Monday, December 19, 2016

December 19th

Hi Mom!! 

I've been loving the 12 days of Christmas presents, and so is Sister Chandler.  I especially loved the cds and the ornaments, but I wasn't around to open them at the time.  Long story, ya ready?
So last week we went on exchanges.  Sister Settle went to my area with Sister Chandler for the day while I went to the BYUI area with Sister Ganbold.  She's from Mongolia and is still studying English a little, but she's really great and learning a lot!  We got a little lost trying to find dinner, had two great lessons while the spirit was strong, did some language study and called it a day.  We were expecting to exchange back the next day at two, but during companion study we got a text from our mission president saying we weren't allowed to drive but could ask for a ride if it was important.  We looked outside and it there was a massive snowstorm!  😨  Sister Cottrel and Sister Eas (Sister Settle's comp.) got a ride from their place and then walked to ours.  The apartment I was at held two companionships.  All the sisters called each other at the same time, and we decided to stay another day.  Sister Ganbold and I sent some baptismal clothing back to a neighbor and we talked to them for a little bit.  We came back and with Sister Houghton and Ledo we walked to the close family history center.  People felt pity and gave us rides. 😅  We worked on our progress records and went back home.  sister Houghton and Ledo's dinner cancelled on them (they were getting a ride, but the ride's car doors were frozen shut!), so we made dinner at home and caroled by phone. Sister Houghton's good on the ukelele. :)    We were allowed to switch back the next day, and sister Chandler told me the miracle they had while I was gone. 😖  Did you get the letter about "D"?  So his wife lives two houses down.  Sister Settle and Chandler were bored to death because the area is too big to just walk, so they stopped by her place.  One of our investigators, who we can never seem to visit as often as we'd like, was at her house, and they pretty much had a member present lesson!  Sister Secoal was excited to learn that we were teaching "A" and her brother, who live right next to us, because her husband had been trying to teach them for the longest time!  She's willing to have the lessons at her house, which is amazing because we have been praying for a great fellowshipper for "A"!  We're also having an easier time getting her family to come to church, especially since the kids really want to go, so it all worked out!  Maybe the Lord really needed Sister Settle there at the time! :)
Ok, I set up a skype password, and we decided to try to call at 1.  I'll call a couple of minutes beforehand to let you know when we are ready to set things up.   
🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆 Excited to skype!  I love you!
~Sister Brinkerhoff