After the many stories of the week and seeing the pictures of Grandma
Simpson in the Shire, I thought that it was only appropriate that I
quote the great Bilbo Baggins! "I'm... on an Adventure!!!!!!!" That
phrase has come to describe every day of my life! Hahaha! I LOVE IT!
The main adventure this week, led to many of the other adventures that
we had. It all started with a phone call from Elder Rose, our vehicle
coordinator. He told us that during the car inspections at Zone
Conference he discovered some work that needed to be done on our car,
so we had to turn in our car on Wednesday morning to the body shop.
Wow! Suddenly, our area just got a lot bigger! Hahaha! Needless to
say, we have put a lot of miles on our shoes this week. Luckily the
weather warmed up on Friday, so it wasn't to bad.
Wednesday's adventure was that we went to a volunteer appreciation
night for the organization that we help at every week. We thought it
would be a good time to get to know people and maybe even talk to a
few people about the gospel. We got there and discovered that it was
actually a Wine and Cheese evening. Haha! Whoops! Luckily, no one got
too tipsy! It was actually awesome because we got talking to one woman
about being missionaries and she said, "Oh you're from the LDS
Church!?!?!?!?!? I have been wanting to do my genealogy for so long!
Can you help me get started?" Wow! We said of Course! We made an
appointment with her to go to the family history center on Thursday
and get her signed up for Family Search. We're SUPER EXCITED!!!! It
will be amazing!
Thursday we had another adventure called Zone Training! Haha! We ended
up riding with the Zone Leaders. It's super funny because they have a
7 seater town and country van. It's the ultimate soccer Mom vehicle!
It was crazy because they picked us up, and then we all had to go pick
up the Camden Elders from the Train Station as well. So it was full
van of missionaries. Zone Training was amazing though. We learned so
much about finding new investigators and preparing ourselves to be led
by the Spirit to find them. It was great.
Friday we got to see Juliana again! She is amazing! She is the Recent
Convert from Sierra Lione. She has such great faith! A few weeks ago,
she quit her job so that she can come back to church. She has now come
every week since then! She is preparing to go to the temple soon and
we can't wait for her to get there! This week we are going to help her
find family names so that when she goes, she can take them with her!
On Saturday we were invited to help out at a funeral for the brother
of a member of our ward. It was a nice service. It was very
interesting to see the group of people that all came. The man who had
passed away was not a member, neither was most of the people there.
But, it was neat to see the chapel so full! It just made me SO
GRATEFUL for the knowledge that I have of the plan of salvation! It
truly gives us such a hope that you can't find anywhere else!
Especially at a time like that.
And today we got our car back!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!! I have been
humbled and I have such a new found respect for missionaries that do
work without a car! I salute you all! Hahaha.
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!! Have many more safe and fun adventures this
week! Life is an adventure!