Dear Family and Friends,
Happy Easter! Sister S and I are staying together in the A Ward! Transfer #3 here I come. We really wanted to stay together, so when the call came we didn't answer it. We were afraid. Then they called right back and we answered it. Elder B said, "I've got some bad news for you..........you are staying together!" Our hearts dropped a little bit, but then we were relieved. We really didn't believe it. Oh I love our ward, and I want to stay here for a really long time! Also Sister H needs us to finish cleaning her yard. We hula-hoed...again.
We had a great week until Friday. So Sister S and I were helping the Lee's move and we were jumping on their trampoline. First of all, I'd like to confess to hurting her leg. We were jumping on the trampoline and we were trying to do the double bounce thing, where you bounce the other person up high. Well she didn't understand that she was supposed to go up, so when she landed (she's supposed to land on her butt) she landed leaning back so she went sideways instead of straight up. It was an in-ground trampoline so she didn't fall off, but she did land on the metal part. She hit her shin. Luckily, nothing really bad happened. It was only bruised. She's getting better now, but we didn't get to ride our bikes this weekend. We did ride at the beginning of the week though...A LOT. We rode 38 miles in 3 days :)
Another crazy story: While walking up a hill with my bike, Sister S said, "Is that a snake?!" So I went backwards with my bike to see (only a few feet), but my chain popped off, so my bike immediately stopped, but my body didn't. I flipped backwards over my bike and cut up my left leg and ankle a bit, but it wasn't bad. Don't worry it wasn't a snake...and I fixed my chain!
Alrighty so this week we visited Nelson. He's 15 and wants religion in his life. We have been meeting with him, but it's always on the front porch. We met with him yesterday and asked if he would be willing to be baptized. He opened the door and yelled, "Yo Mom. You down with me being baptized?!" It was probably the funniest thing ever. But he agreed to be baptized on May 10th so that's amazing!! Please keep Nelson and Bill in your prayers! They are progressing!
This Sunday was the best church meeting I've ever been in! Sister H gave an amazing lesson in Relief Society. We talked about reflecting during the sacrament. Reflection means more than just thinking. When you look at your reflection you see yourself. When we reflect on the Savior we should be thinking of things we can do to make ourselves more like the Savior.
When Christ went into the Garden and suffered, He came back out and noticed that His disciples were sleeping. We need to make sure that we are always awake! We cannot be asleep during the sacrament or awake during church and then fall asleep during the rest of the week. We need to always remember Him! "Because of Him death has no sting, the grave no victory. We can start again and again and again. Because of Him guilt becomes peace, regret becomes relief, despair becomes hope. Because of him we have second chances, clean slates, new beginnings. There is no such thing as the end, because of Him." Watch the video "Because of Him". It's the best.
I hope everyone has a super fantastic week! Love,
District Leader, Elder B, Sis S
Zone Leaders, Elder N and Elder F.