I wrote a song today? Are you ready?
Oh where oh where did the moun-tains go?
Oh where oh where could they beeee
With their trees so green,
and the bears so wild
Oh where oh where could they be?
That should give you an idea of how bad the smoke is here. It's sad :( Hopefully it will rain soon and the fires will get better! Helena was especially bad when we went to mission tour. President Wadsworth walked into the chapel and said "Well, it smells like you all just got back from a scout trip!" hahaha
This week was crazy. We spent Monday morning in Polson (yes. WE WENT TO WALMART. I nearly cried. First time in 3 months), Monday night in Pablo, Tuesday in Ronan, Wednesday and Thursday in St. Ignatius, Thursday night in Missoula, Friday morning and afternoon in Helena, drove back with the Polson Sisters, had a lesson in Dixon, got caught in a storm when we stopped to get our food in St. Ignatius, lost the Polson sisters phone in Ronan, found it after we prayed, spent Saturday and Sunday in Ronan, and now we're back in St. Ignatius! #thatmissionarylife Sometimes I feel like we are just racing against the clock all.day.long. And we basically live out of Clifford (our truck). But I love this area SO MUCH. I was tearing up during church in Ronan because it could very well be the last time I'm there. :( #transfersaretheworst I hope it isn't, but change is in the air!
Mission tour was amazing. We got to be trained by Elder Martino of the 70! He's awesome. :) He teaches just like how the apostles do and just like what I imagine the Savior would. He taught the group of 100 of us, but zeroed in on individuals when it was needed. Guess who got picked on? Yep. Sister Fletcher :) I'm counting my blessing that I wasn't the Elder he took by the collar and shook! (Elder Martino is maybe 5' 8" This elder was over 6' Hahahaha) I learned so much about how to work with the Ward Council and support the Bishops in the wards we are in. I'm so stoked for the work to hasten in this area. Great things are happening. :) Sister Rammell directed the missionary choir during the second block of training. It was PERFECT. :) I'm so proud of her. She's a natural musician and leader. We sang More Holiness Give Me. Look up the lyrics :) It's the best. The spirit was so strong. Elder Martino answered some of our questions. It made me so excited for general conference. :D Take a look at President Uchtdorfs most recent conference address :) SO GOOD! :)
I'm running out of time, so here are a few snippets from the life of Sister Fletcher:
-Sister Martino: If it is to be, it is up to me
-Bear sighting number 3 this week on the way back from Helena.
-I'm nearly positive that at least 80% of the population here is LDS. The average door we tract into goes like this:
"Hi we're missionaries...*other small talk* have you talked to missionaries before?"
"Oh yeah, a few"
"Oh cool! *begin talking about the restoration* Is that something you'd like to learn more about?"
"Well, I was baptized mormon...so I think I'm good"
"Sooooooo why don't we see you at church?"
*insert lame excuse*
*dodges all invitations*
*shuts the door*
It's crazy. I'm bound and determined to get them to church though. :) Just you wait. It'll happen.
Love you all so much! :) Be happy!
Love, Sister Fletcher
Sister Rammells Birthday :) Her mom sent a package and we opened it after choir practice with the Elders. :) Best part? NEW MUSIC.
It's super smoky here. :( Can't see the mountains anymore.
Polson! I GOT TO GO TO WALMART. I nearly cried. So great. But, I have realized what a sheltered small town person I have become #whatismusic #ahhh As sister Rammell would say "walmart is like a walking disaster for distraction" hahahaha
My MTC companion and I (Sister Linney!) got to go on splits for a bit on Monday, tracking down people down in Pablo, where the ward boundaries are non-existent.
|Most of my MTC sisters at mission tour!|
|Drive back from Helena|