Called To Serve In Orlando, Florida.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Heyyyy :) Wow, we had a great week. The baptism went so so well and it was just a great time. Also, Elder Taylor and I are staying together for my last one. Guys I really am running out of stuff to say, like I don't even know. I will say some things that have made me super happy lately is I have just been able to talk with people in Spanish and it's been so natural, obviously there are some things that still need to be worked on but it comes more naturally now to learn it. The 2nd thing is the weather here is absolutely perfect. Like I could cry with how amazing it has been haha :) It feels so much like Utah, the best way to describe it, is that it's 69-75 all day and just crispy, just crisp fresh dry air and man I could just stand outside all day in it.

I'm starting MyPlan right now which is weird, it just prepares me to come home and kill it, so that will be crazy. I do want to bear testimony on the atonement, it is real and it is powerful. Do not let it slip from your grasp because you feel like you're not worthy of being forgiven or because you think you can just skip over some steps and hide it. The savior knows and you know, so just make the steps and he will help you. It's hard, I know, but it's always worth it. If you ever, EVER, want to feel like a million bucks...then kneel down and talk with your Father in Heaven and ask for his love and forgiveness for the wrongs you've made and just become a better person. Someone once asked how long does it take for the atonement to take place in ones life? Elder Holland replied, "Repentance comes into our lives as soon as we say I'm going to change, and mean it." If you want to change, say it, mean it, and move forward. 

Love you guys :) 

Huge Moth
Departure List
Got contacts and this is what my eyes looked like after my first time trying to get them out 
Baptism of Reinalda
With who is running I would vote for Loki aka God of Mischief 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Week #97 - Preparing for home

Guys, I love you...I'm sending a voice recording next week with my comp. We have an awesome baptism this week. I have to start doing my plan to prepare for home so that is weird. Don't really know what to say, I love you guys so much and I'm excited to keep working hard til I see you!

Some weird pictures to supplement the lack of writing. :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Week #96 - Hurricane Matthew

Wow it's been a crazy week!!! Guys, I experienced a hurricane!!!...kinda haha so this week has been super different because we pretty much sat in our apartment for two and a half days thanks to hurricane Matthew so that was great. So I planned a little and then we played a lot of board games and had the highest Jenga tower of all time haha like literally we were running out of moves and it was so tipsy with every touch! It was a good ol time :) I really would die if I had to stay in any longer haha stuck in an apartment for two and a half days with six guys and no electronics can get pretty boring, like we got really creative haha and it made me think of home and when I get home I cannot just sit around I will straight up go mad! I need to be busy haha I will even run some errands for people if needed because it's gonna be weird. 

Oh, but what I meant by we kinda got hit is because the hurricane was expected to come to us so we had to stay inside but then it never really came. We got some rain and wind but nothing too exciting. So after the hurricane was over on Sunday we went and helped clean up the damage of the hurricane down in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach, they got hit decently hard and it was crazy to see the aftermath of a hurricane (and it wasn't even full strength over here" and how much damage there was. It uprooted huge trees and branches and some of these fell on people's homes. It tore out billboards and signs, bent metal road signs, and ripped off some people roofs like tin cans. Like, we went to a mobile home community and we were helping people out, so we would go out and knock on their doors and ask if we could help and we knocked on one door and Elder Taylor says, "Why is it so bright in there? Oh! It doesn't have a roof!" It was hilarious yet super sad! Haha hopefully that makes sense and I don't sound evil :) but it was crazy so if you have questions, ask!

Also we taught a family this week and wow they are amazing and the spirit was sooooo strong!! They are awesome and we actually street contacted the husband on our second week here and he is moving to Saratoga springs Utah!!! It blew my mind and his when we talked about where I'm from. So he texted us to set up an appointment and we went over and it was amazing and they were so so so awesome! God knows when we need something and also when we need someone because to Paul (the husband) he took it as a miracle that he met me, since he is moving to Utah and the neighboring city of my home town. He is so excited for the gospel! :)

Week #95 - General Conference Weekend

Wow well it's been a very spiritually week. I mean seriously conference was fantastic and it just made me so happy to have this wonderful gospel! I got brought close to tears multiple times this week because of the spirit at conference and then just sharing the gospel has flooded my being with joy. It's pretty awesome :) 

So this email, what do I even write!! It's been awesome finding people this last 2 and a half weeks we have found 28 people. Now we are just working for those who are ready and those who need some time but I know in due time all will know of the love and tender mercies of the savior and redeemer of the world. 

What are some things you guys learned from conference for your lives? Did anyone do some awesome things this last week? I know it's getting trippy for me, I get reminded every day that I don't have much time left and it makes me sad I really love the mission and I know I'll love being home when it comes but I will miss this so much! So I'm trying to give it my all right now, we are really praying to find some awesome people that are ready to baptized.

Guys I don't even know what to say but that I love you with all of my heart :)