So since the beginning of my mission, every time we drive somewhere, we're always driving past some baseball field. It always makes me miss all the times my family would go to major league Cleveland Indian baseball games. Then, just a couple weeks ago, everyone started talking about Mormon Night- the 66ers baseball game. I wanted to go SO BAD, but I knew President wouldn't go for it. Our Ward Mission Leader, Lorenzo, said he was pretty tight with the AP's and he would just call and ask them...BE MY GUEST...but he's gonna say no.
That evening, we were driving back to the apartment, when the phone rang.
"Hey sisters! We just go a call from Lorenzo, asking if you were allowed to go to the game. We asked President and he said since you're serving in a YSA ward, he feels good about letting you go."
"So as long as you have investigators and less-actives go, and you feel good about it as well, he's going to let you go. He's not gonna let any other missionaries go, so you sisters are pretty special."
Of course we did all the gasping and screaming once we got off the phone.
Ummm...we get i-Pads on Saturday! WOOHOO!! Supah Dupah excited.
Wednesday, right before the temple tour, we ran into Sister P---'s great-aunt B---! Her real name is E--, but she likes B---. :) She works at the temple, so maybe one of these days we could get her to give the tour.
This week, I finished the Book of Mormon again! Did you know that if you read four chapters of the Book of Mormon everyday, you can finish in two months? So that's what I did. And guess what. The book is still true and still so amazing! You know how I know? Because I've read it, and I've prayed about it. You may be thinking the Book of Mormon must be pretty great by just reading this. BUT you won't know for sure unless you've read and prayed about it yourself. So go do it, even if it's just for five minutes a day. It'll change your life, I promise!
For the past few months, Sister P--- gave up desserts for a past investigator, J---. He's this cute old man who's been smoking for over 40 years. Then just last week, Sister P--- got an email from her last companion saying how J--- took all of his cigarettes and chucked them over the fence. "I QUIT. I'M DONE. I'M FREE!"
We got to go to his baptism Saturday. :)
It is so amazing how the gospel can completely turn someone's life around, even if it is hard, and you have to make a few sacrifices. It may be tough, but it is worth more than anything in this world.
Saturday, we found this pretty amazing girl, A---. She just graduated high school, and she was just filled with questions. Her dad goes to one church and her mom is goes to another; both very strong religions, but she was never interested in being a part of either of them. She said she was confused, and just wanted some answers. She asked all of the questions every missionary wished more people would ask! So, she's basically like Joseph Smith. [Both of his parents went to different churches. He was praying about which church to go to.] We're excited to be teaching her. :)
Well, that's all folks! Have a goofy day!