Monday 15 September
Oh my word, life is just full of surprises this week.
Sister Nelson is leaving and becoming and STL (Sister Training Leader) and I am staying!
We are moving homes today, so if all post could be sent to the mission office in the time being that would be grand.
Monday: So it was p-day and we just played sports at the church which was fun and then in the evening we were stopping by people, but everyone seems to be off the face of the planet so.... yeah.
Tuesday: Everyone is falling off the face of the planet so this week has been pretty slow. But we had a lesson with a less active member before she went to her new job the next day which was good. What we do with her is help her read the Book of Mormon. Then we had a lesson with a recent convert who is like 10 so he is really funny.
Wednesday: So we helped an inactive member with her basement. Her next door neighbour got evicted and had loads of rats and mice so she needed her place checked out and her basement was pretty full so we helped!
Thursday: Weekly planning and lunch with the Westenskows and we had a couple of lessons with active members which was good.
Old Mill Ward had a party which was fantastic, there were lots of non-members which was great!
Friday: So we had district meeting which was good. President Banks and his wife showed up which was a nice surprise. Then we helped a member clear out/arrange his house with the Westenskows. Turned out to be a lesson which was nice. Then we were just trying to stop by people. They have seriously fallen off the planet!
That night we saw a non-member who was really funny. Sister Nelson shared a scripture and she says "stop, read it again with your heart" which she did. Then she says "now, I want you to sing it" poor Sister Nelson had no idea what to do so our non-member did it for her.
Saturday: We did service with the Wassatch Sisters and the rest of our district in the morning. Then we did service with the Elders for a person that they were teaching AND HE CAME TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY WHOOO!
Then we had dinner at the Stevens which was so lovely, Sister Stevens in the most wonderful cook. Then we were stopping in on people for the rest of the night.
Sunday: So we help teach gospel principles in the 17th ward which was really good and then we taught Elders Quorum. So we were just sat in priesthood waiting to teach and all the bretheren came in and started cracking women & the priesthood jokes which were really funny.
"So our lesson today will be on marriage because we are the most experienced people.......we're only joking, we're talking about missionary work."
Our lesson went really well.
So we walk into Old Mill Ward and we see one of our investigators which was a nice surprise, we weren't expecting her there and then we look at the stand and see…..
ELDER D.TODD CHRISTOPHERSON!!!!! Yes, it was real. Sister Nelson and I just kept giving each other looks hahaha. We got to speak to him at the end of the sacrament meeting. He asked where I was from and it turns out that in March he was in Newcastle and Sunderland. He asked me where York was in relation to those places I said "I'm a couple of hours south of them... I think?"
He replies: "I think you're right. You've been out for too long"
He is really funny :)
So that is my week! Full of surprises!
So one of our Bishop's gave us a really cool quote:
"God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfil your dreams, just as He always has. But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream. In short, He can't if you don't believe."
- Elder Jefferey R Holland
Love you all!
Hey, please can you send me the words to ‘God save the Queen.’ I can sing more of the American anthems than my own!
I’m going now
I love you all dearly.
Love, Sister Hughes