Tuesday, September 2, 2014


So this week I think has been one of the longest weeks on my mission... I think I also have been doomed to break every companion I have! This week Sister Bigelow wasn't feeling super great. She has been having really bad headaches this week and it just kept getting worse and so the Dr. was prescribing stuff and it kept making it worse. So we are still at square 1 but the bright side is that she is sleeping better. But we are waiting to see what they will decide next to do. Also Sister Bly came back yesterday so we switched back and we are now back in our old apartment ( 650 Eastland) and We got transfer calls yesterday and SHOCKER! (not) We are both staying... and we have a car which is fantastic!But this week has been long sister Bigelow cant be out in sun or in bright lights so we hung out in the basement a lot..  but despite all that we saw a lot of miracles this week. We taught a 20 year old Luke. He has been coming to church with his girl friend and he wanted to be taught so we had the 1st lesson with him this week. It went really well and he really understood a lot and has such a sincere heat. We were talking to him though about how we all aren't perfect and we all make mistakes and he was like " ya we're not perfect and neither are platypuses..." we all died laughing it was so funny! But it was really a great lesson and he was really genuinely excited to learn more! We also taught a lesson to another lady, she was looking for a job and she applied at the D.I. so she had to meet with the bishop in her area and so when she did, he asked her if she wanted to learn more and she said she did. We have been trying to get in contact with her for a while and we finally did  (#miracle) and we set up an appointment with her. We went over there and met with her and asked her if she wanted to take the lessons and she said she did. She has a 6 year old son and she told us she really wants him to have good standards. She also told us that she had a friend who was a member of the church and when he came home from his mission would always talk about the church and he gave her a Book of Mormon and she remembers it and she remembered his example! Member Missionary Work!!!! But one of the Best lessons this week was with David. he has been a potential investigator in our ward for a while now. He thought he was baptized but we found out he wasn't. we finally were able to meet with him this week at a members house in our ward. I was really nervous to meet with him because he is a really intelligent man and I didn't know what to expect. So we prayed before going in and wow I could ask for a better lesson and a better person. He is the most humble prepared man I have ever met. He is recently divorced and he has a 13 year old son. But he is amazing he has read the Koran,the Bible 3 time and he is on the his 2nd time reading the Book of Mormon.He is a plastic surgeon and a Lawyer and he was in the military. It was crazy how much he knew yet he was so humble and he listened to us and wanted to study everything we gave to him! it was truly amazing to see the spirit work on him. He is truly one of God's elect! There were so many great things that happened this week despite the crazy sicknesses and the freak accident that have happened this transfer I have been so blessed to learn so much this transfer. I have been able to have 3 amazing companions who have taught me so much. It has really been a humbling transfer for me and a time to me to recommit myself once again to this work and to the Lord. I love my mission I am not a perfect persona and Heavenly father Knows that but what matters to him isn't that I am perfect its that I make progress. He expects us to take the mistakes we have made and not look back on them with nothing but to look at them and learn from them. I pretty sure it was Elder Holland who said that we need to take the embers of our past and not the ashes. The only way to make a fire is from the embers nothing will happen with ashes! I love that and I know that it is true. I love this work and this gospel and I am so grateful for the opportunities I have been given. Love you all!! 



Sister Owsley

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