Monday, February 13, 2017

"It says that Sister Stubben is the designated driver"

Hello family, friends, missionaries!
Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow ❤️πŸ’–

Monday night we ate dinner with the Wilsons. The wife is a member and
the husband is not. He is hilarious!! And then we had the Book of
Mormon class!

Tuesday we drove to Newark, Delaware (my first area) for Zone
Conference. We had to get there at like 7:45 to get our cars
inspected. One of our Zone Leaders was looking at the paper to check
our car and he said "oh that's weird" and I kept saying over and over
"what's weird? What does it say? Tell us!" And then finally I just
took it from him and it said "designated driver: Sister Stubben"
whaaaaaat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€”πŸ€” I was driving this entire time hahahaha. So we
asked the Assistants and they told us to take to the vehicle
coordinator, Elder Sessions. He said to email him and he'll check when
he gets back to the office. Well, Sister Stubben is now driving lol!
Zone Conference was great as usual! It was my Zone plus Wilmington
zone and Cherry Hill Zone! I got to see my old companions - Sister
Nielson and Sister Fuelling :)
Oh and out of those three zones there are three missionaries going
home at the end of this transfer and they are all from my zone! Kinda
funny, but sad.
Side note, the Assistants just called to check if Sister Stubben is
driving now .. πŸ˜‚
That night we had a lesson with Claire about tithing and fasting,
obedience, and obeying and honoring the Law.

Wednesday we taught Julia the Plan of Salvation. She wants to be
baptized but doesn't want to set a date until she knows our message is
We met Nate when we were looking for someone else. We showed him the
Because of Him video. We gave him a restoration pamphlet.
We were going to have a lesson with Yves (Eve) but she didn't answer the door.
We had a lesson with Paulette. She speaks Creole and a little bit of
English. We used google translate and an app called Drill that has all
of the lessons in different languages! It was way cool. We had Sister
Slusher with us and she was awesome :)
We stopped by and had a lesson with Michael. We read Alma 32 with him
and talked about faith. He knows he needs to come to church, he just
won't come :(
We went to Lambardis for dinner.
We went to the church and helped Megan get started on her family history.
And then we had our correlation meeting!

Thursday, weekly planned.
We had a lesson with Everaldo and it went so long!! We taught the
restoration and the Plan of Salvation a little bit. I had him read the
first vision instead of me reciting it and it was super cool. I want
to do that more often :) we invited him to read Moroni 7. He was going
to come to church on Sunday but he didn't come.
We contacted a referral from a member and shared a video with her
because she was getting ready to leave.
We met with Linda and taught her the restoration. We gave her a
restoration pamphlet and a Book of Mormon.
Ate dinner at the Bellantes.
Had a lesson with Claire and taught her the Ten Commandments and
keeping the sabbath day holy! She's the cutest.

Friday we had Zone Training and interviews! It was great! Sister
Stubben and I did a training on "Why Become Converted?" And talked
about the blessings of conversion.
We did some finding after that.
We met the Purnells, now new investigators, and talked about the
Sacrament and read 3 Nephi 18th. We gave them a restoration pamphlet.
We talked to someone who met with missionaries in the past and had a
Book of Mormon but she skimmed through it and said it didn't feel
right and put it down.. she talked a lot of religion and Satan and the
second coming...
We ate dinner with Minwoo and Megan at a really good Korean place!

Saturday was a busy day! We first met with our new bishop with our
ward mission leader and the North Sisters! I'm really excited about
Bishop Petersen, he is great! His baby girl is due date is today! (My
Sister in laws is tomorrow!!!)
We went to Denny's with Sister Kelley and Sister Hedges. Sister
Stubben and I got the Reese's  peanut butter and chocolate pancakes 😍
We had a lesson set up with Paulette but when she opened the door she
was almost in tears and said her husband does not want her meeting
with us anymore and does not like Mormons. It was so sad.
We stopped by the Franco's and Brother Franco let us in and we ended
up talking about the Plan of Salvation. He has some concerns that is
keeping him from coming back to church. He wants us to start having
like FHE lessons with his 3 year old though 😊
We had a lesson set up with Salif and we knocked and his sister
answered and said he was not home so we left and came back and his
nephew said he wasn't home and then Salif came to the door and he was
home the entire time!! He said he would be at church on Sunday but he
We had a lesson with Brandon and talked to him about some things and
talked about tithing. He went to the youth valentines dance that
A few lessons cancelled.
We had a lesson with the Hammonds about the blessings of conversion.
We went to the Laytons and showed them a Plan of Salvation video. We
were mostly trying to get Jay to listen and pay attention. Ryan was
excited to pass the Sacrament the next day!!

Sunday, Ryan passed the Sacrament!! He was so happy and we were too!
We met a less active and she said she will be at church next Sunday!
We stopped by the Kreugers and they let us in and we taught them the
We shared a message from a ensign article to Sister Smith.
Stopped by the Castellanos and I sat there as Sister Stubben talked in
Spanish haha.
We had FHE at the Sollars with ysas and we read a article in the ensign.

Today we are going to eat dinner at Texas Roadhouse with the North Sisters! :)
1. When it is super cold outside!!
2. Zone Training. I'm so awkward in this photo. I hate it hahaha.
3. Emoji!
4. Ignore my face lol
6. When you are sick and you just want to sleep.
7. Sister Stubben did both of our buns today :)