Monday, August 7, 2017

Aug 6th 2017

Hello everyone

what a week my comps bike broke so we ended up walking a lot more than we would like too. you know you have walked a lot when your legs feel like they are going to fall off at the end of the day.  lol but i wouldn't change it for the world. It was a very slow week.  I did service and mowed someones lawn and then we had a ward activity which are always fun.  So for today we will be going into the main part of the island to go shopping. i might get a few dresses made for me. things in my area are super expensive. So I'm hope the will be ready for my birthday. Other than that we are suppose to have Baptism this week. it is a sweet boy from a part member family. he is so sweet and we have so much fun teaching the family.  Were teaching a few other families. so fingers crossed they accept baptism dates. but other than that the work is slow.  Im so blessed to have such great support and love from family and friends on  my mission. thank you so much for all the love and prayers on my behalf everyday. well until next week. Goo luck kaitlyn on your soccer stuff this week.

Sister Greenburg
aka Maddie









Monday, July 31, 2017

July 31,2017

okay this week very fun week i started the week by going on a rutine splits with the stls that was fun i went and worked on the other side of the island in an area called rita for the day that was fun we had a lot of lessons i got a new marshallese dress from one of the lessosns it was a lot of fun except the dogs in that area are really mean i had to carry a rock with me all day so to keep them away from us hahahaha. but i got to work with sister nilsson again that was fun. we also had an fhe with the tibans i meet them in utah before my mission and they found out i was going to be in rita for a day so they had us over for dinner we got fed so well i freaking love that family they are amazing.
Then when i got back to arrok we went and did a blitz in laura all day so we were helping the laura sisters find work in there area it was fun. 
This whole week we have done a lot of back and forth in our area so we are extremely tired by the end of the day and being on bikes its not fun cause when you are in a big area and you have a bike seat that hurts really a lot.
Thank you for the many prayers and letters this week it has really helped.

Love sister Greenburg

If anyone is interested in wishing Sister Greenburg a Happy Birthday on Aug 19. she would love to hear from you. it only takes a normal stamp. thanks it dose take about a week and half to two weeks to get to her.  Lets make this Birthday the best she has ever had. thank you for your love and support.
 











not going to lie but its okay i need the bike so i can get nice and skinny ahahahahaha anyway the bike is good it has made me very humble hahahaa. 
anyway this week was good we were suppose to have an fhe at bishops but he was at school that day so he had to cancel its okay another time but before that me and my companion went to a lesson and they were gone but we still had some time before the so we went out finding and we ran into this family who are decans in the prodastant church and they were nice they lived in utah for 10 years so they are pretty cool to talk to they fed us squid it was very chewy but it was good i guess. but yeah then then the next day we went out working and i decided to stop  at a house and talk to see if they wanted to study and we got screamed at by an old lady and this was my comp getting screamed at i was across the street waiting to cross cause there were cars and i just see this old lady yelling at my comp and my comp looks like a deet stuck in head light she had no idea what was going on then i get up and she starts getting mad and me and i was just like okay im sorry we will leave. some poeple i guess arent ready for the gospel in there lives we didnt even want to teach them we just wanted to talk and work our way into teachign but they saw the name bag and got mad oh well the next day we get flagged down by the son of this older lady and he apolagizes which was nice but i dont htink we will be going back to that house any time soon. 
then yeahthe other sisters in our area had a baptism that started an hour late and that was annoying but it was good and at church on sunday we had 5 investigators come that was so awesome for us cause we have had like 1 or 2 so win for us its awesome this week was good love you all hope you have a good week bye

Monday, July 24, 2017

July 23,2017 - birthday request

 hello everyone

So sorry about last week. It was a really hard week.  emailing my parents and some sweet letters helped a ton. but this week looks better. i had a great week we found new investigators to teach. Im not loving the bike it it hard work and makes us super tired. so we got stuck in the rain  and got soaking wet. ( yes i do have an umbrella but its hard to hold while riding a bike.) oh the fun of missionary work. I got a flat tire and had to ride home on it. which was on the wrong end of my area so that was not very fun. but thankfully the senior couple fixed it when we got home. (no mom you do not need to send me a tire kit they have everything here. but the senior couple dose such great job and they get blessing for doing it.haha - I look back at it and i think it was to teach me a lesson on my bad attitude for last week. It was my comps birthday this week.  she received cards and a package. so thank  you for making it great for her. we are going to do a party at the ward for her later today.  So this was fun saw the Tibans that i meet in Utah before my mission.  they were the ones that took the picture of me when i went to the Marshallese Branch. That was really fun and they recognized me.  I'm going on splits this week so that will be fun.  I hope everyone has a great week and sending love.


Love
Sister Greenburg

Sister Greenburg's Birthday is coming up. If you would like to flood her with love. she would love a letter or a small package of love.  It take a normal stamp to mail a card or a letter also if you send her a package please use the Priority boxes they are a flat rate - so it won't cost an arm or a leg. lol
things need to go out but July 31st in order to make it in time.  If you don't have time to get a card please stop over and i have extra's.

But if you want to mail her something here is a tip.  If you go to the post office and have to do a custom form all you have to do is put mission supplies. and under $30.00. If you are in Utah go to Harmons they can skip over the custom forms.

Thanks for all of your help and making her Birthday Special!


Sister Madisen Greenburg
PO Box 1107
MH 96960
marshall Islands

Monday, July 17, 2017

July 16th 2017

Hello all,
I'm in my new area and have my new daughter(that is what they say when you are training a new sister) Hahaha. So i love my new sister she is so sweet. starting to get to know the families. This area is a hard area.  We are trying to touch the lives of the people but they are not willing to listen to us. this area is so much different than my last area. But there is something Im suppose to do in this area and we are working hard to do what the lord wants us to do. But other than that nothing really new this week. except wanting to wish some great people a Happy Birthday - Kathie and Ty!
Please send prayers and letters they really do help. love you all until next week

Maddie aka Sister Greenburg
Ebeye - last look

love this island

Ebeye

main island












Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 9th,2017

Okay so it's official I have left ebeye super sad I did not want to leave this place and felt like my home and everyone just made me apart of there families so I'm sad to leave my family once again but hopefully I get to come back. This place I have really loved to the people and just everyone around me I'm super greatful for all the people here in ebeye and for everything I have learned here I'm really going to miss it but on to bigger and better things like
TRAINING that's right folks I'm training a new sister she's from kirabati I get a daughter yay!!! We will be working in an area called arrok I have worked in the area next to it lura so we will be working both arrok and lura yay that should be a lot of fun and a lot of work lucky me!!!! I'm ready to buckle down and get to work and make the most out of this transfer cause I already know the area and it should be good but only down side is that I am on a bike again ugh I ruined so many skirts and dresses on my last bike guess I just got to be careful. 
Also before I left ebeye they do this thing for missionaries called kajemoloks they are just a party saying oh we will miss you and thank you for doing such good work here it was great everyone was amazing and super nice I got to get pictures with my family's to always remember them. 
Also so one of my friends was in majuro this last couple months and we just happened to run into each other and go out to lunch it was so fun to see her and catch up and stuff it was good to talk with someone from home glad she was here and I got to see her.
So moved to Arrok it is sure different than ebeye i miss my island and my family. But so far its been god my daughter really wants to learn and work which is very good cause we got to work hard and build up arrok cause the elders that were here before us did jack squat literally they let us with no investigators and a crappy area book ugh white washing sure is hard. but its good we have done a lot of finding getting my daughter used to speaking this languatge shes really good at the language just little by little it will come. 
Church this sunday was interesting i didnt have to spend 10 hours at church kammolol Anij but othere than that church was the same as it is anywhere else 
other than that nothing really new just back on majuro and im training pretty fun stuff. Thank you all for your love and support. the many prayers on my behalf. 
love you have a good week
love sister greenburg

Friday, July 7, 2017

New address as of today

Hey everyone i just got word that the mission office has moved the new address is


Sister Madisen Greenburg
PO Box 1107
MH 96960
marshall Islands

all mail goes to this address  FYI you use a reg stamp for postage or use priority mail box at the low rate.