Monday, January 27, 2014

2 weeks...

Alrighty, so I'm going to start with some stuff from last week that I forgot to write about. So we tracted into this couple and they are members. XP Brother and Sister Holder. Sister Holder is from Australia and Brother Holder is from New Zealand! It was great. They say they're temporarily living here so their records are in a different ward. But it was still fun. Their son is serving in Florida and he's serving where my old investiagtor is living right now! So that's pretty exciting.

Then we had Zone Breakfast as well.  It was good as always. And a bunch of fun...but I some how end up on my leaders bad side... hehehe.... so Elder Hensen is a AP and I got up to take the last Cinammon Roll at the same time he did but I snatched it before he did...and yeah..we sorta declared war...heheh... I need to be more careful...since he is an AP and everything.

Now onto this week.
So I got a dragon!!! His name is Nilus. We were at the Petries house practicing the discussions and their daughter Anna loves to crochet and she makes lots of things without patterns!! she made me a dragon. I guess somehow she just knew it was my 9 month

mark that day. We made cookies this week as well...well really they were just mini missionaries.

And now once a month we get a Zone p-day. The first one is today, that will be interesting. But I'm pretty excited for it.

And now for the random realization I had this week!!! So for those of you who have read Kingdom Keepers. You know about SBS (Sleeping Beauty Syndrome) but you see as a missionary we get CS (Cinderella syndrome) because we turn into pumpkins if we're not home on time.

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

Monday, January 20, 2014


Well this week I can't really remember what happened.... I left my planner in the car ...again .....hehehe ....oops. But I'm doing well and I want to say "Thank you" for all of the letters that I have gotten from everyone.

In my studies this week, I came across Mosiah 8:18 and it says:

"Thus God has provided a means that man, through faith, might work mighty miracles; therefore he becometh a great benefit to his fellow beings."

And I really liked that cuz through faith all things are possible. And even through this hard time, with faith, our burdens will be light and all will go well.

My companion is the one waiting for her visa to go to Brazil.
сестра стаффр (That's my name in Russian! :D)
May the Spirit be with you

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


So, this week has been good. We just had transfers and guess what!? I'm still in Beaver Lake (I swear I'm NEVER going to leave this zone) and my companion is Sister Wright again! How crazy is that!! Pretty crazy.

Sister Smalley and I had fun this last week. We had a lesson with Molly and Brother Devine came and befriended her husband Max which was great cuz Max actually came in for the lesson!! It was awesome because that never happens.

Then we spent most of our time up in Ames Lake Tolt Hill so when we're up there we eat in our car. We had decided to buy dinner at the gas station this time and they had NO warm food, but they had a pickle! (You know, like the ones that you can get at Disneyland). I was so excited, so I got one because I had been craving for one of those pickles. ...but when I ate it, it did NOT taste like a pickle at all!!! It tasted so gross!!! XP yuck.

And yeah....I can't really remember what else has happened and yeah.... I think that's all I can think of. Thank you so much for all of the prayers!!

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Lord is in charge.

I'm doing alright. The ward here is really helping out, but I know this is where I need to be and that there are people here I need to find.

So this week has been an interesting week. We found a new investigator named Dani. We were about to put her on date but then a meat delivery man interrupted.

Then for New Years I bought a lot of confetti and a confetti cannon. I was so excited for it! But then it didn't work, so I was thoroughly disappointed. :(

Then we also had a New Year conference that morning. We went to the Sansings to follow up with a commitment and we were talking about something and their daughter Katie suddenly said "Like Sociopaths!!" and she compared missionaries to sociopaths because she never knows what they are thinking, XP

So the day after I found out about mom, we went and saw Sister Mcfadden and she had remembered a comment I had made about a poem quote thing I really like and she found it and printed it off for me and it's called Footprints.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him,and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't Understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied,"My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you during your times of trial and suffering When you see only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you."

And I Love that. And I know right know that the LORD is Carrying me and my family. I know that the Plan of Salvation is true and that she is in a better place doing a great work.

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