June 30, 2015
It's my companion's birthday, so we had a
party! Her mom sent decorations and
presents and candles and cups so we had
lots of fun. Yay! Also, Sister Olson was
kind enough to let us use her oven and house and washer and dryer, so we had
a party with her! And her boys picked
Sister Price some flowers and then we
gave them delicious brownies. Oh, and
pro tip: instead of using frosting/icing, just
slice a chocolate bar and then let the
pieces melt on the hot brownies/cake. So much easier, and delicious!
This week has been... Full of adventures! We saw a rainbow all across
the sky, a dog on a roof (the owners weren't home... Hopefully he didn't defecate up there) and a really pretty river (I'm convinced the Kenai River is probably the prettiest river ever. Sorry, Ohio River. You're too dirty.)
Oh, and last week I went fishing! I didn't catch any, but Elder
Carlson (who didn't want to go) caught two! It's starting to be salmon season! I also caught a hook caught in my arm... And I'm learning more and more about fishing. I'll let you decide if it's voluntary or not...
We had exchanges this week, which was fun. I went up to Anchorage, which was weird! There's actually people outside there... Which was a change. Also, I'm getting a little too used to dirt roads... The four lane roads seemed crazy! There were so many people! Also, Sister Galli, who I actually met at BYU before I came out, came down here... And she hasn't served outside of Anchorage. She was funny--she was confused where everybody is. #smalltown #alaska Oh, and the signs up here are the greatest. We saw one the other day by a farm - "WE DON'T RENT PIGS". Not sure how many people asked them before they put that up... Oh, and I didn't punch a moose, I just cut my hand on a rock weeding and then told people that's why I was bleeding... You know. Current moose count: six. We had three investigators come to Sacrament meeting this week! Also, old people are the cutest people on the planet. We took an older lady from the ward to visit an investigator who's living in an assisted living center, and she was hanging out with a less active member! So we sat down with all three, and they had a ball just talking and telling weird/funny stories and me and Sister Price just about died of laughter/from them stuffing us with candy because they think we're malnourished (don't worry, we get fed plenty.) Hope you are all doing well! One thing that I loved from a talk someone gave this Sunday was that the Holy Ghost doesn't ever lie to us. It witnesses of truth, and it does it forever. It will never tell you something and then say oh jk, that's actually not true. Once we know something, it might seem like we need to have a confirmation again and again, but we also need to hold on to the things we have--they are so important! Remember who you are! Sister Rollins
Me by Summit Lake on the way up to Anchorage!
So pretty there :) PS Anyone who comes to Alaska with me
ever is going to make this drive, it's possibly the best part of