Monday, January 23, 2012
Guess what! It snowed last week and Saturday and Sunday. The snow makes things a little more tricky to walk around in, especially since it ices over really quickly. But life it great. First I have been forgetting to thank those in my home ward for all the Christmas letters. I got them about 2 weeks ago and they just made my day. So thank you so much! Next- Thanks John for the lovely handwritten letter. Also the fact that you love Doctor Who makes me really happy. :)
So this week went really well. We had a lot of first lessons as well as beginning lessons. I had a really cool experience at the home of a family we are working with. It was one of those days when I really just could not understand anything that anyone was saying. So I decided to just follow the promptings of the Spirit and say what I felt they needed to hear. After the lesson I asked Sora Atkins if what I said went along with what they had to say and she said it was perfect and that my grammar was better than she had ever heard it. I was in no ways perfect but at the same time I knew that they needed to hear the things I was saying. I think this will help greatly in future lessons and they are willing to keep hearing our lessons. They Lord has definitely blessed our companionship with the ability to get the important things across so that others can feel the Spirit and know what we are saying is true.
I love being here and learning all the time. I definitely miss some of the things I am used to back home (like understanding what people are trying to tell me) but the good definitely outweighs the bad. Plus they just got Dr. Pepper here. I'm not going to lie, seeing that made me really happy. Who knows, maybe they will get real peanut butter soon, or chocolate chips, or brown sugar haha. The possibilities are endless.
So funny story:
We met a woman on a tramvai a few weeks ago and invited her to the English class, she was a little odd but this is Romania and everything is a little different than we are used to. So she came and she just loves Sora Atkins, so we asked to have a lesson with her. The lesson went well, I would say, and then I was going to close with a prayer. She wouldn't let me, she said she had an impression that I had something wrong with my heart so she asked Sora Atkins to do it. So being as news flies super fast in my district, I told Elder Cooper (DL) about it and by the time I got home Elder Pettit (ZL) called to make sure I was okay. Sometimes I feel like news flies faster between the Elders than the Sisters haha. When we went to have another lesson with her she asked if I was in the hospital. Sora Atkins tried to explain that I was healthy but then she said she knew our church wasn't true and so we just kind of said goodbye and were really confused.
That is pretty much our life. Since we can't understand everything people tell us we sometimes have trouble discerning who is actually interested in our message, or who is a little off. But everyday gets better.
So last week for P-day we went and played laser tag. It was epic. I got first place for girls the first time and second the second game (out of 4 so not great but not bad either). Today we are having a BBQ on the other side of Buc. It will be a lot of fun. I love the missionaries here. We all have these quirks, but we all get along and always have fun when we are together.
Well I have to go. I love you all.
Sora Krissy Hall
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