This week was awesome! I was walking on clouds every day that I got to stay in Port St. Lucie and stay with Sister Morrow. People don't stay together very often in this mission, so we did not think it was going to happen. We had MLC on Friday and it was a special training for the STLs and ZLs since we don't have Zone Training this month. (We have a world wide missionary devotional on the 20th instead.) Sister Morrow had a doctor's appointment in Fort Laud a couple hours after MLC, so we had to stay down there and didn't want to waste time. Since the APs don't get a whole lot of time in their area, we asked them where they wanted us to knock. They sent us to an apartment complex in deep side and it was the greatest. Sometimes I really miss the ghetto. We were up on the second or third floor when Sis. Morrow turns around and sees a young mom with her arms full of stuff so we rushed down and helped her carry her stuff in. Her son was the cutest thing on the planet, and we had a cool experience talking to her.
I also met someone that went to Grayson High School in Georgia this week. That was funny.
When volenteered at Habitat for Humanity this week and were asked to unload and sort briks that had been sitting outside in the rain for a while. It was pretty gross but also cool because I saw lizard eggs for the first time in my life.
We got a media referral for a Jamaican man that was taking the discussion in Jamaica and told the missionaries he wanted to wait to be baptised with his family. When went over to meet him and talked to one of his missionaries (who is back home now) over the phone! We also talked to Kalisa. Her work schedule has finally calmed down enough that she can come to church again. She will be getting baptised this month and she invited us to her wedding. I played nerf guns with her 2 year old sun for a while last night while Sis. Morrow was responsible and wrote down all the dates to meet with Kalisa. Her son also danced "Gangnum style" perfectly.
New Year's Resolution Update: I am still going strong with my picture every day. I made it a whole 11 days, everyone.
Happy birthday on the 9th Chan! It is hard to belive it has been 10 years!!!
Since today is also my birthday, I've been thinking a lot this week on how grateful I am to have been led to serve a mission over the past year. It is the hardest and greatest decision I've ever made, and it has changed my life completely. It is one of the greatest gifts Heavenly Father has given me thus far. I am so, so, so happy to be here in Florida and to still have another 6 months!
I love all of you tons! Have a good week!
Sister Bren Scadden