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Monday, October 26, 2015

Widowville.

October 26th 2015

Why was the ice cream lonely? 
Because the Banana split. 

This last week has been crazy. There are a lot of more experienced people in my area. ;) like a lot, My ward is full of them! And I love it so much. This last week we went and helped at an event at a retirement community. You have to be over 55 to live there. You know on movies where they have bingo night? Well it is a real thing! They most definitely have bingo night! We helped out with their raffle drawing and we played cards with all of them. I learned two things that day. 1. I am allergic to cats. 2. I am awful at card games. Sister Morgan and I sat by this sweet lady named Hazel. She kept telling us she felt like she lived in Widowville. I guess she kind of did. :(

Our mission has been really making a focus on teaching simply but powerfully. We have been teaching the restoration in 4 minutes. At first I didn't really like it, I felt like a robot missionary. But let me just tell you,that spirit that is there when you teach the Restoration is so strong! One of my absolute favorite things to do is give the first vision. The spirit is incredible. We have been going into members homes and teaching the restoration, and it has been a very inspiring experience. This truly has taught me how simple this gospel really is, just like president Uchtdorf taught at general conference. 

I hope you all have a good week! 

Hazel

My future



Sister J 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Rolling with the punches.

October 19th 2015:

What kind of music do birds like?
squak and roll 

Man, when I left on my mission I thought I was done with the goodbyes. Boy was I wrong. I am now in my new area! My companion is Sister Morgan she is from Portland Oregon. She is awesome. We are serving in the St. Petersburg area. It is a great old town. Lots of nice people, and lots of not nice people. It is great. 
 I don't have to much to write about this week, I am just trying to get all settled in and adjusted to everything. If you know me, you know I do not like changes. I think the Lord is trying to teach me something with how much I am getting moved around.

​Here is a funny story for you. This is something I can see Josh doing, and I am sure he will do it after he reads this. Sister Morgan and I were taking a nice walk. Well, we really were on a hunt to find the elect. Anyways, I am always watching the ground for money, and I saw a quarter on the ground. I did what any human would do, I picked it up. unfortunately it wasn't all that easy. Somebody glued the stupid quarter to the ground!! So I just looked like an idiot trying to pick it up,don't worry it only took me a couple of seconds to realize. :)

Well folks I miss you all! I hope you all have a splendid week! 

Here is my new address: 
 5714 Calais lane 
st. petersburg FL. 33714

Let the letter writing begin!!! 

​1. Does it look like I am climbing the tree? 
Sister J

Monday, October 12, 2015

Do I look like a nun?

October 12th 2015:

what cleans the floor and then comes back to you?
A broom-erang. 
 Well folks my time in Tampa 2 has come to an end. Transfers came and I am getting the boot, once again. But, I am okay this is the Lords work and Ill work wherever I am put. That is something that I really learned this transfer, this isn't my work. These people aren’t mine. They are the Lords! I am lucky I get to even play a small roll in bringing the gospel to them.

 Sorry this week’s email is short, I don't have a lot to write about. But I will be honest with all of you. It was a pretty hard transfer, and I want all of you to know that all of the prayers have helped! God truly answers prayers. I have seen it happen multiple times on my mission. Sometimes they don't come in the way we want them to, so we don’t recognize it as our answer. God is our loving Heavenly Father, of course he is going to talk back. Just like any other dad would.
You all know the drill; ill send my new address next week!
Have a good week!

1. sorry its blurry, because of the humidity.

2. Shout out to the mom for supplying me with a new p day shirt.


3. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Sister J

Monday, October 5, 2015

Don't hide what God gave you.

October 5th 2015:

What is a pirate's favorite school activity? 
Arrrrrts and crafts. 

First of all, general conference was AMAZING!!!  I loved every minute of it. General conference on your mission is the best. 
Here is a  funny story for you. This actually happened a couple of weeks ago, I am just bad at writing weekly emails, so I am now telling you about it. Sister De Jesus and I went to the store to purchase ingredients for a rootbeer float for one of our recent converts. We walked in the soda isle, I reached up and grabbed the rootbeer. Sister De Jesus grabbed my arm and said, " Sister Judkins that is Beer!!''. I laughed pretty hard and explained to her that it wasn't. I still don't know if she believes me, But hey she had some, so I guess she did! 

Now,  wise words of sister Judkins, or on other words something I have learned from my short time on my mission. This short message is the reason for my caption of the week. When I first got here I thought you had to be this robot missionary, and you couldn't be yourself. Don't ask me why I thought that, I am still trying to figure that out. But, as the weeks have gone on, I have learned the power of a personality. Your personality is a gift from God. Why would you hide something God gave you? The more I have found that I am myself when sharing the gospel, the more genuine I sound, and the more the people can tell the power in the message I have to share. They can tell my love for this gospel ,because I am being myself! This lesson doesn't just apply to a mission. It applies to every stage of your life. school, dating, even when you are married. "Everyone else in the world is taken, so be yourself."(a quote from I don't remember where) Don't try to change to fit in with friends at school. If they aren't accepting you, because of who you are, they are NOT worth it. They are not real friends. Think of it this way, if we were all the same person life would be so boring, We would all be the exact same. That is why we have been given personalities. We all have something to offer to the table, there is a reason you are you! Remember you are all sons and daughters of God, and their is a purpose you are the way you are! Be yourself, and let it shine!! Don't forget it! 

1.Here is an awkward pic of me. Enjoy 


2. Please ignore my socks, my feet were cold during conference. Also 6 months ago I watched conference with this wonderful sister. And six months later we watched it together again! one more!! 



3. One day we decided to hand out 14 Book of Mormons.

Sister J