Monday, September 21, 2015

quick and easy! because im too lazy!

well! this is gonna be short because i don't really know what to say!
Abilene is doing really well right now- Chase is looking towards baptism this saturday! She is adorable. We walked alot this week and man was is hot and muggy. But its now cooled off alot thank goodness. (: 

We are teaching some pretty interesting people, one wants to even marry Sister Fountain after he gets baptized. #aintgonnahappen 
And its kinda funny when they're probably the most normal people we are teaching. #kansas
However, I remind myself that everyone needs the gospel! God loves everyone and so should sister williams! haha 

We had FHE with a less active family which has been awesome to see the change in them as a family. Their daughter Satira isn't a member but, she participated and even said the closing prayer! It was awesome- the spirit definitely has been working on her lately. in her prayer she said "thankyou for letting us have FHE, I really needed it tonight" and there was just a bunch of laughing instead of screaming this time.(: 

Church was great, spent most of the day in Salina because we had the Mission prez devo- which I had to play the piano. I seriously was doing super great with prelude but when it started. Any talent I had was just *POOF* gone. haha everyone made it out alive. It was really a great meeting and we had 3 non members come and they now want to start meeting with us and even start reading the Book of Mormon! (: 

Well! thats about all, we are having a stake pday here! Salina is the best and I love, LOVE love being a missionary and plainly just always being happy. Like you could seriously be having the worst day ever- but its not.. BECaUSE I'm serving the Lord and knowing that everything is gonna work out. #thebest

K well, I hope you all have a super fantastic week!! LOVE YA! thanks for all ya do! oh and happy belated birthday trey! sorry, I'm sending you something.. it might just be a little while.. sorry. #snailmail... 

Love ya!

<3Sister WIlliams 

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Were those Mormons? I need a bug bomb.."

So hopefully i'll remember to write a quote from the week and use it as my header. Because! Some of the things people say around here are very noteworthy. 
So Sister Fountain has been in Abilene a whole week! Feels like just lastweek we were on our way to Dodge City... (thats cause we were) 
But, Abilene is doing soo great! We have been working with some pretty solid people and they have been coming to church. Chase is our little investigator is getting baptized on the 26th. she's adorable. There are others who are not as solid but they are still good people, we are just trying to help them relate themselves to the gospel! If they would just read the Book of Mormon, it would help them get it. I really don't know what to tell ya.. so I'll just bullet point. 

-I had a 28 pound cat sit on me and it really hurt. (her claws dug themselves into my lap while she was walking on me)
-We had a super awesome dinnner with the Browns, she made, get this, PUMPKIN,CHEESCAKE PIE! talk about a fat girls dream.. it was sinful. Sister Fountain are going on a weight loss diet because this is getting to be a struggle for sister Williams... my clothes don't fit that well.. haha AH! 
- So after church and lunch we were tryin to find our lady on date who skipped church. But there is also a former that lives in the same trailer park- so his wife/girlfriend was outside raking grass and we were talking to her about life and whats been new with her. After, we were heading back to our car to grab a Doctrine and Covenants for a recent convert. When all of a sudden we hear a man yell, "Hey Blondie!" i was like.. oh no.. its mike... and It was! then he was like "How does Tuesday at 7 sound!?" So we now have an appointment with them tomorrow. The only thing that is holding him back spiritually is that he thinks that mormons don't do anything fun. Since missionaries can't go swimming, or do much of anything. that applies to the rest of the world.. ugh. So yeah he's interesting! But we are up for this challenge. He also called us beautiful which was kinda awkward.. along with the other flirty texts he sent us.. haha ummm... #everyoneneedsthegospel! 

Anyway! Life is so good! Lots of good things are going down here in Salina and Abilene.I have started to figure out how to apply the atonement and to include Jesus Christ in missionary work. I don't know why I get so caught up in the way of doing everything myself-  it never works out that way, just like you can't build a house without a foundation.. or else it falls apart when the winds and storms of the adversary come. Same way with our lives and even with missionary work. Without Christ we are nothing. 

But I love being out here! Its the best!! (: Plus, I even sound like a Kansan when I talk now.. its awful. oh goodness.. i think  "I aint got none" has come out of my mouth... but whatever!! The Church is still true and I'm stoked for Conference!! Its gonna be an exciting time. 2 new apostles! 
well I hope yall have a great week and that you are all making good choices and are being a good example to others. "Say yes to happiness!!" (i'm listening to a song that says that.) lol 

K love yall!!
<3Sister Williams

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sorry for not emailing yesterday! I am alive.

So Sunday night was a sad day for us.. I had a horrid migrane and so we came in early and I seriously passed out in the praying position. #exhausted Then I was woken up by sister birks with the phone over my face and the look of distraught on hers. She was like its the Elder Limb! I thought I was in trouble for sleeping.. haha So I was really nervous. However, I was informed that there was going to be an ET(Emergency Transfer) and that sister Birks was moving to LAMAR CO. It was a rough night especially for her, so we spent all day driving to Dodge City, KS. which is 3 hours away from Salina. Didn't get home till 9pm. Long day in the car.. So now I am training another sister! Sister Fountain is really awesome too! She is from Orem Utah and has family in Idaho too. Her mom is from Idaho Falls. I'm excited for this transfer.. however Sister Mitchell goes home next week. ): Crazy how fast time is going, I remember when she was serving with me down in Wichita! We've been around each other for the past 4 months! I love her. 
As for the week, it was pretty exciting, we had people come to church! I am always so amazed that we have people at church because during the week it always looks like no one is coming.. who wants to drive 30 mins to church when there is another christian church on the corner. (there is seriously a church on every other corner) But we had 4 people from here and it was really good. We are still working on parental permission for Chase and Emily to get baptized. But we also have others we are working with- so we are excited! 
There was a really cool lightening storm last night! The clouds were just lighting up like crazy! Its been super humid and hot. Yesterday it was 105 with humidity... ask me how i am still alive.. I do not know! lol The temple!! oh yeah! it was awesome!! I'll send pics. Such a great experience, 2nd time on my mission. I'm spoiled. (: I didn't realize how much I missed seeing a temple till I saw it in the distance and now I understand the children's hymn. "I love to see the temple" -man,  because I was so excited!! (: I found out that the lady I was teaching down in Wichita, Miriam!! She got baptized!!! :D I actually got to see her the day before and she has changed sooo much! oh my goodness, such a huge miracle! She was so excited. When she saw me she got out of the car and had to give me a hug. it was so sweet and a tender moment. I wish I could've stayed for it. ): I love her too much, but I'll see her again sometime. (that's probably the best news of the week) 
Anyway! I'm super excited for the heat and humidity to be gone and for Fall to be here. But I have loved every single day- because its always good weather...even if its not. I've learned to always have a good attitude because that's what matters! And plus you're happier! (: 
This has been a rough week, but I came across a quote that said; "Just because God is smiling on someone else, doesn't mean he is frowning on you" Which is so true- because he loves all of us and wants what is best for us! Being a missionary is the best and I love knowing my Savior more and more. Life makes more sense when you know Jesus Christ- seriously. 
Anyway! sorry for the not so interesting email... But I love you all! 
Happy Birthday to Mama Williams! (: (belated...) 
Hope you all have a great week!! Keep on keeping on. LOVE YA!! 😘

<3Sister Savannah WIlliams