Monday, May 25, 2015

The Next Time We Went Back They Said That They Had Been Waiting For Us!.

Hello family!  

Yes it's true, time is going SO FAST.  I can't believe it!  Yep it has been once again another wonderful week here :).  We went back to visit sister C-- twice but unfortunately she was not home both times.  The  V-- family wasn't able to make it to church yesterday...but are still so great :).  They really try to get to church every week, but it's hard with 5 little kids and sister being pregnant.   We are going to go visit them later tonight. They are so great!  They read the book of mormon all the time, all their kids know how to pray, and they always have SO many good questions when we go to visit them.  I really love that family :).  

We didn't have to go to the transfer meeting, but we wanted to :).  To get to see everybody!  The sisters all transfer monday, and elders tuesday.  I was hoping to see my nanay and my anak, but neither of them transferred!  But I did get to see a lot of other sisters and so it was a wonderful day anyways :).  Our new kabalay (sister who lives with us) is sister newton!  From idaho!  She's so sweet, she's been a lot of fun this week :).  We miss sister compracion gihap though!

Haha I was gonna make rice krispie treats...but there's no rice krispies here!  haha only rice. I made a little bit with some corn flakes, and they were pretty good actually! but we just decided to make smores :).  haha but thank you for the recipes, maybe we'll try crepes sometime :).  

Wow it seems like its been a great week for all you!  Wow!  Jaxsen, thats sooo exciting, great work with your reading:).  and what a great day that much have been!  and Josh!  Holy moly, you're waiting for your mission call!!! wow :).  Where are you guessing?? I'll be excited to hear :) mom good luck with your patience! Josh that's wonderful you're getting your patriarchal blessing as well.  It was a wonderful experience for me to receive mine, and has helped me so much since then.  I'm sure it will be the same for you :). and those are some pretty great pictures of your soccer game! wow! 

Love the pictures of frisbee golf as well!! :).  Haha mom, it looks like you didn't take it nearly as seriously as the rest of them... haha!  glad you guys are having fun!

This saturday P-- J-- is getting baptized!!!  he is 15 years old and the rest of his family are members. they have been active on and off, so their kids didn't get baptized when they were younger.  Three of the other daughters got baptized a couple months ago, and now J-- is :).  He was SO SHY of us for the first while, but this past 2 weeks ish has finally been comfortable around us!  He really wants to serve  a mission but is scared to!  because he's shy.  I told him he can definitely do it, speaking from experience haha. With any weakness you have, it doesn't matter... you just have to bring it to the Lord, and rely on Him, and do EVERYTHING you can. And it will all be alright :).  J-- still has at least 3 years to prepare, and i'm so excited for him :). Haha me and my companion always talk about how we feel like he's our little brother.  We are so excited for him :)

This past week we found a new investigator family! The A-- family! They live near the C-- family, and some other less actives that we visit.  We oym'd them one day a couple weeks ago and they were very friendly!  They invited us to come back that sunday and visit again, but we didn't make it back to visit them that day.  The next time we went back, they said that they had been waiting for us!  We apologized and sat down with them and shared the first lesson :).  They have great faith and such a strong testimony of prayer.  It's only through prayer they say that they survived yolanda.   They don't have much but are such grateful, kind people.  And guess what! They came to CHURCH yesterday!  We were so happy :).  And so we'll definitely going back to visit them again this week :). It's so amazing to be a part of this work and meet so many people that are ready for the gospel.  I LOVE being a missionary so much :)

ah thank you so much for the package!!!  could you send m&ms and beef jerky?  haha requests from my kabalay!  and also, a mini hymn book for my companion? she doesn't have one.  THANK YOU so much :)

I love you all!  Sorry it's not working to upload pictures right now.... so maybe next week.  Take care!  HOpe everything keeps going well for you :)

Love, Sister Mortensen

Thank you  Sol Almaden for the picture!

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