Hope that Summer will Come

Hello everyone! It was a pretty good week.

On Monday nights we have a family home evening with some of our investigators and some members. It was really fun! This week it was our turn to give the lesson! We taught about faith, and read part of Alma 32. Then we gave each one of them some seeds to plant. If they read their scriptures every day, then they get to water their plant! So it’s like a real life experiment as Alma talked about in the chapter. It was lots of fun 🙂

We had ZTM on Wednesday and we talked a lot about how we can prepare people for baptism and how we can plan the baptism so that everything goes smoothly. It was a good meeting. Towards the end we talked about how we can make the Sabbath day more special while we are out in the mission field and what our experience has been. Before my mission, when I went to church, I would just have a special feeling on the Sabbath. I just thought that I was having this special feeling because it’s a day of rest, and I was surrounded by my family. While I have been on my mission I have realized, that it wasn’t because I was with my family or we that were able rest that day. The special feeling was there because of the Sacrament. It is because of Jesus Christ and His Atoning sacrifice that we can be cleansed from sin. It is amazing that each Sunday we can partake of the Sacrament and be made new again. that is why I have that special feeling on that day. I am so grateful that I am a part of this restored gospel, and that we can have all of these amazing blessing!

We had dinner with a member on Thursday. They have a tradition that every time a new missionary come to the area, that missionary (Or in this case missionaries) have to relate a random object to the gospel…it was hard, I don’t even remember what I said! It was a cool way to show that everything can point to Christ!

We helped a member in the Branch plant some roses. It was a lot of fun! The ground is very rocky here! It’s funny! The only reason I know how to garden is because of the Scriptures!

The weekend was pretty good we had an amazing lesson with one of our investigators! The Spirit was so strong! Trios are awesome! I love teaching together. Sometimes it’s awkward to be in a trio. It’s hard to shower in the morning with three of us, but we make it work!

I hope you all had a great week and you are enjoying the warm weather…please send some over here we are cold! 😉


Utica Fun

Hello everyone!

This week, Sister Frisby went to the temple. That meant that I got to go with the Utica Sister for a day! They are both really sweet Sisters, and I love them! In the morning, we went to a library and helped sort movies and we helped with prepare an art project for the kids place. It was a lot of fun! We had a lot of appointments later that day, so I was able to meet a lot of people! It was a really fun day, and I loved getting to know the Sisters there! 🙂

I met up with Sister Frisby on Wednesday morning and we drove back to Cooperstown. It was a fun little trip. later that day we fed sheep at our investigators house. It was fun!

We had an amazing ZTM on Thursday! It was all about planning! During the first half of the meeting, all I could think of was this family, who we only met briefly at their door. During a break that we had I told Sister Frisby that I was thinking of them, well guess what? She had been think about them as well! I think it gave me chills! 🙂 We later, planned a lesson and part of the meeting, and we both felt inspired to plan for this family. We prayed about a specific time to see them and we agreed on a time, and we were able to plan a lesson for them.

That night we went out and we went to the family’s house. We knocked on the door, no answer, we knocked again, no answer. We rang the doorbell. No answer. Just as we were about to leave, I felt like I should knock again. I thought it was a crazy thought, but I knocked again! And Guess what! Someone answered the door, we were able to teach a lesson, but we were able to get to know her more and we found out that her husband had met with missionaries before! I am so excited to go back and teach her. I know that we were inspired of God to go and see her, and I know that God loves all his children! I know that He is aware of us, and he loves us!

Well, I am going to miss Sister Frisby, but I am excited for her to see her family! I know she will do great things back and home and I wish the best for her! I am excited for my new companion; her name is Sister Hallstead! I only heard good things about her and I am excited to be companions with her! 🙂

Well, that’s about all this week 🙂

Loves yas! 🙂