Friends, let me tell you a little bit about miracles.
1. they're real.
2. they're undeserved.
3. they're happening in Lacey.
There we were, weekly planning for what felt like the sixth hour, when our zone leader asks us if we have a particular address in our area and lets us know Soundview will give us a referral.
We figure it's just a solid referral but when Sister Lomu calls that night she gives us all the details: Brittany, a convert of a few years, has two sons that want to be baptized. This weekend.They've been taught everything, passed their baptism interviews and since they just moved this week will now be baptized in the Lacey 3rd ward.
Straight out of left field, we had a baptism to plan and coordinate in less than 24 hours for a family we've never met.
So needless to say. it's been quite the week.
Domenic is 9, is adorably smart and was able to be baptized on Sunday. His brother older Jeiden is 11 and will be baptized next weekend so other family members can make it to his.
Jessica was also able to attend the baptism and loved it. So really, life is good.
I honestly didn't think anything like this would happen my last weeks but God certainly works miracles in the 11th hour.
"For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the worldthat I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith." 2 Nephi 27:23
Apparently dying missionaries rival even greenie faith.
The rest of the week was also exceptional, but somehow pales compared to craziness of this weekend. So I've give it to you in pictures
Burning dresses for Harris' year mark:
Birthday shenanigans with the Lacey and Olympia sisters
Numbered birthday love notes left by Sister Harris for me to find on the strangest and "old lady"-est items in the house
Going to Girls Camp and giving trainings (:
MMA Street fights in the Tanglewilde (home sweet home sweet home.)
(3 Nephi 11:29 - "For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contentionis not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.")
An exchange with Sister Julien (just sticking the old ladies together for the day, nbd.)
Getting attacked by a great dane/rottweiler named Thor. #realmissionarystatus
**no picture needed.**
(and thank heavens for the retired nurses in Lacey 3rd)
Street contacting at the Annual Mushroom Festival...
It's been an adventure.
A miraculous adventure.
sincerely from the senior sister,