I love you!
This last week was pretty great, with only one exception that I can think of right now. We went to the
to do mormon.org chat, and after we had been
down there for a couple of hours, one of the other sisters came in with a
terrible look on her face and held up my camera. I was confused, but then took
a closer look at it and saw that it was bent in half and the screen was
completely broken. I guess someone found it in the parking lot. It looks like
it had been run over by a car. So, add that to my Christmas list. The SD card
is fine, so at least I still have the pictures, but I feel like this is just
the fate of my cameras. Something happens every time. Trail Center
Elder Golden of the 70 was in town with us this week doing a mission tour. On Tuesday night, he came into the
to take a tour. We had about an hour's heads up in which time Sister Vanderdoes
was asked to take the tour and we all got all ready for him to come. And then
waited. And waited. No one came. Not even other visitors. We were all just
pacing around and watching out the window to the parking lot to see if anyone
was coming. A couple hours later, they finally arrived. We shook his hand, they
disappeared into the gallery, we shook his hand again, and they were gone. Trail Center
|Sister Lamb's First Zone - with Elder Golden|
Sister Melanie is the 5th from the right on back row
That night, we watched 17 Miracles again, this time with the YW and YM for their mutual activity. It is such a powerful movie and the kids loved it. We have had a ton of response from them about how that movie has changed so much for them. They view the gospel differently because they understand better what the pioneers sacrificed for it. Several of the YW have also told us that they want to serve missions. The spirit of missionary work is really starting to spread through the ward.
I am really starting to love the
We decorated for Christmas this week. We have a big Christmas tree in the front
lobby and garlands throughout the whole gallery. Downstairs, the Gingerbread
Festival is going in full force. You can smell it throughout the whole
building. Many of the displays were done by Primary or YW groups, but there are
lots of people that really put their whole heart and soul into gingerbread. I
will send you some pictures when I get a camera and figure out how to send pictures.
Ha ha. I keep thinking about it, but thinking just doesn't get anyone very far.
This week is Thanksgiving. Sister Kusnerik keeps telling me that holidays are the best on your mission, but that has yet to be proved, and I am feeling rather doubtful, but we will see. I think it is more likely that I will spend each holiday with a stomach ache. On Thursday, we are going to have dinner with the Piercys at
. All of their kid’s
families are coming to have dinner as well, so there will be lots of people
there. We are really excited about it. From there, we are going to the Batin's
for dinner #2. Then, on Friday, we are having dinner with the Gills, who are
having Thanksgiving a day late so their whole family can be there. I will
probably gain 10 pounds this weekend just from that and leftovers. Boys
Well, that is all the time I have for now, so I am off, but just one last I love you!
I love you!