We live in a new apartment, that is the nicest apartment I've lived in my entire mission. And still... I do not have a washing machine for my clothes. I think when I get home I will start a new holiday "Washer and Dryer Appreciation Day". We live with two other Sisters: Sister Peterson (American from Chicago) and Sister Macura (from Argentina). My companion is Sister Mio. She was living with me in my last area, and is now my companion. So we already get along really well and have great unity. Sister Mio is from Peru. So we have two americans and two spanish! I am taking this opprotunity to learn spanish too.
We got to know our new ward, our new zone, and our new area this week. Meaning we spent most of our time hopelessly lost. But as a missionary you are never really lost... You are just finding new people! We took the list of all the members and went to work. We got the first house... we clap our hands (you don't actually knock doors here... because everyone has a big fence outside there house)... and low and behold someone comes to the fence. Just our luck, the person we were looking for had recently died. (I have wonderful luck). This is how we came to know Edison, and his family of 10! And even after we called out the name of his dead friend, each of them accepted to be baptized on the 20th of August!!! The first vision fixes everything people! They came to church yesterday and loved it. We are seriously blessed to know this family!
Sister Mio and I sang and spoke in sacrament on Sunday. It is a great ward, with a lot of wonderful saints! I may or may not have unknowingly asked the stake president to sit with my investigators without knowing... And he did! They usually sit on the stand... half way through the meeting the Bishop turned to me and asked why president was sitting in the congregation... ooops... my bad! ha ha
Last night we made soup with one of the members, Jessica, to give to people living on the street. I have descided that the homeless people in Utah are super docile. We may or may not have been flashed... but it's cool. As long as everyone is full :)
As you may or may not remember, tomorrow Elder Holland is coming to our mission. I am finishing reading the Book of Mormon today, and I already feel so much more prepared. I am so grateful for the opportunity to shake the hand of an Apostle tomorrow. I feel so antsy! ha ha I can't wait to tell you all about it next week.
I love you all so much! Chins up and keep smiling!
Love, Sister Culley