Friday, June 28, 2013

Taking a break to get better

Rebecca is coming home today.  She is very sick.  We are hoping that she is able to make the plane ride home and as soon as she gets off the plane she is going straight to the hospital.  She has been dealing with this illness (whatever it is) since January and she thought she was better in May, but it has come back and she feels the worst she has ever felt.  Prayers and fasting for her would be appreciated. Her mission president told her that if she chooses to come back out to the mission field they will welcome her with open arms, but they understand if her life takes her a different direction.  So, that is all for now and when or if she decides to go back out then we will start posting again. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Soggy Oatmeal, Duck tape, & a new start!

This week has been crazy.  I have been really sick & my everything has changed.  I have had to learn to like oatmeal & I am wonderful at making it soggy (which is NOT how I prefer it but I will take what I can get).  haha!
The best part of our week was yesterday (Sunday). Our branch that we are in literally has 30 people in it so when a family is missing you can tell.  Yesterday our biggest family,was missing & there were only 12 people there. The father is our piano player ( & our ward mission leader) so yesterday we pulled out the CD player.  President was putting the CD in & trying to get it to work & then he said, " You know its good technology when you have to use duck tape."  Sister Krupa & I thought he was kidding.  He was not kidding. I guess he had to use duck tape to keep it closed. 
During the sacrament I hit the water tray with my hand & cups full of water went flying & I went bright red.  Hitting one of the sacrament trays has always been my fears & watching bread or water go flying.  It was an adventure.  I also got to give a talk yesterday about Joseph Smith & I honestly have no idea what I said but a few people  were crying so I think that whatever I said hit the spot. 
I love all of you & I hope that you are having a fabulous day:)  Be happy! 
Love Sister Green!!!!   

Note: It takes a really long time for pictures to upload, so when possible she is going to send me her memory card and then I will upload pictures for others to see.  So it will be a while before we see more pictures.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Green, Greenie, & Greenville

The flight was long but worth it I got see what nothing looks like from
30,000 feet.  It was an adventure.  My companion had never been on a plane
before so it was very EXCITING for her.  She loved it. Getting to Reno was
the best part.  As we came down the stairs President & Sister Hermensem
were waiting for us at the bottom with huge smiles on their faces.  We were
driven back to the mission home & had lunch.  We got to sit and listen to
everyone talk for forever ( it felt like forever but in reality it was like
3ish hours)  I got to talk to President by myself & he knew exactly who I
was because of the slight delay that I had in getting here ( He talked to
everyone to see where they should go and who their trainer should be).

Finally the time came to find out our area and who our trainer would be.  I
am in the Greenville Area & no I am not in Nevada.  I am in the beautiful
state of California.  I am 5ish hours from where I lived for 10 years.  My
trainer is Sister Krupa & she has lived everywhere but home for right now
is Idaho Falls.  Quick funny story she went to BYUI during the fall
semester & lived at the Ivy & she was in the same building I was in just
one floor up.  We both thought that was interesting.

Greenville is the middle of nowhere California, but I do have to say that
it is beautiful here & I am glad that I am here in this tiny town.  It kind
of makes me miss what I once knew so being back in tiny is good for me.
Another thing that is a little cool is that Sister Krupa & I are opening
this area.  They have never had missionaries just in Greenville before.
The missionaries have always been shared but now Greenville has their own.
We were doubled transferred ( meaning that neither one of us has ever been
here before).  We are starting from scratch which is a challenge but
totally worth it.  Guess how big the ward is......there were a whole 30
people at sacrament yesterday.  If we get 10 more people there Greenville
is going to need a bigger building.  haha!  (Sister Krupa said that I am
the only greenie opening an area.  That is scary)!!!!! :)

We are living with members & it is different.  Good but different!  We are
living in the attic.

I love you & I hope that you all are doing well.

love Sister Green:)

This is the view she wakes up to every morning!

 Here she is with her MTC companion

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Mom  received an email from Rebecca's mission president yesterday, letting her know that Rebecca made it. They also included some pictures. The group one is all the new missionaries in Reno. Then a picture with her companion, Sister Krupa. Lastly, a picture with the mission president and his wife.

Leaving the MTC

Rebecca left from the MTC Tuesday to fly to Reno. She got to call mom from the airport. She received lots of letters and packages and birthday wishes while in the MTC. She is so grateful for everyone's generosity.
She had heard that there was an Elder going to Reno from her home stake and she met him on the ride up to the airport. She had not met him before.
She is really excited to get out in the mission field and start working. She is having troubles getting her pictures off her camera, so once we get that fixed we will finally see some pictures.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summing up the MTC experience

Rebecca has been feeling better this week.  She leaves on Tuesday, June 11th for Reno!

From Rebecca:
This week has been long, stressful & crazy.  We sat in In-Field training for 9 long hours yesterday.  I learned a ton and I am even more excited to go to Reno now.  Let me tell you what happens in the MTC:  A LOT  OF SITTING & EATING.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

First few days in the MTC & Reba's Birthday

We haven't heard much from Rebecca since she went into the MTC.  No pictures yet...grrr. She did send a short email to mom saying that she was so happy to be there.  Then on Friday she spent the night in the ER because she got sick again and they think she just ate some stuff that didn't settle with her stomach.  Ever since her surgery in April she has been learning what she can and can't eat by trial and error.  So please keep her in your prayers because she really wants to be completely healthy so she can do the work and teach people about God.
Since our dad lives an hour away he went down to the hospital while she was in the ER and he said that even though she was feeling quite ill he could tell that she looked happy to be a missionary.

Her companions name is Sister Mortenson and she is from Utah and they seem to get along really well.

Rebecca's BIRTHDAY is on Saturday, June 8th!

It would be so awesome for everyone to send her a letter and wish her a Happy Birthday!
There is this awesome service that let's you send letters to missionaries in the MTC for FREE online.  You type it in and they print it out and put it in their mail box. Just an FYI you wont be able to do this after she leaves the MTC.
So go to on the home page it asks you to select a mission from a dropbox box and select "Provo MTC--FREE."
Then fill in the letter form with your info and her mailing info as pictured below:

Then scroll down and type her a Happy Birthday message.  Then click to "Send Letter"

She will then get the next day!