Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 26 2015

Hello Family and Friends,
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I had a good birthday for the fact that we can't do much as missionaries, but Sister Kunz did a good job at making it fun. I opened my presents throughout the day when we would come home for lunch and dinner. We got to go to Arby's for lunch and that was so good! I can't believe how much I ate! One Beef and Cheddar (without the red sauce) with curly fries and a drink and of course that still isn't enough so I also got a french dip on the side. It was just so good! 
We were quite busy as well and had a few lessons throughout the day so that was good. Pretty good for Memorial day too! There was a few hours where we had to go out and tract and there we met some interesting people as well as you always do. 
Sister Kunz lost her planner and we were looking for it and tearing apart everything inside the car because a missionaries planner is our life! I looked at our phone and noticed that we had a missed call by an number we didn't recognize and a voicemail. We listened to the voice mail and it was a guy calling saying that he had her planner! We were so amazed at how fast it had been found. We called him back and was able to meet up with him. The street he found it on wasn't even on a street we went on so it was truly a miracle that someone had found it. We think Sister Kunz had left it on top of the car and it flew off as we drove away. We gave him card and told him thank you. 
This week was also Dawn's baptismal interview. Because of some things in Dawn's past, President Cutler needed to come up and interview her. He said she was good but we needed to still watch for her problem with coffee. We ended up having to reschedule her baptism for June 6th instead because they need to be off any word of wisdom issue for at least 2 weeks. We are still excited for Dawn though. She is definitely going to make it and she really has a desire to be baptized. Please continue to pray for her this week. 
This next week is going to be great! I hope you all have a great week! I love you all.
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18 2015

Hello Family and Friends,
I am so amazed at this week! So when I came into this area the sisters didn't have a phone. They had lost it the Monday before I came so we have been trying to survive without a phone for almost 2 weeks now. Well, it turns out that the sister before me ended up accidentally taking it HOME to Missouri...! She was able to send it back to us and we finally got it on Friday. Such a miracle. We still have no idea how it ended up in her bag though. It was a good laugh though. So now that we have a phone it has been so much easier and the work has been able to go better. We did our best without it, but we felt that the work came to a halt a little bit. Once we got the phone we made LOTS of calls :) We had a total of 16 voice mails. That was a fun evening. 
We have a baptismal date coming up on May 30th and we are so excited! Dawn is such a sweetheart. She is probably in her 50s or 60s and her best friend, Jenny, is a less active in our ward. It is so cool to have someone come back to church and bring a nonmember with them. That is truly being Amulek :) Jenny and Dawn are both working together and are great support for each other. They want to got to the temple someday and do work for their past family members. It has been such a wonderful thing to see as they have really wanted to change and come unto Christ. Please pray for Dawn as she is getting close to her baptism. We know that the adversary is going to really try to hit her hard. We always help her to remember that these last few weeks are going to be the hardest. We are really praying that things will be able to go smoothly. There will be a big ward party right after the baptism at a park so that should be fun.
We are also working with April. The sisters have been working with her for about a year I think. She is practically a Mormon, but she is having a hard time quitting smoking. She is so close to baptism though so it has been a little frustrating. President Cutler will actually be coming with us to April's for a lesson this week. I am a little nervous because I have never had President Cutler come to a lesson before. Haha I hope I can teach well. It will be good too though because I think he will be able to talk some sense into April. I will let you know how that goes next week :)
On Saturday night we had a lesson with the Munks. They are members and they live a bit further out, Waupaca (I always just think of an alpaca when I hear this), there so we only see them every once in a while besides church. It was a wonderful lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Brother and Sister Munk have such wonderful testimonies and we were able to have a great discussion. I felt like I was home because they reminded me so much of my parents. Sister Munk is just this cute little lady that just wants to take care of you and Brother Munk has such a great testimony, but really has a sense of humor. I could sincerely feel their love for me even being someone they just met! I am excited to be in this ward and to get to know all the members. 
Sister Munk works at a little shop in Waupaca that sells souvenir things and also jewelry and fudge. We got some yummy fudge and that is where I got this giant PB cup too. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you all and I will see you soon!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11 2015

Hey Family and Friends,
So I got transferred as you all might know and it has been a crazy week, but I am so grateful to be here in Steven's Point. It is a little college town so it is a fun place. Lots of young adults that we can start teaching. My companion is awesome! Sister Kunz is from Spokane, Washington and she has been out for about 10 months I believe. She came out 2 transfers after me. We are just having the most fun time out here and I am so excited to serve with her. She probably will be transferred next transfer though because she has been in Steven's Point since November! I am sad about that, but that just makes me want to cherish every moment haha. We get along really well and we just have lots of fun! We are teaching a family with a really complicated situation, but they are all so sweet! Gina is the mom and her fiance,Alfredo,is down in Mexico right now, but they have 6 kids! Heather and her fiance, Louise, and their baby is also living with Gina. It is quite a full house in one little trailer park, but they are all so ready for the gospel! We also have 2 solid baptismal dates with Dawn and April for May 30th. I haven't met April yet but I am sure she is a sweet lady as well. Please pray for them all that they can make their dates and the Gina and the clan can all be baptized soon. We are so excited for this area because it is really booming! I know I am supposed to be here because of everything that has happened. 
It was so nice to be able to talk to my mom yesterday as well! I always enjoy talking with my family and it felt so weird to say that I would see them in 5 months! 
Here is my new address:
122 4A North Point Dr.
Stevens Point, WI

I have a feeling that this may be my last area, but during transfer times please still send it to the mission office address just in case. Thanks!

Pics taken at transfer point. I came out with Sister Karlsson and Elder Hall
Sister Karlsson is from Sweeden and Elder Hall is from Alberta Canada

Have a wonderful week!
Love  you all!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4 2015

Hello Family and Friends,
What a week! Well sad news first...Li and Yun sort of dropped us...I guess Li talked to his mom in China and told her all about learning. He was so excited to tell her. I guess she wasn't very happy so they called us literally right when I finished emailing you all last week and told us they don't want to learn anymore. Darn it. but life goes on. The Misbachs will still continue to be their friends and invite them to things so that is good. 
We did a lot of tracting and finding this week and I have actually began to not mind it so much anymore. Probably because it is really warming up now. 
But I will be leaving this area now. I am going to be transferred to Steven's Point which is close to the middle of Wisconsin! But sort of in the middle of nowhere as well...haha you all know how I LOVE middle of nowhere places :/ but everything ends up working out somehow right? 
I am excited to bring the "Book of Mormon in 60 seconds" thing to my new area though! I have seen so many miracles from it so it will be good. 
I am excited to be able to talk to my family on Mother's day! I can't believe it is that time again :)
Well next week I will have more exciting things to talk about...I failed to bring my old planner today to talk about exciting things that happened this week :/
I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! Please be safe!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton