Sunday, July 13, 2014

07/07/2014 My last zone conference!


Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is.Such understanding allows us to let go of fears that we are imperfect—fears that we make mistakes, fears that we are not good enough, fears that we are a failure compared to others, fears that we are not doing enough to merit His love

This week has been great it was really hot but then it was cloudy which a blessing was! We were able to bring a member with us to a lesson with an investigator and it was so powerful, I love seeing the difference when we have a lesson without a member and when we have one with us the spirit is stronger and the member is able to say things that that person needs, and they are able to fellowship them. The lord’s work is strong when the missionaries and member's work together. This area is dong really good and we have been able to find new people. We prayed really hard to have success because the last 2 days we weren't having much and as we fast and pray and humble ourselves the lord is always there to help us, we were able to have a busy day that day with the hand of the lord. We found a new investigator and another one that we had been trying to find when we first got to the area. 

We have exchanges happening tomorrow and we are having some sisters come and double work our area and then we have zone conference which is my last zone conference and I have the opportunity to bare my testimony and our district will be singing in Navajo. This week is a very busy week but exciting. The work is picking up here and there is so much to do!!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

June 30 the sons (&daughters) of God

June 30

John 3:1 "behold what manner of love the father hath bestowed upon us that we shall be called the sons (&daughters) of God" It’s a privilege to have that label, we are all children of a loving heavenly father!" out of all the names God chose to be called he chose to be called Father" To me that shows how much love he has for the world and how he wants us to remember him. I feel his love so much every day, this week I gained the biggest testimony of the priesthood I know that god speaks through man to give us certain blessings that we need to hear.

 This week I realized that if you’re not energetic about the work you can’t ever enjoy your mission, It’s been very very hot and it’s easy to complain but I make it a goal with my companion to keep going and as we push ourselves the lord always blesses us, we found 2 new investigators through tracting, even though it was so hot we saw the blessings, On Sunday before our correlation meeting we had about 7 minutes before we needed to be there, I know if we use the lords time wisely he really will send you to the people that need you, We decided to get in our truck and drive to a road and knock and place a book of Mormon, And we were able to have a great conversation with a young man, even though he wasn't interested we still were able to tell him a little bit about the book of Mormon and he accepted it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that when you work hard and don't waste not even a minute you will always have someone who needs you to talk to them, I tell my companion sister Clark " There is always something to do when we are doing the lords work" And I know that's so true  there is never time to waste and there is hard days when it’s hot and not a lot of work but there is always something to do and in the end we it ends up being our most busiest day. 

I love this area it’s helped so much, to learn how to be grateful for things that I usually wouldn't think of, like running water and food and certain things that we all take for granted. It’s very humbling,

This Sunday all of us full time missionaries sung “onward christen soldiers" in Navajo.
The spirit was strong.

We have had a lot of success this week especially for white washing the area and we keep meeting new people, the work never stops!

Jun 23 St. Michael's is so much fun

Jun 23

YA`TE ``HEY everyone!! Serving in St. Michael's is so much fun, I have the privilege to serve the children of Lehi! Being able to tell them about the Book of Mormon is powerful, because it is their book and it’s written for them from their ancestors. This week not knowing the area and training wasn’t as bad as I thought. I saw so many miracles from the lord he helped us a lot to find places, we do make a lot of "U TURNS" but we have found much success which is great!! We even found a new investigator.

Church was amazing they all speak in Navajo, everyone there is calling me sister Navajo it’s kind of funny but they love it though! I’m excited to continue to get to know the members. This week we had a great lesson with one of our investigators who is on date, she is so converted to the Gospel she told us the 1 set time we met with her that she already knew the Book of Mormon was true. She has been coming to church for months now and barely started to meet with the missionaries 2 weeks before we got here. It’s very neat to know that she makes sacrifices to come to church, She reads everything we give her to read either during the lesson or right after she is a wonderful young girl. The work here is picking up.

 I live in a trailer in the church parking lot with the 2 senior couples that are on missions and some other missionaries. My companion is Sister Clark she is form Santa quoin Utah!! She is an amazing missionary and I’m thankful that I have the chance to train her! She is half Navajo so it’s really neat and people say we look like sisters!! 

A while ago on my mission actually my 1st area Mikes mom Janelle told me about a woman who was her placement child, for the longest time I always wondered if I would ever get to serve in St. Michael's window rock because I knew she was there, well this Sunday I was shaking every ones hand and I met her it was really neat she simply asked are you form mesa?? Do you know the Milliard’s!! I smiled and said of course I do and I gave her a huge hug!! It was a neat tender mercy of the lord!


June 16th
TRANSFER NEWS:  I was called to be a trainer and now I will be a sister training leader trainer and I was also asked to white wash St. Michael reservation in window rock. I'm very excited

This week we had the mission tour and I was chosen to give a talk on “what I have done to become more consecrated for missionary service". It was a neat experience but I was nervous to speak in front of a lot of missionaries and Elder Carlson from the 2nd quorum of the seventy but I did it!! This week has gone really fast. We had a lot of things to do and especially pack.

We had a baptism it went really good. This family is a very special family and they mean a lot to me, they are very converted to the gospel. The spirit was very strong in there and I was asked to give the baptism talk, every time I think about my baptism I can’t hold back my tears this truly did change my life and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to witness them entering the waters of baptism

This Saturday I got to do service and help some ranchers with their cows I got to do  (A.I.ING) I still can’t believe I actually did it, I will for sure miss La Sal and all the fun service opportunities I had to do here