Did I tell you that I will be able to be home for Christmas??!!!
I hear there is like a civil war going on!!! What is happening in Nevada?? I am doing pretty good. We are probably going to go on a hike today. There is a cool tower thing and a waterfall that we can hike to, so that will be fun.
I did get to watch General Conference. :) It was great, Elder Holland starting it off strong. hahaha. Being an STL is a lot of work. Half of our week consists of meetings and trainings. It is really quite draining, but I am learning a lot.
Guess what! It is snowing right now!!! I know crazy sauce!!! Well nothing has really happened this week. But it will be an interesting week, we have a lot of meetings up in Boston that we have to go to. We are like super busy now that we are STL;s.
I am super excited to tell you all the news that I have!! So Wednesday is transfers, but no worries I am not going anywhere and luckily neither is Sister Boldt. BUT on Saturday we got a call from President Packard and he asked us to be Sister Training Leaders!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! SO we have to go to transfers because right before the actual transfer meeting there is a training meeting for new leaders. And for some reason they are holding it on Wednesday instead of Thursday. And in North Brookfield MA, instead of Belmont. We also have an Elder in our District that has finished his mission and is going home and for his last P-day, which is still on Wednesday (weird, I know) he wants to go to Boston. SO we are going to ride with them and go to BOSTON!!!! and then go to transfer meeting and probably not get home till late.... But that is what is going on currently. It has been super crazy, and eventful, but in a good way :) Super excited to go to Boston. We are going to get George Town Cupcakes. :) :) Yummy. I also think that he wants to do the freedom trail, so we might also be doing that. :) We will see. :) But I knew that you were probably really worried so I made sure that I had time this week to email because I for sure wont have time on Wednesday.
I am feeling soooo much better. It was the same thing that I had in my first area, they just didnt keep me in the hospital for as long, which was kinda surprising. I was sick for like 5 days. But I am all better now!! :) I love it here. :D A STL is the equivalent of a Zone Leader, just for sisters. Ask the missionaries, they will be able to explain it better. But I am basically over the sister in my zone. Which thankfully is only one set. :) Yes, we still get to be companions, thankfully. It is also funny because neither one of us knows what we are doing. ha ha ha ha. So we seriously need this training. We are also pretty lucky because we have another set of STL's in our Zone, but they are over the spanish sisters. So they can help us out. :/ Dont really know what I am doing.. But I will figure it out. It is super funny because one of the sisters that we are over is my trainer, Sister Klecker. :) HAhaha. I am a little nervous about this though. I dont think I have to worry about it, but it kinda makes me nervous. I want to be a good STL, but I still want to be myself. So we will see... :/ The investigators are doing good. :) We have been trying to meet with them and crazy things keep happening... :/ But one of them came to church yesterday! woohoo!!! I am really happy. This is definitely the happiest I have been on my mission. :) A big part of it is Sister Boldt. We get along soo well. :) I just love her to pieces.
An Elder from my last area shared this story with me.
A demon walks into Satan's shop and finds this bright, shiny tool. He looks at it, and then turns to Satan and asks "How much is this?" . Satan replies, "$75". The demon then asks, "Well, what is it?". Satan answers, "That is Lies. That wont get everyone, but once its got them once it is easy to get them again." So the demon buys the tool, leaves, and goes and uses it. The next demon walks in and finds a bigger, brighter, shinier tool, and he really wants it. He turns to Satan and asks, "How much is this?", Satan replies, "$1000". The demon then looks at Satan and asks, "What is it?". Satan answers, "That is Addiction. That will get a lot of people. And once that one has gotten them, it is hard for them to break away." So the demon buys it and leaves, and he goes and uses his tool. The next demon walks in, and finds this beaten, rusty, small, worn out, old tool. He looks at it, and looks at Satan and asks, "How much is this?", Satan replies, "That is $5000". The demon looks back at the tool that he is holding, and asks, "This? What is this?". Satan responds, "That is my most valuable, most used tool. That is Discouragement. I have used that since the dawn of time and it is a favorite of mine. No matter the situation that will get anyone to stop believing that they are a child of God, and that He loves them." So the demon buys it, leaves and goes and uses his new tool.
My week was AMAZING!!!! We have three new investigators!!! Woohoo!! one of them has a baptism date, it is for August though. That is the date that he feels comfortable setting, but he will definitely get baptized before then. :) The other one is a media referral! Which are like never fruitful. But she had been on google for like 3 weeks looking for us before she found mormon.org. She has a lot of questions, and agrees with a lot of the doctrine. She gladly accepted the Book of Mormon, and is really excited to come to church! :) The other one is a 17 year old teenage girl, who we are not sure but might have been taking the lessons because she thought that the Elders were cute... So we are meeting with her this week and will be establishing our purpose, and hopefully she still has a desire to learn. :)
Yes, I still love Connecticut. it has been warming up here! It has gotten all the way up into the 30's!! It has been super nice! it is a really gray day today, but that doesn't really mean anything. the humidity is coming back when it is warmer. there was one day that it was in the 50's and it was super humid. But I really like it, and I really like the people here too! They are super nice. There are some seriously loaded people out here!!! we go to some members' homes for dinner and it is like Woah!!! They live in like mini mansions. It is really cool.
I have gotten really sick of wearing the same clothes (which happens to all missionaries), and there are times that I just want to burn them all, and go get new ones. Hahahaha, I dont, obviously, but sometimes there is just a need for a new dress or skirt or something! Joys of the mish. :)I am having a great time :) i am really learning a lot. :)