|Sister Call and Sister Jarvie|
So much to report on this week! Last Wednesday was really really fun. So in the morning we had a whole training meeting all about the Tabernacle Organ. Of course after every meeting we have in the morning, 1/3 of the mission goes to Nauvoo Cafe for breakfast. After that we had to go creep around the North Visitors center because Sister Lauren CALL was going to be there for training from the MTC! One of the sisters told me they were all at the Christus so I grabbed my camera and we slowly went up the ramp. I turned my flash off and got some tabloid shots!
|Spying on Sister Call during her first training day!|
Wednesday and Thursday night we were super busy with the Hospitality Bus Tours, and they went great!
Saturday we got called to MTC contact! Yaya that means Sister Call’s coming! So at 4pm we were at the Conference Center waiting to meet them, and they handed out a little picture to each of us and then to the MTC sisters of who they would be paired with for training. So when they got there I motioned to Sister Call to show me her picture. I saw which one it was and quick switched mine with the sister sitting next to me who had the matching picture—a picture of Sister Call!!! So Sister Call and I were companions for the night! Yaaaaay! It was great. Seriously, Sister Call is going to be such a good missionary. She is such a hard worker and is so determined. She leaves tomorrow I think for Independence! Training that night was great. First, we got an anti and his girlfriend (way to pick a real winner...). Then we got called for a tour and it was such a miracle!!! Really! Everything we said to him he would just be so shocked in a good way! It was so cool and I’m so glad that Sister Call got to have that experience while here at Temple Square! So he wants to learn more and stay in touch with us and meet with missionaries! I gave the referral to Sister Call so she will have someone to teach when she gets to her mission. She will do a great job too. I’m not worried at all. I can’t wait to go to the Church history places after my mission. It's so weird that it’s only 6 months until I will be able to go to Independence and maybe see her too. She will still have a year left after my mission! Wow!
It was so special to be best friends for our whole lives and then to serve the Lord as missionaries and have the chance to be companions for a day! Wow it really is such a blessing. Both of us have come so far. There is no greater work than missionary work! It is fun to think that starting with Carley Clayton setting the example, Lauren and I have served missions! There is no other time we have as members of the Church to completely devote everything we are to the service of God and gathering Israel. Only 6 months left for me. What a time warp!
|Lifelong friends, now full-time missionaries!|
|Lauren Jarvie and Lauren Call in 1994|
On Sunday we got to watch the Brigham City Temple dedication!!! I honestly can’t remember the Newport Temple Dedication. The last one I can remember going to, I think I was like 10 or something. So it was really great. Originally, we were all set up to watch it underneath the Tabernacle but the sound wasn't working. So we all walked over to the Assembly Hall with the Holladay YSA WARD! Ahhhhhh! It was so weird! Hahahha
Yesterday we met a couple of great people! First a couple from Belgium! They were so sincerely interested in the gospel. Which is usually few and far between with Europeans so it was very cool! We will call them this week and hopefully be able to send a Book of Mormon with the missionaries.
Then we met Victor Lund Bradley! The cutest old man ever! He had a Pearl Harbor veteran’s hat on! It said USS Mugford or something. He was born in 1919 and is 93 now! He started telling us all these stories! His great grandfather George Washington Bradley, was the first bishop in Moroni, Utah (for 18 years) and he had stories about when Brigham Young would come over for dinner. Hahah so cute! He keeps a picture of his wife in his shirt pocket. One side is of her probably soon before she passed away and the other picture was of her from like the 1940's during their honeymoon in a little 40's swimsuit. Straight off of beach blanket bingo or Gidget hahah
Today we will have our Zone Activity at President Seppi’s house!!!!!! A half day of R&R then it’s back to our daily 9 to 9 of teaching, contacting, and watching the Lord work miracles on The Square! So grateful to be here!
Peace & Blessings