Happy Conference

Hello everyone!

Yesterday it was snowing and right now it is snowing, therefore, Sister Hallsted and I have been listening to Christmas Music! I think it’s appropriate since it didn’t snow on Christmas 🙂

It was a pretty good week! We met some of the nicest people this week!

We met a cute sweet old couple! The Wife has been reading a lot of religious book. Surprisingly, the theories in the books point to what we believe! It’s amazing to see how the light of Christ works in people’s live. Something they have never heard in this life sound familiar to them. I am so very grateful for the restored gospel in my life! It’s because of the restored church that we have the full truth and light. Not only does the gospel sound familiar to us, we also know that it is true, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Anyway, they were both really nice and instantly loved us, it wasn’t very hard to show them love as well 🙂

Lately we have found people that are really searching for truth. They might not know that they are, but the questions that they have asked really show that they are searching for truth, peace or Joy in their lives. Well, the Gospel can answer those questions! I just cannot express to you how much I am grateful for the gospel!

Recently, I have loved teaching the Plan of Salvation to people. It really is a hopeful plan. A perfect plan from our Heavenly Father. He gives us every opportunity to learn of Christ, and to repent and come closer to Him, in this life! And for those who will never have that opportunity on earth he has a backup plan for that, so every child of God will learn of Christ and have the opportunity to except Him. I have loved seeing the light that comes into people’s eyes when they recognize that Heavenly Father is truly a merciful Father. He desperately wants all of us to return to live with Him someday! I am forever grateful for the strengthen testimony I have gain on my mission, and the strength that I will continue to gain through the rest of my mission and my life!

General Conference was so great! I loved all of it, I especially loved the very last talk! It was such a great was to close the conference! I really can’t pick a favorite because they were all so so good!

On Saturday, we watched conference at a member’s house. It was so fun to watch it at someone house with a nice comfy couch 🙂 On Sunday we went to the church for it, and we had a luncheon in between sessions, It was a nice conference weekend, even the weather was telling everyone to watch conference! (It was snowing!)

One funny story this week:

We helped people play bingo at a nursing home. One lady that I was helping kept asking me where my husband was, I kept explaining to her that I don’t have one, but she just looked at me like I was crazy! She was so nice though! I love her already! 🙂

We got random stuff from people, sister Hallsted and I both got pink flamingos from a new investigator. It was very sweet of her 🙂 I LOVE NY!!!

Well, that’s about all this week!

loves yas! Bye Now!

Happy Easter

It was a great week!

It was a very creative week! Since we had an extra week this transfer, this whole week was planned on one piece of paper, and not a very big one (the size of an index card). I have come to appreciate the planners, no matter how small they are! 🙂 I keep saying, “Wow! I get to use a whole page today!”

We had a really great experience on Monday night, we were doing the same old same old, knocking on doors, and we came upon a little apartment building. no one answered until we got to the last door…well the last door didn’t answer either, however, a women came out of one of the other doors we had just knocked on, to walk her dog. It was a miracle! We started talking with her as she walked her dog, and we found out that she believed a lot of the same things that we believe! It was so great and we were so excited to bring the truth into her life. We left her with a Book of Mormon and asked her to pray about it. the next morning, we got a call from her and she told that she researched and she doesn’t believe it is true. It was so sad because we already loved her so much! It is so great to know that the Lord is not giving up on her.

We had lots of little tender mercies this week. the biggest one was on Friday, we were walking down the street and we had the feeling to go to a person house, we had tried a million times but no one has answered, but we went anyway 🙂 On the way to their house we saw one of our investigators driving! She pulled over and started talking with us. We had a great lesson with her on Tuesday and we talked about the Plan of Salvation. She loved it! It is such a comforting plan from our Heavenly Father! Anyway, it’s so much fun to see our investigators just around town!

The Women’s meeting was soooo amazing! I love every minute of it! I love hearing from the women leaders of the church! They have powerful testimonies and I loved hearing their stories and experiences they are really great role models! I want to be just like all of them!

I had a great Easter Sunday! The talks and lessons were good at church especially when the Primary sang in Sacrament meeting!

We had Easter dinner with the Jones, we had the usual spread of things. the little message we shared with them was about Jesus Christ and the resurrection, It’s so amazing when we can learn things from members when we share our message. We read a scripture about the resurrected and we mention the fact that Christ didn’t have to leave the nail prints in His hand when He was resurrected, but he left them out of love and remembrance for us. Sister Jones mentioned that He also left the nail print as a witness that He is the Christ! I felt the spirit so much! I am grateful that everyone around me have amazing testimonies! We also stopped by the Zukas’ for a few minutes to dye some eggs with them! it was so much fun!

It was such a nice day! Beautiful for Easter! I love being a missionary, and I love being in this area! I hope you all have a great week!

Loves yas! 🙂