All is going well here! Just going and going. This passed week I have come down with a bit of a sick thing... I don't really know what to call it. It has been going around in the sisters' house! One of the sisters got strep throat and so we are all trying very hard not to get it. The doctor here didn't test me for that but he doesnt think I have it. He gave me a z-pack to help and I think it might be working. My voice is almost all the way gone today though. But I have faith that it doesn't matter how I sound because the Lord will provide a way for His message to get across.
I think I am on the up and up of getting better. But the work must still go on. I am so glad I am here to work hard and do what the Lord has asked of me. We are working hard as a group to become more unified, it is difficult at times because we are all 'leader' personalities. Plus we have our actual leaders and directors and then above them we have our ecclesiastical leaders.. So we are currently making that better.
Our first preparation morning was fun. We had it on thursday and everyone was up and at the temple by 6:45. They made me stay home and sleep through it though because I wasn't feeling well. But afterward, we drove to Keakuk (pronounced k-ee-uh-cook) and went to walmart. That was fine as usual, then...We drove down Mulholland street (which is like the main street here) and parked and went to lunch! It was the first time we were out doing something we wanted and chose to do on our own. We were so happy. We went to this store called the Mercantilel Store where they have TONS of historic Nauvoo memorabilia and also a lunch place in the downstairs. It was so fun to spend some fun time with my sisters. Then of course, we were back in the visitors center by 1:30 getting ready for High Hopes. Only half of a P-day haha. Life is crazy. But I am happy!
I love you. And I know this church is true. My testimony is growing every day and I just want to share it with everyone I meet. We were told a thought that has stuck with me while performing. Each of the people in the audience aren't just audience members or 'people' these are souls. If there are 300 or only 30 each person is a spirit brother and sister and are individual souls. It makes it mean more when we perform....and we DO perform!!