Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

So first off.. Monday! We played volleyball/chair soccer with some other missionaries. We then headed to Tallahassee for a 1/2 mission conference. We stayed with the FSU Campus Sisters. 
Tuesday we had an AMAZING meeting! Elder Stanfill and Elder Neilson from the Seventy came and spoke to us. That was really great! They talked about Unity and the Atonement. They talked a lot about commitment and so many other things! :) It was a very great meeting! After the meeting was over we headed home! We got home later Tuesday night.
Wed. we were suppose to do Family History with one of our Gators, but she canceled... We went to a pizza buffet with some awesome members! We then had another appointment fall through.. But we had a great lesson with Re....! :) I love her! :) Her daughter has moved now. She moved to VA. We will miss her. We had a nice Scripture study that night on prayer. :) 
Thursday! R......AND B.... ARE GETTING BAPTIZED!!!!!! We committed them to Baptism. They are getting baptized on Sept 26th. They are both so excited! We are super excited as well. (They are R.....'s kids) They are 10 and 9. They are so smart and so prepared! We then tried some LA's. and had dinner with our Bishop and his Family. I love that family!!!
Friday. New gator and he is a RAPPER! His name is Thomas. He is super awesome! He was a referral from the PCB Elders.. He is really wanting to know more. And yes he is a rapper. He showed us his recording studio. We had dinner with these members.. we tried to do some Faith Rockets.. with tea bags.. and they didn't work like they normally do...  about burnt that house down.....oops.
Saturday we had to take our car in.. nothing was wrong with it.. we saw some cool peeps. :) 
Sunday we had a potluck after church! and saw some more peeps.. we then had dinner with these new people in our ward, they are so awesome!! They were super funny! I already love them.. I'm so grateful to be serving here in a great part of the world! 
Some of you may have heard that there was a hurricane watch.. Well that has kind of faded. and we should be good.. I'll have to admit I was getting a bit excited... but it's probably better that it doesn't come. Well family I sure love y'all. Oh and transfer calls came yesterday, Sister Hawkins  and I are staying here in Panama City/Callaway! We are super excited!! Have a Supercalafragilisticexbaladotious week. (that maybe be spelled WAY wrong..)
Love, Seesster HANNAH Seegrist 

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Good day!
First off I would like to share part of a letter from my Mission President. 

"In 2009 a Disney movie "UP" was released. The film centers on Carl a 78 year old elderly widower. Carl who is attempting to escape from life when it becomes too difficult, ties thousands of balloons to his home and it begins to float away from the challenge of life. To me, a powerful lesson as it relates to mission life, was taught in the title of the movie, "UP!"

➡️ A mission that has passion and purpose is a mission where:
➡️ Discouraged missionaries cheer up!
➡️ Sour missionaries sweeten up!
➡️ Closed off missionaries, open up!
➡️ Conflicted missionaries make up!
➡️ Sleeping missionaries wake up!
➡️ Lukewarm missionaries, fire up!
May we "LOOK UP" as we strive to "Give' em Heaven!" 

 I really just enjoyed that! Hope y'all do as well. Y'all can apply it to maybe not "missionaries" but to whoever you are. 
So this week was really great! First off we started off with Monday.....we had a nice p-day! :) 
Tuesday we had a really great District meeting about managing stress. That was really great! :) We saw Ra____, and man her and her family are doing so amazing! They are so prepared and ready to accept the Gospel. She thanked us for helping her family and that always makes you feel good! 
Wednesday we got to see some less active members and they are doing alright. Just dealing with life struggles. We tried some potentials and some referrals. But no one was home... We had correlation with our new ward mission leader. He is super awesome! We had a good scripture study as well. We talked about Charity and how Christ showed the most amazing acts of Charity. 
Thursday we had to get on the bus early because we had an appt. over at the edge of our area at 10 and the bus takes a few hours to get out there.. lol. So we left our house at 8:15 and the bus comes between 8:20 and 8:25.. well annoying story short... we missed the bus and had to wait another hour for the bus to come.. but i guess it all worked out.. We met this guy on the bus.... and man was interesting. lol.. He just talked and talked and talked.... the whole bus ride, it was so funny. He was talking to Sister H. and I.. He asked us where we were from and I told him I was from "California" and he was like "Oh yeah, you look like it.. you look like you just walked off a set of 90210.." he then asked where Sister H. was from she was like "Utah" he then was like "Oh yeah, you got that Pentecostal look. You look like you just walked off a polygamy farm...". hahahaha we both just busted up laughing.. i wonder what he would have said if I told him that I actually grew up in Utah.... lol. He was being super funny.. He then just wanted to bash with us.. lol.. We just kept bearing testimony.. Oh those bus experiences. We then finally got to our appt and that was good, it was with a recent convert. 
Friday we did family history with a LA member :) Love Family History! Then we saw our Gator D____ we then saw Ra____ again:) It was so sweet her son R_____told his grandpa that he wants to go on a mission! These kids are so smart! 
Saturday we did some family history with one of our newer gators. We  had a great lesson with Re____ then we did some contacting.. the day was kind of a boozy of a day.. lol :/ 
Sunday  Re____came to church!!!! Yay!! That made us so happy! She is the sweetest lady and is so happy and loves us! We sure love her as well. :) Ra____and her family weren't able to come to church.. The kids got sick.. But we stopped by and brought them some stuff. Then we saw some members and some Less activeish... people! i sure love this area and just love being a missionary! 
Testimony.. I am so grateful for the Gospel I have in my life. For the joys and happiness it brings to me! I am so happy to be here serving a mission and to be inviting others to come unto Christ. It honestly is the BEST job anyone could every have... even though we don't get paid. The blessings are far more rewarding. I love y'all! Christ lives and God loves us! Keep smiling! 
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Three weeks worth of letters from June 15- July 08, 2015

Sorry for the last three weeks letters, my mom (me) who is keeping up my blog has not kept up with coping my letters so they will all be on one entry.

June 15, 2015

This area is great! I love it! and am super excited to be serving here! Our first day here we met the ward mission leader at Walmart. We were walking in and he was like "are you my new missionaries?" we were like yes.. he was like sweet. "I'm the ward mission leader.". it was pretty cool.. So Callaway is an interesting place, I love it! There is a paper mill and chemical plant here that smells bad, but it's all good. My new companion is pretty awesome! We both went to Bingham! Her name is Sister Hawkins. We hung out with some of the same people! :) Small world! The ward here is awesome! A lot of old people and lot's of families. Our area is huge! It covers almost all of Panama City :) and Callaway. We got to meet some of the recent converts. I love them already! This guy his name is A. He joined the Church in March. His wife has been a member her whole life. They are the cutest people! Haha I told him my bike tire was flat, he  really wanted to help me fill it up.. I didn't have it with me... but he called again today and was like did you get it fixed? I told him I needed to buy a new tube, he was like "well when you get it come over and I will put it on for you."  so many stories, but this area is great! We did white wash so it has been stressful but really great! I am learning a lot! We are in the same ward as the STLS. They are pretty cool. Oh, we are in a car share... it's pretty good. I am excited to walk and bike everywhere. :) We went walking the other day.. and we ran across a human head, was a log that looked like a bloody human head to was in a huge swamp.. we were looking for Gators.. and found a skull... that would have been a pretty strange story.. So this week I can't send pictures because I don't know how to on these computers... so next week you will get some! Hopefully..
anyway sorry this letter is all over the place.. haha but before I left Navarre we went and said goodbye to a few people.. haha one of our LA that we saw we went to say goodbye and she gave me a bag full of little gift things and her boyfriend wrapped up a beer in aluminum foil and put it in there... haha he told me I could open his gift there... haha it was really funny.. I kind of wanted to go put it in the fridge in our apt... I didn't.. I told him he could have it.... Haha
When we got here we settled in a little... on Thursday we went and met some people. We had a lesson on Saturday with an investigator. Her name is E. She is pretty cool. well.. I don't really know what else to say.. but this week was good and I love you all.. Again sorry about the pictures..
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist 

June 22, 2015

August 03, 2015 One Year Down and So Many Miracles!

Hey y'all,
This week was pretty good. Monday we did a coloring party for FHE. That was awesome! A bunch of young single adults in a fort eating fishy crackers, juice boxes, and fruit snacks, coloring,  it was really fun! Tuesday we had an amazing district meeting. I thought it was just really great!  We talked about the Atonement which is something that I  have been trying to study for a long time. The Spirit was very strong, I loved it! Then we went to see a kind of less active lady. She was sick so we weren't able to meet with her. But she was actually home and we are seeing her tomorrow. My companion was sick so it was kind of a slow day. We had dinner with a family of return missionaries. They are a great family. Wednesday we saw a less active who when we went to see her she told us to come back in about an hour because her soaps were coming on television.. lol.. So we went and biked and tried visiting a few others then went back to see her.  She is a funny lady.
Then we got rained out after lunch.. Florida is not the sunny state... it rains almost every day.. haha I love it!
We had scripture study and that was pretty good. We only had 2 people show up but we talked about Alma the Younger and Repentance. It was good. Then K.and A. took us out to ice cream..
Thursday we did weekly planning and had interviews with our Mission President. Those were really good. I just love my Mission Pres.
 We contacted a referral and finally were able to get in contact with G. again and set up another appointment with her. :) we went to see her and she was outside as her boyfriend was working on his car, so it actually worked out pretty great! We then did some stuff to help out the Relief Society.
Friday was a super long day.  We had to fixed Sister Hawkins bike and then we had to bike because we didn't have many miles left. We visited some people then we went to go to volleyball but no one came so we went contacting.
Saturday.. I got set apart as a Full Time Missionary a year ago today.  We had correlation meeting then we went and did some service and helped someone clean their house. They are moving. We then went to down town Panama City and tired to contact some people using the Plan of Salvation Pamphlets.. that didn't work out to well... lol, but it was good practice. We saw this massive dark cloud coming towards us and we were like "oh boy" so we went back to the car.. right when I shut the door it started POURING lol!!! It was pretty epic we then tried to see some more LA and we just got wet anyways running to their doors.. lol  :) We heart attacked the Relief Society President, she does so much and no one really does anything for her. :)
Sunday was amazing and the miracles flooded in..  #FASTINGWORKS!
So we had an amazing church services, then we got 2 new investigators. One was a referral from the Spanish Elders. The other one was a gators son. So cool story, we had an appointment with this guy named S. We went over there and his sister (who was a gator as well) was outside.. we hadn't seen her in a while and it's kind of hard to get in with her. We started talking to her and we were like "well we have an appointment with S. she took us over and S. didn't want to meet with us right then. So then she was like " Well, do you want to come over to my house and talk?" So we did and we taught So much! She just kept asking great questions. We ended up pretty much teaching her the whole Restoration, the whole Word of Wisdom, and some other stuff.. like how are bodies are temples. She wants to come to church! She and her family have been looking for a church. We are hopefully doing a church tour with her this week. It was great! Sorry my letters are so long. Then we had a great dinner with the bishop. lol.. their daughter ate my companions cake off her plate, while she was still eating it..  Haha....she also told us " You guys are monsters." She is only 6,  I just love their family. Well, that's all for this week. I love y'all and hope y'all keep being amazing!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist
Oh, that is smoke.. Haha there was a fire outside our apt. :) Sorry these are the only pictures this week. Love you!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 27, 2015 Fish Fry and Fantastic Lessons


Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 Staying in Calloway!

So I am sticking around Callaway for another transfer. I am super stoked about that. Great area! So my email will be shorter this week.. We don't have much time.. We are going to the Beach.. yippy!
So on Monday we went to FHE. That was fun!
Tuesday we had a great District Meeting. We had a root beer party, because there was a baptism. We then went and tried some former investigators, but no one was home. We did get a new gator. Her name is C. She is 15 and comes from a part member family.
Wednesday we got checked out BIG TIME! lol. This guy riding the bus was not sly about it at all.. straight up watching us.. lol..The funniest part was the people behind us noticed as well. lol.. Then we had a great scripture study. Talked about how Nephi went back to get the plates. It was pretty great! We talked about the obedience they had.
Thursday we had weekly planning, saw some less actives then had a Relief Society activity, that was fun.
Friday we saw some recent converts and had a KILLER lesson with R. She is improving so much! it is an amazing miracle. I got called "Sister ADD.".. lol.
Saturday we had a really nice Baptism that we went to. We painted an older ladies fingernails. She is super nice. She made us eat a ton of ice cream.. #notcomplaining. We then had a awesome dinner with some great retuning members. I love this ward so much! We then saw another returning member.
Sunday we got to meet a recent move in member. She is awesome! Then we tried to see some others but  we didn't feel like we should. Then we kind of got lost in this really nice neighborhood.. That had houses that looked like they would be in horror film.. lol
Well  that's about all I have.. Hope that you have a great week everyone.. and remember that your hair looks like "angel wings" flapping in the wind..
(I got told that by an older guy.) lol
Love y'all
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 Snakes, Snakes, Snakes-Black Racers


Monday, July 6, 2015

July 06, 2015 Biking Again in Down Pours, Alligator Park

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Just a few random pictures from January 2015-June 2015

June 08, 2015 Transfering out of Navarre after 10 months.

Hey Everyone,
 This week has been pretty good. Monday was good. We were suppose to go to the zoo.. but it rained. #classic but it was pretty good. We had dinner with the Y's :)
Tuesday we had a nice district meeting. The Gulf Breeze Sisters taught about unity. It was really good! It was about just staying focused and remembering that we are all here for the same reason, To bring others to Christ. :) After district meeting we had a SICK Nerf War. Haha ...I love those!   ;)  A few non missionaries came. A. from Gulf Breeze and A. from our ward. They both are leaving for their missions soon. A. is leaving in about 15 days. But the Nerf War was pretty epic.. Elder P. and I were the last ones in and hunting for each other.... Haha... this went on for about 15 minutes of us just running around dodging each other. A. was hiding and we could not find him... after about 25 minutes of him hiding we finally found him... He was in the scout closet.. upstairs.. hiding behind flags..... Elder P. was so mad.. He thinks he would have won if A. was helping him out.. (they were trying to "kill me" before I shot them.. I won.... haha it was super fun! Highly recommended!!!Now back to missionary work.. Haha....
So then we went to see J. and a less active family. We had a really funny dinner with the R's.. I may or may not have lost it during the prayer for no reason.. and I was the one praying.  I could hardly say amen.... #longday? 
Wednesday we did our service at the thrift store then went to Pensacola for a Dr. Appt. Then came home and had dinner with a member and her in-active daughter. That was really nice.
Thursday we drove to Bristol for another appointment, road trip. That was super fun! I feel when I get home I am going to want to go on a lot more road trips, since I feel more comfortable driving short and long distances. When we got home from our 6 hour drive we went to see one of our investigators. She wasn't home. She forgot about our appt. Then  we had our correlation meeting.
Friday we did some planning and saw some members. Sister C. took us after dinner to get snow cones and walk the pier. That was fun, I took a lot of pictures. 
Saturday we did service and tried some less actives/ in-actives but  no one was home. Then  we finished our weekly planning. We had a nice dinner with the L's. Then played basketball. A few non- members came again. :) 
Sunday was pretty good. We  tried to visit some different less-actives and no one was home. After we went and had dinner at a members house. Then helped out Sister C. whose husband is coming home from his deployment today. We helped her decorate her house  and make cookies.  :) We then got "The Phone Call"...................When they said my name over the phone my heart dropped..  I knew it was coming but I was hoping I could lay low for another 6 weeks.... haha.  But I do know that this is what I need. I am needed somewhere else. I am super excited to gain new experiences and grow differently in another area. I have been very blessed to have served is this "Dream" area for almost 10 months. :) I am so grateful for the great ward and all the amazing people that I  have been able to meet." Maybe I will just get transferred to Gulf Breeze... since Sister S. is leaving too.. haha :) we will see and I will let you all know what happens :) I love you! Have a great week! :) 
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist 

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 Memorial Day Celebrations!


Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 Humidity is Back!

Hey everyone,
How was this week? This week was good here in good Ol' Navarre.
The humidity has come to stay I believe and it's just beginning, ya gotta love it!!!
So this week we had a nice Zone Conference. It was very uplifting and great! We learned about some wonderful health stuff.. haha such as bugs, dehydration and safety. It was actually pretty good. We also talked about hurricanes. They are expecting one this year. They usually have them every 10 years or so... and guess what, it's been10 years. We will see if I am still in Navarre.. when it comes. That would be exciting! After talking about hurricanes we talked about some other mission related stuff, such as obedience, teaching with the spirit, having a desire and making people feel awkward haha... it's just so fun! We talked about unity and being diligent, it was all very motivating! It was also Sister Kirton's birthday on the same day. When we got home we went to a members house and they made burgers and fries for us. We also had some cake and ice cream.
We did service again on Wed at the thrift store.  Happy Birthday Alyse!!  We got to see E. and had a lesson with J. We had a nice dinner with a young family in the ward.  We got to visit with the S's. They are both doing well. We taught the Law of Chastity.  It was us, the girls and the dad. Good thing he took over that part of the lesson... explained all that stuff.
Weekly planning was the next day, which was good to get that done!
Friday, Happy Birthday Adalyn. We did some service today we helped some people move. That was fun! We loaded up boxed and unloaded them at a different place. We also moved other stuff out of the house. That was fun. After we did service we went and saw the R's. They are doing well. They  both came to church yesterday. We had dinner with the L's. They are a really cool couple. We then went to Volleyball. Oh,we got the sisters so good!!! hahaha #hidingintheirbathrooms.. haha #classic.
Saturday was service for a little bit. We finally got to see D. W. We haven't been able to see her in so long!! We just dropped by and saw her. We then talked to some members who live close by that were outside. They are moving to Italy. We then brought some cupcakes to some people who are going though a lot. Then we brought some to B. We went out for BBQ with a member, that was good.  Then we went and played some basketball.. I love that sport!!!
Sunday we had some great talks and lessons. We got to help out with some twins in the wards baptism. That was good. I got to give a last minute talk on the Holy Ghost. She asked me at church and the Baptism was after church. It was all good though even if it was only 30 seconds long. hahaha about that... it involved bubbles so it was good. Those twins are so funny.  One of them had to get dunked twice.  When he first walked in he was like " OH IT'S FREEZING!!" Then he started to scream!  So funny, then he wouldn't go back under.. haha so the dad said the prayer fast and kind of pushed him under.. haha not in a forceful way though, haha... it was great! Then we had dinner at a family in the wards home, they are so great!
Well,  I love you all!  Have a great week!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist

May 11, 2015 Nine month mark!


Monday, May 4, 2015

May 04, 2015


Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 Rain, Rain and more Rain!

This week has been pretty wet! But I love storms, so I really didn't mind! Oh, I hope Samuel had a nice birthday! Love you buddy!
So at the beginning of the week, Monday and Tuesday we had the Gulf Breeze sisters staying in our apt. because they had to get a mold infested wall removed from their apt. Monday morning we all went to Sister L's and went on a walk, it was raining but it was still fun! Then we went back to her place and had smoothies and bagels. Those were super good! She makes the best smoothies! We then had the rest of our good P-day. Then we went and had a great and I mean GREAT lesson with V.  A. was there for dinner but then he had to leave.. but, his dad was there. He is a member and just happened to be in town this last week. So we taught her the Plan of Salvation! It was a wonderful lesson! The spirit was so strong. She told us she 100% believes the Plan of Salvation. When we told her about the Celestial Kingdom she started crying and expressed how she wants to live there with her family forever! She also loved learning about the Spirit World. She then was like I really, really want to marry and get sealed to A. She started crying about that as well. She asked us if she can't get sealed without knowing the Book Of Mormon is true? We told her no.. she was like, I just feel like I won't ever know if it is.. We testified to her that we know if she prays and asks God with that sincere heart.. She will know! She really is doing so well. We love her so much!!!
On Tuesday we had a nice district activity. We learned about teaching people not lessons and how to begin teaching. We did this thing, it wasn't a role play, but we each had to write a question on the board and we then got assigned a question and had to answer it.  I got the hardest question... I was sad I couldn't answer it for Elder Fortin, but I did do some extra studies on it and kind of found a answer.. after I asked President Smith in our interview after district meeting. We did a very short district activity we had another Nerf War for about 45 minutes. We were going to go to the Naval Air Museum but we didn't have time, it would have taken too much time out of our proselyting day but after the Nerf War  we headed to Pensacola. We had interviews with President Smith. Those went good,  I just love my Mission President and his wife! They are such great leaders!!! While we were waiting some of the other sisters and I drew some pictures on the board... They are on the Blog.. When we were driving home... we got NAILED with rain, it was crazy!! There was thunder and lighting everywhere... I loved it,  then we had to pull over because it was raining so bad. We couldn't see 15 feet in front of us.  When we stopped I took of my shoes and got out.. the water almost covered my feet. it was really deep in the parking lot.. haha it was flooded kind of bad in some areas we passed.. When we got home it was still raining, but not as bad. We went and saw a member in our apt. complex. The sisters spent the night again!
Wednesday we did some service at the thrift store and had a small lunch! Then we went to Predio for a baptism.  It was one of Sister Kirtons old investigators. She spoke for it the Y's drove us there. We had a good time with them! We saw M. S. for our first new member lessons. She is a completely different person! It was crazy! She talked, she even went to Mormon Prom and danced! She was so shy before her baptism and now she is just so different, it is amazing! We taught her about obedience. We then talked to her grandma forever after her lesson.. She is a really great women!
Thursday was weekly planning. We saw the R.  we taught about Family History and Temples and Eternal marriage. That was sweet!
We had dinner with the W's. They are moving to Turkey! How cool is that? So sweet!  It would be kind of scary to move you whole family over there right now but still it's pretty cool. They have lived some pretty awesome areas. Then we went to our Correlation meeting.
Friday we went and saw sister W's and sister A.! We then had a lesson with J, we taught her about Following the Prophet. She is doing really good. Continuing to pray and read.  We read from 1 Nephi with her. We had dinner with the C. family. I love that family! They are so cute! Their little boys are adorable! I think I got pictures to send. We played Pictionary with them haha... We then went to movie night! We watched some really good movies about enduring to the end. The Elders did a great job at picking some real tear jerkers.. Oh, when we got to movie night the Gulf Breeze Sisters and the Eders recent convert attacked us with Nerf bullets. When the Elders got there we did the same thing... I may or may have not been playing around after and shot someone in the back of the neck.... Oops! it also may or may have not left a nice welt..... :/ Word of advice.. PBC pipes work great for Nerf guns....  
Saturday we did service at the thrift store. Then we tried to see the R's.. No one was home so we got to go and meet with this less active that we haven't met before. The Elders use to work with him, he was super cool and super friendly. He said we could come see him and his family again. We then had a really good dinner with the G. family and The L's. who are new in the ward. That was really cool. I found out they know Sister Strickland, small world. We then went to play basketball. There were so many people there. We ended up playing Hunger Games Dodge Ball.. That was super fun! I don't mean to brag or anything but I won! :D haha... Elder Payne won the first one, then it was me..haha it is a super fun game though..
Sunday we had a nice time at church! We had some CRAZY storms again.. along with this whole wet week.. but yesterday was awesome! Poring rain.. thunder every where.. I don't think people know what rolling thunder is until you experience a thunderstorm in Florida. I love them! We made this game... for keeping the commandments. We played it with the S. family after dinner. Then we saw C. She is such a busy women, it's crazy!! Then we saw the H's. Another really cute family.
Well,  I love y'all so much! Hope you have a great week!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015


Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 Baptism