This week was a little longer as Sister Bingham got the flu
and was miserable for a good 4 days! We got lots done but I am ready to see
more Sun and be able to teach some more.
Monday we had plans to have a fun shopping day but ended up
spending about 4 1/2 hours in firestone getting our car fixed which we thought
would only be a tire but it was worse than we thought. Who knows that maybe our
off roading did more damage than expected! I wanted to go crazy! It was hard
not to watch the TV and listen to it. We did however find out that a man escaped
from prison with a toothbrush! Craziness in the world is happening!
Wednesday Sister Bingham got worse and so we missed District
meeting. It was weird but glad that I got time to study more and let her rest.
I did however get a couple of exchanges where I could go see people and someone
stayed with Sister Bingham. It was weird to be the only one in a name tag and
it has been awhile since I did splits like this but it was great to see that I
can be a missionary even without my partner in crime.
Friday was a great day! We got to go to the Temple and it
was amazing! I loved the feeling and the peace that is there! While we were
waiting for the session to start. I was talking with the lady next to me and
found out that she is from Virginia and she served in Thailand. We talked about
the new temple in Thailand and different temples. I was hoping to get time to
sit and ponder but I was glad I opened my mouth and talked with her as we
talked about her mission and about returning home and how to continue to serve.
It was great and the whole time I felt this peaceful feeling that as much as
people keep telling me the end is near I will not stop being a missionary and
that everyone is a missionary. It was fun to see if she even knew our last
mission president and uncle Bruce! Not sure if she knows either but really it
is just a small world in the Mormon world! I seem to notice that more and more!
After the session I was reading Alma 30 which I was pretty sure was the same
chapter I had opened to read last time we were there. My eye got the part of
"Choose ye this day whom you will serve." Choose to serve God will
all your heart." I knew it was what I needed. It was a great experience
and it made me even more excited the fact that in just 3 months I will be back
in the temple to see my brother go through it with Jessica! Such a beautiful
blessing the temple is to us all! I love to see the temple! After we got our
Zone picture we had lunch and went into the chapel and the temple President
and his wife came and talked to us and he answered some of our questions.
It was great as we did it also 6 months ago but I can see how much I have grown
as the questions that were asked I knew a little more of. I never thought my
mission and the temple would help me intellectually as it has!
Saturday was a great day! We spent most of our morning trying
to figure out where to watch conference after finding out Sister Bingham had a
sins infection and wasn't sure it would be a good idea to go to a members house
with all our germs. We tried to watch it with our Senior missionary neighbors,
but they were going to someone's house already! We ended up getting permission
to watch it on their tablet in our car at our apartment complex! We
seriously felt funny with the idea but it worked and it was great. The talks were great and I really loved President Eyring's talk on testimony and
how we can obtain them. I felt the spirit to know that when I am in doubt of my
testimony I can always count on the Spirit to help me again and again.
Our 12 year old neighbor thought it was pretty funny too! He actually came to
our place 11 times before the afternoon session to talk with us. He came one
time his bible and laptop asking us questions so he can go do what we do door to
door! It was so funny and the next time he came as we went next door we found
he had gotten his hair colored pink and purple! I love the south! :)
Sunday was a great and wonderful day as we watched General
Conference at a Less active families. They had made it very nice with tons of
food and great comfort as we watched Conference! The entire time we were
waiting to hopefully hear Elder Holland and so glad to have heard him talk
which was my favorite! I am sometimes afraid of tomorrow because I may not want
today to end! But sometimes we need tomorrow to come so we can continue to
learn. It reminded me of my brain injury and how every new day as I dealt with
it and school I needed those tomorrow so could to the day where I saw it
more as a need in my life and not as a terrible struggle but a way to
This was my crazy and also amazing week and I hope you all
enjoyed conference too! Love you all!
Sister Tayler Farr