While Nicole had a pretty low-key week, it still
provided some humor! Here's her latest email home:
So, we just had transfer calls and I'm staying in Belle Terre with Sister Peeler!! I am so excited to have another transfer with her and to get to serve in this awesome ward for another 6 weeks! How blessed I am!!
Nothing real exciting happened this week... we did a lot of tracting again, and met a lot of cool, nice, interesting people. Haha, I love tracting.
We did have one funny thing happen this week though!, weekly planning day, Sister Peeler and I just lounge around. I stay in my fuzzy slippers all day and she runs around bare foot, and life is just great (as great as it can be when you're sitting inside planning for 5 hours). Well, this past , our Zone Leaders (Elder Folu and Elder Olson) came by to drop off a sheet for Sister Peeler (she was suppose to give a training for Zone Training). Sister F., the 74 yr. old lady we live with, left for a doctors appointment so we were the only ones home. We ran upstairs and went outside to stand on the doorstep to get the papers. Without thinking that Sister F. keeps her doors locked ALWAYS, Sister Peeler closes the front door. I was like "please say you unlocked the doorknob before closing the door". She replied "Um...no. Was I suppose to?". We tried the doorknob hoping we'd be lucky...we quickly realized we got locked out of our house. We left our phone, garage door opener (the only way inside) and EVERYTHING inside. The first thing Elder Folu said when he realized we were locked out was "Is there an open window somewhere?" Hahaha. Elder Folu and Elder Olson died laughing while we just stood there in fuzzy slippers, barefoot outside. Elder Folu gave us their phone so we could call nearby sisters to come pick us up to hang out with until Sister F. got home. Not wanting to leave us alone, the elders decided they'd stay until the sisters got here. Well, the elders saw this man walking down the street, playing with a yo-yo, and they chased after him. Their car was still running, so they told us to watch it while they talked to the yo-yo man. So here's the picture; 2 sister missionaries barefoot and in fuzzy slippers standing next to a running car, while 3 elders (the district leader was with the ZLs) are running down the street after a man with a yo-yo. We're just awkwardly waiting for the other sisters to come pick us up, then Sister F. pulled up and into the garage. Thinking we could just sneak in there so she wouldn't find out how stupid we were to lock ourselves out (she'd get really mad at things like that), she decided to close the garage door before we could sneak in after her. The good news, though, is we can call the sisters and tell them they don't need to pick us up.....but the elders are down the street talking to the yo-yo man with their phone. The sisters pulled up and we had to tell them that we didn't need a ride anymore. The elders came back and we all just laughed about the situation. Finally, we decided we'd have to go knock on the door so Sister F. can let us in and get mad at us. When she let us in, she was like "I'm going to call your mission president....and tell him ya'll were flirting with the elders!!!" HAHAHAHAHAHA, we explained that we got locked out and how we involved 5 missionaries and blah blah blah. She gave us this look like "you're so stupid". It was pretty funny!!!
That's as exciting as my week was, haha. Transfers are over now, which is always nice. I'm sad that we had to say goodbye to so many awesome elders and sisters that I got to serve with. The love, support, encouragement, and lessons I've learned from them I will never ever forget! I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to serve with them and I pray they will adapt to their "normal" life when they get home! I'm excited to serve with new missionaries and to learn from them! I am indeed grateful for all the people God places in our paths!
Another cool thing that happened this week was I was in the ward newsletter for the month of March! I was pretty excited. They had me write a letter about my mission thus far, so it was fun (:
That pretty much sums up my week! I hope you all have a great week and that you take the time to really appreciate and tell the ones you love and admire how much they mean to you. We are so blessed with all the people we know and we need not to take them for granted! I'm so grateful for each of you and your love, prayers, and support! I love you all!!