Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Smiling More and Falling Off Cliffs

Hello friends and family!

 I'm going to apologize now for the lack of pictures. Please adept these silly ones from the library currently because that's all I have. Sorry... Haha!

This week has been an adventure. We've laughed a lot! It really keeps you're spirits up when the works a little slow! I've been working on smiling more as well. It shows people how happy you are to be here.

 We saw a young woman on Tuesday who literally fell off a cliff the day before while she as snowboarding! She didn't break anything but was really bruised and on crutches. :( but we get there and we all share some laughs and then I'm really awkward, like normal, and all of a sudden sister To is laughing so hard she's crying and she can't stop! It was really hilarious. But the young woman definitely needed the happiness, so it was really good! Haha!!

Then we volunteered a lot this week. We went to the food bank on Wednesday, a value village type store on Thursday and we cleaned someone's clothing store on Saturday. It was a week of service. I love community service so much! I hope I can keep up with it when I go home. :)

Speaking of which, I have been out for just over 7 months! Ahhh! Where does the time go?!?!
I love all the people here in Cherry Grove. We got to meet the young women on Friday when we attended their fireside meeting at girls winter camp. It was really fun! They're so supportive of each other and of the investigators that were there.

We tried to go street contacting. People make it really evident when they're from another faith. Haha. It's quite interesting. Some people see the name tag and go out of their way to avoid us.

In other news, the weather's been a bit better. We had a random snowfall the other day but other then that it's been warming up. :)

We're trying to start up an English class soon. There are a lot of Filipinos here and some have asked us if we could do that. So hopefully I'll be able to tell you all about that in the next few weeks. My
English isn't exactly good enough to teach a class. If you know me, you'd know all about my nonsensical talk, but it'll be an adventure!

Lots of people build their own houses here. It's really neat. They do everything themselves. Some of them are really fancy! We got to go to a house with a magnetic stove top and a fridge with its own Twitter account. It was pretty neat!

Yesterday we finally met with a young man we've seen everywhere! You know when you see someone a lot you're supposed to share the gospel with them. That same night we met with a less active family and when we realized it was just the kids, Sister To asked if we should still share the same repentance video we had planned. I thought about and felt prompted to go ahead with the video. After the lesson, the young woman we brought with us informed us that the girl was struggling with
the exact things the video was talking about. We are so inspired as obedient missionaries! I'm so blessed to be able to help so many people.

This week we'll get to go down to Edmonton for a zone meeting and the on Saturday we get to herd sheep down in St. Paul! We're very excited!

Talk that I love this week is "The Challenge to Become" by Dallin H. Oaks.

 We love he new Easter videos "#Hallelujah" and "Follow Him" also check out the worlds largest virtual hallelujah chorus and the YSA face2face with Elder Holland.

#Hallelujah - Easter Video

Follow Me - Easter Video

World's Largest virtual Choir with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

YSA (Young Single Adult) Face2Face Fireside with Elder Holland

 That's really all I have to say!

Hope that you have a wonderful week! Love you lots!

Sister Baker

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