2319! We have a 2319!

  (2319 reference is in the movie Monster's had to ask the kids that one!)

Hey everyone!

Believe it or not, I've been waiting to use that title. Hahaha. This was different. I started out the week in Missoula on exchanges with Sister Bell. She's amazing. And guess what. I FINALLY GOT TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL. Tears were almost shed. Even though it's been three months, I'm pretty confident I could still school all of you ;) Sister Bell and I did a lot of biking and a lot of teaching the plan of salvation. It was great :)

Then I came back to St. Ignatius to find my companion half dead. Poor Sister Wright was NOT feeling well. This week we spent more time at the doctor, and more time resting and trying to get feeling better. It's hard to feel like a missionary when you're home all day...but I'm trying to soak in all of the study time. We got to watch the Woman's Broadcast with Sister Krantz. SO GOOD.  President Uchtdorf was speaking right to me. I loved this part of his talk: 

“There is enough that doesn’t go right in life, so anyone can work themselves into a puddle of pessimism and a mess of melancholy. But I know people who, even when things don’t work out, focus on the wonders and miracles of life … God didn’t design us to be sad. He created us to have joy! So if we trust Him, He will help us to notice the good, bright, hopeful things of life. And sure enough, the world will become brighter. No, it doesn’t happen instantly, but honestly, how many good things do?"

 I am sure more than ever that we have a living prophet and apostles on the earth today. This weekend is going to be the best weekend EVER. :) I have many answers that I am searching for and I am confident that they will be answered this weekend.  Yours can too! 

We had a miracle at church yesterday!!! A member brought her friend to church  a few weeks back, and she came again yesterday! She has been reading the Book of Mormon...she loves it...annnnnnd.....she wants to take the lessons,.....annnnnnnnd SHE WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED. :D There was much rejoicing in the land of St. Iggy. So that will be coming up at the end of the month. :) Keep Robin in your prayers! :) 

Be happy. :) Invite a friend to watch conference with you! Eat yummy food. Talk to strangers. All that cool jazz. 

Love, Sister Fletcher :) 

Sister Bell and Cafe Rio!!!

  This is approximately the moment I gave up from being sick:)

 Sick day = movie day

Healing is on it's way!

Take that Satan 👊


Guess what?
I made it through this week.
Believe it or not I was convinced that Sunday would never ever come.
BUT it did :) and it was WONDERFUL :)

This week....was interesting. The hardest week of my mission so far by a long shot. Satan was having a heyday with Sister Wright and I. Haha. The week started with a bug infestation, both in my hair and in our room. We spent the majority of Monday cleaning everything. Reorganizing. Slaying various bugs. It was lovely ;) Sister Wright is an absolute angel. She lovingly washed my hair and picked out all the little bugs. (I know. I still shudder at the thought that there were little BUGS. IN.MY.HAIR.) It was a funny bonding experience. :) The next day through a series of tender mercies, Sister Wright went to the doctor and found out she had bronchitis. Believe me, it was a tender mercy that she got there, she hates going to the doctors office, and so do I. So it was only through a broken iPad, divine intervention, and Sister Wadsworth that we went. We were then sentenced to a night of.... RESTING. Not cool. That's the last thing a missionary wants to do. Rest. Bleck. Sister Wright was so sick and wanted to be out teaching SO badly haha, she couldn't sit still! We cleaned and weekly planned for at least 8 hours. We spent Thursday night and all of Friday at home resting, I got a cold, and we found mice in the bathroom where we lived. Yeah.  That was fun. #ihatemice #justletmeshowerinpeace And THEN we found out we have to take the car in AGAIN to be fixed. So there were lots of trying things this week. But I'm learning that they were just that: things. :) I'm still alive, I still have *most* of my hair. Sister Wrights cough is better. We have caught 3 mice and I only screamed at 1. Take that satan!

There were many great experiences this week, but I'm not remembering them right now. I'm currently in Missoula on exchanges with Sister Bell :) We're about to play pod ball with the Elders. I'M SO EXCITED. I miss being competitive and playing volleyball everyday :) Well! I love you all SO much. I'll end this email with what I spoke about on Sunday. (Yes. After this week Brother Krantz STILL made us speak ;) hahaha) I spoke about how no matter what phase of life you are in right now, be it in high school, being a parent, retired, or whatever, God expects you to give him your ALL. Are you giving him your all?
Think about it :)  Love, Sissy Fletch

 Trials and Blessings. (Sister Wrights notes)

 Cleaning it ALL!!! Bad Bugs.  Skirt broke. Car going to the shop.

Food for the sick.

 Cutting wood with Brother Krantz.  

;) I got a dollar!

Still Smiling!

Busy, Busy.

Tuesday we did lots and lots of teaching. We are currently working consistently with 6 investigators. We are always on a time crunch because there is SO much potential in this area. Wednesday we spent a little bit of time in Arlee, ate way too much sugar, and nearly died as a result. Not really, but learned our lesson. Sugar doesn't wake you up, working does! Thursday we had ZONE TRAINING. It was awesome. The Missoula zone is stacked with great elders and sisters, so it was great to learn from them all. Friday was a day where we woke up, stretched, came home and went to bed. The day FLEW by. The Krantz's invited the ward members and all of the investigators we are working with. In total, that's basically all of St. Iggy. Haha there was a great turnout AND we had a family that we are working with come to church this Sunday. HOORAH. :)The BBQ was a lot of fun. We had quite a few less actives there and our two investigator families. Pray for them.

This last week was HARD. So rewarding, but lots of ups and downs. It's the essence of missionary life. :) I love being a missionary. And I love being able to look back on the past 3 1/2 months and see how my spirit has grown. I never realized how stubborn I am until becoming a missionary. haha So thanks everyone for putting up with me. ;) Anyway, my stubborn self was very much humbled this last week. I had been feeling pretty good about most everything. Starting to get comfortable in my role as a trainer and a missionary, so I was getting a bit lax in my prayers and scripture study. Not. Good. I could feel myself slipping, and struggling more. On the drive up to Zone Training, Sister Wright asked me if it was okay if she asked someone for a blessing. We talked about it and I told her it was a good idea. My thoughts: "That will be good. I can listen to her blessing and pull from that and it will help me too. I'm not struggling too bad. I'll be okay" Then came the humbling. ;) At Zone Training, one of the assistants spoke completely about asking for priesthood blessing. That's it. Literally, just a few hours after Sister Wright and I had talked about it. He talked about how blessings aren't just for when you hit rock bottom, it's to prevent that! I was sufficiently humbled. We both got a blessing the next day, and my mission has completely changed since that moment. The priesthood is SO real. It's literally the power of God. That blessing was directly from Him. Not the two 19 year old Elders that spoke it. There were things in the blessing that directly correlated with my patriarchal blessing and setting apart blessing. Lots of tears :) I'm so grateful for a Heavenly Father who knows me and loves me. I'm so grateful to be surrounded by missionaries that follow the spirit. I'm SO grateful for Sister Wright. I learn so much from her. But mostly, I'm grateful to have a little missionary tag that has my name right next to the Saviors, reminding me to be better and to be humble like he was.

I love you all SO much. :)
Love, Sister Fletcher

hahahaha this cat. It literally climbed a fence and just stared us down 

Look Mom! Healthy food!

Our excited face when we find out that 4 of our investigators will be at church #wediedofhappiness

Preaching to the cows ;) I think they'll get baptized