Thursday, February 4, 2016

Returned With Honor

Hermana Friend's mission didn't end as she would have liked, I talked to her Mission President on January 23, 2016 with her test results.  He said that they would be sending her home for gallbladder surgery.  She arrived on Thursday, January 28, 2015 and had her surgery a week later.  This is us just before she went in for the surgery, she had been in a lot of pain and was very hopeful for a quick recovery.  Her Mission President informed us that the Church's policy on missionaries returning home for health reasons with less than 6 months remaining on their mission are reported as completing a full and honorable mission.  Taylor had only 4 months left of her 18 month mission.  Though Taylor didn't return home when and how she had intended, she did return home with honor and we are so proud of her!  She has healed well and is now moving on to the next phase of her life beginning college at BYUI in July.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mission Illness

Well my test is not until tomorrow so it was a whole week of waiting. My pains have been seeming to get worse. I get these really intense sharp pains on my right and left side and sometimes on my back. I am starting to think it would be better for me to go home early. Not that I am giving up, I just need to figure out what is going on in my body. So I hope the test results bring answers to the pain. I feel like I am going crazy just waiting, but I have been learning patience during this trial. I have been preparing myself emotionally to coming home early. 
But the work is good here. We had a baptism Saturday and she is amazing:)
Hermana Friend

Monday, December 28, 2015

Working Through Challenges

We volunteer in a thrift store and we always
have the most random adventures 
I want to apologize for not writing as much, Fall was a tough one for sure, I didn't know what to do because I felt like I was alone.  But that is when I learned the most that I was never alone, Heavenly Father was always there and I was going through that trial for a reason.  I changed for the better in those last transfers.  Then I got to Fallon and my life changed for the better.  I believe Heavenly Father has a perfect plan for each one of us.  The way everything worked out just amazes me.  

Our zone on Christmas morning 
Anyways, with my stomach thing, I am not sure if it is an ulcer but my stomach really hurts.  It has been this way the last month.  I eat, it hurts. I don't eat, it hurts.  Lately, like the last few days it feels like it has been getting worse.  I had a blessing and it said to follow the promptings of what you feel like you should do.  But everything will be ok. 

Love Always Your Taylor


One of our ward members we got to visit in the hospital.
This random dog that always likes to tackle us as we walk up to the door so I decided to show it whose plan kind of back fired!:) 
No need to look in the rear view mirror when your future is as bright as your faith!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Tree Lighting in Fallon

Sorry I didn't really write anything for the past few weeks, I had to finish my BYU-Idaho application. But it is in. I am not sure when I will hear, maybe in Feb or March.  Well what has been going on in my life?  When I first got in Fallon I saw two shooting stars. The area of Fallon is great.  One of our investigators shared a scripture out of the Book of Mormon in our class.  He isn't even baptized yet and he was sharing a scripture in class!  I was sick all week, I threw up twice in two peoples yards when we were out tracting, KFC, never again, it was bad! 

We went to the Christmas tree lighting in Fallon.  There were a lot of fireworks and snow.  We have two fake trees in our house.  I got a cool Fallon Sweatshirt from a member.  We went to a Christmas musical.  We went to the hospital for one of our ward member's baby, the power of the priesthood is real.
I can't believe I have been out a year! :)  Merry Christmas  Sister Friend :)


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Here I am in Fallon!  My companion and I had a service project where we helped send out wedding invitations.
The rest of the pictures are from Thanksgiving.  We had Thanksgiving with a family we are teaching.  This is the Thanksgiving gratitude turkey we made.  


Monday, November 16, 2015

Applying for School

Sorry I don't have much time I am applying for school.  My application is almost done, so here goes hahah.  Love Taylor