Dec 2012, Sierra received a call to Brazil and reported to the Provo, MTC May 2013. After 6 weeks, her visa still hadn't arrived, so she served in MS for 4 months.Sept 2013 she came home for some back problems. After a year she finally received the consent from her doctor. She turned her papers back in and was reassigned to Knoxville, TN and reported there Oct. 21st, 2014. She will serve there for the remainder of her mission.
Monday, January 12, 2015
One Week 'Til Christmas!
This has been an AMAZING couple of week!!! Sorry I didn't
email yesterday. We had our Christmas zone conference! And this past
week we had an amazing 1/2 mission conference. So you'll be getting a
few different emails from me with notes from them! So here's what's been going on with me:
- 1/2 mission conference! SO powerful! I felt emotionally and
spiritually and physically drained! It surely was amazing! After we got
our mail, Sis. Bauserman picked us up to go visit Lina and Juan. We were
planning on making their baptism program with them. We went through a
quick version of all the lessons and they expressed how they didn't have
any questions and still really wanted to get baptized.
- During our Mormon.org hour at the library we received a phone call
from Sis. Bauserman. She got a text from Lina that she had talked wit
her mom on the phone and her mom asked her if she was ready to make such
a big commitment. In the end, she told Sis. Bauserman that she wasn't
fully ready to commit yet. So, the baptism was cancelled. But, we're
glad she realized it now before she was baptized vs after she got
baptized. We know she knows this is the truth...she just needs some
time. Both Sis. W8 and I accidentally fell asleep before our DL did our
nightly phone call, ending up worrying everyone. (phone was on silent).
We woke up Thurs morning with 13 missed calls. Some from our DL
(district Leader) some from our ZL's (Zone leaders) and one from our
Mission pres's wife, Sis. Griffin...OOPS.....haha.
Thurs - we got to go out with the RM Emily McMurry. We ended up caroling
/ tracting with her. Was a ton of fun! We met someone named Provda =
musician, very sweet and said we could come back another time. Another
house ended up being a Chinese woman. She ended up crying while we were
there and said it couldn't have been a better timing with the singing
then she thanked us. I love being a missionary! After tracting we went
to the Acre's home. We had promised them before that we would sing Mary Did you Know and Little Drummer Boy.
well, Sis w8 the night before got the lyrics for us. Just Mary (the
grandma / mom) was home. All three of us sang it to her the best we
could. Wasn't too shabby! We talked for a bit, then her daughter Lisa
got home from teaching (elementary school teacher). The other two made
me do a solo of Mary Did You Know for her! not too bad! :p While I
was on the roll of doing solos, and talking about Christ and women of
the bible, I brought up the play / musical Savior of the World that I was in of 2012. I sang for them a verse of Who am I? I love that song SO much! Had another great lesson at the Williams that night!
- I woke up wide awake with the alarm, super happy and pumped for the
day! It was amazing! It was a GREAT day even though there was weekly
plannin! It all depends on your attitude! Sis W8 and I went and heart
attacked Lina and Juan's door! As we were leaving, the door opened. She
saw us quickly walking away and laughed. We told her we loved her and to
look at her door as we ran away. hahaha! Was so exhilarating! LOVED it!
We then went caroling with Tiffany (ysa). Someone tried to give us
money and was very persistent that we take it. We insisted we couldn't
(it's a rule) and wouldn't take it! While in the car, Sis W8 and I had a
blast dancing and singing to the Christmas music we have. so much fun!
We're allowed to listen to any Christmas music as long as it's not
romantic! 5pm we went and helped set up / decorate for the church
Christmas party! Everything was set up by 6:30 which is also the time
ppl started showing up. At teh end of the party and pretty much
everything was cleaned up, the Elders were in the church building so
they popped in to say hi. They were talking to Sis. W8 while I was talk
to Sis. Delp. On the way home, Sis W8 told me that one of the Elders
called me a Molly Mormon. She asked him what that meant. He expressed
how I get excited about everything - happy...or something like that. I
took it as a compliment! :p
- I was VERY out of it. I woke up groggy and as we helped Nikki Blevins
pack up and move her stuff out of the Atwoods I barely talked and had
like...NO energy. Idk why! :p We watched Finding Faith in Christ with her and the Williams. Went really well!
Monday - One month today my comp Sis w8 will be going home! She
has become my best friend! I love her so much! Zone conference was
AWE-MAZING! If you send me a blank DVD I will send you the skit we did!
We did the 12 days of Christmas! It's too long to send on email. you'll
never guess what movie we watched.....FROZEN!!! Why? I have NO clue!
haha! I got a fun 12 days of Christmas package from my family! It was
really funny, bc when we got home, Sis W8 got two packages from
her family. She doesn't' like surprises and was just going to open them
last night. When she opened them, her presents were shrink wrapped so
she wouldn't open them till Christmas. Was HILARIOUS!
already been a great day today! I love and miss you all so very much!! I
love my mission so very very much! Talk to you all later! MERRY EARLY