Archive for November, 2010

New Area, New Companion

Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 by Nichole (Blake's sister)
First off, lets talk about my health.  I talked to Sister Saylin today and she wanted me to relay this message to you….. I am feeling great!!!!  I still have a little bit of problem with lack of energy and with getting sick since my immune system is down, but I feel like I can handle those things now.  It feels like I have the strength to get things going and to get back to my old self.
So about my new area.  I am  now in the Rosenberg ward, which is close to the Memorial Ward when I served there.  It’s in the same stake as that ward so hopefully I’ll be able to see some people that I love in Memorial sometime soon.  Rosenberg is still kinda countryish, but there are SO MANY MORE PEOPLE THAN LAKE JACKSON!!! It is fantastic!  The ward is great and really functional, so that is good.  My companion…. I love him.  His name is Elder Piercy (pronounced peer-see) and we have freakishly alot in common.  His first name is the same as mine.  He has 1 brother who is the same age as Tyler who is the oldest and then two sisters who are the same ages of Nichole and Ashley and then he is the youngest and is only a few months older than me.We have alot of other things in common as well, we have just stopped being surprised at the fact that we are practically spiritual twins!  I am follow-up training him, just like I did with Elder Esplin.  He has been out one transfer and is 21 years old.  He has a really cool story.
We have a Thanksgiving dinner in this ward, I don’t know who they are, but it should be good.
Good news though, the prescriptions seem to be working!  He raised my dosages and started me on some other meds and I’m feeling alot better. Hopefully I’ll be all the way better soon!
We have alot of potential work going on.  We should have alot of people scheduled for baptism by the end of this week.  The whole mission is planning to have a “weekend in white” which is when on December 18th or 19th they want every companionship to baptize and so that we can have a “white christmas.”  I thought it was pretty cool.

Cool story:  So long story short, our appointments feel through last night, and  our apartment wasn’t too far away so we just went back there.  We live across the stree from the church and the Spanish Sisters borrowed our church keys because they needed them.  They were still at the church so we walked over to get them before they left.  When we got there we realized that they were having a baptism.  The spanish branch president asked if we could do them a favor.  They didn’t have any priesthood holders and needed witnesses as well they asked if either of us could play the piano.  I said yes, not realizing that the whole thing would be in Spanish.  So I played the piano for an entire spanish baptism that I didn’t know what they were saying, but what was cool is that I felt help from  Heavenly Father and I played it almost perfectly.  The people were so gracious and we ended up getting an english referral from one of the branch members.  It was really cool to see how everything layed out so nicely and we needed to be there at that baptism!