Monday, May 12, 2014

Fishers of Fish

Dear Friends and Family,

It's been a good week. Transfer meeting was a little crazy, there were so many people there! And I was trying so hard to remember where everyone was going, but it didn't work out too well. With a mixture of so many missionaries to try to keep track of and missionary brain (that's what I call it when I forget... Everything...), I barely remember any of it. All I remember is that they put  Sisters in the scariest part of Downton Indy. Not me thank goodness! I got sent to Plainfield with Sister Bulman. She's just out of training, so I didn't know her before. You don't really meet missionaries while they are in training. But she's cute! 

I am super sorry, but I can't send a picture because I forgot my cord that I need to use to hook up my camera to the computer. I know. It's terrible. I just forgot because in Bloomington I could just put my SD card in there, but here they don't have an SD card slot! So I will remember next week!

I love it here in Plainfield! I know it's going to be fun here. And Sister Bulman has told me a lot about some of the investigators we have. I haven't really met them yet because one has been out of town and one hasn't been able to meet, but I'm so excited to meet them! And to find new people! I really love being a missionary in the summer.

Oh my goodness, I just realized I forgot to tell you all about my adventures last Monday!

We got to go FISHING! Haha, I haven't been fishing in who-knows-how-long. But I do remember that I was always terrible at it. In fact, I remember this time my mom took us to a fish farm, where they have fish specifically for catching. And I remember being the only one who didn't catch anything. And I remember it was super embarrassing. So we went fishing with most of our district. And it was fun! But I swear to you, everyone caught fish pretty quickly. Except me. And Elder Aiono. But eventually Elder Aiono did catch one. So it was just me. And we had hot dogs for lunch. The Elders were telling me I couldn't eat until I caught one, but I was hungry! So I ended up eating anyway. And then I went back to fishing and still didn't catch anything. Eventually we just put a real life worm on my hook instead of just the little fish bait thing and I went to a less crowded area and cast my line. And seriously, right at that moment a fish got stuck on my hook! I was so excited. I reeled it in, but it got stuck on this tree that was growing out of the hill under me. I climbed a little down the hill a little to get the fish, but what I didn't see was that the tree had these viscous thorns! It was not good. I reached out to move a branch so I could reach the fish, but instead the thorn stabbed my thumb. It hurt pretty dang bad! Battle wounds, I guess, right? So I made Elder Tautu get it, he's tougher than me because he's from Samoa. 

And then a little later I caught another one, but the same thing happened. So after that I was done. Fishing wasn't that exciting, but I really wanted to catch one. I have pictures of that too! 

It's been a good week. I got to meet some great people that have recently been baptized... Aw, and I love them so much! They're cute! 

One is named Desi and one's named Westyn and they are the best friends. And they're both super cute. This weekend we got to help Desi move her stuff out of her mom's house, and it went well! That wasn't a good environment for her to live in at all, so I'm glad she's out. And Westyn is cute too, she has the cutest little daughter! 

The members of this ward are awesome! It is going to be great working with them, I can already tell! The Meachams were awesome and let us come Skype our families yesterday for Mother's Day. (Happy Mother's Day, Mom!) It was good! I got to see all my family and our new kitchen and Danielle-y. So I'm a happy girl now. The craziest thing is that was my last phone call home. Ever. I'm going to be home by the time all the missionaries get to call again. Weird, right! That's kind of scary.

I got chocolate for Mother's Day too! They had some extra at church, so they gave us Sisters some. I was excited. Also, I didn't have to birth anyone for it. So that's good news too! Even better!

The Elders serving in this ward are super nerdy (computer nerds) and know all kinds of good stuff about the computer. So you know what that means? I got new stuff on my iPod without having to wait and send it home and have them send it all the way back here. And that means I can have the best talk ever on there! His Grace Is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox. I. Love. It.

I hope all you mothers out there had a good Mother's Day! 

Love, Sister Kimberly

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