Monday, October 27, 2014

The only time to say it is now...

Okay everybody so kind of starting to freak out... 12 weeks! That's the only time I'm saying it and lets not remind me how unbelievably close the end is. Ok. Now that that is over, moving on.

I keep forgetting to write this but a few weeks ago, I got to skin a deer! Yep! That was a blast! Kind of smelly!  

This week was great! We weren't able to see as many investigators as we would've wanted, but we were able to visit with a lot of less actives. It's been good! I love Carlin. It's insane how you can love the strangest, smallest, towns! It's great!

In Crescent Valley, we met a less active member named Bob. He is great. He lost his wife about a year ago and has been less active for many many years. I love being able to invite those people back to the fold, because they know, but they are just choosing not to participate at the moment. I could just feel that one day, he will come back and that he really needs this gospel in his life at this time to help him heal and find the peace that he is searching for.

We heard the greatest prayer ever in sacrament meeting yesterday. Scotty is the sweetest guy. He is 31ish with down syndrome. He wants to get to the temple, but needs to be attending church more regularly and become more active. He gave the prayer and it was just so heart felt and really touched me. It reminded me of the importance of making sure we are really talking to God when we pray. It is a conversation and He wants to hear from us because He is our Father.

Yesterday was just really spiritually uplifting. In Relief Society, we were discussing the talking that Elder Holland gave on discipleship and this is what I got out of it. As followers of Christ, we are commissioned to share His gospel with all the world. Often we are too afraid to share it with the people that we love the most. Why? We are afraid that they will either be offended or never talk to us again. They are afraid of losing those people or pushing them away. (This is where the epiphany comes in) So as I was pondering this, I just had the thought that we may be afraid of losing them in this life, but if we don't share what we know, we will lose them in eternity. It just really hit me that we should be more afraid of not seeing them in God's Kingdom in the next life.

It's been fun in Carlin! Tuesday is the ward trunk or treat at the chapel and so I'll let you know how it is. To answer your question, for Halloween, we have to be in early. Pretty much after our dinner appointment if we have one! So yep that's Halloween for ya!

Well I hope ya'll have a great week! Work hard and pray hard!
                              Sister Messervy

I forgot to mention that I am staying in Carlin for another transfer with sister Rogers!! WOHOO!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anything Can Happen...

Miracles are happening, miracles are happening!!! This week, the Lord blessed us with so much!!! He truly does love us. There are miracles that happen in our every day lives. Have you taken the time to notice them lately?

We have been able to meet so many new people in this area! It has been great! We were able to meet with an investigator this week who just had a baby and is in her early 20s. We brought a member with us and she was able to bear a powerful testimony of how the gospel blesses families. It was awesome!!

It was great to have Sister Hermansen come out with us yesterday evening! She has so much energy and such a love for the gospel. I love how she just has an instant love for people and wants to share what she loves with them! We were able to see an investigator while she was with us. She is part Native American and had some concerns about having to give up her culture to join the church. We were able to resolve her concerns and testify that the Book of Mormon is a part of her heritage and can bless her life!

Sacrament meeting was wonderful! The speakers were just incredible! They both spoke on the importance of love in missionary work. It just really reminded me how important it is that the people we meet and talk with feel the love of their Savior! That even goes for just being Christian. Everyone we interact with in our daily lives should see the Savior in our countenance since that is who we are trying to be like!
It was a really good week! Even though some of the days were hard, it was an overall successful week!
I love you! Sorry it's a short one! Have a good week! God Bless!
          Sister Fish

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dust is in the air...and it's in my hair!

Soooo.... it was kind of nice when I was in Sparks and missed home because I was really just missing Elko. But now that I am back in Elko. I just miss real home! Haha! It's a vicious cycle ya know!!
Things are good in Carlin. Still loving it. The Elders left lots of potential sheets (lists of people who could potentially investigate the gospel). So we have pretty much just been going through those and contacting everyone!! I'm surprised we haven't met the whole town yet! haha.. I'll let ya know as soon as that happens
We have had lots of fun here. When we went to Crescent Valley this week I saw a house that looks exactly like the one from the cartoon Courage the Cowardly Dog! It was the funniest! We didn't have as much success out there as we would've wanted this week, but it was still fun! We met a less active family and they are awesome! They have a desire to go to the temple and were at church on Sunday! Hooray!! Other than that we didn't really get to talk with anyone. So we ended up helping the Copen's clean up their triple wide that they are going to rent out soon!

I love the member's here! They are so unbelievably awesome! There is such a sense of family here. They really just take care of one another not because they have to, but because they want to.
I loved Conference last week! The talks were so inspiring and just lifted my soul! I felt like every talk was meant just for me! It is incredible how the Lord can do that! :)
Not much else to report on! Love ya'll! Have an awesome week! Remember that God loves you! 
                         And I love you too!
                             Sister Fish 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Picture Post..

I think this week's letter is just going to be pictures!!  So I hope you enjoy.  Things are good in Carlin.  The work I moving along slowly, but surely!

Monday we hiked to the hill on the C in the cold...

Missionary selfie!