Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Listen to the Saviors Voice!

Hey Y'all,

This week was great and I am glad to be able to say that after treatment still no sign of bed bugs. This week we used as much of the extra time we could put our apartment back together and basically move back in! But yesterday we thought we lost power when our main light fixture in our living room went out completely where we study and plan and where our desks are and so until we get it looked at our apartment is going to be really dark for awhile!

It's crazy to think that we have finished week 4 of the transfer and are starting week 5. I feel as though every week keeps getting faster which means the transfers are that much faster. We both are a little worried about what might happen. I really don't want to leave Dunn and neither does Sister Beard but I think I don't want to leave Sister Beard more! But we will see what God wants President to do.

So funny story on Monday we had dinner with a young family and taught them about temples and family history. They have a little boy and girl and expecting there third (girl) in July. Oh and the mom is going to school full time to be a doctor. They are amazing! We were talking about Family history and they pulled out some picture books they had each made for their families for Christmas a couple of years ago and found a familiar name in one of the books. I carry my fan chart with me and pulled it out and yep it was a familiar name. We are both related to Winslow Farr and Loren Farr! It was awesome and man what a small world in the Mormon world.

Wednesday was a great day! We had district meeting and had great role plays on listening and asking the right questions. The Zone leaders joined us and so our District leader had them be a distraction to us as we taught. It was hard and they were very over powering but it was a great lesson to learn that if I can block out annoying Elders randomly asking me if I have gotten my young women medallion over and over again while I am teaching I should be able to block out even myt need to think about what to say next or children playing in the background as we teach there parents. Asking the right questions was hard but it proved to just how important it is to really have a good study and allow the spirit to be there to know what to say and what to ask but also to be able to allow the spirit to be teacher. After the meeting we ditched the district to have lunch with the Bishop so we could go see a less active with him. I love Bishop Junker and he is a great Bishop who loves and cares very deeply for the members. He is willing to do anything for them. I have seen up front just how much bishops and there counselors sacrifice for the ward and even each one of there families. It's amazing and how much they are then blessed in return. We then had dinner with the Bishops family on Thursday! I love that family!

Friday was great to we got a member home. Our investigator is getting ready to get back to school and our WML's wife worked as someone who helps students get into college and calculate there GPA and so we all come together and was like a support for as they talked and then talked about the temple. She didn't come to church yesterday and we haven't heard from her so we are a bit worried. We know she is stressed we just don't know what to do. But at least God does and we can found out! I love teaching her and am excited for to be baptized in April!

We got a referral from Headquarters for a girl who wanted a bible. We set up an appointment and we saw her and man she is amazing. We told her who we were and then she just told us her life story and I mean the whole thing. She just told us everything she has gone through and what God has done for her. We didn't get to teach much but she even let us come back the next morning. We came back to find out that the people she lives with don't really want us to come back but she is so totally willing to met with us still if it means we have to met at McDonald's! Man a great tender mercy to be able to witness just by how much people are willing to sacrifice to learn about the restored gospel!

Saturday we had a crazy morning we had our apartment inspected....earlier than planned and then the Scott's who are our housing and fleet senior missionaries coordinators came while we had the inspection to bring us our new box springs. Honestly it has been weird after getting used to sleeping on the floor with our mattresses to now a tall box spring and bed frame. But glad to get them.

Sunday was great and literally we had the same topic all day with all the lessons.....Adversity! It was great! The talks were great and I loved the Relief Society lesson Sister Ginn (one of the mission mama's I call her) gave it. She did a great job and the spirit was there so strongly. At the end of the lesson I don't think there was a dry eye there including me. It was a room filled with so much love and kindness. We talked a lot about why we have to have affliction and trials and I have the answer has its part of the plan, but while we were listening and others gave comments I kept thinking that also not is it just that it is part of the plan. But it is so we can see just how much potential we have. We all have different things we go through some may seem like nothing to others but then others we may see "I am so glad that I don't have to go through that" however I know that God doesn't give us things we can't handle and we may never why we have to receive them but I saw yesterday with two sisters who are going through the same thing both at different stages. They didn't know each other very well and so after Church one of asked for us to introduce them to each other so they could talk. It was great to see and witness to that we may only receive a trail where sometime in the future it is so we can help others through the pain we once had or still having but are stronger now because of it! I love you all and hope you all have a very great and wonderful miracle witnessing week! Love you and I reckon you will see them if you are looking for them or finding them. You always have miracles and even have them Daily!

Sister Tayler Farr!


Sister Tayler Farr

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