On December 19, 2012 Sister Katherine Paige Andresen left to serve the Lord in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As Katie writes home, her letters and pictures will be posted to share her experiences as a missionary!
Happy Monday! Its rainy and cold today so I am happy its P-day and I can be inside! I am not loving having my entire outfit drenched in moments! This week was wonderful, despite the wild weather! We were able to reach people that I have been trying to contact since I got to State College in January! Last week was the last week of class for Penn State so we had our last Institute and Institute Fiesta and ESL class. For ESL we went to the Penn State Creamery and had them order ice cream and we celebrated the end of semester! It was really fun to watch them order, their English has improved greatly. "I wood lick a coookie ant criem en urr bowel" haha :) Proud of them! We also got to go to the Institute Fiesta. OLE! I totally ate it tying to win musical chairs, whatever. I sang the Mexican Hat dance and wore a mini sombrero the whole time. People sure got a kick out of that. :) Miss me yet?! Haha. Saturday was the state wide "Saturday in the Park: Mormon Helping Hands Day." We went to Black Moshannon National Park and helped do some clean up. It was really fun to get to work alongside the members in our area and help! The National Park people were shocked how fast the "Mormon's in yellow" were able to complete our assigned projects. GO MORMONS! When we got back later that afternoon I had one of the coolest expierences on my mission. Background info, this area is really hard with less-active members. A lot of students come to school here and decide they would rather party or whatever than go to church and its really hard to ever make contact with them. So since I arrived in State College there was one person who I've wanted to meet with, Wylie. Last week we were having a branch missionary fast and selected a few people to specifically fast for and I felt impressed to fast for Wylie. During our weekly planning we texted less-active members of our branch (like we do every week and no one has responded to date) and sent Wylie the text. After getting back from Mormon Helping Hands we got a text from Wylie that said he was on campus and wanted to meet up with us! I was just getting out of the shower so Sister Ferrin yelled through the door "SISTER ANDRESEN, GET OUT! WYLIE NEEDS US!" haha! I got dressed at the speed of light. As we were getting our stuff ready, I went into the other room and said a prayer. I had been waiting for 4 months to meet with him and really needed the Spirit to tell me what to say! I felt like we should talk about the Book of Mormon and watch a Mormon Message so we made our lesson plan and caught a bus to downtown. IT WAS THE COOLEST LESSON EVER! We had Justin, our ward mission leader, come and sit in on the lesson and Justin said after the lesson that quote "I've never felt the Spirit that strong in a lesson during my 2 years as a ward mission leader. I was choking back tears the whole time!" At the beginning of the lesson Wylie said he hadn't felt the Spirit in over a year and really missed it. He mentioned that when he feels the Spirit really strong he gets chills. At the end of the lesson we played a Mormon Message with Elder Holland bearing his testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Spirit just like smacked us all in the face! I looked at Wylie and he had totally had chills! We were all emotional. Then when Wylie said the closing prayer he like literally went speechless. He thanked Heavenly Father for allowing him to feel the Spirit again and then he started crying and he couldn't speak. It makes me emotional right now thinking about it! Heavenly Father answered my prayers and fasting and answered the prayers that Wylie didn't even know were being done for him. I was so grateful for the Spirit in helping reach Wylie. I know that Heavenly Father had a plan in having me here for 4 months praying for him so that the Spirit could be that strong and so I would learn not to give up. Because I seriously was about to. 4 months of praying and fasting is a long time for someone you've never met, but I really felt like I needed to do that for him and I can see why. I have gained such a stronger testimony in fasting and prayer and I can see how much Heavenly Father loves his children. I know that the experience I had with Wylie will be something I will remember for the rest of my life. Missions are the best thing ever! I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve my Heavenly Father and to love and teach his children. I can feel myself changing everyday into the person Heavenly Father needs me to be. I am so grateful that I can repent and try harder every day. I know that we are part of Christ's restored church. I have seen miracles this week and the hand of God and its strengthen my knowledge of that truth. I love you all so much. I am praying hard for Mom. Stop being ill!! I can't eat the delish cafeteria food with you if your their right now. Wait till I get home, gheez! :) Have a wonderful week. Sister Andresen Side note: I am not positive, but I am probably being transfered to a new area next week. So for safety reasons, send mail early in the week because if I leave I wont get the letters that get sent here for a way long time. So mail things early!! I'll let you know once I know. AKA next week haha. Love you!
I can't believe this week has passed by so quickly! Spring finally hit! Every other day, just about, we have a rainstorm. I've never experienced rain like this. The air gets thick and you just know its supposed to rain. Usually 20 minutes after I say "IT JUST NEEDS TO RAIN!" The clouds explode and it rains harder than I've ever seen. Exciting stuff here! :) This weekend was "Blue and White" at Penn State, which is like their Alumni weekend. The streets were FLOODED with people! The buses were a little bit of a joke because everyone was drunk. I was shocked to see people, WITH THEIR PARENTS, drunk as a skunk! But Penn State is the number one party school for a reason. It was a little interesting trying to contact the intoxicated. I mostly tried not to get thrown up on or sat on all weekend. Sister Ferrin and I were just laughing our heads off trying not to gag at the smell of some of the buses. The joys of missionary work! On Friday it was the biggest rainstorm I've ever seen. Within minutes the street gutters were overflowing. Combined with the wind, our umbrellas were almost useless. No matter how much anti-humidity creme I put it my hair with that kind of rain, it never stays looking normal! Friday night we organized a little "Girls Night" dinner with some of the sisters in our branch. We were able to get a less-active sister, 2 recent converts and a nonmember as well as 3 more sisters from the branch! It was so exciting. With the rain being so crazy we were running from building to building from campus to downtown trying not to get soaked. We were quite the sight! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! When we all came running into the restaurant we looked like wet dogs! But I was just beaming seeing everyone talking with each other! We ate at this restaurant called "Baby's" (which I LOVE! Its a little 50's diner) and they have this burger called the "Cray-z Burger" which is a cheeseburger on a donut. And most of us got it. It wasn't even gross! I wouldn't eat it everyday, but I rather enjoyed it! Someone should make that in Utah, it would be a big hit. Saturday the Elders had a baptism of this sweet lady named Kathy. She is probably in her mid-60s. They asked us if we would come and help her get ready, which was a really cool experience for me. Kathy was so excited and was so proud to be following Jesus Christ. When we were in the bathroom as she was heading down into the font she said "Sister Andresen. I'm not quite sure I remember what to do. You just do this right?" And grabbed me and had me practice how she was supposed to stand and hold Elder Boyd's wrist and stuff. I was like "YEP! Go on...." I felt a little awkward practicing her baptism with her, with Elder Boyd watching from inside the font! She was baptized and then came and gave Sister Ferrin and I a big hug as we handed her her towel. It is such a cool experience to be able to watch others be baptized and make covenants with Heavenly Father. Kathy was like "You were both baptized when you were 8 right?" And we both said yes and she goes "Well you should do it again. ITS THE BEST!" haha. Yep Kathy, it totally is! :) I am so grateful that I am a missionary! I am able to have experiences that help me come closer to my Savior every day. This is the last week of classes at Penn State so we are finishing out Institute and our ESL class. I am going to be sad when I don't get to talk to my Muslim friends every Thursday night! But they all will pass the TOFEL no problem! (thats the english test they have to pass to be a student. We have worked all semester helping them prepare!) I love State College! I love Sister Ferrin and I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! Happy Birthday to the big D-A-D this week. Nifty Fifty, right dad? :) Too old to count! love you tons! Have a great weeek! Sister Andresen
Hello All!! Spring finally hit Pennsylvania this week! We had a horrible, like ive never seen rain like this in my life horrible, rainstorm earlier in the week then we woke up the next day and everything was GREEN!! Its not super warm but its not freezing and it looks so beautiful outside. People are a lot nicer with the weather being better :) Finals are in two weeks at Penn State so everyone is flipping out about studying and stuff so its hard to find people to teach, and then everyone leaves for the summer the first week of May so things will get interesting here. I learned how to tract this week!! It is so fun! I actually love it (most missionaries hate it). The Elders took Sister Ferrin and I out tracting because my next area I'll probably have to do that and I didn't want to look like more of a fool than I needed to in front of my next greenie. It was a little rough at the beginning and I let my feelers get hurt a couple of times by the door slams and rude comments but then I remembered when I went to Las Vegas for the Mitt Romney campaign. People were super rude to me and I was alone at those doors! I decided to try to see how long I could get people to talk to me and just encouraged them to vote instead of telling them to vote for Mitt and most of them accepted literature about his campaign and our conversations ended a lot cheerier. :) So I applied that to tracting. I just made it about God loving them and then once people realized I was nice (and a human) they took the card (or book) and when I left, our message was received much better! Sister Ferrin and I went tracting solo later in the week and we got a few potentials and I gave out all of the copies of the Book of Mormon I had with me that day! IT WAS AWESOME! We had a cool expierence this week too. We got some mail for Sister Romero that is now serving in Pittsburgh so we texted her to ask her what her address was. Out of nowhere she asked "Have you talked to Xiwen lately? I have had her on my mind a lot" Xiwen was an investigator Sister Romero taught 6+ months ago and was dropped right before I got here. I never was sure why we weren't teaching her anymore and her teaching record didnt state why she was dropped. So we said that we had no idea how Xiwen was because no one had talked to her since last year. She told us we should call her and just see how she was doing. Xiwen's number was in our phone so we gave her a call and just said we were new and wondered how she was doing. Xiwen was so excited and told us she got sick and then never heard from the sisters again and asked for a lesson the next day! We were freaking out! So we taught Xiwen the Restoration the following morning and she loved it! She has already been taught that lesson but seeing how confusing things have been with her we just wanted to start from the beginning. It was such a blessing Sister Romero was prompted to tell us to check on Xiwen because she is so ready to hear the gospel! It was a pretty cool experience for all of us! This coming week we are trying to get as many people as possible to teach before finals hit. Its going to be an adventure! Working with students has been interesting and has made missionary work way different than what I thought. I love working with people my age but it also makes it hard because most peoples priorities are super selfish "I just need to focus on school" "I've got to do blah blah blah" "The weekends are my time" (yeah someone told us that). But it also makes it easier to find those that are prepared. I am excited to see what will happen in the next few weeks with finals and such. I love you all! Missionary work is the coolest. I've never been this happy in my life!! I am so grateful for the experiences I get to have on a mission, the good and the not so good. We were talking with the Elders the other day and one of them said "I really want to marry a returned missionary. Before you go on your mission you have a testimony, but when you have every fiber of it stretched on your mission it becomes active. I want my wife to have experienced the way its felt to have that happen to me. The hard times and the good times of a testimony I've had and you can only have on a mission" I've started to feel my testimony being streched in ways I didn't know it would, or could be. My relationship with my Heavenly Father is stronger than it has ever been. I know that this is Christ's restored church and the ONLY way to find happiness. It doesn't mean that every second we are happy or only good things happen to us but it gives us the eternal perspective and the way to find eternal happiness. And I am so grateful I get to share that knowledge and testimony with the people here in State College. I love you all!! Thank you for your support and love. Have a great week! Sister Andresen
Oh my heck! This week has been wild! Monday after I emailed, Me and the other missionaries in the district went to an Amish farm! they are the coolest people. We had fun wearing amish bonnets and seeing how they cook and farm and stuff. Then after dinner the Sisters and I loaded up and headed to Pittsburgh for transfers! It was crazy snowy but I did a good job driving and we arrived safely. Because of the snow, all of the Sisters in our mission except the Butler sisters (Sisters Black and Kirk, my MTC companion) got to sleep in the Pittsburgh apartment! It was so fun and there was a cool Spirit with us all there. It is the last time the sisters will all be able to fit into one apartment. The next day we all woke up and had a little devotional and prayed together. Sister Carter bore her testimony and told us how much she loved us and was excited to see the work we will do here in Pennsylvania. I was so sad to see her leave. Sister Carter was such a huge answer to prayers and was a better trainer than I could have ever dreamed of. I will forever be blessed for the opportunity I had to serve with Sister Carter. Mom, have her come over and drink a frosty bev with her on your bed and talk about me. She has some fun stories :) Transfer meeting was fun. It was fun to meet all the new sisters and go to the training meeting. I got to have fun seeing Sister Kirk and eating lunch with all the sisters. When I drove away from Sister Carter I was bawling my eye balls out. I JUST LOVE HER! But I was excited for the work I had to do with Sister Smith, my new companion and greenie. After a very rough week, Sister Smith has decided to go home. Lots of fasting and praying has been going on and she just knows that this isnt where she is supposed to be. I never imagined this would be how my first week of training would end, but God sure did. I have felt prepared for some of the situations that occurred this week. Sister Smith will be flying out of State College back to California probably Wednesday and we will see what president decides to do with me. Ill probably be in a trio here in State College with the other sisters and then next transfer he will have me open a new area. I guess we will see. This week has been super long and I dont expect this coming week to be any shorter but I know that I am doing what God needs me to do. I love State College and recognize all the prayers that are being said for me. Keep them coming. I have been stretched more this week than any other week in my mission. I am becoming more and more who the Savior wants me to be. I know that God give us trials for a reason and that every thing is according to His will. I will let you know how things work out next week, but for now keep the prayers coming. I love you all and miss you a ton but have faith that I am doing what the Lord needs me to do.
Hello Family!! I cant believe this is the first day in my third transfer!! It felt like this past transfer flew by! This week was full of preparing. We were able to teach 4 recent convert lessons and had an opportunity to go to the Family History Library. I found 3 names to take to the temple!! I cant even explain the joy I felt finding those names and seeing I could do their work. I printed the request and can't wait to go and do temple work for MY family! I felt the Spirit so strong as I realized I could do temple work for my ancestors. Tiffanie and Tyler really liked the idea of family history work and are starting on doing their family work. They are going to the branch temple trip Saturday. It is such an amazing feeling knowing that they are going to the temple when 2 months ago they weren't members of the church. Its been such a blessing in my life watching them grow in the gospel and I am so excited to hear about their experience. I encourage everyone to try to get a name to take to the temple. I know I am not as powerful in my request as the general authorities are but it really is an amazing thing. I thought we had most of the work that could be done, done but I was so excited to see that I have work to do. And everyone else does. I picture people in heaven waiting the same way people on earth are waiting for the gospel. They just need someone to FIND THEM!! Preach My Gospel chapter 9 has some great finding ideas, but logging onto the computer is a lot easier to find those who are prepared :) There's my two cents on family history work. DO IT! This week we volunteered at the State College Women's Club. Its this cool charity that has a thrift store and once a week they open it to the public and all the proceeds go to charity. We got to help organize their racks and price clothes and stuff. It was awesome. I hope you know I bought a super nice wolf sweatshirt for a buck, a HAND cross-stiched sweatshirt and a very fancy BRAND NEW dress. Ill include pictures. It was awesome. Mom is not going to like the fact that I have those fancy outfits now but it was too good to pass up. I will be going back there again! Tonight we are traveling to Pittsburgh for transfers and get to spend the night with the Pittsburgh sisters so that's pretty exciting. President Topham called me Saturday night and officially asked me to train. I told him I was completely shocked and had no idea this was coming :) He said "Well Sister Andresen, you're the first one to say that" haha. Transfer meeting is tomorrow so Sister Carter will leave me and my new greenie will join the fun in State College. I've been holding myself together pretty good this past few days but last night I lost it. I threw her a surprise going away party with the other missionaries in the area and that was pretty fun but Sister Carter and I got in bed and I cried for like 2 hours. She was like "I feel like I should tickle your back or something, but you never cry so I don't know what to do!" haha. I feel super inadequate and scared to train. I know that the Lord qualifies those He calls, but it doesn't make me feel less.... 19 years old. I will be the senior sister in State College. President told me that Sister Cohen will be leaving and asked me to help finish training Sister Plater and help her train her sister in the area too so in reality I will be training 3 sisters, 2 brand new greenies and one in her second transfer, and trying to run State College. and I've only been out 2 transfers! Heavenly Father must think He is super funny giving me all this responsibility because I am scared!! I am praying harder than I ever have and I know it will be okay. The bonus to that is that I got the "senior companion" desk, chair, bed and closet!! I went from rags to riches in our apartment!! I am excited to see what this transfer will bring and how Heavenly Father will teach me and help me grow. I am so grateful for Sister Carter and I don't know what I am going to go without her. She has blessed my life so much and it kills me she is leaving. I feel like I'm losing my best friend! I have faith that God has big plans with my next companion because she has big shoes to fill. I love you all so much and pray for you. Pennsylvania felt a little farther away this week but I am grateful that I can pray and feel closer to you. I love you and can't wait to give you a big update on life next week. My next letter I'll be a trainer and senior companion! AHHH!! Pray for me. Love, Sister Andresen
Hello all! This week was a huge faith building week. I had my second baptism this week. Tyler was taught by Sisters Maddox and Averett before they got doubled out but when they left we got the opportunity of teaching him and Friday night, he was baptized! The expierence of Tyler's baptism is one I will never forget. Tyler is a 19 year old student at Penn State. His family are not members of the church and really didn't like Tyler taking the lessons and told him that they didn't want him to be baptized. But after praying really hard, Tyler knew he needed to be baptized and wanted to follow Jesus Christ. So in preparation for his baptism we had gone to the church earlier in the afternoon on Friday to clean and fill the font and left to go to our dinner appointment at 5:00 so we could be back by 6:00 for the 7:00 baptism. As we were leaving our dinner appointment at six we got a text from Tyler that said he was getting a lot of negative pressure from his family and didnt know if he would be baptized. We called him once we got to the church and through his tears he said he didn't know what to do but he knew to call the missionaries. We told Tyler to pray about what God needed him to do and we would pray for him too and to call us in 20 minutes. Sister Carter and I walked into a room in the church and knelt down and prayed for Tyler and to know how to help him. The other Sisters came to the church and we said a prayer together for Tyler. It was so powerful to feel the faith and the power from us praying. Around 6:30 we got a call from Tyler and he said he wanted to be baptized but he wanted to talk to his dad first so he would call him and let us know. So around 7 the branch started showing up for his baptism and was wondering what was going on. We explained the situation and the branch all came together and prayed for Tyler and then had a testimony meeting. Not 5 minutes after we prayed as a branch Tyler called and told us that there had been a "lot of screaming on the other end" but he wanted to be baptized and him and 6 friends were on there way. I went in and told the branch what had happened and two people left and picked up Tyler and his friends and an hour and a half late, Tyler was baptized!! I have never exercised more faith and prayed so hard in my life and it was so amazing to see the miracles that happened Friday. When Tyler bore his testimony he said that his day had been one of the hardest days of his life but the moment he was baptized he felt different and calm and knew that he had done what God wanted him to do. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to see people change and to watch their faith grow. My testimony is strengthened daily by the examples of people here in Pennsylvania. Prayer works, God hears us and when needed, He performs miracles and we get to watch!! I will never forget the events surrounding Tyler and his baptism. Miracles!! This is Sister Carter's last week as a missionary. We are really busy teaching and making the most of her last week. We have one investigator named Janet who is set with baptismal date we are teaching and we are planning on finding one million more people to teach! I love you all so much and hope you have an amazing week. You are in my prayers. With love, Sister Andresen
Hello family! I can't believe its Monday again! Crazy!! First of all, I'd like to give a shout out to my sista Meg! Happy birthday tomorrow kid! I can't believe you are 12 already! Go rock Young Women's with Chloe. That is so fun!! I sent a package last week, so I hope she gets it for her big day! Love you Meg!! This week was pretty unique since starting my mission, it was Spring Break for Penn State. State College was stranded. There was pretty much no one here. It was crazy. The buses were only running half schedule because every one was gone, so we walked every where this week. I realized what "rolling hills" are, to say the very least. Last Monday we got to go with the Elders to see the Penn State wrestling facilities. Their investigator is one of the coaches and he showed us around. It was pretty cool. I'm not really into wrestling but I hear that they are the national champs, so that was cool. Next week we are invited to go play dodge ball with the wrestling team. Or "Murder ball" as they like to call it. The way it was described sounds like they might just kill us. I think I might be too sick to play, I'll just have to watch :) Jim, our recent convert, look us to dinner at the Texas Roadhouse this week. You all know how much I love that place so that was a treat. Jim did the "steak challenge" and ate a 29oz steak and was put on the "Wall of Legends". They took his picture and gave him and free shirt and everything! Jim gave me the shirt so I was pretty stoked about that too. Holla! The rest of the week we tried really hard to be diligent and we were out and about all week but with all the students gone it was a dead zone. So to say the least I am happy for a new week to get started and to find more people to teach! Some exciting news is that we have an investigator getting baptized on Friday! Tyler was the other set of sisters investigator before they left but when they got doubled out, he became our investigator. The other sisters had already set him with a date, so they did most of the work with him but we are so excited for him! Tyler is 19 and a student here at Penn State and completely wonderful. He is prepared to be the Stake President or something soon, I can tell :) I am excited for him to be baptized. He is a wonderful kid and I am grateful for the time we have to teach him. I played the piano in our branch yesterday for church and I am also the musical number for zone conference this week. I have never been more grateful for the ability I have to play the piano as I have been since coming on my mission. Its been such a blessing to be able to play at a moments notice and help bring the Spirit. Thank you mother for giving me part of your talent! I am one of the only people in my ZONE! that can play the piano. So that talent is a hot commodity. We have been doing a lot of less-active work in our branch and this week we were able to see a large result from our efforts and prayers. We are having a lot of success with our less-actives. We are teaching a few, the other sisters are teaching a few and the sacrament meeting turn out was wonderful! I know that God hears and answers our prayers and is aware of all of His children! I love being a missionary and being able to see and feel His love for all of His children. Its wonderful!! I hope you all have a wonderful week! You are all in my prayers. I love you!! Sister Andresen
How is everyone this week? This week was great here in State College. On Monday night we went on companionship exchanges with the Sisters next door. Usually for exchanges the Senior companions switch but because they had doubled in to the area Sister Carter and Sister Cohen went together and even though I am still a greenie I got to be the senior companion with Sister Plater who got here from the MTC at the beginning of the transfer. We had so much fun!! It was a really rainy and cold day but we had a lot of success.
On Tuesday afternoon Sister Plater and I taught a wonderful lady named Janet that Sister Carter and I met at a blood drive on Valentine's Day. The Elders met us at the church and we all gave Janet a tour of the church. I dont know if I have mentioned this before, but Sister Carter and I are being filmed for a documentary that a student at Penn State is doing. Its actually really cool. We had to get it approved through church headquarters and everything but they said YES! So Kelly, the guy who is doing this film, has been following us around and he came to the church tour and sat in on the lesson and filmed us and took pictures and stuff. I plan on converting him by the end of the documentary. :) But he was there too. I felt bad that Janet had five extra people at her lesson but she is so prepared and you could feel the Spirit really strong during her lesson. It was still super rainy but Kelly wanted to get shots of us street contacting so we went street contacting instead of bus contacting for most of the evening so Kelly could experience diligent missionaries! Towards the end of the night Kelly left because it was raining super hard, he was like "maybe I should start filming some of your indoor activities! Being a Mormon missionary is COLD!" haha But Sister Plater and I knew we would be blessed if we continued in our diligence. We were both praying our heads off when we were almost home, at like 8:53 we saw one person standing at the bus stop. WE just looked at each other and she goes "thats the one huh?" and I nodded and we went over and shared a card with her and she said that she had been looking for a church and wanted to meet with us. It was an answer to our prayers and hers. When we walked away Sister Plater and I just hugged, right there in the rainy street and then said a prayer of gratitude.
When we got back to the apartment Sister Carter and Sister Cohen had gone inside a while ago because it was raining so hard. They were so proud of us staying out and being good greenies. That really started the week off great!
Later in the week, we went on a hunt to find the Fogelsangers, a part member family in the area, who happened to be Brint and Kim Dietrich's family. We found their farm and it was such a cool experience. Pauline opened the door and when I explained who I was and that I knew Brint and Kim, she immediately invited us in.
Side note, this week I have been a little stressed about our food situation. We really didnt have any this week or any money to get some because it was the end of the month and our money was gone and we didnt have any dinner appointments lined up for a while, so I had been praying to know what to do.
Well... we talked to Pauline for a little while and she goes "Do you missionaries want some food? We just had one of our cows slaughtered and the Amish packed it this week. We would be happy to give it to you!" I about died!
So she loaded up this box with fresh beef and then took us back in to her kitchen and gave us all the supplies to make a few dinner and snack packs and CapriSuns and soda and chips. We all had our arms full. It was such an answer to prayers.
She really didnt know us, she didnt know that we were out of food and she didnt need to give us anything. WE were just stopping by to say hello and she answered my prayers, directly!!
The next night none of the missionaries had dinner appointments so we all met at the lounge of our apartment complex and had tacos for dinner, compliments of Pauline!!
I know that our Heavenly Father is aware of our needs and loves us enough to give us a second to freak out and then He helps us. I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to learn from that experience. Missionaries are taken care of and loved!! I am grateful for the week I had and I am excited to start a new one. It is Spring Break at Penn State this week so we are going to have to get creative with finding people, this place is a ghost town! But I am excited. I love you all!! I am so proud of Riley finishing school! Tell them to be safe travelling and enjoy Sara and Mase!! Have a great week!