Monday, October 28, 2013


Yuma!  A member drove us to Yuma and yes, it was long.  OK, so the minute we get to Yuma I was told we had a baptism on Saturday and another one is set for November 9th.  Richard Nunes was baptized and he has two little kids who are adorable.  We are also teaching a mom and daughter and another lady who is writing a member's son in jail.  So Yeah, it's crazy.

Packing everything was easy, though I think I may leave some stuff at home, I mean when I get home.

The apartment complex where I live is pretty nice. We have bunk beds and I am on top.  I think it will be OK to send packages here.

Sister Flint is my new companion and she is awesome and really observant.  She is from Syracuse, Utah.  We live with two other sisters and we all get along really well.  Sister Rich is hysterical and they are all really sweet and very friendly.  Each companionship serves in a different ward.  The bishop of our ward is on board with missionary work and the members are pretty involved.

My district is really funny, you should have seen our planning meeting on Friday, LOL.  We had the meeting at the church, so we brought our lunches with us and the other sister companionship had M&M's.  The elders were sitting at a different table, so she went over and said, "M&M's" and they started jumping out of their chairs, knocking each other down trying to get them.  It was funny.

Without a doubt, my bike hates me!  It keeps crashing on me and it got a flat tire on Saturday.  When my bike is on corners, it doesn't like stopping or it stops too quickly so I almost fly off.  I now have to bike up a huge hill to get back to my apartment and yeah, my legs kill after that.  To top it all of, we are navigating with a map...not good.

We don't get to do anything for Halloween except training on iPad's; we get them tomorrow and yet, we are excited!

Gotta go, my time on the computer is about to expire.

Have a great week!

Monday, October 21, 2013

1st Transfer

I am going to be transferred this Wednesday.  I don't know where I am going, only that I will be on a bike again, so yep, more scars for me. (LOL)  I'm not worried for the transfer, just sad I am leaving this zone.  We've become pretty close these past few weeks, so this transfer is a bit hard on me, but I'm doing OK.  When you are getting transferred you don't usually stay in the same zone, but we'll see.

I should be fine packing, just have to figure our how to pack my bedding.  (LOL)

We had kind of a rough week.  One of the elders in my district went home early due to some medical problems and it was heart breaking.

I did get a package from Aunt Kim, but not from Aunt Lorene, bummer.  Please tell them thank you!  I did receive letters, I just haven't had a change to write back yet.

The 8 and 11 year old children we teach came to church this past Sunday.

I'm finally going to get my hair cut today, yay! A sister from the ward is going to do it; she is amazing!

Oh, yeah, OK, concerning going to the MTC, uh, can you just drop me off?  I've heard too many stories of people getting lost at the airport and missing the bus, or not finding their bags, no buena.

My favorite moment this week would have to be seeing our zone leaders twice in the same area we were in and also teaching someone with them on the street.  The zone leaders have the YSA ward, so they proselyte in the same area we do.  My companion and I had just been out trying to contact a former investigator and while rounding a corner we see our zone leaders talking to a lady, so we walk towards them.  As we were approaching  them, we hear Elder Oblad say, "Oh, here come some amazing sisters that you can talk to. (LOL) So with the zone leader's right beside us, we talk to her about prayer and actually said a prayer with her and the zone leaders.  It was funny, but awesome.

I gotta go now.  I'll send you a letter this week and hopefully I'll know where I'm going.

Love ya!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Love the Temple!

We are back in our apartment and no, I haven't used the toilet that overflowed since the incident happened LOL.  Living with the other sisters for a few days was pretty fun, I just couldn't get to sleep on time because they were still talking.

Right now i'ts a love hate relationship with the car.  I love it because we can carry things when we get groceries at the store and it gets us to places.  I hate it because of having to keep everything documented and the navigating.

How sad that i didn't get Aunt Lorene's package and letter.  I think they have got everything straightened out hopefully, so you can send letters now.  I did get some letters this week and the package.  I'm sad to report that all the chocolate you sent is gone. LOL Thank you for sending the beany pillow and for "my blanket".  I started crying when I saw it.

I am planning on getting a haircut today.  I didn't do it last week because it was just a weird day with moving in with the sisters and doing some shopping.  We are going to carve pumpkins today for a zone activity.

I'm losing weight and my belt is slipping off.  LOL I believe a big part of the weight loss is because my companion is lactose intolerant.  I have not had sour cream, cheese, or eggs this whole time.  I absolutely love steak, green beans, broccoli, spinach, etc... except corn.  We eat dinners with the members every day.

We went to the temple on Wednesday.  It was awesome!  We did baptisms for the dead.

The mom of the 11 and 8 year old we are teaching had five death in her family this month, so yeah, it's been a little crazy.  We did however find a less active member yesterday.  She invited us in and we talked for an hour.

I've got to head out now...

Love ya!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Loved Conference!

I absolutely loved conference.  My favorite talks were by Elder Dube and Elder Christopherson.
Our toilet flooded this morning.  I'm not entirely sure what happened, I flushed it and it started over gave me a panic attack...I felt horrible.  So, we are moving out of our apartment for 3 days and staying with 4 other sister missionaries..this should be interesting. I didn't get any breakfast since the flood attack took place at 7:30am.  

We will spend the day doing laundry, grocery shopping, moving to our temporary place, getting my hair cut (at a salon) and eating dinner at a member's house.
I think I am going to cut my hair a little shorter, it's looking pretty bad...dead, and the blonde is definitely showing through. I'm not going to color my hair until I come home for those few days.

The sisters we are moving in with told me they have been receiving my letters, so they returned them.  I'm kinda bummed about that right now, I didn't receive any of your letters from last week.
I didn't get the box you sent either, but I will ask the district leaders.

District meetings are every week on Friday when we have a planning meeting.  Our district leaders owed us brownies (which were amazing!) because we talked to 178 people in one week.

We are only using the car for right now, no bike riding.

Companion study is going pretty good, I'm learning a lot.

We are teaching new member lesson to an eleven year old and a nine year old.

Please tell Grandma "Thank You"

Love ya,

Sis. Nicki Donner 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Biking Days Over?

Hey, so we are in a car now because it's a new one and president wanted us to drive it, which means I have to help back it out. (Not one of my favorite things.)  It's kind of weird because I was used to riding my bike.  My hair definitely needs to be recolored and trimmed.  I'm going to follow the advice from Shelbye and not let anyone from the mission do my hair.  I'll just wait while I'm home for those few days.

We've had a great week!  We haven't had an opportunity to teach anyone yet, but surprisingly we found a potential investigator that we were unable to find before.  She has an interesting story.

Our district leaders are really sweet...they owe us brownies.

Four more people were called to be ward missionaries in our ward.  Our bishop was a teacher in the MTC, so yeah, he has a big push for missionary work.

I received letters and loved them!  Did Dad get the letter I sent him?

I absolutely loved Relief Society Conference, it was awesome!  I am so excited for conference this weekend.  We will watch it at the church.

For p-day we are going shopping of course.  We are going to probably buy a lot of items and use my debit card, so don't worry when money is pulled from my account.  I already did my laundry.

I've got some funny stories to tell.  Lol

Love you,
Have a great week!
Tell Bri I want her to write me and Dad, Scott and of course Cody.