Sister Elkins

Sister Elkins

Monday, September 22, 2014

Flourballs and Wine Tasting

Howdy ya’ll! 

Sorry, I wasn't able to send an email last week. I sadly ran out of time when we played an epic game of flourball, with our zone. Now, for those of you who don't know what flourball is, I'll try my best to explain it to you. What you do is take some flour and a pair of nylons. You put a handful of flour and put it into the nylons. Then you roll it up and until you get this awesome flourball. After you make a bunch of flourballs, you now have ammo to throw at people. (AKA: Missionaries).

We then go to this abandon water park and play capture the flag. There are two forts and two teams.  Then you run around with flourballs and try not to get least that's what I do. Others might go and get the flag. Now when you get a bunch of missionaries together throwing flourballs at each other, it creates madness! 
I spend the whole time running around hiding and hoping for the best. That tacit doesn't always work though. I got hit a lot!! Mostly by the same elder every time!! Who was my Zone leader by the way!! Next time we play flourball, I will be looking for pay back in the most Christ like manner possible...
Last weekend, was the Fall Festival. We thought it would be awesome to set up a booth for the festival. Our booth was informational types of booth, helping people know more about our church. We gave out 15 Book of Mormons, and tons of pass along cards! At the end of the day we had a potential investigator! 
What was interesting was the booth right next to us, was a free wine tasting booth. They were selling wine and trying to get people to try the wine. We thought it was rather funny. If they drank the wine and then feel guilty, we would be right there to help with that! lol 
On Tuesday, we got to go the Kansas City temple!! It's been 5 months since I've been inside of the temple and boy it felt good!! We had a recent convert and recent activated member go with us and our Bishop doing the driving. Everyone was just glowing when we came out of the temple. It was a wonderful experience. 

Last Sunday, Sister Bagby and I had to give a talk in church. Giving a talk isn't a problem for me. It's more being up there with so many people! I did it though! I didn't faint, stutter, and managed to sound like I knew what I was talking about. lol Hopefully it will be awhile until I have to give another talk again. 
Yesterday, we got a new investigator! Her name is Jurrana. She's from Guam. Jurrana is young and far from home. Her husband works in Alaska doing something...she is getting ready to have her first child. She's about 7 months along. What we loved teaching Jurrana so much and helping her understand the Bible and who Heavenly Father is. She sees the Bible as God's word. She loves hearing about the prophets and how the Book of Mormon compares to the Bible. The spirit was strong in the lesson! I had goose bumps up and down my arms when we talked about Jesus Christ. I can feel that Jurrana has such a strong spirit about her. I know that it won't take her long to want to have the desire to be baptized. 
Other other Investigator Rachel is doing so awesome!! I just love teaching her and helping her come closer to Heavenly Father. She has amazing sense of humor and is always getting us laughing during lessons. Yet, we can still have the spirit there. When we showed her a picture of the temple we asked her what she thought of it. I loved her response. She said it was "Pure, safe, holy, peaceful." She wanted to go inside one day. 
I'm doing really well here in Miami. I'm finally getting used to the city life and l finally can sleep through the 2:30am train and the 5:30am train that comes right next to our apartment!! WOOT!! I still get a bit lost and a bit turned around when driving. I am getting there though. We are so excited for General Conference and getting ready to hear the Prophet!! I CAN'T wait!!! 
We have transfer calls on October 4th! AAAAHHH!!! It's coming so fast! I don't know where all the time went! I would LOVE to stay here for another transfer, but we will see where I might end up. It's all in the Lord's hands now. 
I miss you all and know that I am praying for all of you! 
God Bless!!!  

Sister Elkins

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