Scary story right here
Last night was probably the most interesting experience of the week. In the back of our apartment building there is a cute little park-like area with grass and trees and such, so we were going to have our companion study (our studies are in the evenings #onlyontemplesquare) on a huge blanket out on the grass to have an uplifting companion study in the fresh air! But it didn't last very long.. We began to open our scriptures when we noticed an interesting man over in the corner of the park kinda in the bushes who looked like he had a twitch or something...? So he was acting really weird and at first I just thought "Oh great someone is high and he's having weird hallucinations that's nice." But then it went from looking like he had a twitch or scratch or something to some really interesting arm movements and yeah-i-don't-really-wanna-get-
into-it... But it suddenly occurred
to me what was going on on the other side of the park and once it
finally clicked in my head the spirit made it very clear that if we did
not leave now that man would notice us and he would not like a righteous
spirit in his range of sight SO! We grabbed our things and ran like
dainty, righteous, terrified missionaries into the apartment and called
security! Security, in turn, connected us with the police and we
reported him buuuut police here must not like missionaries because they
said they would see if there was anyone able to go check it out. Ha. So
we called security on the square and told them that the sisters who
would be walking home that night would either need to go a different way
or have an escort. So our dear security officer, Michael from Melbourne
Australia, walked the sisters home and we know he was going to take
care of that guy but we don't know what happened but...all is well in
Zion! Oh and I forgot to mention that the man doing creepy rituals was
about... 15 feet from our bedroom window! AH! Sketchy!
So after all that was said and done Sister Merrill and I were not feeling very well, just because of what we had seen and the not good feeling that came along with it. We called a senior couple in our mission but they were not in Salt Lake but they told us where we could go to find more senior couples to obtain a priesthood blessing. So we went to the floor above us and knocked on a random door and to our happiness there was a senior couple there who would be willing to come give us a blessing(: They were a senior couple serving in the Family History mission and they were from Ireland actually! So the blessing helped us feel SO much better and we were able to sleep well AND I now know how cool my full name sounds in a Irish accent! :D I'm so grateful for worthy priesthood holders that are always there and so willing to give us help when we need it. It seems that every blessing I've received on my mission have been some of the most powerful I've received in my life. I feel so blessed.
Well anyways, those are my exciting stories from this week! They're starting to put Christmas lights on the trees so you know what that means...only 3 more months until Christmas season on Temple Square! AH! SO EXCITED! SO MANY LIGHTS!
I love you all and pray for you all! Have a wonderful week and enjoy the last bits of summer!(: