Hello!!It sounds like you had a great 24th of July!! I can't say that I am sad that I missed the shopping trip...yuck! ;) I am sure that everyone missed me finding the ugliest things in the store though! ;) haha. But I am sad that I missed the annual midnight McDonalds run with Ella at the sleepover!! Bummer!! I still haven't gotten to get some nuggets from McDonalds here yet, I guess I will have to change that pretty soon! :) I have worn the same pair of shoes every day since I have gotten out here! But hey, they are sooo comfy now!! haha. I love them though, they are the only flats I will probably ever wear in my life!! So I think I am alright with shoes..until September. If I don't get my visa before fall/winter I may be toast! I heard that it gets freezing and my companion has a full on trench coat in her closet, so I definitely believe her when she says it gets cold!! haha.
this Sister loves cat fish! She sat there and watched us eat as she sucked the bones of her fish dry. I ATE IT!!! Very very slowly and drinking about a gallon of grape juice while I did it, but I did it!!! haha. I don't know how I am going to survive doing that every day on the islands... haha.
On Friday we took one of the recent converts in our ward Elham to Sister Burgoyne's for lunch. So just a little background..Sister Burgoyne is about the healthiest person I have ever met. She is completely organic, makes her own salad dressing, grows her own food etc... So we get there and she was like.."We need to have some girl food!!" hahaha You know how much I love...girl food. (Is it even considered food?) She put together this beautiful salad consisting of spinach, fetta cheese(is that real cheese?), tomatoes, herbs, and homade girl dressing! I was like...here we go again! hahaha. But I didn't want to be rude and so I ate a small plate of it!! IT WAS A MIRACLE!!! But seriously, I am grateful to have meals from a lot of the members! They are wonderful!! Look at me growing up eating girl food and fishies! ;) After lunch we had an amazing lesson with Elham and she is going to the temple before transfers!!That means that a girl that was Muslium 2 months ago is going to be able to do baptisms for her deceased family members! And we get to go!! I am sooo excited!!
You asked about Debbie, so here is an update: She will not pray!!! No matter what we do she will not pray. We know that there is no way that she can receive an answer for herself unless she prays so we have been really trying to help her develop that desire to pray. Finally this week we tried a different method: During studies we decided that we were not going to leave Debbie's house until she prayed. We were going to be stubborn. So we get to her house at 8:00 and have an amazing lesson then ask her to offer the closing prayer. She of course refuses and we just kinda wait...and wait...and wait..we ask again...she wont...so we wait.. Finally one of the members with us said, "Debbie I don't think they are going to leave until you pray!" Debbie smiles and looks at the clock and says, "Well.. I know they have a 9:00 bedtime, so I will just wait.." What a stinker. We had to leave, and she thought it was hilarious!! We keep praying for her, and I know that she will develop that desire in the Lord's timing.