Hey all! This week was a little crazy, what with packing up and shipping Sister Jones out. She is very missed. :( But I'm super excited to be with Sister Fontanetti! She is an incredible missionary. Her parents are from Brazil so she speaks fluent Portuguese. Super awesome. She goes to BYU as well and is majoring in (Musical Performance?) with an emphasis in Violin. But she says she really wants to be in communications so I think that's where she'll end up after she graduates. :) She is a wonderful teacher besides, and she's absolutely hilarious. So... things are going well. :)
Work is still a bit slow. We're just trying to find solid people to teach. :)
I cannot believe it is almost NOVEMBER. So crazy! We're not allowed out after four on Halloween (well... not allowed to knock doors. For obvious reasons. ;) We had a ward Halloween party on Saturday and I really wish I could dress up! But all good, we have plenty to be getting on with and I will have many more Halloweens.
Last Monday we had an epic time at Sister Bartell's mum's house. She made us "buns" and "beet and carrot juice" and we had a fun time exploring her attic/barn/sketchy-areas-around-the-land. Sister Bartell's daughter, Megan, took us around and gave us a thorough tour. It was fantab. Unfortunately, Sister Jones left with all the pictures we took so you will have to do your best and imagine what it was like. They slaughtered all their chickens on Friday but we didn't get to go... because we are missionaries. *sigh* But all good.
Otherwise, loving life. :) I was reading in the (May 2009?) Ensign today and some general authority (I don't remember which) talked about how if we are living righteously, then we have no reason to complain about anything! All that we experience--ESPECIALLY when we are being the best we can be--is to help us grow in humility. So cool.
Well, that's about it.
Weekly Challenge: Read through the Introduction to the Book of Mormon, particularly the first and last two paragraphs. Practice with someone (or to your favorite plant if that is less worrisome to you) how you could use the introduction to show someone what the Book of Mormon is and invite them to read it. :) I also love using the third paragraph to teach people who "know of" the Book of Mormon but haven't read it. You can testify to them that it teaches God's plan for us.
Love you all! Decide to have a splendid week. :)
p.s. We didn't take any pictures this week that I have with me. So here is a picture of the woodpecker that keeps trying to nest in Sister Bartell's siding. He is cunning--he knows when she is gone and he is not in danger. He will only come pecking when we are studying and she is at work.