Sunday, September 29, 2013

Clothes in California‏

So this week, we had what was called a Sisters conference.  We had a conference for all the sister missionaries.  There we were able to receive hair and makeup tips, make a quick and easy skirt, and receive clothes that members had donated (kinda like a swap meet, just we didn't have to bring anything).  I got so many clothes!! I love it!! President Orgill and his wife were there and they are seriously the sweetest things ever! They are so nice!  I had an interview with president just before this, and he really made me feel like I mattered.  It was really touching to feel that. This Sunday was really interesting. It was the Dana Point Ward Primary Program, so that was really fun! The children are so cute! And their testimonies are so simple yet so powerful!!  After that we had to hurry to Irvine for a mission fireside with Elder Richards.  He is in the area presidency for the North America West Region.  He is really nice and his words were really powerful.  He spoke about putting our whole heart into the work and giving our heart to the Lord.  I really like that, that if we work really hard, it won't matter if our heart isn't in the work.
 After that we went to a member's home for dinner and somehow the fact that I can sing and play the piano came out.  So they had me play the piano. I played Jessica's theme. It went alright.  Then they had me sing a song.  The little girls at the house wanted me to sing Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera, so I tried that (their dad accompanied).  I was really praying that I would sound ok, and I did! It wasn't spectacular by any means, but it was really fun to sing.  
We potentially have a new investigator with a baptismal date!! She is from another ward, but she is moving into our area and she wants to still meet with the missionaries! I don't know her name, but that was still really cool! 
The work here is about the same, still working with the less active members.  We have been doing A LOT of service, which is really nice.  We now go to a rest home every Saturday, and we help clean a lady's house who can't do it for herself every Wednesday.  She kind of reminds me of Grandma Haws.  I miss her a ton, but when I am working hard, then I feel her the strongest.  We get to go to the temple on October 9, so that is really exciting! I can't wait to see what the Newport Beach temple looks like!!!

Katie Daugherty sent me a letter and wanted me to give a shout out in my email.  So here it is!! Tell her Thank you for the letter and how much I love and miss her! Tell everyone else to continue to send me letters. I only get to look at emails once a week, but I can receive mail anytime in the week my leaders bring it to us!!

The scripture for this week is Alma 36:3.  Apply your own name to the scripture and see it change the meaning.

I love you all and miss you tons!! Keep Calm and Carry On!!!

Sister Haws:)
(An explanation of Lala by Kayla's mom:  When Kayla was little and her dad would be leaving to go to work, he would say, "Bye!  Love ya!"  Kayla couldn't say love ya, so she would say,  "Bye!  Lala!"  And it stuck.  We still say use that phrase in our family.)

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