Tuesday, May 27, 2014
26 May 2014 letter
This past week, on Friday, we took a 2 hour road trip north to Davenport (up the river) to attend Zone Conference. if you don't know what Zone Conference is. It's a lot of missionaries meeting together to receive new rules and instructions, talks from our mission president, lunch is provided (we had taco salad and ice cream) and it goes from 9am to 4pm. After the meeting we ate dinner in Davenport at Red Robin and ate ice cream at Whitey's (famous ice cream fast food place). It was a fun day.
Saturday we helped the Burlington Museum with their water bottle stand on the sidelines of the Snake Alley roadbike Criterium. We only got to stay for the youth races, senior races and the beginning of the women's race. There were lots of people there and we got to introduce ourselves a little bit to this nice lady from Davenport that likes to bike too. it was a lot of fun! Made me miss biking like crazy!
After the bike race we went to go have lunch at a members ranch way out in the country. They had been Morel mushroom hunting before we arrived and showed us a 12 foot long mushroom they found and they fried it up for us to eat. that was the best mushroom I have ever eaten. They go for 20 dollars per pound too.
Update on Zeke. She came to church again and she loved it and is telling everybody there that she is 100% certain she is joining the church. We are so happy for her. It's really neat to watch someone else be converted to the gospel themselves. We just gave her the book and invited her and she's doing all the work herself. It's incredible! We got a new bishop on Sunday because our current one is moving to American Fork, Utah in a few weeks, so Zeke got to see the old and new Bishopric members bare their testimonies. After the sacrament meeting, Zeke turned her head slowly towards us with the most astonished, jaw-dropped expression and she said she never knew it was possible for men to cry that much. She said that she has never seen anything else in the world like that. It's because the CHURCH IS TRUE and these men hold the holy Priesthood of God and it shows.
We played some nerdy dungeons and dragons game with some members of the ward for our P-day for a few hours. it was so weird and silly! I'll probably never play that again, but it was fun to do once.
Our friend Sarah, she's 19 and just received her mission call to California Rancho Cucamonga, is going through the temple Friday morning and we got permission to go with her. yay! So excited for her.
It has been a great week. We've been very busy and have had a lot of good things happening. Me and Sister Woodbury love being companions and have a lot of fun doing the work together.
We've already been companions for 4 months and more to come.