Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Turkey Day

Another year has come and gone since the holiday all about gratitude. Somehow I still find my self in the Elko zone!! Haha!!

I am so grateful for the holiday season. I am grateful that the Lord is mindful of us and knows our needs. I love you all so very much and hope you enjoy your turkey comas!!

This week was rough but we received lots of blessings.

The members were so great this week too! Sister Burton invited us over for dinner with a part member family and we were able to bear testimony of the Savior and Sister Burton was too. The family was touched. The husband who is a non member has been struggling with his health and is worried about accepting the Savior because when people accept the Savior, they die. That is what he believes. He is so worried, but his wife who has the gospel is so calm and confident in the promises of the Lord. We are excited to help the husband build his faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Then Sister Cordova invited us to take dinner over to a former investigator/part member family's home. We bore testimony of the Book of Mormon and it's witness that the Savior lives and He loves us. They have also been battling some health concerns!

Cat our investigator has some questions about the 3 Kingdoms of Glory so we dropped off the triple combination scriptures for her to look over Doctrine and Covenants. She is amazing and has a strong desire to be baptized. As we were talking, you could see that the Spirit enlightened her mind with new knowledge. At one point, we were talking about alcoholism and she looked at us and was like, "Wow, ladies, I am just like those alcoholics, but with cigarettes." It really hit home for her.

The best part of the week was that the night before we were supposed to see Cat which was Wednesday, Sister Rogers and I both had some crazy dreams. We were sitting at the table, doing our studies and I just looked at Sis Rogers and said, Cat needs a baptismal date and I think it should be January 8th.  I told her that the night before, I had had a dream about it and that was the date we set her with. Then Sis. Rogers told me that she had a dream that we saw her and another investigator baptized. My heart was pounding. And I was geeking out!!! I know that those were given to us from the Lord. It was one of the most precious experiences I have had as a missionary.

I learned a lot about charity this week. I have realized that I could be better about having Charity. This pure love of Christ should be the driving force of everything we do!!

Well I love you and miss you all more than butter loves toast!!!
                     Sister Fish 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Love this Black Tag


I got that greeting from our assistants to the president. One is from the south and the other is from an island where they speak French, New Caledonia I think? So I stole their greeting! :)

So how are things with everyone? From what I hear, it sounds like things are good. Things are good out here. It is starting to get a little chilly. Not excited for that. We haven't had snow yet though. That is super nice.

We had a  pretty okay week. Satan was kind of getting us down but we were able to push through and have some pretty awesome lessons. We truly are our own worst enemies when we let Satan belittle us and make us think we are less than we truly are. I have been studying a lot about Jesus Christ though. It has really helped me to understand how he truly is our Savior and Redeemer. I am always so grateful for His atoning sacrifice and His love for each of us.

This week we were able to visit with Kim an investigator! She has the desire to read the Book of Mormon and we were able to testify to her of the Plan of Salvation. She had a daughter who just had complications from a pregnancy so she was a little stressed and worried. The spirit was so powerful and I know she felt the love that He has for her. This past week I was reading a talk from Elder Christofferson and in it he quotes a missionary who said, "Thank you black tag for allowing me to have intimate experiences with compete strangers." I love that quote now. I kept thinking that as we walked out of Kim's home. I am so grateful to be a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We were also able to meet with the Engle's. They are a great couple who love the Lord and are already striving to follow Him. We taught them about the restoration and introduced them to the Book of Mormon. Sister Engle was thumbing through it as we spoke about it and how it is another witness that Jesus is the Christ. I hope that they read it!! I feel like they will. They said they would try to be at church and weren't there. That was a bummer but hopefully they will come soon!

I have to get a flu shot today. Not excited... at all. That's like the worst thing. Hopefully I survive. haha!

Well I hope all is well and that ya'll are staying warm now that the weather is cooling off! I know I'll be trying me best not to freeze! I love and miss you all sooo soo much!!
                             Sister Messervy

Monday, November 3, 2014

Long Winter...

It is going to be a long winter. It just barely got cold and I already am sick! Ugh... I spent like a day and a half in bed because my head was just so congested and my throat hurt like no other. I am up and moving, but still have a linger cough. And I don't think it has any intentions of going away soon.

This week was really good! On Tuesday, we went on exchanges with the sister training leaders. Both of them came to Carlin and we blitzed our area. So we were able to meet a lot of people and get a lot done that day! It was awesome! Tuesday night, we also had the ward trunk or treat! There was actually a pretty good turn out and a few non-members came! It was a lot of fun to see all the costumes that people come up with. Some of them were really cool. Like Nolan was Bettlejuice and his makeup for it was AWESOME!!

We were able to meet with investigators that the elders had been teaching this week. We answered questions about the plan of salvation and taught about the restoration a few times this week. It was good! I could really feel the spirit as we spoke about how the church was restored to the Earth.

The gospel is true everybody! I know it!! I was also reading an article on grace this morning by Sheri Dew. She gave it at a women's conference, and it was really good! She just talked about how we need the Savior's grace in pretty much everything we do!!

The hills or mountains are covered in snow! I can't believe that Christmas and Thanksgiving are just around the corner! Love you all and miss ya like crazy!
               Sister Fish

P.S. Here are some pictures of me and my friend Bambi! He made really good jerky!

Another Picture Post

This picture made us think of a movie. So if my missionary service was a movie this would be the poster for it!