Thursday, August 28, 2014

Another week en la obra de Ingles

First to answer a few frequently asked questions.

Q: How is your tan? 
A: Well, I'm not sure how this works, but I have stopped getting burnt, but I have tan very little. I am probably on shade darker. I look very white next to all the other bike missionaries. 

Q: Why are you in English work if you are a Spanish missionary?
A: I have asked myself the same thing. It's where they need to serve right now. 

Q: How do you ride a bike in a skirt?
A: Bike shorts. We wear bike shorts underneath our skirts. They're very comfy. The only hazard is sometimes the brakes eat my skirt which is really annoying. 

Ok well this week has been pretty good. I'm getting to know my new companion. She is so sassy. She's makes laugh all the time. I'm getting used to all the new people. We cover two wards and I do Spanish work one day a week. There's a lot of people to meet and remember. I'm in car now. It's great because I'm the driver. I like being able to drive. It makes me feel more normal. Send in any questions you want answered for the next time I do another Q&A. Till next week! Sorry this is short!

Hermana Sarah MacKillop

I'm sending a picture of all of us in my last branch. I don't have pictures with the new ward, yet.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sarah's Mission Address

I am posting this here until I find a way to put it on the front page!  Sorry I'm not good at all of this.  Lisa

Hermana Sarah MacKillop
Arizona Scottsdale Mission
6265 N 82nd St.
Scottsdale AZ 85250


I did get transferred out of Phoenix, and got transferred to English work in Paradise Valley which is a really nice rich town a little North of Phoenix. I cover two English wards. I also cover "the square." The square is a 1 mile by 1 mile square full of apartments and Hispanic people. I'm going to help my companion street contact and find people in there for other Spanish missionaries to teach. I have a lot of work here. There are so many people in English wards. I used to covering a very small area. Now we have a car and I'm the driver. I like driving. I was almost put into the YSA ward but it got switched last minute.

I took lots of pictures! They'll be up on my blog.  I live in 2 bedroom apartment with my companion. I have my own bathroom and walk in closet. Its pretty nice. Actually its really nice. There were 4 girls but the other sisters area got taken over by elders. Now there are 6 elders in a tiny apartment. I feel really bad for them.

This week will be my first English week in English work wish me luck!

Hermana Sarah MacKillop

(Sarah wasn't the only spanish sister to get moved into english.  Apparently a lot of spanish speaking sisters will be going home soon.  She will be moved back to spanish as soon as that happens.)

All these missionaries are serving in one Spanish Branch.  They were very lucky!

Sarah said she loves riding her bike at night.  Maybe because the sun is down?  

Quoted by Sarah "This Sis Orozco. She's our Relief Society president and takes very good care of us. She used to feed us two or three times a week. She's my mission mom and a beautiful Chilean lady.

She calls inicuas which means wicked. She thinks it is funny. "

Sarah and Sister Knouse are reunited for a day.  They were in the MTC for 6 weeks in Mexico.