More Service

Hi everyone! This is my update from last week that I didn't have the chance to post. This week we worked in 4 different people's gardens. I have an awful tan line where my gardening gloves end! It's been good to get to know people in the community. All of the people we did service for were either not members of the church or just one spouse was a member. The most exciting thing that…

Lots of food!

Hi all! This past week we've done a lot of service again. We directed traffic at a free produce event, weeded someone's yard, and painted a playground for Parks and Recreation. That was a lot of fun, I love painting things! We've also been making a lot of good food! Lately we've made miso chicken, samosas, aloo gobi, homemade bread, and enchiladas. We got hot dogs with barbeque beans, bacon, and little fries on them a…

New Companion!

Hi everyone! Last week, we played volleyball with the Elders in our district, so I had no time to write emails. Long story short: I am not good at volleyball and this time was no exception. The most exciting thing that has happened in the last couple weeks is that we got a new companion last Wednesday! It's Sister Campbell, a.k.a Sarah Campbell, one of my friends from high school! She reached out to me…

A Huge Mess

Today has been a very strange preparation day. Right after I woke up and getting some water from the kitchen, I heard my companion say, "Oh no. This is so bad. This is really really bad." It turns out that at some point our huge dispenser of laundry detergent fell off the washing machine and the cap smashed, pouring detergent absolutely everywhere. We spent hours and hours cleaning it up with limited supplies! Last preparation…

Surprise Transfer!

One of my companions, Sister Cutler, was transferred on Thursday so there are just two of us now. It was really sad to see her go. We got a call Wednesday night that she would be leaving the next day for Bismarck. She had bought 5 yards of soft fabric so I could make her a blanket, but I hadn't had the chance to start it. So I started right away and worked on it…

Going to Colorado?

I thought nothing could be crazier than last week, but I was wrong! Our mission president, President Howell, came all the way to Grand Forks to do interviews. That took the better part of our Friday. My interview went really well! I am the head of indoor service for the mission, so I showed him a few documents I had made to help missionaries and the mission office coordinate the service projects I had suggested…

The Stump Part II

It feels like last week was about 3 months ago. It's been so LONG.  On Tuesday, we had a council meeting with our district (the missionaries in Grand Forks and Bemidji). The six Elders took this time to prank us by absolutely filling our car with empty water bottles! They waited until we got to our car and saw the bottles, then drove off before we could throw any at them! They were laughing so…

Lots of Service!

It's been busy! Our mission has encouraged us to do a lot of service, so we did 25.5 hours last week.  A member of our ward contacted us and said she needed our help moving a stump. We assumed she wanted us to put a tree stump in a truck or something. When we arrived, she introduced us to an absolute MONSTER. It was what remained of a gigantic shrun, spikey with thick roots everywhere.…

Grand Forks

I finally made it into the field! This is an update about last week because I didn't have time on Preparation Day to write any emails at all. I was too busy cleaning the apartment, getting stuff at Walmart, and making Indian food. I arrived in Bismarck, North Dakota on the afternoon of May 26th. There were 11 Elders and 1 other Sister on the flight from Denver to Bismarck. Sister Worth and I talked…

Temporary Reassignment

Hey everyone! A lot has happened since I last posted here! I was in the MTC for just under 3 weeks when they shut it down and I was temporarily sent home. It was disheartening at first, but it has been wonderful to spend time with my family during this unusual time. I am lucky to have had that opportunity. Since I arrived at home, I have been in limbo, just waiting for the next…