Monday, September 22, 2014

Zone Conference

Life in Paradise Valley, Arizona

These past few weeks have been big pile of crazy. We had transfers  and I'm staying in paradise valley, but I got a new companion. She's the best! Her name is Hermana Brandley. She's Laytin, Utah. I like her a lot. She's a lot of fun. She's way too nice. I've never had this problem before. We'll be at the apartment and I'll walk away for a sec and I'll come and she's done all my dishes. I think she likes service too much.

She's been sheltered for most of her life. I'm teaching her all kinds of fun things like we shouldn't be talking to drunk men at night, it's not safe. Also I taught her what "Ghetto-rigging" was. I've taught her its ok to kill mosquitos. She still feels guilty about it though.

We now work in 3 wards. Sunday was really hard. We were running around like crazy trying to go to all the meetings. We were at church from 9-4. Sometimes we hide in empty classrooms so we can take a few minutes to eat. We cover 2 English wards and one Spanish branch. So have to switch languages all the time. It's really funny to watch.

Arizona has had some super bad flooding! I'll attach pictures. Our parking was 3 feet underwater. We almost lost Wal-Mart. The whole parking lot turned into a lake.

Also everyone here cans. I've been learning how to can and enjoying home raspberry jelly. It's so good. The members here are great and give us there extras.

Well until next week!

Hermana MacKillop

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

More flooding in Arizona

This week is going to be short but I had my first baptism! A man named Kenny got baptized. He's has been a member for about 30 years and now he's has decided to also get baptized. It was a great day and luckily everything went pretty smoothly.
We've had a lot of flooding problems! Our parking lots was under 2 feet of water for a while. Pictures next week. They have some crazy storms here. Things are going good in english work. We are kept really busy. There is a lot of work here. 

We had a talent show and we got volunteered to sing. I'm always getting volunteered to sing. For some reason people think that all missionaries can sing. That's not true. We sounded kind of terrible. We are called to teach not, to sing. Someone should clarify that. 

President Nelson is coming to our mission and the mesa mission! I'm really excited to taught by an apostle of the Lord. He's coming Sept 20.  The missionaries get a spacial meeting with him. 

Sorry I don't have more time. I've gotta go do the work of the Lord!
Hermana Sarah MacKillop

PS Shoutout to Emilyn and Liz! Happy birthday! I didn't forget about you!