Monday, February 16, 2015


We seem to have been doing lots of really fun service projects. Everyone trying to get everything done before it gets too hot. I heard everyone is really cold right now. We're suffering, and by suffering it's a perfect 80 degrees. Arizona is really great. So I learned how to build a stone fence. Yes stone fences are a big thing here. We were joking around about it. They can't have wood fences because they would catch on fire in the summer. I have the gift! All the sister missionaries are secretly stone masons. All the elders were breaking the stones, but the sister chisel really well. My chiseling arm is pretty sore though. 

We have also been teaching some fun people. Gabriel is from Iraq and he speaks Arabic and English. We teach him in English and he reads the scriptures in Arabic. It's fun. He a Christian and he has lots of questions. He's been studying the church for a long time now. 

We have been really busy recently. We have been overbooking ourselves and we didn't get a lunch break for 2 days in a row. Being busy is good! But sometimes you get tired...

That's all for this week

Sister Sarah MacKillop

Monday, February 9, 2015

Still in Paradise Valley

I've been hanging out in Paradise Valley for awhile, but it's great here so I don't mind.  I got to go to the Gilbert temple again. I walked around inside and it was so beautiful. There was a spiral staircase 4 stories high. I was out of breathe when I reached the top. I guess it's symbolic of how getting closer to God isn't easy, but it's worth it. 

 Also something really interesting is we got approved to go to a concert. Yes I can now say I've attended a concert as a missionary. It was a showcase of some really talented kids. It was real life kids pop.  It was the first time in a really long time I heard worldly music. Half the song I didn't even know. I guess I reached that point where I've been out too long. 

This we've been doing a lot of service. Service is good. I've been helping people clean. I even groomed someone's dog. I gave my first dog haircut. Well I think that's all for this week!

Sarah MacKillop

Monday, February 2, 2015

Gilbert Temple

This week was a great week! I got to go a temple sealing at the Gilbert Temple. We believe that we can be sealed as family for eternity. It was really nice. The whole thing was in Spanish
which it made it interesting. Not too much new this week. Next week I'll be going again because another family is going.

I love Trader Joe's.  I think Trader Joe's need to be everywhere. I love that store way too much. We have a lady that teaches us how be healthier, so this week I am trying chia seed pudding. This should be interesting. I have also been exercising better. I've lifting lots of weights, even though I feel silly doing it, because I'm really weak. One day I will be strong! I like how we are told to take care of ourselves physically and spiritually. We should try and improve all parts of our lives. That's my little pep talk this week, eat your veggies!
Sister Sarah MacKillop