2012 February 27,
We had a good week this week. Some highlights were: We went sign boarding with the Elders. I never realized how trapped we had become in our habit of contacting the same way until we tried something new. It was fun. We got a couple of numbers and the elders set up meetings with them already. We had a good lesson with some active members in our area and committed the wife to invite some of her friends to the Relief Society activity that was on Saturday. She didn't end up coming to the Activity on Saturday, but she brought a friend, L, to church! And we were able to set up a meeting with her too. It was also really cool to see V be baptized this last Saturday. It was great to see all the members and friends who came to support her. We invited our investigator Tanya to the young single adult activity that happened on Saturday and she was able to come. She didn't quite feel that comfortable probably because there were so many boys there and none were really that outgoing. It is interesting to me how many young single adult boys that we have in Ekat. Where are all their wives? The activity was a delayed Valentine's day party and the member to organized it did an awesome job. Her name is Masha and she is my friend. She served on a mission and got back a couple of years ago. She is an angel! She made all these fun challenges for every one to do and every thing was related to stories from the Bible and Valentines day. We also got to help at the Colton's English course this week. It's not English club because it is suppose to be connected to the institute program and is suppose to be only for members. Right now there are more non members than members who have shown up. It is a good thing though because that means that the members have invited their friends to come. We missionaries are not aloud to invite any one to the course. We had a lady who does not live in our area call us up last night and ask us if we would be willing to meet her friend to take her to a Relief Society activity that is suppose to happen this next month. It is so fun when you find out that the members trust you enough to recommend their friends to you. Sis F's visa trip is coming up this week. We were talking about it and it really is so weird that she is going back to Finland to the city where her parents live. Her biggest fear is that there will be a problem with her visa and she will have to stay there all weekend and have to go to church there and see all her friends in her old clothes that she has been wearing for several days. :D To have such problems! It is interesting that she got to serve in Russia at all because other people that she knows from Finland were called to Russia but they had visa problems and so were re-assigned. Its probably because she has an American passport that she got to serve here at all. Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!