Guuuuuueeeeeess what?! Only 9 more days until the best day ever! I am beyond excited to celebrate Christmas as a missionary. What better present to Christ than sharing His gospel with others?Speaking of presents. Sis Ward and I are about to get the best Christmas present ever. Karen is getting baptized on Saturday! We are so excited because she is so ready and wants to be baptized more than anything. She also just finished the Book of Mormon! I have never seen anyone read it so fast. It was funny because we didn't realize she was reading it so much and she just casually mentioned that she was going to start over at the last lesson and we were like, "what??!". It took her just over 4 weeks. Her husband also wants to be baptized but needs just a little more time so hopefully that will happen in the near-ish future as well! It's been a good week.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This week has been COLD! We set records this past week with how cold it has been. Yay for us! Sis Ward is from South Carolina and it has been very funny watching her reaction because she has never seen anything below the 20s before in her life. Last night we were driving home and the temperature started out at like 12 degrees but almost every minute I would hear something like "oh my goodness! Now guess how many degrees it is outside!!!" Too funny. When it hit 1 degree, she was like "you can't even say degreeS anymore!! What is this?!" It was also her first time driving in snow! And we are both still alive to tell the tale ;)So yeah, it snowed. A lot. Tuesday we had a huge storm come in in the morning and we were told to not go out until it had cleared up a little bit. So what do we do? The 8 of us that live in the complex got together and had the best snow fight every. Have to say, it's the first time I have ever had a snowball fight in a skirt (we weren't planning on a snow fight to begin with) Super fun! Then we made a tiny little snowman; the snow wasn't good enough to make a big one. And of course you have to have hot chocolate after that! The snow finally stopped enough to go out at around 1 but it was a good morning!
Sis Arnold and I got attacked while making beautiful snow angels. (of course it was sis Ward's idea)
Friday, December 6, 2013
To begin with, I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving! It was a wonderful one here. We got together with all the missionaries in Sparks in the morning and played board games and volleyball and basketball and card games. I dominated in Gestures. The whole morning was spent in games and snacks and then we went to a members house for turkey dinner. Then to another members home for more food. I was so full, I was about to die. Everyone invited us over to their houses and we were only allowed to go to 2 places for dinner so many people just gave us a dinner to go! One plus to serving in the states ;) It was a good day, nice to get a little break from the hum drum of things.The next awesome thing that happened this week was the Inwood family got baptized!! It was so fantastic to see John be able to baptize his family into the gospel. There was not a dry eye in the room. Plus! Their family (who are all non-members or less active) came to the baptism and Heidi's parents came to the confirmation the next day and said they wanted to learn more! Then John's parents, who haven't been to church in ages, told them that if they went through the temple, they would prepare to go with them so they can all be sealed at the same time. How cool is that?! Just from one person wanting to learn more, a whole family is affected. Makes all the tough days as a missionary worth it to be part of that one moment.
Sis. Catlett and Sis Arnold like giving Sis Ward hugs :)
Heidi, Carley, Chay and John at the baptism (and Sis Ward and I)