Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Week 13: "She's got a cold... and you're ginger..."

Hey people in the world!!
Yes, I know it is Tuesday. But since dear Sister Heikki was sick, we had to move p-day to today (as we were not allowed to leave the flat). So, SURPRISE! Yeah. This last week has been full of good stuff.

It all started last Monday,we travelled on a bus to the wonderful world of Nottingham city centre! We did some shopping and all sorts, and then, we took another bus going north, when we finally came upon the Sherwood Forest!! Yes it is true. We only went there because that's where Sis. Heikki's doctor appointment was, but it was pretty legit. Who would have thought there is a hospital right in the middle of the forest?

This week we also had loads of meetings. On Tuesday we had Zone conference, where Nottingham, Coventry, and Leicester zones all got together to be inspired by our wonderful mission president. It was incredible! I got to see some of my friends from the MTC, and also learn a lot. Then that same night, there was a European women's broadcast from Germany! So we also got to see that. Which I highly recommend to anyone, you can find it online, it's called the European Sisters meeting or something like that.. Who knows. But we got to eat Mexican food while watching Elder Bednar and Ballard speak! So I don't really know how it could have been any better.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, we had Stake conference! Elder Massimo De Feo (of the seventy) came and spoke to everyone. Those guys just know how to speak by the spirit! One thing that he talked about was the story of Zaccheus (spelling is a struggle). He talked about how Zaccheus wasn't invited, but how he still wanted to see and be with the Savior. The Saviour then took the time to stop, and pay attention to this one man of great faith. There is so much we can learn here, but a main point is best said in the words of Elder De Feo : "The one is more important than any meeting."

 We also got to visit a less active this week, who goes by the name of Ian. He's a very... eccentric dude, and an actor/singer. And is obsessed with ginger cats. So as we were about to leave, we asked who he would want to say the prayer. We were with a member (who always seems to sound sick..) and he responded "Well.. she has a cold, and you're ginger, so you're going to say it." And yes, he did stand up pointing at each of us, and then Sister Heikki said the prayer. Swag.

Lately I've gotten the chance to re-read some general conference talks. They are pretty dang good!! So I want to share a quote with you guys that I think is pretty awesome. It's from Elder Richard G Scott, given this last April. He is talking about helping those who haven't received the gospel yet, or those who have fallen away:
"The children of Father in Heaven can do amazing things when they feel trusted. Every child of God in mortality chose the Saviour's plan. Trust that given the opportunity, they will do so again."
Trust each other, and also, love everyone. All people are children of God and know how to choose the right, so trust them that they will (but still be smart).

Yeah. That's what's happenin in the village of Eastwood. Stay classy.

Sister Slack
 in the Sherwood forest


Zone conference, seeing Elder Rutter (who I went to BYU with)

A little girl in the ward gave us some stuffed animals

Whenever I shave my legs or something.. I'll now think about dedicating a bench to it.

Companionship bonding at the doctor

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