Monday, November 23, 2015

That Awkward Moment When...

That awkward moment when your companion is talking about how many baptisms she's had and you reply, " is my first."

That awkward moment when members of the ward are talking about Christmas and you don't want to tell them that your family is delaying Christmas until you get home because you don't want them to know how long you've been out.

That awkward, yet fabulous, moment when you find pants that fit really well in the pile of left behind clothing.

That awkward moment when it starts snowing before you realize that you left all your scarves, hats, and gloves in your last area ... (don't worry, I got them back the next day).

That awkward moment when your Mission President calls to just say Hi and tell you that you've come a long way, and that your companion thinks the world is going to end.

That awkward moment when you reach the end of the week and realize that you've been wearing the same pair of tights since Monday...

That awkward moment when you put on a pair of boots to look cut, step into the snow, and they get flooded... (don't worry, I got them fixed).

Life is full of awkward moments...more so as a missionary than anything else I swear! But it's fun! Love you all and hope you enjoyed this email of awkwardness!

~Sister Martineau

Monday, November 16, 2015


Well, I am now at the top of the mission!

Woot! Woot!

I do miss the baby mountains and everyone I met down there but now is the time for a new adventure! And I'm going to make it one.


It still has it's charm. I'm just back in the city. Lots of people, lots of roads, busy, busy, busy.

Sister Gessel is my companion and she's fabulous!!

That's all for this week! Love you lots!

~Sister Martineau

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's transfer day!

Another great transfer day when wonderful members feed this Missionary Mom super secret information.

Here is a wonderful text I got not long ago:

Hi Marlene. I was at transfer meeting and today and guess what? 

Yep, she's on the move again! She decided to take a selfie to send to you. I adore your daughter. She's collecting people again. I think it is equally fascinating and entertaining to watch her collect her little "band of campers." 

So, here's here new address:
5491 N. Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

And, of course...the selfie...

She also got to hang for a minute with Sister Low, the Sister Missionary with whom she worked in the office. Sister Low is heading back to Scotland (home!!) tomorrow. What a blessing to connect one more time. 

I also got the following text from an, as yet, unknown source. 

New Companions! Sister Giesel and Sister Martineau already love each other so much. 

I do love that I am also able to connect with people that mean so much to Sister Martineau. It has been a fun afternoon. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Goodbye Kentucky!

Well if you can't tell by the Title, I'm getting transferred. To be honest, it doesn't feel like I've only been here a month and a half. I've made too many friends to be here that short a time. But hey, life is life right?

Some of my favorite moments in Kentucky...

Horseback Riding

The moments that remind me of home

And Sister Langitao

This transfer has been great and lots of fun! But now it's time to pack and continue the adventure! Who knows what's in store right? 

Hope you are all having lots of fun and can't wait to hear about all your adventures! 

~Sister Martineau