April 24, 2017

week 78: messengers of heaven

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Hello again!

This week was good! Today we have a zone activity so that should be fun! Monday not much really happened, no one was home.

Tuesday lots of random things happened. Like getting hit by a huge piece of carpet. This huge piece was laying on the side walk and it was so windy that it suddenly came up and hit us. We also talked to this lady on the street, without us even asking she gave us a referral for her daughter! Her name is Vicki. She is sick right now so hopefully we can teach her soon. We were going by to see some older women in the ward, then their home teachers came who are also old. And it was just so funny them telling stories. We got some jam from this guy knocking on some doors. Haha. We saw Tewana & she seems to be doing pretty good. We also saw the Tsosies. It's always pretty crazy there.

Wednesday we went by and read the Book of Mormon with Jackie. I can't really remember what else happened that day...we went to mutual and talked to the young women about missions though!

Thursday we had district meeting. We visited some less-actives. We then got to go to the temple to do baptisms for the dead with Noah! That was awesome. We went with the whole youth. I talked to him outside the temple. He said he wished he lived there.

Friday we had a lesson with the Raymonds. It was a bit crazy but it always is. Missions truly make you grateful for your upbringing. We then had a lesson with Noah. Oh my gosh he is so cute. He said on the way home from the temple he was looking up at the sky and saw a group of stars that looked like a person, he said he thought it was the person he did baptisms a king him. He said he also saw the brightest star there and that he thought that was God telling him thank you as well. He wanted me to make him a list of all the things you need to do to get the the celestial kingdom. He is so worried about that, he wants to do the best he can. Oh but he told us that he asked his teacher if she wanted a Book of Mormon and she said yes! So he is bringing it to her today!

Saturday not much really happened. No one is home on Saturdays! Especially since it has been so nice outside! Our investigator Chris got married though! To Cyndell who is a less-active. Our stake president married them, it was awesome. Charlie & Carol fed us. They are so awesome. I'm grateful for the amazing members here.

Sunday was good. We got a new bishop in Show Low Ward so that was pretty exciting! His name is Bishop Stakebake! We had a really good lesson with Molly, she is doing a lot better. We had correlation with Paloma Ward. And visited Monica who isn't active.

This week I finished doctrine & covenants. It was pretty cool reading it towards the end of my mission because it is a lot about missionary work. I love this work a lot.

D&c 15:6 "And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen."

This is the best thing I could ever be doing with my life right now. I loved Elder Bednar's talk from general conference. He said, "a missionary is not called to a place; rather, he or she is called to serve". I have definitely learned this, it doesn't matter where I was called on my mission, it is the same work, it is His work. Elder Bednar also said, "To be engaged in Their service is one of the greatest blessings we can ever receive." It is truly the greatest blessing to be part of His work. Elder Choi also said, "To all those who embark in any service of God, know that you are a solid connection for powerful blessings to those before you and to generations after you."

So I finished memorizing The Living Christ!! It is so beautifully written. It is definitely written by the Spirit and by revelation. It is like scripture for us on our Savior's life. It's been amazing to memorize it word for word. like this scripture that it quotes in it.

D&C 110:3-4 "His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying: I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father."

I have just started President Nelson's challenge to the single adults everywhere to study everything Jesus Christ in all the books of scripture. He invited us to use the topical guide as our source and to also study The Living Christ and The Family Proclamation to the World. He gave some pretty amazing promises if we do. I really want to do this. So I am going to try to finish it before I go home.

President Nelson said, "Study everything Jesus Christ is by prayerfully and vigorously seeking to understand what each of His various titles and names means personally for you. For example, He really is your Advocate with the Father. He will take your side. He will stand up for you. He will speak on your behalf, every time, as you choose to be more like Him."

And at conference President Nelson said, "the more we know about the Savior’s ministry and mission--the more we understand His doctrine and what He did for us--the more we know that He can provide the power that we need for our lives."

until next time.

--xo: sista fisha


we are jammin


Baptisms w/ Noah

just proselyting

Chris & Cyndell's wedding



1 comment:

  1. I love all the chalk drawings. Congrats Natalie on almost completing your mission in Arizona. It has been fun to read about all your adventures and the wonderful people you have met. I look forward to your welcome home in May.