Well this week I felt like I wasn’t in my area much. We had Zone Interviews Wednesday down in Methuen and then I went on exchanges with the Methuen Sisters and I was down there with a sister who has been out for a month, most recently from Arizona and is really enjoying the cold. FYI still hasn’t really snowed here yet.
I was in my area on Tuesday…we decided to spend some time up in an area not too far away but one that we don’t get out to much because we don’t have much info on it. Nottingham is a small town apparently…one that notices if cars are parked on the side of the road…or maybe we just picked a bad spot to park even though it was not in front of anyone’s house just property… you can probably tell where this is leading. Cops got called on us. We’d parked to make a few phone calls before contacting a former investigator or potential investigator we had and then we went to contact it. We heard from the guy we were contacting that one of his nieghbors was concerned about a car sitting there but we went to go contact another potential we had that lived next door to the first guy… well we get half way up the other drive way when we see blue lights… shoot guess we’ll have to contact the other one a different day. So we headed back to our car and get there as the cop has his flashlight out peering into our car. Since I was driving, my license got checked. Gotta love small towns.
Saturday I spent the day in Sanford with Sister Buonforte. She’s also been out about a month, originally from South Carolina but has been living in Orem/Provo area for 6 years going to school. She’s 8 months older than me. We went and played Bingo at a nursing home. The lady I was helping hadn’t played in years…I don’t think she was all with it and probably could see too well either but she was a hoot. We also visited some less actives and had a good heart to heart with one of them just to see what they do believe in and how we can help them.
Yesterday in church we learned about forgiveness and gratitude in sacrament meeting. We seek forgiveness so we can better handle the storms in our lives and forgive so we can be forgiven. And Gratitude is a commandment from God to help bless us. Gratitude vs. Thankfulness- think about it. Also we had a lesson on this talk
re-watch it or reread it. it’s good. 🙂
Love you all! CPR! FHE! SMILE! TCIT! yep.
**Angela is coming home Dec 17. **
First things first…I can’t type today my fingers are very cold…maybe i wont correct my spelling… MY companion’s name is Sister Sumsion (like consumption without the con) This is her third area (8 transfers at the JSM and 4 in Somersworth,NH [5,4,3 wasn’t straight JSM]) She’s been out 17 months and she’s from American Fork. She is number 3 out of 6 kids…5 girls 1 boy (he’s number4). . If you look on facebook you may find some pictures of us together as they should be all over because of the media splits. Speaking of which yall should jouin the new hampshire manchester mission page. you can find out who all is coming out or going home and meet other msision parents might be kinda fun. yep the bad spelling is coming out…at least the ones I don’t really care about I have corrected a few.
This week we’ve been stopping by members in our area. We both need to get to know them better. We’re a little worried this area will be closed in December because it is a little slow so we’re working on getting this area to pick up. Hopefully we can get it to a place in 6 weeks that maybe it won’t close to sisters.
Media Splits was this weekend. we spent a lot of time raking leaves. We’re really good at putting the leaves on a tarp and dragging it out to the woods to dump… great comp unity. 🙂 We helped at a food pantry sorting different cans of food that the scouts brought in from the food drive. A highlight was we went to a Stake activity for 14+ years of age–The Harvest ball…this years theme was 50s Soc hop(sp?)…no we didn’t dance. Our elders(zone leaders) told us that as long as we were helping out with it we could be there since it was at our building. So they did food. someone had red bowties for them and half size aprons and funny little hats and they went around for a while with trays of food offering it to people. Then they made desserts (rootbeer floats and softserve stuff on top of brownies) Sister Sumsion and I ran the penny candy “store” the pennies used were found all over the tables. Super fun! and there are a lot of fabulous dancers in the Exeter Stake.
Funny story or ironic. When sister Sumsion was in Somersworth there was a less active that she saw a couple of times. She was looking through our ward list and saw the same name so we went out to check it out and lo and behold it was the same guy. very interesting.
We got a new investigator this week out in North Hampton. He’s 18 years old and wicked busy with work and PT (he’s planning on going into the Air National Guard in January if I remember correctly) but he seems genuinely interested. He wants religion in his life even though his family has never been interested in religion.
I was reading Ether 5-6 this morning and thought it was kool how there is a chapter just for Joseph Smith smack dab in the middle of the Jardite’s story. and then in Ether 6 it just puts a whole new meaning on food storage… for your pets too. I also loved how much faith those people had. they litereally put their lives in God’s trust. They had absolutely no control over where they were going if they were going to live and how long they’d have to be in the barges. The people sat and sang praises all 344 days. Not sure if I could do that. But then again my companion and I talked abotu this during comp study and there are thigns now days that they coulnd’t imagine facing either so it’s all even in the end and all the experiences that we go through are for our growth and also to help other people.
Love you all! CPR TCIT FHE! Do Family History! 🙂 SMILE! Jump up and down…but only if you are cold… jk you don’t have to do that.. 🙂 Endure to the end! just keep swimming just keep swimming…is Dory in your head now?
Well a lot happened this week guess we’ll start at the beginning.
Monday night I was privileged to go back to Maine to spend the day of Tuesday with Sister Blume up in Sandford which was about 20-30 minutes from Saco…the areas border each other. So that was nice being back in Maine..there’s a different feeling to Maine than New Hampshire. Tuesday we tried a few people and one of the ladies Lori that we tried was asking questions and is interested in learning more. yay so they have a new investigator always a nice thing I’m happy for those sisters. By Tues evening I was back in my area. 🙂 Home Sweet Home.
Friday we got to do service with one of the missionaries over Zion’s Camp (girl’s camp) first we helped mark some trails that they’d done for the city of Raymond as a service project but it might have been confusing so we went and hiked some to help clarify with ribbons tied to clothes pins and then put on a tree…that’s how they were asked to mark it, clever right?
The next thing we got to do to help her was we went through a cemetery and marked which way the plot was facing for the most part north, south, east, west. to help the caretaker find things easier I guess. Kinda fun snooping around the cemetery looking at old headstones. Glad she gave us an excuse to go in one. They are all over out here in the East.
And then I actually got to go to the girl’s camp. apparently during the summer the sisters help out once a week when girls are actually here so Sister Kotter got to help out a few times. ah I love girl’s camp! This one was a fixed up boys camp turned into girl’s camp so they can swim in the lake but it’s not a private lake and it’s big. We got to do a few things to help winterize it. like pull curtains down to be washed and take batteries out of the fire alarms in the cabins…not sure why they have to have a fire alarm as they are dinky just 4 walls and 4 sets of bunk beds.
Saturday we got invited to a member’s kids’ 4 year old birthday party they had big blow up things…whatever they are called and adults could go down the slide…so we did.
President and Sister Stoker came to our ward yesterday and talked about….Missionary Work! weird that they would pick that topic as they are over this mission. They were the speakers in sacrament meeting and also they did the 3rd hour. It was good…
Time’s up we are doing a church tour for a group coming in and we’re emailing at the church today because of the holiday.
Love you all! Go rewatch/read Conference! CPR! FHE!!!! 😀 Give your mom a hug! 😉
so here are some pictures
so we went down the slide…
and a HUGE spider we found last week outside our door to the backyard…