Another “No worries” Week!
It has been a very busy week here. We always have Home Evening at our flat on Monday for young adults who don’t have family in the area. That is always a lot of fun! Our new term started this week and we are teaching now on Tuesday at noon and at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday I teach Old Testament and Thurday Teachings and Doctrines of the Book of Mormon. On Wednesday we travel to Ashburton (1 hour 15 minutes away) to teach Institute to the YSA group there. On Thursday after the Book of Mormon class we also have an Institute choir class. This was our first week of choir and I was delighted! I wish you could all hear them sign! And for the first time in my life I’m witnessing a choir with many more guys than girls! These big bass singers melt your heart! And the tenors are straight out of heaven. The altos and sopranos are also wonderful. We are going to be doing Sacrament meeting programs in all the wards of the stake and I can’t wait to hear them actually perform. These kids love to sing! To top off the week on Saturday we had Inservice meeting for all the early morning seminary teachers. Lots of good times!
The weather here is getting colder and colder. It is so strange to go from winter into fall and then winter again. I think my body is wondering what is going on. But we are still enjoying learning all the new things. I am especially enjoying the language. Here they don’t drink soda, they drink fizzy drink. They don’t go over a speed bump, they go over a judder bar. They don’t hike they tramp, and instead of replying “thank you” or “That’s fine!” or a number of other things, they respond, “No worries!” And everything is “lovely!” I love it!
We are becoming educated into the fine art of rugby.You know how fun it is to watch four-year-olds play soccer, but watching four-year-olds play rugby is more than just entertaining! Even more entertaining is watching the fathers of the four-year-old players–now that’s a sport!