Thanks for the email. This week has been interesting.
Monday- We had FHE at the Fishers and it was good. Jake liked it and we always have a good time with Sister Fisher haha. She told us how she learned to make fry sauce on her mission from an American comp that she had. She made it for dinner that night. I think this is so funny... Ketchup is called red sauce. Mayo is white sauce. Stake sauce is brown sauce and Sister Fisher called fry sauce, pink sauce. They are so descriptive some times.
Tuesday- We were flogged again.. its been happening all the time lately (flogged means their appointment wasn't there). Then we had lunch with Sister Rasmussen at Nando's. Everyone raves about it. Honestly we can make better grilled chicken then they can, but it was a blast to hang out with Sister Rasmussen for an hour! That night we taught Jake about testimonies. We had him write his and we wrote ours and his is a simple and sweet one. I felt like a proud mom at the moment haha.
Wednesday was a blur. We got flogged a lot and then went to Jose's. George and Audrey had us over for dinner. 6:30 was written down but they usually have us at 5:30. We showed up right before 6:30 and they were already eating. It was a rough day. It was good to go home and chill and work on some paper work after that.
Thursday- We had district meeting and it was good. We had a lot of finding planned and so we weren't too excited to go do that, but the sun came out and it made it a lot better to endure the day. We had dinner at the Hammond's and Older Brother Hammond is from Utah originally and any time we go over he gives us Twinkies. He thinks we love them. They are alright, but Its fun to have a secret American treat that none of the British people get. He also gave us each a can of A&W root beer. It was so good!! We called Jake and talked to him. It turns out he didn't really understand priesthood or why a restoration was fully necessary. It was good to reteach that and he seemed so solid for getting baptized on Saturday.
Friday- We helped at the office and then went to Sutton to meet with this kid that said he was interested. Things just kept coming up but we waited and he said he was coming, but never showed up. But Noelia ended up there and we were able to talk to her. That was a tender mercy of the Lord. She is so sweet. I don't know how much I can do for her, but just being friends is what we can do for her. And we can see that it helps her!! We then had the ward social. It was going well, until someone brought up the baptism to Jake. Then he started saying "Well, maybe... I'm not sure yet." It caught us by surprise. I think we tried everything to hold the baptism together but in the end he said "not tomorrow". It was hard.
Saturday- Sister Sorensen got sick so it was a day of studying. It was quite nice for me after everything that happened the day before.
Sunday- We a blast. We got to have dinner at the Rudd's and they are a fun family. We also went by George and Audrey and it seems small but Audrey might be opening her heart to us and the gospel. Its a tiny bit at a time, but we can see the difference. It was a miracle, tiny, but still one.
Here is a fun picture of Sister Sorensen and I. The sun came out a lot this week!!
Well, I hope you all have a good week!! I look forward to hearing form you and getting the package!. I love getting mail from anyone and everyone!!
Love you all,
Sister Ashley MacKay