Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Breathe in Breath out

Week ending May 22nd

This week I felt like the BOMB SQUAD.  Not because we are the bomb.com(well we are that too) but we had to put out fires left and right all week.
On day we went to both stakes day sports.  The zone is made up of two stakes and we are segregated but zone leadership can go to both stakes.  After sports we dropped off the elders and went and had a snow cone.  It has been a WHOLE YEAR since I had a snow cone.  It was magical.  We also see bunnies all the time so we took a photo of us sharing the Book of Mormon with one!

I am not going to go into all the details of the drama and fires we dealt with but there was plenty!

Sunday night we had FHE with one of our families who is investigating and they all took part in the discussion.  Even the teenager who hates the missionary discussions.  We had brownies and watched a mormon message and they picked out songs.. We were in charge of the game so we played the game that I always used to play in the hot tub where you have to guess the theme.  Like everyone acts like a princess and then the person who is asking the questions and guesses what everyone else is acting out.  It was so funny.  We had a great time and the family should be getting baptized soon.

Love to you all!!!  I am glad Natalie graduated.  Sounds like home life is good.

Sister Gier

Just Dance

May 9-15th

On pday, we played volleyball.  It was the first time I have played volleyball in two transfers!  I do not know how I lived..We also made some Elders cry in Gotcha.  All those mornings playing basketball after seminary with the village ward boys has prepared me for this time in my life.  We went on two exchanges this week.  Sister Koyle and I are still getting along Great!  Although one 100 degree day it was hard for us to find motivation because we were hungry and hot.  We decided to sing "called to serve as loud as we could be for we got out of the car.  The first door we knocked on became a new investigator.#blessed
Our investigators, Axel and Andrianna are getting baptized on the 28th al let me tell you they are incredible.  They come to all the activities and church and they love the gospel so much they have invited their nonmember friends to come to church on Sunday!
Funny story...Sunday we realized that we had been double booked for dinner and we did not want to cancel on either so we had a cafe Rio dinner at 430 went home and changed into stretchy waistband skirts.  On the way to the second house Sister Koyle was saying she could not do it...she was going to tell them she was fasting or throw up.  She did neither...We got to the house and the grandma who was visiting opened the door and said one of the kids had broken their arm and the family went to the ER but the family next door was going to feed us.  I wondered if Sister Koyle had prayed for that??!!
Luckily family next door was one of our favorites so we confessed we had already eaten and just shared a spiritual message and some strawberry shortcake..  This family has three girls and reminds me of our family.  Sister Koyle covered my cake with whipping cream and the youngest shouted, " I want what Sugar girls has!.  Not much has changed with me, I still love my sugar!

I am loving life!

Love you!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Perfect Day

April 25-May 1st

Monday I bought myself some Italian ice. So good. I am also going
through this phase of buying Pringles. I used to hate Pringles! Now, I
get them all the time. They are just so handy in that little case and
they don't get squished and the best part- they fit inside a cup
holder. Tips for future college life.
We played ninja at the park. I haven't played it since my freshman
year of high school but it got super intense! Sister Bedont
accidentally slapped a sister in the face. Elder Branning and I were
the last two standing in both games! I was literally sore in the
morning. We also played kenacky. (I haven't played pday sport in
forever because sister Bedont isn't a fan) Don't worry, I still have a
good arm when it comes to throwing a football. The time off hasn't
ruined it one bit.

Tuesday we had a lesson with Jordan who is getting baptized this
Friday. After lunch we exchanged with sister Koyle and her mini
missionary. I was with sister Koyle and we had the best exchange ever!
I really hope president makes her my companion because she's my best
friend on the mission. Of course I'll keep in touch with the
companions that I've had but Sister Koyle is truly my friend and I'll
actually hangout with her after our missions. She comes home a
transfer before me and will be living in Provo. It's perfect!
The exchange we taught 3 member present lessons. One of them was
outstanding. I literally felt like there was a staged camera crew
filming district 3. We taught the plan of salvation. Spirit was heavy,
like it was so strong I felt like I was loaded with a bunch of
blankets wrapped around me. When we asked the investigator if he had
received his answer if the Church was true, he said after he prayed a
voice came to his head that said "Follow them". How amazing is that?!
We taught with unity and the members testified strongly about how the
Plan of Salvation blesses families. After the lesson we found an elect
new investigator. Then the ward mission leader took us out for DQ
because last time we were together we got DQ to cope with what was
going on and I've been a little more stressed lately than I would have
hoped. Ice cream fixes everything!

Wednesday we taught a ton. In the afternoon we had a meeting with the
MSTLs. They questioned us on how well we know our sisters. I know the
sisters pretty well so I threw down. I quickly made a detailed list to
help get to the root of their problems then mid way through the list I
said "can we skip all of this?! The root of the problem is pride! Can
we be done now?". Of course I was joking, but I have been able to
learn a lot from these past transfers.

Thursday we taught a lot. There was a huge flash flood that came in.
Institute was good. 

Friday was incredible. The whole day was perfect. I went to the temple
with Sister Erickson. The members took us the back way through the
lake mead national park so it was nice to have different scenery. We
got temple cinnamon rolls which are my favorite things in the world!
We went to meet Elder Holland. It's really rare that the whole mission
comes together so everyone was excited to see everyone. For dinner we
quickly ate at Taco Bell before Jordan's baptism which went

Saturday it rained all day! We got a call from Sister Koyle telling us
that the transfer doctrine came early and everyone knew where everyone
was going except us. We all met in the chapel and Elder Branning
reviewed who was going where. And then got to Koyle. It was a dream
come true!! We are companions!! It's the hardest area in the mission
but it is going to be incredible!!! We literally screamed! She played
off not knowing so well but deep down I knew something was up. God
knows us too well! I'm really excited. This is the third time the area
has been double transferred (white washed) in the past 6 months...
That's not a good thing! Sister Koyle and I have work to do!!
We found an atheist lady who accepted a Book of Mormon!! And liked it!
It was a miracle we ran into her an she knew it wasn't a coincidence!
Her heart was changed by the end of the chat we had with her. She's
not YSA age b she's going to get baptized. I can tell already!

Sunday I came to church and some people already had heard I was
getting transferred... Hmm word spreads fast around here! Either way,
the ward was sad to see me go! And they were grateful for the work
that has been done. The second counselor in the bishopric said "you
can tell when you get the right set of missionaries in the right ward!
Just look at what the missionary work was before you two came in!" Let
me tell you, it was zero. Zip. Nada. They hadn't had a baptism since
September! And we had two with 4 really solid baptisms on their way!
It seems like I'll be back almost every weekend!

I hate packing.

But that's about everything for the week! Life is good.