Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 26, 2014 Transfers..Stayin' Put.

It is that time again! Another 6 weeks has come and gone...
So. Hermana Harris is getting transferred to Napa! She is leaving. Hermana Sommerfeld and I are staying here and getting a new companion-- Hermana Kaiser!
So I will still be in a trio. We will see how that goes!
I got called to be an STL!!!! I am super excited but also super nervous! Its kind of a big deal... cuz All the STL's I know have been on their missions for 9 months or a year. I haven't even been out 6 yet... So. I am REALLY excited that President and Sister Alba are trusting me with this when I am so young in the mission ahhaha
yeah! And the District Leader I will be working with a lot is Elder Phillips who was here last transfer, he is amazing! We have transfers on Wednesday and then we have Leadership Training on Thursday. So I get to go back to Santa Rosa this week! Yay!!!
So I am really excited for this next transfer!
But I don't know if any of these names mean anything to you...
But Elder Wright (From Rosa) is gonna be a ZONE LEADER with Elder Carrillo (Who was an AP)  in Vallejo! With Elder Albertson and Elder Dunlap!!!!! Vallejo Zone looks awesome right now ahhaa All my Santa Rosa friends!
Could you send me Packer's email or address or something so I can write him something? haha
Ok, sorry I didn't write much.
But I love you!
Busy day today! We are hoping to go mini golfing or do something crazy fun today! haha
Love you!
Hermana Hardy

May 19th, 2014

What a week!
Today was so fun!!!
We went to Stinson Beach for Pday, I didn't take a lot of pictures, but it is beautiful!!!
We find out Transfer Doctrine this Friday! Which means they will tell us who stays and who goes!
So this last week, Tuesday was Zone Meeting. We learned about how we are crowned with Glory and we need to work towards a celestial mission, so they Zone Leaders got Burger King crowns for every one and dollar store tiaras for the Sisters. Wednesday we went to the temple!!! It is so beautiful! And it is a miracle we made it alive!! Because Hermano Aguila is the scariest craziest driver alive. He drives like he is from Mexico. Probably because he is hahahaha And then Today was Stinson Beach!
Yesterday we ate lunch at President Mejia's house (The branch president) so that was cool because in the 12 weeks Hermana Bryant lived here she never even knew where his house was! He doesn't invite missionaries over very often!
I forgot to tell you, when I told Elder Sabin they were filming an MTV show at my house yesterday he says "WHICH ONE??" all excited hahah so apparently somebody watches those shows haha
That is so cool that they are doing that for Zone Conference! Now that I know more about how a mission works and Zones and districts, I was wondering how many Zones there are in our mission back home! I'll have to ask one of the missionaries when I'm home. I know here, every Zone has a reputation. They are kind of associated with something.
Like Vacaville is crazy drama town. Vallejo is where all the Elders go that want to get shot. Eureka is "banishment". They all kind of have their little quirks haha
I can't believe you guys have been so busy lately! that sounds like so much fun!
I'm sorry If you didn't want to be overstaffed, but for me that is a blessing! I don't have to worry about you! That means every sunday this summer, and EVERY DAY, when some one calls in sick or quits, you have like 8 back up people to call. So you should not be working this summer! at all! Ok? That will take a lot of stress off me hahaha
I'm sorry your back has not been working good for you:(
I am glad those Bailey girls are working out so good! Have you figured out how to pay them yet? Are they gonna be around next summer? Did I get replaced? hahaha
 And they like to see pictures of Elder Dean.
Tell Packer, Elder Campbell says hi! And he also said he need to shave hahahaha
I had tears welling in my eyes when I read your email today mom. 
Thank you for being proud of me. I really needed to hear that. 
This transfer has been really hard and very different from my first two transfers.
Wish me luck! One last week til the transfer ends!!
Love you and miss you guys so much!
Hermana Hardy!

This is our Zone(: 
From left to right
Elder Bozant, Elder Ehlers, Elder Jeske, Elder Vang, Elder Little, Elder Evans, Elder Phillips, Elder Campbell, Elder Gunter, Elder Henry, Hermana Sommerfeld, Hermana Harris, Hermana Hardy, Sister Naqia, and Sister Hardston
With Elder Sabin in Elder Sacco's arms! haha

Most of my Zone at the temple this last wednesday!
My legs are still so white!

Us at the beach!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sneaky Miracles

YAY! Mother's Day is this weekend!!!! Gahhhhh!
I am so excited to get to talk to you guys!
Yes, We get to Skype.
It sounds like you guys had quite the opening weekend!!!!(:
Packer is a farm boy! hahahahhaha Wow, driving the tractor and Everything? huh.. maybe he can work out at point this summer too! Get more hours!
I'm glad the Drama from the play is over.. that's too bad:( Lanisha said she liked it on Facebook! Punk! I wish they could just appreciate how hard those kids worked.. they didn't pick it! I remembered that song "You're Nothing Without Me!" Zach and Jarett were singing it around the house last summer when Mr. Harris talked about making this the play. I'm glad they got to do it! I can't wait to see it! I am so proud of both those boys!
I can't believe all those kids graduate so soon! I feel like I just graduated... what day is Graduation?
That is so exciting!!!
YAY JOEY! THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!! ahhhhhh! I love Joey! I am so pumped for him! The CCM is wonderful!!! Yeah Hunter will have to wait, but not as long as me!!! It is all in God's time. I have a SUPER strong testimony of that. He will be there exactly when he needs to be. For those investigators, companions, and with that Mission President for a very specific reason, we won't always understand. Sometimes we do though(:
Wow it sounds so busy on the farm! I think this summer will be the hardest part of my mission haha I will be really TRUNKY and just want to go home and ride horses all summer ahhaha
Man it has been hot here too. This week I was super sick. I think I was sun sick and dehydrated. I felt like I had the flu on Tuesday, Wednesday, and it was really bad on Thursday and Friday. On saturday I was feeling a little bit better.
Ok I have to tell you about Saturday. It was a day full of miracles! The rest of the week was great too, but here we go.
Friday night our Less Actives the Familia Carrillo called us and asked us to meet them at their store. We met Hermana Carrillo and she asked us to help with their Fundraiser for the Young Women on Saturday and we said yes!
So on Saturday morning we went to the church to help with the Zumbathon! It was a miracle that the Carrillos thought of us and then we made smoothies to give out all the time. So then after the Zumbathon that was a great success we saw Elder Jeske and Elder Phillips. We asked how their day was and they told us their adventures.
So about a month ago Elder Phillips bike got stolen, well Saturday morning while on their morning walk the Elders saw a bike with Red Tires. They run over there and see that it has been spray painted silver and covered in Duct Tape. they peeled back the tape.. it was Elder Phillips bike! So they run home and grabbed pliers and a saw and tried to saw this bike lock off with Elder Campbell and Elder Sabin. They called the other Elders and so Elder Evans and Elder Vang showed up with their blow torch. So 6 missionaries in broad daylight stole Elder Phillips bike back and he rode it home. So they were telling us this story. And Elder Jeske bought a brand new rim for his bike that cost $70 Saturday morning too. They loaded the two bikes up and drove to dinner.
We waited for like 20 minutes for the other Hermanas to show up so they could drive us to dinner. We called them and they were running late so we decided to drive ourselves. We are driving on the freeway and we see Elder Jeske's bike on the side of the freeway!!! In the far side of the carpool lane. We called the Elders and they pulled around to go back to get it. We turned around to pick it up before someone ran over it or before it got stolen. We pulled over on the side of the freeway. It was really scary! The car was shaking every time someone drove by. We said a prayer and asked for protection. 3 minutes later Mama P, a member, texted us "How are my girls?"
So we made it out ok. The Elders showed up and got their bike and we all made it to dinner ok.
But Elder Jeske's bike was thrashed. The seat was road rashed. And his brand new rim was destroyed. He has to buy a new one. But now he has no money..:(
So right after dinner Elder Campbell Elder Sabin Hermana Harris and Hermana Sommerfeld and I booked it over to the bike store and parked outside. We called the guy in the store and said "Will you tell the two guys walking up to the store to go away? We are in the parking lot, we will buy a new rim as soon as they leave, just tell them to go!"
So we watched him yell at them and take the tire. They turned around soo heartbroken.
Then they left. We ran inside and bought him a new rim! All together we pitched in 10 bucks each. So the guy called him and said it is all payed for and good to go!
On sunday at church he told us the miracle. He was so confused. It felt good to do an awesome rescue service activity like that!
So yeah!
Sorry if it doesn't make much sense!
I love you guys so much!
Talk to you soon!
Love you!
Love Hermana Hardy!