Canadians Say 'Eh'. Like all the time. Yeah, this might be a commonly known thing, but it's still super funny to experience in real life. They say it they way we say 'yeah' or 'huh' at the end of a sentence. Example. "You're our new sister, yeah? (eh)" It's super funny and I love it and I love Canadians and they rock. This place is awesome. And it's not even cold! Ok, that's a lie. It's mildly chilly, but nothing compared to what I apparently have waiting for me in the real winter months.
I. LOVE. MY. COMPANION. Sister Layton rocks. She's from Arizona and has been out about seven and a half months and she rocks. This week has been quite the transition, but because she's so patient and understanding, it's been smooth sailing and I'm so grateful for that. We've visited a ton of less-active members and the members have fed us every night. We visited with a few investigators this week and they're all just awesome people. Even if they're not super interested, they still feed us. (;
As most of you have discovered, I am now authorized to use Facebook! Yay! But it's only for proselyting purposes and to help share the gospel. SO. Please do not be offended if I don't reply to messages or posts or stuff like that cuz well... I'm kind of not supposed to unless it's sharing the gospel. If you want to talk to me and tell me how awesome I am, you can email me (:
So exciting thing. The other day, Sister Layton had to print off some documents for her taxes that her mom sent her, and she wanted to get rid of it after she was done. However, lacking a shredder, she decided she wanted to burn them. So she's standing over the trashcan in our apartment burning these papers, when things kinda went crazy. For whatever reason, the tiny flame exploded into a huge one and she dropped them into the garbage can and starts screaming, "TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!" and I'm like, ok, I will. So I started blowing on it and yeah, that didn't work. As the trash can liner starts burning and melting, we finally discovered the magical powers of water. Needless, to say, the smoke detector went off and basically, Sister Layton and I don't do well under pressure. But. We have successfully, without poisoning ourselves, made dinner two nights in a row! Yay us!
Also, Flamin' Hot Cheeto's isn't a thing here in Canada. Like, you can only get them in the states. So if any of you decide you'd like to send me some, I'd love you foreverrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Here are some photos of my Comp/Trainer and I. She rocks. There's also one of me on the plane, sitting next to one of the Elders going to my mission, who had no sense of personal space. But that's ok. Jesus loves him anyways.
Today, I was reading in 1Nephi, because President Nicholas asked us to start over, and I cam across this verse in chapter 15, verses 8 and 9. This is where Nephi is talking to Laman and Lemuel about Lehi's vision and he's asking them if they understand it or not. It says: "And I said unto them: Have ye inquired of the Lord? And they said unto me: We have not; for the Lord maketh no such thing known unto us." WELL DUH! YOU HAVEN'T TRIED! It's so vitally important that we learn from these two verses that we cannot expect the Lord to just give us the answer! We have to pray with REAL INTENT. That means to REALLY INTEND to act upon the answer you are given! Stinkin' Laman and Lemuel. They need to have more faith.
But anyways, that was my little insight of the day.
I want you all to know that I love you SO MUCH! I'm so grateful for everyone who has emailed me. You don't even know how much that means to me. Even if we haven't talked in ages, EMAIL ME! Tell me how you've been! I might not respond because I have SO MUCH TO DO, but I will definitely read it and it will make my hear happy(:
I know that the Savior lives and that He loves each and every one of us. The Lord has a plan for us and He knows what He is doing, so trust Him!!