It's been a crazy transfer week. My new companion is Sister Paulson. She is from California and hasn't been out too long. I've never seen a person more opposite than I!
The best thing that happened this week is that we taught Robert, Marquetta, Tim and their family a ton! About every other day. One of those big lessons was the Word of Wisdom. We went into it knowing that they each at least smoke. But they also pre-read the pamphlet and were so prepared that the lesson went really well. The best part of my whole week was that at one point Robert said, "I'm not gonna lie, that pamphlet hit me pretty hard. I just want to stop, to change. I just can't let anything keep me from being with my family forever." You could have cut the silence that brought with a knife! It was so powerful! Woah. They just get it. I don't know how many times I've taught the same principles to people my whole mission, even things like temple marriage when the time has been right. I've taught it as simply as I could, but I felt like people rarely understood. What I held as the greatest truth that gives my life meaning seemed to just fall on deaf ears. But they just get it. It was really neat. They were all at church yesterday and are progressing wonderfully. The only thing is this divorce. Anyway, Robert and Tim were really scared to quit cold turkey so they created a goal and a plan to stop by this week. Marquetta just quit, and she got up and threw her coffee away - haha. Love her. And they each wrote down things to do when they were tempted. It was so awesome. Then last night during our lesson, Robert told us that when he wakes up he doesn't even have the desire or urge to smoke. He always did before. Pretty awesome! I'm getting to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ change people :)
Well, sorry it's so short, I just can't think of much else to write. I love you all dearly. I hope you are happy and remembering to always do the things that matter most :)