Tuesday, April 7, 2015


This week was special. I love being able to testify about the Saviour EVERY SINGLE DAY, especially on the week commemorating His suffering, death, and resurrection.

This week we saw Maya and Matthew! We taught them the Plan of Salvation and they opened up a TON. They asked lots of questions, but my favourite was when Maya was like, "Why wouldn't people believe the Book of Mormon is true? They saw Him." Straight from the mouth of babes!

We also saw Mary and Brian! I love those precious souls! We met with them at the church, which was waaaay perfect atmosphere to feel the spirit in! When we met with them at the church, we realized that it was perfect because Priesthood session was happening. So the elders took Brian under their wing and he went to the Priesthood session and loved it! 
Then we got to talk to Mary. She is so special. So sensitive to the spirit. When she was expressing her doubts and fears, we heard President Clayton walking by outside, so we ran to get him so he could meet Mary. He told her, "I want you to know that I have experimented with the principle of faith and I know this gospel is true. And I'm excited to be at your baptism." We went back in the room and Mary was like, "WOOOOWWWWWW! I felt really good!" She knows what she needs to do. We pray that the Lord will help them move forward with faith.
Aubrie Waldron, they WILL get married and they WILL get baptized. 

Also, cool thing. During weekly planning, we had been brainstorming who might be a good fellowshipper for Brian. We thought of Doug, our recent convert, who is SO CONVERTED and high on the gospel, so it's perfect. So, we introduced them on Sunday, and you'll never guess... but THEY KNOW EACH OTHER. They grew up together in the same small town and hadn't seen each other in over 40 years! Talk about inspired planning! 

We also had a meeting this week and someone asked President a question about how to get investigators to do this or that, and President goes, "I want to tell you don't want to act like Satan." It was quite the inspired counsel.

Oh! We saw the dear Sister Chung this week, as well! She is Chinese, but has a Jamaican accent and her daughter's name is Courtney so when she yells her name, I always cringe or say "what?" without even thinking. haha. She fed us pizza and then we helped her clean! Yay for service! She is so special. I love her. 

We also saw Donna! She fed us breakfast and then we talked about missionary work. She is SUCH a missionary, especially because she came to teach Doug with us after. She just wants to be Mother Teresa so bad. What a cutie. 

We also had ZONE COUNCIL this week! We talked about using How to Begin Teaching throughout the teaching process and about overcoming fears and about "ROUNDING UP" everyone in the household when we go to teach lessons. It was awesome because after that we went and taught a lesson and applied the counsel given and we saw IMMEDIATE BLESSINGS because not only did we teach our investigator June, but also her brother and her boyfriend. SWEEEET.

OH! And we met with a LA member, Ruth and her husband. But before we asked her if there was anything in particular that she wanted us to teach about and she asked if we could address the importance of loving others and not judging.

I love the Easter season! What a sacred time of year. I know that our Saviour Jesus Christ lives. Because of Him, we can overcome doubt and fear and we can have hope that there is more after this life.

I love y'all, have a great week!

Monday, April 6, 2015


Holy cow, have y'all seen the new #BecauseHeLives Easter video? SO STINKING GOOD.

discover His sacrifice
embrace His teachings
share His joy

So this is the invitation: 
-take a picture
-share your testimony about Jesus Christ on social media
-use the hashtag #becausehelives

This week was good! The weather is warming up and the snow is melting and the people are coming out! How grateful we are!

How wonderful was that Women's conference?! Talk about GIRL POWER.

Let us ALL become well-acquainted with the One who knows our challenges and struggles. He loves us so much--especially His daughters!

Also... BROTHER NEWALL DID BAPTISMS IN THE TEMPLE AND PASSED THE SACRAMENT. Wow. What a beautiful thing. His first baptism was for his father. How special?! And at church, he was so nervous. I still will never be able to figure out the sacrament passing system.

Also, can we just talk about FAMILY HISTORY AND TEMPLE WORK? It's is truly the work of the Lord. The spirit of Elijah is REAL. This work binds us, as spiritual siblings, to each other. This work allows us to see the eternal picture as little more clearly. It allows us to help so many have the opportunity of salvation. How beautiful?

I loooooooove the Easter season! Jesus Christ lives! He is risen. And #becausehelives, one day, we will too.

"I can live with some human imperfections, even among prophets of God—that is to be expected in mortal beings. can live with some alleged scientific findings contrary to the Book of Mormon; time will correct those. And can live with some seeming historical anomalies; they are minor in the total landscape of truth. But cannot live without the doctrinal truths and ordinances restored by Joseph Smith, cannot live without the priesthood of God to bless my family, and cannot live without knowing my wife and children are sealed to me for eternity. That  is the choice we face-- a few unanswered questions on one hand versus host of doctrinal certainties and the power of God on the other."
-Tad R. Callister
I know this is true. Have a happy Easter, everyone!