Sister Price and I are staying in Stourbridge together!!!!! We were so happy! They changed transfers so that we don’t go to the mission home, find our new companion, and then go to our areas. Now we just travel by train or bus to our new companion and our new area, BY OURSELVES. That’s like a missionary’s worst nightmare! So the new way for us to find out if we’re being moved is that the zone leaders will drive around to all the areas in the zone on Sunday and drop off envelopes with your ticket in it if you’re being transferred. So Sunday’s are TERRIBLE right before transfers now, because we don’t know if the zone leaders are going to show up or not.
We didn’t get to watch the women’s conference!!!!!!😭😩😫😭😩😩😫😭 They didn’t re-broadcast it here because it was Mother’s Day. ”Tis weird how little they sometimes pay care about those things here. “Sisters can watch it on their own, or read the talks when they come out.” Well who ever ends up doing that? Haha! I wish I could have eaten Mexican food with you and the girls. 😊
The terrorist attack has been really prevalent in the mission lately. It’s kinda sad how many terrible things are happening nowadays. That’s one of the reasons they changed transfers from everyone going to the mission home and departing again from there, to everyone going straight to their areas. The First Presidency doesn’t want large gatherings of missionaries because it’s a terrorist target.
This week we rode to Kinver along the canal path again and guess what?! I got a Flat! We managed to get there in time for our lesson with this one guy though and planned to walk the bikes back from the village and fix them there. But let me tell you about the lesson. He spent an hour and a half telling us about how the earth was flat. Literally! He went through physics and astronomy that didn’t make sense, and he’s 100% convinced that the earth is flat. 😂😂😂 Oh my word! I have never been more constrained by the Spirit in my life! I was so angry that he was wasting our time, and that he even thought the earth being flat was relevant to my life, and I had a few choice words to say to him, but my mouth was literally sealed shut, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t open it. I kept praying for the right words to say to this man, but nothing came. So then I prayed, “Well can you give the words to Sister Price? Because obviously they aren’t coming to me.” But she was shut as well. I’d get words in my head and get ready to say them, and then the Spirit would go, “Don’t you dare open your mouth!” Haha, the only time I was able to say anything that whole time was when He finally let me open up about 45 minutes through so that I could clarify, “Wait. So, do you believe the world is flat?” Then He was like, ‘All right, that’s enough. No more words from you!’ Boy, I was so exhausted by the end of that.
We left and found a picnic table at which to eat our lunch and I just started laughing! I told Sister Price she was going to have to pray over the food because I couldn’t at the moment. Then I just laughed for the next couple of hours, and frankly the whole night.
We walked our bikes back to Stourbridge, about a seven or eight mile walk, and along the way Sister Price’s front tire went flat as well. It was so sad!