Thursday, February 28, 2013

MY FiRST EMAiL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sis Kindlespire, Me, Sis Kennedy, & Sis Willmore
Hi everyone!! :] I miss you all so much! I have so much to say, but I only have about fifteen minutes to type! Alright where to begin?! Basically, the MTC is the best place ever. I love it here so much! You feel the spirit about 323 times a day and everyone is sooooooooooo nice! It is a lot of hard work, but it is worth it to Invite others unto Christ! So missionaries are busy 24/7! We hardly have any free time at all! I'm lucky if I get a paragraph in my journal every night! With that said, I would still love letters! time out here just stops.  I feel like I've been here for 8 years. By the time it's lunch, you feel like it is dinner because you've already done so much in the day! I wake up every morning at about 5:45 and get ready for the day!

I share a Bunk with Sis Willmore
I have THE BEST COMPANION EVER! She is so amazing and incredible and she has strengthened my testimony so much. I don't even know how I am going to say bye to her next week.. ahh I can't even think about it right now. My district is the best ever too.  They are my family.

I have to tell you my highlight of the week real fast. Kay so every Sunday and Tuesday we have a devotional, which is where all the missionaries have a huge meeting in this massive auditorium and we listen to speakers! Well, at the Tuesday devotional they asked my companion, Sister Willmore to give the closing prayer so we got to sit on the stand! It was so cool. Looking out at thousands of missionaries was one of the most beautiful things I have every seen. Just wait! It's gets better! So you'll never guess who the speaker was.. M Russell Ballard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He gave the most incredible and inspiring talk I think I've ever heard. I loved every second of it and I feel so blessed to be apart of this Army. So after the closing prayer was said, which by the way My comp did AMAZING! I was so so so so so proud of her! Well after she finished, Elder Ballard Stood up (So we all stood up too) and than walked straight over to us while the whole room quietly watched, and than he shook mine and my companions hand as well as the two elders who gave the opening prayer and than he waved at the crowd and walked out.  WHAT?!?!?!?!?! did that really just happen?! When he touched my hand, his hands were so soft and it made me emotional.  I imagine that is how the Saviors hands will feel.. I felt the savior squeeze my hand.  It was one of those moments when you just feel the saviors love for you so strongly that all you can do in return is cry. my heart was burning with the spirit of God and I will NEVER forget this experience.  I still don't know why it happened to me.. I mean there are over 3000 missionaries here.. I just feel so loved and special.  I know I can serve a mission. I know I am going to be amazing.  I just need to put my trust in the Lord and he will get me through ANYTHING! I've seen miracles here. The MTC is a magical place that's for sure.

This is my MTC Family District!!  I love them! :)  I kinda look funny in this!
I have to go, but I will try to send pictures if I can! Please give people my address! Tell Josie I miss her and to Work iT! I miss all of you! Especially Mollie(: Alright, Be strong and remember 1-10-15! Tell the ward I say Hi and Tell Tara I love her! I Love You guys! :] Chat Ya Later! WORK iT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5stars

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

First Letter!

After waiting a week to hear from Jaynanne, she mailed this sweet letter.  She is constantly in our prayers!
A cute note from Sister Willmore, Jaynanne's companion

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Excited to Go!!

About to open the Call
The time for preparing is over the mission is about to start....

This is the beginning of a wonderful journey for our beautiful daughter, Jaynanne. This post is for the few months before she left.  She has a tender heart and a strong desire to serve her Father in Heaven.  We are excited to follow her through the next 18 months....

Cheering!*** Stowers, Slacks, Carter Boys, Jose, Jonathon & Asha...

Headed to Canada, Vancouver, English Speaking :)

President Monson signs the Call
Temple Day!

Salt Lake Temple Dec 29, 2012
Jeremy & Abigail were there
Jaynanne & Trevor

Dad, Jaynie, & Mom at Salt Lake Temple Dec 29, 2012

FHE with the Johnson's - Canada night :)
Time for the FAREWELL....Spencer decorates with the Canadian Flag :)

Alison, Analise, Kylin, Hannah
Royce, Alyssa, & Brian
Whitney & Parker
Lipperts, Thomas, Alex
Jaynannes Friends

Ginny, Sharon, Tara, Mollie, Jaynanne, Brooke, Analise, Hannah, Lori, Whitney, Josie, Alicin

Josie & Jaynanne
Stower's say goodbye

Group hug with Robert and Brett
Half on one table...
February 20, 2012 - Today we took Jaynanne to the MTC.  We stopped at Zupas for lunch and then headed over to the Provo Temple, which is across the street from the MTC.  We took pictures and walked down to the MTC together for a few more pictures.  The sign in front of the MTC is no longer there :(  We all loaded into our Denali, 10 of us, so we could go thru the drive-up drop-off.  You are only allowed one car :)    

Zupas for Lunch together
Half on another table...
Dad & Jaynie

Sobbing :)

Last Family Photo until Spencer gets home in 2015
Walking towards the MTC with her brothers, Trevor and Spencer

On the corner in front of the MTC sign anymore :(

Last shot on the corner...MTC in the back

The girls say their goodbyes on the way to the car - Emma & Mollie

Mollie says goodbye...

Emma says goodbye...

Abbie says goodbye...
Oskar says goodbye...

Trevor says goodbye...
Spencer says goodbye...
Dad says goodbye...

Mom says goodbye...


Jaynanne is on her way...

One more look back....

**WE LOVE Jaynanne**