Portugal Lisbon Mission

Portugal Lisbon Mission

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tucson Week 1 (4)

I LOVE SISTER JONES!!!! She's pretty much the best.
 This week we did so much! Our ward was doing a temple trip down to the Gilbert temple which is 2 hours away from Tucson. We asked President if us and the elders were allowed to go and he said YES! We met at the church and took the 2 hour drive down to Gilbert. The temple is HUGE and absolutely gorgeous! It was so special to be able to do a session and spend the day at the temple. After, the ward took us to Café Rio... we were all dying. Ahhh it was so good. All the other missionaries were jealous of our temple/Café Rio filled day. It was so awesome. 
We are in the East Tucson zone and we have a really large area because of all the YSA members that are spread out. The Zone leaders, Elder Call and Elder Alston, are also in the YSA ward with us as well, so we see them a lot and we all eat together a lot when members have us over for dinner. The Zone leaders rock at being leaders! They bring our zone together and are always lifting us up.
I love this area and I absolutely love the members. We are able to visit a couple of the less- active members of the ward and it always is amazing. One of the sisters we visited had a scorpion she was pet- sitting for her friend and she let us hold it.... it was pretty freaky.
We have so much study time each day and extra for my language study. I love being able to sit down and have my personal time with the Lord and study his gospel. Sister Jones had the idea of going to a park for language study so we went and studied in the park and it was wonderful! It is so nice out right now.
Another cool thing we get the opportunity to do is attend the American Sign Language Class. They have the missionaries go so that we can learn how to speak to people if needed. It was amazing to see how personal the signs were. We learned how to introduce ourselves and ask if they want to know more. I think I remember how to say "cool beans" the best haha.
Being in the Young Single Adult ward we get to do a lot of activities with the members and every week we get to go play Frisbee in the park. I got to know a few of the members and their friends they brought. There are so many opportunities to work with members and their friends.
I love Arizona and they have the bomb.com sunsets! Always so beautiful! The cactus and palm trees are pretty rad as well. We also have this amazing neighbor, Erin who takes good care of us. She is so sweet. Her Grandson lives with her and we love seeing them!
Well I have nothing more to say... but I love you all!
Love, Sister Jarnagin

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