Monday, July 6, 2015

Week 42, July 6, 2015 Transfers transfers.....

What's happening in Ely?
the work moves forth!!  we've had a lot of people out of town for the 4th, but we have still seen success this week.  we had our ward mission leader's son get baptized, and some of our investigators came to the baptism.  it was AWESOME.  they totally felt the spirit.  

Have you had any changes?
Sister Harris and Sister Rogers just left for home. the Elders in Lund are getting double transferred.  (one is also going home)  but I know both of the elders coming in.  Sister Wilkins and I are companions right now, so for the next 2 days we cover 2 wards in Ely.  She will be training, but we don't know WHO yet.  no one finds out until Tuesday night when they get here and are announced.  we don't even have pictures to GUESS!!!  but I think it will be Sister Johnson from home.  my new companion is Sister Teichert, but she wont be here until Wednesday.

Have you met the new Mission President and his wife?
yeah.  they are super cute.  Sister Chesnut is Adorable, and President Chesnut reminds me a Lot of President Hermansen, so I think it will be really awesome.  

Are you adjusting to the area and the wards there?
I like it a lot here.  its not too hot, like most other places, so that's SUPER nice.  I also got to conduct in Sacrament meeting yesterday, because the person who usually does it was gone, so now the whole ward knows me a little bit better.  its was so cool. one of the members who usually attends the ASL branch in St George, because he is deaf, bore his testimony and it was super cool to watch.  he is such an awesome kid!!  
What did you do for the Fourth?
we had a BBQ with some members at an investigators house.  and we got to watch the fireworks.  it wasn't very long, but it was so much fun!!

I LOVE YOU ALL!! thanks for all being awesome!!  

~Hermana Riddle

Week 41, June 29, 2015 THE ATONEMENT

This week has been GREAT!!! we have done a LOT of service, and have gained a lot of trust with our investigators.  we helped some investigators build a pen for their dogs, and we cleaned out someones trailer (they rented it out, and the people absolutely TRASHED it.)  it was a great experience, and I know I am learning a lot on my mission.  we are working hard with our investigators, helping them to see the importance of going to church.  we had a super ton of people there yesterday!  I know the Lord is working hard to help the people here in Ely.  I am really REALLY aware of the Atonement, and the Truth of the Gospel.  I see people, and they ask questions, and they argue science, and Disbelieve the DIVINE Purpose of our lives, and I just sit here, and LISTEN to both them, and the SPIRIT, testifying to me that THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS is THE LORDS KINGDOM ON THE EARTH, and that JESUS IS THE CHRIST, SAVIOR AND REDEEMER OF THIS WORLD, and that he LOVES me, and YOU!!!!  he really loves you.  I can feel his love for you reading this right now.  I am so grateful to know that we can become clean of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, and that THE SAVIOR WANTS TO FORGIVE.  I need a bigger font than just caps to express how much the savior LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!

~Hermana Riddle

Week 40, June 22, 2015 Eureka!

How are you?
I am going GREAT!!!  Ely is so amazing, and I feel like I am coming so much closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior!!<3

whats been going on?
Well, we drove to Eureka this week.  it is 90 minutes west of Ely, on The Loneliest Highway in America.  Its such a tiny town out there, it must be hard for the church.  One of the ladies we talked to wants to go to the temple, but they don't even have a temple prep class.  There are some really strong members out there though, that were really helpful, since I had never been there before, and Sister Rogers had only been out there once.

How is the couple that you have been teaching?
They are doing good.  he was out of town this week, so we didn't get to see them very much, but we were able to explain to them a couple of chapters in the Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 11-13

We got to see President and Sister Hermansen this week.  It is their "sprint to the finish"  and so they are touring the mission to see all the missionaries, and give everybody hugs.  its was really cool.  Also, Sister Willes, my companion in the Keystone ward is home, and so she was at our meeting with her dad, who is the first counselor in the stake presidency here in Ely.  It was weird.  But super AWESOME!

We just looked on, and I am the only one with my first name.  so that's super cool! is SUCH a cool website.  I hope if you haven't checked it out yet, I hope you will, it is AMAZING.

~Hermana Riddle

How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father that in His plan there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings.
                       -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf


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