Monday, November 17, 2014

Bring out the Layers!

On the bus where it is warm!
Date:  November 17, 2014
Area:  Hyde Park, Chicago
Companion:  Sister Lepule

Hey friends and family!!

Have I ever told you that Missionary work is hard? And sometimes it is really lame and makes me sad and when you feel like you can't go any further all you can do is pray and turn to your Father in Heaven and just ask him to help you make it to the end of the day. Then next thing you know it is already Sunday and life is good again. :) I definitely have a Testimony of going to church but this week was of partaking of the Sacrament and remembering our Savior and the sacrifice he has made for me and to have comfort know that everything will be alright and I don't have to worry. I am so grateful for the sacrifice of my Savior.   

All of church was awesome! In Relief Society we talked of being int eh world but not of the world and I love this scripture. 

"I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world." 

The Weaver Family.
John 17:14-16

And sometimes You have to close the bad doors in order to open the good doors.. #foodforthought

This is Transfer 12 for me and Week 1 of it, pretty crazy that I have been here that long but I do loved it!

-Mom :) you are the best! Hope you know. :) the letter was inspired! And then your other one! And then we opened the mailbox and it was full of surprises! I got your letter with the SD card I'll send you mind in the coming weeks. :) oh and the notes from Deven's shin dig was so fun! I do recall seeing a picture of Mr Mark! That boy needs to write me! You should tell him Mom :)
- Grandma Mary
-Rachel Fishtau 
-Bluffdale Stake
-Sister Jen Bishop from my last area o my goodness just melts my heart. :)

We started out the mornings seeing Brother and Sister Tucker at Chicago hospital and that was so fun to see them. 

Thank you Grandma Pam for the gift card!
After that we went to Walmart to get some groceries and we we are shopping all the sudden I see an arm go give me a hug and I'm like huh...and then I turn around and it is Sister Williams from the ward. Oh my goodness she is so cute. She later asked if she could take us home which was so nice so we didn't have to carry our groceries on the buses. Then she asks us what we are going to do and we told her how we planned to go to Forever 21 outlet because we heard they were having a sweet sell and then she asks if she can come with and take us. We said if she wants to and she did. She also has a cute seven month old baby girl named Navy. The outlet store was lame, a lot of it was summer stuff and immodest but after we went to H&M and I bought a new gray beanie and I love it! It was fun, and she also gave us left over deep dish pizza yummy!

We ended the night with Family Home Evening at the Stevens with Brother Rudd and JZ. It went well, at first I was nervous he was going to come because he didn't respond and was late but he called us back and came. For the first twenty minutes are so we just talked and when we got started JZ was like oh sorry and we just told him no it's fine. Part of FHE is getting to know each other and building a relationship. Our lesson went well and then we did an activity using cups and that was fun. I was grateful that it turned out good. 

Yep Monday was good haha

Alright what happened the rest of the week? Good question not sure if I remember....but I can say it is cold here! And I am already dressing with layers and I suspect it's going to get worse so if I don't see you In February you know I have frozen! We have gotten Amber's release date it is February 4th. And I'll see you in the spirit world ⛄️ the high today is 21 and this morning we went to the church to do Yoga that a ward member teachers and it was 8 degrees! Brrrr!!! 

We have three new missionaries in our Ward and two of them are in our district. They all graduated in 2014....makes me feel super old haha but they are cool! One is a visa waiter to Brazil so he didn't plan for the cold poor guy. 

The Crooks, heading home to Wyoming.  Going to miss them.
We helped the Parkers a few times this week pack boxes, they are moving..sorta to Milwaukee where their son plays Basketball. But we will still see them. They aren't selling the house right now, they are an awesome family! We went out to Dinner with Sister Parker and she honestly is like my favorite person! She is so cute and so sweet in every way!

We had an awesome lesson with Zhoaxia and man she is the best! Sister Decker came with us which was perfect! At the end she shared an experience in Chinese. We talked about Mormoni's promise in regards to making a choice if her family should stay here or move back to China. She is one amazing lady and wants to know everything she can. Her testimony is growing! We just are praying that her husbands heart will be softened. 

-so we are sitting here at the mall typing this up right and this high schooler comes up and is like so my friends just dared me to come ask for your number and I don't really care but I can't look like a punk ha so we gave him our card and number ha hopefully he'll check out the website ha, totally remember doing stuff like that with my friends. The end -

We had a great lesson with Christopher and we taught him the strong hold lesson from Alma 50 and that went well and pretty much he knows he is going to be baptized and he is just great and he is in the triple digits in the Book of Mormon!! Yahoo! Which is super awesome! Page 100! 

Things are slow but good. I know this week is going to be super awesome! I love you al so much! Thank you so much for all the love and support! 

Sister North 
800 Waukegan Rd. #203
Glenview IL 60025
Welcome to Hyde Park


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