Hey faaaam. :)
So this week has been rad as always!
But unfortunately I really have nothing to report.
Satan is working extra hard on Brandi and her family so we haven't been able to meet with them.
2 of our investigators had surgery.
2 came to church and are progressing.
Our other investigators have just been extremely busy
Emily's last day of school is Wednesday so she is real busy with finals and end of school things. We did get permission to go to her last choir concert! Which was very fun and she had a senior solo that she was terrified for and she did really really well. :)
Other than that... Just normal missionary work!
|We had Zone Conference so we had to look good|
|Our fun sisters and Sister Hansen! <3|
|Emily's senior concert!|
So here are some answers to some questions from Mal :)
1. What kind of stuff do you usually see when you ride your bike or drive down the road?
I do not know why. But there is an extremely unfortunate abundance of roadkill on the sides of the roads of Louisiana. Always. Mostly possums, raccoons, and armadillos though.
side note: I know in some places when people prepare food for you, you just don't ask what the meat being served is. Well in some rural parts of Louisiana, you always need to ask where the meat came from. And if they say a street name. You don't eat it. #truestory
But really... for Covington and Mandeville it is very nice houses. Nice as in modern million dollar houses in Mandeville and just nice neighborhoods in Covington mostly. Drive by the Lakefront in Mandeville, lots of green. The grass just grows everywhere. There are lots of ponds, not swamps just ponds and where there are empty lots, instead of being sagebrush and brown it is a forest of grass and trees and stuff. So that's different.
2. Do you usually bike or drive?
A. We drive! We are very mile conscious since we only have a certain amount and our area is. h.u.g.e. We used to always bike to the church for meetings and Sundays and activities and such but the flood washed out the road so we can't bike there anymore. lol
Also something mission specific for us is that our Mission President wants us to do 10 hours of service every week. Ideally, it is 5 different service opportunities for two hours a day Tuesday-Saturday. And none of the missionaries in the area serve at the same place.
That is an extremely high goal depending on the area.
But we have tried real hard to find more and more service opportunities in our community and it is really working out for us!
We have 5 different service opportunities!
On Tuesdays we do service at the Covington Food Bank/Thrift Store in the thrift store part. We have our friend Miss Suzanne who loves having us straighten the racks and
On Wednesdays we go to St. Francis and work in the thrift store part helping price items and organizing the store. We hang our with Gail and Chris, a older couple who come volunteer every Wednesday as well. They are catholic and Chris is the person in the church that goes and delivers communion (their sacrament) to people who are home-bound.
On Thursdays we go to the Windsor and help our friend Miss Lylln who is the activities director and we help her do crafts with everyone. We will help the individual ladies with their paint and projects and we will just sit and listen to their stories.
On Fridays we go to St. Francis and we work in the cat room! #myfave We spend the first hour cleaning out 3 cages that the ones that get picked on spend the night in, we clean the toys and the bowls, and to anything that Miss Sibyl tells us to do. She loves us and is so grateful for our help which makes it gratifying. Then when we are done we just get to sit and have cats lay on us and talk to the people who come in our the other volunteers, Emily and Dawn.
On Saturdays we go to an adorable little book shop called the Book Rack and clean and do little projects. Miss Brooks was at a house we were helping clean out and pack up from the flood. She was going through books and taking them to her store! We struck up a conversation and we have now started doing little projects for her at her store.
Service is SO FUN.
I want to do more of it.
Service is the key to happiness.
Yall are also a good key too
I love yall lots