Monday, May 25, 2015


Hey everybody! 
Wouldn't you know it but right now I'm typing this message from my iPad which makes me feel super legit.
I am the proud owner of an iPad that I will readily admit I'm not entirely sure how to use... 
Someone pray for me. 

(Okay so like... Since its Memorial Day, the libraries are closed so I legit have to type this whole thing from my iPad which is super dumb because I totally don't even like typing on this..
So I hope no one feels bad this week if I just send a really short response or don't send a response at all! Because technology is... Too advanced for this simple little sister. 
I forgot to charge my iPad last night so it's almost out of battery haha... #awkward)

The all mission meeting in Cranberry was legitimately the best thing of my entire life. It was so incredible to be able to be there and to see all of my friends and past companions and whatnot. I was happy as a little clam.  
It was a really long day though, I'm not going to lie to you. Our logistics were a little bit crazy... We were in charge of picking up the elders in Dover and then we went to the chapel in Harrisburg (which was fine by me because that is my old stomping grounds) and we picked up Elder Whitby (what was also fine by me since he was in my first district and we came out together) and then we headed to Cranberry. It was a long drive and we had to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to pick everyone up and get there on time. Haha it was worth it though!
We got there about fifteen minutes before the meeting started which was just about enough time to say hi to a couple of people and situate myself right next to Hermana Landa:) I was so happy to see her!!
The meeting was really incredible and fun. The mission department does such a good job. We were supposed to have a brother from the quorum of the seventy come to teach us, but he ended up getting sick and so that didn't happen. But the brothers that did come were so fun. It was such a spiritual meeting. They talked about why the first presidency and the quorum of the twelve feels like it's a good idea to give missionaries iPads and how it really is a tool that the Lord allowed to be created so that He could hasten His work. They also talked about helping our generation develop better skills and habits working with technology as an everyday part of our life. It was very uplifting to be a part of.
Afterward we were able to get a picture with everyone which is the coolest thing ever because how many people get to have a picture with their entire mission!??!? No, really. Like is that a common thing? Because I don't really know how other missions work... 

Anyway, I thought it was pretty legit. I hope my eyes are open in at least one of them. President Johnson said that he'd send the picture out of all of us so hopefully I'll be able to forward that on. 
It was such a good day. It was hard when it came to an end. You could tell that nobody wanted to leave. We were able to go out to dinner with a couple of people which was awesome. Elder George and elder Mann and elder miller and elder Baxter and sister Landa and sister Wadsworth and a senior couple and elder Wadsworth and elder foster and elder Whitby were all there. I think I got everyone...
But dinner was really short because we had to get on the road to get home. It was really rainy on the way home and I don't really enjoy driving on the turn pike between all the cement walls and giant semis... I always feel like I'm gonna die.  
Luckily, we didn't die. We made it to Harrisburg. We had to wait for elder Whitby's companion to show up so we started setting up our iPads. Then, they finally arrived and we were able to head home.
At this point it's like 11 and I've been awake for like 18 emotional hours and it's all I can do to stay awake as I drive through the winding backwoods of Pennsylvania... Haha, good times. We made it home alive at about 12 and then zonked out as soon as we were there.
So yeah, it was definitely a long trip, but it was such a good day. And, of course, we got iPads! So I can't really complain. :) 

Other than that... We had a funeral this week for a member in our ward. That was a little bit hard for me. I didn't know him super well but I knew him and he was a friend. They had this dumb little slideshow video of pictures of him and "when I get where I'm going" playing on the background haha everyone was like bawling... But it was really great. The spirit was super strong. I'm so grateful for the plan of salvation in times like those.

We also went on an exchange this week with the sisters in lewisberry. It was really awesome. I got to spend 24 hours with an angel named Sister Purcell. She rocks. 

We also had a good day today, it was the Memorial Day picnic. Both the Hanover and Gettysburg wards combined and it was a great turnout. We also saw a snake eating a fish!!!!! 🌾🌊🐟🐍🌊🌾
We played horseshoes and I was awful. Then our investigators Levi and Shauna taught me how to play lacrosse and I was awful. Then Sister Talbot tried to teach me how to do a cartwheel and I was awful. 
So... At this point I'm wondering if I have any talents ;) I can't even breathe right anymore! I blame the humidity.

Well anywhoo. I am really sick of typing on this iPad... 
I love you all! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend, and a special thanks to all of those wonderful people in my life who have fought or who are currently serving to defend our rights and freedoms. Thank you all for all that you do.
God bless America.

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