Monday, October 17, 2016

Fun packed week!!  For P-Day last Monday we played a game called Spyfall.  This is where you have to guess who is the spy.  Our location which is hidden from the spy was the Beach.  I asked Sister Burdick what she would wear to this place.  She said a T-shirt and jeans.  From that I said, "I'd like to make a guess who the spy is.", and she laughed.

Monday turned out to be Columbus Day and we didn't realize it until dinner time.  I had just happened to be studying about the apostasy and the importance of certain people to help usher in the Restoration.  One of those people I was reading about was Christopher Columbus.  That is not a coincidence that I was studying about him on that day.

One of the members in our Ward, Sister Casagrande, wanted to send her missionary daughter a package to do Boo Bags to "Boo" some of her investigators (like heart attacking a house).  She got some extra stuff for us to do some people in the ward and it was so cool. We went to "Boo" Timothy and I had Sister Nield walk up to his door.  Before she could leave the bag and leave, his aunt opened the door.  Though she was still talking to Timothy so she was walking out backwards.  Sister Nield didn't know what to do so she just stood there.  The aunt turned around and almost punched Sister Nield out of fright.  It's a good thing she didn't.  Well we couldn't make this a secret anymore, so we just gave the bag to Timothy.  He really appreciated it for his son, Ritchie.  When we saw him I could already see the difference in him now having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion.  We received the following text from Timothy. Unfortunately, autocorrect changed "you two" to "youtube".

We went to the doctor's for Sister Neld's appointment and they said she can stay on her mission because her condition is not causing her any permanent damage.  We received our transfer calls later in the week and Sister Nield is being transferred to Jewel Lake, which is an area in Anchorage.  I, on the other hand, am receiving two new companions.  Making our apartment ready for a trio is very difficult when we don't really have the time.

Early Thursday morning, we got a call at 5:15 in the morning from a member in the ward calling us to have a look at the northern lights.  We went out and saw them, but they weren't like the other ones we have seen.  There weren't any color.  It was almost as if someone was shining a flashlight on the sky making them dance.  It was weird, but cool.  
We were able to visit one of our investigators who we thought might have dropped us through text, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  There was another lesson we had with one of our investigators and we had to do a soft drop with him.  We are constantly finding new people to teach and sometime we have to drop those who aren't quite ready at this time to commit to living the gospel.

The days are so long and the weeks go by so fast.  I'm afraid my mission will be over in a blink of an eye.

Sent from ALASKA !!

Sister Shelley Willden 

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