What a week, where to begin??
Well it hasn't been your typical mission week, not in the slightest.
Monday: Poor Sister Tait woke up feeling very sick. Just dizzy. like vertigo. So p-day was pretty laid back. A day of resting. In the evening we went over to our investigator's house. Wow, what a lesson! It was amazing. There was such a spirit there. She was much softer than she has been in the past few weeks, more teachable and we just left that lesson feeling amazing!
Tuesday: Still sick, our District Leader, Elder Astle, gave Sister Tait a blessing. We went to MLC (mission leadership council) Sister Tait rested while I participated in the meeting. She was still really tired so we left her at the mission home and I spent a large portion of the day working in Halifax with Sister Lambert and Sister Kilpack (they were on exchanges) We had a blast!!! I finally got to speak in Chinese! YES! my mission dream is accomplished :)
Wednesday: At District Meeting we found out that Elder Astle's companion, Elder Taufer, was being mid-transferred to New Glasgow! We couldn't believe it! We were glad we made it to the meeting to say goodbye and after it was over we went home where Sister Tait rested all day. and It was my 18 month mark!!!!!
Thursday: Not doing much better, Sister Tait and I went up to Halifax, she stayed with one sister there (it alternated between Sister Howell and Sister Lambert) and I went out to work with Sister Hughes! That was our first time working together, and we were both in the same MTC District. It's crazy how time has flown. We had a great time, and even taught a lesson. Teaching is by far my favorite part of the work.
Friday: Weekly planning! I joined Sister Tait in our bedroom and we planned in bed haha, still sick. poor thing! We met the newest member of the District Elder Hart! He's great. Also in our district is Elder Quinton, and Elder Hanson, and we have two senior couples. The Hardings, and the Stewarts. It's a stalwart little group! We went up again to Halifax, this time I worked with Sister Hull, it was a lot of fun as well! We came down to Cole Harbour since we haven't been able to do much here, and it was so nice to be out talking to people!!
Saturday: We had another lesson with our friend, Elder Astle and Elder Hart came with us because she's technically in their ward and area. So we're team-teaching! It was fun, but the lesson wasn't as smooth as before. We finally lined up a member from the Dartmouth ward, a great lady, to come with us to our lesson for this upcoming week, which should hopefully help a lot! Members are magic, they just bring so much spirit to the lessons!
Sunday: We only made it to the very beginning of Sacrament meeting, I did a musical number with the Elders. Sister Tait was going to play the piano and do a number but she wasn't feeling well enough for it, so Elder Hart and I sang "Be Still My Soul" And Elder Astle played the piano. (we tried to get the Cole Harbour Elders to sing with us but they wouldn't!) Then off to home we went. At this point, I was so exhausted, we've been up and down and trying to figure her out and being stressed an ahh, we both tried unsuccessfully to take naps. The members were so good to us and brought us lunch and some dinner. Manna from heaven!
It's been a good week. We're going to make sure Sister Tait is getting all of the medical attention she needs, we've been in touch often with the mission home and mission president, and I hope she'll get better soon. Please keep her in your prayers! She's alright it's just really dizzy all the time and exhausted... so not alright, but she's not throwing up or anything so thats a plus.
It just goes to show that we all have things to learn. This wasn't how I pictured spending my last few weeks. But I'm glad I can be here for my companion in her time of need. When we serve, it enlarges our soul, it helps us to have a greater love for others, patience, humility. I'm so thankful for all of the people, missionaries, members who have helped us, loved us, served us this week.
I hope you have a wonderful week as well! Talk to you next monday!