On Saturday President and Sister Carlos were down here in our area, so while president had some meetings, Sister Carlos came and had companionship study with Sister Manguil and I. It was great. She is a spiritual giants, and I could just feel how much she loves missionary work. She knows how sacred and important it is, and her enthusiasm about it is contagious. After our studies, we got to go to lunch with them at a restaurant (Mrs. Bakers) that they had heard about that is right in our area. It was probably the best food I've had my whole mission. The pizza was real pizza, and we had lots of other yummy food... pasta, salad, chicken. President and Sister Carlos were sad that they just now found this restaurant with only two weeks left here serving as mission president. It was great spending some time with them. They found out that that was the same day as Alyssa's wedding, so they joked that that was the reason why we went out to lunch, haha to celebrate. So glad to hear how well the wedding went :) the pictures look great, and you all look so good! Thank you Kelsey for sending them to me! :) This is off topic, but I saw my very first firefly this week, and was so excited. ha Karina it made me think of you.
And I know it's a little late, but Happy Father's day Dad. Hope you enjoyed it and if you didn't get a bag of Reasens (candy) go buy some and I'll pay you back haha :) This week has kind of been all about family. The father of one of the families we are teaching requested that we have a lesson all about families and the roles within a family. So lot's of studying about family. I won't lie, it made me a little emotional, ha sometimes I'm a wimp and the song Families Can Be Together Forever gets to me, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so lucky that I have such an amazing family, how sad it would be if I didn't love and miss the family that I have. I probably didn't show it enough or say it enough before, but I love you all so much and am so lucky for the relationships that I have with each of you :) And I'm so happy thinking that more people can have the kind of family life that I have because of them receiving the gospel here. So that's what I'm working for and all of the love and support from each of you reminds me of this. So thank you again. We'll time is short, so I need to go. I hope you all have a great week and are safe in your travels. Someone give Tyler a big hug for me as he'll be home soon from his mission. Love you all so much! Ingat!
- Sister Stabenow
|FHE with the Branch President and Youth and Young Adults|
|Part of the punishment after the game|