Tuesday, 19 August 2014

We Need to Have a Vision!

HELLO FROM SHINGLE SPRINGS!
Today is pday and it is pday of week 6! Soooooo that is crazy! Next week we might have some news of a new area! But who knows! I guess we will wait and see :)
This was a good week! Really full of service again, which is always fun! But  wait first!
After I emailed last week we went to the bishops house in the Bass Lake ward and it was CRAZY!!! This is literally the most ridiculously huge house i've ever been in in my life. Everything and anything that you could have ever wanted, they had! ahhhh it was insane! We played tennis! It was so fun! hahah they even had one of those things that shoots out the tennis balls really fast ahahaha you can just imagine how hilarious that was with a bunch of elders! But ya, it was a lot of fun.
Tuesday: we did service for Consuelo! oh my goshhhhhh we got trapped at her house again! not as bad as last time. But basically it was just redundant we took everything out of the garage and then we just put it back in. Hahah she has way too much stuff and has no where to put it! hahah its ridiculous. But nevertheless we still helped her! and she gave me a big suitcase! so woohoo! Now I wont have only broken luggage hahaha.  After that we just visited people and did the usual. Nothing too exciting to report on.
Wednesday: We sheared sheep! wahooo! Okay so apparently i'm going to be a master sheep shearer ahahaha and apparently that is a common service that people need done lol. So we only got 3 done and we have 3 more to do this week. Also Grandma told me that my great grandpa was a sheep shearer so it's in my blood! :D. hahaha I thought that was hilarious. After sheep shearing we had a lesson with Susan, we kind of talked about the how and why of baptism. She is finally starting to understand that if this church is true there is NO NEED to go to another church. She still hasn't said yes to being baptized though. Slowly but surely she is coming along. We had dinner with the Lichtenburgs. They are LA and they wanted us to come over and have Slewhouse corn. They said it is THE BEST. Well i'll tell you what, it was good, but it doens't compare to Taber corn. hahah but it was fun having dinner with them . I actually really like them and wish they woould come to church.  Then haha before our dinner appointment the Seymours texted us asking us if we wanted pizza. hhahah we told  them we had a dinner appointment then bro seymour said they had dessert pizza that we could come have some if we wanted. Hahah so after we tried a few people after dinner we went to the Seymours. I loooove the Seymours! Honestly they are just so great! I feel like we are friends with them and they give us good grown up advice. So it is always a lot of fun! Also they have a son on a mission so they always talk mission talk with us, which obviously we love hahah. But ya it was a good time.
Thursday: We had weekly planning! We had it today because friday was ZONE CONFERENCE :D. But ya weekly planning was good. We saw Tommy Hawke afterwards and visited with the Miltons. We weren't able to have a lesson with Mimi, but we had a good time and did share a scripture and have a little lesson on Christ. It was good. They also told us that Thursday was NATIONAL MIDDLE CHILD DAY. So yippeee hooray for me! hahah all of us were middle children! so it was kind of funny talking about that.  Then we had dinner with the Moodys. Oh my gosh I seriously just love the Moodys. They are SO FUNNY! hahahha they are just a good family who always makes us laugh! Also their son Nathaniel is going to byui in january so I was telling him all about it and how fun it is and stuff like that. After dinner we went and saw Tammy and finally got to have a lesson with her about how she should stop studying about the devil and how she needs to focus on studying about Christ because light ALWAYS overpowers darkness. So she sort of understands, but she kind of just listens but then it goes right out the other ear. Also she was trying to convince us that the bible says that marijuana is okay. we were like WRONG. ITS WRONG AND ALWAYS WILL BE WRONG. So that was ridiculous. 
Friday: ZONE CONFERENCE!!! wooohoooo! I love zone conference! This was such a good day! We had some great trainings from our zone leaders, the AP's, and from President and Sister Jardine. The theme of zone conference was D&C 28:15-16. It was good. President Jardines kind of theme for our mission is "vision" And how we need to make sure we have a vision. And just like proverbs 29:18 says, where there is no vision people perish. SO WE NEED TO HAVE A VISION. :D. So it could be with anything in life, but it is very important for us as missionaries to understand why we are doing the things we are doing and to see how we can help them! So it was really good! President Jardine talked about the requirements of a true gift giver and then compared those qualities to Christ. It was good. We had a great training from the AP's! It was about how we are all here with the same calling! They had us say what it says on our tags and it's all the same thing. and then they were like where are we right now? and then we would answer "THE CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO MISSION" and then everyone was getting PUMPED! hahaha it was awesome! I LOVE this mission! And then we watched a mormon message called "THe Will of God" This is probably my all time favourite mormon message. It is soooo good. Hahahha okay so just to make you all feel better I am still the same old me, I am basically just as immature as ever. During our training we our zone leaders we were in the classroom and the first row of chairs was all of the comfy cushioned chairs, and the elders took all of the comfy chairs. So then we walk in and get the hard ones and were just joking like ohhh thanks a lot elders we really appreciate it. So then bla bla bla we start and the elder sitting in front of me stands up to read something, and then we elder beside him was like, switch chairs! So then we started to pull back his chair, and then i was like wow, this would be hilarious to just pull it back and leave it. So first, I thought he totally knew what we were doing. But then NOPE he didn't. Hahahaha he went to sit down and his chair wasn't there and he plopped right on the floor!! oh my gosh. I'm not going to lie, it was HILARIOUS. But then I felt really bad. I was like wow, this was not a good time to be pulling elders chairs out from under them. Hahahah so oops. I repented later. But it was hilarious. You can think something is funny and feel bad all at the same time right? But ya, overall it was a great zone conference. It was so fun to see the other missionaries! I saw Sister Gutierrez! She goes home this next transfer :O. So sad! She is doing good though! And I saw Sister Brown awwww so fun! And saw lots of other people. So much fun! When zone conference was over I picked up the package from you guys! Thanks so much!!!! Its always so fun to get packages!!! :).  That evening we were actually really busy and saw a lot of people. It was good times. 
Saturday: In the morning we did service for Sister Zenk. We cleaned all of her floors for her, she just had surgery and really appreciated the  help! We had another lesson with Susan about the plan of Salvation and it went really well. We basically just asked her questions to check her understanding. We asked her what she thought of when she thought of the plan of salvation and she said "love" and then we were like that is exactly right. Then I talked about how heavenly father loves us and gives us our families and wants us to be with them and that is why we have temples. And then I have this picture of our family infront of the temple that I keep in the front of my scriptures and I showed it and bore my testimony and it was reallly good. I think Susan is relaly starting to understand. Especially how it doesn't make sense for us to just REST in the grave after we die. The rest of the day we were all over the place seeeing people, and our dinner appointment gave us money and we didn't even have time to have dinner till 8 o clock. It was great!
Sunday: This was another great sunday. No susan at church :(. But that is okay. After church we went to the Seymours for lunch and had fun with them. We went home and did studies and then we had dinner with the Sr Hulberts. Hahahha they are SO funny!  Then we went to the youth fireside that was put on by this kind of less active member. It was all about his conversion story. So then we called it a night! 
It was a really good week! Now here starts week 6 of the transfer! wooooow! Where has the time gone!? 
Well I love you all and hope you are doing great!
Also, I hope you are doing missionary work and reading from preach my gospel or something!!!!! ;)
Okay have a great week!!!!!!
LOVE SISTER LACUSTA 

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