Monday, October 28, 2013

I don't know what to write

Well, it has been a good week. Nothing too crazy.

Tomorrow I have a doctors appointment! I'm super excited for it! Like more excited for this apt than any other!!!

Also do people actually read this?

Brooke and Mom, is it baking powder or soda that you use in your hair?

Dad i need more contacts!! soon!

Okay so how is everyone? Hows the weather in GA? Tell me about it.

Fall here is weird. Its as cold a December, but lots of pretty colors. I'm not looking forward to it getting colder though! Its also super windy here!!! Almost as bad as Idaho!

I'm excited to get that package! Getting real mail is the best!

My next transfer should be the 26th of November, so be prepared for no email that Monday.

Please send pictures! Dad sends me a lot of Riley, Kiersten, and Kayla. I loved the homecoming pictures, but I want more! That way you aren't all different when i get home.

Ask me more questions so I know what to say. I'm not good at just writing. That's what I do in my journal. Maybe when I get home I will read some of it to you. I think you would all like it.

I had another baptism. It went really well, and after a 10 year old girl came up to Sister Jones and I and said she wants to be baptized. That was really cool!!! Maybe coolest thing this week.

Cibecue was good this week!

We have several people to teach and not enough time or miles allowed to drive to get it all done. Three wards and a branch is too much! And only 1300 miles to cover them is crazy!!! But some how we handle it okay.

This is the best time of my life. Its so difficult, but so worth it.  I love serving the Lord!

I love you all and miss you! Stay safe and go to the temple!

From a Dinner Appointment

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Sister Yates sent home pictures!  The following are from her adventures dating back to her time in Provo.

From Show Low:

Meet Sister Jones
Sister Yates and Sister Jones share the gospel together
Sister Yates's first zone
 The landscape of Arizona  

The places we visit:

The Snowflake, AZ Temple

From Provo and the MTC:

The Provo, UT Temple 

These are friends from home serving as the Mission President in a California mission

One of the MTC Zones

Another MTC Zone

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Send some Mail/Emails

Here we are. This was a good week! On Sunday, we went to Cibecue, which is always an adventure. The kids just run around and the adults don't talk in the lessons, but church is only two hours long. The rest of Sunday is super busy!!! We don't even get study time.

Yesterday we had a meeting with Elder Teh of the 70. We learned a lot about how we need to realize that our time as missionaries is preparing us for the future! It was awesome! It was cool getting to be so close to a member of the 70. President and Sister Sweeney were also there, which is always fun. I love seeing them. 

Happy Birthday Everett and Clair-bear! I hope your birthdays are great! 

Everett, I am glad you are back!!!! That is a relief!
Even though this was a great week, I don't really know what to say. We have received several referrals, which gives us something to do so that's good. Also no snow yet, thankfully, but maybe in the next two weeks we will see some! Snow on Halloween.... That's weird!

Things are still great with Sister Jones. Did i tell you we got two new sets of sisters and that Sister Jones is sister training leader, so more exchanges and more driving for me... yay...not!!! Oh well, could be worse!

Thank you for the letter Austin!! I did got some shoes, too. I am so grateful for your emails!!! I like hearing how you are all doing! 

This is a super lame email, I'm sorry. Just know that I am live and well, and that I love all of you!

Keep going to church and showing Heavenly Father you love and trust Him, and He will bless you!

Anyone can email me or write me, just remember that.

Have fun with everything you do. Feel free to ask me questions about anything. When you do, I know what to write about.

Go to the temple as often as you can, and if you can't go, work towards being able to go. I only get to go once every other transfer I won't go again until December. If you are going only as often as I'm going there is something wrong, and you aren't using an gift from Heavenly Father correctly. Go when you can, its the best place you can be.

I love all of you and hope all is well. Be grateful for the gospel!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Sorry I forgot to tell you that pday was Wednesday this week. Anytime we have transfers, pday moves to Wednesday so that the new missionaries can go shopping. Next week pday is on Tuesday though, so don't worry if you don't hear from me Monday. Sorry I forgot to tell you. 


Sorry I missed those. To prevent missed birthdays from happening again can I get one of those Jesus calendars we have in the dining room and can someone fill it out with the family birthdays??? Please! 

Okay so if anyone wants to send me a package I would love one with chocolate covered pomegranate and peanuts in it, and also I would love some Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner... we only have a Walmart to shop at and they don't carry it there. So my hair would love some of that!!! The stuff I'm using sucks and is changing the way my hair looks(the color) and the way it feels.

Claire, thank you so much for the package! I love the tasty treats!!!! 

Mia Maid class, thank you so much for the treats and letters :) I love you all! 

Fun story, on Monday we had to go get an oil changed, the tires changed, and some car maintenance done. Took forever, but no big deal. We drive home, a 30 min drive, and see that we have a light on on the dashboard. It was an orange light that was an exclamation point with an orange squiggle around it... Well me knowing very little about cars and Sister Jones knowing just as little  had no idea what that meant (oh yeah Sister Jones and I are still together and in the same area, she is Sister Training Lead though). We decided that when we get back in the car, if it is still on we will call our vehicle coordinator and ask about it. When we go back out to the car, the light is on, and now there is a "ssssss" sound coming from the back of the truck... I knew that wasn't good. We find out we had a hole in our tire, and that it was losing air fast!!! We called the car guy of our mission and he tells us to change it and go back to the place we went to for our oil change and get the tire fixed. Well I have never really changed a tire, and Nissan makes it ridiculously hard to do any of it, especially getting the jack out!!!! I am happy to say that I did change it and everything worked out fine. It was crazy though. Makes for a good story, and at least I know I can change tires now! I hope it doesn't happen again though!!!! 

Things are going really good though, for the most part. We got two new sets of sisters in our zone so Sister Jones and I aren't  alone with all the boys. That's nice. We will be going on exchanges more often though, which is okay. 

I am so glad Tess got her visa, and Kevin Mason got his call!!! Congratulations!!! Has Sawyer received his visa yet? What about Tyler? Whats new with everyone in life? I feel out of the loop. Is Stone Mountain shut down as part of the government shut down what about Kennesaw Mountain? Tell me things about the world and family, Georgia and ward. 

I'll be sending pictures soon, probably today. 

I'm doing good and not gaining weight! And I'm working out, I feel really good. I'm still not sleeping well, even when I take melatonin. That's a bummer, but not to bad. 

I am really looking forward to my dr's appointment on the 29th, because I've been having pain again. Not too cool, but nothing I can't handle. I just hope everything is ok! 

Please tell the ward I love them and think and pray for them often! Who are the missionaries there? If you ever meet any from AZ let me know!    

I hope you are all doing well. Would love to hear from more people, but I understand that you are all busy with life. I have the best support group ever! I know Heavenly Father Loves me because He gave me all of you! 

Keep reading and praying. Go to the temple often, do your family history and write down the stories from your life. Future generations will treasure them. Everyone up here has so many stories from their families. I want that too!!! Keep a journal. Find family that need work done for them. 

Help the full time missionaries in your area! WE NEED MEMBER HELP!!!  If you are old enough to go out with the missionaries, youth CAN go out with them at 16. They need you even if they aren't  asking!! 

Go to church and keep the commandments.

I love you all so much! Stay strong and rely on Heavenly Father!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Week

Again, this will be a shorter letter sorry. I just have lots of emails...

In Cibecue they give there kids away! Like if one family has all boys and wants a girl, a family with more girls will give the boy family a girl... Weird I know!!! 

Last Wednesday, Sister Jones and I meet with the young women in one of our wards and talked to them about being sister missionaries!!! It was amazing! The girls loved it, and so did I! I love working with the young women! We answered a lot  of their questions and had a great time! It was awesome!
I need stamps! 

Everyone watch these Mormon Messages: 
"Stay Within the Lines"
"Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them"
"Moments That Matter Most" 
They are amazing and will help if you let them!

I'm working on trying to stop biting my nails and cuticles. I am doing really well with it! I have been praying for help and Heavenly Father is helping me! Its been amazing! He will really help with all things!!! Big or small! Pray always!

J, my investigator, is no longer progressing, he wont read the Book of Mormon :( so he isn't considered progressing :( Its very sad. We have a potential investigator who is dating a less active member, so we will see where that goes. Also, we have a baptism coming up and Sister Jones and I didn't teach him at all. He has had the lessons two times, but was never baptized so soon he will be.

Transfers are on the 15th, I don't know if I will move or anything, but I'll let you know when I find out.

I am not gaining too much weight. I am really working on not gaining weight! I am also working out a lot! I feel good. I've been having pain again and I'm not sure why... my Dr's appointment is set for the 29 of this month. I hope nothing is going on...

Today we are having a zone activity, we are watching 17 Miracles at a members house. I'm excited; I love my zone. Sister Jones and I are the only girls and we have fun showing up the guys in everything we do.

Sorry I don't have much to say today. It was a pretty chill week! Just know that I am happy, healthy, and getting a flu shot today!

Keep praying and reading the Book of Mormon. Also do your family history work!!!!
I love you all! Tess and Greg I love you two, and I am really excited  to sit and talk about our missions when we are all back home! Good luck in the work!

I love you all!