Monday, November 3, 2014

This is Halloween....everybody make a scene?

Ello Loves!
This week was interesting and exciting haha. I think eventful is the proper word for it.
I bought a card reader this morning so I could send home pictures finally! Plugged it into the computer.....doesn't work. Typical haha. So I need to exchange it for another one. Sorry bout that.
I love being a missionary.
Mmkay, Day by Day run down time.
Monday was PDay!! So we emailed and did some quick shopping, then took off for Calgary. We played flag football with our zone at a park and then all just hung out with each other at the Olgeins in the Arbour Lake ward. Sister Olgein's the sweetest! She found out that we didnt have a dinner and invited us to stay and eat with their family and all of the Mandarin Elders. That night we spent the night with the Arbour Lake Sisters, Sister Butler from Utah, and Sister Kolodisi from Fiji.
Tuesday was Zone Conference!!! I love zone conferences, so spiritual and amazing. We (the Calgary West Zone) combined with the Calgary Central Zone. I learned so much!! It went by so fast and I was so sad when it was over. I am so thankful to be out here on a mission surrounded by all these amazing people, and missionaries. I'm so thankful that I decided to come on a mission, best decision I've ever made. Tuesday night we went on exchanges, I stayed in Calgary in the 17th Ward with Sister Davis from Arizona. SHE'S AMAZING. Convert to the church at 18 and has a burning testimony. She has been on her mission now for 17 months. I learned so much from her and felt so blessed to even be around her. We had so much fun doing work in their area.
I was still with Davis for Wednesday during the Day and we went around their area and walked around trying to contact some less-actives. We had a good time! :) Then it was time for me to come back up to Canmore with Sister Jones. We came back just in time to eat dinner with Sister GP. She lives in the 3 Sisters area of Canmore, there's tons of apartment buildings, so we decided to contact some people that we had found the week before tracting. No one answered. Ha. So we tried a door across the hall from one of them. A lady answered the door and was so frazzled, she looked down at our tags and immediately sighed a sigh of relief. She then proceeded to tell us how crazy of a day she had and her whole life story, complete with tears. She finished looked up with us and then said, "So what are you guys doing? Going around sharing some sort of message?" We were like ummmmmm yeah! Ha then proceeded to tell her the miracle of the Restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. She was so grateful and even said that we could come back and share more! I'm excited :) I love how comfortable people get around us, they see JESUS CHRIST on our name tags and immediately open up. So amazing to be a servant of the Lord.
Lake Louise Thursday ! Ha once again we made the trek up to Lake Louise. I love it up there, so many missionary opportunities. ( running out of time so these days are about to get real short ha) We came back to Canmore and taught one of our investigators named David the Plan of Salvation. And he loved it. We asked him if he came to a knowledge that what we taught was true if he would get baptized and he said YES. I was like wait what? Super exciting! We're hoping to meet with him again soon to teach him more :) Super sweet grandpa. Thursday night we went on exchanges AGAIN with the Sisters in Cochrane!  I got to go with Sister Cheney. She's been out now the same amount as me, we were in the MTC together. She's from Wyoming and is a convert to the church as well. She joined at age 19. I feel so lucky to be able to serve around these amazing sisters and to hear of their amazing stories. And I just love sister Cheney anyways ha we get a long so well!
Friday was HALLOWEEEEEEEEN! Kind of different to be a missionary for Halloween but hey its all good ha. Me and Cheney brought out or Black and Orange outfits for the occasion. We had to go into Calgary to drop off their gas receipts and had a spare hour before we were going to do some zone contacting in Tuscanny. So we decided to get permission to go downtown street contacting in Calgary. My favorite thing ever! I hadn't done it for 6 months so I was a little rusty, but it felt so good! We only had a short amount of time once we finally got there on the C-Train but we were able to give a copy of the Book of Mormon away to a guy. I hope that he reads it, it's life changing. Then we went to do the Zone finding activity with the other missionaries in the Tuscanny ward. Me and Sister Cheney were out contacting and ran into someone who was putting on a HUGE haunted house that night, it was massive, built with wood pallets in their drive way. So being a missionary of course I walked up to them and asked if they'd like to learn about Jesus Christ. They said no. So I asked if they knew anyone who did. They said, "No, but if you want you can do a walk through of our haunted house and then tell us what you think!" I was like, "Shoot, sure! see you in a bit!" And walked in. Ha things havent changed much, still hate halloween. But they did a really good job, I was quite impressed.  Since it was halloween we had to be in by 6 pm, so me and Sis. Cheney went to our dinner and then went back to their house to meet Sister Jones and Sister Schell. We ended up just spending the night with them because we had to go to a relief society conference in Calgary the next day.

Saturday is a special day....
Ha we went in for that Conference, It was over on the East side of Calgary and we got to hear from Sister Carole M. Stephens of the General Relief Society speak. It was amazing, she has such a good way with words and I loved learning from her. We were sitting there and the phone rang on my lap, it was Sister Martin! One of my favourite Sister Missionaries who has recently finished her mission. She was in CALGARY, AND I GOT TO SEE HER!  Ha I was so excited!!!! I love that girl so much. Absolutely made my day to see her. :) After the Conference the Cochrane sisters and us went to the infamous Peter's Drive Inn for lunch and then headed back up the Mountain....IN THE SNOW. -___- Welcome November eh. hahaha 

Sister Blomhaert, Martin, Sister O'Dell, ME, Sister Jones.

K, Out of time for real now, sorry for the novel of an email!!! I love you guys so much! Keep being good!
Sister Jaynie Connor!

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