Thursday, October 29, 2015

I Think I Need A Virtual Hug....October 26, 2015

Hellooooo (Epic)! 
I can't believe Halloween is this week either. Last I checked it was the 1st of October and I was shocked then about the lateness in the year....but now its almost November and my 4 Month mark was Saturday. Weeeiiiirrrrddddd.
Um Mom, is the apocalypse coming and you didnt tell us?!? You didnt decorate???? For a holiday?!?!  holy moly the world is coming to an end! Everyone hide your kids, hide your wife, hide errythang- cuz its getting real up in herr. 
Man, I wish i was back in school. I love learning. I miss high school (but mostly college) all the time! Live it up girls, it only lasts a little while!
JENNA!!!! I am going to ask you the most important question of your life, ok? ok. DID you BEAT VISTA?!?!?! I need all the details c'mon! I want to know of your boss self ok?
Aw yay, Sundays with the Grandparents are the best! I love them :)
Baby Pairsh is adorable! I'm sorry to hear about Lil Ladybug though-. I'll be praying for them for sure- they're my fav little family :)
Bishop actually just emailed me about the missionary who came home in his family! So weird, because I got the feeling I should write them a letter last night, so I did, and I sent it off this morning before I even knew he had emailed me! Crazy crazy lol
OH MY GOSH STOP. STOP RIGHT NOW. NO MORE. HOW ARE YOU 2 SUCH STINKIN. GORGEOUS. LIL. FLIPS????? stttaaawwwwpppp. i literally can't even with you two. Why cant y'all save some beauty for the rest of us poor folks?? jeez louise y'all are too much

So there's not real much for me to talk about this week- sorry! but I'll do my best to stretch it out and bore you with the details ;)

Lessseeee... Monday we had an awesome Pday of Zone Sports in which we played basketball and had lots and lots of fun! I have been dubbed a "baller" by some of the elders and an "alright sister" by the's high praise, ok? Like supa high. They love me, I can tell, ok? So ya, that's pretty sweeeeet. This zone is seriously amazing this transfer. We got the best zone in the mission, hands down. #WeNumber1 #Zone1Swag  But forreal, these elders are my bros, I just want to hang with them all the time they're so cool. It's tight!  Alsooooo, one of them may or may not owe me a slushie becuz I made 10 swish 3-pointers in a row....yup momma- my 8ish yrs of bball are paying off! ;)

Tuesday we watched the Piano Guys Face2Face broadcast. It was awesome! If y'all don't know what the Face2Face stuff is, go look it up!!! They have Lindsey Sterling, Elder and Sister Bednar, and David Archuleta- and they're just really cool face-to-face Q&As with them. Also, the musical ppl play a lot of cool songs! I'll send you the one I took a recording of, it's beautiful.   Annnnndddddd I may or may not now be converted to the Piano Guys....they're just too cool, and their music is gorgeous and beautiful and you just want to float on a cloud and cry while you listen to them. And I have also decided that when I come home, I'm either taking cello or piano lessons. Cuz I've wanted to do that for a while, but I never like really wanted to do it, ya know what I'm saying? But now I do, so its a done deal. Can't hold me back. Sorry mom, you're gonna have a musical daughter instead of 3 ballers. :)

Wednesday we had lunch with Br. M like we always do. He's super awesome, and he's on date to go back to the temple on December 18th!!!!! It's been years since he's been, so it's fffaaaannnnttttaaasssstiiiiiccccc!!! We also went to the chiropractor which was wonderful for my neck and I feel so heavenly afterwards, its beautiful. We also met a lady on a bench who was playing a guitar. We stopped and chatted with her for a while, and though she didn't want to hear our message, we prayed with her and she said that we are just "beautiful girls that shine so bright" that we brightened up her day! The Spirit is so great :)

Thursday we had a 7 hr long Zone Conference in Paterson. It was super good! The trainings and lessons and role plays we were taught were perfect. The Spirit was so strong, you always come away from these meetings feeling so excited! It's so fun to be all together with the other missionaries in the zones around you for a little while- and to be with PT and Sis Taggart and the APs is great. I love em all so much!

Friday and Saturday we went on exchange with Sister Stout and Sister Brown. I went to Caldwell with S. Stout, and S. Carlson stayed in Emerson with S. Brown. It was a good exchange, and i met a few cool people in Caldwell. But let's just say it was pretty emotional for me and I'm struggling with a lot of stuff right now soooo to say that my eyes were swollen and puffy for the weekend was an understatement. I wore my glasses for 2 days because my eyes were burning so bad haha.  I'll just say that the Sisters are great though, and that its amazing being in this group of missionaries who are all so full of love for each other and everyone around them. Its great.

Saturday was a fun night hahaha  We went to an African party without knowing? lol, this lady from Sierra Leone invited us over for dinner, and we show up and there are Africans everywhere and the music is suuuuper loud and the food is everywhere and everyone is was awesome! haha We came in and said the prayer over the food, and then everyone dug in and we were just these 2 white Americans sittin on the couch eating the really spicy African food while the music was blarin so loud you couldnt hear nothin and the people were all up and dancing. I loved it! I love Africans so much, they are such a fun and boisterous and kind and cool people. They were all super nice, but we cant speak their language, and their accents are super strong, but their general ideas always came across. The music was cool too, even though we're not supposed to listen- but there's a missionary saying "if you can't control it, enjoy it." so we did! And they gave us this super spicy stuff to eat and I only had a drop/bite of it and my whole mouth was on fire. Like i literally thought i was about to start shooting flames. It was suuuuuper spicy haha, and these people were sitting there eating a whole spoonful of this stuff! They got mouths of steel i'm telling ya! Africans also have this really good soda called Vimto. It tastes like that pink little kid medicine that you just want to chug cuz it tastes so good...ya its a carbonated version of that and I LOVED IT. holy moly, I want to have that always. it was sooooooo goood!

Sunday was the Primary Program and GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?! We had 4 investigators and 3 less actives at church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a glorious day! Oh my goodness I need to sing from the mountain tops how wonderful it was to see them all there!!!!!!! And the Spirit was so strong because of the children!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY!   Also, we found 2 more family names for S. Walker for her to take to the temple! She's super excited and she cried and danced as usual- she's so sweet! i love how much she loves this work and this gospel, it's great!  We also got to see our main man Richard... and Larry, and Seth, and Joe haha. They're so cool, and you can always tell they're choice spirits of the Lord :)    We then went to the Parks house for dinner. I seriously love them, you always come away feeling so loved and unjudged and beautiful! They're so nice, and I love their lil Koreanness and their children are hilarious and so talented its crazy. We had a piano recital in the basement (cuz in order for the kids to play I had to say i would play a song too...yikes!) and they play beautifully. Like basically professionally except they're 9 and 10. It's crazy haha. And then they made me play, so i went up and sorta tapped out the LotR and the Hobbit songs that I know....they were very nice to me about it haha- but I sounded terrible after their 2 daughters!

We've been tracting 24/7 for the past 3 weeks and it's getting sooooooooo discouraging. It's good practice talking to people i guess, but no one wants to listen and I feel like we're almost wasting our time? Like there should be something more productive to do, but oh well.

That's basically it for me- today we're going on a Zone Hike and playing Baseball after- so I'm super excited for that! Also, I wrote a new poem, so if my i[ad decides to connect to the wifi anytime soon I'll send you my pics and that poem!

I love you all a ton!!!!! I can't wait to talk to you in 60 days!!!!!

Stay Jersey Strong.
Love, Sister McAllister

P.S. Can Marah please be in the christmas skype sesh? :)
 Poor girl and her hurting feet
 Fall time in the East

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Drunk calls, 146 Knocked Doors, and the Invention of the Infinite Tissue Pack" a novel by Sister McAllister....October 19, 2015

Hola familia! J'adore vos tres belle visages. <---- idk if my grammar is even correct on that one #MissionBrain

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THE POSTCARD FROM THE VLA!!!!!!!!! I've wanted to go there for yeeeaaarrrssss , and now in a weird way i can say that i have (in spirit). how cool was it up close??? are they huge?? was it fantastic????? daaaaaddd tell me everything!!! pleeeaaassseee
I'm feeling such great secondhand joy from this vacay! It brings me such happiness to know you all had a good time! And to know the Coleman's are doing well! She sent me a postcard too- I love them SO much!
Did you get my letter???
WHOA. EVANN CAME HOME?????? HAS IT BEEN THAT LONG?!?!?!?! OOOOHHH MMMYYY GOOOOSSSSHHHH time flies!!! wooooooooowwwwwww do you have a pic of her?? is she super tan??? did she talk in spanish??? whats different about her???? tell me everything! i need the deets to survive!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ wow, sorry for the spazziness of the above. i need to tone myself down haha- but in my defense the only time i can truly be myself now is in emails sooooooo, sorry you get my  week-long pent up craziness- but thats why you wuv me. :D
Also, I have traded in my melatonin for ibuprofen- so hopefully my liver will still be alive when i come home haha

My week had some super great parts, and some super not great parts #OppositionInAllThings

On Monday there was a Senior Missionary couple that had served here 5 yrs ago, and they came back! We got to have dinner and FHE with them and the family they were staying with. There they told us 2 stories that you may or may not have heard before, but holy moly the Spirit was in that room so powerfully. The first is: there were 2 sister missionaries in Brazil that were tracting and knocking doors. This one man opened the door, and was super afraid of them. To the point that he told them to leave and not come back. Anyways, so the sisters went on and the next day for their pday they went to the post office. At the post office they saw a wanted poster for the man they had met the other day. He was wanted for the kidnapping and raping of several women. The sisters told the police where he lived, and they caught him. When they questioned the man why he didn't take the sisters as well, since they were exactly his type, he said- "with those 2 huge men with swords and shields standing behind them? No way!" These sisters were literally protected by angels. Goosebumps, right?  The second story is: a man and his very pregnant wife went to Alaska for something and the airport is not too far from the house they were staying in. The cars couldn't get them their because they were snow or iced in or something, so they walked. As they were walking they saw a huge grizzly start charging towards them from the hill ahead of them. It got closer and closer and closer, until the man stopped. Lifted his arm up to the square. And said, "in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood which is in me, I command you to stop!" The bear immediately  skidded to a halt, looked at them, and then walked away. Holy moly, the gospel is true and all who say it's not are insane! Look at these 2 examples! You can't make this stuff up! The Lord is watching over us all and we are SO blessed to have this knowledge of His true and everlasting gospel. Jeez Louise it's beautiful.

Also, on Tuesday, I may or may not have hit a trashcan and knocked the back of our side mirror off...... but hear me out! A car turned way wide going the opposite way so i had to swerve to avoid him and then i hit the trash can going 30mph with the mirror- but we thought nothing had happened til we parked at the church and realized the back of our mirror was gone. So we had to go back and search for it, but God is good and it had fallen into the person's driveway and not in the street to get crushed. So we popped that sucker back on, and its basically like nothing happened. Ok? It's like it never happened. I'm still a beautiful driver thank you very much.

On Thursday we went to place a sign on a members house in Northvale at 8pm. So it's night already and they live in a close-knit cul de sac, and we get there and park the car and turn off all the lights- but we get busy talking about stuff (which is good cuz it all worked out). So we're sitting there talking and a cop comes around the corner with his floodlight on. And we're like ??? so we sit there in our dark car (we weren't thinking ok) and wait for him to pass. But he pops a U-y and parks right behind us with his lights shining into our car. K we, don't know what to do cuz he doesnt come out to talk to us or anything, he just sits there. Anyways the member comes out and talks to the cop for a little while, and then the cop pulls away and drives off- never stopping to check us or anything....weird stuff, right? It gets weirder, and obvi we weren't thinking becuz we still went up and ding-dong ditched their house and left the sign. As we were running away their neighbor lady sticks her head out of the window and starts screaming at and berating us! Shes all "Stop going around to peoples houses .You're horrible! Who do you think you are? You need to stop! i called the cops and they're on their way!" etc etc. And we yell back and say we have no idea what you're talking about we just got here, blah blah blah (i dont do that blah blah blah) Soooo we didnt know what to do, but we didnt really want to talk to cops...sooooooooooo we ran to the car, and drove off before we had our seatbelts or the lights on. Yeeaaahhhh, haha that was interesting. We got home safe, dont worry! But we called the member and left a message saying sorry, we think we upset your neighbor lady and we dont know why she called the cops on us! Turns out that there were teens going around "spooking" ppl. Basically the ppl open their doors and the kids throw candy at them and run away- and that had just happened 15 or so mins earlier to this lady, so she was watching out for them to come back. The member got a kick out of it and said it was stinkin hilarious how much she was callin them and yellin about safety that night. haha, he said that she described us as "2 ppl wearing trench coats and one was a man!" hahahah i think i should be offended she called me a man right? ;)

So we think we got a drunk call on Friday night? This lady calls us and is making no sense and keeps jumping from topic to topic and asking these random questions about what we believe. So we're answering her and doing all we can to help her, and then she's confused because she thought we were from Germany? And then we said no, Utah and Colorado, and she got more confused and asked us what time it was there. So we said the time and she was like "oh same as here, so weird" and we're like ??? We live in Jersey like we said... And she was like "what?!" Sooooo ya haha, we referred her over to the elders covering her town, but we're pretty sure she was stoned or something. She asked us if she could bring her atheist boyfriend (she's atheist), and were like sure! Whoever wants to learn can learn, doesn't matter who they are. So she asked him and he said no, and all we hear is "well you don't have to be rude about it." She then proceeds to tell us her background story with her BF who is going away cuz they were engaged at one point and now they're not and they were great together and he has a gentle soul but that's why they're not getting married cuz he's rude. And then she asks "do you have gentle souls in Germany?"  Ya bizarre haha, and S.Carlson and I are trying super hard not to crack up...idk what even was happening holy moly, but we answered all her questions and told her there would be elders she could call at this number tomorrow morning if she wanted to learn more. It was bizarre, becuz she was there enough that we thought she was cognizant and thinking, but also not there enough that we think she was high or something haha. Anyways, that was a pretty hilarious experience.

Also, on Friday I got to go down to Scotch Plains and go on exchange with Sister Troconis as S. Carlson and Robinson went to the temple with a Recent Convert. It was super fun and super weird haha. I kept thinking her and I were the same mission age, but she's only 2.5 weeks old and I'm almost 4 months! So it was funny seeing all the greenie stuff she did (which I hope not, but I'm pretty sure, I did lol). It was a fun 5 hours together though! It'd be really fun if we got to be real comps at some point!! Good thing I still got 14 months left and she's got 17 :)  which OK, tangent (go back to the beginning...this is the beginning;) she got her knee surgery the day we all flew from the MTC to Jersey. And the doctors told her she wouldn't be walking for 3 months and that it would take 6 months after that for her to be able to go on a mission. Well she said forget that, and the Lord blessed her to be able to walk after a week, and here she is on her mission 3 months later. Crazy right? The Lord is amazing!!


We knocked so many doors this week. Holy moly are my feet tired. And it got bone-chillingly cold the past 2 days. I'm talking as cold as if there was a foot of snow on the ground but its still fall and sunny cold. So that's been grand. Especially for all the slammed doors in our faces! Man, it really hurts though, all kidding aside. To stand there freezing, feet hurting, and exhausted and before you can even get a word out or say hi or get past smiling and onto talking- they say "oh. no." *slam*  Like, all these people don't even know what they're rejecting. They don't even give us the chance to tell them of the greatness and the love and the amazingness that is the gospel of Jesus Christ. I've had out of the 146 doors we knocked, 102 slammed in my face. haha so, to say my area is hard compared to all the humble, city areas is an understatement. S. Carlson was like whoa this is waaaaay different from my last area. aNd i'm like welcoem to the past 4 months of my life.

I found out some news on Tuesday that really threw me for a loop. Mosiah 27:29--"My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity. I was in the darkest abyss; but now I behold the marvelous light of God. My soul was r'acked with eternal torment; but I am snatched, and my soul is pained no more." pretty accurately describes my experience, though it wasn't after the repentance process. Someone I  love very deeply and dearly is going through a hard time right now, they're pretty lost on the path back Home, and I didn't know what to do. I cried and cried (which taught me not to open emails right before an appointment), for at least 30 minutes while praying fervently in the car for peace. The most incredible feeling literally washed over me as I pleaded with Heavenly Father. I can only describe it as if I was immersed dry in chilled water: my body raised in goosebumps, and I had the overwhelming feeling that someone was watching me. I immediately felt peace. The anguish of my soul was calmed and taken away; I was left with peace and consolation. I know the Lord heard my prayer and answered my call. He knew the pain of my heart and soul, He knew the worry and the fear I felt for this person, and He knows the very desires and hopes of my being. I immediately stopped crying, and I was completely focused on the person we were teaching. I know the Lord gave me that focus, and is continuing to give it to me.  I was able to get a priesthood blessing from some kind Elders, and I felt even more peace. I know the Lord is aware of me, and aware of each of us. He knows perfectly our pain and anguish so that He has that ability to succor us. Alma 7:11-12 says "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities."  How much clearer can it get? He not only went through it to save and redeem and uplift and sanctify us, but to know our pains and weaknesses perfectly so that He could help and hold and lift and support us perfectly. 
Turn to Him
As the waves crash against the shore
And you’re thinking you can’t anymore,
Turn to Him
And He’ll help you heal again.
When you’ve fallen from the Tree of Life
And are filled with overwhelming strife,
Turn to Him
He’ll reach out a limb.
The billowing storm will calm
And He will become a welcoming balm-
Turn to Him
Even if on a whim.
He will leave you whole and clean
Without any sin to be seen.
Turn to Him
He’ll fill you to the brim.
Even if you’ve done all you can do
And feel you can’t keep pushing through,
Turn to Him
He’ll pull you from the rim.
His hand will help and hold,
Return you true and bold,
To teach what He has told
To those who seek the Fold.
If you turn to Him

Whoa, sorry for the novel. But a lot happened this week and theres still more to tell you that i havent gotten to but i figured i should just tell you the happy parts and not my struggles so voila!

have a fantastic rest of fall break! AND JENNA? You better beat Vista into the ground on Thursday.

Love yous!
Stay Jersey Strong.
Sister McAllister

P.S. In the next package you send, can you send me a box more of contacts for each eye, and also my black combat boots? :D

October 12, 2015

OK first off: I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOO STINKIN MUCH!!!!! And I wish i was there tooo Dad!
2ndly, where and when did jenna get that flippin awesome hoodie?!?!?!? that thing is gorgeous holy moly!
I'm glad y'all get the chance to have fall break and relax a bit! i can't believe it's alrdy Oct and that is it the 12th too. so, just, gah! right now. you went to the one place i've wanted to go for yyyeeeeaaaaarrrrssssss! AND you get to see the Colemans?!? *sigh* it's a darn good thing Im livin it up in the east coast with the skyline and the fall colors right now (which I gotta tell you, are a thousand times better than home)

That's so hard! Please give them all my love! it's so sad that house is now just a memory, but its also nice having them so close to home! I hope they're doing better now. I love them so much!
Thats so heartwarming to know Ty is missing me! you never know with him, so its nice to know! Please let him now im missing his punk-self too since he wont respond to my emails :)

Sorry I dont have much this week. I've been struggling.  its been a huge adjustment with my new companion. And i havent taken a lot of pics because of that. Its been prettttty darn hard. Especially cuz shes making me walk super far everyday and Ive been in nonstop pain every day, she wont let me sit for any amount of time. So thats rough. but keep on keepin on right?

We did get a Less Active on date for the temple though! So his goal is to be back there on Dec 18, and then we have 2 ladies who we found family names for so we're going to the temple with them on Oct 23 and Nov 14. Pretty sweet right? I'm super excited for them all!!! I love this ward so much. I'm kinda hoping that I get one more transfer here , and then that I train here- I dont really want to leave the zone or area just yet. I feel like i have a lot of experience and work that needs to happen in this place. And i want to be there for S. Brown's dying testimony in March. And I want to skype y'all from here.

so ya, thats me in a nut shell. sorry i dont have a lot of details here, its just been a really rough week.

I love you all!
Stay Jersey Strong.
Sister McAllister
Service Day at Passaic Park

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I See Your "Crazy Week" and Raise It To My "Insane Week"...October 7, 2015

Where do I even begin with this letter? I feel so discombobulated and bamboozled right now-- snap, those are beautiful words. I should start using them more often! Haha

First of all. Jenna was stinkin gorgeous holy moly I can't even rn can she shtawp??? She needs a permanent full body paper sack to put herself in. Also, side tangent, dad needs to start honing his shooting *cough* concealed weapon *cough* 
WAY TO GO KK YOU GET THAT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD!!! MY LIL SIS IS A BOSS! Man, why do all y'all gotta be so much cooler than I am. I thought I left a legacy of awesomeness, but now I'm being overshadowed too quick. Some people.
Um, I didn't ok this move! This is not acceptable and I demand a refund on...something, but idk what, but I demand a refund! Wwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??? 😭 I love their house. And it's gonna be great to have them close by home, but cmon we won't have or biannual trips to Utah anymore. Blah, why does it have to happen while I'm goooonnnneee?  Ok. Enough moping Sister McAllister. Pull yourself together, you are a missionary! Go, teach, win. (The previous statement is an adaption from the Incredibles and is in no way meant to be a copyright infringement  or an act of plagiarism. That is all. Have a nice day.)<----idk what even goes on in my mind, I am so sorry lol
Anyways, I'm glad you, aunt Debbie, and uncle mark could help them out these past few weeks. And I'm super glad you got to see Ty! The lil flipper hasn't emailed me for a month....I'll get him back one of these days, I have plans for him. 😈😇

This week has been insane to say the least. We had a hurricane coming our way and everyone was flippin out becuz they thought it was the next Sandy, we had a service project on Monday that lasted allllll day, we were spiritually filled with a bulldozer on the weekend, and my nails have not been painted for 2 whole days. Yes. It is indeed that drastic over here in Jersey that I have had bare nails for 2 whole days. The Second Coming must be coming quickly.

So the hurricane. We didn't even hear about it til Thursday when a cpl ppl cancelled their appts on the weekend becuz they wanted to prepare. And then it made sense that it had been raining nonstop all day, and would continue to do so for the next 3 days....anyways, everyone was flippin out becuz of the possibility it could shoot north and hit us, so they were buying out the grocery stores of canned food and water. It was kinda crazy haha, I felt like I was in one of them apocalypse movies! We were told to have a full tank of gas and to buy food so we'd be prepared, and we had to have the directions to all the important places written down just in case.  Ya, none of that was needed haha, but in any case, I got to use my boots for the first time! I love em :)

The service project on Monday was awesome! We went to Passaic and helped build a playground for the kids there. We helped out a program called "Kaboom!" that's all about making sure kids are getting out and playing rather than having screen time all day. It was a lot of fun! My group built the benches and spread mulch and planted the garden! That is one nice playground, and it was cool that all of us working were volunteers. We were there from 8am-6pm, so to say that our backs and our legs and our everything is sore is an understatement. At this point I feel like taking a chainsaw to my ankles would be less painful that having my feet still attached to me hahaha. But it was fantastic, and fun, and the weather was perfect, and the people great, and the children cute, and and and and. It was amazing and I feel so accomplished knowing I helped! The kids got out of school and were lining the paths asking us when they could come play on it 😊. Also, Matt Lauer and Savannah from the Today show came and "helped" out (as in they carried a pot for 30sec and then set it down while the camera followed them). But we all took a group pic with them and they said we were gonna be on the Today Show at some be looking in the sea of purple shirts for my camo hat! :) 

Conference was amazing. What more can be said? I feel so blessed to have seen it and heard all the wonderful talks! It's so amazing in the mission too, I feel like I got sooooooo much revelation and good things from this one. Ah, I love it. But I also wanted to jump through the screen and lift President Monson up when he started struggling. I actually think I started crying because I was actually scared we would see him die at the pulpit. Holy moly, but his talk was fantastic and so spiritual. But when he started repeating his words at the end and slumping below the microphone my heart hurt so much. You just love him so much it physically hurts to see him like that. I was waiting for President Nelson to stand up and prop him up like he did with Elder Wirthlin in 2007, but I guess the Spirit told him not to or something. But anyways, I feel so uplifted and spiritually fed right now. I want Conference to be every week!

Wellll, all is going well with my new companion. You'll be pleased to know that you know her! Hints: she is from Utah. The first part of her name is dads name, but with a c. She has brown hair and beautiful brown eyes. She loves sister Anderson.......have you guessed yet? Go on. Guess. I'm going to wait til you've guessed........ Ok fine.
*channels inner Dora* say it with me! Sister Carlson!!!  Yup. We're greeniebusting each other! And sisters Kang and Anderson are greeniebusting each other down south too. Crazy right? AND Sister Troconis is now in Jersey!!! She was there with the other trainees on Tuesday! AND her trainer is sister Carlson's trainer! Small world!! Ah. It was a fun day. AND it rained! So that was fun. But the 2.5 hrs it took to get home weren't #NJTrafficAtItsFinest

I can't believe I've almost been out 4 months, the time is flying by! A part of me wants to stay in Emerson til after Christmas, but I also want to go experience more of Jersey. We'll see what happens, but I'm glad I get to stay here until Nov 10 at least.

That's basically all from me! I love you all! And please tell Sister Chase and all the YW thank you for their notes! I love them 😄

Stay Jersey Strong.
Love, Sister McAllister
 new companion....Sister Carlson
 2 MTC companions and last companion
 left her mark at the park
 Passaic Park playground she helped build