Leda's Address

4400 Presidential Dr.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1st Nephi 3:7

And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hey Annie!
So I'm writing instead of e-mailing because I am pretty much on bed rest. . . I'll explain. . .
If you haven't heard yet, my foot has been swollen for a few months now. I finally went to the Dr because any pressure on top of it(even my socks) hut it. They took x-rays but couldn't find a break and said it could be a stress/hairline fracture. I have not done anything to break my foot! It's crazy! So they put me in a boot brace and on crutches. But my foot swelled even more in the brace. So the Dr thought it could be a blood clot. So I had to get an ultrasound to see, but they couldn't find any clots- thank goodness! So the Dr said to be on complete rest for 2 weeks - he says if I keep hopping up stairs and moving it around too much it could break completely. If it does break it will be jagged and harder to heal. So I've been cooped up since last Friday and I'm going crazy!!! It's so frustrating because the work out here is moving, but I'm not moving! President Anderson came to Gallup yesterday for interviews, but he had to do ours at our trailer because I can't leave the dang trailer. He gave me me a couple of assignments to keep busy and to sharpen my skills. So that was really helpful:)
So Sister Abney and I serve in Gallup 2nd ward on the east side and the district leader Elder Sumpter and his comp Elder Roberts serve in Gallup 1st ward on the west side. So the elders have been out of a truck for about a month or so now - it's in the shop - and we obviously don't need a truck since we're not going anywhere anytime soon. So we got permission for them to use it till their truck is fixed. You have to understand that when we got it, the insides were CAKED in mud! It took us about a week to finally get it shining again. Lame elders - rolling down their windows on the rez. Anyway! We gave the elders specific instructions not to get it muddy again. Elder Sumter asked a stupid (maybe flirtatious) question about what would happen if they brought it back muddy. I told him that if they brought it back muddy I would punch him in the face:) I think Elder Roberts is scared of me, Elder Sumpter is not quite as scared of me I don't think - but in time he will learn not to make me mad, well maybe he already knows. I've blown up at his last 2 comps - so he's probably wise not to make me mad. Elder Sumpter is a good elder:) I'll be sad to see him leave(in June). Anyway! So before I was put on strict rest, I felt like I was doing push-ups all day for 3-4 days. It was exhausting! My one leg is really super buff now! And the other looks like a chicken leg, I look more like Steven now w/my chicken leg! Poor kid.
Oh, and tell Dana Osgood that I'm pretty much in love w/ my district leader too and maybe one day I'll follow in her foot steps and marry mine:) It's actually cool, he's 3 out of 9! We're just made for each other. Haha! But really, maybe one day it will happen. He's a cutie!(And only 6 months to the day younger than me)
I love you! The atonement is real and Jesus can heal anything if we let him.
Love Sis Stolp

'Da Rez

Da Rez! Superman Canyon

Me on da rez still wid ma sheeps.

Me on da rez wid ma sheeps.

Windmill on Superman Canyon Road - da rez!

Me with the Richards Family.

Me and McKenzie kids

Me and Cookie:)

Sis Anderson, Me, Cookie and Bro Ashcroft. Cookie's baptism! My first one ever!

Me and Sis Anderson rocking out in our truck.

Hogan (ho-gone) - traditional dwelling place, not teepees. Teepees are used for ceremonial perposes.

Sis Anderson

Rez mud - it came up to our ankles.

Me! And rez mud - pointing to the spot where sis Anderson fell in da rez mud.

Sis Anderson and rez mud - she actually fell in da rez mud - that's her shocked face.

Vanderwagen mud - the lady driving that truck is CRAZY! She drove forward then backed up to where we were standing and totally was sliding sideways to get to us. It was insane.

Sis Anderson and I celebrating my one month mark w/ an oreo "cake".

Superman Canyon Road sign

Superman Canyon - da rez

Superman Canyon - da rez

Our Trailer (the tree is on the right from the last picture)

The tree in our yard and our field next to our trailer.

Flea Market!

Me and Sis Anderson w/ and investigaroe - Celecia Charlie.

My crazy first district: Elders Thorup, Hansen, Potter(Upside Down), Supter(DL), Sisters Anderson and Stolp.

Flash Back ~ MTC

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


This week has been CRAZY!!!!!! so it's week 6, and we get a certain amount of miles each transfer/month. Well we almost ran out of miles. So we had to walk a ton last week. We walked about 9 miles one day and then about 4 the next. It wasn't to hard for me because my legs are still in pretty good shape from climbing the stairs of death at BYU. But sis. Anderson's legs hurt her for a few days. My ankle was kinda hurting me a bit, but it feels fine now. It was crazy, but everyone we walked to go see, was home! There's this one lady we've been trying to get a hold of for about 6 weeks now and she was home! It was amazing! But wow, we were so blessed for trying to conserve miles. It was probably one of our more successful weeks. We thought walking would cut into a lot of our time, but we really didn't suffer in teaching appointments. We got transfer news, and Sis. Anderson is going to Bloomfield...We thought for sure she was staying one more transfer. I'm getting Sis. Abney whose coming from Shiprock up north. Sis. Abney has served in Gallup before but does't know the 2nd ward area which we are in. So some people may recognize her. Now Gallup is my area.....and I've only been with my trainer for 6 weeks! Usually you're with your trainer for 12 weeks. So I feel kinda jipped!!! But whatever, Heavenly Father knows best.