Monday, August 11, 2014

Hot date to get some dentures!

hey hey!!!
ok so this week has been especially crazy and fast. so we got to go to the temple on wednesday and it was amazing! the temple is always amazing! so we have three of our investigators getting baptized within the next 3 weeks. so safe to say we are stinking busy. we went on exchanges with the baltimore YSA sisters. it was a blast. i had a lot of fun getting to go on exchanges with a sister that i have been on a lot of exchanges with. :) i lvoe the sisters in our mission. we have the best sisters in the world! i love how good of friends we all are and that we all are working towards the same cause.
so we had one of the most spritiual lessons of my whole mission this week. i cant even explain how strong the spirit was when we taught this woman about the plan of salvation and she got answers to many of the questions she had about life. seeing her eyes brighten as she learned made my whole week worth it. it was a lesson i will never forget.
i am always amazed when i get to a new area and dive into getting to know everyone. its crazy how fast you get to know and love people. i feel like i already have strong relationships here in the baltimore area.
so my companion is just hilarious. we are easily the silliest companionship in the whole mission. we are always laughing.i know that is shocking to you all that i laugh a lot. ok funny stories: so this morning we were studying and i hadnt looked up at my companion in a while because i was doing my personal study time. well i looked up at her as we were kneelling to pray and the woman is wearing a huge sweatshirt with a maxi skirt and 90-year-old grandma slippers. i started to laugh but then almost choked on my carrot i was eating. she was like what the heck are you laughing at? and i told her she looked like she was ready to go out on a hot date to get some dentures. we were busting up and had to try to contain ourselves so we could say a prayer..... we laughed through the whole prayer.
another story: we try to make the routine of studies more exciting by reading the materials in different accents. today we kept trying to do a west virginina accent but it kept ending up as a chinese accent...... we couldnt do it for the life of us. the struggles of companionship study.
well i have a million funny stories but i dont have time to tell ya'll all of them. i will give you more next week! im sure we have many more weird stories ahead of us.
ok something that i learned this week was that obedience is not meant to be easy. if it were always easy to be obedient, we wouldnt get the chance to show HEavenly FAther just how dedicated we are. its great to be obedient when times are easy and life is breezy. but its when life is hard and nothing seems to be working out but we still strive to be obedient, that is when the real growth comes. obedience is the most important. above all else, obey. it makes life so much better in the end. i can promise you that! so MAKE GOOD CHOICES! have a great week!
Sister Swisher

This picture is for Bishop Garrison

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