I taught a lot of people this week under the influence of alcohol... it was really sad. Not only is the smell horrible, but just the way that it makes people act! It's heartbreaking. We are really working to help one of our investigators break her addiction. I know that the Savior can help us through anything! Sometimes it's hard to remember that when it's such a physical and painful addiction.
We had leadership council this week in Western Hills. Usually we carpool with the Cherry Grove sisters, and we have to leave pretty early in the morning. The CG sisters decided to ask President Welch if we could just sleepover at their apartment Thursday night. President Porter never allowed that for anything, so we thought President Welch would be the same. We didn't get our hopes up. We got a call from the sisters at around 8pm Thursday night and they told us that President had said yes! What in the world. So we got to go pack our stuff and drive to their aparjmtnet and sleepover! We didn't go to bed until about midnight, then we laid in bed talking for another hour or so. The next moring we all got ready and headed to Western Hills. It was an awesome leadership council. The Welch's have a grand baby that was born last transfer that they haven't met yet. Their son surprised them at leadership by bringing the baby! The baby's name is Timothy Benjamin Welch. Sister Welch started crying of course. They knew their son was coming and their oldest grandson, but they didn't know the little baby was coming. It was exciting :) We also ate cake and sang happy birthday to Sister Welch. Afterwards we stopped in downtown Cincinnati and got sushi for dinner with the Cherry Grove sisters and the YSA sisters. Such a fun night! The sushi was super good too. It was funny to be "in the world" so much. People were yelling and drinking all around us as we prayed to bless our food. Such missionaries and it's awesome!
Also at leadership I found out that Mark, from when I was in Cincinnati, is getting baptized next Saturday! He is living the word of wisdom!!!! Yay!!! So exciting.
Saturday was a day for miracles. We got out after lunch and we were heading to Morrow. We turned around the corner and there was a woman walking on the side of the road. I felt like we needed to stop the car and talk to her, but I didn't say anything. Next thing I know... Sister Baker is pulling over and saying that we needed to go talk to her! The spirit is so real. We went and talked to her. Turns out that she is going through a divorce right now and felt so alone. We were able to testify of the Savior's love, and we told her that we felt like we needed to talk to her. Now we are going to start teaching her! Grace. Miracles happen when you follow promptings. When one companion doesn't listen, He sends it to the other companion :)
We stopped by to see an investigator, Jo, the other evening. It was pretty late and we didn't know who to see. It had been a pretty sad day and we were down in the dumps. Turns out Jo was too! So we went out to have a fire in her fire pit. It was exactly what we all needed. We read the Book of Mormon by the firelight :) A good way to end a sadish day.
So on Sunday I got sick. I threw up at 3 in the morning. It was weird because I only threw up once. I slept in in the morning (upon approval of course), and then we went to church. I didn't feel great, but I wasn't throwing up so I worked the whole day! Sunday night we had a choir rehearsal for a fireside that our mission is doing in a few weeks. It's a choir with missionaires and youth. I really don't lke singing... but I did it anyway. It was fun to see other missionaires. I found out from the Cincinnati sisters that a member from the Cincinnati ward passed away:( He was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was there. So Sad!
This transfer is going by so fast! We are already into week 4. After this transfer I will only have about 3 transfers left. WHAT. Where did the time go???? I'm not trunky I promise. :D but really though I love being here and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Love you all!