Mummy and Daddy
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA can I just say that I LOVE hearing about all the shenanigans that happen at home :D I'm sitting here in the Worksop Library laughing my frizzy head off.....even though some hooligan keifed my chocolate bar!!!!....I suppose it's for best...i do have a b'thigh :D...k...I'm still kinda ticked....I was saving that.....will persevere!
Let me tell you about WORK to the SOP! I am proud to announce that Sister Owen and I are now the proud owners of a classy new toilet seat with mohagany finish :D success! Our Worksop parents, Norman and Rosemary Jones, hooked us up. Our last toilet seat was on the fritz....I won't go into all the nitty, cheek pinching, death defying details, but let's just say I'd wake up each morning and say, "Suh-cur-it-tee...this toilet seat has GOTS TO GO!" So we're excited about that AND Brother Jones presented us with the Toilet Fitters Special Award" for being the first sister missionaries in Worksop to fit a toilet seat properly. :D I knew you'd be proud.
This week I went to Zone Leader Council...apparently I am the Coordinating Sister this transfer...go figure, but Sister Owen got to go out and about with my homegirl Rausch whilst I sat in a corner and listened to Politics and Numbers of the mission.....Politics and Numbers....my favorite subjects of all time!!! I may or may not have doodled pictures of large mustached men. :D who's to say for sure?
We've had some pretty incredible experiences this week. Can I just tell you I love it here? Not only do I get bathed with the spirit every single day, but I get to mingle with the English, many of whom can whistle through the gaps in their teeth :D Talent. :D I love the English. Cards are all the rage here. We go inside homes and see scores of paper cards adorning the walls....funny thing is...no one writes in said cards...just a signature. :D This one lady cried her eyes out about a card her husband wrote her.....he just signed it....she said, "The card says it all." hahahah I love it. I also love how people are afraid to open the doors for us sometimes so I get to whisper sweet nothings through the letter box :D hahahha
We are meeting some amazing people. A couple days ago Sis Owen and I heard this *thunk* as we drove to our flat. We stopped to check it out...we couldn't see any damage or injured children, but we did see a woman we stopped a few weeks ago! We ran down the road. Don't worry...we didn't hit her with our car.....Her name is Maha. She's an Arabic Christian from Gaza.....oh Maha....she's so cute. She told us how she tried to call us so many times, but wasn't brave enough. We just happened to have our Arabic Book of Mormon with us, and she met with us the next day. BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! K....our lesson was amazing....the spirit was so strong as we watched the Restoration DVD, and I prayed that the spirit would touch her heart and that she'd be able to understand. At the end of the movie, she said, "I could not understand the words, but I understand." BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! We invited her to be baptized and asked her to kneel and pray right there to know if this was the right thing for her to do. She knelt down and prayed in Arabic. At the end of her prayer, she sat for a while, thinking...she got a little emotional....and said, " I asked God for him to tell me if this is good or bad, and to let me know that this is how I get near to him now." *pause* *pause* "This is good. I feel this good and I will be...how you say...baptize." SAY WHAT!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
Remember the guy, Mark, we found and invited to come to conference....well his number was bogus, but we saw him on the street the other day......"QUICK! we have to stop him." So we swung back around...we prayed the lights green and found a parking spot...but he vanished! bah! However, as we made our way back to our car, I saw this man, at the cross walk. *Slow motion* I saw him, he saw me... and just as I was about to say, " I need to talk to you." he said in his Polish accent, "I must be talking with you now." SAY WHAT!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! His name is Kornel and he came to church! We taught him at the chapel, and when he saw a picture of the Preston England Temple he paused for a moment and said, "I am told that I will go to this building. Not now, but soon, and with someone else....someone of my other half." Who told you that? "No man told me.....a voice inside" SAY WHAT!!??!?!?!?! are you kidding me right now!??!?!?! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
I really am amazed at how many miracles there are...wow....even now....wow....ooohh AND Worksop Branch is officially Worksop Ward now :D Big big week here in Worksop.
I love you so so so much! I can't thank you enough for letting me come here. UGGH! I AM SO LUCKY I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE MYSELF!
Love, Your Sister Stefanya
ps....CASTLE REPORTS! :D many thanks