Monday, April 18, 2016

Week # 13, 66 more to go!

Okay so my week.. Let's see here it was busy and not busy at the same time. So sister Figueroa has never swallowed a pill before.. So I helped her figure out how to do it! And she swallowed her first pill ever! It was pretty exciting. So we had like 6 lessons with investigators that all cancelled on us so that sucked. On Thursday we had service and it was raining so hard that the rain was like completely sideways! Oh so our main investigator Adam went to the doctor and found out his toe has been broken for like over a month and he was really really angry about it and texting us and we were trying to help but we don't really understand all of his adult problems so it was like the middle of lunch so we took our Mac and cheese over to the Teuschers so that they could help us to know what to say. They helped a lot! Then on Saturday morning we went to go help this lady move and her house was interesting.. So our members, the Bradts, take such good care of us. They told us not to go into the garage and we asked if there was bugs and brother Bradt said that would have been the least of our problems. It was nasty! But then it was funny cause yeah he told us not to go in there, then 5 mins later he told his son to get in there and help. But then after that we had a lesson with Adam at the Jacksons who is the former bishops family. It was such a good lesson! It was 2 1/2 hours.. And we answered his questions for the first hour then talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ! It was really cool cause it was the first lesson we had with his girlfriend there. And we talked a lot about repentance and you could tell how the spirit was talking to both of them. He wants to be baptized but they are both talking this very seriously. Which is a good thing! So our next lesson will be about the law of chastity and the word of wisdom so that will be great😬 then the Bradts fed us waffles with blueberries and it was delicious😊 So we had ward council yesterday and had to be there at 7:15 am and we live 30 mins away from church. So we were really tired. But then church was good! Adam and his girlfriend came😊we made a challenge for the ward to do missionary work! It's really cool we have different things for each age group and if they do it they can shove pie in our faces or dump cold water on us and all this fun stuff! So that's fun πŸ˜Š then we had dinner at the Teuschers and they always feed us so well! We had lasagna and it was delicious!!😍 so over all my week was pretty good! We talked to a lot of people and studied A LOT! I've been reading the Book of Mormon and every time I just get the most amazing feelings! I know without a doubt that this church is the true church. It's Jesus Christ church here on the earth today! I love my savior so much and I know that no matter what you have done in your life he will forgive you. That he loves me so much that he died for me. I love this church so much and I am so happy in my life right now. I know this is where I am supposed to be! Hope you all had a great week! 

Sister Morgan πŸ˜Š

I Survived My 1st Transfer!

So transfers were today but I get to stay with Sister Figueroa (: 1 down 12 more to go! and we are staying in Creswell for the next 6 weeks! I am really excited to stay with her and continue to be with the people of Creswell! So this week had some ups and downs and craziness! We put Adam on date which is super exciting! We taught about the plan of salvation and he just got so excited that he chose to come here to Earth and that he chose Jesus Christ's plan. He was so amazed by this! We got a new investigator Becky! She's pretty cool(: Kinda interesting actually, so we were planning on walking over there cause it's more active right? So then my trainer is like okay well do you have your pepper spray and I said yes and she went and got hers then she just had this feeling that we should take the car instead which is really weird cause she ALWAYS wants to walk. Like all the time. But yeah so we drove and we were safe(: and we met Becky so yeah it was good! then yesterday was crazy cause Adam was supposed to come to church and no one could contact him and it was crazy and everyone was looking for him but he was sleeping cause he almost broke his nose and got pain killers then today he found out that his foot has been broken for the past month. Church was good yesterday, we taught young woman's and taught the restoration which went really well! I've been a little homesick lately but I just take it one day at a time and turn to the Lord because I know he will always be there for me! And yeah that was my week(: 
Sister Morgan πŸ’š

Conference is the most wonderful time of the year

So this email won't be to long! But hello!😊 

This week has been really good! We found a new investigator and that was awesome! Not much else happened this week besides conference, which was AMAZING!! So we watched Saturday session with the Bradt family which was so fun, they are great! Then we went to the Teuschers house for priesthood, which was probably like the best session! Then on Sunday was just great! We ate like 6 meals! So we went over to the Andersons house for the morning session and we had waffles then after we had crapes at our ward mission leaders house! Then we ate again at the Teuschers, we ate soup and salad and rolls. It was so good! We had our investigator Adam come and watch it with us and he really enjoyed it so that was exciting! We have another lesson with him on Tuesday! Then we ate ice cream Sunday's with brownies after the afternoon session! Because Elder Holland told us to!😍 then we went to dinner with the Jacksons and played with their cows and set off fireworks! It was a really great weekend! Elder Hollands talk at the end was so incredible! If you haven't watched it yet, well you should! This past weekend has really helped my testimony grow really strong! I just love listening to the prophet and apostles! I am so thankful for our living apostles and prophet! I know they are true seers and revelators for today's world. I know this church is true and I am so thankful for Joseph Smith and all that he went through for this church! I love you guys and hope your week is great!

Sister Morgan 😍

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easter Time is Amazing

Sorry everyone the past two weeks have been crazy! So busy and hard so I haven't actually written all that much! But I have time this week so my past two weeks let's see here. 

So since Saint Patrick's day a lot has happened! We had interesting food that night lol like cabbage and corn beef it was interesting.. Then I had my first actual lesson with one of our investigators Adam! We have gone to see a lot of the less active families in our ward. Then we got another investigator Evelyn who is awesome, she's a teacher and has a cute little girl and was really excited about the Book of Mormon, it was awesome! Then we met another guy who became a new investigator named mark and we showed him the new Easter video and he cried and talked about his relationship with Christ. We actually have seen him 2 times now!

So for the less actives we visit we have started going to one of the EQ meetings and that has helped so much with getting to know the ward and all the members. So we go see some less active members pretty often and then we will track around their houses. Then not this previous Sunday, but the one before that, we substituted for the primary chorister so that was really fun and interesting.. Sister Figueroa was like making movements that went along with the songs and she looked so funny it was hilarious and all the kids were looking at her weird.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ then for dinner that night we went over to a family that has us over quite a bit, the Zittings, they have 6 kids and they are all crazy but it is always fun to go over there! Anyways, it was one of the boys 10th birthday so they had a whole thanksgiving meal for his birthday so I got thanksgiving in March 😊 It was really good! 

So it was spring break this past week so no one was here. Our ward is already small and because of spring break it was REALLY small that Sunday. Then we had another lesson with Adam which went super well! He is just absorbing everything! And then going and talking to his girlfriend who is a less active, about all of it and he is really enjoying it! We got another investigator named Jose who is super nice! We met with our new bishop for the first time this past week and he is really nice and I think he will be a good bishop. But I do miss the old one he was awesome! On Monday we had the Bradt family feeding us and they told us that they were gonna make chicken crack, and we thought they meant like chickens butt crack.. So then they told us they wouldn't judge how much we ate of it cause it was so good and me and my companion just kept laughing so hard. So then when we got there and it was chicken enchiladas so the reason they call it crack is cause it's so good and you just want to keep eating them.. Which is true I ate 3.. And out ate the sons which are teenagers.. It was really funny! But they were so good... 

Then on Wednesday we went to the temple and it was so gorgeous. 😍 everything was marble and pretty and it was just so great! We did an endowment session with our zone and the Springfield zone and our mission president and his wife which was awesome! Then on the way home from Portland we got Wendy's because there is like no Wendy's in my mission, and none in my zone. Then Saturday was really fun! Our ward had this big Easter egg hunt thing and invited a bunch of nonmembers so we went and it was so fun! So they had a egg hunt for each age group that was all blocked off. So like 7 and under were just on the flat ground kinda in trees, then 8-12 were on this big hill you can barely stand on, which was funny to watch cause they all looked like vultures trying to get a piece of meat. It was crazy. Then 13-17 had to go in the blackberry bushes for there's which just sucked for them cause it's pokie. Then 18+ had to go in this one area that people were shooting them with paint ball guns!! It was crazy! I wanted to do it really bad but I was wearing a skirt and we could have gotten hurt or something so we didn't. But we watched and it was funny to hear all the little screams and then the RS president like yelled "MOTHER.." She stopped herself but yeah it was funny! Then we ate a ton of food😬

So then we had the woman's general conference that night which was also really good. It talked a lot about serving others who were less fortunate then you. Especially refugees. Then yesterday was just a really good day! We had good speakers on the atonement the RS president was one of them and she talked about how her mother In law was like a Shepard, she had a sheep farm and she was saying how stupid sheep actually are, like they are funny to watch. But how it makes no sense that a Shepard would die for there sheep like human life is worth so much more then just one sheep. And then that went to like us being the sheep and Jesus dieing for us and how great and important it was. And how much he loved us. It was really good 😊 so we had 2 investigators at church which was awesome! Then after church we watched bible videos and ate Easter candy. Which those videos are just amazing. Then we went over to the Teuchers house for dinner, they are like the grandma and grandpa for all the missionaries here! It was so good! And we ate with them and our investigator Adam and his girlfriend so that was fun! Then we had a lesson with him and we watched the restoration video and talked about it and it was really good and he saw the parallel of Joseph Smith and how much he went through for this church and Jesus Christ.It was so great! It's all starting to click for him and it's amazing! 

But yeah that's my 2 weeks! I hope everyone has had a great past two weeks! And that this week is also great! The book is blue and the church is true!! 😊 Miss and love you guys so much!!

Sister Morgan😊