Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Another Crazy Week

Well, first things first, Sister Robinson and I will be staying together for another transfer! Look at me, I have a 2-transfer companion! And I absolutely love her. We were pumped that we are staying together! :)
There are so many stories to tell from this week, I'll try to be as clear as I can, but my mind is so scattered! Hahaha!
Monday night we went to dinner at Maddy’s, our recent convert's house! She is so cute and she had all her roommates have dinner with us, too! Her roommate made us a cute cake and taught us how to "scientifically" cut the cake... it was funny.
Tuesday was when we ran out of miles for the month... so we had no car from Tuesday until Friday... it was pretty rough, but we got a good tan from it!  We walked to the park to meet with Travis, and then went with a girl in our ward, Kendra to contact some people. She dropped us off to see Joe, and then we walked from Joe's house to the church for our next appointment. We totally underestimated the time that it would take to walk there... and we street contacted a guy that talked to us for 20 minutes, so we didn't get a lunch hour, and we were waaay late to the appointment. It was with Nathan, who is coming back to church. It was crazy and we were absolutely drenched when we got there, haha! April went with us to see Jasmine! We had a really good lesson with her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and set her for baptism at the end of August! We love Jasmine, she is the sweetest girl! Then we went to see a less active that we street contacted! Her name is Shareen, and she came back to church for the first time in 3 years a few weeks ago when we met her! We read Alma 32 with her, and she loved it, and was so excited to get back into the Book of Mormon. We also got to meet with our investigator, Molly, that night! She is so cool and is really searching. We talked for a while about faith and repentance and change. It was good, and she always asks questions! We left from there and got dropped off for dinner out in Boulder City (remember that we don't have miles...). We had dinner, but we were stranded in Boulder City... hahahah! Bishop and his sweet wife drove us home - the Walton's are the BEST!
Wednesday we walked to meet with Travis again, met with Alainya at the church for another new member lesson, made a ton of calls for potentials that we just have their phone number for, got time on mormon.org, and had dinner at the Walton's out in Boulder City with two of our members. Sister Walton mad her super delicious oreo truffle cake stuff for Sister Robinson's "almost birthday". She sent us home with a ton of it on a plate... and as we were walking into the house that night, she was holding a lot of stuff... and the cake fell off the plate onto the ground.  We laughed so hard and decided that it was probably for the best. That afternoon we had been contacting people, and we knocked on a guy’s door, and his dad came to the door. It was hilarious, he was laughing, and calling for his son to see the "3 beautiful angels that are here to save him" and his dad was just cracking up, and so were we... I'm not sure why it was so hilarious, but we were all doubled over in laughter. The guy came to the door and said he would meet with us at the church!
Thursday was interesting, we contacted people all day, and called someone that we had an appointment with to reschedule with because they weren't there... then they called us back and started being super inappropriate, so we hung up. We had pizza at the church for dinner because the girl that we had dinner with had to go to the ER. It was super stormy that night so Sister Robinson and I sat outside at watched the lightening after we did our weekly planning. It was sweet!
Friday we finally got more miles for our car! Hooray for the first of the month! We had Zone Training that day and our last district lunch. We went to contact in Boulder City with Jecia. Travis, our recent convert, wanted to come out to lessons with us! So we brought him to a few that afternoon, he was so excited. We had dinner at Alainya's house, and then she asked if she could come out to the rest of our lessons with us! We love Alainya! We brought her to a lesson with our new investigator, the one that we had contacted on Wednesday. He called us right before the lesson, and it was from a restricted number, and he was saying some weird stuff, so we called one of our guy members to come to the church quick, just in case. When the investigator got there, it was really creepy, and he was a bit off. He kept talking about how he only wanted to meet with us, and about how he wasn't sure he should come to church. It was weird.  After that, Sister Fields called me and told me that one of the investigators that we found way back a year ago when I was in Sunrise is getting baptized on Saturday! We are going to go to it! I am so excited! We had some of the best lessons on my mission with him.
Saturday was SISTER ROBINSON'S BIRTHDAY! It was so fun! We started off the day by making smiley face pancakes (her birthday tradition)! Then we went to the church, and a member from Kingman (her old area) came and picked us and Sister Remund up to go to a baptism of someone they taught for a long time! It was really sweet and a great birthday present for her. We went out to a yummy place called Stromboli's afterwards on our way back up to Henderson. Obviously I puked when we got home, because that's just what happens to me all the time for some reason.  I got to go to Anthem for a little bit to drop off Sister Remund.  So I got to see Sister Fields for a few minutes and talk to her. After that, I took Sister Robinson to a mini surprise birthday party for her, and she opened up her birthday package from home! Funny story about the package... Her mom was going to send it during the week, and the Zone Leaders were going to the mission office in the middle of the week for a meeting, so we asked them to pick it up so she could open it on her birthday. I called them and told them to tell her that there was nothing there, and then I could surprise her with it on her birthday. The plan was perfect... until our District Leader called to ask if we needed supplies, and then said, "Oh, and Sister Robinson, did you get your package from the ZLs?" Hahaha, I was ticked! But it was funny. Her birthday was still super fun, and we ended the night with dinner at Amaris' house, homemade pizza with her sweet family.
Sunday was fun. And interesting. We contacted in Boulder City in the morning, and it was super stormy. We had church. Joe was there and asked us about transfers... it was the most tender moment of my mission! I told him we were both staying, and he looked at me and was like, "I thought for sure you wouldn't make it! I have been so bummed!" I'm so happy we are both staying! We love Joe! We went to have dinner at MJ's house... she knows Julie and Jimmy! Then we had a lesson with a new investigator, Christine. She isn't in our ward, but wants to be taught by sisters. She was super sweet and really interested. When we got home that night, we watched the lightening again outside. Then the night got really interesting...
We sent out our normal mass text to invite everyone to FHE on Monday night. The creepy investigator called us... and started talking about FHE and how he just wanted to meet with us. Then he was being inappropriate, and was talking about how he wanted to get to know us, and how "He was married to a Mormon before, and it could be us" and it was just super creepy. So we told him we are only here to share messages about Jesus Christ and we hung up. Then he proceeded to send us texts full of porn. We just deleted anything we would get from him - it was so creepy. Don't worry, we called the mission office about it this morning and got his number blocked. And no, we aren't going over there again... haha.

After that happened, I was brushing my teeth, and heard Sister Robinson scream. I ran out to the living room to see a HUGE, GIANT centipede on the wall! She made me kill it, and I literally cried a little because it was so nasty!
What an exciting week!  It was so good and we had so much fun! I'm pumped for 6 more weeks with Sister Robinson!
Thanks for everything, have a great week!

Love, Sister Coltrin

Lunch after the baptism in Kingman

Sister Robinson and her birthday pancake

The giant centipede

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are having an amazing mission and that you are trying to contact many people and teaching many the gospel so that they can be baptized. I love reading your mission posts every week. I love you and Keep up the Great work the Lord is proud of you! Love, Nikki Maynard