Monday, September 9, 2013

Lovely Jubely

Hello my loves!
The best week of emails! Me and my district watched that video about three times. haha hilarious, im glad derek is still remembered. we loved it! Everyone kept saying Dallin is the man, dallin is the man! So true, Dally you look and sound so good! congrats on the news from slime man! We love slim man! Keep working hard and you and Amy's home looks so good! Amy your looking good rocking that baby bumb! How far along are you and is everyone having boys?? Looking good everyone and tara; i loved those pictures, especially the one of levi fishing! Any names for the new boys yet?? That is awesome about dan! So cool how the lord prepares people only at certin times. The Field is white allready to harvest and the lord is hastening the work.
This week was another good week; looking back I never have bad weeks here across the pond! This week was full of dinner appointments, lessons, Less actives and Recent Converts, some new investigators, lots of rain, and lots of service! Monday we had FHE as usual with my favourite families: the Lontermans! Jordan One of their daughters Beatrix added you on Facebook, but you havent added her yet! They are the best! Suzie, Charlotte, and Beatrix! They have truely become my family here. It is incredible, and one of my favourite things as a missionary is how much people mean to you on your mission. I would do anything for this family and the same for me! I am actually starting to teach piano lessons to Charlotte this week. They were baptised about a  year ago and are progressing so well. I learn something new each time I go over there.
Tuesday we had dinner and a lesson with Jeremy and his family. It went really well, much different than we expected, but really good! We talked all about the Book of mormon and he has been reading and praying all ready! We meet his wife rachel and his 2 kids Christian and Ella. He is in special forces and has lived all over the world and done some incredible things. He tells the best stories. With their family they told us to be patient with them, and that they love having us over and they can only continue to learn from us which is good, but I think eventually we will get more committment from them and help them to progress. They are one of the nicest families and they told us they are welcome to anything and to know they have a family that would do anything for us. They even sent us away with a thing of Cruntchy Skippy Peanut Butter! That is true love. (since he is in the military, he gets food off the base) But we are going over for dinner again this week which is exciting! We love this family so much allready!
This week we didnt see Ellie who was scheduled to be baptised this saturday until saturday. We were a bit nervous about her date, but when we met with her she was so ready and solid. She loves church and the Book of mormon and even said that her and Shania (her friend- Shakira's (RC) older sister) wanted to serve missions! Sunday morning rolls around and we get a radom text from her saying her mum wants to push back  her baptism a couple months. We talked to her and then called her mum- Ellie was so worried. Overall Ellie is not gettin baptised this saturday :( her mum is totally fine and supportive, it is her dad who is divorced from the mum that has a problem with it now. Pretty bummed, but im sure within time it will all work out. The Lords timing is always right, but usually not in the same idea as my timing. We are still working with her lots, we have FHE with her Shania and Shakira tonight were Im teaching them dont eat pete!! It will all work out.
We are also still working with some Less Actives this week: we are working with a LA women and now starting to teach her two boys and also working with Mel and John who were married and the wife was just baptised a couple months ago but is becoming less active due to some hard situations. She has the cutest  girls I have ever seen. When we come over the tea sets and barbies, and games all come out and they love having us around. We were so excited because we finally got them to come to church, but someone got sick and didnt make it, but we are making progress with them and love their sweet family!
We did a lot of service this week which is one of my favourite parts of a mission as well. Reminds me of all of the man jobs dad use to give me. We cleaned out tons of rubbish from a Less actives electric cuboard who is planning on moving, picked apples and cut down trees with the elders at this sweet 97 year old mans house. Picked blackberries and did some gardening for Mama Chesters, and some other small things. Not only do I love being in trousers and not a skirt but I love serving other people in the small things we do and seeing how much it means to them.
This was pretty crazy, we went to a Dinner app at Mama Chesters and she was busy cooking away as usual making some African stew and polenta and we were helping set the table. She tells us she is feeling a bit hot and wanted to sit down. Mama Chesters had a stroke 7 years ago and only has movement on one side of her body but still does it all. She is the women. She sits down in the chair and all of a sudden she says she doenst feel good. She starts passing in and out of conscouisness and starts breathing hard and huffing. Me and sister Andersen crowd around her and start talking with her and the elders called 999 and an ambulance came to check her out. She was burning up and started throwing up as well, it was so scary and all happened so fast. Us missionaries could only pray and watch helplessly. She insisted on a priesthood blessing and as soon as she was givin it she started to livin up and return back to herself. As they were taking her out she yelled "sister wengert, cut up the polenta and serve the stew. Get some drinks out and start blessing it and serving it. Sis wengert, you know what to do..." It was the best and eventually she got out of the hospital and was ok, just low blood pressure and she should be ok! But I am so grateful to have the priesthood in my life, and to watch the effects and miracles all around me because of it.
This next week should be finding finding and more finding! We need some new investigators! I love reading dereks emails and comparing them to mine. They are such different kinds of people but I wouldnt change that for a thing! I love the people here, i love the rain (well thats a bit much but im learning to love it), and love being  a missionary here!
Dad I cant wait to take a look at that book! It must have some pretty inspirational stuff in it! This was pretty random...President called me the other day and told me to start working on getting my british Liscense! haha Transfers end this next wednesday and Im anxious to find out where Im going and doing! I have been in Cheltenham for 6 months...My time is ending im sure! Pretty scary but also exciting! I will keep Clark in my prayers, pretty incredible that he is alive! The priesthood and miracles are so real! Thank you for the packages! I am so spoiled out here for sure! I am probably going to be moving areas soon, so its best if anyone sends anything to just do it to the mission home! Thanks for everything! Grandma, the fig newtons where in perfect condition! This week is going to be good! I cant wait to find those ready to hear the word, one thing I love about finding is that every person we get a prompting to talk with has some tie to the church. Whether it was the BOM musical, they have seen us before, or has  a friend who is a member, they all have something that connects them to the church. It is so inportant to be that example or tie to that person who is not a member and Im proud to have a family who does that very thing! I love you all and Derek you rocking that skinny tie! I love being a missionary and doing what Im doing! Mum, share anything you want of mine! PS the specail K boxes are all the boxes of cereal we have eaten together! haha embaressing eh! Sometimes Special K is the only thing to get you out of bed in the morning! You are all the best! Have a lovely jubely week!
W9 Sister Wengert

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