Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Baptism this Coming Week!

This week was pretty good!  Some days were pretty slow.  We finished teaching the lessons to the kids from the less active family and they will be baptized this Wednesday, so I am looking forward to it.

I love our golden investigator, he just soaks up everything and just wants to keep on learning.  It is awesome!  I was really touched when he thanked us for teaching him.

So our other investigator is MIA…she won’t text us or anything.
I did send two boxes which should arrive today and I will be sending another one today also.

Sis. Coldby is just fun and chill.  We have tons of fun with each other and I never feel on edge with her.  Sis. Colby was tired of sleeping in her bed and she slept on the floor one night which made me smile.

The 4th ward is awesome and helps out a lot, 5th ward is struggling.  Our district is really energetic!
My favorite part of last week was Thursday because it was a good day, and we had really good Mexican food. Lol

My least favorite day of last week was Saturday because I felt a bit sick and I didn’t get enough sleep.  So health wise I am feeling pretty good, I have caught another cold, but this time it isn’t bad.

After we go shopping today and have lunch, then I will send the package, and then we will come back to the church and I will get my hair trimmed by a sister.  We might possibly play sports and then we will teach FHE.  That is pretty much it.

Gotta go shopping now.

Love ya!
Sis. Donner

Friday, January 23, 2015

Emergency Transfer

January 19, 2015

So, I got transferred early.  I received a call from Pres. on Wednesday night that they needed to emergency transfer me because a sister was sick and needed to go home.  She had really bad headaches and seizures; she had been out for a year.  So I am now in Kuna which is 30 minutes from Middleton.  I arrived here at 12 on Thursday afternoon.  It is foggy right now and it rains a lot here.

I am now with Sis. Colby who is just awesome!  She is so quirky and is just so much fun.  She has been out for 7 months and is a twin herself.  She is the 5th of 8 in her family and she also attended BYU Provo.  She is from Fort Worth Texas and her twin is serving in Mexico.  I am still the senior companion, but we take turns calling and we are very open with each other.  Yes, I still have a car.

We live with members and they happened to be gone right now.  They are in their 50’s and will come back on Tuesday from Germany. We are moving into another members home probably at the end of this week.

The ward here needs a little boost, but they are really nice.  Sis. Colby has been in this area for 6 weeks and we have 3 people who are going to get baptized soon and then a golden investigator.

I was able to attend the baptism in my last area on Saturday.  It was so good!  Sunday was my favorite day of the week because we had an awesome lesson with the golden investigator. Sunday I also got to see my trainer, Sis. Dunkle.  She literally ran at me and started crying because she got to see me one last time before I go home.  It was awesome!

My least favorite day was Wednesday because I had to say goodbye to the people in Middleton so suddenly.

We rearranged our furniture Sunday night so we could watch the church movie “Legend” in comfort on our tiny DVD player.  It was really funny!

No slipping this week, but I did trip.

I’m not sure what we will be doing for the rest of our p-day, probably more laundry and cleaning.

I gotta go!  Love ya!
Sis. Donner
We had zone conference on Friday here in Kuna and this is a picture of the whole zone.
All the sisters in my new zone.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wonderful Baptism!

January 12, 2015

The baptism went really well and when she received the Gift of the Holy Ghost she had an awesome blessing.  We have another baptism happening this weekend and our other investigator is doing really well.

We will find out this weekend if we will stay together as a companionship, but we are all doing well.  We laugh a lot.  Sometimes it feels like they are trying to fix me instead of help me, but I know I am just being stubborn.

I finally received your envelope, but the letter and whatever else you had in there was stolen.  There was a nice slit in the side of the envelope.  I keep forgetting to send you one.

Last week was busy because we were going back and forth teaching our investigators, the Lord has really blessed us.

My favorite day of last week was Wednesday because we had a long skill check and a short lesson. Lol  It is raining and snowing here.

My least favorite day was Thursday because it was so slippery outside.  I slipped on ice right as we got out of a lesson and I had vowed that day not to slip.

My health is ok.  I wake up an hour early every day before I have to and I have no idea why.
I sang “There is Sunshine in My Soul Today” for a group of older ladies in our stake today while my companions danced.

I am giving a talk either this Sunday or next, I don’t remember.  My topic is something that actually the Lord helped me pick which is humility.

I gotta go now.  Love ya!
Sis. Donner

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year's

So, after emailing last Monday, we went home and since we had all been basically having a rough week, we each shared our frustrations and things are better now.  I’m still not comfortable being the senior companion, but I’m starting to get used to being asked where we are going, calling people, and stuff.  I still don’t feel exactly capable, but I’m getting better.
Transfers calls are next week and transfers are on the 19th.  We currently have 11 trio companionships in our mission right now due to areas being closed down or combined, so we may or may not stay as a trio
I had written Pres. Cannon about my feelings on being the senior companion and about feeling trunky and he told me to just serve my companions and not to beat myself up about being trunky, just to keep going, so I feel happy!

On New Year’s Eve we had to be in my 9 and it wasn’t eventful at all, so it was a very chill New Year’s Eve.  We just visited with members.

Church was fine on Sunday, we were just really tired because we had to get up at 5:30 am to get ready for the day.  Something that made me laugh was one of our investigators went to the wrong ward and bore his testimony during sacrament meeting.  Afterwards he called us and said that when he had gone up to bear his testimony and looked out into the congregation, he realized he didn’t recognize anyone.  We laughed so hard!

Doing the records!
Monday & Tuesday were my favorite part of last week because we basically just relaxed and talked on Monday, and then on Tuesday we sat home and updated our records for the whole day.

My least favorite day was Thursday, New Year’s Day, because it was cold and we ended up moving someone the whole time until we had another appointment.  We were exhausted.

Our investigators are doing well and we have another one who is ready to set a baptismal date.  We do have one investigator that has gone MIA, nobody knows where he is.  Well, one of our investigators who was going to get baptized this week, is going to get baptized next week.  This week I am looking forward to our investigator Daliee’s baptism.  Please pray that she can be strong enough to make it to her baptismal day!  Her uncle will be baptizing her.  We just get the program ready and then the ward helps us out with the rest.

I think I go to the temple on February 26, but I haven’t verified that yet.  Basically when we go to the temple it is like for the whole day.  We do a session and then come back and have dinner, a devotional and then bear our testimonies and then go back to our areas.  Then we basically have three days left to do missionary work.  On Monday we get picked up by the transfer van and dropped off at the mission home or somewhere else.  According to Pres. Cannon, there are 12 missionaries going home.  I know two of the elders who are going on my same flight.  One was my Zone leader and the other one is currently the AP.

Something that really touched me today is Sis. Wright shared with me that Heavenly Father answered her prayers and I asked her how He had answered her prayer.  She said because she had fasted for me yesterday so that I would be able to be more open with them.

Health wise I still have a cough…oh well.  But, I don’t feel sick.

Right now I am trying to figure out what talents I have that can help strengthen my weaknesses and I haven’t figured it out yet.

This afternoon for p-day we are playing a game called protect the flower.  I have no idea what that means.  Then we will have FHE with the singles.

I gotta go now…


Sis. Donner

This is a dog that followed us while we were knocking doors, and yes, the snowman is taller than me.