Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Congratulations" - week 3

AHHHHH!!! i love the photos of goob what a stud:) im loving his hair!! SO EXCITED TO SEE BAYLEE!!! tell her not to be nervous seriously the nicest people are here. and i'll probably see her all the stinking time. i've ran into 5 girls i know from hair school and one that worked at bare minerals!! its a small world lol but its so exciting!! i see stephanie all the time and i ran into some girl that knows cortney shes one of the french teachers here!! i was excited to hear that lol. im not sure i can pick her up though i can for sure hang around the curbish area lol ill keep an eye out for her though!! now she can see janson yay!!!

This week has been really good I actually can't really tell my weeks apart anymore to be honest they all jumble into one so if i repeat something my bad.. but so first off i said this on my little reacording thing but im not sure you'll get it so i'll just tell you twice! cuz its that good of a story.. just kidding its just kinda funny lol so were in a lesson with our investigator "sebastion" and my companion was talking about temples and she was trying to say the word reward but didn't know it in french so was trying to think of a way to say it. I could see her struggling and so in my head i was like if i say "congratulations!!" he will totally get the concept that were trying to say reward cuz you win prizes when people say congrats right? alright so i am all ready and well i said it way louder than necessary and finsihed it off with "you've won a car.. i whispered that part though, didn't even realize i said that part until after the lesson when my companions told me, guess it just slipped out. anywho two things 1. congratulations is not the same word in french even when you say it with a french accent which is what i did. 2. totally killed any spirit that was there cuz afterwards we all just got the giggles and laughed for forever. but it's alright, towards the end of the lesson we had stopped laughing and were trying really hard on concentrating on the lesson and what needed to be said. i had asked the investigator a question something about temples i dont even remember what i had asked him but he did begin to get teared up and after my comps said they both felt the spirit so strong which was so cool because i have been praying this week so hard on being able to ask inspiring questions and i know i could have not asked any sorta question like that if it wasnt for the spirit. seriously my testimony grows so much here everyday something new always happens.  a day after that we met the sweetest man his name is marco he has polio disease he's not one of our investigators but one of the spanish ones. we had just started talking to him one day in the hallway and he was talking to us about how important missionary work is and to not focus on the language at all but to focus on the spirit that you bring with you. he said even if you said "god i know true" but said it and mean it and have the spirit as your companion talking to that investigator that is all you need "the weak and something will be able to teach the high and mighty" i cant remember exactly what he said but i just started crying because what he said was so true he said someone like that had taught him in peru and he knew it was true even though the spanish was awful! i needed to hear that i was getting frustrated that i cant talk in like sentences it only sounds like key words but it was so nice to talk to him and have him bare his testimony. and to top it off we have a new friend we get to talk to! 

so my teacher this week had told us to talk with pens in our mouth when we read out of the scriptures because its supposed to help the accent and how you are supposed to use your tongue.. and it really works!! its the coolest thing and supper cute cuz you end up drooling everywhere. its awesome. oh and alright so i told you when we get supper frustrated we like to just dance it out for a second and so we got frustrated one day lol and well decided to dance it out im not kidding it does wonders!! but sometimes people will walk by and look through the little peep hole to make sure were working so i guess someone walked by looked through and we were dancing! i promise we work so hard but it was hilarious cuz they told our teacher and he was dying laughing when he was telling us and he said he just told them he had nothing to do with it. typing this story out i promise it was so much funner in person and then he taught us french. I am serious our teachers here are amazing they all care so much and know how to keep it interesting so were not falling asleep in class. and they all have an amazing spirit with them honestly its amazing and they teach so well. i am now understanding what everyone is saying in french!! well for the most part which is so cool! my sentences still sound like "Joseph. Smith. pray. receive. answer. god. speak. to. joseph. smith" its getting there though!! 

we work so hard everyday and are really trying to get this language and the lessons and learning how to teach with the spirit and honestly i didnt realize before i came how important this is to me and being here learning and teaching has made me realize how true this gospel is and how important it is to learn and to also apply as much of it as we can to our lives which is actually kinda hard to do, to always think of doing the right thing and to always keep christ in our hearts but i know that we are so blessed for trying and for making that effort and having that desire to grow closer to heavenly father and jesus christ. i am so grateful for the opportunity to even be a missionary. i cant wait for my boot camp to get over and to get in the game but always remember "to enjoy the journey" that has proabably been the most used quote here.. its awesome lol oh and most used word is (presk) also don't know how to spell that lol but it means close cuz any time we answer a question were never really right but close.. lol its actually really funny we now try to beat the teachers when they say it cuz they all make a face right before and well its funny just take my word for it lol

love you guys!!
Soeur Driggs

P.S thank so much for the packages mom and aunt salena!! it was actually one of the sisters bdays yesterday so we ate it for her birthday!! it was perfect:)  and she has a fridge in her room so we just keep the milk in there! and thanks to aunt andrea for the package!! i loved it:) 

Oh it snowed this week!


The girls dressed in normal clothes are our Russian buddies!! We met them one day and they are the sweetest and hilarious! 

We got 8 new Elders in our zone. So exciting!

"tres svet" - week 2

MOM!!! and family? lol 

haha Tuesdays are good days:) right on so i did the voice thing, accidently put speed control on so now it sounds like we talk supper slow when i promise we can talk so much faster than that lol we're saying our purpose in french!!  and i also sound like a dude.. so that's real nice. funny you said that, i told my comps we had to say something today before we did emails im not sure i can get it to you though the computer is being funny let me know if you get it though!! This week was supper good. I already know my mission is going to fly by because my days are flying by. everyone says the days feel long but the weeks are short.. i don't feel that way the days are FLYING by i wish i had more hours in the day honestly. We had a super good lesson yesterday about faith and how faith and hope can't exist if you have fear and doubt which is so true no reason to be scared or whatever if you have faith in knowing that whatever God has planned is the way things are supposed to be. it was a good lesson lol 

so our teacher, i cant remember what i said last week lol but our teacher said were the most energetic class he has taught which is rad and that our class is like charades and one guy who just works in the french teaching thing decided to come just cuz he wanted to see our class he even said "I've been waiting to come and sit in on this class for a while now!!" we can't decide if that is a good thing or they think were crazy but we dont care cuz that how we learn lol annd we get supper stoked when we know a word/what they are even talking about!! we have a new favorite word  its trés svet thats how you pronounce it im not sure how you spell it but it means groovy and we say it all the time all the teachers always laugh when we say it cuz i guess only older people use it but we're bringin it back. our entire zone has started saying it now!! so we had a lesson earlier this week and half way through my comp started speaking spanish and it was hilarious my other comp davis and i were dying trying to hold in our giggles and then i thought he said he was working in security so i was supper stoked asked him if he wanted to be a police officer.. that's not what he said. but i was so excited i was going to tell him Sol worked in security!! i know how to say that in french so i guess i sounded supper disappointed when that wasn't what he said i'm not even sure what he said to this day lol but then the day after that we find out he's our teacher! he makes fun of us all the time for it but its ok cuz he's hilarious and it was really funny when it happened. 

soo there are like 4 people who LOVE to play the piano so i'm not going to worry about it lol but we did have to sing in front of our zone on sunday.... i gotta work on my singing lol i think it went well though stacy would be proud i actually sang this time. usually i just mouth the words but i sang, people could hear me dont think that is a good thing but whatever lol it was cool though we sang it in french, creole, and a verse in english it was very cool! we already lost 4 people it was so weird you get so attached/ bond with people youve only known for a week and are so sad and so stoked to see them go! its the oddest feeling in the world honestly but were already planning MTC reunions lol three went to canada and one went to new york! creol speaking.. OH! yeah i also ran into a dude who served with Jordan Bagnall he taught us for a day! he was cool and yeah the Kerr's uncle or however he is related to them is one of the teachers here!! he is cute lol its motivating to do better all the teahers are cute i dont know if im allowed to say that but i just did.. lol. its almost not fair but motivating to to well lol.  the language is coming we work supper hard we aim for 15 new words a day and then to memorize a scripture every other day in french we've been pretty successful so far! no way would that be possible without the lord honestly i am so blesssed to be here and to be surrounded by so many amazing smart people. everyone is so positive and they know so much and are supper hard working its unbelievable awesome heavenly father is looking out for me. My comp sis winter and i get along so well we study so hard together and can already read when we are getting frustrated with the language know when to pop out those 30 second dance parties to kinda just shake out alll the frestrations it really works!! its awesome anyway good to hear everyone is doing to good!! we dont need anything? homeade carmels the ones aunt lexi makes? :) lol if you want to anyway or cookies those are always nice! miss you have fun in utah mom!! tell everyone i say hi and love them!  

Souer Driggs

have a good week!! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Email from Casey's MTC Companion

my name is Soeur Winter and I am one of your daughters companions!! I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for such a wonderful daughter you have!! She brightens my day and truly is such a wonderful woman! she has such drive and ambition and she is a bundle of sunshine!!! She has a testimony of gold and she will touch the hearts of so many as I know she has touched mine! I cant thank your family enough for letting go of this truly inspiring sister for 18 months, she will be an amazing missionary!!! I love her and thank you so much for sending your daughter to serve a mission for the lord! I love her!!
Soeur Winter 

1st mission email--week 1

I couldn't wait till I got an email from you first to write you back. I am dying to know how your first day in the MTC went!  Tell me everything! (If you have time). Companionship, language, when your P-day is, did you find my hidden pineapple card, the food. Have you met anyone going to the West Indies as well? Do you need me to send you anything?   We sent you off a package yesterday that you should get on Friday so watch for it. Your room is still messy but I kinda like it that way. Makes it seem like you're still home in a way....lol. Grandma Driggs said they won't get to see you till Tuesday since it is Conference. Hopefully she'll take a picture of you guys and text it to me.   Love you so much! Can't wait to hear from you!

hahaha MOM!!! MTC is not as bad as everyone says it is first day was crazy they put us in this room and this guy just talked french THE. ENTIRE. TIME. that was wild. i had no idea what was going on but I'm actually starting to understand most of what he says which is cool. my zone is only 10 people which is crazy small we lose 4 people next week too.. and my district is only 3 people aka my companions they are both supper sweet. Sour davis actually grew up speaking french so she helps me and soeur winter SHES GOING TO WEST INDIES TOO!!! soeur davis is going to saint george utah!! they both love to talk. never a quiet moment. p-day/temple day are on tuesdays. I dislike the food actually its not very good but its pretty good for... cant think of anything. um could you send me the children stories in french I'm pretty sure i left it on my room on my desk. hey tell boo i know how to pray in french now ;) we've taught an investigator two times now only in french.. first one was real bad but we learned and the second one was awesome it's all broken french but it is good enough lol I GOT YOUR PACKAGE!! its was nice thanks so much loved all the cards they were awesome and tell grandma crump thanks for the cookies and the necklace!! i loved the necklace it was cool my roomates loved the cookies lol and me too. hahaha for real?? thats cool hopefully I'll hear from her! wait they'll see me today??? when?? i guess you won't know but conference was awesome never in my entire life had i paid so much attention to conference it was good. AND guess what vocal point came to the MTC and sang church songs christmas songs and normal songs lol they are soooo goood you gotta look them up they're an acapella group goob would love them! tell goob to write me i cant remember his gmail too many things to remember lol . i have pictures to send ya but i think ill do that next week not sure how to do that now.. lol hope you guys have a good week miss you!! 

oh and vocal point sang newesies!!! or however you spell it i was freaking stoked
Hey Driggs sœur,
Just thinking about you today, how is the MTC and learning the language going?  How is the comp?  Excited to hear from you.  Love and miss you a lot,
DAD!!!! miss you too haha everyone loved the story of our last spontaneous trip lol the comps are good I'm in a trio / they're my district our zone is only 10 people which i guess is supper small lol language is good its rough but learning tons!! i am told i have a very good french accent so thats rad. both my comps are supper awesome and very positive people i like them both very talkative never a dull moment lol miss you lots hope you guys have a good week!!

these are girls from our zone they're freaking awesome everyone is hilarious!! its been a good time with everyone honestly.

more fun pictures i hope your phone is goin cray. 

Soeur winter is in this email she's going to the west indies with me :)

the boys foot is elder long he's funny