Monday, December 19, 2016

{ wait. what. }

How is it Christmas already?
Whatevs. I'm not complaining.

Honestly, this week was a straight up bllluuuuuur.
But. It was a happy little blur.
I can't tell you how much I love the ward I serve in.
Because of the members.
That's why.
I realize that's the typical missionary thing to say.
Buuuuut it's truuuuue.

Like, this family for instance:

The Salisbury's. <3

I feel like I found my long lost, Hoosier fam. I'm taking them home with me.

Quick story involving the Salisbury's:
Guys. It's cold. Like super brrrr freezing I might just die cold.
Also, all of Indiana is frozen over currently and I feel like I'm slowly crystalizing.
Sister Rowley and I were walking up to the Salisbury's house (they live on top of a hill) and on our trek upward it went a little something like this:
Me: *weeping because my limbs are numb*
Sister Rowley: "It's sooooo col--" *bam* *straight faceplants into the side of the hill and slowly starts sliiiiiiiiding down*
Me: *now weeping because lol* but then karma because *bam* I go down too.
So cold.
So painful.
So icy.
Both of us: *crying* *screaming* *writhing on the frozen hillside*
But! We made it to the top of the hill (surely with the Lord's help) and up to their house, don't worry.
Us: *wet from the ice* *red from the ice* *sad from the ice*
The Salisbury's: What happened??
Us: We fell down your hill.

Another person I looooooove is...

Seeestaa Dirks <3

Who let us decorate her entire house for Christmas this week. :)

Can I just say how much I love Sister Rowley?
She's probably one of the funniest people I've met and we're constantly laughing. But she's so willing to work hard and put the Lord first. It's awwwwwweesome.
Also. Our picture game is...
sub par.
Let's be honest.
But hey, what more do you need??
She also got bit by a dog this week... 6 times... And took it like a champ! Minor hysterical screaming was involved and the owner looked at us like we were psycho.
Excuse me, sir. Your dog bit US.
I. Love. Her.

Wishing everyone the merriest Christmas!

Sincerely, Sister Soloa'i

Monday, December 12, 2016

{ m a d n e s s }

is my life.
so, I'm soooooo sorry that I haven't done a post in forever.

Forgive me?

Where to even begin?

I looooove Sister Rowley.

I love the members in our ward. Especially those who offer to take us on a ride on their zipline after dinner. It's cool. Pants were provided. #thxbropilling

I loooooove the snow. 

But my body doesn't.

I love training. 
Aaaaand I looooove witnessing all of Sister Rowley's firsts on the mission. 

*squeal* "My first door is so cute!!" *knock knock*

The cashier at Goodwill asked if we were nuns. Response: "Nah, but we're missionaries!" One thing led to another and Sister Rowley experienced her first new investigator! The piece of paper is the receipt she wrote her address on. #whatsup

I love the people I serve with.

I love Christmas. 
Especially, blurry Christmas tree pictures taken from a man that couldn't hold the camera still to save his life. But hey. He said we could talk to him again and got his numbbaaa so like. #hooray

Did we stand outside in the freezing cold while it rained talking to our photographer for like 45 minutes about the gospel? Yeah. Yeah we did.

Life is good. The gospel is better. The Lord is best.

Sincerely, Sister Soloa'i

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