Monday, May 9, 2016

Week 68

Hello again!

As I explained to the family yesterday- we think the lice are gone. The majority of the week was spent quarantined to our apartment. After finding more lice, we were told to go on lock down. We did an olive oil treatment first which consisted of washing your hair with a harsh shampoo, blow drying, saturating your hair and scalp in olive oil, put it all in a shower cap, let it sit for three hours, comb through the hair (with the oil still in it) looking for lice, wash the hair twice with dish soap.... Repeated two more times for each sister. As we were at the very last step for me, the last one to go, we got a phone call instructing us to get a prescription shampoo. It cost $260 for two ounces of straight up alcohol. We had to leave it on our head for twelve hours  and we thought we were going to die of intoxication, our apartment smelt like a bar. We also had to avoid anything that produced heat because of the chance of our head exploding. At the end of all of the alcohol, we really think we are lice free. Don't worry mom, we will continue to check everyday- we have already done so this morning. 

Update on the priests: it's always funny to see who shows up each week, they haven't all attended since our very first lesson with them, but they come and go. We taught them about the gospel of Jesus Christ and ended up talking about the sacrament for quite some time. We compared it to a weekly baptismal service for the entire congregation and that they, as priests, are the ones who make it capable for all of us to be made clean. It clicked for one of the priests. He was amazed by the whole thing,not had never occurred to him before how absolutely important the sacrament is. We spent some time talking about the proper way to say the prayer and allow others to feel the spirit. Right before we said the closing prayer, this priest looked at bishop and said, "I want to do the sacrament prayers next week!" We're celebrating small victories over here. 

On Saturday we went and taught a recent convert, Yvonne. Her dad, Doug, has been seeming more and more interested lately. He came to church for the first time on Mothers Day and LOVED it. We taught Yvonne and at the very end of the lesson, he pulled up a chair and wanted to join. He had some questions, so we addressed them and then I asked him if he wanted to be baptized... I didn't even realize what I had said until it came out of my mouth. He said he was definitely interested but wanted to learn more, so he agreed to go through the lessons. 
Well he came to church yesterday and was so moved. He left after second hour and a member took Yvonne home. We got a text from the member that said, "Just took Yvonne home. Doug told my husband, 'tell the bishop I'm going to be a Mormon'. Josh   (Her husband) said, 'Oh yeah, you're thinking about getting baptized?' He said, 'I'm not thinking about it, I'm doing it!'" We went over an hour later and set a date with him for May 28th. He's on fire. Pray for Doug!

Love you all,
Sister Mal

 i feel like these explain themselves... let's just say i've eaten a few too many ice cream sandwiches this week to compensate for the amount of stress that's been going on 

I was trying to fix it and ended up breaking it...

This is Doug and Yvonne. Yvonne was baptized back in December and
we've been working on her dad for awhile. He's preparing to be
baptized at the end of the month!

This is Fred. He lives above our door.

For Logan's sake because I guess he didn't get this... Garrett has
a mop on his head.
Ahh ... the stickers in the south

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