Monday, January 27, 2014

Conversation with mom.

Mom:  Hey Melinda I hope that I get to talk to you today I really miss you and want to hear about your transfer in about your new companion I'm watching for your email I love you mom    .....(sent from my phone via text to speech)

Malynne:  You just called me Melinda.....

Mom:  You have been gone so long I forgot how to spell your name.....really it is just text to speech.

Malynne:  Ha ha well I am glad you didn't forget! :) How are you?


Mom:  I just read your letter and I am crying.  Sometimes I just really miss you. And I ffeal like a lousey mom for not writting mire.  Do you or your companion nerd anything?  It sounds like she doesnt have much.  If I send you domething for vslentines shoukd I send her something toi? What size id she?what would you like?

Malynne:  She is around the same size as me. Honestly she today was talking about how she would like Carinessa garments since all they sell in the islands is dry silk. I can't think of anything specific and I would be happy with anything, but she would love a few pairs. Probably just a size bigger on both top and bottom would work really well for her. :) Also, I really miss you too! I can't believe I am coming home so soon it is kind of freakin' me out. So, you won't have to miss me for long. Also I have a question, when I get home from my mission (and you can say no) I would love to stop at the draper temple on the way home. I just want to be at the temple that I love as a missionary. Ya know, I watched them pick the ground announce it in conference, I watched it be built and then do the open house and then do most baptisms there. It's kind of my temple and I love it. So, don't know if that would be cool with you, but I would love it! Also, tentative release date for me is August 16th. 

Mom:  Yes yes snd I thought you would be home sooner.  Sad tears.  When you come home Connie will be able to do baptisms with us.    (again, text to speech.  Connor = Connie).

Malynne:  Yes! :) Thank you! I am so excited! Wearing my tag in my temple! Yes! :) Hey, it's still a tentative date so it might be sooner. But I am kind of grateful it's not in July when they were talking about it! :) 

Mom:  Lucy sndersons mom lives in hsmilton.  Her name is sparky.  I need a msiling address.

Malynne:  guess they decided to have us stay longer. :) Oh, I get the phone number now! Is her mom a member? 

125 snowberry st.
Hamilton, Montana 59840 :) 

Mom:  Hamelin I'm on my way home now how long are you going to be there I want to write back to answer some of your questions  (Hamelin = Hey Malynne)

Malynne:  I am going to be heading out really soon we have to go to some stupid meeting. Totally bugged, but it's all good, next week we'll have more time. :) 

***Mom's Note:  There was a lot more to this conversation, but it was between my texting, Lowell's texting and Malynne's replys.  Lowell and I were at lunch together, and we were both texting as fast as we could.  Malynne sounded so happy.  She loves her new companion and loves the new area.  

The "TRAILER".......Plains, Montana










Transfers! First week in Hamilton.

A week in Hamilton.

Well, last week I wrote a super short email about being transferred. Then I ran up to kalispell to spend the day with all the missionaries I was leaving. I didn't care about most of them, but sister Owens and sister wahlquist I am going to miss Soo much! Also sister jones I already miss her. I was so sad that she wasn't going to be my companion. But, I was just so ready to leave plains and Thompson falls. It is an awesome place, just a really hard area for me and I was glad for a change of scene. We stayed up in kalispell then came back and had some appointments to go to. We had about an hour where we went and packed things into the house and then we started a movie. We were able to watch Ephraims rescue together since it was approved! Oh man one of my last nights with sister jones and we watched a movie and had martinellis cider and lots of popcorn. Then we went to bed to get ready for a crazy day.

Tuesday morning we woke up and we went straight to work. We had to pack all of my stuff and then we had to move the entire trailer to the other house. Thus commenced the entire day of craziness! We finally finished with it all at around 4:30 when we stopped and ate and showered and then went to dinner. We had one last appointment and then we headed up to kalispell. We spent the night with the kalispell sisters sister Owens and sister wahlquist. It was such an awesome, but hard night. We were all having a hard time with transfers and we talked about lots of stuff. We signed goodbye books and talked and talked.....and then it was like 1:30 so they went to bed. Then sister jones and I stayed up talking just one last time....until about 2:30. Yep I know we were dumb ha ha that whole next day I ran off of 2 1/2 hours of sleep. I am not gonna say it wasn't needed though. You make lifetime friends out on the mission, and truth is I probably won't get to serve around most of those sisters again just because of how big the mission is. We will always be friends though! :)

Wednesday was a really long day! We woke up at 5 and drove up to Columbia falls from kalispell. I was picked up by the transfer van around 6:30. We drove from there to Helena which is a 5 hour drive. It was me and 4 elders being transferred and we just talked the entire way there about stuff. In Helena I got to see some awesome people I haven't seen in a while. Then they packed all of us in another van and drove us to Missoula. I got to talk to sister Davis all the way there. :) Soo good! We got to Missoula and our zone leader was waiting to pick us up. There was 2 sisters and an elder and we all went to cafe rio. From there we drove another hour down to stevensville and dropped off one sister and picked up my companion. Then we were driven to Corvallis and dropped off at our car....from there we drove down to Hamilton and had appointments that I honestly couldn't even tell you about.....:) then we went to sleep.

Thursday we got up and had lots of people to go and see. We had an appointment with an investigator first thing. We went over to her house and we got to walk her dog :) then we just talked to her and she told us about the things she is going through. It was a really great visit I loved it. We didn't really have appointments for the rest of the day we just went out and met with less actives and some active members for the rest of the day. Everywhere we went sister siilata said "yep we are just goin around so I can show off my companion!" :) she is the best! We had dinner with the Hawkes family. Brother Hawkes is in the bishopric and he has 3 little kids. One of his daughters names is Natalie and she has red curly hair and looks a ton like Kennedy! :) hey are such an awesome family.

Friday we spent going around....but there really weren't that many people home. We had a bunch of appointments. We met with a less active who is trying to get reactivated. It was pretty fun, and she is super sweet! We had service to do with a non-member. She just owns this store that has baby stuff in it and we go and help her once a week. We helped fold some stuff and then I got to use the tag gun and put tags on stuff! Super fun! :) Then we went to visit another woman who has recently been reactivated. We taught about faith and invited her to come to church. Then we walked over and visited another family who is going to be sealed in April. They are pretty awesome too. That night we had dinner with a part member family...,from lehi! The kings. :) they moved up here in august because sister king knows that this is where her husband will accept the gospel. Pretty sweet! Their daughter is like 5 and named cambrey and they told her "hey cambrey she is from your favorite place." And cambrey said "lehi?.....TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!" Ha ha she is so funny! We got to know them and I seriously just love them! Brother king asked me "do you like sushi? Have you ever been to the sushi house in American fork?" Oh my goodness I could've just died since that is like my favorite place in the world! Yep we are totally buds!

Saturday we tried to visit less active families but literally nobody was home.
Sow e ended up visiting active families. We spent all afternoon visiting them. We saw the Wynns and the majors and the Williams. They are all just so great! Seriously such amazing members here! We were given money for dinner and so we went out and got pizza at like 8 them we headed home for the night.

Yesterday was Sunday and it was awesome! Okay we got to church and the youth were doing musical number. Saturday afternoon we sang to a few families and so I guess word travels fast because I got sucked into helping the youth prepare this song that they were singing. It was so fun, there are great youth here. The whole sacrament meeting was centered around the new youth theme and they had 8 youth speakers who talked about coming unto Christ in different ways. For those of you who don't know the new youth theme, it is Mormons 10:32 "come unto Christ and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind, and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God he are perfect in Christ, he can in no wise deny the power of God." Such a great theme! Oh man, that's what we are all trying to do right? Yep. Well after church they had a linger longer potluck. It was super fun and I got to meet a bunch more members. After church we went out and we had an appointment and we went and visited the Carson's who are less active. We talked a lot about books and then related it to the Book of Mormon and invited them or read it. Then we had our dinner appointment and ended up staying for a while. They used to be a part member family and told their conversion story which was amazing! They wouldn't let missionaries in for 5 years and then they just decided that they were going to and now they are active and sealed in the temple! Soo awesome! :)

Yep. Things here are great! And my companion is amazing! She is from Samoa and she is just so humble. She literally grew up in a shack with all 6 members of her family. She is learning English and sometimes she struggles but she always asks for help when she needs it. She just knows how to rely on The Lord! Oh man I love her. She is also super funny and she was telling a story and was trying to describe a woman to another woman and she said "she's Connecticut....Christmas.....Chinese? Hey what's that other word for white people?" And I said "um....Caucasian?" "Oh yeah, Caucasian, that's it!" Soo funny because 1- she couldn't come up with the word and 2- um, we are in Montana everyone is Caucasian pretty much! :) sooo funny!

Basically I love this area a lot! I am so blessed to be here. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support! I love you all! I hope you have a great week!! LOVES!!!!!
-Sister Malynne Erbe

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Letter from Mom and reply from Malynne

I am going to get permission to call uncle frog I am still waiting on the zone leaders to give me permission, but shoot it to me and then I will have it for when I get permission. :) Ha ha and I am sorry to break it to you, but you are a mom of an Elder...I have a little brother you know? :) I am so glad Grandma is doing well, I told God I would go if he would keep her alive. Then I came out and realized whatever needs to happen will happen, but it kind of sounds like he is keeping his promise too..... :) I am sorry the Dupaix's are stinky. some people never learn. But, I am proud of you for keeping your head about everything. Maybe you should've just taken the flowers though.....shown humility right? I can't wait until I come home and can be like "Okay mom, we are going to the temple on this night." And then you and I can go and do a session and then go out for dinner! :) Yes it will happen! I love you soo much, and I am so proud of you! Hang in there, I will be home and can help you with errands soon! :) LOVES!
-Sister Malynne Erbe
p.s. what happened to Makaylas knee?


On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:10 PM, Jacinda Erbe <jkerbe@comcast.net> wrote:
Dear Malynne,
Tonight for about an hour I am here all alone.  I am trying to decide it I like it, or miss all the noise, chaos, and homework. Dad took the girls to the temple to do baptisms and Connor is at Scouts.  I would have liked to go to the Temple with them, but someone needs to be home with Connor....he still doesn't like to be alone too long, especially at night.
I am so sorry for not having a letter for you last week.  I went to write one and you had already written and sent all of those BEAUTIFUL pictures of Montana.  It is truly beautiful there.  I am sure it is even more beautiful when you can behold it with your own eyes.
This week has been interesting.  Monday was a holiday.....we went to lunch with dad in Draper....holy moly, I can't remember what we did.  Tuesday I worked all day.  WEdnesday was PACKED and did not end well.  I had a presidency meeting, drove to Saratoga Springs to get your Valentines Day present :), ran back to Lehi to get Connor from School, dropped him off to run to Makayla's school to check her out a few minutes early so we could get the power chain fixed on her braces, and then left from their to go to Dr. Weiperts office to have Makayla's knee looked at, was sent to the hospital for x-rays, ran home to eat dinner, feed my face so I could go get flowers for Sister Dupaix who had surgery.  I thought I was actually going to have time to breath for a minute, but no.....my phone rang.  It was Brother Dupaix complaining, upset, wanting to know where his dinner was (brought in by someone in the ward).  Apparently they forgot and Brother Dupaix let me know that his kids went to mutual without eating dinner, and that they had been waiting all evening  (it was now about 7:30).  I threw the flowers that I just drove to Costco to get....(I went just for the flowers) and cried.  I am sorry that their meal did not get delivered, I am sure it was because someone had forgot or had a day like me.  Either way......you don't complain about it, you don't let your kids go hungry, you make dinner! Anyways......it ruined my day.  There is more to this story, but you get the gist of it.
So....you got transferred!  I am sure it was a bitter sweet thing. I could tell in your letters that you were having a hard time in that area, but I could also tell that you love Sister Jones!!!!!  I am sure you too will keep in touch and be life time friends.
Please tell me about your new area and your new companion.  Please tell me your address!!!!!  What would you like for Valentines Day?
Oh....We went and visited with Grandma Alma on Monday evening for FHE.  She was doing better than I have seen her in a long time.  She was smiling, laughing and even a little talking.  It was good to see her so awake.  She is having a very hard time getting up from her chair.  She pretty much lives in her chair and in her hospital bed, doesn't make it to the bathroom more than once a day....it is physically too hard for her, but....she was doing good.  She always asks about you when she is "awake" and on Monday I read your letter to them.  I forgot to take the letter you sent to them to them, so I will need to just get it in the mail and sent....I keep forgetting. I think she might make it until you come home.
Sweetie, I love you.  I think of you so often and sometimes very intensly.  I try not to do that, because then I miss you more and start to cry.  I can't imagine being a mom of an Elder and having to wait for TWO years.  It is hard to believe that you have almost meet your one year mark.  How does that feel?
I love you!  Please do not ever feel forgotten.  We pray for you every day....all of us do.
Take care, keep working hard.
Love, Mom
If I can get Bruno's phone number can you call him?

Update:  I did deliver the flowers to Sister Dupaix that evening. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sister Jones, me, Tia Thompson, Quinn Heward and John Baker.

We went out with the youth on Monday and here are some pictures. :) There is Sister Jones and me and Tia Thompson in the front and then the boys in the back are Quinn Heward and John Baker. Totally fun!







My Beautiful Montana. I love it!!!!!














We've moved locations.

Okay so this email is going to be pretty short we have a lot to do today! But I did do some stuff this week and I am alive! So I will list out the highlights of my week Okay?! :)
1-We have had lots of appointments
2-it has actually been pretty warm
3-We got to go out with the Wortleys on Saturday and meet lots more less actives
4-This week was "Crash week" the week where our truck was figuratively crashed for the evenings in order to provide opportunities for members to come out with us. We had some really great appointments with people.
5-Sister Jones is still the best and we had lots of fun
6-We were given money so we could go and eat some delicious pizza and also get some hot chocolate from the gas station.
7-We got to sit down with our branch president in thompson Falls and talk about the work in the area and so now we have some more ideas to make it go better.
8-We have the most beautiful area in the world and We took some amazing pictures of it.
9-WE MOVED OUT OF THE TRAILER!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is a Sister in Plains that is older and she went to be in an assisted care facility for a while until she can recover from an injury in her legs and come back. She wanted her house to have someone in it and invited us to come and live there...so we did! Can you imagine Sister Jones and I in a two story house all to ourselves!?! So great!
10-We had a fireside on Sunday with the youth all about missionary work and it was great!
 
Yep, those are my top 10 highlights of the week. You might be interested to know also that I am no longer going to be in Plains and Thompson Falls...I found out on Saturday night. :) ept praying that I ould be able to stay here in Plains and Thompson Falls all week. I really felt confident that I was going to be staying here. On Saturday night Elder Eiselin called and said that he would like to interview each of us....which freaked us both out. He interviewed me first and we had a really good discussion, and then he said "Sister Erbe you are going to be going to Hamilton, and your companion will be sister Siilata." (I will tell you how to say it in a minute...:P) As soon as he told me that I was going I felt relieved.....Oh man, this area has been hard and I am so ready to go. Hamilton sounds like a great area and I am soooo excited! I have never ever felt this good about being transferred ever! Oh and Sister Siilata (See-ee-La-ta) is from Samoa....what is it with me and Samoan companions? :P Ha ha I am pretty excited!
 
Well, we gotta run we have soo much to do! But, I love you all and I will talk to you next week! LOVES!
 
-Sister Malynne Erbe

Monday, January 13, 2014

There is definitely more than one wall!

Hello family!!

When I left on my mission bishop told me that I would hit a wall at some point and it would just be me and God. Well, he lied.....there is definitely more than one wall! Sister jones is amazing, and we kind of hit a wall at same time, but it's okay because we were able to help each other. :) this has been a long week!

Monday was preparation day and we did all of our normal stuff and then dinner canceled. We had dinner on our own and then went out and tried to work. However, we weren't able to do much. I think that there needs to be a law put into place that forces people to put house numbers on their house with lighting on it! I Guess that word defeat the purpose of people coming to Montana to hide though. Ha ha, we just ended up going and visiting a less active after we couldn't find any of our potentials on our list.

Tuesday we thought we were going to have district meeting but it got moved to Friday. Unfortunately we had made plans in our area that was way out of town on the way to polson in Hotsprings. We used a lot of our miles to go and see those people out there that we needed to. The people here are amazing. They are all so humble, and modest. They don't have much, but whatever they have they are willing to give up and share with anyone that needs it. We had dinner with an amazing family that struggles a lot, but they pulled everything that they had together to feed us...it was very humbling! :) I love the honest beautiful people here. It made me feel bad for complaining about stupid things that don't matter at all. Like miles in our car, or taking cold showers...honestly those things don't matter vey much. I wish I could just be like all the Montanans in the world! We also visited another less active who was just so cute she gave us pot holders with angels on them. She wanted us to always remember that we were her 'angels'. Love her! We came back that night and had another night of driving around with nothing to do...very frustrating!

Wednesday we went to the hospital to sing to a less active woman's mother. :) the day after Christmas she fell out of bed and broke her leg up by her hip. She is 90 years old and a lot of people thought she wouldn't make it....but she did, and she is doing so well they moved her home to have physical therapy there. But we wanted to sing to her really quick before our appointment so we popped in and sang. Um, I believe in Christ is one of my favorite songs ever and I love singing it! After the hospital we went over to help pat England clean her kitchen. Pat is the daughter of the woman we sang to and wanted help getting everything clean before her mom came home. We spent all of the rest of our afternoon over there. Pat has fibro myalgia really bad in her legs and struggles a lot. It was great to be able to help her especially when she couldn't do it by herself. We played the vocal point arrangement of hymns while we were cleaning, over and over and over and over again.....never thought anyone could rock out to hymns. My companion and I continue to surprise everyone including ourselves! :) Wednesday night we had dinner with sister Egbert and we talked about the branch and things that they are struggle with. I have been struggling in this area already and when she was talking about it I just had his crazy feeling of hopelessness come over me and I felt like I was drowning. Literally drowning in just feeling overwhelmed and alone. Dad always told me growing up that I would listen if anyone else told me I was beautiful but not him ha ha. But I know I have always struggled with where I am at in this world, and feeling of value. Like I know god loves his children, but I struggle knowing that me as an individual matter....I have just always struggled with it. So I was feeling very discouraged and very lonely and very much like I could never feel better than I did right then. We left her house and we went to the church to get Wifi and do nightly planning since we just couldn't find anyone else's house. We got there and talked to some of the youth who came and hugged us and talked to us about their lives. I felt better after that a little bit. But then a sister in the ward came in and talked to us about a bunch of missionaries who were here previously. If you want to make a missionary feel sad just talk about other missionaries. I have a hard time just knowing if I am doing what I need to do and if I am ever doing enough. So, she talked about tons of other missionaries and it made me feel all kinds of insecure about what I am really doing. Once again I felt super lonely. We came home and sister jones told me that she was feeling the same way and we prayed and studied and went to bed feeling much the same way that we did a little earlier.

Thursday morning we got up and got ready. We did our studies and then went into weekly planning. We were discussing numbers to set as goals for the next week and it turned into feeling very upset again. I was really upset because I feel like normally if I am stressed or anxious about things I just go to sleep and I feel better, but it didn't work. So, we discussed ways to make us feel better and finally decided we should talk to our priesthood leaders. Soooo humbling to call our zone leaders and just say "okay we need help, we can't do this anymore." I had been praying for our heavenly fathers help and just kept feeling like he had given me help already. I didn't understand that the help he provided me had come in the form of elder Eiselin and elder palazzo until we called them. They helped us to see that we were doing okay and that they supported us. We didn't have to feel like we were drowning because they were right there to help pull us out. Ha ha, it was kind of scary but they are amazing! We talked about things and got some really great advice, like reading our patriarchal blessings everyday. And studying Mormon 9:27-28. We talked about faith and forgiveness. Then elder Eiselin asked us to try to see evidences of gods love for us. They talked to us for a good 45 minutes. We requested that they come to our district meeting and give us  blessings and they promised us that they would. Sister jones and I talked to each other and made goals for ourselves individually and then together as a companionship. I love my leaders and my companion Soo much....I am so blessed to have them all! Now every night we are studying the Book of Mormon and writing in 'I know god loves me' journals we got, and then reading our patriarchal blessings. I can't believe I never thought about reading it every day! I can already feel a difference in my life after just 4 days. We went and worked with an active family after that and then walked up Main Street. We were heading to a less actives house and decided to see how many people we could talk to on the way over. We stopped at this ice cream parlor on the way there and saw some people inside and decided to stop. We went in and there was this really sweet couple who owned it. They asked us "do you want a sample?" We were like "yeah, that'd be great!" They made us some delicious ice cream things and then we talked to them for a long time. They are so great! We talked about temple square and church and it was such a great discussion. When we went to pay, the man said "hey, I told you girls they were samples." They gave us free ice cream! In light of everything that had been happening they were inspired to just give us free ice cream....how much more can god tell me he loves he than that? :) I felt much better and so much more special after that!

Friday morning we went to district meeting, the roads were not very good there was snow everywhere so I was trying to be really careful. All of a student sister jones just yelled out "DEER!!" There were a couple of deer on the road. I was going like 45 and slammed on the breaks and we started sliding. I started yelling at them "please move, please, move!" They did. We didn't hit them and we didn't slide over the edge of the cliff either. Again...I know god loves me. We made it all the way to polson safely. The zone leaders came to our district meeting just for the first part and they talked to us about some important stuff. Then they said "hey elders, we are gonna steal the sisters and talk to them for a minute." We went into the other room and they gave us blessings. I went first and asked elder Eiselin if he would give one to me. It was Soo awesome! Sister jones took some notes on the IPad for me so I could remember what was said. I cried during it and then they finished and elder Eiselin was crying too! He said "priesthood blessings are super special and I always feel the spirit. Especially when I get to tell his daughters how much he loves them." It was so awesome, and the spirit was so strong! Sister jones got a blessing from elder palazzo that was equally as amazing. They were leaving and they shook our hands. Elder Eiselin shook my hand and said "sister erbe, you're a daughter of god." Then elder palazzo said it too...kind of totally cheesy, but it was cool. We finished our district meeting and then went to Walmart. We bought some groceries and then headed home. We went to visit a less active member who was on the way home from polson. The we had dinner with the Egberts again. We talked to president Egbert and we brainstormed ideas, and came up with some good ones. :) he invited us to branch council on Sunday morning and we left and came home.

Saturday morning we had an appointment with an investigator. We invited a young man to meet us over at his house and teach with us. We had never been inside his house before, and it was scary...he says he got a divorce and remodeled his house the way he wanted to. It was red and gold and black and looked like the beauty and the beast castle. With scary pictures on the walls and everything! But it was a good lesson. We were planning on teaching the restoration and it turned into the plan of salvation. It was a good lesson, but he doesn't really want us to teach him, he just likes spiritual thoughts...so we will have to sneaky teach him! After that we had an appointment with a less active. She gave us lots of marriage advice.....I just turned 20. I am not getting married right off my mission, I won't! So it was just kind of weird, it was weird advice anyway like "if he's not willing to take his shoes off at the door then he's not worth it." And how we will have to 'train him' like we are his mother or something....nope not gonna be his mom, when I get married I am going to be his wife. Then we came home for our lunch hour and then dinner canceled so we took our lunch and dinner hour at the same time. We went out after them and met with dot who is another less active. She is like 82 and totally awesome! We came home after that to get everything ready for branch council in the morning and to plan.

Branch council was Sunday morning. We went in and president Egbert was totally ready to go. He had watched the hastening the work of salvation broadcast and already had something set up to show the entire council. Then he talked about our 'crash week' that our stake president wants us to do this week. All the missionaries in this zone are going to have their trucks figuratively 'crashed' at 5:00 every night and then we will go out with members and teach. Our car will be 'resurrected' every morning until 5:00 that evening. Yep, so we have to work with the members and none of hem wanted to work with us. So president Egbert told everyone that they were going to do it, and that they needed to make themselves available. Then we sent out a sign up sheet to have the members sign up to have us come and teach them all the lessons so that we have our evenings filled up and don't just drive around in the dark. :) we have a lot of our evenings with at least one appointment so we are excited about that!

Basically this week was really long and hard. But, I feel different now than I did like 4 days ago. I think in some ways this area was meant for me to be stretched. I want to be able to continue to not be in my comfort zone so I can keep growing and keep being better. I can't believe how different that I feel about me and about life in general. I am still working on it....but i have the rest of my life to keep being better. I have learned that I don't have to be everything right now and I don't have to know everything right now. I don't have to be exactly the missionary I want to be or the person I want to be right this second. Because I have time. And I have the ability to continue to be better every day. :) I guess that's really how I know that god loves me is because I am different. I am different today that I was yesterday, I was different yesterday than I was on Thursday, I am going to be different tomorrow than I am today, and I am going to be different at the end of my life than I was at the beginning....starting right now with me on my mission. :) life is good, and I can change, and I can be better!

I love you all, and I am so thankful and blessed to have all of you in my life back at home rooting for me! I truly have been blessed to have such amazing people in my life and to be Able to feel your prayers supporting me. I truly can't express how much everyone means to me!! I hope all of you have an amazing week! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!! :) keep the faith, and be believing! LOVES!

-Sister Malynne Erbe