Monday, July 7, 2014

Tour de France

Zone Conference, July 4, 2014

fourth of july at zone conference!! sooooo much fun! I love President and Sister Jordan so much.  honestly they are some of the best people i know.  i feel so blessed to be serving under them! 

i am a bit confused on how this whole race works. you think after watching it with you dad so much i would know a bit more, but i saw a sign that said it was going through part of London north, and so some roads were shut down and stuff, but isn't it in France? is that a very dumb thought on my part? anyways if it isn't just in france, then part of it is here in london north! if it is only in France, someone is playing a good joke and i totally fell for it.  

I told you also that we get to watch the final game of the world cup right?? i am so excited! it is next week! whoooo 

I also have figured out what I am going to do with my 3 months that I have nothing to do.... wait for it..... drum role...... INDEXING! we had a stake relief society conference workshop thingy and one of them was on family history and indexing and i got so excited! Also there was a workshop on things to do with your family on Sunday to keep the Sabbath Day Holy, there is a list of 110.... and boy am i excited to try them. brace yourself dad we are going to do all of them! not on one sunday don't worry.  and the third workshop was on the temple and being a temple worker! i would love that.  maybe i can do that one day a week as well. all in all it was so great and i felt the spirit so strong, but none of it was usable to me now.... oh well in 12 weeks i will be able to do everything i just learned. 

The conference was saturday morning.  and Donna really really wanted to go.  so we had exchanges all week and then friday we had a zone conference, so we didn't think about the logistics of taking her until friday night.....  and we realised we needed to get a wheelchair. because there is no way she would be able to walk to all the bus stops and different things and then take the two buses and all that jazz.....  but let me just tell you. you would think it would be a bit easier to get a find a wheelchair. especially when you go to a ward that has an over 70's club that meets every week ha   but we couldn't find one anywhere.  but we finally found one and picked it up and it was a big huge ordeal and as we are leaving with the wheelchair donna called and said her daughter insisted that we take a cab because she could fall and get hurt..... but hey luckily she called before we had left with the wheelchair so we easily just returned it!! 

but the cab right was so great. i forgot how much i love car rides, and feeling the breeze in your face and driving through london was so beautiful.  i felt like i was on the one scene from parent trap.  

but Donna was so cute. the cab driver is a family friend and the conversation went like this. 
" Have you heard of the mormon church?  that is where we are going.   that is our religion. mormons. we are going to learn how we can help each other and become better people because we all love God.  we would invite you, but it is for women only."  - donna      best missionary ever.  

we had this incredible drink called mango lassi. so. good. it is my new favourite thing. you have to try it. it is PERFECT for a hot summers day.  and use the fage yogurt.  mmmmm mmmm good. 

mango lassi!! yum! 
we taught this lady the other day who is in a wheelchair ( it was on an exchange or we would have called her for donna!! )  but she has the best thing I have ever seen and I really really want one. maybe for a homecoming present ya?  it is this trike, but it is a car, but it is like a motorcycle but car sized, but no top, but she just rides her wheelchair right up into it and drives from her wheelchair!  and it goes as fast as a car and everything.  maybe see if you can look up a pic it is some assisted mobility contraption. but i want one! i just realised my description of it did not make any sense, but that is the only way to describe it. 

for exchanges this week i went back to watford with sister pope! talk about deja vu. ( sister bergstrom says this is how you spell that, looks really weird, but she is wayyyy better at spelling than me so i will just go with it)    but ya to go back to my first area with one of my former companions was really fun.  

this weekend sister bergstrom and I got really sick.  we think it was the flu, but maybe it was something we ate, not sure.... but sunday night we wanted to die.  we had to go home a bit early in the evening and we just both laid on the ground.  and i will spare you the details, but lets just say we couldn't throw up but we both really wanted to and felt like we needed to. i guess i didn't really spare you the details ha but we called this elder because he said for wrestling he had to throw up all the time.... (worst most unhealthy sport ever) anyways he told us to drink a glass full of salt water. and i am not talking about some water with salt in it. i am talking about salt with a bit of water in it.  it was the worst experience of my life! and it did not work.....i literally thought i was going to die. but good news i survived. and I am feeling better now!   

This week we taught William about adam and eve again, but we went into a lot more detail.  At the end it was really amazing,  he said that he had never believed what most of the other churches believe about adam and eve, that he always just knew that wasn't right, and what we told him, was exactly what he had always believed.  Just strengthened my testimony that Heavenly Father really is preparing people! and people may be looking for the truth, but not know where to find it, so all we have to do is invite people to learn more! i love that our role is to invite. if it was to convince people, i would be home already.  we just invite and testify to what we know for ourselves.  our own feelings, our own experiences.  It is the Holy Ghost who testifies of the truth in a way that they truly learn and have experiences for themselves. It really is one of the greatest gifts Heavenly Father has given us here on Earth! 

I love you!!! I hope you have a brilliant week!  

ps here is the video they showed at indexing that made me fall in love with it! 


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