Sister Jessalyn Harrison

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Jan 20...serious miracles.

So so much happened this week i cant even fully describe the miracles we have seen but im going to try to explain what happened and how i felt. please bear with my randomness... sometimes i wish i could just video record things it would be easier but here i go!
We got transfer calls this week... and... drum roll please..... me and sister davis are both getting a new companion (when they told us this we thought we were going to be seperated and our hearts dropped) but its the same companion for both of us. We will be gaining Sister Ashton-Corn who has been in Regina and i will be double training them their last six weeks of the training program. We are super excited for the tri pan... apparently she is super powerful so it will be fun to see what God helps us accomplish together. Plus with this being my third tri pan i should really have this down by now.
As for the weather.... it got really warm this week like positive eight but i think that came in because of the wind storm. The wind made it up to 100 km per hour.... that is about 60 mph... and it blew in windows, cars were going crazy, and it was so worth it because it blew in the warm... unfortunately that didnt last long because today it was -20..... again.... i have a feeling winter is going no where real fast.
Now for some random things that have to deal with food.  We went to the YSA fhe this week and that was so much fun! we did minute to win it games and looked ridiculous but i think the best part was the whip cream toss that happened at the end.... and of course when im around tossing things usually turn into full on wars so the whip cream toss turned into the whip cream war and we all were COVERED in whip cream.... like in the hair and everything everywhere. Then at another dinner appointment we were blessed with ketchup sauce on our spagetti and the craziest plum pudding i have EVER tasted.... we knew the spagatti sauce was made out of ketchup because she put it on the table and said we could add more if we wanted.... yep... we are appreciative that members feed us, we are also grateful that God takes care of his missionaries, especially when our stomachs are on the line. Okay one last crazy dinner appointment for this week... we went to a dinner appointment this week where 22 people were present..... half of them were missionaries.... way too many people for my liking. Another random food fact.... i have gone 23 days without caffine... and i plan on never drinking it again.
As for just some randomness.... I was doing some family history work and found a quote by Milo Andrus which i really liked. "my maxim is and has been... to act when I am called upon either to preach or do anything else for the building up of the kingdom of god." i really liked that so i think that's going to be my motto for the rest of my mission. Someone told me i was a nun.... just so the world knows I AM NOT A NUN!!!!!!! We also found some creepy bob the builder puppets at the food bank this week.... oh the things that are found at the food bank. But i think the best service that day was helping this old guy with his groceries. We were going to street contact him and noticed he was crying. So we offered our services and we helped him carry his groceries... we found out that his leg was so swollen and he was in so much pain and its good to know we could make a little difference. Me and sister Davis gave talks in sacrament on obedience... the best part is we were called about it saturday night... twenty min before the baptism... and church is sunday morning at nine.... yep we can plan talks real fast. My trainer Sister Rush is going home.... SOOOO CRAZY.... that means im ancient.... or at least sister Davis reminds me i am weekly. I had a member come up to me and tell me i was going to do great things... which i pretty much am, lets be real.... but he gave me some aptitude tests to take when i get home and was really encouraging... it was weird. Our apartment had an inner war.... the happy castle lost, the christmas tree won... so now its only the christmas tree up in the apartment. Oh and we are going to convert two of our investigators through activites.... every time we talked about what was going on at the church they said... were coming... so that will be exciting. 
now off to the baptism and all the craziness leading up to it..... This week my dear friend Ryan Casper got baptized and im so excited for him and his family... i truly love this family. Ryan shaved.... well he shaved for Raechel and their anniversary but he shaved the day before his baptism and he looked like such a baby face without his facial hair... we kept making fun of him... poor guy... but he did look great, and he even wore the tie we bought him, that elder wiltse had to tie for him because he didnt know how to tie a tie.... urch... So saturday we spent all day at the church... due to the family history center and filling up the font we were there for probably well all day.... and still ryan got to be baptized in cold water but he made it... he even got it right the first time around. Then raechel forgot to give him dry underwear so she had to run to the car and get it... so funny.. Josh their two year old sun laughed after he was baptized and he said awesome... i think he really liked it. but i think the sweetest part was ryans nanna (who is from a different church) said the closing prayer (which we werent really sure if it was a prayer or a talk) but it was so sweet to see his nanna supporting him... Then on sunday he got confirmed and Brother P who confirmed him is probably the only person in the ward who would find a way to put in a sports analogy while giving someone the gift of the holy ghost. Im sure that made the hockey player in ryan really happy... and he is going to be ordained a priest!!!!! I am so proud of this guy!!!!!
okay now i want to tell you about all the amazing prayers that have happened.... one was josh (the two year old of the caspers) and he folded his arms this week when we prayed.... so great! J*** and S*** are a family we are working with... and when we had our lesson with them we invited jay to say the closing prayer... he has had a rough past and was really hesitant but he said the closing prayer and it was such a humble prayer... he begged God to help him, to give him a sign and to take away some of the pain.... later that night he got his sign so him and his family are really looking into the church and his wife and kids came on sunday.. he was going to come too but his back acted up... seeing the girls at church was such a blessing and they were so excited for primary... all of them loved it.. and the little boy  fell asleep in primary, the leaders were impressed that was even possible haha... such a good family and im so glad God answered their prayers. A less active girl we are working with (she is eleven) prayed this week too... i dont know what it is about humble prayers that invites the spirit but it was so great to witness over and over again. We are going through the YW personal progress with her and her sister without letting them know... its fun! Our two new investigators this week were another great example of humble prayer. The fourteen year old girl who prayed was in tears because she was just so happy that strangers would care. it was sweet. But my last little story on prayers. Elder Wiltse (my district leader) has been doing district prayers every saturday night and those are fun... having three sets of missionaries connected by phone get on our knees and pray for those we are working with is an experience i will miss after my mission... I LOVE PRAYERS!!! and i know that god always answers our prayers! this week just rememinded me how true that was. the power of prayer is so real... the only person who tells us we cant pray or we shouldnt pray or we arent worthy to pray is satan... and hes stupid so dont listen to satan.... Pray like it all depends on God then get up off your knees and work like it all depends on you...i can promise you that you will see a difference... love you all!!!!!

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