April 18, 2016

week 25: "satan is the worst!"

Monday, April 18th, 2016

hello my friends!

This week was good. same old same old. We have about a week and a half left of the transfer!! wowzassss. I'm going to get transferred...noooo but I am probs going to the mountains!! hallelujah!

Monday we saw Sister Terry, she is such a sweet lady. Sometimes it's crazy to think about all these amazing people who left the church. The adversary is real but Christ has overcome the earth so there really is no need to fear. Sister Terry did her reading assignment and she was so happy about it. We then had a lesson with the Rossi family. Sister Ransil came with us. Jenn is having a hard time again, it goes up and then down all the time, in this cycle. We got some good advice from President and are excited to meet with them on Thursday.

Tuesday was good. We had a yw come with us to see a potential that we met in his complex. His name is Vernon. so we knock on his door and his dad answers who's name is also vernon (yeah confusing). His son wasn't home so I pretty much am bold and ask him if we can come and share the message with him and his wife that we were going to share with their son. They said okay. They were really nice people. We shared a message with them and we are going to go back to teach them more! We saw Sister Holdiman and she made us muffins :) Brother Bentley called us and said he had a referral for us so we went over there. There was a woman visiting in January who was visiting her non-member sister. She came to Sacrament and Brother Bentley was speaking and she really liked his talk and found him some how and asked him for his talk. She then gave him her sister's information to give to us. We haven't seen her yet, she is never home. But it is still really cool cause you never know who you impact! I actually did meet the woman when she went to church to visit, she was very nice. We had a lesson with the Luongs and Charlie was there and he really liked it! We got a sad text from Tayllor this week. We hadn't seen her in about almost a month because she was sick and busy. And she texted us she needed to take a break from the lessons. It really was like getting broken up by with a boyfriend. Sister Gulley then yelled "satan is the worst!" idk it was funny but we are easily entertained here on the mission. We went by to give her a journal we bought for her before conference and some cookies. She wasn't home so we left it on her doorstep.

Wednesday we had a lesson with Fred. We taught him the restoration and it went well. It's hard to tell whether he understands everything, cause he agrees with a lot of things and gives vague answers back. We went to the Ross home, they are having a hard time with Adam's dad but are in good spirits. We had a good lesson with Joy Christensen that night, we were really bold with her. They are having a hard time. We then saw Vicki Baab and she gave us a referral! She is going to set up the appointment though. We had a lesson with Zach at the Henrie's. It went really well! I love teaching him! He is back on date for April 30! I sadly won't be there though, its the day AFTER transfers. But I am so excited for him!! 

Thursday we had interviews and district meeting!! I love President! Him and his wife are the most sweetest people ever. And so easy going, which is just what I need. We are getting ready for a new president so it's going to be crazy! We saw the Luman's and it was good. I taught them about prayer and they said they are going to say their nightly prayers this week! We had another lesson with Zach in the Tunneys home. We watched the restoration. Even though I have seen it so many times I love it more and more each time I watch it. I am so grateful we have the restored gospel here on earth. We then saw George and his grandson Nick, so it happens to be that Nick is not a member. We are going by tomorrow to teach them. I pretty much was really bold with them and asked when they could meet. I love being bold with people.

Friday we went to the Seminary class and it was like teaching zombies, I think karma came around. oops. We got a lot of referrals from them! We had a miracle and a less-active called us to set up an appointment so we saw him that morning. It's so interesting getting to know different people and stories. We saw Constance but made it short cause she had a migraine. I asked her if she wanted a priesthood blessing and she said yes! Which is a miracle! Yesterday we went over with some priesthood holders in the ward to give her a blessing. It was wonderful, I have come to love the priesthood power on my mission. I know it is real and that it is the same authority Christ had while on earth. We got a sad call from a less-active, Emily, that night so we were trying to help her out. It was pretty crazy. We then saw the DeBenckendorffs and they are doing well. Sister DeBenckendorff came to church on Sunday!!

Saturday was a longgg day. We woke up at 4:30 to go do volunteer at a bike race for MS. It was really fun! We got to cheer for them and hand out food and such. Worldy music was blasting and it's the funniest thing to watch missionaries listen to music for 4 hours straight. We are were trying not to dance. We then met Emily at a park and brought Sister Bentley. She was perfect for Emily and could really relate and give her counsel. It's hard as missionaries cause we can't be their counselor or just a friend. Members help soooo much. Especially the RIGHT member. We then met at a park with Charlie Luong with Brother Vallejo. We read the Book of Mormon with Him and it went very well. The Spirit was there testifying to him that this book is the word of God. The Holy Ghost really is the best teacher, we are the conduit.

Sunday was good. We taught Young Women's about the Restoration. We had a lesson that night about the Atonement with Zach in the Palmer's home. It went really well. Zach is so ready for baptism. 

Today we got to go hike tom's thumb! It was a really fun hike, no sisters wanted to go so we went with elders. it was the most beautiful weather, we went early though of course. It really hasn't been too hot yet though. 

This work is so important, in fact it's the most important thing I will ever do. This is His work. I have never worked so hard in my life. One quote that I have loved on my mission and has kind of kept me going is this by Elder Holland "I am convinced that missionary work is not easy because salvation is not a cheap experience. Salvation never was easy." It's not easy but I can do it and we CAN and WILL do it because we have him on our right and on our left to bear us up and angels are helping us with the work. We are not alone. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing work!

hurray for israel!


sista fisha

Love Sister Gulley


Adam and Donna Ross

Joy Christensen



I put my sunglasses on the baby // so cute

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