Monday, June 26, 2017

I was feeling kinda "crappy"

Got a little wet!

With Sister Nielson yay!

Jehovah Witnesses came by!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Raining today!

You are a hot mess, honey

Happy Father's Day to all of the dad's out there and future dad's!!

Monday - we didn't end up going to Sister Colliers house to paint
because she wasn't feeling well. We were planning on doing our laundry
there so we had to quickly put our whites in the washer and we didn't
have time to dry them. Also, we found out that we were getting a new
car and so we had to wash our old one so we were running all over the
place hahaha.
We were going to have dinner with the Gillis's and Sister Gillis
forgot when we got there and she was trying to get her car fixed so we
went to perkasie pizza and pasta and got pizza and it was delicious!

Tuesday - District Meeting. Our Sister Training Leaders came because
they were going on exchanges with a set of sisters in our District.
Our District Leader called me out during the meeting for not doing his
commitments. I didn't really appreciate it that much lol. He
apologized the next day πŸ˜‚
After district meeting we drove to the Cassels and picked up Sister
Cassel and went to a park and had a lesson with Ian. He enjoyed coming
to church.
We went to a former investigators house and she wasn't home but we
talked to her mom and dad. They spoke Arabic. She was telling us about
her church and invited us to come to her church sometime lol. She
spoke some English but we had to do google translate sometimes haha.
We ate dinner with the Becksteads. We played gospel of Jesus Christ
jenga with the kids. They enjoyed it.
We came home that evening and had our personal and companionship studies.

Wednesday - we had a mission tour conference with Elder Kopischke from
the seventy and it was awesome! He is a really funny guy and I learned
a lot from him and the spirit. He broke down the Plan of Salvation,
talked about our purpose as missionaries is to teach+invite+help and
how we are good at the teaching and inviting but not so good on the
helping part.
Also!! We got our new car!!! It is a 2017 Toyota Corolla! It is so
nice inside!! I love it haha.
We ate dinner with Brother and Sister Webster. We decided to call
Steven and he texted us and said he would call us the next day.

Thursday - weekly planning. We were going to deliver a bible and Book
of Mormon to a referral but he wasn't home even though we had set it
up. We stopped by some people.
Ate dinner with the Brother and Sister Oliver. They were telling us
how he proposed and he said he asked her three questions "do you
support your stake president? Do you support your bishop? Do you
support me as the father of your children?" I laughed so hard!! That
is the greatest proposal ever!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
We finally met with Greg and Karol!! We told him what President
Randall said and they are so excited! I want to see Greg be baptized
so bad! They are awesome. Karol is from Brazil and was telling us a
lot of things about it :)

Friday - we volunteered at mitzvah. We did a lot of tracting and
knocking on doors.

Saturday - Steven said we could come over so we did and we had Sister
Webster come with us. He said he loves everything about our church
except for the Sacrament meeting part. I asked if he ever has gone to
all three hours and he said no. We invited him to come to the second
hour and he said he would love to and he will be able to on July 2nd!
He said he would still want to be baptized and set a date as a goal
again! We are giving him a gospel principles book next week.
We met with Ashish and gave him a large print triple combination. He
told us a lot about his religion.

Sunday - Father's Day! The primary kids sang a song and Brother and
Sister Cassel did a musical number :)
We ate dinner with the Brenemans. They are hilarious. There youngest
son just got him from his mission in Arizona.

This week we were knocking on a door and all of the sudden someone was
knocking really hard on the other side and it freaked sister Summers
and I out so we left a card and walked away. As we were getting in our
car he came outside and just stared at us. We get a call and the says
"2 missionaries just knocked on my door. Send 2 male missionaries next
time and don't insult me with women" or something like that. We were
so scared! He said his name was Whitney.

This week we were talking to our next door neighbor, Karen and I was
telling her about how I don't like this weather and the humidity and
stuff and she said "you are a hot mess, honey" and it was so funny.
Yep. Everyday. πŸ˜‚

I love you all!
Sister Gronning

Monday, June 12, 2017

Interviews. Exchanges. Pep boys

Hello everyone! Well, lets see if I remember what happened this week.
It felt 20 years long.
Btw, let me know if you all get this.. send a quick email saying got
it so I know. Thankssss

We tried to take in our car to pep boys for an inspection on Monday
and we get there and they are looking at our paper work and tell us
that our registration was expired ... so they wouldn't take our car
We ate dinner at the Harwards with Sister Harward and some of her kids.
We came in early because I was not feeling too hot so I slept from
like 7pm to like 7am (our alarm didn't go off.... whoops.) Our
District Leader called for announcements on Monday night and I was
like what is going on hahaha and then afterwards I crashed again.

Tuesday we had District Meeting. Pennypack S is not in our District
anymore for some odd reason, I have no idea. But now it is just our DL
and his companion and 3 sets of sisters. Awkward.
We actually found the right registration in our glove department in
our car, which was there the whole time.. we took our car back to pep
boys and went to the Biermanns and it took foreverrrr.
Sister Biermann had a fidget spinner and I decided I want one when I get home..
We went to a relief society activity and played a get to know you game.

Wednesday we had interviews with President Randall. Before our
interview we had to role play the restoration to our Zone Leaders and
then role play a BOM read to our Sister Training Leaders. We had to
cancel our lesson with Ian.
We had dinner with the Cassels.

Thursday we had a lesson with Ian and Sister Jones came with us last
minute and it was awesome! Sister jones asked inspired questions and
we were able to get Ian's concerns out.
We ate dinner with Sister Flandro and her son izaack. I got sushi!!
After dinner we helped Sister Flandro clean and get ready for girls camp.
Thursday night the STLs came to our apartment and we switched companions!

Friday I got to be with Sister Walton for the day in Logan, PA and it
was awesome! We were in the same mtc district :) we did service for
one of their investigators who is moving. We had a lesson with one of
their investigators named David. We saw a dead cat on the road and
watched it get ran over again and it was horrifying. Also, their was a
huge bug in their apartment that Sister Walton caught in a cup and we
kept it there all day and it eventually died.
We exchanged back with our companions that night.

Saturday was a bunch of tracting. We stopped by and did some service
with Sister Collier. We are going over there today to do our laundry
and paint.

Sunday IAN CAME TO CHURCH. It was a great Sunday for him to come!!
Sacrament topic was on the Book of Mormon and why it is so important
and gaining a testimony of it and gospel principles was about the gift
of the Holy Ghost. It was great!

I think that is it.. I will send pictures in a different email :)

Oh! Elder Erich Kopishcke is coming to our mission this week on
Wednesday and Thursday and I get to hear from him on Wednesday and I
am so excited!

Oh and Happy Fathers Day next week dad!!!

Sister Gronning

Monday, June 5, 2017

It is all fun and games until someone throws the keys πŸ”‘

Hello friends, family, missionaries!

I am going to do things different this week! Here are some funny moments that happened during the week :

Okay, the first one isn't funny but we were going to a less actives house to see if he moved or anything and it was in the same complex as Sam and guess who we run into! Sam! It was super cool.

Thursday we were having a lesson with Brother Santos outside and there is an umbrella in the center of the table we were sitting in and he says "hold on to your umbrella, if it blows away we might see Heidi" sister Summers asks who Heidi is and he says "you know, the girl with the umbrella and the big purse?" Sister Summers "you mean Mary poppins?" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Also on Thursday we were in a neighborhood and it stunk really bad and this guy starts talking to us and asks if we live around here and we said no and he said "well what you're smelling is a rabid skunk that was just shot and it had two other little baby skunks and they're cute as heaven so don't touch them because they probably have rabies." πŸ˜³

This week I was wearing my sunglasses in the car and all of a sudden a lense pops out and it scared me so bad! 

Saturday we had District Meeting and car inspections after wards. Sister Summers and I were inspecting the Zone Leaders car. We were all done and an Elder throws the keys to the ZLs and they come flying towards me and I scream and dunk my head and they hit the ZLs window and crack it!!! One of the ZLs was cracking up and the other one was super mad and the Elder that threw them goes red as a tomatoe. All the sisters mouths are wide open. Lesson learned that day, don't throw keys!!! It was pretty funny though afterwards. The elder that threw them had to call our vehicle coordinator guy and tell him. Poor elder πŸ˜‚ there is never a dull moment in our District hahaha.

But now on a spiritual side. We found George this week. He was sitting on his steps in front of his house and we started talking to him. He doesn't have a very strong belief in God. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he said he would read it and if he had any questions he would call us.

This Sunday our gospel principles class was on baptism and the Biermanns taught it and it went really well!

We have to take our car into pep boys today. Super fun.

Also, I hit my 16 month mark on Saturday.....

I am so grateful for this mission and the opportunity that I get to serve here. I love it so much.

I love and miss you all!
Sister Gronning
Sunglass lens popped out!