Thursday, April 14, 2016


Ayyyyyye! I'm halfway home! I can't believe I've been out for 9 months! It feels like I've only been in England for a couple months. Time seriously goes by so fast. 
In honor of reaching nine months ( Mission traditions are weird)

MONDAY We went to the Cathedral with the sisters from Gillingham (reunited with sister Wright from Colchester!!!), had McDonalds with the Elders, taught our miracle investigator, & went to family home evening with the YSA. We didn't have time to email, so we had to email for 10 minutes at the chapel during FHE, & then literally ran home so we wouldn't be late. At one point I turned around to make sure my companion was still there & I tripped. I ended up just sitting on the ground for a bit & Sister Carr just laughed at me. I was wearing three pairs of tights though, so my knees were protected hahahah. 

TUESDAY  We saw an investigator this morning with a recently baptized couple & the member told him it's okay to not come to church for six months. Sister Carr & I just looked at her like she was crazy hahaha. Oh well, it happens. We also did garden work for a couple hours & then went to Institute with the YSA. One of the recent converts told me that I am her favorite missionary she has ever met because I'm so adorable. This was right after I tripped & dropped my bag in front of everyone. 

WEDNESDAY This morning, we went to Herne Bay to try & find two potential investigators. One of them just told us where she worked (at a care home in Beltinge) so we roamed around to every care home trying to find her. While we were doing that, we found the beach & took pictures (of course). Then we tried to stop by another investigator who wasn't home. So we came home, saw one of our friends & taught her, then saw Pebbles, a recent convert, & talked about family history, then we went to get hot chocolate with one of the members. 

THURSDAY We had district meeting this morning & we had to give the Elders some crazy Chinese fruit because we tied in a challenge. The challenge was to see who could find more investigators & we both got the same number. So they gave us crescents as our gift. We also got Girl Scout cookies though! It was so exciting! After the meeting, we did a blitz with the Elders & found some cool people. Then we saw an investigator & put him on date! Then we rushed to another appointment & taught a family & during the car ride home we almost put her on date, but we arrived at the church so we didn't have enough time. 

FRIDAY We stopped by a family that was referred to us by our zone leader. They are so sweet! When we had first knocked, no one answered. So we were writing outas note to leave them when the mother walked up & invited us inside! They asked so many good questions & told us we can come again! Then we visited a couple less-actives with Elder & Sister Tuttle. 

SATURDAY Sister Carr woke up feeling ill, so we went to the drugstore to get some medicine, then we finished our weekly planning. All of our appointments for the day cancelled, so we did a lot of finding. We tracted & found a really sweet potential investigator from Italy! She let us come inside & shared with us that she used to be Catholic, but lost her faith when her first two husbands passed away. She's so amazing & so strong! 

SUNDAY We had church, then choir practice, then lunch, then twelve weeks, then finding, then a dinner appointment. We met a really cool guy from Canada as well. He says he needs friends, so we are now his friends. 

Sister Sydney Johannes

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