Monday, May 16, 2016


This week I went to the temple 2 whole times! It was so great! I loved it! It's such a blessing to be able to go to the temple as a missionary. I seriously don't know what I would do if I couldn't! All you missionaries who can't or couldn't are much stronger than I am seriously!

The first time we went was with the mission. We go every quarter and it just seems to come at the perfect time! I love it so much and just the peace that it gives me. The next other time I went JUAN WENT TO DO BAPTISMS! It's the most amazing experience having an investigator go to the temple! Juan is really funny! So he was just so worried about 2 things. The first was that he would drown because he doesn't know how to swim and it looks a lot bigger than the baptismal font he got baptized in. The second is that the family of the people he's being baptized for wouldn't want them to be baptized because his family wouldn't want him to do the work for anyone in their family.

The cool thing about that is we were waiting to go do baptisms and this guy comes up and asks Juan to do his families name! I was like !!!!!!!!!!!!! That's the only way I could think of describing it!

HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS US ALL EVERYONE! It was so cool! And he didn't drown! Whoa! So cool!

Another cool thing is we did service this past week with the young church service missionaries at a park! So I was sitting there with one of the YCSM sister Herman she's the best! And I look over and I say to everyone "that girl over there looks EXACTLY like my cousin Rachel. But I'm not sure if it's her" everyone's like how do you not know if that's your cousin and I was just like well I haven't heard of her being a church service missionary so idk. But I was like I swear she looks exactly like her! So I made sister swain go up and ask her name and lo and behold IT WAS MY COUSIN RACHEL! She's serving at the family history library in Ogden and I'm just like what! No one told me! She is literally 5 minuets away from me every day! Crazy right! So funny!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

I was so happy to be able to talk to my family yesterday! This past week was stressful but it's ok! At the beginning of the week sister Opeti got sick and then I got sick! So it was tough but we got through it! 

I just feel like not much happened! We did a lot of finding and a lot of talking to people! We had interviews with president this week and that was good! I love president Jaggi he just kinda gets me and I feel comfortable asking him for help. Also I found out he sees everything my family does. He asked about Kaitlin's graduation! And asked if Scott was less active. I told you you need to cut your hair Scott! He told me I was a seasoned missionary now. That was weird I still feel like a baby! We had zone training this week too from the zone leaders. That was good I just wasn't feeling very well so idk. I don't really have much else to say haha! Hopefully my email next week
is more exciting! I love you all so much! Have a great day!

Love Sister O'Connor

Monday, May 2, 2016

Toto I don't think we're in Utah anymore

So yesterday was crazy! There was a huge windstorm because of something that has to do with Wyoming or something? I don't know.. All I know is that everything is torn up! Roofs are off houses! Trees fell to the ground! Signs for buildings are down! Power is out! WIFI WAS OUT! All the missionaries were happy it was this Sunday and not next! YAY FOR MOTHERS DAY! It was seriously insane! They even canceled church or just had sacrament meeting! We were instructed that if we didn't have church to put on some pants and get to work! So that's what we did!

Sister Opeti and I went with Elder Jordan and Elder Jones to help some people! We saw that a family had tons of stuff down in their yard! It was a Hispanic family Elder Jordan knew from his Spanish program days and they had the cutest little girls we asked their names and they were like "I'm Camilla and I'm Sarah" so of course we started calling them that and then we found out Sarah's name wasn't Sarah. She has been telling everyone her name was Sarah and it's so funny her name is Allison! I about died! 

After we cleared up their yard we drove around and a HUGE tree had fallen into the road so we go and get our tools and started to chop up this tree! We got it all done and then went to sacrament meeting in pants and after went right back to work! I just kept thinking "when ye are in the service of your fellow man he are only in the service of your God" so it was a good thing to do!

The rest of the week was good we did some service earlier in the week with two other zones in central Ogden in a garden there. We found a few dangerous things, but of course it made us all laugh and go
"oh Ogden" but we were all careful! Don't worry mom! 

We had a lesson this week with Kevin and I don't know if I've told y'all about Kevin! His mom is a recent convert and he is special needs and wants to get baptized so we are going to baptize him! We are really excited for that and being able to teach him is really cool! How much he actually understands is remarkable!

Life is going great! I love being a missionary! I hate being out 9 months because everyone makes comments like "oh your on the down hill" "it's just gonna fly" "you're almost done". The elders never get these comments because when they are out more than a year they can say "oh about a year" and people think they still have a ton of time left but if I say "oh about a year" I'm going home soon no matter what. It's dumb but it's ok. I love being a missionary! I love being on campus! I was told this past week people are going to cry in YSA when I get transferred and I'm just like y'all are going home this week! It's fine! I love it here!

Everyone have a great week I love you! Read your scriptures, go to church, and pray!