Monday, September 29, 2014
In the NORMAL Life of Erin..... We were crossing a street in a neighborhood and a taxi driver came around and hit me. I curled into a ball and jumped. I rolled up onto the hood then back down. The only thing that hurt is when I hit the ground, but I'm ok. It didn't really hurt me. I got up off the ground and dusted myself off. The driver came running out and he was spastic. Here's this big black man going crazy while a little white girl is keeping her cool. Normally it's the other way around. Haha. He was really worried I was going to sue him, but instead, we invited him to be baptized. He's now preparing for October 19th to be baptized! Crazy! He's Dorcy from Nigeria. But, sadly, he's out of our area, so we don't get to teach him, but at least I could take one for the team and introduce him to the gospel. Best conversion story: "How did you contact with the missionaries?" "Oh, you know, I was just driving around, and hit one of them with my car. No big deal." Hahaha
Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Hello Family!!!! So, this week, I got my brand new missionary, fresh off the plane. Her name is Janessa McNeill and she's from Sandy, UT! :) She came pre-trained, so my job is pretty easy. :):) Hahaha! She's really funny. Since she got here in RV on Wednesday, we've found 4 new investigators, and one of them came to church yesterday, and we committed one of them for baptism!!! Woop Woop! #PromisedLand #LandOfMilkAndHoney #Zion I'm not gonna lie though, it's really hard being a trainer. It makes me stretch and grow. So, this week was pretty intense... I'm still doing the push-up challenge (100 push-ups a day), but I'm starting to rethink it. I'm so tired and sore! Hahahaha! Also this week, I got slapped in the face by a cat! It jumped on the table behind my head at a member's house, and when I turned to look at it, it just slapped me. More like patted me. It didn't have it's claws out, so that's good. And I ate ALLIGATOR!!! I'm a true southerner now! Hahaha! :) I love the south! I've had squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, alligator, bear, fish, cow, chicken, and turtle. Now, I just need to have Possum and my southern experience will be complete. :) So, I want to tell you about Eddie.... we went to a less-active member's family reunion, and one of her drunk nephews came up to me and said, "I want to learn about your church. I used to be freewill Baptist, but I don't want to be that anymore and I'm looking for another church, and y'alls interests me." I told him that we teach people and he was like, "Good. How 'bout Friday?" !!!! He's the one that showed up to church the next day!! And, he showed up sober and is excited for us to come over on Friday! I also want to tell you about Abby. We met Abby tracting, and we started talking to her about her beliefs. We mentioned the Plan of Salvation, and she invited us back the next day. We went over there, taught her and her mom the Restoration, and committed Abby for baptism!! She's awesome! This area is so prepared!!!! :):):):) And that basically sums up my week! I love you more than pulled pork loves barbeque!!! Dad: Holy cow! 7900 missionaries just from Utah Valley! Wooo! I'm one of those! It's cool you saw Megan and Debbie Sackett on the big screen! They're great! I believe in Angels too! The way that Elder Nelson explains them is perfect! President Vaughn will do amazing and his new calling. Have fun this week! Mom: It's crazy that Raquel's married! Good for her! Shaylee Russell's getting married!?!?! What?! Dace is such a ham! He'll make an amazing big brother! Did you take pictures of Raquel's wedding? I love that lady! Michael/Anna: Where did you have to go to see the stars? Not in Orem... You got 4th out of 150 people in that 5K? Woah! That's so awesome! You are pretty boss. I love the ALS Ice Bucket video!!!! I about died! Who recorded it? I couldn't tell who's voice it was... Tell Anna to write me! Kevin: To go along with all your rhyming stuff...you are dumb. Hahahaha! Just kidding! I liked the NUN part the best. :) I love Kaci! My comp's name is McNeill, but with 2 L's. :) Tell Kaci Hi for me back! And go on a date! Jen: So, since I can't be there for when Harley is born, would you be willing to consider waiting to give her baby blessing for when I get back?? I would love to be there for it, and it would only be a month after she's born, but if you don't want to do that, I understand too. I love you and miss you every day! Erin: Hahahaha, I'm glad you know what real itching feels like. It's crazy what we get to learn on our missions right? Hahahahaha! I can imagine you saying, "I hope you get a canker-sore from that." :) I love you! Hahaha, it's so funny a bee stung you in your bum! That's what you get fool! :) What did you do, sit on the poor thing?? :)
Monday, September 8, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Hey family! I never realized I don't like holidays until I became a missionary... Hahahahaha! No, they're great, but I hate it when the library's closed. :) My next doctor appointment is tomorrow in Knoxville. Honestly, I might as well live there, since I'm there every week pretty much. I think the Doc is going to clear me to take off my brace!! I hope so...this thing feels like someone turned the thermostat to "Hell" on my arm. No joke. #ThisGirlIsOnFire #BurnBabyBurn #I'mJustAHunkOfBurningLove I sent my camera home today. Please look for it! The highlights of my week: I got pooped on by a Sugar Glider... I played a musical number with a broken hand in Sacrament on the spot because the musical number fell through....EVERYONE was in tears. :) Also, we got 7 new investigators this week!! They are so prepared and ready for the gospel! And, I got covered in Poison Ivy. All over my arms and legs... fortunately, I'm only mildly allergic, so it's just like hives almost. And, you know you're in Tennessee when you step into the shower and step face-first into a spider web with the spider still attached.... Don't ask me how I missed a big black spider hanging in a white shower, but I did. Let's just say I had an episode. I love you more than the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a lollipop!!! Mom: I want to go to Montana!!! I'm don't want fall to come. I don't like the cold...especially as a missionary because I have to be out in it all the time. My release date? I don't know... I think it would be in February because I will have been out 18 months... How can I find out what my release date is? Dad: Vic needs to get baptized! When I come home, I want to go over there with you and teach him! :):):) I'm so glad the Spitfire's coming along so well! Just save something for me to do when I get home. Even if it's just the final car wash. :) I just want to be able to do something if I can. :) No one here believes me when I tell them about working on the car with you. They all get shocked when I start telling them about the different parts and tools... Like alternator, cylinders, wobble joint, racket wrench, lug nuts... etc. Kevin: Take pictures of you in MT!!! I never get enough pictures from people, so I always have to just imagine it. Did you take pics of you and Michael Rock Climbing? I love that you herd cattle! Do you ride a horse when you do it? Michael: I told a member here about your fudge with the marshmallows in it... they want to try it. Can you send me the recipe? I'll give them a copy so they can make it. Send me pics of you and Kevin Rock Climbing! Send me pics of the Tron shirts! Send me pics of you being weird! Send me pics of you and your new wife! Jen: Yaya for missionary tithing! Listen to the song, "Bless my Son" by the Nashville Tribute. You'll love it! hahaha, Dace called me Erin! What a ham! Erin: I was confused about Dad's "no more arrests" comment, but you cleared that up. ????!?!?!?!!!! What????? How do you almost get arrested????? Only YOU would turn a situation like that into a teaching moment! You're my hero!! HAHAHAHAHA BED BUGS!!