Monday, January 26, 2015

Another Week!

I'm still in Paradise Valley. It's pretty fun here. I've been serving in a Young Single Adult ward and a Spanish ward. I have some pretty fun adventures. Last night at dinner a member from the YSA ward fed us. He served in Brazil and he's from the South so he fed us this rice and meat dish. There was this weird sausage in it. It was super chewy. Well I soon discovered it wasn't sausage, it was chicken hearts! Actually it wasn't that bad. I kind of enjoyed it. My companion didn't like it all. Poor thing, she's a new missionary and not used to strange things. He also fed us this giant cake. It was a seven pound cake and I think we ate a pound each.

Well on a more spiritual note. Book of Mormon reading group we should be finished with 2nd Nephi by now. Also there is a super cool movie about the Book of Mormon. Our president gave us permission to watch it and I liked a lot. Everyone should go check it out!

Sister Sarah MacKillop

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tales From Paradise Valley

Alright group, we should be on 1 Nephi 12. If you gotten behind make sure you make it up. Also we have recently got new office staff and they are struggling. They messed up my address and so from  now on just send things to the mission home. I'll put the address on the bottom.

This week has been great. Our investigator Chris got baptized. His songs of choice were great. We started by singing America the Beautiful and ended with Battle Hymn of the Republic. They are two very fun and loud songs. 

I have this problem. Our mission has new rules about music and we can only listen to Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Since is there very few songs I enjoy, I like to put those songs on repeat, for days. I think it's beginning to annoy my companion. 

I know that this a little bit of a random letter but that's all for this week!

Hermana Sarah MacKillop

Mission Home:
6265 N 82nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Years!

Fun stories from this week! Now that I'm back in spanish work part time, I run into some really funny moments. We were teaching this family that has two small boys. The little wanted to show me his toys so he put them on my lap. Well I started to get a lot of toys on my lap. He didn't speak any English though. I kept trying to tell him to put his toys back, but I didn't know how to say it in Spanish, so I accidentally told him to bring more. Well I ended up with a lot of toys on my lap.
New years! We had a good New year. We ate dinner at a member's house New Years Eve and played games afterwards. Then we went to a member's party and had a Nerf gun fight with some of our members and the other missionaries. New years day we had a missionary party and played boards and watched movies. It was super great. We played Russian monopoly. An Elder who got evacuated from Ukraine brought it.
Today we helped a lady move. We had missionaries in the house cleaning and moving boxes. It was really cool. The house was n really bad shape (really dirty, other little friends like bugs). Instead of whining and making rude comments, we decided to sing! We sang while we scrubbed the walls and floors and vents and cleared boxes. An old lady in her wheel chair wheeled in there to listen to us, and actually started crying. She loved our singing that much.
Remember there are always people around that need a helping hand. You just have to look! Serving others brings happiness and who doesn't want to be happy?
Hermana Sarah MacKillop