Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Some pictures from Sister Bullock's final days as a missionary

 The final days of Sister Bullock's mission:

The departing sister missionaries with Elder and Sister Eyring, Visitors Center Directors


Sister Bullock's last district meeting

Dinner with President and Sister Cooke February 14, 2014
Making a page for the mission scrapbook

Sister Bullock telling her mission "war story"
President Cooke explaining about the service coins.  They are given with a handshake

Sister Bullock receiving her service coin

The last day....

Waiting for her final transfer meeting

Singing of the mission song to the departing missionaries

At Reagan National Airport ready to go home

Sister Bullock arrives home; finally!  Her flight was over an hour late!
Waiting, not so patiently!

She's home!!!

And the next chapter begins.....

PS:  Kelsey's homecoming will be March 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm at 1969 E 49th South Idaho Falls, ID
An open house will follow until 6:00 pm at 2094 Autumn Lane Idaho Falls, ID
call 208 881-1309  or email: for more details

Monday, February 17, 2014


February 17, 2014

Hi everyone!!
This is it! How did this happen?? ITS THE LAST LETTER! This week has
been very eventful week :) how fitting, eh?

Departing temple: my final temple trip as a missionary was amazing! So
insightful and I learned more than I have before! It was weird though,
all the missionaries kept coming up to me with see sad eyes and
saying, "thank you for serving, Sister Bullock..." It was nice, but
inside I was like, "I'm not leaving yet!!" But it was still a
wonderful experience :) I love the temple!

Departing dinner: This was probably the most fun night this week! It
was so great! Being together with my fellow missionaries, having fun,
and reflecting on our missions. President Cooke also gave us service
coins! I'll show you or put pictures of it up when I get home :) it's
pretty much the coolest thing ever. I love the Cookes so much. They
have truly blessed and enriched my mission, as well as my life. They
are truly family to me.

Cathedral: Sister Cooke kind of kidnapped the four sisters going home
one morning and took us to the National Cathedral! It was really fun!
We explored everything and took lots of pictures :) it was fun to just
spend time with her and relax and just... Spend time with my sisters.

Wedding: the Elders in our ward had a wedding! Their investigators
decided to get married so they could be baptized. They're so cute and
so in love! They just glowed! It was really fun! So both of my mission
"dreams" have been fulfilled: I painted a part of the house for
someone and I attended a wedding! Cool!

Snow day: we had another snow day this week... We just about went crazy.
Transfers: the moment you've all been waiting for!! Sister Holland
is... Staying! Sister Carcamo is... Leaving (but staying in the
English program)! And I'm leaving. Shocker, right? Haha. This will be
Sister Hollands 4th transfer in is area.

Well, my dear loves, this is it. This is the end of my calling as a
full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in the WDCN mission. Serving a mission has been the best
decision of my life, and I wouldn't change anything about it. I have
come to know my Savior and my Father in Heaven more personally. I know
their love for me in eternal and unconditional. Even better, I know
they have that same love for all of us. I know even more now than I
did before that Christ is indeed my Savior. That He suffered every
pain, every weakness and every sin for me. Because He loves me. And
because He loves you. It's incredible. I know that the Book of Mormon
is true, and that it contains the words of Christ, as does the Bible.
I know that we have the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ on the
earth today. I know it so strongly now. I cannot deny it, nor do I
even want to try. I love this gospel, and I love The Lord. I look
forward to seeing what He has in store for me next :)
See you in 2!
Love, Sister Bullock

Here is a link to Sister Bullock and the other sisters returning home this transfer.  They are singing their version of  "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Monday, February 10, 2014

2nd to last letter of my mission! Letter dated February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

Oh hey guys :)
2nd to last letter! Can you believe it?? Too crazy... This week
seriously just flew by! Let's see what I can tell you about!

Ms. Brooke: she's basically the greatest thing since sliced bread. I
love this woman so much!! She is progressing so nicely. We are going
to bring up baptism at our lesson with her tomorrow, so your prayers
would be appreciated :) goodness, I really love her! We might need to
come see her in April :)

Member meals: the members are feeding us! Last week we had a full week
of member meals! It was great! Heavenly Father is truly blessing us in
so many ways! And it's great because the wRs knows who we are! If you
don't know the missionaries in your ward, feed them. You'll be their
best friends.

Sister Carcamo: she is so cute. She has a tiny wrinkle between her
eyebrows that she just despises. Well, on Wednesday, she took a piece
of packing tape and put it over her stretched out wrinkle while
muttering something about how she hates getting old or something :)
ha, she's 20.

Happiness: life is tough, but so are you! So hold your chin up and
keep moving forward. It will all be okay in the end. You are loved
more than you know.

Baptisms: I found out yesterday that 2 of my investigators from DC2
are getting baptized!!! One is Sunday (which I sadly can't make
it to) and the other will be March 15th!! Ah!! I'm so happy I could

Anyway, I think that is all for this week! One more letter and then
I'm home! See you next week!!
Love, Sister Bullock