Wednesday, December 28, 2011

November 28, 2011 weekly letter


It's been a good week, probably the funnest week of my mission so far!

Baltimore was a ton of fun last monday. It was nice to get out and see the city. We visited the first Catholic cathedral ever built in America, Edgar Allen Poe's grave, Lexington Market, Inner Harbor, and Fort McHenry. Ill send another email with pictures and descriptions.

On Thursday we went to the Seaman's for thanksgiving, they're a member in our ward. It's a tradition for them every year to invite everyone over who doesn't have a family around or a place to go. There was probably about 30 people or so there, and enough food to feed 80. I wish I had taken pictures of all the food they had, it was ridiculous. Betty, I heard you talked to sister Seaman. I guess it's also a tradition that they call the families of the missionaries and ask for a family recipe. She didn't say what you told her though. Pumpkin pie?

Other than all that, there was nothing else too exciting that happened this week. Virginia is still planning to be baptized on the 10th of december. She couldn't stop smiling at church yesterday. She's gone to church her whole life, but she says shes never been this happy before. She's just excited about EVERYTHING about the gospel. And she loves the book of mormon. She reads the same chapter 2 or 3 times before she moves on to the next.

This week Sister Lieber and I have decided we're going to start getting at the members more to invite their friends to learn about the gospel! Something I absolutely didnt realize before coming on a mission was that effective missionary work absolutely CANT be done without the members. We have about 3 people in our teaching pool right now. Not good. So we've been listening to a talk given by a woman named Diana Holsher, "The Missionary Next Door". I don't know where or when this talk was given, but its probably the best talk i've ever heard that wasnt given by a general authority. I encourage everyone who's reading this to go find it and listen to it, i'm sure its on the internet somewhere. And LISTEN to it, dont read it, I possible. Shes a great speaker, and the way she tells the stories is the best part. It's Hilarious. Anyway... everyone needs to do missionary work, not just the full time missionaries!!!

Well like always, i'm running out of time! Til next week!

Sister Walker

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