Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 Officially One Month

Dear framily,

Ok this has been quiet the week. Ok so to begin, on p-days we play marshmallow dodge ball! I need to improve my throwing skills pretty badly but hey I got awhile to perfect my technique! Its really fun to play that though! I had another exchange in Bonners Ferry. Its so fun to do exchanges! Its like a sleep over for a day. But with a lot of reading, studying and visits. So I went with a Sister Tisdale. We saw some good old elk or something which I took pictures of because I know Dad would like it.

Ok so we are working with Randy still. Sister Becraft asked him to be baptized on March 7th and we got a well see as a answer! So baby steps. He totally has a testimony and knows its true, but he is so stubborn and won't let his Catholicism go. So I'll keep you updated on that. Ok so this last month has been pretty rough for our mission. We had the lowest baptisms and just numbers in general since our mission president has been over this mission. So something is going on. We are still trying to find investigators and people to teach. But we are fasting and praying that things will pick up. I'm convinced that people up here hibernate in the winter so you can't find anyone! And everyone goes to bed at like seven.. so that makes it hard to see people.

Something really fun that Sister Becraft and I did on Valentines day was go around 'downtown' Sandypoint with a board that said, "How do you describe love?' on it so we talked to all sorts of people and maybe got a few potentials out of it. But man are some people interesting.. haha a few people just looked at us and said, "We're Christian" and stared at us and i thought in my head, so are we, just describe love, I'm not trying to poison you with my Mormonism ways. So that was fun. But we mostly got happy people and responses like, my wife and thirty years of marriage. So i love happy people! :) They make the world a better place! There was also really cool graffiti in the alleys. Its such a cute little downtown! Made me love Sandpoint more :) 

Ok so i haven't said much about this before, but Sandpoint is full of trains. Everywhere! We always hear whistles in the background. I'm totally used to it already. I'm pretty such the track near us shakes our house sometimes. Or its just me. Time will tell. Also its very foggy here. Its scary driving at night because its so thick! Also everyone here smokes.. so more that half the houses we go into (not including all members) just smell so strongly of smoke. So my clothes always soak it up.. never smoke. Your house will smell terrible! 

We are given a little time each week to do some family history work. We don't usually get to it, but this week we did! It was really fun! There is a sight called relative finder and it shows you all the famous people you are related to! And everyone cool i was related to was through my grandma Mryna :) So shes pretty cool :) Love you grammy :) 

I have saved the best for last... So there is is lady who has been investigating for about a year and she said she wasn't ready for baptism yet. So all the missionaries backed off a little. Then on Sunday her husband(member) called us and said Indy wants to get baptized on March 7th! So woooo!! So we have been starting to plan it all!! So awesome!! I'm excited to experience my first baptism! We also have another lady on date for the 28th or Feb named Molly. She has had a complicated story, but we are so happy shes getting baptized! even though I have had little to do with their conversion, I'm still really happy to be a tiny bit apart of it!! So thats me!! Have a great week everybody!! Keep sharing the gospel and when you see missionaries on the street say hi!! Thank you for all your support and love!! Until next week!!

Sister Adamson

Monday, February 9, 2015

And there was crazy people and rain.. 2/9/2015

Dear familia and Frennys,

Well this week just flew by!! So much happened!! Ok so first, I went over the Bonners Ferry, Idaho for an exchange with a sister from Hungary. Shes really funny and sweet. But man that area is HUGE! I hope i never go there.. fingers crossed.. Because we mostly just drove around trying to find people and houses in the middle of the woods and you just get this vibe that you are intruding hard core on their space. People live up here because they don't want to be found. So that was interesting and I learned a lot from a different companion! 

Next, we taught Randy again. We were at a members house and man that lady can cook! I'll go over there anytime :) Mom I'm sending you the recipes so enjoy :) But the lesson went well and we will be meeting with him again this week! I love teaching Randy and I always feel so happy after teaching, so I'm praying and fasting that we will find more people to teach! They are here somewhere! Ok this whole town in related to each other.. no joke.. Haha we had dinner with a sister in the family on Thursday, the other sister on Friday, and the mom on Sunday. Crazy huh? Well one of the sisters has a son that goes to BYUH and guess what!! I know him!!.. Well didn't talk to him much, but I've seen him around? That counts right? Its such a small world!! 

We also had the sister missionaries from Libby, Montana over because we had zone training on Friday. (Two elders from my MTC district are in my zone so i got to see them again which was great!) After training we went to an old folks home and played Jenga with this old guy named Harold. Man that was hilarious! I'm pretty skilled at it now! While we were playing, we looked out the window.. and low and behold.. there was a moose! Not one but two! Just walking down the street eating some shrubs. Apparently that happens all the time here! They are HUGE!! So I'll let you know if i get trampled by one or not. Time will tell. So while doing exchanges with the Libby sisters, i was with Sister Johnson. We found out two three things in the process. 1) We are soul sisters, but very bad companions (we get distracted and forgetful ex. dropped the phone out of the car and left it there while we were at dinner for an hour just chillin underneath) 2) I'm very bad at driving a Ford Fusion, so family DONT GET ONE, and 3) I do not know my area very well. So i will have to study the map and do all that fun stuff so I'll be ready when my new companion comes in! 

Ok so lucky me.. I got to go the temple!! My comp was having a convert go through and we were able to go! So the temple is over an hour away and we went with some members so that took almost a full day! It was so great to go! The Spokane temple is pretty, but like a matchbox! Really small! Later that night we went to a Chinese Buffet in Spokane (Scary i know) But it was sooo good! I love chinese food! Come to Sandpoint please!! 

Ok so guess who got to speak in the YSA sacrament meeting? You guesses it me! And guess who got to teach relief society! Yep, me! Its so good for me to do these things. I want to be a good speaker and teacher so bad so practice makes perfect right?? Ok so I don't think I've mentioned it much, but this transfer our whole mission is going to read the whole Book of Mormon. Yep you heard me. Thirteen pages a day. Am I caught up? Nope. But for starting on Jan 27 i'm on Mosiah one? so i'm only thirty pages behind! I have loved reading it and have learned something new every time I read it!! I love the Book of Mormon and the simple truths it contains!! I just want to leave you all with my testimony that I know that this gospel is the way to true happiness and can bless families so much! I've seen some pretty sad family situations here, and I just wish they would accept the gospel and let Christ heal their pains. So everyone! Invite others to hear the gospel! They need it whether they know it or not! Bye bye now!!

Sister Adamson

Pictures :)

Service in Idaho!!

At the Provo Temple

My Decoration Wall

February 2, 2015

Hello all!

I'm going to try and write you all in one email. So mom thank you for being awesome :) I love you!! My address for the next while will be 

910 North Division #304
Sandpoint, ID 83864

So please write me letters and send that out to everyone! Thank you :) I love hearing about Ryder. It about brings me to tears when i read it! I miss that little guy.. So keep telling me about it all! I got my bike and everything so all is good there! thank you :) I have everything i need! Except for a slip and i want my black cardigan! :) Ok sandpoint is good. People here are nuts, but the members are great and I'm well taken care of! My comp is great and we get along well. She is funny and everyone always tells me how awesome she is! So i really like her! How are you doing mom? How are the grandkids? And the family?

Hi dad!! I sure do love you :) So everything is great! Sandpoint area is really pretty small. Not sure how big. But its just us and one set of elders here. We have two wards! Thank you for praying for me :) I pray for you guys! And ya our ward is a stake center off of boyer ave. and i like my bike! I don't have to ride it yet though! Maybe if i go to Spokane! But i'll be here while since my comp is going home after this transfer! But we only had one real lesson this week. the rest were with members at dinner and such! So yay for that!

Amber, mom and dads house isn't that bad :) I bet Harper is the craziest part! Anyways good old Idaho.. haha cold and snowy.. and peoples favorite colors are camo and forest green. so my kind of place! Love you guys! Stay happy and keep mom sane!! :) have a great week! 

Sister Adamson

Letter From President Mullen January 29th, 2015

29 January 2015

Dear Brother and Sister Adamson, 
 I was pleased to welcome your daughter Sister Adamson to the Washington Spokane Mission this week.  I’m happy to report that she arrived safely.  I had the privilege of meeting and associating with her the day of her arrival and note that it is evident that she comes with a great desire to serve Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Sister Adamson understands the role of the Holy Ghost in accomplishing the work here in the Washington Spokane Mission and has committed to live worthy of that power.

After prayerful consideration, I have called Sister Becraft to serve as Sister Adamson’s companion in the Sandpoint Idaho area. It is our objective to call only the best missionaries to serve as trainers and I believe that your daughter is in excellent training hands.  We expect that your missionary will serve in this area for the next 6 to 12 weeks as she begins her mission.


I have enclosed photographs of your missionary and assure you that Sister Mullen and I will love Sister Adamson.  Our great desire is that her time here will further establish her on the path of righteousness, as well as bless the many people she will serve.
 Attached are the new updated recommended guidelines we have for parents.  These guidelines are based on many years of accumulated missionary experience, especially those guidelines concerning personal contact with your missionary. Sister Adamson needs your good example.  I sincerely request that you consider them for the benefit of your daughter and her fellow missionaries.
 The mission has a website where you can see what is happening in the mission.  Go to:  washingtonspokanemission.wordpress.com
 You can send mail to your daughter at:

Sister Kaylie Adamson
910 N DIVISION AVE #304 
Sandpoint, ID 

Thank you so much for sharing Sister Adamson with us. 


Donald E. Mullen, President

First Week 1/22/2015

Dear fam and friends,

Well oh well the MTC... I'm bloody here! Its the weirdest thing ever. Not going to lie the first two days I was thinking what on earth and i doing here. It honestly unlike anything ever.. Haha its not very welcoming here at first.. but now i really do enjoy myself and i have laughed more this last week than i have in a long time!! So first things first, I love my district! They are my best friends. Four elder and and four sisters. We are all going to Washington. Seattle and Spokane. My comp name is sister Rencher and she is awesome! I have already learned so much from her. There is one elder in my district and he is the funniest person ever. He gave us a recipe for conversion pie! Also and i quote on the right hand of God is meat and potatoes. so theres that.. I also love my teachers!! i have learned a lot from them! Ok so i saw Brooks Bingham here.. weird.. he left for thailand this week! I have a few other friends here too so that was nice to see them!!

I have learned a lot this week and forgetting myself and going to work. This mission isnt about me AT ALL. Its about the lord. and i need to be doing my best every day to do what he wants me to do. I am on HIS time not mine. I can't waste his time. We got to watch a talk given my Elder Bednar a few years ago to the missionaries. Holy crap that changed my whole mindset about missionary work and what i am really doing here. I have learned that my testimony is so simple. I have a lot of growing to do. Also I learned from him that we have to be truly converted to the Lord. I want you all to ask yourselves.. Are you truly converted to the Lord? Do you live his gospel every day? He also gave some awesome advice. So mom you said you wanted something to study? Ask a question or concern you have. Take a new BOM and read it looking for just that answer. After write a short paragraph about what you learned. And repeat. so good luck with that!! 

Ok so i'm doing great!! And i love you guys so much!! Thank you for all your support! It really helped me get through the first few days!!
Sister Adamson