|We have deer outside our house!|
Elder Gibbs has basically become an older brother to me! He is helping me understand missionary work so well! He's a companion that knows when to study, and when to have fun!
Just so that you know, you don't have to worry about anything while I am here! The members are extremely supportive of us! I have to tell you about Brother and Sister Stuart! They are like a second family to me now! Brother Stuart is Canadian but, like us, embraces his Scottish heritage! He wants to move to Edinburgh just like me! I'm taking that as a sign from God that I am destined to move there;) Sister Stuart is from Zimbabwe! She is the most endearing person in the mission! She loves us so much that she has even given us keys to her house! She tells us all the time that she regards us as family and that we are loved! It really helps me survive out here!
We ate dinner with the Holthe (Hol-thee) family a few nights ago! Their son Broiden (Age 6) was saying the prayer over the food! He had just showed us a bunch of tricks on his trampoline out in the back yard, so he folded his little arms and prayed "Please bless the elders that they'll be able to learn how to do a double back flip and a somersault..." It was the most ADORABLE prayer I have ever heard!
Elder Gibbs and I often go do a rest home in Magrath called the Diamond Willow. This is literally one of the most worthwhile things I do here! Serving these people is an amazing and rewarding experience! We "bowl" with them once a week! Bowling in the Diamond Willow is basically setting up something similar to a pinewood durby ramp, and sending balls down the ramp to try and smash all the pins! I'll take pictures next time, but it is so awesome! Seeing these people's faces light up when they get a strike is one of the most awesome experiences ever.
On kind of a different note, I've also been flipped off for the first time! We were standing by the side of the highway between Magrath and Raymond (another city near Magrath) and a truck driver was driving by and saw we were missionaries and flipped us the bird! It was epic!
Thank you for all that you are doing for me and for your testimonies! I Love You and I'll email again next Monday!