Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Story


Well let me start by telling you a story. Once upon a time 3 sister missionaries were weekly planning and realized that this could possibly be the last week that they were together (because transfers were coming up in a week) and that they really wanted to work really hard this last week and teach a lot of lessons, be exactly obedient, and see miracles happen. So they prayed and made a promise to God that they would be exactly obedient this upcoming week so that that could happen. Then the next day one of the sisters said "oh man, you know what else we should do for our last week together? We should all dye our hair!!" The other 2 missionaries replied, "What a great idea?! That sounds like so much fun!" So off they went with their day talking about what their new hair color would look like and about how much fun p-day was going to be.

Then Monday arrives, and they decided that they should probably get a hair cut too because their hair was getting a little unhealthy. So they call up a member and went over to her house so start off their super exciting day. They only needed a trim so they figured it wouldn't take a super long time...1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours later they are STILL there!! The trims turned into hair cuts that not really any of them wanted. And p-days are only so long and they had some important hair-dying business to do! But they shrugged it off, ran home ate, emailed their families, bought the super expensive 8 dollar boxes of hair dye and walmart, and began the process. Immediately before they started, they all had a sinking feeling in their stomach warning them that what they were about to do was possibly not the greatest idea, but hey, it was going to be fun! So all 3 ignored the feeling. They started with a sister named Hermana Bullough, she was going to be going blonde. The other 2 sisters worked as fast as they could to get all the dye in her hair as possible because they only had like an hour and half till they had an appointment. As they were putting the dye in, she read the box. "As you turn to ash blonde you will find that it will help get rid of the red tones in the hair, etc." Oh no, she thought, why would it say that? My hair is going to be red!! The other 2 quickly responded and calmed her telling her that that was ridiculous, her was going to be a very pretty blonde. She was calmed and then it was time for the other sister.

This sister's name was Hermana Johnson. Now Hermana Johnson chose to go darker. So with very little time left the other sisters quickly put the brown dye in her virgin blonde hair. Although she was nervous, she was excited to see what the outcome would be. After both these sisters went there was not time to do the 3rd sisters hair, but they decided that they would finish with hers the next p-day. So excitedly and nervously they both took showers and started getting ready, for they had an appointment in about 20 min with an investigator. They got out of the shower, blow dryed their hair, and did everything they could to keep the tears from coming out. Hermana Bullough had an orange halo on the top of her hair, and hermana Johnson's hair was BLACK-an emo looking black!! AHHH!!!! What were they supposed to do?! They had to leave! Oh, they had an idea...Sister Drinkwater, a professional hair person who just happened to be serving in their mission. The phone call went something like this, "Sister Drinkwater, we need help! Hna Bullough has orange hair and Hna Johnson's hair is brown!" Her response, "You are all DEAD!! You dyed your hair?! Oh man, this calls for an emergency sleep over...I'll be there at 9:00" So then they cleaned themselves up, did what they could with their hair, and left for their appointments...although they did get their a little bit late. So much for the exact obedience thing, haha. They came back that night and sister Drinkwater came over to save the day.

Yep, that's how our week went. It was actually super funny. It was a good lesson on listening to the spirit, if we all had of payed attention to the super duper strong impression we all had to not dye our hair, it would have saved us a lot of trouble. :) So that is the lesson for the week, the spirit is working, make sure you listen.

Despite all that, our hair actually turned out really well after Sister Drinkwater fixed it up a bit. I'll send some pictures so you can all see. I have brown hair!! Besides that our week was actually very good. We repented for not being exactly obedient and we ended up teaching 31 lessons with almost all members! It was crazy, we are going to see a lot of success with helping our members invite their friends to be taught, we are really excited!

Well transfers are this week, there are no changes for us which is AWESOME!!! We were sooooooo excited when we found that out. I love you all and I hope you are having an amazing week!
Con amor,
Hermana Johnson


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