Monday, May 16, 2016

Crazy Busy, But Good as Always!

Aloha y'all!!!

Hi my sweet family! How is everyone doing??? I hope everyone is doing well! Today is my 5 month mark!! Whoop whoop! Gosh, it really doesn't feel like I've been here for 5 months. Time really does go by fast. Crazy!! Anyways, this week was crazy busy but good as always. Last week Monday, we hung out with the STLs (Sister Training Leaders). Love them!!! We had dinner with the Lutz family. Every time we have dinner with them, Sister Lutz always makes sure that there's rice & mangos! Love her!!!!
Mangoes and rice!
After dinner, we had a good lesson with our investigator Ashlee. Getting her ready for her baptism. Tuesday, we had Zone Council. It was really good. Always love being with the other missionaries. We also had Ashlee's baptism interview which went awesome!!! So stoked for her. Then we did exchanges & Sister Booher came to Azle with me & Sister Slade went to Hudson Oaks with Sister Ramirez. Sister Booher & I totally dodged the big storm that was supposed to come & went tracting. Funny cuz one person that we talked to was like, "umm can y'all do me a favor? Get inside!" It was so funny.
The Sister Training Leaders
Wednesday, we did service for Sister Bartlett. We met with Derrick again & had an awesome lesson with him about faith in Jesus Christ & a little bit about the plan of salvation too. He's feeling Heavenly Fathers love him & it's super cool to see how willing he is & the desire that he has to change. Praying that his situation that he's in, will allow him to come to church soon. Thursday, we went to Irving for a doctors appointment thanks to Sister Miller who drove us. Then we did our weekly planning & walked to the Brazells for dinner. Funny cuz, we totally got caught from both Sister Abraham & Brother Miller who was not happy to see us walking. We are SO spoiled here. Our members are always SO willing to do anything for us. Love them!!!! After dinner, we went to Ally's house & watched the restoration of Joseph Smith with Ashlee. Such a testimony builder. We got a call that Bishop wanted to meet with us at the church to go over some of the baptism stuff & so we when we got there, Sister Slade totally got surprised by her neighbors from back home. It was super sweet & so nice of them to come & see her for a bit. It was a good way to end a long day.
Ashleeʻs baptism
Friday, we went to Hurst for a follow up meeting. It was so good!!! Always love hearing President Ames speak & receiving council from him. Got to see my MTC companion, Sister Black!!! Love her!! After the meeting, we went to In-N-Out for lunch. Then we went & saw Betty. She's doing great as always. Still praying that we can somehow teach her the importance of the word of wisdom. She's still awesome though! Not giving up! After that, we went to Weatherford for Jayden's baptism interview that went awesome!!! Then we went clear out to Springtown for dinner with the Jones. Then we went clear out the opposite direction to have a lesson with Jennie at the Reinhard home. Yeah, we were totally dead by the time we finally got home. Saturday was such an awesome day!!!! Ashlee & Jayden got baptized! It was such a spiritual baptism & there were SO many friends & family both members & non members. It was a really good morning.
Jaydenʻs baptism

After the baptism, Sister Slade & I went to get our oil changedout in Lake Worth. It was supposed to be like a 20 minute thing that turned into a 2 hour thing -_- merp!! Still was good though cuz we got to talk to a guy who totally destroyed his knees. He talked about the gospel with him cuz he asked us about our name tags. It was cool. Didn't get his name but he lives in Azle so maybe we'll end up knocking on his door one of these days. Before he left he said, "man, y'all really made my day!" That was nice. 

After changing the oil, we went to dinner with the Butlers. Then we tried to contact a family but no one answered the door but we ended up talking to their neighbors & having like 5 other lessons. Met a boy who's parents are Muslim but he was interested in our message. Ended up giving him a Book of Mormon & you could just feel tha  the Spirit was touching him. It was awesome experience. We also went on a walk with our neighbor Jasmine who's from Taiwan. We had a really good talk about religion & stuff. Sunday was a good day. We had a good time at church & then we went on exchanges with Sister Walser to try & contact a few people. Then we had dinner with the Gilchrist!!! Love them!!!! Then they took us to the mission presidents fireside which was totally awesome as always. 

One more fireside till President Ames goes home. Sad but happy at the same time. So grateful for him & his family. Sacrificing 3 years of their lives to help us find those who are searching for the truth. Thank y'all for all that you do to strengthen my testimony. Thanks for all the emails, letters & care packages. I really appreciate it a lot!!!! Love y'all SO much!!! Have a great week family ❤️ until next week!!!
Sister Kawa'a
P.S. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to Mikaela Elsa & Aunty Mia!!!! I love y'all so much & I wish I could've been there to celebrate with y'all. Be safe!!!!!

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