Yes it was crazy busy! We had to completely clean out and move this week. This was a missionary apartment as well for years, so we had to completely deep clean it, and man it has made me appreciate just staying clean. It was really horrible. Then we had to move everything up a flight of stairs to our other apartment. We also had a load to take to the dump, because of all the junk that accumulated over the years. It was a lengthy process, and has been draining, but it is nice to be in a cleaner nicer apartment. It feels a lot better already.
Also this week we started teaching Maddie Hall officially. I'm not sure if I have talked about her yet. Anyways she is 13 years old, and her grandparents are active members, and they have custody over her. She has had a hard upbringing. Her father has been in and out of prison, and her mom was murdered when she was a little younger. She has been in different foster homes, and just has had a rough childhood, but she is amazing!! We taught the restoration last week, and she soaked it in, and understood it well. The spirit in that room as well was powerful. She started to cry, and when we invited her to be baptized she said yes! She is on date for October 8th! After she said yes, she said there was this feeling where she felt like God pumped his fist and said, "yes!" Ha. It was a really neat experience though. We are very happy for her! The gospel will change her life, and it is. Just in the few lessons we have had I have already seen her changing. It's amazing!!
We have been teaching a lot of other people as well, and they are doing great! I will let you know when they start to progress more, but this work is hastening!! It is crazy to think I'm probably about done with my time in Morganton. I don't want to leave here. These people have been a big part of my life. I didn't know I had so much love in me ha. I'm excited though to meet more people!
Update on the Evans they are still doing great and are on fire! Tina just got called as the young women's advisor, and is already going on it. She will be amazing! Rusty also has received the priesthood. I don't know if I told you that already. The earls--Sister Earl got called to be the meal
coordinator, and is doing great with that! Brother Earl is still up there blessing the sacrament and loves it. He still messes up every once in awhile but it doesn't phase him, and he puts meaning in it. I
also heard back from Steven Mecke a little bit ago. I didn't get a lot of information, but he said that he is doing great, and has started his own insurance company! I hope he is staying in it. I also haven't
been able to hear from Monica.
Well I'm still doing great, and loving this work. It's hard, but worth it. I've grown a lot, and I can't wait to see what more can happen for me, and for others. I love being with these people. I really do, and I love teaching and applying the gospel to myself. It's been a crazy process! I love it though!
I hope things settle down a little at home- ha. It sounds like fun though, lots of great adventures! I hope you have a great week! Take care!