Sunday, June 4, 2017

it's gr8 to be 8...May 30, 2017...week 34

hey yall!!

so much has happened! first off i hit my 8 month mark! yay. actually didnt even realize it was my 8 months until about half way through church but 8 is like a fan favorite number throughout the church, you know the age kids can get dunked, so this month should be a good one. 

had zone conference this week and that was fun! still trying to get to know the missionaries in this zone since both sis durbin and i have never served around this part of the mission so wish us luck! it was a great zc with good insight and there was actually a whole thing about using family history to help people learn about the church. its only the thing ive been doing for the last 10 yrs of ma life. jk but glad to start putting all of it to use so yay! sister sainsbury was all like "they can't shut you down with this approach, that would be like dissin on their own ancestors!" hahah so we tried it the next day and the chick dissed on her own ancestors and didnt want to do family history. oh well her loss! just kidding but the next lady we asked was super into it so all in all i think its a winner! 
sister durbin, sister stewart (cute lady from our ward), and we planned the best graduation party EVER. it took us like 4 hours but we got it all set up and even had a chance to eat the delicious food all before the guests arrived. talk about some fun service!! we loved it

sister stewart gave us a ton of food, some of them being jalapenos and so we ate those one day and i chopped them up and THEN TOUCHED MY EYES. i legit thought i was gonna die. i think i even saw dead people in the process. oh wait nope that's just everyone else here in anniston. legit met more people who claim to see dead people, some of them being members..... anyways

so were kind of teaching this lady who, bless her, has like dead mice on her front porch and so there are just flies and bugs everywhere and guess where we teach her. her. front. porch. so sister durbin and i are struggling because we have too many bug bites to count and its like the ones where you wake up in the middle of the night cause they itch so bad. but we do it because we love the people!!! thats our motivational talk we give ourselves before we walk up to her porch "we do it because we love her!!!" and she is just so sweet. she wants to get baptized so badly but doesn't understand what the priesthood is so were just trying to make it through! well get there!

drove through one of the craziest storms of my life to zone conference. there was just a point where all 4 of us in the car were screaming and i may or may not have had my hands in the air, and i was the one driving, like a legit Jesus take the wheel moment...anyways after wards i just kept hearing the lyrics, "im still alive but im barely breathin" could not be more true. alabama rain storms are somethin else

we threw away 84 eggs this week that we found in our fridge. like what even elders?? how do you even get that much??

had some dude we were teaching go "dont be freaked out" as he proceeds to smell my hair... oh alabama 

last night we found 4 cockroaches throughout our house, like big ones, and we only were able to kill one. so safe to say we didnt sleep very well last night and convinced ourselves that if the lights were on the bugs wouldn't come out so we slept with all the lights on all. night. long. with our beds in the middle of the room so bugs didnt get on us. logical i know

yall!! guess who i had lunch with the other day! THE GLENNS!!!!! they came up to anniston for the day and we were able to meet up and have some really good mexican food! yall they made my week! love them!!

well since i hit my 8 months i'll leave some of my favorite verses showing God's character and explaining why we believe children don't need to be baptized until the age of accountability which is 8 so here ya go!
Moroni 8:
Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them...
12 But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world; if not so, God is a partial God, and also a changeable God, and a respecter to persons; for how many little children have died without baptism!
13 Wherefore, if little children could not be saved without baptism, these must have gone to an endless hell...
17 And I am filled with charity, which is everlasting love; wherefore, all children are alike unto me; wherefore, I love little children with a perfect love; and they are all alike and partakers of salvation.

Well i hope yall have a blessed week!
love always,
sister kennedy

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