Monday, October 26, 2015


I never knew that a week could go so stinkin slow!!! We had two exchanges this past week and when the trio was finally back together on Friday we came out of an appointment with two missed calls from the Assistants to President. That is never good, either you are in trouble or are being transferred mid transfer.... in this case we yes ALL THREE of us are being taken out of Greenwood.... We have less than a week to pack everything up and to get our area ready to give to the Elders that are taking our spot. I never thought that I would be able to call somewhere home, other than where my fam is. The Members of the Greenwood Nova Scotia Branch are and always will be family!  I have learned so much from them! I have recently been pondering on my relationship with my Savoir, Older Brother and Friend Jesus Christ. There was an article in the February 2015 Friend Titled Who Is Your Hero? This story is based on a true story, It says: 
Ellie bit her thumbnail nervously. Miss Fitz was going down the rows of desks and asking each student a question, one by one.
“Who is your hero?” Miss Fitz asked Jeremy.

Jeremy didn’t waste a moment answering. “My dad!” he said proudly.

Miss Fitz smiled. “And yours, Sarah?”

Her answer came just as quickly. “Abraham Lincoln.”

Ellie felt her heart thumping as Miss Fitz continued down the row of students. They had been talking about heroes all day, and now everyone was supposed to say who their hero was—in front of the entire class!

Amber and Justin said their moms were their heroes. Walter said his was his grandfather. A few other students said theirs were presidents or other famous leaders.

Only a few students were left before Miss Fitz would reach Ellie. She had to think of a hero—and fast.

Ellie looked down at her shoes, embarrassed. Coming up with a hero wasn’t the real problem. She already knew who her hero was. It was Jesus Christ. He had healed the sick, raised the dead, and paid the price for everyone’s sins. He was the greatest hero who ever lived! She was just too afraid to say it.

Ellie bit her thumbnail again at the thought of telling the whole class that Jesus Christ was her hero. What if Jeremy laughed at her? What if Sarah and Amber whispered about her at recess?

Of course she knew Jesus Christ was her hero. But that didn’t mean everyone else had to know too.

Miss Fitz stopped right in front of Ellie’s desk and smiled. “And who is your hero, Ellie?”

Ellie glanced from the row of students beside her up to Miss Fitz. “Abraham Lincoln,” she whispered.

Miss Fitz beamed. “Good!” she said as she walked to the next student in the row.

As soon as she was gone, Ellie’s shoulders dropped in relief. Thank goodness that was over. The last thing she needed was for everyone in class to know that her hero was—

“Jesus Christ,” a voice said.

Ellie’s eyes widened as she slowly looked over. There—only a little farther down the row—sat a small boy. He was skinny and shy, and he always sat at the back of the classroom. Ellie didn’t even know his name. She couldn’t remember him ever saying a single word—until now.

A few students turned to stare at the boy, but he didn’t notice them. He just looked up at Miss Fitz and spoke again. “My hero is Jesus Christ.”

Miss Fitz smiled brightly and continued down the row. But Ellie looked at the boy in amazement. She had been afraid to tell everyone about her hero, but he hadn’t. He didn’t even go to her church! But he knew how important it was to stand as an example of Jesus Christ, even when it was hard.

Ellie smiled at the boy. She wouldn’t be afraid to say who her hero was anymore. After all, she had two of them now.

I would ask you to think to yourself who is your hero? Are you Brave enough to say who it is?
I know that one of my many hero’s is Jesus Christ. Without him we wouldn’t be able to return with our father in heaven. We wouldn’t be able to be forgiven of our wrong doings.
I invite you to ponder on what your relationship is like with Jesus Christ and how you can improve it!

I LOVE YOU ALL!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEK! I’ll send you my new address next Monday!!


                                               The Veinot and Kinner Family

These three girls are my best friends!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Do you wanna build a snowman?!


       Over the past week I have been pondering on what I wanted to share in my email today. Thursday night as I was laying wide awake in my bed at 1 am the thought popped into my head, many people that are reading your emails, probably don't even know what a mission is. So for those of you that don't know or need a reminder of what missionaries do, this email is for you. 
     In the dictionary it refers to a mission as "A group of persons sent by a religious body to spread the "religion"". There is a poem that I came across that illustrates what a mission really is.

A mission is a strange experience
It is a trial and a test
A mission throws at you the worst
Yet teaches you the best

I've never been so happy
I've never been so depressed
I've never felt so forsaken
I've never been so blessed

I've never been so confused
Things have never been so clear
I've never felt my Heavenly Father so distant
He's never been so near

I've never been so discouraged
I've never been so full of hope
I feel I could go forever
I think I've come to the end of my rope

I've never had it quite so easy
I've never had it so tough
Things have never been so smooth
Things have never been so rough

I've never travelled more valleys
I've never ascended so many peaks
I've never met so many nice people
I've never met so many freaks

I've never had so many ups
I've never had so many downs
I've never worn so many smiles
I've never worn so many frowns

I've never been so lonely
I've never had so many friends
Boy, I hope this is over soon
Gosh, I hope this never ends.

Being on a mission has been one of the greatest blessing of my life! I am running out of time but will continue my email next week!! I Love and Miss you all!!! I hope you have a fantastic week!!

P.S. just so everyone knows there IS glass in glow sticks.... and if you break them open it will cut you... 


This was our adventure on Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Turkey Day!!!

How weird is it that its Thanksgiving in October.....? it feels unreal!!! I can honestly say that after today I don't want any thanksgiving dinners till next thanksgiving!!! Well I don't have much time today..... But I do want to send some pictures from this past week! You can defiantly tell it is October, its kinda starting to get cold. Cold enough to be wearin a beanie!! One of the Members we have been working with had her baby! Oh how sad I was that I couldn't hold her!! :( thats one of the biggest disadvantages of being a missionary.....

Well i hope that everyone has a great week! I promise to write more next week!! 

~Sister Hardy :) 

Monday, October 5, 2015


What a great week! General Conference was so awesome!!! Today I just want to share a few of my favorite quotes and things that I got from it!! 
"Tell a man there are a trillion stars in the sky and he will believe you, tell him that there is wet paint on the wall and he will touch it to see"
 - President Uchtdorf
"The joy we receive is based on how centered our lives are on Christ"
 - Richard J. Maynes 
"If you do your best it will all work out"
 - Gordon B. Hinckley
"Be better today than you were yesterday, and better tomorrow than you are today" 
- Larry R. Lawerence
"Now is the time for Choosing" "Straighten up and Fly Right" "Reach Upward, Not Across"
- Robert D. Hales
"Go the Second Mile" "Smile"
 -Hugo Montoya 
"There is no darkness so dark that it can't be overcome by light"
 - Vern P. Stanfill ( p.s. he is from montana :) )
"Let Your Light Shine" "Faith and Doubt can not be together in the same mind" 
-President Thomas S. Monson
"The Lord will Qualify those that are called" "Focus on what you CAN do not what you CAN'T do." "Act on the Will of the Lord"
 - Gary E. Stevenson
"Soldier on with the work of the Lord" "Speak up and Speak out" "Step Forward in the Kingdom of God" 
- President Russell M. Nelson
"When we stand up for the Gospel, something changes within us" "Stand up and Testify"
-Gregory A.. Schwitzer
"Preach the Good News"
-D. Todd Christofferson
"Your works are works of Righteousness"
- Devin G. Durrant
" As we submit to His will we become who He wants us to be"
-Von G. Keetch
"If ye love me keep my commandments"
-Carole M. Stephens
"We cannot play with Satan's Fiery darts and not get burned."
-Linda S. Reeves

If you were not able to watch General Conference I would encourage you all to take the time and either read or listen to them. We truly are so lucky to have the opportunity to listen to the Prophet and Apostles that are called of God. 

We received Transfer information yesterday and I am happy to say that I will be staying in Greenwood for another 6 weeks with my two awesome companions from this past transfer!!! 

 I want my Family to know how much I am thankful for them! I was going threw pictures this morning it brought back so many memories. I LOVE you ALL! and Hope you ALL have a fantastic week!! 

~ Sister Hardy 

this is whati did during general confrence with all my little peeps
its been a little cold here.....