13. Slices. Of. Pizza.

Hey y'all!

Fun Facts from Sissy Fletch

* I ate a total of 13 slices of pizza within a span of 5 days. I. Wanted. To. Die. I refuse to ever eat it again. Seriously. It was even the super good kinds of pizza! Papa Johns and Mckenzie River. But in those large quantities? Never again. All of our dinners fed us it this last week. Haha bad luck.
* We met a man named M. M is a little crazy. He showed us the dead porcupine he found in his backyard. He is trying to sell it to make jewelry. M also believes in aliens and told us a 20 minute story of how he saw a flying saucer. I love Montana :) Never a dull moment.
* On Monday for companionship study we sang all 9 verses of follow the prophet for the opening song. #primaryiswhereitsat
* Met with C. She's a less active that hails from Brooklyn New York. She talks like a New Yorker and tells us crazy stories about living in the projects. All the sudden, the south side doesn't sound so bad! Haha she frequently rolls her eyes at me.
* Driving in downtown Billings? The literal worst. SO MANY DIAGONAL STREETS AND ONE WAY ROADS. mdisksnsoamdls we get so lost every time we go to pick up the sisters. All of you better be enjoying the wonderful Utah grid system. I never realized how magical it is.
* Went to jail this week!
*  Last Monday we played volleyball with a dodge-ball. It worked surprisingly well! #toocheaptobuyone
* We had lunch with Sister T on Wednesday :) She's in the Echo Canyon Ward and is waiting to get her mission call. She's a 65 year old spitfire and I ADORE her. Keep her in your prayers. She's in the hospital :(
* That same Wednesday we also had 2 dinners. So I had a Cracker Barrel breakfast for lunch, and pizza for both dinners. Insanity.
* Carmel cookie waffles. Heaven on earth.
* Many much bike struggles. Hahahahahahaha we were stuck on the side of the road the other night trying to get Sister Linney's bike on the bike rack without her cross bar. Tried taking the tire off....adjusting the seat....putting it upside down.... Nada. I'm sure the guy in his car across the street had a lovely time laughing his head off at the 4 crazy sister missionaries across the street.

In other news, we went to Echo Canyon for the last time yesterday and said goodbye to some families. Ah. So much love for all of them. We had dinner with the W family (Sister W is the relief society president in Echo Canyon. She's a superhero. Seriously amazing). The W family makes up a good chunk of the Ward. There were probably 30 people at dinner. It brought back TONS of memories of my extended family back at home :) At the end everyone gathered around the various dinner tables and we shared Mosiah 2:41. "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it." If we keeps the commandments and choose the right, that never ending happiness can be experienced right here and right now. It makes me smile to know that :)

Okay I'll explain the jail part now :) When I first got to this area we were working with V. She's a less active and one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She was on probation for a few DUI's but was working through things really well. Well, her life got really busy and crazy and we couldn't ever meet with her and then she got some bad news and fell back into her addictions-subsequently getting sent back to jail. Her visiting teachers visited her 2 weeks ago and asked if we could get permission to go and see her. Well one phone call to El Presidente later we were headed to the detention center! While we waited for our turn, we started talking to a lady sitting next to us, her name is D. :) she is at a point in her life where she is being prepared to accept the gospel. We taught her the restoration right then and there in the waiting room and set up a time to see her this next week! It was a testimony to me that God needed us to go there to not only uplift V, but to find D. :) We talked to V for 20 minutes, using a very quiet phone that connected to hers on the other side of a large glass window. She was in tears the whole time, but I can tell she is learning a lot. It's hard to watch when people have to hit rock bottom in order to learn, but it's always good to know that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them SO much and wants them to return home. He knows what it will take :)

We are currently working with two 9 year old girls that come from less active families. So much love for them and their sweet spirits. We are also teaching a few less active families that are progressing toward the temple. Sometimes they frustrate the heck out of me. JUST COME TO CHURCH OKAY?! But for the most part I just have a whole lot of love for them.

Well! I'm off! I love you all TONS!!!!!

Sister Fletcher :)

Dead porcupine

 Candy Town USA

 Sister Linney and I celebrating Sister King's b-day!

 Went to say goodbye to Echo:(

 Part of a package mom sent. Everything was cut in half (insert: oreos look like 3/4) to celebrate my 9 month mark. Eeeek. Also, wind blown, disheveled hair.

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