so thanks for the email...not. i better have one next week. but ok here is my week. we went down market street at the beginning of the week oyming which stands for opening your mouth which is like tracting but no knocking on doors, just talking to people. we talk to them about family history so we don't scare them away too quickly. we met this one old man (who kind of looked like henry spencer) who made it a point not to give us his name. he is a writer and has studied every religion known to man basically. i figured it out, he talked like yoda and the catipillar from alice and wonderland. we'd talk to him and he'd ask us these questions that made no sense and that made him sound like some intelligent philosoph. he asked us what we believed then we'd answer and he'd be like "are you sure...?" yeah, he wasn't interested in the book of mormon we offered him. so that was that.
hey also thanks for the package!! i was super happy to get it. i dont get what those monsters university cards are but they're cute. also yay pumpkin spice m&m's! i look like a weirdo because apparently the first thing everyone knows about me is that i love pumpkin pie. i better be getting some this holiday season. also yes, those tights shauna told you about are super warm. and tell me what prices for a coat and boots aren't ridiculous! but anyway, yes thank you i like the package.
its officially been a month! well it was a month a couple days ago but still! crazy! its been so long but so short at the same time. how has it been for you guys? have the douglas's been helping you through it? yes ok i miss utah sometimes but its all good, the leaves are changing here so then i forget about ol' deserty utah. haha so the elder i was telling you about that reminds me of mecham has this theory that one year before the second coming there will be no rainbows. he asked us what we thought and we were like umm no i dont think so but he is very set on the idea. he got it from revelations 10:1 so read it and see what you think.
the cool person i met this week is dave. he is i think in his late 30s and he's a very country man from north carolina. he's got a nice beard and is missing his front tooth. he is super genuine and talks forever. we gave him a book of mormon and he said he'd read it! we're seeing him again i think this week so i'm excited for that! i'm getting used to the people here more i think. man, i thought we were poor (no offense) because we didn't all have iphones but i have it so much better than most people here! they seem perfectly happy with their trailer homes and flies all over the house but i can't believe how different the living conditions are! so yes, grateful for my home in utah.
ok here come my missionary commands. do some family history and invite the missionaries over for dinner! missionaries love meeting the ward members and like not having to cook! we're not starving so don't feel like you have to have a 5 course meal but its fun to get to know the members! also yes, family history. i think we have lots of ours done but look again and if someone's stuff isn't done, then do it! ok rant over.
i love being a missionary! keep writing me letters! its seriously the best to open the mailbox to letters! hope ya'll have a great week!
love, sister nilsson