Monday, July 14, 2014

Temples and Rain!

E-mail from June 9, 2014

Hello everyone!
How has your week been?
Mine started out very interesting! First I got to go to the temple which was fabulous! BUT that was an adventure in of itself. Chicago is only about 2.5 hours away, but because I was going, naturally there had to be lots of road construction. We missed our intended session and ended up getting donuts while we waited for the next session. Chicago is absolutely tiny!!! I thought the Oquirrh Mountain and Draper temples were small- they have nothing on Chicago. Nevertheless, it was a good day and I learned so much!

After the temple, the member took us to Gino's East for deep dish pizza which is one of the things Chicago is famous for. That was pretty good (considering it was pizza :/ ) and then it was time to come home. This was the really adventurous part. Not only was there road construction, but the main speedway that we had intended to take home was completely shut down AND we got stuck in rush hour. Now, being from Utah I thought that rush hour between Salt Lake and West Valley was bad... Boy was I wrong! It took us 1.5 hours to get across Chicago. There was a point when it took us 12 minutes to go a mile. Yeah, that was a long drive back home, but it was so worth it!
The rest of the week was tough, but very good in that we were teaching like crazy and we were able to have three investigators come to church! That was a miracle! I also got to speak on Sunday about obedience. My focus was on the examples in the scriptures as well as the blessings that come from obedience, namely eternal life. Supposedly it went over well so yay!!
Early in the week after the temple, our car had a part that was recalled and so our baby Sven had to go in the shop. That meant pulling out the bikes! It wasn't a bad day to bike- or so we thought. It was sprinkling a little when we left the dealership and then a few miles out it started pouring. Of course. That didn't stop us though! We kept working and had essentially no success, but because we didn't give up our afternoon and rest of the week went great! We got the car back and have really be able to see God's grace.
Transfers are next week on the 18th so keep us in your prayers! We have no idea what's going to happen.

Love you all!
Sister Ruth

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