So what is a missionary to do on a P-day you say? Discover the wonderful town of Whitby, where it is said that Dracula was born (or buried?) One of the two anyway. All we really cared about was that there was a beach. Sister Kuhn brought her garlic just in case. Apparently Trish and Martin discovered Sister Kuhn’s and my blog, so he teased us about that for a while. Shout out to the both of them if they are reading this 😉
We had a blast in Whitby last week. Sarah Boycott came up with Hamilton all the way in Leeds, and got stuck in THREE hours of traffic! The things she does for us. We made up for it with the best and biggest fish n’ chips I’ve had since I’ve been in England…which she treated us to. So good! By some miracle we had such a nice day, but nonetheless the North sea is freezing! The beaches here remind me a lot of Norther California though, so that was nice. We had a great time and then drove back to Darlo.
Things got pretty unexciting after the chaos and excitement of Martin’s baptism. Did I mention that the key to the font was missing/supposedly with members that were all out of town?? So we had to start frantically filling the font with buckets once again. It was like a flashback to Leeds! Yikes. Anyway, things have been pretty slow since then. One thing I love about this area is the kids! The primary kids in the ward are the best, we love being able to teach them!! I am pretty sure the only reason they like us is that we brought them Kinder eggs the first week we taught them ha.
One story this week…we were in Catterick, which is where the army base is on Friday I think? Anyway it had been sort of drizzling all morning and continued as we made our way out there. ALL of our appointments feel through that day…and I mean all of them. So we were knocking some doors, then decided to get in the car and drive to a different area to see some Fijians. We were sitting in the car because I was on the phone to President, and it the rain just becomes absolutely torrential…plus thunder and lightning, and we weren’t about to get out of the car anytime soon. I couldn’t even hear President on the other end! We have both sort of forgotten what it’s like to proselyte in real Enlgish weather. Too bad Fall is already in the air!!
Love, SIster Zurcher