Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bedford! (April 4th, 2016)

Hello everyone!

Wow! This week has been crazy! It is strange to think that less than a week ago, I was down in Kent, and now I live up in Bedfordshire! It is interesting life can change so quickly and drastically out here serving a mission for God. But change is good!

We are on bikes and we ride that almost everyday, unlike in Gillingham where we would ride them  when we felt like it, or needed to be far places quickly.

But it is so beautiful out here! And it is a huge area! The other day we took a bus to another part of the area and it took us about an hour! And for the area being so huge, the transportation is pretty bad. I used to think that Gillingham had bad transportation but out here it is even harder and more expensive to get places. But in the famous (or maybe infamous) words of Calvin's dad, "it builds character!"
That conference though! GeneralConference was so good. I think my favourite one was Elder Duncan's talk about forgiveness! It is so true that we only continue to hurt ourselves when we do not forgive.

Oh! And my new companion! She is so good! Her name is sister Shamukiga. She is from Rwanda and she is the first missionary ever from her country! She was baptised three years ago with her parents and she has one of the sweetest spirits I have ever had the blessing of meeting!

I am excited to see what the next few weeks will bring. I am a bit nervous, having been in my last area so long, and the newness of everything is a bit of a shock, but "it will all be alright in the end, and if it's not alright, it's not the end"

Love you all and have an amazing week!


Sister Lisa Haynie!

The new district! 
(Elder Warburton Texas, sister Chippings mylasia, sister guimoreas Brazil, elder coon Utah, elder macavoy Birmingham, elder Dalley Utah, me, sister shamukiga Rwanda)


This basket is the most beautiful thing. The bikes we had in Gillingham didn't have them and they make it so much easier to ride. You can even take your groceries in them although I do not recommend traveling with eggs :/

#G2ForLife (March 29th, 2016)

Transfers have come once again!

And the news is... (Drum roll please) I'm moving to Bedford!

I am very torn! I love this place but I have been here for a long time
so I guess God wants me somewhere else. I will miss it dearly! 6
months! This is my mission birth place, this is where I spent my
birthday and Christmas and Easter! I love this ward so much! These
people are my family! My home away from home! Best ward in all of
England! For reals no joke!

But I know that it is what God wants. So I will go and do!

I am also so sad that sister Wright and I will be split up. We have
had so much fun together!

With all the packing I don't have much time to write so I will have to
catch you up on everything next week! I love you all and am so
thankful for all that you do for me!

Talk to you next week!

Sister Lisa Haynie!

Oh and happy Easter!


Brad, this ones for you!

Hallelujah (March 21st, 2016)

This week has been interesting. We had and exchange on Tuesday (too
cool! I love sister Ranck, my trainer!, and sister epicocco!) then we
had had an amazing district meeting with the coolest blitz on
Wednesday! We chalked the plan of salvation on Gravesend town centre!
It was so cool! People stopped of their own accord and we were able to
literally walk them through gods plan for us. The most exciting blitz
I have ever taken part of! Then on Thursday we taught a ton of people!
Just miracle after miracle. Friday we tried to contact a bunch of
auf's, not much of a response.

But then Saturday! Roger got BAPTIZED! This was my first baptism! I
cannot believe how happy I was for another person! Especially someone
I only met about four or five weeks ago! Being able to see his life
change before my eyes, that is something different. What a blessing.
And then on Sunday when he received the gift of the Holy Ghost, Roger
asked if he could bear his testimony! It was so sweet and pure and
heartfelt! He even pulled out his brand new quad from the ward and
read some verses out of the Doctrine and Covenants! We have never read
with him from that. So good! God is good!

All of you should go to FollowHim.org and watch the videos here! So
good! I am so excited for Easter!

Love you guys!

Sister Lisa Haynie!