Monday, October 31, 2016

Short week anyone?! haha no pun intended..... my new comp is short...

How November already?! guess what that means...?? 39 days till the party is back in Montana... i was gonna say america... but then i realized i was in america... awko.... anyways... its only been a few days since i last emailed... but yea! So Sister Koyle is my new comp! We have served around each other for about 7 months already! I was her leader for 6 months when i was in Sackville! so its been a party and a half with her!

so here are some pics... 

Love Sister Hardy

                               we may have grown a mustache....
                                jimmy is kinda weird....

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Last transfer already....? :P

Hey fam and friends! So I will be dying here in Houlton. Its cray cray that I will be home in 6 weeks.. HOLY FRICK.... thats so soon! anyways... 

The first Epistle of the Elders/Sisters
to the Letter Writers:
Chapter One
1. In the beginning was the mailbox and the mailbox was void of letters.
2. And the missionaries said, Let the mailbox be filled and the box was not
3. And the missionaries beheld the continuing void and were not pleased.
4. And lo, it was the first day of the week and there was no mail delivered,
but this was good.
5. But on the second day mail was delivered, yet the mailbox remained
6. Yea, even from the second day unto the seventh was the mail delivered.
7. Even so the box retained its' void.
8. And yea, great mists of darkness spread forth from the void and
enshrouded the Missionaries. Yea and did bring much sadness to their
otherwise cheery days.
9. Even the long hours of fruitless tracting, being chased by the fowls of the
air, and being pursued by the beast of the field were not as disheartening as
the lack of sacred objects known as letters.
10. Yet they persisted.
Chapter Two
1. And, lo, on the second day of the second week the mists still encircled the
sacred mailbox.
2. And on the third day, from within the depths of the void was a single
3. And this postcard put forth a single ray of light which did pierce the
darkness and did overcome the mists.
4. And the Missionaries were well pleased and there was much rejoicing.
5. But, alas, their joy was not to last. For the mailbeast had made a mistake
and the postcard was for someone else.
6. But if their joy was so exceedingly great over someone else's mail, how
great would be their joy at partaking of their own mail.
Chapter Three
1. And we give unto you the parable of the Two Letter Writers.
2. At the hour of noon a certain scribe sat down to write a letter.
3. And the scribe did think of many things to write, but, he spent so much
time thinking that he did not write.
4. Nevertheless he felt good because he had great intentions.
5. At that same hour a publican sat down and wrote a few words as he ate.
6. Yet he felt guilty at not writing enough.
7. And, lo, the 24 months passed and the Missionary returned home and
passed by the scribes' house.
8. Yea, he went even unto the house of the publican and did visit the
9. Verily a letter is like unto a prize in a Cheerios box; the which if a man
knows it is in there he selleth all that he has that he may buy a case of
Cheerios that he may obtain it.
Chapter Four
1. Even more blessed than the Missionary receiving mail is a friend or
relative writing letters.
2. And if you should spend 5 minutes writing on letter how great shall be
your joy.
3. And if your joy be great with one letter, how great shall it be with many
letters in the mailbox of a missionary.
4. Else why do they build Post Offices if letters are written not at all; why
then do they build Post Offices.
5. Yea, though I speak with the tongue of men and angels, and write not
letters, I am nothing.
6. Letters never faileth; But if there be good thoughts they shall fail;
whether there be unsent mail it shall vanish.
7. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought
as a child.
8. Even as I have put away my childish things, ye must replace them with
unchildish mail.
9. And now abideth thoughts, intentions, mail; These three. But the greatest
of these is mail.
10. Yea, if thou lovest me, write me letters.
Chapter Five
1. But some will say, a letter, a letter. We have already written a letter. We
have no need to write anymore letters.
2. Know ye not that there are more days than one. And more events than
one in a day. Why think ye that these events need not to be reported.
3. Yea, and ye need not worry that your letter will go unanswered.
4. But you should say, I will go and write the letter that a missionary
requests. For I know he giveth no request except he be prepared to respond.
5. And we give unto you the Parable of the self addressed envelopes.
6. When the missionary departed into the far off land he gave a certain
number of self-addressed stamped envelopes to his friends.
7. Unto one he gave 5, unto another he gave 2, and unto the third he gave
8. And while he was gone he that was given the 5 envelopes wrote 5 letters,
then in his zeal wrote 5 letters more.
9. The same with him that had 2 envelopes; he wrote 2 letters and then 2
letters more.
10. He that was given the self-addressed envelope became slothful and
careless. And he lost the envelope, even that which he was given.
11. When the missionary came home he went unto his friends. And he that
had written 10 letters was warmly greeted.
12. The same with him that had written 4.
13. But he that had written none at all was given nothing more than a
Fishy-Whimp like handshake.
Chapter Six
1. And it has been said; Blessed are the letter writers for they shall receive
mail in return.
2. Blessed are they that keep in touch with a missionary for they shall know
all that happens to him.
3. Ye and your letters are the light of a missionaries' day.
4. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
5. Neither do men write letters and put them in a desk but in an envelope
that it giveth light unto all that are around the missionary.
6. Let your letters so be read by missionaries that they may see your good
works and show an increased love to you.
7. And we give unto you the Parable of the Prodigal Letter Writer.
8. A missionary had two friends while he was laboring in the field.
9. One was faithful and wrote every week to the missionary.
10. Meanwhile, the other friend spent his stamp money on riotous living and
wrote no letters.
11. But after 231/2 months he felt deep sorrow and did write a letter unto
the missionary.
12. Who when he received it did go and kill the fatted Macaroni and Cheese
box and did feast and was merry.
13. For it was meet that he should make merry for the letter writer which
was lost was now found.
Chapter Seven
1. Unto you is given some stationary, and some paper, and some envelopes,
and some pens and pencils.
2. For the writing of the letters, for the cheering up of the missionary, for
the improving of your English skills.
3. Till the missionary return home, till we all come to be together again in
the bond of friendship.
4. To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.
5. A time to contemplate writing and a time to write.
6. A time to put letters in the envelopes and a time to stamp the envelopes.
7. A time to mail the letters and a time to start the whole process over
8. Now we beseech you brethren concerning the coming home of our
missionary and our gathering together to meet him.
9. That you be not soon shaken in mind or be troubled neither by word nor
by any letter from us that the return missionary is at hand.
10. Let no one deceive you by any means for that day shall not come unless
there first be an abundance of letters; and the man of mail be revealed, a
true friend.
Chapter Eight
1. And the missionary said unto his friend, Lovest thou me?
2. And the friend said, of course I love thee.
3. He saith a second time, friend, Lovest thou me? and the friend said, Thou
knowest that I love thee. He then said, Feed my mailbox.
4. He then spake a third time saying, Lovest thou me? and the friend said,
Thou knowest all things, thou knowest I love thee.
5. Then the missionary said, Stuffest my mailbox.
6. And the vision is become unto all as the words of a letter which is sealed
in the envelope that the men deliver to one who is not serving a mission
saying, read this, I pray thee; and he saith I cannot for it is not mine.
7. And the letter is delivered to him that is serving a mission saying, read
this I pray thee; and he saith, why sure.
8. Therefore you should proceed to do a marvelous work among a
missionary, even a marvelous work and a wonder by writing a letter.
Chapter Nine
1. And the word of the Missionary came unto his friend saying,
2. Moreover, thou friend of mine, take thee one piece of paper and write it
for a Missionary and for the House of the Japan Tokyo North Mission, his
companions; and then take an envelope and write upon it for a missionary
and for the House of the Japan Tokyo North Mission, his companions.
3. And join them one to another into a letter and they shall become one in
the hand of the mailman.
4. For what doth it profit a man if he say he hath thought, but write no
letter? Can thoughts save him?
5. If a brother or sister have a birthday,
6. And you say unto him, Happy Birthday, notwithstanding you give them
not a cake with candles upon it. What doth it profit?
7. Even so, thoughts without letters are dead, being alone.
8. But if we say we have no thoughts, we deceive ourselves and the truth is
not in us.
9. Therefore, since ye have thoughts, write ye letters.
Chapter Ten
1. And now we wish to tell you the story of the Anti-letter-writer.
2. And there dwelt in the land at the time a certain Anti-letter-writer who
went about convincing the people that there was no need to write letters.
3. Indeed so persuasive were his arguments that many people did cease to
write letters to Missionaries.
4. Then a returned missionary did confront the Anti-letter-writer and didst
dispute his arguments.
5. Then it came to pass that the Anti-letter-writer did ask for a sign that
letters should be sent, then would he believe.
6. Then the returned missionary said, just as assuredly as letters are to be
sent so wilt thou be struck down.
7. And at that moment the Anti-letter-writer was run over by a mail truck
and was dragged even unto the Post Office, where he was subsequently
mailed to Zimbabwe.
8. Now when the general public saw this they were pricked in their hearts
and said, Men and brethren what shall we do?
9. Then the Returned Missionary said. Repent, every one of you and write
ten letters unto each Missionary that he may forgive thee of thy
10. So now we leave you. Be of good cheer, and remember this last vision.
11. For I saw the dead, small and great stand before the judgment bar, and
another book was opened which was the book of letters; and the dead were
judged by the letters (or lack thereof) that they had written to the
12. So now we ask, What manner of men ought ye to be? Ye ought to be
Letter Writers !!!!!

3 North court #17
Houlton, Maine


Monday, October 17, 2016

So I was lazy and just copied this from Sister Hotchkisses email

Hello my friends!!

where did the week go?????? I have no idea... really... like i have to open my planner to see what happened this week!

We had all day P-Day because it was Canadian Thanksgiving... We spent the day in "Hug Life" Shirts and bball shorts and spent the day with Kim and Jimmy and renee and lexi and brooklyn... (pics to follow)
We also got Dominic to dress up in Jimmys panda suit and flipped a waterbottle and made it stand on the lid on the table... I was the first to get it!! :)

Thursday we played "Queen, Princess, and Rescue from the evil Lady" with Evie and Bree, Dale and Coral's girls, and i was the evil lady!! it was so much fun!! we played for like an hour!!!!! I love Dale and Coral so much!!! They are so great!!

President and Sister Pratt came to Houlton to visit us just because... and to see what we had been raving about!! The fall colors of Maine!!!!! like they are totally beautiful!!! I love them so much!! I cant believe i get to serve in such a beautiful area!!! 

We became the tech crew for conferece (stake Conference) and conference was great!! the theme was Faith Proceeds the Miracle. it was great!! Just remember that as you continue in faith that God will bless you! TRUST HIM!!! He knows all!!!! :) 

well thats all for today folks... I know I said Adventures with Sister Hardy would pick back up but for that to happen i need to be keeping better record of what happens in the week... we are writing a song though... so eventually you may get to hear it!! oh and to top the week off... We were laying in our beds this morning and Sister Hardy took my stuffed Giraffe and said, " are you sure it's a giraffe? It could be a Rhinosaurusis..." yup... it was great!!!!!!!!

well look out for pics... they are coming!!!

haha jokes you already got em

have a great week everyone!!!


Monday, October 10, 2016


Hhey eheyeyheyeheyeheheyheyehyehyeheyeheyheheyeeeyehey

What a week! so many of you might have seen the picture of the elders and us with a panda.... so that is dad a.k.a Jimmy. it was his birthday... we were looking so stinkin hard for footy pjs for him and found a panda... so sunday while at their house we created #pandawhisper...... its pretty great i know! So we got him panda pj's... lets just say it took us 2+ hours to wrap it..... it was fun!

We had lots of travel time this past week, we got cut down on our allotted k's. So mom a.k.a Kim has been driving us to the moon and back... Lots of pictures and videos! 

Cool experience for the week! We receive a media referral! We drove the hour down there and the look on their face was so great! They were not expecting us the day after they requested to meet with us.. . we werent able to teach them but are goin gback next week!!! ayyayyyaya 

sawrey its kinda shart today but ill send pics of da fabulouso MAINE 

BTW's im mental stable. evn tho it may seem lik i aint. Eh? 

BTW's (squared) im really NOT this weird in real life. 

BTW's (cubed) i would love to receive mail.... 
3 north court #17 
Houlton Maine

BTW's (whateverisbiggerthancubed) I get to see you all in ummm uhhhh ummmm yea....  

PICTURES!!!!! there will probs be a milli0n emails wth pictures....

Amish friend that let us take his picture! he grew peanuts... did you know they grow from the ground?!?!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Concussion number.... aww who cares anymore... my head is just a bat now....

What a week. I feel like I start all emails out that way. so last Monday we were in Presque Isle, we went to do p-day with the elders and sisters there! We played some chair soccer and guess who got hit in the head... :) yup that's right I did! so the next day I had a HUGE headache... and I was totally out of it...

I wrote y'all a song.. hope ya like it.
Moosey Moosey, where are you?
Moosey Moosey, I wanna be your friend today
Moosey Moosey, where are you?
Moosey Moosey, i want to ride you around the field. 
Moosey Moosey, i want to paint you....
Moosey Moosey, No one likes you
Moosey Moosey, i love you
Moosey Moosey, come out of the trees your 
     in and eat the porcupine on the side of the road
Moosey Moosey, let me see you outside
Moosey Moosey, we can share my icy 
Moosey Moosey, I'm lookin for you
Moosey Moosey, times comin near
Moosey Moosey, let me convert you
Moosey Moosey, i'll make a bed for you
Moosey Moosey, granny will feed you apples, 
       just cause they're nasty
Moosey Moosey, I'll feed you moose meat... 
Moosey Moosey, Where did you go
Moosey Moosey, come back i wont feed you
       moose meat anymore... 
Moosey Moosey, my ice is almost gone 
Moosey Moosey, lets learn how to fly
Moosey Moosey, lets go swimming
Moosey Moosey, i want to see youuuuu
Moosey Moosey, it's gonna rain

Alright so y'all are thinkin im crazy right now but I promise I am NOT. I literally just want to see a moose, 16 months is long enough to not see one.. I mean I have seen one before but I wanna see one on my mission.. dont ask why its weird I know. 

The rest of the week was great! General Conference is the time we look forward to on our missions! It is so great to be able to sit and listen to a Prophet of God speak to us of the things we need to hear! 

We found some pretty wicked cereal... it turns your milk green.... its sooo cool!! 

Anyways, enough craziness for one week! If you didn't have the chance to watch General Conference go DO IT!!! 

I Love youuu!! 

Sister Hardy 

3 North court # 17
Houlton Maine