Thursday, July 20, 2017



It started out road tripping with President and Sister Campos for 2 days right by the beach. Sister Hannah and I helped inspect the houses. Lemme tell you that the elders' houses are the grossest things EVER. YUCK. And Sister Campos just kept teaching them how to clean and she even interviewed a few a them about the cleanliness of the house. LOLZ. So on Tuesday night we stayed in a hotel with President and Sister Campos and it was LEGIT because it had a huge window that looked right on the beach and you could open it all up and feel the ocean. We also went to a rustic and quaint store on the side of the beach and I bought a little lighthouse. WE TOOK TONS OF PHOTOS cuz it's not everyday you go roadtrippin' with your mission president and his wife.

ALSO ON FRIDAY WE HAD A WEDDING AND ON SATURDAY WE HAD A BAPTISM AND SUNDAY THE CONFIRMATIONS. TÃ LOUCO! The wedding was so wonderful and pretty and the groom just couldn't stop smiling! and the baptism was so spiritual! Sister Hannah and I sang "Families Can be Together Forever" with "I Love To See the Temple" in a mix up that we invented. During the mission you find talents that you didn't even know you had! Then on Sunday we had 4 CONFIRMATIONS! It took up almost all of sacrament meeting, well a good 20 mins! which was good cuz I gave a talk yesterday.

So a month ago Napoleon took us to visit his sister and her husband and we taught them but they weren't really that interested so after a few visits we ended up discontinuing them. But Napoleon told us that they wanted us to go back! So we went back and taught the Plan of Salvation. And we marked a baptismal date (looks like maybe we'll be having another wedding!) and invited them to go to church. WELL they said they would only go if it was warm out because their 4 month old daughter was a little sick. So all of Sunday morning I prayed that it would be warm! And we arrived and church and there was just 2 of our investigators and we waited and waited and when it was 8:57 and I leaned over to Sister Hannah and said "I think we've just hit a record low in our companionship. Just 2 investigators at church" and as I said that THEY PULLED UP AT THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH BUILDING AND WALKED RIGHT ON IN. MIRACLES ARE REAL PEOPLE. IT WAS SO SPECIAL! 

this week we have another wedding and another baptism!!!


love you guys
Sister Jolley

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Headed to the beach

Oi Familia!

This week was crazy fantastic! Remember how last week I told you guys about the woman that wanted to be baptized asap? Weeellll she was baptized yesterday. I don't think I've ever taught anyone so incredibly prepared. We taught her for 9 days people. She just straight accepted everything and said "I wanna live the commandments already so that I can receive the blessings" This woman gets the gospel. 

Other than that our week was pretty normal :) Napoleon took us to teach his never ending group of friends, so STRAIGHT UP BLESSING. He has 2 friends that we are teaching that have baptism dates but they've been having  trouble getting to church. So Napoleon told us "Next Saturday I'll just sleep at their house so that I can take them to church" EVERY AREA NEEDS NAPOLEON And he wasn't joking folks, he'll sleep there. I'll give you an update next week on how this goes. So Napoleon actually has an identical twin brother who is atheist and we dropped by their house to get Napoleon, and his twin asked him what he was gonna do and he said "Dude I'm gonna go take the assistants to all my friends" and his twin said "Do your friends know that you're gonna visit them?" and Napoleon replied and said "Dude you don't even know what it means to be a missionary" HAHAHA IT WAS SO FUNNY Also for all you curious people out there his name isn't actually Napoleon but he reminds me so much of Napoleon Dynamite that it just stuck.

So on Saturday Sister Hannah and I were looking at President's monthly schedule and we saw that he would be going to the beach on Tuesday (to interview the missionaries) and Sister Hannah and I decided to call him and ask if we could go to the beach as well. WELL HE SAID YES AND WE'RE HEADED TO THE BEACH TOMORROW.
So we won't actually go swimming but I'll try and send some cool photos.

Sister Jolley