now I have to talk about Paul and Paula for a second
I was able to visit these recent converts for the first time last Sunday and a few times since then. These two are the cream of the crop.
Paul tells the most hilarious stories and Paula is one of the sweetest ladies I know
--not to mention a fabulous cook!
Paul has a super sick map of all the treasure sights in the South where pirates used to bury their treasure. It's so legit, made me want to be a pirate.
Then I had this super intense dream that I was the captain of a pirate ship.
Naturally, I decided my dream in life if not to be a pirate is to at least live on a pirate ship.
We'll see how that goes.
Paul and Paula also have the most obese chihuahua in the world that they love like a child. Her name is Sweetie. That's one thing I wasn't prepared for when it comes to the south, their dogs are equivalent to their immediate family.
People say hurtful things without even realizing it. I would give examples but it's just not worth it to dwell on.
People said some ugly things to Jesus Christ, it's no surprise they say hurtful things around His representatives.
Just know, friends heading out to the mission field, that that's just how it is. So what do you do?
You just raise your eyebrows, put them back, and walk away. :)
Last week Sister Christiansen and I went to the church to set up volleyball night in which the whole stake was invited.
No one came. LOL
so we played volleyball for a while (one of Sister C's many hobbies)
after we carried out the activity that was meant for 30 people by ourselves, I danced.
It felt so amazing no joke.
So thankful for a companion that lets me dance, and listens to me play the piano. She rocks my socks off.
A few of ya'll have been asking about the tornado situation and have been wondering about some extra details
It has been fifty years since a tornado has come to my area like that. There was a tornado a few days before I got here and one a week after I got here which was the one I described in my last blog post.
apparently Satan did not relish my arrival ;)
just kidding, but for reals I am alright and tornado's are not my favorite but the main concern coming up is hurricane season because "we are due for a big one."
Luckily, Salt Lake doesn't mess around and we will be evacuated if a storm is detected.
I am safe and in good hands.
My Mission President and his wife have a blog too and here are the pics from the Clean Up Crew I was privileged to be on...