|Found a lake driving out to exchanges|
|Exchanges with Sister Demillard|
I got to meet our investigator Angie for the first time this week. She is the sweetest. She loves the Book of Mormon and wants to be baptized on November 12th! We also started teaching her friend Shane who was pretty uninterested at first, but is now also reading the Book of Mormon and praying about baptism. They're seriously so nice.
|To one year|
P.S. Our story is courtesy of Sister Schatmeier this week: I also have story to tell which I'd like to entitle, The Skirts and the Case of the Hidden IHOP. On a beautiful autumn afternoon late in the month of September, The Skirts, S. Hepworth and S. Schatmeier, found themselves in need of an oil change for their vehicle. After dropping off their automobile into the hands of capable experts, The Skirts were
|Sister Shatmeier's the cutest |
and got me my favorite things
and deemed me 100% Canadian beef
seeing as I've been on my mission for ONE WHOLE YEAR
After a little discussion they decided to investigate.
Upon arriving at the cite of the afore advertised IHOP, The Skirts discovered that this was indeed a genuine International House of Pancakes, newly opened on the West End. As The Skirts were in the midst of a fascinating conversation, they didn't realize the implications of actually walking inside this place of business and were quite shocked as they were promptly seated at an eight person table.
There were only two of them.
And they had already eaten a generous lunch.
After being greeted by a lovely waitress who supplied the two sisters with glasses of cold, refreshing water, The Skirts decided to try to make the best of this unexpected, and more than a little awkward situation. Although still filled from their previous meal, The Skirts concurred that ordering an ice cream sundae would be more acceptable than rudely exiting the building five minutes after entering and accepting a table and drinks. A constant and insatiable craving for ice cream on the part of both sisters provided an additional support to this course of action. The waitress returned after a few minutes of allowing the sisters time to (pretend to) inspect the menu and asked if we had reached a decision. Still somewhat overcome with the shock of this entire scenario, S. Schatmeier accidentally interrupted her dear companion in the midst of ordering ice cream and made an inquiry, "What are some of your favorites??" to which the friendly young woman responded with a few recommendations and stepped away to allow The Skirts more time. Understandably confused, S. Hepworth asked S. Schatmeier, "Oh, do you think you're going to get pancakes?" "Nope." "Then why--" at which point both sisters couldn't hold in their laughter anymore and spent a jolly couple of moments reveling in how ridiculous this little venture has become. It took a few minutes to regain the composure expected of two representatives of Christ, at which time The Skirts shared a delectable and creamy dessert and exited, having only spent five Canadian dollars. Upon exiting, The Skirts talked to an older couple, also patrons of the wonderful breakfast establishment, who remarked in passing on the singularity of the sisters walking in to just order dessert. Feeling justifiably embarrassed, but suitably proud, the sisters decided there was only one course of action left to them.
They took a picture to commemorate the occasion.
The conclusion of this tale is a happy one :) Feeling physically satisfied and having had their curiosity sated as to the existence of a second IHOP within the boundaries of their assigned area, The Skirts walked back to retrieve their vehicle and continue the work of salvation.
|The ihop picture|