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Monday, October 31, 2016

🎃Happy Halloween y'all!!! 🎃

Sis Ellis & Sis Beckstrands
Hi everyone! How are you? Sounds like you've had a fun week.

It was a busy week. On Monday we took brownies to the bishop and Ward mission leader, and then we got to talk to them about people we are teaching and just say thank you for everything. Also, that day I made the chicken on rice casserole again, but for us. It was sooo good. I love that stuff. I've been eating the leftovers all week. Mmmm. So good.

Tuesday started out with quite an adventure. We had district meeting that day, so we went to the church at 10:30 like normal and sat here for a few minutes. But nobody was there. So we texted the district leader and asked if we were having it this week. Yes, but forty minutes away in Frasier. What!? They forgot to tell us! It had been at our building for the last eight weeks, and now hey randomly switch? So we arrived halfway through the meeting and used so many miles (good thing we had an unusual amount for the rest of the month). Then we had to drive back. So many miles. Ew. Then we were running around all day trying to make up for the lost time and get to all our appointments. We were fifteen minutes to half an hour late to everything. It only worked because our last appointment cancelled. Really, the one day when most of our plans actually happened and we are so behind on them. It was a crazy day. 

We had a trunk or treat on Wednesday, that was really fun. We met some people there and got to know some members better. A couple members brought friends and we helped take them around and talk to them. It was really cool.

On Thursday we helped a member tie some quilts again! It was so fun to be doing that again. I've missed it. The. We went and contacted some referrals. We had some pretty good lessons with them. 

Friday, weekly planning. It was such a fast week. Already? Again?! Wow. We helped another member set up for a Halloween party the next day. Then we went and saw some people. That night we started our exchanges. I went to Bartlett with Sister Farr, and Sister Ellis stayed here with Sister Boren. It was a really neat exchange. We planned that night, and it was cool to plan for the day I was actually going to be there for.

The next morning we helped the primary kids prepare for the primary program, that was fun. I met a lot of members. Lots of them knew Sister Havran super well, (she served there for nine months). Then we had a thought, Donna (she got baptized in my last area), her brother and his wife live there, and we had referred them to the sisters there. I was with one of those referring sisters. So we decided to go see them. We didn't get to see her brother, but I got to talk to her sister in law, and she is really nice. Apparently they are golden investigators. It was really cool. Then we went and taught a lesson with a girl that is super busy and about to graduate high school this year. She plays the cello and is in a couple orchestras. It was so cool to talk to her and get to talk about music stuff again. She is really smart and really understood everything we were telling her. She would talk herself through the point and totally get how it works. It was awesome. We had a great time together, Sister Farr and me. We learned a lot, and had fun. I really like her. Then we went up to Millington to exchange back. We had missionary correlation before we were going to go the the Halloween party and see how it went, but the meeting got pushed back because the elders, (a different set,) had something go longer than they planned. So after a really good and much needed correlation, we went home to plan. Oh well, no parties for us.

Then on Sunday we went to church, church is just incredible. I love it. A start-over every week. So useful. After church we went and had a Halloween dinner with some members and they fed us Maggot-Chile and Mummy-Dogs. It was really good. We went end to end of our area yesterday, from the vey bottom to the top as we went to try some people while we still had miles. It was pretty fun up there. We gave out a lot of cards. And we met an amazing lady who told us that her grandmother was a member and told us about her going through the temple a few years ago. She thought it was really interesting and wanted to know more about us. So she invited us over to her house sometime and said that she'd feed us dinner. So yay. Also, she didn't live there, but down in Munford, a lot closer to home than where we found her. Double yay.

It was a fun fast week. Plus, last night we had a really great lesson with an investigator named Nicole and were able to set a date with her. She is so cool I really like her. And her kids are adorable. She really understands everything we share with her. 

It's been neat. Like someone once told me a couple months ago (if I haven't told y'all already) a mission is like toilet paper... you take the same amount every time, but the farther you get the quicker the roll runs out. I can feel it happening. This week has flown by. It's crazy, but I absolutely love it here. Best experience of my life. 

Love Kimber
Sister Beckstrand

Only in the south (with Women's Day on the table next to her,
it looks like she's not at the church, yet here's a Holy Bible.)

A ginger in a field of white that looks ready to harvest! 

That's for you mom! (Inside family joke)

My new favorite thing, I just gotta say I want one so bad. That's it.

Happy Halloween! Love y'all! 

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