Monday, September 26, 2016

I say it's GREAT to be a Tennessee Vol!!!!!

Can someone say blessin' because I sure can!!! I am so excited about the Tennessee game! But we will get to that! But I of course had to start with that!

Monday... This past Monday after pday we went to an appointment but they had to cancel so we went over to Casey's for dinner! After we had to run the Oakleaf sisters home! We then came back for an appointment that fell through too so we spent the rest of the night trying to contact people we'd never met that are in our areabook! 

Tuesday... Wow we are loving missionaries and care a lot about people and.... We got up and went to early morning seminary! Which meant we got up at 5:46am, we had to be there at 5:55! Well that was my alarm Sister B had like 500 going off! But anyways, we went and taught them about tagging scriptures on LDS tools and all kinds of stuff then we got to sit in for the lesson! It was awesome! We went home and studied after! We went and did service at the clothes closet! We had lunch after then went to the Evans for a lesson! We then went and did a golden hour! We were literally running house to house because our message is that important and.... It may or may not have been raining! But our message really is that important! We met one lady who was looking for a new church and she said that we could come back and share more with her! Yay!! After we went and ate at the Carney's! It was so good! They are so great! Brother Carney played his guitar for us! We then went to see someone and it was sketchy but anywho we moved on and went to see Burt with Britani! We had a good visit with him!

Wednesday... We had district meeting this morning! After we went to Chick-Fil-A for lunch : )!!! I love that place!! after we went to see Diane, but they weren't doing well today but.... BLESSIN' she's been reading from the Book of Mormon!!! Wow! I love when people don't have hard hearts and are willing to experiment! I mean the Bible tells us you will know the word of God when you read it! So you'll either know it's God's word or just a book that talks a lot about Christ! But you have to be sincere! Ok moving on! After we went to Casey's and we are FOR REALZ done with taking down wallpaper! Momma Faye decided she wanted the baseboards taken off and everything behind them removed too! So we are done! After we went tracting and no one was interested but we lifted a warning voice! And hey the quicker "every ear shall hear" the quicker the 2nd coming will happen! Yeah!!!! After we had dinner at the apartment, a member started dinner to late so she ordered us a pizza and had it delivered! After we tried some people until church! Well it was Alyssa Smith's birthday so I may or may not of whipped out my kazoo and we busted into young women's singing happy birthday!! After we had Ward Correlation! 

Thursday... This morning we went to see Kristen! We had a good visit with her! After we tried Frank but he wasn't home so we stopped by the McGill's! They are doing good but are super busy! But hopefully we will see them soon! We went tracting and.... Met 2 people who want to learn about the church! Blessin!!! Oh and we may or may not of got dissed by a catholic lady! She tried to act all nice and stuff but we asked her what religion she was and she said "I'm catholic. We don't do evangelist, I believe that is the down fall of religions!" Wow thank you lady! But hey as Paul said, "We went away rejoicing that we were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name"! After we went to see Vicki! We talked with her briefly! We then went to the convenience store again! Ahhh... But I did good this time! We went to get gas and... maybe a slurpee! Don't worry! After we tried some people on our visiting teaching route. We caught one at home. She was nice. We had dinner with the Moss family! We ended the night seeing Charlie! Then we went to see Bobbie!  

Friday... This morning we had Amy! It was a great lesson! After we had an apartment check by Elder and Sister Cengiz! There may or may not of been a nerf gun involved when they came through the door. That's all I have to say about that! After we did weekly planning then went to the church for me to do my plan! After we had dinner with Burt! We went to eat at an Italian place! Annie Green came out with us the rest of the night! We went to see Charlotte and the Lott's!

Saturday... Today was busy! We had a lesson with Sister Puckett this morning! And we did the towel chicken story (don't worry family you only have a few more weeks then you can see it) I know ya'll are excited...! After we went to see the Norton's and.. Surprise they needed some service so I jumped on that and Joyce went and got me one of her tshirts. They needed their gutters cleaned out. I won't go into details but gutters are easier to clean from the roof not a ladder and a pressure washer was involved. They had one part though that is a car port but can't handle much weight and the pressure washer could get it all off. So I blew it as far as I could and we then used a rake, broom, ladder, and wheelchair to finished dragging it from the far end. It was special but we got it done! After we went to Donovan's and had a good visit with him! We then hurried to Stefanie's! She is so Awesome!!! We then knocked some doors and one had a not so pretty orange and blue mailbox and we all know what today is... The big game! But I wasn't thinking about it and they came out (in their gator apparel) and I asked them if they were watching the game. I told them I was a Tennessee fan! They proudly told me we were loosing! Well we went to dinner and President Crews came down stairs and rubs in that we are loosing 21-0! Well we all know how the game ended and it was a blessed day haha!! We ended the night at an ice cream social before the Women's Broadcast! It was SO GOOD!!!! And if you didn't watch it then you missed out and go watch it, because it is so good! Talking about having faith in hard times! Ok look around you and raise your hand if you don't need it! Ok!!

Sunday... So church Burt, Joe, and DONOVAN came!!! Yay!! It was awesome!! After the Elders taught Joe and we went to lunch at the Buckman's! We then had an appointment cancel so we went tracting! So interesting story this guy came out and told us he is black and that all of America is racist and he hates it. Meanwhile, I am darker than him. But he said No I am black and you are white. He's actually Puerto Rican! Well anyways we tell him that God loves all of us the same and he is loved and we like him! He was crazy and then! As we were walking away he tells me I am racist and that Sister Bedwell is not haha! Oh man, fun times!! But I forgive him! He was crazy, like legit! Oh and... We met a man and somehow we got to Aloe drinks! Anyone remember the picture I sent over a year ago in Ocala of the massive Aloe drink! Well he says they have them here at Big Lots! Blessin!!!!! So ya'll better believe I'll be getting some of those!! It's not the Aloe brand but he said they are still good! Yay!!! After we went to dinner at the La Fontaine's! It was good! We then went to see Frank! We ended the night seeing the Lehman's and Sister Smith came with us! It was great!!!    

And today we played basketball at the gym with Casey, Kristy, and Marlene because they are the best and we can always rely on them!!! I am so thankful for them!!! 

So this week we read with someone the rest of the talk "What is the Blueprint of Christ's Church"! It's an amazing talk and if you've ever wondered where we get our doctrines and the things we teach. Well you might be surprised to know that all we teach had doctrinal backing to the Bible! This talk just shows that, so I put the link to it and I would invite everyone to read it because it is awesome!!!!  I hope ya'll have a blessed week! Don't forget to read your scriptures this week!!!  

Oh and also, General conference is this Saturday and Sunday from 12-2 and 4-6 eastern time! They are wonderful uplifting messages about how we can follow Christ more fully! So whether you are Mormon or not it don't matter! We don't discriminate!!! Anywho have a great week!!! 

Love ya'll!!
Sister Grissom

1. Yay the Tennessee vs Florida game!!
2. Can ya'll see the little geico!! 
3. Last pday at Treaty Oak!
4. Us with Charlotte, no we aren't giants! She's just little! 
5. Doing service!

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Monday... So after we went to Casey's for dinner! After she dropped us
off at an appointment who wasn't home so... Miracle we got to go
tracting!! We didn't find anyone but we did get to talk to people! We
ended the night at Jessica's! Casey picked us up after with... Cookie
dough  flautas hello heaven!!! Fried thing with cookie dough in it!
What part of that doesn't sound good!

Tuesday... This morning we had zone meeting! It was was good! After
all the sisters went to Panera for lunch! It was a good time!!! We
went to see the Dobson's but his wife was asleep so... We couldn't go in
and teach him! We then went to do some tracting and we met an awesome
lady! We taught her about the Book of Mormon and she wanted to read it
and for us to come back! Yay!!!! After we had dinner with the
Woolbright's! After we biked to try Bryan's and miracle we got to have
a lesson with him! We then biked home to meet Sister Jensen! All our
appointments fell through so we tried a lot of people! We met a couple
people but no lessons! So we went and got ice cream ha!

Wednesday... So this morning we went to see Kristen! We did some
service with her and then had a lesson! We then biked to Casey's and
did service on her walls again! I guess ya'll could pretty much call
us professionals!!! After we had dinner with the Evans! Sister Evans
came with us after to a lesson! The lady wasn't there but her son was
so... We taught him! Yay!! After we went to church to help with in the
Activity Day girls who.... Made us cookie dough!! Blessin!!!! We ended
the night with Ward correlation!

Thursday... This morning we were headed to a lesson with Sister
Nettles! But the lady wasn't home so we went back to Sister Nettles
and helped her set up some stuff! After we went back to the ladies
house and she was home! Yay!! We taught plan of salvation and she
loved it! After we went tracting! We met a guy that told us we can
come back! We then got picked up by Casey and went to help with her
walls more! We then had dinner with the Crews family! They are so
awesome! We then went to a relief society night and helped with it!
After we did street contacting!

Friday...  This morning we did good ol weekly planning and after we
went to the church to do my plan! We then went and did some service
for Casey! You know it's a good week when you get to be with Casey so
much!! After we did tracting and met an awesome lady! We then went
back to Casey's and had dinner!! She came with us after to see
Charlotte Batten! Which of course was a good time!

Saturday... Pretty sure we biked about 30 miles today ha! It was
great! We started out seeing Sister Puckett! We then went to see
Donovan but tried people a long the way! We had a great lesson with
him! After we did some tracting but didn't really meet anyone very
interested! After we were suppose to see Jason and Cliff came but.. He
wasn't back from his work trip yet. So we biked home and stopped at a
gas station! We got slurpees and wow did ya'll know they make Reece
cups with Reece pieces in them! Wow! It is so good! I highly recommend
it! After dinner, Britani came and picked us up and went out with us
the rest of the night. We saw Laura and her boys, the Cranks, and then
ended the night at Burts.

Sunday... Today was great! Church was good and the sisters asked if
they could keep the car because they had been sick so uh... Good thing
we are charitable! So we walked home and then biked to see Bobbie
because yay, he's alive!!! After we biked home and took our lunch and
dinner together! Best idea ever! So after there was a 'Why I Believe'
devotional at the church. It was 3 stake event and a recent convert
from each stake told their conversion story and there was music! Do
ya'll remember Wesley that got baptized last year in OP! Well he did
his it was good! President and Sister Lee were there! I love them so
much! They both bore their testimony! President Lee had all the
missionaries there come up and recite the standard of truth. It was so
powerful! Wow! I love being a missionary! It is so amazing!!! After we
had a lesson with Charlie finally! We just had it at the church and
Brother Buchman stayed with us! It was really good and after they
dropped us off at the Lehmans! We had a good lesson with them! They
brought us home after!

Today we came downtown with Casey and Kristy and a bunch of
missionaries like Sisters Elwood, Dahle, Periera, and Tullis! We are
just sight seeing and eating of course!!!

I love being a missionary! I love this gospel! I love being able to
testify everyday if truth! General Conference is coming up soon! I'm
so excited! Don't forget about the women's conference this weekend and
to read your scriptures! You can't ask for help or questions if you
don't help yourself! Have a great week!

Love always,
Sister Jaleta Grissom
Florida Jacksonville Mission

1. Kiss a frog? Nah a lizard!!!

2. So we really like our long hair! Yay

3. Zone meeting

4. Hey ain't this neat! It wasn't my idea but.. It's still awesome! I
love the scriptures!

5. Treaty oak... A year later but.... 5 people stil the same! Bethany
and Max where are ya'll!!!!

6. Anyone remember this spot? Christmas family photo anyone?? Hello
Sweet Pete's!!! I love these two!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

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So uh... For those of ya'll that know me well will understand this
photo  that this mother sent me! And I just wanted to start my email
with a testimony that this is true! Don't scar your children when they
are young from short hair, or drive them to put miracle grow on it to
make it grow... Not that I did that....... But moving on!!!!

Monday... After pday was over we went to Casey's for our Labor Day
supper! Yay! The Culler's were there too! After we went to see Jessica!
We had a good visit with her then biked home and talked to people. The
Oakleaf sisters got the car today and for part of tomorrow because hey
need it for an appointment!

Tuesday... Today we had a short district meeting! After we had service
at the clothes closet! We then biked to our appointment with Craig. On
the way we met a guy  and when he told us his name I thought he was a
less active. So after we got to our appointment I checked and he was,
but he didn't tell us that. However, we'd set up an appointment with
him for tomorrow. We had a good lesson with Craig! We then met the
Oakleaf sisters and took them out to their apartment in Oakleaf. On
the way out we saw Kristy Culler driving next to us. So we were waving
and honking and wow she was so zoned out! But we followed her to her
house since it was on the way! After we got Bruster's because.....
Well you don't always have to have a reason ok! We then went to dinner
at the younger Gerald's house. We didn't end up getting to stay long
and we went to meet Sister Jensen! We tried potentials become our
appointment fell through and we were able to set a return appointment
with a man. We ended the night at Burt's.

Wednesday... This morning we went to see Kristen! After we went to
Casey's to do service! We helped take wall paper down in her moms
kitchen! And she made us lunch :)!!! Her famous grill cheese of course
:)!!! We then went to do a golden hour. We walked down the road to a
formers! He was awesome! And we taught him the restoration and set up
a return appointment. He even played his guitar for us. We then went
to Nancy and Wayne's for dinner :)!! It was good! Wayne had painted me
a beach scene on a canvas! It's so good! Ahh he is the best! After we
went to our appointment with the less active who doesn't know we
know.... So yeah it was a weird. Super solid lesson and he played like
he wasn't a member the whole time it was strange. So we went and found
out more about him from the bishop... Yeah weird! Anyways! We ended
the night with a phone lesson with Joe!

Thursday... This morning we tried some potentials before heading over
to see Amy. We actually found her back at the beginning of August but
we called her and set this appointment up! Blessin!!! It was so good!
After we went to help Casey again because uh... That wallpaper really
loves the wall and just doesn't let go! So Casey played "let it go" to
it jokes but that would of been funny!! And blessin! Kylie was there
from FI! She's so funny! After we went to see Stefanie! Wow our
lessons just get more and more interesting. But anywho! They are
always fun and we laugh a lot! We went tracting after! We ate with the
Lemons and it was delicious! It was a cornbread thing with chicken and
cheese! And THEN!!!! Cookie dough Klondike bar!!! Hello what genius
that invented that stuff! Who ever thought of cookie dough was
inspired to do that for me! Ok anyways moving on! After we had a
lesson with Ashlee and Andy! We ended the night seeing our neighbor
John! Wow... Interesting ideas and..... Happenings that he believes
but to each their own! He has a lot of questions for us though and we
couldn't go in because we can't go inside with a single man so he
asked us to come back next week with someone so he can ask us

Friday... So we had our appointment fall through this morning so we
went to the church and I started MyPlan! Which you do the last 6 weeks
of your mission!! It doesn't even feel for real! I think it's just a
joke! Hello weekly planning, there may or may not be a count down for
when I plan for the last time every 30 minutes of each day!
Hallelujah!!! But it's great because I don't have to think about what
I'm going to do each day so it really is a blessing! So after we did
service with Casey! We then had dinner at the Norris's! We then put in
to action 'operation find Bobbie' and we did find out he is in another
hospital over in Jacksonville! We then had a small game of fugitive
with Brian where he hid and we tried to find him to help him with
something but.... He won this round but not for long! We then had
nothin better to do then to knock some doors at 8:40! But wow miracle,
we knocked a former and MIRACLE! She didn't think we were crazy and
said we could come back!

Saturday... This morning we did service for Sister Kohler! She wanted
us to trim her hedges! Hmm... It's weird mom sent me the picture of
that bird and hair joke because. Those hedges looked about the same!
There isn't much left but... On a positive note they won't have to be
trimmed for a really really REALLY long time! Also Heavenly Father
blessed us and Jessie McGill pulled up so we were able to talk to him!
Yay! After we went to rinse off because.. I've never been allergic to
poison ivy before but better safe than sorry! We rewarded our job well
done with..... Smoothies! Ha none of y'all seen that coming! And
blessin!!! Anisha from Lake Butler called and she was in Orange Park
with Timber at the mall and wanted to see us! So we went wow
adventure! So I may or may not of parked on the opposite side of the
food court so we had to cut through the mall... I felt pretty apostate
so we walked fast! It was so good to see her! We walked around the
outside of the mall on the way back! We had an appointment fall
through so we went tracting! We saw the Crank's then went to dinner
with the Jolley's! We tried a couple people after then went to the
Lotts with Casey!

Sunday... Today Joe was at church! It was great! After we had a lesson
with Joe and sister Smith and her 2 girls stayed and Mairyn! It was
good! Sister Crews picked us up after to go see the Lehmans! We got to
meet her son John! Wow it was a party all kinds of people showed up!
Rich's daughter came and her 3 kids and they all sat in for the
lesson! It was awesome!!!! We then went to see why Burt wasn't at
church today! After Sister Crews dropped us off at the church! We
biked like hard core Harley riders to the Smiths for dinner! It was so
good! I love the Smith family! We then biked and talked to people on
the streets! We ended the night seeing Mrs Charlotte Batten! Ahh I
love that lady!!! We also got to meet her daughter Cindy and
granddaughter Katie! They are so awesome! We then raced like a pine
wood derby cart home!

Today!!! YAY!!! I get to talk to all my beautiful friends and family!
We went shopping at Ross again, someone just take my debit card away!
But the 2 shirts were cute ok and my straightener at home is broke and
my companion now has one that is so small you can basically only use
it for straightening your finger hair! Ain't nobody got time for that!
So they had a great deal on one! So I got it!!!!

I love this gospel! I know it is truly Christ church and this is His
work! I'm so excited to be a part of it and to still have 5 weeks left
to testify of Jesus Christ everyday! That He is the son of God and
Savior of the world and only through Him can we make it back! Hope
ya'll have a great week and ready your scriptures! They'll make it

Love always,
Sister Jaleta Grissom
Florida Jacksonville Mission

1. Anisha!!! Yay!!!

2. I love this quote!!!

3. Us... In our new pants! So comfy!

Monday, September 5, 2016

OP is the place to be!!!!!

Monday... After pday we had dinner with the Evans! They drive us to
our appointment with Shanequa after! It was great! We walked home
after and talked to people on the street.

Tuesday... We played frogged this morning for exercise. We jogged to
the church to get our bikes that we'd left there yesterday. Blanding
is the worst in the morning because ain't nobody got time for
stopping! But we made it out alive! We did service at the clothes
closet and decided to walk home and try people along the way and talk
to people who were out. I don't know if ya'll remember Chris and Jenn!
But we stopped by there. They are moving on Friday! But we had a nice
brief visit with Jenn! After.. Ya'll will never believe who I saw on
the street.... Justin, the homeless guy Sister Brian and I taught! It
was so good to see he was still alive! Casey came to our rescue and picked us up
to take us to lunch! After we finished studies. Britani came out with
us after to try Jermaine but... Awkward a lady answered the door and
said he'd be back in 10 minutes and then no one ever came back! We
went to Sonic after to get a drink for dinner! Britani took us to the
Smiths house! Sister Smith came out with us to see the McGill family!
It was a great lesson! They are so great! After we went to see Burt.
We had a good actually serious lesson with him. It was good!

Wednesday... We had district meeting and after we did service for
Casey! We all went and cleaned the back yard! And I got to leaf blow
the roof! We then biked and tried a lady that said we could come back!
We helped her trim up her bushes. Turns out she wasn't interested but
we had a good discussion! We had a lesson after with Glen, then biked
home for supper! As we were coming in our neighbor asked us when we
could come by so he could pray with us. So after dinner we went by. We
then went tracting and miracle, 100% of the people we talked to said
we could come back! Granted it was only 2 answered but none the less it was
a miracle! So we got slurpees to celebrate as we walked to the church
for Ward correlation!

Thursday... This morning we had a lesson with Kristen! After we went
to see Peggy Kohler! She is a hoot! we stopped at Frank's after. We
then went tracting!! Yay.... So we didn't meet anyone but then on the
way home we did... Yay!!!! After we had dinner at the Talbots! We then
were asked to come in for the night! For all concerned the weather
wasn't bad. Just some rain and little wind!

Friday... Today we had weekly planning! After, miracle!!!! We were
biking out and we met a family in our complex that wants to learn
about the gospel!!!! Yay! We are seeing them Tuesday night! We then
visited an awesome LA! We then had dinner at Casey's and she made us
Mexican street corn!!! Yay!!! It was so good!!! She's so great!!!
After we saw Brian! Then... Uh... We lost Bobbie.... We have no idea
where he is... We went and looked at the hospital and uh.. He gone! So
yeah! We then went to see Lisa! We had a good visit!

Saturday... This morning we had a lesson with a gator! Then we jumped
on our steel steeds and galloped towards the nursing home to see
Sister Puckett! We met a man on the way who wants to learn about the
church! We then saw Sister Puckett and had a good lesson! As we were
teaching out of the corner of my eye I kept seeing something and I
looked and... Surprise snake!!! So I calmly told her and moved her
then rushed it off. After we went and ate at Texas Roadhouse! We had a
phone lesson with Joe. We then biked like the wind through the rain
and miracle we met Ashlee and Andy as they got back from the temple.
So we taught them a lesson! After we biked and knocked doors in a
light drizzle! We then had a lesson with the Cranks! They are so kind
and drove us home in their Tundra! Sister Crews picked us up and we
had a lesson with the Lotts! Yay!!! After we had transfer call and I
get to stay in Orange Park for my last transfer, and Sister Bedwell
and I are staying together yay!

Sunday... Ok so Joe and Burt came and then..... GUESS WHAT?!?!?! Ah
WHERE!!!!!! For those who don't remember she was in Ocala with me and
she moved to Colorado! Someone ask me if I was excited!!! Ah I just
love her so much! And Jordan! Ah I've missed her so much!! Anywho!
After church Sister Crews stayed with us for the lesson with Joe.
After we contacted a referral. He was so.. Confusing, he would agree
then he wouldn't agree. You can't say Christ called and authorized
people in the Bible then say anyone who wants to can do it today and
then say He is the same yesterday today and forever. Anyways! After we
went to Caseys for our lunch/dinner! We made cookies :)! And put
cookie dough on top of cookies yay!!! After we tried to see some
potentials. We ended the night at the Lehmans!

Monday... And today had been great! We had the stake family fun day!
It was so great! So many people were here and I've seen SO MANY of my
friends from Flemming island!!!! Yay!!!!!

This week was grand and I'm excited to spend the next 6 weeks in
Orange Park! Miracles are coming! Also I had an ah ha moment this
week! So most people use the lame excuses of not having time to read
scriptures. So I was thinking about the busiest day ever and you go
out to the mailbox and surprise there is a letter directly from God.
Would you make time to read it that day or would you be to tired or
find a different time? No you would make time and that is exactly what
the scriptures are. They are written for us by inspired men of God!
Don't forget to read your scriptures! Love ya'll!!

Love always,
Sister Jaleta Grissom
Florida Jacksonville Mission



Just brushing the roof