HEY!!!So it has been another exciting week in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. BEST MISSION IN DA WORLD! wow cocky. haha any ways first off on tuesday morning we got back from our run and i just hear sister hollis call my name. she said "Sister Swisher come here right now but walk slowly and dont freak out." She knows me too well. So i come in and there is this snake slithering around our apartment! I quietly freaked out so i took half of her instruction. Sis hollis instructed me to get her a container and a lid. she swiped up the snake and we both look at eachother and said PICTURES! so we took a few shots then flung the snake to china. we then studied in our car because we were much to creeped out to study in the apartment with other possible reptiles slithering about. So every morning we go on our runs and i have been trying to kick up the speed. i also am a dork. so we were running up this hill and we were almost to the point where we stop for a break and i wanted to be motivational to my comp to kick up the speed and so i yelled the first thing that came to my mind and screamed "there is a man chasing us" and i sprinted away. when we stopped to walk my comp looked at me and said thank you for making the whole neighborhood think we are being kidnapped. haha whoops probably not the smartest thing to yell. oh well it got the job done. So we also went to the orioles game this week! it was so much fun! all 243 missionaries in our mission sat in the same section and it was crazy fun!!! we rode there with the yarn family and sis strickland. the whole night was a blast. we got to catch up and chat with a ton of missionaries and watch some baseball! woo hoo GO A'S!!! haha well we were allowed to be out past curfew and we all thought it was going to be so much fun but we didnt know that we are all a bunch of old people are were butt tired at 10pm. haha we got home around 11pm. it was so weird to be out so late. it was so worth being dead tired on saturday. ok so saturday was thelma's baptism! it went so well and the Spirit was so strong. It feels good to be a missionary. When we met her outside the baptismal font i have never seen someone sooo happy in my life. i didnt care if she was soaking wet i gave her the biggest hug ever. When else in my life will i be able to see lives change like this?? What a great week! So yesterday thelma was confirmed and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. what a great blessing it will be to her. So after church the elders gave us a ride home and i was hyper like really hyper. and the elders were playing some of my favorite EFY songs. holy cow. they experienced my singing at the top of the lungs while playing the air guitar act. lucky them. haha it was a blast and a half. well it has been a great week and i cant wait for another one. oh yeah my mom sent me a michael buble christmas CD last week and it has been spectacular. it is all we have been listening to. :) Merry Christmas! Have a good week everyone. MAKE GOOD CHOICES!