February 12, 2015

That AWKWARD moment...

(Letter dated Feb. 2) most awkward moment of the week: after church, to us: "great testimonies" us: "thanks! whats your name again?" them: "i'm Sister Nelson" and "I'm Sheri Dew!"... uh.... yup! WELCOME TO NORTH SALT LAKE!! 
yup. North Salt Lake and Bountiful Orchard are the two stakes we cover, NSL (North Salt Lake) is super nice, on the hill with a bunch on mansions, and BO (Bountiful) is more normal class, down the hill. But i'm loving it here! Lots different than Rose Park, but i love it here too! :) 

Monday we did all the transfer things, switching, some unpacking, figuring out things, and i forgot how much we work with members here- its so crazy!! obviously, its the more effective way to work, but we visit members, wml's, bishops, etc. and challenge them to invite people to take lessons, etc... AND THEY DO IT! we obviously still go around and contact referrals that we recieve, but its so different from even when i was in Centerville- and we get fed not only Dinner, but Lunches too! I was starting to eat really healthyand actually losing some weight- aaaaand not thats not gonna work so well... urgh. but of course, still love it :)

we also help 5 sets of sisters, which is the most i've covered, especially since we were in RP, one of the smaller zones. also, we correlated with the HC over missionary work in the NSL stake on thursday, went to the paradise cafe- turns out, he's elder Bednars home teacher!... i'm starting to freak out a little bit...
you know you're in NSL when... on the area maps it has a key that says: members, 70's, apostles, bishops, WML's... and more... its kinda crazy. Elder Nelson, Elder Hales, President Uchtdorf, Tad R. Callister, Sheri Dew, Elder Bendar, a bunch more 70's, MoTab members, its crazy. so different from everywhere else i've served!! 
also- Claudine is still on date to get baptized this saturday, im so excited!

We also had a Stake Relief Society meeting/fireside on saturday, the special guest speaker was Sister Hales- and boy is she a kick in the pants, and so spunky! :P haha
but the lemon bars were really good too.....

here's a little about sister hamblin!
she is from Eager, AZ, close to Snowflake. She is 22, she is going to go into dental hygiene after her mission, she is in the middle of 5 kids, and has only brothers, and she's been out 10 months. we have a lot of fun together though, even though she's like 8 inches taller than me... but still, we have a good time :) 

this week is going to be great, im excited to start transfer #11, after this, i'll only have two left, which is really depressing. I had a dream last night that i was packing up to go home and i was super confused because i still had time left! it was a really depressing dream, possibly because when people ask how long i've been out i say"just over a year..." and then they grill and i say, "14 months..." and then they're all like, "oh! you're going home soon" or "on the downhill!". its sad, but im going to make the best of all the time i have left! i may end up finishing my mission here as a sister training leader, but i don't know yet. no news on a new president, but we have meetings this week which president will be at, so i'll update next week. love you, hope all is well, and as sister hansen would say, "go out and be the answer to someones prayers" :)


p.s. didnt take a bunch of pics this week, but... 

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