Monday, April 28, 2014

Temple Time

So this week was awesome!

We got to go to the temple on Tuesday.  It was so nice to just go and enjoy the Spirit!   I loved it!

Then since we didn't really have anyone to see we went through our ward directory a ton and met just about every member who lives in our area.  But that came with a few good stories.  First we went to this guys house and he opens the door with his Iphone recording us.  That video was so funny cuz I just looked at him and was like  umm why are you recording us?  Turned out, that neighborhood had been having issues with robberies and some really mean solicitors before.  Then just around the corner we tried another person  but parked down the street a ways cuz we found some shade and a nice spot off the road so we are walking down the street to this house and hear someone pull up next to us.  It was the lady whose house we parked kind of in front of telling us to move our car and how we would get a lot of shut doors in that area and that they don’t like solicitors.  She was just super rude!  And we weren’t even parked in front of her house, we were parked in the dirt off the road kinda near her house....   o well its just the times we live in I guess.

But awesome miracle here!   We were like starving for referrals so I fasted for them yesterday and guess what, this morning we got a call for a referral!   So exciting to see just how much fasting and prayer work!

Also I found a quote I loved from Preach My Gospel about The Book of Mormon,   it says:  "One of the most effective ways to teach and testify of the Savior is to read together from the Book of Mormon".   It’s so true since the Book of Mormon helps us to know that Christ is our savior why would it not help us teach and testify of him.

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The missionaries in my ward

With Sister Hardy, my MTC companion

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter!

Yeah!  Easter week was so awesome!  It made everything so nice for contacting because so many people were already thinking about Christ and so we shared that Easter message all day long.  We even found 2 new people to teach from it!  So for Easter we got to sing in the choir for church. It was such a crazy awesome program. They had picked some hard music but it turned out super good.  

So this week my favorite quote from studies was from Chapter 2 in Preach my Gospel that said a study of doctrine will change behavior faster than a study of behavior will change behavior.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Across the Street

So today was transfers and I got to move..... drumroll please...........   Across the Street!   Yep I really am across the street from my old area but just in English now!   It’s so weird but fun at the same time.  It was a bit sad to leave the people I love but now I get to love more people and probably see the others every so often.  Also my new companion is from Brazil and she is currently an outbound temple square sister (Temple Square sisters get to come out to a different mission for 12 weeks and then return to Utah for the rest of their mission).

So as promised here is what I learned this week:
It comes from our mission President and is an awesome video about the importance of Christ and his resurrection - Easter video.

I LOVED this video because it really is true that it is just because of Christ that we can have the second chance we all need in life.

Also on Saturday I got to go to a wedding for one of the Elders who taught me back in California which was so cool and yet weird at the same time because I hadn't seen him for over a year and I just got to see him for the ceremony part of the wedding.  It was super nice though and really made me think of the importance of the moment right now.   How everything can change in one moment.  Which made me think of this mormon message:     

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2014

General Conference

So this weekend was General Conference which was awesome!   For anyone who doesn't know General Conference is a world wide broadcast (you can see it in person in Salt Lake City UT) where the living prophet and his apostles and other leaders of our church speak.   

Here is the website to watch some of it

So one thing I took from it was the importance of sharing what I learn in my studies and throughout the week in letters home  so this is where I will be writing about that.  So for this week something I learned was really looking for the everyday miracles and being grateful at all times - not just for the blessings we have but just to have an attitude of gratitude in all things.

What did you learn from Conference?   I wanna hear peoples comments!  Please comment below.

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