Monday, June 29, 2015


You just can't tell me that things that are built after 1850 as those built before. Sorry. Not going to happen. That's my favorite thing about serving here in Ohio. Clock towers. Stain glass windows in old churches, brick sidewalks...yup. I might never live in the west again. It doesn't have as much character to it. Yes "Historic Downtown Logan" has some character in it. But that's one street. I'm talking towns here...

But on the other side, we have a lot of fields.

Bean fields, corn fields, flooded fields, you name it we got it. And it amazes me we drive through these part of our area how green they really are! Gah. Not a big fan of the rain but if it makes it this green I'll keep it. Mostly  it just reminds me of Ireland...Yup I could spend eternity out here in the land of green!

But Like I said, we've been getting a lot of rain. We went to a tractor show in this park not 3 weeks ago. Now it's the overflow for the river. I wanted to go play in it but there's some rule about missionaries not allowed to go swimming. And knowing my balance, that's probably what would have ended up happening. But we saw a lot of cool things from the edge of the pond. Like fish and skeeters and all those other fun things you expect to see when you go to a pond.

Those are our adventures! Hope you're having some great ones too!

~Sister Martineau

Monday, June 22, 2015


Holy Heavens the rain...It's insane. I thought we had crazy storms in Utah. Nope. They don't hold a candle to Ohio! It's been raining every day almost. Typically when one of us decides to walk because it doesn't look like it'll be too horribly bad. The Rain comes.

But you know... it all works out. We ring out our clothes, pull up our hair....

Dry out our planners. And get back to work. After all, we don't melt.

We've also been having lots of adventures this week! We've been going down old roads and places we've never been. We've found beautiful views, new friends, and had lots of fun!

I hope you're all having as great as week as we are! Love you all lots and hope you all have many adventures!

~Sister Martineau

Monday, June 15, 2015


I thought it was about time for another picture filled email and worked VERY hard this week to make it happen! Hope you all enjoy!

Taking a break in some shade

 A little bit of Geeking out! 

We found a Corn Field. 


Obviously we've been having a lot of fun and hope all of you are too! The weather is nice, we haven't died of dehydration and the grace is pouring down! Hope all of you have a FANTASTIC week and enjoy all your summer plans! 

~Sister Martineau

Monday, June 8, 2015

Weekly Report

This week was great!
We saw a Gigantour Moth.

We read scriptures in a Gondola.

We wore crazy headbands!

And we're having adventures. We met a lot of our goals this week which made it even better. Sister Rose said that we've exceeded what she's experienced in her mission thus far. It's amazing what Heavenly Father can do with two crazy young adults on a mission.

Yup, that's right, we're doing awesome.

~Sister Martineau

Monday, June 1, 2015


Yet again I am put with someone fantastic! Sister Rose and I came out together! When the plane landed Sis R looked out the window, then turned to me and said, "Sister Martineau, where are the mountains?" I solemnly shook my head, worried about finding my way around as I replied, "Sister Rose, there are no mountains."

Ever since then that's been our greeting. Every time we see each other it gets yelled. Across parking lots, in church buildings, through car windows...and about five transfers ago we made up our minds that if were ever put together as companions that would be shouted.

So we're sitting in the chapel and the assistant gets up to announce who's going where. I know I'm staying in Springboro and starting to get excited to see who my new companion is. He goes through the rest of the zone and goest to us and says that I'm receiving Sis R and I stand up kinda stunned. "Did he really say that?" I wonder. Then behind me I hear, "WHERE ARE THE MOUNTAINS?" I squeal my reply. "There are no mountains!" And run to give her a hug.

Yup that's my Story from transfers. And this is the two of us.

Don't let your companions find your camera while you're taking a power nap...

We would also like to give a shout out to whoever Chris Householder is... We're sorry you moved and didn't tell your friends but we're glad we got these on your doorstep! It made our day. Especially since I had to drive through the worse rain I've ever seen. Midwestern rain storms are only fun if you don't have to get out of them.

Anyways, that's all the adventures of this week! Hope all of you are doing great things and having lots of fun!

~Sister Martineau