Wednesday: Well I woke up at 4:30, and got that feeling, "Am I sick,
or am I starving?" So I got out of bed, I was going to pour myself a
bowl of cereal, but in the process of trying to open the bag, I got my
answer, I was sick. :( Throwing up isn't fun. I only did twice though.
Once I went to bed and 6:30 came around I told Elder Housman that I
was going to rest a bit longer. At 7:45, Elder Hughes called, I woke
up from that, I could hear Elder Housman saying, "He is sick, can you
talk to him later??" Elder Housman told me that he said it was urgent,
he gave me the phone, "Hello?" "Elder Wrathall, my back hurts a lot,
so can I take a bath?" "Are you joking?" I just hung up. The life of
being a District Leader.
I was feeling terrible all morning, but the Zone Leaders came over and
gave me Pepto and a blessing, I went foreword with faith and gave
District Meeting even though didn't feel very good, but it went really
well, probably my least favorite out of them all, but not too bad!
Afterwards, went on exchanges with Elder Hughes. There was only one
time during the day where I had to take a rest for an hour.
Thursday: Was feeling almost back to my normal self. Went to District
Leader Training, where they tell us what to train on for our
districts, and this time they left it way more open ended, meaning I
can do pretty much whatever I receive revelation on what my District
needs. I think that this next District Meeting is going to be my
favorite! I have planned some really fun activites. You have to have
fun! It will be Christmas Eve when we do it!
Friday: Dang, this was a rough day. We got a call from Steve, saying
that Heather's (Our investigator scheduled to be baptized Saturday)
dad was found un-responsive this morning and had CPR and is now on
life support, and they were wondering iff they could post-pone the
baptism to another day. NOOOO!!! :( I told them my take on it, Satan
is trying all he can to make sure she doesn't get baptized, and said
she should get baptized nevertheless, it only takes 30 minutes.
However, they decided that they should wait for another day.
Mark, our other investigator whom we had scheduled for Saturday as
well, we went over to his house and he still hasn't recognized his
answer, I know without a doubt he has his answer, he just hasn't
recognized it. It is so frustrating at times.
So needless to say, I was feeling pretty down at the end of the day.
Saturday:I have been feeling super discouraged, just because nothing
is going the way that I wanted them to happen. Of course that is never
the situation. God has a plan for everything, he knows what is
happening more than we do. Just I wish that he let us on in the plan.
I feel a good correlation would help out ;) Haha. I really just want a
baptism! I am really hoping that we will have one this transfer.
Sunday: We had the wonderful opportunity of speaking in the 8th Ward.
I heard that Dad spoke as well! A ton of people afterwards came up to
us and told us thank you, and gave us referrals. MMmmmm talks are the
We were finally able to get in contact with Steve and Heather. Heather
is receiving an onslaught of opposition from here family. They are
blaming her for her dad going into life support because she is joining
the church. Her sister bashed on the church for 4 hours with her. I
really hope she has enough strength to endure and be baptized this
upcoming week. We are going to shoot for Christmas, have a White
Christmas! (Get it? because she would be in all white??)
Monday: We stopped by Heather again today. She is really going through
a hard time, she pretty much told us that she would kill herself, and
the only reason she hasn't is because she doesn't have anything to
over-dose on. I guess she suspects that Steve her husband is cheating
on her, but she said she has cheated on him twice. She has been raped
by two family members. She also denied feeling the holy ghost in our
lessons, and she doesn't know if Joseph Smith is a prophet, she still
thinks that the Godhead is all one being. SO in other words, we lost a
lot of traction. She needs a ton of help, it is so hard to see people
suffer. By the time we left, we left her feeling better than we found
her, we gave her a blessing of comfort, and that seemed to help a lot.
Love Elder Wrathall
No pictures this week from him but since we get to Skype with him in a couple of days I will forgive him.