What a crazy week. I got really sick on Saturday. Sister P—– and I started changing her bike tire first thing in the morning because we got a flat. Soon I left and puked my guts out, then came back, helped a little and then went and puked my guts out again. After finishing changing the tire we went back out on our bikes and I thought I would not be able to handle it. For the first bit I thought I would just have to accept that I was sick and go home but the fresh air and just getting to work helped a lot and a couple of hours later felt near completely fine. The Lord’s work is a great remedy for sickness.
We had an investigator ask us this past week about the priesthood and how Levi had the priesthood because he was a descendant of Joseph and only the Levites had the authority. I know that Aaron and his sons also received the Aaronic priesthood and that they were descendants of Levi. We are not sure how to answer this question and can’t find much to go off of. Have you ever encountered this question? How did you deal with it?
We testified of the truth of The Book of Mormon and committed them to continue reading and they are. Though we won’t be seeing them for another week because of the holidays. I love being a missionary. I love teaching the gospel to investigators and members.
My companion and I had a contentious weekend. I was just frustrated with her because I felt like I was always picking up after her and it just wasn’t going well. We talked it through and I am trying to be more direct about the things people do that bother me. I used to think that if I said something I’d offend, but now I just go ahead and tell them. I am learning how to do that with love.
There is lots of work to do here in Gainesville and I was reminded this week of something my institute teacher told me, “If not now, when? If not me, who?” How are things going back there in Canada? I love ya’ll! Sister Winkler