Monday, October 26, 2015

Goody Goody Gumdrops - 2 MONTHS

Can you believe that I have been here in NY for almost 2 months now? I can't. Time is flying!!

Utica Uniques
---> all deserts right now have APPLE in them. I've had more apple crisp in the past month then I ever have before in my life. It's good though! haha
---> Leaves fall like snow here.
---> I fell into a ditch walking to a house ha!
---> Bicycle Bill. A man who uses the missionaries for service only. ha! He's a goon.
---> ALDI our grocery store was established by a GERMAN. No wonder it has a European feel to it. ha! 

Alright, so just a little heads up. I am going to try to shorten my emails justttt a little bit because 1. time issue and 2. to help ya'll out by not getting too bored with them. ;)


Alieanna gets baptized IN TWO WEEKS!!!!!! She is doing soooooo wellllll. She's been to church 3 or 4 times now and is reading more consistently in the Book of Mormon. She had been struggling with it and then this past week after we read with her we encouraged her to start reading more. She texted us the next day and told us she had read like 8 chapters getting her to 2 Nephi 9 and was planning to read more. She is a gem. Sister Thao and I say all the time we had more "Alieanna's" to teach. hahah we are on the hunt for them! 

NATE THE GREAT showed up to church yesterday!! He only came for Sunday School, but he still came when he totally didn't have to. It was a miracle. We got him introduced to Brother Mitchell and we have a dinner appointment set up with them this Thursday with Nate. It should be a good experience. :)

Church yesterday was seriously so good. We had Nate, Alieanna, and a couple Less Actives there. We tried getting Sister Sykora there, but she wasn't able to come.. maybe next week! 


President Rogers has really been stressing obedience. Sister Thao and I recommitted ourselves to be 100% white handbook missionaries. Especially by following the 6-9 proselyting time. It has not been so easy some nights... but we are definitely seeing miracles from it. We have also been trying out a new tactic. "STOP, PARK, and CHASE" hahahah so pretty much if we see someone on the side of the road that we feel would be a good contact we strategically pull over, park, and chase after them in a dignified manner. We have picked up a couple of new investigators by doing so. It's been awesome. I get the biggest adrenliene rush every time we do it. ha!


So pretty much the fullness of fall was a couple weeks ago.... There are still some trees with good color, but a lot have naked branches and are leave-less. So sad! No snow this week, but it's getting a lot colder... It's so dark too! I am loooking forward to next week and the time change...

I love being a missionary. I love talking to people about our faith and beliefs. There isn't anything that brings me more joy then that. 

This is our "Ponderize" verse for this week.

Ether 12:4

"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety HOPE for a better world, yea even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, ALWAYS abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." (emphasis added) 

Have hope in His plan and in His word! I know that you will be blessed for doing so. 

Have a Spooky Spectacular last week of October! I love you all!

S laskou,
Sestra Fred 
​The mission home. We raked the front yard this morning... soo many leaves.....

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