Dear Weasley Family and Friends,"Ahhhh-laska!!" -The Proposal
Random Stories/Facts to make sure you are still reading and also make you keep reading....
1. A few weeks ago Elder Jones pretty much broke my finger. Okay, it was just jammed really badly, but it still hurts! I was not allowed to play volleyball for a week. I felt like I was home. Everyone was worried about me and Elder Bradford (the senior missionary) kept tapping my finger up, and I just kept taking it off. It was like the old days where you guys tell me to take my medicine and I just laugh and shrug my shoulders. :)
2. I started my driving school. Oh man. Hate it. I have to drive with an instructor for a hour or two and she commentates on my driving and makes me pretty much a nervous wreck. Which is funny because the one thing I don't want to do is wreck. I hate driving. I always have, but after the bad wreck I really hate driving. If I have to drive I would prefer to go 1 mile an hour. And if I'm doing that I might as well just walk. #hopingiwillpassmytest No girl has gotten her licence yet, but they really really need us to get them. Not okay. Not okay.
3. Today we sent a text to a member and they sent the same one back but with corrections..... #dontthinklifecouldgetmoreembarrassingThis week was a good week. We met an amazing kid on Monday on the street and brought him back to the church to teach him a little about the Book of Mormon. He is 16 and his name is Oliver. He is very open and willing to find out the truth. It really amazes me. If I wasn't a member I don't know if approached by missionaries at 16 I would be willing to listen to them. He is very humble and thoughtful. He has been reading the Book of Mormon everyday. What a shock it was to Søster Hilton and I to find that out! No one ever reads!! We were able to meet him with 3 times last week. On Saturday he came with us to play football (European) with some members. Let me just mention here that I am worse at soccer than I thought I was. Also, Sondre, the member who was just baptized by Elder Jones and Ashton, was there and he and I about had a fight. Not really. He is the best! We just happen to always be going against each other. Listen, when I get close to the ball I just start kicking. I am pretty sure that I kicked him in the shin multiple times. I think it's okay though because he elbowed me in the chin several times. Good thing I don't have feeling there! Pretty much playing football with everyone was a bit of a dream come true. Europeans are really good though. I think they are just all born with this natural talent for it! But lal, back to Oliver. He is doing well. He is just one of those quiet take things as they come investigators. He reminds me a lot of Sondre, actually. We are really lucky that we get to teach him. I will keep you guys posted!
We have a busy month ahead of us. To be real about our goal, we really need to find all of our investigators this week that will be baptized by the end of the month. It is crunch time, but it is more importantly, miracle time. I am really excited to see the miracles that will be happening this month. I hope that I am in Trondheim to see it. Honestly, we are a bit of dream team in in Trondheim right now. Can President honestly break us up?!
Elder Jones called to get our numbers last night and we were talking about sacrifices and our thoughts on the next month. He told me that his brother's mission president asked them to always bring up baptism in every contact on the street. So it would it would be something like this "If you knew what I was saying was true would you be baptized?" I thought about it and honestly I think that sounds like the most uncomfortable scariest thing ever, so I told Elder Jones that I am making it a goal to do it in every contact. I figure if I just do everything that is scary and makes me want to throw up then the Lord has to bless us with people to baptize! I am making a list of all the different things and I am just going to check them off as the day goes on. Feel at peace knowing that I am going to be looking like an idiot this month, but that I will be loving it and adding up my awkward experiences along the way!
But, let's just cut all the get-to-know-you questions. How how how is Huntington Beach? Are you guys even there right now? I honestly can't even remember the itinerary of this thing. Why have I not seen pictures and videos? Rude. I would write all of you back who wrote me, but....well...read the first paragraph of my email if you have forgotten. Did Kate find a bathing suit? That is what I really need to know. I am sad that Jordy doesn't get to be with you guys! But I mean he is a big NFL player now, so such is the life. Btw, Elder Neilson is so much like Jordan that if makes me feel uncomfortable at times. He takes it as a huge compliment when I compare him though. I want to hear about all of you!! So write me back!!! I love you guys!