Monday, June 20, 2016

Livin' the Dream! (June 20th, 2016)

Man oh man has this week been the best! We have been so busy!

Two days ago we got to witness our dear friend, George Bone, get
baptized! It was so amazing! It was even more amazing that his family
were all able to be there to support him in this amazing step he has
taken to come closer to his savior!

Sister Chiping and I were able to sing a little musical number, and as
we sang, I looked at his family, and I could see them together,
dressed all in white some day, going to the temple to sealed together
as a family forever! And that made me so happy. I have been so
honoured to be able to play a small roll in the lives of this family.
They will be dear to me forever!!

When George's mum was introducing us to her the rest of her family,
she introduced as "Sister Haynie and Sister Chiping, my missionaries."

Not only was George able to be baptized at the age of nine, but his
mum was able to come back to the church after being away since being a
teenager. And to have her say that I was one of her missionaries...
There is nothing to describe it! Such an honor to be a part of this
marvellous work!

Sunday... Oh man! You gotta love Sundays. But as a missionary, it is a
bit different than what normal civilians think. The days of going to
church and sitting back taking in the talks and lessons are gone. The
days of not having a care in the world after church, going home to
take a nap, or spend time with family, no more. Sundays can often be
our busiest day. Yesterday we had an investigator come to church, so
we were watching out for her, we taught the Gospel Principles class,
then because the normal teacher couldn't do it, I was asked to teach
the Relief Society lesson earlier in the week, then add all the people
you need to talk to to make sure the coming week goes fairly smoothly.
Whoa! I used to wonder why my trainer said she would get stressed on
Sundays. But I love it! I go to sleep exhausted, knowing I worked hard
and deserve my rest.

Man I love missionary work!! I have never loved it as much as I have
in the last few weeks! I will forever be a missionary!!

Not to mention we have a lot of things to look forward to in the
coming weeks, so stay tuned!

As a very dear Elder would always say ,"Just Livin' the Dream" every
day! And I am!

I love you all and hope that you have the most amazing week ever, and
if you haven't tried missionary work before, I dare ya to try it. Just
call up your local missionaries. I'm sure they would be delighted to
help you out!

Love the happiest missionary,

Sister Lisa Haynie!

WML Broher Clow, yours truly, sister chiping, George the man of the hour, his mum Emma, and his dad David.


Transfers! (June 14th, 2016)

Yes it is that time again. Transfers. And yes that was quicker than
ever before, it was 5 weeks instead of the normal 6.

And the verdict is.... We are staying in Huntingdon! Together! We are
so happy that we don't have to pack or move or get to know a new area
or companion! We figure this gift is because earlier president had to
take away our beloved Sister Obley unexpectedly and end the Huntingdon
trio. So he probably just felt really bad for us.

But we are happy we are staying! We love this area and the people
here!! Also, this Saturday our friend George will be getting baptized
and we couldn't be more excited!

Being able to work with George and his family as well as one of my
newest friends, Jade, has been such a privilege. There is no
experience like watching the gospel of Jesus Christ change people and
their lives. It is unreal honestly.

We were watching the District 2 video for 12 weeks study, and near the
end Elder Murray says something really profound to me.

He says something along the lines of, "Anyone who is worthy to serve a
mission and just decides not to is throwing away the best experience
God could give them."

That is so true. This experience has made my testimony rock solid. And
not just of the big things, but especially the little things, like
reading the scriptures, saying my prayers and going to church each
week.

This transfer is going to be so amazing! I can feel it! It may throw
us some curve balls but we can take anything! ( Philippians 4:13)

By the way, Elder oaks is hilarious. But more than that, when he came
to see the England London, and England London south missionaries, he
said that more important than teaching people to baptism, we should be
teaching people repentance. The knowledge that we have a God that
loves us so that he sent his son Jesus Christ, is way more important!
Usually that leads to people having the desire to be baptized, but it
is so good to give people that knowledge. People are no longer
believing in God, and to help some come to that understanding is
incredible in and of itself.

I love you all and I love this work! This is the Lords work!

Shout out to Scott and Dean! Happy birthday!!

Love,

Sister Lisa Haynie!


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This is what people think missionaries eat all the time. Because this is what people keep giving us! The junk pile continues to grow ;)

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Life of the Unwell Missionary ;) (June 6th, 2016)

So if I thought last week was tough, this week was worse. I was
majorly sick the whole week! Not even sure what it was. Some kind of
nose, throat, head thing that just killed me. And trying to get ride a
bike is just the worst. Almost every night my voice would just
disappear.

But that's okay. I think it was a test. Last time I got sick I still
worked hard and I got even more sick. When I got a blessing to get
better, it said that I needed to let my body rest and not run faster
than I had strength. It is just really hard to stay home when there
are places to go and people to see. So this time I didn't push myself.
As hard. I just felt bad for my companion, who was bored to death
while I rested. But we did a lot of good work!

But there were a few amazing things that happened! Yesterday was so
cool! I got to meet Elder Oaks!! I shook his hand and he said my name!
He came to the stake I am serving in and it was amazing! He was so
real. Even though he is an apostle, he is still a real person, and
with such a sense of humour! Apparently he really loves ice cream. And
did you know that he had to get a note from his mother to get a
marriage license because he was younger than 21.

I love this experience as much as it throws thing at me. I get to see
first hand the gospel of Jesus  Christ change people for better.

We have a friend getting baptized on the 18th and another preparing
for the first of July. Please pray for them, George and Jade. Oh and I
also lost my flash drive that has all my photos on it from my mission!
So please pray I will find it. :)

Love you all!

Sister Lisa Haynie!


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😞😭😠🤒😇🙏 (May 30th, 2016)

Hello all.

This week has been really (and I mean really) crazy. This week we were
working super hard and had made some big goals. Saturday, we still
hadn't seen too many results but we still had faith and energy! We
came back from sports at the park and when I came out of the shower
both of my companions were quiet and sullen. I was like, "what?"

Turns out president had just called and said that he needed to
emergency transfer sister Obley to another area, Chelmsford.

😧

I was gobsmacked. Apparently one of the sisters in Chelmsford had to
go home because of medical reasons, so that left the other sister
without a companion, and we had an extra so it makes sense that one of
us would be going. But sister chiping and I just feel so lost without
sister Obley. We literally just dropped her off in London and are now
on our way back to Huntingdon. It feels wrong without her.

But this is where the plan of salvation comes in. I know that no
matter what happens in this life, we will be able to see our friends
and family again. Plus I know that we will be having a two mission
wide conference in a week because Elder Oaks is coming! Not only will
we see all the missionaries in the England London Mission, but also
from the England London South Mission! So all my friends from the MTC
who went south!

Side Note: Sister Obley is a quick packer. Under 30 minutes! Last time
it took me over 4 hours!

But despite that, the week was really good. We had loads of miracles!
We have two of our dear new friends preparing for baptism! One of them
is an nine year old boy and the other is named Jade who we only met
last week! They are both wonderful and we are so excited to be able to
experience this journey with them. It is truly a blessing to see the
gospel literally change people and their lives over night. It doesn't
always work that way but sometimes it does and it incredible.

I know the church is true, the book is blue, and we are now just two.
But not forever:)

I love you all and hope you have an incredible week!

Love,

Sister Lisa Haynie!

P.S. I will get to shake Elder Oaks Hand. Twice. Because he is also
coming to our stake!


This is outside the American airforce base in Huntingdon.



This is what we do while waiting for people, make daily chains and take photos!



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