This week I tried to send this to Nyia and Gillian’s emails as well because Nyia said that Dad was having a hard time forwarding the emails? Hopefully this works okay. 🙂 [Editorial comment from DAD – NOPE- Dad has no problem forwarding the emails. Dad is just getting thrown under the bus because as a general rule, McKann’s siblings have been rotten writers back, so they’re posing a few excuses out there and have been caught in the act! :-)]
THIS WEEK HAS BEEN NUTS.
I’ll start from last P Day.
So after we did all our fun stuff and whatnot, we went to a family’s house for dinner. It was the Leavitt’s and they actually lived in the 1st ward of the Edgemont Stake just a few months ago. But I had never met them! So that’s kind of crazy. It was awesome though. They made homemade Cafe Rio (which I always think is better than the real thing) and they had a beautiful home. We had to rush away afterward, though, because Sister Ferrin and I had to head out to Pittsburgh for transfers the following day.
Anyway, we got to the sisters’ apartment and we stayed up for a while because Sister Romero, who was leaving the next day, was up packing. We talked about so many things and I just look up to her in a lot of ways. She really knows the Lord and she says the BEST prayers. In the morning, we got up and she prayed and she’s like “Dear Heavenly Father.. GOOD MORNING!” and it was the greatest. I was a little more nervous to train than I thought I was going to be, and I wanted to get a blessing, but there wasn’t really time. But her prayer in the morning was so sincere and asked for some very specific things for me, and it really helped calm me down a bit.
Here’s where this day gets ridiculous. We are taking all of her luggage out to the car so Sister Ferrin and I can take it to the church and go to the training/transfer meetings, and we go into the alleyway where Sister Ferrin had said we could park and THE FAMILY VAN WAS GONE. Nowhere to be seen! Oh how I wish I was kidding. So we had to call the fleet coordinator, call the towing company, call some zone leaders to come pick us up… Oh my heck. Yeah. This is real life. We waited for 30 minutes while two zone leaders came to pick us up and then had to drive 30 more minutes into this ghetto part of Pittsurgh where this SHACK of a towing company was. Then the zone leaders were like “well, we gotta go pick up the sandwiches for transfer meeting so.. see ya!” and they just LEFT US FOR DEAD. We had to wait a while until the towing guy came. Then he showed up by himself, and had us come into the office so Sister Ferrin could pay $180!! Ahhh. I would have offered to help pay but it totally wasn’t my bad at all.. Haha. Sorry SF. Love her anyway. But we walk in and left the door open since we were alone and the guy goes and closes the door behind us and LOCKS US. I LITERALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET …. ATTACKED. It was so ridiculous. But then we got the van and we were on our way. We totally missed the whole training meeting. Actually, we got there for like the last ten minutes and when we walked in, Elder Moulton and Elder Rasmussen (the new AP–Nana! This is the kid that you kept telling me to find. He’s way cool!) were teaching, and Elder Bartlett was at the back working the projector. He was laughing at us and gave us kind of funny looks because he knew we had been towed.. Strike that. EVERYONE KNEW WE HAD BEEN TOWED. I really don’t know how word flies so fast in a mission but seriously mission gossip is crazy quick. So. No training meeting. Flyin’ totally blind here. Haha. Whaddup, kids.
Sister MUKANN Hanseen
10 Vairo Blvd #32D
State College, PA 16803