Tuesday, November 26, 2013

French Toast makes a happy missionary!

Can I just say how wonderful it is being a missionary?! I am so happy! We started talking with everyone. Absolutely anyone who was outside, getting in their car, waiting for the bus...we didn't let one single person pass us by. That's the secret...talking to the Lord's children. So simple! There is the sweet assurance that the Lord takes care of His missionaries in my heart. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving! ...No worries we have a very nice English family feeding us Thanksgiving dinner this week so we are well looked after.

I was in a picture taking mood this week...so get ready! get set!

Sister Dennis...mi amiga de la oficina...LOVE this dedicated secretary! Without her...NONE of our baptisms would be official. :)
...Rio Rancho District picture before transfers this week...unfortunately one of my favorite Sisters is cut out of the picture...
 So...she gets her own picture haha
 These good Elders are handing over their area to us in good condition...they were great to work with and sad they are leaving our District!
 And then there's...the Zone Leaders...how we shall miss them! It's nice to have great Zone Leaders to work with as Sister Training Leaders. We rely on their help so often. Good times :)
 YEP! ...It's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!! Finally. 
 Tip for future missionaries...when struggling with ANYTHING: Just make time to make some French Toast.
It cheers you right up! (*add Buttermilk syrup as needed*)

 So we know that Brother Laws is a Dallas Cowboy fan...so, our Christmas present to him.......
 We were outside as it was snowing right before going home for the night and this PERFECT snowflake fell on Sister Adam's coat...seriously, look at this thing! God is real and He definitely appreciates the beauty of small details.
 We even got some snow!
So cool story!
We were at the airport this morning greeting the new missionaries coming in and Sister Adams and I started a simple conversation with a lady by saying we liked her coat and that it looked so nice and warm. She came over to us later after talking with her and just gave us her coat! Sister Adams had mentioned she needed a new winter coat anyways...oh my goodness. Some people's kids. WE are the ones who should be giving OUR coats to other's. Not the other way around...sweetest lady. Definitely have plenty of Christ-like people walking around us everyday. You just have to go up and talk to them.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Just being a MISSIONARY:)

This week we taught a really good lesson to a part member family and are working on getting their daughter on a baptismal date. Look at all these hard-working missionaries!

 Sister Adams and I with the Laws...wonderful people!
 Just one of our many MLC pictures...more to come hopefully :) 
This is what kind of a wonderful mother God gave me...I love how she always ends her letters...JBAM (just being a mom). Her package this week definitely had me giggling. Ah well, this will definitely be put to good use. Thanks Momma! I love you!:') 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happyishly Sick

<Alli here...I was e-mailing Sister Silva yesterday and she mentioned that she's been pretty under the weather this past week...but oddly enough, "happyishly sick". Made me laugh! Definitely an Emily-coined term! She loves being a missionary...even on a cough syrup diet!>
 Guess what? Another MLC come and gone...always learn so much though. And always lots of shoes.
Definitely back up north! Daily sightings now*

PS- side note...I know the Halloween outfits weren't that creative! haha not much a missionary can do :) Sheesh dad!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy Halloween from Rio Rancho!

 By the way...look what I found! It's still around even after all these years. It's actually a dentist office I think haha. 
 Yummy food every Monday with the Elders at our favorite little Brazilian lady's house. Such a sweetheart and she makes a banquet for a king every time we are there. Some members...good grief...they sacrifice so much for the Lord's servants. 
 Super funny but as we were driving the other day I did a double take and for a split second I thought this was a temple. We now call this our Rio Rancho Temple
 So for Halloween we showed up at the Branch's Trunk or Treat to find our Ward Mission Leader looking like this. The very essence of what a WML should be, am I right? Too cool...too cool. ;) 
We couldn't do much for Halloween...but we tried. ;)