So this week went by so fast. And I feel like all that was awesome that happened had nothing to do with missionary work. Probably because we taught like 10 lessons this week. I know it is about quality not quantity but it always feels good when you are teaching a lot.
We did do some cool service this week. In Texas they have county gardens that are put together by Master Gardeners. Victoria is famous for hers. One on the members of our ward is a Master Gardener and we got to go out and help her! We spent a couple hours weeding and tilling and such. It was so much fun. The garden is beautiful and has all these little parts to it. Google it. I am sure you can find it, just put "a butterfly haven" in. The land they were given is behind the old Air Force base and part of their land is the old Captains Hall. The original bar is still inside.
One not so fun day was Wednesday. We were supposed to go do service with a member but she never showed up. We get a call about 2 hours later saying she was in an accident and was at Citizens. Luckily the hospital is basically our front yard so we went to go help her out. She broke her left arm (she is left handed) and was pretty bruised up. We felt bad because she was like a block from our apartment when she got hit. We took her home and helped her get dressed and made dinner. She is now staying with another member for a while. She is pretty old and just needs some extra help.
I went to Rosenberg on exchanges this week! You will all be so proud. I ate sushi! It was the best I have ever had, too. Well, not that I have had tons of sushi in my day, but it was great. After sushi we went to Jewish temple with an investigator. She came to church so they promised her they would go with her. If you ever go, be careful. The wine is really wine. haha She warned us before the service started. We took the water. It is always interesting to go to another denomination. This was especially different seeing that we have totally different beliefs. Most of it was in Hebrew anyway so I am not sure what was going on. I was grateful to go to a service because I spent so much time serving the Jewish people after the flood and now I know a little bit more about them. I was with Sister Lenhart who is the same age in the mission as Sister Davis. She is so cute, too, and a rock star missionary.
We are working with a less active couple right now and they break my heart. They just want to understand the doctrine and be followers of Christ but they are so confused. They get angry very easily because they don't really understand the Laws of Justice and Mercy. We try to explain but whenever they hear they are cut off they just get upset and wonder why God would do that to us. I hope they will listen to General Conference and find some comfort there. They came to church yesterday which was awesome. I just want to help them but I know I can only do and say so much.
We got a call from a member yesterday asking if we could come by. Turns out she has been hearing a lot of anti at work and it is taking her for a loop. She told us she doesn't know why but she is doubting if this church really is true . It was heartbreaking to see her just cry as she talked to us. We were able to read in the Book of Mormon and talk just for a bit. I am excited for her to see Conference as well. It is coming at a really good time for a lot of people.
I loved Women's Conference and I am glad there is more to come. I hope y'all enjoyed it as well :)
I love you!
P.S. Here is your weekly "out in the middle of nowhere" picture . Plus the Colorado river!