Sunday, 1 December 2013

Thanksgiving Day e-mail! (11/28/13)

This week was awesome! A lot of things happened: we have some great investigators, we had Zone Conference, we almost burned down the apartment, and we finally reached p-day!!

Zone Conference was really cool. Elder David Baxter of the Presidency of the Seventy was there (after coming from NC at Mary's mission :D). President had asked me to play the piano. Well Sister Lewis was the one who asked haha! It was incredible! I kind of biffed a song pretty bad but that's ok. Elder Baxter was amazing! His trainings were so great and the Spirit was so strong!!! It was so wonderful to meet a special witness of Jesus Christ and be taught by him.

I guess I had better tell you about the fire before you freak out.... Well the other week Hermana Hanson bought a couple little candles because our apartment doesn't smell so great sometimes. And she had used them so much the wicks had gone out. Well, I thought of our little candle warmer and suggested that we put them on the stove on low. So we did that for about a week and it was fine and perfectly dandy and worked like a charm. Then a few nights ago, somehow the stove was turned on low like normal it was on high.... Yeah.... Well the wax of both candles caught on fire and was burning in the glass. I noticed it right before the smoke detector went off. Then, we don't have a fire extinguisher in the apt so we were trying to figure out what to do. Hermana. Freestone thought to put water on it but when she did that the flame just flared up massively. Thanks to a loving Heavenly Father, nothing else caught on fire in the apartment. Then I found the tongs in the dishwasher, but when Hermana Hanson went to pick up the first one it shattered and spilt wax on the stove. But the second one did not shatter; it was the only one still burning. We got it outside (luckily we live on the first floor) and we put it out with some dirt. That was an adventure. Then the last few days leftover smoke and burning wax has set off the smoke detector, but we are all fine.

We also got a new car this week. It's really nice a 2013 Toyota with a touch screen radio! Also I had an epiphany! Dad, when you and Mom serve a mission later you should definitely be called to be the vehicle coordinator for a mission! You would be perfect!!! And all the missionaries would love you Mom!! Just food for thought! 

Then I forgot to tell you we didn't have p-day on Monday because of Thanksgiving but today it was an ALL DAY P DAY!!! Whoot!! A nice family fed us wonderful turkey and everything!! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! 

Also, if anyone reading this has good faith-promoting experiences about the law of tithing or any principle of the Gospel, and you feel comfortable, please could you share them with me? I would really appreciate it! :D Missionary opportunity right here! Also please do not forget the challenge to bring one nonmember to church or an activity before Christmas! I know that the Lord will help you and you will have success it you put your heart, mind, and soul into it! Your friends and family are the people who are ready to hear the Gospel!! But we as missionaries can't always get to them, you can! 

Love you all!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hermana Arntsen

Megan and a member in Tracy, CA

Decorating a Christmas tree at Thanksgiving!

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