My companion is my best friend so yayyyy this week was the best week ever! Even before being together 24/7 I knew we were a lot alike but GOOD HECK we are the SAME person! But in a good way, ya know? bless up.
So a few months ago my Relief Society President asked Sister Fehoko and I to go see a less-active couple in our area. I had NEVER seen them at church and every time I saw them they had a cigarette in one hang and a bottle of Sakau in the other! I was a little nervous to go but Sister Elias had asked and I knew they had young kids so I though everything would be okay! Long story short, Brother Alex chased us out of the house by yelling awful things and throwing rocks (luckily non of us got hit!). OBVIOUSLY I was pretty set on never going back! But a few weeks ago I met their teenage daughter on the rock and we started teaching her at Remay's house! She's the BEST. The sweetest girl ever and so prepared by the Lord. & last Monday she asked us to go have Family Home Evening with her family. hahahaha as two white girls, we were a little freaked out but for some reason we went! & geez it was the sweetest lesson ever. Sister Alex shared with us how she had gone to the doctor earlier that day and he had told her that if she didn't stop smoking that she was going to get really, really sick. She shared her fears of not knowing what would happen to her and also her family is she died! She knew she needed to change her life and now she is ready! Watching that family walk into the chapel yesterday morning was the cuuuutest thing. The Lord truly doesn't give up on anyone and it was a good lesson for me that I shouldn't either! No matter how far off the straight and narrow they have traveled.
ALSO. I had a big time tender mercy this week. So for some reason lately I just MISSED home. missed Wal-Mart. Normal food. English. all that good stuff. & on Wednesday Sister Bowers and I took Sister James to skype President Zarbock at the Fultons (the senior couple)! So for like 2 hours we got to sit and talk (in english) about normal things and Sister Fulton made normal dinner and life was just NORMAL for a second. It gave me just the boost I needed!! Little things like that are what get you through 18 months. But really. LOVE being missionary on Pohnpei. LOVE the people and I'm the dang luckiest missionary ever.