It all started at 6:30am when we went out for our jog. We usually go
to this track and there are usually 4 elders there, the Novato Elders
(Elder Sacco, Elder Randall, Elder Little, and Elder Meiners) but only
two of them showed up. We asked where the other Elders were and Elder
Little said "They ran a different track this morning". Then we headed
back to our apartment and We waved to Elder Sacco and Elder Randall.
Then we got back and they had Decked Out our door! It was covered in a
plastic princess thing, there were streamers and balloons and a Happy
Birthday sign! And a stuffed animal dog haha
So then we went inside and my companions insisted that I shower first.
So I did and they made me breakfast while I was in the shower. They
made a fried egg, some toast, a smoothie, and a BUNCH of
strawberries!(:Then we got ready for the day and did our studies.
I opened my package from Wendy during Language study hahah that was
exciting! Hermana Kaiser has my camera and was trying to take
pictures.. But she took of videos and didn't know how to turn the
video off haha but I LOVED the package! It was so sweet! My companions
thought it was funny I got so many socks(: hahha
Then it was lunch time, I walked in the bathroom to fix my hair and my
companions attacked me and blindfolded me!They said. "What all do you
need for today?" They made me brush my teeth blinded folded! Hahaha
they handed me my socks and shoes and my purse and we headed out the
door.They put me in the backseat. I had no idea where we were going...
We ended up at a Pizza place. They made me go in with them. They
ordered pizza. I sat there chatting with a guy from Guatemala in
Spanish, blindfolded mind you. On the way out I ran into a bunch of
cars. Then we made it to the car again and drove for a while.
I figured we were going to the church, but I really didn't know for
sure. Made it in the church and I could hear people running. And then
I heard the Elders talking. Then they walked me in circles for a while
and finally stopped me.
They unblindfolded me. I was standing in the middle of circle on the
gym floor. both Elder Phillips and Elder Sabin stood across from me
armed with POKEMON!!All of that for a Pokemon battle???I wish I could
have gotten a picture of their faces. They were very serious. Elder
Phillips said, "Welcome to the Water Pokemon gym. I am Misty, the gym
leader of this gym. And I challenge YOU to a Pokemon battle!"So I
pulled my Pokemon out of my purse (yes, I had 2, and they are ALWAYS
in my purse) and I won! Woohoo!
Then Hermana Gonzalez came in.Elder Phillips said "Oh! Sisters. what
are you doing here in this place at this time?"Hermana Gonzalez put a
crown on my head and then had to ask me a question. While I was
looking at her I got blindfolded again.
I got dragged all over the church. Hermana Sommer forgot to tell me
there were stairs so I totally biffed it and face planted hahaha
Then I finally got unblindfolded again.I was in the kitchen and all
Spanish branch missionaries were there! They sang "Feliz Cumpleaños a
ti!" And then I blew out the candles.The Elders made a cake for me! It
was chocolate. The bottom layer was just flat and they frosted it
blue. Then the top layer was a circle frosted like a pokeball! The
letters were yellow and it was Happy Birthday, H. hardy like a POKEMON
Yes, mom. For my 20th birthday, on my mission, I had Pokemon Pizza Party
.So it's a Mexican tradition that the birthday person takes the first
bite with their face. I went in for a lick and Elder Teran smashed the
cake in my face hahahha Oh yeah and Elder Teran made flan! It was a
Then we all went out separate ways and did our weekly planning.For
dinner we went to our Less Active (Vicki) house. She had gotten us
Little Ceasars Pizza and a DELICIOUS chocolate cake! And she got me a
little present. So nice. A cute little necklace.Then we went out and
did some missionary work!
We met a bunch a new people and saw miracles! We finally got a hold of
this guy Edgar, who we haven't seen for weeks! Then We taught a lesson
to this guy Nicolas and at the end of the lesson we asked "Who do you
know that needs a message about Jesucristo (I mean Jesus Christ hahaha
#spanglish) in their lives right now?"And without hesitating he said
my neighbors in number 9!And we were like "Ok!" So we walked over to
number nine. We were in a trailer park. And there was a guy living
UNDER a trailer in spot number nine. His name was Francisco. He was
pretty drunk, but he was really friendly. We asked if we could come
back another time and he said "Dejame" which means like, "wait one
sec"He went into his little room under the trailer and came out
holding one of our pamphlets!He said this book is very important to
him and he knows everything inside of it is true. On the back it said
Hermana Harris and Hermana Brighton. Which means they met him WEEKS
ago and we just found him again!So we left him with a Book of Mormon
and asked him if he would prepare to be baptized in August and he said
yes! I'm really excited about him! I know we will see miracles, and I
know Francisco can be baptized this August!So that was exciting.
We missed a call from our other Less Active Manuel, we listened to the
message and he sang happy birthday to me! Sooo sweet. We had an
appointment that night with him, so we called him back but he had to
cancel he was at the hospital because a friend of his just had a baby!
On my birthday(: So then we pulled over the decide what to do. I was
driving at this point. I looked around to try to figure out where to
go next and I got blindfolded again. I was like "are you kidding me?"
So I climbed in the backseat and Hermana Kaiser drove. I really had no
idea where we were going this time. Then I heard "Welcome to
McDonalds, can I get your order?"Hahahha
We got ice cream cones and my companions ordered me a Pokemon toy haha
she asked what color, and we all said Red! (Yes, by now all the
missionaries in the branch know which Pokemon is in which colored
ball.... This really kind of got out of hand hahaha) so I got a
Then we drove home and finished weekly planning. We texted the Novato
Elders and asked if they wanted some birthday cake (since we had 2 at
this point and 2 let over pizzas) so Elder Sacco and Elder Randall
came over. They handed us two tubs of ice cream! Hahahha they asked us
like 2 weeks ago what our favorite types of ice cream are and they
remembered! Hahah we made them take one of the cakes home though haha
They are so sweet.So that was my day! We ended with a really good comp
inventory.I LOVE my companions and my zone! It was a really REALLY
good day! I had so much fun! I was feeling really loved!!
And yes, for the 20th birthday entering into adulthood, I had a
Pokemon Pizza Party(: hahahaI'll never forget it.(:By the way, when we
got home we got a slip that said the UPS guy came, he has 3 packages
for me. But we missed him! So we are gonna try to get a hold of the
packages later today. Sorry!
That was my birthday. the rest of the week was good too!
I was SO SO SO happy to see that picture of my primary class! I miss them so much! I still talk about them allllllll the time. Every week we help out in Primary and I miss them. The Sunbeams LOVE us though. There is this one little boy named Max that is soooo cute. I can't handle him.
And a little boy named Camden (: