This was a good week. We went on exchange with the sisters in the Leeds 4 area, Sister Prawitt from California, and Sister Jodicke from Germany! What brilliant sisters. They both came to our area to get some fresh perspective, and we were able to learn a lot from each other. I’m so glad the number of sisters has increased so much here; there is great strength in numbers. I think we have about 60 sisters here now, and they are each brilliant.
That woman that I have told you about got baptized! After about 25 years, she finally came to the realization that this is the path that the Lord was always leading her towards. It was so fun to be a part of her story. Her story epitomizes what President always tells us, which is that no words are ever wasted. Those sister missionaries that taught her 25 years ago have no idea what reward their works reaped. Sue has been trying to find them actually, but it’s hard because she doesn’t know their first names, and likely they are both married now. The ward has been so incredible in helping her though, and after she got confirmed in church yesterday, we could barely talk to her because so many people were going up to her. Members make a difference in this work. A huge difference.
Sister Wynder and I are working on getting our licenses right now, so that is a huge adventure. The theory test is pretty simple, but the practical is a lot harder to pass than in the states. Driving schools are a huge business here because of that, so you always see the driving cars from different school EVERYWHERE. One of the maneuvers you possibly have to do on the test is back around a corner, which totally breaks Dad’s #1 rule about backing up as little as possible. Ha. Luckily there is a guy in our ward that gives lessons. Roundabouts have gotten slightly less scary, but sometimes the multi-lane ones still make me grip the wheel. One of the Elders was telling me that having a licence in the US, as well as here, makes your insurance go down in the states. Good news for Dad *double eyebrow raise. It also makes it less to rent a car here, and I think it lasts for about 50 years, so quite the investment overall.
We have gotten to know this one couple in the ward pretty well. The wife isn’t a member, but their home is so filled with love and the spirit. We love going over there for tea appointments, and we held an FHE at their home a couple of months ago. We did the lesson about general conference since it is coming up, and then they provided some snacks. Scones with clotted cream and jam. The British scones. Like the ones with the raisins in them, and no, they aren’t rock hard. Possibly the best thing in the world! Get your hands on some clotted cream ASAP. Not sure if they have it in the states? They also introduced us to anise seed balls and lemon sherbets. I feel like I’m in a Harry Potter novel. Moral of the story? England is cool. I love it.
Love, Sister Zurcher