Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 23rd Letter - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my loves!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! (:

We had an investigator at church! First one for us here in Providence!! Yay! Best Christmas present ever! (; her name is Maggie (: I love her! She is like our only investigator right now.

Well this week was good! Lots of ups and a few downs..

 Quick update(running out of time)

Monday we went out to eat with a member and she was a great example of a member missionary! She was talking to our waitron about church! It was great! (: I love when members are missionaries!

Tuesday was a great productive day! The weather was amazing! One of our best days here (: The rest of the week was interesting.. Sister Burrows was sick sadly. Which was hard. I think she got my sickness. Then my bike broke... Brakes aren't working.. So hopefully tomorrow at our zone Christmas conference I can get it fixed and working. (:

Sunday was amazing! One of my most favorite days! The ward had their Christmas program. It was beautiful! The music was amazing!! I love this Christmas season! We are all so blessed to be part of this amazing gospel!! We also got some interesting news on Sunday. The whole stake boundaries are changing. So Sister Burrows and I might not be in the Providence ward anymore. And we might not be serving the two other set of missionaries that we have been with in our ward. Which is sad news. We'll find out more about it next Sunday. But it was a little announcement in Sacrament meeting. The ward was very sad about it too. But a lot of them saw it coming. The ward is pretty big! But they had the boundaries changed 2 years ago. So nobody thought it was going to be this soon. So it's kind of like a mini transfer... We'll see what happens (:

Sister Burrows and I taught the lesson in Sunday School and it was about the second coming of Jesus Christ. The spirit was so strong!! It was so neat to hear some of the testimonies of some of the recent converts in the ward about what they felt about the second coming and how they are preparing. They are so excited about everything in life! And when something goes wrong, they are so strong! What amazing examples they are to me! We tried to go caroling last night with a family and the other set sisters last night after dinner and it was just pouring all night long. So instead we caroled inside and Sister Burrows and I shared a Bible video about Christ and the nativity off of our iPads. It was so neat! The spirit was so strong!! I love the Bible videos! I invite everyone to go and watch some if you have not before. They are on lds.org. And are amazing!

I love you all so much!! I am so grateful for all of you!! I know that Jesus is the Christ! I know that He died for us! Remember Him this Christmas week!! & Please stay safe and warm(:



Sister Knell

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16th Letter - Hi hi (:

Hello loved ones (:

So last week I didn't have time to send out an email.. SORRY! But it was a slow week.. haha. no surprise (; !

We did get a new investigator! Her name is Maggie. She is also known as an eternal investigator.. So hopefully Sister Burrows and I can change that. She is the sweetest lady! I love her! She is from Peru and seriously the best! Very feisty.. haha! (:

This week was good-ish.. We had a zone activity and went Ice skating!! It was SO much fun!!! I didn't fall once!! Ciera and Rach should be proud of me (; I got my hairs cut (: ha. Only like an inch. I love my long hair! Yes, finally!! (;

I was super duper sick!! Still am getting over it :S It all started at a member's house. She has a cat.. and I think it like rules the house.. because there was cat hair all over the place!! (probably not as bad as Jenni's cat house.. haha but still bad) My hands were getting all itchy and swollen!! I was sneezing like crazy and coughing all dinner long! My throat was starting to get itchy and tight. I had no idea that she had a cat or else I would have taken my allergy medicine. But after that it all went down hill sadly (health wise). But I got a Priesthood blessing yesterday and am feeling better!! (: YAY!

So our whole mission got ipads Wednesday!!! Which is so fun! Remember when I had one like 6 months ago? Well they have totally changed them!! Like now we have email on our ipads and we can check it throughout the day (only read during lunch, dinner and after planning of course). Its the same concept of letters from the mailbox which is neat! But we can only write back on Mondays. And they will be our ipads for the rest our missions. We'll bring them with us to every area. I still miss my beautiful white paper planner.. But I am trying to love the new tools! (; they are great!

Well this week our stake had the "Festival of the Nativity" which had 400+ nativities from around the world! We didn't get to go... ): but we got to help set up! So we saw a sneak peek! (: It was beautiful!! I wish we would have been able to see it all together at the end.. but its okay.

So Christmas.. no one has signed up to feed us.. so.. I am not sure what that means with skype.. So I will hopefully let you know next week (: Dee, I got your package! Thank you! I haven't open my presents yet. I'm going to wait til Christmas (: Well out of time (: I love you all so much!! thank you for all the love and support!!


Sister Knell

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9th Letter - No big main letter this week!

She barely wrote me this: "t of time! hand write ya(:" Haha I thought it was funny that she couldn't even finish a sentence! She must've really been out of time!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2nd Letter - Thanksgiving Week!

Hi!! I hope all y'all had a great Thanksgiving!!!! (: Mine was good!! The family that feed us we so fun!! and the food was delicious!! (: This week was very slow again and I got sick.. ): and then got my poor companion Sister Burrows sick too!! So it was very very slow! But We are both finally feeling better!!! (; YAY!! The beginning of this week was super rainy!! and I think that is where I got sick. We walked 4.5 miles in the pouring rain! -it wasn't raining when we left-keep that in mind! haha (: So after that I got really sick. But the ward members here are amazing and took really good care of us!! (: I was so grateful!! Saturday was a meeting just for the sister missionaries. It was beautiful!! Our mission Presidents daughter came and spoke to us. She served in AUS. She spoke about "Whole vs. Hole" and what the differences were and how we want to be WHOLE missionaries and women. Then sister Craven spoke about being "holy women" which is what Whole means Holy. It was amazing! I wish I had more time to tell you more about it! Maybe next week (: Sunday we got to help teach in YW which was a lot of fun (: I miss YW!! (: It was great! I sure love y'all!! OH!! Thank you Kathy Mills and the Young family for the birthday goodies!!! Made my day!! Love, Sister Knell (: