Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Week

March 16, 2015

Hey Family,

This week has been so much better than last week. We had Zone Conference this past Wednesday and it turned out better than I thought. I have heard a lot of things about Zone Conferences and I was a little scared going into it, but it was a great experience. I was able to hang out with the other missionaries in our zone. I also got to see people who came out with me from the MTC, including Sister Poulson. We gave each other the biggest hug and it was so nice to see her again. Right after the Zone Conference, we went on exchanges. I went with Sister James and we went to the Jackson Zone. It was super fun. I wasn't excited about it at first, but I loved every single minute of it. Thursday was kind of insane, because the GPS took us to the wrong location and we ended up in South Jackson. Which probably isn't the safest place for two young sister missionaries to be in. I'll just say that I have seen the ghetto of Jackson. But we made our way out and we had some laughs about it. 

So the picture that you got last Friday was on Robyn's phone. Robyn is the one we made fried chicken with. She feeds us every week and we love her for it. Robyn actually went to USU a few years ago, so we talk to each other about it. And I just found out that she did Color Guard in High School so we get to talk to each other about that too. She is so nice to us and she watches out for us. 

Oh so yesterday, I went through my first Bible Bash. It was a very different situation. This man was telling Sister Ridge that her feelings about the gospel and the Holy Ghost were false. We tried leaving a couple of times, but he would just keep on asking us questions. He even asked us to attend his church, The Pinelake. A lot of people in this area go to this church. When we were with him, he prayed with us in a prayer circle and asked that our eyes would be open and that we will find our way to him. After about an hour and a half, we finally left and my testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was stronger than when we met him. I just felt Christ's love for this person and hope that he stays strong in his testimony of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I love you guys so much and am grateful for all of your prayers. I feel the love and protection from them daily. 

Sister O'Connor

There are a bunch of lizards out here.

They don't believe in sidewalks. 
So it's kind of scary when cars are driving right next to you.

Found this house while tracting. 
Didn't get to knock on it. But they had a swimming pool in the 
backyard with a slide and many other toys.

Double rainbow that Sister Ridge captured

 Sister Ridge and Sister Mo (my nickname)

Cool Hindu Temple

Spring is Here....Zone Conference 3.11.15

Fleet inspection and cleaning/maintenance 

Zone Conference with President and Sister Mc Donough 3.11.15

This is the picture that Robyn texted to us last Friday.
It made our weekend seeing those happy smiles.

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