Also, the girl next to me is my AMAZING companion, Sister Carlson! I love her SO MUCH, as I have probably already shared. She is the greatest!
I have very very limited time to write today, unfortunately, but I do need to include one story...
Yesterday, the greatest thing ever happened during sacrament meeting. The announcements had already been made, but the bishop paused and whispered something to his counselors, who looked up towards the ceiling as he spoke. The whole congregation was confused as to why the service had been put on pause. Then the bishop went back up to the microphone and explained the situation...
"Not to alarm anyone," he said, "but there is a bat in the light at the back of the chapel..."
The chapel has these HUGE hanging, domed lamps, and sure enough, as the whole congregation whipped there heads around, we could see the distinct outline of a small little bat flitting around in the dome! The glass was too slick for him to climb out, so he was just hanging out in there! The whole congregation just started busting up laughing. It was the most unexpected announcement the bishop could have made!
When the laughing died down, the bishop went on and said, "Well, moving right along to the sacrament!" which started another round of laughter!
It was so absurd and unexpected. After church, we helped some men get a HUGE ladder up in the chapel, and one man picked up the bat with a glove and put it in the bag to take it to a safer place. It was just so odd and hilarious.
Sorry I can't write more, but know that I love and miss you all! Here's my Facebook thought of the week!
Have a fantastic week!
<3 Sister Christiansen