Tuesday, February 17, 2015

02 FEBRUARY - Family traditions in spanish!

This week was great! We had a zone conference. We learned how to better use scriptures in our teaching. 

It was fun to see all of our missionary cars lined up in the parking lot and have some good times with all the other missionaries. We are an army of Chevy-Cruz-driving-Jesus-in-the-window-people (but not really in the window because we don't want people to get angry at the Jesus card/missionaries if we drive wrong and get honked at or something HA).  I am actually working on a card art project.  I have put a card in the window with a paper over it and am sun-dying the card. I am going to sun dye it logs of times so it will be layered.... hope that makes sense. It is going to be my planner cover. Here is my planner  cover now:

Our lessons have been struggling a bit. It is difficult to know what to teach and what direction to go. I know we are trying hard. I heard it takes an average of 7 encounters with missionaries before someone is ready to be serious enough to be baptized.  One thing I am really proud of this transfer is Hermana Shawcroft and I have talked to EVERYONE. Seriously everyone we see. Imagine that for a second. I am really proud of us.

In order to improve I am in the process of organizing mini lessons for every point in Predicad mi Evangelio.  I love doing it and I feel so much more organized in lessons. I also have a journal with each section sectioned off so I can easily find my notse again, and I don't have to search through a notebook. I also finalized a color coding system for my scriptures. I love study times!

I am also proud of us as we have been doing a role play a day. Role plays are a STRUGGLE, but we have don it. Now we have earned ourselves a visit to Dairy Queen!

We are teaching a lot of amazing people right now. I am so excited for their progress.  We were really excited because one of our investigators came to church (sweetest man ever) and he CAME EARLY. It was crazy. Good times! I want to say that Sunday's are GOLDEN. It is a testament to me that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that he gave us a day of every seven to just rest and be with our family and have that time together. I LOVE SUNDAYS.

Craziest thing and saddest thing is that we helped a man on the street. We saw him struggling to move so we decided to ask if he needed help.  It was the closest thing I have ever seen to a living zombie.  He was completely out of it and shaking.  Along with some passerby's we were able to get some help. I hope he is able to improve! I love America because the paramedics were super respectful. It makes me sad but it was a good wake up call to what I am doing.

Something fun that I thought you would like to hear. Hermana Shawcroft and I play "Something In My Basket" in espanol! It is pretty good practice (not for the person saying si... no.... si... but for the OTHER person).  Sheffer family traditions translated into Spanish!

Also we went biking this week! 0ne lady we talked to was like, "Sorry we are Christian" and I said, "We are Christian, too!" and she was like, "HONEY NO YOU ARE NOT!" all super snappy. Hermana Shawcroft was so mad... she was like, "Don't tell me what I am and am not! (not to her... to me later).  Biking gave me some great tan lines, too! Ha.  Also some really cool old guy from Africa told us that we had found each other in our love of Christ, and we were sisters in Christ. He like disappeared around the corner and we saw him in front of every house we had written down to contact. HAHA he was like leading us to the houses.

Also we go to the gym in our apartment every morning and I am pleased to announce that for the first time in my life I ran 22 minutes straight! I already conquered my New Years goal! I am liking running more and more! 

Jxxe Sxxxxxz is doing good. His spanish is still really hard... like level 65 of Spanish... but Hermana Shawcroft understands him pretty well so that is good.

I did not have flapjacks for Groundhogs Day today but I did think about it! I am not sad that it is six more weeks of winter as I am enjoying here what it feels like in May and June in Richfield! I love California!

It is transfer week next week. I love Stockton a lot so I am glad my chances are really high to stay. 

Tell Elissa and Elizabeth good lunch at State and WOW about Lizzy getting Academic all region. Smarty dance short short pants!  What happened with the Super Bowl? Let's just say missionary work was a little hard to do that day but two men from Michoacan offered us some BBQ and tortillas! We ate outside with them. HA

I am glad things are going well in your super crazy lives. I am excited you get to drive to Las Vegas. Road trips are so fun. I love being in California and though humanity and myself test me sometimes, everything is going good!

Thanks for the emails and everything!

Hermana Sheffer

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