The Nunokawa Family
Not much time to write this week.. I know, same story every week, but this time it's extremely serious. We are being Double Transferred together to Columbus. The whole structure of the mission is changing! They are combining the zones we have been serving over, so we will take the place in the Columbus zone leaders area. Plus they are closing our apartment so there will be only one set of missionaries in our ward. Super sad. Yesterday was the worst. We call it "ghosting" an area when you are only there for a transfer. I don't like it! It was a sad day. Our lovely Italian was soooo sad. We told her and her face dropped. It broke my heart. We have been running around saying Goodbye to everyone while trying to pack up our whole apartment to close it. So here are the photos...
The Nunokawa Family
Indiana is wonderful. The weather is so nice right now. Last week was rainy, but we survived and made it to the glorious 75 degree weather. It's a matter of time before the weather turns into humid, hot heck. We are enjoying it while it lasts!
We spent two days with President Cleveland and the Zone leaders doing interviews, planner checks, and role plays. It was so fun! Busy!! It's the last week of the transfer so we will know what is happening in the zone this Saturday! EXCITING!!!
We taught Carla, our Italian beauty again this week! She is so solid. She can't be baptized while she is on her exchange here, so we will pray she follows through when she returns to Italy!
We got in touch with Lorain again! It was a miracle because she had just gotten home when we showed up! She needed time to think and feel the desire to learn again. It worked out perfectly!
Missionary work is the best. It isn't just for full time missionaries though! Member missionary work is crucial for the work! Our stake has set a goal for every family to fast and pray about a friend of theirs to share the gospel with and eventually refer to the missionaries.
We taught the lesson of the Restoration to the Mia Maids this last Sunday. We were talking about Joseph Smith and how he was prepared over time to fulfill his calling. It took a lot of effort and sacrifice to accomplish what God asked of him. He was willing to give all he had to for his God. He knew it was important, otherwise God wouldn't ask it of him. He also knew God would provide a way if he was obedient. This prompted a question in me, and Sister Williams and I have since discussed it. What wouldn't you give up to live with God forever? Think about that. Answer it for yourself. Is there anything in this world so precious to you that you would choose it over eternal life and joy with your Heavenly Father? I know Heavenly Father would choose us before anything else. I know this gospel is true. It may not be easy always, but the sacrifices I make are worth it. I want you all too know that I love my Heavenly Father. I love the Savior, Jesus Christ. And I love my family.
Have a great week!
A&W with President and Sister Cleveland after Columbus Interviews
Mrs. Curls Ice cream - AKA Artsy, hipster pictures (check out those angles)
Just some pictures this week.
1. Exchanges with Sister Zschokke (shaw-key)
2&3. Alfred the neighborhood Shelbyville cat
4. Williams and Eralie joined us (:
Exchanges with sister Porter (:
This week was awesome! We had our first Mission Leadership Council meeting as sister training leaders. It was so amazing. President Cleveland is so inspired. It will be sad when he and Sister Cleveland leave in June. I am privileged to be serving while they are still in leadership of this mission!
Other than General conference and the pictures below, there's not much to report. I love you all! Have a great week!
Love, Sister Mondragon <3
Exchanges with Sister Pugmire (:
Call me Chef Mondragon
Lucas Oil Stadium... Colts.... Sorry Dad
Okay, I might have freaked out when I saw the HORSE POLICE in Indianapolis. Unfortunately I was driving so there wasn't much opportunity to freak out like a child. Oops. Sister Williams was kind enough to take these for me though (:
So in Indiana.. there are stone or plastic geese everywhere. They have been called Hoosier Geese. We have noticed, in our time knocking doors and driving around neighborhoods, that there are other animals that claim to be in the same family of stone lawn decor. So.. here is a Hoosier Goose and a Hoosier Brontosaurus!
I don't even know why I sent the bumper of the car.. oops. haha
sister Williams dislikes geese STRONGLY. She has made it a goal to not hate them, but to have charity (pure love of Christ) for them.. So we went to watch General Conference at the church and they were on the roof. She had to take a photo to have proof and "take them to court". hahahaha
She also wanted to have a companionship plant.. so we are growing an avocado!
This blog is to share the experiences of Meagan Lynnae Mondragon as she serves an LDS mission in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission.