Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Loved Women's Conference!

My week was pretty average.  I did get more sleep this week.  Thank goodness!  I did pick up the probiotics and they do help.

I loved all the letters I received, it really helped with all the things I have been thinking about.

I did receive Kasie’s video message.  Oh my goodness, that was so sweet of her!

Saturday was my favorite part of last week because of the Women’s Broadcast.  I loved the talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  I love that he talked about living the gospel joyfully and that he liked each of us to different temples.

My least favorite day of last week was I think Tuesday because it was hot, and basically nobody was home.

Friday we had district meeting and the elders were driving us back home from the meeting.  I don’t know why, but our zone leaders were in rare form that day.  Everything we did was irritating them and they were teasingly threatening us every minute. Lol  That made me laugh.

Sis. Fonua and I are doing well.  Both our district and zone are fine.

Church yesterday was pretty good.  I actually helped with the lesson in Relief Society and I actually didn’t shake when speaking.  I was asked to share a story about great grandma.

For conference we are staying in our house and watching it.

Oh, real quick, the Family History Center will be closed next Monday due to some upgrading of the computers, so no emails next week.

OK, I gotta go.

Love YA!

Sis. Donner

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Birthday Time

This week we had the ward talent show and it was really awesome.  The bishop of the ward sang an old rock song, it was awesome.  There was a lot of hidden talent revealed.

My favorite part of last week was Thursday because it was Sis. Fonua’s Birthday and we had a pretty good day.  For her birthday I made her a birthday cake at our house.  We went to the Golden Corral for dinner where she had another cake; she turned 21.

My least favorite day was Sunday because I was sick the whole day, but I did stay awake in church.  Church seemed to last so long.  I’m not sure what was causing me to be sick, but I was sweating a lot and had a stomach ache.  Cris, the lady who was baptized last Saturday, enjoys being a member.  She is getting to meet a lot of new people.

Something that touched my spirit this week was receiving the letter from home, it was the perfect time to receive it.

Sis. Fonua made me laugh this week when she tried to get me back for scaring her.  This week she succeeded in scaring me twice, once when she had crouched down by the wall and the second times was when she popped out when I was coming out of the bathroom.  I love Sis. Fonua, we are doing great!

I got to hold a kitty.
Health wise I have been struggling with getting a decent night’s sleep.  It has become really frustrating, so I started taking Melatonin again.

Our plans for today are to go shopping, cleaning, and I don’t know what else.  I am looking forward to the women’s broadcast this week.

It’s almost time for me to leave.  Gotta go.

Love ya!

Sis. Donner

Monday, September 15, 2014


This last week was good!  Sis Fonua and I are staying companions, which isn’t bad, I just need to get to know her a little better.  Basically, the whole district is staying the same.                     
Cris’ baptism was interesting to the least.  Anything that could go wrong, did.  There was a baptism in front of ours that went over, so we had to wait with everyone that came to support Cris, and wait for the other people to leave.  Then a video we were going to show wasn’t working, so one of our Zone leaders saved the day.  Overall it was a good baptism.  She was so happy!

So my favorite part of last week was the Baptism day!  It was so awesome to finally see someone I taught get baptized.

My least favorite day was Friday because I was sick and I had a headache that just wouldn't leave.

Something that touched me spiritually is I had been praying the night before the transfer calls.  For me this had been a really hard transfer, and I basically ask to be moved, but I asked that if I were to stay that I would understand why.  Well today when thinking about why, I realized that I truly needed to get to know Sis. Fonua.  So basically Heavenly Father answered my prayer by giving me a different perspective.

So a couple of things made me laugh this week.  Top one is yesterday, it was the primary program for our ward.  The little kids were doing all sorts of cute things, but there was one little boy in front of us that wouldn’t stop making faces at us.  It was just too funny.  The second funny thing is on our way home yesterday, Sis. Fonua hadn’t been watching where she was walking and walked right into a swarm of bugs, it was really funny watching her freak out swatting the flies.  Third, Elder James was being a stinker again, so when shaking his hand I squeezed it hard.  LOL He was a bit surprised.

Physically I am doing much better, just can’t stretch much.  Emotionally I am doing much better too.

This week I am looking forward to the ward talent show on Friday, it should be fun.

Yes, I did get the chocolate and it is almost gone.

Well, I gotta go!  Love ya!

Sis. Donner

Wonderful ladies

Monday, September 8, 2014

Great Zone Conference!

Wow, a lot seems to be happening there with the rain.  The weather is good here, it’s starting to get a little colder here.

Cris is getting baptized this Saturday and things are going well with the planning, but it is causing me to stress out a bit.

Last Monday I bought a new purse.  By the purses we saw some hats and we just had to take a picture in them.

Zone conference on Tuesday was so amazing.  We had Elder Godoy, who is from Brazil and one of the general authorities speak to us.  He was so funny and so much fun to hear speak.  I felt like all the things talked about were all for me to hear.  I didn’t get a chance to talk to my mission president.

Wednesday my back basically caused me to be in so much pain that I could barely move; it was not fun.

Yesterday church was in one word LONG!  We didn't have a moment to rest until 9 pm.

We have transfers this Saturday so mail is held until then.  I have no idea if we will be kept together.

Well Love Ya!

Sister Donner

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Awesome Week!

My week was awesome!  We met some less active families that have not been visited forever.  We have a baptismal date set for our investigator Cris who is doing awesome.  I am currently struggling with not worrying about the lesson we are going to be teaching her.  Sis. Fonua struggles with calling or approaching people she doesn't know.

Well, my knee is a less painful and now it’s my back that has kept me up at night.  I think it is because we moved someone on Thursday for over four hours and it did a number on my back.

I keep forgetting to buy new shoes which is more and more of what has been happening to me.  I forgot my scriptures for church yesterday.  I am losing my mind.

I did get the mini video of Blaize.  He is so stinken’ cute!

Attempting to curl my hair with all the layers.
My favorite part of last week was all of it except for Friday.  I guess I was sick with stress.  I was sweating in 80 degree weather and had a headache that would not go away.  It was miserable.  I honestly tried to calm myself down, but it didn’t work.

OK, so two things that made me laugh this week are first, I burned by half tee and Sis. Fonuas shorts with my straightener that was supposed to be off.  My companion laughed about it, but I felt so bad.  Second, we locked ourselves out of the church just as Cris showed up for her lesson, so our district leader, along with the zone leader, came to save us.  We actually ended up waiting 15 minutes, so we sat on the grass and talked.  It was embarrassing.

Something that really touched me was a little girl hand me a card in church on Sunday.  It told me how much she appreciated me being a missionary.  It was so cute!

Gotta go!  


Sister Donner