Monday, February 20, 2017

Episode 73: The One with Stress and Joy

Hello everyone!

Life is a rollercoaster, but it is a good one!

I got asked to put together a musical number for Zone conference this week. I basically had a week to do it, and It was super stressful, but I think it's coming together, so that's a miracle!

Jennifer is still awesome! She came to church again, and this time she brought her Daughter, Aivree. Aivree is so cute! 

It has been pretty hard to find new investigators lately, but it makes it even more exciting when we do find someone to teach.

Long story short, work is hard but it makes me really happy!

Short email this week, but I love you all!


Sister Lemon

Monday, February 13, 2017

Episode 72: The One with Ups, Downs, and Miracles!

Hello everyone! 

This is how much we love snow in Tacoma!

This week felt like it was a month long, but it also flew by, which is a weird paradox to wrap my mind around. Anyway, we were working really hard to try to find some new investigators to teach. We found a few people, but then they all ended up being pretty flaky, and I was starting to get discouraged. However, in the words of President Hinckley, "We have every reason to be optimistic in this world. Tragedy is around, yes. Problems everywhere, yes. But … you can't, you don't, build out of pessimism or cynicism. You look with optimism, work with faith, and things happen." So, I was trying to have a positive attitude, and it really payed off! We had a lady named Jennifer show up to church all on her own. She just looked us up on line and came to church. Talk about the opposite of flaky! I asked her why she was interested in our church, and she said she had a rough childhood, but some of her friends who were members of our church were really supportive of her and got her through her challenges. So now, as an adult, she felt like it was time to become the kind of example those friends had been to her. She is just the nicest lady, and I am so excited to work with her more.

Also, this week we were put in contact with a Cambodian member who just got transferred here in the military. His name is Phirun, and he is basically an answer to a lot of prayers, because we are really trying to build up the Cambodian congregation, but we don't have any actively participating men, so it has been a little difficult. But Phirun is super involved, and he created an Asian branch in California when he served his mission there, so he has a lot of good experience to draw from. 

Other than that, here are some pictures.

This is Sister Minnich and Sister Choo. They share our apartment now. Their bathroom flooded, so we had to bail it out. 

It also flooded outside because a really heavy rain came and melted all the snow, and the combination was more than Puyallup could handle.

And of course, a goofy selfie.

That's all for this week! 


Sister Lemon

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Episode 71: It's the Final Transfer!

Hello everyone! I have not a lot of time to email today. It snowed 6 inches yesterday, and all the libraries were closed, so we are squeezing it in today! Long story short, you basically just get a lot of pictures.

​It was freezing cold, so we wore goofy, fluffy hats that we found in our apartment.

​I was really excited about all the snow.

​Snow selfie! You can't see the snow, but it's there!

You can definitely see the snow in this one.

Well, that's all for now.


Sister Lemon