Monday, November 17, 2014

Hermana Price's LDS Mission

For the past 18 months, my sweet sister Sarah has been serving as Spanish speaking missionary in Fresno, California for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). I am SO unbelievably proud of her. She's worked SO hard - learning Spanish, teaching, presenting/giving talks, serving, and going out of her comfort zone. She is such a wonderful example of dedication and love. She's loved serving and will undoubtedly be missed.

That being said, I'm thrilled for her return... and dear Hermana Price arrives at the SLC airport THIS Wednesday afternoon - November 19! I am beyond ecstatic; I cannot wait to see her. Sarah will report/talk on her mission this Sunday November 23, 2014 at 9:00am at the 2215 Roosevelt Ave, Salt Lake City LDS Church building. All are welcome.

BUT before welcoming her home, I thought I'd share some of the fun pictures she's sent over the course of her mission. For a detailed account of Sarah's mission, her stories, letters, and testimony, please refer to her mission blog - Hermana Sarah Price - managed by my sweet mother. All the information and pictures included here come form her mission blog.

Sarah's Missionary Service Timeline:

May 8, 2013—Arrives at Provo Mission Training Center (MTC)
Area: Provo, Utah
Companion: Hermana Magana, Utah

May 22, 2013—Arrives in California
Area: Madera
Companion: Hermana Poston, Arizona

August 14, 2013
Area: Madera
Companion: Hermana Jorgensen, Utah

November 6, 2013
Area: Riverview Ward, Fresno
Companions: Sister Olson, Utah and Sister Phagwah, Guyana

November 27, 2013
Area: Riverview Ward, Fresno
Companions: Sister Olson, Utah and Sister Millares, Phillipines

December 2, 2013
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companions: Hermana Mertlich and Hermana Villalobos, Australia

December 9, 2013
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Villalobos, Australia

March 12, 2014
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Van Wagner, Utah

April 23, 2014
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Hopkins, Utah

July 16, 2014
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Servin, Mexico

August 25, 2014
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Servin, Mexico &
Sister Bikman

September 6, 2014
Area: Barrio 15, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Servin, Mexico

October 6, 2014
Area: Barrio 15 North, Fresno
Companion: Hermana Warnick, Utah 

Hermana Price, Hermana Magana, and MTC district

Hermana Magana and Hermana Price with sweet "foto"

Hermana Price's MTC study desk with Hermana Bear (cousin of Thirty Bear)

Hermana Sarah Price, Hermana Magana, and MTC district

Hermana Sarah Price and Elder Christensen

Madera District at Yosemite National Park - Memorial Day

Hermana Price and Hermana Poston

Hermana Price and Hermana Poston at Yosemite

Hermana Price at her apartment

Blueberry muffin making in Madera

Specialized missionary training

Hermanas Poston and Price biking in Madera

Hermana Price's district "plus a temporary Elder"

Spider...

Missionary tan

Making lemonade popsicles... Fresno is HOT!

Fantastic door sign

Hermana Price and Elder Taylor Brown (cousins Jake and Tanner ZoBell's friend)

Welcome. My house is your house.

Door Sign from sister Rebekah Price

Biking in the Rain!

Real California vineyard grapes

A fabulous family

Sticky notes with Sister Poston

Wedding: Sister Price blowing bubbles on the bride and groom

Sister Jorgensen and Sister Price enjoying "meat on sticks" at the wedding reception

When all else fails they taught their "happy investigator on the lamp post"... "they always agree with what we say"! 

100 Days on mission package!!

Jumping picture: FIRST try! Saying goodbye to Sister Poston.

Sister Price and Jon Webb (President Gelwix's visiting nephew and brother Matt Price's friend)

Sister Jorgensen, member, Sister Price grape harvesting to make raisins

Healthy eating

New trio: Hermana Price, Sister Phagwah, and Sister Olson

Sister Olson, Hermana Price and Sister Phagwah at Yosemite

Zone activity at Yosemite National Park

Hermana Price's and Sister Phagwah's stuffed animals: Snowball and Timmi

"Look what I found!"

Hermana Price and missionaries sending their weekly email from the library

Thanksgiving leftovers from a member. Life is good.

Hermana Poston & Hermana Price... Oops!

Zone at Stake Christmas Concert

Hermana Villalobos, Hermana Merlich, Hermana Price

Santa and the missionaries at the ward Christmas Party!

Hermana Villalobos and Hermana Price - Christmas Pajamas.

Christmas Eve

Baptism photo with the missionaries who first taught these great people and Hermana Price and her companion

Baptism in Madera - Hermana Price's "other sisters"!

Baptism photo with Hermana Price and Hermana Villalobos

Barrio 15 District at the Madera Vineyards

Baptism photo with Hermana Villalobos and Hermana Price

Hermana Price and Hermana Villalobos orking with the young women (YW)

Tacos de Chapolines (crickets)

Studying under umbrella... since it rains so much in Fresno (not).

Hermana Villalobos and Hermana Price

Baptism photo with Hermana Van Wagoner and Hermana Price

Sister Poston (Sarah's trainer), Sister Organista (Sister Poston's trainer), and Sarah!

Baptism photo

District conference... color coordinated

Saying goodbye to Sister Van Wagoner

Hermana Price and Hermana Hopkins at the Fresno Temple

Birthdays!

Baptism photo with Hermana Price and Hermana Hopkins

Hermana Servin and Hermana Price

One of Hermana's best friends
Hermana Price and Hermana Hopkins

Most of the zone at the Fresno Temple

Friends

Hermana Price and Hermana Servin

Departing Missionaries Temple Day
 (picture from http://fresnomission.blogspot.com)

Again, for a much more detailed account 
of Sarah's mission please refer to her mission blog - Hermana Sarah Price

As mentioned before, Hermana Price - Sarah - returns this Wednesday! Again, she will report/talk on her mission during Sacrament meeting this Sunday November 23, 2014 at 9:00am at the 2215 Roosevelt Ave, Salt Lake City LDS Church building. Hope to see you there!