Sister Emily Mangum is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.

January 23, 2015

Transfers...staying in El Paso

Hi Mom and Dad, 

Happy belated birthday Dad!

This week P-day is Wednesday because of MLK day.... Grocery shopping and zone sports again :) 
Zone sports is when our zone gets together to play sports. its fine. mostly all the Elders just want to play basketball all the time, so all the Sisters just end up running back and forth across the court for about 2 hours.  
The mission has had a big emphasis on being unified lately.  And since we are STLs we have to go every week or at least as often as possible.  
Its really up to the Elders what we do and they mostly like to play basketball...  we play chair soccer or volleyball. we are fairly unimaginative down here.

Sounds like you are having tons and tons of fun in St Augustine!

Transfers were yesterday.  I stayed in UTEP and Sister Thompson left.  
My new companion is Sister Hunt from Kaysville, UT.
Yes we are both STLs.  We were both STLs before.  She was in the Las cruces YSA, then it got shut so, nows she is here. We met at the big meeting last month.
And she goes home at the end of this transfer, so I will have another new companion in March.  I will most likely end my mission here in the El Paso University ward. 

We have had so many amazing things happen with investigators.  They are all awesome and ready to be baptized! :) 

Shannon’s baptism went really well and we have a few others that should be getting baptized later in this transfer. :)

This is Shannon.

Baptism of Shannon - El Paso YSA - January 2015

She has been investigating for a long time with several different sets of missionaries, has jumped wards all over the place.  And she finally got baptized.  She is really really sweet. 

Matt is doing awesome!  Working hard to get Sundays off work.

But the big miracle this week is Michael! He dated a member in High school and has been coming to church for a really long time.  And he finally admitted to his family this weekend (Who are devout Episcopalian) That he has been regularly attending a mormon church.  He is on date for next Saturday! YAY

I’m reading my way through the Doctrine and Covenants too.  I’m in section 55 I think.  SOOO good!  I’ve learned so so much! :)

Hope you are enjoying your warm winter weather!  
Its been 70 here the past couple days.  I’m hoping that this isn't the end of winer, because that means it will get hot again. I’m not ready for that just yet.

Love you!


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