My companion and I celebrated Ryan’s birthday, it was written in my planner all big and nice. My little brother’s old, he just became legal and he’s graduating high school soon, it’s so weird.
Here's an interesting story. So once upon a time on Saturday literally no one was answering their phones and so we went to have a lesson with one of our investigators and we got there and she was really sick. We called the elders to come give her a blessing, but they were busy so we called the ward mission leader and he brought another member, (who is currently prepping for his mission). They gave her a blessing and then she seemed a little better and then she kind of passed out so we ended up taking her to the hospital. Don’t worry, she is fine now. It was an interesting situation because people were so willing to help her and her family. It was an amazing testimony to me of charity and what it means to be Christ-like. There was an amazing woman who had extended family at her house because her aunt had died. But she still came and took care of this investigator’s family because her boys were scared when we took their mom to the hospital.
On a side-note: When we walked into the hospital, we weren't really greeted by anyone so we walked down the hallway into what looks like an elementary school converted into a normal doctor's office. We also crossed the red line...the Emergency Room do not cross line and just followed her down the hallway and laid her into a bed. Then the doctor came in then so we left. It was a really interesting experience.
Wednesday we went to Elbasan. I changed places with Sister Chesire, she came to Vlore. It’s been about a year since I’ve been there, and about a year since she’s been here. We got to try specific foods you can only find there. One of them is called Bugaçe. It's byrek that's inside bread. It's basically a heart attack, but it's super good...and you can only get it in Elbasan. I went on an exchange with Sister Cajupi, she has been out on her mission for 3 and a half months. She is super sweet. Her grandmother lives in Vlore and is one of our investigators. Sister Cajupi contributed an article to the April 2016 issues of the Liahona and the New Era. It is titled “Shock, Sorrow, and God’s Plan” by Paola Cajupi. We read her article in the Liahona a while ago and have been sharing it with members. It is really good. https://www.lds.org/new-era/2016/04/shock-sorrow-and-gods-plan?lang=eng
I love you all to Gallifrey and back!!