Monday, 24 June 2013

Monday 24 June 2013

OK, I don't have's been a hectic day!...Every 2nd Monday every transfer they have Zone P-day, so we hung out today. Went on a bus to Shipley I think it's called…it took about an hour. And we went to an American Diner and then played in a park Capture the Flag and Football aka soccer. It was way good.

The last 5 days have been EPIC. We've committed 2 people to baptism already, got a few new investigators…always talking to people, always teaching. It's full on!!!!! But so so good. …My trainer aka my mother is great. Sister McReynolds. She's been out a year and a month and has had FIFTEEN companions while she's been out. CRAZY. She's been moved around so much because the Lord knows she can take it. She's so calm and patient all the time. I feel like she can do anything! She's definitely a blessing.

We live with another set of sisters in one of the nicest flats in the mission. I'm serving in Leeds… It's like living in a sorority house all 4 of us there. It's reallyyyyy good… The other companionship is Sister Wynder and Sister Peck. Sister Peck and I would have been in the MTC at the same time if I went to England. And Sister Wynder has only been out 1 transfer. She was trained by Sister McReynolds and she's training Sister Peck. It's great living with them.

The coat we bought has come SUPER handy. It rains a bit but I don't mind. Nothing can break my spirits! …We have a lot of goals as a companionship and as a Zone and as a mission and it's all just so good.

I gotta go though…..I have 2 appointments and we still need to go shower and stuff! 

Sister Kuhn

Friday, 21 June 2013

First day in the mission field

Sister Lucy Kuhn arrived in England Leeds Mission on Wednesday night 19th June 2013,  flying from Auckland to London via Los Angeles, then to Leeds. 

Pictured here with her mission president, President Lindley and Sister Lindley, and (we think) her companion, Sister McReynolds. 

Dear Brother and Sister Kuhn,

It is with pleasure we welcome your daughter, Sister Lucy Rachel Kuhn, to the England Leeds Mission.  We find her prepared and committed to serve the Lord and to share the message of the Restored Gospel.

Your daughter's first companion is Sister McReynolds who was prayerfully selected to ensure the best introduction to missionary work for Sister Kuhn. They will be serving in the  Leeds 1 Sisters Area of Leeds A Zone.   We are confident their relationship will be a mutual blessing.

Weekly encouragement from home will certainly help inspire Sister Kuhn's missionary effort.  
Please let other family and friends know how important it is to write positive, encouraging letters that support missionary work.  Your daughter's permanent address is now:

Sister Lucy Rachel Kuhn
England Leeds Mission
Lister House, Lister Hill
Leeds LS18 5AZ

I want you to know that Sister Lindley and I consider it a privilege to serve with your daughter and promise to help all we can, and strive to direct her efforts in the Lord's way. 

Sincerely yours,

Jerel D. Lindley

Monday, 17 June 2013

MTC Companions 18 June 2013

It's going to be hard leaving here..I've made such good friends while I'm here. My district is the best..naturally. :)
I like hearing about everything that's happening back home. Keep it coming! Even if I don't reply to it all I still read it. I just don't get much time in the MTC.

This is a photo of me, my companion Sister Niutupuivaha (with me in the middle), and the 2 sisters we had in our room. Sister Manua (left) and Sister Housman (right). This was like second day. Sister Housman took the photo..I have so many good ones on my camera. Ok byeeee lyyyyyyyy xxxxxx

Monday, 10 June 2013

First P day in the MTC 11 June 2013

I only have like half an hour so I have to type fast. I miss you all heaps! But it's way fun here. Learning SO much. I've adjusted very quickly to the early mornings  which is a surprise. The schedule for the MTC is pretty crazy but keeping busy keeps me from thinking about home. The flight was ok over here, Elder Hynds and I kind of stuck together the whole time, and then when we were driving from the airport to the MTC the driver (MTC staff) were saying how their was a huge bunch of Tongan sisters that arrived today too. I was hoping I'd have one as my companion. I got to the MTC about 6pm-ish and went straight into a meeting with everyone where I met my district and my companion (who is, infact, TONGAN - Sister Niutupuivaha) she's awesome! We get along so well. We're about the same size too! We laugh a lot and I'm always reading her Tongan Bible. I'm preeeetty good at Tongan! Even though I don't know what it means LOL we have 2 other sisters in our room - Sister Manua and Sister Housman. Both of them are awesome! Sister Housman is Hawaiin but she's white, and Sister Manua is from Melbourne but she's a light skinned Samoan. We're all like besties already. Everyone here is awesome. The food...not the best thing in the world (although everyone said it would be). But it's not bad. We do A LOT of practicing with "investigators". I don't have a long time to write but I'm learning so much. It's mostly out of Preach My Gospepl but we're learning a lot about the fundamentals for teaching which are really helping. There's a group of Tongan sisters here learning English who've been here for 5 weeks. They're so welcoming and friendly and HILARIOUS. I'm the only palangi (white) girl here! Apart from Sister Housman but she's from Hawaii so she's hardly palangi. The 2 sets of Elders in my district are the bomb! I love them so much. They're like my brothers. It feels like I've been here for weeks but it's only been a few days. There's Elder Harrington and Elder Savage (both are hilarious - from Utah). And Elder Bearnson (Utah) and Elder Balenavekau (Fiji). The Fiji Elder's English is improving SO much since being here. He was way quiet at the start but now he's being more open and opinionated and he's the man now too. Love my district!! We have the Zone Leaders in our district too. None of us really want to leave here because we love being with each other so much..but then we're also so keen to go out and start the work! I also am the conductor for most of the opening exercises we have in our district and I was for sacrament meeting on Sunday and a few other meetings we've had already lol seems like my calling is following me everywhere! I also lead some of the girls in exercise every day. They asked me to haha we do circuits of sit ups and push ups and lunges and planks and then we do a good stretching session at the end. It's good :)
 I haven't had ANY time to do ANYTHING other than quickly write in my journal and talk with the other sisters in our room after we have our planning session at 9:30pm. We're always busy!
Ok I have to go. I have like 5 minutes to write back to 374032 people!! SO busy! Just let everyone know I only have 30min to email and it goes REALLY quick. There's so much more I want to type but I have no time. I get another time to email next Tuesday. We go to the temple on Wednesday. The whole day is temple day. Can't wait! All the people in the MTC here are awesome. A lot of Tongans!
OK, got to go! The Church is true!
Love you LOADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sister Kuhn xxxxxxx