Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday America!

I was hopeful but not completely sure if we would hear from Sister Galli today with the holiday. I was pleasantly surprised to get a quick 'answer-all-of-mom's-annoying-questions' email this morning, and then her official weekly update email a bit later. I get the feeling that she is super busy but doesn't feel like there's really anything exciting enough to report on. Here's her letter and pics:

How cool is it to celebrate the birth of our amazing country in the nation's capital? Pretty cool, that's how cool.  Though it does look like it'll be rainy tonight so idk how fireworks will work. But regardless, the national pride here is so fun :) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
This morning, Sister Williams and I helped out the ward/community breakfast by helping the kids decorate their bikes for the neighborhood parade. It was really cool to watch a whole community (regardless of religious affiliation) come together for a fun 4th of July tradition.
But yet again, this week was pretty uneventful.  Mostly knocking doors and being in the visitors' center. We have our first lesson scheduled for later this week :D  hopefully he's actually interested in the church, and not just a nice guy.  Cross your fingers. 😬

It is such a blessing to be in this mission.  I say all the time that we're spoiled. We get iPads, nice cars with air conditioning, national monuments and museums, the visitors center, and I get to see the temple every day :)

After a thunderstorm
So many people come into the visitors center wondering what the castle or Disney world is.  It's super fun to be able to tell people what the temple is used for and how that because of it, families can be together forever--how they have the opportunity to have their family relations last beyond the grave -- that it's not the end for their grandparents that have passed on.  And a solid 9 out of 10 you just see their eyes light up and the consideration of the possibility. And at that point, you have to quote Han Solo from episode VII - "It's true. It's all true."

Keep on keepin' on!
~Sister Galli

First time on the Metro

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