Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Well last week was pretty exciting!  Sister R and I were together for only 2 days and....she got the flu so we didn't even get to do missionary work :(.  But we got to catch up on everything, so that was a blessing!  Then on Wednesday we met our new companions.

My new companion's name is Sister M and she's from Ohio!  We are excited to stay in the  MV Ward and are already experiencing miracles, so that is such a blessing!  She has such a desire to serve so we are planning on working hard this transfer. 

Karla and John got married last week so now they aren't "living in sin"!  Yeah for that!  John is still planning to get baptized on April 25th.  Please keep them in your prayers as they are still struggling with smoking.  They are progressing, and are planning on stopping soon!  They just need that extra support and help that prayers bring :).

Pedro is still being creepy, and the Elders are still teaching him.  We asked President H what we should do with him.  And this is what he said, "The elders need to follow the spirit with Pedro. But the Sisters need to stay far, far away."  Haha I love it! 

Other than a bunch of changes, last week was pretty good!  Hope everyone is staying warm.  I know I am :)  Love you all,

Sister Moon

Sickly Sister R and I with Ginger Ale and Saltines.  What a scrumptious meal :)

Sister M, my new companion

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

I am staying in the MV Ward and I will be training again!  I'm so excited to stay in this ward.  We are teaching so many people and we are seeing so many miracles happen.  I just know this next transfer will be the best!  Both of the Elders in our Ward left, and Sister M left, and our Ward mission Leader is moving in a few weeks so this transfer is going to be very new and exciting!!

The great news about training is that I have a temporary companion for 2 days!  And guess who my temporary companion is?!?!  It's the one and only SISTER R!  I'm so excited that I get to spend some time with her and catch up and remember the good ole days in H!

Last week we taught 13 lessons.  It was very lucky :)  We were able to find a new investigator.  We didn't really find him last week, but we finally counted him as an investigator.  It's Jerome's (LA) son and we are now teaching him the lessons, whereas before we were just teaching Jerome about the church and trying to get him to come back.  Jerome is progressing so well.  He wants to baptize his sons, and become active in the church.  I love him so much.

We also taught John and Karla a lot last week.  John accepted a baptismal date for April 25th!!  Also they are getting married tomorrow so now they "won't be living in sin" says Karla :)  I'm so happy for them! 

I love this ward so much and I just know we are going to have a great transfer!!  Hope you all have a great week, and I'll hear from you soon.  Love,
Sister Moon

 It's impossible to get a good picture with our District
The Elders' investigator got baptized!
Ward-Mates For Life

The Hs!

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

FASTING WORKS!!!!  Last week was amazing.  We fasted on Tuesday to help us find, teach, and baptize.  Then guess what happened??  We were able to find 4 new investigators!  We were about to set a baptismal date with Aaron for April 25th.  We also were able to talk about baptism with Serena and then with John.  They both want to be baptized in April, but we haven't officially set any dates with them yet.  The Lord is totally in this work.  He is waiting to answer our prayers, but first we have to say our prayers so He can answer them.

John (Investigator) and his almost wife Karla (Less Active) came to church yesterday.  The topics we discussed were totally for them.  We talked about the Atonement and baptism and commitment.  Yesterday was so amazing.  John bore his testimony to us yesterday and explained why he knows the gospel is true.  He is my favorite person to teach right now.  I really don't want to get transferred because I really want to continue to help him and Karla on their journey to the temple :).

Transfers are in a week though, and Sister M and I both have the feeling that we are both leaving.  We are going to continue to pray that one of us stays so we can keep teaching the people that are finally starting to trust us, but we'll see what God has in store for us!

We did have some funny quotes from last week.

"What's a revelator?"  "Someone who receives revelation"  "Ohhhh soooo like me.  I received revelation once, but that was when I was on drugs so I don't think that counts"

"I have to clean up some lady's garage.  I have to wear gloves and a mask...there could be rattlesnakes, spiders, or dead people"

"I'm afraid of the hospital because you can come out dead!"

"He [Nephi] said he's going to speak plainly....he's a LIAR" 

And now for jokes:

How come Joseph Smith couldn't have dinner?
Because Moroni took all the plates.

How come the Lamanites always had bad knees?
Because of all the Nephites

Well I hope everyone has a great week.  I'll talk to you all later.  Love,
Sister Moon


The T Family
Karla and John

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,

Last week was rough.  We set a goal to have 22 lessons and we tried really hard to achieve it, but unfortunately we had 22 cancelled appointments instead.  Literally everyone cancelled on us last week! We had some really good back-up plans though so we did end up still having 19 lessons.

The miracle of last week was that John (Investigator) and Karla (Less Active) actually came to church!!!!  Karla hadn't been to church since she met John, which was about 20 years ago, so it was a huge miracle to see them there.  I love them so much, and I know John will be baptized some day.  He has that desire, but he's working through some things right now.  After church we taught John the Plan of Salvation and the Spirit was SUPER strong!  He said he knows it's true and he will continue reading the Book of Mormon.  It is so amazing to see someone who is willing to change.  It has made me realize that I need to not be so stubborn sometimes :).  It's so much nicer when people change because of the gospel and don't expect the gospel to change.

This week we are fasting to find, teach, and baptize, and we have the faith that this week will be amazing!! Hope yours is great too. 

Sister Moon

P.S. We are lame and didn't take any pictures last week.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

Dear Family and Friends,


Last week was CRAZY!  We had a lot of interesting things happen!  We did teach 16 lessons though so that was a blessing.


We also had to drop our top investigator because he told Sister M that he was in love with her.  We told him that we couldn't ever come back to his house because that was very inappropriate.  We told him that the Elders could teach him, but he said he wasn't interested.  It's sad to see how that all went down, but it was an answer to our fast because we wanted to know what to do with him.  Now we know.


We also received a call from a member that lives in the A mission.  Her name was Tri (pronounced Tree), and she asked us if we could help out at a funeral.  We were asked to serve food at 2:00.  We showed up at the park and waited and waited.  Finally at 4:00 the people from the funeral showed up.  Everyone asked what we were doing there.  We awkwardly told them we were there to help serve food.  We waited for 20 minutes until Tri showed up.  Well guess what?  It just so happens that Tri was their limo driver and she wasn't even invited to this dinner.  It was a family gathering that she wanted to go to so she invited us to make it look like she was in charge of the food.  Oh my goodness.  That was the worst experience ever.  Now every time I see a tree I can't help but get upset.  Ugh.


Last week we also went on exchanges.  I got to be with the other Sister M that I served with in H so that was exciting!  We got to talk about the good 'ole days. 


Other than that we are just struggling with helping our investigators to progress.  Prayers for that would be great!  Hope everyone has a fantastic week.  Love,

Sister Moon



MM M- sandwich

Happy 13 Months :)

Linda asked us to take a letter to the post office for her.  She said it was very important that it got to where it was going.  It was a little bit heavier than a normal letter so she put a lot of stamps on it to make sure it was enough :)  CRAZY