Monday, February 2, 2015

Police departments! Chiropractors! Cancer centers! Oh, my!

Hey, y'all!

Columbia South Carolina Temple
This week was a little out of the ordinary! I'll give you a play by play.

Monday: We went to the eye doctor so Sister McNeece could get an eye exam. We were there for forever because of insurance stuff. We had a lesson with somebody we thought was less active, but said he was very active. He reads church stuff all the time. However, nobody knows who he is! So, we will continue on that search.

Tuesday: We had dinner with Chelsea. AKA one of my favorite humans. 

Wednesday: We got a call from one of the less actives we have been working with and who has been making great progress. In tears, she told us that her brother had taken her cancer medications, dog, money, and car keys. He was headed to California. She had been dealing with the police all night. We talked to her for a minute and calmed her down a little. She needed a ride to go to the police department and then to her cancer treatment center to get new medication. After calling and texting everybody we could think of, we called the first person that came to mind- Pat Higbee, our 77 year old british ward missionary who is terrible with directions and has a bad back and knees. As always she came to the rescue. She is one of the most Christ-like people I have met on my mission. Crazy things ensued and we had to accompany them to the police department, the cancer treatment center, and also two pharmacies. Then we went to the sketchiest japanese restaurant with Pat. Luckily, none of us got food poisoning. The less active was pretty shaken up about the whole thing. 

Thursday: We found an excommunicated member on our way to see someone else. She was very nice and it sort of caught us off guard. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

Friday: We got a call from a former investigator who was in the ER and wanted us to come pray with her. So, we hurried up to the hospital. She is doing better. 

Saturday: We helped another less active clean her home. She was so happy afterward. It was good to finally see her spirits up! :) We saw the less active who had the whole robbery fiasco. With everything that had happened, her immune system was down more than usual and she got a real bad infection that is moving through her body. We had a very good lesson with her on the Atonement and how it can be used by both her and her brother in this situation. The spirit was very tangible. The Holy Ghost testified to me again about the enabling power of the Atonement and of forgiveness. 

Sunday: We helped the Albrechts with some paper work while the rest of America watched the super bowl.

Oh, and Sister McNeece has to go to a chiropractor. #memorymonday to my dear Sister Orr. 

This week I learned more about how the Gospel is a one on one thing. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for the sins, heartaches, and sorrows of mankind. It's not just pretty sounding words. It is real. It is meant to be used everyday of each person's life. Use the gift you have been given, kids!

Have a great week!

Love, Sister Broadbent

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