July 15, 2013
It has been freaking hot here since I've been here. At nearly 90 degrees, plus humidity. It makes for a lot of sweat when you're in a shirt and tie and slacks all day. Every day when we return to the flat, I just feel like passing out. It's hard work out here. The days are long. But, when it's night, Elder Yu provides nice comic relief.
England really is beautiful. I love it. And, I definitely want to come back someday!
P day has been nice. But, it has gone a lot faster than the other days. A man named Dave, from the ward, took us food shopping today because he has a Costco card. That was nice of him. We have a lesson planned with a less active family later tonight. I hope it goes well.
Everyone told me the first month or two in the field is the hardest. And, I hope they're right because along with learning a ton and having good experiences, comes a lot of homesickness and times of frustration. I know I can talk to the Lord, and I do. I am so blessed to be able to be here, and I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of my mission.
I love and miss you all!
July 19, 2013
Ah! I got my package today while Elder Buglass and I were having lunch at the flat. I got so excited! I love getting mail! I loved everyone's letters! Thank you so much! I love hearing how Tanner and Peyton are doing, and Elder Buglass got a kick out of Mom's card! Getting mail, of any sort, is so exciting!
It has continued to be SO hot and humid here in Southampton! I sweat like crazy. My face is getting quite dark though from being in the sun all day.
Things are going well. Yesterday, we did service for an investigator named S___! And, tomorrow we are teaching a brand new investigator and his family.
Street contacting is fun. Elder Yu is teaching me a lot of Chinese, so I say hello to all the Chinese people here. And, trust me, there are a ton! Gall, my Mandarin is already better than my English accent. So dumb!
Anyway, thanks again so much for the package. It really means a lot. I miss you all so much!
I love you, Mom, Dad, Tanner, and Peyton!
July 23, 2013
First of all, Dad, thanks for the postcard from Connecticut! I think that's a great idea. I got it yesterday. Also, thanks so much for the envelope full of stuff that's going on back home! I got it today and I think that's such a good idea as well. I loved it! That's so awesome that PG is getting attention and got some votes to be close to the top five.
Anyway, yesterday was P day. We went to the library to email. Then, we went to the town center, or the shopping centre. Elder Buglass showed me some stores I might like...and, holy cow! England shopping and fashion is unreal!
We also went grocery shopping and then just relaxed in the flat for a few hours until we went to meet with S___, one of our investigators.
It was a good day. Right now, it's our lunch hour so we have a little time to eat and whatnot.
Oh, and Mom, I forgot to thank you for the tie in the package! You can never have enough ties! Ha! I wore it yesterday.
Today, there is finally some cloud cover and it's not freaking hot. I'm not sticky and sweaty for the first time! Yay! :)
I'm going to make some eggs on toast now. Just wanted to thank you all and say I love you. Getting mail is like the greatest feeling ever. I love you and miss you! I hope all is well!