This week has been a fun week. Yet not too eventfull at the same time.
Last Monday we went to Giant’s Causeway which is a huge natural walkway pieced together by hexagonal-shaped pillars. It was great and it’s right on the Irish Sea so it was absolutely beautiful. To get there, we had to leave early on Monday and actually email in the Coleraine church. The elders there gave us the key to lock up when we were finished and we were going to see them at the Causeway because there was a whole group of us going and they were supposed to remind us to give their key back to them. But they forgot to remind us. So we accidentally stole the Coleraine elder’s church key and brought it back to Omagh with us.
But we had to go to Belfast on Tuesday for a District Meeting and they were there as well so we got to return it. Haha. But that was interesting. Definitely lots of fun. Giant’s Causeway was beautiful. It was so windy!!
Nothing too exciting really happened this week. It rained a lot. What else is new? We had a record low (at least since we’ve been here) for church attendees with 17 yesterday including us.
Things are great though. I love it here!! I love being a missionary.
This has been a great week!! Not much has gone on… other than the fact that Sister Truman and I are both very single and yet the branch asked us to plan and prepare the Branch Valentine’s Day activity. This place is sooo small. 10 people came. Which was a great turn out. Haha. We decorated cookies and played charades and then proceeded to stuff ourselves with ice cream and shortbread.
We went down to Belfast on Tuesday for District Meeting and that was fun. Almost the whole zone was there. So it was kind of like a Zone Conference… just in District Meeting style… haha.
Can you believe it’s almost the end of February?? Craziness. But anyway, hope you all have a great week and that you all stay warm and dry!! (which might not be a problem depending on where you are…. unlike me being soaked all the time in Northern Ireland…lol).
So we were in Belfast again this week!! We had to drive down there super early on Wednesday morning to go on exchanges with the STL’s. I was with Sister Checketts and Sister Truman was with Sister Garner. We had a blast!! So many crazy things happened. Like being locked out of the building that had the car in it and not being able to get in touch with the other sisters who had the keys… haha. Or being taken out to lunch at a buffet by a really nice member in their ward. Or realizing (after we had to borrow a different missionary’s car because we couldn’t get our own) that we didn’t have the church key… and then the miracle that somebody was in the buildling so we could get in!! So exchanges were fun.
And then Thursday we had our interviews with President Donaldson. They’ve started doing interviews a little differently so we had interviews with both President and Sister Donaldson. That was amazing. I love them both so much. President is so inspired.
But anyway, Friday and Saturday were pretty uneventful. Sunday was interesting. Sister Truman and I both spoke in sacrament meeting and then had to teach Young Women’s. And this week, we’ll be helping to plan a branch Valentine’s Day activity and then teaching Relief Society. But at least some really nice members had us over for dinner on Sunday. It’s really been amazing. Serving in such a small place really stretches you and pushes you to see just how much you can do. haha.
Hope you all have had a great week and I hope you all have an amazing week this week!
This week has definitely been interesting!!! I’ve been in Scotland for my whole mission. So being in Ireland for even a week is throwin me for a loop. It’s absolutely beautiful! But they really do speak a whole different language. And you can joke about it all you want. But Scottish is a different language than Irish. And I can’t understand anyone. It’s getting better the more I talk with people obviously but it’s so different.
But we have successfully mostly cleaned the flat. Now we just have to worry about our mouse. Thank goodness we haven’t actually seen him yet. But we can definitely hear him running around in the walls. We’ve named him Harry.
The All-Ireland Conference was great this week!! We had to drive to Belfast and then we drove to Dublin. And then back to Belfast and then back to our area. So when we weren’t receiving instruction at the conference, we were driving. But Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Seventy was there and it was great to hear him and to meet him.
Our branch is SO TINY. This is the smallest place I have ever served in BY FAR. There were 18 people at church on Sunday including me and Sister Truman. So we will definitely have to get used to it and the different style of missionary work here. Haha. It’s great.
But anyway, love you all so much and hope you’re doing well!!!