Monday, November 28, 2016

"Heavenly Father..I pray that tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. Amen"

I just want to start with saying how absolutely amazing everything is!!
I love this whole week.
Friday we got to work the temple lights. We met so many amazing people.
The feeling I felt there was so overwhelming. My companion and I started crying.
Christmas time is my favorite time of the year! Everyone's hearts are opening and so much more willing to help serve someone else.
There was a guy so confused walking around wearing a bike helmet. He asked us if we've seen his bike light on the ground. We asked him if we could pray with him to find it, and he shot us down and walked away. There were elders from the Mesa mission and they laughed SO hard, but so did we.  Then I was trying to help a 3 year old little girl and she just looked at me and screamed for a solid 5 minutes. At least her mom taught her stranger danger.
 Also we have an apostle coming to speak to us on December 10th! We're not allowed to know who yet, BUT the YSA has a fireside that the apostle is speaking at after the missionary's fireside. So we get to hear from him TWICE! What did I do to deserve this wonderful life?
Today we went to Shnepf farms today and hung out with the Bella Vista zone.
I got to ride what the Shnepf's called a roller coaster. It was so rickety, but so much fun!
Also, being in YSA is so much fun. The people are so weird, but in the best way possible.
And James the Mormon and Jester are coming to perform on New Years Eve for the YSA...uh does that mean I get to go? I. WISH!!
I think I'm the most awkward human being in the world. Maybe not. BUT in YSA Correlation they asked me to say the prayer and I laughed so hard during the prayer I almost pottied on myself. THEN right before the correlation Sister Anderson and I were banging on the doors because we thought only the elders were inside..NO there was a baptism going on. So we get inside and go to the bathroom, and of course I start laughing. We realized the baptismal font was open and EVERYONE could hear me laughing.
Well, I hope everyone has an amazing week!
23 Ways in 25 DAYS

1-2. My companion and I looking FLAWLESS
3. We made dream catchers.
4. #Lighttheworld
5-8. At Shnepf Farms

Monday, November 21, 2016

WHOA I'm halfway there. WHOAA livin on a prayer.

So the fact that I'm halfway done with my mission makes me want to cry and smile all at the same time. How did time fly by so fast? I'm just on a downhill slope now. 
So I'm in Desert Ridge...AGAIN. It's pretty awesome though. I'm in the other stake. It's weird to be back in my old zone, but there is only 1 person that's stayed since I was here last. It's so much fun here!
I honestly haven't laughed this hard my whole mission. There are only 4 sisters in the zone, and we all live together. #quadsquad aaaand we might have put of Christmas tree up this past Wednesday, and we may be taking our house Christmas pictures today. Are we excited for Christmas? I'm more than excited. 

So the BEST news I've gotten my whole mission. I'm going to work the Mesa Christmas lights!! they picked a certain number of sisters from the Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Tempe missions to come serve once a week from Thanksgiving until after Christmas. I'm so pumped! Next week I'll send out my schedule. 
I'm so pumped to work at a temple visitor's center! It's going to be so amazing.  (Video of the lights) I'm just a little pumped. no bigggie

Sister Anderson is my new companion. She's from Knoxville, Tennessee, but don't let the tennessee fool you. She definitely doesn't sound or act lie a southerner. haha but blessings that I keep getting put with southern companions. 

I'm over the Mesquite Canyon, Everton, and Meridian YSA ward. Let's all LOL @ the fact that I'm over a YSA ward really quick. bc I've been laughing about it since Wednesday. 
Well I hope everyone has an amazing week! Serve the Lord, and love your neighbors.

Why do you love our Savior?



pictures from the last 6 weeks bc slacker