Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sister Lamb's Crazy, Emotional Week

Hi Family!

It has been a crazy, emotional week.

On Friday, everything worked perfectly with the temple. The way that it worked out was that we had a special session to ourselves. The whole thing had been orchestrated perfectly by one of the senior elders, Elder Openshaw, as well as the Schoofs - the Temple President. The sisters all arrived at the temple at 6:30 (we had received permission to park at 7 Oaks so that they wouldn't see our cars). Sister Schoof came to talk to us for minute- I think she was more excited about this than any of us. She is so cute. Then we all headed upstairs to change and then gathered in the sealing room to wait for the previous session to be out of the instruction room. During this time, the Watsons arrived and changed downstairs. By the time they came upstairs, we were all seated in the instruction room. We all were feeling a little tense, hoping not to be found out before we were all there. (I thought that there was no way we would be able to pull it off.) When the Watsons came into the room with President and Sister Weston, Elder Watson stared at us for a second and then walked back out of the room. When he returned a second later, he was crying and told us that we were all being disobedient. Ha-ha. It was amazing. I am so glad that it all worked out and that we were able to have that experience with them and all of the senior couples. We were in the Celestial Room for a long time hugging and crying, but it was so good.

One miracle that happened this week was that a couple of weeks ago, a member of the bishopric- Brother Dryden- suggested that we go visit a new couple in the ward, the Ainsworths. The wife is a member, but the husband is not and they do not come to church. Brother Dryden didn't know how they would react to us stopping by, so he suggested that we just tract into them and act as if we don't know that they are members. I don't really like acting stupid like that, but we planned to do what he said. We had gone over several times, but with no success. This time, Sister Ainsworth was home and immediately opened the door and told us to come in! No deception needed. She was extremely open with us about what they have been struggling with lately (a suicide in the family) and said that she would like to come back to church. We are hoping to meet her husband soon.

Love you!

Sister Melly

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