|Rachel's new place in Olympia|
|Rachel LOVES red, so she was tickled with the new car|
"I'll start answering your questions first today, My new companion is Sister Jumaonville. Her first name is Retta and she is from McPherson, Kansas. Dad, I thought she went to school at UVU but she was at the University of Utah. I told her you did your PhD there. She has been out almost 6 months. She is a visa waiter, like Sister Dean. She will be going to BRAZIL!!!!! Mom, I have heard her read her scriptures in Portuguese-it's so cool! I pray that she will get her visa soon so she can serve where she was called (ok, I admit I am praying she doesn't get it until after this transfer-selfish, I know, But I really like her... ) She will be turning 21 on the 30th of this month and we have already decided that I will make her a carrot cake (she loves it just like Daddy does!) But I am going to use a mix;0) Ha Ha!
My apartment is a townhome, there is so much room! I have my own bathroom, a big closet, and a DESK I love it, the only problem is it is dark and doesn't have a ton of light so it can be hard to study in some places.
I am serving in the Olympia 3rd Ward in the Olympia Zone. I am expecting to be here for two transfers at the least. Transfer meeting was wonderful and it was fun to see Sister Logan again. This first week has flown by, we met Darcie one of our new investigators on Tuesday night, then on Wednesday we pulled weeds for service and met our first couple in the ward. I shared a message about trusting in the Lord. They have a daughter that was at BYU-idaho and a son that is waiting for a visa so Sister Jumonville and I had alot in common to talk with them about. This is the SMALLEST area. It is ALL residential, no fast food, gas, or stores-it's so weird not to see any people during the day out on the street. They are either in cars or in houses. The teaching pool is small too, but President said that if we focus on bringing members and missionaries together we will fill that teaching pool right up. So we are working hard and visiting members giving "Build you Faith" visits which are 15 minutes long and share a message to get them thinking about missionary work-We could use your prayers! Love You!"