Monday, March 7, 2016

 February 29-Jacksonville, North Carolina
How is everyone doing this week? I hope all is well for all of you, wherever you may be.

This week has been one crazy week!!

Monday, Sister Alldredge had a ton of packing to do so we stayed home for most of the morning while she packed. The rest of the day was spent mailing her packages home and figuring out how to ship her bike home. That night we stopped by a lot of our less active's and investigator's homes so that Sister Alldredge could say bye and get a picture with all of them.

Tuesday, we went to lunch with Sister Parker and Joyce. We always have so much fun with those two!! After lunch, Sister Parker took us to see a few more less actives that Sister Alldredge wanted to say goodbye to. We had dinner with the Johnson's that night and had a lot of fun with them. That night we went to see Bob, Amy, Zain, Cameron, and Keara! We had a really great lesson with them on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, I said goodbye to Sister Alldredge and then the trio began! Me, Sister Salakielu, and Sister Scribner went to visit Krisi, Makayla, and Damien that afternoon. We began Makayla's new member lessons which was pretty exciting!

Thursday, we went and visited with an investigator that Sister Salakielu and Sister Scribner have been teaching. We also stopped by a couple of less actives that are in their ward. That night, we met with a part member family that lives on base.

Friday, we did our weekly planning and then in the afternoon, we had 2nd transfer call-in. For 2nd transfer call-in, we were basically on a conference call with President James and the other missionaries that came out the same day I did. That night, a member from the Jacksonville 3rd ward took us on base to the commissary to get Panda Express for dinner! In North Carolina, they do not have any good Chinese restaurants so we were all very excited to get Panda Express. That night we met with Falon and had a really great discussion about temples.

Saturday, the Jacksonville 2nd ward Elders had a baptism so we were able to attend that. We were also able to attend Sister Diaz's wedding! Sister Diaz is a recent convert that feeds us dinner every other week or so. She married a non-member from India! The ceremony was really interesting. The bishop kept talking about eternal marriage and his goals for them to one day be sealed in the temple, it was great!! The rest of the day we spent in Richlands stopping by less actives and potentials. That evening, we met with Krisi, Makayla, and Damien again. That night we also received transfer news. My new companion will be Sister Smedley! She trained Sister Franco who came out with me, so I have met her at a few meetings and she seems really great!!

Sunday, we had stake conference. They broadcasted it from Wilmington and it wasn't very good quality. For the whole first hour, you couldn't even hear what they were saying so several people left. On the bright side, Falon came and she stayed the whole time!!! That night we went with Sister Mitchell to visit our less active Sharron. We had a really good discussion with them about how much Heavenly Father loves us and that it is never to late to be forgiven. We showed them the Mormon Message, Painted in a Corner. This Mormon Message is really good and highly recommend it!!

This week has really been crazy, but it has also been a lot of fun! I've really enjoyed working in a trio!!

I hope that everyone has a great week this week!! I love you all and miss you so much!!!

Sister Paynter

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