Monday, May 25, 2015

The Most Scatter Brained Email You Ever Did Read

Hello people of various places... because everyone is like in a different place.
 Hence the usement of the word various.
 That last sentence was penned by Sister T... because we are in the same zone... and are currently in the same building. No, I am not super excited, just kidding I am like ecstatic. 
This week was GRRRRREAT!!! <-Say like Tony the Tiger
Monday- We went on a hike as in I actually hiked. And then we played Ultimate Frisbee and had a blast!
Miracle of the Week: 
P and P Set a Date!!! Like a date to be baptized! They want to be baptized on June 7th and we are so super excited! 
Aha Moment: 
1st off, Family History is so stinking cool. The spirit of Elijah is so real. J was baptized for her Grandmother in the temple today. It was amazing! She is all over the work! 
2nd She also finished the Book of Mormon, wait no. "I didn't finish it. I just got to the end. I will never be finished with it." That my friends is awesome. 
Ahahaha Moment: 
So on Tuesday... I found out something interesting. So I had this dream right. We were rounding up sheep in our living room and they were escaping from the room and so I decided to grab the dining chairs and block the doorway but there was one chair that had a bunch of stuff on it so I made the decision that it wasn't worth the effort and then I turned to the doorway and all of the sheep were escaping and that is all I remember. So we wake up to go to the gym and I walk though the doorway to our hallway to the study room and I am all, "Who moved these chairs over here?" and then it hit me... Holy Canoli, I sleep walk you guys.... what am I even supposed to do with that? One of the members tried to translate the dream and she asked if I had a bunch of people in my life that I was worried about leaving the Church and Bam-Pow that could be the stress... Either that or I counted sheep until I fell asleep that night... it's whatever.
Well, I hope that you all have a wonderful week! 
You are all so loved! 
Sister Alexander
Picture: Hiking... cat shirt, cat socks. life is good


Monday, May 18, 2015

Got Goals?

Guess who is staying in Worcester for a loooonnnnggg time?
This GIRL... errr Sister aha. 
Transfer-Texts came out and literally one person in our ENTIRE Zone is leaving and we are getting like 6 extras because they are opening 2 areas... so our District is EXACTLY the same and we are so excited #ZION #doublezion Oh and just some fun info... Sister T is now in the zone. THIS IS THE ZION ZONE. Now to just figure out how to convince the new Mission President that we need to be companions... anyway... yeah. I am still in Worcester this transfer and then Sister V goes home, so unless someone needs an emergency transfer or they are shotgunning someone in next transfer I will be here for 7.5 months or more!!! Craziness! 
This week was just full of awesomeness! 
Miracle of the week:
M got Baptized!!! BEST DAY EVER! Saturday seriously was just flat out awesome. She was so ready and happy and excited and we were so excited for her! The spirit was super strong and some of our other investigators were there and they were all, "Woah, what was cool," to the Elders.
Aha moment: 
Ohhhkay. Do you guys know how many goals I have set and then just like... totally forgot what they were and like failed epically? Like... all of them. All the goals. And this week Hermana F trained us about goals and her 3 main points were:
 1- Include God. He will help you if they are good and you tell him what they are.
2-Make them visible. Whether you write it on a sticky note and tack it to the wall or on your companion's forehead make it so you cant forget what it is... even if you want to and tell a few choice people about them so they can follow up with you. and
3- You have to want it... bad... like you want air... or chocolate. If you don't want it why would you be motivated to do it?
So yeah.
Mine is to be more positive, to continue to work on opening my mouth and to continue to clean up my language... which I have been doing better on but still have a lot of room for improvement. What are your goals? What are your spiritual goals? Maybe we can follow up with each other about them? Yesh? Yesh. 
Ahaha moment:
At District Meeting I was in charge of the Zion Building which is basically the "get to know you question" and it was if we all worked at Disneyland who would we be? I got Rapunzel, Belle, and the Mouse on Cinderella that has the scissors. The question turned into how many movie quotes do we still remember... It was hilarious. Our favorite was Elder P not knowing half of the quotes or movie references and then as soon as we mention the sharks on Nemo he just lights up and is all, "He never even knew his father," in the exact voice. It was so funny... I guess you had to be there... 
Anywho! We are going on a Zion Zone Hike. #WINGS The trail is called Purgatory... awkward ahaha.
You are all loved!
Be good!
Sister Alexander
Picture- M's Baptism!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Uhh Excuse Me Spring...We Aren't Done With You...

I feel like I told you all everything yesterday... haha. Yesterday was an awesome day. This week was an awesome week. Busy Busy Busy. I can't quite mark anything that made it so awesome. It is super warm here... like warmer than Phoenix... not cool(Haha get it? Because it is hot ahahaha) Lame I know. 
So I thought that I would just share some pictures today... because I really have no desire to think ahaha. #OhTheLaziness
OH!!!! I totally forgot! 
M is getting Baptized on Saturday and she is SUPER excited! 
And we were at church and P his wife P and their 4 year old P came. P has been really sick these past couple of days and yesterday was no different so we asked if he would like a blessing. They said that they would love it and Brother F, our Ward Mission Leader gave him one with Brother L a guy that just moved here from Armenia with his wife. By the end of the 3rd hour of church, P was awake and jumping around and his fever was going down a lot. Blessings work. The power of God is on the Earth.
Well, You are loved, and I hope that you all have a wonderful week!
Be good!
Sister Alexander

1st- President Packard, R Me and Sister V at R's Baptism! 
2nd- Spring was here for like a day but now it is summer ahaha. I find myself complaining about having to wear clothing a lot... and quoting the Grinch..."Hate, hate, hate. hate, hate, hate. Double hate. Loathe Entirely." or "Warm Weather, I Hate you"
3rd- We went to the Polar Factory on Monday (5/4/15) Polar is a HUGE soda distributor in New England and one of the Spanish Branch members works there and gave us a tour!
Hermana M, Sister V, Me, the POLAR bear, Hermana F, Elder P, Elder T, Hermano A

Monday, May 4, 2015

MAY the 4th Be With You!

First off can we just freak out about the fact that it is already May? Like where did the year go?
I think that spring is actually here... either that or we just skipped over nice 65 degree weather and went straight to 80 and humid... not bitter at all. Hahaha This week was insane. Like SO MUCH HAPPENED. 
Here we gooooooo!!! ( Say like Peter Pan in all of those blu-Ray commercials that are on every disney movie ever ahaha)
Miracle of the week: 
R GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!! After a 7 year adventure, R was able to enter the waters of baptism! It was such an awesome day! We got in the car at 7:45 AM to race to the church to make sure the font was being filled and this song came on
Talk about truth! It was such an amazing day! R was so happy and his wife was too and she isn't even a member. 
We dont have pictures yet, but soon! 
Other awesome things that happened. 
-M and Z came to a lesson with J and they both testified and the spirit was sooooo strong there. Like, so strong. M is so excited for her baptism on Sunday! 
-Interviews at President Packard's on Tuesday. SO GREAT
-One of our favorite families came back into town with their RM son and they want to go out teaching with us ASAP. So excite.
Ahahaha Moment: 
So picture this:
We are at a member's home for dinner and she pulls out her phone to show us a picture of her favorite past missionary memories and she just goes "Oh! She is getting married!" and shows us a picture of an MBM RM and her fiancee... J P... I was all, "Wait I know him and I know of her!" #craziness

Aha moment:
So Interviews with President are always insightful. Like blow your mind and make your head hurt insightful. This time was no different except that it was the last interview that I will have with him before he goes home #saddestdayever. But, I did get to spend some time talking to him about my plans, for my mission, for life, for eternity. The gist of what he told me.
"You can choose so choose wisely."
Yes Sir.
Be good my friends.
Have a wonderful week! 
You are all so loved! 
Sister Alexander

Picture 1- Hermana M, Hermana F, Me, and Sister V
Picture 2- I may or may not have climbed a tree today ahaha.
Picture 3- Sister F, Sister L, Me and Sister A