July 03, 2017 - The Week I Filled a Lake with Sweat

Hello!! 

Wow it's been a wild week. I had my last few days at the MTC. What an incredible experience to be a part of! I had to say goodbye to some of the best people I know and my sweet companion. I am so grateful for all that they taught me and the love I felt from them. They are going to be stellar missionaries!

Now hold your breathe cause I am finally in Florida!! I am serving in the St. Augustine Shores area! My trainer, Sister McConnell, is the most patient and kind sister. We are whitewashing the area and learning a language. That's right. I'm in a DEAF AREA!!! (Jacob Blonquist if you're reading this email me. I have lots of suggestions for you.) We are both thrilled and terrified. On Sundays we attend hearing sacrament, deaf Sunday school, hearing relief society and then deaf sacrament. It was crazy and we couldn't keep up but it was definitely an adventure. My hair loves the humidity. My pits? Not so much.

We are in a car share with some other sisters which means I have a car for half the week and then I bike the other half. Aren't we so blessed to be biking around in Florida?! Yeah, it's a grand time. Everyone is so nice here and we get fed a lot so please pray for my waistline. We are right on the coast so we have a beautiful breeze which is much appreciated. It rains pretty much everyday so I'm constantly wet. Its either sweat, sprinkler water, or rain. 

I am loving this mission! With all the hardships that are coming with whitewashing and learning a new language. It's absolutely stressful but it's so good and so crazy. Thank you all for your prayers and love!!

MTC District

MTC District

We made it to Florida!!!

We made it to Florida!!!

President and Sister Lee (my Mission President and his wife)

President and Sister Lee (my Mission President and his wife)

Beautiful sister McConnell and I

Beautiful sister McConnell and I

My best friend The Bike (don't zoom in)

My best friend The Bike (don't zoom in)

Florida sunset

Florida sunset

Posted on July 4, 2017 .