Monday, November 7, 2016

Iokwe from OK! Clean as clean can be


Jolok bōd for not writing so much recently--it's been super crazy.  But not too much missionary work, mostly just work.  President Mansell decreed that last Wednesday as National Bi-Annual Mission-Wide Apartment Cleaning Day and told us we clean until we finish.  We looked at our apartment and thought "it's pretty clean, we should be fine.  This won't take too long." *insert sarcastic laughter here*  IT TOOK US A WEEK.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! *dies* 

That was so frustrating.  Not only did we have to take care of all of our apartment, but we had to clean the other Marshallese Elder's house which hasn't been cleaned in 15 years.  Spot cleaning, yeah.  But everything else was left to mold away.  Elder Smith got really sick several weeks ago from his own personal assault on attempting to clean the bathroom but suffered from breathing in too much bleach and mold.  Elder Menlove and I were there all of Wednesday and then took until Tuesday night to finish our own apartment.  The other Marshallese Elders started cleaning the day before we came to help them and finished a day after we did.  They both got sick too.  However, that house is now not only livable, but also enjoyable to be in.

Also despite all of the time we spent without being able to work in our areas, we had two baptisms on Sunday.  Twin sisters, Rose and Little Rose have been begging us for weeks to be baptized.  Little Rose is super sassy, so every time we saw her we got a "Why'm I no beptaij?!?"  Not only were they so excited to be baptized, but we've seen it change their family too.  Their parents have become more interested in their family.  We're focusing on them next.  Let me tell you, baptism is the best kind of clean there ever was.

Life is great!


Elder Josh Kilmer
OklahomaOklahoma City Mission, Marshallese speaking

Fudoshin:  immovable spirit

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