Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 10, 2015
That one time she forgot to cook the rhubarb crisp before giving it to us

I went to Homer last week! And sailed on a sailboat! And Homer is sooooooo cool. Definitely the best fish and chips I've ever had (and that has nothing to do with the fact I've never had fish and chips before... It really was delicious halibut!) also, lesson learned: when you're a 
missionary, random members offer you rides on their commercial sailboat. I would definitely recommend being a missionary.

Aside from getting free sailboat 
rides just by walking down the 
Spit (it's a super long, skinny 
peninsula thing where all the
tourist-y things are in Homer) 
being a missionary is awesome 
because you get to meet people 
like Dustin! His sister was 
baptized a few months ago in another ward, and he's seen all the positive changes in her 
life and is ready to change himself. He has been reading in the Book of Mormon and came 
to church on Sunday and now is friends with all of the many YSAs here - his baptism will be on September 5! And yes, we did meet him less than a week ago... #theLordpreparespeople
Soldizzy District Forever Yes we went on a boat and yes it was totally legal

Tis the season for rhubarb. I'm pretty sure it's the national plant of Alaska.

We've also been using an approach this week where we ask people if they can take a short survey about families and churches, and it works pretty well. People don't mind answering 
just a few short questions... And then we get to talk about Jesus! Woot. Also, people like to 
tell us "just to warn you, I'm studying for my PhD in the seminary and I'm going to 
graduate next year" but then they don't remember which church they go to? Awkward. Hehe.
Skilak lake
Deep thought: Faith is 30% belief, 70% hard work. The Lord never fails in His promises, you either don't believe enough or aren't working hard enough.

I love you all! Remember who you are, and remember Jesus loves you :)

Sister Rollins
(Q: Did the Salmon ever run?)  Yes it did, it was about two weeks late and not very big... It was a terrible year for fishing, which is really bad because a lot of people depend on that for their livelihoods :( I know a few members up here who now have to go work on the slope (up on the pipeline way up north where it's no fun and cold and far from your family but it pays pretty well) because the fishing season was just so bad...

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