Monday, July 28, 2014

Annie have Ups and Downs and all Arounds??? That's my girl trying to keep up.

This week was definitely a different week. It was a week of ups and downs and all arounds, but hey we made it through and now we have a new week. I have a convert who is going out on visits with the missionaries and it really puts a smile on my face because I can see a change in him. I love seeing that. I have been doing quite a bit of nursing stuff well trying to help out a couple missionaries and that is good. Each and every day in the mission is different. Never is it the same. I love the experiences that I am having though. The church is true!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lord always lending a helpful hand.

The mission life is going good for me. Just doing my best that I can do. I am thankful that each day I get to learn more and more. Its a blessing to be able to serve a mission and to learn more about the gospel. We passed by a convert to walk to church with her on Sunday and she said that she wasn't going to go because she has two kids. We said we are here to walk with you, so she hurried and got ready but we had 30 minutes before church started. We were like a 20 minute walk or more to church. ya I was twittling my thumbs because I didn't want to be late, but we were fine. The Lord helped us. We left her house at like 7:55 which church starts at 8. We walked up the street and I said to my companion, we are going to ask this family who has a car if they can take us because their ward doesn't start until 10. Their daughter took us, we got their right when they were singing the sacrament song. Oh wow does the Lord help us. We also have been teaching this man. His daughter was always said he isn't home, but you can come back. Then we asked if we could teach her and she said no, when he comes back. Well one night we knocked and she was the only one home, we started talking to her about English. Then she started to gain confidence in us and now we are teaching her too. She looked at us one night and said are you guys going to come in. Oh how I love seeing the Lord helping us. It's great!!! Nursing is good as well. I have my days where it's hard. Yesterday we left our house at 7 in the morning and we didnt get back until 4 and we start working at 5. Ya didn't have a pday, but next week we are going to the ZOOOOOOO and I will go there. YAY I am excited! Share the gospel with everyone!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Searching for Investigators

Nothing too exciting happened. Just trying to help the missionaries and my investigators. We are doing our best to find new investigators but at times its a little hard. We need to just increase our faith more that we can find them. I gave my talk on Sunday and well that was the first time in my life that I actually gave a normal talk without crying the whole way through it. I felt like crying in the beginning and the end but I didnt. I definitley felt the spirit but the Lord was really helping me which was a blessing. These people are great and they are definitely like my family. We are teaching and contacting. We now have two more converts which is great and one of them is going to be so awesome and going to go out with us to go on visits. YAY!! I hope that all of you are sharing your testimony with everyone!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Earthquake, Baptism, Talk in Church, Service... The busy life of a missionary.

Did you hear about the earthquake on Monday? well yes I definitely felt that one, it was pretty strong but nothing happened where I am at. We are all safe, it was crazy though. I had two baptisms this past Sunday which was awesome. It was a mother and her daughter. They are awesome. The daughter said that every time we visit her that she is converted more. I love that. I am also going to be here in my area for another transfer with my companion!! At the end of this next transfer I will have 7 months here. I told the bishops daughter that I am going to be here again and she jumped and said yay we love you! It was sweet! I am also going to give a talk in church this Sunday. That is going to be a good time. haha We had the opportunity to give service this past Saturday which was so fun. We had an investigator go with us and we had a good time laughing. We planted trees on a hill by the lake that is by us. It was great! It was a helping hands project for the church. It's a blessing in my life to be able to serve a mission and to help people come unto Christ. I am thankful for this opportunity that I have to be His servant!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Farewell President and Hermana Brough

My week has been good. I now have a new mission president. I never thought it would be so hard to say farewell to President and Hermana Brough. President Brough told me when you come home come find us and I will give you a big hug. He is great! Hermana Brough was writing me all sorts of the little text message throughout this past week which was great. I loved texting her. I have talked to Hermana Markham and she is so nice! I will see and meet them both on Thursday at a conference. This past Sunday four of us sang in church. You all know that my voice isn't good at all, but hey I attempted it because our first counselor asked us to. After they said that we were not singing alone and it sounded like we had lots of other people singing with us. They said it was like angels were singing with us. Not just the first counselor said it other people as well. It was interesting haha. Teaching has been good. We have two sister members that are preparing to serve missions and so they have gone out with us. They are so fun. It's a good time to go out with them. We just laugh and I love it!! Yes we teach as well. This gospel is so true!!! I am so thankful that I can share it with these people and learn from all of these experiences that I am having. I know I need to be here serving the Lord and teaching his children. Also, I know that I need to be here helping the missionaries. The mission presidents wife said that she is so blessed to have me here. She is so sweet. SHARE THE GOSPEL!! and go to the TEMPLE!!!!! Oh side note. I tried chicken heart this past week. It was interesting.