Monday, October 28, 2013

Bigger Area

So, to start out, I'm going to start with our miracle this week. So we were tracting this neighborhood and this man named Rahul opened the door and we sang for him and introduced him to the church  and GUESS WHAT!?  He said, "I'm looking for a church right now" and he wants to learn more and go on a church tour and all other sorts of awesomeness!!!

And then, I was going through the Less Actives in the ward and guess what? One of them is a..Stauffer.  I'm just going to have to activate them!! And see if we're related. (they could be the crazy Stauffer..who knows.)

This ward is very missionary minded and are great. The area is a lot bigger than my  last one, and it gets like Ubber Foggy. so it's slightly hard to drive sometimes. And theres a giant wild life reserve in the middle of it!! It's pretty exciting!! I'm going to find out if I'm allowed to go in it because I want to if we can.

Me and Sister Wright get along really we'll and it's shocking our hair is excactly the same. Same color pretty much style and how curly it is.  Everyone thinks were related...but were not. far as we know... >:)

...oh yeah, and the car we have is so weird XP  It's a 2013 Cruse and I feel very backwards in it.  It took me awhile to figure out where everything was in it.

And I think that's all I have for this week.


дасвиданя!!! (goodbye in Russian)

сестра стаффр (that's my name in Russian! :D)
May the Spirit be with you

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

First Transfer

So, I forgot to bring my planner in with me so I'm going to try and remember everything that happened this week.
First off, I got transferred. I'm Still in the Bellevue Zone, but I'm in a ward called BeaverLake now. My companion is Sister Wright. She is from Arkansas.  I've met her before at Zone things. she's awesome. She's also a Visa waiter to go to Brazil. soo....guess what language I'm learning now!? PORTUGUESE!!! Crazy right? So much for being called English speaking.

So, this week we were standing at a door and I saw a spider so i said "Look a spider!" in Russian but I accidentally said прорка (prorka) and that means prophet instead of saying паук (paook) which means spider. We also found a lot of potentials and we got an actual Russian appointment!! I was so excited for that and I have been studying hard for that lesson, but sadly, now I don't get to go :( But, this week we have a lesson with a family that only speaks Portuguese. so I need to study hard now for that so I can semi understand what's going on in the lesson.

We also had Zone Conference this week and I saw Elder Kirk there. I also saw him today at Transfers. He's doing good. Zone Conference was awesome. Elder Johnson is really great. we also had Zone Breakfast as well. Which is always fun. I can't remember anything else that happened this week... I'll do better next week because I won't forget my sticky note next time! 

сестра стафр (that's my name in Russian! :D)
May the Spirit be with you

Monday, October 14, 2013

Missionary Fun

First, I'll start out by thanking everyone that helped with Sister Frankenfield.  She had a really good time and can't stop talking about it.

Now I'll start with the week. So we met this Indian family Anshika Anki Pammi and Ajay, they are really nice. But Ajay (the dad) is not willing to change so after 2 lessons they asked us not to come over anymore :( They're a great family though. 

Then we saw Nayer (she's a Iranian) and we left her with a Plan of Salvation Pamphlet the last time we saw her and she read it and loved it. We taught about the Restoration and when we paused in the middle of the first vision she was on the edge of her seat and said, "Don't stop! What happens!?" I could barely hold a laugh back. It was funny! She had prepared all of this fresh fruit for us
to eat so then we ate and she said "Next time we'll have tea." and I replied "We don't drink tea." and she was like "You don't drink tea!? then we'll have Coffee." and I said "we don't drink coffee." Then we explained the Word of Wisdom to her and she said. "Then if I want to be closer to God, I better stop drinking tea and coffee." So she committed herself to live the word of wisdom! It was pretty funny and exciting at the same time.

Then we found this Indian man. I can never quite catch his name but it sounds like Gandolf. so we call him Gandolf. He's so funny and he wants to go to all of the church activities and such. He's such a funny old man.

Then, this week Elder Johnson (the President of Seminary) is coming to our mission on Thursday. I'm pretty excited.  President Choi says he's really  good friend with President Packer and he hopes that President Packer will come out sometime to visit.

сестра стафр (that's my name in Russian! :D)
May the Spirit be with you

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tiring Week

Well this week has been very VERY tiring. I honestly can't remember what I did this week. And it doesn't help that I forgot to write down what I wanted to send home....  I wish my sticky note was psychic. (that would help a lot) anyhow. The things I did write are, we met this Indian man named Sarub. and we talked with him and he's really interested...XP But he's in Boston all this week.

Then we met this nice man named James who we thought was not going to talk to us because he instantly started the conversation with "I don't like hypocrite Mormons." but we kept talking with him and he's willing to learn and slowly dip his feet into the "water" (aka gospel).

And then I read this really good talk this week. It's called "The Abundant Life." It's by President Monson.  It's in the January 2012 Ensgin and my favorite quote from that is "You can't direct the wind but you can adjust the sails."

My favorite talk from conference...hmmm...they were all good. I'm not sure which one was my favorite, but I really liked the one about the !'s (exclamation marks).
May the Spirit be with you

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


A lot has happened this week. District meeting was awesome. But kinda weird at the same time because Elder Wohlgemuth is the District leader now. So it was interesting not sitting next to him in the meeting but looking at him.  But he's a stellar missionary and is really good at what he does. And he gives really great advice/ideas. Then we had interviews with President Choi.

He is so funny.

Then we went and saw Julie and Robert. We taught them how to sing "I am a Child of God." and were hoping that Andrew's (Julie's husband) heart will soften. because Julie knows this church is true but Andrew won't let her participate.

Then we were teaching Sister Mercer (shes a less active) and her visit teacher Sister Tate  was over and apparently, if you tap our head it helps you sleep.  Theres a website, and we got a Russian refferal this week!! :D But we can't seem to get in contact with them. :(  But we'll keep trying. Then Angie (she's in the YSA ward) came out with us because she wants to serve a mission. She joined in April. Her testimony is so powerful!! And it was awesome having her come out with us.  Then we had an AMAZING Miracle!!!  And here it is.

So last week, we were in this complex and asked this lady if she knew any Russian speakers in the area. She said yes, and pointed to 3 apartments. The first one we knocked on no one was home. Then we went to the other 2 and they were both Spanish speaking. So, a week later, we tried the door that didn't answer, and Musti opened the door. She didn't want to talk with us so we asked if we could say a prayer with her. and she said "Yes." Once we were done with the prayer, she told us to stay there, and she went back into her apartment and started speaking another language... and no, it wasn't Russian. It was Farsi. When she came back, she asked us if we could pray with her mom and we said "Of course!"  So we went in and her mom only knows Farsi, and her name is Allia. And Musti started translating with the little English she knows. A tragedy had just happened in their family and she had been praying to Muhammad, and her prayers weren't being answered and so the night before she decided to pray to Jesus, and she had been praying all day, and we came knocking on her door. she recognized us as representatives of Jesus Christ and they are both going to be getting baptized this month! ..(I guess technically next month) :D they are so ready for the gospel. And they are giving up Muslim and are telling all of their friends about our Church and how this was a miracle. And they're both so excited to get baptized. Well, the next day we had a church tour with them. Luckily, we have a Farsi speaking couple in our ward, so we had them come with us. When Musti and Allia showed up, they brought a friend, and her name is G. and Brother Vafa ended up teaching a lesson in the Primary room to them in Farsi. And they're so excited to learn more and to go to church and watch General Conference. Well, when Brother Vafa starts teaching, he doesn't stop. So Sister Vafa just stood up and erased the chalk board and Brother Vafa was so shocked and said, "She cut me off at Apostasy!" We started laughing so hard. the Vafas are such a funny couple. We're grateful for their
willingness to help. And now were slowly (but surely) learning Farsi as we'll (at least trying too).

May the Spirit be with you