Hey everybody! How's it all going? What has your week been like so far? Mine has been fun. :) We have an investigator named Tim Archuletta, he's a tatoo artist and is like 32 and has 2 little girls. He is divorced from his wife of 10 years, she was a member, but I think is excommunicated now. But I'm not sure. Anyway! We have been trying to get a hold of him for a bit, but he has been busy, but finally we have been able to see him! :) Yay! He stopped drinking, and is off drugs, but he still smokes. :( But he definitely wants to quit. So anyway, we were teaching him the other day, and we were giving the first lesson. So after the prayer I asked him who he thought we were praying too, he said God. I said, yup, and I asked him who he thought God was. He said he thought of God as a light (like a disco ball?) with all colors and stuff. It was interesting. Bernalillo is very interesting with the way they think. Everyone thinks of God as something different. In a lot of my areas, people think the same way about certain things. But anyway. We talked about that for a little while, and then we gave him the testimony of Joseph Smith to read, and set up an appointment for the next week. So a few days go by and he texted us and said he was going camping and that we would have to reschedule our appointment. :( (I hate that) So we decided to stop by before he left and see how he was doing and give him some spiritual nourishment. So we asked him if he had read his assignment, and he said he read it the same day we taught him!!!!! NO ONE DOES THAT!!!!!! I was blown away! I was very proud of him. :) We talked a little bit and his ex wife had mentioned that we get to create our own worlds one day, and he totally loves that concept. It is way cool because no one likes to hear that. They think we are going to be angels for forever. Anyway. So we gave him Enos to read while he was gone camping. He doesnt' comprehend things to well, but I know that it makes him feel happy. :) I love Tim! He's so cool!
So you all know about Fred, well, Fred teases me a bit about if he was younger he would totally go after me (as in marriage), and he has mentioned going to the temple with me. Haha! So yesterday in class (and I was sitting behind him) we were talking about the Celestial kingdom and the requirements of getting there. One of the requirements is getting sealed. He raised his hand and said that he has a problem because he is not married. We told him that there is a chance in the next life for him to get married. So that made sense to him. And one of the guys said that she could be infront of him or behind him or just around the corner. So Fred turns around and looks at me and was like hmmm....It was soooo funny! I was laughing so hard! Sister Wilson said that I was the reddest shade of red anyone could get. It was so funny! It is totally an inside joke, but everyone was laughing! After class he said it again, that if he could (marry me) he really means it. SOO FUNNY! All the old men love me...It's because I worked at True Value, I know it! Anyway, Fred is a famous painter in Chicago, so I want him to paint a rock for me before I leave. That way I can have something to remember him by.
Anyway! That is my fun week. :) Oh, and we found a centimede (sp?) that was about 4 inches long in our shower last night. Yuk.
Love you all!
Love Sister Stolp
Hey Annie! Don't worry, I'm still on. :) I emailed you guys first. Anyway! Who said I was trunky???? I am not! :) It's just weird to think that I will be able to do whatever I want to do again in 3 weeks. Weird. I will definitely miss the mission though! We have some great people out here that we are teaching. But it's only the old men...that flirt with me...I think. I don't know. I think Tim might be flirting with me, but it's really hard to tell. I try to not give that part attention. But I am very aware of those things so that I can protect myself. We always make sure to have someone with us when we go see him. Anyway! I know he teases me though. Whatever. He's cool.
I can't wait to see the dresses! I bet they look bueno! I will have to remember to have Christy sing for me. What a cute girl! Does Christy have blond or brown hair? I haven't seen a picture of her since you sent me pictures in October...and I think those were taken in the summer...and she was bald I think! You're such a slacker! But I still love you. :)
Well, I am super excited to come and help you with the girls! Yay! I will keep Vanessa in line, and she will love me, and I will love her, and we will be best buds, and she will miss me when I leave, and I will miss her when I leave, but that's ok, because I will call her and she will talk to me, and we will still be the bestest of buds. :) I'm way excited! And if none of the other girls come out then that is ok, I need to spend of quality time with the Stevens family. And I will have time to hang out with the Stolps when I get back. :) it's all good!
Well, I love you! Keep emailing me!
Love Sister Stolp