A Better Week with a Luau

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Priel is finally starting to feel better. Monday she was able to do the usual p-day things, including going shopping with the elders, at which point she and Sister T convinced them to buy the ugliest ties possible at Goodwill and (she hopes) wear them to the zone conference. LOL.

Tuesday she was really sick again, though, in a lot of pain.

Wednesday she was better again and went to lunch and out to contact referrals. Thursday she saw a doctor to check up on everything and then did some lessons, including Book of Mormon class. She got a blessing from the elders that night, about which she says: “I asked the Elders to give me a blessing because I’ve just had one trial after another the past couple of months. In the blessing, Elder Thompson said that I would be able to find the positive in any situation and that I would be able to focus on that rather than the negative. It was exactly what I needed to hear, and I am so grateful for the Elders for giving me a blessing.”

Friday they had a zone meeting and then went to Red Robin, which took three hours to seat them, but Priel didn’t mind, apparently. Sister T called her family to set up a time to actually talk on Mother’s Day, and then they had dinner at a recent convert’s house — which made Priel sick again so she was throwing up all night. Darn fried chicken.

Saturday they had a luau as a farewell party for Sister T, who’ll be going home soon. She also had her call home since Mother’s Day had already hit in Samoa. It was a successful party, though Priel was creeped out about the pig, haha. Lots of people came, though, including non-members. Sunday, Priel got her own call, which made her happy. Before she’s cried about it, but this time, she says: “I’ll be seeing everyone in a couple of months, so that’s basically tomorrow.”

Wibbly wobbly timey wimey?

Anyway. In lessons, they taught Devon, who’s really improved on his addictions and is much happier and more stable, and also Eva. About Eva, Priel says: “She hasn’t been active for most of her life and still doesn’t understand the gospel. She started asking us about what happens to those who die without any knowledge of Jesus and God, and if they just get sent to hell. We explained to her that people who die without that knowledge will have the opportunity to learn about it in the Spirit World. It really touched her, and thought that was really cool.”

So that’s been her week! Talk to you again next week, hopefully during which she’ll be well again.

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