Monday, March 21, 2016

Week 73, 2016 TRANSFER WEEK OF DOOM (doom makes it sound so much more exciting)

How did the transfer go?  Are you liking your new city and your new companion?

Como estas?  Estas usando tu español mas?  How has Sparks been this week? How is Hermana Christensen??? How is the ward, or wards?

When you write, tell us how the new area is, where your companion is from, and what kinds of things you’ve been doing this week. Have you witnessed a miracle this week?

ok everyone get ready for this one!!!

so Monday went well, did laundry, emailed, visited with a member who we have been teaching temple prep to.  its all good. Monday night, we are gearing up to start packing, and sister short steps on something as she is pulling out her suitcase, and her knee wiggles in its place (she has had bad knees her whole life basically) and I'm in the other room packing the clean laundry, and I hear a *CRASH-THUD!!!* "OWWWWW!!!!!!!!"  so I run in, get the phone call our mission president, and go get ice for sister short. (the office is pretty much closed because its 5:15, but we caught them right in time.)  they hang up and call mission medical,  I call the bishop (we have dinner at his house scheduled at 6)  and ask him to come give a blessing.  sister short's wrist is killing her, and her knee is also hurt.  the bishop and his wife come over, (sister short's been on the floor 30 minutes) and they bring our landlord.  they give both of us blessings.  mission president calls back and says we need to pack up all our stuff before we leave for sparks, and the bishop has to decide if we need to come in immediately (or, 90 mins from immediately) or if we can wait until the morning, but we still have to bring all our stuff (remember, we haven't really started packing)  the  bishop calls brother murphy, our ward mission leader, and has him come assess( he is a certified EMT)  so he comes with his wife, and leaves comes back with a splint from the fire department.  they move sister short to the bed, while the bishops daughter comes, and we ask another sister to come help.  shea starts throwing all of sister short's desk into a suitcase.  tonya brings us dinner from mcdonalds.  AJ does the dishes that we hadn't gotten to during our pday time.  sister short is in a sling, Stacey and torrie are helping shea, brother deleeuw is bringing boxes.  tonya helps me pack.  the murphy's leave.  bishop and aj pack stuff in the car as it is packed.  torrie tonya  and Stacey help me get all the way packed.  everything is in the car, its 9, we calm down, I have sister short take the ibuprofen that brother murphy told her to take, we go to bed.

2am, I give sister short more ibuprofen (brother murphy said to)

6 am we wake up, 
I make sister short breakfast, update the records that we still have, and pack the binders, my companion, and the bikes in the car.  she takes a little more ibuprofen, and we head out(after swinging by the deleews and thanking them for everything) I totally cant see out the back. :P  so much stuff 

we go to the mission office and talk to the people there.  president's at the airport.  we have the office missionaries help unpack my stuff from the car, so I can see and drive safely around sparks.  we go to an urgentcare.  they have a 90 min wait.  we drive 15 mins out of sparks where there is no wait, they xray sister short, and she has fractured her wrist.  we go back to the mission office and grab lunch.  its about 3pm.  transfers is a swing by drop off system now, so that happens, and our companions come into the office to get us, since we are still eating. I'm in a trio with sister Kashow and sister Keil.  we take my stuff back to the apartment and sister short leaves with her companion Sister Barker.  we go to dinner with the elders from the vista branch, elder Wheeler and Elder Arellano

Wednesday morning we pick up sister Pearson, and we are a quad-panionship for the day.  it was crazy.  3 phones, all of sparks, 1 car, 4 missionaries.  we have dinner with the elders again, all 4 of us.  it was fun.  we pick up my companion.

Thursday Sister Chesnut brings us donuts and chocolate milk, to welcome me, sister Christensen and siter Keil to our new areas (sister kashow and keil live downstairs)
our apartment is messy and still has stuff from the previous 10 sets of sisters in it, and so sister chesnut tells us to clean it all.  we do that all day, but we had a pretty awesome appoiontment in the morning. (the elders were at the church so they did studies in the room, and we taught alejandro, a super prepared guy! :)  it was his first time meeting with missionaries and he told us he would ask for Sunday's off!!!) 

Friday is MLC so the missionary leadership of zones, districts and sister training leaders all have to go. we have morning program and we have to split into 4 teams, because all of the leadership from the east side was there. I'm in another trio with Sister Keil and Sister light for half the day.  we sang at the old folks home and ate lunch at costa vida.  sister Christensen comes back, and we do weekly planning.

Saturday we had breakfast with the stake president as a zone.  that about 26 missionaries.  it was Sister Christensen's birthday, so the sisters made her a makeshift piñata it was HILARIOUS!! :)  we had a lesson with a guy who wants to get baptized on Saturday, but we aren't sure if he's ready yet. (and we hardly know him) 

Sunday we had church it starts at 10:20 and is a backward schedule, with sunday school first, the relief society, and sacrament last.  (the youth go to the classes with the prater ward in English)  Sister Christensen plays the piano all day, and we teach gospel principles.

we have dinner, and a fireside that went really well.  I was able to calm down a lot after that.  its been a pretty stressful week, and I've just been running on adrenalin the whole time.  I am excited for this week though, we get to go to the temple! :D

hopefully my week this week wont be quite as stressfukl, but out apartment's better, and so am I.

until next week!!! Love you!!
~Hermana Riddle

ps.  sorry its so long. :P

Sister Christensen is from Arizona, and she is super cute!!

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