Oldham. So much has happened.
But first, shout out to all my British mums and happy Mother's Day!!
Not sure where to start. There were many heartfelt goodbyes especially
to some of my mains the Seals, Carrotts, Porriges, one of their
daughters, Saul and Paroline, Eileen, Dove, Bishop's family, Sister
Awire, Sister Rebel. So many tearssssss. Even our lil district. Just
Monday we went to Costco one last time with the Porriges, went to M&S,
then to Ashton to email. Had tea at the Seals, so yummy...so many
tears, said bye to people.
Tuesday we had our last street display. It was ok, just too emotional.
Made those sweet elders French toast again...said bye to peeps. It's
not a former goodbye, it's just sad not being able to see them so
Wednesday we said a few last byes. Leah was going to drive me all the
way to Chester! But a senior couple just for us from Manchester and we
swapped, but it was so sweet of her, plus we hit up McD. Love Leah.
The sr couple took us to a car very, I ate loads..honestly the first
few days here have been a blur.
This area is massive but way more spread out in population. Oldham was
much more condense-city life. We apparently live in North
Wales-considered a whole dif country haha and apparently some rival,
whatever. It's beautiful here, but I was a bit ticked though because
it apparently snowed LOADS in Oldham and I missed it...but that's
ok..we spend a lot of time on the bus. Oh, Sister Warren went home...
There was a sister who served here 10 months and she has left pretty
much no records here and Sister Dalton has only been here one transfer
and we have no investigators, so basically we are whitewashing. I just
don't understand what you're doing here 10 months if you don't keep
track of your work. The flat here is nice, I'm still in the process of
cleaning and fixing it, but after I'll send pictures. The ward here is
massive and I'm trying hard to learn names, so many people I don't
know and places I don't know! But it's ok. Packing and unpacking are
no fun! New disrict is good, elders scared me.. Got to build
relationships with these members...
We got to go to the temple Friday night to teach a girl who's been
going to church but is really hard to get ahold of and a less active
so we lucked out there but a dance was also going on at the chapel we
tried to teach at so they were much more distracted than anticipated
but overall it was still good because it's the Temple and guess who we
saw there! Oldham youth along with Bishop and Bro Carrott! Who knew we
would be reunited so soon. I was giddy.
Saturday we had a st display in Chester. I love that city. It's beyond amazing!
Sunday we brought lil things for the mums with notes on them saying
"the werth' of 'maoam's is great" because of the sweets and we are
awfully clever hahah. Wow lots going on, lots to fix in this area haha,
I know I'm needed here.
I just wanted to share a quick nightmare I had. For some reason I fell
out with my family and they refused to forgive me. Distraught, I woke
up literally in tears and at 2AM in Wales, I had an epiphany. People
always have agency if they want to hold grudges or whatever, but the
Saviour has provided a way into His open arms to be forgiven no matter
what each day. Sometime we take it for granted, but it really hit me
that night. I'm so grateful for that because the experience I felt,
even if just in a dream was horrible, imagine a life without A
Saviour. There's a Christmas vid about it. Look it up.
1) Oldham for life
2) Saying bye to everyone....
3) Am happy in Chester...
4) Street display in Chester
5) Last street Diaplay in Oldham
6) Living in Wales!
7) Sister Tholen..and Sister Dalton
8) 24 Galaxy bars for 6£££££!!!!!
9 Mo growth/ I think Jenny Nafrada? Got me a super nice coat with A
raccoon hood, how sweet is that?!
I have noticed this as an opportunity to really see the growth in
myself from the time I've had in Oldham. I'm super blessed for it and
am honestly surprising myself a bit. Hopefully it's not just a phase
like being able to listen to people last conference...we'll see
Tea List Everyday
Planner DL made me
And the Back
How to Catch the Bus
Bro Porridge...can't resist
One day's worth of clothes
Taking a pic...
E. Silva hahaha
Each of Us. 9 about 9 months..
Muppet from Spring
Bishop at Temple!