This past week was a pretty crazy last week in Boise West! The whole transfer was pretty crazy actually with the open house, and sick companions, and the dark streets of Boise at 6PM. The craziest thing that happened this week was that Sister Anderson threw out her back on Tuesday morning. That pretty much got rid of all hope of getting much work done before the end of the transfer. Sister Anderson was in a lot of pain so we went to the Chiropractor and he gave her some stretches to do and when she tried them later she hurt her back more. So then she got a priesthood blessing from one of the office elders and he used to be a doctor so he told her to just rest for a while. So I went out with one of the other sisters as much as possible to try to see people and the rest of the time I stayed home with my companion. I spent a lot of time getting information together for the Elders who would come in after as because we knew we would be transferred. It was all pretty interesting but we had fun and made the best of it.
On Monday night we went to an inter-faith dinner at a Catholic cathedral downtown. It was really cool. They had people from all different religions there speaking and saying prayers and singing. They even had these awesome Aztec dancers. One of the Boise stake presidents was there an about 8 missionaries came.
On Thanksgiving we ate 4 dinners! We successfully made it through the day without throwing up! haha We have trouble saying no to dinner invitations apparently...We had a lot of fun though. The first dinner was at a Filipino lady's house and she invited 8 missionaries to come. She made these awesome egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce and rice and meat and gravy. It was a cool thing to have on Thanksgiving! After we ate we just went home and rested our stomachs! and Sister Anderson's back too...
On Friday we got transfer calls! I'm going to....dun dun dun....Middleton, ID! And Sister Anderson got sent to Twin Falls, the same place she started her mission in over a year ago! My new companion is Sister King who is also from GA, she's actually in the same stake as Sister Anderson's family! My first to companions were poly and my second two are southerners ;). I'm in Middleton now. We actually live in Star, ID. We live in a members basement and it's really nice. I got all unpacked this morning and I am ready to work! I'm excited to get to know the people in this area! It's also my first "country" area! The people we live with have a horse, dogs, cats, and goats! I'm stoked.
Love you all and thanks again for all the support!
My December planner!
Sister King! :) Just chillin' in the Star Library ;)
Boise South Zone!
uhhhh, yeah. We just have too much fun haha
Our gift to the Elders. hahaha wait it gets funnier...
This week was our first week without the open house! We were like "where did all this time come from?" haha. We also had a lot of exciting events going on this week. We had zone conference on Wednesday. We all got together for some training from our mission president and other leaders. We also got to watch "The Other Side of Heaven" as a Thanksgiving gift from President Cannon. We also played musical hats which was hilarious! It got down to Sister Tonuu and another Elder....The Elder won but Sister T gave him the Poly stare so we know who really won...haha :).
On Friday we had one of those days where we had solid appointments that all fell through. We think it was inspired though because sister anderson had flu-like symptoms all day anyway. We we go to the appointment, drive home, and sister anderson would take a nap...and that's pretty much how the day went. But that night Mikayla was baptized! It was probably one of our most interesting baptisms. First we couldn't find the baptismal clothes, then her younger brother didn't want to get baptized, then the whole thing felt rushed, and we shard a bible video that I accidently turned off in the middle of it....haha but other than that it was awesome :). We also ate a ton of cake and ice cream that night. haha
On Saturday we went to the youth cultural celebration - well we watched it on TV at the church building. It was super awesome and funny. The kids cheered at everything the prophet said. They also did the Haka for the the New Zealanders like my mama Chadderton. Good times.
Sunday was the rededication of the temple. It was very spiritual and my testimony was strengthened. I need to rededicate myself to do better each day. President Monson wiggled his ears during the session and it was super funny. We have a really funny prophet.
Thanks for all the love! Everyone have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!! :)
-Happy Belated B-days to Jocelyn Hicks and Isabel Nowinowski! Love you! -Congrats to future Sister Pfeifer on her mission call!!
Hey Guys!! This past week was the last week of the Boise Temple Open House! It was really busy and fun. My favorite comment card was from a little kid named Tristan who is Lutheran and he wrote "The Lord has beautiful stuff." Love it! So true!
We finally got a map of our area! We finally just had to go to Barnes and Noble and buy one because all our attempts to get one for free failed.
We're supposed to be having a baptism for an 11 year old that we're teaching this Friday. There have been a lot of technical issues with setting it up, but we think we got everything worked out. It's been really interesting knowing we're only going to be here for six weeks, 4 of which are over! Time flies people!
We taught the young women on Sunday about preparing spiritually to serve missions. It's so cool to be able to give advice to people who are going through what you've already been through. Tell them what you wish you did or what you were glad you did. I love teaching, but mostly I love sharing stories.
Today has been a really fun P-day. It's good to have P-day on Monday again. First we played nerf wars with the Elders. Then we played volleyball with the Elders and Sisters. All very fun stuff.
Thanks for all the love and support! If any of my friends out there want a letter, send me your address and I'll write you one! :)
Family History Jokes! To all you BYU family history majors! I miss you!
Look closely at the name tags....bahaha and can you find Sister Houtz?
That's a Deseret Book bag that I turned into a free poster.
Favorite comment card of the whole thing! God indeed has beautiful stuff.
One time I tried to make a piece of toast on the stove and....
It came out looking like a giant square oreo! bahaha
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Nerf wars anyone?
My beautiful companera
All the sisters in one place! Check out Sister Hamilton in the front!
I'm glad to hear that all you Rhode Islanders out there are okay! Everyone out here kept telling me about the storm, but I can't watch the news or anything so it seemed very unreal. My prayers are with all those who hit hard by the hurricane.
So last week this really funny thing happened where all four of us sisters who live in our apartment got in the car and went to Walmart. We got all the stuff we needed piled in our carriages and made our way to the checkout line. Sister Anderson goes first and after all of her stuff is rung up we find out that dun dun dun...her card doesn't work! We then have to leave our stuff there because my card doesn't work either. We go to the car thinking we'll go to an ATM (the one in Walmart was out of order of course) and when we get to the car, the other sisters said they called the mission office and they said that our bank had an error happen when trying to get the money on our cards for the new month. Sooo that was frustrating, but hilarious. Then on Thursday we went back to Walmart and bought all the same stuff and this time our cards finally worked! I think it was actually inspiration because the I forgot to buy ketchup the first time we went shopping, but I remembered it the second time.
On Saturday we went to visit a member couple and their neighbor who has a lot of questions about the gospel. But when we got there there was this giant fridge fiasco going on. haha. Sister Healy ordered a new fridge that was 3 inches too big to fit where the old fridge went! So, their neighbor came over to help do some remodeling to fit the new fridge in. So we watched as he knocked some cabinets out with a hammer and sawed off part of her countertop!! Her neighbor is super funny too so we were just really enjoying the show. Brother Healy had hijacked his neighbor to the temple open house the week before and his neighbor loved it. We meet so many cool people!
On Sunday we might have had two dinner. One at 5 and one at 7. I wouldn't recommend it. haha Our wards double-booked us by accident and we thought because it was fast Sunday we'd be hungry enough for 2 dinners. Not true. lol
So yeah, we're having a lot of fun here in Boise West. To explain the title of this post...One time sister anderson had a box of cheez-its and I thought she was going to bring them with us but she didn't. So we got in the car and I said "Where are they" and she said she didn't feel like carrying them. So I said "If you ever need me to carry a box of food, I'll do it." That applies to all of you too! :)
Love you all so much! All I need is letters, e-mails, and prayers! :)
Love, Sister B
-HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO MY AMAZING DAD!!!
-Welcome Home to CT Elder David Monson!
-Hey Miken Shumway if you are reading this you should send me that letter you wrote to me like 4 months ago! haha LOVE YOU! Just send it to the mission office! 1111 S. Cole Rd Boise, ID 83709 :)