September 14, 2015
This past week has been stressful, emotional and great. It was so amazing to see Tyana and Orlando Clark get baptized and being confirmed as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ernest was supposed to get baptized but will be getting baptized with Jaylin and Payton Milstead on the 23rd of September. It was great to have Sis Demo come back up for the baptism!!
On Wednesday for mutual, the Young Women's had a PJ-Party and we had a lot of fun. I was wearing my onesie and eating a bunch of snacks and pizza, with red sauce. You will be proud to know that I ate pizza this past week and it was pretty dang good. But the party was a lot of fun, being able to hang with all the girls and having some laughs.
A couple members feed us this week, which has been great for Sister Williams being able to get to love the ward. I love the people here so much, I feel like I have gained so many family members here in the South.
On Friday, we had the movie night at Temple Theater and watched The Other Side of Heaven. There was a great turn-out and we had a lot of fun.
Saturday Morning, we decided to go visit Miss Mary who can't talk, but she writes things down. We got to talk with her about the Atonement and how much our Savior Jesus Christ loves us. This past week, I have focused a lot on the Atonement and repentance. On my mission, I have realized how important it is and how much love our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has for every single one of us. Oh how great and merciful he is!!! Miss Mary told us how grateful she was for us visiting with her and how she needed it. But for me, I really needed it.
Sister Williams is so great. We have gotten along very well and have had a lot of fun this past week. She has been there for me through this super stressful week and has been there to listen to me. I am so grateful for that!!! Sis Williams is from Sacramento, California and has 3 older brothers and a younger sister (All three have served missions).
Don't keep the letters short, I love hearing about what is going on at home. I am taking pictures, it just has been busy but I am sending some today. With make-up, I might need eye-liner and powder.
I love you all so much and am so grateful for all that you have done for me.
Sister McKenna O'Connor
Tyana and Orlando Clark's Baptism
Companions all around.
Sister O'Connor and Sister Williams
PJ Party with the Young Women
Last day together and Fern provided a special time for the
two of them. Forever Memories.
They ate at the Diner that the Movie The Help was filmed at
McKenna holding the BYU helmet with 9 all star signatures
Elders Eells and Ah Chang with us at Zone Conference
Relief Society sisters forever