Monday, October 27, 2014


This week was my first full week in Henryetta! Woohoo! Before I know it, I'll know all the investigators and members, and I won't be constantly asking Sister M to remind me who everyone she's talking about is!

On Tuesday we went to Okmulgee, it's about 30 minutes away and we go twice a week (yikes, it's hard on miles), we're so busy whenever we go there! There are so many people to see! We have a couple of investigators up there. One of them, ---, grew up in Sister M's hometown! What? Teeny tiny Jerome, Idaho! --- is married to a member and has been meeting with missionaries for years, he said that God must be getting pretty serious to send a missionary from his home town!

Wednesday marked my 9 month mark, not my hump day though. It has been 9 months since I entered the field, but It's not 9 months until I go home until the 30th. So ha. Still, 9 months is a pretty big deal! Sister Shumway was in district meetings and she talked a lot about temples and how that needed to be the end goal for our investigators. Sister M and I have been trying to focus on that more.

Thursday was weekly planning, which took FOREVER! Our area book was crazy. There were less-actives that we see regularly who were in the middle of the Recent Converts and Less-Actives section, as were our recent converts, there were records of people who have moved, and people who have passed away! We needed to clean it out and organize it. We went through and put a sticky note on all of our recent converts and less active that we wanted to get to the temple, obviously we want all of them to get there, but for some of them we just really want to focus on getting them to church first! Fortunately, it had been bothering Sister M too, so we were able to fix it, we also got some really good planning done, which was great! The thing about weekly planning is, if it's done well then it reduces so much stress and nightly planning time through the rest of the week!

Friday was another Okmulgee day. We had dinner with a Recent Convert and his wife, the ---, they're newly married and pretty adorable. They are really cool, I like them a lot, they're just fun to be around.

On Saturday there was a ward activity. It was a pasta sauce cook off! It was a lot of fun! A lot of people showed up! Yay!

Sunday was kind of crazy. While we were teaching a family (on their porch), this kid pulled up to get a tire from them (I don't know, Oklahoma...), and he looked almost exactly like Tanner, that's right! I saw my brother's doppelganger!! I was kind of freaking out (not loud enough that he could hear...). When he left Sister M asked the family if they knew where he lived, but they didn't. I was a little bummed because I felt like we needed to teach him. Later, we were driving around, trying to find a member's house, and guess who we drove right by. TANNER 2.0!!! What? Crazy stuff right? So we went around the corner and pulled over so we could talk to him. They (he and some other people) were fixing the tire, so they were a little distracted, but we were able to give them a Book of Mormon, and you can bet we'll be going back. The craziest part of this story is that it's all true! I'm not making any of this up! What???

This has been a great week, it's been so temple focused! I am so grateful that we have temples! It is amazing to me to know that our Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to be sealed to our families for eternity!!! "In the Church we build buildings of many kinds. In them we worship, we teach, we find recreation, we organize. We can organize stakes and wards and missions and quorums and Relief Societies in these buildings or even in rented halls. But, when we organize families, according to the order that the Lord has revealed, we organize them in the temples. Temple marriage, that sealing ordinance, is a crowning blessing that you may claim in the holy temple." (Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple, (2002), 1)

I love you all so much and hope you have a splendiforus, magnificent week!
Sister Fleck ♥

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ace Week and Transfer Calls

It's that time again! Transfer Calls!! Eek!

This week was our 100% Member Present week! It went really well!! We had lots of exchanges and took different people out almost every time! We only had 1 or 2 repeats! We had a couple planned exchanges fall through, but we were able to figure something out to make it work each time!

On Saturday we watched conference at the church. We were the only ones there, so we moved a couch and a couple of comfy chairs from the foyer into the relief society room (where we were watching) so we could be more comfy. It was great! Conference was really good! --- (one of our investigators) came to both Sunday sessions, and didn't realize we would be coming to the Sunday afternoon session, so she was going to go by herself! And she said she would have come to Saturday, but she thought that both days were the same! :D

Transfer calls were Saturday night! I am going to Henryetta, Oklahoma with Sister M---, Sister W--- is staying in Nevada with Sister L---!

I am sad to leave Nevada, but excited for new adventures in Henryetta, as always.

Sister Fleck

Ace Week is Nigh at Hand

 This week is Ace week! AHH! Wish us luck/blessings! Ace week is our name for our 100% member present week that we have been planning.

Last week was really good. A less active that we never see came to stake conference on Sunday and then on Tuesday the members we were having dinner with invited her to dinner, that was really exciting! --- (our recent convert) came out with us Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. He is so excited about missionary work, it's great!

On Friday we had exchanges, I stayed in Nevada with Sister H---. It was a lot of fun. Sister H--- has a friend that is going to the all-girls college here in Nevada. We tried to find her for a little bit.

We switched back on Saturday, our ride back to Nevada wouldn't be able to leave Joplin until like 3, so we hung out in the family history center in Joplin and found out that is free for all members now! YAY! So we played on ancestry a little bit!

Then by the time we got back we had dinner, then went to the women's broadcast. It was really good. We had 2 investigators come! :D
This week has been really good. I feel like things are turning around in Nevada!
Sister Fleck

Just another week

This week was good (:
On Wednesday we did Young Mens and Young Womens, no Young Women showed up, so it was just Young Mens I guess. We played charades and a couple of other fun games. (:

On Friday we did some member service for the bishop. We just showed up at his house in pants and asked what we could do to help out. His wife had us help her clean their van. It was a lot of fun! :D

On Saturday we had the adult session of Stake conference, it was a stake/zone conference, so
President Shumway lead it and talked about missionary work! It was awesome.

Yesterday was the Sunday session, which was great. After church we saw a few people with ---, then in the evening ---, our awesome recent convert who spoke at stake conference on Saturday evening came with us to a couple of lessons. He rocks!!

Nevada is doing well. I love the people we work with here!

Sister Fleck