Sunday, March 13, 2016

Time for an update

I am so far behind so that is why I have decided to post picture highlights of her mission. I love the pictures she sends home and the beauty in the state of Idaho.

JULY 2015- November 2015 Sister Patterson served in the Twin Falls South Stake . Sister Patterson does not write a lot so that is why I am adding alot of pictures. She loves her mission and we as her family have seen tremendous growth in her since she has been serving. She loves the people in the Idaho Twin Falls Mission. We are getting so excited to have her home in a few short months to learn more about her mission. For those of you whom have served with her we thank you for what she has learned from all of you.

I liked this picture since they were all in black and white, Twin Falls South Stake, she was only in this trio for a short time. Sister T was just with them long enough for her family to pick her up at the end of her mission.
Zone Conference
Sister Coates and Sister Patterson at a ward campout at Balance Rock.
  September 2015  A picture of 2 of her favorite companions  before they completed their missions.

Trio # 2 Twin Falls South Stake, Sister Samelu , Sister Patterson training Sister Christiansen

Trio # 3, Sister Patterson, Ludrick, Christiansen Twin Falls South Stake, the snow, the temple and the Sisters. November 2015

December 2015  A big change for Sister Patterson after serving in 2 stakes in Twin Falls from February 2015 to December she was now off to Rupert after a 2 day transfer to Paul. with Sister Morris

Sunday, August 16, 2015

July 2015
I got to go to Burley for exchanges which was awesome, I loved serving their. I did not get a chance to go to my old area though or see anyone I knew, I enjoyed it.
It has been in the low triple digits this week, no one here likes it. Since Sister A and I are both from hot areas we are handling it better than most people are.
We got a car for this transfer it is awesome, not a lot of miles on it so we are still mostly biking.
Went to the area where Evil Knivel jumped when he was younger it is in are area.
One question we get asked alot is what was your reaction to your mission call? I have always said that I was excited and still am, I love this area and the people here.
We went to Bridgeview and also did some service projects for members here. Was able to listen to 2 homecoming talks in are wards this past week they were awesome.
Did some street contacting this week.
We made some peach pies at a members house and then shared them with a non member couple it was pretty awesome.
We are trying to get the members to start sharing the gospel with more of their non member friends and neighbors so we went and talked to alot of the youth classes today.
Both Sister A and I think we will be transferred since we are loosing alot of sister's this transfer and last transfer. We were encouraged to get are books in order for who ever takes over this area. I will be sad to leave since this area has been awesome, their are alot of wonderful people here in the Twin Falls Stake.

June 2015
Zone Conference was great, Sister M was sick so we came home as soon as it was over.
Went to Dirkies lake for Zone activity this month.
Both Sister M and I spoke  at an 8 year old's baptism it was awesome. Went to Bridgeview and went on splits with members in one of our wards.
We got to watch Meet the Mormons with some recent converts and a non member it was awesome.
Went and visited with people so Sister M could say good bye to people, I will miss having her as a companion. I am getting Sister A from my MTC group which will be fun.

May 2015

Made May Day baskets and took them around with the lady we live with. Went to the care center and visited with people their. Spent a lot of time on our bikes, a lot of people were not home which was not fun.
It is starting to get warm here but nothing like what you guys will be experiencing soon. We also have had a number of rain storms(biking is no fun then). The Lord does bless us, when we leave to get on our bikes it stops long enough for us to get to the next area before it starts up again.

I loved Skyping with all of you it was so wonderful.
Sister M and I taught at District meeting. We have had some great discussions with some non members which has been awesome. Was able to go to the temple it was awesome. Sister M and I are staying together for this transfer, this is her last transfer then she goes home.

April 2015
General Conference was awesome, I loved it.
Went and introduced my new companion Sister M to the members of the ward's we are serving in.
My new companion is so different then I am but she is so funny, she is awesome.
We have had some great opportunities to serve others in this area. We had exchanges which are always fun and interesting.
This is from a dinner appointment we had both Sister M and I got to sit in the car our district and Sister M and I .

August 16,2015

Sister Patterson just passed her hump day on her mission, I can not believe how quickly her mission has seemed to have gone thus far. She is now in her 3rd area and her 5th and 6th companions, she is currently serving with Sister T(who goes home this upcoming week) and Sister J who has only been out a short time.

Some highlights of the past several months..

March 2015
Our district before transfers..

Sunday, May 17, 2015

March 2015/ New Area/ New Companion

Dear Family,
the next temple trip is on Briana's Birthday! will make sure I will do that and take pictures of the temple.
Wow, I am glad that you are all safe, I can't believe that is the second time since I have left that there has been something like that happen to you all.

Monday- went to Shoshone falls!
Wednesday- Elder and Sister B (who are in  1st Ward) fed us dinner! it was awesome!
Thursday- 8 hrs of Weekly Planning then Splits for 15th ward, I went with a newly returned Sister Missionary, she is awesome!
Friday- Zone Meeting
Saturday- Progress records and other Missionary work
Sunday- Regional Broadcast a member of the seventy, 2nd councolor in YW, and Elder Perry spoke! have a new investigator, met her and she is awesome.
Well that is about it, I will send pictures
Love you all!
Sister Patterson
 Dear Family, 
Sounds like you had fun with the inspection at school., I never liked it when they came into our classes, the teachers were always stressed about it. Excited for Kiri M to have her mission call.
Monday, the district played Signs. it was funny to watch.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday our zone (or the ones participating) practiced for our musical number.
Thursday zone conference was good.
Friday taught early morning seminary
Saturday helped clean up after the stake women's conference (we were unable to make it)
Sunday had a really busy day planned but almost all of our appointments fell through. 

Love you all,

Dear Family,
Since Sister B is going home, and our area is doing too well to whitewash (putting two missionaries there that have not been there before) I will be staying, I don't know if I am ready to lead and area though. the weather has been nice here... like regular winter back home so have not needed a jacket finally. we might need a frost. 
put your names on the temple prayer roll

Monday- went to hike around Dirkey's (spelling?) lake and hidden lakes for zone activities
Tuesday- district meeting and lunch, then went to the temple! then had to take a ton of pictures of Sis Bwith my camera until I got it exactly how she wanted it. had Stake missionary meeting.
Thursday- found out that a Part Member family from my old area, the Mom, is the sister of 1st ward, ward mission leader.
Saturday- we went and met some people from first ward that we did not know, there is a part member family, the mom is a member, that has the last name of Patterson, Bro. Patterson's (great?) Aunt is my Great Grandma Holly... 
so that was awesome to finally meet one of my relatives up here in Idaho.
Sunday was busy like usual but I really enjoyed all the talks, from the farwells and homecomings.

So that has been my week, I hope your's have been great and have a good next week. 
Love, Sister Patterson
 Dear Family, 
Spring break has started here, and so has spring...
Tuesday- District meeting then District Lunch at Dasies which was good. Had our apartment inspection which we passed.
Wednesday-  at dinner we invited one of the Resent Converts (Calvin who is  in high school) and had the second new member lesson with him. our main investigator in first ward, nine year old  had his baptismal interview and he passed, his baptism is on this Saturday
Thursday- Weekly planning and splits with 15th ward, Spring break Started
Friday- Exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders, I went to their area with Sister McCallum, it was good.
Saturday- exchanges ended, Progress record, biked out to Sister White's house (usually we get a ride there (it is on a road right at the canyon rim) but it was not too bad)
Sunday- able to make it to both Sacrament meetings and Sunday school, and Relief Society for 15th ward. 
We are pet sitting the K's

  (the people we stay with) fish and bird, it has been fun...

I hope you are all doing well and having fun
Love you and Pray for you,
Sister Patterson