May 30, 2016


Palo Alto, CA, USA


Sister Iloa

Kaylene's May 30, 2016 Letter


Well it sure sounds like you had quite the week.

That's good that you were able to visit Grandma de Winter this past week. I think the last time that I saw her was graduation night...I just realized that that was a whole year from now. That is super funny about Margaret Pitcher and Paul and Nathan. I would have been laughing my head off.

Gotta love technology. It is supposed to make our lives easier but some days I wonder. That's good that you were finally able to get it all figured out even though it took you into the wee hours of the morning.

On Tuesday we had zone conference which was awesome as always. So that took up most of the day. We then met with Amelia and she really opened up to us about what is going on in her head. She even sent her boyfriend out of the the room so that she could just talk to us for a few minutes. It was a really great lesson. We now know exactly what doctrines she is having trouble with as well as more about her family situation. So yeah that was pretty awesome.

Then we had a meeting with our ward mission leader. On our way to the meeting we got a text from Jason just asking how we were doing so we just say good how about you and what not. His response was "I'm ready to get baptized." So yeah that was pretty awesome!

Wednesday no one was at home all morning. We went contacting with Sinclaire the returned missionary in the PA2 ward which was great we found a few people that were interested but of course none of them actually live in our area so we just sent out their information to the proper missionaries. We then did service in Marilyn's yard and served food at the Catholic church. So yeah nothing too out of the ordinary there.

Thursday Sister Iloa had her final dentist appointment in the morning. We did service at Ivy League. We had our lesson with Jason. We were able to solidify a baptismal date for him as well as review the plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Then we actually had dinner with Amelia and Robby and Robby's parents (yes he still lives with his parents). His mom sister Pendleton shared her conversion story which I think helped Amelia a little bit. So yeah that was good. We then met with Jessie Duke a less active the the PA2 ward. I guess when his home teachers were over the topic of patriarchal blessings came up and he didn't have his nor did he really know what it was so the home teachers called us. So we met with him and just talked about patriarchal blessings. He thinks he wants to talk to the bishop and see what he says about one as well.

Friday we did service at the food bank and then had lunch with sister Holbrook the RWC relief society president followed by an attempt to do visits with her. None of the people on her list were at home so that was kind of a bummer. Then we tried to drop by and do visits of our own with no luck. We didn't actually get to talk to anyone until about 3:30 when we dropped by a shut in in the ward. She was super sweet. After that we popped by a cute old couple in the ward with a similar story. The husband is not a member and the wife physically can't get to church very often. We were also able to visit with Robin that evening.

On Saturday we had our walk with Shelly. It was so freaking hot. We had planned to do some contacting and what not afterwards but decided that we should probably be smart and not get dehydrated so we did service at the seniors center instead. Then we went and visited with sister Taylor. That evening we visited some people the ward council came up with of members, less actives, part members etc in the ward that could really just use some help. So yeah that was good.

Sunday was yet another 6 hours of church. But yea for fifth Sunday's where we don't have ward council. We actually had time in the morning to get ready and even eat breakfast. After church we sang hymns with Thalia. Other than that we tried to drop by a few more people.

We also learned that with these new mosquito viruses and what not many missionaries have been getting really sick. So the church has decided that in the highly mosquito infested missions sisters are aloud to wear slacks. And of course just my luck California did not make that list.

So yeah not too terribly much going on around here just trying to find people to teach.

I hope all goes well for you this week and that you get the rest that you need. Have a good one eh?

Love ya,
Sister Doig


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