Hi, my name is Sister Cunningham. I'm from Nevada and currently serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Georgia Atlanta North mission. Here's where you can find updates on my adventure.
Monday, August 3, 2015
I know I'm supposed to be here in Georgia
Hey y'all, This week was so good. Not like every week as a missionary isn't awesome, let's be real. This is one of the best things I've ever done in my life. But this week we saw again so many amazing miracles. And I promise I'll explain the subject line soon! So Peggy is a less active lady in our ward who has these amazing grandchildren that she tends who we have been teaching since I've gotten here, and guess what! Those adorable children are gonna be baptized August 22nd if their dad says yes! Please keep them in your prayers. They are so awesome, and their love for Heavenly Father and always striving to do what's right is so strong, their names are Andrew, JR, and Brittany they are all just a bit over the age of eight so prime time. We're so stinking excited for them! And then, we have been visiting a less active member named Sonia who makes me laugh so much! She has the most beautiful house, and she is so skilled at interior design. She's also originally from Jamaica! But anyways, she just received the calling of a primary teacher in outer ward, and admitted to us that sometimes she feels about overwhelmed and that she feels like leaving the church. We have been praying for ways to help her for weeks now, well on Tuesday we felt the need to tract a specific road, and we were knocking on a door when a girl next door asked who we were and when she heard missionaries she was like, " I've been waiting for y'all for weeks." She had been given the lessons while she was in New York visiting family and the missionaries stopped by and when she left they transferred her records over here, but until she said that we hadn't seen em until we found out her name was under her moms! Well her name is Kayla and she told us she was super interested and that her grandma was a member of our church too! Guess who.. Sonia!!! And we just taught her, and Sonia was with us and it was so amazing to see her grandma share her testimony on prayer to her granddaughter tonight, I can't describe to you how much I know Heavenly Father is so aware of each of us guys. Seriously, he loves you so much. Gosh, I'm so grateful Heavenly Father let us help Sonia in that way, and is helping us teach Kayla! She is awesome.
And then! Wednesday night we were tracting a specific road and had no luck on any of the doors, but we were on our way to the car when we saw a couple of young men throwing a football around. So of course, we go in our dresses and ask them to throw it to us. They asked us if we were Jehovah's witnesses, and long story short, we taught all three lessons, and they seriously understood it! You could just feel the spirit the whole time!!! We gave all three of them book of Mormons and invited them to church and invited them to pray! I wish I could just show y'all a picture of just how awesome it was to see them understand it, but remember y'all are just as much of a missionary as I am! ;)
And then Saturday! A less active member ( Cynthia. Who is just plain awesome) and her boyfriend got hitched this Saturday! And then next Saturday her boyfriend is going to get baptized next Saturday! Wahoo! :) we were so excited for them, and it was so much fun. But after the wedding, it was CRAZY! So we're driving home to start planning, and realize we needed to fill up the car! Well, we felt the need to just go right then. I sat in the car, and sister Gerard put the pump in and started to talk to the lady in the car next to us. Well as I'm sitting in the car I see this guy walking up to our car, and he barely makes his leg over the gas pump as he climbs over it holding the car and I'm just like, what is he doing? And then all of a sudden I see him fall face forward. I walked over, and just tapped him and said, "sir! Are you okay?" Sister Gerard and the lady she was talking to walk over and see this man too and we grab the phone and call 911. The lady in the car is his girlfriend and starts to panic and rolls him over and starts to give him mouth to mouth. At the point his lips and hands are purple and he's gargling spit all over. The ambulance gets there quick and the girlfriend starts to explain he had overdosed on heroine the night before and he walked from the hospital to her house that morning and they were just driving to grab some gas. They finally get him to wake up as we are just comforting this girl, and her 4 year old autistic son... We just said a short prayer and helped keep the little boy preoccupied. The guy finally wakes up and starts to freak out about his girlfriend calling the ambulance and cops and signs a release and yells at her to get in the car. We quickly handed her a Mormon.org card with our number on it and told her to please call us if she ever needed anything as we quickly hugged her bye. This poor girl. Please keep her little boy and herself in your prayers. We were so grateful we could be there to comfort her and her sweet boy. Heavenly Father seriously watches over each one of his children.
Oh! And the bark is just a line from the amazing Olivia cottrell, ( a sweet little girl on our ward) she was just baptized yesterday, and we were talking and she said.. " I was so nervous, I felt like I was gonna bark!" Haha so we quote her all the time!
You guys, I was just layin in my bed last night just so grateful, I know I'm supposed to be here in Georgia and I just feel at home. I love the people here, and I'm so grateful our Heavenly Father lets us play a part in his work, and help all of his children. I promise as you serve others, you're testimony will grow SO much. You will really just see how much Heavenly Father truly is a part of your life, and how much he loves you!