General Conference weekend

This week was pretty normal, we are continuing the work here in the Mountain View Stake. Lots of wonderful people!

As you all know, last Tuesday was April Fools day. It is a lot more celebrated around here than it is back at home. All kinds of trickery going on in this stake. Salt cookies, fake presents, practical jokes. It was pretty fun. We also had interviews with President Chambers that day. He's such a great mission president!! He knows just how to lead this mission, and help us be successful missionaries.

We have a baptism this Saturday!!! We are so excited for our investigator Alex!!

Speaking of leading, General Conference was this weekend!!!! We listened to the important guidance of the prophet, President Monson and the Apostles and other general authorities! I didn't get to go up to Temple Square, but at some point on my mission I will. We stayed here and watched it with our landlords, and Sunday afternoon we watched it with the Afitu family in 2nd ward. This year's conference was so great!! 

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ KNOW us and LOVE us. They are always beside of us to give support. They will give us the strength and help we need in every situation. No matter what our trials are or what weaknesses we have, They will not let us fail. We need to be like Jesus Christ in every situation. We need to come to Them and ask for Their help. With the short time we have here on earth, we need to do our best.Truly try to love the people around you just like Jesus Christ loves them. Never stop praying. Our Father in Heaven DOES hear you. Don't waste time or effort on the things in this world that don't matter. Work for the things that do matter. Through obedience to the commandments, we can have true joy in this life, and eternal happiness with our Heavenly Father and with Jesus Christ in the next life. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are both the word of God. I know that they testify of Jesus Christ. They teach us the things we need to do while we are here on earth.

I love you!!!! Have a great week! Always remember who you are!

Sister Hinkle

What's the happiny happs

This week was exciting, we learned that one of our sets of ward missionaries HAS FAINTING GOATS IN THEIR BACK YARD. We spent like 15 minutes watching Brother Purser try to make them fall over. It was so dang funny. We'll do get them to do it one day! We also met a member who has miniature horses!! I'll send some pictures of the horses next week because we're going to eat lunch at her house on Wednesday. Mini horse party. Woo.

There was a mission fireside last Friday. We listened to our Mission President's cousin talk about climbing Mount Everest and reaching goals and things. It was actually really inspiring and it made me think a lot about how we always need Heavenly Father's support and help to reach goals and to succeed in this life. He's the one who created this place for us to live, and He knows what will truly make us happy!

After we listened to the Brother speak, we got to visit with the other missionaries. All of the other missionaries. It was awesome! I spent a long time talking to my first companion, Sister Swain, who I really really miss. I found out that she's one of my Sister Training Leaders now, though! So Sister Arthur and I will get to go on exchanges with Sister Swain and her companion sometime during the transfer. I also got to see Sister Ricks and Sister Loveland!! Sister Loveland wanted to take a picture with me and I was holding the remnants of a cupcake stump so that's what that picture is all about. After we got an hour or so to visit, the Elders had to leave and the Sisters got to stay for dinner. They talked a lot about the things Sister missionaries struggle with and about how we can know if we're a successful missionary. It was a really great day.

Then on Saturday morning we got to go to the 5th branch, which is an assisted living facility and help deliver flowers to people! It was like the funnest thing ever. I have pictures, but this computer isn't a fan of my camera. Then, of course, Saturday night was the General Women's Broadcast. It was pretty good. We watched it at the stake center with a lot of other women from the stake. Then it was back to work.

Sunday we helped teach two 5th Sunday lessons and one Young Women's lesson. We were in church from 9-4 yesterday, we do have 3 different church buildings that we bounce back and forth from, though, so that livens things up. Hahaha. Covering a whole stake is crazy.

The snow came back this week, but I don't think it'll stay very long.

Oh, also, I found some people from Kearns in one of our meetings yesterday, so that was exciting to see them.

That's all I've got for this week.


Sister Hinkle