Monday, July 27, 2015

Interfaith Choir Concert

Dear family and Friends,                            7-27-15

This week was super cool. On Friday we had a really neat interfaith
choir concert at our church. We invited some choirs from other churches
to come in and present some songs and we had a choirs.  We also had
some people from the Mormon Tabernacle choir here as well which is
really cool. Ended up being a huge success and great first first year, 
we plan to do it annually. The group that really helped us get it
going called the Jesus prayer project said, "it was a huge answer to
their prayers to be invited to something like this."
Huge part of miracle is that the founder of it and her mother and
friend came to church the next day and ended up staying for the entire
block. Even though they are really active in their church they really
liked the service and we're very grateful that they were invited. We
had some super awesome lessons with them during the day. Top off the
fact that we actually taught Relief Society. Funny part about teaching
Relief Society was that we were asked to teach on the talk by Sister
Burton, " We'll Ascend Together" which if you don't remember is all
about eternal marriage. Everyone thought that was pretty funny that
two single non dating missionaries were giving a lesson on eternal
It was a really successful  and we had quite a few people come up
afterwards and thank us for the outstanding lesson that we gave. And
then the friend that came told her her friend (who is the founder
prayer project ) that she was amazed that we were single and able to
present such an outstanding lesson on marriage. That is a true
testament to the power of the spirit being able to teach through us
even if we do Not have personal experience  on something related to
the Gospel.
This week has been a really good week and in someways very hard
recognizing how close the end is. Our ward mission leader told the
ward council I was going homes on August 6th, and many of them did not know so
they asked me if it was my last week. I'm glad I still have time left
that I do and I plan to make it the very best that I possibly can. And
that I was able to keep it quite how close to the end I was and not
stand out like crazy how close going back to Utah is.  I love Kansas!
Funny thing about Kansas,  even if you're up at 6:30 in the morning,
outside it's super humid which means that you feel sticky the second
you get outside even if it's not that hot yet, it's pretty gross. The
reason we were up so early this morning was we went and had to speed
walk 2 miles to an investigators home, where we met the Elders and then we
surprise mowed and cleaned up her front yard. We are super excited to
see how she reacts to i,t we hope she likes it. Moral of the story
service is awesome, but humidity in Kansas is not fun. At least for
all of those who've been experiencing 100° in Utah you don't have 60
to 80% humidity every day so be grateful for that.

Love you all!
Sister Blood :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Grateful for time in the Heartland

Dear Family and Friends,                                                     July 20, 2015

This week was awesome! It flew by in what felt like just a little over a day! We saw so many miracles this week. I think my favorite was the fact that Miriam didn't let being tired stop her from coming to church, and Maddy came for sacrament even though her fiance woke up with a super infected eye, she told him he had to wait an hour before she would take him to the ER because she knew she needed to go to at least sacrament meeting! 
We also were given two new referrals from the elders who both turned into really solid new investigators. Especially Stephanie really shines and we both feel will be a kingdom builder, she is a very elect lady! The week grade wise was in the A's all week which was awesome too. I really am working the hardest I have ever worked, and feel like nothing is holding me back, so we just get up and work, and it feels amazing!
I love Kansas so much, it is crazy how much I love it. It is a night and day contrast to how I felt when I first came to Kansas. When I first got here, I didn't really like how it looked or the culture of Wichita, now I love them both and wish I could stay here in the heart land. I really am not looking forward to being surrounded by mountains again, but it is where Heavenly Father has my next "AREA" all prepared for me to work in. 
We got to go out to the Pikes again this week and do some service, I love being out on their little farm so much, it makes me quite happy and content with life. I think the best part about being out away from the city is you really feel how Satan has less hold and power out there, and that is a wonderful feeling!
The days and weeks are fast passing by, but everyday feels like two with how much we are able to do in it, but the weeks go by as if only a day or two of time have passed, it is a really odd feeling. Time is such a strange thing. It honestly freaks me out that I will have been on a mission 18 months this Wednesday, I blows my mind. It feels like a lifetime ago I went into the MTC, but at the same time it doesn't feel like 18 months could have passed. I am EXTREMELY grateful for the time I have been given in the Heartland, and am grateful for the many days and moments I still have left in Kansas to make an impact! 

Love you all, and see you WAY TOO SOON! 

Sister Blood. 

Cool Fire pole

Sister Blood getting ready to try the fire Pole out
Kansas rain storm