I just cooked enchiladas and Frenchie and Elder Menezes tried them for the first time and they loved them! They were like, “Is this a Nevada food?” And I said, “No it’s Mexican because my great grandparents were Mexican.” Haha! Everyone was like, “REALLY?! You don’t even look Mexican!” 😂 It felt super weird to make them in England and it was hard to find all the ingredients in this country. I miss Mexican food!
Our district had family culture day today so we had Trinidadian chicken and flat bread tortilla type things; Chinese hot pot; Brazilian empanadas; South African meat and egg dish, and also a South African malva pudding which is like a cake; American French toast (ironic, but apparently they don’t have French toast in France); a French lemon, lime, mint drink; and American brownies. It was all really good!
This is the Brazilian Empanada Elder Menezes made today. It have BBQ chicken and sweet corn inside, and the pastry was made out of flour, butter, and cheese. Yummy!
Elder Hoffman’s Malva Pudding, also quite delicious.
Trinidadian . . . .something. Haha, I don’t remember what they are called, but yes, they were also very good.
French toast with honey butter
I’m so grateful that I can be surrounded by so many cultures! It is amazing to be able to learn about others, and even more amazing to see how the gospel had blessed the lives of people all over the world.
I also made Sister Price this quite gluten and dairy free raspberry ginger crumble this week. She loves ginger, and I love raspberries. Comp unity! We ate it with coconut ice cream and felt quite plump afterward, but didn’t regret it a bit! I will be so sad when Sister Price leaves!
This week we went to see one of the sweetest old gentlemen I have ever met! He was the last Patriarch in the stake. I didn’t find out until this week that he is a Lord. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but it sounds important! He let me sit in his reclining chair and use the remote control to more it around. Now I know why Dad loves his lazy boy so much! I almost fell asleep so many times! Do I resemble Dad as all in this picture? I was trying not to let my double chin show…..
My trunky meeting is actually this Friday, so I’ll let you know how it goes 😊 I’m leaning a lot towards majoring in landscape design and finishing my minor in nutrition. I can also do another minor in family history, or make it a cluster. I think the cluster sounds better at the moment, because I only have two years left at school. I should be getting my packages today from the zone leaders! I got all the letters on Thursday.
My driving study is coming along fine, I just have to read a THICK book, and then I’m also talking practice tests online, and I think those teach me more than the book does. Here you go to a police station and get your provisional license, which is the equivalent of a permit. Then you take a theory test, which you have to pass. And then you have to take several driving lessons from an instructor, and once you do that, you can take the practical test, which is like the driving test to get your real license. So I don’t know how long it’s going to take, but they want me to get it as fast as possible.
I can’t really think of any investigators that you can pray for at the moment. There aren’t any really. The only one is a lady named Glynys. She is a young mother with two sons, one of four named Benjamin, and one of two named Jacob. Her and her husband are actually MARRIED! Like, they’re ACTUALLY husband and wife, and they were married long before they had children. So rare. She’s super sweet and really nice and happy all the time. She’s really the only one we’re teaching at the moment.
We’re hoping to start teaching a family that we met this week. We tracted them and the mom was raised JW but stopped when her mom died. But she still believes in God and an afterlife, and she’s SUPER nice and really open. Her husband said he is atheist, but then he stood there and talked to us for an hour and asked us questions. They’re both really sweet people. He’s on the police force and he kept trying to make sure we were safe and take care of us. And his wife wanted to make sure we got fed enough, she was so sweet! She asked us if we had anything she could read before we came back, so we gave her a Book of Mormon. It’s weird! All the people we’ve given Book of Mormons to recently have ASKED us for them, and that NEVER happens here. EVER. It’s a miracle! It’s cool how when you work and work and don’t see any success in finding people, all the sudden people find you instead! God is great.
We had a mission fast yesterday for baptisms because we’re really struggling. I was listening to a talk by President Hinckley this week and he was talking about when he went and visited a mission in Germany and tried to uplift the missionaries there who hadn’t had success in a long time, and it rung a familiar bell. But in that same talk he told the story of the barrel of bricks and he was laughing so hard it made me curl up on my bed laughing! I love that story! I showed it to an old gentleman in our ward whom we went to visit this week who’s going through some very difficult things, and he just laughed and laughed. It was a lot of fun.
Love you all!
P.S. WE GOT THE PACKAGES!!!!!!!! Sister Price is giggling and weeping with joy! THANK YOU!!!!!❤️❤️😍😍😍😍 And thank you for the journal, pens, and the jello and pudding! We are going to get so plump this week. You are the best mother ever!!! 😘😘