Monday, October 27, 2014

October 26, 2014 - A. Baptism Was Awesome!

Hey everyone,
 This week was good, it went by super fast..
Monday we emailed and I slept for a bit, then we went to Wal-Mart. We had all three of our appointments cancel on us Monday night, so we went to the Y's we had some cake for dessert. Then we asked them some questions that one of our investigators had. 
Tuesday we had District meeting and that was really, really good. We talked about being bold. I love my district! They are wonderful missionaries.   After we went to the thrift store for a sorters meeting. That was helpful, but boring. lol We then went to see R. and E. E. sat throughout the whole lesson. She is coming along so well. She is reading and praying and coming to church. She also hasn't been drinking as much. She told us that she doesn't really have the desire to drink like she did, she said that she thinks its because I have been coming to church. She is so sweet! We then went to see Sister A. but she wasn't home. So we went home got ready for our next appointment and then went to dinner at Sister A's house. We then a little later we went to M. and V's house and had dinner there.. (yes we were so stuffed) lol it was really great though! M. asked for a Book of Mormon. He said he wants religion in his life. Need I tell you he told us that he didn't want to hear about the church but he said that he would listen as time goes on and he just didn't want it shoved on him, of course no one wants that.. So after dinner we went to the church to pick up some stuff and talk with the bishop about the baptism.
Wednesday we worked at the thrift store. Then we went and saw C. Still having some rough stuff going on.  After meeting with her we biked to the R's house and had a real awkward lesson with them.. We went to meet with the mom, but the dad and the mom just put us outside with the daughters who had been investigating the church and said you can meet out here.. the daughters and Sister Strickland and I just where like what is going on... lol. the mom came out for a second and was like, I got to get back to cooking... the  mom just thought we came to see the daughters.  Anyways, we then went and had our last lesson/dinner with A. before his baptism.  They bought us Zaxby's, yum! We had a good lesson with him. We then came home.
Thursday we went to the church and cleaned the font, it was gross! Then we had lunch that a member bought us, pizza and breadsticks and soda. Then we went and biked and "oymed" a ton! We talked to 40 people in about 3 hours ha ha.. and that was just us biking around. We street contacted this guy who was like "Oh my wife is actually a member, let me go get her." She comes out and is like "SISTERS!!" she was so happy to see us. She told us she has only lived in Florida for like 2 years but hasn't been to church in a year. She then said "It must be a sign if I run into you guys the day we are moving into our new house" Lol.. She then set up an appointment to feed us next week. Then we had correlation meeting, which was good. Then we went and saw the C's.
Friday we went to M. Y's for lunch and then we went to see  J. then E. and then C.  Then we went to dinner and then did weekly planning..
Saturday we went to see Miss K. she is amazing! Then we went to the thrift store and then to the church. A. was baptized! That was great! We also had lunch with the K's.  We had a great day!!!
Sunday was great as well!  We had the primary program and another baptism which was the Elders. Well, I would love to write more but my time us up on the computer here at the library. I love you all, have a great week.
Love, Sister Seegrist

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 - Nerf Wars and Pensacola

Hey everyone!!
 How was you all's week? I hope it was good! I had a great week! This week went by so fast! I guess I will just do the usual and start with Monday.
On Monday we had a Nerf War with our district, that was a lot of fun. Then we went and got our hair cut and then we did our shopping. Then we went and met with a recent convert named L. she is 17 and joined the church in June. She is really a great person! The Elders where the ones working with her but now we will be. 
On Tuesday we went to Pensacola for zone training. We were placed on a lock down because there were a lot of storms in the mission, including tornado's but the lock down only lasted about an hour.  The training was really good. The Zone leaders did a great job at teaching!  After training we went to lunch with some of the sisters in our zone, we went to Panda Express, then came home, then we went to see R and V.
Wednesday  we worked at the thrift store. Then we went and saw C. After visiting with her we went to V's house and helped her clean her house. She has breast cancer and just started chemo, we just dusted and swept and mopped. After that we went to our dinner and lesson with R and his wife E. We taught the plan of salvation. She said it was "interesting" and she would pray about it. After that lesson we biked to A's and had our appointment with him. On the way back we saw something big and black and at first we thought it was a bear because they are EVERYWHERE here. (I have yet to see one) But it was actually just a dog. It started chasing us. We were biking so fast, haha.. Then we got to our car and were like I guess we will have to see if the dog was nice, haha.. thank goodness it was. It was a chocolate lab and was just wagging it's tale. lol.
Thursday we tried to do our weekly plan but that never works out when we want it to. Then we went to the church to make some copies then we went to see A. and then the R. family then we visited with a few others.  We went to dinner at the S's. They are a great family! Then we went to correlation meeting.. After that we went to the K's. They are a great family as well!
Friday we biked all day! We biked to M.Y's house (need I mention her house is like 6 mile at least) We had lunch with her and watched more Conference. Then we biked to T.A's house and talked with her. We then went and tried a referral from the Elders, but she wasn't home. Then we went to see C.  then we biked to the M's house for dinner. We went with them to this Thai place. That was yummy! Then we biked all the way home which was about 10-15 miles. It was dark and cold and we had 45 minutes to get home to get our car and go to another appointment. We were biking so fast lol. We were about 10 minutes late. It was A's baptismal interview. That went very well. We talked with them after the interview. We love them so much. They are another great family. Then we went home and planned.
Saturday we went and saw Miss K. She is amazing! She was on Dr. P. last October and they where just so mean to her. She was reuniting with her daughter and Dr. P. just was trashing her and they wouldn't let her take her medicine before the show that ways she would freak out of TV, but she said to us that "I just sat there with the light of Christ and kept my mouth shut" She is an amazing women. After meeting with her we went to the thrift store and worked we then went to lunch at the waffle house.. mmm waffles. that was good. Then we went and got our flu shots. Our mission required us go get them lol.. Then we did some weekly planning in the library parking lot.. (the things we do to save miles..) Later we biked to the S's for dinner again. It was their daughters birthday, she is 7 years old. All of their kids are really cute! Then we were biking home and talked to this guy who actually wants to be baptized. He had taken the discussion and already knows its all true but he isn't ready yet. The Elder's that taught him just stopped seeing him after a certain Elder left. So we got his information and he said he would love to have them come over. We gave the information to the new Elders, because we know they will actually get it done. He bore his testimony on the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and he said he feels this is his Church home.  He told us he knows he will get baptized eventually. That was really awesome! Then we biked back to our car and finished weekly planning and did 12 week.
Sunday we went to church. We had 3 investigators come to church, that was really great! Then we went and oymed a lot and went to Sister L's for dinner. Then we watched some of conference with her. Then we biked home..
Today we are just emailing and doing the usually p-day stuff.. Well, I love y'all. I  know this church is true! I know that if you pray Heavenly Father will answer your prayers. I hope y'all have a great week!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 - Gator and Turtle Soup!

Hey everyone!
 How has y'all's week been? Mine has been pretty good! Another week in Navarre.  I guess I will just start with Monday again.
Monday, we emailed and then just relaxed at 6 pm we went to dinner with Sister White and Sister William's she is actually from Santa Clara, her maiden name is Sister Cook. They are nice ladies we then went and visited with the W's. Then we did some planning.
Tuesday my companion was sick, we went to district meeting which was really good. We talked about "oyming" and finding those who are kept from the gospel because they don't know where to find it. Then we did some planning with the Gulf Breeze Elders for the family history booth. That was good. They are great Elders. After that we went home for lunch then we had to get stuff to fix my flat tire and stuff for our family history booth. Then we  went to see R, Sister A and then Sister F who was going to have us over for dinner, but she was in a lot of pain, so she bought us a gift card to this pizza place, so we went there for dinner.  Then we  did 12 week and fixed my tire. Well fixed my front tire...
Wednesday we went to Pensacola for interviews with our Mission President. That was really good. Then a member took us to CiCis Pizza. Then we went to see R and E. We gave her a Book of Mormon and she said she will read a chapter a week. She is so cute and funny. Then we went and had a lesson with A. We taught him about the priesthood. Then we biked home and did planning. Sister Strickland made me an awesome planner. It is pretty hashtagalishious and yes that is a word..
Thursday we visited some less actives and members and tried some potentials. Then we went to correlation meeting and then to this Relief Society activity. That was great! After we planned more for the family history booth. My back tire on my bike completely popped, so I had to get stuff to fix it, Sister S. and I fixed that. 
Friday we went to lunch, Sister Y then to Sister W's. Then we went to the thrift store and got everything else finalized for the family history booth.  Then we went to dinner with the M's and then we had a lesson with N. We also finished our weekly planning.
Saturday we went to our family history booth, it was a the "Picktober Fest" it was a breast cancer awareness fest. We were there from 10-5. The Gulf Breeze Elders helped us and that went really well, we talked to 411 people, and yes we did keep tract. Elder Young and I pretty much talked to half of those. Which was good because we are both still learning. After the booth we went to dinner with the E's. We went to the Thai Hut, that was pretty good. I got some really good pepper steak, lol. Then we went to our lesson with A, he is getting baptized on the 25th of this month. We are super excited for him!!!  :)
Sunday we went to church, it was really good. Two of our investigators came. After church we went with Sister M and helped her do some visiting teaching. Then we went to the K's for dinner and guess what they fed us.. GATOR and TURTLE Soup! It was really good. The gator tasted like chicken and the turtle tasted like beef. We really enjoyed it! Today we are doing another Nerf War with our District, that should be fun. Well, that is all I have for this week. We went to see this less active named D.W. and she totally called me by my first name, it was so funny. We were eating lunch and she was talking and said to me "What about you Hannah?" hahaha I then answered. (I cant remember what she asked) but I about started to bust up, ha companion looked at me and started laughing. It was pretty funny. Well, I hope I have some more eventful stories for next week. I love you all and hope you have a great week.
I know that this church is so true and that God loves us and he wants what is best for us. We are given trials to get stronger. He knows that we can and will get through whatever we are going through. Never forget that no matter what, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us so much! I know this to be true. I hope y'all can feel it as well. I know that if we pray and have faith in him, then we can and WILL conquer anything. Stay strong everyone and always stay Happy. One of our District rules is to" BE HAPPY." Don't ever forget that! I love Y'all and pray for Y'all. Thanks for the love and support.
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist
P.S sorry this letter is kind of shorter than normal..

October 6, 2014 - Eventful Week