Monday, June 22, 2015


This week started out really interesting. Jasper Indiana is a VERY
German-Catholic town. Therefore, when you say that you are SISTER
whatever, they instantly think that you're a nun. When I first came to
Jasper.. Someone asked me if I was staying at some place in Ferdinand.
Confused I just say no. Come to find out...Ferdinand... has a place
called St. Benedict. and it is this HUGE housing facility for nuns..
and it has a huge catholic church in it. Last Monday, Molly, a
recent convert, who's name I'm sure you have all heard.. brought us to
this place! and we were able to walk around!!!! And there were TONS of
nuns. And contrary to popular belief..they do not wear all black with
the thing over their head...except for this one that we saw...

On Monday also! We went to a pig farm! Molly's family has TONS of
pigs of all different sizes. The iddy-bitty ones were really cute..all
the others were just super duper fat and smelly. But they are just
animals..they cant help themselves! It was a pretty fun P-day last
week! πŸ–πŸ·πŸ½

This week were were out of town what seemed like FOREVER. We started
off our week of hard work in Hanover Indiana with Sister Lee and
Sister Jensen. I was able to spend the day with Sister Lee :D Sister
Lee and I had the chance to teach a lot of less active members. Those
who are members of the church, but aren't coming. And it was so heart
breaking to me because they knew it was the truth, and they knew that
they needed to be going but because of one reason or another, they
weren't! One of the families we went to was the P.. family. It was
so weird because both of them looked so familiar to me, as if I had
met them before. Their mannerisms and everything! It was freaky weird.
We testified of the importance of church and how it can bless their
lives. It was clear that they had heard it 100 times. But the spirit
directed us to be bold with them and help them see the importance. The
spirit was so strong as we talked with them and as they listened to
the inspired things we were saying to them. When we left we knew that
the spirit has carried the lesson. I really hope that both of them
activate themselves and get over their concerns. Because they were so
sweet and they really do know what is right. πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦

We also went to Salem this week with Sister Jarman and Sister Reed!
Last time I was with Sister Reed so this time I was with Sister
Jarman! Sister Jarman is a straight up crazy amazing missionary. We
had a day filled with miracles! We knocked on a couple doors and were
blessed with one woman who really wanted to know what we had to say
and how it could bless her life. She was instantly open, but was on
her way out! so we set a return appointment. It was great! But the
biggest miracle of the day was this: We decided that instead of biking
we would walk to our desired destination. As we were walking and
testifying to others on the way, we see this guy, stilling on the side
of this building. (if we had been biking I'm convinced there was NO way
we would have seen him) And we stop to talk. We find out his name is
Nate and that he works at the T-shirt printing shop. After we talked
for a bit he said that we could share with him more...THAT NIGHT...AT
THE PRINTING SHOP. So fast forward to that night. We go back to the
shop! and there he is! With is friend. who wanted to sit in..Then he
goes to tell his boss what is about to happen with us teaching them
about the gospel and all that. Then his boss decides to sit in for the
lesson. So there Sister Jarman and I are... in a t-shirt printing shop
that also sells magic cards teaching these 3 ginormous men the gospel
of Jesus Christ. After a little while, the three guys got interrupted
and we are just sitting there awkwardly thinking to ourselves..OH NO
THIS IS HORRIBLE. Just to have them come back together with their
little restoration pamphlets and say come one back....SO now we got
these men standing around a the back of a printing shop
teaching them as they flip through the pamphlet and read a long with
us. BUT THE MIRACLE DOESN'T STOP. At the end of the lesson they all
said that if they found out it was true, they would absolutely be
baptized. It was amazing and it was a definite blessing to be a part
of. πŸ‘• πŸ‘΄πŸΌπŸ‘²πŸ»πŸ‘¨πŸΌπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ½

That same day however... Sister Jarman and I were told that we don't
worship Jesus Christ.and that we need to look into our own religion to
see what we believe....#2hoursofstudyeveryday #checkoutmynametag
#churchofJESUSCHRIST. It was more humorous than anything. It's even
more funny because when sister Matthews and I got back to our area we
knocked on this guy's door and he went on and on about how we are a
branch off the catholic church and that he doesn't agree with what we
believe. When we asked what part..he couldn't tell us because he "hadn't
looked into it much." #prayaboutit

JASPER FLOODED. It was absolutely insane... It was crazy storming
around these parts and the roads were crazy and so many farmers crops
are now all a mess and have to be replanted because of how bad it was.
2 trees got struck by lighting....included one right in front of the
house sister Matthews and I were about to go into...#Godprotects it
honest was like no rain I have ever seen before in my life. It was

That moment when...
-a third grader tells you their investment plan.
-you cant get home because the water is too high
-when you have a heart to heart with your comp by a "flashlight fire"
during a storm
-when you'd rather get wet than hold an umbrella that could get
struck with lightning.
-the elders have to research your car model to see if it is safe to go
through high water
-when you turn 20

On my birthday it was a normal day of work! But we had a member take
us to Orange leaf which was a serious blessing! and I got to go to a
delish Mexican restaurant and get sung to while wearing a sombrero and
eating free ice cream!  #perks It was a great time and we actually knew
our server! M...we talked to him forever ago by the river walk in
Jasper and he wasn't interested..but now every time we go to this
place... he serves us and touches us weirdly. We got free virgin
margaritas last time we went.. #connections. Even though he is a total

To celebrate my birthday my lovely companion got me some killer body
wash #obsession and she wrote me a nice message on the mirror! I'm so
blessed to have a companion like I do!

Lovin the free birthday ice cream!
Left is sister Matthews right is me...we might have a problem.. Bath
and body had a sale...

"Where's a stinkin fanny pack when ya need one?!"
"Come at me bro, I gotta flip key!"
(While on the phone with a district leader) "hold on a sec sisters,
hey Elder! Will you watch the rice and beans?! Okay I'm back."

SHOUT OUTS-- (sorry if I forget I got a lot of mail)






For all those that i might have forgotten/ are waiting for still I
will add to next weeks email :)

Thank you all for your love and support through everything :) And for
making my birthday a special one. :) keep being the amazing people you
are and have a fantastic week!!!!!

-Sister Wagner

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