Tuesday, 9 December 2014

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"‏

8 December 2014

Because it is the season if you haven't clicked on my Christmas link in my last email then repent and click on this one! http://www.mormon.org/christmas?cid=HPFR112814529

Monday: So I can't really remember what happened for P-day... OH YES I went to Old Navy and went shopping! Oh my word walking out of those doors with a bag never felt so good!! It's nice to feel like a normal person. I have a testimony that shopping always makes you feel good. There was 30% off in the WHOLE STORE, Heavenly Father knows me well <3

Then we went and played sports and left early for Sister Knight's STL dinner with Sister Eberhardt. For the rest of the evening we were with the Eberhardt's and the Bustos' and had a FHE on the Holy Ghost. We set up an obstacle course and it was super fun :)

Tuesday: Sister Knight had a meeting so Sister Pahulu and I went around and tried contacting potentials and widow's, but alas nobody was home or interested. After we had picked up Sister Knight from her meeting we made Pavlova (yeah that's right, we're super fancy, even Paul Hollywood would be impressed) with a less active member, it was SUPER FUN she made us bangers and mash, ohmygoodness it was like being at home. She presented it so nice. I never have thought that bangers and mash could look so glamorous!
Then we had a Christmas Relief Society activity in the Apple Valley Ward which was really good and an amazing turn out woohoo!

Wednesday: So Sister Knight had another meeting so Sister Pahulu and I had to wait for her. Then after lunch we were trying to contact a couple of people and then visited some widows.  Then we had appointments for the evening which was good :)

Thursday: Weekly Planning... same as always. Then went contacting people weren’t interested.. but hey :) Then we had appointments for the rest of the night which all were really good. They were all with active families in the Apple Valley Ward.

Friday: So we had a Zone Meeting which was really good, it was all about what we could give back to the Saviour for Christmas. Then we tried contacting one of the families were home! They are active members and they are Portuguese. Then after we left their house we had a nice conversation with Taylor and invited him to the ward party which was really nice, we haven't seen him for a while. Then we had a lesson with our Sisters Referral Sarah and we taught her the plan of salvation which went well. After the lesson we headed up to the chapel for the 17th ward party! Which was a good time.... especially the dessert..

Saturday: So we had the 1st ward party in the morning and then we were going to have  a lesson with Juanita but she didn't show up so we helped her mum put up a Christmas tree. Then we tried contacting some people wanting to give them a Book of Mormon, but they weren't home. Then we attended an open house of a recent convert who just got sealed to her family, it was so special! Then we were just trying to contact for the rest of the night.

Sunday: Church, church, church. Meeting with Bro.Eberhardt and then we watch the Christmas Devotional which was really good. The Schmutz are like the best people ever:  they provided a fire, cookies and blankets whilst we were watching it! They will be abundantly blessed for their kindness. Then we had a lesson with the Webb's who are amazing and we had the best reaction from them

"So I think we need to tell you that we have transfers coming up which means  that one of us could be leaving."

"One of you will be getting transfered, what kind of crap is that?" #FeelingLoved

Then we went over to the Cooper's to submit numbers!

Okay so that was our week.

TRANSFER CALLS ARE IN AND...










I AM STAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO IS SISTER KNIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but Sister Pahulu is leaving, The Polynesian Princess is leaving D: A sad day in the land of Zion. It was short our time together but very sweet.

Tonight we are all going to Temple Square with some families to see the lights, it is going to be amazing!

Have a great week!


Love, Sister Hughes xx

"Shoot me down and make me round" #NotSoThankful‏

1 December 2014

Monday: P-day, so that involved a game of Basketball. I got hit in the face and had a nose bleed. It was fun :) Then we had a great lesson with the Doty Family in the Apple Valley Ward about the plan of Salvation.

Tuesday: We had a body language training by Kirk Duncan who made the DVD/CD "The mind of steel" which was really good and useful! We all got a copy of "The mind of Steel" wooohoo! It’s a good listen. After that we had a training  session on nutrition.... maybe Sister E is worried that we are all getting fat, who knows. But it was really good and helpful. She spoke about eating all organic foods. Then we went over to the Cooper's house and wrapped up Books Of Mormon and we are going to give them as presents. Then we had an FHE with the Bunker's in the Apple Valley Ward which was good, we taught the gospel of Jesus Christ with footsteps.

Wednesday: We were on exchanges so we had Sister Coleman for the day whilst Sister Knight was with Sister Owen's in Wassatch. We had an interview for one of the Wassatch sister's investigator who is now baptized (the interview went well) Then we helped Sister Bagley decorate her Christmas tree, which was soooo much fun!! Then we had an FHE with the Eberhardt's about gratitude which went really well and then a lesson with the Relief Society President.

Thursday: THANKSGIVING, something I will never forget.
So it started off with weekly planning. Then we had a meal appointment with the Fishers in the Old Mill ward which was really good. Then right after that we had a meal at the Stokes (Natalie's family, she is a less active) which was really nice. Then we headed over to the Webb's who are in the 17th ward and we had more turkey and all that jazz. I met Elder Sontagg's (Served in York like 4 years ago) sister which was cool. Then we went over to the Bates and shared a spiritual message (no food involved) HOLY COW I was so full.... it hurt... But I was thankful to all the families that wanted to spend time with us. Though I honestly felt like I was on a Turkey crawl.

Friday: Well I didn't need any breakfast that morning! We had district meeting which was really good. It was about teaching to understanding. Then we just contacted until dinner. Then we had a lesson with Bennet's in the AV ward and a lesson with our Sister's Referral, Sarah. All went well.

Saturday: Still recovering from Thanksgiving

We did service in the 1st ward. She had a digerydoo that we all had a play on. Sister Knight was in her element! We had a lesson with Alex which was really good and we are helping her to quit smoking :) We had an FHE with the Ekburg's which was the restoration and went well and then we had a lesson with Juanita which was the Word of Wisdom.

Sunday: Just our usual church meetings though in Apple Valley we taught joint Relief Society and Priesthood about our countries and how the gospel was brought to our countries and families. The Elders all joined in because they are international too. You could really feel the spirit and I learnt a lot. Not only about my country but my family too.

We also found a really cool website that you should all share on Facebook and other social networks! 

#ReasonForTheSeason

http://www.mormon.org/christmas?cid=HPFR112814529

So this week has been good. Very fulfilling and no risk of starvation.

So I like to say "hi" to people and even sometimes wave. One time last week we were at a stop light and I looked out of the window and the man in the car next to us looked at me and I smiled and waved. He wound down his window and said hello and then he saw my nametag which he wasn't too happy about so he just wound the window back up (not rudely) my companions were laughing because apparently it was awkward. But he looked at me... what am I supposed to do, stare back?

So I read this and I thought "my life"

"I like to say hello to as many people as I can. I especially like it if they say hello back. I guess it’s my retro way of doing social networking."

See, I am still a social networker! ;)

I gotta run!

Chat next week

Love you!
Have a great week!
Love, Sister Hughes
xxxxxx




"Mind if I sit next to you?..sure!...Mind if we hold hands?"‏


24 November 2014

Okay so this week was a really good week!

Monday: P-day! Most intense game of Basketball and speedball I have ever played in my entire life, It was amazing!

Then we had a lesson with the Tergeon Family. Ella is 9 and is preparing to be baptized on 10th January. It was the first time that we had met them (they were being previously taught by the elders until the wards got changed.) and it went really well! We love them to pieces!

Tuesday: We did service for the Brimhall's who are moving. So we started packing things up but then we ended up raking the leaves in her back garden, man they were covered! But we managed to bag it all up and then we had pizza with them for lunch! Biggest pieces of pizza I have ever seen in my life, I could only manage 2 pieces. Then we went contacting and delivering cookies to our neighbours. We met a lady from London! She's from Kent. Oh my goodness her voice was so beautiful to hear "I've heard of York, my mam's been there a few times. It's nice up there." I could have listened to her all night long. Shame she wasn't interested in our message. She belonged to the Church of England (naturally) not sure how she is practising that over here being in America and all that but it was lovely to see her. She sounded like Elisa off "My Fair Lady" slightly.

Then we went to The Hogan's home to get to know them a little better because they were a family that the elders were teaching and we were now taking over and it was a really good visit. We love them so much. Joey is not a member but his wife is very active and they have 2 children who are 10 and 2. Super cute!
In the evening we had Stake Correlation which was really good as always. Brother Cooper was really impressed with our comments and questions and said that we will make great leaders. I told him when I am called as Relief Society President I will hold him personally responsible! haha :)

We also had a great lesson with the Hessenthollers who are an active family and we invited them to bring a non-member friend to our next lesson and they said that they would so woohoo!

Wednesday: We went contacting in the morning. We had a lesson with Keaton who is 9 and we spoke about the plan of salvation which went really well. In the evening we saw one of our less active Natalie and had a good lesson with her!  And then it was contacting for the rest of the night because our appointments fell through. Unfortunately Sister Knight got sick so we had to go in early so whilst Sister Knight was sleeping Sister Pahulu and I were doing paper work.

Thursday: Weekly Planning! After we had finished we stopped by a less active who we have planned to make Pavlova with and bangers and mash!

After that we went contacting in the 17th ward on a street where there weren't any members. We had dinner and then we had an active member lesson in the 17th ward which was good. Then we had a lesson with our new sisters referral who is 11 and she lives in the Cottonwood Heights 2nd ward :) Sarah is wonderful and she is on  date to be baptized on the 10th January.

Friday: We had district meeting which is always good. Then we were planning our thanksgiving challenge for the members. We basically made a letter saying how thankful we are for the gospel in our lives and challenged them to share their testimony in whatever way they were comfortable. We also visited an old widow and I showed her my knitting and she told us that she had a Christmas present for us and gave us $20 each!! We were really touched by her kindness.

More contacting and had dinner with a great family in the Apple Valley Ward and set up to teach them all the lessons. Then we had a lesson with Joey Hogan which went really well, we read the introduction of the Book of Mormon. We love the Hogan's so much. Their 10 year old Hunter said that he would make me a Harry Potter wand, yeah that's right I am getting a wand!!!! wooohoo!

Saturday: We had apartment inspections and passed with flying colours. We met with our ward mission leader in the first ward and it was really good. Good things are happening! After lunch we had a lesson with Juanita and it went well :) we then helped the elders with some leaf raking and it was so much fun in the rain! im being legit. I also found out that Elder Kirsi can do a perfect Gaston impression, you can imagine my reaction. We later found out that the lady we did it for wanted the elders over for dinner and wanted to ask them questions! Miracles happen from service! We then had a lesson with our less active Alex and she is progressing so much!! We love her! Then we had a new member lesson with the Carmichael's. Harvey and his family are getting sealed in the temple on 13th December; we are so excited for the family. This is what the gospel is all about people! Then we were running around like headless Turkey's (not chickens because it is thanksgiving) ding dong ditching people with our thanksgiving challenges! (So Thanks giving is where you spend time with people that you like and eat a lot of food and be lazy. I cannot spend time, eat a ridiculous amount of food or be lazy with you all but I am very thankful that we are family.)

Sunday: Miracle! We had 5 non-members at church! And 4 people that we are teaching at church! We contacted a former investigator but he wasn't around but had a nice chat with the family so hopefully something will happen :) We had a good lesson with the Webb Family, when we arrived there was a poster waiting for us that said "Welcome Missionaires!" (that's how she spelt it) and there was a painting of each of us under it. SO CUTE. The funnier part was that Hannah has painted my hair in a bun and I had my hair in a bun that day! hahaha

Today I am writing letters and helping Sister Bagley put up christmas decorations. She had Christmas music blasting this morning, it was lovely. MICHAEL BUBLE CAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I passed out.

So this week has been wonderful!

gotta go!!

love you all!

next time I email I will be as fat as a turkey! #MissionaryProbs

and happy that "we are family!"

Hope you all had the same

Much love, Sister Hughes xxx


"It's called Butler Stake for a reason... because everyone might as well have Butlers"‏

17 November 2014

So this week has been a really good week!

Monday: We had P-day... We went to a playground and played on the apparatus, it was fun. The Elders had too much fun on this spinning wheel "boys will be boys" haha

In the evening we had a Family Home Evening at the Eberhardt's with the a part member family and it was really good! We taught the amour of God and everyone was attempting to draw it and we had a competition :) Then we went to see our new ward mission leader and discussed things in the ward :)

Tuesday: We had to drop off Sister Knight at the Mission Office and a group of Sister were in the main office talking to Sister Winn and somehow we started speaking about Hymns and how her Grandfather's favourite hymn was "Nearer my God to Thee" So all the sister missionaries started singing it in harmonies and everything! HOLY COW it was like Angels were present! Sister Winn was in tears and so were a couple of us too! She said it was so beautiful and made her day.

So we went and visited the elderly... well at least tried they were all out and clearly having fun! After Lunch we met up with one of our Relief Society Presidents and went on splits with her. Then we had to pick up Sister Knight from a meeting at the mission office. Then we tried to get a hold of some people. After dinner we stopped by a lady who we met a couple of weeks ago. We tried to see if we could come back and share a message but she wasn't interested, she was helping her son on some catholic school work and said she will be up to her nose in gospel! :) After that we went around some of the 1st ward leadership and sorted out some paperwork.

Wednesday: In the morning we went and contacted some people in our new ward and asked for referrals. After Lunch the Elders gave us a tour of people that they had been working with and people not to stop by etc. It was hilarious! So we were following each other in the car and we were on the phone to each other at the same time "and now to your left you can see.." it was like being on the York tour bus! hahaha We stopped by some elderly too and raked some of their leaves. After Dinner we had our first new member lesson with Tiffany and she is doing great, she is so solid. We love her so much. We taught the restoration and spoke about the articles of faith. Then we managed to stop by the Hicks (part member family) who we have been trying to see forever and managed to see them and have a return appointment, woohoo!

Thursday: Weekly Planning. Lunch with the Westenskows, always yummy. We had Enchiladas! it was lush. Then it was contacting for the rest of the night because our appointment fell through.
Friday: District meeting. I have been called at the District pianist... So I better crack on with learning hymns and Christmas songs. Then it was stopping by some people and then we had a FHE with a family in the Apple Valley ward they are called the Johnson's and we love them to pieces, it was so much fun!

Saturday: We had breakfast at a members house which was really good and taught a lesson, then we had a chapel tour (a way to teach the restoration) with Juanita one of our less actives. It was a really good lesson, you could feel the spirit and we were all shedding tears at the end. Again it was contacting and stopping by people because 2 of our appointments fell through but we had some good visits! We also went around our neighbours who are all non-members and introduced ourselves and offered service, some of them said that we could come back! woohoo! :) "Love thy neighbour as thy self" has a whole new meaning to me know.

Sunday: We were adding ward councils in the morning and then we attended sacrament meetings. A ward correlation with Bro.Eberhardt and then an active member lesson with a family in the 17th ward and a less active daughter was present which was a miracle! It was a good lesson :) We spoke about faith in Jesus Christ. Then there was a Book of Mormon Fireside held at the stake centre by Elder Coleman which was really good. I learnt that in the introduction of the Book of Mormon it clearly states the Godhead as three separate beings, my mind was blown. Also The Bible doesn't talk about the plan of salvation whereas the Book of Mormon talks about it in 7 different ways and that Jesus Christ references Heavenly Father in 3 Nephi 11-28. It was such a good time.

And that was my week everyone! Hope you all have a great week!

Much Love,
Sister Hughes xxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Swap Shop!

Monday 10 November

Well new and exciting things are happening within the stake! So we Sisters and the Elders had a swap shop! Our stake President spoke to us and told us that he felt that we needed to change around some of the wards in the stake. So we give up Brighton Point to the Elders (they live in that area anyway) and we now have 1st ward! So that really is the newest thing that has happened.

Monday: P-day! Most of the zone went up to Brighton for a hike in the snow. I stayed home with S.Pahulu and tidied up the house and wrote a letter or two. No snow for me thank you.

For the evening we went around dropping off paper work for our leaders and tried to contact some people who had been previously taught by the missionaries.

Tuesday: HAPPY 9 MONTHS TO ME! I cannot believe that I have been out for so long....
In the morning we went to one of our Relief Society President's and spoke about sisters that needed a visit. More and more contacting. Then Sister Knight had an Sister Training Leader Dinner with Sister E so S.Pahulu and I went out for tea. Then we had Sister Nelson join our party so she wouldn't have to go back to Park City and then back for the meeting so that was fun. We had stake missionary correlation which was good.

Wednesday: Sister Knight had MLC (Missionary Leadership Council) So after we dropped her off it we just me and Sister Pahulu! Again it was contacting, managed to get in contact with a former but she wasn't interested. She told us that she was already Christian. Then we picked up Sister Knight after lunch and then more contacting until dinner. Dinner was wonderful.
"So Sisters, what are your plans for tonight, do you have any appointments?"
"No, no appointments tonight"
"Okay teach us a lesson!"
Best members ever. So we were just thrown into the restoration! It was wonderful, you could really feel the spirit in the lesson. Then our ward mission leader in the Apple Valley Ward (Bro.Eberhardt) texted us asking what our plans were and we told him that we didn't have anything because our appointments had cancelled. He told us to come over to his home and teach a lesson! We told him to provide Rootbeer and Ice-cream which he did and we did an object lesson on the Holy Ghost and used the Rootbeer and Ice-cream! Then he told us that he had arranged for us to go over to another family and have a lesson there. At lunch we thought that we had an empty evening, next thing we know it was full! #BestThingEver

Thursday: We had weekly planning and lunch with the Westenskow's always a good time there. Then we went over to a member who hosted a MAHOOSIVE halloween party that everyone goes to so we asked if there was anyone that she knew who would like a visit. We got a couple of names from them :) Then we had an active member lesson in the 17th ward which went well. Then we went over to a less active member’s home and had a really nice visit with her, so much so she would like us back! woohoo!

Friday: In the morning we had Zone Meeting which was really fun :) We had a thanksgiving type of lunch which was nice :) After lunch we went and did some yard work as a district for one of our members who is fighting cancer. We had a lot of fun. Then we had dinner with two members whose husbands are less active. We didn't meet the husbands but we had a great dinner with the wives. We felt the spirit as we shared a message. They were crying and talking about how our mums would be proud of us. After dinner we had an active member lesson with a young couple which went really well.

Saturday: So in the morning we met with the Elders to do the official hand over of the Brighton point and 1st ward so we were exchanging maps and all that fun stuff. Then we had a sisters meeting and just spoke about what is happening in the coming weeks and what are some of the things President would like us to be aware of and things that we could improve on. We had a lesson with Juanita who is a less active and we spoke about the plan of salvation, she is a widow. It went really well, she asked a lot of questions which was good. Then we met up with Bro.Eberhardt and his children and we rake leaves for one if the members in our ward and then we chopped wood for a spiritual lady in the neighbourhood. We had axes and everything!!! It was fun... well... I didn't use the axe, I didn't trust myself so I gave out the wood and put the chopped bits in a pile. I didn't want to take a trip to the hospital! It was a lot of fun :) Then in the evening we tried to go around the leadership in the 1st ward but hardly anyone was home haha but we managed to meet our new Relief Society President who is lovely!

Sunday: was 17th wards primary presentation which was really cute. The was a 2 year old whose father is not active and he came to church to watch the presentation. When his mum took him up to sing a song the little boy was just shouting "Daddy!!!!!" and waving frantically it was the cutest thing, He was just so happy to see his daddy at church! Then we went to the 1st ward for the first time which was good! They had a favourite hymn Sunday which was people would just get up and tell the congregation about their favourite hymn and we just sing one verse. So it was like a singing testimony meeting! It was different but good.

Then we had 2 active member lessons in the 17th ward which were good.

Hope you all have a great week!

Love, Sister Hughes xx




    

Families Can Be Together Forever

Monday 3 November

Malo lelei fefe hake!?

Okay so that is tongan for "hello, how are you?"

So we are now in a trio and her name is Sister Pahulu and she is from Tonga (in the pacific) she is the bees knees! She is a spiritual bomb. We are going to see miracles these next 6 weeks.

Monday: Pday was pretty chilled; I was just at home writing letters and prepping our house for the new arrival. Sister Knight and I felt like a newly wed couple going to pick up their baby from adoption hahaha Then we saw Tiffany and had a FHE with a part member family on the gospel of Jesus Christ which went well.

Tuesday: We picked up our little Polynesian Princess! We had a lesson with a recent convert who is preparing to be sealed to her family in the temple next month. It was amazing; you could really feel the spirit. We all worked together which was amazing because we had only all been together a couple of hours. Then we went to the Apple Valley Halloween party which was really good. We dressed up as Sister Missionaries, because we are so original.

Wednesday: We were trying to contact people in 2 of the wards. Then we had a lesson with Keaton who is our 9 year old investigator and we taught him the Word of Wisdom and the law of Chasity which went well. Then our evening appointment cancelled so we did some more contacting!

Thursday: Was weekly planning and lunch with the Westenskow's which is always delightful! We baked cookies with the Westenskow's too because we live in the midst of a lot of non-members so we are going to go over and tell them that we are their new neighbours and give them cookies :) For the evening we had 17th ward Halloween party which was fun as we were prepping one of the tables there was a little boy dressed up as Captain America and kept coming up to us saying "Trick or Treat" I kept having to tell him that I didn't have any treats hahaha

Friday: So in the morning we had District Meeting our District Leader is From Finland so our district is super international... baring 2 Americans woohoo! Then we had our final lesson with Tiffany before she is baptized, so it was basically just a pep talk really.. She is due in 7 weeks we are all so excited. Then we went to the Salt Lake Temple for the rest of the afternoon and then we had dinner at the mission office and a talent night which was funny :) We were at the mission office until 10:30... we all felt like sinners. It was about 11:00pm before we get home and 11:30 before we got into bed! We were all so shattered. We had to get up at 6:30 too, maaaan I had never felt so rough in a long time... I'm not cut out for YSA anymore hahaha

Saturday: 6:30 wake up was ROUGH. We then were sorting out some paper work and then we had a meeting with our new ward mission leader Bro.Eberhardt. Yes, that is President's son and he is the best,  his enthusiasm is infectious! Then we had lunch and had a lesson with a less active that we are going to start our missionary lessons with.

Then it was Tiffany's baptism!!!! Oh my word it was so special, I shed tears. Her husband is an active RM but he didn't have any baptisms on his mission because it was a really tough mission, so his first baptism was his wife!!

Then we were just following up on people.

Sunday: Was Tiffany's Confirmation which was a really special Sunday you could really feel the spirit.

What I learnt this week:

Matthew 25 - the parable of the talents.
A talent that we have been given is our testimonies and we need to share it.

Funny:

So this was my conversation with our District Leader earlier this week over texting

Elder Kirsi: How was thy day?

Me: And it came to pass that in the 4th day of the reign of the sisters they beheld an interview of baptism which was exceedingly fine. Thus, the sister missionaries had exceeding happiness beyond all measure.
And it came to pass that Tiffany wife of David in the City of Zion was baptized on the 6th day of the reign of the sisters.

Elder Kirsi: And it came to pass that Elder Kirsi marvelled in the sight of the success of the sisters. He asked, how is it that thou beheld a baptismal interview? How was it brought to pass?

Me: And it came to pass that the baptismal interview was brought to pass through Elder Sanders of Louisiana because he has reign over the Elders of Cottonwood Heights. Thus, the sisters travelled far to the building of zone for the interview to be brought to pass.

Elder Kirsi: And I Elder Kirsi, having been heard of the explanation of the Sisters, was satisfied. Nevertheless, being filled with awesomeness, I commanded them to have an exceedingly pleasant night.

Different day

Elder Kirsi: How was thy day?

Me: And it came to pass that it was a joyous day in the City. For Tiffany, wife of David in the city of Zion who was with child was baptized and made a covenant with The Lord. Thus the sisters were exceedingly happy even unto tears because of the beauty thereof.


Life is grand everyone! Hope you all have a great week!

Okay everyone I have to go and do my shopping and laundry!

I cannot believe that I have completed half of my mission. Time flies ridiculously fast. I have just realised that I get to skype with you next month!!! wowzers

I have grown so much over this short period of time (and that isn't just my skirt size and fanciness) keep on being good examples that I know you are!

Love you all

Sister Hughes xxxxx




    

O Happy Days!

Monday 27 October

So transfer calls are in and Sister Knight are STAYING!!!!!!!! wooohoooo! Though we are becoming a trio so that will be fun.

NEWSFLASH

TIFFANY IS GETTING BAPTIZED THIS WEEKEND!!! We are so excited and it is just going to be such a special day. Her Husband Dan is baptizing her and she is only 8 weeks away till she is due!!! #FamiliesAreForever

THE LOW DOWN

Monday: Had a wonderful lesson with Tiffany and a really good lesson for FHE with a family in the Apple Valley ward.

Tuesday: We went to the car shop for a couple of hours because we had an oil leak and our windscreen wash wasn't working. So that was fun. Then we were contacting people and then we went to a baptism over in Holladay, which was really cute. for the rest of the evening were putting posters on peoples doors about the halloween parties and getting them to invite their friends.

Wednesday: We were on exchanges so I was with Sister Coleman for the day and it was wonderful. We had a great lesson with Tiffany about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We handed out party invites for another ward party. We had a lesson with Keaton who is 9 and we spoke about baptism and told him to pick a date and we will talk about it in our next lesson. After dinner we had a lesson with a less active who is trying to come back, she is awesome. Then we were contacting in Brighton Point ward for the rest of the night, nobody was home unfortunately but people do have lives :)

Thursday: We had planning and a halloween lunch at the Westenskows which was fabulous! Then we had a lesson with one of our recent converts who is 10 which went well. Then we had a really good lesson with a really less active couple, they really opened up which was really nice. We taught them the Plan of Salvation.

Friday: We had a good district meeting. then we stopped by some of our ward mission leaders to touch base. We had a really good dinner WE FOUND A NEW PART OF OUR WARD WE DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED! (It wasn't on the map, we're not stupid) So that was like Christmas had come early and it is a condominium so that is a high turn over! So we are going to go knocking over there :) Then we had a really good active member lesson.

Saturday: So we had a really good lessons with a less active who is really progressing her name is Juanita (waneeda) and we invited her to take our lessons so that she can prepare to go to them temple :) Then we were going to have a lesson with Keaton's mum Alex but she was as sick as a dog so it was just a stop by. and it has been contacting and flyers.

But with the active member lessons that we have had and we have asked them to think of someone that they could bring to the lessons and they all said yes! Which is really exciting so I know we are on the verge of miracles.

When we do active member lessons we like to share the video "because of Him"

https://www.lds.org/youth/video/because-of-him?lang=eng

We like to share it because it is "Because of Him" all things are possible.

We are going to have ALOT of parties this week which will be fun  woohoo

Halloween day we are going to the temple and having a talent night. Sister Coleman and I are singing with Elders Butifoker, Sanders( on the guitar) and Merkley its going to be sweet!

Have a great week!
   
So I need to go, I have laundry and other things!

Keep being awesome!
I love you

can't believe that we have reached 9 months!!!!

happy halloween, dont have too many sweets

Sister Hughes xxxxxxx