Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sept 19, 2016
Sister Hipster

Well, lookee here! I'm actually going to write more than a few sentences about my week. It's been a very exciting one, so I'll let y'all into the exciting life of Sister Rollins and Sister Johnson.

Firstly, we continue to reside in the North Pole. So yes, it's already in the 40s most days, which is pleasantly cool. I'm working on getting poor Sister Johnson a coat, and then someone randomly gave me a coat, so we're ready for fall and winter! 
Ready for Winter!
Secondly, we had zone conference this week! Which was basically an amazingly spiritual experience. The Spirit rebuked me and then was like "it's okay, you've got two months left! NOW GET TO WORK! Here's some energy, use it wisely!" So since Tuesday I've been pleading with the Lord every night and every morning to continue to have the energy and the desire to continue to be extremely motivated. It's amazing what happens when, as one elder described, "You get on your knees before your Maker and you say "Lord, I can't do this on my own. I have no idea how this is possible, and I need your help. Please, I beg of you, help me." And then you get up and [get to work!]" Plead, go to work, account, plead, go to work, account, rinse and repeat. Repentance, people. It changes your life.

I'm choppin' wood!
No really, don't mess with me
Thirdly, all sorts of wood projects! Sister Johnson has now chopped and stacked 2 cords of wood for a wood stove and split kindling. We even did it in our skirts when an unexpected opportunity arose. Gotta get ready for winter, it's gettin' chilly! 

Fourthly, we had a missionary activity! Inspired by food, which is one of our favorite things, Sister Johnson and I termed it "The Sundae is a Delight." Which we thought was original until someone found it on Pinterest, but hey, we can't use Pinterest so we came up with it on our own. That's okay. Basically, we compared an ice cream sundae to Sunday! And General Conference. You need a bowl of preparation, the ice cream itself of General Conference/going to church, the chocolate syrup of taking notes, the sticky caramel of making it stick by talking about it afterwards, the nuts of bingo, the whipped cream deliciousness of the music, and the maraschino cherry on top of cherrying the Gospel (cue groan over the bad pun.) It was fabulous, and we took a picture of all of the pictures drawn by our little group. I didn't draw one, but Sister Johnson drew the chalk one on the board.

These Sundaes might not be a delight, but the real ones were
Fifthly, chicken crap smells really bad. But roast tastes really good, so I'll clean out your chicken coop! It really didn't bother me or Sister Johnson, but we brought a few elders to help and one of them stuck gum up his nose because he couldn't stand the smell. That was hilarious.

Sixthly, I'm lovin' it. :) 

Quote of the week: "You're only as joyful as you are grateful. You're only as happy as you  are obedient. You're only as spiritual as you are humble." -Shane Duval, stake president of the Fairbanks Alaska Stake

I love you guys! Thanks for the much love and support that I feel.  :)

Sister Christine Rollins

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