Elder Stuart Onychuk is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the London England Mission. Once a week he will share his experiences from what will be the best two years ever!
Monday, 30 April 2012
April 30th 2012
I had a pretty awesome week, thanks so much for the recipes and a thank you to Auntie Debby as well!!! I have been telling some members about my mother’s hunny curry chicken and they are interested in it. I’ll share the recipe with them and it will be legendary! lol. had a great experience this week, we met an 18 year old girl named Andraia she doesn’t speak a word of English and only understands a little of Elder Silva’s Spanish. (she speaks Italian) so we met her before she was waiting for someone to come pick her up and we thought she was the person who lived in the house she was sitting in front of. She was on the phone so we went up the road a bit and came back after she was finished talking, found out she spoke no English then gave her a pass along card and her ride came. Pretty boring right? well about 2 days later we saw her again she was sitting on some stairs, I didn’t recognize her, we went to a couple drop by’s and taught a lesson then came back (about 2h), she was still there (it was 8:45) so Elder Silva asked her if everything was ok. She was waiting for someone again but they didn’t show up and her phone was dead. we called a member who spoke Italian and she talked to her, she couldn’t remember a phone #, and so we told her to come with us back to our apartment (she waited outside) thinking that she had her phone charger with her, but she didn’t. I brought a map out to see if she could find a street she knew, no luck, and then elder Silva talked some more with her and found out she could find her way back home if we took her to town center. So we escorted her to town center and she recognized how to get home she said thank you and went her way. that’s it :P no conversion but I am pretty sure she will remember that we are good people and maybe the next missionary who comes here will be able to speak Italian :P it was just a cool experience for me, and even though I didn’t do much I was glad to be of service.
The food here is awesome by the way! Had some south African food yesterday it was tasty and some wild berry cheese cake for dessert. I should probably prepare more to write, notes or something to make writing emails quicker and easier. Here are some more picks (of me this time :P).
Well I love you all!!! Thanks for the messages Dakotah and Hyrum!!!! Miss ya both tons! I’ll try to write more letters :P glad dad is doing better! And I look forward to hearing more from everyone next week!!! Loves you all past space! Cheers! tea and crumpets, and all that gahaha!!! TAH TAH!!!