Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Week 59: Happy St. Patrick's Day

It took a little more than a year, but I finally got my green dinner.
It was super yummy!

Green Dinner!

 We also had zone conference the same day. Sister Lambert had this
Easter program for us at the very end. It was put together very well.
The narration was The Living Christ, and we were the choir. I am very
surprised that I did not cry. I can count on my hand how many times I
have not cried at Easter. I love hearing all the different trainings
at zone conference. I had the realization that I only have ONE more
left. That is a crazy thought.

Zone Conference 3/17/16

For the Easter season we have been egging people's houses. Haha, not
in the way you think though. We got these Easter eggs, and we put
scriptures about missionary work with a little piece of candy in it.
We hide the eggs, leave a note on their door that they have been
egged, and  run. Unfortunately we have been caught a couple of times,
but whatever. It was fun.

Sister De Leon Gomez had two baptisms in two of her past areas this
past Saturday. It was so much fun! She called some investigators to
give us a ride. They are very interesting.. They love missionaries,
but they hate the church. They would do anything for the missionaries.
The wife told me that 13 years ago her neighbor asked for a favor to
feed the Spanish missionaries because they were not being fed; and
they have been doing it ever since. They are very kind.

Sisters together at the baptism.

I do not know what else to tell you that happened this week. My life
is good, I can not complain. Once in awhile something exciting happens
to me.

I hope you are all doing great! Have a good week! Until next time..

Sister Slattery

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Week 58: Random things that have happened

Okay, so the weather is bipolar. It just depends on what cloud you are
under. We got soaked walking to the car, and by the time we get there
it is not raining at all.

We had stake conference. I saw some of my Columbia people! I also got
to see Brother and Sister Morgan. Lisa Ellsworth's parents. I met them
before my mission, and I have been keeping my eye out for them since.
Sister Morgan came up to me explain who she was, and then Bree was
there too! ( She is Sister Morgan's granddaughter, and I went to high
school with her). We made plans to get together for dinner one night.
Super excited to see them!! The world is so small.

Sister Morgan & Bree

This grandma lady ran into a tree at the church parking lot, and broke
it in half. She is okay! The tree and her car, not so much..

Elder and Sister Bunderson took us out to lunch one day. That was
super kind. They are really nice people.

Lunch with Elder & Sister Bunderson
(Sister Bunderson is the mission nurse)

Then today!!! Sister De Leon Gomez wanted to go shopping, and I told
myself that I would be really good, and not buy anything.. Biggest lie
I have told myself. I found overalls! I have been looking forever for
overalls! I love them so much!


Yep, and all our appointments fell through this week.. So yeah.

I got the option of coming home in July, and I took it! Time is going
by so fast.

Love you all, and I hope you have a great week

Friday, March 11, 2016

Week 57: New Companion!

Another transfer gone! This time I got a new companion. Her name is
Sister De Leon Gomez. She is from Guatemala. It is super cool because
now when we come across Hispanic people I do not have to be that white
girl who knows one sentence, but I have a companion who actually
speaks Spanish! I am super excited. This is my second companion who is
a foreigner. That is pretty cool. We had a really good week. I can
already see the area picking up.
Here is the one picture that I took this week... Okay it was this morning.

Sister De Leon Gomez, and of course me!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Week 56: Transfer Week

Transfer Day 3/2/16
Photo Credit: Sister Lambert

You just never know what you will find in a yard in Oregon.

Sister Slattery is staying in the Columbia River Ward in Gresham, Oregon.  Her new companion is Sister De Leon Gomez.  She continues to love being in Oregon and teaching the people there.