Monday, June 17, 2013

10:55 AM
To: Mom
Hope you all had a great week.  Here our week flew by.  Sister H.  and I decided that maybe we shouldn't travel anymore together.  We don't have any luck!  haha we travelled Tuesday-Saturday this week and something happened each time that made it more difficult.  This week we did the normal travel for district meeting, but we also had interviews with President Tavares, zone conference, and we went on splits for one day with the sisters who are in the city of Cascavel which is about 4 hours from here by bus.
We worked little in our area this week and when we arrived Saturday we were ready and excited to work. We were blessed with the little time that we had here and we have some great new investigators.  Rose, is a contact we made a week or so ago, that our commitment fell through because of travelling.  Sunday morning was freezing and raining and we went to pass by some of our investigators and others to go to church.  We were a little late to return for church, but I couldn't stop thinking about Rose and our commitment that fell through.  SO we decided to swing by her and see if she would go to church with us. So we ended up there and she and two of her sons went with us to church.  It was amazing and such a blessing!  We were so excited and love it when people go to church!  There's nothing better then to see new faces at church :) 

You said it would be fun to hear a little about Sister H., I guess I haven't said much, sometimes I feel like somehow you already know everything that happens :)  I think you already know she's from Chile- from the South.  And in her town, they have a branch.  She's the only member in her family.  She has 1 year and 2 months in the mission (we actually passed through the MTC at the same time, but because of the language barrier we didn't do too much together).  She is really sweet and sometimes quiet.  But like me she has a good sense of humor and can be pretty quick.  haha its pretty funny with us two together. People think ahh what sweet sisters and then they see our other side. haha just kidding... We don't cause any trouble.  But she loves to sing and she is really great. 

What else happened this week?  I gave my testimony in church on Sunday.  haha the legacy continues with Sister Butler and Sister Bullen in the same ward.  Everyone thinks our names are almost the same thing, which they are.  Sometimes we even confuse our own names.  Last Sunday the counselor who was conducting announced that Sister Butler would bear her testimony but was looking at and nodded at me! haha and I thought, ha yeah right, he said Sister BUTLER. we laughed about it and she said after that he had already asked her.  Just that many people don't conquer to say our names right, especially when we're together. 

I want to send photos, but the computers that we use, won't let me, so I'll have to do it the old-fashioned way.  Hope you all have a great day and week. Love you!!  (She did send them in another email, and they are at the bottom of this message.)

And happy fathers day to alll the amazing fathers.  I'm so grateful for my dad and the amazing figure he is in my life.  I'm grateful for his love, his help, his patience, his sense of humor.  And mostly, for his testimony and love for the gospel.  For the worthy priesthood holder he is!  I love you daddy!! 
I'm grateful for Brian who is waiting for a special little boy.  Happy 1st fathers day!
I'm grateful for my 2 great Brothers-in law.  Happy fathers day!  Thank you for loving and taking care of my sisters and my nieces!
Thank you to my Grandpa who is one of the best fathers I know!  Who raised my mom and taught her so many Christlike values and loved her.  He is an amazing example for me. 
Thank you to all of the `Fathers`who have been there for me and have been examples for me in many years in our family ward! 

Mostly, i am so grateful for Heavenly Father.  I know that God is my father and that he loves me. That we all have a purpose here on earth. 

Hope you all had a great Fathers Day yesterday!

These two photos are from last week's Zone Conference.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't get that picture!! Thanks so much for posting! My son is in the back row, right next to Elder Bennett, center. Yeah!!!