Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

 Happy 6 months to me!!  1 year to go!!  I'll be home in 365 days from today :)  It's going by soooo quick and I'm still in my first area :)

 Well this last week was an interesting one!  We did have 20 lessons, but we only biked like 28 miles.  Why so little??  Well you see we had to get member rides have the places we went because Sister R decided to cut open her leg...

 Ok so Wednesday night Sister R was getting off her bike to get the mail and she cut her shin on the "sprocket" which is a sharp thing by the pedal haha.  It gashed quite a bit, and wouldn't stop bleeding.  We cleaned it all up in our apartment, and then called the mission nurse.  She told us we needed to go to the Urgent Care place and get stitches.  We decided that we didn't want to wait 4 hours, so we called Brother J and asked if he could do it.  He's a dentist, and he stitches up people after they get their wisdom teeth taken out, so he's certified :).  He said he'd meet us at his dental office and do it.  Brother J had me help with the cutting of the stitches for the first 2 stitches, then he had me do the stitching for the last stitch.  I'm not certified, but I did a pretty dang good job, because the stitch is still in there :).  Oh it was an eventful day.
We also found 2 new investigators this week, which was amazing because we've been praying for new people to teach!  We are still helping our investigators, and they are doing better.  We hope to get them to come to church so prayers for that would be great!  Charlie, Jackie, Peggy, Lynn, and James!!!!  Thanks.
We have been working with Charlie and he's a slow learner so we don't know if he picks up everything that we teach, but on Wednesday we talked more about baptism with him and a miracle happened.  He was talking about how he'd been to other churches and thought about getting baptized.  Then he said "but, you're church actually has the stuff to do real baptisms"...yes he was referring to the Priesthood and yes we about fell out of our chairs!  He is planning to get baptized September 6th.  He still needs to stop smoking. 

 Also, the nights have been so cool here in the High Desert.  For that reason, Sister R and I slept on the balcony a couple of nights ago.  Next time we do that, we'll bring our mattresses out because the cement is a little hard, but it was totally worth it!  Maybe we're weird, but hey we had fun :).

 Hope everyone likes blood :)  If not don't look at the pictures!  Have a great week and enjoy life!  Love,

 Sister Moon


Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

This week we had 20 lessons, and made our goal of having more member present lessons than other lessons taught!  We biked about 50 miles....I don't remember what we started at this week, but on my odometer so far we have over 220 miles (in 4 weeks) so yeah those calves of steel are starting to show :)
This week we also got sick, so that was no fun.  We did service on Friday, and I think we got sick from that.  We cleaned up one of our investigator's yards and it was disgusting and dirty.  We woke up Saturday feeling awful!!  We went to our 3 appointments then got a ride home and passed out for 2 hours.  Then we attempted weekly planning.  We are starting to feel a little better, but now the Elders in our ward are sick (they helped us with the service)!!  Hopefully we can all get better soon so we can help the work progress in the Arrowhead Ward!!
Debbie got her Priesthood Blessing and hasn't smoked for 4 days now!!  She is still preparing to go to the temple.  Keep her in your prayers!  She lives with her son, and he smokes so it's tough for her all the time!  She is keeping that eternal perspective so that's great!!
We played tennis again this morning, and lost!  But this time we only lost 4-6, and we had some good games that we didn't have time to play a second set!  We're getting better...kinda.  We think we lost because we were sick :)'s a pretty good excuse :)

We also went to the Hesperia Airport that Bill (our Recent Convert) owns, and I found a plane with my name on it!!  I feel like my dad...he has a plane with his name on it!  Go Moon!!

I hope everyone has a great week.  If you can, go swimming and enjoy summer for me!!  It's hotter than heck here :) Love you guys,

Sister Moon

P.S. Teancum got plastic surgery on his toe so he's good.  I bought a new pedal and he's all fixed up!



Service at Peggy's aka Getting Sick!!

Plane with "Moon" written on it!  It's my plane!!


Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

We survived transfers!  Sister R and I are together fort another 6 least!!!!  This week we biked 59 miles and had 18 lessons.  We are still working with Charlie and Jackie, our top 2 investigators, and hope to help them progress toward baptism this transfer.  Prayers for them would be great!

 We also went on exchanges last week.  I stayed in the Arrowhead Ward with Sister Price.  I don't really like exchanges because it's weird to have a temporary companion for the day, but it wasn't that bad.  We had fun with each other, and now the Sister Training Leaders understand why we're so tired all the time.  The hills in our area are killer!

 This week Teancum (my bike) broke his toe.  It was so sad.  My pedal broke in half, so now I've got to figure out how to get that fixed.  Hopefully they have pedals at Wal-Mart!  It's just a little harder to pedal because my foot isn't balanced, but it's not that bad. 

 We also attended a pool party for Relief Society last week, but didn't swim of course.  It was tempting, but we just talked with members and got to know them better.  We also had several people come out that we invited, so that was great!

 This morning Sister R and I played tennis with the J's and they kicked our butts, but we will get better and before this transfer is over we'll beat them...maybe.  I didn't realize how much I missed tennis.  It was so fun, and since Sister R and I both played in High School we are planning to play more often.  It was great.

 This week I also came up with a cool lesson.  When we call 9-1-1 it's because we run into an emergency, so 9-1-1 is supposed help us out right?  Well, I have come up with a way to get out of a spiritual emergency.  In The Family Proclamation it says, "Successful...families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."  That's the 9 things.  Then we learn in Moses 7:18 that we are to have "one heart and one mind", which represents the 1 and the other 1.  I know that if we live by these principles then our families can receive help when we have spiritual emergencies.  Remember that it doesn't mean that we won't have emergencies, but it does mean we will have help.


I hope everyone is having a great week. 



Sister Moon



The Best District Ever :) and we're staying the same!

Teancum's toe!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June 30, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

Last week was pretty good.  We had 20 lessons and we biked a ton!  We got odometers for our bikes so now we don't have to estimate how much we biked.  We biked 51.5 miles last week.  The wind was again crazy, so every morning we stretch so we can get through that day.  I am also outside A TON so I will attach a picture of my feet and wrist.  I call this "Welcome to California Sunshine"

We had a couple meetings with the Young Women last week and they are starting to open up to us.  It's fun hanging out with them because I was in their shoes like 2 years ago :)

We also went down the hill this week and had the 4 week new missionary meeting.  We learned a lot about how to be better trainers and we talked about all the problems people are having with their companions.  I am SOOO GRATEFUL that Sister R and I get along.  There are several missionaries that do not get along...AT ALL.  Oh my companion is awesome! 

We also talked to Sister Hobbs (our Mission President's wife) about getting massages.  We talked about it for a while and we told her that we just want the one where you go into the mall and sit in the chair and someone massages your back and neck for like 15 minutes.  Sister Hobbs said that was fine, but President isn't sure about it, so they are going to call Salt Lake about it.  I'm pretty sure they won't allow it, but if they do then all you missionaries out there can thank us for asking the question :)  I really hope they say yes....we are sooo sore all the time.

Yesterday at church we learned about faith.  FAITH is the Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him.  We make decisions either because of our faith or because of our lack of faith.  W also learned that we make our own happiness.  No matter what is going on around us we can choose to be happy.  Look at Job for example.  We are "not yet as Job" so let us all stay faithful! 

Hope everyone has a great week.  Love,
Sister Moon

Sister R and I at the Rancho Cucamonga Mission Sign
Welcome to California Sunshine :)