Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 "The Giraffe was Creeping!"

So to start off, this was THE FASTED WEEK EVER!
Time just flies by like you wouldn't believe! It doesn't seem like it was last week when I emailed y'all..
It really has just been a CrAzY week!! We got dumbed by our "Investigator." She told us to  "Google the Momentum]Church, it's awesome Rock and Role" They teach mega anti-Mormon stuff and I'm pretty sure people only go because it's on the beach sometimes. Oh well, she has still been nice to us. She texted us and told us Happy Thanksgiving. Her heart will be softened someday, I'm sure! We also had some less actives that we have been working with tell us not to come over right now. Which is fine, I guess. In their own time, I suppose. So other then that roughness of the week. We had Zone Training in P-Cola. We then had Zone Activity. We played Football. That was a lot of fun! (kind of..) I looked like a dancing chicken, haha...We also had some lessons that day! :) We also had a great dinner with M. and V. They made us steak! We saw some less actives, we went tracting for the first time for me! It's so scary going up to doors.. it was fun though. So Friday marked my 3 months here in Navarre! It has been so great! I absolutely love it! I love the ward here and I love everyone we meet! We have met some pretty interesting souls.'
 We went to the Island yesterday! It was stormy all yesterday but when it cleared up a little we drove to the Island and saw a less active lady that lives over there. We also walked and looked at the water. It was so creepy looking! I have never seen the Gulf so angry! It looked like a bad day at the California beaches. It was dark and waves were crashing like there was a hurricane a'comin. Sketchy! haha, it was cool though. So today we are going out to lunch with the B. They are the senior couple in Brewton, AL. They are coming to take us to this BBQ place. #Carnivore.  I can't believe that this week is Thanksgiving! This year went by so fast! I remember what I did last Thanksgiving. It is going to be weird not being with family over the holidays, but I hear that it just doesn't feel like they happened, haha. 
 So I heard a quote this week that is so true! It goes "95% of missionary work is awkward the other 5% is extremely awkward" So true! haha... I have come to the conclusion that I really just don't care anymore if it is awkward, it's fun!
Oh, there is this little girl in our ward, who is the cutest little thang. We were telling her about how we went to the zoo and she was like "the giraffe was creepin'" She is 2 years old,  ya gotta love little E.
Sorry this letter is just all over the place. Oh, did I mention it rained for like 2 days straight? I love the rain! haha umm lets see.... If any of y'all have any questions, feel free to ask. That may make the letters more exciting to read. Well, I love y'all so much and I hope y'all have a wonderful week! Remember to stay happy and that GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT! I love knowing that my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ love me!! Knowing that brings me so much peace. Knowing that they are always there for me.  I hope y'all can remember that! Also remember the things y'all are grateful for this week and fellow weeks to come! Something to always remember is to be grateful for is the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ! I know that, and  I truly am so grateful for that! I am also so grateful for all of you! Y'all have impacted me in some way or another! Thanks for all that y'all do! I love you! Have a AMAZING THANKSGIVING~

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 - Red next to Black a friend of Jack

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 10, 2014 - New Companion Sister Cooper

Hey Y'all!
 How was everyone's week? I hope good. My week was good! Even though it was sad to see Sister Strickland, leave it was still good!
 Monday we just packed and enjoyed our p-day. Tuesday Sister Strickland said goodbye to a lot of people. That was fun! We also had District Meeting which was fun. Sister Alder and Elder Young got transferred. We will miss them. Elder Young went to Pascagoula, Mississippi and Sister Alder went to Bristle, Florida.
 Wed. we had transfers . I got my new companion her name is Sister Cooper she is from Vacaville, California. She goes home in 2 transfers as well. I feel I will be In Navarre for a while. It was actually really funny. Sister Strickland and I where talking before we left to Crestview (transfer spots) and she said that Sister Cooper was going to be my new companion. Sister Cooper had a dream a few months ago that we were companions, lol... and we where sitting right next to each other. 
Thursday we just visited some less actives and did weekly planning then we had correlation meeting. Same old stuff. 
 Friday we saw R. and E. She is getting baptized!!!!! On January 10th. Yay! She is so great!!! We also went and saw V. The Elder's came and gave her a blessing! That was really neat! She was really grateful for it!
Saturday we did the usual, the thrift store, we did OYM (open your mouth) and it was super cold, so it wasn't super effective because no one was outside. Let me tell y'all less actives are the way in! We have worked some great miracles with them. We saw sister R. the other day and she was only active in the church for a year (she has been a member for like 15 years) . I asked her who she would like to say the pray and she thought I asked if she would say it. She was like "I guess I will try my best." she then said a wonderful prayer! Also the part member families are wonderful as well! I love this area and this great work!!! I hope you all are having a great week!! Oh yeah, Sunday we just did the usual, just the same old stuff.. . Except the dream to become a pro race car driver is still there!! I know what I want to do with my life after the mish.. I have connections now!you're laughing now, but when I'm rolling in the doe.. who will be the one laughing.. ;) well, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks for everything! Your all super great!!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014 - Sister Strickland is going home. Three Month Mark

Hey everyone,
So this week was pretty boring, lol.. just he same o'l same o'l. So this letter will be really short.
Monday, we had a district activity and we played Frisbee at the beach and also walked the pier. It's the longest pier in the Gulf of Mexico. That was a lot of fun! I saw so many jellyfish and some stingrays and little fishes.
 Tuesday, we had a great district meeting. It was a massive call to repentance, it was really good, the spirit was defiantly there! We had our ward trunk or treat which was really fun! We pimped out our bikes, lol... Well, actually we just had been biking and our bikes where still on the back of our car so we turned on all the flashy lights and a ward member gave us candy to hand out. That was a lot of fun!  Oh, Sister Strickland also took some pictures of us biking. We are trying to see what all we can do while we are biking, so far we have eaten snow cones.. the snow cone was in Sister Strickland's cup/bottle holder thing on her bike and I ate it while biking.  We have taken pictures and a few other things. I am getting pretty good at biking with no hands... lol. it's pretty fun! Also at the trunk or treat we talked with some people in our ward, their son who is 19 is going to Dixie in January. So J. keep an eye out for J.Y.  
Wednesday we just did the usual in the morning, then we had exchanges. Sister Nelson(the Sister trainer, one of them) came to Navarre. She was here before we came here. So we just had a pretty good exchange. It's funny the day she came all of our usually solid appointments fell through, but it was still good, also I have been driving now everyday, it is a fun little car to drive. 
 Thursday, we just did some missionary work as usual. We got a new investigator named A.. She has 6 kids. (She also came to church with 3 of her kids and her sons Girlfriend) so Thursday was good. We bike to the church and a ward member got so mad at us for biking in the dark. lol but we didn't have any miles, she drove us home. 
 Friday, we went to M.Y's for lunch. She made us pizza burgers they were pretty good then we had our district activity, we played broom hockey and bobbed for apples and ate donuts off of strings, haha... I won.. #immafatty.
 Saturday, we saw Miss K and worked at the thrift store, same old stuff. Then we had lunch with Sister A. She took us to the "Cactus Flower." That was good. Then we went and saw some inactives. Then we went to Taco bell with a Sister in the ward. #reallyafatty. 
Sunday, we had a lot of people come to church. We had less active come, our new investigator that I talked about and R, E, and R's grandson! It was really good. I think Gospel Doctrines scared A. a little bit lol...  Then we had a lesson with a recent convert L. She is 17 and super good at dancing. She is really sweet! She is the only member in her family. The mom sits in on every lesson. Hopefully she will join sometime. I think that is something L. would love if her whole family joined. Then we did some more missionary work and had dinner with the L's. They now tease me for liking brownies... #extrafat  So after dinner we went and saw V. She had to shave her head because her hair was falling out in clumps because of the Chemo. Poor lady, I think she is only in her 30's or 40's.. We met her son who is 10 years old, he lives with her sister. He is a cutie!
So that is about all that happened this week. Oh, and I am staying here in Navarre. Sister S's time is up and she is headed home on Friday! :( Well actually she leaves Navarre on Wednesday. I'm going to miss her! I guess it happens.  I love y'all. I want y'all to know that" I know the church is true. I love my mom and dad and my brothers and sisters too."
LOL...anyway's, I really do know that this church is true and that Jesus Christ died for us so we can returned to live with our loving Heavenly Father. I know that Joseph Smith restored this gospel on the earth and that we have a living Prophet today who really does lead and guide us. I know that we can be sealed to our families for time and all eternity. I also know how important it is! I love y'all and hope y'all have a very wonderful week!! #giveem'heaven #onlythebest #behappy!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist