Hermana Greenhalgh

Hermana Greenhalgh

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Phoenix Flame Burns On! - Letter 04/27/15

Buenos Tardes Familia y Amigos,

How was everybody's week? Hopefully good! Can you believe that April is pretty much over? That's so crazy how fast this month flew by! My week was great! 
So I didn't get transferred... Yes that means the Phoenix flame burns on!  That means I have 7 1/2 months here! But there were a lot of changes!  They took two zones, (which is a group of about 20 missionaries) and made a whole (for the first time in the history of this Mission) Spanish ONLY Zone.  English is their own Zone now too!! So I'm staying in Phoenix, but my Zone which is called Phoenix South lives about 30 minutes away. Weird right? Oh and on top of that Cielto, my ward, lost a companionship so there is only two companionships now.  What does that mean?  My companion and I have two areas of proselyting now!! So much work, so little time! We are literally swamped and I love it so much! I love coming home at the end of the day and being dead tired! My companion, Sister Jensen, is staying with me for a third transfer! She's the best! We get along really good! We work until we can't work anymore! I'm staying as a Sister Training Leader and Sister Johnson, my old companion, is the other one for the new Zone! We get to work together again! 

As for the things going in my gigantic area...we have 3 baptisms coming up from my previous one area, and 1 potential baptism with the new area! My companion and I are putting another wedding together for next Thursday! Shotgun weddings, aren't they the best? My friends that are getting baptized are Cecilia, Olga, and Eduardo! Cecilia is the one getting married! We have found a lot of neat people lately, I love it. I could finish my mission here in Phoenix because it's literally the greatest! 

So next Sunday is Skype time again! What the what??!!  It's been 6 months already! I'm not sure when I will be Skyping but I will make sure to get the details to all of you! 

Well this week was great, we got two areas, new zone, had a funeral, and put two people on date for baptism!

I hope everyone has a great week! 

Con amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh
 Cielito Missionaries minus Sister Jensen
Baby hats aren't that bad!
Sister Jensen and I - Transfer #3!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Arizona Living - Letter 04/20/15

Monday April 13, 2015

-Monday we had a regular P-day, wrote some letters, went and played zone sports, and had a nap! Later that night we visited our Ward Mission Leader's less active son and his wife. They have twins, and two little girls. They are wild! We had a good lesson with them and as we were there I thought about how the gospel is literally for everyone! It can bless everyone's life no matter who you are. The Savior atoned for ALL of our sins, literally all of us. As we visited more people that night I realized the love the Savior had for each individual we visited, and how I needed to help them know that. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Temple Trips and Spanish Culture - Letter 04/13/15

Buenos Dias Todo,
This week was excellent! It flew by, but a lot of memories were made! I hope everyone is doing good! Here's a little summary of my week!

-Monday: 5K, today I got my temple recommend back! Who hoo! 
-Tuesday: We had exchanges! I went with Sister Morris it was really fun. We found lots of people, and talked to this awesome guy named Christian, and also met a lady named Linda. While we were there Linda kept talking about her dog Lucy, after a few minutes Linda asked Sister Morris to pray, and sweet little Sister Morris begins praying and accidentally mixes up Linda and Lucy's names... Awkward. Later that night we went out with a member named Danielle.  She's 18 and awesome! We talked with her about a mission and she loved it. She asked Sister Morris for my email, and Facebook because she wants to be friends after the mission! She reminded me a lot of my little sister Melissa. It made me miss her a ton!
-Wednesday: Today we went and served at St. Mary's food bank for a few hours. It is a neat experience to be able to give food to those in need of it. We made over 1600 food bags in 2 hours. Later that night we had dinner with Hermana Angeles, had correlation meeting, then had a super powerhouse lesson with Eduardo and President Zayas came out with us. We talked about conversion, and how it's important to follow the prompting of the Holy Ghost.
-Thursday: Today we went to the Mesa Temple!! It was so awesome, I love the temple so much! Literally I received so many answers and comfort there. After we came home, we had studies, then shopped for the week, even though the week was half over.. Later I got to play TENNIS with my District.. I may not be super good at tennis but I sure kicked it! I did so good for not playing for two years.
-Friday: Today we had an all day Spanish conference. Fifty nine Spanish missionaries got together and we listened to presentations about different Spanish cultures, and how to better work with the Spanish Culture. Later that day we had love music and dinner provided to us. It was really good! When dinner was over we did a blitz in Phoenix. Fifty nine missionaries hit the streets of Phoenix and visited every less active/recent convert on the records of our ward and the other Spanish ward. It was neat! We found a new family to teach! Later that night we had some sisters from Yuma come stay at our apartment over night.
-Saturday: This morning we went and did a Spanish session at the temple! It was so unique. Spanish definitely has become one of my strengths, but it was kind of hard as well! But I got through it. I really enjoyed it. After the conference we went to Waffle House and had lunch! After we had a very successful evening with teaching!
-Sunday: Tonight we went out with a member named Claudia, she is awesome. We visited the Palacios family who just got baptized and their daughter is starting to meet with us! Yay! I'm so excited! We finished the night with stats, then went home planned, and another week over with.

I can't believe how fast time has been flying... My mission is slowly slipping away! I hope everyone is doing good. Continue seeking for missionary opportunities and serve all those around you!

Love you all,
Hermana Greenhalgh
 Biking for hours!


Monday, April 6, 2015

One Year Down...Six Months to Go!! - Letter 04/06/2015

Hello Everyone,

   This week has been good! I really enjoyed Conference, and the inspiring messages we heard. I'm grateful to be a member of this church and have the Gospel in my life.

Nothing super out of the ordinary happened this week, but this upcoming week is going to be super busy! Today we had a 5K.  I wasn't able to run because of my bike crashes, but I timed everyone. Tomorrow we have exchanges, Wednesday we have a birthday party for the elders planned, Thursday we are going to the temple and having P-Day. I'm only emailing today because President didn't want worried parents. Friday is an all day Spanish Missionary Conference.  We are spending all day learning how to work better with the Spanish culture. Saturday morning I'm doing a temple session in Spanish... I'm a little nervous. It is going to be a great experience.

Some things that have been cool this week: we had Conference obviously! My companion and I have found lots of new people to teach, and we are going to start working harder with part-member families. This is going to be exciting!

Well as I hit my year mark, I look back and I'm amazed at how fast time has flown. I'm not the same person I was when I left home. I'm grateful to be molded out here, and learn the things I'm learning. It's crazy to think how much my mission has changed my outlook on life. When I return home I'm going to be super awkward just a good heads up for everyone...

Well thanks to all the support YOU have given me this past year! Enjoy your week!

Con Amor,

Hermana Greenhalgh