August 28, 2013
Hola familia y amigos!
The keyboard is a little temperamental.... so if there are grammatical errors in this email, know that it wasn't me! Haha.
We just got finished helping clean the temple! It is closed for three weeks (we aren't entirely sure if that means that it will be slower or busier in the VC.... I guess that we will just have to find out!) for cleaning, and they let the sister missionaries sign up to help clean on our p-days. Sister He...... and I were there for an hour and a half, moving chairs from the sealing rooms off of the celestial room on the second floor up to the assembly hall on the fourth floor (they are going to re-do the carpeting in the sealing rooms/celestial room). All together we moved 78 chairs, and we were sweating like crazy, so we both felt like that was somewhat of an accomplishment! They said that we could stop by again next week when we have more time, and they will let us go up into the tower : ) Cool or what?
Guess who came by to see me on Saturday?! Sister Chas......! (Missionary trainer) It was so great to see her! She was on her way up to Provo with her best friend/trainer, Sister Madr..... (Bir....), so we were able to take a four generation picture!
The other day I got to take a German bus! Well, kinda. There weren't any German missionaries on shift, so sister Eyr...... and I took it. We just introduced ourselves and shared a couple basic facts for the church (their tour guide was translating for us), and then Elder Cann...... got there (he is a senior missionary, they called him to come over to the vc as soon as they saw there was a German Bus) so he got to take the rest. But it went so smoothly! They took like 14 Books of Mormon or something like that. I don't really remember the number. But it was a lot! And there were definitely a few people that looked like they were interested.
An rm who served in France came by Brigham Young's the other day, and he told the sister there that while he was in France, occasionally when he would knock on a door, the people would say, "Oh yes, we know about you! We went to St. George!" and then they would let them in!! How amazing is that?! Our little planting seeds work down here really is producing fruit after all : )
I hope you all have a great week! I love you!