Monday, May 19, 2014

OnE YeAr MaRk, CaN't BeLiEvE iT

Jordyn's weekly e-mail 
May 19, 2014 
Serving in Federal Way, Washington
YSA ward, H
Companion: Sister Hansen

Well, the day I swore would never come came and went this week, 

My year mark. 

I actually didn't think about it for most of the day (because my companion was dying on her bike) but I screamed and had a little freak out once I remembered. I can't believe how fast this past year has gone! I still feel like it was just yesterday that I hugged my family goodbye and had some Sister rush me off with my luggage. People aren't kidding when they say time flies.
Saying Goodbye to my family...May 15, 2013, One Year ago this last week...WOW

And members are just the worst. My least favorite question after "what do you want for dinner when you come over?" is "how long have you been out?" because when you say 10 or 11  or even 11.5 months, their reaction is "oh okay, so you've still got a little while" but the second you say a year it turns into "dude, you're basically dead. just start packing now." and I keep feeling like the guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail that they're trying to bury and he's like "I'm not dead yet!"
In all seriousness though, I have gotten a lot of "oh you don't have much longer left!" this week.
it's terrible.
Moving on to happier news, we got our car back! When I told Sister Hansen at transfers that we were on bike she literally screamed, and I found out later it was because she didn't remember how to ride a bike. . .  After a little test drive around our parking lot, and falling over a few times, we were able to bike down to a park to meet up with our appointment.Who didn't show. She was okay for most of that but I think she was ready to kill me when I made her bike 5 miles back (uphill) to go see a less-active, who also wasn't home. [hey! nobody ever said missionary work was easy on your legs!]. So we went to see a potential, who wasn't home, until I finally decided to go and see a recent convert that Sister Choi and I had worked with a lot in the Korean Branch named Monica (they live in our ward boundaries). She's this absolutely adorable little Korean woman, and I would have totally taken a picture with her to show you all if I hadn't been biking and was covered in sweat and my hair was stuck to my head. Anyways, miracle of the week right then, her husband got baptized!!! Patrick! I was so excited! And so mad they didn't invite me to the baptism! It was really cool to see them though, they both seem so much happier now that they have the gospel 100% in their lives.
And Monica told me that she likes me more than the elders just sayin'! 

Just sayin' Sisters are better than Elders!! :)
Sister VerHoef & Sister Hansen 

So we're back on 4 wheels and loving it! We've gotten a lot more work done now that we actually have it back, and are super excited to see what miracles this week has in store for us. 

So a little about Sister Hansen:
age: 22
Hometown: Loveland, Colorado 
Been a member all her life, and has an amazing ability to endure. She's also super blunt and hilarious, so we get along great :) She's not loving YSA yet (sound familiar?) but she's excited for a change. She just came from the Graham ward (where Sis Goble went).
We had another recent convert fireside last night. I helped play the piano again, and I'm gonna play my violin at next months, which is in . .  wait for it . . . Puyallup South!! Wooo!!! I really don't think I can express how excited I am for June 22 to come :)
Love ya all! Hope you have an awesome week
Sister VerHoef

Sister VerHoef & Sister Goble transfer day
May 16, 2014 


All four of these Sisters have been companions
lft to Rght Sister Kartchner, Sister VerHoef,
Sister Dudek & Sister Goble May 2014

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