|James, Me, Jaci, Bishop Fairbanks|
This last Saturday we had our ward Fall Harvest Night. (we all had to call it that since we are still dealing with the issue of "Halloween" not being appropriate as LDS individuals). It was a lot of fun and we had a good turn out! Michelle was our only investigator that showed, but a lot of the ward members brought friends to it so that is super great! Michelle's grandson came with her (Eli, 3yrs) and he attached onto me the whole night. He made my night even more by hugging me and saying he loved me. Ha ha.. He didn't want to go home and was throwing a fit with Michelle, so I told him he had to go so he could show his mom all his candy. He stopped crying and was like "YAY!" and Michelle just looked at me and was like "How do you do that?!" I was like "It's called... I have 7 nieces and nephews!" Ha ha.. My proud "aunt tricking" moment.
Visited with Donna and Manuel a few times (the ones that feed us a candle lit dinner). We had dinner with them the other night and Manuel kept staring at us and was just so baffled at how put together we are for a 19 and 22 yr old. He has 2 daughters and knows how they were at those ages and just doesn't get it. :) He said he doesn't want to be baptized, but just that he wants to come to church so he can see if all Mormons are like that. We laughed. They don't get why we have all these rules as missionaries and just gasp and stare as we tell them. They just adore us so much! Ha ha.. Good thing we adore them. They don't want us to be transferred and said they will call our leader to petition. They are gonna give us a big going away party if one of us does leave. Ha ha.. We are nervous for that party! They still don't understand we can't listen to music, watch TV, date (she keeps trying to hook us up with her sons), and drink alcohol/coffee. :)
The rest of this past week we did a lot of service. Helped Sister Gois organize her room and help nurse her back to health. She's the one that had her neck fused and has been on feeding tubes the last few months and will remain on it for a couple more. She is in bad shape so we are so glad we can help her out in little things she's not able to do. Visited Sis Stenberg and helped her with a puzzle. We're calling that as service too. ;) Hope you all have a fun Halloween! We are now headed off to Merced for a Zone party where we will be carving pumpkins. What is everyone being this year?!
I love you all!!!!!!!! Take care!!!!!!!!!