So this week was pretty exciting!
First off we finally got through to one of our less active members that we see every Monday night. She is really quiet and usually when we go over there to talk to her and her husband she is on her phone and he is talking most of the time. But this last Monday after a fantastic game of volleyball and lightning, we went over to their home and we were standing outside the apartment (it is one of the fancy ones where you buzz them from the outside and they let you in and stuff) and we are buzzing, but no one is answering so we figured they forgot, so we are about to leave and a car pulls up and she gets out of the car with some groceries. She apologizes cuz she forgot and she said her husband was at work. (When she said that I'm thinking "boo Yah! Jackpot! God is good! Finally! Hallelujah!" Cuz now we can finally get her attention as we talk... Hopefully) on the
outside though I am very composed and professional and I ask if we could just talk with her then. She says sure and let's us in. And can I just say hip hip hurray!!!!!! She opened up to us, she told us her
concerns, by the end of the meeting she was making eye contact with us! She committed to pay her tithing and she even came to church with her hubby yesterday! Wahoo!!!
Secondly I finally got my Alaskan drivers license! I am now the designated driver so I have been driving our little subaru around downtown anchorage.... Super scared.... Alaskan drivers are crazy.....
And there are no lines on the roads!!!! Or at least not anymore! If there are you can barely see them they are so faint, half he time people aren't even in lanes... Super stressfully exciting. Sis. Rose
said since it is warming up we might start riding bikes (I think my driving scares her).
On the same day I got my license I witnessed some miracles. One of them was we finally got in to see a cute Samoan family who are recent, but less active converts. I had never met them before. And only he was willing to meet with us, his wife let us in then went into another room. It was super awkward at first cuz we didn't know what to do... We were hoping to talk to her but she left and he didn't know why we were here, we didn't really know why either. All of our appointments had canceled so we were just dropping by to see people and our bishop felt inspired for us to go see this family... So we did... Anyways once we got talking to him, he finally warmed up to us. He even wanted us to come back so that he could feed us some Samoan food. So that was exciting!!
Then the next day I got to sit in an elevator for 2 1/2 hours....Wahoo.... It actually wasn't that bad, it was pretty fun. We found ways to entertain ourselves. Cuz you see, we were doing service for the
library cuz it is under construction and this was the only working elevator, so to make things run more smoothly they are having workers and volunteers sit there and push buttons for everyone. We have to stop at every floor (it is a huge library! Especially compared to the Hyrum and Logan libraries!) so we got to talk to a ton of people! We were very entertaining. I am proud to say that I fulfilled something on my bucket list! There was one time the elevator was packed... we had run out of things to say.... It was super awkwardly quiet... So I said "I am sure you are all wandering why I have gathered you here today!" It was pretty awesome! And they all laughed.
The next day we went on mini exchanges and went OYMing with sister training leaders (or just talked to a billion different people). That is always an exciting experience, especially with how many drunk people there are up here. I went with Sis. Fambrough, she is really good at talking to people! I learned a lot of cool things!
And now finally, the thing you were waiting for due to my subject of the email.... Yes we had an earthquake. Yes it was my first one...... IT WAS SSSOOOO EXCITING!!! We were on the middle of correlation meeting with the elders in our ward and one of the ward mission leaders and all of a sudden there was this big jolt, the whole house shook. The chandeliers and lights were swinging. I was super confused as to what just happened. Until Elder Matlik said it was an earthquake. I got sssoooo excited! They all thought I was weird cuz of how excited I was, especially since it was only a puny little jolt, like nothing else happened, but I finally felt a real earthquake! I can't wait for it to happen again!
Anyways love you all!