Monday, November 16, 2020

Weekly Letter #55: November 16th, 2020

hello hello!

Wow—another few weeks pass by and no letter in sight. Forgive me, but it's been absolutely insane so that's why the updates have been not as great. Oh well. Another day another dollar right? This email is also most likely going to be pretty short because we have lots of stuff we have to get done, so if you want more info, email me :)

Yes, we are still in lockdown. Classic. Remember when this pandemic happened in March and everyone was like, "This pandemic will definitely be over by May or June". Hahaha look at us now.

Life is going really well with all of that! all of our big projects are now underway, and we're starting to get our Christmas plans finished and finalised. Life is good. Honestly we've had so many meetings over these past 2 weeks it's been insane, and we have a ton of meetings this week as well which is fun. It sounds awful, but it's a lot of fun because we get to "travel" all over the mission which is nice.

Stretford is a blessed land. The ward is so good, the members are amazing, and we have 0 complaints. This is the most self-sufficient ward I have ever seen (besides the love of my life Crosby and Oldham). 10/10.

Okay, so buckle up folks, here is the biggest miracle of all times, and definitely one of the biggest miracle moments of my entire mission!

At the beginning of this transfer, we were told by President Johnson that as we focused 90% of our time on our assignment, and 10% of our time on our area, that we would see miracles and that the Lord would take care of everything. With that in mind, Sister Johnson and I pressed forward and onwards and upwards.

Fast forward three weeks to this last week. Folks, we got 11 referrals in 5 days. Just so we can all be on the same page, that never happens. Ever. Never. In all the days of my mission, I have only ever received 1 referral. Stuff like this never happens. But it did. Amazing.

Overall my life is splendid. I am doing fantastic. I love my mission. I love England. Home sweet home forever, right?

Much love to you all!!

Photographs below as well as a video that we made for the mission :)

Video below . . .

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Weekly Letter #54: November 2nd, 2020

Hello hello!!!!!

Wow another 2 weeks has flown by and so here we write a very hastily written email because we don't have time, because we now have to go get a ton of stuff done due to the fact that England is being put on lockdown again :)))))) Here are some bullet points:

Okay, so far over the last 2 weeks, some of the absolute craziest things have happened. To share a few:

- I was transferred to Stretford a day early due to the fact that the LOML (love of my life) Sister Walker was going to be training a new missionary, and she arrived on Tuesday and they then had to go into isolation immediately. So I had to go to Stretford a day early which was an eye-opening experience.

- The flat in Stretford was without a doubt the grossest flat I have ever seen (or heard of) on my entire mission. I don't know how many of you will remember this story, but imagine if the moldy pancake bowl from Oldham had been dumped all over this flat. It literally took us 12 solid hours of superficial cleaning, and 12 bin bags full of rubbish to have the flat kind of clean. It was absolutely disgusting. I will not go into detail about what we found in the flat, but we will have PTSD for a long time as a result. But no worries, it's been cleaned and we no longer have to escape to the mission office all day to avoid the flat. In the meantime, we don’t have blinds in our bedroom, our fridge died so we had to get that replaced, and our heating hasn’t been working but was just fixed. #livingthedream

- With this new assignment as part of the five-person online social media team/social media specialists, we do so much more than I ever imagined we would be doing. We do SO MUCH STUFF. When we first got put in, and heard about how much was happening in the ward and area, we both got slightly overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to balance the work in the area and the assignment as well. However, after a call with president telling us to focus 90% of our time on the assignment, and 10% on the area, we are slowly starting to get it balanced out.

Wowowowow … I am living the dream right now! This assignment is so much fun and so incredible and we have so many wonderful opportunities that have taught me, and are teaching me so much. Some highlights include:

- We have weekly meetings with President and Sister Johnson, the assistants to the president, the tech elders, and ourselves. It's been so amazing being able to counsel with this group every week to see how we can help the mission with social media and technology.

Hahaha yeah, so England is going back into lockdown. Think back to the March/April lockdown time period, and then you'll know what's happening. Honestly, I'm not too worried or sad because I think everyone has a better grip on what to do this time around, but it is sad because we can no longer have any gatherings with people (including church) so that's a little unfortunate. Keep praying for England please!

Wowow let's sit and chat for a second. I'm with this amazingly cute girl named Sister Johnson and I love her. She's from California and this is her last transfer in the mission, so she goes home in December. RIP. She's so great and these last 2 weeks have been wonderful!!

Much love to you all and have a great week!!!!

Photographs below :)

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Weekly Letter #53: October 20th, 2020

Hello everyone! 

No time to write today because of transfers so I've recorded a brief video instead. I'm excited for my new adventures, but SO SO SO SAD to be leaving Lancaster! 

Love you all!
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Weekly Letter #49: September 14th, 2020

Hello hello!

Honestly I have 0 time to write this week because we're driving up to Barrow and might stop by Windermere if we have time so we are zooming and vrooming all over the place.

Folks, Sister Walker is so good. I love her. She's nice, she's funny, she cooks like an absolute legend (I have eaten better this week than I ever have on my entire mission) and she says “y'all”. What more could I ask for? She's super driven and everything is motivated by love and I am just so pumped for this transfer because I know I'm going to learn so much. We already have some amazing plans and ideas for what we can do so here's hoping we see lots of miracles!

Doing well! All of the UK is getting new restrictive measures (no meeting up in groups larger than 6 people inside and outside) so that's a good time. However, we're lucky because we can still meet for church and other religious gatherings so that's really good. Fingers crossed it stays like that.

WOW. Literally that's all I can say. They are SO incredible and are so inspired. They have hit the ground sprinting and we have so many amazing things coming up. We have multiple mission calls in the week and they're so wonderful because we're able to learn so much and interact with them. I ADORE them. Wow. Go watch our last Why I Believe Devotional if you want to see them in action.

Okay and that might be it for today because we've got to go, so sorry if I don't respond to your emails today (know I appreciate them)!!!!


Photographs below :)

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