Onward, ever onward

Hello everyone!

This week has been a little bit crazy!

-Monday night we were driving home and we see a group of people gathered around a tree. We pull over to see if we can help with anything, and we hear a cat meowing. For the first time in my life I saw a cat stuck in a tree! I had jeans in the car (just in case we found an unplanned opportunity to serve) and Sister Jackson helped me climb into the tree to get the kitten. While I was in the dense branches, a woman standing at the tree turned to Sister Jackson, looked closely at her nametag, and asked what ward we went to. She told her Stevens Creek and the woman said that she does too, but it’s been a long time since she had been. She had been feeling lost and alone, that Heavenly Father had abandoned her, and that morning she prayed that she would be able to feel His love for her. She told Sister Jackson that when she saw us, she felt Heavenly Father’s love for her and knew that He sent us to help and encourage her. Heavenly Father works in wondrous ways.

-Sister Jackson has been feeling horribly for the past month, and last night it got to the point where she was in so much pain she couldn’t handle it. We called the mission nurse, and she told us to go to the ER. Because of a GPS mixup, we followed the Elders to the hospital while Sister Jackson got blood tests and CT scans done. They stayed in the waiting room for 4 hours while Sister Jackson was high on morphine :) They weren’t able to discover anything causing the pain, but she got some pain medication and nausea medicine. I’m so grateful for those around us, medical staff, mission leaders, and fellow missionaries who were able to help and watch over us and make sure she was doing okay.

I love you all!

Sister Waddoups

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