Mummy and Daddy,
Allow me to give you some of the highlights of our week. This Sunday Michael walked into church.....with a suit on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHoo!!!! YE-AH! MIRACLE! He looked so smart! That's not all......he also PASSED THE SACRAMENT!!!! WHOO!!!! BAM! MIRACLE NEXT! WHOO! He plopped down next to me with all smiles saying, "That wasn't so hard. I never made a mistake." We are so proud of that guy!
Did service for a less active's father. He's ancient, has some health problems, and is just generally very hard to understand. The moment went as follows:
"Will you go to the shop for me?"
"Yes. What is it you want?!"
"More bread? No...you just want bread...is that all you want?!"
"A toilet wand.....a paper toilet wand."
"You want a what?!"
"A paper toilet wand."
"You want a paper.....toilet.....wand....this is what you want? What is that? What if they don't have it?"
*puts two pounds in my hand*
Alright....so...we trot to the shop, and picked up the bread no problem.....but there is no "paper toilet wand" to be had.
"Hello, sir (shop keeper) do you happen to have a paper toilet wand?"
"Yes....a paper toilet wand. Have you ever heard of this?"
"Have you ever personally owned a product like this?"
"Have you ever sold something that fits this description in any shape or form?"
"No? Alright give me this toilet cleaner then."
We dash back to his house, because we're running a bit late for our next appointment.
"We got your bread, but they didn't have any paper toilet wands. We got you the next best thing."
"I wanted toilet paper."
"What in the hoot?! Why didn't you just say that? Toilet wand......" Hahahahhah Story of my life.
We also met this wonderful lady named Pam. She's confined to her home but does some of the funniest things. As we taught her about the Restoration, she hung on every word. When we described the moment when Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ something peculiar happened.
"In his own words, Joseph said: I saw a pillar of light, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me....."
*Her eyes, wider and wider, were glued to my face.*
"When the light rested upon me..."
*She leaned closer*
"I saw two......"
*her eyelids slammed shut!*
"Ahhhh! Oh.......Sorry there....I dozed off a bit." hahahha Same thing happened when we watched "The Testaments with her. There she was, all attentive, up until the most critical part when Jesus Christ shows himself to the Nephites....and off she goes snoring up a storm. "PAM!" hahaha never a dull moment in this land. If it's not funny investigators and walking drunk people home, it's surprise Hot Chocolate nights and festive headwear with the Jorgensen family, and if it's not any of those things, it usually is something to do with our car. Poor Bruce. ( Bruce is our car. He's sturdy, reliable and gadget oriented).
Our car wouldn't start this week , we sat there for ten minutes trying to rev the engine, but it wouldn't do anything.....it wouldn't make a noise....lights just shouted at us......we tried everything we could think of to get it to start......so we said a prayer, "Heavenly Father, our car won't start......we don't know how to fix it and we need to get to Shilbottle for an appointment. Please turn the car on for us and help us sort it out. Thank you. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.................Alright, Sister Hillgaard, try it again."
*Engine roars to life*
BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! I love my life! Thank you so much for letting me be here. I see so many answers to prayers every day! I'm so grateful to be a missionary!
I love you so much!
Love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White