Monday, September 30, 2013

Week 24

September 30, 2013



Well this week was a little bit crazy with being transferred to
Yakima. So far Yakima is great. My companion is Sister Love, she likes
to work hard so things should go well I'm hoping :)

I don't know if any of you watched the general relief society
broadcast, but it was sooo good! I loved how President Monson made his
talk fit for all women, no matter what stage of life. One thing he
said that I really liked was- "your Heavenly Father loves you, loves
each of you. It never changes." I think thats a good thing to
remember. It seems like everyone is always changing but the constant
thing in our lives can be that Heavenly Father does love us. It amazes
me that He loves us even though we make so many mistakes but I'm sure
grateful that He does.

So in my new area we share a car with another set of sisters which
means....we walk a lot! I like walking but it does make my feet hurt.
But anyways the members here are awesome and so willing to help us and
give us rides. We didn't have the car one day and we were walking back
from the church building (about a mile from our house) it was almost 9
and it was raining. So as we were walking a big van drives past us and
then pulls over. It turns out its a member of our bishopric and his
wife. So they gave us a ride to our house. It was so nice of them and
was definietly a tender mercy that day.

Well I hope you all have a great week! Keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voce!
Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- My new companion, Sister Love. And my last picture at the
Perry's house, right before I was transferred.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Week 23 Good bye Kennewick

September 23, 2013

Despedir-se de Kennewick


So guess what?! I'm leaving I did not get my visa but I am getting transferred to Yakima. Its a little bitter sweet to leave since I've been here since May but I am excited. I think the hardest part is saying goodbye to some of the people I've gotten to know really well. But I know Yakima will be just as great as Kennewick :)

I cant remember if I told you about our investigator Vanessa (we took her on a church tour a few weeks ago), but we had a cool experience with her this week. We had a lesson with her yesterday and before it even started she tells us that the Bible study class she had been going to at another church isn't as good as it used to be. She just doesn't like it and loves going to our church. She also told us she is already in 2 Nephi, and that all she wants to do in her free time is read the Book of Mormon! That was so awesome! Its amazing how some people are so prepared to accept the gospel and I am so grateful that I had the chance to help teach her. I would not be surprised if she is baptized soon. I think one of the greatest things about being a missionary is seeing peoples lives change as they accept the gospel. I can definitely feel the joy that the missionaries in the Book of Mormon say they have when someone accepts the gospel...its amazing :)

We had a little bit of an emergency this week. Remember when I ended up in the ER because of an allergic reaction? Well... that family signed up to feed us again on Wednesday and so we called to confirm the appointment and she says that she is going to make pancakes again and that feeding the missionaries pancakes is going to be her new tradition. AHHHH! So after a little bit of thought and me saying I am not eating gluten-free-almond- meal-pancakes-of-death a few times we ended up deciding to do exchanges. So we called the sister training leader and she agreed. I went to her area with her companion and she came with Sister Harris. I am so glad that worked out because I just really didn't feel like using an epipen or going to the ER again this week ha ha.

Well I hope everyone is having a great week! I am so excited for the womens session of general conference this weekend...tell me your favorite part if you watch it. Keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- Pictures: Sister Harris and I. The other one is me, Sister Harris, Sister Gubler, and Sister Zinc. We had a meeting and then we all ended up at Subway (we get it free) and no one had planned it. So we ate lunch together at the church building by the temple. It was fun :) (Despedir-se de Kennewick= farewell to Kennewick)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Week 22

September 16, 2013

Ugly sweaters

Hello there everyone!

Well this week flew by...seriously I have no idea where it went!

So I've heard that a lot of people are having bad weather...well guess what?! We had a big storm yesterday was awesome. It hit right after we got to our dinner appointment. The family we ate with lives on the side of a hill and we got to watch as the storm rolled over the hill, so cool...then their electricity went off ha ha. So we ate dinner in the dark, then sang song girls camp songs with their family. It was fun :)

Saturday was our stakes service day and they put on a huge swap meet, open to the whole community. So all the missionaries in our stake were asked to help with it. We got there at 8:30 and were busy the whole morning. Well at one point things were starting to slow down a little bit and so I suggested we have an ugly sweater contest. So all of us sisters found ugly should have seen the elders faces when we asked them to take a pictures. It was fun and a much needed break from helping all morning.

We also had zone meeting this week and it was great. One thing that was said was- "you sacrificed 2 years (or 18 months) in your life, make good use of it." This has made me reevaluate my mission and my work ethic. I am definitely going to work harder and make the most of my mission!

This is kind of long, sorry about that. I hope everyone has a great week...keep on smiling!

Eu amo voces!
Sister Kaycee Davis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Week 21 Five Months

September 9, 2013

E aconteceu que....

i! Tudo bem?!

Well...lets see, how should I start this? It was a pretty good week! On Tuesday we had district meeting and the elders set up a treasure hunt. So we had to follow a map. It was fun, except for the fact that we had to go down a slide ha ha. Skirts and slides dont mix very well :)

We did exchanges this week and I got to leave my area and go with a sister training leader to her area. It was a lot of fun and I learned so much from her. I asked her one thing that she has learned on her mission and she said that when things get hard, when you get discouraged to remember the good things that have happened. I thought that was pretty good advice and I will definitely have to apply that.

We did a church tour with a non member yesterday. A less active young man in our ward texted us a few days ago and asked if we could take his friend on a tour. Its kind of cool because the young man is starting to come back to church, and he even told us that being able to tell this girl about the gospel and bear his testimony has helped him a lot. So the actual tour did not go all that great. We had prepared but it just didn't run very smoothly. But when we asked her how she felt at the end she said she felt amazing and that she couldn't explain how she felt. I was praying the whole time that she would feel the spirit and its amazing that when you invite the spirit to be with you that it will be there and will help you more than you imagined was possible. The spirit is definitely the teacher and not me. She wants to know more which is awesome! She might not live in our area which is kind of sad but I am just happy that we at least got to teach her a little bit.

By the way the title is "and it came to pass that..." That is one of the phrases I can recognize when I'm trying to study Portuguese. Well hopefully everyone is doing well! Have a great week and keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!
Sister Kaycee Davis

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Week 20

September 3, 2013

Yellow peaches and green flyers

Hello everyone!
Well this week was pretty good. We did quite a bit I think.

On Tuesday we did something I've never done before...canned peaches! We have been teaching the lessons to an older couple in our ward just for some practice and we got to their house on Tuesday and they were like- your right on time to help can peaches! So that was fun!

Sister Harris and I were also a little bit sneaky this week. You see we were at the church building and a member of our ward came in and started printing off the programs for Sunday, so we started helping fold them, then we notice that we are suppose to put a green flyer in them about the stake day of service coming up. Well it just so happens that the bottom of the flyer says- "a great opportunity to invite your friends of another faith." Hmmmmm...what would we as missionaries looking for people to teach do to make sure everyone sees this?...highlight it! Ha ha, so yes we highlighted over a hundred flyers (we cover 2 wards, lots of programs). We are just trying to spread the word :)

We also found a new investigator while tracting this week. We had an appointment with a less active couple and they were running late, so we tracted a few more houses on their street and we met a guy named Martin Lotz. He has tons of Mormon friends and we have seen him twice now. It was really awesome because he asked us about church before we even had the chance to invite him to come! I love it when that happens! Hopefully things will keep going well with him.

I know this is getting long so last comment...I forgot my name tag a few days ago when we left the house. You know your a missionary,  when you forget your name tag and you feel kind of lost ha ha. Well I hope everyone has a great day! Keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!
Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- pictures...One is Sister Harris and I canning peaches. The other- Thank you Los Colinas ward for the amo voce!