Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sick. Emergency exchanges. Transfers. Oh my!‏

This has been a crazy week where so much happened yet nothing at all. It all started out pretty normal. We saw some people who we haven't been able to see in a while. Then Sister Christensen got super sick. She thinks she ruined everything, but she didn't.

Thursday we stayed in most of the day. Friday we had our last zone conference with President and Sister Holm.

It was heart wrenching. It was a really good one, very bittersweet. They leave on the first of July and President and Sister Turner come on the same day. We don't meet President Turner until July 3rd. I'm excited, but sad at the same time. 

That night we stayed in because Sister Christensen didn't feel good at all. However, I went out to an appointment with Sister Millett. Sister Canaan also didn't feel good and we couldn't get a hold of anyone to cancel their appointment. So Sister Millett and I went on emergency exchanges... Which is mostly frowned upon... oops... Never realized how important that rule was...

At the urgent care...
Saturday we went to the urgent care in Lexington for a few hours. Sister Christensen had to get a steroid shot and an anti-biotic. Turns out she has bronchitis and a sinus infection. Combined with her super bad asthma it wasn't very good. She is still not feeling too great, but getting better.

So, transfers are next Wednesday and guess what? I'm not getting transferred, but something big is happening. Sister Millett is getting transferred. I will be in a trio with Sister Canaan and Sister Christensen. Our areas will be combined. So that's a big change. We will all probably weep when Sister Millett leaves. I will miss her. I never knew how much and how often you have to say goodbye to people you love on a mission. But it happens quite frequently.

Good news: Sammy came to Book of Mormon class finally! And we taught this guy named Tyrrell who is so prepared and ready to receive the Gospel. We taught him the restoration and when I said Joseph Smith's first vision the spirit was obvious. He said he felt calm and peaceful.

Something I am learning is the different ways the Holy Ghost speaks to each of us. Some people get that warm, fuzzy feeling. Others just feel calm. Others just have sudden increase of knowledge. It is a challenge to figure out what way you are spoken to. And it is always an ongoing thing. We must always live worthy- in our hearts and in our actions- to be led by the Holy Ghost. It is hard work. But it is worth it. There is a great article in this month's ensign. I think it is called receiving revelation by Elder Richard Scott. Check it out, k? Just do your best to do the right thing. Everything else will work out.

I love y'all. Have a good week!

Love, Sister Broadbent.  :)
Outside the bishops office
waiting for our ride to get done
talking to the bishop.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tender Mercies

This week was a lot like last week! Some crazy things happened/ nobody was really home.
Sister Christensen and Sister Broadbent
This week I was able to see many tender mercies from the Lord. 1 Nephi 1:20 says that "the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." I love that scripture.

So, Monday's Tender Mercy-
When we found out we have to give
a training at zone conference this week..
It's President Holm’s very last one ever.
Sad in more than one way...
A) We went shopping with Sister Speer. We love her. It's probably weird to y'all that going shopping is a Tender Mercy. Yep... Tender Mercies are individual and someone’s Tender Mercy might not be another’s Tender Mercy.
B) We helped a lady plant some flowers. I love randomly helping people. Not many let us though because they don't know us/ we are in skirts. We had talked to this lady a little beforehand and were in the area and saw she was working out in her yard. So, she let us help her! :)

Tuesday's Tender Mercy-
It rained alot all at once for like 20 minutes.
We met a lady walking to the library a while back that was busy but told us we could come back. We caught her a couple nights before, but she was busy then, too. We finally caught her randomly on Tuesday and she opened up so much. She is going through a very hard time and she doesn't know who to ask for help. We just listened to her and
One time we went "tracting" 
in a down pour. This is Sister 
Christensen after about 10 minutes...
talked with her about how no matter how hard things get Jesus Christ is always there. We said a prayer and she was crying at the end. She told us that she needed to talk to someone and God sent us to her. She told us she would never turn us away, but that she doesn't believe what we believe. You never know what might happen down the road though.

Wednesday's Tender Mercy-

There are many from Wednesday, so I will just tell you the biggest one. We didn't get in a super bad car wreck. We were driving down the highway and somebody was crossing the road very slowly and very late. I had to slam on the brakes as hard as I could. I couldn't swerve anywhere because there are ditches on either side of the road. It was like in slow motion. Then our car stopped about a foot from the other car. We would have t-boned a big SUV in our little Toyota Corolla. Here's the kicker; Sister Broadbent likes to go fast. She does not speed on her mission, but she does not go under the speed limit, except for this time.
Reunited! When we got to go on exchanges
together in our matching Piggly Wiggly shirts.
I love Sister Roundy! :)
For some reason I felt like I needed to go a little slow. I was going at least 10 miles under the limit. If I would have been going the actual speed limit we wouldn't have been able to stop in time. It's a miracle we were able to slow down as quickly as we did in the first place, Tender Mercy of the Lord if I do say so myself.

Check out my cute new outfit! 
Also I got non prescription glasses 
because they make me feel like a hipster.
Many other tender mercies happened this week, but I don't have time to tell them all to you... :(
It was a good week full of them. I love being a missionary. Be sure to look for the tender mercies from the Lord every day. They are all over the place! We just have to recognize them. Keep being cool. Have a good week!

We were walking towards those clouds one day
Because I'm lame and didn't write a 
Father’s Day card to Dad or my Grandpas.
Sister Canaan, Sister Millett and Sister Broadbent
Have a blessed week,
Love, Sister Broadbent. :)