Transfer 4! I'm officially more than 1/4 through now. WHAT. Time isn't even a thing. This week I also hit my 5 month mark! Wooooo!
Monday night we met with Nimi, our lesson turned into more of a concert, he performed a couple songs for us. Haha. He's a crack up. We went to check on a less-active, who wasn't home. One thing about serving in a super touristy area is that when spring break/summer rolls around, all the west-coast Mormons come to visit. Within an hour on the street/metro, we had been stopped 5 times by members here on vacation. WE GOT PLACES TO BE PEOPLE. Don't have time to tell you where we're from and how long we've been out. Huff. Jk they were all super nice. But none of them know how to ride the metro or use an escalator. And we were late to our appointment. So.
Tuesday after some district meeting we went to get Costco pizza for lunch. A bajillion elders had the idea but one of the senior elders paid for all of our food. SCORE. Then we stopped at Payless on our way back to the car, best idea ever. All the 4th of July stuff is on sale, so we got some SWEET 'murican sandals and a purse. SCORE.
Wednesday, the dreaded transfer day! I'm staying here in Chevy Chase with Sister Willums for another transfer, yay! The area is starting to pick up so we're super excited!! But Veenker, Hansen, and Turley all went home. Which totally stinks. Saying goodbye was awful. One of the greatest blessings of serving in the VC are the sisters there. These sisters have become my best friends! So transfers STINK. And they're only going to get worse. Then it'll be me going home. NOPE. That's not happening. We had shift after transfer meeting. Then one of the super cute girls from the ward took us to the legendary Shake Shack for dinner! She's so cute!! OH MY WORD. Seriously. The. Best. Food. We're going back this Wednesday with another lady in the ward. SCORE.
The Ambassador of Korea came on Thursday,so that's always fun. They didn't have any leftovers though. Lame.
OH HAHA the retirement home. So I think it was Thursday afternoon? Somebody signed up for lunch, but we didn't know who this person was. We called and she said that she had lunch from 12:30-1:00, so we assumed she was working and that was her lunch break. Score, she'd be taking us out to eat! So we get to the address. As we walk up, we notice an unusual amount of elderly people inside. Haha. Sister Chuku came out and met us. Turns out she lives in a retirement home, and they served lunch between 12:30-1:00. This was all good for me, I stinking LOVE old people. We got introduced to all her friends. Then we had lunch in the cafeteria. Ham, lettuce, a whole wheat roll, green beans, apple sauce, and a carton of milk. SO FUNNY. We mistook the salad dressing for gravy so our ham was especially Italian. Yum. It was the funniest lunch I've had for sure. After we ate, we went up to her room and helped her figure out how to use her keyboard, then we sat with her for a while and sang hymns. She got so happy she pulled out a big bottle of sparkling cider, which ended up all over the floor when she forgot to stop pouring sister Willums glass. She's the cutest little Nigerian lady I've ever met. SO FUN. We'll be going back there every week to sit with her and sing hymns. I love these people SO MUCH AH
Friday was glorious! After shift, we met with Cynthia and talked about temples, she's going on August 1st with the other recent converts to do baptisms! Wooooo! She's so solid. Love her. Then we went to Nahidas house! I think I talked about her before, she's good friends with a family in the ward, and they invited us over for dinner with them a few weeks back. Then Nahida called us and invited us over On Friday for pizza! She's so cute ugh we love her so much!! We walked her dog with her, then met up with Brother Lindsay and we all had pizza. It was so fun. Such a good night!
Saturday we decided it would be a good idea to dye sister Williams hair blonde. So at 7:00 in the am, we walked to the cvs on the corner. Cvs was closed. Walked back at 8:00. Open, but the pharmacy didn't open until 9:00 so I couldn't fill my prescription. Lame. So we pick a box of blonde hair dye. Success. Walk home. Proceed to dye her hair blonde while we have comp study/finish weekly planning. Because as you all know, a $10 box of drugstore hair dye can transform her dark brown hair to a perfect ashy blonde. Her roots turned blonde just fine. The rest of her hair was orange or brown. So. Dying that back today. Lol. Then we went to check on a referral in Georgetown. She lived in a sorority house, so that didn't happen. While we were street contacting there, we ran into 2 RMs! They were so cute, and gave us $10 to go buy some cupcakes down the street. SCORE. Got to the cupcake shop, which was full of cute college kids. We got our frumpy butts out of there real quick. Went to Starbucks instead. Yum. On shift, we gave a tour to Kojo, who we taught the first lesson to last time he came in! It was so awesome, he's getting baptized on the 25th! He's from Ghana, love him. He told us that he's going to keep coming back, and he's going to request us every time he comes in. What a cutie. He was like "I'm YOUR concert!" YES. SCORE. Then we went to Safeway after shift to grab some stuff, and ran into a guy I taught in carrolton. SCORE.
Sunday Kimberly came to church! HAHA. She's wonderful, and she loved it! Probably because she figured out pretty quickly that Harry Reid is in the ward. She introduced herself before gospel doctrine. HAHA. It was SO FUNNY. Then talked to his security. Lol. Time goes on. The lesson was super good! When they ask for a volunteer for the closing prayer, her hand shoots up. We're all happy cuz YAY our investigator is comfortable praying in church. Time goes on. The prayer starts out pretty good! Then, after a few sentences.... "Father God, we're SO grateful to be in the presence of Senator Harry Reid this day. Father God, we are so blessed to be with him. Father God, we pray for a blessing upon him, as he leads this great nation. Father God, we bless his intellect, that he may continue making righteous choices to lead this great nation. Father God, we bless his wife..." FOR 4 MINUTES. PRAISING HARRY REID. HE WAS SITTING RIGHT BEHIND US. WE WERE DYING. IT WAS SO FUNNY. HAHAHAHAHAA. Life man. Chevy Chase life. Gotta love it.
Life is all good over here. Went to a single adult fireside last night which was weird, but Nimi and Cynthia came so yay. I love being a missionary.
Love you all!
Laying on the kitchen floor watching the testaments cuz my back hurt too bad to move
Killing Veenker <\3
SHAKE SHACK UGH YUM
Visiting with Nahida