Monday, June 23, 2014

Birthday Bash!

Hello Family!

This week was Sister Mouritsen's birthday! She turned the big 21! Well we had to celebrate of course, so we got apple cider and ice cream. We also made cupcakes that look like minions for District Meeting! They were so cute! I've decided that you'll just have to wait for pictures until we actually go to the computers, maybe you'll just have to wait until I get home and can show you all of them. :P But her birthday was super fun!

So last week, or two weeks ago, I can't remember, when the power went out, it shocked my iPad battery. So I had to get a new one. Yay :P not really because I had to transfer all my stuff over and that was not fun. But it's all good now.

At the Johansen's we made homemade ice cream!

And I lead the music in sacrament meeting. They asked me like 5 minutes before the meeting started. But it was all good. I've also been thinking a lot about music for a major. Brother Fox, the Ward mission leader, gave a great lesson last Sunday and in it he told his story about how he became a teacher. He teaches 6-8th grade math. And how it's not a job anymore because he loves it. I want to do something I love. Because he also told us about his brothers who are dentists and lawyers and how they don't like their jobs. But that's all beside the point.

This Sunday we talked a lot about our potential and why we are here on earth. If you haven't read my status from yesterday I encourage you too. It really opened my eyes when Elder Lind (new elder in Kernersville) said it. I know that Christ didn't die for all of us as a whole, but He died for each of us as individuals. He knows and loves you personally. If you were the only person on the Earth, He would still die for you.

- Sister Loosle -
 2 Nephi 2:28
Look to the Mediator!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fatherhood is a Sacred Service

Happy Father's Day Y'all!

So just as there was a storm in Texas with tornados, Sister Mouritsen is convinced that there were tornados here in North Carolina on Tuesday night. I was in that in between phase of sleep, listening to the rain and thunder, when all of the sudden, she whispers really loudly "Sister Loosle are you awake?" No I'm not,  but now I am. Then as I got up to see what she was talking about with the tornadoes, the power went off. So we really get up and go look at our emergency papers. Then the power flashes back on and off for a final time. There's nothing we can do, so I go back to bed. We found out the next day, Walmart went out of power and lost all their meats, produce, and dairy. And our ward mission leaders neighborhood got hit hard with trees being knocked down. Thankfully his house was fine, but some of his neighbors were not.

So Wednesday, President and Sister Baughan (the stake president and his wife) fed us. I don't know if I've told you, but Sister Baughan is cousins with Darrell Loosle's kids. Well she asked us what we wanted to eat and I've been craving goolash for a while. Well she found a recipe! And it was almost as good as dads! But it made me a little home sick.

Yesterday Bishop spoke on Fathers and his role as a common judge in Israel. It was a fantastic talk. He used a talk from President Benson about fatherhood. I haven't looked it up yet, but I will and let y'all know what it's called.

This week I've been studying more on Gifts and Talents of the Spirit. The greatest thing I've learned thus far is that Charity is a gift of the spirit, but we all need to posses it. Because with it, we are nothing. Pray for charity. Pray for people. Whether or not you like them. That is one of the greatest lessons I've learned thus far on my mission. You can have charity for people you don't know, don't like, or whatever, when you pray for it and really what it.

I love y'all!

- Sister Miriah Loosle -
"Live today like others won't, so you can live tomorrow like others can't."

Monday, June 9, 2014

Carport Sales

Family and Friends - you know you're in the south when you see "Carport Sale" signs on Saturday mornings instead of "Garage or Yard Sales". Just sayin'

Last Monday! Was the best PDay ever! We went to the ZOO!!!!!! :) it's in Ashboro which is about 40 mins south east of me. It was fun! We saw baby gorillas and elephants, baboons, lions, and lemurs. The giraffes weren't out :( and we only got to half the zoo because of time. But I am coming back and going to spend the entire day there! When we get to a computer I'll see about sending pictures.

So on Tuesday Sister Mouritsen made pancakes shaped like giraffes and monkeys! It was cute! We met Brother Ogburn today as well. He is so prepared! We went back and taught his wife and him on Friday.

So I almost made it a whole year without replacing anything on my bike! Actually from the time we bought it I think it was a year, but anyway! On Wednesday we started our bike week and went out before lunch, came home to eat, I thought my tire was a little flat, so we pumped it up, to the right PSI, because I had thought it was suppose to be 35 when it really was 65. Anyway! We go out and stop in an area to work. After talking to a member for a bit we get back to our bikes, unlock and move them off the grass. Well my bike was not right. The front tire was completely flat! That's when it was "Sister Mouritsen to the rescue!" She has everything! I'm convicted her bag is like Mary Poppins! Anyway she had a spare tire and some CO2 cartridges. But then they exploded because it was so hot! So we went back to the member to ask for a pump. We got it fixed and we went on our way! It was a fun experience.

Friday was Zone Meeting! And I got moms package! It was cute! Thanks!

Saturday - Transfer calls - well after going to dinner with some members, we check the phone to find a missed call from President! So we get home, my stomach is on the floor, my heart is pounding, my thoughts are running, and I can't sit still, but I can't stand because my head is light. We call him back and he says, "Sisters it's good to hear from you. It's always nerve recking when you get a call from your mission president the Saturday before Tuesday transfers, but can I tell your I pocket dialed you?" I was so relieved! He then proceeded to tell us that we were both staying! It was interesting.

Sunday -  the best day and the worst day ever. The started off as normal, wake up 6:30 am get ready, eat breakfast, etc. Start studies at 8 am. Then it got interesting, at 8:10 we get a phone call from bishop. I answer the phone and he asks if I'd be willing to be the youth speaker, because they just called him saying they were sick. Sure why not? So I hang up and Sister Mouritsen gives me this big grin. What? "Remember who's speaking today?" No I don't. "Elder Parker of the Seventy". What?!?! Gah!!!! I'm speaking with an general authority! But I did it. In 40 mins or less I wrote a talk. Everyone said it was good, so that's good. I talked about Teaching with the Spirit. Then Brother Baughan, who's leaving for his mission in 3 days, talked about the Plan of Salvation. And Elder Parker spoke about the sacrament and how we are all family.

I love you all!

- Sister Miriah Loosle -
2 Nephi 2:8 -- it is our duty to share the Gospel! So Share it! :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy June!

Gah! It's June! I cannot believe it! I'm wondering where 2014 is going? I've also realized I do this a lot lately, wonder where a month or year has gone. Does this happen to everyone as they get older?

This week went by so fast. Maybe because PDay was on Tuesday. But still!

We started teaching some members foster daughters, who they are going to adopt. They are 11, 8, and 6. And they all want to be baptized, so we're teaching the 11 and 8 year old to prepare them. :)

We also met Kasey, he's met with missionaries before and seems really interested in learning.

Sooooo.... I have seen fairies! :) no really they exist! I'm convinced of it! We were knocking in an area and these things were flying around. They looked like dresses with wings, fairies! So we tried to catch one. Finally we did and it looked really weird, so we tried to take a picture, but could never get a focused picture, so I'm convinced that it was a fairy and it camouflaged itself so we couldn't tell. It looked like a small black and white bee with cotton attached to it.

Yesterday at church was amazing! In Relief Society we talked about Rising to our callings. But not just church callings, but callings we got before we came to earth. Mother, daughter, sister, wife, etc. and sometimes we have to magnify those, actually we should always be magnifying those.

I love you all!

- Sister Miriah Loosle -
2 Nephi 2:8 -- it is our duty to share the Gospel! So Share it! :)