This week was a week full of miracles!! One of the miracles is that when we were knocking on doors on Monday evening, Sister Truman and I were invited in to the home of an ex-nun. We started to talk with her and she is genuinely interested in learning about our church! She was dismissed as a nun when she was living in France and couldn’t understand French so she asked to be moved to somewhere that spoke English. The next thing she knew, she was in normal clothes on the way home. She still has such a strong belief in God but already, she’s saying that our teachings make so much sense!!
We were taken to the beach by a member and her boyfriend on Monday as well and that was so much fun!!! As missionaries, we weren’t allowed to swim but we could dip our feet in the water! It was FREEZING. We had a picnic on the beach though and were generally just enjoying life.
ALSO, we got to play with a newborn lamb!!! The Cathers- a family we are really close to and who live on a farm- took us out into their fields and let us hold some lambs that had been born that morning and that was a lot of fun.
Happy Easter!! Hope you all had a great time eating chocolate and doing easter egg hunts and everything like that. Easter is a huge thing here but you really don’t do easter egg hunts and the easter bunny isn’t a huge thing. You just get loads and loads of chocolate.
We really didn’t do a whole lot of exciting things this week. We weren’t stuck anywhere and we really didn’t have to even go anywhere. The STL’s from Belfast came to our area and stayed for a day and that was really fun 🙂 I was with Sister Checketts and we went to volunteer at the charity shop we go to and they have been trying to convince Sister Truman to buy this one coat for forever… haha. It’s a long brown coat with a fur collar and it’s super 1920s… and when we went in there, Sister Checketts bought it!!! The people who volunteer there were dying laughing.
As for transfers, I am staying another 6 weeks in Omagh with Sister Truman!! These next 6 weeks are also, unfortunately, my last 6 weeks on my mission. But we’re planning on making this transfer the best one yet!!
Hope you’re all doing well and that the weather is just starting to be beautiful and springy!! I know here, it’s now light at 6:30am and dark after 9pm. That is sooo nice.
Anyway, things are good here in Omagh. Not too much new stuff is happening though. We did find out that Omagh is the wettest part of Northern Ireland… so that’s some news. Haha.
This week we were stuck in Portadown to get our car serviced. Cause last week, we were stuck in Belfast to get the brakes done… but they weren’t able to service the car. And Portadown was closer to Omagh so we had to go there. The car place said it would only be a few hours. Then it turned out being the whole day. But at least we didn’t have to stay overnight again… haha.
Saturday was absolutely beautiful!!! It was 16 degrees Celsius and sunny! And that’s about all we get. Lol. We had some fun walking around in that though. People are so much nicer when it’s sunny outside.
The heating in the church isn’t working and it was pretty cold in there for church on Sunday so they cut the meeting down by an hour. We had an hour for sacrament meeting, and half an hour each for Sunday School and Relief Society/Priesthood. Because even in April, you need your heating on. Haha.
Hope you all are doing well and that you’ll have a great week!!!
This week was absolutely amazing!! There were so many great things that happened. On Tuesday, we had an activity at the church and 4 nonmembers and 1 less-active member came!!! They doubled the size of the activity… haha. But they all really enjoyed it. It was great to see them all there.
Wednesday, we started teaching this 17 year-old kid named Cathal. We met him in the street because he actually stopped us!! He was asking people to sign his petition and he ended up having a lesson set up with us. We’ve taught him 3 times already!
Thursday, we had to go to Belfast and we figured while we were there, we’d get our car’s brakes fixed cause they were starting to go out. But NONE of the places we went to could get us in until the next morning!! So we decided that because the brakes are pretty important to driving the car, we’d just stay in Belfast overnight. The only problem with that was that we didn’t have any clothes. No clothes. No makeup. No journal. No nothing. But we did it. So we did some finding in Belfast that night and got up first thing in the morning on Friday to take the car in- then we sat there for 4 hours waiting for it to be fixed. We did get it fixed though and were able to drive safely back from Belfast to Omagh.
Saturday and Sunday were General Conference!!! I LOVE General Conference. There were so many amazing talks. We haven’t had the opportunity to see the Sunday Afternoon session yet but we’re going to listen to it soon.
Anyway, hope you all have a great week and enjoy spring!!!