Monday, April 6, 2015


Neal A Maxwell once said "If everything is going perfectly for you, just wait a while"

On Monday I got a package from home! Happy days!! Thank you Trav!! Mmmm Chocolate and all sorts of stuff! It was a good evening.

Tuesday began with lessons and then some service! We went to the Winkler's and did some garden work! It was great!  We then had dinner with a non-member and her friend, who is a member, followed by volleyball at the chapel with another non-member and some YSA and members of the ward. It was fun!  We had to leave early and get home in time!

Wednesday we had a referral to contact so we went to the place where she told the Elders that she lived. We didn't have an apartment number for her though, so we parked our bikes and gave her a call... she wasn't home and was driving so she said she'd call us back.  We waited and waited, and walked around talking to those around us while we waited. We decided on a time when we would leave and go to the next person that we were to teach ... that time came and so we headed back to get our bikes. As we began to unchain our bikes, someone walked out of the apartment next to where our bikes were. "Are you the sisters?" she asked! IT WAS HER!
She had just headed back to the car to get her phone. She invited us in and told us that she had attended church in California before moving back to Colorado. She told us that she wanted to be baptized and agreed to have us teach her the lessons again. WOO!  How exciting! 1 new investigator!
Next we headed to go and visit someone we had met while trying to contact someone else. We talked a little about the restoration of the Gospel and asked if he would like to learn more. YES! He said yes! So that's 2 new investigators in one day! It was a wonderful day!
Happy Days!!
How exciting!!  We had dinner with a sister in the ward. Sis Flitton. WE LOVE HER!!
That was our Wednesday.

Thursday we started with a visit to the hospital... no biggy. Someone just needed some blood tests! After that we went and taught an older member of the ward. We re-taught him about the restoration. He has a great testimony of the restoration!
We taught the KIDS!!! I love those kids so much! Seriously! So much love for them! Little Chuck was so cute!
We were talking about obeying the law... we asked her "Why do we obey the law, Chuck?" She's barely 18 months so we knew she wouldn't answer, it was just funny. She just looked up at us, shrugged her shoulders and mumbled what sounded very much like "I don't know" Haha! It was the cutest thing!  It was a great lesson. Have I mentioned yet how much I love those kids?!

Friday started with District meeting!  After that we were all going to have a BBQ together with some others from the other district. It was too windy, so after I cried all my mascara off in the smoke. and smelt like a walking fire pit, we decided to cook it all in the oven. Everyone else had appointments to take care of or someone to help.. so the food wasn't ready in time... Sister Aukuso and I stayed and cooked the food and chips and salad and then everyone just ate in bits as they came back from appointments. It was fun.  A good afternoon. Lovely and sunny. After that we went to visit a sister from 11th ward, and then the Elders came with us to visit a brother from our ward. Then we headed home... the Elders saw that there was a package for me in the closet for packages in the apartment office!! FINALLY!!!! The other one came!
 Have no idea how long it's been there, since we checked in the office a month ago in case they didn't give us the note... and they hadn't given us a note again... but it was there... oh well! HAPPY DAYS!!
I guess we can turn those frowns upside down now!!!!
 We had dinner at a members home with other members! It was nice. They had butternut squash! Mmmmm!! Tasty!


We started Saturday off with morning sports. We played soccer! It was flippin' great!
Ok. I know it'a not soccer,'s sport!!

Then we had a breakfast with the Winklers before Conference. We totally forgot that we also had a training conference call so we had to leave iHop and start the call in the car.When we got to the Winkler's home and we did the rest of the call outside... As we were sitting on the phone I saw something out of the corner of my eye.. well looky looky! Birmingham Rollers (pigeons), just rolling around in the sky... I was totally distracted by them, trying to figure out who they belonged to! I prayed that they'd land while we were still outside so I could go talk to the owners some day. Boom!! They landed just as we were ending the call! Happy days!
Birmingham Rollers in flight


One of Dad's birds
After that Conference started and we watched the first session. It was great! Then we had lunch and helped them pack some things away. Then  we watched the second session which was also good... I never sustained the prophet so much in my life as I did when others didn't! I was like NO!!!! He is the prophet!! He was called of God!!! You people are fools!
First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(L) Pres. Henry B. Eyring , Pres. Thomas S. Monson, Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf (R)

 Anyway! I loved conference!  After it we went to teach and have dinner with another sister in the ward. After dinner the Winklers came and got us, bought us ice cream and took us home... Home to await our doom... transfer calls. They came. Sad days.

I, believing I was staying did not pack anything, and my companion who is leaving, did....

Sunday was Conference and Easter! Both Great!!  We got so many lovely goodies from members! After dinner we went to an Easter Cantata composed and directed by Sally DeFord! That was awesome! The music was amazing... then we went home and got ready to find out who our new companions were.

Monday.... Found out who my new companion is... and that I have only tonight to pack up my goods because they're combining our areas and I'm not staying where I was... bleep.... that has been my Monday. So far!
 So yes... if things are going perfectly, just wait. It'll change.
Transfers this week. Change!!!

Hopefully it'll all go ok. I just don't want my area neglected. I would die!!!


The church is still true!

Sorry it wasn't very interesting this week... maybe next week.


Love you all!


  1. You're awesome Sister Botts! ;)
    I love reading your blog - every single week is interesting!!!

  2. Well Christi, seems like you are doing a great job and enjoying it all. Do I have it right? Are you going to another area now? If so I think that you are going to be missed by everyone you met and taught. Cannot wait for the next episode. Lots of Love.