March 19, 2012

I'm back!!!

Sister Tizhanina (Russia) and Sister Jarvie
I'm back!!! Well it’s been almost two weeks since I could write because at transfer my p-day got changed to Monday! What a week! General Conference is coming up and the whole mission has started getting ready for it! We have started getting pretty busy here. Especially my last day at the Beehive House! We had a bunch of tours come into the house. They were all from Texas and trying to argue with us about the Church. Anyways, we have low tolerance for that stuff so security kept coming back and forth to the Beehive and telling people if they came back they could be arrested for trespassing. It was very interesting to say the least. Everyone says that during spring break they all come here to tell us "Not to get involved" with the Church or something. Pretty hilarious but entertaining for sure! So it was an awesome last day in the Beehive. It was the first time I ever had to say, "You can leave now!" while pointing at the door...before speed dialing security. haha
Well, Wednesday March 14th brought a new 6 week life for me. I am with Sister Hinton from Glendale Arizona! She was a math tutor at BYU before coming on her mission! Sometimes we like to talk about quadratic equations ( I think about how much I miss Carrie Stephens and David Lowery at those times!) But mostly because transfer day was Pi DAY! 3.14! So Sister Hinton made a Pi pie! Our assignment is Fleet. (All Temple Square RM's are laughing I bet...) Which means, we are in charge of all of the cars, who takes them and when, but most especially we have to coordinate transportation on transfer day. Which is nuts already! So on transfer day (last Wednesday) we were up at 4am until 1:30am the next day taking care of all the sisters who were leaving to go home or outbound and those who returned from their outbound. We had a very busy day. But totally fun of course! The best part is that the next day we got to sleep...ALL DAY. We didn't do anything. It was awesome. It was like p-day to the max. Fleet is great though, we have plenty of responsibilities and nothing bad has happened to any of the cars yet so we’re happy!
The Gillette's 50th wedding anniversary was on the 16th so the next day they called the mission together to have a kind of party! We got to watch the CUTEST video all about their love story from the time they were both still in high school. So cute! I love them, they are so great! (Note: President Gillette presided over the Boston Massachusetts Mission when Amy Owen (daughter of Doug and Karen) and Liz Stayner (daughter of Dave and Susan) served their missions there!)
That afternoon we went to a BAPTISM! The Seebauer family in South Jordan got baptized. Some other sisters here had taken them on an Elders tour. (It means that missionaries in the SLC or SLC South mission bring their investigators here for a tour of T2). So when they planned the baptism they invited those sisters and we got to go too. There were 5 of them who got baptized, a whole family. And the littlest girl Bailey was so cute. She was so nervous. It was great to see how much faith they had.

I already miss my old zone and the sisters who went home this transfer! Sister ANASTASIA Tizhanina I <3 you!

Well it was a great week! Hope everyone is getting excited for conference!

Love you!
Sister Jarvie

Our new mission president--
President and Sister Gillette, Temple Square Mission

David Lind Gillette, 74, and Doris Anita Price Gillette, five children, Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission; Monument Park 17th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park North Stake. Brother Gillette is a former president of the Massachusetts Boston Mission, counselor in the Provo MTC presidency, high councilor, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high priest group leader and ward Young Men president. Retired attorney/land developer, Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. Born in Pasadena, Calif., to Samuel Lindberg and Zelpha Ursula Gillette.
Sister Gillette served with her husband in the Massachusetts Boston Mission and is a former counselor in stake Relief Society and Primary presidencies, stake activities committee chair, ward Young Women president, and counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency. Born in Ogden, Utah, to Harold Harmon and Hazel Ruth Price. (LDS Church News)

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