3 months down! Wow.... feels like we were just on the cruise last summer! Just a few days ago buying some suits for me, going through the temple for the first time! Weird how time flies.
The lady that takes care of the Nakhodka Facebook page, Ksenya, is the best! She is just like a mother to me! She saw us heading out to go talk to people and she asked where my coat was. I told her I loved the weather and I wasn't wearing one. She told me she was going to beat me next time she saw me without a jacket! hahah She’s fun:)
We had 2 baptisms this week. That was really fun to see them baptized. They are way cool people. I got a chance to teach them a little bit and they were totally prepared long before we got there! It is hard for any of us to take credit for their baptism. We are just so lucky to have played a small part in their conversion. Our baptismal font is portable, we set it up in our church kitchen and that is how they do baptisms here in Nakhodka. So I was just sitting peacefully in the Baptismal service listening to the talks going on, then all the missionaries stood up and I looked around clueless... They told me to stand up with them because we were singing! Haha Turns out every other missionary knew that we were going to be singing... except me... It was okay. I could read the music good enough. Hopefully next time I get at least a 5 minute heads-up.
|We made cookies for the party!|
|They don't believe in drains in Russia|
Wow, Aubrey spoke at stake conference?? That is scary! I wouldn’t want to do that. She used to have a nickname of "Mom" because she was always the most mature out of our friend group. She is the best. She didn't like the nickname, but I was watching one of the young women’s conferences the other day (because we have them on DVD in our apartment) and one of the ladies was speaking of how the title "Mom" is probably the best title somebody can receive in this life! I thought a lot about the great ladies in my life (Like you, Mom<3) and I also thought about Aubrey! She should be happy people call her “Mom.” I could never be a mom! I mean... obviously... but I think you get what I am trying to say.Miss you all much! I wish I had more time to write.
I Love you all so much!Старейшина Гарднер