Monday, January 18, 2016

Learning continues

Let me just start out by telling you how happy and jealous I am that Mack and Daniel got to come over and hang out and I am just living in Texas. !!!
The week has been really hard... Hermana Donis and I have had a lot of inventories about our companionship. I love her to pieces but it is so hard having such different cultures and backgrounds and understandings.. Plus I have just been so hard headed and irritable lately. Pray for Hna Donis
I was able to go to the temple this week though, and I had a beyond wonderful experience there. We went with the Longs (MY FAVE PEOPLE) and apparently my future in-laws. They are convinced  I am marrying their son who is currently serving in SLC. Soph, go find him ;)
Amanda congrats on having the cutest house in all of the world. My sisters are so cute and I just wish I could cut off your heads and hang them in my house.
So good news, I have gotten a McFlurry 5 days in a row this week. 
Irene and her girlies are ON TRACK for baptism on the 30th. She is beginning to just GLOW! It is the most wonderful thing. I don't know what i have ever done for God to bless me so much to be apart of her transformation. She is BEAUTIFUL!
Here are the things that are important: Personal and family prayer, personal and family scripture study, fasting together as a family once a month, Dad interviews once a month, and going to the temple. These things are easy, but because they are easy, sometimes we just don't do them. Our pride gets in the way. Kind of like Naaman in 2 Kings when all he was asked was to bathe in the Jordan 7 times, but he was angry because he expected some great and noble task. It is by the SMALL and SIMPLE things that great things come to pass. Be teachable. Be humble. Trust in the Lord and follow him. When  you walk with the Lord, you will never be lead astray. I know this from experience. 
This isn't very long but my hands are freezing. I will have to write you an amazing experience I had this week in my letter to y'all. I love each one of you so deeply. Please choose the right. 
Be safe, be smart. 

sister Kynaston

zone training

Irene's beautiful girls


service is fun

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Una vez mas....

Hola Familia y amigos! Espero que tegan una maravillosa semana! :)
My week has been so dang fun. Hermana Donis is teaching me so much Spanish slang. I have never laughed harder in all my lliiiffee. 
She has the craziest stories of all time.. gnarliest life. She has been active in the church for about one year and she is a phenomenal missionary. She is an amazing cook and she is so loving to the people here, in Borger. 
So many wonderful things are in store for this area. 
I feel like I have so much to write you about, but not all of it is group email appropriate, so I will write you an awesome letter this week.
I haven't purchased an SD card yet, but I will in a second and I will come back on really quick and send you a picture of mi nueva companiera.
We went through a sonic drive through and I ordered and then I turned to Hna Donis to see what she wanted and she like couldn't translate it into English and I had no clue what she was saying so she just started laughing so hard and I started laughing and I couldn't talk, and the lady taking my order was like "ma'am. Ma'am. Hello ma'am?" and I COULDN'T TALK, it was the worst time to have a laugh attack. That happens in all of our prayers too. At night, we just stay up so late talking and laughing, and when our District leader calls, he's so awkward, and we just secretly laugh. We LOVE singing along to all these EFY cd's that she has and she is showing me all these amazing Spanish songs. It is so awesome. 
LOS EXTRANO y'all (texican)
I became a true Sister Missionary this week. I sang "I am a Child of God" with Hna Donis to a family and it was really awkward, haha. 
Honestly this week has been super hard and emotional because I am just dealing with a lot of change right now and Satan is working really hard on me to get me home. Hna is an angel though and is helping me so much. I love being a missionary. If i ever have to take off my nametag, I'll freak.
We have been teaching this WONDERFUL woman named Irene and her 5 daughters (and one on the way). She's a single mom and all her girls have different dads and she is getting baptized on the 30TH! The Atonement is incredible... she is doing so well, but Satan is a bum, so pray for her to continue to be strong. She, and all her girls, are GORGEOUS, I will get a picture of all of us soon.
I am sorry I have lost my sense of humor and my emails are really lame, but I will try better to remember the funny things that happen. I am lame, sorry
I love each one of you so much. I wish I could tattoo that on the back of your eyelids. I pray so hard every day for y'all. Be happy. This gospel is about happiness. Do the things you know are right. Be exactly obedient. Follow Christ. 
Satan loves to break your faith. So guard it relentlessly. BE CONFIDANT

All my love,

Sister Kynastonkmnoasnjask

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sometimes you get lost and drive to New Mexico

I don't have a lot of time because I had a ton of emails (thank you) but things have been so crazy! In the middle of Brother Scroggins funeral, (Sister Vance and I had to speak), we get a call from the AP's saying that we needed to go home and pack and be out of Borger in 2 hours because of the storm So puffy faced and crying we ran home and I packed a couple outfits and Sis vance had to pack EVERYTHING, we raced out of Borger and drove to Lubbock and stayed with the STL's in Shadow Hills. Then the STORM HIT! It was so crazy. We weren't allowed to go outside the whole day, so we just nair-ed our mustaches and waxed our eyebrows, made planner covers, sang, played apples to apples and talked. It was so awesome. Sister Vance was sort of going crazy. I got along with the Sisters there so well, they are my best friends. Then Sister Vance's flight got delayed so that was a mess and they transferred me to Regal Park to go serve with Sister Nichols for the week and it was so much fun. She is an ANGEL and my new best friend in the whole world. SO MUCH LOVE! We mainly just walked around all day getting cars unstuck. The roads were terrible, so we weren't allowed to drive. We walked about 7 to 8 miles every day in the ice and slush and I just loved getting to serve with Sister Nichols. I got to go to a temple session with all the departing missionaries and President and Sister Heap, it was amazing. Sister Vance hugged me in the celestial room and it was awkward. 
Then when the roads cleared up, they drove me back to Borger, it was really hard to leave Sister Nichols in regal park, but i knew Borger needed me. my new companion is HERMANA DONIS! She is totally Spanish and is learning English!! HAH I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I love talking to her, she is teaching me so much Spanish. For sure I will be fluent by the end of this transfer. She is like 4 foot, so smiley and sweet, a convert of like 2 years, and I love her. She cooks amazing food and shopping with her is the dang best! She has the strongest testimony, and you guys, we are going to see MIRACLES happen in Borger. 
I am so excited to really get to work here. 
We had one of our investigators and her 3 kids come to Church yesterday and it was so amazing. The people here are really starting to progress! it seems like they were all just waiting for Sister Vance to leave, lol. 
I am almost done with Jesus the Christ and Mom and Dad you should read it together, it is so amazing. I just tlk about it with my ward mission leader all the time! YAy for learning things!
Hermana Donis has a lot of health problems so we can't go running. but I am totally fine because I have had shin splits for a week from walking around in 2 feet of snow. 
I love you all. Thank you so much for your love and support. I was SO NERVOUS to talk to y'all on Christmas. Sorry if I said a lot of weird things, I just had mush brain from seeing all of you! I just cried and cried in Sister Long's arms after I hung up and then The Bishop and the Elders came over and we all eventually just started joking around and I felt a lot better. It was a wonderful night.
I love being a missionary. I love getting to know and serve all of these people. I love the temple. I love the Scriptures. I love my Savior. 
I can't figure out how to get my camera to work and my SD card doesn't work so I have no pictrues this week, but I'll work on it! 

Other small emails:

* My skin is still poopy but I had a really good prayer with God and a really good talk with Sister Nichols and a really good scripture study, and I feel just really good about it all. This, too, shall pass. I love you so much. I had the longest week when I wasn't able to talk to y'all. i want so badly to respond to everything everyone sent me, but I don't have time. But I loved every email and laughed and cried my way to the top. THANKYOU SO MUCH! I am doing so well,! I love all the sister in this mission so much. I have met my best and eternal friends here. We are all going to Disneyland. The Funeral was really hard. I cried my face off.
Pray for Irene and her girls! They are all getting baptised, i know it!
i am doing my personal progress again out here to get my honor bee, but guess what? I am doing it all in SPANISH! I have a Spanish PP. it is so crazy. 
I am going to be so fat by the end of this transfer, sister donis feeds me so much. 
Happy new year! i Will write y'all a letter today. I wrote you one in Lubbock, but because of the weather, you probably haven't gotten it yet. esta bien. 
take care of my sisters. 
Give Isaac a GIANT hug from me, whatta champ. I love you1

*i am watching sister donis write her family in spanish and it is making me so happy :)))

*I loved all the presents you've gotten me. I sleep in the itchy throw every night and i love it. I wore the skirts the whole time I was in Lubbock, and I use the bag to carry all my bathrrom supplies in! PERFECTO

*mom my heart is breaking I missi you so much today and i wish you could chat with me or I could call you and tell you what is going on in my life and what i feel but I cant and I just really miss talking to you and going to costco and san pelligronos and chocolate crossaints and i lov eyou mommy and you are so sweet and my best friend in the whole wide world and i can't wait for you to meet al my missionary friends one day amd everybody says that they cant believe I just got done with training because i am so confidant and a good teacher. what blessings!  I hope I get to be a Sister training Leader sometime on my mission. Sis Nichols was one, and I loved my week with her

*So I tried to drive back to Borger from Lubbock and I got TERRIBLY lost and accidently drove to New Mexico and I just cried and cried hahahahah. President Heap called me. It was really bad and really embarrassing.