Monday, July 27, 2015
shame on me, shame on my cow
HHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYY alright so I apologize for not writing very much besides three things for the last week, and I apologize if I can't remember anything of what I've done... just know that I have been working SO 12 HARD with Hermana Ferrin :)
She is just so... SHE IS JUST SO AWESOME AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE WITH HER :D Hna Ferrin is from the grand state of Massachusetts and she, like me, has a brother getting married soon! And she is really super cool and we're both nerds and every once in a while we talk about how nerdy we are. Also she plays piano and harp and is super dooper :)
I CANNOT EVEN HANDLE THE PICTURES OF SHOOTING OH MAN SHOOOOOOOOOOOTIIIIIIINNNNNNNGG
GGG QUE DIVERTIDO [WHAT FUN] UGH
[Family shooting day - always a great time for all!
Hermana Schomburg failed to send photos this week, so you're stuck with these.] :)
Okay, what do I have to say that is actually useful or informative on any level?...
Well, we visited a couple of our old investigators (old as in we dropped them for a time, they are not old people) and set them with a baptismal date! Woohoo! Also, we had intercambios this week and I stayed in my sector with Hermana Duffy (the mission nurse and also now one of my hermana leaders) and we started on some changes to get the elders in the office working a little more in their sector so we can work a little more in ours and not waste so much time running back and forth in cualquier lado del [either side of] sector.
we had a very special clase de distrito on jueves [district class on Thursday] and we have some more new rules. Starting next week, I will only have 1 hour to email, which means that these things are probably going to be a lot shorter. There were also other rules but I believe that they were all things that we were already doing, y por eso [and so], I don't remember exactly what they were haha PROMISE I AM OBEDIENT
We had a day this week when all of our citas [appointments] failed (does that even make sense in english) so we contacted EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT WE SAW. That was quite a party.
THIS IS THE BIGGEST THING
THAT I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT
as a ward
[A ward is a congregation.]
WE HAVENT HAD A WARD ACTIVITY THE ENTIRE TIME I'VE BEEN IN THIS WARD BUT WE HAD A WARD ACTIVITY CALLED THE BATTLE OF THE CHEFS AND EVERYBODY BROUGHT POSTRES [desserts] AND THE BISHOP AND THE STAKE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENTE Y HERMANA VIDELA JUDGED ALL THE POSTRES AND GUESS WHAT I BROUGHT
ADIVINE QUÉ [GUESS WHAT]
okay there is a story to go along with this
SOOOO, we still don't have an oven haha. But, long story short, E' Vizcarra calls us to tell us some cosas [things] and I mention that we don't have a cocina [kitchen] to bake brownies for the thingy and he says 'VENGAN ACÁ VENGAN VENGAN AHORA MISMO' [COME HERE COME NOW COME] (that means basically 'gimone lee' (quote from Rush Hour)) but we were in a lesson when he called (HE CALLED THREE TIMES I THOUGHT IT WAS AN EMERGENCY OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE NOT ANSWERED I AM NOT A BAD MISSIONARY) and so I was like 'yeah okay LUEGO POR FAVOR' and so then later, we called him to tell him to start the oven in the office and E' Ortega answered and he was like 'haha uh no estamos en la oficina llame a los otros elderes' entonces [we are not in the office call the other elders then], I called the other elders and I ended up calling one of the asistentes, E' Adcock and he was like 'well actually the oven is already on... and there are already brownies in it... because i'm bringing brownies...'
AND I JUST COULDNT EVEN HANDLE IT BECAUSE I AM THE BROWNIE MAKER OF THIS SECTOR HOW DARE HE
but he said we could come anyway so we went to the office to bake our brownies but for some reason it was taking close to 90 years for them to bake so we had to leave without them (the Elders had to go back to the office later to get something else so they brought them then) but LONG STORY SHORT
the judges ate the things
they judged them
and had 1st 2nd and 3rd places
and okay lol okay this happened also: we had to write on a paper the name of our dishes but the elders had disappeared so we had to write theirs for them and their brownies were made FROM THE BOX NOT EVEN WITH A RECIPE FROM THE BOX AND THEY PUT ICECREAM ON TOP LITERALLY JUST THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS LITERALLY CANNOT HANDLE but anyway, so we wrote on the papers 'brownies de caja' [box brownies] and 'brownies de casa' [brownies from home] and it was really funny, a lot funnier in spanish actually haha wow
so they started to announce the winners
and they said
[keep scrolling haha]
AND I JUST
THEY DIDNT WIN ANYTHING I HAVE BROUGHT SHAME TO OUR NAME I DIDNT MEAN FOR THIS TO HAPPEN
but i am also 99% positive that there was some sort of corruption involved Elder Adcock is after all one of the assistents to president and president was a judge if you get what I'm saying
it was rigged
it was rigged
also there was a thing that happened called it took FOREVER for my brownies to cook for some reason and we had to leave before they were done (the elders forgot something in the office and had to go back halfway through the activity so they brought my brownies back with them) and I put E' Wilcox in charge of them and he promised to care for them as if they were his children
but i think he forgot lol
so anyway, that activity was way super fun and also some members brought friends and we have 3 new investigators from that now!
and also, well, this week was kinda rough lesson wise because everybody in this sector works and it is near impossible to find people that will actually be there for their citas, but last night we had a really WONDERFUL lesson with somebody that we contacted and we have A LOT of hope for them. God really does answer our prayers and will always bless us, even if it's not as quickly or in the way that we would like :)
I AM OUT OF TIME AND ALSO I FORGOT MY CAMERA TODAY BUT I LOVE YOU ALL AND MY FACE IS SMILING AT THE COMPUTER SO JUST PICTURE THAT I GUESS