Monday, October 10, 2011
October 10, 2011
Sorry for all the preaching last week, everyone! I was just so pumped from General Conference. I still am.
I don't have a lot of time to write and nothing too unordinarilly excited is coming up, so I suppose I'll tell you all a little bit about what Englad Leeds missionaries do in their free time. Most importantly, the England Leeds mission is a Pokemon card-playing mission, so that is basically a nightly occurance. It was a little odd at first because I haven't played since I was about 11, but it's fun stuff, moreso when you aren't really allowed to do much else for fun. On P-days, we often meet with the elders in our zone at the stake center to play basketball and watch a movie. You're probably thinking we only get to watch like, Ben-Hur and The Best Two Years, but you are wrong if you guessed such a thing. We watched Tangled last week, and we're watching Hercules today. Hook two weeks ago. We have an approved movie list from President Lindley, which is in addition to all animated U-rated (basically G-rated) Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks movies. So that's a blast. We also have Nerf guns, the uses of which are pretty self-explanatory. We have suprisigngly only played football once, but when we did we (the Leeds Zone) creamed the Sheffield Zone 8-3. I touched the ball at least 3 times. That is a success for me. Football is a lifestyle here, of course. Apparently with President's permission, we are allowed to go to Leeds United games if they fall on P-day. I will certainly have to take up that offer one of these days. There isn't a whole lot of time for fun, but we definitely make do with what we have. It's nothing like the MTC where we could goof around all day. The zone leaders try to make things fun as well. Interesting would be a better word, actually. Last month, we had to wear one sock (not two, not none, not three) to bed each night. This month we have to invite 3 people to be baptized every day, even if we don't have 3 appointments with new investigators that day (because we invite all new investigators to be baptized in the first appointment). So we asked a man we met on the street if he wanted to be baptized yesterday. And he said yes! It was pretty grand. We'll be seeing him on Friday this week.
Well, that's all the story-telling for now. Love you all!