Minnesota Minneapolis Mission

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Wiscooooooonsin Cheese!

Well well well. 
I'm here in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It could be compared to the Twilight Zone. It really is the WEIRDEST here... I have an odd feeling, not sure why.
-Bagged milk.
-Cheese curds (squeaky kind)
-Lawn ornaments.
-Black and white squirrels.
-No Liberians :'(
My companion's name is Sister Fisher. She is from California and is the youngest, and has 6 weeks left of the mish! CRAZY. She is very nice.  She reminds me of Rachel Young, actually.
The area is huuuuge. We drove an hour to go teach a gal named Monse. She and her boyfriend speak mainly spanish. So, it's interesting teaching lessons. I'm gonna get my espanol down. :)
How I said, there are hardly any Liberians, which absolutely BREAKS my heart. But the diversity is still pretty big. TONS of Hmong people and Mexicans. I literally feel like I'm in a whole new world. I'm homesick for Minnesota </3 :( But I know I am supposed to be here.
My companion isn't allowed to drive because she got in a wreck a few months ago and so she got her driving priviledge taken away. Sooo... I drove from Minnesota to Wisconsin! 2.5 hour drive.
We have an amazing ward mission leader: Brother and Sister Napalitano (TOTAL New Yorkers. LOVE.)
We have a progressing family, and they just got married yesterday and are getting baptized Saturday! :)
Loved conference SO much. It really is so amazing to be here on my mission at this time when we are inching and inching closer to the second coming of our Savior!
We've met plenty of people who have hard hearts and closed minds to receiving the Restoration message.
One instance in particular: Saturday, after conference, we headed out to go see a few potentials. It starts sprinkling, and was SO cold, and we see a family outside of their car with umbrellas and raincoats just standing there. They locked their keys in their car, and were waiting for help. So, perfect opportunity to share the Gospel:) we started chatting, and this man and wife knew 'everything about our religion'--don't you hate it when people tell you what you believe? Well, it came to the point where I could do nothing BUT bear sincere testimony of Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon and telling him that Heavenly Father loves him. It bothered me that I didn't really have the chance to say everything I wanted to, but hey... I planted a seed, right? We walked away, and it POURED hard. core.
It's definitely gotten to the 'no turning back for warmth' weather. It's chilly. And I got my boots, so thanks mom!
Also got the CUTEST nicest package from Bushmans. I appreciate all the letters and packages, peeps. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
I love you all and I am praying for all of you everyday. I miss you like CRAZY.
We get to talk in 2 months. :) whoo!

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