Monday, June 24, 2013

"Gus. Don't be exactly half of an 11 pound black forest ham"

For any of you who watch Psych, you'll get the title of this post. That funny quote was the title of the email Sister Holmes sent to me this week. Kind of random, but suiting! Sister Holmes & I used to always quote Psych and watch it together with our sister Becka. Good sister bonding time! :D Anyway, she is doing great! This week, she was transferred to the New Zealand Hamilton Mission! We all saw that one coming! She told me in her email to me that she wishes she could send the cold to Henderson...apparently it's way colder there than she anticipated! luckily the "Holy Jacket" is keeping her nice and toasty. she also said this: "Oh ps dont put anything stupid i say on your little blog haha That could be embarrassing! I went and looked at it. Also those green things are not little fruits. Everyone keeps giving them to me..they are some fruit that is all over the place. "

too bad she is so far away! she can't stop me from putting the silly things she says on this blog! Muahahaha. Anyway, here is Sister Holmes' email to her family :)

So I would like to start off with saying whatever I said last week about it being cold? Lies. It is wayyyyy colder this week. There is frost on the ground and its insane!
Also not related but I think I swallowed a bug. Ya, I know. Nasty. Sis Qaqa and I were walking and I was talking and boom it flew right in. It was so gross I was freaking out. Bleh.

Anyway. This week was good! As some of you may have heard I was transferred to the Hamilton New Zealand Mission but we already knew that was coming. I still get to work in the VC so yey!! I love the VC I am currently working of getting us to be able to make calls to the States. They dont have it set up here!! But I keep finding people on chat who want to learn more and want me to teach them through email but it hasnt been letting me email them and there is just technical difficulties so I wanted to call and tell the investigators what the hold up was...then found out no one set it up! Getting that set up is my new project! It is going to be awesome to be able to call and teach people around the world and seeing as I am serving in Temple View with the population of like 3 nonmembers in my area...The people I teach online are the only investigators I have!!
Sooo Went on a trade off....That is where we trade companions. I was with Sister Bunting. She actually served in Henderson while waiting for her Visa. But the trade off was....terrifying!! I haven't had a whole lot of experience with Door knocking and Talking with Everyone. (twe: which is just if there is a person in your area you stop and talk with them even if you are in a car you pull over and talk to them) It is really hard for me! I need more practice for sure. By the end of the day we had gone to a bunch of houses and taught some people. We even had an Elder Come home so there was a big lunch and So I was able to go to that which was sweet. Anyway. It was a really good experience and I learned a lot.

I told you about Nick? The man with 11 kids? We went back so he could fix sis qaqa's bike which is did and he agreed to come to the VC with his kids!! He is a suuper nice (pretty big and scary) Maori guy. I am excited for that!!! Should be awesome :) :)

The VC had been good, this is a slow time so not alot of people come in. Alot more people come in around Christmas time to see all the lights. Which I hear is super awesome, I might not be in this area to see them though so we will see.
New President is coming July 1st! Crazy stuff. We had our last meeting with President last Thursday haha it was the second and The last time I will meet with him.
We are teaching an FHE activity tonight about Missionary work. We are really trying to help the members see how important they are in sharing the gospel so that is our focus this week is to teach the members how to share the gospel...and then bring those people to the VC so we can teach them!! haha
Hope you all are doing well!!
and happy birthday on June 30th to my awesome little Brother!!! Jason! You are awesome and I am proud of you!!!
Love you all :) Have a great week!
Sister Holmes

She looks SO happy!

So pretty!!


Temple at night! Beautiful!


There she is! That green doesn't even look real. It's like Super-Green


SPIDER! yuck. I bet she DIED!

So pretty!


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