night" at church and sometimes me and Sister Fisher don't have time to change before it so we play in our skirts and such. So to make sure we are staying modest we have a phrase we say in case it is a windy day, if you catch my drift. (haha drift....okay probably not as funny to anyone else). So no joke, not even 20 seconds after we decided on a phrase (it is "that's a nice sunset". classic huh?) one of the elders said it!! Sister Fisher and I by that point were on opposite sides of the court and just looked at each other and busted up laughing because nobody knew about that phrase and it was just such perfect timing. Ah, the things we find funny as missionaries.
Sunday magic happened. We decided to visit a member named Sister Griffith (who I love so much!) that comes out teaching with us when she can. While we were there she gave us the numbers and names to all her children, 2 of which are less-active and the other isn't as active as he should be. So, we were able to call them up and set up times to go see them. Her face when we finally got the chance to meet with them makes all the trials of being a missionary worth it. The happiness and gratitude in her eyes made me grateful that I am able to serve a mission.
Monday was da bomb!!! It was my Seven month mark!!!!! Weird! Who knew time could fly by so quickly. I have so much to do so if anyone knows how to slow the time down would you be so kinds as to clue me in? We went to the wildlife preserve with the whole zone and it was awesome!! Monkeys, branches to swing on, turtles, weird deer looking animals, and lots of other cool things. My seven years of bad luck obviously hasn't ended yet because a few things happened while we were there. First of all, one of the missionaries was taking a picture of me and accidentally dropped my camera....it broke. :( So no camera anymore. Secondly, we were on the nature trail and my shoe slipped off my foot and I cut it open on a rock. I was determined to have a good time and a cut was not going to ruin my day!! So, I tied a bandanna on it and continued to enjoy myself despite the minor setback. Then, my shoe broke. At this point I knew for sure nothing else could go wrong. I had gotten all the bad luck done at the beginning so that I could enjoy the rest of the trip. So by this time I am walking with one shoe on, a cut open foot, and a broken camera. Somehow, don't even ask, I cut my hand on some metal while simply trying to look at some alligators. I'm happy to say, that was the last disaster of the day :) And I still had a great time throughout it.
So this week was pretty difficultly teaching wise. For the majority of 4 days this past week, every single one of our appointments fell through. We literally called people for ages going though every single person in our teaching pool. That is a lot of people. We went through the area book and found people that past missionaries used to teach, still not much success. Come Saturday it was starting to take a toll on me. My faith to find could have been stronger sadly to say. Sunday, when people started to fall through again I was determined to have a successful night. After all, I was raised to never give up hope.:) So, after a few prayers and taking a few moments to think I felt the whispering of guidance. The Holy Ghost. It was time for us to meet some new people. Wow, was that an adventure!
So, around 7 o'clock we got our walk on and began contacting until it was time to head in. I can testify that as we head to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, miracles WILL happen. We ended up being guided to a Less-active that we didn't even know lived in the area and whom we were trying to get in contact with for the past month. We also were able to meet new people to share the gospel with. As tedious as contacting can be, with the right attitude and the spirit on your side it becomes really fun :)
We also received our transfer calls this past Saturday and...Drum roll please....Sister Fisher and I are staying companions and staying right where we are in Oistins, Barbados!!! I am so excited for this transfer and I know that as we continue being diligent and striving to be exactly obedient that miracles and blessings will come.
Love ya long time!!!:)
Sister Breana Stewart