So this week has been amazing!!
I love my new area, and Sister Keeler and I
are on a cloud right now serving with one another! This will be a point of my
mission that I will always remember. It has been so amazing coming back and
serving with one another compared from 10 months ago in the MTC. We have been
sharing our great missionaries experiences, seeing the change in one another,
learning from one another ... just rejoicing with one another!! It’s great it
reminds me when Alma and the sons of Mosiah meet up with one another from the
time when they were converted till after much of their missionay service in Alma
17:2-3, as well in Alma 26 ... actually we feel just as it states in Alma 26.. "
How great reason have we to rejoice!..... we have been made instrunments in the
hands of God to bring about this great work!"
Now we don't have much
time to email, only 20 mintues so I will do my best to share with you the week I
For one it is just so amazing so serve with Sister Keeler we
both are loving it, its crazy our missions have been soooo different and the
skills that we have learnt are so beneficial! I’ve loved my last companions but
Sister Keeler and I are just like the same person. We finish one another
sentences and are just working like horses. The area and ward we have come into
is really underworked, the apartment is nice, and it has been left quite
remarkable the area book, wall map, everything in it is immaculate. It is such
a blessing because it has helped us immensly with the work!!
elders in this ward, Elder Jarvis and Steed, Elder Jarvis and I served in
Charlottetown ward at the same time. You can tell these Elders just are stunned
at how business we are. Apparently I have the rep. in the mission as a "really
intense missionary" haha. But its black or white!! Everyone is needing some
motivation here. We had a meeting and it was quite funny, sister keeler and I
had our member book out writing notes, asking who we can see, what part member
families. We were like "okay well heres the list of families we were planning
to see blah blah blah.... who else can we see" they just kind of looked at us
stunned like "uhhh wow yes go see them!" haha it was funny, but Sister Keeler
and I are quite excited to do some damage control and show this ward what the
Work of Salvation is about and how through faith miracles brought to pass!!
So we starting serving in our area Thursday afternoon, so we
instantly sat down set expectations our vision and goals, and plans, we are
PUMPED for them, we just want to consecrate our selves!
My vision is to be
1) extra miler missionary- show the Lord that I will go that extra mile, stride,
SACRIFICE brings the blessings of heaven! 2) more humility and charity 3)PMG
My plan is to literally not rest till i lie my head down at night
We have been running after people, walking up to people in their
trucks in parking lots and talking to them, talking to absolutely every person
in our sight, we have been living off a loaf of bread and nutella for past 4
days, I have lots 4 pounds of the 20 I would like to lose... and we have a meal
appointment everyday this week and at the Bishops tonight! We are just so
excited to change things here and do absoluetly everything we can. We have set a
goal of 3 baptisms and 1 reactivation for the next 12 weeks and we have faith
that it will happen!
We are just learning so much from one another.
Everywhere we go we meet someone that we know was Gods plan, its amazing. We
picked up 3 new investigators this past week, and found a potential who after we
talked to him on the phone his mother called back and said " I am depressed and
really could use help with my Spiritual self could you help me with that?"
Sister Keeler and I were like uhhhh YES! We will be teaching her tomorrow.
We picked up a man named Gary (who we actually met when he was sitting in
the parking lot we walked up to his truck window). His son is 15, he is a
single parent, we taught a lesson with a member and he just soaked it up like a
sponge! He is so sincere, real intent and wants this for him and his son! We
started teaching Garys mother as well!
We had a great lesson with a LA and
BOOM we are just "SO FREAKIN EXCITED!!"
We both needed this and feel
like this a dream and that we are just going to soak every moment up with one
another like a sponge and get filled up with fire, and bring it to our next
companion and areas!
It's wonderful we are telling all of the ward members we
are seeing all this, we share with everyone how we are MTC companions and how PL
promised we'd serve with one another! It is great and the ward is excited!
Any who i have no time! But just know I love this work, there is no
other place I would like to be right now other than HERE! I love serving the
I have really come to have an understanding of consecration ... think
about it we promise to consecrate ourselves to the God in the temple... I know
that "Seeking first the kingdom of God" is so important and MUST be our first
prioirity that its the only way to Salvation and eternal joy now and the next
life. As we completely forget ourselves that is when we can be guided to Gods
plan for us and be changed through Christ's atonement and become a saint. Mosiah
4:19. I think it is so important to continually set goals and changing and
overcoming our weaknesses, Ether 12:27, and understanding that in this life we
are here to change and prepare to meet God... and that through Christ we
It is my Prayer that you all will pray and think about how you can
become a consecrated member and continue to consecrate yourselves to Gods
kingdom here on earth, and set goals so that you can continually grow, stretch
and step out of your comfort zone and be an instrument in the Lords hands for
others. It is amazing to live for others and serve others and that is where
peace and joy comes from when we live in the moment for God and others, not just
I love you all very much and have a great week!