So on Monday we got the radon gas test for our apartment and started it. We told our district leader, Elder Kidd, about it as soon as we found out and he emailed President Carlson to tell him. I think he knows we are a little too prideful to complain to President. Anyway, President read the email and called us shortly after. We talked to him and he insisted that we move out of that apartment until they can find a solution to the issue.
It's crazy. We are living day to day in this area. We've had to neglect our area and it feels like we aren't missionaries right now. But it's okay. There is a reason we are struggling and experiencing so much opposition. There must be some miracles headed our way. One thing I've learned is how much I love President Carlson. He is so sweet and inspired. He cares so much and knows when we aren't doing well even though we aren't speaking with him on a daily basis! Man, the spirit is so amazing!
So we are staying with the Strong's as of right now. We aren't sure what the long term plan is. Our housing coordinator is on a different page than President Carlson is, I think. So he said we can move back in today, but President doesn't want us in there until it's for sure safe. He said "I don't want to wake up one morning to find you dead." or something to that affect. So we are figuring out what the best solution is. We have a pretty good set up in the Strong's apartment. They are like parents to us, so they treat us well and have given us their spare bedroom to live in. Sister Porter and I are close so it's not a big deal. We don't really need "alone time". They are also going out of town this weekend so we will have the apartment to ourselves. We are just trying to find the easiest solution to avoid inconveniencing anyone.
It's been a whirlwind of things to do, but it's okay. We are hoping President will leave us together next transfer so we can actually work together. I've learned a lot this week. I know I was in a place of stagnation, so God gave me room to grow, but man, it's been tough. One thing I really learned to appreciate more this week is Priesthood blessings. I don't understand the priesthood very well, but I am so grateful for the power of God here on earth. Our district leader is so sweet and concerned for our well being. We would probably still be in our apartment if it weren't for him. Anyway, he asked us one morning after work outs if we wanted blessings. We talked about it a lot and realized we'd both been contemplating it throughout the week. This has been taxing on us in a lot of ways, emotionally, spiritually, physically. We decided we would get blessings. It was so cool to see how the blessings, from the same elder, were so different. I have yet to listen to mine again, but I just love the priesthood. It's so great!