Biggest piece of news this week. I spent a total of ten hours in the emergency room 😛
It was cool. They did a CT scan the first night. We were there from 8 p.m to 2 a.m so when they shot the iodine through my IV for the CT Scan I kinda panicked because I thought I was peeing my hospital gown. Fortunately- I wasn’t!!!
They didn’t find anything wrong with me on Wednesday so they told me to stop taking the Naproxen and Tylenol I was taking and go home. They said come back if the pain got worse.
Well I stopped taking my medicine so no duh the pain got worse 😛 I went back with on Friday and several different members came and sat with me. Kristin Stevenson and Rachel Mcharsky were with me for about an hour, we talked too much…they told us to be quiet and stop laughing 😛
Why wouldn’t you want to laugh a little in the emergency room??? People are puking and bleeding out everywhere. Super depressing. I wanted to share The Gospel, but Sister Feinga said I couldn’t so I just talked to her about The Gospel REALLY loud.
Anywho, they did a super fun ultrasound and said I have ruptured ovarian cysts 😛 Lucky me 😀 They told me to go home and go back to taking my medicine. Go figure 😛
My Mission President’s wife told me to feel free to take a rest whenever I need to…but if you know me you know I’m a wee bit stubborn. So obviously we went and did four hours of heavy service on Saturday. My blisters are AWESOME.
Nothing is going to keep me from this work. If I can move and talk I’m doing it. There are thousands of people in the world that need The Gospel and I know that I am blessed to be foreordained to teach a few of those thousands. I haven’t found all the people I need to yet. So I’m going to waste and wear out my body and my mind until this work is finished.
The Lord will give me strength through the enabling power of the atonement. he will give us all strength. There are times when yes, we do have to take a rest. Or yes, we do have to come home for awhile. But you will never have an excuse to not share The Gospel whether by word, thought, or deed.
Onto missionary work….
Not only did it rain buckets on us, but it rained investigators and baptisms!! We picked up five new investigators! Which in the middle of the week left us with FOURTEEN people who want to learn more about The Gospel that we are so blessed to teach!
One of those people is an 18 year old girl named Heaven. The Spanish Elders referred her to us and the first time we met with her she was babysitting her 2 yr. old and 8 month old neices. The two year old tore apart my purse 😛 Fortunately she was really good about giving me the pens, lipgloss, and medicine. She stole my ministerial certificate though…not sure where that went.
But Heaven was so receptive!! She said she has met missionaries before, but wasn’t ready and now she is. The second visit with her we invited her to be baptized and she said, “I was actually going to ask you about when I can get baptized” #miracle
I have a new saying. Be a -5 (negative five)
In the emergency room they have the smiley face scale that goes from 1-10 based on what color your face is and how many tears there are. Well the nurse kept coming in and asking me how I felt and I kept telling her! But she wouldn’t believe me!
I asked Kristin Stevenson why the nurse didn’t believe me and she said “Because you don’t look like a 6, you look like a negative 5!” Apparently I smile too much to be taken seriously. It’s called a perma-grin people 😉
Really though, a smile and a happy attitude opens doors. As well as a determined attitude! This week I was on exchanges with my Sister Training Leader and we were driving to an appointment with a member. We stopped at a stop sign and we were there for about 30 seconds when Sister Miller said “Let’s go Sister!”
Then she opened the door and jumped out of the car! I was like what??? But I can’t let her go alone so I jumped after her and said “what are we doing?” She said we were going to talk to people. I looked around and said “what people??” Then she proceeded to run across and down the street to a young couple and their little girl and started talking to them.
I have no idea what will come out of that, but I asked her when we got back in the car why she jumped out and she said, “When you talk to everyone you see and follow every little propmting you show The Lord that you can be trusted and miracles follow”
I tried to do just that this week. We were walking down the street and this guy was jamming out to his music! I waved and yelled hi probably three times. A week ago I would have walked away, but this week i walked right up to him so he could see me and said “Hi! My name is Sister Johnson and I’m a missionary for The church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What’s your name?”
Twenty minutes later he left with a Book of Mormon and we left with a new investigator and an appointment.
Miracles can and DO happen to those who are faithful and I mean ACT in faith. Faith without works is nothing. You have to DO SOMETHING. 1 Nephi 1:20
I have to go now, but I love you all.
I know The Gospel is true and the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is only found in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
It’s true people and if you don’t know that get on your knees and ask God. He’ll tell you and when He does then you need to change. Repent. Become like Jesus Christ through baptism, receiving the gift of the holy ghost, and enduring to the end.
My heart belongs to The Lord and my life is His. He loves you and so do I.
All my love- Sister Johnson