We have seen this less-active sister a couple of times since I've been in Easley. Her Visiting Teacher, Sis. Looper, has been diligent in wanted to see her but she won't always answer our calls or cancels appointments. We tried to get ahold of her last night as a last effort and this was her text back to us:
Pauline: Hi Girls!!! ....GUESS WHAT??? I'm not sure if u knew this, but I had started smoking a few years back when I was hurt on the ambulance and haven't been able to quit. Well, I really miss going to hcurch, but felt so guilty, I just couln't go while I still smoke. Well, last Monday, I was thinking about church, relief society and really missing everything and I had a serious talk with Heavenly Father. I told him how weak my will power is and how much I needed his help...so I went to bed.
Tuesday morning I woke up and said, "I'm done." Threw away ashtrays, cigs, and for 6 days- I haven't touched one or wanted one!!! I have been cleaning like a maniac and don't want to smell cigarette smoke ever again!!! Now I can come back to church!!!
I couldn't put them down..didn't want to, but now- I haven't cheated once and am finally done-forever.
YAY!!! U will never know just how much u both helped. Every time u stopped by-guilt ate me up! I was so ashamed..I wanted to be around u both and [Sis. Looper] but couldn't bc of stupid cigs and the smell of stupid cigs and the smoke smell...now there is NO REASON I can't b with u guys and back in church!!! I'm so excited!!!
Because Sister Looper was so diligent in loving this sister she was able to make this amazing change.
Out of time but I looooove y'all!
There is hope for all :)