Monday, 19 January 2015

Pictures

Jones Family - Christmas Eve Dinner

Part of our Zone on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Number 2 on my Mission

Kyla's Baptism

Goodbye to Sister Cleverly 

Zone on New Years Eve

Locked in the Clerks Office

Well hello family!
Yesterday was my 16 month birthday! Can you believe that? HOLY time is seriously FLYING! Hahah everytime a member asks me how long i've been out i say "a little over a year" and then my companion laughs, and then I just have to fess up and say how long I've been out, and then everyone gets all trunky on me. hahaha. Oh well... i guess it has to happen one day!
This week was good!
On Tuesday we had MLC, and it was actually so cool! We got to set the mission baptism goal. So it was neat, at first everyone started throwing out random numbers,and they were all sort of close to each other, but then one elder said "I don't know if its a sign or not but i keep seeing the number 711," and he said it was like numbers, or also the gas station 711. And then everyone was sort of laughing, and then I put up my hand and said that I really liked the goal of 711, and then all of a sudden president kind of agreed and then everyone was in unison! It ws cool, cause it started out kind of random, but then the spirit kicked in and everyone was on the same page! And then we said a prayer to you know tell/ ask Heavenly Father if this was the right goal, and the spirit was super strong and every body knew that we had chosen the right number! It was awesome! (part of the reason i liked the goal was cause someone joked that if we reached the goal that we could all get slurpees, and sister jardine said she would buy them, and you all know I would do anything for a slurpee haahahah, jk) But ya it was great!

Wednesday we did service at the thrift shop, and then we decided to just try and do some contacting! It was awesome! We talked to a couple people and some could potentially be interested! We met a hilarious old lady who was like swearing and stuff! hahahha we were cracking up. We had dinner with a lessactive from the 4th ward, she was sooo nice, and we shared the talk "his grace is sufficient" with her, and she was like crying. It was so sad, but so good. so hopefully she can see that the atonement really works for her! And then we had a great lesson with Judi about prayer! 

Thursday we did weekly planning! It was what ever. And we met with the zone leaders to plan our zone training. Aww they are great! seriously awesome zone leaders! We also had a lesson with this apparently really hard to catch less active pmf in the 4th ward. It was really great until the teenage daughter was like, I don't see why we need Jesus Christ, and then put down everything we said. But we bore testimony and continued on! And then that night we got to have a new member lesson with Kyla, awww I love her. She is so great!

Friday: this was our zone training! It was soooooo good! It was all about Peters conversion. We read from a couple different scriptures and talked about how Peter has changed over time. But still we know that at one point, Peter had been with Christ through his whole ministry, but he still wasn't converted. He denied Christ. BUT then he became converted. We all need to work on our conversions. We can't just be satisfied where we are at. Conversion is a process, not a destination. So that is what it was all about. President and Sister Jardine came, and they really enjoyed it too. All in all the spirit was super strong, and we gave some missionaries the opportunity to come up and bear their testimonies and it was cool to see how it influenced them. We used Hollands talk "THe First Great commandment", so everyone should go read it, it is soooo good!

Saturday we went and did service for Carla, she is the lady who can't use her arms, and she was so grateful! And we saw a few other people. Had a really fun dinner with the Hunts and it was good!

Sunday we attended both wards, it was good! Lots of great talks and lessons. And then we had dinner at the Poggemans and they are sooo fun!

Well in other news, we are currently locked in the clerks office right now. We were emailing in here, and then all of a sudden the elders were like sisters, you need to stay in here, there is a really creepy guy in the church. So we locked the door, and then another set of elders came and told us that this guy is apparently doing some crazy stuff, and there are broken windows and doors and blood everywhere........ And I guess the cops are on the way.
We are actually seriously really freaked out right now. 
SO ya, umm I guess the silver lining is we have extra time to email. 
But ya, we don't know whats going on. So I'll keep you posted.
OKAY LOVE YOU


OKAY ALL IS WELL. 
EVERYONE IS SAFE AND THE COPS GOT THE GUY!
JUST A WEIRD HOMELESS GUY ON DRUGS.
EVERYBODY IS OKAY!
LOVE YOU!

Tender Mercy

Hey family!
Well I don't really have a lot to report on since I last wrote you a few days ago....
Haha I think the most interesting thing to report on was that we went  to Lakeside church. 
Haha so probably no one knows anything about Lakeside, but all you need to know is it is a rock n roll church. hahaha we walked in and it was like a rock concert! 
No wonder everybody wants to go to the church, its just a party church.
Haha but ya, it was interesting for sure.
Hmmm sunday... our alarm didn't go off for some reason.... so we accidently slept in till 8:30.....(tender mercy hahaha)..... church starts at 9 and is 15 minutes away! hahaha so we definitely missed ward council, but then managed to get to church only 5 minutes late. 
Then after 2nd ward, one of our investigators texted us to drop us.... awesome.
hahaha so maybe we were being punished for going to that church.
Hahahaha oops.
But on the bright side, today we went ice skating as a zone!
It was fun! hahaha
And tomorrow we have MLC so we get costa vida! 
WOOOHOOO
Well that is about it!
LOVE YOU ALL!
LOVE SISTER LACUSTA

Staying in Folsom

Wow! It feels like I haven't emailed you since LAST YEAR. hahaha good joke right?
Anyways,
things have been SWELL!
It was so nice talking to everybody on Christmas, sounds like everyone is doing great! 
On Saturday KYLA got baptized!!!! It was soooo nice! Kyla is just the coolest girl in the world and now she is baptized! Can you even believe that?
It was a really nice little program too, her bf Tyler gave a talk, then Brooke the bishops daugter gave one, then she got baptized, and Sister Cleverly and I taught while she was getting changed, and then there was a little testimony meeting, and Kyla bore her testimony :') awwww. She is just awesome.
After her baptism Brother Edmondson took us out for sushi, which was nice. And sister Jones came back for the baptism so she came too! It was nice to see her!
Sunday, Kyla got the HOLY GHOST! wooohooo! It was great! We had dinner with the Hunts who are so funny and then we went and saw Joy who is the old lady who gave sister William the ukulele. So we brought our ukuleles and played silver bells for her. Haha its the only duet we knew. She loved it! And then in the night we went to the Edmondsons cause they have invited this less active family over for dinner, so we got to talk to them and it was great.
Then monday.... the great and dreadful day of transfer calls. haha. The beginning of the day was good. We went and did service at this ladies house who can't use her arms, and just saw a lot of other people. Someone brought us pizza for dinner haha, and then we saw the Medinas who are this super cool family who should get baptized asap. They are soo great! So we will see what happens with them.
Then we went to visit these members.......... and the dad usually isn't there and apparently he is kind of less active, and he was trying to prove the gospel wrong. So i was just like noooope, i'm not going to partiicipate in this nonsense. It was horrible. and while we were there we got our transfer calls. Sooooo drum rollllllll..... I am staying in Folsom with Sister Wilson!! And Sister Cleverly went to Lodi. So we were sad because we loved being companions, but we are both getting awesome companions! Seriously both of the sisters are amazing. But it was sad.
Tuesday would usually be pday, but sister cleverly started packing in the morning and then we had a zone lunch so we could have one last hoorah and sign each others bye books. But in the middle of our lunch we get a call from Sister Jardine, and she was like one of the sisters is having a mental breakdown can you go help her? So! We quickly got everyone to sign our books and the sped to carmichael to console this sister. So she was okay, just had a panic attack, and we talked about it, and then her zone leaders came and gave her a blessing, and hopefully she is okay now. Then the rest of tuesday was saying goodbye to people and all of that kind of stuff.
Wednesday was transfers! So we met at the office, and then Sister Wilson came back with me to Folsom! She is going to be a great companion! So then we had a lunch appointment that day, then district meetnig, then an appointment, then it was our zone activity. Hahha. so poor Sister Wilson hasn't even got to unpack at all yet.
But ya, thats about it!
We are going to be in finding mode now! Pray that we will find someone who is being prepared!!!!!! :)
Love you all!!!!!!!!
LOVE
SISTER LACUSTA