Tuesday, December 20, 2016

transfers week

Hello all! So my companion is Sister Doig, she is from Canada. She has
three brothers. And usually where she lives it is -40 degrees! That's

Monday we did laundry and studies and went to Zumba. Went shopping and
printed pictures. Emailed. Ate dinner. Saw the chambers.

Tuesday we drove to the mission office for transfers. We had to wait a
while for a bike to be fixed - because it doesn't really work for a
half car half bike area to only have one bike. . . Yeah. Went home and
ate lunch. Saw Sue. Went contacting. Ate dinner. Met with our Bishop.
Went to activity night - a youth night with the missionary's where
they can bring their friends and have fun, some of the elders started
it. Saw Sister Blair.

Wednesday we did studies. Went to Zumba. Went to the open heart
kitchen - we are still trying to figure out how to make it so that 10
Missionaries don't all go to the same service at once. . . Lol. Ate
lunch. Went contacting. Saw Sister Carter. Went to dinner. Saw Sister
Bohn. Saw Sister King.

Thursday we did studies. Tried to see people - it was raining and our
original plan was contacting but no one was outside. Ate lunch. Saw
Sister Hendricks. Saw Sister Bailey. Went to sack lunch. Saw Jeanette,
she was a potential we had tried to see but she had been sick
recently. We dropped by and they didn't seem to be home so we were in
the car about to leave when they pulled in the driveway. We shared a
Christmas video with her and her roommate, Tina. Yay new
investigators! Because we also set up an appointment with them. Went
to dinner. Saw the Girardellis. Dropped by the RS president to see how
we could help and introduce Sister Doig.

Friday we did studies and went to Zumba. Went to Quail service. Ate
lunch. Got ready. Did weekly planning. Went to dinner. Went to a
baptism in Sister Doig's old area. :)

Saturday we did studies. Went to sunflower gardens. Ate lunch. Saw
Sister Smith and set an appointment with her and also another with a
potential we had. Contacted into Scott. . . He had some questions but
was sadly not interested.  Saw the Andrus'. Ate dinner. Saw Sister

Sunday we went to choir - it was the performance yesterday. Sister
Cheney, the choir conductor, choose some very pretty music. My
favorite was Seeking The King. Went to dinner. Did planning stuff that
I have to do now called My Plan. Hurray.

I hope you all had an amazing week and that this one goes just as well!

Love you all!


Sister Kelly
Sister Doig and I 
Sister Doig's first time on bikes.

Hermana Perez and Bocanegra, and Sister Doig and I. :) 

Sister Grant! She is so amazing, and is now home. :)

This is Ava. She is very adorable and was in a hugging mood when we taught her family last Monday. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

17 months and zone training

Well this week was long and awesome and crazy!

Monday we did laundry and studies. Went to Zumba. Went shopping.
Emailed. Went to dinner. Sis Hertig and sister grant had ZTM planning
while sister Bocanegra and I tried to see people. The STL's had ZTM's
all week, so most of the mornings for service I was with Hermana

Tuesday we did studies. Went to open heart. Ate lunch. Worked on
videos. An awesome member named brother Inokuchi filmed our zone as a
gift to our families (Inokuchi.com if anyone else wants to watch it).
Saw Brother Smyth. Went to dinner, saw the Girardellis.

Wednesday we did studies. Went to Zumba. Went to the gardens. ate
lunch, got ready. Went contacting. Saw Sister Berch. Ate dinner. Saw
Sister Boone, a less active we had been trying to see for a while. Saw
Sister Blair.

Thursday was our ZTM. We ate lunch, saw sister Stearns. Went to help
Citlali. Went on half exchanges. Went to dinner. Saw some People. It
was my 17th month mark.

I was called as an STL for my last transfer which meant that on Friday
we did studies and I had a meeting in San Jose. We got home and helped
set up our wards Christmas party and then went to it. :)

Saturday we went to the church -  brother Inokuchi also filmed our
zone doing the Living Christ, which we are memorizing as a mission
before Christmas. We did studies. Then we had the amazing experience
of having a meeting as a mission with Elder Bednar and Elder Carl
Cook. It was so awesome! When we got home we did weekly planning and
ate dinner. Sister Hertig is transferring to Pleasanton, my old area.

Sunday we went to Ward council and choir. Dropped the Hermanas off at
their building and went to church. Finished weekly planning. Went to
dinner. Went to help with and interfaith choir that Livermore has been
doing for 25 years at our building and it was pretty cool, we sang the
Hallelujah Chorus.  President Mella came to watch it too. :)

Happy Birthday Rachel! I cannot believe you turn 4 today! :)

I hope everyone has had an awesome week! I love you all! :)


Sister Kelly
​Just out of listening to Elder Bednar, Sister Hertig and I, and Sister Hughes and Sister Lindsey.

​The Chambers - also really great missionary family

The Bohns - super great member missionary family, the elders in one of the wards are teaching and going to be baptizing a family who is friends with the Bohns. 

the Girardelli's - a member family we've been teaching. :)

my eyes are basically closed but thats okay lo

open heart service

Thursday, December 8, 2016

1st week of December

Monday we did laundry and studies. Went to Zumba. Got ready, went
shopping. Had interviews with President. Emailed. Played some games -
I learned one called baseball which I will have to teach my siblings.
Went to dinner. Saw Sister Blair.

Tuesday the Fremont sisters were here on exchanges, so I was with
Sister Bocanegra again. Went to open heart. Ate lunch. Saw Dona Mari.
Saw Jisela. Saw Patricia. Went to dinner. Went to volleyball.

Wednesday we did studies, went to Zumba. Went to the gardens. Ate
lunch. Went to the Kohns. Saw Sister king. Went to dinner. Saw the
Prusso family.

Thursday we did studies. Had district meeting, it was fun. We did
crazy contacting roleplays - as the one being contacted for example, i
had to break into dance moves while the missionary was talking. It was
fun. We ate lunch. Went contacting. Went to sack lunch service (it was
the worldwide day of service! Let me know what you did!). Saw Brother
Smyth. ate dinner. Tried to see some people.

Friday i was with sis  Bocanegra because the sisters had MLC. Did
studies, went to Zumba. Went to quail. Ate lunch. Got ready. Went
contacting. Saw Marilyn. Went to help a Ward member set up Christmas
in the cultural hall. Went to dinner, it was a Ward adult thing where
we also did service. We made over a 100 little gift bags for those
elderly who might not have company. Got a ride home.

Saturday we did studies. Went contacting. Ate lunch. Did some weekly
planning. Saw Sister Stearns. Did more weekly planning. ate dinner.
Saw the jepsons. Went to Pleasanton for ZTM planning.

On Sunday we did studies. Went to church - Sue came yay. Relief
society was cute - they had a little Christmas program. Went to
dinner. Saw Sister cross. Finished weekly planning finally.

I hope everyone has had a good week! What has been your favorite part
of Light The World so far? :)

I love and miss you all!


Sister Kelly

Happy Thanksgiving

On Monday we did laundry and studies, went to Zumba. Got ready, went
shopping. We were able to go to a later tag place in town. :) it was a
lot of fun. We emailed. Went to dinner, saw the Paradise' and the

On Tuesday we did studies, went to open heart kitchen. Took the
Gunderson family on a church tour, it went well :) ate lunch. We went
contacting and listen to this because it is really weird. . . We met
this guy named John, and talked to him for a little until he had to
leave, then went to shake his hand. He said to be careful of his
finger (his right  Went to the bohns for dinner. Helped Citlali with
her math again. Went to the hatchs.

Lisa turned 18 months old! Ahh!

On Wednesday we did studies. Went to Zumba. Sister Hertig and I went
to the gardens. Ate lunch, got ready. Tried to see people and go
contacting. Saw the Huntingtons, a pm family. Went to dinner. Saw the
Hahns. Saw Sister Oxley.

Thursday we did studies. Went to district meeting. Went to our
"dinner" at 12:30 :) made cookies and gave them to some people. Went
to the Madsens to share a message. Drove for the STL's to have
exchanges. Happy thanksgiving! :)

On Friday I was with Sister Bocanegra. We did studies. Went to Quail.
They fed us lunch. Saw Dona Mari. Saw Naysia. Went contacting. Ate
dinner. Saw Fernando. Picked up the sisters. The initiative is OUT!
YAY! I invite everyone to do it! :)

Saturday we did studies. Started weekly planning. Tried to see a
potential. Did more weekly planning and ate lunch. Saw Sister Stearns.
Helped the Gundermans set up and decorate their Christmas tree. Ate
dinner. Saw the chattertons.

Sunday we went to Ward council. Went to choir. Went to church. Ate
lunch. Finished weekly planning. Went to dinner. Saw the Harris'
(Natalie works with their daughter in the Library at SVU). Saw the

I hope you all have a wonderful week! :) I love and miss you all!


Sister Kelly

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

week of gratitude

Hello everyone! Although I am slightly sad to once again miss baking
the pies, I am grateful for this time I have to serve the Lord! :)

On Monday we did studies and laundry. Went to Zumba. Got ready, ate
lunch. Got our car washed. Went shopping. Played games and emailed.
Ate dinner. Went to teach our bishops family the plan of salvation.

Tuesday was exchanges. Sister lam and sister maughen were here so I
was with Sister Bocanegra all day. We did studies - and here is a
great story that now has a happy ending. I put my iPad down so we
could pray for comp study and when I picked it up part of the screen
was blocked by lines running through it. I can still use that part of
the screen, it just went wacky so that I can't see it. Good news is, i
didn't do anything to it so I am getting a new one. To continue, we
went to open heart. Ate lunch. Saw some of the Hermanas investigators,
Gloria and edmundo, who told me I need a caballero so that I can learn
Spanish. . . xD if you don't know Spanish (like me, it was translated)
caballero means husband. I'm pretty sure I am busy at the moment and
probably that will not happen soon. We saw Dona Mari - she is so cute
and always wants us to sing called to serve - she heard it in church
one time and liked it, now the Hermanas have to sing it to her every
time they go. Went to the church to eat dinner, and then played
volleyball with the branch. Overall it was a crazy but good day. :)

Wednesday we did studies. Went to Zumba. Went to the open heart
gardens. Ate lunch. Got ready. Saw Sister Clark. We saw the
Huntingtons, the daughter is homeschooled and 9, not baptized yet, we
shared a video and helped her finish her piano time. Went to dinner.
Saw the Rossi's. It was really cold all day.

Thursday we did studies. Went contacting. Did some weekly planning.
Went to lunch, the skippers took us to strings which is a good Italian
place. Did more weekly planning. Went to help Citlali. Dropped the
Hermanas off in Pleasanton. Went to dinner. Taught the Girardellis.
Went home and -WE ARE OKAY- tried to use the heater and the fire alarm
and CO alarms went off. So we called President Mella, and went to stay
at our Ward mission leaders house for the night. PG&E went the next
day and said there was just dust in the vent.

Friday we had zone conference! Yay! I am now really excited for the
new Christmas initiative which comes out this upcoming Friday! We went
to dinner. Taught the Harwoods.

On Saturday we went contacting, which was fine until it started
raining. . . Tried to see someone. Ate lunch. Saw sis Stearns.
Finished weekly planning. Went to dinner.

On Sunday we went to church. Had correlation. Our dinner did not like
the idea of us biking (there was a LOT of rain) so picked us up. Saw
Kara. Saw sis Farmer. Saw the chambers.

It was a good week for the most part. Hope everyone's week is amazing!
Happy thanksgiving! Tell me what you are thankful for! :)

Love and miss you all,

Sister Kelly