Wednesday, March 25, 2015


What do ya know I spend all my time researching and prepping for Louisiana and I get sent to Mississippi haha But that is a ok with me. I love it here. It's rainy and muddy and sunny and hot all in one day! Everyone here is super into talking about God and it is great. My companion is simply amazing. Teaches me so much by example which is exactly what I need! Her name is Sister Smith and she is a sweet heart. She is from Syracuse, Ut and plays the ukulele. We sing primary songs while she plays. Its great.
        Speaking of primary... Dad you totally called it when you said I was primary President for my mission prep because the branch Im serving in doesnt have enough calling free people to serve in the primary, so we teach the 6 years olds every week and were in charge of sharing time this week. We did a fun lesson on Jonah and the whale.
        Tuesday we got up at 2:15 and headed to the airport. We said goodbye to our district because only Sis. woodward and elder Armstrong and I were going to Louisiana. So we got to Louisiana and Pres. and his wife picked us up. They are so sweet! They took us back to the house and then Presidnet Sis. Woodward and I went out contacting. We gave a few book of mormons out and enjoyed the hot weather! Then we came back had dinner and had a testimony meeting.
         The next morning we woke up late because our clock was an hour off whoops! Oh we got ready fast and headed to transfers meeting I met my companion said goodbye to Elder and Sister woodward and headed to Mississippi. Its pretty here. We volunteered at a food pantry and have been tracting like crazy. I thought wow Sister Smith (my companion) Is so bold but come to find out this is the boldest she has ever been and I was just following her lead. We taught 22 lessons this week. Give or take a couple because I want here until Wednesday but we are off to a good start. 
        I met the branch! They are small in numbers but very kind. They do love the sisters. They mostly send us home with food. But we do have a meal every Tuesday Wednesday, and Sunday. I dont know a bunch of them yet but I will!
         Miss Kathy, an older lady we are teaching. She is wonderful and so sweet to us. She is doing well and the spirit is so strong when we teach there. I hope that she is praying about it!
          We knocked on Miss Renea's door, and she did not want to hear a thing. but as we talked to her you could see God softening her heart when we asked if we could pray for her. She let us in and told her of all the hard things that are scattered through her life. We prayed for her and she told us she knew we were sent to her from God. We will meet with her again this week. I love being the light in peoples lives. Making it so they dont have to live in darkness bringing a glimpse of hope to their eyes is amazing. And knowing that this is not my work is even better.
          Another time we were tracting I was wearing the cute little rubber duck shoes mama got me and i stepped into some serious Mississippi mud! It was so funny so we ran home I rinsed them off and left them outside to dry. When we got home i asked sister Smith to check if they were still there or if someone took them, (our house is like a warehouse... kinda sketchy. but nice on the inside) She just started to laugh so I was sure they were gone but when I turned the corner they were filled to the top with water. I had forgotten it rained a couple inches! So they are drying in the bath tub :)
          Its been a great week and I cant wait for this up coming one. We are manning the cupcake decorating table for the primary night! Yay! I am so excited to get close with the branch because my companion doesnt know them very well either so we arent even sure where we are going to watch conference. Or have Easter! We will see :) Have a wonderful week everyone!

Love, Sister Kerr

MTC goodbyes! I've loved Sister Woodward!

Haha! The comics the elder drew about me...what is wrong with me!

[More pics of Mississippi and her new companion to come!]

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