Come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee

Is that actually a song?!?? I’ve been thinking about it all week and I can’t decide if I made it up or if it’s an actual song hahahaha. Either way Bama is great and it’s been a great week. Don’t judge me if that’s not a real song haha.

So basically this week the Lord has shown me time and time again that He is involved in His work and He won’t let us mess it up. These are His children and His gospel! We called a man named Patrick that was in the area book. He said he would meet with us (that itself is a miracle) and told us the apartment complex he lives in and the he was in apartment B5. Wednesday we go over there and knock on apartment B5 and we ask that man that answers it if he’s Patrick. Turns out he’s not Patrick and has no idea who Patrick is. His name is Guy and he met missionaries briefly years ago in Tuscaloosa. He invited us to come back and said he was super interested. We called Patrick and apparently we misheard him and he lives in apartment P5! So we went over there and taught Patrick. On Saturday we went back to Guy’s apartment and after we read the introduction to the Book of Mormon with him he freaked out and was like, "Why doesn’t every church read this? This is incredible! Why doesn’t everybody know about this?" So yeah we misheard the apartment number for a reason. Guy has recently been divorced because he was an alcoholic and is working hard to get his life back on track. He also gave us the most beautiful feathers from his feather collection and is a self proclaimed "Jesus freak." Me too, Guy, me too.

Also, another really amazing thing that happened on Saturday. There is a sister in the ward named Meagen (not pronounced like my name but like mee-gin) She has been less active for years and we’ve been trying to visit her for so long and have only been able to meet her once. When we met her she mentioned how much she used to love going out with the missionaries. We figured we would try that again and invited her to come on a team up with us. She agreed and was SO excited. It was exactly what she needed. She felt the spirit for the first time in a long time and her testimony helped the people we were teaching SO much. She is the absolute sweetest and CAME TO CHURCH YESTERDAY!!! She was also so excited because she got to see her 12 year old son pass the sacrament for the first time. Literally Saturday was the greatest day ever.

We had zone training on Friday and it was fantastic! I learned a lot and it’s always so much fun to be around other missionaries. We learned a lot about the importance of baptismal invites. How are they even going to have any idea that they can be baptized if they aren’t invited?

There was a scripture shared at zone training that really struck me and I’ve been thinking about it all week. D&C 123:17-

"Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed."

Is this not the best scripture ever?!!! We can stand with absolute confidence and stillness before God! Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power.

Oh and also we got called devil worshipers this week and it was the most hilarious thing. He was like, "y’all need to educate yourselves about John Smith. Have you ever been inside a Mormon church? There’s nothing about Jesus in there." Basically being called a devil worshiper is like a missionary rite of passage so I’m a for real deal missionary now!

Have a blessed week and ROLL TIDE!!
All my love,
Sister Oscarson

Look at this shirt I bought. hahaha no doubt the best $11 I’ve ever spent. Man I love the south.

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One thought on “Come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee

  1. Rick Dean says:

    Just a quick reply…Stephen Foster is an early American composer who after these many years hasseveral songs we are all familiar with. One of those songs is “Oh Susannah” which has as one of its lyrics…”oh Susannah don’t you cry for me for I’ve come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee….later Grandpa Dean From: Sister Megan Oscarson To: cmydimple@yahoo.com Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 10:40 AM Subject: [New post] Come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee #yiv1239702725 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1239702725 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1239702725 a.yiv1239702725primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1239702725 a.yiv1239702725primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1239702725 a.yiv1239702725primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1239702725 a.yiv1239702725primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1239702725 WordPress.com | meganoscarson posted: “Is that actually a song?!?? I’ve been thinking about it all week and I can’t decide if I made it up or if it’s an actual song hahahaha. Either way Bama is great and it’s been a great week. Don’t judge me if that’s not a real song haha.So basically this ” | |

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