Monday, October 19, 2015

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE???" -Houston police 10/19/2015


FRIST of all great news: I'M NOT GETTING TRANSFERED!!! I get to stay in Houston! and I think I will stay here the rest of my mission! How lucky am I? I couldn't have asked for anything better!!

Second this week was one of the best:

Monday we went with Manuel and his fam to Kemah boardwalk! We rode on all the roller coasters and had the best time! I got a nice sunburn:) haha but it was amazing!

Thursday we went to the temple and it was beautiful! I love knowing that I can go to the temple and come closer to my Heavenly Father every time I go:) We are so blessed to have a temple so close!!

Saturday WAS CRAZY!!! Ok so my bike had some technical difficulties.. and so we decided to take the bus all day! It was awesome! Then around like 7pm we were waiting at a bus stop and everyone was staring at us.. a lot of creepy guys were trying to talk to us and yelling at us and everyone in their cars were asking to give us a ride... and then the police drove by and looked at us then turned around to come talk to us... they said
"what are you doing here?"
me- "waiting for the bus." my brain thinking-(like duh we are at a bus stop!) 
police- "dont you have a car?"
police-"do you even know where you are?"
police- "well you ladies shouldn't be here... this is a really bad place for the two of you to be"
me-"ok thanks. we'll be fine:)"
Then they parked on the other side of the street and waited for us to catch our bus:) hahaha I was dying!!!

Then at our next appointment some guy tried to kiss me... super super awkward!! 

Then we left and he wanted to give us a ride but we said no way! And we started to walk home.. but then this car drives by and sees us and then stops... and starts to back up... I WAS PEEING MY PANTS FREEKING OUT! haha but it was a lady in the car and she was yelling at us to get in the car! 
lady- "do you girls even know where you are right now!"
lady - "get in the car and I'll take you home! I will not let two young white girls with purses walk around this part of town! Did you know that these apartment complexes are known for having the highest number of gang activity in Houston?"
me- "yeah:)" haha too funny!!!
Then she gave us a ride home:) What a sweet lady:)


I'm beyond happy and I get happier and happier everyday! I know it's because I'm doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do and I'm becoming more like him with every decision I make:) 

Love you all so much! Have a great week! ttyl!

-Hermana Ihrke
Day at Kemah!!!


This coaster was cray!

up so high we can touch the sky!!!!

I look super scary! But look at our future missionary with her name tag! What a QT

THE KREW!!!! Best day eva!

Off to the Temple!
​5 am temple!! woohoo!!!!

Awesome district!


​Love this girl!
​BRENT EVENT 2015 5k!!!

Early Halloween dressin' up:)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Coconut fish soup!!! OCT. 12 2015


This week has been amazing!!! We have seen soooo many people this week and we have been working sooo hard!!! It's the best:) 

We woke up this morning at about 4 because today we are going to GALVISTON!!! Woohoo!! We are going with some investigators!! I'm so pumped! We are going to ride the roller coasters!!! I'm so excited! AND I get to wear PANTS!!!!! It should be a fabulous day:) haha

So this week we had lunch with Stephani, the wife of a convert. She is so amazing! She is just a happy person and loves to serve others! We made coconut fish soup with her and it was soo fun! Next week she wants to teach us how to do water color roses:) She is adorable! But yeah, I know how to make coconut fish soup now! 

Then we went to visit a referral we recieved and a guy came out and asked if we were married... we said no! And started teaching him about the restoration of the gospel. Then another guy came out and started to listen, then another, then another, then another.. until we had 7 guys outside listening to the message of the restoration:) IT WAS AWESOME!!! 3 of the seven left to go back to Mexico :( But the other 4 came to church yesterday!! woohoo!! They are great!

There was so much great stuff that happened but I can't honestly remember it all:) haha I hope you all have a great week!!! Love you:)

-Hermana Ihrke
Family history is the only kind of history I like to do:)


We love doing weekly planning!!! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Desire to Inspire 10/5/2015

Hello everyone!!!

I hope you all had an amazing week! Because I did:) Missions are sooo fun!!!! I can't even tell you how much I love being here!!! 

This week we had the opportunity to go to the temple with Arturo! It was amazing!!! We got to go through a session in spanish! It was one of the coolest experiences ever!!! 

Then, of course, we watched conference and it was life changing!!! It's like the super bowl for missionaries!!! I received so many answers to my questions!!! I'm so excited to apply what I've learned into my life! I hope those of you who watched conference found some thing that you want to improve on or implement more into your life, dont waste time, go and DO IT! It will be the start of an even happier life:) For those of you who haven't watched it .. GO WATCH IT!!! It will change your life for the better! 

Well I hope you all have the best week and I'll talk to you next monday:)

-Hermana Ihrke

"These things which make us different from most of the world also provide us with that light and that spirit which will shine in an increasingly dark world." -Thomas S. Monson

It's ok to be different :)