Monday, April 27, 2015

Family Love!!!

To start out my email this week, I will tell you about my failure of the week. I know that I am thousands of miles away from you all, but this failure will definitely confirm that I am still the same person I was when I left. So.... I definitely dropped my retainer in the toilet this week. Luckily it was only my bottom one. As soon as it started falling I yelled "NO!" and tried to catch it... but it was too late. It plopped right into the toilet. I quickly fished it out (so gross... I mean the toilet water was clean but still...) and rinsed it off with water. I wanted to clean it really good before I wore it again, so I figured boiling it was a good idea. I boiled it in some water for about 3 minutes, but then I realized it was expanding. So I pulled it out of the boiling water and rinsed it in cold water, which resulted in it shrinking too small. I scrubbed it down with some dish soap and plopped it back into the boiling water to expand it again... and then after it started expanding I quickly put it in my mouth for it to retain its shape. It was a little tighter than before I dropped it in the toilet, but my teeth are not going to move at all now. 

So this last week was a good one, but it flew by so fast I don't remember much from it. I swear that being a missionary ruins your memory. Life just goes by so fast that you forget to absorb it. I don't know how it happened, but I have been out for almost 6 months! As of next week, I will have reached my 6 month mark. 1 year left! 

We had a ward family night this last Saturday, and we played minute to win it games with the members. They had never played minute to win it games before, and they totally loved it. We played one game where you put a dab of Vaseline on your nose and try to move cotton balls from one bowl to another using your nose, and the members were laughing so hard. It was super fun! Sister Jeong and I were in charge of the spiritual message. We decided to show a Mormon Message about families and talk about the importance of showing your family love.  I shared about how even though my family is in America and I cannot see them or talk to them often, I still know that they love me. And I still love them. I bore my testimony on eternal families. Being away from family for so long has definitely increased my love for my family, and my testimony of eternal families. I have to admit that I did have to choke back a few tears when talking about my family. I love you guys! :)

This last week we also met with our miracle less active member that I talked about last week. She is beginning to have a testimony again! She read some of the Book of Mormon and truly wants to believe. She has a lot of questions, but she is progressing. She truly is a miracle, and I am so thankful that we found her.

To end, I want to express my love to my family because that is what we talked about for family night. I love you all so much and I know that even though we are so far away, we are still getting closer through this process. I am thousands of miles away, but I still love you all more than you can imagine. I miss you so much and I love you all! I pray for you every night, and I hope you are all doing well. :)

Also, shout out to the Tayson and Brielle Allred, who sent me the CUTEST pictures in the mail this week. Love you two! :)

Love, Sister Maughan

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