Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bowling for Temples Whilst Eating Chick-Fil-A in Princeton....March 21, 2016

Oh my goodness, I have no idea where to start with my week! It's been crazy, it's been long, it's been an absolute blast, and it's been sad, it's been hectic, it's been amazing, and I never wanted this week to end. But it has. Sooooo now all of you get to hear about it! Haha

Monday, marks S. Brown's 2nd to last Pday (I can feel her glare right now as I'm typing this, but she can get over being the first thing in my email lol) and we had lots of fun bowling as sisters! The 6 of us went for a couple hours and just went crazy as usual haha, we had too much fun! We spammed each other's iPads with selfies and super awko pics (in other words, we have lots of blackmail for each other haha) and were total dweebs as we bowled #GrannyShot.   S. Browns pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. I can safely say I have very few friends in this world, but she's definitely one of the best. I've said it before, but if I had served my whole mission, only to gain her friendship, it would have been worth it. All the pain and struggle and tears and heartache would be totally and completely worth her friendship. I've truly found my Poly half <3

Tuesday was a STINKIN FANTASTIC DAY. We went to the temple!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh I missed it sooooooooooo much! It was a breathe of fresh air after 3 months of stale, polluted grossness that is called The World. It was so quiet, peaceful, mind blowing, beautiful, spiritual, and a much needed rest for 3 hrs. I LOVE the temple. I want to go there everyday of my life! *sigh* If only...
But yeah, we got to ride the train into NYC from Newark, then hop on the subway, and then boom- there's the temple! And I had my lamb gyro from the street vendor by the temple that I've been craving for the past 3 months, so that was a big bonus too :)

Wednesday we had District Meeting down in Toms River, as well as S. Brown's Hot Seat where she gets to tell us all the good stories from her mish. Then we drove the 45min back to our area and had a lesson with Beloné! Idk if I've mentioned him before, but he's an insanely sweet Haitian man who just absorbs everything we say. He would fit right in at the church, whenever he comes. Oh! Just thought, he's the husband of the lady who let us into her house while fighting with the superintendent who was telling us to stop knocking doors! Haha that'll probly clear it up a bit :) but ya, he's great.
Then we had dinner at....CHICK-FIL-A that night!!!!!! There only like 4 or 5 in the whole stinkin state of NJ! Can you believe that heresy!?!? Tis a crime to humanity. So I had Chick-fil-a for the first time in about 6 months, and it was beautiful. But not as beautifully awesome as the member that took us, Sister Bruchez. She and her family are one of my favorite people out here on the mission. She's so kind, and so loving. I just adore talking to her! And she's sooooo nice! She knew transfers were coming up so she got us little gifts- an angel that says "faith will carry you through". :)

Thursday we Transfer Apartment Cleaned (or TACed) for 3 hours. And lemme tell ya, our apartment definitely needed it.... You'll be surprised to hear Mother, I'm sure, that I am actually the "clean" sister in my past 3 companionships. I take out the trash and clean up the kitchen and sweep the floor and clean up messes etc etc etc, becuz my comps tend to just leave the mess behind and that's gross to me lol. But yes, a missions has changed me Mom! Aren't you proud??
Oh! And then since it was St. Pattys Day, we had corned beef and cabbage at Sister Tyler's house! It was really really really good! Corned beef might be like, my fave thing now. AND, I had a DRAGONFRUIT! Yup. Dragonfruit. It was interesting, and didn't really taste like much, so it wasn't too fun to eat, but now I can say I've had it! Haha

Friday was supposed to be a day of service for us, but then S. Bulson got called at 10:20 the night before to become a trainer. So she had to go to the meeting in Morristown on Fri. So I spent the day in Princeton with S. Clarke and Hna Nielson! We had tons of fun, and I got to sit in a Corvette, eat at the Cracker Barrel, paint an office, try to understand Spanish, and see the Princeton campus that day! Princeton looks like Hogwarts!!!! No joke! It's soooooooo cool!
Then we had dinner that night at the Conner's house. They're the sweetest couple, and we got to wear some pretty cool aprons as we ate too! Haha, it was fun

Saturday I had my last coordination meeting with Br. Murch. And my last apt with S. Woods, and my last apt with Carmel, and my last team up with Desiree, and my last Saturday in Eatontown- tho I didn't know it at the time. But it was a great end to my time here. Sunday was a fantastic day where I got to speak in Sacrament Meeting, and we had a Linger Longer after church. So I got a lot of pictures with my favorite people who were there. We talked and laughed and basically had a blast for an hour, including with Elders Clark and Oakley. Then that night we had dinner with the Swindlers and I got to see Attorious one more time!!! Man, I love that family.

So yes, as you might have already guessed, I'm being transferred tomorrow. I'm going to Plainsboro with a Sister Charles. Some things I know about the area: I will be living in the infamous "shoebox" of the mission, we will live in the basement/garage of a members house, I will be in the Princeton 2nd ward, I will be 20 minutes from Princeton campus, Elder Holmes will be my Zone Leader if he's still there, they are currently- as always with me- in the finding stage of missionary work with hardly any investigators, and it's not Eatontown. Man. 2 transfers was too short in this area of mine...I absolutely adore this place and the people in a way that Emerson could never touch. I spent half the time here, but I have 20000x the love for everything. Which is probly why I'm leaving, can't have what you love on the mission haha

My new address will be: 118 Springcrest Dr, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Random Jersey fact: Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.

Love you all!
Stay Jersey Strong!
Sister McAllister
 NYC...her zone
 her district
 Princeton for the day
 opened her call one year ago on St. Patrick's Day
 Princeton and owner of Corvette

1 comment:

  1. I just love the enthusiasm in this post! Sister McAllister is a blessing to everyone who knows her. New Jersey is SO lucky!