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, haha...jk...it was a log that looked like a bloody human head to us..it 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
Hey everyone this week was pretty un-eventful so this letter will probably be super short.. not promises though..So Monday we got to go to FHE that was fun. They just played games.. We got to know some of the YSA. There are few that are in- active but we will change that.. :) Tuesday we had district meeting. That was nice to get to meet our district leader and his companion. They are Spanish missionaries. They are pretty cool. We then had a "interview" with a non member student here at Gulf Coast State College. That was very interesting.. He was getting our religious beliefs on the Devil...He audio recorded it... so if y'all here my voice somewhere on the internet.... that's awkward.. But he was a interesting Son of God. We then did a lot of biking which was nice. I hadn't biked in so long it felt nice to bike. I think it was about 13-15 miles, it was nice. ;) We then went a walked to a members and met her. :) We call her Grandma N... well all the missionaries call her that.. :)
June 29, 2015
Hey everyone! This week was pretty great!
We found a new investigator! She was a referral from the Lynn Haven sisters. She is amazing! We are so excited to start working with her! She is 20 years old and has such a sweet spirit about her. Her living arrangements aren't the greatest, but we can tell she truly has a sweet spirit about her. We have already met with her twice this last week. So Monday we had FHE. No one came.. after we took down all the chairs and set up the volleyball net.. it's alright the girl who drove us took us to eat ice cream, so it all worked out. Tuesday we road the Trolley. The ward bought us trolley passes which have been a life saver. We got to know the area better and the bus stops which was really neat! We got to go and meet with our new gator which was pretty good. Then we may have gotten stranded at the mall.. haha We thought the last bus left the mall at 8 but the last one got to the mall at 8.. So we got to the mall and the driver told us that there was no more buses. So we tried like 10 people and no body answered, so we both felt like we should call this one lady who her husband isn't a member. She came right away with her non member husband. Which actually went really awesome! They took us out to ice cream... Haha Sister Hawkins and I both feel he will get baptized while at least one of us is here.
Wednesday we did some biking around not to many people out, but we did get to know the area better. This area is pretty big. It covers all of Panama City and Callaway. There is about 7 little towns just in our area, Parker, Springfield, Callaway, St. Andrews, Bayou George, Fountain, Youngstown.. and I think some more.. it's great! Then we had Scripture study. We do that every Wednesday night. It is really great. The recent converts love coming we taught on Faith at this last one. It went really well. The Relief Society President then took us out to Subway after we tried to visit some people with her and no one was home.
Thursday we biked to a less actives house. (She came to church on Sunday) we saw her.. she gave us some lemonade. We then did some weekly planning and went and tried to see an investigator. She bailed on us again. We did get to ride the bus and we talked to a few people. My companion pretty much got asked on a date.. and this guy next to me was asking questions.. it was actually pretty funny. I asked him if he was getting off at the next stop he was like "Yes Mam" He then was like "Hi, I'm D." I was like" Hey I'm Sister Seegrist. he was like "Do y'all do any single camps? haha I told him about YSA.Then gave him our number, so Sister Hawkins had given our number to the guy who asked if he could treat us to dinner. he then texted us about 30 minutes later. That was pretty funny. We told him to come to church, but he had to work.
Friday we did some planning and calling trying to set up appointments no one really answered. We had correlation and then met with the B. We then saw this LA. She is super great and sweet! We then met one of our investigators we hadn't met yet. We then headed to Volleyball. Just one recent convert came, but didn't play and the Sisters. Hopefully people will start to come! We did get super sick this day.
Saturday we saw a LA and one of our another gators. We then went to the Relief Society Luau.. that was fun! We tried a few people and again no one was home, so we went and OYM.
Sunday we saw some member and LA's, it was pretty good! We enjoyed it. Good day, good week! Well, family I love you! The next time you hear from me I will be a whole 20! Love you! Have a great week!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist