Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year!  I can't believe it is 2014. This is going to be a good year! 

This week was pretty uneventful, especially being a missionary on New Year's Eve... All the missionaries were probably the only people in the Vegas area that weren't at the Strip. 

So, Monday after we finished emailing, we went to the church but the high school volleyball players were practicing. We probably should have challenged them to play us - but we didn't want to embarrass them.  We eventually just moved to a different building and played "midget volleyball" because the net was broken. I could reach over the net, just to put that into perspective... But it was still a lot of fun. We rushed over to our dinner appointment at the Ballard's house, which was really awesome! Their daughter, Brianna, leaves in February for a mission in Peru. She is awesome! After dinner they took us to a mission call opening for their Family Home Evening. When we were leaving, Brother Ballard came up to us and asked, "Sisters! What can we do, we can do a lot of missionary work, just make sure you push us! When are you coming over again?" Basically, our members are the best. 

Tuesday was New Years Eve! We all thought that we were going to the mission office to watch a movie all together, buuuuut the plans were changed and we all had to be in our apartments by 6 p. m. So we had dinner with Sister Addington that night (possibly the best enchiladas I've ever had - like better than Cafe Rio for real.)   Just goes to show that we really do only have Mexican food or pizza... and went home and locked ourselves in. We spent the evening listening to our primary jams songs and marking our scriptures. I wish I was kidding, but I'm not, hahaha. 

On Wednesday we got to work on Mormon.Org in the library and do some of Sister Harrison's 12 week training on the computers too! We finished more of our maps and met with members about them. We didn't have a dinner appointment that night, but a member gave us money to go out so we went to Panera - yay for food that isn't pizza or Mexican food!

Thursday was pretty much dedicated to taking maps to member’s houses, we spent most of the day knocking doors. We went to one less active's house to give her the map we made for her - she is a returned missionary and we thought a map might help reactivate her - oh boy, were we wrong.  She was like, "Ohhh, I've served my 18 months!" She gave us the map and paper back.  We laughed so hard when we left, it was so awkward! 

That night we went out to dinner at In N Out with one of our recent convert, less actives! She does the missionary dinner calendar. She and her family were baptized about 4 years ago. It was really awesome to be able to just talk with her about why she joined the church and why she doesn't come, and what is going on in her life. She is super nice and is really generous. We are hoping that we will be able to work with their family a little bit more. We love them! 

Friday morning we had mid-12-week training for Sister Harrison, so we spent most of the day there. It was really good and really powerful. I got a lot more out of it since this was my second time going to it. I can't believe Sister Harrison and I have been together for a whole transfer! It feels like she just got here. She is so awesome though. We love serving together. 

Saturday was Zone Training. After, when we were all about the leave, the Zone Leaders got all quiet and whisper-y because they'd just gotten a text. Of course it was about transfer documents. So we all waited there while they ran to the mission office to grab it and come back. 

We are super sad because Sister Stinnett is leaving after only one transfer here, but Sister Cummings is staying, and both Sister Harrison and I staying here. And, the AP's in our zone are leaving and their ward is having Sisters come in! So we will have 3 sets of Sisters in our zone! Woo! We are so excited!

That night we went to the Bickmore's house for dinner. We love going there. They are so funny and have the best stories. Their daughter is in the MTC going to Singapore. 

We finally have 1 p.m. church which is definitely the best time for church when you're a missionary. We got to do all our studies in the morning, and then we had the best correlation meeting ever (well, any correlation meeting is the best after you haven't had one for over a month...). We got to talk about getting more ward missionaries, and all our maps, and get everyone on board. It was awesome. After church we had dinner at our Ward Mission Leader's house, so it was like, even more correlation meeting!

This transfer my goal is to read the whole Boom of Mormon - so I'll be reading 13 pages a day to get it finished! 

This P-Day we are going to play dart wars! It's official - I've changed Anthem. I even got them all to play better games for morning sports! Winning! 

I'm excited for a new transfer! After this transfer, I'll be halfway done with my mission, and I can't even believe that. I still feel like I just got here. 

Have a good week! I love you!

Love, Sister Coltrin

1 comment:

  1. Sister Stinnett is one of our very, very sweet young women from our stake.! Keep up the great work Sister Coltrin! Love, Sister Murray