So to play catch up, I'm back to serving with S.Conor! She and S.Mak switched places, so S.Mak and S.Willoughby are back together, this time in London. S.Conor and I are having a lot of fun and working hard, she's really a wonderful missionary to serve with.
And our area is picking up again! We hit our mission's Standards of Excellence for the second week in a row! BOOYAH! We had eight member present lessons which blew our goal out of the water! And we received and contacted 7 referrals! (just one short of our record 8) I'm just so happy to see a lot of hard work (can we say six months!) paying off. I love it here in Bayview. A lot.
Oh! So crazy stuff. Apparently, in a chapel in some part of the US, a speaker fell from the ceiling and hit someone on the head. The church did some investigating and discovered a structural problem in the building that had led to the accident. They did further investigating and discovered that the structural problem existed in several other buildings as well--including ours. They had to close the Chapel and Gym off, and they will remain inaccessible for up to two weeks while they do the necessary repairs. So in order to accommodate the lack of space, we had to hold two sacrament meetings on Sunday, half of the ward meeting in the primary room and half in the relief society room. It was actually really cool, everyone was packed in and it felt like a big family. I loved it. Next week we'll be holding church at the stake center, which--fun fact--is the largest stake center in the world and the only one with underground parking. Look at the cool things I'm learning.
I'm busy putting together a Bible Study class that we'll be holding every Saturday evening. It's something I've felt prompted to organize for quite some time now and I'm pretty excited. I'm also nervous to see how it goes, so I'm constantly writing and re-writing my lesson plans. But it should be good :)
Anyways, that's all for the week! Take care and keep being awesome!
Love,Sister Makena Bauss