Monday, February 18, 2013

Love is in the Air in Three Months Time.

On February 14, Kelsie hit her three month mark.  Everyday seemed like a hundred at first, but now the days are going by like seconds.  She states, "She now feels as if she is immersed in missionary work."  The highlight of those months was the baptism for Susan DeMedeiros on February 2, 2013.  Kelsie and Susan have a very special connection, which occurred since the first time they met.  Sister Mason describes Susan as forever friend.  She hopes that she will be able to go to the temple with her in a year.

Recently President and Sister Watkins invited a few missionaries to their home.  During the visit, they served them dinner, went sightseeing on the beach, shopped, and had a sleepover.  There were eleven sister missionaries and eight elders.  "It was so nice.  I didn't realize how much I had missed just socializing and relaxing with friends." stated Kelsie.  Kelsie has always been a social butterfly and would jump to the opportunity to have that interaction with great missionaries.  Sister Mason also mentions time and time again how much she loves and respects her mission president and his wife.  She would love to visit them after her mission and wants to continue to keep in touch with them.

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Sister Kim, Kelsie's first companion, flies home to Korea on Wednesday, February 20.  Kelsie enjoyed having Kim as her missionary companion.  Kim will be missed.  Kelsie is excited to meet her new companion, and is anxious to find out if she will be a trainer.  Her mission President told her that there was an 80% chance that she would be training (which is very likely with a rush of new greenies coming in).  She is a little scared, but very excited to see what the Lord has planned for her.

Kelsie still lives with the little lady that they call, "Grandma".  She has Alzheimer's, and every night she asks Kelsie who she is, Kelsie tells her, and then Grandma kisses Kelsie goodnight and tells her that she loves her.  Sister Mason has such a loving and kind heart.  She is a blessing in Grandma's life and Grandma is a blessing in hers.  Kelsie loves "Grandma" too.

We are so proud of our Sister missionary.  She is fulfilling her role in life and is bringing those lost sheep to the fold!  Kelsie is enjoying the mission and knows that this is what the Lord had planned for her.  We love you Kels and are praying for you.  Thank you to all those who have our missionary in your hearts and prayers.  It is appreciated.  Kelsie loves you all and would love to hear from you.  If you need Kelsie's address, it is listed below:

Sister Kelsie Mason
2164 Monterey Ave.
Santa Clara, CA

Happy Valentine's Day!