Monday, November 3, 2014

Cami and the other 3 missionaries traveled to Elizabeth City this 
week to meet with their Mission President, President Baker.  

 Cami and Hermana Gray going to interviews with President Baker

 Spooky Halloween Cupcakes for English Class

Nice work girls!

The 4 Sisters at the trunk or treat on Halloween with their new convert.

Cami and Sister Barrett are modeling their 'costumes' I made for them for Halloween.  
Spooky, huh!  

I asked for a picture of their house and their living quarters and this is what I got??? 
Go figure...silly sisters!

It's November. WOOOAHH. Things are going good though! 
Last Tuesday we had interviews in Elizabeth City with our Mission President....That was a cool experience. He is so full of wisdom and I feel blessed to serve under such an inspired mission president!! I received a lot of counsel and guidance and ways that I can be better which is always humbling and helpful :) 
On Wednesday we were able to meet with a member of the ward and she took us to have a picnic on the pier which is probably one of my favorite things yet! It was sooo beautiful. It was over looking the Sound, which is the body of water in between the Outer Banks and the US. Stay tuned for pics :) also on Wednesday we had English class and we learned about "Shopping for groceries" and gave them a little grocery list and turned the break room into a shopping center and it was super fun! The last item on their shopping list was to get a Halloween cupcake which we made for them that my sweet family sent to me in a Halloween package! Wednesday night us and the Hermanas decorated our trunk and went to the ward trunk or treat which was way fun! We had some of our investigators come and they had a really good time so we were super excited about that! We stapled cards to all of our candy and had some book of Mormons in our trunk... :) HAHA. Yes. and one of the recent converts in the ward dressed up like a missionary so that was great :) 
On Halloween night we had to be inside by 6 o clock so we ate pizza and played games and talked with the Hermanas which is always a good time! 
Saturday was the Social Media Split! We started out the day by doing some service for a woman in our ward- she was getting ready for her daughters birthday party and so we cleaned up her yard a little bit, made treat/ goodie bags, and then she fed us lunch! She has the coolest backyard- she has her own chicken coop....I think I want to do that with my post mission life. Chicken coop. Fresh eggs. Yes. I just stood there and watched the chickens for like 5 minutes ha, ha. They are sweet. After that we went and helped another member put together a Christmas present for her son who is serving a mission in Colorado- she is making him a t shirt quilt so we got it all pinned together! I thought that was a cute idea :) We then had some lessons with investigators/less active members, and then went and helped a member clean her dance studio which was my personal fave thing about the social media split because we got to do some dancin' after we finished cleaning and then she invited us to come on p-days and she will teach us a private dance class with church approved music so we are going to do that today which i am PUMPED about. :) 
The social media split was so great though because it gave us a great opportunity to bond and get to know the members even more and that is one of the things I love most about missionary work is getting to know and love the people because it helps in blessing their lives with the gospel! 
Yesterday I stood and bore my testimony in sacrament and expressed my thanks to all of the amazing members of the ward who support and love us as missionaries because yes baptisms and investigators are great and important- but when you earn the trust of members and have such strong relationships with them and truly love the area and people in which you serve is when missionary work turns into missionary fun :) To be honest yesterday was the first time i had ever stood up during sacrament and bore my testimony in my entire life. I have done it at girls camp and in seminary and every day as a missionary, but I have never felt that burning desire to stand up in front of everyone until yesterday. I was sitting in my chair just like I do every Sunday, and then all the sudden my heart started to pound so hard that I could barely handle it or sit still and next thing I knew, I was blubbering up on the stand but I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share my testimony and hopefully strengthen those around me and I know that it is so important to not only bare our testimonies on fast Sundays but just in the lives that we live and I can honestly say that I am blessed by all ya'll- who live your testimonies and I am so grateful for all of you who have helped my testimony be what it is today! 
Thanks for all the support- I love ya'll! :)
Much love, Sister C

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