Monday, February 29, 2016

Hair and more hair!

I wasn't the only one to get a new hair style!  This is a less active we teach, Sister Oldham.  I got to cut her hair and it just made me so happy!!!!
Being a cosmetologist is the greatest!!! And a missionary.  Missionary life is pretty great too.

Time to go to school!

Dry result from the hair coloring.  So good. 

 And then there was a random bus in our driveway!!! Haha, it was the greatest

New hair... loving life!

Okay, so as a cosmetologist, even a mission can't keep me away from changing my hair all the time.  So this time around Sister Leford and I changed my hair to dark copper brown.  It's kinda the greatest :)  
and my hair is getting long!!!! crazy stuff.
...ignore the lack of makeup...


It's leap day!!!! And super exciting!!!!!! :D  Best way to celebrate is by being on a mission, right??

Well, I only have a quick minute to write... so here we go!

Miracle of the week: We have another person on date in Flora Vista!!!!! Melissa's son - Jeremiah!  He's sooo cool!  He's 24 and has just loved the change he's seen in his mother.  So he's decided to be baptized on May 21st - 3 days before his birthday.  The idea is to have a fresh start with a new year for him.  Super cool!

We did our last exchange!  YAY!!!! I've decided that Pagosa isn't my favorite place in all the world... I much prefer my Aztec/Flora Vista area. Now we have a normal week, then we'll be back into the craziness of exchanges once again with the new transfer.  But this time around we'll have 7 weeks to do exchanges rather than only 6.  Should be good!!

We did a lot of cleaning this week!  And I got to cut hair!  That's always a good time :)

Transfer news comes in this Friday/Saturday!  We'll see how it goes!  Sister Ledford will be taking over Flora Vista as far as I know... but I'm clueless as to my own transfer news.  I'm just hoping that the ice cream shop Vanilla Moose is open before I'm transferred.  Their billboard says that they're going to be opening soon, but I'm gonna be so sad if they  open literally days after I leave the area.  Vanilla Moose is just the greatest.  I love love love their ice cream!!! They had a killer pumpkin pie shake/sundae thing last year... It was SOOOO delicious!!! This is also the same place that has green chili ice cream.  

And yeah... that's more or less our week.  So happy to be done with exchanges.  Looking forward to one more week of working hard with Sister Ledford.  And just loving missionary life.  Oh, and my release date was changed to December 28 instead of January 4, so that's a happy day too!

I love you all so much!!!

getting creative...

If you can't tell, we got creative in cutting up our ward list (we're sorting it into streets) and decided that using the pocket knife Michael sent me for Christmas was faster than cutting with scissors.  I had no idea Sister Ledford was taking these pictures... hence ugly posture.  But it's been a looooonnnnggg project, but hopefully will come in handy!!!!

holiday release dates

The recent release date change to January 4th for missionaries who were going home in December  has caused some disruptions because of school plans.   Therefore, we have decided on an earlier release to take place on Dec. 28th.   This is still after Christmas but will get everyone home in time for school and will be the least disruptive for the remaining missionary companionships.   Please let your families know of this date change and if you have any questions, please email or call the office.


Sister Jensen

Monday, February 22, 2016

still going!

Walking in Shiprock to Ludene's house

the moon over the church building in Aztec

It's getting warmer!!! :D‏

It's almost picnic kind of weather!!! :D

I told Sister Ledford to frolic in the grass... that's what I got.


Just look at my darling companion.  I love her SO much!!!

Last night a member made us a Peruvian dish... It was DELICIOUS!!!!! :D And came with fries :D

Melissa's Baptism

The second picture better shows our love for Melissa.  She's just the SWEETEST lady of my life!!!!!

First picture - Melissa and Wendy, the friend that brought her into the gospel
Second picture - Melissa with her engraved scriptures! :D

Tom's baptism!

Here's Tom with his wife Marty! They are just absolutely amazing!!

And then you have our ward mission leader for Aztec 1st Ward - Brother and Sister Richey

Baptism x 2!!!!!!!‏

This week has been absolutely fantastic!  And you now have a million pictures to show for it! :)A picture is worth a thousand words, right? I hope you enjoy :)

Well, Melissa and Tom were baptized on Saturday!!! It was a fantastic experience!!!! Though, we were a little late for Tom's baptism... ooops.  We weren't very smart and decided to schedule a lesson right before his baptism thinking we could get out on time.... yeah, no.  This lady likes to talk.  But in the lesson we put her on date for April 16th!!!! So it was kinda worth it.  But I was giving the opening prayer at the baptism.  So it was slightly awkward, but it worked out in the end!  We didn't get as many pictures at the baptism because of it, but we got the picture of Tom in a white jumpsuit, so the most important one was taken! :)

Melissa's baptism was just the sweetest thing.  I gave a talk on the Holy Ghost and it went alright.  She was just beaming like none other the entire night.  Actually, who am I kidding?  She's ALWAYS beaming!  And always has energy to no end!! She just makes us so excited for the work.  One of my favorite moments from the baptism service was when we were walking from the chapel to the baptismal font.  We were walking down the hall hip-to-hip me, Melissa, and Sister Ledford and we were all just giddy with excitement.  It was the cutest thing of my life.  Funny moment from her baptism - she had to be dunked 3 different times.  The person baptizing her kept keeping one word out from the baptism prayer.  So she kept going under.  And with it being the 3rd baptism service that day, the water was a wee bit cold by then.  But it worked out!!! And both Tom and Melissa received the Holy Ghost on Sunday! :D

Other exciting things from this week - I went on exchanges again!  ...they never end!!  But this time around I went with the Gallup Sisters!  And it was just great!  They were quiet compared to the St Michael's Sisters, but they are still just amazing.  We've got one more round of exchanges today and then we're done for the transfer!!!! ... transfer ends next week... but we'll have a week of just Sister Ledford and I!!! Super excited!  I'm 99% positive next week will be my last week serving with Sister Ledford, so we're gonna make the most of it and work hard to no end!  I have no idea what's in store with transfers for me, but I'm pretty sure I'm either taking over Aztec 1st by itself or being moved to a different part of the mission. Our mission president said I've almost exceeded the limit of time for being in one area.  I've been serving here for almost 7 months.  Which is just crazy.  I feel like I've been here forever, but not at the same time.  So we'll see what happens next weekend with transfer news!

That's about our week! Baptisms and exchanges.  Sounds about right.  Oh!  And now I'm on a "bland food" diet of applesauce.... applesauce... maybe some rice, haven't tried that just yet... and .... yeah.  My stomach isn't enjoying fresh fruits and veggies right now which is essentially all I eat, so it's been a pretty big change of food.  I don't know the details of everything, but supposedly there's a virus or something I have that makes it so I get major stomach/back pains when I eat certain things.  It might be caused by stress.  But hopefully I'll be back to normal eating by next week!  Cause applesauce is good and all, but I really enjoy normal food.  At least the applesauce is organic! ;) Still trying to be healthy and all.

Well, I love you all!!!

fun times!

We went out to eat at KFC in Shiprock while on our way to exchanges! :D  It's the only KFC in the world that serves Navajo Tacos and Mutton

Saturday, February 20, 2016

text messages from Sarah Alford

FYI All the missionaries in the Farmington NM mission have had their release dates extend for two more week.s Sister Cardon is agonizing.  So I thought I'd give you notice before she officially emails you.  Of course I'm excited she's an excellent, successful, spiritual giant and a superb training leader.  We just love her.

I heard, and thank you. It can be troubling news, as it's Christmas time. But I'll see if I can give her some words of encouragement.

The office notified us last week that her new release date would be Jan 4, 2017. It was a bit of a blow but I don't believe in coincidence. Everything happens for a reason. There must be someone who needs her in the mission field that she will be able to help. She will be at the peak of her missionary skills and will someday look back on this extension as a blessing in disguise.
    You made her happy. She just got the news tonight. She received an amazing blessing last week. She said she'll write you about. Things are well.
Can't wait to hear about it. Blessings are amazing! How does the world live without them?

I hope we never find out. One of the blessings of having sisters living with me is hearing some of the wonderful things the Lord wants for them.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

fill-in-the-blank letter from Becca (aka Sister Cardon)

The best part about serving in New Mexico is:
__ the green chilies
__ getting to wear a black name tag
__ I’m starting to pick up the language and can understand what the people are saying
_x_ the people I meet and teach and grow to love

The best thing about my companion is:
__ we wear the same size clothes (double the wardrobe!)
__ we both have the same first name: Sister
__ she shares her goodies with me
_x_ we have the same goals and work hard to reach them

What I miss most about home is:
__ the snow
__ dad’s snoring
__ teaching Sunbeams
_x_ all of you!

I hope you all:
_x_ plan to serve a mission
_x_ write back soon
_x_ have a great week
_x_ love me as much as I love you!

...I couldn't pick just one... 

Note [from her mother]:  This form letter comes complete with a self-addressed stamped envelope.  No excuses for not writing!

hand-written letter from Becca

dated Feb 8, 2016

Dearest Family,
Hello!  My apologies for not writing a weekly letter this week.  I got on the computer today and was shocked with the news that a friend of mine, Megan Czech, had just passed away 2 days ago.  That was a hard thing to read.  But I'm so thankful for the knowledge of the plan of Salvation. That is a huge strength.  As well as Christ's atonement.  Because through that I can draw even more strength.  It's just crazy to think how short life is.  And how easily it can be over.  It opens my eyes to the fact that I really need to take advantage of every day I'm given.  I'm so thankful for life.  I'm thankful for you, my family, and I'm eternally thankful for the gospel and the truths I know from it.
Well, if you so desire, you can scan this letter and send it out to people, cause this is basically going to be my weekly email.
This week was good!  our investigator Melissa Dawes passed her baptismal interview!!! So she will now officially be baptized on Feb 20!  We are SO excited for her!
Awesome story about Melissa - she came to Enrichment night last week and didn't have a great time.  There was a member at the event that managed to hurt her feelings at the beginning of the night.  So she went home and cried a little bit. Fast forward to Sunday, we had to leave Melissa so we could go to Aztec 1st ward's sacrament meeting, so she went to relief society by herself.  This same member that had hurt her feelings was sitting by herself in the relief society room.  So Melissa walks up to her and asks if she can sit by her.  Oh my word, I was so impressed when Melissa told us about this!  I don't know if I would've had that same strength to do that.  But she did!  I was so pleased!
Paul and Jacob - I got to watch Joseph this week!  Oh my goodness, I died laughing.  I hadn't realized how down I had gotten lately until I started watching that show and was smiling from ear to ear during the entire thing.  You both are fantastic.  And that Joseph ... WOW he can sing!! And Sammy Suiter ... WOW she's gorgeous and talented!  And Katie Berghout, haha, I didn't realize that was in her.  I was a tad shocked.  Andelin is an incredible dancer!  That was a beautiful solo she did.  And everyone in the show was just SO good!!  LOVED the costumes and choreography!  Did Jared do costumes again?  It wasn't in the credits.  Mom, fantastic job filming!  Sis Alford was very impressed.  All in all, I loved the show to no end.
Other highlight of the week, our beehives made us dinner!  it was so much fun!  They were learnign about budgeting and so they decided to do a budget grocery thing and prepare a meal for the missionaries!  I loved it so much!
Marilee!  I loved seeing pictures from your baptism!  I hope my last letter made it in time!  You looked gorgeous.  It looked like everyone had lots of fun, too!  Sean told me that he loved the "candy sushi" and being part of the confirmation circle.  Man, it sound like it was the best thing ever.
I love you all with all my heart and soul!!!  You're the greatest!  Keep going strong!
PS Thank you SO much for the package!  The things inside it were much needed.
I Love You!!!
By the way, THANK YOU Jacob for the necklace!!!
love Becca

forwarded message Sister Jessee sent Becca

I love love love you!!! Thanks for taking care of Flora Vista! It is my heart and soul.
You are such a rockstar of a missionary.
President was talking about how incredible you are, and I agreed completely.

transfer date change

Hello missionary families,

 We just wanted to let you know of a change in release dates for all the missionaries in our mission. The recent change to have missionaries stay three weeks in the MTC instead of two has pushed back all our release dates by one week starting in April 2016.   So if your missionary was scheduled to be released on July 13, 2016 for example, they will now be released on July 20, one week later.   Those missionaries scheduled to be released December 21 will move to January 4 as church travel does not book travel from December 19 through January 1st.

 We realize this change may disrupt school schedules or other plans, so we wanted to let you know about it in advance.  If you have any questions or wish to speak with us about a particular situation with your missionary, please feel free to call the office.

 Thank you for your understanding regarding this change.

 Sister Jensen

 New Mexico Farmington Mission Secretary


Monday, February 15, 2016

Twas a week...!!!!!‏

Holy Hannah, this week has been insane!!!!! Just.... wow.... It's one of those weeks that you learn a lot from, but are glad it's over with.  But it was still good!  In a trying way, but good!  Always look on the bright side of life, right?

Let's start with Monday.  Monday we started exchanges with the St. Michael's Sisters.  So we were in the car a LOT!  BUT!!!! Guess what!!! I got to see Ludene!!!!!!!!! We met with the St Mike's Sisters at the halfway point which happened to be Shiprock.  So we got there a little early and dropped by Ludene's house!  It was fantastic seeing her again!  She's still going strong!  It was funny, we went into her house and she was listening to a book on tape.  She just never changes :)  I love it.

Lessons were great throughout the exchange.  The Sisters are amazing.  I love working with different Sisters all the time.  But sometimes you just really want your actual companion back... so I was really happy to see Sister Ledford again.  She is still just doing SO well!!!

Tom passed his baptism interview!!!!!!!! So we officially will be having two baptisms on Saturday!!!!! :D  

Bob on the other hand is needing to wait until he's baptized... so we won't be having a baptism on February 27th.  But that's okay.  Cause he's still just amazingly strong in everything he's doing!  And still just so excited about the gospel.

I hit my 8 month mark!  Bah!!!! That's just insane.  You should see my face right now as I type that... it is kinda one of distaste.... I LOVE BEING ON A MISSION! So much!!!!! And time is going by way too quickly.

But thinking about exchanges and how little of a mission I have left totally stresses me out... So much so that we're thinking it's the cause of me getting sick Saturday night.  We are trying our best to meet our monthly goals right now, but with the insane number of exchanges we've been going on it's looking next to impossible to make our goals.  It's so depressing!!! So Saturday night I wasn't feeling well whatsoever.  For 2-3 days I would get crazy stomach/everywhere in my body pains after I ate.  Saturday it was so bad that I was in the fetal position on the couch for a good 45 minutes because I couldn't do anything else.  So I got a priesthood blessing and it was just AMAZING!  Wow... Just.... wow.  I was told in the blessing that I might have discomfort for the next few days, but it will pass.  And there were other incredible promises in it as well that helps me know that I have a lot to look forward to if I work hard and take the mission day by day.

Saturday as a whole was really difficult... We had a lesson that was just tough.  There's a 16 year old girl that is kinda interested in learning more about the church, but she's also pretty strong in her Catholic beliefs.  So the lesson was right on the line of bashing.... bah!  It was rough!!!! We tried our best to keep the Spirit there, but it was just gone at some points as hard as we were trying.  But it all worked out!  Her mother came to church on Sunday and told us that Mariah really likes us and wanted to go to church but couldn't!  So maybe there's a miracle in there somewhere.

But goodness gracious, I'm going to make a request.  Shane is in major need of prayers.  Something got over him this past week and he's returned to smoking, drinking, and didn't come to church yesterday.  He's doubting everything he had a super strong testimony of just 4 weeks ago.  So please please please pray for him!  We're hoping to meet with him today and give him the scrapbook we made of his baptism day with all the notes from the people that attended... but he just needs the Spirit right now.  We're just shocked and heartbroken about the whole thing.

But things are looking up, I hope this email doesn't make everyone think that I'm discouraged or anything.  I know that everything is in Heavenly Father's hands and that it will all work out.  We're here with a fresh new week and we're looking forward to working hard!  It's going to be the best :)

I love you all SO much!!!!
Sister Cardon

I'm gonna get fat‏

Weekly planning was long and hard... so we went and got a quart of ice cream each.  Don't worry, it's only half gone at this point ;)  It was a really nice thing to have on Saturday though... just sayin'.

And for Valentine's day we made heart shaped pancakes as an evening snack!  It was just great :)

Valentine's Day

Best Valentine's day outfit ever... My two loves - Captain America and Disney :)


I got to see Ludene!!!

And Sister Alford  had us do a detox thing... all that junk came from the pores of my feet.  It was nasty!  Thought you might enjoy ;)

Monday, February 8, 2016

Captain America for the win!!!‏

Lookie at the best shirt of all my life!!! Captain America, but feminine :D

Why there is no letter this week:I love you, but I'm completely out of time.  I'm so sorry.  A friend from back home passed away this week so I had to spend some time emailing Becca Smith.  I'll try my best to write a hand written something.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Old Fashioned
4 cups flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup warm water
Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add in the shortening and water. Add only enough water to make dough stick together. Knead dough until smooth, make into fist-sized balls. Cover them with a towel for 10 minutes then pat them out into circles about the size of a pancake. Fry in hot cooking oil in cast iron skillet until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels, serve with jam.
1 pkg. dry yeast
3 cups warm water
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
6 cups flour
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
Dissolve yeast in warm water then add salt and sugar. Let stand for 5 minutes covered with a towel. Add flour and oil to liquid mixture. Mix and put on floured bread board and knead until mixture is smooth. Put dough in a greased bowl, cover with towel and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from bowl and put on bread board, knead in the 1/2 cornmeal. Make dough into 2 balls rolling each into 12 inch circles 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch squares and drop into hot cooking oil. (Works best with cast iron skillet.) Fry 5 to 6 pieces at a time for only a few moments. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with white powdered sugar.
4 cups flour
1 Tbsp. powdered milk
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
11/2 cups warm water
Oil for frying
Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly. Add water. Knead until soft, then set aside for one hour. Shape into small balls. Flatten each ball into a circle with or rolling pin or by hand. Fry in a skillet half-full of oil until golden brown on both sides.
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
Mix ingredients adding more flour if necessary to make a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a floured board till very thin. Cut into strips 2 X 3 inches and drop in hot cooking oil. Brown on both sides. Serve hot with honey.
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup warm milk
Stir first three ingredients then stir in the beaten egg. Add milk to make the dough soft. Roll it out on floured bread board, knead lightly. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips 2 X 3 inches and slit the center. Drop into hot cooking oil and brown on both sides. Serve hot.
Pumpkin Fry Bread
Add the following to the ingredients shown above to make Pumpkin Fry Bread
2 cups fresh pumpkin or 1-16oz. can pumpkin
1 tbsp. milk or water
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Drop into hot cooking oil and brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter or powdered sugar.
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Sift flour,salt and baking powder then add milk and more flour to make dough stiff. Roll out onto floured bread board and cut into 4 X 4 squares with a slit in the center. Fry in hot cooking oil until golden brown. Drain on plate with paper towels.
Navajo #1
1 C flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 C powdered milk
1/4 t salt
warm water
Combine the ingredients and slowly add enough warm water to form dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until it is smooth soft and not sticky. Cover and let rest 1 hour. Shape into small balls and pat into flat circles about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Set aside.
In skillet, heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil. Brown dough circles on each side and drain on paper towels.
Serve with chile beans and your favorite taco toppings for "Navajo Tacos."
Navajo #2
3 cups unbleached flour, sifted
1/2 cup dry powdered milk
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup warm water or milk
2 quarts oil for deep frying
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead until smooth and soft, but not sticky. Depending on the altitude and humidity, you may need to adjust the liquid or the flour, so go slowly and balance accordingly. Be careful not to overwork the dough, or it will become tough and chewy. Brush a tablespoon of oil over the finished dough and allow it to rest 20 minutes to 2 hours in a bowl covered with a damp cloth. After the dough has rested, heat the oil in a broad, deep frying pan or kettle until it reaches a low boil (375ยบ). Pull off egg-sized balls of dough and quickly roll, pull, and path them out into large, plate-sized rounds. They should be thin in the middle and about 1/4 inch thick at the edges. Carefully ease each piece of flattened dough into the hot, boiling oil, one at a time. Using a long-handled cooking fork or tongs, turn the dough one time. Allow about 2 minutes cooking time per side. When golden brown, lift from oil, shake gently to remove bulk of oil, and place on layered brown paper or paper towels to finish draining.
Serve hot with honey, jelly, fine powdered sugar, wojape, or various meat toppings.
The magic is in frying the bread quickly! The hotter the oil, the less time it takes to cook. The less time it takes to cook, the lighter the texture and lower the fat content.
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp and a half baking powder
1 tablespoon melted shortening
2 cups warm milk
Shortening for deep frying
Sift flour, salt and baking powder into bowl. Stir in shortening and milk. Knead the dough into a ball. Roll out dough on lightly floured board. Cut into diamond shapes and slice a slit in the center.
Heat shortening in deep fryer to 370 degrees. Fry 2 or 3 at a time until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk gradually making sure the dough is stiff. Put on floured bread board and pat it out with your hands until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips with a slit in the center. Fry in hot oil until both sides are golden brown.

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Monday, February 1, 2016


 I got special permission to watch Joseph!!!!! So send it my way!!! I can't wait to see Paul and Jacob perform!!! :D

So much excitement!!!!‏

Ah! This week has been absolutely amazing!!!!! Even if I've had to wear a brace.  But update on that, my wrist is doing MUCH better! :D  It usually feels just fine until now when I have to type a million words per minute. 

So, Shane was baptized!!!! :D  And it was an amazing weekend because of it!  Funny moments - Shane had done a practice thing with Brother Black in our last lesson so he knew kinda what to expect.  So he gets into the water, gets in the arm holding position thing, and before a word can be said he starts to lean back to go into the water.  We had to quickly stop him and tell him that a prayer needed to be said first.  Then when the prayer was being said, Brother Black forgot to say his name the first time around and so we had to stop that one mid-prayer and start over once again.  But after that it went smoothly.  And it was just absolutely fantastic.  When Shane was confirmed on Sunday and received the Holy Ghost it was just so powerful!! It's incredible that this has all happened in a mere two weeks.  It still doesn't even seem real.  And guess what!!!! Shane is now an Aaronic Priesthood holder as well!!!! And we got to be in the room when he was ordained a Priest!!! :D  Which was by total accident.  We had already gone out to the car to leave the church and then realized we needed to get a paper signed.  We were about to just leave and do it another day, but decided otherwise and went inside.  We go to find Shane and find out that he's in an interview with the Bishop to get the Aaronic Priesthood! So we waited around and got to witness that.  It was just... AH! I loved it so so so much.  The Spirit was SO strong that day!!! :D

Also on Sunday, I got to perform a musical number with Sister Navarro.  She played Ukulele and we both sang Come Thou Fount.  It was so cool!  Sister Navarro is just amazing.  

Oh!  And on Monday we got to go out with a new missionary for her first night!!! That was exciting.  We took her to two lessons so she could get a feel for missionary work.  The poor soul, she had just flown in from Provo just earlier that day so she was exhausted, but it was so great.  Sister Ledford and I at least had lots of fun with it :)

Random fact - We exceeded our monthly goals!!!! I haven't done that my entire mission.  But we finally had realistic goals this month and we did better than we thought we would!!! So that was a really great thing to do.

Oh!  And this week we had an awesome activity with the scouts!  We went to their pack meeting and had them write their testimonies in a book of Mormon we gave them. Then they gave them back to us so others could read their testimonies and be touched by them.  I sent a picture of one.  They were just the cutest thing ever.  But then after the testimonies were written out, we had them act out the story of Ammon and King Lamoni.  Sword fighting, cutting off arm and all :)  It was just a blast!!! I don't have any pictures of the night sadly, but it was so great.  We had cut out paper arms so the "bad guys" could actually lose their arms when Ammon hit them with his cardboard sword.  And then the King Lamoni (our Sunday School teacher Brother Roundy) "fainted" at the end when he heard the gospel message Ammon had to share.  And then everyone fainted to the floor.  It was just hilarious.  And the little boys ate it up like none other.

Those were the bigger highlights of this week... I can't think of much else.  Sister Ledford and I are doing well.  We're continually growing and learning.  Which is great! :D 

I received my Sister Training Leader assignments this past week!  I'm assigned the St. Michael's and Gallup Sisters.  So that'll be a good 4 hour drive every time we have exchanges... which will be 4 different times.  Once for each Sister.  It should be an exciting transfer!  I still don't know how I'm gonna pull off all the exchanges, but it will all work out.

And yeah!  I hope you're all doing fantastic!! I love you all!!!! :D
Becca :)