I love your emails that you just blab and tell me more
about what you're doing instead of asking lots about what I'm doing.
You'll hear about it anyways so I love hearing about the crazy stuff
you've been up to. I'm glad you and Michael have been able to help the
Elders out. Make sure to encourage them to keep working even when they
have hard days. That's when the miracles come. Sister Dean and I are just
stunned that 80 new sisters are coming into y'alls mission. That's
ridiculous. We had ward conference this past Sunday and a member of our
mission presidency got up and shared with our branch that in the next
little while we will be receiving 50 new missionaries, 36 of which are
sisters. A HUGE ''Oooo, Aaaahhh!'' came out from the congregation. I wish
you could have heard their excitement. It's really neat to represent this
Its been cold here lately too. Yesterday evening it was -7°C and
-8°C (about 17-19 degrees Fahrenheit). We never know how cold it is but I sure do know when its below
zero now. The weather just bites, you can feel it. Thermal garments are
better than sliced bread. And layering is a must. I thought I knew how
to layer before but that was a joke compared to what we do now :) We're
sitting in a ghetto internet cafe and Sister Dean and I are emailing
with our coats and hats on. I asked Sister Dean this morning if she felt
like a crazy person sometimes with how many layers we wear. She said
she did. That's certainly how I feel. I swear, some people look at us and
just laugh but if they had to ride a bike in a skirt in the snow they
wouldn't be laughing anymore.
I do remember that picture Mum took of us but I don't have it with
me. Would you attach it to an email next week or throw it in that
package? Thanks for buying me some more fabulous shirts! They're just
magical. You can send the package to the mission office because we will
have a meeting in February sometime. I just got a package from Mum and
Dad today that they sent to my apartment in December. That's absolutely
hilarious what Eli said about us. I've been telling everyone that Eli's
birthday is today. I hope he has a fun day and that you all have good
things planned. It's crazy that he is a teenage now. He can go on a
mission in 5 years!
Will Ellen be coming to girls camp with us too? I hope so. Teaching XXXXXXX is the bomb dot com.
We called her Sunday after church to see how she was doing and she
goes,'' You're interrupting me.'' ''From what?'' ''Yeah, I'm reading in
the Book of Mormon. It's holy Sunday, you're only supposed to read and
pray today.'' It was too funny. She is in Second Nephi and having a
little trouble with the Isaiah chapters so we stopped by and cleared
some things up and showed her how to use her footnotes. The footnotes in German in the Isaiah chapters are SUPER helpful, they tend to put
things in laymans terms if it's a super old phrase.
No new contacts this week. This week was little like a drug overdose.
Many people seemed to have taken crazy pills all together and we were
living in a hallucination. Its snowing today and I think will continue
snowing the rest of the week. I love that quote you shared
about sisters. (Sisters are like fat thighs, they stick together) Too funny :) Thanks for all the love and support Lyndel.
Have a great week! Love you!