This week has been the usual. Completely crazy and odd but wonderful and joyful.
It's so weird to think about that 4 months ago I didn't know any of these people here existed. Now I know all of their birthdays, likes, dislikes, blood type, deepest darkest secrets, favorite foods, callings in the church they have had, friends, addresses, family, when the best day of their lives was, when their dog died, when there cat died, and all that jazz. And what is so crazy is that I can remember their whole life story of the top of my head.
Yet when I was back home I couldn't even remember to make sure I had my cars keys before I locked the car.
Tuesday we went to Bangor to go get some blood work done-and yes I am healthy as a horse-but then we got to talk our lunch break at the mall. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER. I got two cute new skirts. (Thanks Mom, you are the BEST). It was so fun to be in a actual city!! Well.. I wouldn't say city, more like a town with a mall.. but still its way bigger then Milo.
Wednesday we had district meeting where we got to watch the new Easter video early before anyone else did!! Perks of being a missionary I guess!! Our Book of Mormon study class that us and the Elders do each Wednesday had a pretty good turn out this week so that was good.
Thursday at the Food Cupboard we got trusted with the duty of lugging groceries up and down stairs so we got a pretty good work out from that. Also our good old handy jeep passed car inspections!! Woo!
Friday we were busy teaching and it was so fun!! We have dinner at a members house every Friday and their grandson had a friend over, who LOVES the missionaries. He put a pink peep on our plates as a gift for us. It was pretty sweet!! I let Sister Hoopes eat my peep though.
On Saturday it was the Dover Fox-Croft Branch annual lasagna bake off.. so of course Sister Hoopes and I made lasagnas with every intention of winning. She made a TO DIE FOR chocolate lasagna and I made a Mexican lasagna. Thanks my love bug Niki for sending me lasagna recipes, because DANG! That was one good mexi-sagna. Everybody really like both of our lasagnas and they were both all gone by the end of the event. But you will never guess who won the bake off...
Like what the heck.. they can't even make cereal right and they won the bake off.
Whatever though.. I am not bitter.
The members were all shocked too.
But those Elders were on cloud nine let me tell you.. so we didn't be too mean to them.
Then later that night we went to the cow farm where we got to feed 6 healthy calves. So it was a happy day!
Sunday was daylight savings day and man on man did that mess me up. I could barely even function, and to make matters worse the missionaries did primary! We volunteered to do primary so that the Sisters there could have a little rest and go to relief society! It was pretty fun. The Elders taught a really cute lesson on following the prophet and Sister Hoopes and I did music time. Apparently it was the most fun thing ever for the kids, but they are easy to please! It made me miss playing for the cute primary in the South Weber 3rd Ward.
We also had dinner with some Amish people. Well they weren't like full on no power Amish. They were Messianic or something of those sorts but oh my goodness they were so freaking awesome!! They had the cutest sweetest kids ever! one of them drew me 3 pictures! She was the little artist! I am going to hang them up on my wall!! But they were so kind to invite us for dinner and even though they weren't ready to convert they were so respectful.
As Sister Hoopes dad says, there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who are LDS and those who are going to be. haha!
Then Sunday night the sweetest little old lady that lives on the same street that we do invited us over and she gave us headbands she made. THEY ARE SO CUTE. I got a purple one and a blue one, man I love the people here!!
Anyways for my spiritual thought I want to bare my testimony.
Guys, this gospel is so true. Its a happier way to live and I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have. 2 Nephi 25:26 "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."
Christ is the way and He will be able to make more of our lives then we ever could on our own. I have never felt so much happiness and purpose in my life then when I put my full heart into serving Him.
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is so so so true!! It is the only church with the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ which makes it possible to make it back home to Heavenly Father. Now, don't get me wrong. There are many good churches that have truth in them. Most of them do actually we volunteer and work with them weekly! But this church has the fullness.
It continues to blow my mind that I am lucky enough to be a missionary!!
If you don't know if the church is true then get on your knees and start searching. Because you will be able to know for yourself. God is always there waiting to bless us and support us. No matter who you are, where you have been, or what you have done.
I love you all!!
have an awesome week!!!
sorry.. I forgot my camera again.. so no pics this week.. I will try again next week we will see!! haha