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.
-Cheese curds (squeaky kind)
-Black and white squirrels.
-No Liberians :'(
WHERE AM I? 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.