Thursday, December 20, 2012

EMAIL: Mon, December 10, 2012       1:10 PM
Subject:  Wylie/Sachse

Howdy Y'all!

This week has been interesting with both my companion and I being new in our new area. We have been trying to meet our investigators, less-actives, and other members. We finally know how to make it back to our apartment without a map- so I consider that a great accomplishment. We cover the Sachse (sack-see) Ward and the Wylie First Ward. Wylie First covers about 5 cities and is so big that it is not all on the Wylie map that we have. We are still trying to figure out where our northern boundary is. The area seems pretty great though. We do have a baptism coming up on December 22nd for a girl named Gina. She is a senior in high school and her boyfriend, Nick, is a member and also one of our ward missionaries. Sister Overy and I are both very excited for Gina and she seems very prepared for the gospel in her life. We get to have a lesson with Gina tonight and teach her all about the commandments, which should be great.

Most of our day yesterday was spent at church. Sachse ward meets at 8:30 and Wylie 1 meets at 2:30 and we have all of our meetings in between. It was a very long day at church, but both wards are very great. This area hasn't had sister missionaries in over 6 years, so both wards are super excited to have us there. We have already had so many of the Relief Society members volunteer to go to lessons with us and give us rides anytime that we need them. It should be great to work in the Wylie/Sachse Wards. I am excited for this are and the potential that it has. Sister Overy and I are planning to work hard and increase the missionary work.

The wards are both good sized. The Wylie First ward is huge with almost 400 people at sacrament meeting! Right now we go to a meeting house about 30 minutes away in Garland. But a couple of months ago they broke ground for a new Wylie chapel in the ward boundaries. The new chapel is scheduled to be finished in May. They will probably split up the Wylie First and Second Ward even more once the new chapel is finished. The new chapel is the big talk of Wylie, even for those we just tract into. It is very exciting for the members to soon have a new building that will be much closer to home (and they won't have to go to church at 2:30 pm anymore).

The other really good news is that the elders tried really hard to clean our apartment for us. It still isn't the best and everything is falling apart, but at least it was livable when we moved in. I have been very lucky to live with members over half of my mission and I am so grateful to each of them for allowing missionaries to live in their homes. It is a new experience to be in an apartment as a missionary, but it will be good.

My new companion is Sister Kallee Overy. She has been out 14 months. Sister Overy is from Fort Bridger, Wyoming. She is about 5'2" with dark brown hair and a very strong personality. She got her Associates in Music Theater and she loves to sing. She and I already performed a musical number for the Wylie 1 Christmas party this last week.

Nothing else too exciting, just a lot of finding investigators and meeting ward member this week. But, miracles are on the way for the Wylie/Sachse area. I plan to get the missionary work moving in the ward and gain the support and help from the members. I am excited to have an experienced companion to help me in this. I look forward to working hard and changing lives here.

My new address is:
6360 Murphy Road #123
Sachse, TX 75048

If it is not urgent, the mail would be best sent to 13747 Montfort Dr. Ste.120, Dallas TX 75240. I will for sure receive it there at the mission office. Thanks!

Love Y'all so much!

Love, Sister Peck

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