September 3rd, 2013

This week was one of stress but so much JOY!

The start of the week was Sister Hunter saying goodbye and all that jazz. But then at transfers Sister Hunter went to Kirksville, Missouri and I got SISTER NYE! She is awesome so far! She is from Kaysville, Utah and has been out six months. She was actually sister Hunters MTC comp. We basically just switched companions because Sister Nye came from Kirksville and Sister Hunter is now comps with her old comp. That sounded confusing but, ya. During the closing song at transfers I put my arm around Sister Nye and said, “By the way we have a baptism tonight and Nauvoo on Saturday.” Needless to say she is enjoying Davenport 🙂

Anyways, right after transfers we booked it home for Sarah’s baptism. Everything went perfect. Sarah’s sister and boyfriend now want to learn more because they got goose bumps (aka the spirit) when she was baptized. Yay!

Friday was full of service at the hospital and then district meeting and weekly planning. Then SATURDAY! Probably the best day of my mission yet! We drove to Nauvoo with Chelsea and Bret to go to the temple for baptisms. We walked around the sites in the morning and in the brickyard the elder told us, “Doing your best is just the Mormon way!” I love that and am trying to live that more. Then…..Baptisms! We have FIVE yes five recent converts there from our ward. I got to stand by the font and handout towels but wow to see the joy on five peoples(plus everyone else) faces that a year ago had no clue about the blessings of this gospel was tremendous. And it made me so grateful to have a small part in the happiness! Missionary work is the best!

I am so grateful to be here, especially in Davenport! Even through trials there is happiness to be had!

“In all living have much fun and laughter. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not just endured” President Hinckley.

I love you all!

Sister Despain

ImageSister Nye and Kelsey at Sarah’s Baptism

ImageGoodbye Sister Hunter 😦

 “Bret & Chels being goofs!”

ImageThe Arsenal

*****THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE PROOF THAT KELSEY HAS NOT CHANGED THAT MUCH AND THAT SHE STILL HAS THAT GOOFY, SPUNKY, FUN PERSONALITY THAT WE ALL LOVE ABOUT HER!!*****

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Image Sister Hunter & Kels

ImageA unicorn/llama! haha!

 

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