Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Santee - Week #56 - May 27, 2014

MTE Season

Adventure week. It's MTE season. AHH! MTE stands for Missionary Training Exchange/Experience. Meaning: Each zone or a group of zones at a time get a jam-packed training from the mission president in the morning and then they go and apply it like crazy for the next 24 hours with a coach, making each companionship a trio. The AP's, Zone Leaders, and Sister Training Leaders are the coaches for all the zone's MTE's. So Sister Hess and I went on loads of exchanges this week! The coolest thing about MTE's is that you see TONS of miracles because everyone is focused on working super hard to apply all the principles learned.

--Got to be a coach down in Ramona!! We saw miracles for dayzzz. A few pictures attached.

--Coaching in City Heights: Went street contacting like crazy for a few hours in Downtown San Diego on Friday to promote the Real Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon musical is coming to San Diego so there are a lot of promotions going on with our mission and the Carlsbad Mission to promote the real Book of Mormon. It's way neat to see the church take the high road.

--Didn't get a ton of time to work in our area this week due to all the MTE exchanges, but it has been really awesome to see that Heavenly Father still took care of our investigators and our area. We were able to get one of our investigators, Lyanne, with a baptismal date! Please pray for her. She has two little kids and is struggling. Her circumstances make it really hard for her to get to church but she has the faith that things will work out if she does what Heavenly Father needs her to do.
Well, I don't have much time to email today, but I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I have been so grateful to the soliders who fought for our freedom, especially the freedom to be a missionary and just to live the Gospel in general. We are so blessed. Always remember that.
Love you!! 

Hermana Barnes
1) MTE in Ramona with Hermanas Pendleton and Gallagher. LOVE these hermanas. Hna. Gallagher felt a little left out because she's a foot taller than me and Hna. Pendleton... haha. Welcome to beautiful Bandy Canyon, cowboy town. I am still in love with this place.

2) Finally got a picture with the famous Ramona sign!

3) The first two hermanitas gueritas (little white blonde sisters) reunited for a minute! Hermana Hughes and I both got to be coaches down in Ramona. Hermana Aguiar is hilarious.

4) Crazy cool district. The coolest.

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