Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Guess what...IT'S P-DAY!

my week here was really good! we had a baptism on saturday the 14th for brother breed! it was really amazing...he got baptized in a swimming pool! the spirit was so strong there...i took pictures but forgot to print some out today at walmart...next week! :) so we've had 2 baptisms so far...sister bushee on june 30th and brother breed on the 14th...we also worked at a fair all week...set up a little booth and met tons of people that live here...it was a lot of fun! i took pictures of that too...
we are taking a trip to the jsm...joseph smith memorial tomorrow with 2 of our investigators, george and india carson...a father and his daughter. i'm super excited cause i've never been there...president wilkey has encouraged us to take as many of our investigators there as possible...he said that 90% of people that go there end up getting baptized...crazy huh?!? so it will be fun...i'll take pictures of that too! :) we get to go next tuesday too to our zone conference...yay!
anyway...things are going good here...we've been staying really busy...we're teaching a lot of really good people. but...i gotta run...i'm sorry this is so short... i'll try to get a letter out today...and my e-mails might be on different days for the next few weeks...the only library that is open on mondays will be closed for the next month...so watch for my e-mails :)

xoxo-sister tresner

Monday, August 9, 2010

P-day or no P-day...where's my girl...?

hiiieeeee :) yay for emails! i miss you! i hate "no email mondays"... but... here is the update... we moved out of sister bushee's attic... into a house. the address is 6 secluded way port henry, ny. 12974. it's been a crazy hectic week moving and cleaning... you wouldn't believe how nasty people live here... we spent a good 7 hours cleaning the house on friday. yuck. but we're moved and it's all good! We have a baptism on saturday!!! and... look at the date on saturday... the 14th. the same day as my baptism 6 years ago! neat huh? He's a man named john breed. he is amazing... he's 59 years old... he's single and lived by himself... he's had a really hard life... he watched his dad get hit by a car outside of his house about 10 years ago... and then tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head... and by doing that he suffered a major stroke so he's a little slow but he has such a strong testimony... he is amazing and it's been so neat to watch him grow in the gospel. i'll take some pictures this weekend and hopefully get some out to you next week :)

and... sister nelson and i made it through transfers... we're both staying here in ny for another 6 weeks at least! we're both really excited... a lot of good things are going to happen here before we leave! we're teaching a really cute family... sherman and krista crowe and their 2 kids damion (he's 6) and olivia (she's almost 3)... they are coming along super slow but they will be amazing members... they are so excited about everything they are learning... and they are so stinkin cute... i'll get a picture of them too!

so i inherited 2 heavy winter coats already here! yay that means i don't have to buy any! i am going to need long sleeve shirts and leggings and stuff like that though... not right now but if you want to start looking, it would be nice :) our extent of shopping is at wal-mart. barf. and... the leaves are changing here already... it's going to be really pretty. i'll send some leaves home ha ha. oh speaking of, i'm trying to get a little package together to send home... anything in particular you want from here?? lol...

                                                                                    smile :)  love, me

What..."no email Mondays"...??

Ugh...I hate "no email Mondays"! Here's an update via a letter to let you know about my week!
   So...I spent 3 days in Plymouth, New Hampshire, not Plymouth, Vermont...my bad. There is a Plymouth, Vermont...but I didn't find out I was going to New Hampshire until Monday night. We stayed in Burlington, Vermont. with 2 other sisters, Sister Petersen & Sister Agle. Then Tuesday we left early in the morning to Plymouth to drop me off and the others went on to Bedford, NH.                                                                              Sister Steinbeagle and I had 3 good days...it was real stressful for me...she is struggling to feel comfortable. We managed! I did have the coolest experience while I was there though: We had an appointment to teach one of their investigators for the first time...and since it was Sister Steinbeagle's area, I was going to let her teach...well we got there and we started teaching Lee...and Sister Steinbeagle totally blanked...couldn't talk at all. So I pretty much taught the whole lesson...up until Joseph Smith and the First Vision...then I panicked! I didn't know the First Vision at all! Ah! Sister Steinbeagle for sure didn't know it, so...I stopped, said a prayer in my head, and went on. I told him all about Joseph Smith and looked him in the eyes and recited the First Vision. About halfway through, he closed his eyes...when I finished, he opened them and tears were running down his cheeks. I don't think I've felt the Spirit so strong during a lesson yet on the mission. It was amazing. Lee committed to be baptized on August 29th and is going to continue to read the Book of Mormon. I'm absolutely dying to know what is going to happen with him and won't have any idea until Zone Conference. Ah! :(  I don't know what happened to me during that lesson, but I know it wasn't me talking. I've never said the First Vision out loud before...the Spirit works in mysterious ways!
     I also recently met our new Mission President, President Wilkey and his wife. They are amazing! One thing that Sister Wilkey said to me was, "Be yourself...everyone else is taken". I am thankful for my time spent with Sister Steinbeagle, those 3 days taught me a lot.  I was able to see a lot of success in those 3 days just being me!

                                                                                    Love,  Sister Tresner
P.S. Can you believe it's been 2 months already?!!