May 26, 2013
i made it through a transfer! woooo! and i'm so excited to start another one, because now i'm not totally lost and inexperienced. maybe just a little. so last pday we went iceskating at the mall. they have this little crappy rink, and sis. wiganda had never been before, so we had to do it. if you know me well, you know i HATE iceskating, but it was actually kinda fun. i got a little penguin skater to help me out so that's good. English class this week was AWESOME. it was our review day, and they call it a showcase day, where everyone shows what they learned, and there's some fun performances too. we kinda started planning this thing the day of...so...basically sis. madsen and i got up without any notice and danced to 'call me maybe'. probablyyy not in the white handbook...but it was for the greater good of our students, and they LOVED it. also, you know you're out of shape when you're tired after dancing to one song. anyway, it was a huge hit, and our students may or may not have put it all on youtube...oh dear. but tanner, you would have loved it, i tried to do the baseball team dance moves and such. it was fun.
remember the 'dan jones' experience i told you about? that i had to do when i first got into country? basically going out and placing book of Mormon's. Well the Srinkarin sisters (us) were asked to go and help the new missionaries tht came in this week do the same thing! so i got to see the missionaries tht i was with in the MTC but were 6 weeks behind us. It was so much better being the "experienced" missionary this time. Sis. Madsen and I took sis. Zaugg, and we ended up teaching 4 lessons on the street. it was so great! and then we got to walk all the way to the BTS in the pouring rain...that happens a lot here. I was soaked.
One of our RC's introduced us to her boss this week because she wants us to teach him. His name is JAckie and he is already Christian. and he's CRAZY! he wouldn't stop talking, and he's very passionate about what he believes. i think he'll be reallly good though. anyway, he basically forced us to let him buy us food, and then he took us around to all his friends and made them listen to us. he kept calling us angels from heaven, and he said i had the face of eve..and that i look german...ok weird.
We had a super fun sports day this week with a bunch of different wards. i got to play some volleyball, and a few sports that don't exist in America, but they were fun. oh and i'm really sad because mango season is coming to an end :(. but that's ok because i was introduced to mangosteen today, and it is SO good. i'll be eating a lot of that now. Our week ended really well with Ping's baptism. She was baptized yesterday! ah i love her so much. and her mom is so happy too. it amazes me how easy it is to love these people. i really do want them to be happy, and to know everything that i know. the work is moving forward here, and i have seen miracles every day. they're always there if you look for them!
sis. emily steele
|Ice Skating on P-day with Sis. Waganda and Sis. Itri|
|Sister Steele and Sister Itri at Yo Yo Land|
|This is a songtaw--main method of transportation--usually CROWDED with people sitting and standing in the back!|