Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Two's Fun, but Three's a Party

​Yeah we're pretty cute.
Literally. Almost everyone we told we were gonna be in a tri-pan always made a funny face and wished us luck, but I tell you what it is a PARTY. We're seriously having a blast and we decided that we're going to be the future Primary General Presidency. We had a day where we all wore bright colored shirts and dark skirts and we seriously looked like we coordinated like all those ladies do at general conference hahaha

​Our original district before
Sister Van Valkenburg left
and the greatest tri-pan
in the history of tri-pans
was formed.
Our very first night of tri-pan we went on exchanges haha So Sister Scott and I stayed in our apartment with Sister Robinson and Sister Van went with another sister. We got to see a less-active that I'd never met and read the Book of Mormon with her. Then we went to service at a nursing home and they were having a birthday party for some of the residents and we got to serve cake and stuff 👌🏻 I love cake and stuff man. We finished off the night with another less-active and we got to answer her questions about eternal families and how that all works and I'm just so thankful for my family and that I get to be with them forever.

We tried to sing on the University campus again, but it was kinda raining and we didn't have as many people as we usually do. Still way fun though! Sister McSweeney from my first district is always there and she is just so dang fun 😄 Plus she's from England so has the greatest accent. We decided we're gonna be companions someday 👍🏻

Hooooooly cats weekly planning took all day this week. We were trying to figure out plans for two areas and we seriously only left our apartment for one lesson with a less-active in the afternoon and dinner. I felt like I was going crazy, but we did make some good progress in figuring out both the areas and I'm really excited for the work. We're all ready to work hard to make this area awesome.

​So I climbed the tree.
Then more people climbed the tree.
Then we took a picture.
So we went on another exchange Sunday to Monday with another set of sisters haha Sister Scott and I stayed with Sister Torsak and it was AWESOME. We only had one lesson, but we contacted people for a few hours on the Light Rail Train (LRT) for a couple hours and it was seriously the most successful contacting I've ever had. I met this cute Nigerian lady who seriously just loves Jesus so dang much. She was telling me all about him and we already decided we're gonna visit each other in Nigeria and California haha She gave me her church's website and I tried to give her a Book of Mormon but she got way weirded out by it. She said "Mormon? I meed to look that up," as she pulled out her phone and started googling things. That's when I whipped out the mormon.org card and told her this is the website she should look at. We exchanged numbers and I'm way pumped to talk to her again.

Sister Van was telling us about this place
called Crave that sells delicious cupcakes
and Sister Scott knew of this place as well
because when Sister Van said "Crave"
Sister Scott said
"You know how to get there?"
Which she does, and Sister Scott said,
 So there we went.
Sister Torsak was seriously great. She talked about stuff I hadn't even realized I had been wondering about and just was an awesome example of the missionary I want to be some day. AND she's from California. Southern, not Northern, but we'll let that one slide. One of the things she talked about was letting people understand the Spirit themselves. We can be in the middle of the greatest lesson ever where the Spirit is so strong but saying, "I can really feel the Spirit here right now," isn't nearly as effective as asking them what they're feeling. Mr. Tull always said the way to know you really understand math is to be able to explain it to someone else. It's kinda the same thing with the Spirit.

I read something along those lines this morning in President Eyring's talk from priesthood session. "I have learned that the only exhortation that changes hearts comes from the Holy Ghost." We ask the people we teach to change a lot of things in their lives, but they'll only be willing to do it when the Spirit testifies to them that it's worth it. CAUSE IT IS. If we want to be happy now and in the eternities, the kind of happiness God wants for us, we've got to do it. We've got to live the way He's said to. It's really the only guarantee we'll ever have. That God loves us and wants our happiness and has provided a perfect way to have it.

Peace and Blessings
Sister Hepworth

P.S. We went to try and contact a potential we've tried by several times with no answer. We could see lights on, but no one was answering our knocks. We finally rang the doorbell and this guy named Tyler answered the door. When he answered he had one leg bent, like he was standing on just one leg, and my first thought was we made a gimp answer the door and I felt so bad. He kind of stood there struggling with his bent leg for a second and then finally put his foot down and said, "Yeah. It's stuck." He had somehow managed in his rush to put on pants to answer the door to get his leg in between the lining of his sweat pants and the outer layer of fabric. We all stood there and just laughed for a solid 30 seconds before we could even introduce ourselves. He tried to fix it a couple more times while we were on the doorstep and every time we all just laughed again.

P.P.S. Red dot day #7 is gone and passed

1 comment:

  1. my heart melted at the Mr Tull reference <3 he really was the best :D