Monday, January 27, 2014

Jan 27

I am officially old.  I got my pre-trunks this week: a paper where I had to declare if I am flying home or being picked up.  :(  Ancient.  

This week Sister Eppel and I spoke in Stake Conference.  We were even broadcast to another building.  Sister Beard, the less active lady we live with, came and watched us speak!  :D  Miracle.  President and Sister Curtis also spoke after us.  I asked if we brought shame to the mission and they said "no" so I think we did okay.  :)  Sister Beard spoke to President Curtis and said she was happy to have Sister Eppel and I there, and he said she may not have me as long as she thinks she might...  so I may be getting transferred my last transfer.  It feels like I might now.  We get the call on Sunday and are moved on Feb 5th.  We shall see.

We did a lot of planning yesterday and paper work.  I have been the walking area book so we started to actually write stuff down, seeing as I may be moving.  Been in this area since October 2nd.    Lots of catching up to do.  :)  

Love you all,
Sister Ancient

Jan 21

I love you all!!!  

Chocolate/ candy fast is still going strong.  It ends Feb 1st.  DON'T EAT MY FLAKIES!!!!!  need them...  My hair just decided to behave it's self for the past couple months.  Mission Miracle!!!  I use Garnie Fructice Sleek and Shine conditioner and it works wonders.  Even if I can't spell it... I think I may be in Twin till the end but have a different companion.  :(  I love Sister Eppel.  The trio is still stickin.  Sister Eppel has officially been sick for a week this morning.  She taught 1 lesson last week.  Poor Sister Eppel.  We have been doing splits with other sister missionaries so we work in both areas while one watches Sister Eppel sleep. Killer on miles but worked out.  Hope it will be gone in the morning.  

Been doing a ton of exchanges.   SO, funny story.  We went to see Sister Davidson and Pili when they got back from the ER.  We don't have a GPS anymore, the people we borrowed it from needed it back.  (The car symbol was an X-Wing!  I was an X-Wing pilot!)  I had been to the member's house they were staying in once before so I thought I was at the right place.  It was me Sister Ramsey and Sister Gass.  We go up and knock on the door.  I assumed it was the right house they were sick on the couch so I didn't want them to have to get up.  So I just open the door and walk in.  There are two big dogs I didn't remember but I don't trust my memory in all things, so I just hold them back by the collar so they don't get out and this dude with tattoos and a beanie walks out of one of the rooms and asks what we were doing.  I declared that we were "here to attack the Sister's, are they downstairs?"  "There is no basement in this house."  "Oh..."  Turns out it was next door.  I was one house off...   We promptly left and found the right house.  Needless to say my companions were laughing their heads off when we got outside.  Sister Ramsey was laughing so hard she was drooling!  Good times...  So, yeah.  I have officially trespassed.  Oops.  I was surprised our tires weren't slashed when we left the sister's real house.  

Well, I love you!

Sister Nettles

Monday, January 13, 2014

Jan 13

Another week gone.  According to mission years I am 68.  Old and decrepit.  :)  So crazy week this week.  We are now a trio.  It is Sister Eppel and I and now also Sister Gass.  Good old emergency transfer.  There have now been 5 sister emergency transfers in the past week.  And Sister Eppel is throwing up sick this morning.  So life is excellent!  A lot of the sisters have been getting sick this transfer.  At least 4 had to go to the ER.  One was throwing up blood.  :O  They are all doing better now.  Sister Curtis even goes over and sits with them while they are sick and takes care of them.  Like an awesome mother that I used to know.  :D  They think it was crazy food poisoning.  Being a Sister Training Leader is intense. So many sisters are having problems with their companions.  It will be okay though.  I love them all, so I just hug them as they cry on exchanges and help them to problem solve so things will get better.   

Sister Gass has been out 9 weeks now.  Came from Burley.  From California.  20 years old.  The rest of this transfer is going to be interesting.  Her old companion is now training a Tongan sister that came into the field last week.  The MTC got confused.  It happens I guess.  :)  It must be run by humans or something.  

We got 5 new investigators this week!  Two are from Micronesia, and a man in our family ward just happened to serve his mission there and is fluent in Chuukese.  Miracles baby!  We are doing a lent type of thing on top of the fast we did to find new investigators this month.  I gave up candy and chocolate for the rest of the transfer.  I have been strong since we started on Tuesday.  It's working!!!  :O  Not even drinking hot chocolate...  It's for the GG, the Greater Good.  ;)  

Sister Nettles

Jan 6

Hello yet again!

Life is pretty good.  Good job on cleaning up Christmas! We are still working on it at the house we live in.  :)  The Christmas trees are down but still trying to match up boxes with nick-knacks.  TONS of them...  It really is a nice house.  :)  Interesting turn of events, Sister Eppel and I may become a trio soon!  There is an odd number of sisters and we have plenty of space.  :)  New Years has come and gone so hopefully people will be back in town so we can teach them.  It was a really slow week last week.  Besides that life is good.  :D  

This super awesome lady we are teaching is working on quitting smoking.  Her name is Laverne.  She's the reason I'm in Twin Falls.  :)  I challenged her to say a prayer before every cigarette and now when she does she says she sees me poking her on the nose.  Then she puts it aside for later.  It's working!!!  I don't really poke her on the nose, she just imagines it.  Although I do poke my companion's nose.  :D  

Anyways,  I love you!!!

Sister Nettles

Dec 30

Thank you everybody for the presents!  I love you all!  Christmas was good.  I still carry the Batman pen in my pocket everyday.  I'm pretty sure the battery will die long before I run out of ink...  :)  The bag works perfect as well.  And the sea shells are slowly disappearing...  

We got to do an exchange the day after Christmas which went pretty good.  Get to do two more this week.  Yay!  My companion and I are getting along great still.  :D  Even though I torture her sometimes.  Like a sibling!  But without using teeth.  She is spared from that.  Just poking her hair up her nose  or over her eyes while she is trying to read the white hand book out loud.  :)  Great fun for me.  Hehehehehe...

I am still warm with my coat and boots and the thick tights I got.  Even on a bike.  I have had to bike twice now in a skirt.  :O  On exchanges...  Life is good.  We get to have a new year party with our district from 6pm to 9pm.  They want us off the roads by then and not at more worldly parties.  Go figure!   And we get to watch a movie.  Our district leader wants to watch Friday the 13th II but it may end up being 17 Miracles or something like that.  We shall see...  

I love you all so much!

Sister Nettles