Friday, July 19, 2013

Hey Family,

So I almost died of sleep exhaustion.  I'm still recovering.  I'll explain what I mean by that.  

Wednesday I went to the doctor because I had a horrible sore throat!  And nothing was wrong with me!  So they say.  But I beg to disagree.  So we went back to work our shift at the Family Tree Center.  Then later that evening another sister missionary, Sister Singh was feeling really sick.  And she had been sick for over a week.  And she collapsed on the couch and we thought she had passed out.  So the senior couple that was working that night said we were taking her to the doctor.  They told me to get the jeep.  So I drove her to the doctor with the senior couple in the back.  They took her back and said they think she is dehydrated.  But that we would need to go to the hospital for more blood tests.  So I pulled the jeep around again and we went to the ER.  Only me and Sister Robinson (the senior missionary) could go back to the room with her.  They put her on IV fluids and gave her med for her headache.  She indeed was dehydrated.  They have her 3 bags of IVs, I think a bag is about a liter?  So we ended up going on an emergency exchange that night.  Which our zone leaders didn't like, but oh well.  The senior couple went home and our visitors' center director, Elder Jerman stayed with us at the hospital until they released her.  Which was about 11:30pm.  I was so tired!  So then we stayed at the Family Tree Center.  I wasn't in bed until about 12:30am and I know I didn't fall asleep until 2am or so.  Then the zone leaders were texting me at like 6:20am wanting to know the status of Sister Singh.  I got like no sleep!  

Oh, but it gets so much better.  I go to take a shower in one of the other bathrooms, so I don't wake Sister Singh.  Well, I close the bathroom door and I pushed the lock in.  And the lock got stuck in the door knob.  I was like, OH SNAP!  And Sister Marlow was locked in the bathroom.  First thing I do is get on my knees and PRAY!  And I tried again to get the door unlocked.  After awhile, I got on my knees again and prayed a little more specifically.  That the Lord would give me the knowledge of how to get the door unlocked.  I ended my prayer and I looked over, the Lord has already given me the help that I needed.  Before I went into the bathroom I brought the cell phone with me just in case someone would call wondering about Sister Singh.  I know now that the Spirit prompted me to take the cell phone with me.  And it was such a subtle prompting.  But that is how the Holy Ghost works.  Quietly and softly.  That we have to be so in tune that we might miss what the Spirit is trying to tell us.   So I called up Elder Jerman and told him that I was locked in the bathroom.  He and Sister Jerman drove over as soon as they could.  So I was locked in the bathroom for about 2 hours or so.  And it didn't take long for me and Elder Jerman to get the door unlocked.  And this experience made me think about these scriptures that I read this week:

3 Nephi 27:28-29
 28 And now I ago unto the Father. And verily I say unto you, whatsoever things ye shall ask the Father in my name shall be given unto you.
 29 Therefore, ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for he that asketh, receiveth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

We all are faced with locked doors in our lives.  But these scriptures promise us that if we ask, and knock that things will be opened.  I know sometimes that the locked door isn't opened immediately like me.  Sometimes we have to wait until the Lord gives us the answer to know how to unlock the door.  Sometimes we need the help of others around us.  But I know from this that the Lord does keep his promises.

Still trying to get over some sickness and exhaustion.  But things are still going strong.  We picked up a new investigator yesterday!  She says she has issues with commitment, but we just want to help her to come closer to Jesus Christ.  So we'll see.  Hope you all have a great week!  Love you tons!


Sister Marlow 

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