Monday, January 28, 2019

Week 78 - Last Road Trip


Hello!!! 

It has been a good long week of zone conferences and travel up and back from Maine! It was really fun to have these last zone conferences in Exeter and Farmingdale. 

My Home Ward's Bishop Smart's Parents!

I finally feel like we were able to get our training session about Weekly Planning down a little bit more by the last time we had to do it. haha!.. I guess that is how it works! Also, at the end of the last zone conference President said some really nice things and asked me to bear my testimony (even though I already gave my Golden Truth testimony at another zone conference in Vermont last week). 


Then I had a lot of sweet sisters come up and want pictures and it was so cute!! I was really happy that night!








We had two exchanges this week-with Portsmouth and Farmington. The exchange with Portsmouth was fun! Sister Anderson and I were able to have some good conversations about finishing strong and some concerns she had. Our exchange with Farmington was great. We saw some awesome miracles and taught some amazing people. Sister Ward is so cute and it was fun to be with her again. And then that night sister Ross and I slept on the floor haha good memories.


Then we got to road trip back to NH! It was super fun! We stopped at had dinner at the Sunset Cafe: 


And listened to music and talked about life. And we drove through Bath!!!!!! Ah it was so fun! I pointed out all these street corners to Sister Ross and there was so many memories and it was so fun!!!



There was some awesome things in our area this week! Jared is on date to be baptized. He is a part member family, his dad is a member and his step mom that he lives with got baptized a few years ago. We are excited to keep teaching them. And THEY CAME TO CHURCH!! Wahoo!!! We were so excited!

Others that we are teaching, Dale, Adam and Brittany, Cassandra, Tim are all doing great. Still trying to figure out their conflicting schedules so we can get them all to church. We also got a great referral from a couple in our ward. There is a family that came to a funeral service at our church and then came to our ward Christmas party and now want to join the church! Haha ! We are excited to meet with them and teach them about what all that means. I am excited for the area this week! 

I am doing good and feeling good too. I just want to continue to strive to stay focused and have energy to sprint to the end. I did a little more MyPlan today and sent some boxes home so I'm not scrambling at the end. 

Even when we are out of our area for so many days the Lord still blesses the efforts we make! I am so grateful for the miracles that we have seen this week and look forward to another week of miracles!

Love,
Sister Brady

P.S. A Poem we wrote for Sister Blair's Birthday:
We wanted to write you a poem to say-
We love you and are grateful for you every day
From the time we first saw you as we came off the plane
You were holding those bright balloons and calling our name
Your smile so welcoming to our New England home
A hug "handshake" between you and your apron helps us never feel alone
Then off to the mission office to shake our trainers hand
You teach us to dig our toes deep in the sand 
To find those who are ready to hear of God's Son
And all the while to be obedient and have fun
You travel far and wide for interviews-oh what a strain
And sit with us in bitter cold chapels-way up in Maine
Then off to Vermont-the green mountain state
As we cheer you and president on in your friendly debate 
We gather and listen for mission counsel to hear 
Until he says something silly, followed by "Dear!"
You always win of course-because, you're the Queen
You both teach us what a righteous, happy marriage should mean
As you continue your journey your next stop is where? 
Massachusetts! to speak at a stake conference there 
After sniffles and sweet tears have all filled the room
From your heartfelt testimony-you're so spiritually in tune
Then back up to Maine, to Vermont, and New Hampshire-your job's never done
For a very "Blairy Christmas" -oh what fun!
With stories and trees and many many lights
You help us focus on the Savior so bright
You travel back to Manchester with hardly a rest 
And meet with 2 year old missionaries who have done their very best
Who now sit in the mission home-on their missions reflect 
We see from your example that obedience and love connect.

Of all of the words of love and respect we know how to give, 
You have changed our futures, and the way that we live. 

Happy Birthday Sister Blair

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