Saturday, June 18, 2011

Transfers & Twins

Sorry that it has been so long since I have updated you. If you didn't already know Sister Hayes became an aunt again times two. Her only sister Tiffany (me) had twin baby girls in mid April. Christine is so excited about them and can't wait to hold them. I also can't wait for Sister Hayes to meet her new nieces. Christine is so good with babies and am amazing help. She has a natural talent for caring for others. I have missed her alot but I am so grateful for her sacrifice and service. Our little family has seen the double blessings because of it.
Well Sister Hayes has been through two transfer since my last post (sorry my hands have been a little full). Sister Hamano returned back to her mission in Nauvoo and Christine was put in a threesome with Sister Burri and Sister Olson for about two weeks until transfers. They where pretty busy looking after both areas.

"So, on Saturday Aileen was baptized!!! Wahoo! She was late to her baptism because she woke up sick. When she arrived at the church I stood outside with her and rubbed her back as she threw-up. I was so worried, and told her if we needed to that we could have her baptized next week, but she said "no, I want to do it today." So we went inside and got her dressed. I was so emotional watching her get baptized, we have grown so close to each other and both of us wished that Sister Hamano could have been here. Well, after she got baptized she was feeling a lot better, it was a miracle. She called into work and to make a long story short, she got fired. It's amazing what Satan will do to discourage us, but she realized that maybe there is something better for her out there. So, on Sunday she was confirmed and she said that the spirit was so strong when they were confirming her. The best part about all of this is that her mom and sister were there and I know her mom felt the spirit, there was even a few times were her mom was wiping away tears."

She also had a interview with President Walker and got great advice "It was great to be able to ask him questions about the work and really have a heart to heart with him. As I met with him, he told me how much I have changed. He reminded me that when I go home it is very possible that people won't realize that I have changed and when they do they might be confused but he said, don't change, continue to be the person that you have become out her."

Transfers came and Sister Hayes remained in her area but got a new companion, Sister Hughes from Mountain Green,Ut. This transfers was full of up and downs. They had lots of success at one point they were teaching 10 people. But her and her companion had a hard time getting along (you have to have one of those eventually.) We got to talking to her on Mother's day which was wonderful. Her Grandma Hayes passed a away which was hard for Christine to deal with but luckily she got to talk to her before she passed away. Christine also celebrated her 22nd birthday. They got to go to the temple, what better present could you get. Happy Birthday to you!!! She also got a pretty good tan as they tried to get out and walk more.

And finally to where she currently is. Sister Hayes has been transferred to the Pantano ward which is just about 5-10 minutes east of her last area. Her new companion is Sister Mostert. "Well, more about my companion, she is an air force brat so she grew up all over. She even lived in Japan for a while, AWESOME! She is an absolute sweetheart, and I think we will have no problem getting along. She is majoring in theatre and she went to BYU pre-mission. So we can talk about movies and sing our little hearts out. " They have been having a good time. On P-days they go to the commissary on base to get groceries (thanks to sister Mosterts ID). She got a cool Japanese soda their last week that had a marble in it. Here is her new apartment address:

Sister Christine Hayes
8865 East Bluefield Street
Tucson, AZ 85710

Two last things before this post becomes officially way to long. We found out that She gets o choose when she comes home because her 18 month mark is November 5th she can go home on October 12th or November 23rd. "I'm still not sure what I want to do. It's only six weeks difference but you only get to serve a full time mission once. So I will be praying about what I should do."

Sister Hayes' will get a new mission president the end of this month. I am sure she is excited but that it will also be hard. She has grown so close to President & Sister Walker.

Ok well I think you are now fully updated. I will try not to get so behind again but I can't make any promises. If you get a chance send Chris a letter it would make her day.


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