Monday, May 19, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Dear Friends and Family,

Okay, we weren't apostate this week. But I did get to do a lot of fun things that we don't USUALLY get to do. So maybe it feels like it. But don't worry, we still worked hard!

Firstly, we went on exchanges. I got to go with Sister Gil on CAMPUS! Holla! I love the #campuslife. I'm serious. I wish I could serve there, I love personal contacting and that's all they do! But we traded companions on Tuesday night, and I guess they had plans to teach an investigator, but instead the investigator wanted to go to a baseball game with the other members of the ward. So. We got to go to an Indians baseball game! Victory Field in Indianapolis! It was so fun! Except, it was raining. Don't judge my hair in those pictures. It's not my fault! Blame it on the rain. We did have to leave early because we have a curfew, but when we left the Indians were WINNING!

I loved it, it felt like my childhood (thanks Dad!) Baseball is the only sport I actually understand. So that's cool. But I also don't have the attention span and the concentration to pay attention to it. So I didn't. But it was still fun! Not a lot of missionaries get to do that.

What else did we do this week? Well, we also got to go see a play that one of the people we are HOPING to teach was in. She's 13 and she was playing in Peter Pan AS Peter Pan. She really wanted us to go, and it meant a lot to her. So we called President and he said yes! I'm serious, this has probably been the best week of my mission. It was so fun. I got to go to a baseball game and see Peter Pan... Something Disney. That's all I needed! It was really cute, it was put on by a bunch of kids in a community theater. It wasn't long, but they did a really good job. And I swear, it was adorable! I do love plays, Disney, and little kids! Good good good week!

Other than that, I got to meet all of our investigators except one. We got more member present lessons than this area has had in a long time. And we had a zone conference...

Oh my goodness, I have got to tell you about this zone conference. It was a really great zone conference, President is really changing the mission and it's AWESOME! But I don't really know if that stuff is what you all will care about. It's probably pretty boring to you. But we had another training by Elder Hodges, the senior missionary in charge of the cars here. Let me give you some background. Elder Hodges is a little bit crazy, but I love him! He's so funny! And I guess when he was called on his mission, he was given some legal authority for the Church in Indiana, but he has a paper that says he was legal authority over the Indians. I guess he decided he WAS an Indian now. He called himself Tecumseh and he dressed up like an Indian chief. He had a few sisters dress like Indians too and he told us that he had been too nice and "The great white chief" (pointing to President Cleveland) told him that he needed to take scalps when people didn't do what they were supposed to with the cars. Scalps! Like in that story in the Book of Mormon. 

It was great!

This one's for you Danielle and Mercedes...

Oh! One more story to tell:

I've been trying really hard to follow Heavenly Father's will for me lately, because I know that this work is His work and it's easy to forget sometimes. Especially after a year. (shh, don't tell anyone). So I've been really trying to follow promptings and everything. So we were walking around trying to find someone to teach this last week, but it was freezing cold and no one was out. On our way home, we were going to get there at 9 almost exactly, we saw these two guys walking toward us. I wasn't really going to talk to them, because we had to be in and everything.. So I passed them and all of a sudden, I had the thought that they might be twins. And I turned and asked them. It was really weird. I mean, they looked alike, but it'd be more reasonably to assume they were brothers, not necessarily twins. In fact, the moment I asked, I specifically remember thinking, "Sister Francis, what are you doing? They're probably just brothers." So I'm pretty sure the Spirit told me they were twins. It was a really weird feeling. But it turns out... They WERE twins! And hopefully we're going to teach the one that just moved into our apartment complex. The other lives in Chicago, so we PROBABLY won't be teaching him - unless we get iPads soon and we can Skype! - but that doesn't seem to be in our foreseeable future. Dang it!

But that's a pretty cool story, huh?

I think so!

I love you all, have a good week! Follow ALL the promptings of the Spirit!

Pictures from last week:

Love, Sister Kimberly

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