Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 - Two new 'Gators and a Biting Dog!

Another crazy fast week! I don't get how its flying by so fast! I know I say that every single week but MAN it is crazy! So this week we went to the beach on Monday and that was super fun. I sent those pictures last week.
Tuesday we had a really, really great district meeting. Elder Burnett our District leader always does a really great job. It was about feeling the spirit and it was really something that I needed to hear. Then we had to travel to Niceville for an appointment. That was a long, fun trip haha.... Then we went and saw some less actives as usual. Then we went walking, O.Y.M. for the rest of the night. That was nice. We have done a lot of walking in the last week. Which is pretty good, I guess.
Wed. was pretty busy. We worked at the thrift store. After that we went and had a lesson with V. her sister is now wanting to listen to our lessons which is really great, we are super happy about that! After our lesson there we went and saw J. and then L. Then we went to see the R's.. After that long day we had dinner and then saw another less active family the C's.
Thursday was a day full of planning and dinner with the Stake President.
Friday we had lunch with M. Y. While we were walking back I saw this lady and I was like "oh let's go talk to her." So we went to do so and her little dog was yapping away. She was like "Oh, he isn't nice" so I tired to stay back and I thought I was far enough away then when I went to hand a card to the lady the dog bit me in the leg. Good thing it didn't hurt or I would have kicked the dog harder then I did. hahaha I only kicked it enough to get it off of my leg. She then picked it up and said "I told you she was mean"  then she wouldn't take the card because she was holding him. So I left it on her truck. haha anyway, after that fun time we went walking and walking. We walk a lot that day, it was really good though. We tried to see some DNC (do not contacts) the one that we tried to see lives in this super sketchy trailer. No one answered the door. After that fun exciting time we walked back to our car and then went to movie night. That was good. We watched the movies "The Restoration and The Prophet Joseph Smith" That was really good. We are trying to get more people to come to movie night. We are still trying to get it all rollin' On Saturday we worked hard and had a good lesson with C. We read out of the Book of Alma with her. It was really good. She wants so badly to come to church. She has progressed a ton since we met her.  After that we worked at the thrift store and had a good time there. It is always super fun to work there, even though everyone who works there is either super old or doing community service.  So after that we went to the church and filled up the font for a little boys baptism. The fonts hot water is broken and it was super slow. It took 2 hours for it to fill only half way up and it was really cold, poor little boy. It went really good though. We watched the video Reflections of Christ, that was good. I love that video! If you haven't seen it y'all should watch it. After the baptism we had dinner with Sister K. She had her friend there as well and she wants to take the lessons. We have one for Wed. Yay! Then we went  to the church and briefly met with our ward mission leader, Brother G.  Then we played some awesome volleyball, that was super fun!
Sunday we had a less active family come to church! That was really good! We then went and saw some people on the island. Man the water was nasty looking haha... anyways it is always fun to go out there. Anyways so today we had a fun district activity at the beach. We built sand castles. I kind of went swimming... hahahaha actually. I was laying down helping Sister Beaukers dig a tunnel when about 30 seconds later a huge wave came up and covered me in water, needless to say my whole district saw it.. hahaha they all were laughing. It was pretty funny and I dried off pretty fast.  That is pretty much all that happened. Well, I love y'all hope you have a great week!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Random Pictures of Sister Seegrist Mission

January 12, 2015 - E. Baptism and Pensacola visits

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 05, 2015 - Kohnir the creepy doll!

I hope y'all had a great week and New Years. Hope no one partied to hard, like me.
 Monday we got Sister Blake. She is great! We get along great! She is super funny. So after we picked her up we finished the day. We had dinner with this member. They have a new born baby who was born on December 18th. The baby is super cute.   They are super nice people.
Tuesday we had Zone Training in P-Cola. That was fun, even though I was super sick and was #outofit. The P-cola sister trainers taught and the Elders taught,it was good. Then we had a zone activity after. We played four square. That was so much fun! I never thought that four square would be fun,  we really have a great zone here in Pensacola.  We had a four square tournament and winner got 100 extra miles. That was cool. We lost! Gulf Breeze sisters won. Good thing we carpool with them a lot, haha. Then we had a good rest of our day working. We had a delish dinner with a member. They made us a ton of Italian food, you know me and my love for the Italian.
Wed. we went and said goodbye to someone in the ward who is moving to St George. We walked around and to be honest this was just a weird day, and we had to be in early. We did some comp study.
Thursday we did the usual weekly planning. We then had a lesson with M. and V. They agreed to allowing us to teach them the lessons. Which is really great! We feel that it will help him understand more about the church, and this way we aren't pushing it upon them. They are a really great couple.  Then we had a lesson with J. We were teaching her the Restoration. We have these cups as visual aids, while we were building up the church we realized we forgot the two most important cups. The two types of Priesthood, which is pretty important, since that is a huge part of the Restoration. We tried to do it without and it really didn't work, but it turned our really, really, good. She told us that the way it worked out was perfect and helped her understand it more and the importance of it.  We told her that the church wasn't the same if we didn't have the Priesthood. She then told us that she believes that everything happens for a reason. She was super open and is super excited to learn more. We are so grateful that she understood and it made sense to her. She also mentions to us all the time about how she is freaked out my organized religion and how do we know if the Prophet really is called of God. This lesson helped her a lot, maybe this story doesn't sound as cool as it really was. haha anyways it was!!!
Friday was my half birthday haha.
We saw some less actives  and had lunch with two of them. We biked around a lot looking for souls to save.  Then we walked about two miles to our dinner appt., which was really great!  We had a lesson with them, E. and R.. E. is getting Baptized this Saturday. We are so excited and happy for her! R. gets to baptize her. She really has come such a long way.  It has been a privilege to teach her. She asked Sister Cooper and I to speak at her Baptism. At the lesson we taught about eternal families, temple work and family history. That all went really good. :) Then we had movie night. We just actually went over the roster with the Elders.
Saturday, we saw Miss K. she said she wants to work towards Baptism. Yippy!!! She is really great!  We then worked at the Thrift store. #nerfgunsaremyweakness.
We have been trying to visit the do not contacts this week. While we were contacting we met this lady who is Buddhist. She invited us inside and has so many questions. She had so many different, not correct thoughts on Mormons. We set up another appointment with her, she is really great! We are excited to get to know her better, most of them have moved. We had a great dinner with Sister C. After that we went to play Volleyball. That was a lot of fun!! Then we had a sister wide fast, where all the sisters in this mission fasted. Sister Smith ( our Mission Presidents wife) said the prayer. That was really nice and cool!
Sunday we saw some less actives and members.
So, Kohnir is this creepy doll that we got at the thrift store,  he hides all over the place, haha..
Well, this is all that has really happened this week. Everyone  please read Geneses 19:17. Great scripture about new beginnings.  
Anyway,  I hope you have a great week! I love you!
Talk to y'all next week!
Love, Sister Seegrist

Thursday, January 1, 2015

December 29, 2014 - Christmas/Trio

December 22, 2014

December 15, 2014

Howdy everybody!
 Can you believe that it has been almost 6 weeks since Strickland left? Goodness So this week was great! Monday we just did the same stuff. e then went to see a potential named K.. That was well just really, awkward. #righton. That is all he said  and we found out that it is just him and his dad that live there. We told the Elders to go see him.  He was pretty receptive to the Book of Mormon. 
 Tuesday we went to the Zoo! That was so much Fun. I have never seen a 27 year old Elder so excited about birds. We had a lot of fun.We went with our whole District. That lasted until about 1:30 then we had a church tour planned for 2 but they cancelled. We then practiced out District introductions for half mission.  That  was  really fun.  Then we went to a members for dinner.  We saw R. and E. she was sick  we then went to see the sisters and practiced  for Half mission. We did a pageant for our District intros.
Wednesday we worked at the thrift shop and saw V. and A. We  saw and a few other people as well. Thursday was Half Mission Conference. That was so much fun! We did musical performances that lasted about 2 hours. We then had lunch which was catered by Sunny's  BBQ that was really great! We then did our district intro's and ours was great! Everyone now thinks I breed Jelly Fish in my free time! Haha. We did our stocking exchange. I got Sister Rohwer. I got her a bunch of random stuff. I think she liked it. The sister who had me was a senior sister. She made me a ton of homemade candy. Which was so good! She also made me a scarf and a few other things. I loved it. We then got to watch Meet the Mormons! That was so good! It really was a great movie! After Half mission we came home and went to the Relief Society Progressive Dinner. That was good. That lasted the rest of the night.
Friday we saw our usual people, and  we talked to a lot of people. We saw R. and E. We also had dinner with a member.  Then we did our missionary movie night. That was a lot of fun!
Saturday we tried to see miss K. but she wasn't home. We then went to the thrift store. We then saw V. After that we did weekly planning. We then had a big dinner with some ward members. They cooked us Ribs and BBQ Chicken, it was really good. We then had missionary Volleyball. That was a lot of fun!  Sunday we did a lot of contacting after church. We talked to 10 people in 45 mins. We then had dinner and saw C. That was all really good! So, I'm sorry this letter is really boring this week, nothing too exciting happening here. E. is still doing well. She is done drinking now. She has come so far. I cant believe when we met her she was drinking an 18 pack of beer a week and now she is off completely. It is crazy what Heavenly Father can do when you put your trust in him. I know that he really does help us in whatever way we need. He really does answer our prayers when and how they need to be answered. He loves us so much. He wants what is best for us. I hope y'all have a great week and remember why we celebrate Christmas. I love each one of you!  Thanks for everything you do!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist