Monday, 15 July 2013

Uncontrollable excitement!

We went to an aquarium. It was super cool. I touched a shark and a stingray tried to get me. I got him instead. Then we went down in the basement where there was a giant whale skeleton. There was also this piece of flesh chilling in a tank beside the skeleton. I read what it was, but didn't understand it and snapped a photo. Later at home, a dictionary revealed its secret identity. I have a photo of a whale's "geslachtdeel". Why anybody would save that part of a whale, I don't know. Ugh. This week was pretty stellar though. We were actually super busy! We found a bunch of new, positive people and had some great appointments. Our friends on Texel are super awesome and we got to go there twice. Elder Wiscombe found a lady while we were there and the next time we went by, her friend was there too! Both of them came this Sunday--they were picked up from the boat by the same member that came on Joint teach--and really enjoyed it. Woo! Also, we found the girl with the dragon tatoo. Ah! She opened the door and had this long snaky dragon all across her shoulder. Before anything else was said, I blurted out, "That is the coolest tattoo ever!" She was actually super interested and we'll be coming back in a week or two. People aren't too keen on having us over during the vacation. It makes things a bit difficult, but we're working with it. We also went to a pretty place called Callantsoog. A super tourist place. Most of the houses we knocked were rental homes for travellers. A lot of German people... Elder Wiscombe absolutely loved it and felt the Spirit super strong and everything. We did some awesome contacting there too. It's so much easier to do missionary work when you're having fun and enjoying it. Aha, did you like the lego? Did you open it? I haven't got my allergy pills yet... BUT I did get the giant bag of popcorn. I have to say, I think that's my favourite gift through the mail yet. Uncontrollable excitement! I took my old bike's wheel apart this week. Turns out I just have to replace the axle. I'm going to see if I can buy my stallion a new hip today. She'll ride yet (stallions aren't girls...). We figured out that Anita isn't strict enough. We chatted about it and Elder Wiscombe and I figured that our parents are awesome because they set the rules and if you cross them, you get punished. Anita sets rules and kind of...does nothing when they're broken. Therefore, no fear to break the rules. We're going to start working with the whole family closer--especially the number one troublemaker. We'll see what happens yet. In any case, we're giving a little less 'attention' than before. We need to get back over to Mr. Buff... Otherwise numbers were pretty good this week (not like those mean anything) and spirits were high. Thanks so much for your prayers. It made a huge difference, I could feel it. Tot volgende keer, Elder Burgess

1 comment:

  1. Wow I was envy that was so fun and Im happy for you.

    Thanks for sharing!

    the family international