Hermana Kelsey 18:2 -email-
How are y’all doing? Okay so the big news of the week. We got transfer calls this morning…and Sister M. is getting transferred to W.! What, crazy! So she is going to be companions with Sister A., who I was companions with for a minute in A. (well, more than a minute, but it felt like just a minute). And her greenie, Sister P. is coming up here to D. to be my companion! 🙂 And she’s going to “kill” me! Pobrecita! Sister M. thought for sure that she was going to kill me (send me home), but I guess not. It’s okay though, I am ready for some change. Sometimes I get bored in areas with companions, so change is good every once in a while.
So some other things that happened this week…
Monday: I already told you a little about this day.
Tuesday: Also this one.
Wednesday: We taught a less active girl, L., how to study the scriptures. It was so cool, because she and her whole family have been less active for like 7 years (basically since she got baptized), and they are now just starting to come back to church. But during their inactive period, she studied a lot with other religions, and now she is confused. We showed her how to look up topics (in the index and topical guide and stuff), of questions she has to help her find answers to her own questions. She loved it! We studied with her about the Word of Wisdom, and a lot of her questions about that were answered. Super cool! 🙂 We also visited whis really cool couple in our ward. They are white, but they both served missions spanish speaking, so they come to our ward. They just had a baby like a week and a half ago, and he is the cutest little tiny thing! I wanted to hold him so bad, but I resisted. 🙂 We stopped by to visit them, because the bishop wanted us to see if they needed any help with anything, but they told us no, and then we just talked about mission stuff with them. It was a pretty cool visit though.
Thursday: We had a crazy day, that felt really really busy, but when we looked back at it, we didn’t really do all that much. It was just really rushed.
Friday: We taught L., who is like the sweetest, coolest lady ever! She wants to get baptized really bad, but her husband is kind of not really interested in the church. But anyway, we taught her the gospel of Jesus Christ, and she just got everything really well, which is one of the small pleasures you get as missionaries. Some of my favorite small pleasures are:
-When someone prays for the first time ever
-When an investigator keeps their commitment (i.e. they read from the Book of Mormon, they pray as a family, they start living the Word of Wisdom, etc)
-When an inactive family comes to church for the first time in a long time
-When someones just “gets” what we teach them
There are also a lot more, but those are the ones I can think of right now.
Saturday: We had a MOTR (missionaries on the run), which is where us, as sisters, because we can’t go on exchange with the district leader, have companionship study with them, so they can help us in areas we are struggling. So we went to that in the morning, and our district leader is super ADD, and couldn’t focus to save his life, so it was kind of all over the place. Then immediately after we went to a clothing exchange where people donate clothes they don’t need/want and then other people come in and they get to take what they want for free. Anyway, we went because we were looking for some church clothes for some investigators we have, and also we were trying to find new investigators. We did get some potentials so that was cool. I also got a super cute new dress…for FREE! 🙂 Also, we drove all the way to G., which is like 60 miles round trip! That is a ton of miles for us, especially because we are limited on our miles, but we got a media referral from the MTC, so we decided to drive up there. It was a fun little road trip, even though they weren’t home when we went by.
Sunday: Y’all know what happened!
Mom and Dad!
Happy Early Anniversary!!
Mom: Ha ha. Yeah I did have some visitors yesterday. It was so weird. The Hales kids are so big and grown up. I remember when they were just little sprouts. It’s so weird. Everything is going to be so different when I get home. But anyway, that was super cool they came and saw me. I don’t think it was super inappropriate. It didn’t make me trunky either though, and I think that is the main reason that they don’t want people to do that is because it’s hard for the missionary to refocus themselves after someone visits them.
Anyway things are just trucking along here. It’s all good. 🙂
Wow, Bob is 80!? Wow! Man, I love that guy! He is just such a sweet little old man. He reminds me of an apostle. 🙂 I’m super stoked that I will get to see them after I come home. 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You’re old!! 🙂
Ha ha, yeah I almost didn’t recognize the Hales at all. I was super surprised they were there too. It was so unexpected. But I really enjoyed it. It was a nice little visit. 🙂
That’s awesome you played football. We will definetely have to do some of that soon. 🙂
That is cool you are still sharing stuff with Adam too. I really love Henry B. Eyring. He is just such a great speaker.
Flexy: Yeah things are good here. Ha ha. You would be checking out all the cute girls in the singles ward. 🙂 Just make sure you don’t try to get youself hitched with one of them before I come home and approve! 🙂 Jk jk. But really! 🙂 Anyway, cool beans you are working on the can line. That was the first thing I did when I worked there. And also that is where I broke my toe, and sctrached my back open ducking under the conveyor belt. Good times! 🙂 Do you have any battle wounds? Ha ha.
Emerny: Don’t you worry your pretty little face, you will get to see me soon enough. 🙂 Ha ha, but yeah I’ve been trying really hard to get my hair to grow out. I really haven’t cut it for a really long time, so it’s getting a little bit bad on the ends, but usually I just cut off the split ends. Ha ha. So for my prize…I would like a big hug! 🙂 Jk jk. Maybe I’ll think of something closer to then. Ha ha.
Man, that is crazy you were having tummy troubles. Sometimes I have stomach aches and stuff, but when I want to complain about my tummy issues I think of this spanish sister in my mission who is allergic to basically every food except some fruits some vegetables, and fish. If she eats anything else, she gets really sick. And she has to eat what people feed her, so she is sick a lot. So anytime I feel a little bit picked on I think of her. 🙂
Riley: Hey buddy! Man you really do need to write me! Ha ha. But that is good you have a lot of work. There are some people around here that are struggling to find work, and make ends meet. So that is really good you are working. 🙂
Well, I love you all sooooooo much! Be good! 🙂