Heaven on earth

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1st 2011

Sister Callaway returned home before noon today.  She was greeted by SO MANY family and friends welcoming her home. Its so great to hear her laughing with her sisters again!!

Week 76 06/29/2011

Heres her last letter!!
Subject:bye bye iowa!!! hello california!!

Howdy ya’ll!!! How is everybody!? I hope its been a good week for you guys! Its been a good week here!
Well, last Tuesday sister Freitag got to go on her going home temple trip so we had to wake up at 3 that morning and drive 2 hours to des moines and I got to spend the day there with sister knoelk while sister frietag went to Nauvoo with the rest of the group. Sister knoelk is still pretty new and neither of us had a gps so we spent a good amount of the day being lost but it was fun. We got to go and visit with a few of their investigators and some members and we went and did some service at a retirement home in their area. So at the end of the day we went back to the stake center where we were supposed to meet everyone that was coming back from the temple trip at 9 but the van that they took broke down so they didn’t end up getting there till about 9:45 and then sister Freitag and I had to drive the hours back to lenox. That’s a later night for a missionary, we were all sorts a tuckered out! Ha. Wednesday we had a really good lesson with kyle and Jessica and talked to them more the basics of the gospel, why we are baptized and they are both really looking forward to it. They’ve got atleast a couple more weeks before that though in july. Last Thursday we got to go to our branch presidents house for dinner and got to help them feed their baby cows, that was a whole new experience for sister Freitag but it was fun. Saturday Lenox had a big grill out to kick off their 150th anniversary civil war re-enactment. They had people dressed up, dancing, playin the fiddle, banjo and everything. I felt like I was in a movie. It was super fun though. Yesterday we got to do a lot of walking cuz we’re pretty much out of miles for the month and we got to see a lot of people in corning and we met with mary again and it was an amazing lesson! She felt the spirit so much and she cant wait to get baptized. We set a date with her yesterday for either the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in august but it all depends on when her daughter comes into town from Missouri because she wants her to be here for it. I wish I could be here for hers and kyle and Jessicas baptism. But as long as it happens im good. That’s pretty much what we’ve been up to for the last week.
I cant believe I get to see you guys on Friday. Crazy! Im gonna miss iowa soo much and the people like crazy! Im cant explain how much I’ve loved the last year and a half that ive spent here. I love being a missionary and sharing the gospel with the people here. Its changed me so much. The church is true everybody!!! I love it! I cant wait to see you all!!!!!!! Thank you soo much for everything!!!!
Iowa’s like a fungus….it grows on ya!!!
Till Friday,
Sister C