This past week I was working on patience like President asked me to. At times it was harder than I thought it would be, but I was able to do it. Friday we had exchanges and I got talking with Sister Stone and it all came out. We both had a cry fest. It was well over due. She insisted I get a blessing from the Elders. So the next morning we did. It was from Elder Severe who doesn't know me very well but the blessing he gave was amazing. Heavenly Father knows my desires and has everything in place. All He needs me to do is have the faith and move forward with hope and all will go well. It also said other stuff, but it was perfect!! Back to Friday - I got to ride a bike. OH MY GOODNESS, I've never been in such pain after exercising - in a skirt is so hard. I have some bruises to show for the day. Miracles can happen on bikes. We found this way awesome family and we are so excited to start working with them this week!! I learned so much. I also learned that chatting until 12 on a mission is not a good idea. I was so dead the next morning!
Saturday we got to do our weekly planning for the afternoon and then that night we had dinner with Gary and Sue and they are amazing. She made pulled pork and was so nervous for me to try it because I had mentioned the one we made at my farewell. She wants that recipe can you send it to me so I can get it to her?? Thanks mom. But it was fun. We love them. Sunday we had a crazy guy show up that Sister Stone and I had street contacted. She had given him our number and he keeps texting us. To him I am Sister bbe, aka babe. I'm not too happy about that. Bishop got the feeling that we need to hand him over to the elders and I completely agree after a text we got today from him saying that I am now sister sexy babe......... But I explained that we devote our time to God while we are missionaries and he understood that I am married to God and it makes him sad but he respects that. Haha - oh dear! So I have never found so many crazies in one place... But that's Gloucester for you but, the weather is beautiful. Mom, don't worry. We have the situation handled with this crazy guy. No need to contact President.
President is leaving on Tuesday and we get the new one on Tuesday. We get to meet our new mission president, President Leppard, on Friday. So this week is way cool.
Oh, but I'll start quickly with a cool girl we stopped yesterday. We couldn't get her info before she got on the bus but she told us she was working today at the grocery store next to the church so we stopped in this morning. She was excited and gave us her number and really wants to meet up soon!! Yay! Today we have district pday so that will be fun. Tuesday we have some fun things planned. Hopefully it all goes well. We are hoping to have Billi come to church to see the building to help her get to church next Sunday. Wednesday we have a few cool appointments. Then there is a Brazilian family in our ward - they were actually shown in the family video in the women's conference in April. I'll get their picture and show you. But they are so much fun and have the cutest baby ever. So, Rachel, I get to try Brazilian food this week! We found a cool guy from Belgium on Saturday and we get to meet him on Thursday, after another fun dinner appointment. Friday we wake up early to go to Wales for zone conference to meet the new mission president, so I should get my package on my birthday!! Then we have a ward cultural night where we get to watch Meet the Mormons. I'm so excited. Bishop's wife found out it's my birthday so I'll probably get sang to that day. Gary and Sue found out it's my birthday, so Saturday they are taking us out to celebrate my birthday and since they missed Sister Melville's, we are adding that on, too - and the 4th of July! To make it the most American possible, we are going to TGI Fridays! I'm excited! It's going to be a great week.
I love this gospel. Just having a desire can bring so many good miracles. Oh, I forgot to tell you about the spy we are teaching. I'll tell you another time! (UPDATE: So with the spy. There is a big government building near my area that a lot of spies work in and some just do computer work and others do other stuff. They can't tell us. But he was avoiding answering our questions so Sister Melville asked him if he worked for that building and he said yes. He also said he has a business trip that he can't tell us where he is going and can't tell us specifically when he gets back. So we keep trying and so when he gets back we will continue
teaching him. Members of our ward work for that building full of spies haha. Fun stories!) Blessings come as you do your best!!
Love you all!!