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Monday, September 28, 2015

TRANSFERS!

Hello everyone!

This week was pretty awesome!  Honestly I can't remember everything that happened. But anyway,

TRANSFERS!

I'm leaving! And since Sister M is going home, we're getting double transferred out! However, that means I won't die in east. (I was getting worried that would happen. That would mean I would have spent 7 transfers here. But now it's only 5.) I'm going to Sunrise Stake in the Mountain Vista ward. It'll be cool. My companion will be Sister Md. It'll be her last transfer as well.

I went on exchanges with Sister B this week. She's a temple square missionary. And she knows one of my friends form BYUH! We've decided that she needs to come to BYUH with me so we can be roommates.  Anyway, she's a super amazing missionary and I love being around her. I feel like we can just accomplish miracles together!

A member is going to teach us how to make tortillas today.

Our investigator G is doing sooooo well. He's read up until Alma 36 in the Book of Mormon! That's sooooo cool! I'm going to miss teaching him, but I'll come back for his baptism.

It's still hot here, it's not cooling down for some reason. No one really knows why. It's cooler at night, like 80 degrees but during the day it's still 100. Which is cooler than it was, but still.

I only got to see part of the eclipse. I didn't know there was going to be one. I just looked up and like, "I've never seen the moon that tiny." I looked up later and was like, "why is it bigger now?" I was just like, "it was probably just the clouds". But now I understand!

Anyway. No one emailed Sister M because she is going home, so I have to stop now.

Love you!

Hermana Leete

Transfer Question: Are you Spanish speaking?


English. I'm still an STL

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cool & Comedy

¡Hola!

E is a new investigator. He's pretty cool. He has some problems that have to be resolved before he can be baptized though.  He lived in our mission, moved to the west mission, then moved back. He's been interviewed like twice for baptism. We just got him as a referral.
He's cool.

Comedy report: we were helping these people move and the elder's quorum packed our bags in the truck. Awkward. They were soooo mad at us that they had to fight through all the junk to get our bags.

Coolest lesson ever: we visited this less active this week. His name is Brother H. He was a missionary in Brazil back when there wasn't any members there. He baptized the first stake president. Even members of the quorum of the 70s have come and talked to him. Anyway the spirit was super strong in the lesson. He cried, we cried, everyone cried. He said he felt our message the most out of everyone's. We watched the bible video "go and sin no more”. I can't explain how cool it was.

Anyway, that's all I got time for.

Love you!


Sister Leete

Monday, September 14, 2015

Expect Miracles and then Don't Stop Working until You Get Them

Hi there!

This week was pretty awesome! We had 7 people at church!

G: Finding G was a miracle this week. I went on exchanges with Sister S and we were working on expecting miracles. So we had three members out with us and no lessons planned. We were knocking on these doors and no one answered/let us in and we ran out of potential investigators to try and I was just like "you're not supposed to be here" so I went to the back ups that we had earlier in the day that we didn't get to. They took us to an apartment complex. Well, the same things happened (or didn't happen I guess) and we still had like fifteen minutes left with our member. I remembered someone else's door to knock on, and no one was there, and then we just started to knock on random doors. I was feeling like, We have a member, something is going to happen! So we get to two doors and I asked Sister S, "left or right?" and we both felt left so we knocked on the left door and G opened the door! We couldn't go in because he was alone and the member we had with us was a man, but we said a prayer with him and gave him a Book of Mormon. G said that he was possessed with a devil and that he had a mental illness . . . We don't think he's possessed. But we told him that if he read the Book of Mormon the devil couldn't be there. So he said he'd read. We came back later for our next appointment and taught him lesson 1. He's totally accountable, he just had a stroke sometime ago so he talks a little funny. But the member that we had at the lesson offered to give him a ride to church and he came! He also accepted a baptismal date!

E: She's super cool. She hasn't wanted to go to church because she had a bad experience when she was little. We've been planning a church tour for like two weeks now, but she keeps on canceling because she needs someone to watch her kid and she doesn't have a car and we can't give her a ride. But we finally got a member to come and she got a babysitter so we went! She really liked it. And we gave her some skirts that were left by previous missionaries so that she had one to wear at church. She loved church! It was awesome! And her atheist boyfriend is totally opening up! Miracle!

J: I don't even know how to describe why this was such a miracle. But he had to get work off to go to church and he also loved it! The entire time we've been teaching him he's all like, "I'll go when I feel like it." But as we've been teaching him the doctrine, his heart has been touched and he understands the importance of church. His girlfriend is a less active member so it was cool to see her face when he said he was coming to church--she was sooooo excited! We'll see if he'll change his schedule so that he can come every week.

M and J: They are the L kids. The parents have been kind of flaky this week, so we don't know what's up, but the kids love church!

D and A: We went to visit a referral from the Bishop. It was just a active family that is going through some hard times. When we went to visit them we met D and A. D is one the girls' boyfriend and A is a friend. But they are interested! And they came to church! Super cool!

We taught a lot of lessons this week, which is always really cool. I keep on getting flashbacks to the last time that I served in this zone. I swear I am just repeating what happened. It's super trippy.

There was this day where we talked to like three people who just ranted on and on about the apocalypse . . . we didn't know what to say to them. Yes, food storage is super important.

So that was my week. It was pretty awesome. 

I'll send a video of my zone leaders getting pied in the face. They issued a challenge out to the zone that they had to do certain things in finding situations, like calling someone to repentance, telling someone that our message can help them quit their addiction while they are smoking, getting someone to throw a ball at you, and that whoever completed it first could pie them in the face. But the catch was if the zone leaders completed it twice before someone else completed it, they could pie the rest of us in the face. Elder B and Elder C completed it in 24 hours.

What I learned this week is to expect miracles and then don't stop working until you get them.

I love you so very much!

Hermana Leete



The wood that I used came from that branch, but you only needed like 6 inches of wood

Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Hello there!

So what I did today. There's a cool family in one of our wards that can turn pens. So we went over there and turned a pen, well two actually. Here they are:


The lighter one is made from Las Vegas Olive and the orange one is made from some wood that starts with a p. We took blocks of wood, put them on something that spins them, and then carved them. Pretty cool huh?

It came from a tree like this. A Las Vegas olive wood.


More particularly from this branch.



Look what I made!


This week I went on two exchanges. They were pretty fun.

One day we were walking around and we street contacted this lady who was sitting down with her head in her hands. She was really down because her son has a mental illness and life is really hard for her. But as we testified of the Atonement she totally cheered up. We also gave her a Book of Mormon and she was really excited to read it.

Monday we found two new investigators! They are a young couple named M and M. We brought this couple from church and they were perfect for them! Like, they had everything in common.

J and D are doing awesome! D is a less active and her boyfriend is J who is not a member. He's really starting to progress! It's really cool to see!

Anyway, I don't have a lot of time, but it's cooling down to only 105, so that's good.

Love you!

Hermana Leete

By the way, president was totally the one to suggest that I skype home, I didn't even ask!