Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 27, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,


Uh-oh!  Guess what day it is?


Guess what DAY…IT…IS??????  


Huh? Anybody?


It’s HUMP DAY!!!! 


Yep, I'm halfway there!  I will be home in 9 months from today.  It seems like it's gone by really fast and really slow at the same time.  There are still things I want to do so I better hurry up!


So last week was pretty good.  We had 11 lessons, and we found 2 new investigators.  2 weeks ago I felt impressed to go talk to this lady (after we had already gotten in the car).  I said no yes no yes...and eventually decided to just go say hello.  We did and turns out she doesn't speak English.  It was so awkward and I was wondering why I felt impressed to talk to her.  Then a 10 year old comes out of the house and we start talking to her.  She said she wants to learn about Jesus Christ so we set up an appointment to meet with her and her mom.  We met with them last week and they are interested so we are going back this week to teach them another lesson.  God does have His hand in this work.


Another miracle:  We were flipping through the ward list and calling random Less Actives to see if we could set up an appointment.  We called the N.s and they answered the phone (that's a miracle in itself)  then they invited us over for a lesson.  We had a great lesson with them and they said they want to feed us a meal.  We gave them our phone number and they said they'd call us.  We didn't hear from them for a few days so we figured we'd call them.  We looked at the ward list and they don't have a phone number listed...I am not sure how we got their phone number to call them the first time, but I do know that there was a reason we were supposed to, so God made it possible.  I do have a testimony that "with God all things are possible". 


Last week I also got to go see Stephanie get baptized and all the missionaries that taught her sang "Nearer my God to Thee" and it was beautiful (despite my awful singing voice).  It was amazing to see her get baptized by her husband!  Oh this week was full of miracles!


That's about it for now.  Everyone have a great week!  Love,

Sister Moon




I beat Elder C. in Tennis even though he was wearing a Taylor Swift shirt...another miracle

Stephanie's baptism



Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,
This week was pretty successful!  We had 13 lessons and you know why that's a good number.  #TaylorSwift  We did find 2 new investogators that live in our apartment complex.  We saw them moving 2 weeks ago and asked if they needed help.  They said yes!  And then we helped them and talked about the church, and they said we could come back.  Last week we went back and taught the Restoration!  They want us to come back.  Oh yeah!
We were also told to get flu shots so we got flu shots.  Apparently you can go to Walmart and get those done.  Who would've thought?  Not me.  But if I get sick then I'm blaming Walmart!  It took 2 hours to get it done, but our zone finished first so President Hobbs is buying us ice cream!! 

We met up with Ed last week and checked up on his reading.  We figured he'd have read the Introduction and a few chapters of 1 Nephi, but guess what!?  He's in Mosiah 2.  He is flying through the Book of Mormon!!  He is doing so well.  He said he really liked it and it's helping him get through some stuff he's going through.  The Book of Mormon is true and I know it can help anyone with what they're going through.  I've experienced that and I've helped others to feel that too.  It really does work.

We also went on a hike for a zone activity so that was exciting!  Mount Baldy...great times. 

 Well, tonight is a special night because Stephanie is getting baptized and I get to go back to Hesperia!!  I'm pretty excited!  It's going to be great.  I hope everyone has a super fantastic week and all goes well.  Love,

 Sister Moon

Weird Truck we saw haha
Flu Shot


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

I had a great birthday so I want to thank all those that were a part of it.  It was fast Sunday when I opened all my presents so that was fun especially since most of the presents contained food...ok all of them did.  

My mom had the best idea ever!  She had people write on balloons and sent them to me.  I will have to share what Devon put on his balloon because it was so funny!  He said, "Want to know why sisters only serve 18 months?  Because this would happen if they served 2 years, and the church isn't quite ready for that"  Picture is attached.  I started laughing so hard when I saw it haha.  Good one.  Thank you to all those who made my birthday awesome!

 So this ward is actually really good!  I'm excited to be a part of it.  Our Ward Mission Leader is awesome!  We found 2 new investigators this week and one has a baptsimal date on November 8th and the other one came to church on Sunday.  We are killing it here in Ontario and it's great!

 So for my birthday I basically received all candy because everyone know I love candy!  :)  I will show you how much candy I have...yes it's a lot!  But when I got it I was like, "Hey I can work this candy off because our apartment has a gym" and last week we went to the gym every morning and ran so I figured we'd do the same this week.  Today we went down to the gym and there was a sign that said "Gym closed due to misuse of equipment".  Are you kidding me...so basically yes I'm going to get fat :)

 Well that's about all the time I have for today.  But I hope everyone has the best day ever!  Love,

Sister Moon




Happy Birthday to me

Devon's Balloon

Me getting fat...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 6, 2014

Dear Family and Friends,


I am in ONTARIO!  Transfers were today so I don't really know much about anything, but I'm sure it'll be great!  My companion is Sister M, and she's from Tonga.  She seems really sweet, and she's a convert to the church.  I am excited to be down the hill...I see green and trees and weird stuff like that.  ALSO, great news....SISTER S is my SISTER TRAINING LEADER :)  I am so excited, it's crazy!  This is only my 2nd area so I'm excited to get to work!


This past week was good.  I had to say goodbye to a lot of people so it was sad, but I just know I'll go back and visit so I'll be back there soon enough.  I will really miss the members in the A Ward, but I'm sure the MV Ward is great! 


We even had a great birthday celebration before I left Hesperia.  Sister Lewis put together a great b-day party for Elder O (October 6th) Sister R (October 11th) and me (October 12th).  It was so fun...I am going to miss everyone!


Conference was also really amazing!  I just love how we can pray and find answers in Conference.  I had a question: "What Christ-like attribute should I work on most so I can be the best missionary and future mother?"  I prayed about this question and went to Conference seeking an answer.  A lot of the speakers spoke about The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  That's not really an attribute, but I figured I could take that as my answer, because it was something I could work on.  Then today President Hobbs spoke to us all and he said, "Elders and Sister I need you to know one thing.  If you live the Gospel of Jesus Christ you will develop all the Christ-like attributes".  That was not a coincidence!  The Lord does answer prayers, and He does love us, and He does want what's best for us!  Instead of having to work on one attribute the Lord needs me to work on ALL of them... :)


I hope everyone has a great week.  Next time you hear from me I won't be 19...I'll be a mature 20 year old....WHATTT???  That's right mom and dad...you're getting old.  Love you all,


Sister Moon



Birthday PARTAYYY  (yes there are 61 candles in that cake.  Olsen is turning 21 and R and I are turning 20 )

Birthday Party again...

My new companion Sister M