Monday, January 19, 2015

Another week!

This week was great!
On Wednesday we had District Meeting, Sister Shumway came! Afterwards she went on an exchange with Sister P and I! That was pretty fun! We saw the ---'s. It went really well. Sister Shumway is actually a big part of the reason that Brother --- got baptized, so it was cool to have her come.
Sister Shumway extended us a little invitation... getting 40 lessons! Right now Sister P and I are kind of struggling to get 20 (the standard of excellence)... I think we're left in a bit of a slump from the Holidays, so 40 is a big goal, but we can totally do it. Besides, what better way to get out of a slump that to shoot way over where you are wanting to be?
On Friday we had a really good day. It was freakishly warm (60 degrees... what?) So we were able to walk since the Elders had the car this week.
On Saturday we had lunch with the ----'s, right after Brother --- got his Patriarchal Blessing! Their home is such a great environment for the spirit (:
Well, I think that's about it that happened this week...
What should I talk about this week?
Prayer and Heavenly Fathers love? Perfect!

I have gained such a testimony of prayer on my mission. I know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers. Sister P and I taught the lesson this week in Relief Society, and it was on Prayer. In the lesson there was a poem that President Benson learned as a youth.

I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know that He has given His Word,
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered, soon or late.
And so I pray and calmly wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought;
But leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send some answer far more blest.

I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers your prayers, because he loves you. Prayer isn't like us leaving a voicemail for Heavenly Father, it is like a two way phone call. He hears us as we are speaking, and answers us, but only if we are listening!
I love you all, and I know that Heavenly Father loves you!
Sister Fleck ♥

Monday, January 12, 2015

I love B'Ville!!!!

How is everyone's week? Ours was pretty good!
Sister P--- and I get along really well. We get kind of silly together sometimes, but we're able to refocus and get back on track.
On Tuesday we went on an exchange with a sister in our ward who is a recently returned missionary. It was a lot of fun to go out with her because it was like being in a trio! We also had dinner with this family the ---. Brother --- is a recent convert. They are really cool people. I love them a lot. They own this little diner called "Mike and Connie's Burger Hop" How cute? We these two kids who are recent converts. They're 14 and pretty cool. They seem to be very mature for their age. We also saw this investigator, ---. He's older, and super sweet. He has a baptism date for February 14, his wedding anniversary! That's when HE wanted to be baptized. (:
On Thursday we had a super awesome Zone Training. President and Sister Shumway came and introduced some new info for us. We used to have these "5 Anchors", that were like basic rules for us, and he got rid of those and introduced some new things. We're "Special OPS" Missionaries now.
On Sunday I got to meet the ---. They're this super sweet older couple. He's a recent convert and she just finished chemo. They are so sweet. They said their home should be my home away from home, how sweet is that?
Anyway, I'm almost out of time. Hope you all have a splendiforus week!
Sister Fleck

Monday, January 5, 2015


This week was crazy! Transfer weeks always are!

Monday was my 11 month mark! AHHHHH No way! It's going by way too fast! We played games with a couple of the young women, it was a lot of fun. They are super cute girls!!

On Tuesday we went to Okmulgee, I said goodbye to the people there. That was really good to be able to see them. We did some service for ---, that was a lot of fun.

Thursday was transfer day. We had to wake up early and then we headed to Tulsa. I got to meet Sister P---! Yay! I am so excited for this transfer. Sister P--- is adorable, we have a lot in common and just get along super well. She is from Wyoming, her big brother got back from his mission 5 months before she came out. Guess where he served. THE OKLAHOMA TULSA MISSION! How crazy is that? He was even in my first zone! Sister P--- has been out for 4 1/2 months. She is a really great missionary!

Friday we had a couple of exchanges, of course, we kind of had to because it is FREEZING outside, and we have a car share with the Elders in the Bartlesville 1st ward. So, we have the car every other week and they have the car the weeks we don't. They had the car this week, which was actually probably a good thing because they shortened in, so they had some time to get to know the area a little bit with a car. We have some awesome members who love to come on exchanges with us, one of them is a girl who just submitted her mission papers! She actually lives in the Elders area, but comes out with us because, well, that's easier.

On Saturday we went out with this awesome member to dinner, she took us to get Sushi!! (:

On Sunday we went out with one of the Laurels in our ward. She is pretty awesome. We saw a few people and had a good day!

This year's youth theme is "O Ye that Embark" I love this! Obviously. Because it is about missionary work! I know that missionary work is the most important thing we can be doing. We are in the hastening! Here in the OTM our missionaries will be dropped from 240 to about 200 in March. Our mission president recently told us that this does not mean that the hastening is slowing down! We have been in the hastening for a while, and sometimes we forget, or we get used to being in the hastening, and get bored with it, so we slow down. Don't let this happen! Missionary work is so important. We can't slow down. We can't give up. The Lord really needs us to share the gospel. This is the last time that he will visit his vineyard. We need to help. D&C 4 has some great promises about missionary work! I love reading it! I hope y'all go take a look at it too!

Sister Fleck