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25 cents

13 October 2012

Last night I went to the ice cream shop with my funny uncle Jaret and his friend Morgan.
There was a girl paying for her ice cream looking all in her purse for a quarter to finish paying. She couldn’t find one.
So I gave her a quarter.
She said thanks so much and kept looking in her purse.
Then she pulled out this little star and gave it to me and said ,”here,” and walked away.

Lower 48

Return to the Shangri La

12 October 2012

I’m in Ojai, CA for a while working on some body-mind-spirit progress. :)
A lovely journey in a beautiful place with such good peoples.
I’m learning lots. That’s importantíssimo.
I’m trying to make the best use of 24 hours each day.
I’m grateful to be here.

Alaska, Lower 48

week two of Utah fun

14 July 2012
tuesday. 3 de julho.
A breakfast with my peeps from the BYU Jerusalem Center!! We arrived in the Holy Land 3.5 years ago, and it’s never been the same since. :)
 There were lots of fires in Utah land. Eeeee.
 And I saw Sara! She’s from my lovely homertown.
 And I sat in front of the temple and pondered a bit. Tis good to take time for that.
wedenesday. 4 de julho.
a patriotic visit with grammie :)
 My dear mother and aunty and I went to uncle Marky’s and cleaned up his room and organized his stuffs and fed him dinner. Twas grand.
And since it was the 4th of July, I ate smores and played with sparklers and watched fireworks with beautiful Jenny, who is with child. :)

thankful thursday. 5 de julho.
July 5th, the day that both of my grandmas were born. Naturally, I went out to celebrate with some Provo Bakery goods. And I got to do it with this lovely lady, Carolyn, who was my mission companion in Pittsburgh, PA when I was there for a few days waiting for my visa to Brasil. Twas so grand catching up and seeing her happy life.
And of course we all had a party for grandma and got together and ate. :)
And I visited my MTC companion and met her fiance! I’ve had many marvelous memories with this Lori girl. We spoke portuguese, and I must say, we’ve improved muchly since our mtc days. 
 Then I went back to the Farnworth home to say goodbye, and came upon these sayings of the my lovely aunt Pam, who is greatly missed. One is the Touch of the Master’s HandRead it. Or watch it.

friday. 6 de julho.
Twas the awaited casamento eterno of Sister Morales! My first companion when I got to Brasil on my mission.
 This was such a happy moment with my fellow missionários de Missão Brasil Vitória.
 I also went to the Oquirr Mountain temple!
 With this lovely brasileira/americana that I met at the mtc long ago. This was grand. And one of her cousins is in my mission. I love mutual friends. :)
Then back to the Joyce + Spencer reception!! Meet the Schwenke family.
 Saw a couple other returned missionary friends too! Funny seeing everyone without the name tag.
 Then Mom and I stopped by the Orem City Cemetery to remember good times with Pam and Grandpa.
saturday. 7 de julho.
Mom, Grandma, and Connie took me to the SLC airport, and then they went to go play in slc with their cousins and more family. :) I flew home and met cool peoples in the airport.
There’s no place like home. And there’s no people like family.
Lower 48

almoço com Sister Pickett e Buddy

3 July 2012

Joyce and I went to the Pickett’s sweet house for lunch today!
It was perfectly delightful,
and was made complete with Sister Pickett’s cookies.
President and Sister Pickett are simply wonderful (and I love their home!).
Joyce Buddy is wonderfully wonderful too.
I’m so happy I’ll be here in Utah for her and Spencer’s wedding!
I love happy reunions with those I love.

PS. Over a year ago we were all in Vitória, Brazil making Mexican food!
And yes, still sporting the parrot earrings.

Lower 48

shabbat shalom

2 July 2012

Music and the Spoken Word in the conference center!
I loved it muchly. I can’t wait to go back for general conference in october!

At Temple Square I saw two sisters I know from byuh. :)
We went up to the statue of Christ.
Christ is a title. It means “annointed one.”
I relearned that today as I visited with my uncle Mark and browsed through his scriptures.
I do love visits.

Visited my grandma’s neighbor today too, who is the mother of Lloyd Newell! :)
And he is the Music and the Spoken word man. I met him and his family.
So many lovely peoples.

Lower 48

grand post of grand utah fun :D

30 June 2012
I’ve been so busy playing that I haven’t had time to blog!
I am enjoying being here in Utah very much.

Lauren is my roommate from BYU Jerusalem. We sat at the Provo temple and caught up and chatted of good ol’ Jeru times and peoples.
 Visited more Jeru girls too! I went to Jerusalem with Elyse and she and Cambrai served in the same mission as Hermana Cottam!

 Hung out with my mom and her siblings. Played some piano. Ate some food. And bought lots of treasures to send to my dear missionários e amigos in Brazil. Had a sleepover with my dear amigas from BYU Jerusalem and learned some spanish.
Went to the Provo temple and did lots of good things and learned much.
Then I saw my mission trainer and met her fiance!! Yahoo!
Went to the Mount Timapogos temple with Grandma. Beautiful.
 Then we got sandwiches and visited with her neighbor, who had recently received a visit from President Uchtdorf! I love old ladies and someday I will be crazy one.
 Went to Moralesinha’s bridal shower! Yahoo!
 And we journeyed to the movies with her funny fabulous family. It’s funny hanging out with mission peeps outside of the mission. :) And lovely.

Lunched with Jotinha aka Jeff, one of the mission’s coolest district leaders.
 And I volunteered at the MTC (where I previoustly spent two wonderful months learning how to be a sister missionary). I volunteered in the trc, role playing as a less active member and oh my goodness I LOVE missionaries! And then I hung out with Connie while she was working there too. Twas so lovely. I love the MTC.
And I love the Provo temple.
 Did baptisms there with cousin Lindsay and her roomie.
 Then had more cousin fun with the Farnworths and we ate Cafe Rio.
PS Check out the sweet purple van behind us.
 And we went to Brave! It was so cutesy with so many lovely thoughts.. And oh my goodness did you notice my new thrift store find?? They’re hanging on my ears… camel earrings!!!
 And had a fun sleepover with Lindsay and Heidi girl! I love cousins.

We played at 7 Peaks in the sunshine! Water parks are semi weird to me. Where’s the ocean? Why are there so many peeps around? And why is it so expensive? Pois é, I love the beach.
Buuut… Lindsay and I totally went down this big orange slide. Super fun.
 And my sunburn has been peeling like a basilisk! Eeeee.
Saw this sweet Llama Fest sign! I love llamas. And I love my new camel earrings. I went and saw uncle Mark too. I love family.
I love the Skinner’s party palace and watching Heavy Weights outside under the stars!! We played fun games and ate yummy foods and celebrated Suzie’s birthday!
Jerusalem girlies! Now all as returned missionaries. :)

I blogged.
I went and visited my dear uncle Mark again.

He shared with me a quote, which comes from the prophet Lorenzo Snow:
“As man now is, God once was; as God is now man may be.”

And then I got to see my dear friend Jenny from home(r) and meet her husband and see her pregnant belly! Twas lovely catching up on two years of happenings.

It’s super hot here. Thank goodness for the air conditioning. Obrigada.

And hopefully Mom will have no more pneumonia next week so we can all play!
PS When did today become the last day of June?
Many lovely things to do here and many lovely peoples to do it with.
Going to Music and the Spoken Word tomorrow morn! 
Lower 48

Farnworth family fun festa

30 June 2012
at Zion Ponderosa ranch resort.
[the house we stayed at]
 There was a panda,
and some beautiful trees, 
 and lots of Farnworths.
[grandma with her grandkids there and plus four who weren’t. yay cousins!]
We played by the pool. I foolishly didn’t use sunscreen and got friiiiiiied.
 But the next day I wore sunscreen. 
Twas great playing with my cousins and all their kiddos.
We also went on a great fourwheeling/atv adventure.
It was b.e.a.utiful in those mountains.
And as always, it was beautiful in the trees.
And there were some coolio windows.
 And we played dippity, dippity, dip. :D 
A Farnworth Family Reunion classic.
And we played the $5 game too… another classic.
And uncle Marky won $150!!!! Perfeito.
There were many lovely families there and so many beautiful children.
We had lots of lovely times together laughing and eating and chatting.
 On the drive home we went through Zion National Park and I saw checkerboard mesas. :)
Then dear uncle John and I stopped at the St. George temple.
I love road trips.
And I love family fun times.
Lower 48

TTFN California! See you this fall! (fingers crossed)

26 May 2012
I didn’t really want to leave all of this love and sunshine, but twas time to come home.
The last few days we had a most delightful sunday family lunch.
 We went to the classic Super Taco in Oxnard.
 We played in the orange orchards on this beastly golf cart.
 I had a lovely time thrift shopping and cookie eating with my sista.
 And when I said goodbye to Grandad and Grandma, I found this old family foto. Neato.
 Then on my last day we went to the Los Angeles temple! Twas perfeito! Oh my goodness so so beautiful and good.
 And I just love these Lowrys so so much and can’t wait for everyone to be here in Alaska this summer!
Thank you to frequent flyer miles for this trip. Thank you. Obrigadão.
Lower 48

Santa Cruz Island ♥

23 May 2012
Me, Stacy girl, and Scott ventured out to Santa Cruz Island on saturday.
The fam used to live there before I entered this world.
My uncle and grandad had all sorts of coolio things out there.
Twas a beautiful day.
I wore my sweet colorful tennies.
We took wonderful pictures at Potato Harbor.
Scott with his trophy succulent plant.
Stacy, the trophy wife.
Me with Jaret’s sweet green chest pouch bag.
A natureza divina é perfeita.
lunch time!
the lovebirds
Heeey, who burned down Grandad’s palm trees? Not nice.
It was a very lovely, very happy, very beautiful day! 
I love these peeps and these places. So many blessings.
Lower 48

glassing :)

22 May 2012
Went on 6 am adventure hike up Shelf Road with my uncle Jaret. 
We were looking for deer. 
I wore my new free hiking shoes, and my camo tie dye. :)
And a glassing adventure isn’t complete without your BINO CHEST PACK!
Jaret invented them. He’s cool to the max. Check out his sweet website.
Lower 48

aloha friday… family bike ride!

22 May 2012
I am loving being here in Ojai! I had a grand sleepover at Grandad and Grandma’s. 
They have a sweet collection of old gospel books.
And in the morning, Grandad showed me all his roses and beautiful plants and flowers.
Later that day, sister Stacy, bro in law Scott, and I hopped on the bikes and headed down the trail. We stopped for a picture in front of this old jail.
The happy couple.
hooray for family fun days!
Then we stopped in the park and got on the swings. I love swings.
And the forest was b-e-a-utiful!
We almost took a “shortcut” until Scott the scouter informed us of all the poison oak.
So we went home to this gorgeous cloud! Neato tolledo.
And we had a smorelicious bonfire! I love Ojai, CA.
Lower 48


20 May 2012

I am really loving being here in Ojai, CA.
My uncle Jaret leaves us fresh fruits at the door.
Grandad picks fresh roses for us.
And I read scriptures with Scott and Stacy at night.
Yes. I think I’ll be spending the fall here.

[We went to Santa Cruz Island today. Went a lovely hike. Saw a fox. Ate the best pbj ever. Had lots of allergies. Got a sunburn. And took some grand fotos with the Lowrys.]
Lower 48

Ojai aventuras

18 May 2012
I’m reunited with my silly sally sister. :D
We’ve been finding good things and eating yummy foods and having good laughs.
Tina is liking California too.
I need to spend more time around this place.
I took my first post mission dip in the ocean yesterday. It was glorious. I LOVE salt water.
We saw cool peeps flying above the beach. And this morning I went to yoga with my uncle Jaret. Then we bought a yummy blueberry bran muffin.
I LOVE Stacy and Scott Lowry. 
I am so happy to be here with them.
We eat yummy foods.
We had a delightful dinner at the Farmer and the Cook. Yummy vegan food.
I’ve been hanging out with my grandparents too. I love them. They teach me lots.
And I got to see cousin Shara and her beautiful girls at the airport on my trip down!
Thanks to Holly girl for taking my up to Anchor town.
PS GOOD NEWS. My mission bags, which have been in São Paulo’s lost luggage for almost a month, are finally on their way to Homer, AK!
Oh the blessings!
Brazil, Lower 48

Temporarily in Pittsburgh

16 December 2010

Ola ola ola!!
I am in Pittsburgh right now! It’s like a full on blizzard outside and chillllly willy! My sandals and mosquito net that I packed to take to Brazil are completely useless. But by wearing socks and multiple pairs of tights and many layers I’m mananging to stay warm. :)
    It’s been so totally different out here in the mission field of Pittsburgh, PA, but it is so lovely. I definitely am not a huge fan of the transition periods of leaving old places and people and getting used to new ones, but it is going rather swimmingly here.
    Leaving the mtc and saying goodbye to my wonderful companion and my ten favorite elders in the world was not fun. It was like cry fest 2010. So sad saying goodbye to such wonderful friends who you haev shared everything with all day everyday for the past 9 weeks. But I’m so excited to get to Brazil someday (maybe a couple months) and I’ll get to see one of the elders in my district!
    Flying over here was weird. It was so weird to be out in “Babylon,” to see people in regular clothes, without nametags, and just to be back in the world. I got here to PA Wednesday night and went out to eat with one of the senior missionary couples and two sisters. Then I stayed with those two sisters and the next day we had a Mission Tour.
    For mission tour one of the members of the seventy came and checked things out and spoke with us. It was fantastico of course! My favorite part was that Elder Gavarett who came… spoke PORTUGUESE! YAY! I loooove Portuguese! And I really really miss speaking it, but I do get an hour of language study in each day, where I Portugues it up a storm. I am searching for Brasileiros here in PA but haven’t found any yet. I also got to meet the mission president and his wife and yes, of course they are fantastic too!
    Then… to PITTSBURGH! This past week I’ve been right here in the wonderful city of Pittsburgh with two other sisters. I was just here for this week though. But I loooove this city a lot. There is so much cool architecture and so much art all over the walls and so mannnny dinosaurs. Weird. And awesome.
    It’s fun doing real missionary work, talking, meeting, and teaching real people, and inviting people to come unto Christ. It’s so excellent coming into the field at Christmas time because there is so much mroe of a focus on Christ. That’s what it’s all about amigos.
    We do a lot of street contacting, handing out pass along cards, sharing quick simple lessons, just trying to get them to understand that they have a heavenly father who loves them, who they can and should always pray to, and that they have a savior Jesus Christ, and through his gospel they will find peace and happiness in this life and the next.
    The other two sisters and I have a lovely time. I’m trying to do better to always be speaking with someone. But it’s hard. But I’ll get better because even though I know these people seem like they don’t want to hear what I say, they neeeed the gospel. Everyone does. It only blesses your life!
    Well it has been an exciting week. Tomorrow I’m leaving the wonderful city of Pittsburgh and heading to my area of Lititz, which is near Lancaster which is near the Amish people. We don’t proselyte to the Amish, but I’m just excited for a new area and getting settled and learning and teaching! I’ll be there for at least 6 weeks and with one other sister and it will be excellent! Hopefully it’s not a snow storm there like it is here!
     Merry Christmas and Feliz Natal familia e amigos! Espero que suas vidas sejao muito bom! 
Brazil, Lower 48

Temporary Transfer to Pittsburgh, PA

7 December 2010

Ola ola ola!!! And Feliz Natal!!! I am so happy it’s Christmas time!
Sooooo my time here in Provo at the MTC is drawing to an end. I leave here on Wednesday, but not to Brazil. No visa yet unfortunately. So we all got reassigned and received those new calls yesterday! So exciting! Out of the 12 missionaries in my district, 7 are going to California, 2 to Montana, 1 to Texas, and my companion is going to Colorado. Guess where I’m going…… PENNSYLVANIA PITTSBURGH!!!
    When they read it I was so surpised and a bit sad that I’m on the complete opposite side of the country as all of my district. But I am so so excited for Pennsylvania! To experience it, to love it, to learn and teach. So much good ahead! And I know that’s where I’m needed! The Lord needs me there and I am so excited and can’t believe I’m going to Pennsylvania! I’m just get more excited every day, but anxious and a bit nervous too. But I’m pretty sure I’m prepared hopefully! :D
    And Woo hoo Pennsylvania is right next to New Jersery, where my brother is! Ah I love everything!
    And I have zero idea how long I’ll be in PA for. Who knows when I’ll get a visa! No idea! But again, it’s all in the Lord’s hands.
    While I’m excited for the field, I’m a bit sad to leave the MTC because I’ve had the most wonderful experience here. I’ve heard from apostles glaore and multiple general authorities. It’s fantastic. And I have sesriously had the greatest district in the world. I love my companion and our ten elders so so much! So blessed. I’ll be crying saying goodbye to them, but most fortunately my favorite elder is in my mission in Brazil! :D
I’ve learned so much here. I love all of the study time and being immersed in the scriptures. I’ve learned so much about faith too. As missionaries, we’re are inviting people unto Christ and helping them develop faith in Christ. Faith is a principle of action. There is a big difference between having faith in Christ and being faithful to Christ. We need so much more than just a knowledge of him an of what he has done for us. Because the devils know that. The devils know that Christ is the Son of God and that he has atoned for all of our sins. We need this knowledge and we need to have that knowledge lead to action, by following Christ. Learning of him by studying his words and keeping his commandments as well as living a life of service.
     I’m so excited for Pennsylvania. But will definitely be sad saying goodbye to all the wonderful people and things and spirit ehre at the MTC. But I know there is soooo much more good ahead. Can’t wait to experience these next 14 months!
      Thank you/obrigada to you all for the wonderful letters and packages of fun and love and goodness! I miss you all very much and think and pray for you often! Thank you for being wonderful!
PS I LOVE  PORTUGUESE AND BRAZIL and am so excited to serve a mission there (and in Pennsylvania)!!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Remember the reason for the season amigos!

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission
2589 Washinton Rd Ste 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Brazil, Lower 48

Loving MTC Life

21 November 2010

Bom dia!!! Do you realize what a blessed day today is? After all, it’s TIE DYE FRIDAY!!!! :D

I got a tie dye kit from my aunt Connie yesterday and I am soooo happy about it! Oh she just makes my week! So does tie dye! During laundry time this morning, my district and I tie dyed! Oh happy day. I miss tie dying, especially with my darling niece Natalie. But oh it was so so good and I can wait to unveil our shirts. One elder actually did a tie, another dyed an old button up shirt, and I dyed some white tights too. We’ll see how those turn out. :) But it was so fantastico.

I’m loving the MTC life. Learning so so much and I looooove these people here, especially my companion, the ten elders in my district, and the other Brazil bound sisters. As well as the new three sisters in our room! The four hermanas we had the first six weeks are now in Argentina, and on Wednesday new missionaries came.

Speaking of which, we got to host for the new missionaries and show them around. Twas fantastic! Especially since I got to sit outside in the lovely sunshine with the beautiful leaves and things.

And… one sister got her visa this week! But that’s the only one that came, a bunch more missionaries got their temporary reassignments this week. I guess the US doesn’t give Brazilians visa very easily, so they’re doing the same thing for us. I wonder when I’ll get there. My time here in Utah is done in 2.5 weeks. Crazy!

Portuguese is going well.I love it oh so much! I’ve still got so so much to learn of it though. But it’s incredible to believe how much I can speak after only studying for 6 weeks. Truly blessed we are.

I’m learning so much these days. It’s excellent. We have such good speakers and such good lessons and my study time is soooo wonderful.

For Relief Society we had MAry N. Cook of the Young Womens General Presidency come. She spoke to us sisters on the enabling power of the atonement. How Christ suffered for all of our sins, all of our pains, sufferings, temptaions, afflictions, all feelings of every kind. Every feeling, mental, physical, or emotional, Christ has felt. And he went through that not only to pay for our sins and redeem us, but to comfort us. He knows how we feel, because He has felt the same way, because He loves us.

And because Jesus has suffered for all of our sins, we need to use the atonement and repent. We can be forgiven of every sin and we must be. No unclean thing can dwell in the kingdom of God and we must be made clean. Repent and return to Christ.

I also learned more about Prayer this week. We are children of a loving Heavenly Father. He loves us and wants to bless our lives. But we must pray to Him. We are commanded to pray always and if we do, our Heavenly Father will bless us. But we need to pray in faith, knowing that God will answer our prayers. And we too must become to answer to our own prayers and to others prayers. We can’t just give God a shopping list of blessings we’d like, we have to work for them.

When we obey the commandments of God and do as Christ would, we are blessed immensely. We are also blessed with happiness, alegria. Who wants more joy in their lives? I think everyone does. So keep the commandments, all of them, and come unto Christ. And in order to keep the commandments, we must know what they are. AKA study the scriptures and words of the Lord and His prophets.

I love our prophet. And there’s rumor going around that he might come to the MTC on Tuesday for devotional or maybe for Thanksgiving. If not President Monson, then I’m sure another apostle will come. We didn’t have a 5th apostle at our devotional on Tuesday, it was given by Elder Pearson, a memebr of the first quorum of the seventy. And it was oh so wonderful. I learned lots lotslots.

He talked about being a disciple of Jesus Christ. As a missionary, I wear the name of Jesus Cristo on my name tag every single day. I am recognized as a representative of Jesus Christ and his restored gospel. I need to work more on giving up myself and finding the Lord, forgetting about who I was before the mission and find myself in the service of Jesus Christ. For when we lose ourselves for His sake, we find ourselves. I’m Sister Owens now. It’s so wonderful. I love it. I have never been so surrounded by the Spirit all day every day. I looooove being a sister missionary! :D

Brazil, Lower 48

Visas are coming!!!

15 November 2010

Ola familia e amigos!!
Eu tenho muitos good news isse semana!
     First, I LOVE PORTUGUESE! And I looove learning it! We started teaching in Portguese this week and it’s pretty excellent. I don’t have all the tenses and conjugations down, nor do I have a very large vocabulary, but I can get by just fine. We taught in volunteer “investigator” this week for an hour and at the end he was telling us how impressed he was with our Portuguese, especially for only being here for 5 weeks. We are so blessed.
     More good news… visas are coming! 5 came on Monday afternoon, and then five people were gone by the next morning. Wowza. But before your visa comes you have to do an online application, which only lasts 30 days. Annnnnd, I did the online application! So did 5 elders in my district! Which possibly means I’ll be in Brazil within 30 days. Maybe not though, we have no idea. But things are moving along!
     And more good news, so you know how we’ve had three apostles in a row, Nelson, Scott, Ballard… well, yes yes, make that FOUR apostles in FOUR weeks at devotional! Elder David A. Bednar came on Tuesday! Whoa whoa crazy daisy. It was excellent of course. He spoke on how the answer to everything is ALWAYS in the DOCTRINE. The doctrine is found in the scriptures, in words of the profetas/prophets, and in authorized proclamations by the first presidency. He told us to study and teach the doctrine. It was so good and the spirit was so strong, especially when he walked into the room. Oh I love the MTC.
    We had mission conference this week. Excelllent. I realized that those of us who are blessed with the restored gospel of Jesus Christ MUST share it, and that we really should be the happiest people in the world. Ola, we have the fulness of the gospel! Fantastico!
    Every Sunday we have firesides, guess who spoke at that? Sheri Dew. Yep. Fantastic as well. She said how when we know who we are, it changes everything. When we know and understand that we are children of a loving God, and He desires to bless our lives, it changes everything we do and how we live. And when we understand and know that He loves us so much that He sent His only begotten son to atone for all of our pains and sins, we appreciate so much more. The Savior suffered every pain we have ever suffered, every sorrow, every sickness, every feeling, he understands how we feel in every situation, because he’s been through everything, because he loves us.
    So more good news I share today is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word “gospel” means good news. And it truly is the best news ever! The knowledge of the gospel brings me peace and hope in every situation. I know the Lord has his hand in everything and wants me to come unto him. I love the gospel and I am so grateful for my oppurtunity to represent Jesus Christ as a missionary and share the restored gospel with the children of God. Coming on a mission is the best thing in the world.
    We watched a talk given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland about how our missions are so important. They should mean everything to us. They should change our lives, the lives of our families, and the lives of the people we serve. My mission means everything to me.
    I can’t wait to get to Brazil and teach real investigators. And our two teachers are returned Protuguese speaking missionaries and so I learn what it’s actually like from them. One of our teachers was talking about the food and I’m so excited to have acai bowls again when I get to Brazil, and real acai bowls! I’m not excited for the mystery meat, but hopefully I’ll be able to pick around some of it. Our teacher said that one time he had a pig tooth in something he was eating. Some people use the whoooole animal in there. Uh oh. Not good for me. But I’ll figure it out. And their beans and rice are just fantastic and there are sooo many wonderful and delicious fruits. I think I’ll survive, and thrive.
    I got to see my wonderful aunty yesterday which is such a blessing. It is one of the highlights of my week. And she tells me how the family is doing and says inspiring things and brings me delicious treats from the outside world. :) Love it.
    Another sister I met in Jerusalem came this week too! Sister Mayfield! There are sooo many girls that I went to Jerusalem with that are now on  missions. BYU Jerusalem is life changing I tell you. And my good wonderful friend from BYUH, Sister Lautiki, came too! And she told me about more missionaries that are coming. Missions are the best and I’m soooo excited for my amigas who are working on papers and preparing for the mish field. It is the BEST!
    Life is beautiful here. I’m loving the missionary training center bubble. It’s fantastic. And fall is sooooo beautiful! I haven’t experienced fall in a while, going to school in Hawaii, so I am loving it. There are so many beautiful leaves! Be prepared, you might get some in the mail. :)
    Well friends and loved ones, thank you for reading my letters of goodness and I hope everything is joyous for you.
PS I wear my parrot earrings every day.