Thursday, September 4, 2014

Logistics + Pictures

So I am over the whole Washington stake - 7 wards. It's a little overwhelming at times. We get to about 3 sacrament meetings per morning and sometimes we go to like 4 ward councils right in a row. It makes it difficult moving to new areas constantly because you have to memorize wards, meeting houses, boundaries, which investigator/less active is in which ward, bishops, ward mission leaders, and tons and tons and tons of paper work. But It also gives us the opportunity to have tons of great leadership examples to learn from and various missionary techniques and efforts. And we get to work closely with the stake president. Its also nice being here in Utah because you work with so many returned missionary presidents! which sometimes makes things really nerve racking but it's really great working with all of them.

In the VC (Visitor's Center) we have VCT's (two sister designated at Visitor Center Trainers) and they compile the mass schedule for the transfer. They have to take into account car shares, meeting times, language sister (there always has to be a few sisters of each language on) P-days, and a lot more. It takes them 10 hours to make the schedule!  So we get a schedule and it tells us when we are on the morning shift or afternoon shift (either 9am-3pm or 3pm-9pm) And then we have a schedule for where we are supposed to be while we're in there. Like the front, the art room, the back, the savior room, the teaching center (where we make calls and such)

Every Thursday morning in the VC we have this thing called story time where 70 children come (okay - that's an exaggeration but sometimes it feels like that many come) and we teach a principle like honesty or sharing with fun books and videos and songs! This is me with the Dr. Seuss hat on because I'm reading (we're forced to wear it...:D ) and playing some of the songs for them.

One of our ward mission leaders and his wife took Sister Pearson and I up to Zion National Park before the transfer ended. It was the most BEAUTIFUL day!!! Rainy!!

Brother and Sister Carter. We rode the tram through the park.

We hiked up to "Weeping Rock." It always has drops of water falling off but it was more like sobbing rock that day since it was raining.

View of weeping rock. 
Finally got sunny at the end :)

This is Sister Clarke (from South Africa) Sister Groeneveld (Germany) and me at Jacob Hamblin's home!!  

The baptism of one of the most inspiring boys I have ever taught - Colby Covington. His grandparents adopted him because he was orphaned - grew up in an environment that was extremely harsh. I absolutely love teaching him and hearing his thoughtful answers and insights. This baptism was a miracle and an answer to a lot of prayers in the stake! 

Sister Hee, Sister Lomiga and me at our transfer meeting - Sister Lomiga got transferred to the YSA ward in Price!

This is a sweet, sweet girl who was baptized on Sunday! When we found her and her family she had been wanting to take the missionary discussions for a LONG time. She even had a goal set for herself that she would get baptized before she turned 16, and she is 15 :) She has some great goals for herself as well. She always tells me how she wants to serve a mission and get married in the SLC temple! Now we are just working with the rest of her family :) 

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