Hogs, Kids, and Chicks {February 16, 2015}

Good Mornin’! (TobyMac!) {Feb 9, 2015}

Hullo Wurld! 
 
Hhhhow are you?! I’m doing fine and dandy here in Arizona…I mean Idaho….There has been a CRAZY heat wave. Highs in the 50s. What the. We’re using AC in the car. 
 
Photos:
 
Chemical burn from whitening strips…ew
another one of the photo things my parents asked for…

Me with a bone at the Teton Dam sight…ew


annndd an envelope from Sister King….I would show you the drawings she sent but my camera died.


This week we had Korean food (it was good. Not like Takamatsu back home, but for Driggs, Idaho? Not bad!)
 
We lost two investigators due to parents not wanting us to teach them anymore, but we gained one back due to parents wanting to come back to church! Wow!
 
I’m happy and doing well. My thought this week is more of a reminder to myself than anything…

You see. I know that my time is ticking, I know I will be home soon, but that doesn’t really matter. There’s a reason I have these last few weeks left on my mission. There’s someone I need to talk to for a life to be changed. Maybe I just need it. Maybe I’m the one that needs the last weeks. Or maybe someone needs me. I don’t know. All I know is I can’t slow down or give up just because I’m nearly there. 
 
Have a great week everyone! I love you!
 
Love,
Sister Gale

Hey Hey Heyyyyyyy {Feb 2, 2015}

Forever is Composed of Now’s {Jan 12, 2015}

Dear Littlefoot and….Petrie,
 
So this week was a week of service. We painted and helped at a food bank. But let me tell you about the food bank. It was creepy! It was at an old Girls’ Reform school thing. Had solitary confinement and everything. 
 
Also, we’ve had a lot of deer. Well. Deer jerky and roast. I liked the jerky, but the roast was meh. 
 
Also, I’ve discovered my “bubble” is terrible now. It freaks me out when a dude stands near me. I’m like whoa. I’m a Sister. 
 
Anyways, to the photos!
 
A cool panoramic of the top of a hill (someone’s house)
 
Beautiful mountain thing….dirt road adventures


SHEEP.

Sunset over the snow (it looks like waves)​
Bullet holes……? Is this the Goonies?
And the price photo of the week….it was SO foggy yesterday. BEAUTIFUL!
And for my thought this week…

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haha…now for real…
 
Something that my District Leader (he and I go home the same time) said this week…
 
“Sometimes it’s hard to trust the Lord’s timing because it’s not always what we want, but when He reveals His timing to us we should rejoice that He is opening new doors to us. Now is the time to go through them.”
Elder A. Simmons 2015
 
I love you all and hope you have a great week! 
 
Oh! And I’m staying in Sugar with Sister Latu for my last transfer! Death by Sugar….hahah
 
Love,
Sister Gale

Gobble Gobble! {December 1, 2014}

Is It Winter Yet? {November 10, 2014}

Hello Olaf and Sven! 

It’s starting to get chilly here in Idaho, but it’s not all that cold yet. I think this week it’s suppose to get cold. I don’t know. But anyways…I sound like an Idaho person…talking about weather and all…what the…
 
Yeah!
 
So it was a good week. We set a baptism date (!!!) with a girl named K’leigh (you might see her name spelled like “Kaylee” or “Kailey” or “Cailey”). She’s awesome. She told us her mom and sister were baptized recently so she wants to be baptized here in a couple of months. So we asked her about January, but she said “How about December?” UH. YEAH. So her date is for December 13th. Please pray for her. Thanksss!!!!!
 
What else?
 
Oh. Well. We have a TON of appointments this coming week. I think Sister Brough said we have eleven appointment! YEAH! We have so many appointments that we weren’t sure what to do yesterday because we pretty much have an appointment with almost everyone we’re teaching. That’s crazy! Ahhhh….blessings….
 
We had some Mexican food this week. And it was SO. GOOD. It was some random place right outside of Sugar. It was called….Taqueria or something? I don’t know. All I know is I want to go back. I got some chicken and rice plate (I asked the lady what her favorite dishes were, and this was one of them). It had mushrooms and it kind of reminded me of curry. YUM. I miss Mexican food. haha….Y’all back home need to have some today for me…
 
So funny story…well..it’s not much of a story…but! One appointment we had this week was with a girl that is a recent convert. She’s about 12 years old and LOVES Monster High. She started to show us her dolls and let me tell y’all. They’re actually pretty cool. Sister Brough and I are half tempted to get one, but then we’re like nahhhhhh. We want food. Sometimes I wonder if I’m actually 21. Probably not. I look like I’m 15 apparently. Oh well!
 
Photo Time!!
 
So this is a little blurry, but it’s a photo I took from our area of the Rexburg Temple. It’s pretty cool that we can see it all the time in our area.
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And an elk that’s chillin’ on an elk farm…They’re kind of creepy sounding…
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So I colored my hair again (by request of the Mission President’s wife). Here is a before…
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Anndd after…It’s just darker and less red…I actually used Dollar Store hair dye…it’s not half bad! I mean it didn’t cover completely but I think I needed to leave it in longer than I did. Oh well. Good enough for me!
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And the moon was lighting the clouds cool last night…
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This week my spiritual thought is a little Disney. I love Disney. It’s great. Back in the Sister King-Era we were listening to some Disney stuff and Walt Disney’s voice came on. Both of us gasped and I said, “It’s like listening to the prophet!” 
 
I know. Terrible. But he’s like the prophet of the Disney faith (I don’t know what I’m talking about anymore). 
 
Actually. I change my mind. This was going to take too much explaining. 
 
Um..
 
Well here’s a good one from Nephi! (1 Nephi 11:17)
 
 17 And I said unto him: I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.
I love Nephi. He’s a great teacher. He starts with what he knows and goes from there. Nephi had a lot of trials. I mean goodness! His brothers tried to kill him! But he learns from his trials because he knows that Heavenly Father loves him. 
 
I’m going to copy something I found on LDS.org about this verse…
 

Early in the Book of Mormon, an angel asks Nephi a tough question,“Knowest

thou the condescension of God?” Nephi answers, “I know that heloveth his

 children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things”

(1 Nephi 11:16–17). 

 

Nephi’s answer is a perfect statement for us to remember in times of trial. We

don’t know the meaning of all things. We don’t have all the answers to explain 

all the tragedies in the world and in our own neighborhoods. However, we 

know, we are sure, that God loves His children. Something wonderful happens when we really know, without a doubt, that God loves us our questions completely change. Instead of asking, 

“Why did this happen to me?” or “Why doesn’t God care about me?” we say,

“Well, I know God loves me; I know that. So what can I learn from this

 experience?”

 

Sometimes we think our trials come because we did something wrong.That’s not always true. Adversity is simply part of earth life. From it we can grow and 

progress if we choose to. Yes, some trials come because of our own disobedience, but many trials are simply part of life.

The scriptures contain many examples of righteous people who suffered:

Abraham, Abinadi, Joseph of Egypt, Joseph Smith, and even Jesus Christ.The

 fact is, bad things happen to good people. Brother Truman G. Madsen once 

asked President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency (1883–1975)

why the Lord would put Abraham through the experience of being asked to

sacrifice his own son. Obviously God knew that Abraham would be willing to do anything God commanded, and if that was so, why did the Lord put him 

through such a test? President Brown answered, “Abraham needed to learn

something about Abraham” (Joseph Smith the Prophet[1989], 93).

God already knows what we’re made of, but perhaps He wants us to learn what we’re made of. I think we would all agree that we learn more from our tough 

times than from our easy times. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. We don’t know the meaning of all things, but we know God loves His children! 

And because He loves us, He will never desert us.

Well. I know for myself that my Heavenly Father love me and each of you. He’s our Father! Don’t forget Him. 

 
I love you all and hope you have a great week!
 
Love,
Sister Gale

Something-something Sugar {October 6, 2014}

Hey Pizza Pies and Cakes! 

 
SOOOOO THIS IS GOING TO BE FAST. Fast, fast, fast. Soooorrrrry. But we have a busy Pday and so YEAH! 
 
 
Lots of deer heads….(plus a bonus moose and elk)
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Carmen SanDiago or Little Red Riding Hood? You decide!!
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I took another picture of the Tetons because they’re is snow on them BUT it was kind of blurry so I didn’t want to send it.
 
This week we:
 
-set three baptismal dates
-watched General Conference 
-WATCHED MEET THE MORMONS.
Okay. Can I just take a moment right now for Meet the Mormons? IT WAS SO GOOD. You need to see it (well, it’s not a commandment, but it was amazing!) All of us Sisters were crying in the last story (and some of the Elders, but they didn’t want to admit it very much). Y’all really need to go see this movie. It even has clips from The Simpsons and South Park. I KNOW. The church is so cool.
 
Okay. My thought today is pretty simple…It’s Moroni’s Challenge (Moroni 10: 4-5)
 
 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
So there are things and it. What are the things, and what is it? Well well well. The things are the scriptures, the Book of Mormon to be specific, and it is the Plan of Salvation because the Book of Mormon teaches the Plan fully. So when you know the Book of Mormon is true, you also know the Plan of Salvation is real. How comforting to know we can be with our families for eternity! I know it’s true. It is all true. I love the Book of Mormon.
I love you all! Sorry for the quick email…
Love,
Sister Gale