Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Transfer Week Again?

Dear family,

Well sister Lange is officially on her way headed to tokyo.  She is gone.  And I haven't had a companion since sunday which made my life interesting, but before we get into details, transfer news please.  Drum rolllll............. I am staying in bogo, Wahoo!!!!  And my new companion is Sister Holmes!!!! She is actually my batch (which means we were in the MTC the same time for those of you who haven't served missions).  I am excited I have never been companions with my batch before, I should be fun.  I will definitely let you know how it goes.  (its funny though, I don't know it anyone elses mission president did this, but our mission president never ceases to surprise us every transfer, he throws in some curve ball, such as me being in a quadpanionship.)

As far as my week.  Well first sister Lange wanted do things such as EAT 18 DAY BALUT.  So after persuation I join in with here.  I have really gross pictures of it, but unfortunately I forgot my converter.  I will try and send it next week.  Last time (a year ago)  I only ate 16 day, but this time it was the brain and feathers and all.

We also ate cheese Ice cream which both of us have been avioding since day 1 of our missions, but it actually wasn't that bad.  I was quite enjoyable, who would have guessed?

Then we also had a new senior couple arrive here in bogo and a new one leaving.  They gave a fireside which was really good.  Also if you all know of any senior couples wanting to serve a mission, let them know my mission president would love to have them.  I think he is stressed about the idea of having elders in the office, which we just barely had to move elders in the office.

On sunday guess who came to church?  Daphney!  We were really happy, hopefully she continues to come.  Also Mina, a less active who hasn't come to church in 30 yrs cames to church.

This week I was really blessed as well because I was able to find someone to work with me everyday that sister Lange was gone which was nice because our area could get worked in.

Other then that I am great.  The church is true and life is good.

Love you all,

Sister Hancock

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Meetings and more

Dear family,

It has been a really great week, but it honestly been the week that I have worked the least in my whole mission.  But I learned a lot.  First we had MLC this week, so we traveled to liloan monday morning and it was awesome because I got to see all of my mission friend who are either assign close to their or are STLs. So I caught up with all of them then we had our meeting that night and then we slept at sister sears and sister mcCurdys house.  Then tuesday we had MLC.  Both the meeting and MLC related to practice teaching, which made me feel guilty because I was awful at it, but I am repenting now and we are really diligent at practice teaching.  It is also very american because we meet in their house (and they literally have the nicest mission house) and we eat american food and use ovens, its amazing.  After MLC president surprised us by telling all the far away missionaries that they could go to the temple (because we were all stay there to see elder bowen).  It was great.  I love the temple.  I just love it.  Especially the cebu one.  Then wednesday Elder Bowen came, which was good and I learned a lot.  I also said goodbye to my companions that are going home, which was sad but also good.

Thursday and friday sister Lange stayed in liloan for her passport papers so I was just planning to work with ward missionaries, but then one of the sister that lives with us got sick, so I end up just watching her. Oh and I also taught ZTM by my self, that was... interesting haha, but the message was delivered and that all that matters.  So half-way through friday, saturday and sunday we worked.  It was good, it made me miss work, and I was very glad to be back.  Working just feels good.

Well that has been my life the last week. It was crazy, but quite enjoyable.  I just love those type of events though because I love see my mission friends and catching up with people.

Anway I love you all so much.  I hope you have amazing days.  Love you,

Sister Hancock

PS: one picture is at MLC  and then the other one is my companion who I just realized that I haven't sent any pictures of.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Greetings from consolacion

Guess what I am in consolacion right now.  In my old area actually.  I got emergency transfered.  Haha just kidding, I am just here for MLC, because we have the sisters meeting later tonight in liloan and the MLC tomorrow.  We are going to be here soooo long because after that we have the young men general president or something coming to talk to us on wednesday.  Which means lot of sleep, and our area not getting worked at all, but I am excited because it will be fun.  Also I am pretty much saying good bye to all of my old companions because this will probably be the last time I will see them, except sister sears and sister mccurdy extended, and are companions hahah so I might see them again.  But anyways there will be plenty of pictures to follow.
As far as news to report this week...  Well, first we went on splits with san rem this week.  I was good becaust they have been having some hard times lately, but it was good to be able to help them.  I went on splits with sister Melano.  It funny, I almost always go on splits with filipinas and I always feel like they are twenty gazillion time better then me at everything, because they actually know the language.  Its a great learning experience for me, i am pretty sure they don't learn anything though haha.
Flor came to church this week, wahoo.  She told us actually that she had missionarys teach her clear back in 85, but droped her and others find her and then redrop her, up until we found her.  She talked about how she knows its true she just still hasn't been baptized.  We don't know what she is waiting for, but we will see.
As far as other things, my companion is as trunky as every.  Haha just kidding, I don't think it has hit her yet that she is going home.  She is doing great though.  Our area is doing great.  I love all three strees of it just as much as ever.  I am happy and hope you all are happy.
I love you all so very much and am praying for you.
Love you,

Sister Hancock