Thursday, August 29, 2013

Singing Hymns and Cemetaries

Hey there family!!! (:

So this week has been pretty good. Nothing super spectacular, just another week in the life of a missionary.

Tuesday, we have been trying to contact some "Lost Sheep" that no one has heard of in our ward. We made a list and have been working on finding them. So we were walking around this pretty sketchy apartment complex and I noticed the number on one of the buildings is one that we had thought didn't exist. So we went to go track this guy, Dave, down. We knocked on the door and he was really excited to see the missionaries. He and his sister live there and have been working a lot and haven't been able to come to church in a while. We had an...interesting experience there. Dave went to check their work schedules so we could come back and when he left, the neighbor to the right started screaming through the door. She wasn't speaking English and then started chanting and hissing at us. Sister Stocking and I were freaked out and could definitely feel the Spirit fighting to stay with us. As we waited for Dave to come back so we could schedule a return appointment, I started humming hymns and the neighbor got quiet and we high-tailed it out of there as soon as we could.

Wednesday, we did exchanges. Again. But this time, Sister Sanford (visa waiter for Argentina, from Tucson) and Sister Baltazar came here and Sister Stocking went to Washington again. We visited with Sister Shoup and then tried contacting some more less actives and former investigators without much luck. We did end up tracting when we ran out of things to do. These girls are so much fun! We had a blast. We went to our Book of Mormon class. We need some help getting the members to come out /: But yeah that was our day.

Just us during some downtime.
Thursday was District Meeting. The Elders said President Topham was going to be there....we didn't believe them. When we got there, President AND Sister Topham were there...and the Elders were 15 minutes late...AWK.WARD. The Elders were on their best behavior though haha! Sister Topham invited us to lunch the next day with the Washington Sisters (Sisters Cohen, Sanford, and Baltazar). We kept trying to contact people without much luck, the rest of the day.

Friday was a LOOOONG weekly planning day. Actually, it wasn't too bad, just tedious. So then we went out to lunch with Sister Topham at a place called Panera Bread (Paradise Bakery basically). She is the sweetest thing in the world. She asked how we were doing and bought us lunch and a "sweet treat" afterwards. When we got home I got the BEST package from Mom. A super cute shirt and the SD card back!! :D except my camera doesn't talk to your camera so I had to wait until Saturday to see the videos. /: We contacted some less actives and then had dinner and finished up the night trying to talk to people.

Saturday, we went to the library so that Sister Stocking could work on her talk for Sunday. (I cried through the videos fyi haha!) We were contacting more less actives (all moved) and then went to our appointment with Dave and his sister, Martha. We brought the Bishop with us because we figured it would be safer that way. Turns out Martha lived in Mesa for 5 years but hated the heat d: go figure. We went to a park to visit with them because they didn't think it was safe for us to be there with their neighbor on another tirade. We had a really nice visit with them and shared 2 Nephi 31:20.

Sunday was great! Sister Stocking did an excellent job speaking and Sister Shoup came to church!!! The members were great and came and talked to her right after the meeting (: We came home and did our studies and then went to dinner at the Caslers' house. It was very nice.

Sister Stocking wanted to check out one of the millions of cemeteries around here so we stopped for a second on our way home. The one we picked?? A memorial for Holocaust children. I didn't get out of the car....those FREAK ME OUT!! oh man.

We came home and made some cookies for 2 of the Exler kids because it is their birthday today and Sunday. It was a great Sabbath Day!! (:

I love you all and thank you so much for everything you do for me!! I'm learning a lot out here and love the people! They are so great!! I hope to hear from you!! (:


Sister Crockett

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