Monday, November 25, 2013


So this week we went to the Relief Society Holiday Party. Molly went. It was really fun. Sis. Fawset sang (she's not a member). It was really pretty. I know one day her heart will be softened toward the church. Then Sister McFadden played this beautiful arrangement of "i Know that My Redeemer Lives." It was so pretty. She sang with Missy and there was a great slide show that went
with it!!!

Then we went to try this refferal that we kept getting over and over again from the refferal system. We had tried it once before and the dad answered.  He wasn't interested. So we tried back again and we were hoping that the dad wasn't going to be home...but he was. And we talked about the Bible and stuff like that. And he started bashing and when we left the coolest thing was we left with our testimonies strenghtened because you could feel the difference between when we spoke and he did. So that was a cool experience.

Then on Sunday, we were starting the first hymn and this girl in front of me starts signing the song. And I was like "OH MY GOSH SHE'S DEAF!!!! SO COOL!!!!!" So after sacrament meeting I went and I signed with her. Her name is Anna and she's actually mute not deaf. She's from Idaho and served a signing mission in California!!! She was visiting her sister for Thanksgiving. It was awesome!! I understood her signing wasn't very good..hehehe...but that's alright....

Then we had our member dinner at the Winders. They made "Han-burgers" and "Save Han-jello" and all sorts of Star Warsy food!!! It was so awesome!!! It made me really happy. On top of that, they were all wearing Star Wars shirts!!! So we taught a Star Warsy lesson. it was so great!! Then they gave us  Christmas presents with a little stocking and the stocking had a Yoda head sown on!! It's so adorable!!! I think that's all that happened this week...yeah...

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

Monday, November 18, 2013


This week has been good. We've been doing A LOT of tracting but we have found 4 new people to start teaching!! We're so excited for that. We accidentally tracted into a member. And guess what!! He knows Uncle Mark [Stauffer].   His name is Brother Bearndt.  He used to work with him, I guess.

We had exchanges this week as well. I went to Cougar Mountain. I was with Sister Coombs. Sister Coombs isn't allowed to drive, so I had to drive. So...we kept getting lost and stuff cuz the GPS she had told me to turn at the last second. So we did a lot of turning around and stuff.

Then we also had Zone Breakfast this week. It was at President Senelli's. They made crepes!!! It was so good!!! They had Nutella there as well. And President Choi Crashed it. which isn't surprising.  He likes to crash or invite himself to things all the time. But it was really fun.

Then we had dinner with the Jones and they made Nutella shakes!!! They were sooooo good!!! It has Nutella, ice cream, milk, and vanilla and they blend it!! It's sooo good!! Apparently, Brother Jones also likes to make cake shakes. I'll have to try one of those...his favorate is the cheesecake shake. I can't wait to try that one day.

Oh yeah, I also learned that Elder Kirk is in my Sister trainer leader's district. They said he had a surgery done. Do you know anything about that? And I keep forgetting to have you tell Dustin "hi" for me and to tell him that he looks like he's grown a lot since I last saw him 2 ish years ago.  hmmm.... I think that's all I have for this week....
сестра стаффр (that's my name in Russian! :D)
May the Spirit be with you

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Good Week

So this week, we found a new investigator! His name is Glenn. (There are a lot of Glenns in this area.) It was slightly awkward cuz he was in his bathrobe, but he wants us to come back to teach him and his wife!! I'm excited for that.

Then we also found AJ. He's a nice guy. He gave us some catfish. I gave my piece to Sister Wright.

Then also this week, we were studying and there was a knock on our door. I opened it and it was the Jehovah's Witnesses. All they said to me was "Oh, we were looking for a Russian Family." Then they left. That was pretty exciting.

But the most exciting thing that happened this week is...dun dun dun dun..wait for it.......RAHUL AND HIS FAMILY ARE ON DATE TO GET BAPTIZED!!! We're so excited!!! They're so ready. And it was exciting as well because Sister Wright will be getting her Visa in a month or 2!! That was a crazy day!!

Well, things are going well here and I hope things are going awesome there.  Hope you all have a great week!!!

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

Monday, November 4, 2013


So, this week was good. For Halloween, we had to go tracting for an hour!! It was super awkward, everyone thought we were trick or treaters XP. I kept wanting to say "trick or Gospel?" when they answered the door. We had a Halloween party as we'll. The Bishopric dressed up as 1D (1 Direction), it was so funny!!! XP They even performed!! I'm so glad I had my camera!! I filmed their
performance!! Then Sister Mcbride (our Ward Mission Leader's wife) dressed up as Mary Poppins. She looked like the real thing!!!

I learned that the Winder family in our ward are HUGE Star Wars Fans!! They're having us over for dinner in a week, I believe and Sister Winder said she'd do something Star Wars for it!! :D I'm so excited for that dinner.

Then one of the days we were out tracting we met this girl named Heather. She is awesome!! And she owns 2 horses!! But sadly, she's leaving soon :( Then we had a lesson with Molly (shes in a part member family) and she's just awesome. We read 1 Nephi 7-8 with her and Sis. Mcfadden was there. And guess what. I discovered that Sis. Mcfadden taught EFY and I went to one  of her classes!!!

Then we had dinner at the Harmers and they have a Havanese dog too!!! His name is Riley and he's white and brown and longer then Sirius Black but other then that they look the same!!!

Then 2 days ago, there was a HUGE windstorm and it took the power out!! It was out for like 2 hours, then it went out again for about 30 min. but everywhere else it was out till the next day. The weather was so bad!!  And that same day I met a man named Joe and we were talking with him and he asked "Where are you from?" I said "Cedar Hills" and he said "Is that close to Salt Lake?" I replied "sorta about 30 min away." and he said "Do you know Stake President Steve Bernards?" I said, "No, but is he related to a Duane Bernards?" and he said "Yes." and I guess he knows him through work. I thought that was really weird!!

Then so Rahul (a guy we found about 2 weeks ago) came to church and he LOVED it!!!! He started crying and was thanking us for introducing him to this church!!!! We have an appointment with him and his family on Friday!!! I'm so excited to teach them!!! He is so prepared and ready for the gospel!!!!!

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