Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Throw Back Pics

Maddy, Dad, and Mom

Sealed at the Salt Lake Temple December 18th, 1996. Maddy was one.

Then back at the temple on January 20th, 2015, the day before she entered the MTC.

Email 6-8-2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Well, this week has been a little crazy. We started the week with Zone Conference on Tuesday. That was really fun. It was nice to visit with all my missionary friends here in Saskatchewan. Sometimes we feel a little isolated out here in Moose Jaw with only the Elders and us. Especially coming from Winnipeg with a million missionaries. So it was nice to be with everyone again for a little bit. It was pretty long though. Meetings all day. And we had to role play, which I hate. But I am starting to get over it and just grin and bear it till it's over haha. The food was good though :) Pulled pork sandwiches.

Then we came back here to Moose Jaw and continued with our work. On Saturday we got our Transfer calls. So Sister Reyes will be leaving me and going to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, which is kinda sad. It is always hard starting over again. But I also found out that I will be training a brand new sister. She is still in the MTC this very moment. haha. So that should be exciting. Kinda scary, but oh well I guess. Live and learn and figure it out along the way. Haha.

We have a baptism scheduled in a few weeks and we're really working hard and praying for it to go through. And we're hoping to set another one this week. We haven't found many new people to teach, but we are trying. So we will see what happens next week. I am doing well, and I am happy. Life out here on the mission is hard, but I am surviving and finding happiness along the way. Time seems to fly by some days. I am 4 and a half months down with 13 and a half to go. Not that I'm counting down the days or anything ;) I promise, I am being good and trying to stay focused on what the Lord wants me here to do. :)

I hope you are all happy and well.

Sister Martin <3

505 Academy Road
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0C9

Pics 6-8-2015

This is my buddy Elder Malin. We were in the MTC together, he was one of my best friends in the MTC. This is the first time we have crossed paths since we have been out here in the field. It was super fun to see him at Zone Conference

Driving around Moose Jaw!

This is the sign in front of our church building :) I though it would be a cute picture spot :)

This was in the big van on our way to Zone Conference. Right behind me is my friend Elder Griffith. He was my District Leader in Winnipeg. It was us and a million Elders all piled in there. haha

Pics 6-1-2015

What a great name for a piece of construction equipment!

Wish Flower...Maddy's Favorite!

Can you see the two Redheads here?

Maddy and Sister Reyes, Sister Selfies!

Love the early morning walk kissy face!

Another day, another walk

Cool bridge

Walking their feet off.

B&W Sister Selfie, Love those freckles.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Pics 5-25-15

Sister Reyes and I at the Laundromat/ice cream parlor haha with Alyssa, a recent convert

This was us, Sister Reyes and I, in the car wash :) I love the car wash when you don't have to do it yourself haha 

This is Saskatchewan. FLAT. But pretty. 

This is Sister Reyes and I. The sunset was so pretty so we stopped and took pics :) this was a tough day, but at least the sunset was pretty and my outfit was cute haha

This is me emailing you rightnow hahaha

Last week we didn't have time or money to dry our laundry at the laundromat so we had to run home with our wet laundry and throw it ALL OVER THE HOUSE to dry hahahaha in like 2 mins. It was crazy. But it all dried and we even saved a little change. haha. 

I love this guy :) It is helping us win the hearts of the members and some of the people we are teaching.

I felt pretty today :) 

So we have been taking cookies to families in the ward and singing to them with the uke :) We have rearranged i am a child of god, nearer my god to thee, joseph smiths first prayers, come follow me, and were working on amazing grace. So we have been including songs in a lot of our lessons and picking a song to sing when we take the cookies :) I think it is working :) i recorded us singing i am a child of god but i cant figure out how to send it to you because it is too big...

So there are sooooo many dandelions in the church lawn :) It is cute and soon there will be so many wish flowers :) 

This was when we went ice blocking for the YSA activity. There was one YSA person there and then us and the elders... haha small town. 

Email 5-25-15

Dear Family and Friends,

Sorry it has been a while! Things here in Moose Jaw have been going well. The area is making progress slowly but surely. It is still slow, but it's moving along. We have even been able to find some new investigators :)

This week we have really been focusing on gaining the trust of the members and developing relationships with them. So we have been stopping by and bringing cookies to some of the families and singing to them. Sister Reyes and I have been working on some hymns and primary songs on the ukulele that we could incorporate into our lessons. So we have been testing them out on the members. They seem to like it, and Sister Reye's famous cookies ;) She calls them heaven cookies. hahaha. I'd say it's close.

So we have been happy, it is starting to look like summer around here. And we are running out of our allotted kilometers so we are going to have to start walking everywhere. Thank goodness it is starting to warm up, but now we are going to be too hot! haha But such is life and we will grin and bear it :)

Well I hope you are all happy and well.
Love you lots,

Sister Martin