Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A bed bug scare...eek! Jan 20

Hi! This was a very interesting week...

Ha ok so last Monday we had a great lesson with Regina, she is super great. We were a little sad and nervous though because she had told us that she didn't know if her husband would be open to hearing from us too. I have seen a lot of spouses who don't approve of religions other than Catholic while here on the mission and it is pretty sad! and I didn't want to see that again especially with Barbara because she is so great.
buttttt.... on Friday we had a lesson with the WHOLE FAMILY! It was so wonderful. Her husband is nice and not as open as her but he was definitely interested a little. The girls are teenagers and kind of too cool for us but they will come around. The lesson went well and they are great.

Tuesday we had a wonderful New Missionary Training meeting on tuesday- I love those meetings so much! It'll probably be my last one for a while at least, there is only one Hermana coming in next transfer so the odds of me training again are slim slim. We went on exchanges after that. At one of the houses a cute little one year old girl went by the door and put my boots on during dinner haha.

Thursday was a STRUGGLE a sweet couple found a couch for us for 5 dollars at goodwill... so that was moved in wednesday night. Hermana Lunt who I went on exchanges with warned us of the signs of bedbugs- she said that in one of her past apartments they got a couch in and in just 2 days the bedbugs had SPREAD. so she gave us some warning signs. so anywhoo we look at the bottom of the couch and we see some fuzzballs- she said that this is what their egg sacs look like. so we began to freak out a bit. we vacuumed up a lot of the couch and then shoved it in a corner. the next day our neighbor below us comes out of her apartment while we were going down the stairs to leave and YELLS at us for a good 5 minutes about how we are horrible and loud and that she had called to complained about us and the vacuuming. Even though we always keep the noise curfew. So we had an angry neighbor and possible bedbugs- we were not happy campers! but we talked to our landlord and he said not to worry about it thankfully! Later that day the couch was out as well. So all chaos had been settled, but we still had weekly planning to do. so it was quite a day!

The biggest miracle of the week was probably Regina's family. Please pray for them.
Eduardo said he will come to church this sunday too so please pray for him!

Yesterday in sunday school (in a ward where no spanish speakers showed up) we listened to the talk "His Grace is Sufficient" by Brad Wilcox. WOW is it good. and if you listen to the recording, he is pretty funny too. But WOw I just wanted to share one favorite quote that really inspired me: "The Scriptures make it clear that no unclean thing can dwell with God, but no unchanged thing will even want to." 
so I read that yesterday, and today while reading the Book of Mormon I found:

 18 But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.

Wow. The Atonement covered everything. So why are we still required to do all that we can do? Because it prepares us to live with God. We need to be changed by  grace to live with him and want to. Wow please read this talk! It helped me have a new perspective. 

I love you all- keep exercising and increasing your faith.
Love you!
Hermana Barlow

ps. one day it snowed the most beautiful snowflakes ever! There has to be a God because all of them are different and little and gorgeous :) 

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