Monday, February 25, 2013

Ni Hao

Hey Everyone!

This has been an exciting week! First of all, I've been learning some Chinese. Like Hello is "Ni Hao" and it's pronounced "knee-how." Sister Lee is so cool. She also wrote my name in Chinese for me. Her English is really good too and we do language study every day so I get to help her learn new words and stuff. It's fun. 

Another exciting thing is that the Idaho Boise Mission is being split into 3 separate missions on July 1st! There will be the Idaho Nampa Mission on the west, the Idaho Boise Mission in the middle, and the Idaho Twin Falls mission east of that. So eventually we're going to find out which mission we are getting assigned to! There will be 3 new mission presidents and around 200 missionaries in each mission. The Lord is hastening his work! This is an exciting time! 

We also found 4 new people to teach this week! We fasted and prayed that we would find those who are searching and that we can help learn about Jesus Christ. I know that fasting and praying works. The Lord keeps His promises. As we do what he asks, he blesses us. It's as simple as that. 

You are all awesome! I would love some letters or emails please!!! Love you all! :)

Sister B 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Be More Persistent than the Avon Lady" -Elder Holland


Today was transfers! They seem to come faster and faster every time! I'm with Sister Lee from Taiwan now and still in Boise South. She's super sweet! Sister Houtz went to Nampa South with Sister King - my companion before her!

Last Monday we went to Lucky Peak with Elizabeth and Robert! We took some funny pictures. We taught a family for FHE and we showed the 9 year old a picture of Lehi's Dream and he said "I know that one! It's with the rod that leads to the magic fruit tree!" haha (1 NE 8). 

I learned how to tat this week! Like I can do it well now. It's like making lace. I want to get really good at it so I can pass it on because it's a dying art. 

We saw some miracles this week! First of all, Sara is out of the hospital. She was on a respirator for like 20-something days. It's a miracle that she can breathe on her own now and she is home and she is quitting smoking. She said they disgust her now. Another miracle - one morning we were trying to contact a widow lady and she wasn't there but we met her less-active great-granddaughter who walked by. She's 21, has 2 kids, and is divorced. Some people experience everything so fast. She's so sweet. She's a BSU student. It was cool to meet her and we invited her back to church. But while we were talking to her, this other member came us in her car and said hi to us and told us she knew people we could try to teach. We ended up getting a new investigator! 

Have a great week everyone!! 

In case you didn't know, I love letters. Like I could never ever have too many ;) haha love you all!

Sister B 

The Wallers! They go home in March :(

Just a day in the mission office. haha


Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Last P-day was fun. We went around taking pictures! We also got the car washed and serviced. That was fun. I also bought some fried chicken at WINCO. Good times.
We got a referral on Tuesday saying this man was taught in Washington and has questions. We contacted him and he told us he didn't have the heart to tell his LDS friend he's not interested. Sad when that happens. But we were able to invite him to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is a message from Him.
We went on exchanges on Wednesday. Sister Houtz went to a different part of Boise and I got Sister Jardine from Caldwell. We had a lot of fun. It's always good to learn from different companions. We invited one of our investigators to read the Book of Mormon and other less-actives to go to church. It was great.
I did some of my family history on Saturday and it was super fun. I could only do it for an hour but I could have sat there all day. Go to and see what you can find about your ancestors!
We spoke in 2 different wards on Sunday! We both just used the same talk twice. It was kind of weird because I felt like I was repeating myself, but it went well.
Thanks for all the love! Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Letters are always appreciated of course :)
<3 Sister B

TANGO'S! Our favorite place!

BSU! Now, I just gotta get on the smurf turf.

For some reason I have to do this in front of everything.

Me and Abe. BFF's.

Awuh ;)

Like I said...

We got the same style :)

I think it's obvious why this is funny.



My adorable companion!

The car wash makes cool colors

3 SMILES. Oh Idaho license plates.

or...the Book Of Mormon...I've heard it both ways.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To meet the sister missionaries! Lame I know ;) haha

Monday, February 4, 2013

When will the Lord come again? "Probably during the Super Bowl" -President Joseph Fielding Smith"


This last week was full of awesome things!

On P-day we finally got to play volleyball! There were at least 50 missionaries there. We had 2 courts and 8 teams and we'd take turns. It was really fun. Oh, and we had a miracle happen. So we went to Winco before we played volleyball and we met a member couple there who have a grandson serving in Taiwan. They said they can't send him things very often so they wanted to help us. So they gave us $20 and said "go buy something fun." What nice people! We decided that muffins were fun. They we just put all our groceries together, had them take off the $20 and then split the rest. We ended up only have to spend 12 dollars each on groceries! We got 14 cents back. Now, that is significant because after that we decided to use my Burger King gift card which has $10 on it and our order came out to $10.14! I love when things work out like that. :) 

On Tuesday we went to the Boise Temple! That always boosts me up spiritually! It's so peaceful there. After that we met this lady who served in WWII. She had awesome stories and she looks so good for her age! 

At dinner on Thursday there was a kid there who lives in my old area but is friends with a kid in my new area. My areas are so close that I see people from my old ones all the time! The kid's name is Ammon and he told this story about when he was on the track team and he ran the 800 and he got last place every time. Except one time he "almost got second to last." bahaha We thought he was going to say he almost got first. 

This week was full of apostles! We got to hear from Elder Ballard and Elder Christofferson on Saturday. They spoke to the missionaries and they took the time to shake everyone's hand! We also heard from a member of the presiding bishopric and from 3 seventies. We got to sit up front because we're sisters. It was cool to be so close to them! The spirit was so strong. They counseled us to turn our missions over to the Lord. On Sunday we got to hear from Elder Ballard again at the Boise South Stake Conference. He challenged us to look at our lives and see if anything is amiss and fix it now. He said, "There's no time to wast time." 

Please pray for the people we are teaching! A lot of them have been sick lately. Thanks!

Love you all! Have a great week! Please write me if you can! 1111 S. Cole Rd Boise, ID 83709. 

Sister Bishaw 



Me being Sister Anderson at the capitol building. I bet you didn't know my previous comp was a senator! 

We pretty much run the place ;)

She's a pretty cool leader :) 


They let us sit in their seats! It's the people's house :) 

Family and Friends! Thanks for all the support!