Monday, August 31, 2015

Week 50, August 31, 2015 Stand with Him

#THROWBACK!  wow that was a lifetime ago. by the way, that's my blog~!
This week has been really good. we went on exchanges, so I got to be in Elko, for a day, and I drove a total of 4 hours over 2 days! Again! Sister Liddle got to say in Lovelock.
we are working hard to keep finding people to teach.  it is always an adventure.  I am starting to wonder how the next two weeks will go because BURNING MAN!  its 3 hours away in the middle of the desert, so we wont have to worry about it much, but its really funny to see all the vehicles.  we saw a rounded silver school bus the other day outside of Walmart in Winnemucca, from Colorado, and I laughed really hard.  I probably know what little mountain town they are from. :)
I am really excited to be working hard! I know that  the Lord will help us to succeed here in Lovelock, and all we have to do is rely on him, because he has already offered his help so many times, and he will never take that help away from us!

"It is not a question of if He will stand with us, it is: Will we stand with Him?"
I know that when we do stand with the Lord, that he will Never let us fall.  He will be there Forever! always making sure that if we desire, we can live in perfect happiness, with God, Jesus Christ, our Families, and everyone we love and care about!
~Hermana Riddle
Found this at the church

you know you are in a desert when...

small tomatoes

Week 49, August 24, 2015 Lovelock!

How is Lovelock?
Lovelock is good!  its the biggest town in the county, and we cover most of the county with our ward.  its a tiny little cute town.  smaller than Ely, but because its on a main highway, there are more things (actually about the same number of things)

How was your transfer experience?
well, on Monday we had to move the Elders into our house, adn the 4 of us into the house that only 2 elders were living in.  so that was kinda crazy.

I know it was a long van ride,
yes.  its was 3 hours that I drove, to Elko, then 5 hours to reno on the transfer van, then we spent the night, and it was another 2 hours back to lovelock!

and hopefully you made it without any incident.
yes, we made it safely. :)

How and whom is your new companion and area?
my companion is Sister Liddle, and EVERYONE loves our names together.  its pretty funny.  there is not a whole lot in most of the ward, because we are in the middle of a dessert, but I like town, its ADORABLE.  I'm excited to explore though.  I've only been here since Thursday and we did planning all day that day.

Where do you live and what is it like?
we live in an apartment, and its like most apartments.  little, but we try to keep it clean.  :)

How is the ward compared to other places you have been?
all of my areas have been very different, but I am starting to see that elements of all the wards I have served in kind of flow together.  its pretty cool, because tyou can see how the gospel really is the same everywhere

do you get to use your Spanish now again?
I use it now more than I did in Ely, but not very much still.

Does your companion speak Spanish or just English?
she just speaks english, but she is learning! :D
I got this quote today and thought I would share it because it is AWESOME!

"The Lord doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."
I love you, and I hope to be able to have more stories this week.  :)  Burning man is coming up soon, so that should be an interesting experience. (that I am planning on staying VERY far away from)
~Hermana Riddle

The one stoplight in the county!

Week 48, August 17, 2015 LOVELOCK

hi everyone!

so remember 3 months ago when I  moved to the middle of nowhere, 3 hours from Elko, 4 hours from Vegas, 5 hours from Reno, and an hour from the Utah border?  well, I"M GETTING TRANSFERRED!!!  its a tiny little town, with more dirt roads, exactly between Fallon, and Winnemucca.  its about 1 hour to either one.

I"M SO EXCITED!!!! :DDDDD  its going to be an awesome new experience and I just want to get there!

my new companion will be Sister Liddle, so she will be sister and I will be Hermana.

other than that, this week has been pretty slow, but Myah, a little girl we have been teaching is going to get baptized this weekend!  We got to go to eureka once more, and that was good, and I am just really excited to be going to Lovelock.  I have served in almost all the zones in the mission now!

sorry I didn't send this out till late, we had to move all 4 sisters out of the apartment, because the Elders are moving in there, and Sister Paul, and Sister Teichert will be moving into another house.  Sister Wilkins is going to be STL in Carson City (totally called it. (: )

I'll let you know what happens next!
~Hermana Riddle

Week 47, August 10, 2015 STUDY STUDY!

Tell me about what you have been doing?
I have been doing a lot of STUDYING!  I am trying to read the whole Bible in a year, and its going very well!  I'm in Isaiah!

How has your week been?
this week has been really good. we had a lot of lessons, and met a lot of new people!

how are the lessons going?
they are going good.  we are trying to find people more consistently and help people to keep learning

Are you using any of your Spanish teaching?
not really.  there's very few people out here, and its really hard sometimes.

When are transfers?
Transfer calls are Sunday, so we will find out what is happening, and I will let you know next week!

Sorry I didnt talk much!  i'll try to have more stories next week!

the new mission Blog is:

~Hermana Riddle

ps. we have a Jeep now.

cool quotes at the drugstore!

Week 46, August 3, 2015 PRAY!

I hope that everyone's week went well.  :) 

we have some bugs in our house, so thats been an exciting adventure, but dont worry, I'm fine!  we went to eureka and had a really productive day! 
we had dinner there, and had dinner with the branch president. he said, oh well we were just in spanish fork, and I said, do you know my grandma? "who is your grandma?" "that awesome scouting lady, last name Riddle?"  WILMA?? YES!! OH YEAH I JUST GAVE HER A HUG ON SUNDAY!
it was super cool!

we did a lot of planning this week, to figure out more ways we can continue to help this ward, and the people we are working with!  we are hoping that this week will be better than the last!

Also, Sister Teichert showed me this really funny thing.  its so cool!

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH I HAVE GROWN ON MY MISSION!  I hope that I will be able to continue to grow closer to the Lord.  JUST PRAY!!!!  He answers prayers!!

~Hermana Riddle

Week 45, July 27, 2015 FUN STUFF

How was your week?it was a good week.  we had a lot of time talking to one of our investigators who is going to get baptised!!

Was your conference with the president a meet-and-greet or something else? How were they?
we had interviews and they had dinner with us and the stake presidency. they are super nice.

How are you and sister Teichert working together?
we are working together really well.  we have awesome comp unity! we teach so well together.  I am so glad that we are able to work well together.  I hope we will be able to see so many more miracles.

Tell me about your apartment! Is it just the two of you or are there four?
There are still 4 of us.  Its awesome.  we enjoy being together, and we have a lot of fun.  when we see each other.

Elder Nieves wrote this for me:
"My week was so wonderful!! We saw so many miracles this week. We did dishes for three days straight! Oh my goodness it's so fun. I can't wait to be a housewife. 

We are choice companions! She is the best sister in the world. We like to take long walks on the beach. We like to..."

then I took the computer from him again.  it was really funny.

we did get to do service, and it was helping wash dishes.  we also got to get a pedicure today from one of our less actives.  she works at a nail salon. it was awesome.

~Hermana Riddle

Week 44, July 20, 2015 ROAD TRIP!!!

How has your week been?
its been good.  the weather has been nice too. little rain, but its needed here.  its a large farming community.

What has been happening in Ely this week?
What has your week been like?
How are you getting along?
its kindof a slow town, but this week was really good.  I did a LOT of driving.  we went on exchanges with the sisters in Elko this week.  it was Crazy!  I drove to Wells and back twice.  its 2 hours from ely to wells, with no stops, so 8 hours in 2 days.  I can totally roadtrip to utah from colorado. everytime we go on exchanges the area does SUPER AWESOMER than normal.  so we had a really good day.  I was with Sister Zollinger.  she is GREAT!

Do you get to do much service?
we do service pretty regularly.  this week we cleaned someones apartment.  they are trying to start moving, so we had a lot of work, but it didn't take too long. :)

I am realizing that I am becoming more missionary each day.  I am also noticing myself mature!  (sometimes... I mean, I'm still ME :D I haven't changed that much)  ALSO!! I forgot to mention last week that is been over a year since I got my call letter!!!  that is CRAZY!!! its been a YEAR!!!  no lo puedo creer!!

time flies by SO FAST!!!  I just cant believe it.  I hope that I can continue serving the Lord and completing my mission to its fullest!  

~Hermana Riddle

Week 43, July 13, 2015 Ely 2.0

How are you? 
I'm going great.  it is super nice here in Ely.  its been kinda rainy, but it hasn't been super hot, so thats nice.  I can feel myself coming closer and closer to the lord each day, and it is just AWESOME.  I can feel myself being changed spiritually, and it is an amazing experience.  

What happened with the transfers?
well, Sister Rogers finished her mission, so I was with Sister Wilkins for a few days and we both stayed in our areas in Ely.  Then Sister Teichert came in to the area with Sister Wilkins companion.  oh yeah and I'm driving this transfer, and am in charge of directing our companionship.

Did your companion arrive safely?
almost not,  they had a crazy experience.  they didn't realize that the loneliest highway had absolutely nothing, so they thought there would be one more stop to fill up, ran out of gas in the middle of nevada, then the GPS died, and after they got help, in Eureka their phone died too.  then I guess they were in a hail storm?  so they had a really exciting experience.  but they arrived safely.

Was the other one Sister Johnson?
no, her name is Sister Paul.  she is super cute.  she and Sister Wilkins are pretty much twins.  they are awesome. she is from Mesa Arizona.

Tell me about your companion?
Sister Teichert is really quiet.  she is from West Jordan Ut.  we get along pretty well so far, even though we are pretty much opposites.  we have had a few experiences working in super awesome unity, so that has been great.  she really helps me to fulfil my role as senior companion. i'm teaching her how to use hashtags.  and spanish. 

How is the work in Ely going?
the work is doing well.  we have a lot of people out of town right now because its summer, but we are working on finding new people.  we are going to get to know EVERYONE and help them to come closer to their heavenly father.

ALSO!! today, we had a fun p-day activity.  we went to the Ely old time coal train thing, and got to RIDE IT!!!! all the way to this little bandit town called keystone.  it was super FUN!  the coal wasn't burning hot enough at first though, and there was a lot of coal ash in the air.  it was crazy!

Sorry that was a lot.  a lot of stuff happened this week.

dont forget to read your scriptures!!

~Hermana Riddle

Going through a tunnel.  There's ash EVERYWHERE.

Me and Sister Teichert

Dirtbag the train cat.  He is supposed to be white.