Here are the highlights of my crazy-sauce week:
Tuesday: we got to sing in a local choir practice, oh how I love singing. Unfortunately I didn't know the songs... But! I sang as loud and strong as I could anyway, none of the other singers (who are mostly really old) cared anyway. It was a great opportunity to get to know some members in the community.
Wednesday: The day of the storm.... dun dun dun!!!! It was supposed to be the biggest storm of the decade. When we went out into the morning to jog, (Can't do that in the apartment any more) We were going around and a fox came up over a snow bank like 10 feet from me! It scared me half to death haha. I ran up the stairs to our apartment, and I guess they are pretty tame on the island so Sister Sharp just laughed at me. It was really cool to see. The storm came, with hurricane force winds and we were stuck inside all day, but we kept busy.
Thursday: We ventured out during the afternoon and it was actually warm! Except the wind. Mostly we talked to people on the streets and tried to shovel some driveways. Our parking lot gets ploughed out so we didn't have to worry about that. We met with two great investigators, siblings, they both want the gospel in their lives, it makes me so happy! Please pray for them.
Friday: Another really great lesson with our friend and her kids and even baby was awake this time.
I know Heavenly Father blesses me and answers my prayers in little ways, and I look for those miracles every day. It helps so much on the hard days.
Saturday: The General Womens Broadcast was on and it was great! Seeing the conference center and hearing the choir was like coming home. It reminded me of the strength and glory of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! I love this Church!
Sunday: Sister Sharp and I taught the 3rd hour because it was a fifth sunday. We taught about members and missionary work! A lot of it came from the Sister Susan Fulcher story and feed my sheep a talk by Gordon B. Hinckley. Both are very inspiring!
To describe the local dialect is pretty hard, but here's an example. Sister Sharp and I asked a local 19 year old how he was doing during the storm, this is his reply. "Hello! Shes some white out here." A perfect example of an islander. I love it! We have so much fun trying to speak like them, but I don't think that'll ever happen. Haha.
One last thing! General Conference is this weekend! It is an opportunity to hear a prophet of God speak. What more could anyone want? Please please please! Watch it, and if you want to be really amazing, invite a friend to watch it. The words spoken at conference can bless the whole world if everyone was given the opportunity to hear!
Love you all, have a great week and stay out of trouble!