Lazy Mountain

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hello from Lazy Mountain! It was a balmy -10 when we started our car this morning and it's only been above zero a few times this week. Yay! Lazy Mountain is super duper pretty though so that makes up for it being so gosh dang cold all the time. Last Monday was insane with us running people all over the place in Anchorage and then leaving Oceanview and going on exchanges in Beach Lake with Sister Richards. Late Wednesday night, we crammed (literally) four sister missionaries and all their stuff (which was a lot) into a truck and drove up to Wasilla, about an hour away. There we met with our new companion(s), unloaded our stuff from one car to another, and then drove for almost an hour to get to our house in Lazy Mountain. It's ON Lazy Mountain. We live with our bishop, Bishop Beams, and his family above their garage in this barn/loft one room party thing. It's tiny and so cute but there's not a lot of water and so Bishop has to go into town and get water for the well every few days. It's a party. I'm a bad missionary and don't have photos of it for you but eventually I promise to get you some. Sorry. Also, this email is pretty short. Sorry again. 

I've only been here for a few days but Sister Christian has introduced Sister Mataele and I to some of our investigators and people from the Ward. We are teaching this guy, Nick, who is native and told us stories of when he was in a group that traveled around Alaska and played the drums. Super dope. He told Sister Christian a few weeks ago that he would be baptized as soon as he felt "no resistance like the wind was to his back" about the gospel. And then on Thursday, that was exactly what he told us. That he knew the gospel has been restored and that the Book of Mormon is true and that the "wind was to his back", but he still didn't seem to want to get baptized yet. He's a ripe tomato that won't get off the vine. Good times. Side note: the Heckels are getting baptized on Wednesday! I'm so, so, so excited for them but it makes me so sad that I won't be there for it because now I'm up here in Palmer and Anchorage is a zillion miles away, but I'll be there in spirit! I LOVE THEM! Also, Arthur is getting baptized soon and I won't be in Anchorage for that either, so that's sad but whatevs. 

Anyways, that's all really. We are just having a trio party up here in Lazy Mountain. It's so good. Here's some photos to make up for this shortie email. I love y'all!
Love, Sister Dunlop

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