Hermana Millington - Notes from New Jersy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The most stressful sacrament meeting EVER - September 19, 2016

Zone Conference
This week was great! It was busy and stressful and awesome :) here are some highlights: One of the nights we went with the elders to their recent convert's house to work on her family history (Sister Gibson is an expert). Her name is Angela and she's from the Dominican Republic and she's awesome!! After we met and helped her fill out some of her family information, we helped her make some yummy lime oatmeal juice (sounds weird, tastes delicioso!!) and some crackers with mayonnaise and cheese. Haha quite Dominican! But she was so sweet and it was so yummy! And now we're super tight and she said she's going to teach us how to make tostones, a classic Dominican food made from plantains. Yum!
On Thursday morning we went and served at Habitat for Humanity and then went to lunch at Pollo Pucalor and had some awesome Colombian chicken and delicious potatoes. My beloved companion and our dear elders have decided to call me Potato Girl. Hahahaha. Then a whole bunch of weekly planning, and later a lesson with Silverio, which included a nice walk to the church. But when we were walking back, it was like 8:45 pm and getting pretty dark.. this truck drove past us and honked, and then pulled over a little ahead of us on the street. So we walked up and we're like "hi! How can we help you?" And this middle-aged guy was like "yeah uh, I just saw two pretty girls walking on the side of the road and it's pretty late and I'm drunk and I was just wondering if you could help me. Are you sisters? Friends?" And we were like "no, were missionaries!" And we just smiled and were all chipper and cute hahaha. And he was like "oh, I just wanted to know if maybe one of you would be interested, but I guess since you're missionaries..." and we were like "nope! But we have a message about Jesus Christ, would you like to hear it?" And he was like "uhhh no. I'm good." And drove away. Oh, my, it was so funny.
On Friday morning we went to a special training meeting for new missionaries and their trainers! We aren't really sure why we went, but the APs told us to ...but I guess because Sister Gibson is new back in the mission? Either way, it was great! I love going to meetings and seeing other missionaries and learning how we can improve back on our area. Then we were full of appointments that night and everything went well!
Saturday we had the baptism for Stephanie Meirelles, a cute little girl of a member family in the ward. It was really precious! A ton of friends and family came that aren't members, so us and the elders had a good time getting to know them! We're hoping to start teaching Stephanie's uncle really soon :) and his kids came to church Sunday, so yay! There were a couple kids that bore their testimonies after and it was so cute. One of them said "Stephanie, I know you're going to grow up and be an awesome... kid" it was so cute :)
Sunday was CRAZY. We had SIX INVESTIGATORS at church. Isn't that CRAZY?! It was the most stressful thing ever. But it's a good problem to have: having too many investigators and less-active members at church :) haha but it was great! The Hernandez family got fellow-shipped amazingly, and I think they'll really take off from here. We hope so! We'll see them Wednesday night and that's always fun :) I also played piano in the primary, which is always a good time. we also had dinner with the Bishop and his family and that was nice. We did some people-hunting later that night and found some people we'd been meaning to see and that was good!
And today is Monday, the blessed P-Day :) I'm at a zone activity right now, playing Slap Disk. This email has taken hours to write because our team keep switching in and playing! We're totally owning, BTW. It's way fun! But now Im all sweaty and gross.. ew! But it's so fun!! Anyway, I love you guys! I think about you and pray for you all the time :)
Have an awesome week!
Hermana Milberton

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