Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Birthday Weeeeeeeeekkk; Nine months done!

Well. My week was normal, then sad, normal normal, rainy and THE BEST! So the first normal part was Monday, when we went to the Cliffs of Moher again. It was so windy!!! I almost DIED!! But really.. I was walking backwards to take a picture and I fell into a dang hole!! HAHA it was so funny..
me after I fell into the hole.. they were just laughing at me!!
My bruise I got from falling into the hole.....
Please enjoy the following picture of us at the Cliffs. With Elder Buckley and Elder Bailey.

It was really a lot of fun!! 

   Well then on Tuesday we had our Zone Interview Training. That wasn't too much fun. We had interviews with President and that was good. We got a lot of different training that is going to help us out a ton!! We have some really good leaders! 
   Wednesday we met with our friend "P". He is doing really good! We taught him about Baptism this last week and he is doing really good!!! And when I say really good I mean REALLY GOOD. 
   Thursday, we did our planning like always and then we went to go see "T". She is so sweet. She is the best. We also saw Juan and Sonia, SCORE! Love that Family so much. oh man.
   Friday, we did Street boarding with the Elders, it was good. 
   Saturday was really busy. We met with Juan and Sonia again, and then our new friend named "A". She is cool. She is from Limerick but she moved back here a few years ago from Boston. Then we went to see Amanda Kelly and her daughter, Bre. They are really nice too! They are members. And we also saw "P" again. He said he will pray about baptism so we will see what happens!!
 IT WAS SUNNY!!! had to take a selfie.
SO RAINY!!! We forgot to bring our jackets this day haha we were only out for like an hour.. crazy.

   Sunday! Well you know. It was my birthday. Mhmm (: So good. Church was really good. We went to the Faloons home for dinner (and cake!) (Mom note: They were so busy laughing and eating they forgot to take pics)  Then we also went over to Juan and Sonias. Overall I ate way too much food, almost died, didn't actually though, so that is good.  
   Sister Stewart decorated the house for me (: haha she is so sweet. The Elders brought me cake with a cat on it!! I sure do love cats.. Well that is pretty much my week.. Sorry it is so short but I hope you all love the pictures.. 
Oh and also... I MADE IT TO MY 9 MONTH MARK>>> So it is said when this occurs that the Sister is supposed to take Pregnancy pictures. So I delivered. With the pictures.. not an actual baby... 

saved one for you Cypee (;

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wet & Rainy Limerick

As we were standing under this tree it was dumping buckets on us and this lady came and stood by us and then asked if we wanted to walk under her umbrella with her. She was so nice! Fionna was her name. Such a sweet lady! 

 Motorcycle gang

This week over here in limerick has been so rainy! I didn't know it was possible for so much rain to fall out of the sky. But let me tell you, it is.. 
   Tuesday, we had some lessons with our friend "M" and "P". They are both really nice. and they are doing good. We met "M" a few months back and we taught him about 4 times and we just lost contact and so Sunday I told Sister Stewart we should go sit in a park and talk to people so we sat. And no one wanted to talk to us. We got up to leave and guess who we saw? Yup, "M". He told us a lot of crazy stuff happened and he got a new phone and lost our number. Well we gave it to him again and it is all good! Hopefully we will be able to meet with him this week. "P" is good. He sure does love the bible. We taught him about the importance of the Book of Mormon and that there are some things that are missing from the Bible, so that's why we need the Book of Mormon. Hopefully he will read it this next week so he can know. 
   Wednesday since none of the missionaries here in Limerick moved...we had a party because it was moves day. And when I say "had a party" I mean we went to Bunratty castle! It was so good. I would send a picture of it but the Elders are horrible picture takers. Sorry everyone. Haha. 

   Thursday we did some finding walked around the city and then we went and saw Juan and Sonia. It was short because Juan was sick so we just told him we would come back tomorrow. So Friday we went over and let me tell you. It was so good. We asked them if they were still feeling good about baptism and you could see how afraid Juan was. We answered his questions and he wasn't sure about the Word of Wisdom. But I promised him that when ever he feels like drinking tea or coffee or beer that if he will stop and pray and read the Book of Mormon that those feelings will leave him. If there was a time in my life when I have felt the spirit so strong it was then. What I told him was so true that I started crying like a little baby (Thanks daddy) and his daughter and Him cried too. Afterwards his daughter just hugged me and thanked me. It made my heart absolutely melt. I don't feel like I did anything! I just love them so much! I would do anything for that family! THEY ARE GOING TO BE BAPTISED ON THE 25 OF JULIO. What could possibly be a better present? Uh nothing.
   Saturday, we saw "P" again. We talked more about HOW IMPORTANT THE BOOK OF MORMON IS.
   Sunday at church we were able to have 3 of our friends there. WOO! They are the bomb. This week was so good!  I Love being a missionary. I love you all! Have a great week!! LOVE SISTER STRIBLING
 Ice Cream with Azariah and the Elders

Hey don't forget to write me lots of letters!!!
Sister Stribling 
29 Alandale Square
South Circular Road

Monday, July 6, 2015

LIMERICK LIMERICK...I love Limerick!

Went down to the river shannon on the 4th of July
Me and Giacomo taking selfies while Sister Stewart teaches (; haha 

   Well Well Well. Guess who is so blessed to be staying here in Limerick!? That's right. ME! You all have no idea how happy I am. It is so good! I love it here in Limerick. The people are so good! The Branch is amazing. Sister Stewart and I are doing good! There were so many things that have happened this last week! At least it feels like that. But looking back it was actually kinda slow... haha that's embarrassing! Well let us begin from the beginning shall we? 
   Okay,so on Monday it was Sister Stewart's Birthday and so after we did our normal P-day stuff (Including shopping and football) we went to see Juan and Sonia. You will never guess what they did. They had a little Surprise party for Sister Stewart! So sweet! They are just the best. I wish you all could meet them. We taught them 3 times this last week and they are doing great! They are still working towards baptism on the 25th of July! WOOO! I LOVE THEM. Yesterday while we were at church it was Fast and Testimony and they were asking us why different people were getting up there and so I explained it to them on the Google translate thing and they wanted to go and share testimonies with everyone!   But they didn't because they were afraid that no one would be able to understand them. They are so sweet. They are going to go up next month they said so I will be looking forward to that! They are so good.
 Surprise party haha so cute!  Happy Birthday Sister Stewart!!!
Hanging out with Juan & Sonia & family

   Tuesday we had our District meeting. One of the Elders in my District is going home this week! So sad. We will miss him but it's all good! After we had district meeting we had lasagna for lunch and cake for Sister Stewart's and Elder Baileys Birthdays this week.  After that we went over to Jeanette and Kirsty's house. They are doing good! Later on that day we went into the city and did street boarding with the Elders. "What do you love about your family?" There were a lot of people that came and talked with us. We even met this member that was over here on work. He is living in Utah. So that was pretty neat! 
Street boarding. I asked some random guy to take a picture for us and he told me no....

   Wednesday, I was sick as a dog. I rolled out of bed, then we exercised. When we came home, I was dying and so Sister Stewart made me go back to bed. I thought I just had to sleep for like an hour or two but she wouldn't let me get up! But Surprisingly I got better.. I am not too sick any more after like 14 days of it, haha its about time! 
   Thursday was a normal day.  We taught 2 lessons, one with Juan and Sonia and another with our friend Pierre. It was good!
 Coming home from Dublin on Friday
Random mini horse we found

   Friday, we drove up to Dublin to meet our new Mission President, President Donaldson. He is really cool. He is such a good guy! Everything is going pretty good right now! I am excited to be here and I love being a missionary! Hey since I am staying here in Limerick....feel free to write to me!!!!! I won't ever be mad (; haha good one Sister Stribling.   (mom note: Seriously....she want's & needs people to write her...please and thank you!)

 We made crepes... oh yeah..
Obliviously these computers are not from Hawaii.. MOM- I need spam. Thanks...and Nori Seaweed too!