Friday, November 27, 2015

Let's get down to it then!!!
Yes. We dropped off Sister Weidmann Wednesday. Nope. I REALLY don't
like sending sisters away. I just realized I haven't eaten her Swiss
chocolate she gave me at the airport.. Woopsie.
We had a bit of time before hand, so we hung out by the water for a bit :)
Then we picked up Sister Kaiser!!!! Funny story.. Sister Kaiser is a
Temple Square sister! She's from Switzerland too!!! Her and Sister
Weidmann grew up in the same town ha! Their very different but the
bluntness is still there ;)
Love her! When president called her name to be sister Seo's
companion... I laughed... So hard.
Another one of my kindred spirits out here is Sister Passé-Carlus from
France! She's a Battalion sister called English speaking (although she
does teach a little in French) BUT! President just transferred her to
the Mandarin group SO SHE'S IN MY DISTRICT NOW! Same Ward in fact. So
funny. She's doing great learning mandarin!
So... We have these coyotes outside our apartment that we hear
laughing every night. Yesterday for our run, we went down this dirt
road and one popped out of the bushes. I stopped. The other sisters
almost ran into me, but I just kind of starred at it... And it starred
back. After a minute... We just kind of walked away. ADVENTURE! Haha
Oh my goodness. Thursday morning, I get this text from one of our
summer sales members saying that one of my investigators I taught was
Baptized in France. Of course I burst out crying. I feel bad....sister
Hendrix thought someone had died. There's A LOT of back story with
Hillary, but man... In that moment, I was the happiest I've ever been.
Completely enveloped in God's love. To the point where I couldn't do
anything else but cry on the floor.
Pray for those in France.
HA! Sunday, President was randomly standing outside our church
building, talking with the ASL Elders. We walk over and apparently he
was there to speak with the Mandarin sisters, but forgot they met an
hour later than our 1 o'clock sacrament. So! He stood outside with us
for a half hour and helped us greet our members  everyone was all
"oooooh sisters. What did you do this time?". It was so much fun just
getting to stand there and chat with him. I've been blessed to have
had many opportunities to get to know my Mission President. He's the
best one out there in my opinion ;)
One member in particular walked up to sister Hendrix, shook her hand
and said "you look new". Walks up to me, shakes my hand and says "you
look old" then walks away... President laughed pretty hard.
That's all I have time for this week folks!
Keep on Keepin' on :)
-Sister Carlson
                                                                 Good bye Sister Weidmann from Switzerland

Welcome New Sister Kaiser From Switzerland