Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

Hoarders and cat hair

HOLLA. This week Sister Maughan and I had quite a few adventures. Hahaha.  It was definitely one for the books! :)

So Sis. Bishop (a member in our ward) had a neighbor that is moving. So we've been helping her all week. She's a single old lady and she has SO MUCH STUFF. Like, a lot. We think she is a hoarder. But not bad enough to be on those shows. She has just stuff everywhere. She had at least 20 coats and she had a walk in closet that was completely full of clothes. Yep. She had to use 3 of those PODS things to put all her stuff in. Remember. She's a single old lady. She also has like 4 cats and 2 dogs. Nothing was cleaned before we went over there, so there was cat hair all over her clothes and everything was dusty. Needless to say, my allergies didn't like that too much and we had to make an emergency trip to the elder's apartment to get some medicine. 

Wednesday was Elder Goins' birthday! He turned 19. I know. He's a baby. So we made him and his companion breakfast and they ate it on our porch. Pretty much we're the coolest sisters ever. 

Thursday we had to take our car in to get an oil change. It was supposed to be a quick 20 minute thing, but we ended up being there for 7 hours! When they were checking the brakes and rotating the tires, they realized we needed new tires. Badly. But they only had 3 in the store. So they drove to Spokane to get the 4th tire. Pretty much it took forever and Sister Maughan and I were so ready to go home. But we talked to the manager there and he said he was interested in talking to missionaries! So it ended up being a miracle that we were stuck there with him for 7 hours. Haha

Friday was Zone Conference. It was 8 hours long. So between sitting at the car shop for 7 hours the day before and sitting at zone conference for 8 hours the next, we were done. Hahaha. Zone conference was great though! We were trained on how to teach a principle in 30 seconds.  Can't remember much else.

Saturday a general authority from the First Quorum of the Seventy spoke to us! Elder Johnson was a great speaker.  Our Ward Mission Leader and Bishop were invited to attend. We were there with the Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint stakes as well. So guess who I got to see? Bro. Moss. My Ward Mission Leader from when I was in Post Falls! It was so fun to see him. He came up to me and I almost started crying because I was so happy to see him! :) (Brother Moss was the first Ward Mission Leader Jordan worked with.  He helped her tremendously as she began her mission and learned how to follow the Spirit.  He wrote us a very sweet email after she was transferred from Post Falls to Liberty Lake.  He is someone she will never, ever forget!) 

Just a quick little side not that I forgot last week. Our Ward Mission Leader is Bro. McLuskie and he's AWESOME. He's from Scotland and has a thick accent. And, the best part is, he's a retired soccer player! He played for Canada, Scotland, and New England. He's supposedly really good. Except he's 75 now, so he doesn't play anymore. He has really funny stories from his soccer days. He played in the World Cup one time and stuff like that. Pretty much he's awesome. :)

This morning I read 3 Nephi 9. It was so good. I love how Christ is ALWAYS asking for us to come unto him. The people rejected him and were wicked, yet he still invites them to repent and be forgiven. 

"...If ye will come unto me ye shall have eternal life. Behold, mine arm of mercy is extended towards you, and whosoever will come, him will I receive; and blessed are those who come unto me." verse 14

I love you! :)

Sister Gardanier

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