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Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

Thanks for the birthday wishes! i really appreciate the love and support that you give me! i don't feel much older but i do feel much more loved!!! haha i'm glad to hear all is going well and all is happy! 
SO i cut my hair! haha its a lot shorter. i'll send pictures. and we got a new investigator on monday last week. her name is Heather Howe she is a mother of 3 and married her husband is great and also a bit interested, but not as much as Heather. so she is going to be our main focus. she was a member referral and so prepared. she pretty much was just put into our hands. last Sunday we fasted to find new investigators and low and behold the next day one is dropped into our hands. and she lives above the woodruffs so we immediately have fellowship. they had her and her family over for dinner monday night and we talked and answered questions and it was amazing. we are teaching her again tonight. On Thursday we traveled to St. Stephen for visits with the sisters which is a border town with America so i got to go to the states. pretty cool! i love the homes here they are all victorian style homes and they are all over the Maritimes, and they are huge, its so pretty! and you'll never guess what i did. so, that night the sisters were going to give blood and sister wilkinson as well and i said that i wasn't aloud because i'm anemic. and half way through i was thinking i wonder if they can just prick my finger and check my iron levels so i asked and i had 132 level of iron WOW!!! how amazing is that! and so then i signed up to donate blood and i did and i almost passed out..... i also have pictures of that as well. can you believe my iron levels they so good!!!! and i wasn't even taking the iron supplements.... i def felt it the day after i needed iron in my body haha so i went and got a booster juice and all was good after that. it was very thrilling. and a lot of fun! when i saw how much blood they took i nearly died...haha so much blood i did not feel good! we also got a new investigator yesterday named shera. also a great and prepared person! great things are happening! thanks again for all you do for me!! i can't wait to go to the temple to do our families work! 
i found a coke bottle that had dads name on it. so great! my hair before and while getting cut.
All my love, Sister Taylor! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another Great Week

Its been a great week! we had the baptism for Desiree Campbell on saturday! it was a success! the spirit was so strong! So funny story our ward here does have corn boils... we have one today. its out in Hampton which is about 15 minutes away. 
DAD YOU GOT NOMINATED TO DO THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE????? YOU NEED TO POST THE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK SO I CAN SEE IT! i saw the one of grady! he took it like a champ. a member here nominated sister wilkinson and I and the day before we got a text from our mission president saying that no missionaries are aloud to do it. Sad. but it helps us stay dignified in our calling. Saint John is still wonderful we will be out of our area for 3 days this week we are going to Houlton and Presque isle Maine for visits with the sisters and then coming back in to canada who visits with the St. Stephen sisters. it will we a long but great week. a lot of driving is in store for me. Sister Wilkinson lost her liscence in newfoundland so she can't drive. and we have no GPS. ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE! we are excited. i'm also excited to go to the states where things are a lot cheaper. This week i went to Fredericton on exchanges with the sister there. i got to spend the day with a wonderful sister weaver she goes home in november. we had a lot of fun! Fredericton was a very cool place, not as cool as Saint John though.  :) well its been an hour sorry my email is so short it will be longer next week. i always email president first and it takes me like 30 minutes to do so. and then to go through my emails from president and so forth it takes time. i love you! and look forward to talking to you next week! love ya!
xoxo Sister Taylor! <3
Desiree's Baptism
 Sitting on a Moose
Splits with a wonderful Sister

I'm am so sorry you had to join that club. your fall seems so much worse than mine. It sounds like you have had a fun filled week and summer. 
This week we are preparing for a baptism her name is Desiree Campbell she has 2 kids and is wonderful! its amazing to see the light of christ enter into her life. we have found so many people here in saint john who are ready and prepared. its amazing! so the guy named james that we met on a park bench....we are teaching him and he is amazing, he asks really thought filled questions. he is really seeking for the truth! i'm excited to see where he ends up! On tuesday we had zone conference in Moncton NB It was very spiritual and uplifting! my favorite part about zone conference, was the comment that one the the assistants Elder Tyler Torrie From Taber. he said that "Greatness does not come from you, it comes through you." what words of wisdom! i love being a missionary! i love knowing that all the missionaries are from alberta! means we will be friends forever! my friends now are the ones i've made on my mission! Other than karalynn of course! and well a few others! i can't wait for the day that sister Jarvis and I are companions! anyways. after zone conference we had a leadership meeting, that was weird being at, but cool to! i just don't feel like i've been out long enough to be a leader. crazy stuff! I'M TURNING 20!!!!!! i'm going to buy a cheesecake! 
oh so crazy story. this week we met this guy named bryce outside of a convenience store we talked to him for maybe 2 minutes but didn't have time to get his info and moved on. the next day we decided to go knock in a random area and low and behold guess who was out side on the grass with their dog outside of his apartment building. Bryce! when we pulled up there were a bunch of cop cars outside and people, wasn't really sure what was going on until someone came over and said " SOMEONE DIED!!!!" in a freaking out voice! turns out this guy died. not sure why or how he wasn't very old, but during all this we taught Bryce on the grass and while i was teaching about apostasy they pulled the body out of the apartment building. it was so distracting i couldn't even focus and i butchered it. but hey he still understood and he is on date for baptism. but it was just a very awkward, interesting, unusual experience. 
last night we were street contacting and this random guy stopped us. he had 8 tear drop you know what those mean??? each tear drop resembles each person who they have here we are talking to this guy and all the sudden i got this feeling to walk away. low and behold sister wilkinson got the same feeling we turned around at the same time and walked away while he yelled some interesting things. i'm so grateful for the spirit! and then the next person we talked to was interesting and we are meeting with them this week. 
also another day we were street contacting on the same street. and there was this lady playing guitar and harmonica and called us over to talk to her. we ended up singing i am a child of god with the tune she was playing on her guitar in up town  Saint John for the whole city to hear! and we recorded it but it won't let me send it. but we did take a picture. she was cool, but wasn't interested. Saint John is so neat! they have some amazing culture and old buildings! Lets just say i LOVE IT! and they have this square called kinds square and they always have people performing there everynight! 

Sister Wilkenson and Sister Taylor