thats kind of insane that Skyler (Winsor) is MARRIED! and so fun that Amanda (Burdick) and Brayden (McFadden) and the ryan kid that i don't know are all going to the same mission! so fun!
i hope chair shopping is treating you well!
Omar had to wean off coffee but he completely stopped yesterday and is ready to be baptized on the 25th! (investigators have to be living the word of wisdom for three weeks before they are baptized). he just rocks. we are going to the temple/ family history discovery center with him tomorrow hopefully! the 25th is going to be the best day i think:) we taught him the law of chastity and about temples and family history this week. we have been teaching at the home of a young couple in our ward and they are becoming great friends which is the best! he was listening to the CDs of the book of mormon but decided he would get more out of it by actually reading, even though i thought he was retaining really well. he has read like 14 chapters in 3 days! this guy is just so humble. its awesome.
we also taught this lady, Teresa this week who is amazing. her husband was taught in another ward and moved to our ward right before he was baptized like a month ago. she has been coming to church and asking great questions and we have built a great relationship with her. since the elders had been teaching her husband the "new member lessons" we all figured they would teach them both. but she wanted us to teach her so she invited us over for dinner and a lesson this week which was awesome. she is an amazing lady who has been through so stinkin much but now she is so humble and just wants to follow Christ and learn. i love that she just asked to be taught! she has so many great questions. and her husband is bomb. he got the gospel library app and not only studies the book of mormon everyday but whatever else he can find so that he can be a involved supportive member of the church. we get to teach her tonight im way excited!
we also taught this 17 year old girl, tatiana this week. this girl is deep she is a total hippie and just way into philosophy and energy and chokras and things like that and tries to relate it to the gospel. which when we are trying to teach simply, it makes it kind of difficult. but she is way cool and we are trying! she has been through alot too.
we also met a ton of new people this week. we walked almost everywhere this week instead of driving which lead to a LOT of new potentials! we seriously walked so many miles its crazy!
for sister northrups bithday last week we did luch with some other sisters which was way fun! also we went to the beach and we found like a nest or something of so many baby crabs! they were so cute and we just kept finding more and more under rocks so that was fun!
we also went to a funeral for christinas husbands dad. basically a Sudanese funeral is everyone gathers at a home and they take turns standing and sharing condolances and singing and such. we went to support the husband which i think actually really softened his heart towards us. oh also i forgot to mention, no one was speaking english. it was all dinka. people kept stopping and saying. so sorry you cant innderstand us. we speak in our language. they were all super sweet and sincere. we definitly stuck out being two little white girls in a house very full of very dark sudanese people :)
also yesterday we had a fun experience. we went to try our potential, Leslie and as we got there she was about to go fishing. she said to just get in the car and we can teach her and fish at the same time. so we did :) we didn't catch anything but she understood what the importance of our message was! and we will get to teach her again. haha that was new one for me!
our 5th lesson went well! they cut it short cause the decided to set apart the new elders quorum presidency and high priest group leaders in front of everybody. do they usually do that? anyways it was good! im excited about our new ward mission plan! and other people are too so we are happy about that!
welp i hope you have the best 14 days before i can hug your eyes out of your head!