Also Wilhamenha was baptized this Sunday! Elder Harris and Leavitt are doing really well with her. She did get sick during sacrament right after she was confirmed though. She had to be rushed to the hospital and we found out she has an ovarian cyst. She's okay though and a member now! Elder Leavitt also got sick this weekend so I mostly stayed in with him because I didn't want Elder Harris to sit around on his last transfer. Elder Leavitt is doing better and we had fun together.
So I made it a goal to be less selfish in working and picking the most effective decision and not the easiest decision when working. I think that it's been getting better. I'm choosing especially this week to have a more positive attitude and be efficient and selfless. Once I thought about that my general attitude has been so much better.
My week definitely wasn't exciting but it was great! I'm just in a spot where I'm figuring little things out about myself and then improving them so I can be happier. I think it's working out good so far.
Elder Sean Bills
Kent asked Sean to share a family memory for him to use in a lesson with the young men and this is what Sean wrote back:
I think that this one stands out just because I told it to a member a few weeks ago. So Brother and Sister Harris here have 3 boys and they're all under the age of 10 I think. It's kind of funny to see that because it just reminds me of my family whenever I go over there and see their kids running around being loud like we used to haha. They seriously reminded me a lot of our family. There was one time they gave Elder Bowen and I a ride home, and all of their boys were messing around and being loud and Sister Harris asked one of them what their favorite primary song was (the middle kid) and he immediately went "NONE OF THEM!!!!!!" hahahah I would have said that at his age. Anyway, I told them about how when we were all on that road trip and all 3 of us were arguing and it irritated mom so bad that she turned around and said " I DONT WANT TO HEAR THESE 2 WORDS COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTHS ANYMORE: NO AND SHUT UP" and then I said " Mom that's 3 words" and then she smacked me in the legs hahaha. I don't know why it's one of my favorites but it is. I guess it may be because even though we were all really mad at each other, we lightened up really quickly and got over it once we laughed a couple of times. The Harris's thought it was really funny too.
I asked Sean what he was grateful for right now:
The crab bites were super good! Just like home. I'm thankful for those haha.
(Sister Beck, from the ward in Sean's area, asked me for my crab bites recipe so she could make them for Elder Bills. She feeds the missionaries every Monday and tries to make some of their favorite foods and it was Sean's turn. We eat crab bites during most holidays.
Here's what Sean told me about Sister Beck: "She really is a wonderful lady. She's done so much for all 4 of us. More than any member has ever done that I've seen. She is always on the ball picking up people for church and letting us come over for lessons. She's also fellowshipped all of our investigators and I can tell that she moved here for the missionary efforts here. She's the best. Her son gets home in about a week from Germany!"
But I'm also thankful for just being able to live happily and know that I have a family back home and also that I have an even better life here when I see people become happier through things from the gospel. I'm grateful that I learn more and more every day and that I can be a part of the help that Heavenly Father gives everyone here.