Monday, November 30, 2015

Spiritual Headaches

I LOVE MISSION LIFE!!! Seriously, I have so many amazing experiences here that I would never have at home!!! #blessed :) We received a training as a mission leadership from Elder Cardon of the Seventy. I swear he could see through my soul. Haha. The spirit was so strong the whole time that afterwards I had a major headache.. So we got some Cold Stone! haha:) But no worries...NO MORE TREATS STARTING A FEW DAYS AGO:) I will hold strong! Trying to master my body is a struggle haha. It's worth it!!

So we were knocking doors and this guy answered, his face was in total shock. Sister Meyers and I figured that he wasn't used to two girls knocking on his door. We got a return appointment to come back. His face was literally shocked the whole time. I was on exchanges but Sister Meyers went back to teach him and he said to her "sorry I was in such shock when I answered the door, I was literally on my knees praying that God would someone to direct his life. I told him I need them right now." And right then we knocked on the door!! Oh my goodness! He accepted baptism, and we are so excited for him:) God prepares the hearts of his children. We just need to be His hands and follow the spirit. So amazing!! I love being a missionary!!

It's getting colder here but no snow yet! Dang it I want it to come haha:) We received more training from Elder Cardon at a Zone Conference. We talked about how the Spirit truly is the role in conversion. I really enjoyed it! Also Elder Bennett from the Seventy spoke to us at stake conference! It was a spirit packed week. He kept telling us how Heavenly Father is so proud of us. He is proud of what we are doing. And to not beat ourselves up, cause that isn't of God. I loved it it was beautiful!!

Ken got baptized!! Eek!!:) a wonderful member drove us to the other side of the mission so I could witness this ordinance, it was a beautiful day:) I am so happy for him! In his testimony he spoke of how he doesn't even remember what sister Barton and I said on the doorstep all he knew is he wanted to learn more. He said that when we knocked he was secretly hoping it was the church people. He was ready to come into Christ. I'm so happy for my brother!!:)

Thanksgiving!!:) I'm so grateful for all of you and your examples to me!!:) I'm so so thankful for my amazing parents and sister!! I miss you with all my heart. Have a great week everyone!!:) remember to thank the big Man upstairs:) He has given us everything:)
 Sister Meyers!! She's beautiful :)

 Long car rides home.  Haha! #banished in Urbana
 KEN!!! yah!!!:)

 All ready for the baptism.  He's wonderful!

Sister Meyers broke the table...and my stuff went everywhere.  I was sad.  Haha! :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


I'm in the boonies!!! Got transferred to Urbana:) transfer morning was so sad... My heart was breaking. It was hard to leave Newark. I've put a lot of work in that area the last six months. But change is good. At transfer meeting a Sister walked in and we were totally matching!!!
Cheetah status. I was like oh my heck we will be companions for sure, considering she is an stl too. And guess what? We totally are. We stand up to hug at the meeting when we were called and everyone was dying cause we were matching perfectly haha cheetah sisters!! It was perfect. Her and I are twins. We both have a strong love of Disney, haha!

Urbana is a small town. Compare it to like Vernal in Utah. But there is so much potential!! I'm so excited to be here! I love the city.. But I'm loving the small town.:)

So yesterday a member fed us a 5 course meal... I was dying haha #missionlife it was middle eastern themed. I was pumped cause it was like I'm eating the way Jesus did!! He ate gooooood. I was a fan. :) It's amazing how much my taste buds have changed!

I can't wait to share more of my experiences here in urbana:) I loveit!!:) have a good week!
 "So the lion fell in love with the lamb..." Haha I'll miss you Sister Barton!!

 Cheetah girls cheetah sistas!!

 Middle eastern meal. This was the appetizer


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Busy like a bee.

This has been one busy week! It always makes the week go fast when it is! We had MLC Tuesday and zone meeting Wednesday where we have to do trainings! So that is always fun:) the joys of being a sister training leader! We had back to back exchanges as well so I didn't get to see sister Barton for two days. Needless to say, it was good to have her back after two days, haha!

On an exchange to Cambridge we went and had dinner at this members house and he made us steak! Straight from his cow he raised. Mmmm I've never had fresh steak like that before and I am converted for life. They also decorate their little town for Christmas and it's called Dickens Village. They have like a hundred mannequins just chillin on the side of the rode dressed up in Christmas clothes, haha!  Onn their huge court house they have a light show with all these Christmas songs it's a big deal, haha! It was fun to feel the Christmas spirit.:)

This week has just been filled with tons of fun missionary work,  it really is the best! We took Ken to the temple so he could see it and a member of the temple presidency talked to him about temples, I learned a lot!! The spirit was so strong, and Ken is so eager to be baptized on November 21! Ah! He loves the gospel. He talked about how all men and woman who are sealed hold that sealing power. When a child is born under the covenant they are being sealed to the parents therefore they hold the sealing power. Wait what?!?!??! I thought that was pretty cool.:)

There was this woman we talked to this week. She was so dark... There was like no light in her. She actually is a less active member. We testified to her Gods love and it was crazy because the Spirit came and we could physically see the light of Christ in her. We saw that light. The gospel is so real... Christ lives. His light is in all of us. She closed off after a minute and the darkness came back. It's a testimony to me that when we follow Christ we are different. We are disciples of Him and need to show that to everyone!

I love being a representative of my Savior. He has molded me and changed me as I have stood in his place, and have been His hand in bringing our brothers and sisters back home.

A birthday shout out to Ky Bug!! The big 19 woooo hooo!!!:)
Hey, we hit our 14 month.  Holla!

 The zone.

 Tracting swag.

 Ken plus the temple equals amazing! :)

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy!  Here's our book, get baptized maybe?!?!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween!:)

The Lord is so good. That's all I have to say.:) This week was a good one. Worked hard, played hard. While being obedient of course haha!:) Sister Barton's knee is sort of healing so we were able to work a lot more this week!! We taught many lessons. Very spiritual lessons. Sometimes when I am bearing my testimony I cannot believe the power that is in the words that's I speak. It blows my mind how much the spirit has taught me and the power the Lord has given me. After all, it's the spirit that does the converting. Not me!:)

Had interviews with President and Sister Daines which is always so fun!! I love getting to talk with them one on one. They truly are chosen servants. Every time I talk with them I can feel the love they have for me. I feel so blessed! They pulled sister Barton and I in and told us an incredible story of when they were at the Kirtland temple. The spirit was so strong. Ah! I love being a missionary!!:)

So here in Ohio they have "beggars night" which is never on Halloween but it's the night the kids go trick or treating. So pretty much no one celebrated Halloween on Halloween, haha! But on beggars night I was on exchanges and we passed out candy with a member and he had a fire and we had s'mores and stuff so that was really fun!  It made the holiday different.:) But, on Halloween I dressed up as Ariel, haha! It was pretty sweet.:) This week we also had a mission movie night. A lot of our investigators came and we watched the 5000 day project! It was fabulous I loved it:) I cried a little. Everyone should watch it! Haha. Kara brought her friends and in the movie it showed BYU and now she like wants to go there. So funny, go Cougars!!:)

I'm so grateful to be here in the great Ohio. I love this place even if they do things kinda weird, haha! Just a different culture.:) My mom sent me lots of pics of my cousins in their Halloween costumes and everyone looked adorable!! I love you.
A giant leaf plus sister Barton's photography skills. haha!

"We will labor with our might, in this great Ohio land" 

 #mermaiddancing only makes sense right? Haha!

 Halloween photo booth of course!! Keep calm and scary on:)