So its been a whole month! Can you believe it? I cant, time goes by soooo fast out here. Anyway ill start with how my week went: not so great.
So Chama, our baptismal date, dropped us. We were walking to house to teach her the Plan of Salvation and there was a nice little note of the door. “To missionary sisters”. it explained she had a wedding to go to and how the Book of Mormon was on the ground in a bag. So we were really bummed. She was so cool and fun to talk too.
We had a member with us, his name is Connell. He was going to take us to lunch, but we were in Farncombe, with no places to eat. So we took a train back to Godalming. We met him at the station and he was a bit miffed that we couldnt ride in the car with him. So he bought us a taxi ride (which we think is also against the rules). We end up eating at a Methodist church where they served lunch on saturdays. it was sooo awkward. it was full of really old people, like ancient old people. they all were staring at us. we ended up eating gross toasties with onions and tomatoes. bleh this one man was like “your not hear to convert us right?” turns out this man was athiest and only went to church for his wife. He was quite nice but as he left he said “i hope you see the light soon!” as she spanked his wife. ugh. it was the most awkward experience so far…
So on Tuesday, this is a funny story about how learned a lesson obedience. We ate at the YSA house, where a bunch of the college age students live. They fed us tacos and we made them look up funny youtube videos for us. (Sis E, said our district leader Elder Merrill would do it with poeple so i guess we thought that meant we could too) it was nice, but didnt reallytalk about the gospel to much. We got a ride back to our flat from Lucy. We say bye walk to the door and Sis E says she cant find the keys.. it was already past our curfew and if we couldnt find the keys we were screwed. Zone Leaders would have to drive from Staines, which is an hour away, to pick us up to stay with other sisters until we could get a key MADE. anyway, we call lucy to come back to help and for about an hour we stuck our hands in the mail flap and doggy door trying to get the door open. We eventualyl use one of my headbands, a stick, and hairtyes to make this contraption . We stuck it into the mail flap and Sis E messed with it for like 45 minutes. by this time i was just sitting down admiring Lucy’s watch, that looks exactly like my fossil watch that broke during the MTC (which i got fixed because she had an extra pin!) anyway Sis E FINALLY gets the door open with our stick thingy and we go inside, lucy leaves and I ask Sis E where the keys were. She says “No where important….” and i immediately say “they were in your bag werent they….” yup. she had the keys the whole time. i just rolled on the floor laughing/crying. Heavenly Father played a nice little trick on us. trust me, we arent going to watch funny youtube videos about the prancercise lady AGAIN
Oh we ate at cool resturant called Mimosas with our district and zone leaders. It was like asian buffet, so good. Btw, there is an Elder in our district, who was also in the MTC with me. He has a prosthetic leg!!! Oh and he was on the US olympic bobsled team. NO BIG DEAL. we all thought it was pretty cool.
And if you know anything about Miracle Michelle, she didnt show up for her appt last week BUT shes back! We visited her this week and she was home, she is getting surgery this week and we are going to her house to help her with things around the house/groceries since she will be bed ridden. Service is the best way to show the love of christ to people.
We’ve taught a few others, like an old man named Laurie, but he doesnt understand why we need christ, so thats been hard. We are also teachign a woman named Lindsey, who’s son is best friends with a member and he is taking the missionary lessons so she just kinda wants to see what he is learning. Other than that, we have no one. Most of our days are going around trying to find people to teach. But Im loving England, I had my first roast dinner yesterday, yum. Btw, i dont like curry bleh. Anyway, hope all is well in Texas and elsewhere. I heard Serena won the US Open YAYAY!!!! love me some tennis. I love you all and I’m so happy to be doing the Lord’s work.
Send me letters, emails or whatever. Missionaries love to get letters!
Flat 4 Beechcroft
46 Busbridge Lane
best wishes and love to all!
-sis brittain xx