Friday, April 22, 2016

Hopeful Wanderers - Week 18

Hello everyone!

I don't have much to tell this week because it was mostly full of walking (Lots and LOTS of walking) and waiting for the bus... (Mostly because we would miss them.) And a majority of the time we weren't even in our area. But that's okay because we still saw miracles!

Thursday we had Zone Training and Sister Abbott and I gave one of the trainings. Talking in front of groups is getting easier little by little, but it's still not my cup of tea. Right before we went up Sister Abbot started breaking out in hives! She was super allergic to something that is still unknown to the both of us. It got worse and worse throughout the day until I finally made her call the nurse and take some Benadryl! That knocked her out for about 4 1/2 hours so I just did weekly planning by myself to pass the time. Loads of fun... I had to wake her up twice. Once when the Relief Society President called to ask us if we were okay with doing the lesson on Sunday. Another to ask her if she wanted to go to our dinner appointment. She doesn't remember any of it and was pretty disappointed to find out that she had said yes to teaching on Sunday and no to going to dinner. Benadryl is some heavy stuff!

Because we had spent most of the week trying to get around the city, we were struggling with finding people to teach. Friday morning Sister Abbott and I prayed that we would find a new investigator. On our way to city we stopped by Carol's. She is the sweetest old lady and a potential investigator that lived near the train station. Sister Abbott and her last companion had done service for her a month or two ago. She invited us in, talked with us, and brought up the Plan of Salvation. We were able to teach her a little bit before we had to leave to catch our train and she wants to know more! We are excited to teach her!

In other news, Philadelphia is still a scary place and we feel like we are wandering around without a clue most of the time. Luckily, Heavenly Father is looking out for us. We have a few members who are angels in disguise that have picked us up from some pretty sketchy areas and driven us home. I am so thankful for them! Elder Rose said it would be about two more weeks before we get our car back, so we'll continue hoofing it until then.

I love you all! The gospel is true! The book is blue!

God bless! :)

Sister B

The pictures that basically sum up our week.
 Maybe the GPS can tell us why
we got off at the wrong stop!

Lost?? Maybe a little... 

Valley Forge East Zone!
 (And the beginning of Sister Abbott's allergic reaction.)

The comic that cheered me up this week!
I was also reminded of a quote from conference:
 "Murmuring is the scriptural equivalent
of childish whining."

My new favorite food is fried plantains!
They are SO GOOD!

Waiting for the train! :)
The back of my neck got a killer sunburn.

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