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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Moldy Apartment and Expired Food.....OH NO!

 Here's the story: so every week we volunteer at the food pantry and they give us things to eat for the week because the mission really doesn't give us adequate money to buy everything we need (especially because we're girls and we need more stuff than boys but we don't get extra money like other missions). Well this week, we didn't look at the expiration dates of things to see when things expired....... yeah...... so we had to throw out all of our food pretty much and had cereal and clementines. SO MANY CLEMENTINES. People grow them and give us bags and bags of them. We also have been getting sick every time we are in our apartment. It's kind of ridiculous... my companion wakes up with a sore throat and no voice and i get a runny nose and hives everywhere. So we called up the apartment complex and was like "there is totally mold in our apartment." So we had to move into the elders' old apartment for a day while they took out our walls and "cleaned everything out." There were drug dealers next door at the other apartment! How fun! And we couldn't get our toiletries out of our apartment so I wore the elders' old spice--I smelled like the man your man could smell like!
Anyway, when we went back to our apartment, we recognized that it just got WORSE! So yeah, we found a new apartment that we will hopefully be moving into soon. I thought things like this only happened to people who serve in like argentina and stuff.... nope!
We brought a bunch of people (less actives/nonmembers/etc.) to the ward christmas party--it didn't go as planned. We had a big performance (I played trumpet so that was fun) and it was all about WAIT FOR IT....... the military. THE MILITARY. I brought a big time pacifist with me to meet the mormons and all they talked about was how great the military is. WHAT ABOUT JESUS!? It's the christmas party!!! Oh well, it's over. He's never coming to church again though, sadly.
On the other hand, we ate lunch with a less active member who adores us and now her husband doesn't hate missionaries as much! So that's helpful! :) She is having us over today because in her own words: "I'm not paying tithing so I'm donating to the church by buying the missionaries clothes." So she got my companion and I clothes! She has style, so I'm pretty content.
We have been somewhat frustrated because our investigators simply don't want lessons and we try to find people but no one is interested, so we prayed about it and came up with the conclusion that we should focus our efforts on less active members. So what if we don't get a baptism? Activation is pretty important too!
Yesterday the stake president had his two children's mission homecoming talks in church, AND the mission president spoke. it was probably the best church experience ever! they taught every missionary lesson in the space of an hour... all that was missing was a baptismal invitation, pretty much! We are now teaching 2 of the people who attended about family history :)
We also found out yesterday that someone who we innocently talked to about family history outside of a restaurant is actually best friends with a member and the person is like totally obsessed with family history now!

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