This week has flown by quickly. I'll jump into it.
Monday.... We met up with the elders and after being with them for like half an hour they ditched us. So that wasn't fun. We had an fhe with our 94 year old investigator. She's cool. Love her. We are doing that again tonight.
Tuesday.... We were supposed to meet with a friend of a crazy member. His name is Frank. He is a cool grandpa (at least that's what his grandchildren say). We waited at the cafe and then called and he said he couldn't make it. He runs a gambling business... Race horses, haha - no wonder he wanted to meet the girl from Vegas. We traveled to a less active couple and they don't realise they are less active.
Wednesday.. We did some cleaning for Sister Craven. It was fun. We did some things for the baptism and then we taught Rina.... She dropped us at the end of that lesson. She is okay with going to the Terrestrial Kingdom. Oh well. We tried. Later that night Andrew, the interesting one... He dropped us too. With everything that had happened this past week it was a bit rough.
Thursday... We had zone meeting. It was cool going to Cheltenham and seeing a new part of the mission. We had a few lessons after. We met with Andy, the one who got baptised yesterday, everyday starting Wednesday. So that was fun.
Friday..... Pretty normal. Weekly planning. We did have a dinner appointment where the person of that family who signed us up wasn't even there. The mom came late and told her 18 year old daughter to get dinner (baked beans, oven baked fries, and frozen breaded chicken) out of the oven in 10 minutes. We sat and talked to the daughter the whole time.
Saturday.... This was my favourite day!! We did a lesson in the morning, had lunch and then did service the rest of the day and the service was helping a member bake the treats for the baptism. It was a former less active and a recent convert that we got to spend time with and it was amazing!! I felt like I was back at home, baking. And then they offered to have us over for dinner after Andy's baptismal interview. So we helped her make dinner and had a blast with this couple. They really are like adoptive mom and dad on the mission. Sue and Gary keep trying to set me up with elders that have served in Gloucester and have gone home or ones that are still on their missions that they are in contact with. It was a funny night.
Sunday...it was a broadcasted Stake Conf by Elder Holland. Did you know he is speaking in parliament while he is on his little tour of the UK? Yeah, so cool! Then we had the baptism and it went great!! Loved it!
So why it's taken me all day to send this..... I got to Thursday while we were at the chapel and a guy that we street contacted a week ago walked in. But we locked all the doors so no one could get it. The Spirit was giving Sister Melville and I both flashing red lights. 1st he said he saw us walk in (that was an hour before he came in). 2nd he invited me to leave for the summer and live with him, aka he was asking me to move in. I was getting mad at this point. Other stuff happened but I was not in the mood to deal with this. Sister Melville had texted the elders quick when he walked in and they didn't respond at all. We asked him to leave and he got offended. I couldn't quite understand what he was saying but I think after I said no and then asked him to leave kindly he understood that I was really turning him down haha. But I was mad. We are supposed to be safe in the chapel and this guy broke in to ask me to move in with him.
We called President once we got somewhere else. President isn't too happy with the elders right now. He is happy we are safe though. Pictures will come next week. Sorry. Again.
I'm still loving it here. I know Jesus Christ is our Savior. I'm so thankful for the gift of grace and his love for each and everyone of us. Keep it real this week!!
Sister Ashley MacKay