Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 14

Week 14 July 22, 2013



 So for some reason I am having a hard time remembering what happened this week...but we did have a funny experience.


 We were tracting after dinner a few days ago and were getting out of the car when a door-to-door salesman comes walking up the street. We are suppose to talk to everyone we see but before we could say anything he starts trying to sell us some soap. I think he realized after about 10 minutes that we were not going to buy anything and so he all the sudden turns to Sister Funk and says- "you must be a teacher cause man you've got class" then he turns to me and says- "and you must be a doctor cause you've got patience." Ha ha...we dont look that old do we? But anyways after he finished talking we introduced ourselves and ended up giving him a Book of Mormon. Yep...that was definitely the most interesting experience I have had tracting so far.


 We spent a lot of time on the phone this week. We got a new investigator on Monday but he doesnt live in our area or our stake. He, Riley, has been coming to our ward for 7 months with a friend and has now decided to take the lessons, so that was exciting for us and he already knows everything and wants to be baptized soon. So we have been trying to figure out what to do, but it looks like we will probably get to keep teaching him! Also our investigator we got last week, we had to hand her off to a set of elders last night, which was disappointing but we know everything will work out.


 I finished the conference ensign this week and that was great. I have really come to love reading the words of our prophet and apostels. I learn so much from their words.


 Well I hope everyone is having a great week! One thing I have learned is to work hard, but have fun too. So go out and do that and keep on smiling :)


Eu amo voces!

 -Sister Kaycee Davis

Week 13

Week 13 July 15




 Tudo Bem?! Well...I have some really good news... actually its kind of a miracle! We stopped by a members house on Saturday and they told us their sons girlfriend wanted to start taking the lessons! So we had our first lesson with her on Sunday! It went really well and we asked if when she finds out the Book of Mormon is true if she will be baptized...she said Yes! That was pretty awesome and we got a return appointment for next Sunday, which means... we have a new investigator! The only bad news about that is she doesn't live in our area so we might have to give her to our district leader. But they might find some way for us to keep teaching her, which would be great. Another great thing about that lesson is they sent us home with a plate full of cookies...I think I ate about 10 ha ha...probably shouldn't have done that :)


 Sister Funk and I sometimes share Mormon messages with people we visit and this week we watched- "Good Things to Come" by Jeffrey R. Holland. Its a really good one, look it up! One thing he says in it is- "It will be alright in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come." I love that, everything Will be ok if we rely on Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father never gives us anything to hard for us to handle, sometimes it seems like He does, but really everything we go through is to help us in some way, which is why life cant always be easy. So trust God...good things will happen!


I hit my 3 month mark this week and let me just say...I love being a missionary! Its hard but its awesome! I hope everyone has a great week, keep on smiling :)


Eu amo voce!

 Sister Kaycee Davis

Week 12

Week 12 July 8   Third Month

Hello everyone!


 Well this week had a lot of ups and downs. One up was we had an investigator stay for 2 out of the 3 hours of church! He usually only stays for sacrament meeting because he has a lot of pain problems. So we told him we would bring in a soft chair from the mothers lounge if he would come to Sunday school...imagine our surprise when he said he would come, it was awesome! The hard part was getting the chair...Sister Funk and I were trying to carry it ourselves and then one of the ym came and asked if we needed help. Needless to say...he ended up carrying the chair for us ha ha. I actually taught Sunday school all by myself and everyone said my lesson was great...I basically just asked a ton of questions and the class taught themselves :)


 We met our new mission president this week! President and Sister Ware are great and I'm so excited to see what happens :) President Ware taught us to be to "clear, honest, and direct" in teaching and answering questions. I thought that was great advice and I will definitely try to do that. 


 The worst part of my week was getting a call from President Ware, he actually called around 10:20 and we didn't hear the phone go off, so he said I needed to call him in the morning. I decided in the morning that I would pray to be able to accept whatever he was going to tell me. President Ware told me that my Grandma Davis had died. That was really hard to hear, and it was hard to call my parents but I have realized how blessed I am to have to gospel in my life and to have the knowledge that I can pray and Heavenly Father will hear me. I have been doing quite a bit of praying and I have found so much comfort in that. Also with just getting back to work. Working hard is the best cure when you get bad news I think. 


 I think one thing I have learned on my mission so far is how important family is. I am so grateful for my family and all that they have taught me and all they do for me. I love my family So much!


 Well I hope everyone is doing well! Have a great week and keep on smiling :)


Eu amo voce,

 Sister Kaycee Davis

Week 11

Week 11 July 1


 So this week ended up being a lot crazier then we expected. We ended up moving out of our apartment and into the Perry's house. I wont go into details why right now, but we had to do a lot of work on the apartment since there have been missionaries living in it for 20 years. So we did a lot of patching holes in the walls, cleaning, and we painted the entire yeah, it was a lot of work. I have also discovered that paint and my running shoes do not mix very well...I somehow ended up stepping in the paint tray ha ha...don't worry my shoes are alright :)


 Yesterday we got to teach the 11-12 year old Sunday school class...all girls. I had forgotten how much 11-12 year old girls talk! We actually were asked to teach the class about 2 minutes before it started, so we had no idea what we were was great! The reason we were asked to teach was the teacher was frantically looking for someone to sub for her and another teacher told her- "ask the missionaries, they can help!" (Do you recognize that from one of Elder Neilson's talks?) We also were asked to come into the combined 5th Sunday ym/yw's and answer questions they had about serving a mission. That was so fun! 


 I think it was last week, my amazing sister Baylee, sent me a letter and a poem she got from someone. It had been kind of a rough day and a line in the poem really stuck out to me- "No matter what we go through, when we feel we can't take more, just stop and think about Jesus Christ, He's been there before." I know that is true and I am so grateful for that knowledge. I know Christ has felt everything I am feeling right now, that he has been in my shoes. He did so much for me and I know that I am never alone when I rely on Him. 


 Well I hope everyone is doing well! Have a great week and keep on smiling :)


Eu amo voce, 

 Sister Kaycee Davis

Week 10

Week 10 June 24



Hey there everyone! I got you didnt I, ha ha. So yes I did find out something about my visa this week and that was that I had to go get my fingerprints done and sign an FBI form. I thought doing visa paperwork was over with but I guess not.


 It was a pretty good week! By the way did anyone watch the world wide broadcast? Wow, it was soooo good! I'm already a missionary but it got me all excited about missionary work, so hopefully all of you got excited too! The work is hastening and we all need to be missionaries! One thing Sister Funk and I talked about yesterday was that if people were just doing their visiting/home teaching then our job as missionaries would be easier. So if you want to do missionary work, do your visiting/home teaching :)


 Another thing that happened this week is our alarm clock didnt go off one morning! I woke up and my watch said 6:54, I'm pretty sure we got out of bed faster then we ever have before ha ha. 


 I have really grown to love the Book of Mormon! It is full of amazing stuff :) This week one of the chapters I read was 2 Nephi 9. Its a great chapter. Verse 18 really stuck out to me. It basically talks about enduring life well and how if we do our "joy shall be full forever" that sounds so amazing to me. Enduring to the end does not have to sound negative and I think its better to think of it as just keep going, keep improving. Enduring is hard sometimes but I know we can do it :)


 I hope everyone is doing well! Have a great week and keep on smiling :)


Eu amo voce,

 Sister Kaycee Davis

Week 9

Week 9 June 17


 Tudo bem?! We were pretty busy this week, which was great! Most of you probably haven't heard but there was a fire here in Kennewick this week! Imagine our surprise when we got a message from Sister Perry (we live with the Perry's) saying- "sisters we have been put on an evacuation notice". Well that was a little scary. We pretty much went home packed up a little stuff then went right back to work. We didn't end up getting evacuated but that was kind of exciting ha ha.


 We taught a few lessons this week. I was getting a little frustrated one day because we visited with 2 families and every time I would try to say something someone would interrupt me. It was so frustrating to me because I wanted to contribute to the lessons a little bit. The very moment where I was thinking- oh well I guess I wont try to talk anymore I looked down at my scriptures and saw a scripture I had marked- "...know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." For some reason that is exactly what I needed. Its kind of amazing how you can receive help without even asking sometimes. I definitely needed that scripture and it helped me realize that I have a lot more learning to do, and its probably going to be hard, but it will be worth it :)


 We also got transfer news this week. Annnddd...Sister Penrod is getting transferred! We were not expecting that at all since we haven't finished the 12 week training program. I think we were all thinking I'd get my visa before anyone got transferred...oh by the word on my visa yet. But everything will be alright :)


 I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying your summer! Have a great week and keep on smiling!


Eu amo voces!

 -Sister Kaycee Davis