Well I thought this week it was only miserable in Indiana but apparently it was like this everywhere! So I hope you all stayed cool as best you could...
In the meantime we were sweating our butts off trying to get work done this week....I'm pretty sure Sister Dawes is tired of me complaining about how hot it is outside...but it really was super dang hot!
But we had some pretty cool things happen this week! We have 2 people on date to be baptized in August (as of last week) which is super exciting! We didnt get to see one of them (Sereta) but we did see the other!!! Her name is Sandra and shes 17. And shes the coolest person ever! And she is sooooo solid! We are so excited for her! We had a good lesson with her this week, and then she came to see someone else get baptized on Saturday. Later that day the ward had a party at the church for Pioneer Day! So the same member that brought her to the baptism brought her to the party too. We got there a bit late but when we walked in she was already sitting around a large table with all the young women!!!! They totally embraced her and helped her feel so welcome! It was amazing! She also came to church yesterday and said she loved it! She will be coming to an activity with another family and us tonight:) She is amazing and I cant wait to see her progress even more!
We also got stuffed by all the members this week! (So dont worry mom, we are definitely being taken care of!) We had a dinner EVERY single night! I think thats a first for me! One of the dinners was at a super good Indian food restaurant! I have never had Indian food but it was sooooo good! I think I found my new favorite! Too bad I had to come to Indiana and not India haha.
Something else funny that happened with me this week is my new obsession with the Old Testament!!! It all started when we started talking about the 12 tribes of Israel and I've always wanted to study it so I just started reading from the beginning of Genesis! And in about 3 days I read 42 chapters!!!! So yeah...I'm obsessed! I just think the stories and the lineage and everything is so cool!
So one of the things I really liked was the story about how Joseph got sold into Egypt. He was kinda mad about it because it was pretty rude of his brothers but later on he is able to serve the king and receives so many blessings! And the blessings are even passed onto his brothers and father when they find Joseph! And all these things would've never happened if he hadn't gotten sold. So even when we have hard times and we can't possible think of a positive reason that something is happening to us, I know that there is always a reason. There are never coincidences and God always has the most perfect plan for us! So just keep pressing forward and know that you will be alright in the end:)
Love you all so much! Have a wonderful week and stay cool:)
-sister emily griffiths
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