February 23, 2009
WINNEBAGO .. not the rv ! [02.23.09]
i am officially in my NEW AREA !
i am now serving in the WINNEBAGO YSA BRANCH .. it covers all the YSA from the Appleton Stake and the Green Bay Stake !
i live in Appleton and we work in the areas of West Bend, Sheboygan, Fon Du Lac, Oshkosh, Neenah, Appleton and Green Bay .. SO LOTS TO DO !
1st item of business is my address !
You can send me mail/packages/love/birthday presents at :
5014 N. Meade St.
Appleton, WI 54913
We live with the Bishop and Wife of the Appleton 2nd Ward .. the THIELS ! the coolest people ever ! it is def diff living with members then just an apartment but it is grand ! I love it.
My new companion is SISTER KRISTEN JOHNSON .. from orem, utah ! she is wonderful ! she has been here in the Winnebago YSA Branch for 7 months now ! we are having a lot of fun together.
So let me tell you how my last week was !
I said goodbye to the ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF GREEN BAY .. as sister black would say ! I visited SO MANY people and took TONS of pictures ! I will forever be OBSESSED with GREEN BAY !
I had my last eating contest with BISHOP HUZZEY [video included]
I played some amazing last volleyball games with the GB ZONE and at WOMENS VOLLEYBALL !
I said “see you later” to my UWGB friends and campus ! [the beauty of working with the YSA Branch is that I am able to still work with the GB Sisters and the YSA up there !]
I had an amazing last GB dinner with the whole RIBBENS family !
And of course we had CULVERS CUSTARD right before I left GB on the transfer bus !
LIFE IS AMAZING .. there is SO MUCH POTENTIAL here for the YSA Branch .. I can really see this branch turning into a WARD one day !
We have spent a lot of time planning and getting some good goals for this area ! I am excited to see the growth happen !
there is so much to say and not enough time .. next weeks email will be better but we have ZONE CONFERENCE this week so i will see my baby girl black and i will tell you more ALL ABOUT THE YSA's .. next time ! the transfer theme for my 5th transfer is ALMA 29:1-2,9 i especially enjoy verse 9:
"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy."
i know i am here in the Winnebago Branch for a reason. i am excited to be here and i love LOVE love being a missionary !
I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU ALL FOR EVERYTHING.