So I think the cookies traveled fine, if they are a bit hard, I'll let them sit uncovered... its so humid here, cookies get softer if you leave them out haha.
SO this past week and a half - it was crazy!!
Tuesday was trunking night. I had to say goodbye to Elder Seacy. He is like a big brother to me, so that was sad.
Thursday- We jumped back to work. We were trying to plan Jake's baptism and didn't hear back from him.
Friday- Didn't hear anything from Jake until 7 and he wasn't ready to be baptized.
Saturday- We met with him and found out what all his concerns were. I did get a bit irritated with him once or twice, but its all right haha. He still wants to be baptized and wants to understand things more!!
Sunday- I had to play the piano.... That was stressful.
Monday- It was a bit hard, but a good day. It was fun to be able to read all the emails and then to go out and work, but I am glad for p-day and that it is set aside so we don't have to work like that everyday. We met with Jake. Our recent convert, Terry, came to help us teach and you could tell Jake needed to hear what Terry said. It was a huge blessing and I was able to have a bit more love and charity for Jake for some reason... I think its the spirit haha .
Tuesday- We went by a lot of AUFs (lost sheep to give you an idea). One opened up and it was good. We are excited to work with her after the holidays. We went out to dinner with Terry. We ate curry at a nice restaurant. They gave us a christmas card and a rose at the end of the meal. It felt way weird getting a flower while on my mission haha.
Thursday was Christmas morning- we opened all our presents, I have a few pictures!! Then we went Christmas caroling with the assistants and went to the Poxons and were there until 8:30. We got loads of presents from members, mostly chocolate, but some really useful ones!! Like a hot water bottle that is warming my bed right now :)
Friday- thats today!! I slept after study and then had fun with all our gifts. After emailing we will go to the Fishers for a dinner appointment haha so you might get more pictures haha
Well, I love you all!! The church is true and Heavenly Father loves you all and knows what you need if you are willing to let Him in.... so please let Him in and He will bless you so much. I know it works!! Well, time is flying by here and I love it!! Talk to you on monday!!!
Sister Ashley MacKay
PS the pictures are of me opening the package, the one with the Grays, and the rose and christmas card from the restaurant (they don't know how to spell).