Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What a Week!

So before I address the rather insane news I opened up to when I logged on (his visa was approved/arrived and he will soon be on his way to Brazil!), I will start with addressing the week! I LOVE my new companion! He is hysterical! He is from south carolina! He is a musical genius! He plays every instrument except like 3. He is an awesome singer and loves basketball. He is only 5'7 so he envies my height so we have some fun together. Plus we got out of the corrola and we are now driving a Chevy Colorado! Sweetness! Not much this week as far as new investigators. We are teaching the same people and are really praying they will have a change of heart! Most are prepared for baptism they are just holding themselves back! 

NOW for the rather crazy news dad informed me of... If that is true- i will have a coronary..... I am already hyperventilating... My mission president will call me soon and probably let me know of the news if it is really to good to be true! If it is true I will embrace this experience with complete trust that that is where I am supposed to be! I will continue to prepare myself in all aspects in preparation! I love you all soooo much!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm a Visalian!!

So transfer calls have come once again and I got exactly what I hoped for! I will be staying in Visalia for a 5th Transfer! I will be getting a new companion. Elder Vonk is going up to Merced to be a district leader and my new companion will be Elder Simms! Woah This will be fun! haha I have no idea what to expect! It will be super fun and I am soo excited to have this new chance! Haha i will be in a YSA for another transfer... i might be in a YSA for my whole mission if i dont go down to Brazil:) 

​I love Street contacting. Met this rapper named Destro!

So as of last week I have now found out that my entire MTC district has made it to brazil! Haha i am the lone survivor in the States! Craziness!! 

​We will all come back here and eat after my return... this place is heaven on earth.....!!!
Fellow missionaries

We had one of the best weeks thus far on my mission. Last week on Wednesday we taught 8 lessons in one day! So awesome! It was a good run with Elder Vonk but I am ecstatic about this new transfer. 

​The DVD president Gelwix signed for me! haha watch the movie and you will recognize the quote;)
Elder Simms is going to be a breath of Fresh air;) We are still teaching the normal people but we added a new investigator named "C" who has huge gages but is sweet!! He came to church yesterday! having a blast out here! Got the letters you sent and got the package as well!! Thank you for everything!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!

Another week flown by! Holy cow this transfer has been a complete blur it feels like! Looking back it is hard to even remember what happened this week! In fact nothing really to grand happened. So I will just tell you about our 4th of July Celebration! So mission policy is that you have to have your car parked or bikes locked up at home by 6:00 pm. The only way you could be out is by having a member drive you for the night. So it being the 4th of July no missionary wants to be inside all night. So us and another set of Elders went with a member to The city Firework show at the Mineral King bowl (the local high school stadium). It was really fun they had a band that played covers of alot of classics from the 70's 80's and 90's and even some current stuff. Not the best quality but I'm not complaining;) The firework show started at like 9:00 and went for like 40 minutes while good ole 4th of July music was playing! Personal favorite was "I'm Proud to be an American!!" kinda mad they didnt play courtesy of the red white and blue though! Awesome night! hope everyone enjoyed their 4th's! Kinda glad I was hear in the states to feel the Patriotism;) I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Tem um Bom Semana! Have a good week!

Our new president is fantastic. I absolutely love him and sister Clark! They are going to be great! Haha "J" was not baptized this Saturday unfortunately! We are hoping for the beginning of August! Good thing we have the spirit to read our investigators cause if i didnt i would be a lost cause.
Haha yeah looking at pics of the family always brings peace to my heart. So you got sappy looking at them? :) You know its funny you say that word "bold", because before my mission I did not believe myself to be a very bold person. In some regards even still i dont see myself as bold, but when teaching I have found myself to fit that description. I feel as though that is the way the spirit directs me is to be bold and assuring. I am grateful every day to have that gift.