Monday, August 26, 2013

week 19

August 26, 2013

And the Rain came down...


Tudo bem?! So this week was interesting, lots of ups and downs.

One up was we had a baptism in our ward. It was a weird situation because the girl who got baptized lived in the elders area so we taught some of the lessons and the elders taught some of the lessons. We tried to get her to go to the right ward but her fellow shipping family was completely against that. So she got baptized in our ward, which was great.I don't know her very well but I am so happy for her! But then last night we got a call from the elders saying the fellow shipping family wants them to teach the new member lessons. So that was frustrating because we were suppose to teach those lessons, that was a down. For some reason the fellow shipping family doesn't like us and hasn't for a while, we don't know what we did wrong. But I know the elders will do a great job teaching her.

Another up was that it rained yesterday! I had been kind of missing the thunder storms we get at home during the summer and then yesterday we were having dinner with some members and this huge thunder storm rolled in and the rain came pouring was awesome ha ha!

Sister Harris was sick for a couple of days this week and so I had a lot more time to study. I found a quote from the August Ensign that I really like by President Thomas S. Monson- "So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment." I loved that and its made me really think that we choose to be happy. Sure sometimes things happen that aren't fair but we cant let those things get us down, we have to keep going. Being happy is so much better than being miserable.

Well have a great week everyone! Keep on smiling and be happy :)

Eu amo voces!
Sister Kaycee Davis

Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 18

August 19, 2013
Ola everyone!

This week was kind of crazy. We had transfers and I am staying here in Kennewick. My new companions name is Sister Harris. She actually left the mtc the day before I went in so we've been out for almost the same amount of time. So we are just trying to figure everything out together :)

The best part of my week, and the most stressful part was that Riley got baptized on Saturday! I didn't know how much work goes into planning and preparing for a baptism, but everything went smoothly...except for the fact that we completely forgot to tell Riley to bring a towel ha ha oops. Luckily someone who lived close by ran and got him one. I was praying so much that everything would go well and Heavenly Father definitely answered my prayers because everything went a lot better then I imagined it would. I am so grateful that I had the chance to help teach Riley. He is a great young man and I know he is going to do great things.

I think one thing I have to learn over and over is how important prayer is. I know that Heavenly Father is always listening and I am so grateful He is and for all the help He gives me. I hope everyone has a great week! Keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- Pictures: Riley's baptism. Sister Funk was able to come to it and then there's my new companion Sister Harris. The next one is in the Perry's backyard in their playhouse. And the last one is Sister Funk, Jori Perrins, and me. Jori is the young woman who introduced Riley to the church. She is amazing.
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Week 17

August 12, 2013


 So in case you want an update on my allergic reaction, I am completely better now. I have to carry a epypen everywhere I go, but hopefully I will never have to use it.

 Some good news this week is that we are hopefully going to have a baptism this Saturday! Its a little bit of a strange and difficult situation though because Riley (the young man getting baptized) doesn't live in our ward or stake boundaries, so we have to get a lot of permission to get him baptized in our ward. He has been going to our ward for 8 months and is very comfortable in our ward. We had him try out the ward he is supposed to go to but he didn't feel comfortable there, so hopefully we can get everything worked out so he can be baptized on Saturday! It’s amazing how happy I feel about Riley getting baptized. He wasn't sure a few days ago about being baptized on Saturday but yesterday he told us he wants to be baptized then! I don't even know how to explain the joy I felt when he told’s just amazing :)

 Some bad news...we have transfers this week and Sister Funk is getting transferred. So I am staying here. I am so nervous, I don't feel like I know this area very well yet. Our district leader asked me yesterday if I was nervous and he said that's a good thing ha ha...I'm not sure why that's a good thing. It probably has to be with being humble, and realizing that I do need help every day.

 Well, I think that’s about it for this week! Have a great week and keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!

 Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- The picture...that lid thingy says K.I.D do not drink. We see this all over one of the neighborhoods in our area, we don't know what it means :


Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 16 Fouth Month

Who knew pancakes could be so bad?
Hello everyone!

 How's it going? This week was pretty great...well for the most part. Our stake did mini missions for some of the priests and laurels, and so we got to host a girl named Rachel. It was a lot of fun and we really hope she had a good time. The worst part was definitely that a lady tried to Bible bash with us. We had met her a few days before and she invited us to come over, turns out she just needed a few days to get prepared with scriptures. We felt pretty bad that Rachel had to go through that, we just told her that she got introduced to every aspect of missionary work with that experience ha ha.

 Yesterday was kind of scary and crazy. So we had dinner at a members house and she made gluten free pancakes...keep in mind I am allergic to tree nuts and so the pancakes probably had nut flour in them. Well while I was eating my mouth started to itch. I didn't think much about this. Then after our spiritual thought I knew I was having an allergic reaction, I took some benadril and thought I'd be ok. We had forgotten something at home so we when home and my reaction got worse. I got a blessing and then after some thought the Perry's drove us to urgent care. By the time we got there I was bright red, had hives, and couldn't breath very well. I was admitted right away. They hooked me up to an IV and gave me some more benadril and some steroids because my face was all swollen. And I used an epiy pen for the first time ever. So I'm fine now, it just really scared me and Sister Funk too. 

 Besides the allergic reaction we had a pretty good week. I started reading Mosiah and I love reading King Benjamin's words. By the way...the other sisters in our district stole Oso from us, don't worry we're going to get him back ha ha. Well I hope you all have a great week! Keep on smiling :)
Eu amo voces!
 Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- one picture is us with our mini missionary. The other is my allergic reaction...can you tell I'm super red and my face swelled up?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

week 15

July 29, 2013
Elder Oso

 So how was everyone's week? This week I learned how amazing our new mission president is. This will take a little see there is a giant stuffed animal bear named Elder Oso that has been floating around this mission for about 4 years. Well for the last few weeks the elders in my district have been stealing Oso from each other. Sister Funk and I were feeling a little left out and last Monday we were hanging out with a bunch of other missionaries and someone accidently said where Oso was being hidden...the mission home. We had been trying to figure out how to get Oso for a while and so we called up President Ware, told him that we wanted to get Oso so we would feel more included in our district. President Ware responded- the mission home will be unlocked in 15 minutes, just walk right in...this conversation never happened. Ha ha, President and Sister Ware are amazing! So we still have Oso...we actually put a dress on him and now he is Sister Oso because we cant have an elder in our room. So we definitely feel included in our district now because everyone wants to get Oso back from us...its not going to happen :)

 We had zone conference this week and I learned a lot. The focus was on how to do a church tour, which was perfect because we are trying to get one of our investigators to take a tour. Its amazing how sometimes at training and meetings you learn exactly what you are needing to hear.
 So this week I had kind of an interesting experience. Our district went out to lunch at a Chinese place (I wasn't really excited about this because I don't really like eating out and I don't like having to spent money on eating out when we get free Subway once a week and could have gone there). So we had all ordered and a man walks to our table and sets down a gift card for $90! He paid for all of our lunches and we knew there would be money left over. The rest of the missionaries I was with, 5 elders, 3 sisters, started talking about how we would use the rest of the money, who would get in out of all the companionships or if we could get cash back and split it. I didn't think this was right. So I suggested that with the left over money we give it to someone else in the restaurant. Everyone just kind of looked at me then said that's a good idea. I just figured that if someone was willing to pay for our lunches we should do the same. Thank you for teaching me to be charitable.
I did find out this week that everyone who got here the same day as me, who were waiting for their visas are gone. Everyone has gotten their visa except me. I actually found this out last Monday too, Sister Funk had known for a few days but didn't tell me. So that was a little disappointing but I guess there is still some reason Heavenly Father needs me here.

 Well, I hope everyone has a great week! Remember to keep on smiling, it definitely helps you have a better week :)

Eu amo voces!
 Sister Kaycee Davis