Sunday, May 31, 2015
A Week of Meetings
Sister Hardman and her companion at M&M World the week before.
May 25, 2015
Well this week was super full of meetings and driving! Because of that there was much less time spent out talking to people, and when we were we had very little success. When we go knocking it’s interesting how many people say it’s wonderful what we’re doing, or great to see young people so dedicated to their faith, but will not let us share a message. There’s also a lot of people who tell us to be careful but won’t listen. This week I also realized that I haven’t told you about the ice cream trucks here. They are super excessively everywhere all the time! Apparently they start when the snow is cleared and go all year until there’s too much snow again. They are out and going all day, early morning to late night. The songs get annoying, and then just plain creepy at night. I haven’t tried any yet because Sister Layton is pretty sure she’s lactose intolerant and doesn’t eat sweets.
On Thursday we had a trainer-trainee meeting with the other new missionaries at the mission office. President and his assistants gave good messages and workshops on studies, we had pizza, and then we heard from the senior couple missionaries about the things they are in charge of (mail, cars, housing, health, records, etc). Apparently the mail in the city areas is very unreliable, it depends on the mail mans mood as to whether it will be forwarded or sent back or never delivered. On the island is fine, but there may be some addresses later in my mission that I don’t give you because it’ll be more reliable to just the mission office. That night we went over to Miranda’s with Jessica to help her start her family history. The four of us also had lunch together after church yesterday in Jessica’s apartment.
On Saturday we went to the temple! Lindsey from our ward went back to the temple to do baptisms for the first time in 7 years and invited us to come with her. She is going back to do an endowment session for the first time again next week at the same time that we’re taking Miranda for the first time. We also helped an older lady in our ward who is half blind go back for the first time for a few years. We started weeding her garden during the middle of the week too.
We are at the Mets game today! There’s a lot of missionaries here from all over the mission.
Sè Amanda Hardman