Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8

Wow this week went fast and I have a lot to talk about and not a lot of time to do it. We had zone meeting on Tuesday and so we went down and staying with theMillington sisters Monday and Tuesday nights. It was fun to see Sister Miller again. We did splits with themTuesday night and I got to go out with Sister Miller again. It was weird, I have changed a lot as a missionary since then. It was really fun. We then went and got our new car from down in Memphis. It is a brand new 2011 Malibu and it is NICE!! The other Elders in the district are jealous because they still have really crappy cars. I told them that if they were sisters they would probably get a new one. Oh well. Ha ha
We will be moving this week. To a nice apartment building not too far from where we live now. It is really nice and a lot more roomy but I will miss our little shed. This week will be busy and we actually have appointments... awesome. Good but tiring too. Ugh we helped this recent convert family paint their new trailer and wow gross. So many cockroaches. I almost freaked out. Ew ew ewewewewewewew. Everywhere. Not the big old ones. But little ones but still so gross. We had a family here feed us stake for dinner one day this week. Awww my favorite. And a less active lady fed us too. She just works a lot but she is a chef so she is working on it. Basically she is awesome and in a lot of ways a brown version of me and I love it. We have so much fun talking as Sister Kirkpatrick listens. It's fun. She made us chicken and awesome cuscus. So good. Her name is Marci. She is cool. We have driven so much this week I am so sick of it. Ugh that's all right this next week will be bad too. We went down to Millington monday, then Frazier in Memphis and back up to Millington tuesday. Then down to Germantown (further into Memphis) and back to Dyersburg Wedenesday. Friday down to Jackson and back for President interviews on friday. Ugh. And today we went down with the Relief Society President to go to the temple!!! Awesome. That's why I am writing so late. It was great. Sister Pabst and Tuneti were there too. It was great. It is such a small temple so it was a cool different experience. And last but not least. Daylight savings was awesome and I have been waiting so long for it. The extra hour of sleep was amazing. Sister Kirkpatrick and I really enjoyed it. This week is going to be really busy too. Ugh good times. I'll tell you about it next week. And that was this last week in a nutshell.
P.S. It has been getting really cold here. Freezing at night. Of course no snow but cold. President told us to be careful because northern Tennessee gets really bad ice storms. Cool. The picture is of me pointing to a 31 mph sign. Only in the south. We saw it driving to Trenton to meet the Elder's this week. Silly Trenton Tenessee.

November 1

Wow this week has been interesting. Lets see. I found out that Amy Hall in Camden got baptized. I knew she would because she is a rock star but it still makes me so happy. Also I heard that another guy we found and were teaching (who was super promising) in Camden moved to Jonesburrow but is getting baptized too!!! That makes me so happy. Planting seeds and it is nice to know they did something. It has been getting pretty cold here. Not like snowing in Utah cold but now I have a new spectrum of hot I don't know cold very well anymore. But it does get a little cooler here than it seems because of the humidity. But it has been nice.
First on Monday I wanted to carve pumpkins and so we did and had a lot of fun doing it. They are basic but we had fun. And I made cookies. They turned out good but a bit crumbly. Here is words of wisdom. No matter how poor you are, flour from the dollar store is probably not a good idea. we get fed so well here. Which is funny because it is a branch but they love to. And Sister Kirkpatrick loves to bake and cook so it is awesome. Even though we do not have a dish washer here I do help with them. This week was also her birthday on Wednesday and I am pretty sure it is one that she will never forget. So we went to that baptist revival. Eek!!! It was weird and not comfortable but definitely an experience. Oh wow. It was just like I thought it was going to be and that shocked me. We went to New Life Missionary Baptist Church and it is a little bitty black baptist church of about 30 members. Oh wow. We were the only white people which was fine really but we just already stood out. Man they wanted to save us and there was a lot of fire and damnation. Oh wow. They used the saved scriptures in Romans (if you read more it explains what it really means). Wow the guy doing that stared at us the whole time. Trying to save us. I am like I am good dude. It all just made me #1 kind of scared and #2 sad for them. That is all they have and there is so much more. The preacher screamed the sermon at us. Almost seemed like he had turrets when he would randomly burst out with an amen. I swear I could see the veins almost pop out of his neck and forehead. It concerned me. I just could not feel the spirit. It was too much and then the spontaneous southern baptist singing with clapping and amens. Strange. I am very open minded but it was just too much for me. But worth going once. They invited us back and we said we had to check out schedule. Luckily we were busy. Then we went home and Sister Kirkpatrick made the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten. Oh my gosh!!! So good!!! We ate it all.
We had a branch Halloween party on Friday. It was pretty fun. It was a chili cook off that we were judges and one guy loves spicy chili. He used 5 hobenyeros (I have no idea how to spell that but they suck!) I had half a spoonful and my face was on fire. My face does not like to be on fire. Ugh!!!! He did win hottest. Gross! A little spice is all right but that was awful. Also one was temp. hot so it burnt both our tongues for like three days. Not cool. But that party was fun. There was a cake walk too and one Sister in the branch always makes a cat little cake. It tastes good but really looks like cat litter and Sister Minton's son got it and she hates that cake. So she gave it to us. I think it is kind of funny and needed a picture of it. I'll send one. We also trunk or treated. I went as Sister Kirkpatrick and she went as Sister Broadhead. It was pretty good. The girl in the picture with us in the granddaughter of a Recent convert here who loves us. If you look closely we have switched name tags.
I am excited about this lady we are teaching right now. We taught her three times last week and it is going awesome, but her husband it not really for it so I hope all goes well. She is so awesome and genuine. I just love her. I am just praying about it now. That's all I can do.
OH I turn 8 this week. 10 months to go. This week should be good to. We are getting a new car and we have Zone Meeting so we are going to be staying with the Millington sister for a couple days. Fun. Sister Miller is there. I have not seen her since we were comps. It will be good. yay.