Hey everyone!

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Yesterday I made a delicious cake and forced my companion to sing happy birthday with me. I also finally opened mom’s birthday package she sent, which was full of delicious American candy and cute clothes. Don’t judge my cake. It’s ugly but it tasted delicious.

Lindsay 22 - mission - september 2014

Walter will be baptized this Saturday. We were a little worried for a bit ’cause he was still a little unsure if he would be prepared by the 20th, but on Saturday we had a rockin’ lesson with him. He was talking about all the problems he had and how down he felt so I handed him a piece of paper and told him to list 9 blessings he had in his life. You would think that would be pretty easy but he got to 5 and couldn’t think of anymore. I was like COME ON DUDE. So we sat and waiting as he thought. Once he got to 8 he gave up and just left the last spot empty. Then I explained to him that sometimes we  get so caught up in our own problems that we forget about all the blessings we have. He has a 2 year-old son so I related it to how he is a Dad. He works all day every day so that his son has food to eat and clothes to wear. When he comes home he spends his little free time with him. Does that 2 year old understand all the his dad does for him? No, he just kind of expects it. Then I explained how our relationship with God is the same. We cannot fully comprehend all the he does for us. Then Walter got a sad contemplative look on his face and said “I forgot to put God on the list”. It was kind of a wake up call for all of us. Then at the end of the lesson he told us that he likes to talk to us ’cause when he talks to us he feels like he’s talking to God. We were like well… it’s not us… it’s the Spirit. Then he said he would do everything in his power to do what God asks of him. So that was cool!

We had an activity on Saturday where we tied balloons to everyone’s feet and they had to pop other peoples balloons and protect their own. Turned out to be a lot of fun! The best part was seeing out middle-aged ward mission leader prancing around yelling “ATTAAACK! ATAAAAACK!”

I about died.

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic week!

-Sister Sharp


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