Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Fall Y'all

This week has been kinda just everywhere! But I am loving the weather and loving the work! :) Monday: Monday was fun!! Monday afternoon I was able to do Sister Kinghor's hair!!
Which is always a win-win for both of us, helps me keep up my skills and makes Sister Kinghorn look beautiful! ;) So we lightened her hair, and "blessed" her ends, and super a fun time! :) Monday evening was super fun! We went to the Crowell's for dinner. They are a newer family in our ward and I just love them oh so much! Their daughter is less active, but she is super sweet and it was fun getting to know her:) We went to the Woolstenhulme's to have dessert. We had smores! Mmm, super yummy! P days are just wonderful! Today was just a day of fun and feeling pretty! <3
Tuesday: Well today was our last district meeting with Elder Cody Payne (second from right). He is so ready to leave, but he couldn't leave without a going away party, so we all had a district breakfast, before district meeting, which was fun! We watched "Johnny Lingo" If you haven't seen it...look it up and watch it! Super funny..."8 cows, Mr. Harris" Tuesday afternoon, We went to see Joyce. Her son Max, the one we were teaching who has MS, is going down hill, it has been super hard for her, but Joyce is learning faith and relying on God to help her. I am thankful for her example to me of going forward with life, even when it is hard. She is awesome. We went to see the Cooper's, and our lesson was on the Ten Commandments! I always say this, but kids - they just GET it. They understand the Gospel. Oh it just makes me happy. I love the Cooper's. I love all of them so much. We had dinner with the Stubbs, which was fun! We had breakfast! Gotta love those kind of dinners, ya!!? ;) Overall today was a good day! Shout out to Elder Payne!! You are an awesome missionary and I will miss you, thank you for teaching me! GB will miss you! Wednesday: Today was rough, sometimes all you want to do is do nothing on missions?! I don't know why we feel like this, but sometimes we just do, but we overcame the struggle and the work moves forward! This morning Sister Kinghorn and I were able to just talk, sometimes we like to say..." A companionship is like a dang relationship" It really is, it is funny, but I am so thankful for Sister Kinghorn! She is so awesome, I just love her forever!! <3 Bikes...We rode our Bikes.....(Joy) We went to see Nana, Sister Smith's mom, who is not a member. She fell a few weeks ago and got pretty hurt, so we visited with her, which was good! We went to Sister Scheaffer, which is good - we love, love visiting her! :) We were able to do some Family History with her, which is good because we can all learn together! :) Wednesday late afternoon we went with our other Sisters to get some frozen yogurt, they were having a hard day so they invited us to come! Wednesday night was fun! We went out with the Taylor's to a pizza place (always love going out) our members are just SO good to us. We were able to teach the YW's how to make crepes. Well...actually Sister Kinghorn taught them and I was there for moral support! ;) I love our YWs! It kinda makes me miss YWs<3 Thursday: Today I hit my 6 month mark on the mission!! Crazy, I feel like I JUST got here..I don't know, maybe I did, but I still say i am new! ;) Time is going by so fast, it is just scary!! But I am thankful for the time that I do have! :) Thursday morning we were able to go to Pensacola to help with the Bishop Store House, always a great way to do service! We were able to meet our new Elder in our district! He is brand new, fresh from the MTC! His name is Elder Jenkins, and we are excited to get to know him! :) Thursday afternoon we did our normal weekly planning which is great! Gotta love weekly planning...ha!
We had dinner with the Myers', Sister Myers and Lauren took us to the beach...
Oh, can I just talk about the beach for a hot minute!? The sunset on the water....oh pictures do not do justice! If you ever get the chance to come to FL, it is a must to go to the beach in the word...Breathtaking. <3 Friday: Friday was good! We went to see Vicki, and it is awesome, she is coming along! Since I have been here, I have come to see her really grow. That is the beautiful thing about this Gospel, all we do is continue to grow. We were able to talk and share why it is so important to go to church! Oh church, is just a happy place! A place to remember our Savior. We went to see Joyce again. We gave her a picture of Christ and she put it up on one of Max's walls. It was so funny - she was saying that everywhere she looked Jesus was ALWAYS looking at her! Isn't that just so great?!;) We are helping or trying to get Joyce to stop smoking so hopefully this picture of Christ always looking at her will help. :) We went to help at Helping Hands - sure do love that place! It is a great place to just talk to people about the Gospel. Love it. Friday night we had dinner with the Wight's! Oh I just love love them! Their kids, Aiden and Sophia, are just so cute! The Wight's are excited for the official adoption day, and when they will have the chance to be sealed all together. :) It just makes me sooooo happy. :) Saturday: Saturday was good! Sister Kinghorn and I were able to take some time to prepare for our lesson for Sunday. We are teaching Relief Society! Scary huh!? It went good! We saw the Cooper's where we talked about personal prayer and how prayer works. I have come to learn that prayer really does work! It is great! :) We went to see Carlos! Carlos the one we met a few weeks ago, he got a job! Woot! Prayer does work! :) We went to see Brother Dolson. He was SO tired that he kept falling asleep which was funny, but he sure is awesome. Saturday night we had dinner with the Marshall's! It was great, we were able to talk about Conference and how to keep what we were taught in our lives. :) Saturday = A good day!
Sunday: Oh the joys of Sunday! We went to our ward council meeting. We usually have ward counsel twice a month or so, and I sure do love those meetings! Shout out to Elder Hatori, for a killer talk about missionary work! :) As mentioned already, Sister Kinghorn and I were able to teach Relief Society. It is kind of scary to teach women who are older and wiser and probably know more about the Gospel than you do, but it went well! We taught about "Feeding My Sheep." Such a good lesson for missionaries to teach! A quote that we passed out at the end of our lesson..."We must all learn to be true shepherds. We must manifest the same love to other that the Good Shepherd has for all of us. Each soul is precious to Him." The lesson was just a good reminder to reach out to those in need, especially those who are lost, to help them come back. Thankful to have the wonderful opportunity to teach! Sunday afternoon, we did some of our own FH. I was able to learn how to index. I am slowly learning more and more, and my testimony about FH is growing. I am convinced that my sweet Grandma Johnson, who recently passed is helping my testimony grow. I am so thankful for her and also faith in FH. Sunday night was fun! We had a fun dinner with the Bradbury's! Brother Bradbury is deployed but now only has about 3 months left! Wooohoo! Sunday night we went over to the Woolstenhulme's. We love that family a lot. Brother Woolstenhulme taught us all about Light, and how our light can come and go, sometimes it is bright and other times it is dim, but with Christ our light can always become brighter. I sure do love that! Sundays are one of my favorite days. It used to not be, but I have come to love Sundays, and thankful for a day to remember our Savior. I am so thankful for this Church. My testimony is simple. This church is true. I love it. Every day I strive to live what I know to be true. I love my Savior. He is there for all of us. I know the Book of Mormon to be true. I am thankful for Christ's words in it. I am so thankful for our prophet, what an true man he is. I am so thankful for missionary work, every day is worth it. Every hard day is worth it and the people here are worth it. I am so thankful for all the support and love I have from everyone, especially my family. I wouldn't be here without them. I love y'all so much! I hope everyone has a great week! <3 XOXOX, Sis Nielson

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Is Sister Nielson Staying or going? Hmmm...

Well....So transfers.....Guess what!!?!?! Hahaha! I am STAYING in GULF BREEZE!!! Isn't that just wonderful!?! Haha! OH MY HEART IS JUST HAPPY. Both Sister Kinghorn and I will be staying!! We are SO excited!
Also our Polynesian Sisters are staying too!! We are very happy about that - we just love them! Of the Elders in our District, one is going home! (Peace out, Elder Payne!) Our District Leader is training a new missionary, so we are excited for a new missionary in our District! (Can I still be considered new?) ;) Crazy to think I will be in Gulf Breeze for over 7 months! It just makes me so happy. Sister Kinghorn and I have some awesome things happening for us, so we are so thankful we get to stay, and stay together! :) Over all this week has just been GREAT! Monday: Oh my, Monday was just a funny day, in the morning we went with the other sisters and did some service at one of the members home! We painted and just cleaned and organized! It was fun, I just LOVE service, doesn't service just make you feel so good? I sure do! We drove all the way to Pensacola for basically nothing, we were going to stay for the Zone activity but instead we just went shopping and out to lunch...typical Sister's date. ;) So I guess it was fun!! Monday night we just cleaned and got ready for the week, since in the morning we were doing service, we were able to finish our P-day later that night, Monday was just a nice day. I feel like we live in the car sometimes driving to Pensacola, but hey, gotta do what we gotta do! Service = Happy. Tuesday: We had a great district meeting. I just LOVE my district here, we have a good one! Actually probably the best one in our mission! ;) Just sayin'... Then we went to see Sister Scheaffer and Bryon. We taught them the Restoration and about the Book of Mormon. We are starting to teach our less actives the same lessons we teach our investigators, so they can remember and refresh what they have been taught before. :) We went to see Joyce. She is having a hard time keeping commitments, and we think that today she was just having a hard day, so we just prayed with her and shared faith, sometimes faith can be hard to believe when we are struggling, but I think it is the best thing to remember through hard times. Sister Adams took us to our lesson with a new investigator named Tara, she is an ex-Jehovah Witness and is struggling to know if there is a God or not. We taught a lot in Ether 12. If you need a good read, Ether 12 is a good one. :) Tara is awesome. She is a mother, a math teacher, and is very open and willing to learn, which is awesome! We had dinner with Brother and Sister Adams; they are just good people and I am thankful for them! Something awesome she taught us about service is to get a spoon and look right into it, your face will be upside down, but if we take the spoon and hold in outward, our faces will be right side up, so if we are serving outwardly, we will be able to see ourselves in the right way! Try it! :)
Wednesday: Today we saw Vicki Bond!This is Vicki, her son, Cooper, and Patch the dog. Oh this lady is just so awesome! Today we taught her the Plan of Salvation, it was just a super sweet lesson, we learned that one of her goals in life is to one day be sealed to her family...ah! Her husband is not a member, but he is somewhat searching, so we talked to her about how she can be the example, to bring the spirit into her home, to help him feel it. :)
Next we went to see a man named Tommy Dunn. This is a view from his home. Wow, huh?! Tommy is a firefighter 9/11 survivor, if anyone has been through a would be Tommy. He loves everything our church has to offer. He believes in a lot of things that we believe and also LOVES our prophet, Thomas S. Monson. We were able to watch the talk that he gave during conference which was totally great, because he said it had answered a lot of questions he was having...Oh, the spirit is so good to us! Tommy is so cool. He told us his story about his heart changing. Instead of hating the people who caused so many to die, he has looked past it, and with Christ's help, he has been able to move on. He is incredible. Then we went to see the Coopers! We taught the boys about repentance, it is just so cool to see children just "get it" and understand the gospel! It just shows that the gospel is so simple and so clear! I love it!
Thursday: Oh my goodness, today was just a day of planning, sometimes we have weeks were planning just drags on...and we just can't get it done because we have very little motivation as you can see in this silly photo... Haha - today was one of those days. But hey! It was okay, we got it done, after being stuck in the apartment for what felt like forever,
Sister and Brother Woolstenhulme came and saved us. Don't we look happier to be sprung free from apartment "planning cell?" We went shopping with them to get food! We had a nice dinner will all of them, it was nice after a long day of weekly planning. :) Planning is so important and super good, don't get me wrong, but we struggle sometimes. ;) Friday: Fridays! My favorite day! Today we saw Brother Dolson! He is doing SOOO much better! He looks 10 years younger and is talking at a normal pace! We are so happy for him, we finished talking about the Restoration with him, he told us that his brother and he were able to go over the pamphlet we gave him. So that was awesome because he was able to share what he learned. :) Also, it was cute, he has put ALL the quotes we have given to him in his scriptures, they are all taped in. So sweet. We went to see Gary and Barbara, who are not members, but a few months ago we helped them put away groceries into their home. Oh they are such a cute couple. We had a nice visit with them and shared our quote of the week. :) Then we helped at Helping Hands! LOVE THAT PLACE. Oh everyone there is just SOOO nice to us, so we love doing service for them. We had dinner with Sister Thompson...Oh awesome news! She has a calling now!! Ah we are so happy and are so excited for her!! Woot! We went over to the church and played some volleyball! Friday = Fun day :)
Friday night we found a toad in our bathroom. How did he get there? Well, that's Florida - lots of bugs and critters. Saturday: 15 miles everyone....yes...we rode our bikes for 15 legs are getting buff... when we first start riding our bikes I am NOT happy and I just DREAD it so much..but I learned something today! We rode to one of the farther parts of our area to see the Cooper's, and oh my heavens, it was such a good lesson, we were able to just talk to Julie and teach the boys, and Corrine is now even studying her scriptures on her own! It was just sooooo uplifting. When we were riding home, I was SO happy, and actually thought that we rode home faster! Well, the lesson I learned was that riding my bike 15 miles or how many we have to ride is...Worth it. All the people we see or talk too, are Worth it. I am thankful for Heavenly Father for giving me this opportunity to learn to love bike riding, it still might not be my Favorite thing to do, but I can do it, because it is Worth it. :) Sunday: Sundays are just the best day of the week! Love church, Love seeing my ward family, Love visiting people, I just love it all. We had lunch with Sister Magers, she has had a hard year, so it has been hard for her to come to church, but she came today! She is awesome! She has two kids, Bryan and Bella. They are so cute! :) We taught them how to be like Jesus, yet kids just know the Gospel so well that I feel like I learn more from them. :) We went to see Paul and Paula. Oh my, they are SO nice to us. Every time we go over they always have something for us. We were able to share them a Mormon Message, "Hope of God's Light" (A really good one :)) It was great, since we were on the computer anyways we showed them "" Paula wanted to know how she could watch General Conference...awesome! We even had a little lesson on Family History! We got Paula an account and showed her a little about it! We are excited to do Family History with her! :) I just love those two. Sunday night, Vanessa came over and brought us dinner. She is so sweet! She leaves for her mission in California (via the Provo MTC) in a month!! Ah!! We went to the church for a fireside, which was just wonderful! Love me some Sundays! <3
I love, love, love, love my mission with everything I have. I LOVE Gulf Breeze, I LOVE everyone here, I LOVE my Savior, I LOVE this Gospel. It is wonderful. Quote of the week..."As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our conviction." -President Thomas S Monson. (From this past Conference.) I know this is true, if Christ is the Center of everything we do, He can shape and mold us into becoming better. How I am so grateful for that! I definitely need molding and shaping as a person and as a missionary. I love y'all. Have a good week! <3 XOXOX -Sister Sabrina Nielson<3

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Another Week in Heaven

When I think about this week, I am just spiritually lifted and all I want to do is be better. This week has been one of the best spiritually. I really have felt Heavenly Father teaching me, I feel like I have learned a lot so far, but oh I just keep learning and learning, the gospel never ENDS! Its is just great! #spirituallyfed. :)
Monday: Oh my, so Monday was CRAZY! It was pouring and raining and pouring, Florida rain storms can be crazy! But that did not stop our P-day! We went to the Pensacola mall with Vanessa, which was super great, she was able to find a few things for her mission which is awesome! Oh I did NOT buy anything!! So I guess that is good!? :) Window shopping is so real on a mission. Ha! Monday night we had dinner with Trena, she brought over a boy named Kristopher, he is deaf but super sweet, Trena's mother is deaf, so she knows how to sign, and I have learned a little from her.. I now know our "mission purpose" in sign language so that is cool!? Sign language is awesome!
Tuesday: Today was just WONDERFUL! We did a district breakfast all together at the church in the morning, which was fun!
I went on an exchange with Sister Brown, she is my new STL. I was able to go to Milton for a day! Milton is very different from Gulf Breeze, but it was just good! :) We had a Family History (FH) lesson with a lady named Tammy. It was awesome because she ordered a B.O.M, but we found out she was interested in FH! Boom. We had a good lesson with her about both! We went to see a few more people. I have forgotten their names, but they are all awesome! Oh but the bishop in Milton is a bee keeper! So yes, I learned a lot about bees! It was awesome....oh did y'all know that girl bees do ALL the work?! Haha. Oh also, bees only live for a transfer...6 weeks. I thought that was funny. ;) Milton was just a fun change! It made me realize how much I love GB, and how much I will miss it when I leave...! Wednesday: story! We were riding our bikes...thank goodness we brought our rain coats! Because it started POURING on us while we were riding, but I think it is because we needed to meet Carlos!
He was outside his garage, we stopped and said hi to him. He has a really pretty dog named Hunter. Anyways! We got into talking and it would NOT stop raining, so he let us stay in his garage till it stopped. Well we found out that Carlos is struggling a lot, so we were able to share him, Ether 12:27, a killer good scripture and we said a prayer for him. He wants us to come back! After all was said and done, it stopped I think that is a sign we were supposed to meet him!? :) We had a great lesson with the Coopers, Oh I just LOVE this family much. All I want to do is bring them back. We rode over to the Banks' house! Grandpa, who is not a member (guys is it sad that I do not know his real name and that I only call him grandpa?) Haha, let us teach him a lesson, and he told us he wanted to wear his super nice suit to church, so we are hoping he will come! :) Wednesday night we had dinner with the Adams. Oh the Adams! Love them!!! I just love everyone here, I really do. :)
Thursday: Have you ever been hit with the spirit so strong that you come home and are spiritually drained?!?! Well that was today! We had a zone conference with President and Sister Smith! Oh it was just POWERFUL. They really know what we need as a mission! We were taught a lot about Family History and helping less actives come back to the church, that will be one of our focuses now, "The year of the Family" helping families make it to the temple. I am super pumped and just ready to go to work! Family History, if you know me, I am NOT one to love Family History and don't have a strong testimony about it, but now I really want to gain one. This zone conference has helped me see why it is so important to do FH. I am ready to put down my pride about FH and do it. Bring souls to Christ, FH it can do that, and I am ready to gain a love for it! Thursday was just awesome. I am so thankful for leaders and the Spirit. :) Vanessa attended Zone Conference with us, and we all "matched" that day! Friday: Well today we did weekly planning like no one's business! Honestly that was almost our whole day. President made sure that we need to plan very well, so we don't just "Walk around" So we took that and planned for everything. It was long, but it was good! :) Friday night we had dinner with the Cooper's and taught them a lesson about Faith. Funny thing about faith, I have been praying to find faith in Family History, because I really need to find it, and while I was studying about faith I was led to "True to the Faith" Funny huh? Well, I learned we need to exercise faith, because if we don't we will become weak. So we did a fun activity with the boys and just had a really good lesson with them, and honestly I think it was more for I am thankful! "Faith is like a little seed." My seed is growing a little more each day about FH :) Saturday! Conference!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that too much excitement!? We watched the first session at the church and the second at the Woolstenhulme's, I really just loved, loved, loved it so much. As a missionary you can't really fall I got a lot out of it this time! I feel like the Holy Ghost was mentioned a lot. Sometimes I wonder who the Holy Ghost is, he must be pretty amazing to uplift, comfort, counsel and convert Heavenly Father's children. So this conference I am so thankful for the Holy Ghost. In my prayers I have thanked Heavenly Father for the Holy Ghost. I have never thanked Him for that before, but if we didn't have the Holy Ghost, no one would know Heavenly Father or the Savior, so I am thankful for Him.
Saturday night was great! Paul and Paula invited us for dinner. They are not members, but have really opened up to us! We even had a lesson with them and got Paul to pray! Ah, I just love seeing people take a few more steps in their life to come closer to the Savior. They are the nicest people in the world. Something Paul always tells us, "Our home is your safe place." Why do I love Gulf Breeze so much? That's why. Sunday: Another wonderful day of Conference!!!! :) One of my favorite talks was about mothers, by Elder Holland. I just want to tell all mothers and especially mine, and also my oldest sister who is another mother to me, how blessed and thankful I am for you. Mothers are amazing. While he was speaking, it just hit me SO hard how one day I hope I can be one. I have so many wonderful examples in my life, also in Gulf Breeze. I love all my mothers in Gulf breeze. My heart is just full. Words cannot describe how wonderful this weekend has been. I love the Gospel, The good news it does bring, I just love it. I always say I love my mission so much, but I do. I just love it! I am so thankful to be here in Florida! Oh also I find out if I am getting transferred from GB, on Sunday, so I am freaking out! Kinda crazy I have been here for almost 6 months...but it has been the best 6 months of my 19 years. Haha. Hope y'all have a good week! Oh thank you all for the letters and nice words! Y'all are the best! <3 Sis Nielson<3 #Floridalover

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Week of Good Times. :) #FloridaBound

HI Everyone!
Monday! Monday was probably the LONGEST Pday of my life....well mission! :) It was a good day though! We went with Trena Smith to the Navy base in Pensacola! They have a Navel Air Museum! It was super awesome and so cool. This statue represents the guiding in of the Navy jet onto the runway strip of a naval air carrier.
We saw many different kind of planes, and I got to climb into this one. We went on a "Blue Angel" flight simulator. Yes, Sister Kinghorn and I could probably fly like the Blue Angels...Haha so fun!
Oh! We went to a lighthouse too!! SO COOL! So this lighthouse was the first one built in Florida. It has 157 steps going up, it was super windy when we got up to the top...
But the view...Oh Florida is surrounded by water! It was so beautiful that I was just speechless! I can finally say I have been inside a real lighthouse...Uh, I don't think they have them in Utah....?! So that was awesome! :) Monday = Good day :) Tuesday: Oh the bikes....we rode those things again today, thankfully it is becoming a little bit cooler and I guess "Fall" is coming? Florida Fall...haha, still warm! But today was awesome! We had a great district meeting with our Zone Leaders! Good guys! We went to see Sister Schaeffer and her husband...funny story about that. So the FedEx guy comes up to the house and they recieve these 2 BIG packages...Sister Schaeffer has no idea what she ordered, so we open them and guess what was in it...haha! The ward's order of paper towels for the meetinghouse! Ha! They showed up at her house but they were addressed to "LDS Church" Haha it was funny. Then we went to see Miss Joyce! She was a little grumpy when we saw her but it is always a good time. We shared her a uplifting thought, and then rode our bikes to the Myers' was a bit away....oh the joys! Isaac is just doing awesome! He knows the Gospel so well and it is great! We are teaching Wendy is mom, and hoping things will be moving along with her. Tuesday night Sister Stubbs came to pick us up and we had a fun dinner with her and her family! Bikes = Death of me. Question of the day...Will I ever ride a bike after the mission? Answer = Probably not. :)
Wednesday: Today was great! I got this awesome package from home! It has some clothes and Scentsy fragrance wax (thanks, sis) to make our stinky apartment smell nice, and cookie mixes (thanks, mom)! so I am a happy little Sister Missionary! I have been craving sugar cookies, and now I can bake some, just like that! See our new sofa - looks so great! And see how clean we keep our missionary apartment!
And speaking of our apartment, we were given this etched glass plaque from our friend, Brian, who works at our apartment complex. How sweet, huh? It is interesting to compare our picture of the Savior, and how we envision Him, to this image on the glass plaque where he has the crown of thorns. On Wednesday we went to see Dawn, who is from England. Her husband has been in the hospital for a while now. We shared her a nice quote, then we drove to the Myers' and put our bikes on the rack on the back of our car. We got the chance to just talk to Sister Myers and had a good time. It wasn't all spiritual, but just a fun visit, and it was actually really good for both Sister Kinghorn and I. Sometimes it is good just to visit. We had dinner with the Adams, and oh man, they are the funniest people ever. I love them so much!
Wednesday night we went to the Church and sat in on a Mia Maids meeting (We might miss Young Women's just a little) :) and while we were at the meetinghouse on Ward Activity night, I got picture with Grandpa. Isn't he so cute?? He is my favorite and I love him. Overall today was just splendid! Today = Happy!!! Thursday: Well today was awesome too! We went to see Vicki. We had Vanessa come with us. We taught her the Restoration and we also watched the Restoration video! It was a good lesson. We are trying super hard to get Vicki and her boys to come to church. Well, guess what?!? Today she committed to come and promised! So that was just great! So happy and excited!
We all went to lunch at Zaxby's. It was just a great time with Vanessa! Shout out to my girl! She is going to be an AMAZING missionary!! We had our normal weekly planning session which is always just SO fun...hahah (sarcasm?) J/K, but it is good!
Thursday night Wendy came and picked us up, and we had dinner with them and I got to cut her hair! Love that I can do what I love as I help others! She is going to a conference this weekend so she wanted her hair done. :) Oh happy news! Brother Myers went to Tally and brought us back "Cookie Butter" from Trader Joe's! So wonderful! We talked about families and the Plan of Salvation. A favorite of mine. Overall Thursday was a "Blessed day" :) Friday: Oh my heavens today we ate so much junk by the end of the night we both wanted to DIE. Anyways! Friday afternoon we went to Sister Townson's house and she fed us lunch. She is less active, but loves to have us come over and share her a message! So that was great! We then went over to Patty's house, she fed us little baby cupcakes! We taught her about the Book of Mormon and what it is all about. That blue book is true! :) Happy birthday to Trena! Love you, girl! :) We went to Helping Hands and did our service, love that place with all my heart! Friday night was just fun! We went to the Wights and had pizza fun night with them,
and then after that we went to the Woolstenhulme's and had Family Fun Night with them and watched "Meet the Mormons" Good movie y'all! If you haven't seen it, it is on Netflix!! Go and watch it! :) Oh Fridays. So glorious.
Saturday: Today we went to a baptism for Cody, a boy the Elders have been teaching! It was a sweet one. Super happy and proud of him. Baptism is awesome. :) We decided to match outfits for the baptism. Here we are by the meetinghouse as twinners! We rode our bikes....hahaha again. We went to visit Paul and Paula, the couple who always gives us ice cream without fail when we see them. I have no problem with that! ;) Oh yes! Today was Women's conference! Oh my goodness I loved it so much!!! LOVE the Gospel!!! We went to Pensacola to watch it, and had dessert before with the other wards! Oh it is just amazing to have a night where the spirit is SO strong. A rush of the spirit, amazing! :) They have Krispy Kreme doughnuts here! So we had to get some :) For some reason we just ate a lot of treats this week...haha! But it was a good day! Full of the spirit and full of Love! <3 Sunday: Gotta love Sundays! We went to see Camden. It was funny because we are teaching him, and his mom who is less active knows SO much about the Gospel, she was helping us and teaching too. We had him read a little from the picture book of the B.O.M (I read the picture book a while ago and understand it so much better now.) ;) It was a fun lesson! They have a ton of little kids which makes my heart happy. We went to see Brother Dolson, Dawn's husband. He just got out of the hospital and is doing SOOOO much better! Oh we are just so happy for him!! :) Sunday night we went to dinner with the Taylor's. Love them all so much.
Sunday night we went to the Woolstenhulme's and Bro Woolstenhulme taught us about Charity and Love. It was amazing. I love my Woolstenhulme family so, so, so much. I love Sundays and I love Jesus! I love Florida, I love my mission. I am so, so, so thankful to be here. My time as a missionary is the best time. Everyday is amazing and such an adventure! :) Quote of the week by our dear late Apostle, Richard G. Scott, "I witness that the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart, and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with Hope and perfect Love." love y'all! XOXOX Sister Nielson!