Monday, October 28, 2013

Not much

Just so you know I didn't forget to do a post, this is what I had to work with this week.

"Not a whole lot happened this week. I will probably write a letter this week, I have so much email to respond to...I wish I had more time. Welp, look for a letter from me! I love you so much!"
There you have it. The email was actually 2 lines longer than that but it was just to me. If she does send a letter, I'll do another post this week. I don't know if she has less time at the library because her companion is the sister trainer leader and they have other things to do or if she was truly blessed with so many emails.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Update on mailing packages

This is a message sent from the mission secretary.

"I checked with the postal service and the only mail and packages that can be forwarded without extra postage is:
  First class – under 13 oz., Priority Packages, Flat Rate Packages

We CANNOT forward packages that come:
  Parcel Select, Parcel post, FED EX, UPS

You can send packages through the mission office at 888 Oakwood Road, Suite 310, Charleston WV  25314, and we will forward them the same day to your missionary’s current address.  We do begin holding all mail about 5 days before transfers and then resume the day after transfers to make sure we send it to their new address if they were transferred.   You may also send packages directly to their apartment if you prefer."

If you ever want to send a package directly to her apartment, just email me ( and I'll give you her current address. Thanks for all the love and support that you are giving to Elizabeth.

More Changes

"So this week we went on exchanges with the Teays Valley sisters...and I got to go to Teays Valley (her first area)!!! I got to see a few people that I haven't seen forever, including the cute girl who got baptized while I was there and we became way good friends. It was SO amazing to see her! She has become one of the most faithful converts I have ever seen- she made it to the temple to do baptisms and she is the Laurel's president (: Yay for true conversion and serious progression! I didn't get to see a whole lot of the people we were working with, but it just felt really good to be back in the area. All in all, the exchange was a party, and we had a great time."

"So some strange news...We got a call from Sister Pitt (the mission president's wife) this morning telling us that they were doing a little rearranging of some sisters that we are over. Long story short, one of the Parkersburg sisters is coming here with us, and I will be finishing her training. Her name is Sister E. She is possibly coming today, so that will be exciting!"
"I haven't really told you much about the ward-sorry! I am in the Charleston 1st...the ward here is cute- it's a little different. We sing ALL the verses of the hymns...not just the ones in the staff. ALL OF THEM. So of course we sang "How Firm a Foundation" for the opening song in church, and another song with like, 6 verses in it. I just pray that we don't sing "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief"or  "If You Could Hie to Kolob"...oh wait...we already SUNG THAT. :P"

Monday, October 14, 2013

Hello from Charleston!

"Alright- the area, I am sure you are dying to know (: I live in South Charleston. The area is called South Hills. We live like, 3 minutes from the mission office, so you can send everything there, and we go pick it up daily before they forward stuff throughout the mission. We live in a pretty nice apartment. The church building is literally across the street and around the corner! I was so excited to be walking to church to save miles...but of course they are remodeling the building so we have to drive to Sissonsville to go to church (Aunt Lilith's building). President and Sister Pitt are in our ward, and we share with the AP's and with our zone leaders, all fantastic elders. Aunt Lilith and Uncle Gerald are in the 2nd ward, and we are in the first ward.  Uncle Seldon and Uncle Jim and Aunt Linda are in our stake again. I always see Uncle Seldon at Transfers, which is so much fun. It's funny going over to give him a hug, and some of the missionaries look at me like, "what are you doing, hugging a random guy?!?" But then I tell them it's my uncle and they freak out I have family here."
"My companion is Sister K. She is the Sister trainer leader (basically a sister zone leader) and she helps the sisters in our zone and the Parkersburg zone. We will go on 24 hour exchanges with 4 sets of sisters throughout the transfer. I am SO THRILLED for exchanges- one is in my first area, Teay's Valley, and we are exchanging with them this week!! We are also going to exchange with Ripley, and also with the Parkersburg sisters (: I WILL see Aunt Linda this transfer!!) then we will also exchange with the Beckley sisters. All of the sisters we will exchange with are so wonderful, and I am excited to get to know all of them."

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Moving to Charleston.

"I am indeed being transferred. They sure like to move me around...this will be my fourth area. I am going to CHARLESTON (: I actually get to serve in the capital of my mission haha. My companion is sister K. She's a sister trainer leader for the Charleston zone, so I will get to go on exchanges with sisters all over the place- I am really excited to do an exchange in Teay's Valley <3 my first area!"

"Conference was AMAZING! Conference is like Christmas out here. I was really surprised that they didn't announce any new temples. This mission is waiting for the Pittsburg Temple to be announced haha, 2 hours closer than DC. I've been putting the audio of the conference talks on my USB, and we have a USB in our car, so we listen to conference talks in the car when we drive places. I really loved Elder Holland's as usual, and I liked Elder Christopherson's talk about women and their roles.  I also liked Elder Uchtdorf's talk as well, just because it was like, all about missionary work haha! I loved what he said towards the middle... "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your fears." Wall- worthy! That is going in my living room when I have a house."