Monday, 24 February 2014

First Preperation Day report! Yay!

Hey Hey Everyone!

My first P-Day as a missionary!
Wow this week has been filled with so many feelings and events! I can't even remember what happened! It feels like I have been here for a month but a day at the same time! ..If that even makes sense. It does in my mind haha. My companion is sister Clarke from Perth Australia! She's going to New Zealand and all my roomies and Elders in our district are going to Winnipeg with me! I have three roomies, sister Clarke, sister Brimhall and sister Fihaki. We all get along so well! We work hard but play hard too haha. I'm glad they will be going to the same mission as me! We fly out to Winnipeg on March 5th! I'll get to make a call home which is nice! Man i miss everyone! But honestly i'm having a blast. It's definitely a huge change from life back home. Our schedule is very strict and it's classes on classes on studying on teaching on devotionals on classes! Its a lot of work! But i LOVE it!!! The teachers are soo awesome! and the classes are all so helpful and interesting! Me and Sister Clarke work great together as companions! We are currently teaching two investigators (who are really just our teachers role playing). It feels so real tough! They really get into character and if you truly work hard and put everything into teaching them and wanting them to know the truth the gospel brings, it can truly be an amazing experience. After our first lesson with Chris (brother Moore), he step out side the room with us to give feedback and said it was the best first lesson he's ever had working at the MTC. So that felt good! I'm so glad we were able to teach with the spirit and let him know we love him and the Lord loves him! It was amazing. I may have shed a tear or two afterwords... yes.. I'm THAT Sister haha. All in all the MTC is great. Food is actually pretty good too! And im learning and growing so much. more then i expected. Me and Sister Clarke are actually called as Sister Training Leaders for when the new Sisters arrive Tuesday/Wednesday! I'm so happy to serve them and help them know the ropes! It'll be lots of fun!! I feel truly blessed to be here. The spirit is always so strong and i feel truly happy. I'm so glad i have sister Clarke as a companion too! She is 21 and has a degree in performing arts! She worked at a bridal shop and sewed dresses! She is so smart and caring! She helps me so much. And knows her way around the MTC haha sooo I pretty much just follow her hahaha. I love being here. It's hard work, and can be physically and mentally draining, but I wouldn't be anywhere else. This is where im meant to be. I love being a missionary! Thanks for all the support and love you all give me! It makes me stronger and for that, i am so blessed.

Lots of love

Sister Heinzlmeir

Here she is!  So proud of you Sister H.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

First Email home! So exciting!

SO, i dont know if this is your email but it might be! we were given ten mins to tell our parents we are here and safe so IM HERE! AND SAFE! WOW i love love love it here mom! honestly ive never been around so many members and i love it! let everyone know i say hi! and i love them! holy man i understand why taylors emails sucked at first! i dont even know what to say because theres SO MUCH!! but monday is my p-day and ill give you a nice email haha i wrote stuff in my journal to remember to tell you haha. Oh and my companion is awesome! sister clarke! shes from australia and going to new zealand! We get along great! well have to run! class time! (so many classes.. but they are fun and the teachers are great and so funny) LOVE YOU MOMMA!!!!! Know that i am safe and happy! so so happy! my heart has so much peace here and i am doing great! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!!


Sister Heinzlmeir

And so it begins...

This past Saturday was an amazing day.  Mom, Dad and I went to Edmonton to the temple where some great friends met us and we had a beautiful day together and said our least for now.  

 Elder Schiess met us was great to see him again!

With Shannon

With Julie O'Bray

With Alexa

To explain this whole thing for those who aren't as familiar, as members of the church, we believe we are all children of our Heavenly Father and therefore use the term of endearment "Sister" before our last names...or "Brother" for the guys.  Now, as missionaries, the women are "Sister 'last name'" and the guys are "Elder 'last name'".  Thus the title of my blog...while serving my mission...
Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirts.

I'm so excited to start this journey.  It will be filled with ups and downs for sure...joys and frustrations...but most importantly, I will be learning great lessons in sacrifice, service, compassion, leadership and love.  

My email address for the next year and a half will be:

The address to send letters or packages (in case people want to send me cookies...I won't complain!):

Sister Jenna-Rae Heinzlmeir
Canada Winnipeg Mission
845 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB
R3P 0M5

Saying good-bye is never easy.  Especially when it's your baby.

Love the sign in the background!  Very fitting!  One in a million is right!

Kaitlin made it to say good-bye too.

With Grandma and Grandpa

Last night Jen, Shannon, Lewis and I were up very late packing and repacking and weighing her luggage over and over until it was under the limit...which took a while, lol.  In the meantime, Reggie came downstairs around 11:30 saying he couldn't sleep and then we just forgot he was there...because he found a pillow and blanket and curled up on the floor behind us.  He, along with the other children cried many tears as they said good-bye to their big sister.