"Where are you from again?" -Melody "Utah…" -Sister Glover "No You tall!" -Melody

For those of you who still need it for Christmas cards/what not here is my address…
Sister Whitney Reid
3900 Yorktowne Blvd. #5107
Port Orange, Florida 32127
MONDAYYY we had our normal P-Day adventures. We spent multiple hours in Walmart waiting for our Christmas cards to be done. πŸ˜‚What a life. That night we met a guy named Bobby and then we visited my best friends (The Hewletts). We put up their Christmas tree because we are obsessed with Christmas.
TUESDAYYYY We went to #Habitat4Humanity and sorted clothes. I was going through the shirts and I found this gray and white stripped shirt and I was like “this is cute… I should buy this.” Then I looked down and I realized that I was already wearing a gray and white stripped shirt…..Β  I bought it anyways. πŸ˜‚Later we visited Tammy and she had us wash her dishes with shampoo again and then when we left she yelled to us to “bring our own dawn dish soap next time so that we don’t use up all of her shampoo.”
K… πŸ™„πŸ˜
Then we saw my buddy Josh. He’s a champ. Then we taught Robbie and Kim at the Wholrab’s house. Man! Robbie is so prepared I can’t handle it and God just keeps handing us miracle people and I just keep looking up at the sky and saying “what did I do to deserve this God?” God is so good. After Robbie we taught Milady and crew. What a party.
WEDNESDAYYY Sister Glover was sicker than sick. So she slept all day and had a Book of Mormon read-a-thon and I did arts and crafts. I made a cute notebook for Milady so she can take notes in it when she reads her Book of Mormon.
➑️Side note: I know I’ve talked about it before, but Milady literally BRINGS HER BOOK OF MORMON WITH HER TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY AND READS IT DURING LUNCH BECAUSE SHE LOVES IT SO MUCH. who even is this girl? She’s nine.
Yup. That’s about all I did on Wednesday.
THURSDAYYY Sister Glover was still sick but she was also sick of the apartment so we went and taught the world about Jesus anyways. We had ZTM. It was such a good meeting. EXCEPT FOR THE PART WHERE ELDER GOFF AND ELDER DUMMER CALLED ME THE NIGHT BEFORE AT 10:15 AND ASKED ME TO “FILL IN” FOR THE MUSICAL NUMBER BECAUSE ONE OF THE OTHER SISTERS WAS SICK….. Luckily it was with three other missionaries so nobody could tell I literally didn’t practice this song once before performing it to a group of missionaries. And nobody died or anything so I guess it went alright. πŸ˜‚
Sister Glover and I gave a training on Elder Bednar’s talk from last conference. It went better than we had hoped and if nothing else I learned a ton from preparing it. Everyone should go re-study that talk!

 

After ZTM we taught our friend Brian with Brother Wescott. Then we saw my favorite kid, Josh. Then we met a guy named Bill. Good old Bill. Then we taught the Harbucks. YOU GUYS LISTEN UP FOR ANOTHER MANNA STORY!!!
So the parents are members, but fell away from the church before any of the kids were baptized. Patrick is now 20 and they still LOVE the missionaries. The week before we had stopped by and met Ross and Zoe. They were so nice and told us that their mom loves us and that we should come back when she is home. Then later we stopped by and met her and she was excited to see us and said that Zoe had mentioned to Patrick that we had stopped by and Patrick told his mom that he wanted to go back to the Mormon church. SO WE WENT BACK AND TAUGHT THE ENTIRE FAMILY AND PATRICK WAS ALL…..
Β *base drop*
“I want to join the church.”
*breaks out in awkward Indian tribal dance to celebrate the manna God has sent from heaven*
After our lesson with them we went to Brother Schmidt and Judy’s. Always a good time.
FRIDAYYY we weekly planned and taught Josh. Then we visited Sister Gruber (my adopted grandma) and listened to her wisdom for a bit. Then we taught the Cintron’s. They had family over that are members of the Daytona ward. We sang Christmas songs for them and at one point we had almost all of them in tears. I love doing that. Then we taught Brother Clausen about Christmas and he taught us how you can use any of the tools in his garage as weapons.
Good to know Brother Clausen… good to know. πŸ˜‚
Then we came home and began building a fort. It’s tradition in my family to build a fort for Christmas and since Sister Glover is a pal she agreed to move our mattresses into the front room and build a fort to sleep in this week. Let me tell ya… it’s one of the best forts yet.

 

 

SATURDAYYY I woke up in my fort and was very confused because I didn’t know where I was. Hahaha we taught Milady and crew. Then we saw Brother Schreck, then we visited Cody and then Bill with Brother Portus, then we saw Brother Harper, then we saw my buddy Junior who is just the best little recent convert. Then we ran down to the church for the WARD SNOWBALL FIGHT!
Before the party Patrick and Zoe came for a lesson. We taught them in the chapel with Brother Adler. Patrick told us that when he walked into the building he started to tear up because he felt like he was coming home and he remembered how good it felt to come here when he was little. We had a solid lesson and Patrick is so prepared!
Then we went to the ward party and we hung out with Patrick and Zoe, and Cody and his little brother Jacob. It was so fun. And we had all kinds of other non-members and less actives come and I just kept having to pinch myself because it almost felt too good to be true.
AND THEN WE WERE JUST STANDING THERE WHEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE BISHOP STARTED THROWING SNOWBALLS AND THEN ALL THE MADNESS BROKE LOOSE AND THE ENTIRE WARD WENT CRAZY. And obviously the sister missionaries are a fun target for everyone so Sister Glover and I were diving under tables and everyone and their dog were throwing cotton snowballs at us and I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life.
{Cody and Jacob}

 

{Kim, Patrick, Zoe, me, photobomb by Brother Biddle, and Sister Glover}

 

THEN after the massive snowball fight died down and we cleaned up the ward gave us strings and strings of Christmas lights and I about cried because I was so excited to put them in our fort.
SUNDAYYYY I went to church expecting a normal Sunday. I was greeting people and was looking in the chapel to see if any investigators had come in when ALL OF THE SUDDEN I SEE THE DANIELS FAMILY WALK IN THE OTHER SIDE! I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to see anyone in my entire life. I (almost) reverently screamed and ran to hug them all. I was so surprised and had no idea they were coming. The Daniels are a family that I grew up with. Lauren is one of my best friends in the entire world and she got home from her mission in Tahiti a week and a half ago and then their family decided to come to Florida on vacation and track me down. It was the sweetest tender mercy to get to see them. I GOT TO SIT NEXT TO MY BEST FRIEND DURING SACRAMENT MEETING… BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!!!
Haha Sister Glover is still new to the ward so she doesn’t know everyone and she thought they were just members of the ward so she was so confused as to why I was so excited to see them and was like “man… Sister Reid is really excited to see those members.” And then she asked some other members that were standing by her what was going on. Hahahahaha
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goodness gracious great balls of fire
Probably the best Sunday of my life.
AND THEN.. After church and choir Josh had his interview and he passed! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY *whip and nae nae*
Then the Steflik’s picked us up for dinner. Their friend Kim came and SHE REALLY WANTS TO JOIN THE CHURCH AND WE HAD THE BEST FIRST DISCUSSION OF MY LIFE AND WE PUT HER ON DATE AND SHE IS ALL FIRED UP AND…. manna my friends…. I don’t know what I’m doing to deserve all of these blessings.
Oh… and Sister Glover also got a priesthood blessing from bishop that casually mentioned that we were friends in the pre-mortal existence and that we will be friends thought the eternities. Coolest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH LIFE IS SO GOOD AND SO IS GOD AND HEREEEEEEEEE ARE SOME #OutOfContextQuotes from the week:
“Where are you from again?” -Melody
“Utah…” -Sister Glover
“No You tall!” -Melody
“The only thing bigger than your muscles is my sombrero.”
“You can go flame, but it doesn’t melt!”
“I too just go butt first into the tree on the weekends”
“Utah… is that the land of the hogs?”
“Sometimes when God gives me good things like double wrapped tortillas it just makes me want to skat.”
“Dear coffee I hate you cuz your DITSO!”
“You can get on my counter when we get home.”
ALSO….. HERE IS A PICTURE OF OUR FINISHED FORT. The sheets need fixing, but you get the idea.

 

 

I love y’a more than I love sleeping In forts and having fake snowball fights.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT! βœŒπŸ»οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŽ„

 

Sister Whitney Reid
Feelmysunlight.blogspot.com
Citrusfruitsister.blogspot.com

 

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