Tuesday, May 24, 2016


So we're at 8 months now?
Does that weird anyone else out?
Just me? 
First off, update on Roni from Sister Woolsey's letter that nearly made me cry I was so INCREDIBLY HAPPY. "We finished writing Roni's talk and it's all ready for this coming Sunday. It was harder than I thought it would be to help her write it. Because I'm writing it, but I was writing her words. And it was a bit tricky to write it and make it sound like her. I can't imagine how frustrating it would be to not be able to write your own talk. But Roni is so patient and amazing! She is such an inspiration to me. Also also this is way cool!!! Roni did baptisms for her Mom!!!! So happy. Remember this is Roni who is scared of water and unfamiliar places. We barely got Roni baptized for herself. But now she's done baptisms for her mom. She has grown so much spiritually its so exciting. Some boys from the branch also did baptisms for her husband and father. I'm so happy!!!"


We stopped by a new girl that moved into our ward
and she and her brother gave us GIANT Mr. Freezes.
So happy :D
In other news it's been a good week! We haven't gotten to see very many people because for some reason there's a certain lack of being texted back that has occurred this week, but iss all good! The work goes on!

We got to help out at our favorite couple's wedding this week!! We helped decorate on Friday and then were in charge of all the food at the reception. It was ridiculous amounts of fun and it was cool to see two people so in love and happy. There was another older couple there, the Allred's,from Red Deer helping us in the kitchen and they were so insanely fun.
The greatest couple in the world,
Jon and Robyn McClung.
Our outfits may or may not
have perfectly matched their wedding colors. 
The husband's most used phrase was, "holy poop" so I mean obviously we got along great.

Our lesson with Dene went really well. We talked all about the Holy Ghost and recognizing when God is trying to talk to us through the Spirit. At the end of the lesson I asked her what she thought now of how she's supposed to know truth and she said, "Pray about it and then feel the Holy Spirit." We didn't disagree.

There's a girl in Gateway that has just been feelin kinda down in the dumps lately so we bought her a McFlurry (ice cream makes everything better) and ran it to her on our way to help decorating.

​We went and had lunch at Mucho Burrito
which is basically Canada's equivalent of Costa Vida
without the magical sweet pork.
Ice cream had to be had so we ran to Wendy's after.
I was clearly very happy with this decision.
She was so happy just to be thought of. So missionaries are in a good position to know of when people need some thinkin of, but I hope I can be this person for the rest of my life. The person that just helps people feel loved when they need it. Cause we all do.

We had zone conference this week and President said something along the lines of "WHO THE HECK ARE YA?" around 4 different times throughout the meeting. It was usually followed with "AND WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING HERE?" Don't misunderstand the all caps as anger at all haha He was just really trying to emphasize that missionaries are kinda weird. We put our life aside for a while to go to some new place and follow extra rules and not to talk to our families very often and talk to strangers allll the time. It's a weird thing. No lyin.

"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life."

​We share bus passes with the Elders
that also cover Mt. Pleasant and Gateway
and have to meet up
ridiculously often to trade them over.
we had to take a selfie at least once.
Mormon answers both questions there. We're here to show our discipleship to the Savior by "inviting others to come unto [him]," so they can have everlasting life. In other words so they can access the Atonement, so they can return to live with Heavenly Father, so they can someday become like our Heavenly Father, so they can have real lasting happiness, so they can find purpose.

So they can come to recognize and have some semblance of an understanding of how loved they are. So loved that God, "spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all...For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Missionaries are trying to help people have the most important things that have ever been.

Peace and Blessings
Sister Hepworth

​I'm just as confused as you are.
P.S. So we were riding the elevator down to the main floor when a homeboy came in on his hoverboard. We told him how flippin awesome it looked (it was gold and had blue lights all over it...pretty flippin awesome) and he told us how he rides it everywhere. Even to the gym haha He said people see him come in on and it and just give him a look of "really man?" We laughed and Sister Van said, "Might as well do it with swag." We all continued to laugh and I was teasing her a bit as we walked to the car for how incredibly white she sounded when she said the word "swag," to which she proceeded to say things like, "Do you have your swag on?" "I have swag." She also demonstrated her swag walk, which admittedly was pretty *ahem* swagilicious.

​An update on Harold. I know you were all curious. He's getting so big *wipes tear*

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