So I'm officially half of the shortest companionship in the ENTIRE MISSION. We're even shorter than the Chinese sisters. Sister Baker and I are an average of 5' 1". She also sits in the pews with her legs crossed, confirming my theory that I do that so my legs don't dangle.
Sister Baker and I are terrible companions. I'm pretty sure this companionship was NOT inspired and President Orgill did NOT know what he was doing when he arranged this. We just have way too much fun and party way too hard. I don't think I've stopped laughing since 4:00 on Tuesday. It's also really terrible because we're both just turning into Lumpy Space Princess. We're like the shortest sassiest companionship in the entire California Irvine Mission. We're going to make LSP shirts and wear them to every zone activity. I'm so happy because like my only redeeming quality is that I'm funny and Sister Peterson barely though I was funny. Sister Baker thinks I'm hilarious though. She's right.
Here's us. We are literally shorter than every other companionship. It's not even a joke. Elder Center is mad because his ward share is the shortest sassiest one. The other thing about Sister Baker is that she straight up is a gangster. So basically we're the same.
I don't have a lot to report this week. I guess I can talk about how different the areas are. Mission Viejo 2 is way more normal than Oak Creek. Like there are regular human beings here and white people. Also everyone here is form Saddleback Church which is considerably less aggressive than Mariners. We have met quite a few Compass Bible people though. Luckily they were too young to be really major bashers. In Mission Viejo nobody has air conditioners because it never really gets that hot. Except this week it's up in the 100s. I keep telling people it's not that bad because it's been up in the 100s since like May in Texas. I just get told that Texas is a dry heat. It's true. It's really humid here. Also I'm a big baby so when it's 80 I'm basically dead.
Another difference between Oak Creek and Misison Viejo is that not all our less actives are less active because they're anti so we can actually meet with them. It's like a whole different mission. We also have investigators. I met one of them the other day. She's pretty cool. She's a middle school teacher and her husband is a member. Their psycho jungle bird, Magu, tried to take my leg off and then laughed like a maniac. Actually what happened was I got scared because he was hopping around on the floor and suddenly he was attached to the hem of my skirt. So I jumped which scared him so he bit my leg and started freaking out and running in circles. Then we were all laughing so he started laughing too. It just sounded like a maniac because he's a bird and therefore doesn't have normal vocal cords.
OH! My ward mission leader has the coolest printer I've ever seen. It can make like 6x12 foot high quality canvas prints. He's a hobby photographer. He's really cool.
Also we have room mates. They're pretty cool too.
"At least that way you're not always having to flip to the weekly goals to review them in the planner." -Sister Peterson
"yeah cause that's the MOST inconvenient part of missionary work." -me
"What flipping pages?" -Sister Peterson
"Yeah well I mean I think my weaknesses that prevent me from doing the work are the most inconvenient part of missionary work, but flipping through the planner is pretty bad too." -me
Somehow I made it all the way through our companionship until transfer day without being sassy to Sister Peterson and she didn't even know I was being sarcastic when I did.
"Sister Atchley I love how you're just not participating in anything" -Elder Killpack
Elder Killpack LOVED the planner cover I made him. He laughed for like 10 minutes then he took pictures of it and sent it to his entire family. I was honestly not expecting that reaction, but I was pretty flattered.
"You're going to serve your whole mission with Elder Center." -Sister Henderson
"Yeah Sister Atchley. What's Heavenly Father trying to tell you eh?" -President Henderson
"Yeah he shoes horses and goes to school at the same time." -Elder Center
Elder Center's brother is like the most amount of professionally certified to make horseshoes that it is possible to be.
"I only know how to find and teach everything else confuses me." -Me
"That's all you need Sister Atchley." -Elder Center
"Maybe someone's house is burning down so they'll be humble and in a preparation to hear the word." -Me
"Look this toilet is SO FULL................................... hey we're staring at a toilet." -Me
"They don't have any bread so let them eat cake." -Me
"bless and sanctify this cake." -Sister Baker
"Can't you see I'm in the middle of FLYING." -A guy we contacted (flying a remote control helicopter)
"I'm having a really good day today because this morning I started off the day by reading a really good talk by a guy named Brother Atchley." -Elder Center
"Sister Atchley knows all the scriptures. I wish she could just follow me around and share scriptures." -Elder Center
"I miss my 14 year old boys." -Sister Ward
"I probably relate most to Brigham Young"-Sister Shumway
"Is that because she has 50 husbands?"-me
"yeah" -Sister Wimmer
"Never have I ever shaved my face." -Me
"Uhhh.... yeah nope me either..." -Elder Anthony and Elder Keith
"So what you can learn from this analogy is that.... Non-members are cans." -Me
"Non members are cans!" -Sister Baker
"So what we learn from this scripture is that if you're righteous you get fat." -me (Mosiah27:6-7)
"He will strengthen you to resist His influence in your life. Wait what?" -Me
"Broided hair!? Looks like I'm living in sin!" -Me
"Turns out you can't braid your hair and go to banquets or you're a sinner." -Me
"I'm never getting married." -me
"Shut up Sister Atchley! NO way!" -Elder Center
"Yeah You're gonna have like a million kids." -Sister Baker
"I can see it! Mama Atchley livin in some house out in some yard with a white picket fence keepin all them suckers in." -Elder Center
and finally the quote to summarize our entire companionship:
"What am I doing with my life?" -Sister Baker
"Me either!" -Me
The Reading Assignment:
2Peter chapter 3. Notice what he says about Paul in verses 15-16.