Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017 P-Day #73

Ohh my soul!! You'll never believe it....we went on exchanges this week and guess what we got????? LICE. Yup you read that right. Lice. And if you are thinking to yourself, "wait didn't she get fleas too?" The answer is also yes. "And she had a mouse??" Yup, that too! I'm not serving in a 3rd world country like some of you wished for me....but don't you worry, still getting the experiences πŸ˜Š 
Thankfully after the fleas I've really mellowed out. I didn't even cry once...okay that’s a lie...I did cry because I was laughing so hard at Sister King wiggin' out hahah (pictured below) Which lead to Sister Gillett telling me I am a Psycho haha then I found this sweatshirt today...so obviously I had to take a picture with it!! 
So that basically sums up my week! We went down to Bridgewater so I could conduct an exchange and after being there a whole day and night one of the sisters came out of the bathroom crying and told us the news.   A member in their ward had them and passed them too...then they got passed to us! We didn't actually find any in our hair, but since we had been there with them for a night the chances there were eggs was high...so we got to do the 9 hour hair treatment too! We stayed inside all day studying deep doctrine and playing jenga #dreams
Like so much more happened this week but it's all a blur and nothing is more attention grabbing than lice....Sooo that's all I have for you this week!!!

Lots of love!
When you have a rough day this week just remember...McKell had Lice πŸ˜‚
-Sister McKell Hird (lice girl...uh and right when people quit calling me flea girl...it was nice while it lasted)

I think she may be on to something~!

LICE!!!!  Ewwww!

September 12, 2017 P-Day #72

Hello fall!

It's getting quite chilly up here in Atlantic Canada! Good thing I got the light of Christ to keep me warm (getting cheesy is just a part of mission life..I accept it) 
This week was pure insanity! I think I was with Sister S. like 1 full day all week!! 

I had a leadership conference for two days this week...SO FUN! It was basically all the leaders in the mission getting together, being uplifted, singing campfire songs, and roasting marshmallows (: #blessed I learned so so much!! One of my favorite trainings was about being yourself and owning it! Be you, God doesn't want you to be anyone else...because if he did he would have made you them..but no! You are you, so be it (: 

Highlight of the week, I exchanged with the Halifax sisters on Sunday so I got to go to my old ward! It was a blast!!! I got to see all my old friends! Which was soooo fun!! They were all sooo confused why I was back haha! I got to be with Laur and Belle!!! Woooo! On a mission you just make friends that will last a life time!!! 
Like my dearest Sister Bair!! Who I got to exchange with yesterday (Monday). LOVE her!! We just have a party and a half together!! I am so so sad she leaves in 2 weeks πŸ˜’ BUT that's all good because we are both going to be at BYUI....oh yeah...I GOT INπŸ’™πŸ’™!!!! 
Life is great!! SO many miracles here and at home! Missions are amazing! 

-Sister McKell Hird
We had training on our names at leadership conf. it was given by an Elder who just headed home! Something I love that he said was, "I want you all to think of your first names....now don't shudder because its not bad haha" (seriously it's the weirdest thing ever...as a missionary somehow your first name gets all weird and feels wrong) The lesson behind this and our names was that on a mission I've become better and  become, "Sister Hird" and somehow Sister Hird is not McKell.  Mckell has become who I was and Sister Hird is the new me....but the problem with this?? Well, in 2 months I am going to be McKell again...which means I am the old me....which is not good because new me is much cooler (; Sooo I am going to work on being McKell again so that it becomes who I am, not who I was

September 5, 2017 P-Day #71

Awesome week!!! 
I got some answers to some decisions I have to make for when I am home because its like a transfer and a half away πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜¬πŸ˜…
I had a cool experience with it this week I thought I would share you with you friends(: 
I originally had decided on attending UVU in Provo but felt I just wasn’t receiving the answers I was asking for in prayer regarding school. I was asking and asking about my career choice (with UVU already picked) and was just receiving no answers.  Then I got an email from a sister I served with who is home now. In the email she was talking about BYUI and how she loves it there then, the spirit spoke so strongly to me that I needed to consider attending there. I started to pray about about it. I changed from asking  what, to where.  That’s when the answers started to come.  I felt that Heavenly Father was telling me I need to be in Idaho, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled about it! I want to be in Utah...my place with my people!!  But still I was getting BYU-I as my answer. Then while I was at a corn boil in Kentville (on exchanges) a non-member was asking me about my plans after my mission and specifically about school.  I told him I was undecided still and then internally was contemplating my options when I looked up and saw some random guy wearing  a BYU-Idaho sweatshirt....oh God, you get me...this blonde needs these kind of answers....so clear I cannot be confused! Haha sooo surprise! I am really excited about it now!!

It was a good reminder that sometimes we don't get answers because we are not listening...to anything but what we want to hear! I am sure Nephi wasn't thrilled to head back to Jerusalem to get the plates, but he went and did because it was God's will (1 Nephi 3:7) God has so much more for us than we can even imagine! We just have to make our plans, His plans so we can accomplish it all!
We had a crazy week with exchanges and all that fun!

Tender mercy of the week...I was telling sister S how much I miss my fav broccoli salad from home... then the next day at zone conference WE HAD it! But, the miracle did not stop there...we went straight to a dinner appointment with a member right after...where WE HAD IT AGAIN (but even better, homemade)!!! Then, the next day at the corn boil (the revelatory one) THEY HAD IT AGAIN! I haven't had it in 16 months then I have it 3 times in 2 days...ask and ye shall receive friends πŸ˜‚

Peace and blessin's, peace and blessin's
Lots of love!

-Sister Hird 🐧

Homecoming Date!!!

Favorite Broccoli Salad - Utah Style

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017 P-Day #70

WHAT TEAM??? Wildcats!
Guys I am just high on life this week!!! What gooood times!!! 

Our investigators are doing wonderful, Sister S and I are doing good, and THE MORPHY'S GOT SEALED!! Whaaaa! As predicted... Best. Day. Ever. 
It was us, the two elders that were working them and Bro Mo's parents and when the sealer came in he scanned the room and said, "everyone here?" to Which Sis Mo replied, "everyone important" I feel so so blessed to have been a tiny party of their journey and had the chance to be there (: Shout out to Pres Pratt for being the real MVP!! 

This week we got to exchange with the Halifax sisters in Halifax! So I was back with my people (and I got to go teach the Morphy's...saw them twice in one week??? Blessed) I got to spend half day with my friend and former companion sister Kiser and with her new companion Sister Cahoon, who I now just adore! We also got to attend a RS conference with our Investigator Marilyn, and her friend in the ward Rosalita hung out with all of us the whole time too...oh Roselita says the darnedest things haha She said, "wanna know the trick to giving out Book of Mormons??? You say, 'do you want to live another day?? Then you better take this book...or I'll kill you" Good advice I'd say, I'll try it on door approaches (; 

The conference was really good! The opening speaker was Brother Cartier the seminary director of all of Atlantic Canada. He is amazing and he spoke on something that really touched me, so I wanted to share: 
One of his quotes was, "The gospel of Jesus Christ is NOT about YOU being good enough.  It is about Christ being good enough."
My thoughts on that:
Why as humans do we expect so so much from ourselves sometimes??? How many times have you felt broken, useless and like there wasn't a point because you were holding yourself to a standard you gave yourself, something that God isn't requiring of you just quite yet? Well, STOP NOW!!! Breathe. Give yourself some grace and turn to Jesus.  Your God does not want you to ever feel like you aren't enough, because you ARE!! You are enough because you are exactly who God made you. This life is a time for Happiness (2 nephi 2:25) Don't get caught up in the things you don't feel perfect at and don't expect to do it alone! That was never part of the plan! TRUST JESUS! Turn to Him, turn to your God and ask HIM what he wants you to work on and than work on that one thing! Do not let unnecessary burdens weigh you down, let Christ do His job and set you free. 
Be free πŸ’›
-Sista Hird

This morning we went an exlpored Peggy's Cove, a really famous light house up here this morning with the Halifax and Cole Harbour Sisters (: Party party! And the mermaid pose was a must, as always (: 
Laur and I 

We acted out some bible stories for Aiden...so obvi I was the virgin Mary 
Laur and McKell

Mermaid Kilmer and Mermaid Hird

The Virgin Mary

August 22, 2017 P-Day #69

Hey fam! 

I hope your week has been a dream...because mine sure has πŸ˜‡
This week we got to go to the temple as a mission AND Sister S and I get to go again tomorrow!!! FOR THE SEALING!!! My life is complete!! I could die of joy!! 

This week we taught and found and it was fun! 

The only thing really out of the norm this week is that they are doing a special counsel thing this transfer where the stl's meet with two elders (the mission trainers) and we go over stl things and  role play and stuff...hahah it was too funny! So I got to practice telling "sister" Ipson and "sister" Larson (the elders pretending to be sisters for the role play) that they needed to improve their contacting skills and not talk about how a cute and elder was or something HAHA talk about hysterical! Their critique for me was that I need to smile less when giving correction...I told them I think that will be easier when the sister I am correcting, is in fact a SISTER hahahah funny funny dayyy 

Also this week as pictured below ( I know quality face right there) I was eating some toffee like 3 min before a lesson that a lady gave us when...snap snap snap my permanent retainer fell out...half way! So I got to teach our investigator Glena and her 10 year old Recent convert grandson with a metal chain hanging out of my mouth....that went in and out as I breathed....party! But thankfully I found an awesome ortho who fixed it for free! Bless the kindness of the Canadians

We also got to see the eclipse up here! Talk about...cool..kind of! There was sooo much buzz about I was expecting it to be like the dead of night mid day....not so much haha but thankfully a wonderful member Sister Johnson gave us these cool glasses that we looked so cool in so we could see it without going blind (: 

This week we also got to attend a baptism in Halifax and I got to see my girl Abby!! (the one who thinks her doll has my face) She is too cute! She calls me princess and is just quite the character..love it! She is going to be a killer missionary one day! 

Life is good here in Sackville! One of our recent converts of about 6 months wife became an investigator this week!! Wooo! She is in the early stages of dementia so it is hard for her to learn, but after going to church for a year she is opened up a lot and is ready to be taught the lessons at her pace (: 

Love ya b'ys 

-Sista Hird

Also Shout out to mama Bond!!! A faithful blog reader ever since she found out that her daughter was coming to this mission! The first time I met her daughter, Sister Bond and introduced myself as her STL, her jaw dropped and she said, "okay so I like know your whole mission because my mom is obsessed with you and would read your blog to me all the time" Woooo Mama Bond, I am YOUR #1 fan 
Broken Permanent Retainer

Sister Hird and Abby

The Eclipse August 21, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 16, 2017 P-Day #68 TRANSFER WEEK

Transfer weeks always fly by! (but then again I am pretty sure I start everyone of these saying how fast the week has gone..haha but really it does!)

Sister S and I get to stay in our crib in Sackville πŸ˜Ž SO HAPPY!

This week was busy!! Woo woo busy is the best!! 

Sarah is doing so so good! I just love her! She is a wonderful human! We are like Bff's!! She seriously knows everything! Its crazy!!! She studies like cray cray! I LOVE it!!! If only everyone had her fire!!!

Glena is also doing really good! Her and Aiden are a really good support system to each other! Aiden doesn't eat so healthy and Glena needs to get off her last 5 cigarettes a day, so we made a cute little sticker chart for them! Every time Aiden tries a new food he gets to put a sticker in whatever category it falls in (ex. fruit, veggie, gran...ect.) And for every sticker he puts that is one less cigarette Glena can have a day! So, she'll be off in no time and Aiden will be healthier! 

Today to kick off our p-day we went and sauna-ed at a members house woo woo! Sister S. felt right at home and I have decided I need a sauna in my future home 

We also went blueberry picking with our investigator cheryl following a lesson with her...YUM!

This week has been a dream(: 

AND to top it all off the Morphy's are getting sealed ONE WEEK from today and President Pratt has given me permission to go!!!!!!!! I COULD DIE OF JOYYYYY
So when you hear from me next it will be the sealing eve...πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

Remember the pictures I told you about last week? Well...we got them all back (: So brace yourself for a million pictures!


-Sista Hird 


A member's Sauna!!  She's found a new must have!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 P-Day #67

Literally...the p-days seem closer and closer together! I am finding it really hard to believe that in 2 days the last 3 months of my mission start! The time FLIES!
This week was good! We had a new missionary conference that I got to train at! It was a blast!!! I trained on new member retention (: 
We learned a lot of really useful things that I am excited to implement! 
We were able to meet with Glena and Aiden this week, Cheryl and Sarah! Everyone is doing wonderful!! We are really blessed with our investigators! 

We exchanged with the Halifax sisters this week AND I got to go have a lesson with the Morphy girls!!! Oh oh oh I just LOVE that family!!!! They are getting SEALED on the 23rd of this month!!!!!!!πŸ’› I CANNOT EVEN CONTAIN MY JOYYYYYY!!! It's amazing! This time last year the parents were less active and Laur wasn't baptized and now they are going to be together forever! Missions are just the best! But, Isabelle is still not baptized yet!! So we are going to try and get her baptized before then!! SO everyone pray extra hard for Belle!!!!! We can make miracles happen! She knows the church is true she is just scared...but I know we can get her there!

This morning for p-day a member of the YSA who is a photographer took us and the Halifax sisters out for a photo shoot all morning! PARTY!! Especially since it was raining...we were soaked in about half of them! I am excited to get the pictures  (: 

-Sister Hird

Ps...next week is transfers week!! So I will be emailing on Wednesday! My 11th transfer is almost over πŸ˜―

August 1, 2017 P-Day #66

P-day again already?? Have you ever heard the toilet paper roll mission analogy?...Your mission is like a toilet paper roll and the closer you get to the end of your mission, just like the end of the roll the fast it seems to run out! Well folks, I testify...this is TRUE

This week has been a dream!! 
We were able to meet with Heidi, Sarah, Glena (three times) and Patty!
They are all doing sooo soo well! I don't know what we have done to deserve such wonderful humans to teach!! 
Our lesson with Glena was really cool! We did a Q&A about baptism and committed her to a date, September 25th! She is living common law (which has gotta change) and she said she really thinks she can have it all sorted out by then and be baptized! (: She knows that everything is true! We watched the full restoration video with her and she was very emotional about it! 

Watching that was also a very emotional experience for me, I hear so many things from people about Joseph Smith...most commonly that he was just in it for the money or the fame...HELLO!!!! He was persecuted the majority of his life, he endured more hardships in his life (so did all the other saints at that time) than I can even imagine!! 
For fame? He had none. For Money? He had none of that either. Not mention he was killed for this cause.  He was killed so WE could have the blessings of Jesus Christs restored church.  Because of Josephs bravery we are able to perform ordinances that are ESSENTIAL for our salvation. Therefore, we cannot be passive in our faith.  This is the truth!! 
Sometimes I wish we were allowed to soap box so I could scream this to the world haha (:

Also...I ate penguin this week...only in Canada (; (pictured below)

Sister Fin and I are doing very well! I think we'll be together another transfer! I hope so! Her English study is going well!! We are having lots of fun! 
We had a leadership conference in New Brunswick this past week and have a new missionary conference this week! (: And I get to give a training on the retention of new members, I am really excited for it because I am really passionate about it! Why baptized people to let them fall away?? Right!

Welll...I love you all with all my heart!! 
Have a magical week!

-Sister Hird

ps. miracle this week: A member made us full blown cafe rio and I straight cried in the dinner appointment I was so happy....never forget how lucky you are to have heaven so close all my Utah friends (; 

Monday, August 7, 2017

July 25, 2017 P-Day #65

Its been awhile! Sorry I ditch you last week, crazy p-day (: But that only means that this weeks letter will be even better because it has two weeks worth of miracles!! 

I'll kick it off with our investigators...We had three at church this week!! woo woo
Sarah is doing AMAZING!!! We had an amazing lesson with her at the temple! She text us and asked if she was allowed to walk around the grounds, so we told her of course she could and that we could even meet her there and show her around! Which we did! It was too good! (here the temple is only open certain limited hours because there aren't that many people to go to the temple....very different from Utah) So we couldn't take her in to the waiting room.  After walking around for about 40 min we were getting ready to leave and then the temple president and his wife pulled in and we introduced Sarah to them and they said, "well you can't come to the temple without coming inside!" So they unlocked the door and let us in! They even sat in with us and taught Sarah about the temple! It was too good to be true! 

Then Saturday night Sarah decided to put God to the test because she was feeling nervous about church...so she completely turned off her phone so she had no alarm and us calling wouldn't wake her up and she told God that if she needed to go to church he would get her up...and low and behold Sunday morning rolls around and Sarah (who is a big sleeper inner) Woke up with just enough time to get ready and come to church! So she did (: (: It was such a cool experience for her and us to see God encouraging her to do what she knows is right! 
Heidi is also amazing! She is still playing the organ for her church so we got to go to my old hood the Halifax Ysa with her (its the latest starting sacrament) and it was SUCH a good meeting! The talks were so perfect for her and the spirit was SO strong! She cried a few times during the meeting! Miracles! 
Glena is also doing really well! Along with her recent convert grandson Aiden (: 
We went to their house last night and Aiden had molded me a clay Fairy Penguin pictured below (my new favorite animal thanks to the cute video sister pratt showed us at zone conference) His cousins were also over and sure did love us missionaries (: 

Its been a fun, fast few weeks!! I also had to do an exchange with 4 sisters this week! Which I always love!! I love have tons of people around, I wonder why that is(; 

Sister Fin's English is improving! We are working hard to get her many opportunities to teach and speak with everyone! That will be the best training she can have (:

We have another busy week ahead of us full of conferences, exchanges and lots of fun! That is one thing I have enjoyed so so much about this transfer...being so busy! It sure makes the days fly by and I am just so so happy constantly doing! 


-Sister Hird 

Aiden and his Clay Fairy Penguin

Aiden't Family

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 11, 2017 P-Day #63

Happy Tuesday!!!

Life is oh so good here!! I am so so happy!!! 
I am soooo busy...which I have found only makes me happier!! I love to constantly be doing things!!

I LOVE Sister Fin (her nickname because no one can say her real name right haha) She is so cute! I took her to Costco today...I think it scared her! Her english is okay, she just gets nervous talking to people! They start learning it in school when they are 9, but of course they don't learn any religious words, so we have an extra hour of studies a day to work on her english (: 

Our investigators are doing really really well!! We got a new investigator named Donna last night!! She is a sweet older woman! She let us right in and we were able to teach the restoration!!
Aiden and Glena also came to church this week!! Woo woo!! 

We also had THE BEST lesson with Sarah (20 yr old gator) Grace (a recent convert that I taught a few times) skyped into the lesson (she now lives in Edmonton). In our last lesson with Sarah I had a strong feeling she needed Grace so we got permission and did a lesson via skype last night! It was SO spiritual!! Oh my soul, so amazing!! They both have such similar experiences and Grace was able to give Sarah perspective on things we can't because we don't know what is like to not grow up in the church! Its was really good! Grace said it was also exactly what she needed too! (: 

I am just having so much fun! Sister Fin and I get along SO well! I also am having so much fun with the Zone Leaders I am working with! We had a skype meeting yesterday (their area is about an hour away from me) to plan our zone conference tomorrow that we are training at.  During that skype we cried 3 times because we were laughing so hard...(: Its a party over here! 
Also Sister Fin taught me how to gut a fish this week...and I only gagged twice #winning 

Love love love you wonderful humans! 

-Sista Hird
Also! I don't think I told you my new address:

145 Walker Ave. Apt. 310
Lower Sackville, NS
B4C 0A3

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017 P-Day #62


Transfers are in.....I am staying in Sackville, but the high school reunion was short lived! Sister Osborn is leaving me :( but she gets to go open an area!  I am going to be training now! But, it is kind of crazy! I am training, but that doesn't relieve me of my STL duties, I will just be doing both now (: They are doing a new thing...solo STLs and I am one and a trainer! So I will be training and then in addition I am over 7 other sisters because they added a new area of sisters to my zone and then did a trio in another area! Sooo this is going to be a busy transfer and I am sooo pumped!! 

My little greenie is from Finnland!! Oh my soul, I am so excited! Her name is Sister Silvennoinen (no I don't know how to say it yet either) I haven't met her yet. I get to pick her up at the office at 6:30am tomorrow (: (: I have heard that she doesn't know much English, and that this is the first time she has been in North America so it is complete culture shock for her! I am really really excited to be training again!! 

Okay, okay, now I will jump back to this past week! 
It was wonderful!! We got 5 new investigators since I've last e-mailed!! One of them was a mom and her two kids! Things are really starting to pick up here! 

We got to celebrate Canada Day on Monday because the weather was too bad on Saturday the members BBQ got postponed! We met this really amazing lady street contacting and invited her to come to the BBQ...AND SHE CAME!! AND she brought her 3 daughters, sister and her sister’s boyfriend! It was AMAZING! The ward made them feel so included!! The oldest daughter is even coming to young women’s with us tonight and they are all coming to church on Sunday! 
BUT the weather sure didn't stop us from marching in the Sackville parade! We walked 3k's in the pouring rain...it was a blast!! 

Heidi is doing SO WELL!! She is so elect! She is searching, reading and praying EVERYDAY! We had a super solid lesson with her this week about following the prophet and obedience! Every lesson we start with answering her questions from the week before’s commitment and her questions are always SO GOOD! She really absorbs and ponders everything!

Life is goooood here in Sackville!! 
I am so so happy ☀☀☀
I also heard that lots of you got to meet Jackie and Steve πŸ’• The best recent (except not so recent since they just got sealed this past week) converts in Truro!! It was so weird that Sunday I was in their ward, while they were in mine! Missions are such a blessing because of all the amazing people (like Jackie and Steve) that we get to meet and make a part of our lives! AHHH i just love my mission! If anyone out there reading this is wondering if they should serve..JUST DO IT! I promise it is the best choice you will ever make! 
Okay, rant over (: 

I love you all so so much! I hope that you have a magical week! Everyone watch a Disney movie in my honor this week πŸ’πŸ‘‘

-Sista Hird 

Only In Canada!

The GIANT dog I met knocking!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 27, 2017 P-Day #61

Hey hey fam!

This week has been good! The weeks are just flying by! I feel like I just emailed and now I am already doing it again, mission time is a funny thing!! 
We had a fun week! Of course...the life of an STL is always exciting and you never know what is going to happen!  We had the Bridgewater sisters up for p-day...and you remember those lovely car nanny's I told you about...well on their way up to Sackville they got so many driving violations they lost their driving privileges...leaving them with no way home except us! So they ended up working with us in Sackville for a few days then we went down to Bridgewater and worked with them! Then we had our zone conference in Bridgewater and got to have an ice cream party after and 2 free hours of sight seeing! It was a blast!!! We went to Peggy's Cove (: The most famous light house in Nova Scotia! 
For our training in zone conference we talked about how we teach people the Doctrine of Christ (faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end)  But how sometimes we don't apply it to ourselves! So in order to overcome trials in life and reach our full potential we must be applying the D.of.C EVERYDAY!! 
It was really great!!
Our investigators are doing really well! We have a new one named Glena! I actually found her the night before I left Halifax! Her and her grandson were taught there and the grandson, Aiden, was baptized a month ago! They are now in Sackville and we get to work with them! So that is really exciting!! Glena just has somethings to work through before she can be baptized as well, but we'll get there!!
Sarah, our 20 year old investigator is doing really well too!! I just love her! She is seeking SO much and Heavenly Father is constantly giving her signs...and even cooler than that...SHE ACTUALLY SEES THEM!! Woooo!! 
Life is good!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!!
-Sista Hird

Peggy's Cove! I have this weird need to always take little mermaid pictures at the ocean if there are rocks...
it's a problem hahah especially when I almost fall off trying to do it as shown above 

The cutest little town, Lunenburg! I got to work there on exchanges with 
Bridgewater and I found this giant chair...I wanted to keep it (:

June 20, 2017 P-Day #60

What a week!! This week has been one of the busiest weeks ever...and I loved every minute of it!
Wednesday we had our district meeting which is always fun! 
Thursday: We went to New Brunswick for a leadership conference (: So so so fun! We get to see lots of missionaries from all over and that is always fun! Elder Leroy and Madsen brought this pink unicorn statue with them all the way from Newfoundland just to give to me because, "of all the sisters in the mission we knew you would appreciate it most" haha they know me well #blessed 
Friday: I got to go on an exchange with my dear mother, Sister Anderson and we got to spend the whole day together! I love that I have been able to be around her my whole mission! I just love her and learn so much every time we are together! 
Saturday (the BEST DAY EVER) 
Sooo there was this street hockey tournament in Halifax this weekend called "Play On" It is the biggest sporting event in Canada and the guy who started it is a Mormon! SO all us metro missionaries got to be volunteers at it the entire day Saturday! It was a blast!! I got to be with Sister Bair the whole day!! PARTY!! I just love her! We did registration, tracked down people who didn't do waivers (aka watch the games until the players showed up) and man the t-shirt stand! It was pouring rain the whole day...which only added to the fun! 
Fun fun fun times! I love it here! 
Then today Sister Osborn and I decided we needed care bear build a bears....we may have gone to high school together...but we are back in elementary school (: We even got some of the other sisters in on it too! #winning 
Ahhh we are both just goofballs...so it works! (: (: (: 

-Sister Hird 

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 13, 2017 P-Day #59

What a week!!! So so so much has happened...I can't remember a thing hahah 
One of the sisters in Wolfville that we are over has been really really sick, so we went up there to help them in their area and get the sick sisters companion out! They have been cooped up in the house for a week!! So that was fun! 
We have two new investigators this week! Heidi and Michelle. Heidi is SO cool! The other sisters were taught her once then we came in and she had a big work project so we just got to meet with her for the first time this week! She is SO COOL! She is searching for truth SO much!! She read the last 3 books in the Book of Mormon and just loves it!! Its amazing! 
Michelle is super cool (probably because she has the same name as my beloved mother) We knocked on her door and she said, "oh come on in and sit down for a bit" She believes in loose spiritualism, but wants to know if there is a God and what His plan is for us. So we taught her the plan of salvation! (: 
THEN highlight of my week....we did exchanges with the Halifax Sisters and I got to spend a whole day with my love Sister Bair!!!! It was THE BEST!!! And on top of that they had a lesson in Halifax set up that they couldn't miss....so I had to go to a lesson with Sister Bair...TO THE MORPHY'S!! Oh it was the BEST!!! They had no idea I was coming so I surprised them and both Isabelle and Laur cried!! It was AMAZING! It was also just fantastic to have a lesson with Laur after she's been baptized!! She has come SO far!! We asked the question, "what do you do when you're baptized?" She responded with, "you make a covenant with God to always walk by His side" I legit teared up when she said that! Its amazing what the holy ghost does for people! Shes amazing!! Belle is still praying about baptism.  She knows its true and is doing everything, she just doesn't like to be pushed.  But she will do it! I know it (: (: (: 
Sister Morphy also told me that they are preparing to go through the temple in August and then be sealed!!!!! Its amazing!! I know Belle can be baptized by then too!!!!! 
SO SO SO good!!! 
I love you bunches!! 

-Sista Hird
The Morphy's!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 P-Day #58

Hey team!!!
This week has been good!! Full of miracles!!! Soooo I am just going to share them with you, so brace yourselves for an email full of stories! (:
1. We were out knocking and the Street we were knocking wasn't very promising, the people were either not home, not interested, or catholic haha. But, Sister Osborn just felt like we needed to keep going on this street! While walking up the drive away from another "not interested. Leave" I saw the cutest puppy just standing at the top of the drive way! I was thinking "what a miracle, Heavenly Father gave me a puppy to make me happy on this rough street" So we keep going and the puppy keeps following us! I felt like we should figure out its home and return him. So we decided to knock a house and ask if they knew where the dog belonged so we could return it and they pointed us to the right place (a house a ways down the street that wouldn't have gotten to that night because it was about time to head home).  We knocked on the door and this older man answered, and was very grateful we had brought the dog back. We told him about the message we shared and he wasn't really interested.  He told us that he was going through a hard time and that he doesn't like to talk about....but then he said, "my wife died 6 months ago after me being her caretaker for the past 6 years.  I'm just taking one day at a time licking the wounds, trying to heal and missing her always." My eyes filled with tears and I was overtaken with gratitude for the knowledge we have that families are together forever and even more gratitude that through a puppy lead us to this sweet hurting man, so that he could know to.  We shared briefly the plan of salvation and left him with the pamphlet to read over on his own.  By the end of our talk with him his heart was softened SO much and as we were leaving he said, "I'll read this tonight! You've brought me a lot of comfort!" We are going back in a week to see what he thought of the pamphlet!!! 
Lesson learned: always follow the puppy (and the spirit of course) 

2. We were stopping by a former investigator and it was an apartment building that you had to be buzzed into.  We buzzed twice, no answer THEN a pizza guy came out! But, we didn't act fast enough! The door closed before we could grab it and we were like, "DANG ITTTTT" Then I  grabbed the door handle, and said "God if you want us to go see Dianne I will open this locked door!!!!" And I pulled....AND IT OPENED!!!! The door that was very much locked, that no one buzzed opened! How great is our God!!! It was really cool!!! Funny, but cool (: Our faith was definitely strengthened even though Diane actually wasn't home haha 

3. We stopped by another former investigator and the lady had since moved! The guy, Steve, who now lived there talked to us for a minute but was really closed off to the idea of God because he was experiencing some trials. He told us he really wasn't interested so we left him with a plan of Salvation pamphlet with our number on it. Then, that night we get a call from him!! He said that he just kept feeling like he needed to call us and tell us he would learn more...so he did!! So we set up to go over the next day! We taught him fully the Plan of Salvation and he said he felt the spirit so strong tell him he was doing what God wanted him too just like when he felt he should call us!! So we were able to pick him up as a new investigator!! BUT it even gets better!! An hour after the lesson we get a call from him and he tells us that he feels really strongly that his teenage grandson needs this in his life too!! He asked if he could come to the next lesson too!! WOOOOO WOOOOO

Miracles miracles miracles!! 
Goooooood week!!! 
I love you alllllllll!!! Thank you for the prayers, letters and support!! It means the world to me!

-Sister Hird 

Wooo! Highschool reunion! This Elder went to Alta too! 
Sister Osborne, Elder Clark & Sister Hird

Monday, June 5, 2017

May 30, 2017 P-Day #57

Hey hey! Happy Tuesday!!

The past few days have been BUSY!!! Wow!! Whitewashing is always hectic, but doing it in the city is even crazier!
Since I am back in the metro I got to go to the temple when I came in!! WOO it was SO wonderful!!! I sure missed the temple! Everyone take advantage of the temple for me!(: 
We have just been working like crazy to meet all the investigators the sisters had before we both came in and find new people to teach! 
We also came  into a talent show run by us!! Haha so we had to pull all that together!! Its been an adventure for sure!! 
Sister Osborn and I are having SO much fun! It’s always a party!! 
I am so happy to be back in the city!! I missed it SO much!! It is really fun because we are stl's over the Halifax Sisters so I get to hear about all my people in Halifax!!! #blessed
The investigators we have here are SO cool!! Sister Osborn and I have decided we are having two baptisms this transfer and I KNOW we can make it happen!!
We got three new investigators on our first full day in the area! This area is just booming and we got lucky enough to be here for it!!! 
The members in the ward here are just amazing!!! They do SO much for the missionaries!! They are amazing member missionaries!! I am really excited to be working with them!! 
LOVE LOVE LOVE you all!!!
Have the  bestest week!

-Sista Hird

Shout out to my best friend Kara who enters the MTC this week!!! Woooo!! She is going to do wonders in North Carolina!!! LOVE YOU KAR!!!

May 24, 2017 P-Day #56 Transfers!!

Transfers are in AND SURPRISE my (short) time in New Glasgow has come to a close! I will be heading back to the metro! I am going to Sackville, Nova Scotia.  I will still be an STL and I will be companions with....Sister Osborne, yes...it will be a high school reunion (: Crazy crazy! She is new to Sackville as well, so we will be whitewashing the area! Woo! Three transfers in a row with a new area and companion! I am sure learning packing skills, and how to get rid of things hahaha! I am excited to be back in the hustle of the city and see the ocean everyday again!  (:  Sad to be leaving here so soon though! BUT I am lucky and Sackville is the ward Jackie and Steve go to!! So I will get to see them every Sunday! WOO WOO!!
Well my week, well...my last two considering I missed last week haha! 

We did the Cabot Trail up in Cape Breton for P-day!! Which was SO FUN!!! I have lots of pictures this week to prove I do in fact have the most beautiful mission!! 

All our investigators are doing really well! Jason is SO ready!! We asked him about his baptismal date and he said, " I have been praying about it and I just feel good! I don't see why I wouldn't do it, only good can come from it." He is just so cool! Since I will only be about an hour and a half away and the baptism is so soon, I should be able to come back for it! WOO

So yeah!! Thats my life at the moment (: 

-Sista Hird 

Sister Hird and Sister Kiser 

Cape Breton