Monday, May 15, 2017

May 8 - May 14

Hey y'all!
It's been an exciting week! Transfers are this week, but both Sister
Hansen and I are staying in Athens! This will be our 3rd transfer here
together, it will be a good one! We've been biking a ton this week,
and lots more biking to come. There's a new policy with cars/mileage
allotments which dramatically decreases how much we can use the car,
so we're ready to bike! (Haha and get some really awesome tans from
being out biking in the sun all the time). I'm a little worried
because it's staring to get really hot and humid really fast, but
we'll survive. Friday we biked almost 20 miles. I also got a flat bike
tire and somehow Sister Hansen and I figured out how to patch it up!
Then our car also got a flat tire. Haha that one we had to take to pep
boys. And we also got caught in the rain on our bikes with no jackets
or umbrellas. The weather is so unpredictable. It's 90 degrees in the
morning, it starts to sprinkle rain in the a few minutes later the
water pours down like the sky is a faucet. Also if y'all remember the
awkward guy we met at the bus stop last week that asked us out...we
were knocking on doors Saturday morning and tracted into him. Haha he
was like wait are y'all the ladies who I met at the bus stop last week
and one of you fell off your bike? Yep....

I also went on exchanges with Sister Evans to UGA, that went well. It
was hard because not too many people were on campus (since the
semester ended a couple weeks ago) but we walked around and even went
out to the streets in downtown Athens by all the shops and we had some
pretty good contacts! It's like a whole different kind of missionary
work being on a college campus contacting people.

Things have been going pretty well with Connie and her family, it
works out really well to just drop by every night for the last 15
minutes or so to teach a quick lesson. I've definitely been able to
see the difference from when we taught them before once a week to now
dropping by almost every night for just a couple minutes. Lincoln
really wants to be baptized but his mom and sister aren't sure if they
want to yet. The only hold up for him is that he is having a hard time
progressing when the rest of his family aren't on board yet. Last
Friday night we stopped by to see Connie and her family (and we were
biking) but they were sick so we couldn't stay. As soon as they closed
the door it starts pouring rain on us, like the rain was coming down
so hard we couldn't even see. After about 10 seconds we were drenched,
but didn't have anywhere to go to be dry. We start walking back to our
bikes and this lady comes up to us with and gives us an umbrella! She
saw is out walking completely soaked and felt bad for us so she wanted
to help us! She invited us to come inside her house for a few minutes
so we could dry off (the best we could), and after a few minutes the
rain lightened up so we could bike home. It was a huge tender mercy
and really showed us that God is looking out for us. Even though this
work is hard and sometimes we will get caught in the rain (or all the
other situations we get caught in) this is the Lord's work and he is
very aware of us!

D&C 6:34, 36
"Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell
combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot
prevail.
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."

Love y'all!
Sister Taylor

 Our district! Elders Anderson, Stevenson, Sheppard, Jackson, Sisters
Hansen, Me, Lang, and Evans.

 Trying to fix my flat tire

 Exchanges at UGA

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