Interviews and Exchanges

Wow. I don’t know what to title my email now a days, so that is the majority of what happened, so that is what I titled my email.

Hello family and friends!

This week was a great week! Yeah…a lot better than last week, so here we go.

Obviously we had interviews with President and Sister Porter this week. I really needed that! Both of them re-assured me that this is where God needs me to be. They also helped me see why God sent me here. I found it interesting that a couple of reasons were because of something that I need to learn/do. I don’t feel like I have spent too much time thinking about what I am supposed to learn. I feel like I have been thinking more about what others are supposed to learn from me or how I can help someone progress, etc. It was a humbling experience for sure. We always need to remember that we are never going to be done growing and progressing until Christ comes again. There is still a lot that I need to learn! President also pointed out to me that it is all about the doctrine of Christ. I need to start working on that again.

Sister Porter pointed out to me that I have a choice. I can choose how I want the rest of my mission to be. That really stood out to me. I don’t have to let it be such a rollercoaster of emotions. I can just choose to be happy and work hard and have fun! Then life will be great.

At the end of my interview with President he looked at me and said “I am going to be back up here next week. We will talk again for about an hour about home and getting adjusted and stuff…” My eyes got really big and he told me not to freak out. #exitinterviews #whattheheck! #thisjustgotreal

We had a lesson with our investigator (M) this week. We taught him the Word of Wisdom. He took it better than what I thought he would, but he still just couldn’t understand why we can’t have coffee. We brought it back to whether Joseph Smith was a prophet or not. He believes that Joseph Smith was a prophet. Later that week while we were on exchanges, Sister Blackburn and Watts went and visited him again. He wanted them to show him in the Bible where it says that we can’t have coffee. Sister Blackburn kind of pulled a smart one with him and said “it doesn’t say anything in the Bible about heroin, so does that mean I can just go out and do heroin since it ‘isn’t against Gods word’? No! We know that heroin is bad for us” Haha! I thought it was funny. They brought everything back to the restoration of the gospel and modern prophets and the priesthood. It apparently was a really good lesson. (M) said he would pray about the Word of Wisdom.

Sister Dunford and I were in Muncie for exchanges. We had a pretty good time together!

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We got poured on twice. It rained really bad, so pretty much we were wet all day. I also got the experience of riding a bus (we tried to do some bus contacting as we were heading to appointments, but there actually weren’t very many people on the bus). It was a different experience that’s for sure! It made me think about when I was with Sister Yoakum. She really wanted to ride the bus but I was very much against it, so we never did. Haha! Sorry Sister Yoakum….

We had a block of faith activity this weekend here in Anderson. There were a lot of churches that set up booths and laid out some of their materials and stuff. It was also kind of like a fair because there were some activities and some food vendors, but it was for people to check out the churches in the area and find out more about them.

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We had a booth set up with the elders and our ward mission leader. It was a lot of fun! We didn’t talk to as many people as I thought we would, but we were able to hand out some cards and tell people about the temple open house that starts next month!

We also did some family history with our recent convert (L) this week. It was cool because there was one point in time where she plugged in just a tiny bit of information, and a whole line of family came up. Someone has been doing here family’s family history! We were able to go back to at least the 900’s and we weren’t even done! It was cool and it was exciting to see the spirit of Elijah work through her. It got her really excited to do more family history.

So those are the big highlights for the week. I love you all! Have a great week. 🙂

Love,

Sister Palmer

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HIYAA!!!!

Holy cow,

Hello family and friends. I feel like this transfer has been the biggest roller coaster of my life. There have been a lot of downs, and then we have a lot of ups, and then we have more downs. By the time Sunday hit this week, I really just needed some spiritual rejuvenation. I don’t know what the deal has been! I don’t know why I am struggling so much right now. I think part of it is the fact that I am coming home soon.  I am trying so hard not to get trunky again and to stay focused on the work! I have a lot of mixed feelings right now.

So this week was fun though because we had our mini missionary (Sister Risch) with us!

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Having fun eating watermelon with our mini missionary, Sister Risch.

We had to take her back on Saturday and it seriously was so sad! We had so much fun with her and we did not want her to leave!

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The picture that Sister Blackburn drew in her journal when we had to give Sister Risch back to her parents.

She is going to be an awesome missionary someday if she decides to go. She said that after the week she had with us, she is leaning more towards going on a mission than she was before she came with us, so that is a good thing! That’s what we hope to accomplish right?

WE got a miracle voicemail this week from the Miamisburg elders saying that they had gone to see (G) and one of the first things she asked them was ‘When can I get baptized?” I cried so hard inside. I am so happy that (G) is still going to get baptized! I am sad though because it might be another baptism that I miss because of being too far away. 😦 We have interviews with President and Sister Porter tomorrow though, so I am going to beg them and see if the let me go. haha! 😉

So we met a guy this week that told us that he was Jesus Christ re-incarnated as well as a bunch of other people like Hercules, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci and many others…..WOW!  You don’t hear that very much do ya? Haha! It was a great experience for our mini missionary. He talked a lot and we barely got two words in! We finally handed him a Plan of Salvation pamphlet (hopefully he reads it and feels the spirit or something) and we were out of there before he could say anything more. I wanted to try and teach him something, but yeah….it wasn’t going to happen. He did end up coming to church yesterday though! I was so scared for my life because I didn’t know if he was going to make a scene or not. Thankfully he didn’t and he ended up leaving before sacrament meeting was over, so we didn’t even get to talk to him to see how his experience was. We will probably never see him again, but who knows! Haha! That was our adventure for the week.

It has rained a lot this week and the humidity is so bad and it is so hot! There were multiple days this week where it got over 90 degrees. Bleh!

So anyway, we have interviews tomorrow and I can hardly wait! And no, it isn’t my exit interview so that is not why I am so excited. It will just be nice to see President and Sister Porter. 🙂

I love you all! Have a great week!

Love,

Sister Palmer

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Zone fun day last week…always one of the ups in life.

Mini Missions

Holy cow!!!!!!!

Hello my dearest family and friends! I am freaking out a little bit inside right now because of all the awesome things that are going on here in the mission and back at home. I am just loving life right now! I realize that my email last week was probably a little negative and depressing (obviously because I was a little down last week), but let me tell you….this week has been so much better! Let me tell you of some awesome things that have been happening.

Okay, so last week we had Stake Conference. Since it was Stake Conference, President and Sister Porter were there and so I got to say hi and talk to them for a second. Sister Porter gave me a hug and had mentioned to me about (M’s) baptism that had happened that day and how excited she was for me. I told her how sad I was because I couldn’t go and because I was missing Miamisburg so much. She told me to find 1 reason everyday why God decided to put me here in Anderson for the last 6 weeks of my mission. I haven’t been perfect, but there were a few awesome things that happened this week, and I am slowly finding reasons why I am here. I love it here!

Okay so earlier this week we had a lesson with one of our recent converts (K). She has been a little down on herself and had some depression and we had a super awesome lesson with her where I was able to talk about (G) a little bit (a recent convert from Miamisburg who had some depression problems). I told her that (G) was always the most depressed when she wasn’t reading, praying, AND coming to church. Notice all three of those things had to be done. I don’t know what all I said, but she thought it was interesting and wrote down a few things that I said so that she could remember them. This was on Tuesday and I finally felt like there was a reason why I am here. I have to be here for (K)… (and many others) because I might have just the right story or experience to share that might help them continue to increase their faith in Christ.

We had another walking day on Wednesday. Good grief! We just had one last Friday. Too many car accidents. Hopefully people start being more careful on the road. One of the members took us to Dairy Queen for dinner that night though. Yummy!

Another big highlight this week was on Friday. We had a zone meeting on Friday, and it was AWEOME! The spirit was so strong and there were a lot of things that stood out to me. I had been asked to share my testimony at the beginning of the meeting, but we had a testimony meeting at the end so that anyone else could share their testimonies. I had a really strong feeling that I needed to get up again even though I had already given my testimony already. I stood up though and as I stood up, all the thoughts that were going through my head left me. I had to sit there for a minute and give the spirit a chance to speak so that I would know what to say. I don’t even remember what all I said, but I do remember getting a feeling of comfort as I bore my testimony that God was with me, he knew what I was going through, and He has a purpose for me here in Anderson. It was really nice to get that feeling.

We also went on a little mini exchange that afternoon with the STLs. I was with Sister Dunford, and can I just say…..I was so happy to be with her! She is so awesome.

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We were in the same district in Miamisburg when elder McDade was our District Leader. Now Elder McDade is my Zone Leader and Sister Dunford is one of my STLs. So, it was an awesome exchange with her. We found 3 new investigators in like 45 minutes. It was great! Sister Dunford and I talked a lot about what I had been struggling with and that I was trying so hard to find my purpose. I told her that I want to work so hard this last transfer and have so much fun, but I was struggling trying to accomplish that. We had a really good conversation and she helped me feel so much better. She also told me that one of the reasons she knew God loved her was because He had sent me here at this time to be with her again. It might sound kinda cheesy, but it was just what I needed to hear to find another reason why I am here at this time. I am here for the other missionaries!

This weekend we got our mini missionary. Her name is Sister Risch and she is really cool.

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We got her on Saturday morning, so she hasn’t been here extremely long, but we are having a lot of fun with her, and hopefully teaching her a lot!

So that is a quick update on the week. Like I said, it was so much better than last week. I am happy, I am having fun, and most importantly, I am working my hardest. 🙂 I will be home in exactly one month from today (don’t worry folks, I am not getting trunky this time). There is too much going on to get trunky and I am going to finish my mission strong! I love you all! Have a great week!

Love,

Sister Palmer

#satangotdesperate part 2…nope, it’s beyond that

Dear Family and Friends,

Holy freak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t even know what to say right now. There is so much stuff going on through my brain at this moment. I originally was going to title this email something along the lines of “Satan’s desperation pt. 2”, but it is beyond that at this point.

So this week was an awesome week, and then it has just spiraled down hard this weekend. I will hurry and let all the negative off of my chest, and then I will tell about all the other awesome things that we were able to accomplish.

My story starts on Friday. We had a dinner appointment with some members, and while there, the mother, sister “L” adjusted both mine and Sister Witherspoon’s backs. Nothing wrong there, it felt great. But…Saturday morning I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a train and thrown across the room. My throat also hurt really bad and I had a slight fever. Sister Witherspoon asked me if I wanted to call the mission nurse, but I told her no because I would be okay and I just wanted to tough it out and go out to work. My fever didn’t get any worse, in fact it actually went down a little, but it persisted about half of the day. By the time we got to our personal studies, I was EXHAUSTED. Literally, all of my energy was suddenly drained. I didn’t understand why, but I continued to fight it.

Sunday Morning I woke up. I didn’t feel like I had been hit by a train, but I had another fever and this time, my throat felt a little worse. Once again, Sister Witherspoon was taking good care of me and she asked me if I wanted to call the mission nurse. Once again, I told her no, that everything would be okay, and that if I wasn’t feeling better after church, I would call. Well, I wasn’t feeling better after church, so I called the nurse. I was worried that I had strep throat (I kinda was thinking that the whole weekend, but I just kept putting it off. I really needed to get rid of my pride and just let people help me). Sister Willoughby (the mission nurse) told me that I should go to urgent care, so we did! We got there, I got back into the room, I told them that I thought I had strep throat and they did a swab on me. They told me that it would take about 5 minutes and then they would let me know the results. I kid you not, they came back literally 45 seconds later. The doctor had a big smile on her face. I said “So, I have strep?” She said “Yeah…..you sure do!” She then had me open my mouth and she shined a light in the back of my throat. “Yeah, you really do have strep!” She prescribed me some medicine and sent it electronically to the pharmacy…Well guess what? The Pharmacy closed at 5:00, and by the time we got there it was like 5:15. By this point, the urgent care was closed, so we couldn’t call them and ask if they could transfer it to a 24 hour pharmacy. Thankfully, we have some awesome members, and one of the members in the stake presidency is a doctor, so he prescribed me the medication that I needed, and some members went and picked it up. Hallelujah! I felt like I was dying last night….literally, but now I am doing a little better. My throat is still a little sore, but it isn’t as swollen, I can breathe better, and I have been able to eat a tiny little bit. I haven’t really eaten much the past couple of days, so it feels good to eat. 🙂

*Side remark: Sorry for all of you people in the Miamisburg Ward who may be reading this right now. If you get strep throat, please forgive me for possibly contaminating you.*

Also, we got our transfer calls today. Are you ready for this? You probably won’t believe me, which is fine, even I am still freaking out. We are getting DOUBLED OUT! In fact, our whole district is getting doubled out. Not just that, but about 75% of our zone is leaving. Out of 8 areas (two of which are in trios) there are only 5 people who are staying. Not 5 areas, 5 singular people! We are all freaking out! As of right now, we have not gotten any leadership calls, and we haven’t found out if our area is getting shut down, although I don’t think our area will get closed down, because Miamisburg is an awesome place and we  have been accomplishing a lot of awesome things. 🙂

So as far as the actual week goes, let me tell you a little bit better news. We saw (M) like almost every day this week, and a lot of our lessons were in members’ homes with her. That was awesome! So far, she is still good to get baptized this Saturday. Hopefully this transfer call doesn’t change it. We have an appointment with her tonight, so we will let her know and get things worked out.

On Thursday, we were just about to be done with our weekly planning, and we get a call from one of the members and she said that there was someone at her house who was very anxious to meet us, and asked if we could come over. So we went over right away. This member is a little older, and the person that was anxious to meet us was her aid. Sister “T” the member, had read a little bit of the Book of Mormon with (B) that morning, and she wanted to know more. She said that God had been on her mind a lot in the past couple of months. She told us a lot about her life. She hasn’t been much of a church goer, except for when she was little. She said that there was one point a little while ago when she was meeting with Jehovah’s Witnesses and was going to go to church with them, but she got a feeling that she shouldn’t, that God had something else planned. Well, a few months ago, she started working for Sister “T” as her aid. She said that she just felt good every time she came over. So anyway, that’s like the really short story, but she is excited to learn more, and she even came to church yesterday! Unfortunately, she lives in Dayton, so we are going to have to pass her off to the elders who are in Dayton. It was an awesome experience though. We got a new investigator, contacted a referral in a member’s home, and had a member present in a member’s home. It was fantastic. 🙂

So yeah, since we were confined to our apartment yesterday after we found out I had strep, we still had one lesson to get to hit 20 lessons for the week and to hit standards. So, we called up one of our recent converts and had a lesson with her over the phone. Haha! Gotta love technology. Thankfully though we were able to reach 20 lessons and we got standards. Booyah! 🙂

Currently, since it is Memorial Day and the library is closed, we are emailing at the members house who got me my medicine yesterday, and they are feeding us. They saved some fruit and stuff from our ward Memorial Day picnic that happened this morning that we unfortunately were not able to go to because of my strep throat. I love the members here! Haha.

So that is it for my week folks. I love you all! I hope you have a great week. 🙂

Love,

Sister Palmer

Pictures:

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Our district fun day that we had on Monday. It was so fun, but it started to pour rain while we were there.

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A district picture from our last district meeting in the transfer.

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A picture of me during weekly planning. I am now on my last planner for the rest of my mission. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#satangotdesperate

Hello my wonderful family and friends!

This week’s email isn’t going to be as long. Sorry about that. There isn’t as much to tell though. Most of our week revolved around (M). We did have a couple of extra adventures that I will mention though.

So (M) is doing freak’n awesome! We saw her a few different times this week. All of our lessons with her were in a member’s home. We had a lesson with her on Saturday in our Stake Presidents house. It went really well! We taught her the Word of Wisdom that day. She had already researched some of it and knew what we believed. She doesn’t have a problem with anything, and she committed to live it! Booyah (M). #sheisgolden

She also came to church yesterday and had another great experience! We had a lesson with her after church. We are going to be having Family Home Evening with her tonight in a members home and she is bringing at least one of her sisters (hopefully more) and probably one of her friends. We are looking forward to it! She has a baptism [date on the] calendar and she is still on track to be baptized on May 30th! That is right after the transfer, so pray that we are still here!

Oh yeah, so this is the last week of the transfer! Craziness. It is also Sister Witherspoon’s last week of training. It has gone by so fast!

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So we had a car fast on Friday, so we were all out walking. It ended up being a pretty good exchange for the most part! I had a great time in Springboro. Sister Witherspoon got to stay in our area and lead. #proudmommamoment The only bummer part was that sister Witherspoon was in the hospital by the end of the day…..CRAZY! Don’t worry folks, she is okay. She just got a little sick. I never thought anything like that would happen on my mission, but it did! We are very thankful for members who watch out for us and we are especially thankful for the members who took care of her while I was away for a little bit.

So that is why my email is titled the way it is. We are having a lot of awesome success right now, especially with (M) about to get baptized, so he got after us. Oh well, we continue to fight back! Sister Witherspoon was such a trooper. 🙂

We also got to talk to (G) this week! It was so stink’n nice to hear from her. She is doing good. She has been bombarded with questions since she has been in Arizona, so that caused a bit of contention and doubt, but she has such a strong testimony and she knew where to turn to help her overcome it. She isn’t going to be home until the beginning of June, but she is going to work towards baptism again when she gets back. She knows she needs to do it! Keep her in your prayers please.

So that is about it for the week! I love you all. Thanks for your love and support. Have a fantastic week!

Love,

Sister Palmer

That was awkward…

HELLO!!!

This week was actually really good. For it being a transfer week, we did really good! Transfer weeks are known for being kinda bad because of the change and such…but I guess since there wasn’t any change between us, we had just another normal week. WE have been trying to have 3 awkward experiences a day as a zone, so that is the why my email is titled the way it is, although some stories you my read about can also fall into the title…

So this week, we had a chapel tour with (B)!!!!!!!! We were so stink’n excited that he actually came! We have tried at least like 5 times to have a chapel tour with him since we started teaching him and every time something goes wrong and he doesn’t show up. Well, this week it finally happened!! We got some training a couple weeks ago in leadership council and then in zone meeting on how we should do our chapel tours so that they aren’t super long, but that they are super powerful. (B) was our first investigator to test our training on, but it went really well. The spirit was strong, especially when we were in the chapel. I thought it was a great experience for us and for (B).

(B) was supposed to come to church yesterday, but he didn’t make it. We don’t know what happened. We haven’t talked to him yet to figure out. We were super bummed! There was some more things that we could have done to make sure that he got there, so part of it was a lack of effort on our part, but I was just hoping that he would come anyway because of his experience at the chapel tour. Oh well! We will do better this week. On the bright side, we had 2 less-actives at church that we have been working with, and 2 recent converts that haven’t been to church in a while.

#miracleinadifferentway #lookingforthegrace

Those were the hashtags that Sister Witherspoon sent out to the zone when she told them about our day. She does a really good job at finding the grace. 🙂

So Friday we did have to walk almost all day! There have been too many car accidents throughout the mission these past few months and so President Porter said that the next missionaries to get in a car accident would mean that everyone’s cars would be “grounded” and we would have to walk. It actually wasn’t that bad though! The sun was shining and it was super nice outside! (Gotta work on my tan.) We were able to talk to a lot of people and I felt like it was a pretty productive day since we were outside.

I have to tell you what happened on Friday though. Boy do I love our investigators….So we thankfully were able to have a miracle…a member present. We were able to find a member that could come pick us up and take us to our appointment, which was awesome. Here is what happened at the appointment though….

So our appointment was with our investigator (R). I have talked about her before. She is a Wicca and she is awesome. We love (R)! Here is where it got kinda cool, creepy, weird, I don’t know what you want to call it. Just as we were about to say a prayer, (R) looks at me and says that she has something to tell me after we pray. “Just me?” I said. I was starting to kinda freak out a little. I said the opening prayer and during the whole time, my hands were sweating because I didn’t know what was going to happen, and while I was praying out loud, I was saying a prayer in my head that we would all be okay and that (R) wouldn’t drop us and that things would be fine. Haha! Okay. After the prayer (R) proceeds to say something, I don’t remember exactly what, but to me it sounded like she was getting ready to drop us. I finally stopped freaking out in my head and just listened. (R) told me that someone in my family was going to get sick, like not just a cold, she made it sound like it was going to be something tragic (hopefully not cancer or anything). Anyway, someone in my family was going to get sick and that because my faith is so strong, I was going to need to be there for them and that they were going to rely on my testimony and my faith during their trial to help them keep their faith strong and so that they could be confident and get through their trial….Then she said “Now your guardian angel, or spirit, or whatever you want to call it can leave me alone.”

Okay, so it wasn’t worded exactly like that, but that was the gist of it. It was crazy! I didn’t know what to think. My mom and I love the show “Long Island Medium” and we have always wondered what it would have been like to see Teresa Caputo and have a reading with her…Well, I think I pretty much got read by (R)! Apparently my guardian angel or spirit or someone had been bugging her for a while and that was the message that she was told to give me. It was an interesting experience. She isn’t a medium, but she has had experiences with spirits before. She told us that spirits speak through symbols, so she doesn’t know when it is going to happen. She said it could be 6 weeks from now, or it could be 10 years from now. She also didn’t know who in my family it would be….so there are a lot of possibilities there. I didn’t proceed to ask her questions, but in a way I wish I would have. I don’t think she is crazy…now is what she told me real? Who knows, but I am not going to think too much on it right now.

So yeah…there are a couple of highlights from my week. It was super awesome week. I love you all! I hope you have a great week as well. 🙂

Love,

Sister Palmer

I got an awesome bouquet of flowers from my parents this week.

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The pictures aren’t the greatest. It was very pretty!

Transfer Doctrine

There was probably about a month where I really struggled with a term that missionaries like to call “trunky”. I really never thought that I would get to that point on my mission. I remember when I was companions with Sister Origer and her mom sent her information about school. She about freaked out and I just laughed. “Haha! I don’t have to worry about that ever.” Then I remember when Sister Webb was trying to get housing figured out. Once again…I never have to worry about that right?? Well, I started getting similar questions. I didn’t know what to do. I don’t think that was the only reason for my trunkiness. I know that part of it was that my mission friends were starting to go home…I constantly thought about what I was going to do with them when I got home, but I was also thinking about what it would be like to see my family again. (I am very grateful to my mom and dad for getting all of my college situation stuff worked out on their own, so I don’t have to worry about any of it.)

It was brought up at interviews with President and Sister Porter about how “trunky” I really was. I didn’t think it was that bad, but after talking to them, I realized that it was worse than I thought. It was a constant battle with myself. I made a goal that day that I wasn’t going to talk about home anymore. I didn’t want Sister Witherspoon to get transferred from me for my actions…because that is what would have happened.

Anyway, so the past few weeks I have been working really hard on it, and it is going good! Sister Witherspoon and I have been seeing a lot of grace lately, so I will tell you about some of it right now as I talk about our week.

First off, we are staying together…yay! I am not going to be a sister training leader, which I guess right now is fine. I am going to just focus on training and making sure Sister Witherspoon is the best missionary she can be.

I am really excited to still be here in Miamisburg. At the end of this transfer, I will have been in Miamisburg as long as I was in Columbia City. CRAZY!! There is going to be a lot of awesome things happening this transfer though. Now let me tell you the highlights of the week.

So Monday we had a fun Nerf war at the church as a zone. It was super awesome!

Wednesday we had a lesson with (G). That was pretty much AMAZING! Before we went into the lesson, Sister Witherspoon was like “I am going to tell (G) to give me her cigarettes.” I was like “Are you crazy??!” Look, I know as missionaries we are supposed to be bold, but sometimes being bold scares me, especially when it is THAT bold. But, we did it anyway. (G) wouldn’t give them to us, but we set up a return appointment for Friday. We decided that we would fast on that day, and she was going to fast with us. We set up things for a blessing, and it was all going to be great! But then, come Friday at 7:00, as I was starving from literally eating nothing all day and doing lots of service, (G) didn’t answer the door….WHAT??? Come on now…it was sad and disappointing. We had a lesson with an investigator the next day and we had a member out with us, but this investigator (R) wasn’t home, so we took the member to go see (G). This time (G) was home. The good news is….she ended up fasting with us on Friday, and she no longer has any cigarettes!!!! That’s right folks, (G) is now living the Word of Wisdom and she is preparing to get baptized towards the end of May (before the transfer is over). WAHOO!! Exciting.

Another grace moment….We tried so hard this week to have a lesson with our investigator (C). We seriously could not get anything to work out. Every time we would schedule a lesson, something else would come up or (C) just wouldn’t be there. It was so frustrating!! But, yesterday before we went to church and our ward council meeting, we stopped by (C’s) to bring her breakfast. It was a little early, and (C) was the only one up, but we helped her clean her kitchen and do her dishes and we talked to her about coming to church. She said she would! She ended up coming to church and brought her 5 year old son (TJ). On the way to church, she got lost, called us freaking out, and said she was going to go home, but we were able to calm her down and convince her to keep driving. They finally made it and luckily they made it just in time for the sacrament! Double grace there! We are supposed to be having a chapel tour with her tomorrow. 🙂

Last but not least is (B). Remember him?? We got a call from (B) on Monday evening. He was just checking up on us to see how we were doing, but we set up a time to go see him on Sunday. He was also going to come to church with us, but he ended up getting sick from dialysis and was really dizzy when he woke up Sunday morning, so he didn’t come to church, but we still had our lesson with him yesterday afternoon. He is doing just great! He is currently reading in Moroni in the Book of Mormon, but this is his 3RD TIME THROUGH!! Okay, this man is ridiculous….seriously. We set up a chapel tour with him for this week as well, but he is also now on date for May 9th. Grace is happening all over the place people!!

I am really happy that I get to be here in Miamisburg still. Yesterday I had a feeling that God is pleased with me and the work that I am doing. I am obviously not perfect, but guess what? Repentance is real. I am so grateful for that. I struggled for a little bit, but now I am back on track and I ready to keep going! This work is so amazing and I am grateful to be a part of it!

I love you all so much! Have a great week!

Love,

Sister Palmer

PS: Pictures are of mine and Sister Witherspoon’s matching shirts,

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and of us soaking wet after a run one morning.

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Gotta love the rain!