Priel’s most recent e-mail:
This week has been a pretty good week.
We went the assisted living home that is in our area this week, and it was pretty fun. The people there are so kind and amazing. We’ve been going once a week, so we have developed such a good relationship with some of the residents there, and they look forward to us coming every week. They especially love it when we play bingo with them. I hate playing bingo because it is incredibly boring to me. If you’ve seen Hotel Transylvania, I always picture the part where the monsters are playing bingo and falling asleep whenever I see an actual bingo game. Anyways, we only play bingo because that’s what they want, so we do it because it makes them happy.
We also went on exchanges this week. I got to be with Sister Delahoyde, my MTC companion! We had a lot of fun together and it was so awesome to see how much our teaching skills have improved since leaving the MTC.
District Meeting this week was super entertaining. Elder Liufau, our Samoan elder, broke his hand when he fell off his bike, so he was all drugged up on pain medication. He kept saying random things and doing random things, like he took my cardigan off my chair and then tried to put it on, and then he told everyone to stop looking at him.Then he proceeded to walk out of the room and then kissed his companion on top of the his head. I ended up writing down a bunch of things he said, so now I have blackmail just in case he does anything terrible to me. Muahaha!
Easter Sunday was super amazing. The Easter Bunny came!! The people we live with gave us Easter baskets, which was super sweet of them! They must have discovered my weakness because they put a Reese’s chocolate bunny in my basket. I ate almost all of it in about 15 minutes. Then we had dinner with some members that afternoon. The mom is hispanic, and she made us some really good tamales, which was so awesome! Good Mexican food always makes me happy.
We weren’t able to teach our investigators this week because they were going out of town for Easter, but we were able to print off a talk by Neal A. Maxwell, “Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King.” We were able to gave that to them to read before they left. They are still progressing really well. We’re still doing all that we can to help get them get closer to baptism and to gain a better understanding of what we are teaching them.
I hope you are all doing well! I love you all!