Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27 Weekly Update and Pictures

What a week! I probably say that too much, but it was a pretty wild week!

Last week in Mishawaka, teaching the Eskridges was amazing! We went back to teach Tyler and Ashlynn and got to teach another granddaughter, Mckenna! Her mom, Tabitha Lynn, is less active and dating a nonmember. We took them on a church tour but they weren't too interested, and didn't want to talk to us much. She came in but was fine letting us teach her daughter! Hopefully the new sisters will be able to keep the momentum going and have a few baptisms! Dennis was pretty sad we were being double transfered and took us to dinner with his daughter, which was super fun! She ended up liking us more than Dennis thought she would, which was great! He said he's still working on his testimony so he can be baptized, which we are still invited to:)

NOW I'M IN PLAINFIELD!! Not exactly Indy, but super close! My companion is Sister Ostler, who is from Preston, Idaho, and even made a celebrity debut in Napoleon Dynamite! She's been out for 6 months, and was just companions with Sister Olsen, my MTC companion! We have so many things in common it is crazy. 

One super cool experience we had was tracting before district meeting--we had just a few minutes but we wanted to go! We stopped on one street and prayed, but both felt like trying a different street, and ended up both feeling like we should stop at the one next to it. We were getting out of the car when we saw a lady in one house looking at us so we went and taught her. She was a sweet little old lady named JoAnn who we shared the Book of Mormon story with and she loved it! I thought her eyes were going to pop out when we showed her the painting of Christ visiting the Americas and told her about 1 Nephi 11. It was so neat, and we have a return appointment with her this week! 

We also had a 24 hour exchange with a 17 year old recent convert of 2 weeks, which was way cool! Her name is Tori and she reminds me of Nora, she is so great! We took her tracting and she was so excited she wants to go on a mission like right now! She bore testimony with us and it was such a unique and fun experience! At the end of the day she was saying how she was struggling with her family but being able to serve made her feel so good! 

Last night we had dinner with a part less active family, the Hacklers, who are originally from Utah, and we finally figured out Sister Hackler, formerly Sister Betten, were both in the North Salt Lake Parkway Stake and went to girls camp together! We reminisced of faith walks, the siren alarms, crafts in the lodge, and other fun things, it was so fun! We became great friends, it was so great and it made me so excited to build relationships with all the ward members!

There were a lot of pictures this week...prepare yourself...

me, sister Hoffheins, Sister Clegg, Sister Warner, and Sister Blacker, my step sister, step mom, step grandma, and step great grandma!

Sister Ostler and me! Yes, I did cut my hair again, but I had some super cool gospel conversations with the hair cutter lady, Trista!

Favorite quotes!
"So everyone in Idaho is named after Potatoes?" Dennis, referring to Mikesell potato chips and Sister Clegg

"I heard that knock and I was like 'here comes Satan'" Sister Ostler, when JoAnn's son came in part way through the lesson and didn't want to hear about the Book of Mormon--luckily she still did and even stuck up for prophets! It was pretty sweet!

"Tori you should go invite him to church!" Sister Ostler
"You guys suck!" Tori
"We suck? We taught you the gospel!" Sister Ostler

"and then the gospel was restored, just like your car!" me

"I think my hair grows faster than it dries..." me

Love you all, have a great week!

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