Wednesday, October 23, 2013

(202) east bay west bay

                                                                   21 Oct 2013

THIS WEEK WAS REALLY REALLY AWESOME.

            first off sorry for the lame emails i've been writing lately. i'm trying to budget my time better...but email time goes way to fast. and i forgot my camera today...so I'll send pictures next week. 
            as carry over from last week, we had interviews down in San Jose, and every time president sees me he either 1 begs for my forgiveness for putting me in a trio for so long or 2 asks if i'm dying without hnas anderson and santidrian or 3 apologizes for the fact he doesn't know any more than I do about my visa. But it sounds like he might have me stick around in Fremont and actually pass off the area like a normal missionary, but we'll see. transfers are next week (sob) so either me or sister ikegami will get transferred. we are like the same person and we talk about everything and think the same way, it's been so nice. but all good things must end I suppose.
            we also had a super awesome orange picking adventure where we were inadvernently disobedient and may have climbed the tree a little high, but apparently that's a rule. oops. but we picked three heaping bags of fresh oranges and it took forever but we got some delivered to our landlady in mission peak (after getting lost but that's okay).
            and we may have gotten double dinner on accident monday (that was horrible). no one ever told me how much you are required to eat on your missions. be prepared everyone...if you get fed by americans you will get dessert every meal. and get bombarded by offers for seconds. 
            so this week! we started off last monday speedwalking...then running nearly 2 miles to dinner (okay we got lost). we let the elders have the car...and yeah. but hey, we got some exercise and contacts in. our new investigator tuesday has the craziest children I have ever met...we taught the restoration switching off halfway through so she could actually listen while the other entertained the kids.
             wednesday was one of those days where none of our plans worked out, because the Lord clearly had plans of his own which worked even better (naturally). and we learned our lesson saturday when we spent too much time weekly planning and forgot to really plan for the day...that was a disaster.
             we had exchanges with our STL sister best on Thursday/Friday, so I got to go to menlo park for the day, which was kind of exciting. I was with sister bender, who is the sweetest kindest most gentle thoughtful person, so I had to tone down the sass for the day. until we got to district meeting...the elders deserved it though. redwood city is gorgeous, I loved it. missed two new investigator lessons while I was gone though, but we got THREE more when I got back. Crazy. it was like christmas. but hey, we'll take it. I'll know by next week who is getting transferred, so this week I spend strategizing on all possible transfers and situations and it drives me crazy not knowing, but it's kind of fun at the same time.
             thank you all for all of your support, and for reading my blog even though I'm sure it's been really boring lately. I'm really sad I wasn't able to be around last week, but family I am praying for you and I love you so much! I'm glad grandpa is at peace now, I wish I could have been there. love you grandma!

             all right I think I wrote a novel, so that should make up for the last month. have a fabulous weekend and think of me when you are trudging through the snow and/or rain...I do kind of miss it. it was like 75-80 this week, I got sunburnt...welcome to california!

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