Hello everyone! This week I want to say how awesomely amazing my birthday was!! I was surrounded by SO MUCH love and joy. Everywhere I went, people sang to me and made me blow out candles. It was just fantastic. We got donuts the night before for my birthday breakfast and I blew out a candle. The only one we had, which was the number 2. Then for lunch we went to fish and chips. mmmm.... The rest of the day was normal, except we ate dinner at a member's home! The Pilkingtons! They made me a cake and bought me a bouquet of flowers!! Orange ones!! They're still on my table. :)
It was a joyful day.
ANNE IS BAPTIZED!!!! Oh, that was such a wonderful event. We have been teaching her since I got here! I just love Anne!! She smiled all day long but she was obsessively worried about having to be baptized more than once! She was so scared of her toes sticking out or her hair, but it all went great and she's happy. Its amazing to see the joy that this gospel brings into people's lives! I love it!! Caroline's baptism is this Friday and we are still praying for a miracle with Ashlee!
I got X-rays last week for my back. I find out tonight what the dealio is, and Doctor Armstrong can better know how to fix it! Still taking my shark cartilage and I try my best to keep my back straight so it can heal! Its just taking a lot of patience, but I needed to learn that anyway, right? Christmas Eve we have to stop proselyting at 6 pm, so we are getting together as a zone to watch the Christmas devotional. For Christmas day, we are going to the hearing ward, writing letters, going to the Deaf branch, then going to a member's home to call our family! That night, we have a musical fireside at one of our senior missionary's home! We do get a P-day that next day since we can't shop on Sunday. :)
Random #1: our fire alarm wakes us up in the middle of the night sometimes. No fire included. Just loud beeping. So annoying.
Random #2: Guess who forgot her temple reccommend when we went a few weeks back with the mission? Thats right, go me.
Random #3: The sun goes down at 3:30 and after it gets dark, nobody wants to talk to us because they're "going to bed."
Random #4: Everybody thinks its cold here. but its not. Random #5: we went caroling last night to potential investigators and it was soooo much fun!! People just dont have the guts to slam the door on carolers! I think I'll use that as my new door approach and sing a whole hymn before introducing who we are.
I got a random DearElder a few weeks back. I guess you can still send those to me but you have to pay for postage online I think. If anyone forgets my address, they can find it on there, just FYI.
IM SOO EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY TO TALK TO THE FAMILY!!!!!! I love you all!