Monday, February 3, 2014

All Is Well, All Is Well !!

Hello all!!
This week has been a good one!!:)
First off... I LOVE THE MEMBER WE LIVE WITH!!!! They surprised me on Saturday by making my mom's famous Christmas Breakfast Casserole. S.Weber and I were getting ready for the day when a familiar smell was filling the house. They called us up and had set up a fancy breakfast for us with my mommas recipe!!! It was so cute:) Then last night when we were talking to them, they were all "We've been thinking, could we be invited to each of your weddings??" --- Awww they're the sweetest! So needless to say, we are still living with them for now!!
We had interview with President this week!! I love that man... he told me in my interview that we could possibly be switching wards before transfers because there are members in other wards that are wanting to house us! Which kinda is really hard.. but also really exciting because we have people that we were working with before the boundary change that got moved to each of the wards president is thinking of moving us to!! So we'll be able to go back and work with them again!!! Amy is one of them:) And our dear friend April is another <3
Interviews were really good though and President is super happy with our work, so that's a huge relief and I can stop stressin about being obedient constantly :) The work is glorious!!!
We had the opportunity this week to take one of our LA members to the trail center! We went with our ward mission leader, his wife, the elders, and their AWESOME investigators Kristine and her 2 daughters (they're getting baptized in a month after her and her boyfriend are married) and then our LA. It was so fun!!! We were all piled in a huge van that our WML had rented--- they are seriously the BEST at dropping everything-- all their plans to help do missionary work!! The trail center is the BEST!!! Turns out when we got there, I saw my momma Sister Brough and it was her birthday!! So it was like I surprised her!! Also, a couple of friends from my Millard area were there to visit sister Brough and I got to see them too! It was all a huge surprise!! The Millard peeps were Andrea and Kenny! Andrea had just gotten baptized right before I got here to Nebraska and I found out that Kenny actually got baptized in November!! SO IT WAS SO COOL!!!
Amy is doing awesome! We're going to help her move this weekend into her new apartment.. she's leaving us:( We're sad but we found her some AWESOME friend from her new ward. We had a lesson with them and it was SO FUNNY because they are these two little old SPUNKY ladies!! S.Weber and I were just sitting their laughing our heads off when they first met as the were just sharing jokes back and forth and taking their teeth out and just having the greatest old time. it was the happiest sight to see :) Amy is going to do fine in her new ward <3
We met a cool guy named Omar this week! (I thought of you Eliza:)) He was outside waiting for his friend to pick him up and we taught him the whole restoration, spirit so strong, in the falling snow! It was cool:) We're going back to see him this week!
We witnessed a drug deal-- that was exciting!!
The elders are teaching this SWEET guy named Kyle!! -- He reminds me of Al Fox-- he has tattoos allllll over but he his by far the SWEETEST man I've ever met!!! He's getting baptized on March 1st as of now!!:):)
We got a new Recent Convert from the boundary Change! Her name is Leqweshia! She's soooooo cool! Was baptized about a year ago. So fun:):) We're finding her friends in the ward!
Ummmmm what else???
We made bread today with Sis Harris in our ward-- holy cow she is the sweetest and it tastes so good!!! I better be making some bread when I get home from the mish <3 We had so much fun with her and our good friend Tina!!! (in whom I really want to come back and visit to do Downton Abby tea Party nights with... haha she makes me miss the show) The ladies all in our ward are such good friends!! They all get together at least once a week and just have these cool super fun get togethers. And they all join together at the Ymca to work out in the gym together. I wish we could join!! hahahaha :) <3
Our Beloved friend April is doing SPECTACULAR!! We just met with her and the bishop of her ward earlier today and It has been the COOLEST experience being able to help her through this tough situation that she has been in. I know we were sent to her for a very good reason and her WHOLE countenance has changed and I couldn't stop smiling as we all met together earlier today <3 <3 <3 This church is true and bishops are AWESOME!!!!
Ummmmm Super bowl was cool yesterday!! We went over to one of our favorite families houses. (we're going to end up teaching the daughters boyfriend, fingers crossed!). All the guys were downstairs watching the game and us and the girls were upstairs chatting. CUTEST family! The mom is the owner of the blog called "WhipperBerry" Check it out! I totally want to work for her when I get home <3 hahaha anyways
We got the opportunity to teach gospel principles class yesterday! We had quite a few returning less-actives at church and SO MANY members brought their friends with-- it's the coolest thing!!
With the boundary changes we feel like we have so many friends in like the whole stake now!! It's fun:)
Yesterday was cool! There is a family that is now in a different ward, but they are SUPER missionary minded!! (they are how the Elders found Kyle). Their young kids are all learning the violin and so yesterday, they had a little recital for 2 of their kids to show some friends that they had finished their books! They were all dressed up still in their sunday best and played a bunch of their violin songs! They had a little program all typed out with places to applaud and stuff, it was super cute! And they had invited a bunch of nonmember friends over to listen to their kids. They called us there because they just wanted their friends to be exposed to missionaries and we got to witness the recital in their living room and befriend their friends. A SUPER simple way to share the gospel!!! So now we are friends with their nonmember friends!! They had some refreshments afterwards and we got to chat with everyone... So people, it's SO SIMPLE to share the gospel and involve missionaries in meeting your friends! Just invite friends over to your house and casually invite the full time missionaries too! Then they don't feel as threatened! I love this family.... holy cow they are the best <3
Anyway, that's the exciting news this week! I hope you all are doing well <3 Know that I love you and think/pray for you often!! This gospel is so true and Heavenly Father is SO VERY aware of each one of us!!!!!!
All is well <3
-Sister Checketts

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