Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Email - October 28

Facebook-- So I can do whatever on Facebook, as long as it fulfills my purpose as a missionary. My missionary purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. So occasionally, I do see my friends status' and stuff when I am scrolling down but I try not to look too much because it is not fulfilling my purpose and it makes me miss my friends, a lot! I am not the biggest fan of Facebook proselyting just because it is really hard to be on there and seeing everything that people are doing and also, because I have been called to work with the people in Arizona. So on Facebook, I usually just try to look up the people from my area and talk to them or I really try to seek for council of who I should message to or what I should say on the daily status to everyone. It isn't my favorite thing, but also it is nice because I have thought about random people from home every once in awhile and it is nice to look them up and send something to them. But also, if ANYONE has friends I can talk to about the gospel through Facebook, I would love to know so that I can do all that I can to bring others to Christ. I can teach lessons, share videos, share scriptures. If any member has a friend that they chat with, then I can join in the conversation and the member and I can teach a lesson together to a friend. So technically, family or friends, you can help me out in lessons that I teach online and it wouldn't be against the rules. Also I can talk to less active people online from home or mission or around the world.
So today, I am heading up to Tempe for MLC ( I think it stands for Missionary Leadership Council). All the sister training leaders go and the zone leaders and assistants to the president. p.s. I was mixed up about the sister training leader thing last time. So I found out more information. There are 12 total sister training leaders in the mission. There is either 1 or 2 sister training leaders for each stake in the boundaries. My companion and I are the 2 for the Yuma Stake. Pretty exciting but very stressful! Who am I kidding, I don't get stressed very easily ha. But we are heading up to Tempe in about 15 min to have these classes and I-pad training. Which means I get an I-pad today or tomorrow and we are heading back to Yuma tomorrow. My new companion's name is Sister White or Hermana Blanca. She has been out for 16 months. She is from Millcreek, Utah. (SLC) and she makes me very nervous because of how long she has been out here. I feel like I don't even know what I am doing compared to her. So this week was kind of crazy because I have been trying to teach her the area and all but it is great! Oh and her Spanish is really good!! Everyone in the wards are so happy I am still here. I feel loved :)

Shout out to Kylee Aspen Hunt because she sent me the only letter I got last week. It was a way good letter, also. This is the first week I haven't really gotten like any mail. Probably because I have a stack of people I need to write back to sitting on my desk. My bad. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Email #2 - October 21

SHOUT OUT: The Muirs for sending me an adorable Halloween package!
Also, to the Plummers for their ridiculous generosity and the Birthday package!

Email - October 21

Transfer News! Guess what!!!? 
................(drum roll) 
I am staying!!!!! hahaha But, I am super excited because this area is becoming greater and greater and I would feel awful leaving it, so I am happy with where I am at. I think I need to find that person I am suppose to help before I move on or something! I don't even know. My companion is leaving today up to Tempe and flying out on Wednesday :( I am super excited for her but also super sad! She's my best friend these days. I am definitely going to miss her so much! But she will do so well in Argentina and that is where the Lord wants her, so I guess it is okay. 
This week has been a little crazy with everything that is going on for transfers, but my companion and I did really well. We taught so many lessons and had a great week! 
I really don't know if I have much more to tell you. Life has been ya know GREAT but nothing new :) 

Oh and also I am a Sister Training Leader for our zone. So they have sister training leaders for the whole mission (4 sisters) and then they have 1 or 2 for each zone. It is a pretty new thing but I am one of them, so that is pretty cool.
hey also... Yuma should be the first place to be getting ipads (besides Mesa zone because they were the trial zone) but we should be getting them before the end of this month :) wahhooo
and the new adventure begins.... :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Email - October 15

   So, I am really sorry this is coming a day late. My companion got really sick. She wasn't feeling too hot but now she is doing great :) I also got sick not this last Monday but the Monday before. So, we stayed inside all Tuesday. Well, I can't even remember what has been going on so sorry, let me try to remember...
   Funny Story - (The other night my companion and I were talking about how either our humor has just gotten really worse, where we think dumb things are funny, or if we are just full of happiness and light that we laugh at everything.) We went to weekly planning. We do this with the zone and we plan for 2 1/2 hrs of what we will do the following week. There are 22 missionaries in our zone. When I first got here there were only 16 missionaries in the zone. Anyway... Elder Burgees, one of the Elders in Wellton(the district leaders companion) had this cowboy belt buckle on and I yell across the room "Hey Elder Burgees... I like your butt!".... hahaha my companion yells "WHAT!!" So ya see sometimes it is really hard to say belt buckle! I got mixed up okay!! Don't judge! I didn't mean it! We were just dying! Laughing so hard! Luckily all of the other companion-ships didn't hear it because they were talking to other missionaries. I was so embarrassed! Elder Burgess told me that he wrote it in his journal... he loved it too much. hahaha
   Sister Pinnock got her visa to go to Argentina!!! We go on exchanges this week with another set of sisters that live in Somerton, and one minute after I leave my companion, the President calls and tells her the big news!!! She calls me and I am so excited for her, but also so sad because I just love this girl! And then I realize that this probably means that I will stay another transfer here... hahaha I can't even believe it. There must be someone I have to find or help or something!! I just don't know who or what that is. It's okay though, I am just glad I have this privilege to serve and Heavenly Father knows what is best and knows what is right, so I will trust Him. Anyway in Somerton, it was so cool!! I also went to San Luis. Everyone EVERYONE speaks Spanish there!!!! I loved it! I think I grew more in my Spanish in just that one day than I have my whole mission. Because as you know in my area I never really have the opportunity to speak Spanish, kind of sad but one day I will. It has been a great couple of weeks! I love it and I am so happy to be here, also we had stake conference... it was the bomb!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Email #2 - September 30

   I got told the best thing this week.... here it is- So, my Spanish I feel has been a little rough, not many people that I can practice with, but I still have faith, love the language and have hope. We were talking to Maria and Jesus Cabrera, they have known me since the beginning, I was talking to them and they said "Wo, you sound Mexican." Yeah, that's right!! I'm pretty much native! haha I may not know how to say a whole lot, but at least I have a good accent :) The Lord blesses in mysterious ways! Also, yesterday I went through my old Spanish verb flash cards that I made in the MTC. There is about 115 words and I only missed about 13 or 15 or something. I felt pretty proud because I didn't know like any of them before.