Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Pioneer Day 7-23-14

On Monday Sister Wu and I were assigned to the Assembly Hall and a Jewish couple from Israel (Gideon and Leah) came in and asked me to teach them about our beliefs. We had a great discussion and they kept telling me about Jerusalem and said I have to visit. I can't continue to teach them, but did give them a copy of The Book of Mormon. Leah asked for my email because she wants to stay in touch with me and let her know if I visit Israel. 

Tomorrow is Pioneer Day so most places will be closed and there will be a parade. We get to go. Hopefully we will find a place to sit comfortably. The streets are already getting prepared for the occasion. 

Today is our Zone Activity. We will go to Iceberg for burgers and shakes then to an apartment for some movies. 

All is well here and Sister Wu and I are busy, working hard, and having fun. So much so that I don't even remember the past week enough to share more in this email. Days blur together and the weeks go by quickly. 

Have a Happy Pioneer Day ~July 24, 1847 :)

Love you all!
Sister Price

PS No pictures this week...we hardly took any at all. There will be many next week :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 16, 2014

Brigham Young knew that the Salt Lake Valley was THEE PLACE, but why did it have to be such a hot place? It was been in the 100's and we are getting roasted. A bright side of the Beehive House is the air conditioning. In case you're wondering the air conditioning is NOT original. Brighton Girls camp was fun! Half the mission went in the morning and then we switched and the other half went. We had a good time. Sister Wu repelled and zip lined!!! (With a lot of persuading on my part) It was awesome! I took a video of it on her camera and another video of her crying (awkward) that is what missionary companions are for! This morning our zone went to the Bountiful Temple! It was a good time. I thought of other missionaries like James and Clara who don't have a Temple in their mission. Guess I am just a blessing magnet. My mission is THE BEST MISSION! Sorry other missionaries... We had a random crazy wind storm last week. We Mary Poppined our way home, but not really. That would have been exciting. WOW JUST NOW I got a phone call from a Sister on the square and my Bishop from outbound and his wife are here and coming over to see me RIGHT NOW. SO fun. They are super great. Bishop Rivera let me store things at his house for when I visit before Winter Semester at BYU- Idaho. Things are still very busy, we take tour after is good though that we are busy rather than just being lazy all day long. I will send pictures as well! Love you all Bye now! Sister Price

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hello Friends 7-9-14

I have developed a love/hate relationship with the Beehive house. It is a fun place, but recently it has been chaotic with the masses of people that come between 12-3.  On top of that, we take mandarin tours so poor Sister Wu has reached her limit. We both crash every night. It is good though, because we know we are working hard.
Already this week we have found many more people to teach. We have an investigator in Australia who was baptized and I began teaching her last year!
We went to Music & The Spoken Word on Sunday and Mitt Romney was there with his wife and grandchildren. You can check out my cray photo I took. I raced to the top to catch him before he left and I nearly brushed elbows with him! He was bolting out though with a smile and grandchildren in his arms.
I hear Brazil lost to Germany pretty hard. Guests come and tell the sisters all about the World Cup. The Brazilian wont be coming out for a while...
Besides normal Temple Square business things are going very well. So much happens in one week and I struggle to recall everything once email time comes. I will send pictures though.
Take care everyone!
Much love,
Sister Rebecca Price
1. Mitt Romney!

Mitt RomneyMy District

With Sister Wu

Wearing Sister Wu's glasses

Birthday, One Year Mark, and AMERICA

The past week has been so wonderful!
To think, just a year ago I flew to Salt Lake. And a year ago tomorrow is the day I entered the MTC. Basically my Birthday was WONDERFUL! My companion and roommates decorated the apartment and made me cupcakes. I woke up to the surprise. Some sisters posted papers all over the basement of the South Visitors Center (Mission Offices) and it had a picture of me making a creepy face and said "Happy Birthday Sister Price!" So that was fun. Thank you everyone for the Birthday Wishes!
Besides no family, I really missed Birthday Breakfast-which has become a tradition I suppose. Mom, you usually prepare waffles and such for me and I am sorry you couldn't this year. 

I am no longer a teenager so I can't get away with slamming doors, but that wont stop me! Just kidding Mom and Dad.
This morning I called Harley! He is my recent convert that I taught while serving in Pocatello. Since I returned to Temple Square he baptized his younger brother Austin, WOW. On July 12th he will baptize his mom. Literally the miracle of my mission right there.
Sister Wu and I met Mattias from Switzerland a couple days ago. He is from the South of Switzerland so Italian is his first language, but his English is perfect. We had a great discussion with him about Heavenly Father's Plan and The Book of Mormon. Matt has been very prepared and this is exactly what he has been looking for. We will continue to teach him over the phone. He leaves for Florida Sunday and then ends up in Cincinnati for a concert, so that is cool.
On Sunday Elder Whitney Clayton of the Seventy came and spoke to us with his wife. I had the chance to hear from him while outbound in Pocatello as well. 

I am very happy to be with Sister Wu for another transfer. She and I have become best buds. We are comfortable with each other and we can communicate on tours without speaking directly to each is pretty cool and convenient. 
2 Nephi 1: 6- 7  Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall nonecome into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.
Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to thecommandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down intocaptivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto therighteous it shall be blessed forever.
Happ4th of July!

Everything is going very well :) Love you ALL!
Sister Price