Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Stupid Hot Outside - June 29, 2015

I have never sweat so much in my entire life, it is DISGUSTING. Ew. I hate hot weather so much. It's so gross. 

Anyway! It's been a good week. We've been doing a lot of work. We've been walking a lot and talking to like, everyone we see. So, that's been fun. We ended up finding three new investigators this week, we taught like 17 lessons in four days, and we contacted like, 14513457 houses. Not really, but it felt like that.

Sister Samanez is my new compaion, she's from Peru. She is a BOSS. She's a convert and has been a member a year and a half. So that's kind of cool. She's really good at talking to people and like, immediately talking about the gospel and stuff. She's awesome.

But yeah. Hmm. What else. I'm super tired, but I'm happy. We've done a LOT this week. That was awesome. 

We have all of the 4th off, so that's fun. We just have a 3 hour p day today, but that's ok. I'm excited for Saturday

Love you!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hi - June 22, 2015

How's life? I'm doing good here. A bunch of missionaries are finishing their mission today, and that's always a weird time. Because it makes me think of how little time I have left..and that's just weird to think about. 

Remember how when I was first out and people talked about hobos and I thought they were talking about real homeless people and not spiders? Well. Last night, I found a hobo in our bathtub and it made me do two things - 1. I screamed and my companion had to kill the spider. 2. I laughed because I was confused when someone told me there was a hobo in my bathtub...and there was a hobo in my bathtub. The circle has been completed.

My handwriting has also gotten progressively worse the longer I've been on my mission. Oops.

This week has been pretty interesting. We got transfer calls, and Sister Boyd is being transferred to Montpelier and I'll be here with a new companion. I'm kind of nervous about it because our area isn't doing as well as I would like it and I don't really have that much experience in this area. But. I guess I'll do whatever I'm asked to do. I will miss Sister Boyd a lot, though. I really liked being with her. She's helped me a lot, and I'm really grateful for that. 

Not too much else happened this week. We're just looking for people to that's fun.

Morgan had her Aunt Karen take this picture at church and send it to Travis for Father's Day!  
Tyhee District
Morgan, Sister Boyd, and Sister Hunt
Morgan and Sister Boyd

Monday, June 15, 2015

Gratitude - June 15, 2015

So, these past few weeks I've kind of been in a rut. I haven't been the happiest and I've been really just....a bum. Seriously. But, I decided last week that that wasn't really fun, so I decided to focus more on being grateful for things. We have so many reasons to be grateful, no matter our circumstances. Sure, my area can be difficult. But why should that stop me from being happy? So this week, I'm going to write about things I am grateful for.

1. I am grateful for all the amazing experiences I've had thus far on my mission. I've seen so many cool things and witnessed a lot of cool miracles. I have made so many memories that I am eternally grateful for.

2. I am grateful for warm weather because it makes me appreciate the cold weather SO MUCH MORE.

3. I am grateful for a lovely family.

4. I am grateful for being able to be a missionary. This is such a great opportunity that not many people have. I'm grateful to have this in my life right now. 

There's more, but that's kind of all for now. :)

On monday, the sisters in my zone and I tie-dyed shirts and they are AWESOME. I also dyed some socks...and they look pretty funny. So I called them ugly socks. I'll send pictures when we take pictures today of us wearing ugly socks/cool tie-dyed shirts. One bad thing hands turned basically blue, but. Good news. It washed off. 

We were also able to teach an awesome lesson last night to one of our investigators, Bryon. We taught the plan of salvation, and he said it gave him a lot to think about. In a good way. He's pretty cool. I like teaching him.

Anyway, hope you have a good week! Go find things to be grateful for, and when you email me next week, tell me what you're grateful for! Or if you feel the need to send them to me now. Feel free. 
Love you,
Companion Unity Tattoos - Captain America
Pocatello 48th Ward Youth Fireside
Tyhee Squad

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

(no subject) - June 8, 2015

work work work
zone conference

That, in a nutshell, really sums up my week. Not too much happened, but that's ok. 

Honestly, I don't really know what else to talk about. We had zone conference, and I played violin and it went well. So that was good. President and Sister Brinkerhoff are going home in 3 weeks and I'll miss them a lot. They are such good leaders and I've enjoyed serving with them. 

Life is good. I love you guys.

Travis posed these questions to Morgan:
Now that you're halfway thru your mission, what would you tell somebody to do if they wanted to prepare to go?

If you talked to someone at the MTC, what would you tell them the two or three most important things are that you've learned the first half of your mission. And how do you think that experience and knowledge will help you for the rest of your mission

Hmmm. I would tell them to decide now to not go home early. It's so much easier to have that decision made. Every single missionary, no matter what, has at one point wanted to go home. But, in the long run, it's easier to stay out, work through things, and keep going. Enduring to the end is where we become like Christ the most. That's really the ultimate goal of a mission - to become like Christ. It's not about the numbers, it's not about the converts. Who is the convert that benefits most from your mission? You and only you. You can touch people's lives right and left, but unless you leave your mission more converted to the Gospel, you wasted 18 months to two years. Going home doesn't solve problems and even though times get hard, the principle of enduring to the end will bless you immensely.

The three most important things I've learned so far is -
1. Personal conversion is the ultimate goal of your mission.
2. Missions are actually really short, and you need to make the most of your time here.
3. This gospel is the only thing that really and truly matters in life. Things that aren't based in the gospel aren't really that important.
These things set you up for the rest of your life. These things you learn on your mission will make your life easier. These things will help you to gain exaltation in the next life, and that really is what we're here to do. We're here on this earth to prepare to meet God. I wasn't converted at alllll before my mission. Now that I'm here, I am eternally grateful for the decision I've made. It's literally the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. But. It's the most worth it. I may not be baptizing everyone in Pocatello, but I am becoming more converted. And that's what really matters.

Does that answer your questions?

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


All I can think of is that camel yelling that. That was a good commercial.

So I hit my halfway mark this past week...that was weird. It's weird to think I'm on the downhill now. It's all gone by way to fast. But, we had exchanges with the STLs on Wednesday (my 9 month mark) so I was with SWarren (because she's my stl) all day on my halfway mark. That was cool. It was fun to spend that day with one of my best friends.

This week has honestly been really good. I love Tyhee a lot. Like, I liked Poky West and Ucon, but I reeeeally really like Tyhee. I don't know why. I just like it a lot. Sister Boyd is the best. The past week and a half with her has been great.

Audrey got baptized on Saturday! I got to go. I walked into the stake center and got attacked by some of the Snyder kids (the family that brought Audrey to us) and Sister Fa'oa, because she got to come too. It was good to see her. But Audrey got baptized and it was awesome! Seriously. I think that was one of my favorite moments on my mission. She is like, the coolest person ever. I can't even describe how it felt to see her be baptized. I can't. It was amazing and I was so happy. There were a ton of missionaries there, too. So that was cool. 

After that, we went to Hahaha. That's all I can describe it as. This other church invited us to help at this service project that was supposed to be a feed the homeless kind of shindig, but it ended up turning into a giant praise Jesus party. We got up and talked for a minute and we were getting all sorts of "amen's" and "praise Jesus's" and "mmmmmhmmmmmm's" and it was AWESOME. It was so much fun. I was definitely out of my comfort zone but I liked it a lot.

So..yeah. That's been my week. It's been a good week. I can't believe i have less time than I've been out. Weird. 

Love you!