HI!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDPA!
Wish i could have been there for the bday dinner especially after you told me it was the classic family dinner menu. I HAD LAMB. No lie. We had a dinner appt with the Smith family in our ward. First experience with lamb! It smells kinda weird when it's baking and it tastes a little different too. haha it wasn't absolutely disgusting but i'll stick with roast beef
Sister Wirthlin and I got our first parking ticket! haha we were at a less actives house that we have been visiting on/off for the past couple of months. We were late for a dinner appt and i was like, we HAVE to be out of here by 5:40 and she talked too long and we got our ticket at 5:41...i knew it! haha but that is something that definitely irks me-being late for appts. gah.
Well, Vivian ditched our appt last friday and wouldn't answer when we called her for church on saturday night and Sunday. It was really discouraging but i finally got ahold of her last night and was like, listen viv, do you want this? We have an appt with her this friday night. Poor lady is a single mom of 3, living in Gov housing and works 12 hour shifts at the dollar store. She only works 6 hr shifts on fridays so she told us she would be home if we came over friday at 7pm. So that's it! I think she has Sundays off as well. She knows it's true but we've got some things to sort out with her. She wants it! I know she does! Her face when we asked her to be baptized said it all. She'll come along, i know she will...it just might take a little longer than feb 19. Pray for her! :)
We got 2 new investigators this week. We did 13 hours of finding (tracting/street contacting) and found NO ONE. But we were definitely blessed for doing so! We have an appt with a lady named Judith in a week from today who is also a single mom and super busy so hopefully that appt sticks. She was a potential from the elders a couple of transfers ago. Then there is this great lady named Kimberly who just moved to Mississauga from Weston but she had been going to church for like 6 months there! She showed up at the Miss chapel last sunday and the elders referred her to us. We are meeting her on Wednesday- should have some great potential! I know i've told you about Pat before-she owns Leslie's Music Supply in Oakville. We drop by and talk to her about once a week. She's awesome, she's actually sold music to MoTab and they've recorded it! Same with BYU choir. So she's affiliated with us but doesn't know much about the church BUT she's reading the BOM! Sure catch, right? She thought we were pligs. Boooooo.
Mail has been slow lately. I haven't gotten the package yet...hopefully soon! I got taryn's letter that she mailed on the 18th on Saturday though!
We were in Milton on Friday at a lunch appt with the Lindsays. When we got out of the car, sisW noticed we had a screw in our tire! So we drove to a car place and they went to fix it and pulled out the screw and the guy comes into the waiting room and says, "is this the screw you were talking about? It hardly punctured the tire. no charge." hahaha rookie mistake? We didn't want to pull the screw out! How were we supposed to know how long it was? We thought it was pretty funny. But we got to talk to a nice old lady in the waiting room.
We found out that Milton is the fastest growing town in North America. Crazy, eh? We're the only missionaries in that area but about 80% of the ward lives there. just a tid bit of info for ya.
So i have to go to a training conference on Feb9 in Brampton. I'm scared! I'm not sure why they want me to go...hopefully i'm not gonna be put training somebody! I can't do that yet! Then on the 19th we have a multi stake conference with Elder Kevin R Duncan. Being close to Brampton, we actually get to go! So that should be fun :)
Hope everyone is doing great!
Love Sister Messer