Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Para, para, paradise :)‏

 Welcome to the hotel Konéfornia
 Isn’t our backyard gorgeous?
 After your average day of prosélytisme
You know just your average pack of horses in the field you walk through to get to the village every day when you live in Koné

Welp, hello everyone!

First of all... I AM IN LOVE WITH KONE! It is so so gorgeous. Everyone is so so friendly! I couldn’t be happier! :) I don’t want to jinx myself but I really wouldn’t mind staying here for the rest of the mission. :)

First of all, Zone Conference was awesome. I had an awesome interview with President. He gave me lots of good advice. He is such a wise man. Then in the actual Zone Conference, he really laid it down. He told all of us that we could do better. It was awesome.

Funny story... At Zone Conference, the Zone Leaders told us that we wouldn’t be able to leave for Koné until Saturday or maybe even Sunday. So Friday we are sitting doing our studies when all of a sudden we get a phone call from the Zone Leaders telling us they’d be there in 15 minutes to pick up our stuff because we were leaving to Koné right then. AH! Haha, we definitely weren’t expecting that. We threw everything together as fast as we could and off we were!!

The house was a greasy mess when we got there. There was just this sticky layer of gunk all over EVERYTHING in the kitchen. President told me that the first thing I needed to do was get the house in order, so we did. I scrubbed that stove for a good three hours straight and it still isn’t perfectly clean. 

Sunday was pretty interesting. None of us had bread so we just used crackers for the Sacrament. We do have one active member, the annex president, President Mukadi. Hes from South Africa and hes super cool. He left his family in Africa and came here to work in the mines on a contract for two years.... that contract ends the end of March. It’s a huge bummer he is leaving. We will definitely need to reactivate our inactives so that we aren’t left completely on our own! We have appointments set up with two inactive families tomorrow :)

Other than that, we have just been trying to find people! We started with our neighborhood just to try and introduce ourselves. Then we’ve been contacting and porte a porteing and all that good stuff. Nothing quite miraculous has happened yet, but I’ve learned to just be patient and keep working hard. :)

Have a great week! Love you all!
Soeur Gardiner

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