Monday, December 28, 2015

I Wish You a Mission Christmas

Happy Holidays dear Friends and Family!

December 21: Today for p-day we rehearsed our skit that we will be performing at our Mission Christmas Conference on Wednesday. The skit is a mission parody of Tangled. Our investigator Bory is amazing! He literally is already planning his baptism and inviting everyone to it even though it is 2 weeks away.

December 22: Today we went and volunteered at a retirement home and we were talking with an elderly lady who thought we were going to move in and so she gave us this big sales pitch and told us how we were lucky because we would have a friend there already.

December 23: Today was the Christmas Conference! It was crazy we found out that our mission boundaries are being changed and so part of our mission is being moved into the Orlando Mission. This is super sad because we are losing some amazing missionaries and one of them is my beloved MTC companion Sister Olsen. Also at the Christmas Conference we performed our skit and it was absolutely awesome and everyone loved it and the mission president loved it because he loves Tangled. We then got home really late but still got in our hour of knocking and we met Carmen on the first door we knocked and he is interested in learning more about the gospel.

December 24: Christmas Eve!! Our investigator Bory made a special trip out to Wellington to buy clothes for church because he no longer wants to wear polo shirts to church. Its the greatest thing because he is seriously so excited to be baptized and be a member of the church. Today we went to go sing Christmas Carols to a member to end our awesome Christmas Eve and it was cool as we were singing to her it wasn't two people singing but it really sounded like a choir of angels and it was a cool experience having the angels sing with me.

December 25: Merry Christmas! It was awesome opening presents first thing in the morning and then went over to a member's house for Christmas Morning breakfast. We then got to call home and it was seriously the greatest thing seeing my family and talking with them.

December 26: Today I got to go on splits with my STL Sister P.K. She is absolutely amazing! We went and visited a less active member and she calls me her angel and she absolutely loves it when I come visit her. We also went knocking and met this guy named Chaz who thought it was crazy that we were knocking on our door. He wasn't interested in learning more and told us that we had to live a few more years in this crazy world and then come back and talk to him about faith. That's super sad, I would hope that if I lived a few more years in this crazy world I would cling to anything that offered hope.

December 27: Church was awesome and Christmas definitely came late as we were waiting for YSA church to start. Our investigator who we haven't heard from in a week finally texted us back. Our investigator who got shot like a week ago came to church even though he got out of the hospital yesterday. A few members brought friends to church that they want us to start teaching and a former investigator of mine came to church and wants to start learning more again. Oh also I probably will be serving full time with this YSA branch when transfers comes around which would be amazing!

Well everything is going good for this Delray Dame (I'll have to come up with a new thing if I go full time Gateway YSA). I hope all of you had an amazing christmas and a happy new year!


Sister Jennings
The Original Delray Dame

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Greatest Gift

Hello Family and Friends! Merry Christmas!!

December 14: After p-day today we went and caught up with a potential we found a few weeks ago and it was the sweetest thing she called us her angels. It is so sweet being able to be a  representative of Jesus Christ and truly be his hands here on earth. That is one of the amazing gifts that he has given me this year and into next year is getting to be his representative and to truly be his hands.

December 15: Today we got to teach the YSA (Young Single Adults) at their FHE (Family Home Evening) and it was all about how they could be better missionaries to their friends and to help their friends find the joy of the gospel. It was a really cool experience and I hope it opened their eyes to the little things they can do every day to be an example of Jesus Christ and to help him in his work here.

December 16: Breanna our amazing investigator got to go on a temple grounds tour today and it was so great! She absolutely loved it and is just getting so excited for her baptism this weekend. I am so excited for her and the amazing decision she is making in her life right now. 
(Me, Breanna, Sister Jeppson, and Jessica - Breanna's friend at the temple)

December 17: Today we got to teach our amazing investigator Bory. He is absolutely amazing and is so ready for the gospel. Bory is the cousin of our YSA Relief Society President Lizbeth and we first met with him on Tuesday. Then we saw him again on Wednesday after the temple with Breanna and we invited him to be baptized on January 2nd and he very tentatively accepted the date. But here is the full story. The first time we met Bory we very randomly called him up because another appointment had fallen through and he said we could come over. He didn't really want to talk to us but didn't want to be rude so he would listen to our BS but as we taught him he actually started wanting to talk with us. On Wednesday when we gave him a baptisimal date he thought we were absolutely crazy but now he is so excited to be baptized. He literally soaks up the gospel and looks forward to all of our appointments and he loves reading the Book of Mormon. He truly is amazing and teaching him has brought me immense joy because the gospel is truly changing his life for the better.

December 18: This morning the coolest/weirdest thing happened a Jehovah's Witness knocked on our door. I was very cordial and asked if they wanted to exchange pamphlets since we both believed in Jesus Christ. They told me that they could not take my pamphlet and they left. Also today we got to go sing with people of a retirement community and they absolutely loved it and it was so much fun to do service.

December 19: Breanna got baptized today!
Also we got to teach Bory again. He truly is amazing and he isn't even baptized yet but wants to be a missionary soon so that he can bring the joy of the gospel to others.

December 20: Today while knocking we met some drunk Haitians and it was so funny. We were giving them pictures of Jesus and invites to church and they were so excited to come to church and one of them even looked at his card and didn't see the address and was so confused because he wanted the address. Truly just made my night because they had absolutely no idea what was going on.

​(Lizbeth upfront, Bory, Breanna, Sister Jeppson, and me)

Well God is truly amazing and I'm so excited that I got to help one of his children come just a little bit closer to him and that was truly the best gift I could give him and the joy of teaching these two amazing people, Breanna and Bory, is the greatest gift I could receive.

Sister Jennings

Monday, December 14, 2015

Remembering the Reason for the Season

Hello dear friends and family!

Wow this week has been absolutely crazy and I have collapsed into bed at the end of the day almost every night. The work is going amazing and Florida is still sunny as always.

So right now instead of telling you all about my amazing investigator in bits and pieces I just want to tell you a little about Breanna. For starters she is getting baptized this Saturday (December 19th)! We are so excited for her and she truly has been prepared. Her friend Jessica was baptized in September and after she was baptized she decided to start sharing what she learned with her best friend. When we teach Breanna she already knows everything we are going to talk about and actually teaches us. She is truly amazing and so excited to be baptized. The coolest thing is she is coming from a Jehovah's Witness family and she has always thought that a few of their teachings were weird but when she started attending our church with Jessica she just felt that everything was right and complete and just made sense. Breanna is truly amazing and I cannot wait for her baptism!!

December 7: We had a zone activity and it was so cool to see everyone in my zone and get to hang out with a lot of amazing missionaries and just have a fun time with them.

December 8: We helped someone move today and it was awesome getting to do service. Funny story though the guy we helped move is cousins with a girl I went to Junior High and High School with so it was awesome to talk with someone about where I live and knew exactly what I was talking about. We also met Nick and Brendan who are living at a drug recovery house (accidently knocked that...oops). It was amazing as we were talking to them Nick wasn't paying attention as we started but as we said the prayer and testified that God truly loved him, cared for him, and wanted to help and strengthen him; he had this light come about him. As we left he had this look on his face like he didn't want us to leave and he just wanted to talk with us all night. It was amazing because I know that is truly what Nick needed because he was struggling overcoming his addictions and now he knows God will help him.

December 9: We got to help a less active who was struggling today. It truly was amazing because this girl was baptized just over a year ago and has since become in active. Turns out that she was having a hard time with the world's treatment of homosexuals because her brother is one. She finds it so sad that people aren't tolerant and love everyone even though God tells us to love everyone. We got to truly help her realize God loves everyone and that as she turned to God he would truly help her and help protect her brother.

December 10: While we were knocking today we had a guy tell us we had to leave. We are pretty used to this and get a lot of reasons (mostly that it is no soliciting), but his reason was the best I have ever heard. He told us how this was little Italy and if we knocked on his neighbor's door the neighbor would call the cops (classic response). And then he told us we weren't getting it, we were in little Italy and that is where the Italian Mafia was and he didn't want us to knock on his neighbor's door because he would call the cops and have us arrested and he didn't want to see us in jail for the night eating bologna sandwiches. Everyone we talked to was super nice though.

December 11: We met with the coolest less active today. Her name is Summer and she has an amazing family and they want to take us on a safari ride to see lions, and tigers, and bears oh my! No really there is this safari a little north of us that you can drive through and I guess it has lions and other cool animals and they want to take us one of these p-days so hopefully that will happen. We also went and taught our investigator Nic. It was heart breaking talking with him today because he doesn't believe God is there and that he is loved, in fact he believes he is broken and that no one should love him. 

December 12: Today we helped out our stake Live Nativity. It was awesome we had real camels, sheep, goat, and donkeys. The missionaries got to help out a whole ton and there were 1,600 people who came out to the event and it was truly amazing! Such a great effort and a lot of people in South Florida now know what a Mormon church looks like, that we believe in Christ, and that we are not totally weird. It was super cool with choirs throughout the community and nativity sets from around the world.

December 13: NIC CAME TO CHURCH!! It took a lot of effort on ours and God's part to get him here but he came. Nic had a lot of depression yesterday and when we knocked on his door this morning he didn't want to leave his house but we made him and he was very grateful that we had. We also got to teach John finally! He has been coming to church for a while and we just haven't been able to meet with him until now and he is going to be baptized in a few weeks which is so cool.

This truly was a week of miracles and I know that God truly loves each and every one of us.

Happy Holidays,

Sister Jennings

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hurricane Miracle Hits Florida

Dear Beloved Friends and Family,

So a hurricane didn't actually hit Florida but we did have a tropical depression the last few days and boy let me tell you it is not fun knocking doors in the rain and being drenched for 3 days straight. Yes I have an umbrella but I often forget it in the car and the umbrella doesn't protect you a 100%. But life is still going good. This has seriously been a week of miracles.

November 30: Today we met Vicky who will probably become my investigator mom because she seriously is so concerned about us and does all she can to help us. She leaves the outside lights on when we are in the neighborhood so we can see. She also lets us use her house anytime we need a drink or the bathroom and she even gave Sister Jeppson an umbrella one day when it was hardcore raining.

December 1: A member came out knocking with us today and it was awesome talking to her about her testimony as well as her getting to share her testimony at the door with some people it was awesome!

December 2: We met Raya who was totally awesome. Something cool she said is that when she is like feeling the spirit testify of truth she doesn't get goosebumps she gets god bumps. Seriously me and Raya are kindred spirits who both love meditation and just wish the world would have more love in it.

December 3: We have a new investigator named Nic and he is totally awesome and just wants to learn more and become closer with God. Cool thing is the other sisters found Nic and referred him to us and Nic is seriously so prepared to learn the gospel.

December 4: Today we finally got to start teaching Breanna. Breanna is absolutely amazing and is getting baptized December 19th. She is so prepared for the gospel and comes to our lessons with amazing questions and she does all her reading assignments plus some. She is basically a Mormon minus being baptized and she is so excited for her baptism and is actively trying to figure out how we can teach her.

December 5: Satan works really hard. Today most of our teaching appointments fell through because they all got sick which really sucks. We also met Marco and his family. Marco was so curious as to why 2 nice girls were knocking doors at night and why we weren't off living our lives. He also wanted to make sure that we stayed safe and told us that if anyone gave us problems that we could just call him up and he would come take care of the problem. It was an amazing opportunity to bear my testimony of why I am on my mission and my testimony of the gospel.

December 6: Today someone warded us away from his door with his fingers held in a cross like we were vampires. It was really funny because we actually believe that Christ died on the cross for us and we always reflect on his sacrifice for us. Tonight was also the Christmas devotional. If you haven't seen it go look it up on because it really was just an amazing reminder about the reason for the season.

Every week at our training meeting someone brings treats and have to wear this awesome get up during the training and this last week we were the chefs.

Beautiful Florida sunset.

Well I love you all!!

Sister Jennings

P.S. Remember the reason for the season

Monday, November 30, 2015

Transfers, and Turkeys, and Cops...Oh My!

Well dear family and friends I'm excited for once again being able to tell you all about the amazing things going on in Delray!!

November 24: Today was my last day with Sister King and I really am going to miss working with her because she was an absolutely amazing companion. On our very last knocking day together we had a cool experience. We were knocking on this door when all of a sudden the owner of the hope drove up on his motorcycle. It's always awkward knocking on their door when they come up, but we walked up to him and told him we were there to say a prayer with him. He didn't want a prayer or a picture of Jesus but as we were walking away he offered us a drink of water. We of course accepted and he went to get us a drink. While we were drinking the water we started talking to him and finding out what was going on in his life. As we finished up our glass of water we asked if we could say a prayer with him and his heart was totally softened and he accepted the prayer and said it was refreshing because he hadn't prayed in a long while. Long story short he is not quite prepared for the gospel at this moment in time but one day he will be and it will be because he stopped to give us a drink of water.

November 25: Transfer Meeting!! So Sister King went to serve in Fort Pierce South up in Port St. Lucie so now I'm finishing being trained by Sister Jeppson. She is from West Valley and has been on her mission for almost 9 months, she is a Portuguese called sister and a total nerd like me. Well while out knocking today we met Angelina and her daughter Naiema who are going through a rough time after just losing a few family members and after we said the prayer with them Naiema just gave the two of us a big hug. It was cool to think about because as a representative of Jesus Christ me giving this little girl a hug was like the Savior personally giving her a hug in her time of need and it was really cool to be those loving arms of the Savior.

November 26: Thanksgiving!!! You will all be glad to know that I did have thanksgiving with some members and it had all the classics: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and yes even jello. Everyone we met today was pretty nice but most just wanted to know why we weren't home celebrating thanksgiving with our families so it was a cool opportunity to tell people that I had left my family for 18 months to tell them about the restored gospel because I know it is true.

November 27: Thanksgiving #2!!! We had a couple who gave us thanksgiving today as well so that was awesome because it was like having thanksgiving leftovers which is a tradition in my family. Also today after eating second thanksgiving we needed to go out and knock for an extra 15 minutes before 8:30 so that we could be exactly obedient in knocking for at least an hour and so we found the soonest houses we could because we were cutting it really close. The first door we knocked on was Sonny's and we taught him the restoration on the spot and gave him the pamphlet to read and so now we are teaching Sonny and he seems super interested about the gospel. Yeah Miracles!!

November 28: Today while knocking we met Ruth who is a buddhist and we had a really good conversation with her and taught her about the restoration, a little bit of the gospel, a little plan of salvation and she just soaked it all up. She told us that she wasn't going to convert to our religion but we gave her a Book of Mormon and invited her to read it so now the spirit has the opportunity to work on her and to help soften her heart and give her a desire to learn more.

November 29: Today in church I gave my very first talk on my mission. The topic was 1 Nephi 14-15 because our stake has been challenged to read the BoM in 90 days and so the YSA has all of their talks on Sunday relating to the reading we were supposed to do that week. It was really cool focussing on these two chapters and I really learned a lot from them. After church we were knocking doors in this slightly nicer neighborhood and we were knocking our last door when all of a sudden the cops pulled up. The cop was super friendly and told us he was here for the prayer circle which we laughed at. Apparently someone in the neighborhood called the police on us because they didn't think that we were actually there to offer prayers and thought we were doing something sketchy. That's okay we talked to the police officer and he was very nice and we even invited him and his colleague (that's right two police cars for two missionary girls) to our Stake's live nativity.

Questions Asked:
How the work is going?: The work in Delray is slow but the work in South Florida is doing amazing.

So do Floridians put up Christmas lights and camp out in warm weather for Black Fridays, or are they smarter ?: They still put up Christmas lights and its really cool to see all the palm trees decked out in Christmas lights. I don't know if they camp out for deals but I assume they do and I assume they participate in all the crazy because our stake had a push to get to the temple and make it White friday instead of Black Friday. We don't know about all the black friday stuff because we don't participate in it.

Any local traditions we don't have ?: Not that I know of yet

As always I love you all so much,

Sister Jennings

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Salvation Salesman

Hello everyone! 

Did you think I died since I didn't email yesterday? Well I promise I am still alive and still loving the mission. This week our p-day is on Tuesday because transfers are tomorrow and so we prep the day before.

November 16: Today we went and read 3 Nephi 11 with a less active named Watson and man he is an interesting kid and I really can't describe how interesting he is but as we were reading the Book of Mormon with him he absolutely loved it and could have spent the whole night reading the Book but we had to go home. We also met Rynhardt who is from South Africa and he is studying to become an international chef and so we will start teaching him this week. He is so awesome he was already starting to be a missionary when we knocked on door telling us how he would invite his roommates to learn from us as well.

November 17: Today we taught Brooke and she is amazing! She had so many amazing questions and we were able to correct a lot of her false beliefs about the gospel. It was amazing and the spirit truly testified to her about what we were saying. We also went and visited some less actives which is a large part of our work here in Delray and it was cool to hear how their testimonies are still there and so we are helping them come back to church and then also inviting them to encourage their friends to hear the gospel so hopefully we'll get some referrals from them.

November 18: Today was zone conference and it was absolutely amazing! I got to see Sister Olsen who was one of my MTC companions and it was so good catching up with her and the few other missionaries that I know. It was also amazing to hear the inspired council from our Mission President.

November 19: While we were knocking today this lady was walking her dog and the dog stopped 8-9 times to just stare at me and Sister King. Clearly the dog understood who we were and wanted its owner to learn about Jesus, we gave the lady a Jesus pass-along card. This evening we went on splits with members of our ward to go see less actives. Like I said a lot of our work here in Delray is reactivation and then hopefully getting referrals from those reactivated members. It was really cool though going out with members from our ward and showing them that we are serious about our work and that we are working hard to help their ward.

November 20: Today while knocking we met Scott who lives with his cousin. The only Scott asked us to pray for was his cousin to get better because she is not doing well. It was the most spiritual door prayer that I have ever offered, by the end of the prayer Scott was in tears because of the sincerity of the prayer that we were offering. Though Scott is not a new investigator he definitely was strengthened as he now knows how much he is loved by God.

November 21: Our car has been having problems with the A/C so we took it into the shop. It turns out some Elders who had the car before us had not kept their car cleaned and a plastic bag had been sucked up and was blocking the vent and so now our car works and doesn't make horrible sounds. Yeah!!! While knocking today someone told us that he was not interested in what we were selling. It is super funny because by his account we are Salvation Salesman because that is what we go door to door offering. What he doesn't understand is salvation isn't something you can buy its something freely given by Jesus Christ if we will but come unto him.

November 22: Today was a really rough day until we met Bob. We were not sent to help Bob, Bob was sent to help us. Bob opened the door and was the one friendly person we had seen while knocking, he lives on waterfront property and told us he didn't need anything but a Republican President, a balanced budget, and the end of ISIS. We said the prayer and I mentioned those things, which made him chuckle. He then offered us inside his house to see his backyard view and gave us a water bottle and told us to be careful because some seedy people come over to his neighborhood sometimes. We then left and continued to knock doors, when a few minutes later Bob comes walking down the street to offer us a flashlight so that we can be safe. Bob is truly amazing and one day he will be ready to receive the gospel and that seed was planted by us.

November 23: P-day (proselyting-day)! We knocked from Noon - 5 pm. Miracle Moment: A few weeks ago we gave some Jesus cards to these little girls and thought nothing of it. A week after we gave them the cards they came up to us while we were teaching someone about the gospel and I gave them a Jesus card. The little girl went away and returned a few minutes later to ask for a Bible. After the lesson I felt so bad that I had not given the little girl a Book of Mormon as well so the next day we went knocking to find them but couldn't discover where they lived. Today we received a media referral that someone wanted a Book of Mormon and we went to drop it off to discover this little girl Janaia (who had wanted a Bible) and her little sister Angela (who called for the Book of Mormon). God is good and believes in second chances. 

Transfer Call: So on Monday night we all tune into a transfer call where we find out who is leaving and who is staying. I will be staying in Delray for another 6 weeks however my companion Sister King will be leaving and tomorrow we find out where she is going. This means tomorrow I will get another trainer who will finish training me.

Love you all,

Sister Jennings

Monday, November 16, 2015

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Wassuppp my dear family and friends! Once again it's p-day and man time flies on the mission.

November 9: For p-day we had a massive zone activity and it was so much fun. We played extreme dodgeball (I'm not a fan of it - it gives me anxiety), had a pie eating contest, and a paint war. Seriously so much fun and I now know more missionaries besides the 10 that I associate with all the time so that is a total bonus. Today was just the best day because after the zone activity we went knocking and we met Brooke and the Hemlepp family (family of 6) who are interested in learning more about the gospel so that was totally awesome!

November 10: We are working with several less actives in our ward and one of them is Sister Lombardo. She was baptized with her second ex-husband and she doesn't really know a lot about the gospel so we are working on teaching her the lessons and increasing her knowledge of the gospel so that she will have a greater testimony and will want to come to church. Also I absolutely love the YSA Branch that we work with they are so excited to help their branch grow and to bring those who aren't coming to church back.

November 11: Today we experienced a small miracle while knocking we met Rob. The weird thing with Rob is when he saw us walking up his sidewalk he actually wanted to open the door for us and talk to us (which is unusual). After the prayer he said that we came at the perfect time right when he needed a spiritual boost. Problem is Rob is not currently interested in learning more but that is okay because one day he will be. Also more sad news for today, we cleaned out our teaching pool and dropped a lot of people because they are not progressing and they are not contacting us back, so all we have is Brooke and the Hemlepps and anyone else we meet this week. The saddest one is Lynchie and Sarah they were so elect a few weeks ago and were excited to come to church and be baptized but then we lost contact with them for a week and their youth pastor got ahold of them and are organizing a bible study class for them and so they don't want to learn about the BoM anymore.

November 12 & 13: We were on a 2 day exchange and were not in our area so we didn't do any work in our area but we helped our STLs (Sister Training Leaders) area progress.

November 14: Elissia's baptism was today (she is being taught by the other sisters) and it was the most spiritual baptism I've been to, it was really cool they had testimonies from converts to the church while we waited for them to get changed. After the baptism we went knocking and we met Peggy who told us we weren't Christian. So we pointed to our nametags and told her we were Christian and she told us that her Bible didn't say that and so we have a return appointment where she is going to try and confound us but really we all know who will do the confounding. In case you don't know its Sisters Jennings and King with the aid of the Holy Ghost. Also it rained all day today, like all day which was awesome! We also found Art in the Alley #2!!

November 15: Today was the most amazing miracle! After church and a meal appointment we had a second meal appointment/lesson fall through so we started knocking earlier than we had planned. We felt impressed to go to this street but when we got there we couldn't find parking so we kept driving back and forth trying to find a place to park. While driving to find a place to park we saw these houses and we decided we wanted to knock them. After finally parking we walked up to the first house and knocked on the first door and we found Madeline. When Madeline opened the door she knew exactly who we were, so we thought awesome a former investigator, but then she told us she was a member and she was living in a recovery facility. Madeline had been praying to see the missionaries and then there we were knocking on her door. The coolest thing is if that second meal appointment hadn't have fallen through we wouldn't have met Madeline because their rehab group was going bowling literally right when we knocked on her door. #GodIsGood #AnswerstoPrayers #MiracleMoment It is amazing how God works and the prep work that went into us finding Madeline because all that started 3 weeks ago (story for another time) and it finally happened today.

Today's Title: Well it rained like two days this week and it rained like crazy. While it rained we had this little cat that we found last week that refound us and followed us while knocking so we had a little stalker cat that just wanted to come home with us. Super funny that cat seemed to like me better even though Sister King was the one petting it and talking to it. Funny dog story, while on exchanges with Sister Rampersad we were knocking doors when out of nowhere this dog just came and starting jumping on us and wanting to play with us and playfully biting us. I had to hold the dog back so Sister Rampersad could get the contact information for a potential investigator. After finishing getting the info we decided to go back to the car and the dog just followed us and kept following us and following us.

So that was my week! Love you all!

Sister Jennings

P.S. Here is our Funny District photo

Monday, November 9, 2015

Down and Derby

Hello dearest family and friends it really does not seem like it is Monday again, man this week flew by. Also I forgot to mention the title of my email last week "Hearses don't pull U-hauls" was a funny phrase that a member in the ward told us during a discussion with him and I thought it was really funny especially down here in South Florida where you live in one of 3 places: 1. Super mega rich beach side house, 2. Ghetto (mostly Haitians), 3. Gated community - with the majority being 55+. Well onto this week.

November 2: After writing we just kind of chilled at our house and then went knocking. While knocking I started not feeling well so we went home early and I went to bed at like 8 which is incredibly early. Don't worry I felt better the next day, I really think I was just super tired and needed a little rest.

November 3: Today we got a member referral for a YSA (Young Single Adult) from a member of the other ward but that's okay because we'll take whatever we can get. So we went to our meal appointment expecting to teach and come to find out that we weren't teaching her, no she was our waitress but that's okay hopefully we can contact her this week so that we can actually teach her. We got to teach Junia today!!!! Junia is a cute YSA Haitian that we found a week or two ago but haven't been able to meet because of her crazy schedule and we got to finally teach her. The cool thing about her is that she already believes the BoM is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet (just after teaching it to her), the only thing that is holding her back is she doesn't know if she can be baptized twice so that is something that we can work with. Also today we had our first YSA mission correlation meeting and I am so excited for their branch because they are going to blow up with new members and returning less actives. Their main focus is getting them to activities which is the best way to get them in the church to feel the spirit in order to want to learn more.

November 4: Today was a lot of knocking so I won't bore you with the details of the many doors we knocked that contained people who are not quite ready to receive the gospel. 

November 5: Today was the first time I have had an honest person, the other day we set up a return appointment with a lady we knocked into and today we were verifying our meeting time. She then texted us back saying she wasn't actually interested in hearing our message, it really was awesome to see someone who was honest about their desires instead of us going there and finding out she is not interested.

November 6: Some cool knocking happened today. We met a girl who practices Kabbalah and we gave her a BoM and she gave us a Zohar book. Awesome!! Today I also got told that I am part of a cult. Did you guys know that I'm part of cult? I certainly didn't until this lady told me, I reassured her thought that I actually was not part of a cult but she wouldn't listen to a thing we said. Today we offered a prayer with a lady but she would only let us do it if she could pray for us as well. Cool thing was it wasn't a repetitious rote prayer but a prayer kind of like how we offer it so that was pretty cool.

November 7: Today was Travis's baptism - he is being taught by the Creole Delray Elders. I got to give the talk at his baptism (there were to be two speakers but because of shortage of time I gave the 30 second talk). Now for the most important part of the week....the Turkey Derby!

​We made a totally awesome pink brick car! It has graphite sparkles because one of the members in our ward helped us grease our wheels so that it would go faster so that we could possibly win. We used pennies we collect from the ghetto as our weights. Though our car looks totally ratchet (ghetto) it was totally awesome and we took 3rd place out of the 16 cars we were racing with. More important to note is we beat the Elders!!!! This was a really big deal for the ward and everyone was cheering on the Elders and the Sisters but Girl Power won in the end and it was awesome. We almost beat the fastest car and only lost to it barely so we could have won the whole event.

November 8: Today we went to go meet an old former investigator to see if she wants to learn again and guess what she was so excited to see us and to read the BoM again and she was excited to set up an appointment this week so we are excited for her. Her name is Jeanna (pronounced Jenna) and she has 3 cute little kids and is now married (she wasn't when she was dropped) so we are excited to work with her and help her progress towards baptism.

Overall an amazing week! 
These are some of the ratchet things we see in South Florida - holding your matress on the roof of your car.

Cutest little bird, it belongs to a less active we are working with and she let me hold it for a picture.

Love you all,

Sister Jennings

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hearses Don't Pull U-Hauls

Why hello dearest family and friends its that time again another update!

October 26: Yeah P-day!!! Today we went to the beach (me, my companion, and the two sisters we live with) 
​It was seriously so much fun even though we can't touch the sand or the ocean. There was this cool pier that we could go and stand on and be semi-close to the ocean and feel the salt in the air and get a few splashes from the ocean. Cool experience happened while knocking: we knocked on this door and the lady said go away, so Sister King said we were only saying a short prayer and the lady still said go away. As we were walking away from the house the lady opened the door and said we could say a short prayer with her. Wow hearts do change when the spirit is involved. Sad news today Jesus (common spanish name) is going to Puerto Rico for the next few weeks to be with his family so we won't be able to teach him this week or the next few weeks.

October 27: Today we got a call from a guy named Gary who said that he wants to meet with the missionaries which is super cool because I've never gotten a referral like that so tomorrow we are going to go and teach him. While knocking today we met Randall and Chris (and their dog Mr. Bean) and they said something that really saddened me. They told us that we probably wouldn't want to pray with them because of the things they have done in their life and we told them no that God wants everyone to pray with them. So we ended up praying with them and it was a good experience for both of them. Just remember that when you don't feel like praying or you don't feel worthy to pray is when you need to pray the most because that is Satan working on you.

October 28: Today we got to teach Sarah a little bit and find out why she is hesitant about baptism. Her mom had told her that her church believes that after you are baptized you cannot sin anymore. We quickly assured Sarah that you can and will sin after your baptized but that's okay because we believe in the power of repentance. How sad would that be though to believe that you cannot sin after you have been baptized? Also today we got a huge downpour of rain like torrential style which I guess isn't supposed to happen in these winter months but I thought it was awesome because it was rain. Also we found real grass like Utah grass style not this weird weed like Florida grass and we definitely had to lay down in it and cherish the feeling of it.

October 29: Not a lot happened today but while knocking we found Art in the Alley #3 which was totally awesome so me and Sister King have decided that we want to find all of them because it was really the highlight of our day.

October 30: Yeah I have officially been on my mission for a month only 17 more to go!! Today Shane got baptized. Now before you get all excited he is not someone we've been teaching but our fellow sisters we live with taught him but it is still exciting to see the work in this area and to see the success. 

October 31: Happy Halloween!! (This is how you can tell we are not JWs because I absolutely love Halloween). Today we had so many appointments that I don't have any time to tell you about how awesome it was. Just know that we taught a lot of people and had an absolutely amazing day meeting people and teaching a lot of awesome people. 

November 1: Man I cannot believe that it is already November wow how time flies when you are on the errand of the Lord. Today we had another amazing 6 hours of church plus ward council in the morning plus breaking the fast with the YSA branch which was awesome. The YSA branch is absolutely amazing and they are so excited for missionary work. We also got to meet the Ocean kids, 3 kids who got baptized about a year ago. They haven't come to church in a while but they are still absolutely amazing and I know that they are going to start coming back to church soon and wonder why they ever stopped going because it is truly amazing.

Question time:
What is tracting like in your area? are the people polite or rude?: Tracting for us is knocking on doors and offering to say prayers with people in which we help them feel the spirit. Most people are nice and don't turn down a prayer but then there are some really rude people who think that by praying with us they are going to get converted or something and so they slam the door in our face. But it is a really religious area down here so most people willing pray with us and then sometimes from there we get new potential investigators.

How big is your area? How many wards or branches do you cover?: My area is the size of Delray Beach, Florida plus a little bit of Boca Raton and Boynton Beach. The area I serve in is half the size of our ward the Delray Beach Ward. (My area is called the Delray Beach South area). But we also serve part time over the YSA branch and so we can teach them anywhere in our Palm Beach Zone (we don't teach very many of them).

How much biking and is your bike really really fast?: I actually haven't used my bike yet because I am in a car area and we use our car and then walk from wherever we park to several different places. Though the elders in our area do use their bikes because we are short one car because it is being fixed right now so they should soon have a car as well.

Do you have ward mission leaders or do team ups?: We do have ward mission leaders and several ward missionaries though we (as the sisters) don't do very many team ups since the Sister Ward missionaries are very busy and don't have very much time to come out with us.

Tell me more about sister king, where she is from, how long she has been out, etc.?: Sister King hit her one year mark Thursday. She has served all over Southern Florida so far. She is from Logan, Utah and went to Southern Utah University (SUU) for a year studying Dance performance. She is a ballerina but does other dance as well. She likes to have a lot of fun and is notable in the mission for whitewashing (this is her 3rd time I think). 

How much support do you get from the members? Do you cook your own meals, eat at members, etc.?: We get a little support from the ward and they come out with us on occasion although our meal calendar is pretty empty except for Sundays. Though we do now have a meal appointment for Thanksgiving yeah!! So we largely cook for ourselves or go out to eat (since we live outside of our area).

Thanks everyone love you all!!

Also quick item of business I typed my address wrong last week (I have still been getting all my mail I promise)

Corrected Address:
2301 S. Congress Ave #113
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Ponderize Scripture this week: Nahum 1:7

Until next time,

Sister Jennings

Monday, October 26, 2015

Loco Lizard

Hey everyone! So I first want to comment on the title because its a big part of my life now. Back in Utah I had to worry about ants, mosquitoes, bees, and other annoying pests. Now days the pests in my life are lizards. There are lizards everywhere, they run everywhere, and when we walk at night I'm scared that I step on them everywhere. I'm not joking there are lizards everywhere and in every color, shape, and size. I feel like I'm in a Dr. Seuss book of lizards.

October 19: We have finally started finding people to teach!!! I'm so excited we've been knocking doors the past few days with absolutely no success and it has been a little discouraging and I've had some very fervent prayers with the Lord. And the Lord provides and this is truly #paradisecity. Today we met McFarlane and Jesus and they are both amazing. McFarlane is from Jamaica and has gone through some really tough stuff in life but despite all those challenges he never forsake God. He isn't a big fan of organized religion because he feels religion has mostly forsaken God for money and we told him that our church wasn't like that. Its awesome to think that our church is run by God and not by man. And Jesus is just amazing, he has been smoking cigarettes since he was 10 and now desires to quit smoking and we told him how the gospel can help. Also I forgot to mention that both of these amazing men live in a retirement community and just love it when we visit and come and teach them so that is an added blessing: someone excited when the Mormon missionaries come knocking on their door.

October 20: Once again God provides and he truly is a God of miracles. Today we found even more potential investigators and people to teach and it is such a blessing. We also went to the Gateway YSA Family Home evening activity and I love the YSA ward so much and they are just so excited for missionaries and to help progress the work in their area which is an added bonus for us as their part time missionaries.

October 21: Once again more miracles in finding people and I can tell that me and Sister King have been brought to Delray Beach to help it once again prosper because they haven't had a baptism since January and they are a really small ward and need the help of the Lord in expanding and strengthening their area of Zion. One funny one is Brother Allen (that's how he introduced himself after we introduced ourselves as Sister King and Sister Jennings) when we first knocked into him he didn't see me behind the door and so he invited Sister King in. When he turned back around he was like where did you come from and I said from behind the door. He then continued to get our names all mixed up calling me Sister King and Sister King he called Sister Jenny. He was just so funny as he talked to us about our names and the Book of Mormon and I can't wait to go back in a few weeks to see what he's read about the Book of Mormon and what he thinks of it.

October 22: Our first lesson with Jesus and he is awesome and has such a strong desire to stop smoking, come unto God, go to church, and read the Book of Mormon!!! Awesome!!

October 23: Member support in mission work is so essential. One of our biggest supporters is a teenager named Shonoka and she loves to go out with the missionaries. Tonight we had a lesson with some new potentials who are just so prepared and ready for the gospel (Lynchie and Sarah) and having a member there who was a recent convert was amazing. Lynchie and Sarah had questions about the gospel and Shonoka had previously had those same questions and was able to answer them perfectly. So challenge for the week: get more involved in the mission work in your area because member support is seriously so essential and it is the greatest blessing for the missionaries.

October 24: Seriously just abundant miracles as we find more and more people to teach. One of the miracles was Mercie. We knocked into Mercie and she invited us into her home, after saying a prayer Mercie confided in us something really cool. Mercie told us that she doesn't usually answer the door when people knock but for some reason she decided to and then when she gave us her contact information she once again confided in us that she usually doesn't give out the correct phone number when people ask but for some reason she did. It truly is a testament of the different spirit that we bring into people's lives and the Holy Ghost makes people do things that they wouldn't usually do and it is those things that truly bless us in the long run. We also got to attend a baptism for an investigator for the Creole Elders in our area. This is the first baptism in the ward for a long time and we are so excited to welcome Serge into the fold and watch him continue to learn and progress.

October 25: Today in church we learned a lot about the Just Serve program ( if you haven't heard of it check it out because it is absolutely amazing. It is the Craig's list for service and it is hosted by the church. Basically its a place to find out about service opportunities in your area and I'm so excited because the missionaries will be allowed to use and so we will get to do even more service and hopefully that will give people a better impression of the missionaries that we aren't just door knockers like the Jehovah Witnesses but that we love God and Jesus Christ and all we want to do is serve and help our fellow man. Also my family would be so proud of me. Today we got a call from a member in our area and her friend (who is in our ward) is in the hospital and she wondered if we ccould go and visit her. And despite my fear and hatred of hospitals we went and I made it in, had a long talk with this 97 year old ward member, and made it out of the hospital all without passing out. Once again God qualifies whom he calls.

Well that's all for this week just a reminder that missionaries love emails and letters and it really makes our day/week to hear from all of you.

Love you all,
Sister Jennings

My address:
2031 S. Congress Ave. Apt #113 
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Monday, October 19, 2015

#Paradise City

Hey ya'll long time no email. It has been forever especially with MTC p-day being Thursday then leaving for the field on Tuesday morning and the mission field p-day is on Monday. So its been like a week and a half without getting to email and receive emails and let me tell ya its been a long time and nothing makes a missionary happier than logging on to an email full of emails.
So here is a rundown of the week and wow let me tell ya I've seen so many miracles (I've also not seen all the miracles) that God has bestowed upon me so don't think that what I tell ya is all that is happening because as it says in Malachi 3:10 "there shall not be room enough to [write] it."
Friday October 9: We got to meet and hang out a little more with the awesome new district that I talked about in my last email. Man these guys are so cool and California, Colorado, and Missouri are so lucky to receive such awesome missionaries.
Saturday October 10: Erika told us that she didn't really care what God thought about her but what the people around her did, and this made us super sad because if you always compare yourself to the others around you then you will never be happy. We told her that as she impresses God she will impress the man that she wants to marry. But for everyone as we impress God we will make the friends and acquaintances that we need to because God puts the people in our life that we need to meet and as we strive to have a better relationship with him he will help us improve the other relationships in our life. Also as we taught Dawaun I learned that we need to follow all of the promptings that we receive and I missed an opportunity to help Dawaun because I didn't follow the prompting. But don't worry I repented and in my next several lessons with different investigators I followed the promptings and was blessed for it.
Sunday October 11: So we finally had a normal Sunday where we go to lots of meetings (as a Sister Training Leader you have to be a part of all the ward meetings). We also got to go walk up to the temple which was awesome. I love the temple and I love the peace that we can feel on temple grounds and the love of God that we can feel in his houses, so if you haven't been to the temple recently then you need to make an effort to get back to it because it is AWESOME!! Even better than going to just any temple, I got to go to Provo temple which is my temple! Also today we had sacrament and the 2 districts headed to Florida all got up and sang a special musical number The EFY Medley (if you don't know what it sounds like YouTube it), and it turned out amazing which was awesome because we really did not have a lot of time to practice singing it. Today we also had a departing devotional for all of us missionaries leaving the MTC and our leaving group was so big they had to put us in 2 rooms. There were 500 missionaries leaving Provo and headed out to the field to help the Lord do his work. That is amazing!!!
Monday October 12: Today was my last day in the MTC since we leave tomorrow morning very early to head to Florida. We got to practice teaching Less Actives and we were teaching Kara and JC (these are once again our teachers but when we walk in the room to teach they are no longer our teachers but our investigators). I learned while teaching JC that sometimes you need to be bold and those your teaching may not like the things you tell them but if they want their life to improve then they need to listen. Also our teacher shared an amazing scripture with us: Mosiah 18:30. "And now it came to pass that all this was done in [Florida], yea, by the waters of [Florida], in the forest that was near the waters of [Florida]; yea, the place of [Florida] , the waters of [Florida], the forest of [Florida], how beautiful are they to the eyes of them who there came to the knowledge of their Redeemer; yea, and how blessed are they, for they shall sing to his praise forever." Man I am so excited to serve in Florida and I know that the Lord has prepared people for me.
Tuesday October 13: Leaving for Florida begins at 3:30 am, that's right as in the morning like before the sun early. We got to the airport and some nice people let me use their phone to call my family. So lesson for the day if you are ever in the airport and have a little extra time on your hands and you see a missionary let them use your phone because if they hadn't have let me use their phone I would not have been able to call my family. Also on our first flight we were traveling with a group of people going on a church history tour and the tour leaders were the writers of Meridian Magazine (an LDS magazine) and they took some photos of us and are going to be publishing them in their magazine (supposedly). So if you see the picture you should email or send it to me.
Wednesday October 14: Transfer day!! Found out I'm serving in Delray Beach South which is part of the Paradise City Zone so that is why its titled #Paradise City because that's where I'm at. My trainer is Sister King and she is awesome. Also we are whitewashing our area (they took both missionaries out and are putting two new missionaries in).
Thursday October 15: This is my first full day in the mission field! Found out that we will be doing a lot of knocking right now because we have absolutely no investigators. But hey that's okay because that means the Lord is just preparing some amazing people for us to teach. So funny story from knocking we were in this Haitian (kind of ghetto) area and there were a group of kids playing on the sidewalk and one of the kids ran up and gave me a hug. As we kept walking we overheard his friend say to him "Why did you hug a white person?". Hahaha kids are so funny but the cool thing was is they can see the light of Christ emanating from us and they want that.
Saturday October 16: I know I skipped Friday and that is because this is a ridiculously long email and we mainly experienced a few miracles while knocking (because we do a lot of knocking). Today we had a young woman from the ward come out with us and she loves coming out with the missionaries. Everyone, the missionaries love it when you volunteer to go out knocking, teaching, etc. with them. Also saw a funny sign  on a church board "If Satan offers you a treat, its a trick" so just remember that Halloween themed message because its true!
Well that's all I have time for and I know this was a really long email because I haven't had p-day in forever. Just know that I love all of you!
My New Address:
Sister Kelsey Jennings
2031 S. Congress Ave. Apt. 113
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Love you lots,
Sister Jennings

Here are some photos:

Trio Companionship: Sister Olsen, Me, Sister Peart

MTC District: Elder Millard, Elder Turner, Elder Bean, Elder Shipaanboord, Me, Sister Olsen, Sister Peart

Florida Fort Lauderdale Missionaries (FFLM): Sister Peart, Sister Olsen, Me, Elder Welch, Elder Lewis, Elder Lloyd, Elder Deklerk

Me and my New companion Sister King

Thursday, October 8, 2015

12 Day Miracles

Hello everyone! I promise I am not dead though it may seem like it since it has been more than a week since I entered the MTC. Well having P-day on Thursday means that I only get one here and my next email will be from Fort Lauderdale (or my first area in my mission). So to get everything I want to say I am just going to go day by day.

September 30: First day in the MTC and man it is crazy and a rush of getting everything you need and finding your class and where you live and being totally lost in our new little city. So my District is 4 Elders and 3 Sisters so you guessed it that means I'm in a trio and so I have two companions Sister Peart and Sister Olsen. Also our zone has two districts that entered today and all 15 of us are going to Florida except half of us our going to the Florida Tallahassee mission and the other half are going to the Florida Fort Lauderdale mission. As we continued through our day we gathered as new missionaries and sang Called to Serve and it truly was amazing and sounded like an army of missionaries singing and the power in the room was just incredible and words cannot describe it. Also on the first day at the MTC you get an orange dot on your name tag (the Dork Dot) and because of this magical dot you get said "Welcome to the MTC" like a million times.... in reality it was probably only several thousand....just kidding again it was probably like 3,000 times. Also today we taught our first investigator like the MTC believes in baptism by fire because we were instantly thrown into a room with 30 other missionaries and expected to teach 3 different investigators and let me tell you it was like the most frustrating thing ever. Like I thought it would be hard to be unified with my companion (did not think that I would start out being in a trio) but with 30 people being unified is next to impossible and so those poor (real) investigators were probably just incredibly confused.

October 1: Today we learned that at the MTC you majorly teach yourself like we don't have teachers except for like 6 hours a day and so the majority of our time is spent studying on our own without supervision, which on some days is not the best and other days I feel like I grow immensely. Also today we found out about our first two investigators Dawaun and Shirley. These new investigators are actually our teachers Brother Aston and Sister Eaton, but once we enter the room to teach them they are no longer our teachers but our investigators. I mean at night we pray for our teachers but we also individually pray for our investigators and we ask for help for them and guidance so that we can teach them better. Also today we had our first zone meeting and my companions and I became the new Sister Training Leaders (STL) this is like the female Zone leaders we help to lead our zone and will participate in zone meetings on behalf of the sisters.

October 2: Today was our first day at gym and I was surprised at how fit I seemed to be as I didn't get as tired as I usually do when I exercise for 45 minutes. The Lord truly does bless his missionaries and he is definitely blessing me with health both in the ability to run and not be weary and kneel without knee pain. Also today we found out about our new 3rd investigator named Erika and I am super excited to teach her. Turns out the Sisters in our zone who are leaving this week also taught her and said that they think she is a real investigator and not just a member pretending to be an investigator so that is a little more pressure on us but I am just so excited to teach her!! Today we got to teach our two other investigators and it was absolutely amazing seeing the power of God but also seeing how much room I have for improvement as a teacher. We taught Dawaun in the afternoon and it was the first time teaching and I definitely was super nervous. As a companionship we had planned a lesson and all had fervent prayers in our heart that we would be able to feel the spirit as we taught and that we could be guided. As we went in to teach we were in no ways perfect and messed up a whole lot of things but the spirit was there and it filled the room and we received the coolest inspiration on what we should talk about but more importantly what we should not mention at all and it was amazing to see and experience that direct talking with the Holy Ghost.

October 3: Today our schedule was messed up but that's okay because the reason it was messed up was GENERAL CONFERENCE!!! The opportunity to hear the prophets speak and to receive that personal message from God. I'm not going to share any insights now because I don't have like a tremendous amount of time but anyone who would like to talk conference I would love to get your emails and talk about what we learned during conference because it was absolutely amazing! 3 new apostles!!!

October 4: More conference and it was totally awesome to hear from our prophets and church leaders. While during the breaks between conference sessions we were sitting by a district of Elders headed to Russia and we challenged each other to a riddle conference and it was a fun way to get to know other districts and to grow in camaraderie as the MTC and not just our district. Today is also Sunday and so there are just even more amazing experiences to here to partake in. So we always have a Sunday devotional and this week it was Vocal Point. If you don't know who that is (I didn't before today) then go and look them up they are an amazing LDS a Capella group that sings church music and they are absolutely amazing. After devotional it was movie time and the MTC has an amazing selection of LDS movies and talks that we can watch but before coming I'd always been told to watch "Character of Christ" by Elder Bednar because you can only watch it in the MTC. Let me tell your it was life changing and mission changing and it was absolutely amazing and I wish that I could watch it again after the mission.

October 5: Today was our first day teaching Erika and she has an absolutely amazing story that I will have to tell the full extent of later but for now I'll just tell ya that She has the missionaries for over 4 years and has been taking lessons here at the MTC for 4 months and she doesn't see baptism being in sight. Today while teaching Dawaun and Shirley we got them both to pray. Dawaun was super nervous about it but I just promised him the blessings he would get and told him his Heavenly Father just wanted to talk to him and he then became willing to pray. Okay now for the funny stories of today because I feel like so far I haven't really shared how much fun the MTC is and it is not all class and learning but we actually have a lot of good laughs here. So today at lunch the guys started arm wrestling and man they are super strong and it was funny to see how determined they were to win because they were not going to lose. It then evolved to Chinese Arm Wrestling which is basically trying to get your companion to slap his own face. Well the Elder that slapped his own face (very jokingly) stood up all offended said goodbye to the ladies and stormed off and for the rest of the evening kind of jokingly held it over the Elders heads. Also while we were at dinner Sister Peart was sitting next to an Elder from another district and they were all talking and conversing. The Elders left and a few minutes later we left as well. As we were walking back to class he came up to us to ask for Sister Peart's email. Sister Olsen was then like "Are you like asking for her number?" and the Elder was like "Yeah, the Missionary way". Super funny though is Sister Peart has a boyfriend and so she told the Elder to get mine and Sister Olsen's emails instead. So that is how I got the email of a random Elder. [Note: this is not appropriate Elder behavior to flirt and ask for Sisters numbers/emails].

October 6: Today I realized that I could potentially become a runner. I know the apocalypse is happening for anyone who truly knows me, I believe that running should be saved for life and death situations, so I never thought that I would enjoy jogging. But beside that, today we found out why Erika is  such a challenge, she wants to know all about the deep doctrines of the church before she gets baptized so that she doesn't feel inadequate. Also kind of funny today the Elders in my district have decided to call our teacher Sister Eaton Mom. Today we participated in choir and it was an amazing spiritually experience of learning more about the power of prayer through music. Our devotional was Linda K. Burton the General Relief Society President for the church so needless to say it was amazing.

October 7: We got a new district today and they are headed all over the United States which is cool but also kind of sad for them. Today we also got to do service which is basically cleaning and maintaining the MTC but it was awesome. The guy who was in charge of us goes to BYU so that was cool to talk to him. Today as a companionship we were totally not unified and everyone could tell like I never understood that before but now after going through it being unified is the most important thing because it affects everything: how you learn, how you teach, how you react, etc.

October 8: Today, yes this is today, right now, as I sit on this computer having an amazing P-Day.

You see so many people at the MTC that you know so here are a few:
Sisters - Boden, Bills, Miyazawa, Price, Davis
Elders - Carter, Bradford, Wood, Lloyd, Thorpe, Seaman

Man the MTC is so cool and I am loving it and it seems super weird that I leave on Tuesday for the mission field. Sorry this is such a long email and that it seems so chaotic and sporadic.

Also your probably wondering why this email is titled 12 day miracles. Well that is the nickname for groups like us, we are only in the MTC for 12 days and so as we leave we are literally 12 day miracles.


Sister Kelsey Jennings

P.S. get on and send me an email they get printed off like mail and missionaries love to get mail and I mean like love to get mail. My unit is 79 and my departure date is OCT 13. Send me something like seriously.