Saturday, April 25, 2015

Heavenly Father Answers Our Prayers

My week was pretty good. Some ups and downs but every week does. On Monday last week we went on a 8 mile bike ward with the Elders and some Ward members.  We went on this trail called the Regional Legacy Trail, but before we started my bike had to give me troubles, of course.  My back tire decided to go flat.  But the Ward member got it fixed really quick. It only took him like 10 minutes, he was fast.  Then we headed on the trail and then in the first 5 minutes Elder Baker crashed, but he was ok, just a bloody arm.  The trial was amazing. The boys were up ahead and the girls were pretty far behind me in the back so I enjoyed the ride by myself for a little.  It was so nice, fresh air, beautiful view and I just talked to Heavenly Father.  It was awesome!  Then after our lovely adventure we went to this burger place called Burger Me.  I had a little burger with garlic fries, it was yummy!:)  I want to take you all here it is awesome.
In February we randomly met a guy at the grocery store.  He looked at us and said, "Should I ask the normal questions, where are you from and how long have you been out?" It turns out he was a returned missionary too.  Non one in the Ward knew of him, so we found out where he lives and went to visit him on Tuesday.  He told us all about his mission and showed us pictures.  You could just tell he had a strong testimony.  But the thing I can't figure out is why he is not active.  After we went to his house I got really sick and we ended up having to come home because I was that bad.  I slept for four hours and I had flu like symptoms, but did not throw up.  Sister Underly said I got super pale too. Then I woke up for like 20 minutes at 7 pm 'ish and then went back to sleep for the rest of the night. So I got almost over 14 hours of sleep!
On Wednesday we volunteered at a thrift store and I realized I need to work on my patience with others, because I don't have any, let's be real, haha.  Later, one of our recent converts went with us to a lesson and he bore his testimony for the first time.  Wow, it was such a pure and simple testimony!
On Thursday I got some cool Pokemon cards from a little boy we are teaching.  All of his family are members but they were less active for awhile.  After dinner we were going to have a lesson, but the topic of Tithing came up, I simply shared my testimony about Tithing and shared some experiences.  We had to weekly plan today as well, and you know how much I love that.
On Friday we went to our Ward Mission Leaders house for dinner and had S'mores.  :)
We did a 7 1/2 hours service project on Saturday.  We were beat!  We had to take a nap for a little while because we were so worn out, then we ate over at the Ward Mission Leader's house again.
Sunday was just a normal day until Elder Fletcher was translating a talk and decided he would pass out, it was so scary.  His eyes got really big and he looked like he was having a seizure.  So the Bishop made him sit down, but he seems to be ok now, I think.  There was a lady in the ward that said I have a great sense of humor which made me feel good.
Random things:
  • There is never a boring day, the funniest and weirdest things always happen.
  • I have a theory that Elsa and Anna are Mormon. Read 3 Nephi 11:29. It is talking about avoiding contention and basically letting things go. Elsa has a song that talks about nothing but Letting It Go!:) SO in other words they are LDS:) Boom!
  • Most spiritual experience this week. So I have learned being a missionary I am flat broke financially.  I have been praying that everything will work ok so I can buy some groceries, because I have nothing in my cabinet.  I know it is a silly thing to pray for but I was really worried.  So the other day I checked my MSF (missionary savings fund) and I had $47 in there. Last time I checked which was a week prior I had about $5.00 I don't know what happened. But Heavenly Father does answer prayers. I just started crying and Sister Underly thought I was crazy. But wow it, I can't even describe it!
Almost 20 days until I get to talk to you face to face (well screen to screen:)  I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU!!!!  With all my love, Hermana Amiga:)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Staying In Lake Tahoe

Good news here I am not getting transferred and neither is Sister Underly. SO we will be together for Mothers Day! My address is the same!:) To be honest my homesickness is getting way better.  I have been learning to rely on the Lord.  I have a strong testimony on the Plan of Salvation.  Sometimes it is hard to realize and wonder why bad things happen but it is only to test our faith.  My trials are no where near close to bad, I have a great life and even when it sucks at times I know I can go to sleep with my testimony and knowing Heavenly Father loves us and He lives. 

Well for this week we had to give a training on this thing called SLICKER!  I was nervous for the training but it went a lot better then I thought it would. We had capes so that was fun haha:)  We also had exchanges this week and the Sister I went with was very real.  We had similar backgrounds so that was coolie.  My mission experiences make me really thankful for all of the things I do have in my life. ALL THE PEOPLE I HAVE IN MY LIFE! I am blessed. Thank you for everything!

Random Things: 
  • Had a fantastic lesson with one of our investigators. We brought 4 youth and they all bore their testimonies. It was powerful.
  • When I went on Exchanges we had a powerful lesson as well. We watched The Joseph Smith Restoration video and man the Spirit was STRONG!:) Even in a different language!
  • We painted a ceiling this week.
  • California's State Flower=DAFFODIL:) Way cool/
GUESS WHAT! MEET THE MORMONS IS OUT!:) We are allowed to watch it with our investigators so I am thinking about buying it. Well take care. I love you!:)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Quick Thoughts

Sorry, not much time today to write.  It's finally warming up here, but snowed yesterday and now it is sunny. :)  Oh, on P-day last week we went on a hike, that was fun:)  so I'm sending some pix.  My favorite thought right now is, fear not little one, you are blessed! Love you all, your Taylor

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sunburned in Tahoe

Its Easter already? Where did the time go? But I am excited about conference! Did you watch the women's conference, it was amazing :).  This week was a week filled with lots of learning.  I learned a lot about myself and about the church.  This Church is so true it is crazy.

On Tuesday we had a District Meeting and then we went and had dinner with the Elders and a new member.  I saw a shooting star and watched the movie 17 Miracles on Wednesday. You need to watch it, it is amazing! Oh and when you get a chance go on YouTube and watch Because He Lives on

On Thursday I got very, very, very sunburned, we rode our bikes and had a crepe making contest.  I had crepes with cheese so I was not feeling good all night and Friday morning.   

On Friday we had Correlation Meeting with the Elders and our ward mission leader.  We had a good talk with the Elders.  This week I invited a whole family to pray for a missionary experience and maybe pass out a Book of Mormon.  The church without a doubt is true! :)  This week was filled with lots of hard work but fun :).  My best experience was watching 17 Miracles.  Man that strengthened my testimony!  I love you so much!  All my love :).  Hermana Amiga