Monday, February 16, 2015

Ups and Downs 2/9

This week has been kinds of sad not gonna lie. Its been rough and its took its toll on us. We had a baptism set for this Saturday but when we called on Monday to see when we could meet with them him his mom  said he had decided not to be baptized.  I just keep praying that missionaries down the road will find him and he will be better prepared!
Other than that we didn't really see a ton of people this week no one was really home and its been hard to catch people because most people are in and out of town because they drive truck or everyone and there brother goes to Utah for the weekend to be with family so we have been trying to just find people to teach right now. 
Sister Poahahu has also been sick lately and so its been hard.They believe its her Gallbladder and that she needs it taken out? So we are in this waiting game to find out what to do and in the mean time she is in a lot of pain so we are having to taking it slow. But she is a trooper and keeps going even when it gets hard. 
 We did get to have FHE with 3 people on Monday. One was a recent convert Family the Herrars who are planning on going to the temple in July. A Less active Whitney who is awesome she is 24 and we have such a good time with her! and the Bishops house for dinner. So we kept busy. 
Also we had a chance to meet with Taylor this week. She passed her GED and is Registering for classes this fall to start her Degree. Everything really looking up for her and she is coming to Church every week and hopefully will be getting a calling soon. So I'm super proud of her! 
Ali our other investigator with a baptismal date is AMAZING!!! haha We also went on Team ups with Brother Tolley Our ward mission leader. We went to contact this kid who just moved in (or so we thought ) who is less active. He is 21 and he opened the door and we introduced ourselves as the missionaries and said we had heard he wanted to come and teach with us and he just looks and us and says. " you want to go on a date?" i just stood there as sister Pohahau started laughing and i stood there awe struck! haha I was like well were missionaries and cant really do that so he then turned to sister Pohahau and said " I am looking for a dark girl with long black hair" Which describes sister Pohahau and the he asked her on a date! haha I started busting up laughing all while our ward mission leader is cracking up inn the back. needless to say the YSA elders are going to go over there from now on! hahah. We also had a lesson at the Teagns this week and he was so excited about being baptized. He came to a baptism this weekend to see it and kind of get a feel for what its all about and he also went to like 6 hours of church! Cant really complain her is really developing a testimony and is not afraid to tell everyone at school! 
It been rough but we keep going on and the Lord has been helping us a lot. Although I don't really feel worthy of his help most the time it amazes me how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ help us and how much I receive from them daily. by just opening my eyes i know could see way more! 
On Sunday one of the ladies speaking told this story and I just loved it so much! so I thought I would share it. Love you all and hope you have an awesome week!


Sister Owsley 

P.s. Picture from Mission Conference with Elder Ballard

The Devil and The Duck

"There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play without in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit the target. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. 
As he was walking back he saw Grandma's pet duck. Just out of impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head, and killed it. He was shocked and grieved. In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. 
After lunch the next day Grandma said, "Sally, let's wash the dishes." But Sally said, "Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen." Then she whispered to him, "Remember the duck?" So Johnny did the dishes.
Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing and Grand! ma said, "I'm sorry but I need Sally to help make supper." Sally just smiled and said," Well that's all right because Johnny told me he wanted to help." She whispered again, "Remember the duck?" 
So Sally went fishing and Johnny stayed to help. 
After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally's he finally couldn't stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug, and said, "Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window and I saw the whole thing. But because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you." 
Thought for the day and every day thereafter: Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done -- and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, debt, fear, hatred , anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc.) whatever it is, you need to know that God was standing at the window and He saw the whole thing, He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He's just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you. 

The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets -
It is by God's Grace and Mercy that we are saved.

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