Well, this week has been kinda crazy!!
I don't have a lot of time today because we went to the temple on Saturday and so we are taking a half pday today because we didn't get to do any pday stuff on Saturday.
Monday we went to Assateague with Alanna Klos, Evan Klos, and Melvin! It was fun! Took some sea shells, saw horses, ate ice cream.
We ate dinner with Sister Pilchard, the relief society President and then afterwards we talked about a few relief society sisters who are less active.
Oh and during the day when we got home from the beach, it was pouring down rain so hard and we needed to go to Walmart so we ran outside and got in our car and I could barely see while I was driving because it was raining so hard! And then later that day we found out that their was a tornado in Salisbury!! It hit closer to the south side and we were told that a few trees got knocked down and some cars while driving got picked up and thrown and turned over unto other cars! Crazy!!! We had no idea this was happening....
Tuesday we had District Meeting and it was focused on courage. Stopped by a few people. Had dinner with Sister Thibault (pronounced T-Bo).
We went to a relief society activity.
Wednesday we met with Chemica and read from the Book of Mormon with her.
We were going to have a lesson with a young girl who we met I think Tuesday, named Laurie but the member who was going to come with us couldn't make it and so we talked to her on her porch about the Book of Mormon.
We went walking and knocking on doors on Zion Rd and Sassy Ln. Few people said we could come back.
We had a lesson with Amanda and Sister Smith came with us. We read the Book of Mormon with her.
We ate dinner with the Hahn's and Miranda and Brother Dipaolo at Plaza Tapatia.
After dinner we drove to Woodstown, New Jersey!!! We stayed the night with the Woodstown sisters and the Cape May sisters.
Thursday morning Sister Crystal, Sister Prince and I drove to Broomall and then the Sessions took us in a van up to the priesthood restoration site. Usually they take all of the "dying" missionaries up but this time they only took the ones who have never gone their whole missions. It was an awesome experience. I loved it. I loved just walking around the trails and seeing all of the historic church sites. We were able to see the Susquehanna river as well! The Sessions were too kind and brought us lunch. Us sisters slept on the way there and back. We came prepared and brought our pillows haha.
We didn't get back to Woodstown until like 7 or something and we got dinner at McDonald's and then drove to Dover and spent the night with the Dover sisters.
Friday we drove back from Dover in the morning.
We helped volunteer at the holly center. We sorted through donations of clothes and hung them up. I felt like I was in the back of DI haha.
We had bible study.
We did weekly planning.
We ate dinner at the Smiths house.
Saturday the Smiths took us and Melvin to the temple! It was Melvin's first time doing baptisms. It was awesome.It was my first time doing baptisms in the philly temple. I saw Sister Watkins and some members from Souderton ☺️ Sister Onorato and Brother Nelson.
We ate lunch at the Christiana mall. I had a cheesesteak with bacon on it and fries with cheese, bacon, and ranch!
We had our first lesson with Miranda (the one who came to church for the first time and bore her testimony last Sunday) she is solid. We taught her the restoration and invited her to be baptized and she said she has been thinking about it and praying about it already and we set her with a date of September 9th!
Sunday, Miranda came to church again. We had a returned missionary speak in Sacrament who just got back from Australia.
Second hour we talked about the Holy Ghost and the third hour we talked about the Book of Mormon.
We had dinner at the Johnsons with the Taylor's and the Oler's as well. They all have the cutest kids. The Olers baby boy is 2 months old! We had breakfast for dinner because that is what I requested 😋
We had FHE at the Sollars. They just got released after 15 years 😭 the Nielsens just got called to replace them. They will do great.
It is so unreal that I leave next week. It hasn't quite hit me yet.. people keep saying "are you leaving next week?!" And I have to stop and think about it for a little bit and say "oh wow, that is next week huh." I forget because I'm not counting 😂
I have my last interview with President Randall next week and my departing temple trip. Gahhh.
Love you all!!! See you soon😳