January 25, 2010
MAD TOWN HERE I AM ! [01.25.10]
MAD TOWN HERE I AM !
wow. what a crazy 2 weeks its been !
we have had LOTS going on ! my last week in MILWAUKEE was the best ! we didnt even have time to pack !
we did lots of fun stuff the week prior to me writting last wednesday but i cant remember all of it now b.c. so much has gone one ..
one BIG highlight was on 01.16.10 was a MINI YOUTH CONF [for the milwaukee north and south stake] and it was ALL on missionary work ! we taught with 2 YW from the brookfield ward about the POS ! it was wonderful. the whole event was put on by the YOUTH ! they wanted to know how to talk to their friends about the gospel so they went straight to the source. their were diff missionaries with diff YW//YM teaching diff parts from PMG ! it was so good. it made me think back on the days when i was a YW and we did MISSIONARY FOR A DAY ! what a blessing that was to me and all who participated. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL !
i did LOTS of goodbyes. its hard to leave an area after being there for so long ! but change is what our Heavenly Father puts us through so that we can become stronger children of His !
on tuesday 01.19.10 we went to go street contact with the NEW missionaries ! one sister came out ! SISTER MAZARIEGOS ! she is a native spanish but fluent in english and is from LA ! how tight is that .. she has been living in OAKLAND for the past year though. it was fun getting to know her and take her out contacting ! my sister little j is TRAINING her ! that means i am a GRANDMA in the WMM ! love it. we kept sister maza that night and then gave her over to little j the next morning !
then we got to spend the whole DAY and NIGHT with my sister black b.c. she was being transferred all the way UP to RHINELANDER ! she is such an awesome missionary and i loved being with her that day !
b.c. of hosting diff sisters and being crazy busy with appts. sister pluim and i had NO TIME to pack ! [sister pluim had to move out from the kozloskys to sister hecks on transfer day 01.21.10 as well] so i aksed president barrett if we could go to Madison transfer night b.c. the transfer van had to go there anyways that night and he said we were good to go !
we packed ALL DAY 01.21.10 and took all sister pluims stuff to sister hecks and we had my new comp sister b.johnson with us as well ! it worked out great just a really long day !
as sister pluim and i hugged to say goodbye we both teared up ! i love that girl and i am already missing her. she is stellar !
we finally got to mad town at a little after 8p and drove to my new home at the NOLTEMEYERS !
oh how i love them ! they are so down ! i have just lucked out so much on my mission ! the LORD loves me !
MY NEW SISTER JOHNSON IS FABULOUS ! she is a greenie yet. i am her follow trainer/buster and we are workin ever so hard !
we cover the MADISON 4th WARD and the MADISON UNIVERSITY YSA WARD ! it is stellar .. mad 4 is a really young family ward. i have never seen so many babies and children in a ward ! not even in UTAH ! haha they are sweet though !
the university ward is SO lucky. they have an INSTITUTE BUILDING right on campus ! it is the ONLY one in the sate of wisconsin and we need to pump it up ! i am to be a part of getting things active there !
sister b.johnson and i are gonna work this place like they have never seen. they members are stellar and they have so many resources !
i love this work ! i feel so blessed.
we just taught ESTHER this morning. she is about in her 50's and is African-American .. she has the sweetest accent and is originally from Nigeria ! we taught her the POS and she got it and loved it. she got super excited when we talked about Jesus Christ coming to the Americas ! she loves the Savior and just loved that He came to us too ! it was sweet.
the work of the Lord will never cease. it is amazing. time is flying in all ways so i will go for now ! we have zone conference this week and this is our focus ! i love it !
"Preach unto them repentance, and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ; teach them to humble themselves and to be meek and lowly in heart; teach them to withstand every temptation of the devil, with their faith on the Lord Jesus Christ."
"Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls."
"O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God."
"Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea, let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever."
"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."
beautiful miracles will happen when the Lord is in charge !
I LOVE YOU.
* SISTER B. JOHNSON .. i have served with ALL the Johnsons assigned to the WMM !