Monday: We went to Cardston for p-day to see all the
new missionaries that got transferred into our zone last
week. We played lots of basketball and there's this one
elder that is massive, and terribly horrifying to guard. So,
I picked the smaller 15-year-old that some of the elders
We had supper at the Tatlow's, Mamma J's, and they'r just
a hilarious family. I love them.
We then went to the Wannop's and had FHE with Alex and
Aaliyah. They got baptized a few months ago and we have
FHE with them and their dad every week. This time, we did an
object lesson on prophets where we hide something and
then the "prophet" (my companion) is guided by "Heavenly
Father" (me) to tell one of the kids where to find the hidden
object. It's kind of like Hot 'n' Cold. Anyways. We did that
and it was super fun, they're cute kids and have such a love
for the gospel.
Then we visited the Boogemans. They have four little boys
that are super adorable, and we did an object lesson with
them, too. We did what we call the Nail Game, where we
use 10 nails representing the 10 commandments and balance them on one nail head with 2 other nails
representing Christ and Heavenly Father, supporting us to help us keep their commandments.
Tuesday: It poured. Like, buckets. After District Meeting, we were heading to stop by some people, and
a lady in our ward walks out and says, "Sisters, you'd better head home and get your car or something
because it's about to hail and pour for the rest of the day." So we started heading back to our house to
grab our car and another member who isn't in our ward offered us a ride. The second she pulled into our
driveway and let us out, the rain came down hard. So, the Lord was really watching over us.(:
We had a couple lessons with some less-actives and this one lady we visited would not look at us when
we spoke to her, it was so strange. We figured maybe we'd offended her somehow, so we asked our Ward
Mission Leader later and he said, "No, she's just weird." Hahaha so there you have it!
We drove around heart attacking the rest of our bishops, and one bishop's dog tried to eat us. That was fun.
We had supper with the Andrews. We call Sister Andrews, Nana, cuz she's definitely a Nana. They're
Always taking such great care of us(:
We then stopped by a member whose son is in YSA and set up a time to come back and have a lesson and
invite their son to an upcoming YSA activity that we know about.
Wednesday: I was really sick in the morning, so my
companion went with the other sisters for the morning,
and I stayed at a member's house with Sister Steed,
whom we used to live with, and rested. So that was
boring. But then I was feeling better, so we went out
and did work! We went and had a lesson with Linda at
Good Sam's, and then we went and helped served food
at a funeral. We had supper with the Boyes', who are
newly weds and we talked all about our missions and
made fun of the District(: Look it up if you don't know
what that is.
We then had a lesson with Tracy and her kids, our
investigators. We taught and testified of the Book
of Mormon, and how by reading and praying, she
an gain a testimony of it, and Joseph Smith as a prophet.
And once she has that testimony, she can gain a
of the Word of Wisdom and have that drive and desire to
stop drinking coffee. You guys, the Spirit was so strong.
Sister Nickle, who came to our lesson, bore such strong
testimony of the blessings of the gospel in her life, and it was so amazing. Ah. The Church is true.
Thursday: We did a lot of service, helping
the Nickles paint for their renovations. They
fed us Costco
hot dogs for lunch(: We then had a lesson
with a member family and invited them to
do a family
mission plan. After our lessons and service,
we went back home and weekly planned.
supposed to do that in the morning, but
service happened. So we planned for the
next week, and
then had supper with the Boehmes. They
have four little kids and she's black and he's white, so their
children are gorgeous little mixed babies. I want some. Anywho. They're super fun. After supper, we
went to Scriptures with Friends and read the story of Enos and talked a lot about prayer. We had the
kids discuss times they've prayed and received an answer or felt the Spirit and the blessings it brought
them. It was really neat to see these youth apply that principal of the gospel to their lives.
Friday: We had a lesson with Sister Kindt.
She went to the temple once in '83, and
hasn't been back since. Her husband is
inactive and she thinks she can't go back
without him. So after reading our chapter o
f the Book of Mormon with her, we talked
about returning to the temple. She cried.
It's something she wants so bad, and so we
committed her to taking those steps to go
back. It'll be so awesome for her to go back.
She talks all the time about how it felt
We went to Good Sam's and played games
with the residents. Old people are hilarious.
I love them.
We then went to a member's house who had a referral for us, and we went to follow up and get some
more information on the referral. This member literally talked to us for two hours. So that happened.
By the time we left her house, it was time to go to supper, which was 1st ward's ward BBQ. It was really
neat to see everyone there and to see all the missionary work being done. We'd talked to quite a few
people who had invited less active or non member friends of theirs, and quite a few of them came!
Member missionary work, you guys(: Do it(:
Saturday: We did a ton of service. We basically
helped with a funeral all day. This lady passed
away, and she'd had 12 children, and they'd all had
a ton of kids, and so on and so forth. Long story short,
basically the whole town was at this woman's funeral.
And they had nothing but wonderful things to say
about her and the influences she had had on their
lives. It made me realize how much of an impact we
have on those around us, even if we don't realize it.
And especially towards the gospel. So many of her
posterity are members of the church and get to have
those blessings in their life. So that was a really
We had supper with the Laceys', our ward mission leader's
family, and committed them to do a family mission plan, too.
Then we went to that member's house whose son is a
YSA and shared a message with him and invited him to
the YSA activity next week! We hope he goes(:
Sunday: Was basically church until about 4:30. Tracy
came with her kids, and her kids brought a friend! That was so neat(: I got to sit by her youngest boy
, Trevone, who's 5, and he's just adorable. It was neat to see how she wanted him to be quiet and
respectful during the meeting, even though he's only 5. I know that reverence can be hard with kids,
and that's just kind of how life goes. But I also know that the way we teach children in our homes
the importance of sacrament meeting has a great influence on them, even at such a young age.
Off my rant. Tracy is awesome. We have so many people come up to us on Sundays and say things
like, "She's quite incredible! I had no idea she isn't a member!" And we're like, "Yet. Not a member
We then had a few more lessons with some members, committing them to family mission plans,
and also correlated with the new Relief Society president in 10th ward. It's really neat to see the
dedication in members here in doing the Lord's work and caring for His children. So neat.
Anyways. It was a pretty good week. We met a lot of our goals, which was so great, and we're excited
for the week to come! Love you all! Thanks for all your love and support(:
<3 Sister Pipkin
1) Sister Taylor, Sister Romney, Sister Brignone, and I
2) This weird person made out of.. I don't even know. We found it in our apartment. Apparently the
people whose basement we live in, their son in law made it for a school project. It's creepy.
3) We helped with Sunbeams on Sunday and we had them draw pictures of their families
4) Sister Romney and I with our heads stuck together. Why? I don't know...