Monday, August 8, 2016

A week sent from Thomas

Hello my dearest ones!! I AM ALIVE AND WELL!  I'm sure you were surprised to get a call from my Mission President last night! I had wished he hadn't call you all because I didn't want you guys to be worried about me over here. I was in a car accident in Linda Williams car. We were at the stop light and a car behind us was texting or something and ran full speed into the back of us. But we are all okay! I promise!! Just on loads of meds for the headaches and back pains! 

I spent yesterday at Thomas Hospital and they ran tests and gave us some pain meds and we were good to go:) Absolutely no worries! Honestly it was a neat experience that i want to tell you about a bit. I had a few hours to myself. Completely to myself. I was laying in a room waiting for our xray results to come back,(Sis Fletcher was in a different one) with no one or nothing to distract me from my thoughts. Out here you rarely have moments where you aren't trying to do or accomplish something. MAN i felt so strange.In that silent hospital room as my thoughts wondered every direction I started praying. I felt such peace and comfort feeling God with me in that room. No family, no companion, just God. And for the first time I began to understand how so many people in this life make it simply through God.
We got home late and the Elders came to our apartment and gave us both a blessing. So many awesome awesome people out here, OH how im grateful!

This week was soooo great!! There is no better feeling than coming home at night exhausted and happy for the efforts you made. I have 10034 things I want to say and no time to say it! A few tender mercies will do:)

We got in contact with a L.A that i had never met sense being here! We found out she was in the Thomas hospital, called her home teachers, and they gave her a blessing! Her story is remarkable. She was taking 18 pills 4x a time. Completely hooked in Satan's tight grasp of addiction. One night while watching T.V she decided to take her life. She had all of her pills in the palm of her hand when the Mormon ad commercial came on T.V, she quickly turned the channel when a few moments later another one came one. The Mormon Ads came on 5 more times as she kept trying to change the stations. It was then she realized God was speaking to her and she put the pills down, called the number and joined the church. GOD IS REAL. He is so good. 

We were able to teach teach teach this week!!! Most of them were in the BLAZINNNN heat. OH August will be the death of me. Inside and outside of homes we just sweat and sweat and sweat. Ha its filthy. Most lessons are taught on lil plastic chairs covered in dirt, I have come to love and cherish them:)

SO I actuallyyyy had a few moments of panic this week. A lot of close calls. We knocked on a Catholic investigator Bill's house for our appointment that day. He opened the door and started talking to us when all of a sudden his eyes rolled back into his head and he collapsed. He layed there wide eyed unconscious. We ran to him yelling "BILL!!" "ARE YOU OKAY BILL!" we reached for the phone to call 911, because he was totally unresponsive and we didn't know what eles to do. It wasn't long before he started sitting up asking why he was on the floor. He hit his head on the way down but didn't remember that, so he sat there Indian style in the door way while I  inspected the back of his head for blood! It scared me have to death, i care about that man so much! He got out of Thomas Hospital a few months ago. Ha he was so embarrassed and i guess this has happened a few times in his life before and just wanted to move to the back porch for our lesson. We ended up having a decent lesson with him haha. As many people say here ROLLL TIDEEE. Strange things happen in the South, I tell ya.  

I LOVE IT HERE. I love it here because of my love for our Savior and his work! I mention in Sacrament meeting yesterday of the sincere blessing that comes from trusting him. How much power comes from the simple act to TRUST HIM. This has been one of my focuses lately and any tribulation that comes can be healed with those two words. God does not make mistakes in our life. I love this Gospel. I love you all. Thank you for making me the luckiest Sister Missionary:) Keep reading and keep praying, I know as you do will carry you through. Sending you my whole heart,

Sister Jackson:)


This is our less active Bill from last weeks letter! 

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