Monday, June 17, 2013

Welcome to 101 degrees New Companion Sister H!

Hello!  Things in Nebraska are still good! I'm still in Plattsmouth, but I got a new companion. Her name is Sister Huss and she's brand new to the mission! She's really awesome! She's from Ogden, Utah. Yep 3rd brand new missionary to train in a row for me. Usually training is supposed to be for 12 weeks, but both of my other trainees have trained a new missionary after 6 weeks! So I've only trained each of them for 6 weeks, then I get a new companion and they get a new companion. It's crazy. I think that Heavenly Father doesn't want me to be able to mess them up for too long, so He takes them away early :) haha

This transfer we got made full proselyting again! Eek! So now we're going to have LOTS of time in Plattsmouth! The ward is great. Everyone is really nice. We're really working on getting them more involved in missionary work.

Nothing super interesting with townsfolk... we just met someone who knows more about Mormonism than we do...eek. The big show down is Friday. He just invited us to come back and talk with him and his wife. It's kind of scary because he knows the bible really well and has gotten into a lot of anti stuff. Pray for me.
I'm going to be a pro at talking to random strangers by the end of the mission!
Here are some pictures! One of the temperature, one of a pretty sunset, one of Sister Bowles (my first trainee) , and random one of me at a bulletin board with a sticky note on my forehead that says to put on the bulletin board at the council bluffs stake center.
Have a great week! 
Sister Harris

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Highlights From This Week!

Hello! Some highlights from this past week:
-Having a lesson in someone's basement while a tornado siren went off. The lesson we were teaching? The Plan of Salvation

-Talking to a guy with a million conspiracy theories...

-Our investigator Jenny and her son Wyatt came to church! Wyatt is the most talkative kid that I've ever seen. But he looked totally stunned when he came out of primary...I think the class of crazy 7 year olds might have thrown him a little bit

-Helping a member plant her garden

-A tour of 30 young men (ages 12-18) at the TC who biked all the way across Iowa. It was kind of funny to watch them all hobble around during the tour
-Hearing someoner refer to Facebook as "The Facebook" (As in "I checked on The Facebook the other day")

-There is no good way to abbreviate "Plattsmouth". Try it and say it out loud...yeah, won't make that mistake again...
All in all it's been a great week! It has had a lot of ups and downs, but it's been a good experience!
A chapter in the Bible that I have really grown to love while on my mission is Romans 8. Whenever I feel down or discouraged I read Romans 8 and that helps me to feel better! I know that reading the scriptures gives us spiritual strength and hope. I'm so thankful for the scriptures in my life and for the peace that I find from reading them!
I hope that everyone has a great week!
Sister Harris