Friday, February 15, 2013

happy valentine's day!!!!!!

Hello family,

Happy Valentine's Day!  Transfers are today and I'm staying here in Kentlands with my trainee.  Because of the shortening MTC time this transfer is going to only be 5 weeks.  We haven't had any snow recently.  In fact, we were super excited because yesterday I wasn't even wearing my coat!  It was fantastic!  Pretty much we do sunrise pictures any p-day that we want.  I never want to go more than once a transfer because that means waking up early and that's not quite as fun when you're on a mission and can't sleep in the next morning. 

Well, things are going great.  I'm going to be at the visitor center every day now, so we'll have hardly any time in our area, especially since I'm still training, so we have 2 hours of companion study.  But we will make the most of it and we will have miracles and in the visitor center there will be miracles and life is good!  
Love you all!
Love, Sister Wankier

feb 8


We went to the city for sunrise pictures.  We were safe, no car accidents, bike accidents!  Sure we pretty much missed sunrise, but we almost made it and we still got pictures by the monuments.  That was good.  The Lincoln Memorial is still my favorite.

Yesterday was my companion's birthday and ever since she got here she's been wanting to do service and the opportunity hasn't arrived.  Yesterday was practically a day of service.  We helped deep clean a semi less active member's room in her house.  We helped Sister Matsumori put together some missionary scrap book pages (one per missionary), it just needed to be updated, we helped another semi less active member pack to get ready to move.  It's been great!  Then on Monday we've been making appointments in advance for the week.  We also had a lesson with an investigator that has been hard to contact.  Thus far it's been a miracle week, small miracles, but those are the best.  Those are what keep you going.

Well, I love you all and hope you are all well and having a good life back in good old Brigham City!  
Love, Sister Wankier

jan 31

Hello family!

The biggest thing that has been happening as of recently is the visitor center.  Our new directors are Elder and Sister Eyring (Pres. Eyring's brother).  They're great,  I still miss the Olsens, but that's okay.  We are going to start being at the visitor center every day, instead of a few times a week.  In the VC we are used to teaching by ourselves, but we will be starting to teach in pairs, like PMG says to do and what regular missionaries do.  So there needs to be more of us at the VC at a given time.

Kentlands is good.  We have some people who we're excited to start teaching.  They also have friends that come to Festival each year with us that have questions that want to meet with us too.  That was great to hear!

I love you all!  Have a great week!
Love, Sister Wankier

Hi everybody!  My week has been pretty good.  We did get hit pretty hard with snow.  We got about 18 inches.  It's supposed to warm up a little bit though, so hopefully it melts some of the snow.  That artist we were teaching dropped us.  He said that he was trying to get more involved with his own religion.  

There hasn't really been a whole lot of new things going on this week.  There is going to be a whole mission conference in March.  There will most likely be an apostle there and a member of the Seventy and someone else.  It should be good.  We also got our transfer calls and I will be staying in Ogdensburg for at least another 6 weeks.  That's ok though.  I'm ready to do whatever.  There was good things about leaving but there were good things about staying.  We have a baptism coming up on the 22nd.  And she says she is thinking about moving to utah after she gets baptized.

I will talk to you next week.
Love, Philip

feb 4

Hi everyone.  Nothing really new this week.  We have been teaching lessons and finding people to teach.  That pretty much it.  I did go on an exchange to Malone.  That was pretty cool.  I had something called "poutin".  It actually tastes pretty good.  It's french fries, with cheese and gravy on them.  I know it sounds gross, but it's good.  It's only a 'north country' thing though.

Till next week, Love, Philip

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