Tuesday, May 27, 2014


So I have been out for 15 months.  Does it feel like it has been that long? I don't feel like it does.  It has flown by for me! Can I just say that I LOVE the Massachusetts Boston Mission? It is literally heaven on earth. I am so grateful to be serving here, so grateful.

So we had a crazy week and I don't have a ton of time to type it all up.. So I will do as much as I can and then finish it off next week. :) Janice, our new investigator, is so adorable. She read the Restoration pamphlet and said that it all makes sense. She really likes it. I love her so much, she is a little butterball.

We taught our investigator, Kevin. He is such a cool guy. He always asks us really good questions and I am loving watching the gospel click for him. He is starting to "get it" which is awesome.

OH AND MIRACLE! The elders received a media referral on Saturday, taught him the first lesson, set a date for baptism, and he came to church the next day. How cool is that? :D

We also taught our investigators Bill, Kelly, and Louanne. We call the BKL. :) We committed them to stop smoking and drinking coffee, they have been clean since. So awesome.

The Lord is pouring down blessings. Elder Holland came to the mission of Friday. It literally changed my life. I will never be the same.. But in every good way possible. :) I will have to explain more of the why behind that next week. Sister Hyoung played the piano for him and rocked it! :D

Our investigator, Crystal (she's 11), came to a baptism that was held on Sunday and said that she thought it looked fun. Then she kept saying things like, "When I get baptized I want this.." Miracles.

Today we went to the temple. I love the temple. SO much. What a blessing it is.

Me and my roommates

Me and Sister Hyoung

Monday, May 19, 2014

So many prayers will be answered these next few days I think

So NH is wonderful! The weather is perfecto. :) 
I feel like a lot has happened. We volunteer at the soup kitchen. It's awesome! The people that volunteer there are a lot of fun. We also have an wonderful bishop. His name is Bishop Nelson. He is so tender hearted and really cares about the people here. 
We met with the coolest lady in the world! Her name is Sister O'Brien. She is a member and so stinkin' funny! She was born blind, but does not let that stop her. She has such funny stories. I love her. :) 
We had dinner with our investigators Luci and Crystal. We taught them about the Restoration. :) Crystal (10) said that she has already prayed and knows that it is all true. She is such a good example to Luci, her momma. I love them both! They are so much fun! 
We had really good member lessons and I have been able to implement some of the things I learned about member missionary work in Belmont to this area. Everyone can share the gospel! :) We had lots of people come to church. Just so good. :) We met this woman named Janice while we were heading to a members home. She started crying and telling us that she wants to be forgiven and be able to have fun again. It was so sweet! She agreed to let us come and see her, so we are going by this week. 
Today we went around some of the stores in Belmont.. I bought a binder for all my letters to keep them all organized and in one spot. Life is so good. :) I love Sister Hyoung. I don't really have much to tell even though a lot happened..

We get to go to the temple next Monday. :D I can't wait, I need it. Elder Holland is coming to our mission Friday too! So many prayers will be answered these next few days I think.
Sister Hurst, Me, Elder Bloomfield, Elder Meservy

I got a package of dried fruit!!

Dad's favorite's from the 7-11 :)  In loving memory...

Monday, May 5, 2014

Can't wait for my new adventures in Nashua :D

SO guess what!? I am being transferred. AHH! I am so bummed to be leaving Belmont. :( I have really come to love and enjoy the work here. I know that I am being sent where I am needed though. :) I am heading to Nashua, New Hampshire!! :D I have had the blessing of serving in so many states! I am very excited. :)  My new companion is Sister Hyoung. I will miss Sister Shields, but she will do great things here in Belmont.  My new companion actually lived with me in Belmont for a few weeks. :) She is wonderful! I am not sure on the details yet, more to come next week! :D

We have taught fun lessons lately. We taught seminary this morning, and that was fun. I really enjoy seminary. It was a huge turning point for me and the gospel, so I have a huge testimony of the power seminary has. :) We taught about the Lord's covenant people (us) and what our responsibilities are as covenant keepers. It's a big job, but God doesn't make us do it on our own. :) We also taught a women who believes in aliens about the pre-earth life.  She is such a good person and really liked the idea of life before here. We helped an Atheist clean her kitchen. We had a wonderful lesson with our investigator, Susan. She is so wonderful. :) She always talks about how the things she hears about the gospel resonates with her, like she has heard it before. :) I love it. Her fiance sat in on the lesson and shared some powerful spiritual experiences. We have been so busy, I don't even have time to type all the things we did. :) haha

Sunday was a good day. I haven't had to speak in a long time. It's kinda nice. I feel like the people have to listen from me all the time. :) I don't usually get up and bear my testimony. I really like listening to others. I really like testimony meetings. It was harder than I thought it would be to say goodbye to some of the people here in Belmont. I love them so much. :( It will be okay though. I can't wait for my new adventures in Nashua.

 We are having dinner with our ward mission leader tonight from the first ward.. I told him I was leaving and he said," I refuse to believe that."

SO sad. :( I will miss these guys a lot.