Monday, September 19, 2016

letter from Sister Shumway - Sept. 19, 2016

This week was better than last, we're working hard and trying our best to make progress. Sister Hawkins is awesome, she has hit the ground running as a missionary, she's a wonderful companion, and loves the work. It's been a great experience to learn from each other (all 3 of us) so far.

Wednesday we got to paint Sister Jensen's walls. Her house had a leak a while ago so they had to do a bunch of stuff like tear out floors and put holes in walls. So now that most of that's patched up we helped paint the walls and had a great time. And this week she has 2 referrals, one for us and one for the Elders. Our referral wants their fence painted so we're going over to do that, and the Elders are chopping up trees for the other referral.

Sister Wimmer interviewed for cosmetology over the phone with Aveda institute (spelling-?) in Provo. It went really well and she's confident she'll be able to start in January, so I'm excited for her. Landon and Ty, you're giving your farewells on her birthday so it'll be a fun day for all of us!

Thursday night for young women we had a volleyball game. Julia Keene (investigator) taught the girls to play and she did awesome! She and her sons also came to see one of the young adults in the ward open her mission call and they loved that too. Next time we see her we're going to try to start teaching her again. But it's awesome that they're still involved with the ward.

This last weekend we FINALLY got our apartment carpets cleaned. They were so bad. Today I'm going to purge the rest of the apartment and make it shine. It feels so much better.

Sister Keawekane is doing so much better. She came up to us this time at church and set another appointment this week to play the piano and visit for a while. I'm so glad she's happier and doing better.

Sydney and Carrie were unable to meet with us this week. But we're working with the Elders and young women to help them both and help them to continue keeping commitments so they can feel the Spirit.

It's going to be another great week! I think of you all every day, love you.

- Sister Shumway


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