Monday, February 27, 2017

Maya and Tanya

Well this week was good!

The main thing that happened this week was that we picked up a new investigator! We are so excited about her, her name is Maya and apparently she has been "taught" by several sets of missionaries before. And I say "taught" because she never actually got the lessons? Weird, I know. BUT we were able to teach her the Restoration for the first time, which was amazing. We asked her how she felt, and she said good! We asked how she knew she felt good, and she said because she had a "goose rash" (keep in mind she's from India haha) We told her her goosebumps were a way that she could know she was feeling the spirit! We were then able to teach her to pray, and hear her pray for the first time! 1st prayers are always the sweetest. They are so sincere and honest and heartfelt. 

Other than that we tried to do a lot of finding, OH BUT THE BEST THING HAPPENED IN MY LAST AREA BECASUE TANYA WAS BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for her and Andriy even though I'm sad I wasn't able to be there I know that it was the best decision she could have made! If you want to find joy, Joy comes through Christ, I know this, and I want those I teach and those I talk to to know this.

Love you all! 

1. Sister Thompson & I

2. Weekly Planning...pretty much how that goes

Monday, February 20, 2017

longest. week. ever.

I have no idea what I'm doing.
We have no idea what we're doing.
The zone has no idea what we're doing.
President doesn't know what we're doing.
The AP's don't know what we're doing.

That is a poem I just wrote about how this week went. We are so lost hahahah it has been the craziest week ever! We pretty much have just prayed a lot and hoped that someone would tell us SOMETHING about Belmont. BUT the area is AWESOME. The members are so nice, and we LOVE it. 

This week was mostly just stopping by people that are on the ward directory, and asking them who we should visit!

Anyways, I also forgot my card reader this week, so no pictures haha sorry, it's been crazy.

Okay yeah that's it woohoo!

Monday, February 13, 2017

snow & Belmont

Okay so here's the thing. It snowed pretty much all week this week. Literally it was kinda the worst. We had to stay inside most of the week and we almost went crazy BUT it was still okay. The snow is super pretty but also super cold so I'm not sure how I feel about it. I think I still prefer sand. 

BUT here's the real news. On Friday, I found out I am being transferred to BELMONT, MA. (think boston temple) But I'm not just getting casually transferred there, Me & my new companion Sister Thompson are SHOTGUNNING (aka white-washing, kicking the elders out, etc.) Belmont. It's going to be crazy. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

wow 20 years old

Yeah that's right I turned 20 this week! Crazy crazy crazy. I don't have a ton of time, but I will tell a few things that were awesome.

Okay, mainly one thing. Andriy's wife (the one who kept him from being baptized for years, and the one who was very against the church after he was baptized) SET A DATE TO BE BAPTIZED ON FEBRUARY 25th!!!!!!! We are SO excited! She suddenly just decided she believes it all and she want's to raise her family in the church, and wow  it was the best day ever when she told us. It was so cute, afterwords Andriy was talking to us, and he said "This is the best news...probably..ever!" And so yeah we are so excited for them to get sealed in a year or so! (:

BUT anyways it was a great week & I have a lot of pictures. 

1. Terrible picture of me, but the seminary class threw me a birthday party! woohoo!
2. Picture of Sister Behrmann & I (and elder schrader) at Heublien tower last week!
3. What the elders got me for my birthday? His name is Warren. But woo for being 20!

1. The Elwells! He is the stake president and their family is seriously the best
2. My desk space b/c Happy Valentines day
3. More snow

OH and T-Texts are this week, so probably getting transferred, so yeah wish me luck.

Monday, January 23, 2017

84 Miracles

This week, our zone set a really daunting goal of getting 65 new investigators in a week. And that is not a small number, especially for our mission & especially for our zone. And we worked SO hard. And we fasted. And we prayed. And we truly saw miracles. 84 of them in fact! Our zone with the help & guidance of the Lord were able to find 84 people who were prepared enough to listen to & invite us back to teach more about the Restoration of Christ's church. It was truly amazing. 

ANYWAYS Other than that, I would say the highlight of the week was last night we got to teach Andriy's wife for the first time! We taught her the plan of salvation & she loved it! It has been so amazing to see the changes in Andriy soften her heart, and see how the ward reaching out to them has really changed her perspective on the church. 

We got to go to the temple again this week! It was so amazing. A convert of just over a year was able to go for the first time! It was way cool to have us & all the elders who had taught him come back for his special day. Him & his wife are getting sealed in March! It's amazing how happiness is truly found in the temple & by keeping the commandments God has given us!!

Oh & sorry I didn't write last week, we were hiking in the snow & I did not have the drive to type a whole email! But wahoo for this week! & I will send more pictures soon! (:

Love you all!

-Sister Morley

1. Me @ the temple

2. Me w/ Nikki @ church!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Reese's Puff

The title of my email is as such because as we speak, I am eating Reese's Puffs. 

This week was pretty good, but I mainly want to talk about two things that we did that were absolute miracles. 

1. We taught seminary AND EVERYONE STAYED AWAKE AND PAYED ATTENTION!!! I LOVED IT. I love all the youth that we get to work with & I love these wards that we get to serve in, It's the best. 

2. The second miracle is one that we have been waiting and praying for Since Andriy got Baptized in August. On Sunday we were talking to Andriy and we asked him if he was coming to Gospel Principles with us & he said that he was not going to be able to because he was meeting with our ward mission leader. So I go to our ward mission leader and I asled if we were having class and he said "No, I'm going to be teaching them how to do family history work" And I said "them?" AND I LOOK OVER AND ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK BECAUSE ANDRIY'S WIFE IS THERE WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND SHE WAS AT CHURCH AND YES SHE STAYED THE WHOLE 3 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And she has been and was fellowshipped SO much and she told a member that she just decided that what Andriy believes is true and she want's to learn more SO WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO START TEACHING HER VERY SOON AND I AM SO EXCITED THEY ARE GOING TO BE THE BEST FAMILY EVER!

So yeah, 2 great miracles. 

1. Flower fight from like 3 weeks ago (seriously we have like the best zone ever)
2. Sister Behrmann & I


Monday, January 9, 2017


again with the snow

Seriously though, there's a lot of snow out there. 

Anyways, we had a pretty good week this week! We picked up 3 NEW INVESTIGATORS! SO good. Okay so here's the problem, every week I get on here with the intent to write in detail everything that happened this week, and then I get on and my mind is like "nah". So I will write a few things. 

We picked up an investigator named James this week. He's a referral from the temple that we FINALLY got in contact with. He's awesome. He was in the military and he KNOWS there is a God and he has seen His hand in his life so many times! 

Okay I don't know what to say, I promise this was a great week. If you need a good talk to listen to, listen to Safety for the Soul by Jeffery R Holland.

1. When Elders ask you to make them a planner

3. At the beginning of the snow storm

1. Self-explanitory
2. Our house haha
3. The hat a Ukrainian member gave me

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, Same Area

YEAH you guessed it, T-texts came in and I'm STAYING for another 6 weeks!!! That will be a total of 7.5 months in this area, which is AWESOME because this is the best area EVER. I'm so excited, and also that means I will be able to finish training! Last P-day we had a second Christmas with a white elephant gift exchange (I got popcorn. Nice.) and a "snowball" fight (I'll send pictures probably in like an hour) But it was SO fun. This week we got to teach Kathy! She is a former that we picked up a few weeks ago, and we've just been able to start meeting with her. She is WAY more prepared than the last time she was taught in 2008. Hopefully she will be getting baptized very soon! 

ALSO I cannot believe that is is 2017, that is so weird. I feel like we just celebrated 2016 & now here we are. 

Over Christmas skype my mom told me to write longer e-mails, & today I'm going to fail her because this is pretty much the end of my email...

I'll send pictures eventually!