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Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 35, Snowbirds at there finest!

Hola a todos! Como estas?
My week was fantastic! Something happened everyday this week, including rain! Yes, you read correctly... it rained, A TON! I felt like I was back home again! Haha. And this week it was great to hear from all of you! Letters were just pouring, it was great! So thank you! If you haven't had a chance to write me, here's my address:
1001 N. Burk St.
Gilbert AZ 85234
I always write back (:
Monday was a great day! I got my ensign and we had a pretty relaxed pday, although it still seemed busy. But I got my ensign, so now I can re read all the conference talks :D
Tuesday we had 2 great lessons! And we gained a new investigator! Her name is Rebecca! She is super sweet, and super sincere about learning about the gospel! We are so excited to continue to teach her! (: And the other lesson was with our sweet Lauren! She is so cute!
Wednesday we had correlation with one of our wards, which was fun. We got to go out with the Relief Society, SUPER FUN!
Thursday, we had the wonderful opportunity to meet a seventy, called of God, Elder Porter and his wife! It was so cool, he taught us more in depth about the gospel of Jesus Christ (Faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the End).  Sister Stovall I did a musical number too! That was fun (:
Friday we had planning. We also had another lesson with Rebecca and Lauren!
Saturday was another busy day, we did lots of Area Book work and lots of organizing then dinner at the Susims and we had GREAT Hawaiian food! (:
Sunday was probably the busiest day of the week, we had a lesson, correlation, church, we shared the temple videos with the Young Women and Relief Society in Mt Ranch ward, then we went to one of the Elders wards to share the message as well, then after church we had dinner, and then went home for the night! Super fun week! I look forward to this coming week!
Love you all and hope to hear from you soon! (:
-Sister Holcomb

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 34 My new hair do! Like it?

Hellooo!! This week, as usual has been awesome! (:
Started off the week with good ole pday and guess what?  Sister Stovall, my awesome companion is a cosmetologist and so she experimented with my hair.. Well I love it! And everyone tells me how cute it is, so I'm pretty content.  ;)

Tuesday was a pretty good day too! As it normally goes, we had district meeting, it was last district meeting before transfers, so of course we had to get pictures! How cute are we! After that it was just a normal day for missionary work (:

Wednesday we had a transfer meeting, and it was so funny because like no one recognized me.. A sister came up to me and was like, "Are you new?" and a few seconds later realized that it was me.. she went on to say, "Oh my, I'm so embarrassed... haha" So yeah, the hair thing made a really good impression on all the missionaries and the mission president. haha.
Thursday we had a lesson with a new investigator, named Lauren. She's 10 years old and SUPER cute. We are teaching her next week too! Her parents had previously taken the missionary lessons but weren't ready to join the church. But Lauren is the light in her family. She actually talked to a member about getting baptized. She went up to the member and said, "I've been reading my bible lately, and coming to church and feeling the spirit but i feel I need to do something more... I think I need to get baptized."  And with her parents permission, we started teaching her! So cute!
Friday was a great planning day, after planning though we went back to the apartment because Sister Stovall wasn't feeling to hot. She was super congested and just needed to sleep. I did lots of studying and area book work for the next couple days. I did lots of cleaning as well.
Sunday I was able to go with one of the other sisters that lives with us, to go to present the temple presentation, super good day, and we started prepping for pday! Anyways love all of you and miss you like crazy! Hope to hear from you soon!
Sister Holcomb (:
4776 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert AZ 85234

The almost completed Gilbert Temple

Week 33, Yay!! no transfer for me!!

This week for some reason felt like it went by so quick but then at the same time it went by SUPER slow.. long days and fast weeks, I guess.. Haha, First off Happy Veterans Day! I just wanna start off by thanking all of you who I know who have served! Thank you for your service and the opportunity you have given me and many others to protect our country and the freedoms we have; So thank you!!
This week like I said was so crazy but it was super fun. Monday was as usual was PDAY! We ended up having dinner and FHE with the Sanchez Family! They took us to this really awesome yummy snow cone place down near the San tan Mall. Cant remember what its called though..
Monday night to Tuesday night we had exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders. Instead of switching she just came with me and Sister Stovall to our area. Sister Anderson is awesome!
Wednesday we taught the seminary class about the temple open house and how they can invite there friends. It was super fun!! :)
Thursday we had interviews with President and a training on how to sanctify ourselves! It was great!
Friday we had planning.
And Saturday we had a awesome, "I didn't get married, I went on a mission instead" party, thrown by Sister Sanchez. :)) It was so much fun! :)
Sunday we had a musical number in the Mt Ranch ward, and All of our investigators came to church! yay! Great week for sure!
Thanks so much for all the support and love!
Love, Sister Holcomb

Week 32, Halloween Missionary Style....

Above is a link to a great video, I highly suggest watching it :)
Anyways this week was fantastic, lots of miracles that happened! We'll start the week with Monday, we did the typical pday stuff and its so exiting because I started a new life style change. New eating habits (less sugar and sodium and carbs) and way more exercise that I was doing before. I've been running bleachers and running the track, riding my bike more and all that good stuff. And in the week that I have don't it, I've lost 5 pounds :) Monday we also did the Boot camp workout at the church with all the other moms. It was tons of fun!
Tuesday we had 2 lessons! We had a lesson with Beth, we haven't talked to her in a while. And was really surprised that she met with us. We kinda started her on a goal thing, she knows the church is true and that the Book of Mormon is true, but she told us she wants to be 100% committed to the baptism stuff. So we helped her set goals. Her first goal was to come to church consistently. And she did!!! She came to church, even with her husband and kids!! We also had a lesson with Jacob! He is on date for baptism for the 23rd of November!
Wednesday we had a trunk or treat for the Meridan Pointe Ward, and it was a HUGE success. The whole thing was geared toward missionary work, and it was spot on!! We went from having 2 investigators to 5!! Its so exciting to see how the Lord works! This ward defiantly needed the blessings too. They have worked so hard to see missionary work blossom. (Oh! and One of the girls dressed up as a missionary!) :)

Sister Holcomb was talking about her mom's chili with someone in her ward and they message to get the recipe.  This is her getting to sample it.
Thursday was halloween, so because missionaries arent supposed to be out, we had a big mission confrence from 11 to 4 and we were in by 5pm. President let us watch 2 approved movies. Epruims rescue and 17 miracles. Both great movies!
Friday we had planning! Woohoo! ;) and Saturday I hit 8 months out!!
It was truley a great week, Im excited for the many miracles that the Lord has instore for this week!
Keep strong, and keep pushing on! I love and miss you all!
Sister Holcomb

Week 31.....

Lindsay was feeling sick for a few weeks so didn't end up sending an update to post.  Here are a few photos that members of her ward send to share with us.

The only snowman they will be getting in Arizona!

Sister Holcomb being brave and holding a mammoth snake.

Awe newborn puppies!

P-day jam session at a members home.