August 30, 2015
So these last few weeks have been super busy. Sorry for not sending an email last week. Last week we went fishing on Monday and it was pretty fun. Some of the Elders caught fish, but I didn't get anything. While we were fishing, it reminded me when we went to Strawberry with the Tanner's and fished. We had a lot of fun.
Later that week we got to see Ernest, Ty and Orlando (Clark Family) and the three of them have a baptismal date for this Saturday, September 5th but we will probably change it because Saturday is the ward temple trip so they are probably wanting to go to that. Even though they’re not baptized, it would be a great opportunity for them.
Last Wednesday for mutual, the youth played water kickball and it was a lot of fun hanging with them and eating ice cream. We were singing songs also with Connie and everyone and one of the members filmed it.
Sunday the 23rd, has been one of my favorite Sunday. In Sacrament meeting, the Stake Young Men’s Presidency talked about belonging/fellowshipping. They did a really good job. They brought up "Serve those you love, and love those you serve". And how through Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father we can change.
This past week, August 29th, we had 7 people in Sacrament and it was nice to see so many there. We have 8 people with a baptismal date but most of them we are changing. Jaylin wanted to move his date to September 26, so that he can go to church more and go through the lessons. And we're still working on his sister Payton's date. They are going to the temple trip this weekend so we hope that will help her.
Then we got to visit with Tidd, Janice and Jaleaa and stupid Satan got his hands on them. Tidd now believes in that Heavenly Father has a name and that Him, Jesus and the Holy Ghost are one. They were so golden the first times we got to meet with them, but now we don't know what to do. We had a member come with us to help us in the situation, and have been advised by Brother Morgan our Ward Mission Leader, to take a member with us every time we go over.
Then on Thursday, I got to go to Jackson with Sister James for exchanges. I had such a great time being able to hang with Sister James because she goes home next week. A member took us out to eat at the restaurant that was filmed in the movie, "The Help."
On Friday, we had Zone Conference in the Brandon building and it was nice to see the place where I first served. It was a lot of fun to see other missionaries and being able to learn new things and get to know more about President Olson. He is such a great guy and am excited to see what else I can learn from him. Oh and Zone Conference, we won the award for cleanest car in the Jackson Zone, so we were all pretty excited about that.
Sister Demo and I want to stay together one more transfer. We told President about it, so we will find out this weekend.
Y'all are busy just like us. Well we are the O'Connor Family so that's part of our lives. So excited about Mikey and football, and also AJ with school.
Love and miss y'all!!!!!!!!
Sister McKenna O'Connor
Pictures from Pioneer Day
Connie, Sister O'Connor and Sister Demo
100 plus year old LDS Church in Mississippi
Dinner with the Campbell Family