Thursday, 20 November 2014

New Assignment - Sister Training Leader

HELLO familia! 
So, this was a good week, nothing super exciting to report on except for transfers! 
So transfers, for the meantime we are going to be in a trio with Sister Cleverly, and we are going to be covering Folsom 2nd and 4th and I am now a Sister Training leader. hahahaa. So that means I get to go on exchanges and stuff with people. So that will be an adventure.
But ya, the week
so Tuesday AFTER pday we finally saw MIKE AND CHRISTY! I couldn't even believe it! They opened the door, and they told us that they had been ignoring us....! So at least the finally let us know. I guess they felt kind of sad during our last lesson because we told them they couldn't be baptized unless they got married, or moved out right? So they thought they would be rejects at church. So we cleared that up, and we set up to go do service over at their house! So we were super excited. 
Wednesday we had our little Book of Mormon study class with Laurel and Sister Stutz. It was good. Laurel was super stressed so we just talked and then we talked about the Book of Mormon.  It was also new news to her that Jesus Christ is coming to the earth again.... so we cleared that one up. Glad we found that out. After that we had lunch with the Sisters which was fun, they are both soooooo funny! Then we went to see Francis, he is still sad so we were just helping to cheer him up.  That night we had dinner with Sister Roberts. Haha pizza again. ( Sister William tells everyone she wants pizza so I think we had pizza almost every night this week hahaha). In the night we tried a whole bunch of people, but no one was home or available............
Thursday was great. We had district meeting, I don't remember what it was on... but I know it was good haha. We had our lesson with Beth, she is so sweet. Her mom, who isn't a member, sat in with us. It was good.  That night we had dinner with the Storers, she is the RS president, and they are awesome! Haha brother Storer is super funny. When the Sacramento temple was being built he took pictures of it every single week, so he made a slideshow and showed it to us, it was pretty cool! Then that night, we went and had fhe with Laurel and Billy and the kids. We had a lesson on the importance of family and then we played Taboo. Hahahaha, not a good game with someone who doesn't have english as their first language, and with babies. Hahah all the kids were just grabbing the taboo buzzer and going crazy hahaha. It was hilarious.
Friday: Sister William got her glasses and her sunglasses! woohoo, she is a happy girl now! She can see so much better, still no where near perfect sight, but for her it is much better. So she is excited. This day was weekly planning, so we did that, and then in the night we had dinner with Tom and Judi! It was fun! haha love them.
Saturday: we got to do a just serve project at the ZOO! haha we hung up christmas lights. It was fun! and then they let us walk around and look at all the animals hahaha. But then we were bummed cause, we were supposed to do service at Mike and Christys but then they cancelled :( so that was kind of a bummer. Then we saw some people and had dinner at the Jensens! Haha it was a fun dinner.  
Sunday: chuuuurch! yay! hahah it was good. Ashley Dean came!!! It was soooo good to see her! We passed the dinner calendar around is RS and YW and literally no one signed up.......................hahahahahah. wowza. Good thing we are so loved. But i guess it works out because now we have the other ward. So hopefully people signed up on theirs. Haha between the 2 wards hopefully someone will want to feed us.
Monday: so oh ya, i've been sick this whole week, and it wasn't getting better at all, so basically monday i just stayed in. So hopefully I will get better soon. But ya then the big transfer call. So it will be a lot of fun! Sister Cleverly is awesome, and haha I get to go back to El Dorado for exchanges! And so the deal with Sister William is, she still doesn't know, but she is going to be leaving saturday :(. President had so many calls and stuff to contact people in Pohnpei, but like no one spoke english and all this stuff, so he's been trying to figure out if she can be a missionary down there. So it sounds like she won't be a fulltime missionary, but she will still be serving. So it will be a sad week. I will be sad to see her leave. I've been thinking about it a lot, obviously, and it is so sad. It just seems so unfair that someone would have to get sent home just cause of how they were born. But we know that no matter what, everything that is unfair will be made right because of Jesus Christ. So I'm sure she will be fine. Hopefully the spirit will help her know that this is what is supposed to happen. It is still sad, but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for her. So i better start saving my money so I can go to the South Pacific and visit her and Sister Boata!
Well just so you know, Pday won't be till THURSDAY :'( :'(
So talk to you in a whiiiiiiile.
Mom and dad thanks for the birthday packages! You da best!!! :) 
Hope you are all doing great!!!!!!
LOVE SISTER LACUSTA

Love Doing Service!

HELLO FAMILY!
Thanks for all of the birthday wishes! :) It was a great day! 22 hahaha i'm old now. Oh well!
So this last week was good! We got to go to Sister Williams new missionary meeting, haha those are always fun! We get together with all of the new missionaries and their trainers. Haha and we split up into trainers and trainees. and haha the trainer meeting was funny cause there were these 2 sisters who just finished being trained and are now training and they had soo many questions hahahah. hilar. Also there is a trio of spanish sisters, and i guess when they are role playing they make one of them do wall sits, and then they have to do it short and powerful so their other companion isn't in a bunch of pain hahaha. so funny. The new missionaries also get the opportunity to bear their testimonies.... Sister William didn't bear hers..... sad :/.....We saw Francis after our meeting and he just had a really good friend die, so he was sad, and so we kind of talked about the Plan of Salvation. 
Wednesday I got to go on exchanges with Sister Parkinson, aww I love her! She is great! This will be our last exchange because she goes home this transfer! So sad! We had a good day, haha a very multicultural day. We went to meet this lady in our ward who is Filipino and she made us Filipino food spontaneously. We also met a lady from Tanzania! she was sooo cool! The rest of the day was just meeting lots of people, and haha we went to Chick Fil A for dinner and someone bought our dinner for us! SO NICE! And then in the evening we went to a RS activity and made the cuuutest crafts! It was a blast!
Thursday was good, we had district meeting and this one was on following the spirit, and how important the spirit is in missionary work. It was a good one. We had our lesson with Beth, she is soooo nice. We had a good rest of the day, then in the evening we had dinner at the Stutz's I looooove them, and then we were supposed to have fhe with Laurel and the family, but it was just us and Laurel, it was good though.
Friday was a mehhhhh day, weekly planning is always kind of whatever! But we had lunch with the Sisters and that was fun!
Saturday: we got to do a service project for 5 hours. Haha we volunteered at a thrift store doing all of the Christmas stuff! Ha WOW you don't need to ever buy anything new! You can get anything at a thrift store! Even christmas stuff! But it was pretty fun, then we tried a bunch of people, and wehad dinner at the Gleasons! Also soo fun, great family!
Sunday was my burfday :)). It was nice, President and Sister Jardine both came to church, its nice to see them! It was the primary presentation! ahhhhh so cute! Okay, mom and dad when we come back you have to come to this ward one time, cause honestly it is such a funny ward! So then we went home for studies, had dinner at the Graysons, they are so nice. Then saw some people, and then we went home and had cake and icecream with Tom and Judi and the sisters came over! hahaha it was fun!
Monday (yesterday): we had interviews with Pres that is why pday got switched, it was good! and then the rest of the day, just trying to meet lots of people and all that good missionary stuff! 
So ya! Hope you are all doing great!
Ha mom and dad hope you are enjoying CALIFORNIA! 
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!
LOVE, 
SISTER LACUSTA

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sisters teaching Elders Quorum!?

Well I seriously can't really remember what happened this week hahaha
What is up with that? Mission brain.
Monday we carved pumpkins for fhe with Tom and Judi! And hahahah they got moldy before halloween was even here.. sad! But they were cute while they lasted. We also had a small little lesson on Faith! it was good.
Tuesday: This nice non member lady gave Sister William a ukulele so she was pretty excited about that!  Francis wasn't there for his appointment..... :/. We met some of the new couples that moved into the ward. They are all young couples. One was really nice, the other was super awkward hahahah.... so weird. In the evening we went to this relief society activity, and then we went home for exchanges.
Wed: Lol i was with the sister named sister M and she is probably the most annoying/weird person i've ever met. I've had some interesting companions, but nothing like her. hhahahaah. She killed off a sister I came out with. Like I think she made her go crazy cause she is so WEIRD. She was like trying to run my area, and she's only been out for FOUR MONTHS. Ughhh so weird. But we survived the day. We met some nice people, and we had dinner at Sister Reese's. I LOVE Sister Reese.She used to house the missionaries and she served a mission too! She served in Salt Lake working on the Joseph Smith papers! It was kind of cool! 
Thursday was a good day, Sister William had a doctors appointment to go to she got  the A okay on her stomach. We had fhe with Billy and Laurel! It was great! Sister William actually talked!! woohoo! And then we played Sorry. hahahaha it got pretty cut throat. haha jk. It was fun though. I lost :(. 
Friday was Halloween. We weekly planned,  then did service, had a lesson with Beth, and then had an early dinner, and then at 5 we had zone training and zone activity. So the zone training was really good! It was about how we can be better people. A large focus on being humble. I liked it! Then we played ZOMBIES! hahaha i love that game!! So fun!
Saturday: In the morning we went to an 8 year old baptism, and we did a Q&A while she was changing. It was good. Then we just saw more people and in the night we had our coordination with Brother Gleason, he is our wml. I don't think i've even talked about him yet, but he is SO great! I think his family is the only family that likes us in the ward hahahahaha.
Sunday was good! An extra hour of sleep!! woohooo! And we taught elders quorum.... lol. So weird. But the EQpres asked us too so we did! We taught about how important it is to do personal study, and then related that to personal study in missionary work, and how they can do missionary work by doing more than just being a good example. Then in the night we just saw some more people!
So it was a good week! Nothing too exciting! I think Halloween was the highlight!
MOM I hope you had a GREAT BIRTHDAY!!!! :)
LOVE YOU

LOVE
SISTER LACUSTA