May 30, 2011

May 26, 2011 Letter

Well I don't have tons of exciting news to share with you this week.  It has definitely been a long one!  Each month we are allotted a certain amount of miles.  Well this month we look a trip to Lubbock, which used up a lot of our miles.  Well we had used up all of our miles last Friday.  So needless to say we have been on our bikes all day, everyday.  It's pretty hot, but it's okay.  I actually really like to bike.  Some times it can get tricky in a skirt, but we usually do okay. It also helps keep us in shape.

Well this is the last week of the transfer. It's crazy how fast time is flying by.  I only get to serve for 13 transfers so I only have like 9 left!  It's really stressing me out.  Both of my companions right now go home next transfer and so they are stressed out like crazy!  Neither of them want to go home, and I think their anxiety is starting to wear off on me.  I still have over a year, but I can tell that I don't think I will ever be ready to leave.  Well...needless to say, this could be my last week here in Roswell.  I'll let you know next Thursday where I am.

This weekend we are hoping to have a baptism with Mimi Reyes.  She had to go out of town unexpectedly and so she hasn't been interviewed yet.  We haven't even been able to get a hold of her.  Right now our fingers are just crossed hoping that it can go through this weekend so that we can all still be here to watch it happen.

Well the work has been going good so far!   I just love it tons.  Thanks for all the letters and packages.  I miss you tons and can't wait to hear back from you!  Hope all is going well!!!

Love Always

Sister Tracy

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 Letter

Holy Cow!!!!  I can't believe it's already the end of may.  The year is half way over already!

So not tons of things have happened this week.  Just small little moments.  But all at the same time, each small moment is really just a miracle in our eyes.  One big thing that we saw this week was in an appointment with Daniel Mediola.  We have been teaching him for about two and a half weeks, and he is just AWESOME!!!   Since we met him a few weeks ago he has already read to Jacob!  We can barely get our investigators to read the introduction, let alone half of the book of Mormon. But he has just been cruising along.  He has also been praying a lot.  He hasn't gotten a for sure answer but he knows that something about it is really just pushing him to keep pursuing it.  Anyway, this week was going to be an intense one for us, because we were going to be teaching him the word of wisdom.  We were nervous because his house always smells really smoky.  Well both of my companions were determined that he was the smoker, but I just wasn't so sure.  All week I have been praying that Daniel didn't smoke, and then yesterday when we taught him, turns out he doesn't!!!  When he told us that he had quit years ago, you could just see how happy all three of us were!!  He also quit drinking all alcohol ten years ago.  The only thing he would have a problem with is coffee, and he says he doesn't even like it very much. He just drinks it cuz it's there.  It's amazing how the lord with prepare his children long before they ever receive the gospel their lives.

This week I was also talking with one of our Zone Leaders, Elder Rose, at District Meeting.  We started talking about Lavell Edwards.  We were talking about how he was a really well known coach because of his ability to win.  Something that he said has really hit me hard.  "We don't win games on Saturday.  We win games Monday through Friday." --Lavell Edwards
How true is this quote!?!   I think a lot of times we just focus on the "big day."  Whether it be in sports, or a wedding day, or just some other even in our lives.  But what we forget about is those other days that lead up to it.  We HAVE to be preparing ourselves on the rest of those days in order to be ready for the day that really counts.  Lavell Edswards told them, without the proper practice and training throughout the week, they would never be ready on Saturday to win the game.  I hope that we can all remember how important those little days are.  Remember to read your scriptures and to constantly pray.  Because when those winds come to blow us over, we have to be prepared in order to not fall over.

I love you all so much!  I'm so thankful for all of the support and love you have shown me.  I hope everything is going well back home! 

Love Always,

May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011 Letter

Okay so I don't really have a ton of news this week.  Everything has been going really well.  We had Zone Conference, so that was a of fun. I love it because I always learn so much!  It was kind-of nerve racking though, because president had me sit in front of everyone and had me teach by myself for a second.  It was stressful but just what I needed.  I really like Zone Conferences.  Other big news for this week, we re-set the date with the Reyes Sisters, Mimi and Neira.  They are set to get baptized on May 28th. Mimi is a for sure, and Neira is a little unsure.  Just pray a lot for both of them that it can go through.  Well that's about all that I have for this week.  The work is going great!!  I absolutely love it out here.  I'm so thankful for all of the support that I have gotten from friends and family!  You are all the best!  I love and miss ya tons!

Love Forever,

Sister Tracy

May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011 Letter

So this week has been good so far.  Today is Wednesday and we totally are driving to Lubbock, TX in a few hours to go to the temple!!!   I am so excited!  Really you don't realize how much you miss the temple, until you can't go there any more.  That is one thing that I miss so much about home.  I loved going to the temple each week with some of my very best friends.  There is nothing cooler then being in the house of the Lord with the people that you love the very most!!!  I know that tonight will be so cool, going to the temple in Lubbock.  I just can't even wait!  YAY!!!   I would tell everyone who doesn't have a recommend yet, that they do everything they possibly can to get one.  It will change your life more then you could ever imagine!!!!

I'm also excited for tomorrow.  We have a big leadership training meeting with all the Zone Leaders, District Leaders, and all the sisters.  I always love going because I learn so much.  I swear sometimes it feels like I am learning more then anyone else that I teach. But i Just love it!  I think that is what life is all about, Learning!!!   Well I don't have much more time, but I hope you know that I love you all so much!!  I love your letters, they mean so much to me!!   I hope you know that I pray and think about you often!!  Can't wait to talk to you on Mothers Day!

Love Always

Sister Tracy