Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dear Mom and Dad
I'm sick again. I have a cold and my throat is bothering me. I haven't received your Easter package yet, but I will get it when I go to the office. Thank you mom! I lost my credit card. Have they sent the new one to you yet? Sorry about that. I don't need the skirts. I'm not that skinny...ha ha... We've been tracting a lot out here [with not very positive results].

Well, thank you, mom and dad. I love getting Sam’s e-mail. Sorry this is not a great e-mail. I do not have a lot of time and the computer is acting stupid. I might be getting a new e-mail address so just look for it later.
Love you a lot,
Love Sister Musick
Hurrah for Israel!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hey Mom and Dad

I got your letter today. It was nice to get a letter. I am glad you like the pictures I sent you. I will send more later. Well, it seems you are really busy with family stuff. I am glad that dad is back from his trip. That sounds like fun! I know he loves those trips.

So when I was in the MTC I talked to Kevin [Andersen] about Elder Hunt [Matthew Hunt’s best friend] and he was in my first District so that was cool. He is from Bakersfield. [He is in a few pictures below of the districts.]

Well, that is great Sam is so busy, that is what missionaries want - it makes the time go faster. I love my brother.

If you can send the simplified hymn book that would be nice but you do not have to. Just tell me.

So today we went mountain biking; it was so fun. I loved it and it was a great workout which I needed. We went with the Elders and had fun. One of my companions fell when we were going to get the bikes, so we were afraid for her to go on the mountain. I love being in the mountains. I think that helped me a lot today. Then we went in to Boise and had lunch with a lady that Sister Thomas taught and some Elders came too, so that was fun. We are having transfers soon, but I think I will stay here in Eagle - that is good.

I got your letter today. I do know some of the Elders [from your missionary mom list]. Elder Tobin came in my old area. Sister Graham stayed with me one night. Elder Dela Cruz - I had lunch with him today! That’s all the missionaries I know right now!

Well, I love you all so much. Thank you for your prayers. Take care!
Love Sister Musick
Hurrah for Israel!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pictures from Meridian

Sister Brewer and Sister Musick
The District Portrait
The Cool District
Sister Musick with Jessie Balls
The Webb Family (and Molly, the dog)
The Lewis Family
The Ball Children and Sister Ah Sue
The Crane Family

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hey Mom and Dad,
Well today is P-Day and we get to go to the BSU football field today. I will take lots of pictures and send them to you!

Well, I wish that I had some great stories to tell you, but Eagle is just so slow. We did some service and I got to mow a lawn for a lady that is not a member of the church. She is the one who is taking us to the football field. We are also having lunch with her today. We got to clean a horse and I got to walk it around - it was so nice to do that.

We work with a lot of less active members in the church. We are working with a guy named Jason and he is so nice. He is like a brother to me. We have taught the first lesson to him, and we are teaching him the 2nd lesson later this week.

Sorry that this is not a good letter. I am not feeling so good. So sorry again. I want you to know that I know this church is true I am so grateful for this gospel in my life. I am so grateful that family can be together for ever. I am proud of my brothers and sisters; they are a great example to me. I am so grateful that I have great parents, too, that love me. I love you mom and dad. Thank you for all that you do for me!
Love, Sister Musick
Hurrah for Israel!

PS I might be getting a new email address. I will keep you up-to-date.
Love you. - Katie.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hey Mom and Dad,
Well, things in Eagle are moving slowly. Eagle has a lot of people here with money and that is all that they seem to care about, so it is hard. I am grateful that I can see that! So I can get the fire under them!

Thank you, mom, for sending me the picture of Sam; it was so cool to see that my little brother is a great missionary! I loved seeing the pictures of Erik and Brock and Brody and Parker - they are so cute together.

Can you send me my hymn book (pink one) so I can start working on that, so I can play for District Meetings and Zone Conference, that would be great!

Well, we had Zone Conference; it was so great. I love Pres. Yardley, he is a great man that is called of God! I will miss him. But I know that the new mission president will be great, too.

Mom, I lost my credit card so I called them and they are sending me a new one. So when you get it, can you send it to me? That will be great. I need new clothes. Thank you!

Well, I talked about Kevin with you last time. So we went to Meridian on Wed. to meet with Kevin and he did not come. MAN I was so sad that he did not come. I hope he is ok!

We were teaching a lady in Meridian and we helped her stop smoking and now she is getting baptize next week, I think. She had to talk to Pres. Yardley. So I will be going to her Baptism. I am happy for her. She has made so many changes in her life. I hope that her parents will follow her into the waters of baptism soon. There is a lady named Maria and she has a son named Jr. They are Spanish speaking but they know English. We had a lesson with them. We taught the first lesson with them and she felt the spirit so strong there. It was so great. But we were praying and I got the feeling to ask the son Jr. if he wanted to listen and he said, "No, thank you." He was playing a game, but later in the lesson Jr. come up and listened to us. It was fun to see that happen. We were praying and fasting for the area as a companionship on Sunday, and so many great things came from that! We are getting new people to teach, so that is good to see God’s hand in all things.

Mom, I will be writing a letter today for you. I will be sending it with some pictures. I will burn a cd of pictures for you soon. We are so grateful for the gospel in our lives. I am so blessed to have great parents that love me. Tell Jared good job [on his acceptance to grad school at the University of Denver]- I am so happy for them and after the mission I will be coming to visit them!

Tell the family I love them and I miss them. I love you all! MOM AND DAD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! I know that the church is true. I know that my Savior died on the cross for all of us. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and it is the word of God. I know that families can be together forever and I am grateful for that! I know that we will be with our Heavenly Father again and that day will be so great! I am grateful for a loving family that helps me. Love you guys!

Love, Sister Musick
Hurrah for Israel!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Madness begins ...

Dear Mom and Dad,

Well, Eagle is very slow on the work. We fasted last Sunday and we saw so many miracles from that. We now have a family to teach. Then a lady came up to us in church and she has a friend she wants us to befriend. And on Monday a boy, who I was working with in Meridian, called me and he is back in town. He had been in AZ going to school. His name is Kevin and we are going in Meridian to see him. I hope to see him get baptized. There is something different about him. He is a good kid!

My companions are so great! Sister Thomas is from San Diego, Ca and Sister Kaafi is from Tonga. They are so great and we have a lot of fun! One night we pulled the car over and started dancing in the middle of the street. It was fun!

We are moving to a new house on Saturday so that will be interesting. They have 6 kids. Oh man!!!!! That will be hard to live with that many people! As a missionary we need space - so we can talk about things.

We did a service project with an older man. He is a member, but he drinks wine and has a mouth on him. (“He drinks wine for his heart.”) He did not help a lot, the Elders did the work. Why can’t people let us help when they ask? But it was good to wear jeans again!!!!!!! They had us over for dinner that night - it was a good meal. I just listened to him so I could try to figure him out! So that was good.

Well, things are going good. I am feeling a little better! Don’t worry. I love you all. Thank you for the stories! I love you, Dad and Mom

Dad, Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one! Sorry it was late! I love you so much! Thank you again.

Love, Sister Musick
Hurrah for Israel!