Dear Mom,So this week was kind of up and down. I don't remember what we did during P-Day, other than grocery shopping. After P-Day, we checked on some potentials and went knocking. We managed to talk to 31 people on a Monday and get two referrals, which was pretty awesome. We had a pretty funny moment where it was my turn to contact a potential, and this girl opened the door who I SWEAR was her, and after we walked away Sister Lewis was like, "Sister Olson, that wasn't her!" Hahahaha. Fortunately, the way I did it could also have sounded like a door approach, so it wasn't that bad. It was pretty funny though. Yay for being bad at recognizing people!
Then we went to the church to watch the CES broadcast, which was pretty good. When Elder Ballard read about the stripling warriors, it really stuck out to me that they were valiant for strength, courage, and activity. President Leavitt has been talking a lot recently about "Things that look like missionary work but actually aren't," like organizing activities, leadership responsibilities, driving from place to place to contact people, spending time with people who aren't progressing, excessively long lessons or DAs, etc. He's trying to get everyone to really cut those things to a minimum (obviously we still have to put on activities, fulfill responsibilities, teach people, etc.) so that we're spending as much time as possible "on the front lines," that is, talking to non-members and inviting them to learn about the gospel. Sister Lewis and I really have found that the more time we spend doing that, the more motivated we feel and the more we love it. It's funny, because before going knocking or street contacting it somehow just feels like the last thing in the world you want to do, but after about 10 minutes of doing it and being positive, the Spirit is just so great.
"[totally active member] invited you to play Pet Rescue Saga"
|On Monday, Sister Lewis wanted to have a slumber party. (Sometimes my companions have important bonding moments I don't understand.) So between 9:30 and 10:30, we made a fort, ate ice cream, and watched Finding Faith in Christ. Then we went to bed.|
|Chiak at it's finest. "Mon homesick heart." Seriously?? (My favourite chiak phrases are "Je vais te back-caller" and "J'ai out-zoné")|
|A MEXICAN FOOD PLACE OPENED NEAR OUR APARTMENT!!!!!!!! Most expensive burrito ever.|
I opened our freezer on Sunday and I thought it was hilarious. This is what happens at the end of the month. Ice cream and perogies.