Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

I got my new companion this week and her name is....Sister M.  She is pretty awesome.  Her dad's in the Army (yeah the Air Force is still better) so she's moved around a lot too, but currently she's from Maryland.  She loves to run, so we'll be doing a lot of that.  She is excited to be here so we are going to do work this transfer!!

Funny story:  So I went to the training meeting before we figured out who our companions were and 4 of the new sisters came up to me and said, "Are you Sister Moon?"  I said, "Yes".  They said, "Oh cool.  We met your mom in the MTC."  Now that is crazy!!  I told my mom I was training and she said she'd find my companion...I thought she was kidding, but sure enough she found her!  Mom said she's never met anyone going to Rancho until that day.  Coincidence?  I think not.

We had a great week, and we found a new investigator yesterday.  Her name is Linda (now we have 2 investigators named Linda) and she truly has a desire to know if the Book of Mormon is true.  She is awesome.  We are excited to continue working with her. 

Also, we had a ward activity and we watched a slideshow with pictures of the ward and all the things they've done this year.  So this slideshow had music....and guess what?!?!  I heard Taylor Swift!!!!  That's right I have now heard "Shake it Off" and I approve.  Gotta love those tender mercies :)

And I think my mom wins the award for the most creative package.  She's awesome.  I got some turkey jerky, baked potato Pringles, stuffing, mini apple pies, crasins, ect.  The box was perfect.  Priceless.

Well, I think that's about it.  Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!  Love you all,

Sister Moon


Sister M and my mom

Sister M and I (2)
Thanksgiving Package


Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

 Well transfers were this morning and I am staying here in Ontario, but Sister M is leaving to go to Rancho Cucamonga.  I have Sister H as my temporary companion for 2 days because I am training again!  I will get my real companion on Wednesday straight from the MTC.  I'm pretty excited, but also really nervous.  I will have more information next week. 

 Anyways, last week was definitely a week of service.  We did over 18 hours of service which consisted of: helping 3 families move (different days), stacking hay, wrapping birthday presents, shelving books at the library, and hauling 75 pound planks of wood for 5 hours.  It was quite an eventful week, and I am definitely stronger because of it.  We did teach 9 lessons this week aside from the service. 
We also had a goodbye campfire district dinner since most of our district is leaving.  We roasted hot dogs and had a good ole' time.  It was cold outside, but we managed to get through it.  I'm going to miss our awesome district!

 Well, we did have a Mission Conference and Elder Golden was able to come.  He spoke to us a lot about the importance of sacrament meeting attendance and we put into practice what he taught us and Linda came to church for the first time!!!!  We now have 1 progressing investigator and we are looking forward to seeing her this week. 

 Sister H also gave a great training on effective studies and she gave us tips on how to stay awake during studies.  She said, "Well, I have heard from several people that Sister Moon has a great way of staying awake during studies.  She paces around the room while she reads her scriptures!"  Yes, I do walk around during personal study, BUT I have yet to fall asleep during studies soooo I guess I'm doing something right.  It may be weird, but hey it works :)

Well, that's about it for today.  I hope everyone is staying warm and having fun. 


Sister Moon


 You are now entering the mission field :) Wow who would've thought?

 Awesome District Dinner

 The B's.  man I'm gonna miss them (They're moving)

 The Hesperia crew reunited!  Sister R and C


Monday, November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

This morning we had to opportunity to help someone move.  It was a great way to start our P-day haha...we moved a ton of furniture and boxes down into a U-haul.  It doesn't sound that bad right?  Well, she lives on the 3rd floor and they don't have elevators soooo yeah.  My arms are still shaking.  I'm so weak :)

 Last week was eventful.  We did a lot of work, and met a lot of cool people.  We met 3 potential investigators and set up lessons with them for this week.  We also met with a few part-member families.  One of the less actives in our ward, Lisa, came to church yesterday!!!  She hasn't been in like 7 years, so that was a big step for her.  We are meeting with her on Wednesday and she's feeding us dinner.  She is awesome!

 This week we have a lot of meetings, but they're the good meetings so it should be great.  We have zone meeting and a mission conference!  Who knows maybe we'll get iPads...haha yeah not gonna happen.  But the end of this week is transfers!!  Who knows what will happen.  I'll let you all know next week.  Hopefully it's good news :)

 And one last thing.  This is a great quote and my motto for missionary work:

 "If you could only see the vision I have.  I wish I had your bodies to do this work.  I would run from house to house telling everyone of the gospel, and after I lost strength to run I would begin to walk, and after I  collapsed from walking, I would begin to crawl, and after my knees were so bloody that I could not use them, I would use my arms to drag myself, and once the muscles in my body were gone, I would begin to yell, "Oh, only if you could see the vision as I have".  -President Kimball

Have a great week.  Love,

Sister Moon


Service at the Food Bank
The Hesperia missionaries that came to Ontario...we've been together for forever!
Our District :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 3, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,


Last week we had 15 lessons which is the best we've had so far in Ontario!  We are going through the ward list and trying to figure out who's moved.  There are like 700 people in our ward, but only 100 that come to church.  We need some serious help.  We did meet a few part member families last week so we will see where that goes!!


Great news!  The treadmills in the gym started working again so we are back to exercising intensely everyday!  Birthday candy + Halloween = we really need those treadmills to work!  That was a miracle we experienced last week. 2 miles every morning...check

Also, I GOT TO GO ON EXCHANGES WITH SISTER S.  We had so much fun together!  We both decided that we want to be companions again haha.  We told President so we'll see what happens...yeah not gonna happen.  We had a great time in Chino together.  We got to celebrate my 9 month mark together!  She is seriously the nicest person ever.  I love Sister S!  We are a bit crazy when we're together so we've got some interesting memories.  Anyone wondering what I'd look like with black hair?  Or S with brown hair??

We are looking forward to another great week.  Stay warm everyone!  Love,

Sister Moon


 Sister S and I

Crazy Halloween house and another Sister S!