Monday, October 10, 2016

Going out with a bang!!!

So uh yeah...... most exciting week of my mission!!! It has been so fun! So let's get too it! 

Wow ok....

Monday... after pday we had dinner at Britani and Cliff Gerald's! They have a pet squirrel and I had flashbacks to good ol Kuzco! I miss that little guy! Squirrels are some of the most entertaining animals! After Britani came with us to see Burt! 

Tuesday... Guess who we saw this morning... Anyone..... EZRA!!!! Blessin! He is still doing great! He said he always prays for me and my companion and that he thinks about the church a lot! Ah he is so great! After we went to have lunch because some service fell through! We then had a golden hour! After we went to Casey's for service and made people some pumpkin bread! And by we made I mean Casey did and we supported her! We then went to dinner at the Carney's. It was great! After we went back and picked up the bread. We then went to try a referral we had met early who asked us to come back later. She was still busy so we dropped off the bread! We then went to try Gwen! Blessing! She had just had surgery that day and didn't have any bread so BLESSIN! Because we were there with bread! We went to see Brian after.

Wednesday... This morning we went to do service for Frank! It was great! We also found a baby possum in a tree. Then it jumped out of the tree haha! After we had a lesson! We then went home and cleaned up and went to see Shawn. We had Danielle come with us too! It was great! We then went and saw Joe and had a lesson with him. After we went to eat at the Orange Buffet! After we tried people then we met Wendy Smith at the church and went to try so LA's. We were being missionaries and in a lesson and everyone decided to freak out. So when we got out and had 14 missed calls from zone leaders, district leaders, some sisters, and President Lee! Well apparently they wanted us to evacuate to Macclenny! So we went home and packed and headed to Macclenny! We were their with Sister Beach and Sister Stepherson and the Timiquana sisters.

Thursday... We had a mission wide conference call this morning for instruction! Today we went and helped at an alpaca farm! I bonded very quickly with Otis the pig. He came and laid beside me! We fixed her garage so she could put her alpacas in there! After we went to dinner at a members there who is going to be sixtuplites blessed cause she fed all of us! After we just went to the house. We played with a blow up volleyball. Then we got creative and played volleyball over a futon and we had to lay on our backs! 

Friday... We had another conference call! We weekly planned and then went to the church to sync and played basketball! It was a party! Sister Beach was teaching me piano too! She is so awesome and patient... Yikes!!! I came out with her. So we talked about that!!! Then we went back to the house and made curry and played some Mormon games!

Saturday... Hallelujah we got told we could go home! Yay!!! We went straight to.. Chick-fil-A and then momma Faye's and helped cut a tree off her house! After we went to the Jensen's and cut a massive tree at there house.. then we went across the road to a less actives and cut his tree. THEN... we went to Middleburg! Wow some people with chainsaws! Family just wait till I get home to tell ya'll the stories!!! But it was all entertaining to watch and the jobs got done! Bishop took us to Chick-fil-A after. Sister Bedwell wasn't feeling well so we called and got permission to stay in the rest of the night. 

Sunday.... We had a lesson with Joe at church! We only had an hour of church then we all divided into teams. We went and helped a guy with some hand held clippers cut down 2 massive pecan trees and a smaller tree! We then went to Casey's for dinner. We went and spent the evening with the Lee's and we kind of did part of my exit interview and helped Sister Lee! Well it ended up being late so.... we got to sleep over! Have I ever told ya'll how much I love the Lee's!!! Ahh they are so much fun! I laughed so much!

Monday... this morning we ate breakfast together and talked. President talked to me again because of his concern for lack of LDS prospects yikes... ha he is so funny!!! Good times! Then we went with Casey and Kristy but uh.... I can't tell ya'll all we did because ya'll would be jealous. But we ate this food! Wow it was great!!! This week is going to be fantastic!!!

Wow I love the church! It's true as sure as the sky is blue! Blessin! Wow so blessed! Have a great week! Love ya'll!
Love always,
Sister Jaleta Grissom
Florida Jacksonville Mission

1. Service

3. Me and Otis
4. Us

5. Carney's
6. Yeah
7. President And Sister Lee
8. More service
9. More fun

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