Saturday, September 26, 2015

They Are Changing My Life

our host family 
This work is so amazing. This is literally the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, but it is amazing. I am not changing these peoples lives they are changing mine. To see the light of Christ ignite in people is such an unexplainable feeling. This week was really good, huge miracles happened.

Don't ask :)
We were in the park on Friday because we had an appointment, but they never showed. So we were really disappointed. As we were walking back to the car we met this guy, he is so amazing. We just started talking to him about the Gospel and he was just smiling from ear to ear. So we set up a return appointment with him and he asked us if this was just for him, we said heck no techno this is for your whole family. He said ok I am not sure about my family, I cant speak for them, but I will let you know. So we left him with a prayer and went to the car. Literally not even 15 seconds after we left he called and said my wife is here so I don't know if you want to come back and talk to her. So we flipped a U-y and went back! We Had a great lesson with them:) Then we had an appointment to see them this next Wednesday, but we got a call on Saturday and he said, "You guys brought me so much peace and you guys can come whenever like today or tomorrow works for me." We can come today! So we went and it was amazing and I just love miracles:) 
Still don't ask :)
On Saturday we spoke at a baptism of someone in a different ward, which was random that we got asked to speak out of all the missionaries but it was amazing. 

Our other investigators are hopefully getting baptized next Saturday, the 26th. Please pray for them, they are amazing.  They came to church on Sunday, we didn't think that they came because it was Stake Conference and there were a lot of people there but they came and it was awesome.
I love you so much! Siempre!

Your Missionary Taylor:)

Really don't ask :)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

New Investigators

Wait so I only have 9 months left. Where did that time go?  Muchos mirlagros are happening here!  
So the English speaking sisters met these two awesome people and they speak Spanish so they passed them off to us.  They have been to church for two weeks in a row and have a baptismal date for the 26th of September.  They are incredible!  Please keep them in your prayers.  One of them was telling us that he had this dream that he was going to meet these people from far away that had good news! Missionaries come from all over the world and what is the gospel...GOOD NEWS! Crazy right. It is so amazing how Heavenly Father prepares people left and right! 

We have another investigator that is having a problem with drinking.  We are going to teach him about the Word of Wisdom and The Addiction Recovery Program and see where that takes him. 

Well please know how much I love you all so much!  Please all be safe!  All my love 


Saturday, September 12, 2015

P-Day in Virginia City

Smiles & El Libro de Mormon are always the best!:)
I found out I am an Aunt, twice in one week!  Congrats on baby Ronin, and congrats on the new baby Taylor, Megan;)  Wow so much excitement. But I did something more exciting then having a baby...wait for it...I died my hair!:) It's an ombre now (as you can kind of tell in the picture). I was feeling a little risk tacky so I did it. I am so happy for the family back home. 9 short months and I will be able to hold both of my nephew and other niece or nephew!:) And hug everyone, which I am so excited about. 
Things have been looking up for us in Carson City Nevada. No baptisms yet, but we had three of our investigators come to church last week which is HUGE!  We saw one of our investigators on Saturday, we told him that we promised to go to Church so he had to.  To be honest I didn't think that he was even going to remember the conversation we had, but he did and he came which was a miracle.  We are supposed to see him tonight, so hopefully he will have a baptism date.  He wants to set the date of September 26, but that means he needs to come to church at least a few more times. Please keep him in your prayers, I think this change would be really good for him.

Since today was Labor Day we went to a place called Virginia City. It is this old historical town about 15 or 20 mins away from Carson. It was super awesome. A member of the ward took me, Sister Stott, Sister Underly and her companion Sister Wilkins!  -- It is good to know that we are in different times and places in our missions and lives right now. But we will always be companions and friends:)  When we went to Virginia City we got the old time photos done, but still rocking the name tags!:)

This is Sister Wilkins and both of our names are Taylor:) 
The work is good here. It is hard on the daily basis as we always have adventures, but that is missionary life.  We are trying to focus on the members in the Spanish Group still.  I had to translate yesterday in Relief Society that is always something that makes me want to run away haha:) Training is tough, because I feel like I can't screw up!  I have been finding out what things I really enjoy and who I really am.  I really LOVE volleyball, babies, spicy food, naps! Same old Taylor;) 

Well I love you:)  Your Taylor

Its like the guy off of Napoleon Dynamite :)

Yo estoy un Pato ;) I am a duck!

When our host family is gone for a whole week, it gives us plenty of time to think of ways to welcome them home in a special way ;) 

Made Tamales!

Ate Tamales!:)

Sometimes when I miss the fam, I blow up balloons and pretend you are right here with me :)

Hi Dad :)

Funny Spanish joke ombre in Spanish means Man, so when I was telling everyone I got a new ombre look they were making fun of me saying I had a new man:)  Our Ward mission leader said that first hahaha :)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mountain Goats

So Dad remember when you said "Hey kid go ride your bike" Well I did and that was not my idea of a bike ride. "It will be fun they said...!" On Wednesday we decided to ride our bikes. We were riding in style, it was awesome. The wind in my hair. We rode a few miles and then it all went down hill, literally. We had to go off roading and we went off the trail and POP POP POP! THERE GOES MY TIRES:) I ran straight into these thorn things that the mission office always warns missionaries about in Nevada. They are called goat heads, but I like to call them Mountain Goats...BECAUSE THEY ARE HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well done with that! I CANT BELIEVE RONIN MICHAEL IS HERE:) I am so excited for the family.  

I have come to realize on my mission that is work is incredibly hard, but it is incredible. Right now in this area we are focusing on strengthening the members in the Spanish Group. The dream/goal is to get a branch here. But it is a work in progress. I love being able to see my Spanish expand.

Well I hope everyone is doing great at home. Love you all. 

Love your missionary, Taylor

When the parents are away the kids will play ;) the people we live with were out of town so we did some redecorating for them:)