Calgary Canada Mission

My 18 months as a sister missionary speaking Spanish in Calgary!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

That awkward moment when......


hahah so first of all I forgot to tell you that my P-day got moved to Tuesday....sorry mom! That is why I am emailing right now. So are you ready for this adventure of a week. So on Tuesday I had the chance to go and clean the was the best thing in the entire world! I don't know why I have never done this before.....I am from Utah. I live in the land of never ending Temples and this is the first time I have cleaned it. Haha anyway it was incredible. We taught Yanette again and she said that she would pray about a baptismal date!!! We are praying all goes well with her!!!! Haha and here is the biggest adventure of the week. So the sweet fathers in the ward decided they were going to put on a big mothers day dinner for the mothers in the ward. All of the missionaries were invited and we actually had to sing. Hahaha I don't know why everyone thinks I can sing! Its super funny because anyone who knows me knows that singing isn't my greatest talent. Whoops but that is okay I guess hahaha anyways it ending up being me with 6 Elders singing "Mother I love you" in Spanish while my companion played the piano. So here is were the adventure gets real. So for some strange reason all of the Elders didn't eat the food they made they went out to eat which I thought was really strange. Then my companion Hermana Morgan didn't really eat because she wasn't hungry so I ending up being the only missionary to eat the mothers day meal. Well......... I got food poisoning! The next thing I know I am dying of an illness! I was so sick all night long. We had a super busy day ahead of us so I got up the next morning and tried to stand.....nope that wasn't happening. I was SO sick!!!! Apparently so many of the mothers got sick in the ward. I felt so bad because here the fathers were trying so hard to make a nice mothers day dinner for their wives and mothers and everyone got sick. I was super sick, so we went on temporary companionship exchanges for the day because Sister Widgren was sick too(not from the dinner just because she was sick) She is a sister in my zone in the English program. So all of Saturday I was dying.....seriously dying. But I had to give a ten minute first at the English sisters baptism so we still went Saturday night. Bad news that made is worse but all is well. Haha anyway Saturday night it was so bad I was seriously starving to death because I hadn't eaten or drank anything all day so I was shaking really bad and my companion starting flipping out a little bit. She was like "HERMANA YOU HAVE TO DRINK SOME WATER" sorry mom I was being really stubborn because water sounded like death. My companion was really scared because one of Hermanas in my ward had to go to the hospital she was so sick. But I refused to drink the water next thing I know I had to get a blessing because Hermana Morgan called our District leader and asked him how to bring down a fever (he's like way smart with medical stuff) and he was like "Sister Allphin you have to drink something!!!" But I wouldn't so they came over to give me a blessing. They also forced me to drink something which I did and it was nasty!!!! Just like I predicted! Hahaha but I am super grateful they came over. I am okay now mom so all is well! Haha but here is the funny part where God has a sense of humor. I was so dehydrated and super sick that I popped a blood vessel in my eye....and now I look like Dracula in one eye. Oh and here is the best part....It not going away for up to three weeks!! Oh my goodness! I look ridiculous and also I accidentally scared a child......hahahahahah this is eye is awful but oh well. I love this place its incredible even if I did almost die. Hahaha all I could think about was Brooklynn in California hahaha it made my day! Love you all familia!
Te Amo!!!!!
Hermana Allphin

P.S. Mom I am sorry I didn't drink water but really its okay I lived so all is well!

​I loved cleaning the temple!!!

look at my nasty eye!!!!!! Food poisoning is the worst! 

​This is after we cleaned the temple

Monday, May 11, 2015

The miracles keep rolling in

Hola Famila
Haha it was so good to talk to you all yesterday! So let me tell you the run down of my week. We finished teaching the Plan of Salvation with Carla and Lucy which was super awesome!!!! Carla is such a sweetie and she seemed really interested in what we were explaining to her. We taught the first lesson to our new investigator and she was super amazing and we asked her if she would want to be baptized and she said yes so hopefully all will continue to go well! She is incredible!!! We are continuing to teach the bishops daughter and her husband and now we hope that we can start to teach them as a family with their kids. They are so incredible I love them so much! They seriously are the nicest people in the entire world. Then here is the huge miracle we met with a family were the wife is super less active and the husband is not a member. So we have been going over there and giving messages and the last time we did the husband asked if we could help explain Christ and God to his daughter. I thought it was just so incredible that this loving father who was not of our faith loves the lord so much he wants us to teach his daughter so she can love God as much as he does. I just was so touched by that. He was so funny, was like maybe you could talk to her because your two young teenage girls and she will listen to you. I am super excited. Miracles keep rolling in I love being the hands of the Lord. I love everything about being a mission. The lord has done so much for me and my family it is such an honor to serve him and his children. I love love love being a missionary. Haha even though Spanish is super hard. That is okay all is well.
I love being here in Canada this is totally where I am meant to be.
I love being a Canadian Missionary!!!!
Love Hermana Allphin

Monday, May 4, 2015

The field is ready to Harvest

So this week was super incredible! So many good things happened it was super exciting. It was a super busy week but I have decided that business is happiness. I love love love teaching! We found two new investigators this week and we are so excited to start teaching them! They are super awesome. We taught Carla and Lucy for the second time. It was a miracle because we haven't been able to get a hold of them and finally they texted us back and let us come and teach them. We taught them the Plan of Salvation and I was super excited! It was so cool because of course I went into the house nervous but the lesson was so good. Here is the thing too I taught most of it. I don't know how but I knew Spanish enough to teach most the lesson. It was so incredible! I was super excited. I love teaching the Plan of Salvation. It truly is incredible. I felt the spirit so strong. My companion shared a beautiful testimony and I could see it in their eyes that they could feel the Spirit too. They agreed to go to church and we spent all Saturday trying to find them a ride and a car seat. Here is the bad news. Satan is mean and I don't like him. Sunday rolled around and when their ride went to go and pick them up for church they said they were not coming. They said that they were going to go to a different church, but they still want to meet with us. I was so sad!  But ya know if Satan want a battle he is going to get one because I am not giving up. I know that they feel the spirit they are just a little hesitant. They love us coming over though so good signs all around. I love the Gross Familia! When we go to their house to teach her, her husband was there too. So we got to teach them both. It was so great. They have some incredible plans so I am super excited. Sorry this weeks email is super short I don't have a ton of time. Just know that I am working my tail off! My Spanish is still really shaky and I can't understand a lot of it but that is ok. I know that I was called to learn this language so it will come. I love the Lord and am so glad I get to be a missionary. Have a fantastic week! Can't wait to talk to you on Mothers day!
Love you Canadian missionary
Hermana Allphin