SUU – Week 1

Week 1 - SUU

(week 19)

Hello all!!

Transfers happened! As I mentioned last week, I am now at SUU (Southern Utah University) campus here in Cedar City. I moved in on Wednesday – boy was that a trip! We loaded everything up in the truck and drove me over to my new apartment. If you want to send me a letter, my new address is 44 North 800 West Apt 16, Cedar City UT 84720 – I LOVE LETTERS!

I spent the day moving everything and settling in, and getting to know my new companion. This week with Sister Rucker has been SUPER fun, and it turns out we have more in common than I thought!! In 2016 we went to two of the same BYU summer camps, and in one we were even in the SAME GROUP. We had no idea. It was crazy. We’ve had a great time this week, so I’ll tell you all about it.

We do exercise with the other sisters who cover our stake, Sisters Gebehart and Cameron. We usually do Facebook exercise videos, and so on Thursday morning we did a full cardio workout…. and I wanted to die. On Friday we did a boxing workout…. and I wanted to die. On Saturday we did some yoga…. and surprise surprise, I still wanted to die! But each day I wanted to die a little less!! So, progress. No, in reality I was just pretty sore afterward, but this coming week I will definitely be careful how hard I push myself!

Our friend Anna taught us how to crochet!! We have both caught the crochet bug, and ended up doing it during our various Sunday meetings yesterday (yes I know, I’m portraying such a great example. I didn’t do it when our investigator sat next to us so DON”T WORRY). I really am enjoying it, and we both bought more yarn today so I’m very excited.

My Dad was also awesome and sent me a UKELELE!!!! I’ve been wanting to learn for a while, but didn’t really have the opportunity. Sister Rucker plays, so she is going to help teach me!! She’s really good, if you haven’t already go check out the Facebook video we made together!

We ran into our friend Jeryson outside the church building on Friday and had a jam session on ukulele. It was so fun to sing with him and talk about stuff. That night we also had a lesson with Nash, our recent convert who got baptized last Saturday. He is so awesome. Seriously, he came to the sisters just a few weeks ago and said “how soon can I get baptized?” He had study notes from reading Preach my Gospel and General Conference, he finished the Book of Mormon on their second lesson, he’s basically the definition of God’s elect. I already love him and can’t wait to get to know him better.

Yesterday was eventful. For FHE (family home evening) in a couple of the wards, they combined for a devotional with Corbin Allred from the Saratov Approach movie. He and his wife were really amazing, and had some wonderful comments to share, and one thing he said really stuck out to me. He talked about how the grass always looks greener in someone else’s lawn, and that there’s always someone’s whose looks worse, but that it really doesn’t matter. We don’t need to compare our lawn to anyone else’s, because we should just be working on improving our own. For me, I took it a step farther. I thought, what does my lawn already look like? Have I been focusing on the lawn as a whole, or the weeds in the corner? Sometimes we need to refocus, and recognize just how beautiful our lawn already is.

Yesterday was Sister Baker’s birthday!!!! Our district made a funny birthday video and then called so we could all watch it with her. She loved it. Also, yesterday (lots of events!) Damian got the priesthood!!! He is so awesome, and is working on his family history so that he can take family names to the temple. It is amazing to see his progress – he is already talking about doing the ordinances of his grandpa. The spirit is real and powerful.

Also, I made beef barley soup today. I haven’t gotten to eat it yet, but it will be DELICIOUS. So yup, that’s been my crazy weird, short transfer week.

Love you all so very much!!
Sister Miltimore

1:My ukulele!!
2:I am extremely proud of my very first granny square. I’m feeling a blanket… we shall see
3:Sister Rucker and I with the celebrity, Corbin Allred
4:Leaving my cross hollow home…
5:Cedar babes who are sad about our sisters leaving

The video is my stuff loaded in the Ted the Truck

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