Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tracting = Piece of Cake

Hey Family and Friends!!!!

How is it going??  You know what?!?  You all should write me because I LOVE LVOE LOVE...did I say LOVE mail!!!!!  hehhe  :)

I have received mail from:
- Bishop Lindsey/Sister Lindsey
-FHE Family cards!! (LOVED!!)
- Greenie Package from Mom :)  YAY for being Green!
- Grandma Mary
- Janelle Shanchez (Love the pics)

You all should send me Pictures!!!  because I only have like five and I would just LOVE MORE!!!  :)  YAY!!!

Okay a few things first:
Deven just making sure that you gave my tithing to the Bishop right? Yes he did.
Mom:  So if you send me another package you should put in my journals, you should be proud I haven't missed a day and I've already written over 40 pages!  YAHOO!!!  Life is Great! and we talked about music before I left?  But your welcome to send me church CD's and what not we listen to them in the car.  :)
Out tracting and this street made me think of Sister Attanasio.

She only took one of her three journals when she left and we decided when she was ready for the others I would just send them to her.  I don't really remember talking to her about music.  I might have accidentally copied something from Elder North's e-mail into hers, since we did recently send him music.

Okay Time to tell you how this week has gone!

Things are picking up here in the Gurnee 2nd ward, we tract a lot and we end up dropping a lot of people but this coming week we should have some new investigators because we are going to go teach them so that should be Awesome!!  YAY!!! and on Friday we taught our first legit lesson as in it wasn't on the door step.  It was to this guy named J*** and he already believes in the Book of Mormon so that is pretty awesome!!  :)  But he still doesn't understand that his baptism is void because it wasn't with the proper authority so we will be talking about that on Friday, he is Awesome though!


So we have a new Bishop in the ward.  It is now Bishop A*** he is going to be awesome!!  He is 31 so he is pretty young.  The old Bishop has been in for five years and his wife reminds me of Sister Ostler, it is pretty much awesome!  We had lunch at their house yesterday.

Oh my goodness so pretty much this ward spoils us!!  We are being fed everyday this week!  It is Crazy awesome!!!!  :)  And so so nice!!!!

Every missionary mom appreciates a ward who takes care of their children!  Thanks Gurnee 2nd ward!

hmmm...I don't even know what to tell you.  Pretty much we are working hard and trying to find people to teach all the time.  One interesting thing is every time we meet with a really mean person we then talk to a really nice person.  It is cool because sometimes you know you needed to knock on a persons house just to make their day.

So we did service for Sister C***.  We helped her fix her patio, they had a flood and it got all messed up.  It was so nice to help her.  Service is Key!!!  Look for opportunities to do service!!

Oh Mom!  I am going to make a CD of pictures today!  and send them to you!  YAY!!  So that will be coming!!  :)

Here is a cool story.  So the other day we got to meet with a girl named C***.  She is one of the ward members friends and when we were out tracting we tracted into her parents house the day before so that was pretty cool!

Sister Kershaw and I work very well together!!  It is funny because in some cases we are totally opposites but she is Great!!!  She has been out four months.  It is funny because when I introduce us first they always ask her if her last name is South.  HEHHE  :)  Gotta love it!!!

Well I love you all!!!!  Write me!!!  You will make my day!!

Love you bunches!!!
Sister North  :)

Sister North is about 45 minutes away from the mission home and the area she is serving covers at least part of Grayslake, IL where Jed's cousin lives.  Currently Janet and family have Elder's in their ward though.  

So she obviously loves mail, so drop her a note when you can!

Look its Sister Attanasio!!!
Saying goodbye to Sister Attanasio.  Roommates for life!

Sister North, Elder Johnson and his companion Elder Bouck

Buster Townsend, Sister North and Sister Winward.  Us sisters were just coming back from playing sand volleyball.  I actually waved at Buster in a car but didn't know it was him until he got out.

First day at the MTC.  Sister Winward, Sister Grant and I with our Dork Dots.

MTC District - Best one ever!
Elder Morely, Hurd, Tooley, Stephenson, Little, and Clement.
Sister Grant, Winward, and North

Our District with the MTC Map.
Elders going to Santa Rosa, California and the Sisters going to Chicago, Illinois

Sister Grant and I in Chicago eating real Chicago Pizza!  YUMMM

Me and the Bean!

Elder Northcott and his companion along with Sister Winward at the Bean.

Cloud Gate, a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, is the centerpiece of the AT&T Plaza in Millennium Park within the Loop community area of ChicagoIllinois, United States. The sculpture and AT&T Plaza are located on top of Park Grill, between the Chase Promenade and McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink. Constructed between 2004 and 2006, the sculpture is nicknamed "The Bean" because of its bean-like shape. Made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together, its highly polished exterior has no visible seams. It is 33 by 66 by 42 feet (10 by 20 by 13 m), and weighs 110 short tons (100 t; 98 long tons).
Said to have been inspired by liquid mercury,[1] the sculpture's surface reflects and distorts the city's skyline. Visitors are able to walk around and under Cloud Gate's 12-foot (3.7 m) high arch. On the underside is the "omphalos" (Greek for "navel"), a concave chamber that warps and multiplies reflections. The sculpture builds upon many of Kapoor's artistic themes, and is popular with tourists as a photo-taking opportunity for its unique reflective properties.
The sculpture was selected during a design competition. After Kapoor's design was chosen, numerous technological concerns regarding the design's construction and assembly arose, in addition to concerns regarding the sculpture's upkeep and maintenance. Various experts were consulted, some of whom believed the design could not be implemented. Eventually, a feasible method was found, but the sculpture's construction fell behind schedule. It was unveiled in an incomplete form during the Millennium Park grand opening celebration in 2004, before being concealed again while it was completed. Cloud Gate was formally dedicated on May 15, 2006, and has since gained considerable popularity, both domestically and internationally.

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