February 27, 2013

Things Are Wrapping Up Around Here

Sister Rodrigues Pinto, Sister Di Liberto, Sister Jarvie
Lauren trained Sister Di Liberto, Sister Di Liberto trained Sister Rodrigues Pinto!
Monday we had what is called the "Finish Strong" meeting for the sisters who are in their last transfer. It was really good and pretty much all about not fizzling off towards the end of your mission. It is so hard to stay concentrated. I figure the reason behind that stems from the time of year I am finishing my mission. This month and last month have been stressful because of applying both to BYU and as a counselor at EFY during the summer. It has been a major distraction! But President said that if we know what we are going to do after, start the process, because life will keep moving along. Today I found out that I got accepted to BYU! And last week I was hired to work EFY during the first half of the summer. Now at last, everything is all put together and I can FINISH STRONG!
Sister Cardita is so hilarious! We have so much in common and will say the same thing at the same time occasionally. Yesterday, after eating lunch at the COB, we almost got run over by Elder Quentin L. Cook!!! Today security told us he is a fast driver, and that is true, I'm a witness.
West Gate is still treating us well. Especially the past week, it has snowed a few days!
Sister Cardita is almost done with her mission too, she is in her 11th transfer, so we have a lot of fun. Both of us have had a lot of encounters with crazy/weird/creepy people during our missions so we've been talking with security a lot lately! But I will tell all those stories when I get home haha!
I saw an old friend of mine by the temple this week! He said him and his friend were going to the temple for the last session of the night. It was so cool, Im so proud of him. He had good news about a few of my friends back home and it really made my day. We are all fighting our own battles in life, to help us grow stronger. There is a great story in the Ensign this month that tells of a woman who struggled with a serious drug addiction, now 15 years later or something, nobody would have ever guessed she had gone through that. I pray that all the people I know who struggle with that can be like that woman one day. The Atonement covers e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. The Atonement is real she said. I have witnessed it myself that's for sure, the odds are in our favor.
Sister Jarvie
Hangin' with the Mission Presidency
Sisters Forever!

February 20, 2013

One Month to Go!

Sister Fredrickson and me
So this final transfer I have three assignments that are keeping me super busy. I'm still a district leader, I'm still assigned to west gate of Temple Square, and now I'm the TMSQ Blogger. Wow, I am on an emotional roller coaster with my release one month from today! But so busy that I don't have time to write today! I've sent a few pictures, so enjoy! Oh, and great news! I got three contract offers to work all three sessions at EFY in Santa Barbara this summer! It will start one week after my spring term at BYU ends! I'm so excited! I have to get back to them right now during my email time to accept the offers. 
I'll be back next week, but I have to run now!
Love you
Sister Jarvie
Visit from the Stayners!

February 14, 2013

Beginning My Final Transfer!

With Sister Dalton to film a video
A few of us had a really neat opportunity on Friday to be part of a filming at the Conference Center! The video will be used for a Youth Conference for the Middle East and Northern Africa Areas of the church. The youth in those areas had sent in questions for a question and answer portion that will be shown after they watch the devotional. So we acted as the youth and asked their questions to the General Young Women's President, Elaine S. Dalton, and two other General Authorities! It was awesome! There were about 6 companionships of us there and we were all told to come looking our best for the camera! It was so cool!! Afterwards we got to spend a while with Sister Dalton. We told her about what we do on Temple Square and she seemed so impressed. I asked her about the Young Women's values ribbons and she said we could still do it! Later that day, my companion and I got to West Gate at 3pm and Sister Dalton's secretary came to talk to us! She had put together a few of each ribbon and the virtue value booklets! Enough for each of us! I cannot express how great that was! I felt so special that she had remembered me and all the rest of the Sisters! I am so thankful for that opportunity to meet her and that she could help us continue with our personal progress! She is the best I just love her!

Well it was my "last transfer conference that really meant anything." At least that's what one of the sisters said, haha! Because when we have the next transfer conference I will be transferring home instead of to a new assignment on Temple Square! So this transfer I get to stay at West Gate and my new companion is Sister Cardita!! I'm so excited! She's coming back from outbound today so she's not here yet; she'll get here at 2pm! It's gonna be so fun!
So Monday was when we had transfer conference. We all went to the Conference Center Theater to hear Michael McLean play the piano and sing to us! He was so funny! He is so creative. He will start a story and then play the piano while he tells the rest. It was so awesome! We didn't need a PEZ dispenser for this one (haha Seinfeld). It was a fun night.

I spoke at Church on Sunday in our little Temple Square missionary ward. We have our church service early in the morning each Sunday in the mezzanine chapel of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Each of us gives a sacrament talk before the end of our mission here. Lucky for me, I could get that done last week and not have to worry about it this transfer.

Sister Fredrickson left for outbound to SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA! She is going to love it! I will try so hard to go up there when I get home and take her and her companion to dinner or something!

Oh this is funny, so I have an added assignment this transfer... I am the first Temple Square Blogger. Sister Gillette (President Gillette's wife) has been keeping a blog but now I think I am going to do it. So we'll see how that goes; I don't know a thing about it yet! haha
Sister Jarvie
Mom's Missionary Countdown Calendar

My new companion Sister Cardita!