Something I learned this week: backs are very important to everything we do. Without a functioning back, you cant do much!! For some reason, I randomly woke up last week with terrible back pain, like something was out of place. After struggling through 2 days and still being in intense pain, we went to see a chiropractor. Lucky for me, she's a member and saw me for free! But...she used this kind of strange little clicky tool and didn't do any back-popping. When she "finished," I told her I was still in pain but she said it would get better over the course of the day, so we left. Not better. After another day of no relief, we went and our bishop gave me a blessing. The next day we went to a member of my ward here, Uva Harris. She's a massage therapist and she helped my muscles feel better using UV rays. I'm currently doing a lot better than 4 days ago, but I'm still whimpering every time I have to get out of or into the car. Depending how I feel tomorrow, I might see a different chiropractor who actually cracks me into place and maybe that will be better. Pray for my back to heal!!
Here's a miracle, though, after that deep tissue massage and UV Ray treatment, we had to go directly to stake conference to interpret and I was able to! We did the Sunday morning session, too, and I was able to be efficient enough, despite the back! The lord is watching out for me!
I also had the most DELICIOUS fish and chips I have ever tasted in my LIFE. Seriously, if any of you come to Carmichael, you MUST stop at Tugboat Fish and Chips. Its a South Korean couple that fry their food in tempura. Ive already decided that Im going back for my birthday. :) Why doesnt Utah have good fish and chips places? Its sooo delicious!
We also had a Sisters Training this week. All 24 sisters from the whole mission came together and were uplifted and edified by our leaders. It was wonderful. It took a while to get there, though. We do a lot of driving as ASL sisters. We spend a lot of our days in the car driving to see the deafies who live far away. Another thing that shocked me about the mission. I also didnt know how many MEETINGS are involved in missionary work! my goodness! We are constantly having meetings. meetings with the district. meetings with the zone. with the ward mission leader. with the bishopric. with the deaf bishopric. with all the sisters. Its just busy! but I love being busy and I always have!
Ashlee has started her patches and went from a whole pack a day to maybe HALF of a cigarette! She's doing great! Her baptism is set up for a few weeks down the road and she should be good to go!! YAY!
SO! Guess what?! We met this guy last week on the street who's name is Mike. He invited us back. We've taught him 3 times and he says he wants to be baptized December 3rd! Its so wonderful to be able to see these miracles. To see people like him who just EAT UP the gospel. yes! Hes been reading the book of mormon for like 3 hours a day. Its so great. He recognizes the spirit every time we see him. He came to stake conference and loved it.
I love all of you! Thanksgiving next week should be fun. Its going to be a P-day, and we actually have a Thanksgiving breakfast as well as dinner, so I'll be eating a lot with the members. Im so glad to have members to care for me while I'm here! They make me so happy.
I love all of you! The church is true!