Monday, April 7, 2014


Last week was probably one of the hardest weeks of my mission! It was so heart-breaking to say goodbye to the Paseo Verde Ward. I love those people and it was hard to leave those who had become my family. They will forever be in my heart! I do love it here in Eldorado though! It is so fun to be serving in a YSA Ward again. We have so many investigators and there is so much work to do here.  

First of all, I LOVE my companion. She is super cute and really fun! She has been out for 3 months. She is from Bainbridge Island, Washington. We have a blast together! We live in a less active member's guest house - it is SUPER nice. It's like living in a mini house! Wood floors, granite countertops, and a waterfall in our front yard! You'd hardly believe that we are serving in the more "humble parts" of town. 

Monday was my last p-day in Anthem. I can't even remember what we did, to be honest. Probably played sports and wrote in each other's journals. Typical. Then Sister Gelabert came with me so that I could say goodbye to the people in my ward. I ended up sobbing in the car for most of the night - it was a pretty rough day. I couldn't even hold in the tears until the car when we were at the Lee's! Man do I love them. 

Tuesday morning we transferred. It was a bit delayed since there was so much going on, but I finally got to Eldorado with my sweet, new companion, Sister Cook, and we went to work! We had a few lessons that day, unpacked my stuff, and got to know each other a little bit. 

Wednesday we worked on organizing our area. We don't even have a map that tells us where our area is! We have been getting onto to look at the stake boundaries so that we can see where our area is. We cover 3 stakes in our YSA Ward (Eldorado, Black Mountain, and Lake Mead) and the area is HUGE. We had a lesson with one of our investigators, Nicole. She is getting baptized on April 19th! She is really awesome and really sweet. She is dating one of our members. We also had dinner at our Bishop's house that night. He is super nice and their family is fun. After that we had coordination meeting, so I got to meet a few more of our members. 

Thursday we had district meeting, worked on our map, and had lessons with Nicole, and another investigator, Alainya. Alainya is also getting baptized on the 19th. She got to go to General Conference in Salt Lake City this weekend! What an amazing experience for her. That night we had Institute with Recent Converts and Investigators. 

Friday we had 3 lessons with Nicole, Nick, and Steve. Nick has been investigating for a while and comes to church with his less active friend. He is really nice. They really like to have their lessons at the park, so we went to the park with him and his friend, Marissa. It was SO windy.  We had dinner with Adrian, a recent convert that goes out to teach with us all the time. Then we had a lesson with Steve. We had it in his garage. He has 2 bat-mobiles! Hahaah! 

Saturday we had banana pancakes at a member's house and got to watch General Conference! It was so good! We also got to watch the Priesthood session.  It was funny. We had a lesson with Eddie that night. His dad, Ed, was there and he pretty much just downed conference the whole time. And then he told us that he would rather have the Elder's there. I was getting a little angry - but Adrian defended us and did it in a really Christlike way. We were all able to testify of the Savior and of our Prophet, it was really awesome. 

Sunday was General Conference again! And then we had lessons with Ivanneth, another investigator that is getting baptized on the 19th too. She had us over because she and her member boyfriend had just gotten engaged! It was really exciting - they are going to get married a year from her baptismal date. We had another lesson with Nick, and then one with an investigator named Jeremy. We have been reading the Book of Mormon with a lot of these investigators and it's really great to read with them and help them understand. 

In other news - Sister Reynolds got her mission call!!! She is going to the Oregon Eugine Mission! I am so excited for her. She is so sweet and I miss her. 

I am so excited to be here. I love being a missionary. Have a great week!

Love, Sister Coltrin
Our awesome kitchen

Sister Cook and Sister Coltrin
Sister Coltrin and Sister Cook teaching all of God's creations

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