Mummy and Daddy,
Today is a crazy sort of day. We've been trying to get ourselves to Sheffield today for our Zone P-Day. I don't believe I told you, but we welcomed our new Senior Couple to Worksop. President Lindley called all the stake presidents in the mission and asked which ward deserved a senior couple. All the recommendations piled in, and President selected Worksop!!! Who!!!! They're wonderful. Elder Douglas and Sister Ivy James from Scotland. They carted our carcasses about the English countryside.....old people + gps technology= interesting :) hahahah we made it to our destination.....eventually :D heh heh. For Zone P-Day we played chair soccer, went for a treasure hunt (way fun!!! I love a good hunt), exchanged gifts, and sang carols of our own design.... Ours goes as follows *to the tune of Silent Night....please sway when you sing it*)
oh how I
Love to make
Layers and layers of fluffy delight
Making it all for you this Christmas night
Gee, I want some more ca.....AKE
Gee, I wish I had some cake.
Oh how sweet
Just a little pudge *pat stomach*
Oh how wonderful it is to feel
full of chocolate for every meal
Gee I want some more fu...UDGE
Gee I wish I had more fudge.
This week was loooooooooooooong :D lots of flogged appointments...lots of sloshing through slurpies....lots of road runner legs + slams on the ice......lots of crude comments.....but at the same time, there was a lot of laughter and a lot of little happy moments. Sister Terry and I have a miracle star that we see every night at about 4:00pm (we only have a few hours of sunlight. It's funny. At 4:00pm people are surprised that we're still roaming around. "It's too late. Go home. Go to sleep." Uh.....its 4pm hahahaha) but we hold pinkies and sing a little song and make a wish.
But the icing on the cake was the fact that Neil Raymond Stocken got BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah Neil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh it was amazing....you should have seen him.He was just a twitter the whole night. Some of his close mates came and they all "felt something weird....something emotional." It's the spirit!!!!! Feel it! Love it!!!! Embrace it!!! Come to me and LEARN ABOUT IT!!!! YAY!!!! The fact that there were all sorts of technical difficulties, talks that were mustered up at the last minute, and sparce numbers were all pushed aside when I saw Neil's red face punch through the water hahahahah :D oh....good times....it was amazing. He's already doing member missionary work. He's passing our pass along cards. He's referring his friends to us, he paid his tithing after he was confirmed....it goes on and on. Wow...BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! Where did he come from and where can I find another one of him :D.
Life is so good here :D The only thing that would make life better would be a bowl of Spongebob Mac n cheese and a nice long nap :D oooooh yeah....a nap....that's what I want for Christmas....I'm starting to look like and old bag....I think England's aging me. I'm falling to bits....I think it's cuz their meat here proper sucks. I need some proper milk and meat....how is a girl supposed to survive in this country without high quality life staples....this i'll never know. I miss my American cows :D hahahah
I love you so much. I received your packages. (and yes I tore the customs labels off straight away...you'd be so proud. I didn't even peek.)
Thank you so much for your constant prayers. I love being a missionary. I love seeing that I can't do a single thing, then witnessing my Heavenly Father just take over. It's so cool....then I remember....dang....I can't do anything...but then I remember....that's ok....less stress for me :D then the world feels right again, and then I skip....until I hit ice...then I fall down, and sit in the puddles whilst drunk people curse over me....then I squeeze myself dry....crawl to safety...old lady myself up....then whistle.....until I get the stink eye....then I run to the stink eye person and share the gospel with them until they "nope nope nope" on their merry way....that is my life in a nut shell....if you can decode it. anyways...I love you so much Happy Christmas. I still don't know about calling times, but I will keep you updated.
love always and forever,
Your Sister Stephanie White