Monday, February 24, 2014

Moves Week is Sunday March 2nd!!

Quote of the Week:
Hymn 241- "Count Your Blessings"
"When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings; name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done." 

Scripture of the Week: Alma 34:38

Thank you Heidi, Mom, Dad, Heather, Shaela, Katie, Auntie Lorielle, Uncle Mike, Nannie, and Grumpa for all of your love and the sweet Valentine's that you sent to me!!! I really appreciated them all! Get it, sweet :) Hahaha!
February 17th-23th was a hard week!

Feb. 17- Sister Caswell received devasting news from home. 
-We also went to teach a Family Home Evening lesson with the Mooney family! IT was so fun! We acted out a story from the Book Of Mormon and played Dobble afterwards :)

Feb. 18- Sister Wager came from Scotland to do Flat Inspections! Our flat wasn't too shabby after the Spring Cleaning we did when Sister Caswell first arrived in Ireland. 
Feb. 19-Sister Caswell did not feel well. We stayed inside until 5pm. We had an appointment with an investigator that was 1 hour and 15 minutes away walking. After walking all the way there our appointment cancelled so we had to turn around and walk home. I was so worried about Sister Caswell while we were walking. She was swaying and looked so flushed the whole 1 hour and 15 minutes!! Poor girl! We went straight home and I told her to sleep.

Feb. 20-Sister Caswell and I had the Zone Leaders drive us to the dr. pretty early in the morning. We stayed in until it was time for a dinner appointment and we went to the Sharpe's home. They are a cute family. Sister Sharpe is from Arizona. It was fun talking about home :) We played the "Apostasy Game" with them! 
Feb 21-There was a ward activity game night in the evening. We had several investigators tell us they were coming, but none showed up. Earlier in the day we visited a potential investigator. In the middle of the lesson she left... Sister Caswell and I were left in the room with her 3 children and didn't know what to do because as missionaries we are supposed to avoid situations when we are left alone with children. Then we started to get nervous because 10 minutes passed and we were wondering if there mum left!! She came downstairs with her coat and shoes on and told us in her culture she had to give us a drink, so she was going to go to the store. We had to explain that we weren't allowed to be left alone with children. Haha, I guess it was good that we saw her come down the stairs before she just left!! 
Feb 22- Sister Caswell was feeling a lot better so we walked around all day finding people to teach since we couldn't get a hold of any investigators or less active members.

Feb 23- The O'Farrell family coordinated a fireside called Woman at the Well and many woman in our ward had the opportunity to sing in it! It was beautiful!! We have a lot of amazing singers in our ward!! 

This week was so slow. We only had a total of 2 lessons!! BUT! Tings can only go up from here :) Hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy March! :) 

PS, look how Sister Caswell did my hair!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Yesterday was my 4 month mark! Woot, woot! :D

I chose a mission scripture this week :)
1 Nephi 3:7,15

Quote of the Week:
"Be assured the Saviour still seeks to mend our souls and heal our hearts. He waits at the door and knocks. Let us answer by beginning again to pray, repent, forgive, and forget." By Elder Timothy J. Dych

This was the worst Valentine's Day EVER! POURING RAIN ALL DAY LONG! Sister Caswell had to go home at noon to change because we were soaked ALL the way through!!! Then when we got home at 9pm we had to hurry and change again because we were completly soaked again! Sister Caswell was so worried about me because I am already sick with a cold! She takes SUCH good care of me! She is an amazing cook, listener, and teacher. I am learning more from her every day!!! With God there are no coincidences. Everyone that we meet, talk to, or even pass on the street is for a special reason that we are not quite sure of at that exact moment, but God is sure why it happened. This week we focused a lot on how trials are a gift from God. We should thank God for every trial that we have because it will make us stronger and happier when we overcome them. 
Sister Caswell is an angel sent to me. I love her so much. We became best friends so fast. Her family doesn't write to her and she is going through a really hard time right now. I just wish there was something I could do for her...  She is financially suffering worse than us and do you know what she did???? She bought me a super cute, warm, and dry Superdry jacket because she needed one and knew I needed one too... This morning she bought us both one! They are expensive nice jackets! It will last me YEARS!! If you could put on the blog asking people to write her a letter that would mean a lot to me and her. She needs to know that people love her and appreciate all she does.  
A Few Facts about Sister Danielle Arlene Caswell: 
From: Washinton
Fav. Color: Lime Green
Siblings: 6 (2nd oldest)
*Spiritual Giant
*Very obedient
*Wonderful Cook!!!!
*Has been out for 9 months!!
*Just turned 20 in January
*Was home schooled
*In an AMAZING singer
*Started college at age 16
Have a wonderful week!!! :D 
Sister Griffin

Monday, February 10, 2014

Have a good week :)

Scripture of the Week:
John 14:15

Quote of the Week:
"Through our obedience, we show our love." -President Brown

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Few words but some picts....

Quote of the Week:
Bible Dictionary, "Fear"
"The first effect of Adam's sin was that he was afraid (Genesis 3:10)... Ever since the Fall, God has been teaching men not to fear, but with penitence to ask forgiveness in full confidence of receiving it."

Scripture of the Week:
Jacob 3:1

Received a package from Matt!

From Matthew

Saying Good-bye

Sister Huntsman did her hair!