I had escargot this week. And, to be honest, it wasn't that bad. I just kind of swallowed it whole. So... that happened.
Monday: We went to Writing On Stone, a provincial park
Alberta about Native culture or something. Idk, we didn't
the informational center, we just climbed on the hoodoos
hiked around. I was actually super surprised by how much fun
we had. My thoughts were that it'd be just a bunch of random,
boring rocks, but it was more like a giant playground for adults.
Not that I'm an adult... Also, I don't think we were supposed to
climb around on them... but we did. (:
Tuesday: We had district meeting and then on our way to an
appointment, the member that had signed up to feed us
supper called and said she had to cancel because her sewage
had backed up into her basement. She said we couldn't come
over, and we said, "Ok, we'll be there soon to help clean up."
Hahaha. We're so defiant. So we spent the better part of our day helping her ShopVac up and dump the
sewage water that had leaked into her basement and all that fun stuff. I wish we'd gotten a photo, but our
hands were covered in... well... poo water, so none of us wanted to touch our cameras. We got to watch
the plumbers put in a new septic pump, though, so that was cool.
She drove us home so we could clean up and then she fed us supper. We had a lesson with Kendra, our
member that's preparing for the temple, and then we helped her sort laundry. She has five little kids and
lots of laundry(: I'll be a pro pre-Mommy when I get home:D *hint hint* Haha just kidding.
Wednesday: A member of the bishopric's wife
made goodie bags for every single house in the
1st ward boundaries with a cute little note telling
them what time church started.
Great missionary idea. And she had us help he
r pass them out, so we basically candy-tracted
the entire ward. Surprisingly enough, everyone
happy to see us once we put a bag of candy in
We had our stake missionary correlation meeting
and Brother Bridge's wife made us spaghetti for lunch.
I'd forgotten how much I liked spaghetti. He also
made fun of me because I put ranch on my spaghetti.
When they dished up brownies and ice cream for dessert, he asked if I wanted ranch on that, too. Ha. Ha. :P
We had a lesson with Julia, the older lady we visit. She's so funny. And by funny, I mean a little crazy.
But so so sweet.
This was so cool.
A member from my first area found out I'm serving in Raymond, not too far from my first area, and so her and
her girls decided they wanted to come find me. So the drove to Raymond, stopped at the grocery store, and
asked how to find the sister missionaries. And then they came to a member's house that we were at and it was
the greatest thing ever. Like Christmas in July. So cool.
We had supper with the Wersey's. They have five girls and they're so cute. On our way back from supper, we
found this dirty, muddy, high heel in a puddle (because it had just poured, like it did all week) and we decided
we'd put it in the elder's apartment. And then we decided we'd put it in their fridge. So we called them a million
times to make sure they weren't home and then we broke in and stuck it in their fridge. Mwahahaha.
Thursday: We passed out more candy and one of the houses we
went to was a less-active family that invited us in. We had a lesson
with them and it was really neat because even though we did a short
object lesson with the girls, the mom had her input and talked to us
quite a bit. The last time we tried to visit them, they weren't happy to
see us, so that was a pleasant turn of events.
We had supper with Sister Andrews and she invited the Nalders over.
Sister Andrews is seriously so funny. Her son was in my ward in
Airdrie and we visit her a lot and she's just the best. The Nalders
are a family in our ward and they have three stinkin' adorable little
We had scriptures with friends after supper and the other set of sisters
were in charge for this week. They did the Tree of Life from 1Nephi 8
and the fruit of the tree was chocolate covered strawberries. That was
Then we exchanged with the STLs, Sister Halliday and Sister Palmer.
Sister Halliday came here in Raymond with me and Sister Black went
with Sister Palmer in Cardston.
That night, there was a spider. It went under my bed. And our beds are really super heavy and I was like, Sister
Halliday, there's no way I can sleep. So the elders had to come kill it for us. Bless their hearts. Even though we'd
stuck that shoe in their fridge.
Friday: We had planned to have a few lessons with less-active members, but we started walking and Sister
Halliday felt super sick. So we stopped by Sister Andrews and got some ibuprofen and then Sister Halliday was
like, yeah, no, I need to lay down, I'm dying. So she slept it off for a bit and Sister Andrews made me a sandwich
and we just visited. That was fun.
Then we went to Good Sam's, the retirement centre, to help with the activity. They did Christmas in July. We
helped decorate cookies beforehand, and Elder Johnson WhatAreTheOdds'ed me to eat the rest of the frosting.
There was a ton of frosting. I lost. But then Jaquie told me I couldn't eat it all or I'd get sick, so I had to eat like 7
huge spoonfuls of it. Nasty. We helped a member pick their raspberries and then we went to the VanDuyse's and
ate escargot. Bleh. We had supper with the bishop in 3rd ward and his family. We had wings and homemade pizza.
Mmmm. Then we stopped by the Searcy's and followed up on their Family Mission Plan. Their plan is to pray for
missionary opportunities and to fellowship their neighbor who is less-active by serving them and making them
feel loved. I love the Searcys. (: Then, it torrential down poured. We luckily had our car that day, but even just
running to the car, we got soaked.
Then, we got home and there was a banana in front of our door with a note attached. Those thinkin' elders got
27 bananas and hid them around our apartment. We've only found 25 so far, so that's a bit concerning. Let it be
known, this prank war is on. One time, I had a prank war for a whole Spring break. It's still undetermined who
won that one.
Saturday: We helped the Nickel's paint. Well, kind of.
They're remodelling their entire house and so the drywall
was just finished, but in order to paint, you have to get
all the dust off the ceiling and walls. So we did the pre-
painting. And got covered in dust. But it was lots of fun!
We had a lesson with Troy about prophets. He was having a bad day when we got there (he's nine) but by the
end of the lesson, he was hugging us and having a great time. What a cutie.
We had supper at the Bennett's and they taught us how to make Yorkshire pudding! So yummy.
Sunday: = exhaustion. Sister Black and I full on fell asleep in the last sacrament meeting. Then we went to
Cathy's and she made us nachos. Then we had supper. Then we went to a member's house for cake for their
daughter's birthday. So it was a pretty good day despite the 5 or 6 hours of sacrament meeting.
We contacted a former investigator and she said we could come back tomorrow night for a lesson, so that
was super exciting! We're hoping it goes through because the last few times, she hasn't been there when
we've come, but the Lord is in charge and He'll make it happen(: Also, our investigator family, the Collies,
came to church! We haven't been able to meet with them for about two weeks, and then they just showed
up, so that was so amazing to see the hand of the Lord. I've been praying as to what to do because it's
hard when you can't meet with them and see where they're at. That was awesome to see how the Lord
does His work.
So, yeah. This week was super good. Super exhausting. But it's so great to see the Lord's hand in things. I'm
just supposed to be an obedient instrument, and as hard as that is sometimes, there's so many blessings.