Mummy and Daddy,
Good to see ya....looking good! :D A few highlights from this week. :D First of all...I cannot say anything until I tell about the miracle of Goofy Glen...the stinky cheese man. Remember how Goofy Glen is a silly soul. I met him with Sister Owen back in October. Every time we taught him he'd go through is little, "Where've you been today then girls." routine, then we'd teach him......nothing stuck...we felt like we were teaching a brick wall most times....a giggly brick wall, but a brick wall none the less. I've watched him transform! For the longest time he wouldn't give up the drink or cigarettes. Then one day, he stopped "nipping to the pub to stay warm," he started soaking in more of the info, and his testimony got stronger and stronger. Two nights ago he FINALLY gave up his attitude of "all men have their vices," and he let us take his "ornaments" (aka the rest of his tobacco pouches and his crystal ashtrays!!!! fret not...they went in the bin, but I must admit it was exciting for Sister Terry and myself....we've never taken that off of someone before! We felt so powerful) Do you know how big that is!!!!!??? He's going strong and he's scheduled for baptism is a couple weeks! I'm so proud of him!!!!! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
I received my T-book entry from Sister Owen this week. You must be saying, "T-book? What is that pray tell." Well....It's a Testimony Book....long story short...it's a scrapbook...and we all know how I feel about that.....scrapbooking gives me gas. So as part of this long standing tradition, I've had to scrapbook against my will BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!...no worries....I've downed the Gas-X :D It's been fun to look back, in picture form, and watch my mutation from young lady to urchin :D Sometimes I fear the reaction of those behind closed doors....especially at night time....*Knock knock* *door creaks open* "Hello there....I am a missionary, and I have a wonderful message for you." They open the door expecting a pleasant conversation, and what do they discover?.... the crypt keeper :D BAH!! hahahah i'm being dramatic....but not... you should see me. :D BUT!!! That just goes to show how true this all is...people STILL listen to me even though I'm an urchin :D BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT!
What else happened this week? OH! I felt and listened to my first baby ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My recent convert Shane and his wife Kim are having a baby, and Shane, being the technology whiz that he is, rigged up this device so that Sister Terry and I could listen to the little bun in the oven! BAM! MIRACLE! NEXT! WOW! Isn't that whole baby thing wacky? Wow! Amazing!
In other news, Sister Terry passed her driving test!! BAM! MIRACLE NEXT! no....she's a great driver...and she had a phenomenal teacher....of whom shall remain nameless :D heh heh....don't want to toot me own horn :)
BUT the icing on the cake.....Bishop Holt announced in Sacrament meeting that my boy, Neil Stocken is getting the priesthood! MY JOY IS FULL! :D I was so proud! He's getting it next Sunday so I'll keep you posted :D. Oh....Being a missionary is so amazing! Even when I feel like I've been bowled over by a steamroller the majority of the time....it's still incredible! Think of it...I only have one year to drink from the glass of concentrated miracles!....no water added! IT is going by too fast! I NEED MORE TIME! SO MUCH TO DO!!!!! BAH! :D I just want you to know how true this Church is! It really has been restored and the more I read the personal accounts of what happened the more I cannot doubt that this church is the church of Jesus Christ on the Earth again. It really is amazing! I love being a missionary! I love you all so much! Thank you for the laughs and the support. You don't know how much they mean to me. MMMMWAH!
Love always and forever,
your Sister White