February 12, 2018 - The Week of Hymn #152

This week was so good. We had zone conference (which is my favorite thing ever) and it was incredible!! I always love A) seeing all my friends and B) getting a spiritual recharge. This zone conference we watched a devotional given by Jeffrey R. Holland to the missionaries in the MTC a while ago. If there was ever a better person to get a rebuking from I would like to hear them speak as well. He was telling the story from John 21 (if you haven't read it recently, read it). He asked us very point blank if we loved the Savior and if so, feed His sheep. It was much more powerful than what I can put unto words but trust me, it was really incredible. The Spirit gave me some corrective nudges and I'm excited to try harder to be better. 

We had such a good lesson with our lovely Fantasia this week as well! My wonderful companion is so in tune with the Spirit and invited her to be baptized on March 3rd and she accepted it!! I am so grateful to be part of this work that is 110% Spirit-led. She is taking amazing strides in her life and I am such a lucky girl to be a part of it. Keep her in your prayers! ❀

In honor of the wondrous holiday coming up on Wednesday (particularly a favorite of the missionaries πŸ™ƒ) I will share the scripture that is oh so relevant. 

1 Thessalonians 5:26
"Greet all thy brethren with a holy kiss." πŸ˜ƒ

I love y'all! Have a happy love day, I know I will (jokes. I'm biking this week so....)! 

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Posted on February 12, 2018 .

February 05, 2018 - The Week of the Long-Awaited Milkshake Moment

Hey Y'all!

This is so cliche to say but time is FLYING. I'm talking breaking the sound barrier kind of flying. ✈ This Wednesday I will have been on my mission for exactly 8 months. Good granny it's going by so fast. In honor of my eighth month mark I am going to tell you 8 things I LOVE about being a missionary. 

πŸŽ‰ 8 Things I Love About Being a Missionary πŸŽ‰

1. I love seeing the look on people's faces when they open the door and see it's the missionaries. Classic. 
2. I love being given substantial time to study my scriptures in the morning! My studies mean the world to me. 
3. I love that biking in a skirt. 'nuff said. 
4. I love getting to know members! They are so important in missionary work!
5. I love knowing the towns I'm serving in better than the people who live there. #I'mWorkingOnHumilityCanYouTell?
6. I love being totally cut off from the world. It has it's perks believe it or not.
7. I love meeting people and seeing how much God has prepared them for the Gospel.
8. I love seeing the change in others as they come to know the truthfullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their entire countance changes and they become so much closer to the person Heavenly Father Needs them to be. It's an incredible process to be a part of. 

This week has been a lot of meeting members and making a bunch of suuppppeeerrrr awkward contacts. It's a goal of ours to see how many awkward contacts we can get. We are killing the awkward contact game!!!!πŸ‘

This week I have been trying really hard to be much more spirit-led in all aspects of missionary work. That includes my studies. I normally have a study outline that I follow but this week I've gone off the beaten path a little bit. I spent a whole study session studying "Patience." It was AWESOME!!!! Holy Hannah I will include a pic of the scriptures and I want y'all to read them cause they are so good!! I was looking to learn about patience, and I did, but I learned so much more about how much our Heavenly Father loves us! ❀

My scripture for the week: 

Mark 6:41-42

"And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

And they did all eat, and were filled." 

Jeffery R. Holland said "Don’t worry about Christ running out of ability to help you. His grace is sufficient. That is the spiritual, eternal lesson of the feeding of the 5,000.” Since he is much more eloquent with his words, I won't add anything to it. 

I love y'all! Have an awesome week!! 

Your fav sister missionary, 
Sister Allgaier ❀

S. Allgaier's super secret (not) scripture study

S. Allgaier's super secret (not) scripture study

We've been trying to have a milkshake moment since we got here and have not had the time. This week we finally had it!!! It was great.

We've been trying to have a milkshake moment since we got here and have not had the time. This week we finally had it!!! It was great.

We love biking!!!!Β  πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

We love biking!!!!  πŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ

Posted on February 5, 2018 .

January 29, 2018 - The Week I Was 'Grown Up'

I experienced SO many miracles this week!! Sister Gabbitas and I are so blessed to be in Gainesville! Whitewash miracles are so real. That's for sure. 

This week has been crazy. We packed up, said goodbyes, unpacked and said a lot more hellos. This ward is super cute. I have literally never been in a louder ward! There's just so many kids it's insane. Definitely my happy place. The ward is made up of a lot of young men in their residency with young wives and super young kids. It's a young ward, did I mention that? πŸ™ƒ It's a lot of fun though. I have already made some many small town Utah connections (most of them are from Utah as well)! It's going to be so great. 

The area is definitely not St. Aug (RIP) but it will be good once we know it better. We do have a map with all the areas marked that we are not to go into during the dark hours. I moved my pepper spray into a more accessible compartment of my bag #SafetyFirst

We met the sweetest girl this week. We were actually looking for her brother who used to meet with missionaries but met her instead! She is so genuine! I see some really great things for her in her future. 

Not so fun story: it took me about 6 months to see my first cockroach in St Aug and we have already had TWO here. Let me repeat that: T W O. Disgusting.... but it's fine. I can do hard things, right?

Okay let me explain my subject. I was talking to a cute kid and we were talking about what we wanted to be when we grow up. I asked him to guess what I wanted to be when I grow up. His response was "you're already grown up?" Nope. No I am not. I am 20 years old and am young gosh dang it!! He then guessed I was going to be fashion designer... I think it was because I was wearing the skirt S. Gilbert gave me (shoutout to AP Gilbert). It was a funny moment for me. 😌

My scripture of the week comes from the New Testament! 

Luke 15:20
"And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him." 

This verse comes from the parabke of the prodigal son. If you haven't read that recently I HIGHLY recommend that you do. It's such an incredible story. This verse in particular means a lot to me. Especially the line that says "But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him..." He had to be actively looking for his son. He couldn't be standing around doing dishes to see his son from a great way off. He had to be looking. Heavenly Father does the exact same thing! He's looking for us and as soon as we begin to step towards Him, He is "unfailingly running to help us." -Jeffery R. Holland

I love my Savior so much!

I love y'all and hope y'all have a fabulous week!!

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Bye St. Aug ❀❀❀❀

Sister Gabbitas πŸ™ƒ

Sister Gabbitas πŸ™ƒ

Posted on January 29, 2018 .

January 22, 2018 - The Week of My First Real Transfer

I didn't send out a weekly last week because I didn't have a whole lot to say and like zero pictures. So brace yourselves because this one will be a doozy!! πŸ˜‰

The biggest announcement from this week was transfer call!!! I'm excited to announce that I am experiencing my first real transfer! After 7.5 months in St. Augustine I am leaving and heading to Gainesville, FL!! I am so stinking pumped. I will be with Sister Gabbitas, who I came out with! I have only heard positive things about my new area and my new companion! I've heard it's a college town so gotta pull out my YSA skills... It's been a minute. Also, we are "pink washing." That means there have been elders there previously and they are trading the elders for sisters. We are both going in blind and I am totally stoked!!!

I have loved my time in St. Augustine! The love I have for the people here is so immense. I am so grateful for all those who helped me start my mission off in the right way! Saying goodbye wasn't super fun, but it is my time to spread my wings and fly! πŸ¦… 

My scripture of the week is Sister Gilbert and I's companionship scripture. 

1 Thessalonians 5:25
"Brethren,  pray for us." 

I love Sister Gilbert so much and am so grateful for her!! She has helped me so much and I am so excited for her to become an STL (sister training leader)!!! She is the bomb.com and her sisters will be so lucky to have her!! She's the best,. Also, shoutout to my mission mama who is going home to sweet old Springville this Wednesday!! I love both my companions and I'm excited to love my next one!! 

I love y'all!!! 

Mission Mama

Mission Mama

#StressSquad

#StressSquad

Miss Sarah made us a GIAGANTIC cake

Miss Sarah made us a GIAGANTIC cake

AP Gilbert and IΒ 

AP Gilbert and I 

Knudsen

Knudsen

Hi Best Friend

Hi Best Friend

Posted on January 22, 2018 .

January 08, 2018 - The Week I Was an AP for a Day

This week was full of unexpected changes (Sis. A's favorite thing in the whole wide world!!!!πŸ˜‘) so let's take a recap to see how well she kept her cool. 

Unexpected Change #1: President Thomas S. Monson passed away. Okay, its not entirelt unexpected but when your district leader calls you at 6:30am to tell you, its unexpected. I am so grateful to have had the influence of President Monson. I have had the opprotunity to watch the documentary on his life (On The Lord's Errand: The Life of Thomas S. Monson) quite a few times on my mission and he had got to be the most dedicated servant of the Lord there is. He is an amazing example of having full faith in God and trusting His plan. I'm grateful for his life and his service. ❀

Unexpected Change #2: Zone conference was postponed due to hazardous road conditions. Normally not a big deal BUT I had purposely scheduled to take our car into the shop the day after zone conference, Thursday, so we could have a car for zone conference. Then our conference got moved to Friday. Joy. But it all worked out in the end because I have some stinkin awesome AP's. It was freezing and raining on Wednesday and they called us to see if we were biking, which we were, and told us they would be bringing us a car because it was too cold to be biking. Shoutout to the best AP's ever!!!! I have never felt cooler riding in a mini van. 

Unexpected Change #3: It was actually freezing here!! Like I'm talking, butt stinkin cold. It does look like it's going to warm up a little bit then plunge back down again. Who knew it got cold here? I'll probably say that 6000 more times.

Unexpected Change #4: Actually I can't think of anymore.... πŸ™ƒ

But this week was really really good. Even though there were many things that went wrong. A lot of things went really really well! In zone conference we talked about our new mission focus. It is to minister one by one. I love it!!! I think my most favorite part of being a missionary is that I get the opportunity to be more like my Savior. He is my best friend and ultimate example. Which leads into my scripture for the week: 

3 Nephi 17:21 

"And when he had said these words, he wept, and the multitude bare record of it, and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them."

Have a fabulous week!!! I love y'all!!! ❀

Posted on January 10, 2018 .

January 01, 2018 - The Week of Holidays

This week was so stinkin long! It could be because our last PDay was 8pm Saturday or it could be that we had 4 days of holidays this week where we weren't able to actively prosolyte. But probably a mix of both. Never fear, it was still crazy busy.

I was feeling very Colbie Caillat as I spent Christmas on the beach (cue Footprints in the Sand)! It was BUTT COLD but we suffered through. #FloridaWinterProbs It was a really great Christmas though. I am so grateful for technology that allows me to see my family and talk to them! It was so great. We spent the whole weekend in members homes! Including my absolute favorite family (they know who they are)! I loved my Christmas!! πŸŽ„β€

This week we did something so fun! We did the "Book of Mormon Project" to give people the opportunity to read the Book of Mormon in a non-threatening and non-commital way. We handed out individual pages of the Book of Mormon to people to read and Mark any reference to 'God' or 'Jesus Christ.' It was awesome! It made me so grateful for the entire Book of Mormon that is contstantly testifying of our Savior and our Heavenly Father.

Speaking of the Book of Mormon, this week I finished the Book of Mormon!! I had a testimony of the Book of Mormon pre-mission but it is so so much stronger now. There is no doubt in my mind that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it is SO TRUE. So much peace can come from it.

Really quick, let's talk about the new year!! Happy 2018!!! As great as last year was, I'm pretty sure this year will top last year. I'm so excited to set new goals and do my very best this year and I hope y'all do the same. My 2018 challenge to y'all is to read the Book of Mormon every stinkin day. If you read 1.5 pages a day you can finish the Book of Mormon by the end of the year. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!! πŸ‹ So do it, I dare you. To give you some motivation, here is my scripture of the week that is in fact FOUND in the Book of Mormon!

2 Nephi 4:19
"And when I desire to rejoice, my heart groaneth because of my sins; nevertheless, I know in whom I have trusted"

I know in whom I have trusted and even though things get hard and life is tough, I KNOW in whom I have trusted. ❀ 

Love y'all! Have a FABULOUS week!!

Biking does wonders for my calves...unfortunately not for my attractiveness

Biking does wonders for my calves...unfortunately not for my attractiveness

Merry Christmas from the #StressSquad

Merry Christmas from the #StressSquad

Hot chocolate for my 12 year old self and herbal tea for my mature companion

Hot chocolate for my 12 year old self and herbal tea for my mature companion

Lots of love 2017, see you never

Lots of love 2017, see you never

Christmas on beach

Christmas on beach

Posted on January 1, 2018 .

December 23, 2017 - The Week with Only Four Days

Guess who's back, back again (cue slim shady (except that's apostate so don't actually))?! Since Christmas is on our normal pday we have PDay today!

Not a whole lot has happened this week to be honest. We've been caroling a lot which is by far my most favorite missionary activity!! Everyone is so much nicer and willing to let us talk to them...for the most part.

One of my most favorite experiences this week comes from my personal study time. I'm working my way through the Book of Mormon and right now I am reading 3 Nephi. Christ has appeared to the people of the Americas and He's speaking to them. I loved loved LOVED studying that this week. Especially with Christmas right around the corner (!!!!!!). I have learned a lot of my mission so far and I've learned even more about my Savior. I am eternally grateful for Him. I will never be able to fully express it in words but I love Him with all that I am. He is my absolute favorite part of Christmas.

I love y'all! Have a fabulous Christmas and I'll talk to y'all in the new year (except my family who I get to talk to on Monday!!!!!!!β€πŸŽ„β€πŸŽ„!!! 

We share a message about Jesus Christ, wanna TACO 'bout it?

We share a message about Jesus Christ, wanna TACO 'bout it?

We share a message about Jesus Christ, wanna TACO 'bout it?

We share a message about Jesus Christ, wanna TACO 'bout it?

Miss Photogenic at it again!

Miss Photogenic at it again!

Happy Chrysler y'all!!! (Guess that reference!)

Happy Chrysler y'all!!! (Guess that reference!)

Posted on December 23, 2017 .

December 18, 2017 - The Week I Rode a Bike... IN PANTS!!

This week has been so full of ups and downs! Shocker I know... But definitely more ups than downs that's for sure. We saw a lot of miracles! Yesterday, I was really sad because none of the investigators who had promised they would come to church did. I was slightly angry because we had done everything that we were supposed to do and they just didn't come (agency is reallllyyyy annoying sometimes let me tell ya...). So I was feeling all sorts of sorry for myself when a member came over to us and introduced his friend to us by saying "she's very interested about the church and would like to learn more." WHAT?! Crazy crazy miracle. I jumped right out of my slump and slipped right back into happy, missionary, Sister Allgaier. Do what you're supposed to and blessings WILL come! 

This week we watched the Life of Thomas S. Monson with an interpreter for language study and I was amazed at his dear wife, Frances. She never complained! If the wife of the prophet of the church never complained surely the small-town, Utah missionary doesn't need to complain either!! So I made it a goal not to complain this week. I was tested...oh man was I tested... (Sidenote: if you are not dressed, please PLEASE do not answer the door. It's just not neccesary *gags*) I am an imperfect human but I did the very best I could and it changed everything! I was such a happy missionary! 

The scripture of the week comes from the Book of Mormon (again). 
Mosiah 4:9
"Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend." 
Belief is so powerful!! If you can't believe but you have the desire to believe, it says in Alma to let that desire work in you. Keep praying, keep reading your scriptures, keep coming to church and belief will come. Eventually, belief will turn into faith. And faith is beautiful! So work at it!! 

I love y'all! Oh and just so you know, because Christmas falls on a PDay my pday for next week has been moved. I will be having PDay on Saturday, December 23rd. So I will talk to y'all real soon. πŸŽ‰

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

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My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

My most favorite people ever ❀❀

Bike riding in PANTS!!!!

Bike riding in PANTS!!!!

'Tis the season for caroling

'Tis the season for caroling

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Also 'tis the season for diabetes (ft. The Grinch Cakes I made for our district meeting)

Posted on December 18, 2017 .

December 11, 2017 - The Week I Saw My Breath... In Florida!

This has been such a fun week!! As my title suggests, it was BUTT COLD this week. Still is mind you. When I first received my call to serve here in Jacksonville, Florida and people told me it would actually get cold, I laughed in their face. Well guess who is laughing now... everyone. Literally everyone cause it's frigid. But it makes caroling feel more normal! 

This past week we had our mission Christmas party and it was a blast! I love seeing all of my mission friends and meeting new ones. I'm so grateful to be serving a mission during Christmas. I said it last week and I'm probably say it a few times more but I LOVE CHRISTMAS AS A MISSIONARY. It's the best.

Transfers were this week and Sister Gilbert and I are safe!! I'm going to be in St. Augustine for 7.5 months! Cue the applause. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I'm so excited to be here for another transfer. I love being able to serve with the deaf and use the talents God gave me to help them. I love love this area!! The other sisters, Sister Knudsen and Sister Daniels, are also staying!! Yay for the #StressSquad staying together for another 6 weeks!! As for the elders, we will be gaining a brand new greenie fresh from the MTC in our district as well as another elder who has been out for just a little less than me. It's going to be a good one!! 

My scripture this week is found in the Book of Mormon. 
Helaman 5:47
"Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved, who was from the foundation of the world." Faith in Jesus Christ is vital! That's why it's the first principle in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we rely on our faith in the Savior, not only will we be okay but we will have peace and KNOW we will be okay. That's one of the many blessings of having faith and what a blessing that is. I'm so grateful for the peace and knowledge that comes from having a foundation in Christ. 

I love y'all! Have a fantastic week!

#StressSquad

#StressSquad

Miss Photogenic ft. One of my fav STL's S. Hardy

Miss Photogenic ft. One of my fav STL's S. Hardy

Trying to stay warm in the Polar Ice Caps

Trying to stay warm in the Polar Ice Caps

Service for daysssssss

Service for daysssssss

Service for daysssssss

Service for daysssssss

Service for daysssssss

Service for daysssssss

Rhianna!!!!

Rhianna!!!!

Posted on December 11, 2017 .

December 04, 2017 - The Week My Companion Was Born

*Special birthday shoutout to my cutie comp* πŸ©πŸŽ‰πŸŽ 

Friends, 

Let me tell you, Christmas time is the best time to be a missionary! Let me tell you why. You can knock people's doors at 8:50pm at night and no one gets mad at you as long as you're talking about Christmas or singing about Christmas!! It's the best!! Now Christmas in Florida is a whole new ball game. Never did I think I would go caroling in December wearing sandals while breaking a sweat. It's so fun!

This week has been so super humbling and so happy! We have been teaching a cute deaf couple and they decided to be baptized!! I am so happy for them! They are great. It was cute, when I told them I might be leaving soon (transfers are coming up) they offered to move up the baptism date to this coming Saturday so I would for sure be there. I made sure we clarified that it doesn't work quite like that and being baptized in January is a much better idea.

I hope you are all doing your very best to #LightTheWorld. What an awesome opprotunity to show other what we believe by serving others! I've noticed that service is a such a brilliant way to help others know Christ through our actions. Never ever doubt the power of kindness and service.

Transfers are coming up this week and who knows what will happen but what I do know is that I stinkin love being a missionary!! It's so hard but it's a good hard... are you picking up what I'm putting down? If not, serve a mission and then we'll talk. ;)

Love y'all!!

Scripture of the Week: Helaman 5:47 "Peace, peace be unto you, because of your faith in my Well Beloved, who was from the foundation of the world"

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Posted on December 4, 2017 .

November 27, 2017 - The Week or Turkey and Presents

This was such a fun week! My heart is full of gratitude (and not just because it's Thanksgiving). I don't have a ton of time but I do want to say thank you to all of you who are supporting me out here! I love y'all and enjoy some pictures from this week.

Round 2 at Alligator Farm

Round 2 at Alligator Farm

Thanksgiving day was spent at the church and my grandma comp was knitting

Thanksgiving day was spent at the church and my grandma comp was knitting

Opening the BEST card ever for my birthday

Opening the BEST card ever for my birthday

Posted on November 27, 2017 .

November 20, 2017 - The Week We Got Hit By a Semi-Truck

This week has been wild. My subject line does not lie. This past Wednesday, I was driving and waiting in a turn left lane when a semi truck behind me decided not to slow down quick enough and nudged our little 2017 Chevy Malibu right out of its way. True story! Thankfully, everyone is okay. Our car bum is a little smooshed, poor Baby Balooga. We put him in the shop this week so keep him in your prayers (and us cause we will be out of a car for a hot minute). 

Just wait, THERE'S MORE. Friday morning, at the bright and early time of 6:30am, we left the apartment to go running. Sweet, sleepy Sister Allgaier locked the door behind her. With no key. Not my brightest moment. Our loving bishops wife came and picked us up and took us to her house where she made us breakfast and let us warm up, since it was surprisingly chilly outside. We then made the hour and a half walk back to our home to meet the locksmith who was going to let us in. We finally showered at 11 o'clock. Some missionaries only exercise for half an hour and others exercise until 11 o'clock. What can I say, we are dedicated!! 

Despite the wild adventures of Sister Gilbert and Sister Allgaier, I did actually want to share something spiritual with y'all (that southern thing is rubbing off on me gosh dang it....)! 
Something I loved studying this week was being a completely consecrated missionary! Missionary work is not always fun, it's not always easy and it's not always rewarding immediately. But when we give ourselves completely to the Lord we can stand with the utmost assurance and know that He is watching out for us. My current favorite scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 "Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." Do ALL you can and do it with a smile on your face (forced or not) and be still. Know He is God. 

Have a fantastic Thanksgiving week! I have so many things to be grateful for and I know y'all do as well.

The damage

The damage

The damage

The damage

Night of Lights with my cutie district

Night of Lights with my cutie district

Night of Lights with my cutie district

Night of Lights with my cutie district

Sister Allgaier's little stupidity moment (I locked myself out)

Sister Allgaier's little stupidity moment (I locked myself out)

SUPER unflattering picture of my bff and I ❀

SUPER unflattering picture of my bff and I ❀

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

November 13, 2017 - The Week My Bike Tire Exploded

This week hasn't been super exciting except for the fact that my bike tire exploded and almost killed the elder that was trying to fix my tire for me. #LoveTheBikeLife No one was hurt, don't worry.

Something Sister Gilbert and I have learned this week is that we are truly AWFUL at taking pictures and when your week is not so exciting and you have no pictures, you have nothing to write about in your weekly's! So that is our goal this week. To take more pictures and have more exciting moments so I can say something in my emails! Sorry about that kiddos.

This week we did have zone conference which was so good! We have even more ideas that the first presidency and the quorum of the twelve are trying out on the Florida Jacksonville Mission so stay tuned!!

Thank you so much for all your support and prayers. I love you all!! 

Our companionship in a nutshell

Our companionship in a nutshell

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My fav S. Knudsen

My fav S. Knudsen

Posted on November 13, 2017 .

November 06, 2017 - The Week of Stress

This week was SO stressful but hey I can tough things.... right?? It was super fun and it's been a whole lot of change but I'm working on being better with change.

Something that I've learned this week is if you seem to study humility a lot by accident, Heavenly Father is going to give you chances to work on it!! I don't have lots of time but Sister Gilbert and I are having a blast! I am stoked for this new transfer and my new district (as weird as they are ❀)!!  

BFFs

BFFs

S. Gilbert and I!

S. Gilbert and I!

RIP mom

RIP mom

xoxo your fav signing missionary

xoxo your fav signing missionary

Posted on November 6, 2017 .

October 23, 2017 - The Week of The Calm Before the Storm

Man, I am just the worst email writer in the history of missionaries... So sorry. I wish I could say this week will be different but...

This week has been probably not one for the books because it has been slow BUT happy days can for sure still be found. In fact, we had an AWESOME devotional yesterday! And we had some really amazing people that we love dearly come with us!! What I really loved from this devotional was the focus on how much God loves each and every one of us INDIVIDUALLy!!! How incredible is that? Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and knows all of us. He knows YOU!!! Such a good devotional.

I love being a missionary. It's hard, stressful and sometimes slow but I LOVE it. I could not be doing anything better with my life right now. The gospel is so true and so good for everyone. If you don't know it's true, if you already know it's true, or you wish you know it was true- pray and ask Heavenly Father if it's true because He will tell you. Without a doubt.

I love you all! Thank you for all the support you've given and continue to give me. It means so much! 

Trade-off's with cutie Sister Harris

Trade-off's with cutie Sister Harris

St. Augustine District putting on their tourist hats today and toured downtown.

St. Augustine District putting on their tourist hats today and toured downtown.

The yummiest little biscuit place (Maple Street Biscuit Company)

The yummiest little biscuit place (Maple Street Biscuit Company)

Posted on October 23, 2017 .

October 16, 2017 - The Week of Pictures

This week was not super exciting but we have a lot of pictures so here we go!! Love you all!!

Two cute member girls picked some pumpkins for us and a 4 year old picked mine. She dubbed it the "corn pumpkin."

Two cute member girls picked some pumpkins for us and a 4 year old picked mine. She dubbed it the "corn pumpkin."

Disrtrict Pics for the win

Disrtrict Pics for the win

One of our fav families are heading to Mexico for a few months so we had to say goodbye.... We LOVE the Rowlands!!

One of our fav families are heading to Mexico for a few months so we had to say goodbye.... We LOVE the Rowlands!!

Tracting per usual

Tracting per usual

We got rained on...what else is new?

We got rained on...what else is new?

"St. Auggies" #USUislife

"St. Auggies" #USUislife

Posted on October 16, 2017 .

October 09, 2017 - The Week of Water

WE BAPTIZED!  WE DID IT! I'M SO HAPPY. It was the best day ever. We literally spent all Saturday at the church. We got to the Church and started filling up the font only to find that there was NO hot water. We called the elders in a panic so they broke the rules and came to the Church to help us (we can't be in even numbers in the church by ourselves). Elder Martin deemed it to be fine. They couldn't figure it out so that was sad for Rhianna... while the font was filling up we set everything up and practiced our musical number. Rhianna asked us to do the musical number for her! Sister McConnell played and I sung. It was actually really pretty. But we had a great turn out. I have never been so happy for someone else!! She kept texting saying "I am so happy!" It was the CUTEST thing.

Also, we got name signs this week! Morgan's mom surprised us with them. I was also SO STINKIN HAPPY.

I have no time but I love you all!!

Pics: They're all baptism pictures 😊😊

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Posted on October 11, 2017 .

October 02, 2017 - The Week I Went Swimming

This week was long I won't lie but we had some really great funny moments. It's been raining here in the Shores for days and it's been flooding again due to do the amount of rain and lack of a good draining system. Even when it's flooding and even when we are biking, we go on! After conference (which I will get to later) we called one of our part-member families to see if we could come teach them. She agreed and off we went. Little did we know, a puddle we needed to go through went UP TO OUR KNEES. It was nutso. So fun though! Well until Sister McConnell brought up the fact that it could have an alligator in there. You better believe me and my bike were out of there so fast. 

Conference was AMAZING. If you haven't watched it, watch it. Right now. It's beautiful. I'm so grateful to have modern day prophets and apostles that are so in tune with the spirit. I love this time of the year. So don't miss it! Go, study, ponder and LOVE it. 

I have like no time now since we played beach volleyball but I will have a reallyyyyy good email next week so stay tuned. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

I love you guys! 

General Conference selfie

General Conference selfie

The Puddle

The Puddle

We found our first cockroach here and we killed it by using the good word of God

We found our first cockroach here and we killed it by using the good word of God

Posted on October 3, 2017 .

September 24, 2017 - The Week I Wasn't a Greenie Anymore

Guess who officially isn't a Greenie anymore!? Me! I am in my third transfer and I'm loving life. I love serving a mission and am so grateful for this opportunity. I have learned so much already and I can see myself changing into the person Heavenly Father wants me to be.

This week has been so crazy. We learned that our mission will be one of twelve missions in the world who will begin using Facebook and will receive smartphones!! We are so blessed to have these tools to hasten the Lord's work even further. So yes, I will be posting on Facebook in a few weeks but it will not replace emails so don't stop emailing me!!

Our investigators are great! Please keep Morgan in your prayers. She needs to feel some love right now. Rhianna is still set to be baptized next week so we are so excited for Her!

I'm grateful for the service we were able to do but I'm so happy to be back in the swing of things! I'm grateful for your prayers and so grateful for the support and love I feel from you.

Love you all!!

Service for days

Service for days

Cute convert family!

Cute convert family!

Sister McConnell and I on the daily

Sister McConnell and I on the daily

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

September 18, 2017 - The Week of Jeans and Yellow

What a crazy fun week! All we've done is serve, serve, serve which means I have only worn jeans and yellow shirts. Everyone knows who we are that's for sure!! It's a lot of work but people are so grateful and so happy to see our humble shirts show up.

I don't have tons to say but it truly has been a busy week. I love having this opportunity to represent my Savior the best way I know how, through smiling service!!

I love you all! Thank you so much for your prayers, they really worked! I'm okay and the hurricane can't take this missionary down!! 

PS. Sister McConnell and I are safe for another transfer together!!! 

Service selfie with the district

Service selfie with the district

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Posted on September 21, 2017 .