I received a letter from my Mom with these questions that some of you have had -
and now I will answer them as my letter home today.
6:30 AM: Jolt awake, roll off my bed onto the floor. Walk downstairs to wake me up so I don't fall asleep again. Climb back up the stairs. Pray. Do some sort of physical activity.
7:00 AM Eat some food. Choose an outfit. Try it on. Choose another outfit. Put clothes away. Write in my journal more. Make my bed. Etc.
7:30 Shower, put my face on, do my hair.
8:00 Study for one hour. Right now we are reading the Book of Mormon so that takes about an hour
to read about 7 pages.
9:00 Companion study. Sing a hymn. Pray. Read 3 pages in the missionary handbook (I've read it almost 18 times now... I counted this morning.) Talk about the way we felt during our personal study about how to help the people we will teach that day. Make lesson plans.
10:00 Begin proselyting. Usually we make phone calls.
Somewhere between 11:00-12:00 we take an hour for lunch break, and additional study (and do the dishes....)
12-5 Teach, find, teach, talk with people, go to lessons, contact people that previous missionaries found, do service, and other nice things for everyone.
We try to have dinner at 5:00 PM so that we can proselyte after 6. That's the best time because people are home. :) We often eat with members of the ward, and then have an experience after the meal when we discuss missionary work, principles from chapter 3 of Preach My Gospel, and ...we've begun to role-play with our members more.
9:00-9:30 PM Talk about what we accomplished that day and set goals for tomorrow, make plans for tomorrow.
9:30-10:30 Get ready for bed, and go to bed. This usually includes writing in my journal and praying. Also sometimes eating a snack. :)
10:31 Dream about missionary work in a state of REM. (or whatever that sleep business is called.)
We do indeed live on a sandbar. The widest part is about 5 miles wide. Usually I am acutely aware of where the ocean is. We also have lots of tourists.
Everyone's house is built on stilts in case there are floods--- so I get lot's of exercise climbing up many stairs. There are lot's of pets.
Our church is about 15 minutes away.
There is a highway that goes from top to bottom of our area. You cannot make left turns in the summer because of traffic unless you are at a turn signal light. So we leave extra time for traveling.
There are wild horses in Corolla that live on the beach, and you can't touch. There are lot's of mini-golf courses with pirate ships, volcanoes, and fountains, and one with a dinosaur.
There is a fancy outlet mall that I will probably never shop at.
We drive past the Wright Brother's memorial every day on the way home to our house.
We have 4 out of 5 lighthouses in North Carolina in our area.
Also lots of wildlife.
Last week I accidentally ran over a frog on my bike.
I also rode about 3 miles without using the handlebars. It was awesome.
Small, but wonderful. We have a pretty small ward building, and are about 8 people short of an expansion. So we're working on that, but we don't have a ward. We have incredible recent converts, and not so recent converts, and life-long members. They love the gospel. :)4) Your Companion?
Sister Petrie is great! She's from Boise, Idaho, and came out with Sister Felt. We are now in her 4th transfer. She's been in the OBX about 6 months. She is the youngest of 9 children, loves musical theater, music, cats, Dr. Who, writing books, and Alice in Wonderland.