Sunday, November 29, 2015

​Hi Everybody! 
This week has been so full of tings to say, I just don't know I will have to pick and choose! Yikes! So, best ting first, Bradley was baptized on Saturday!!!! Yayyy!!!! Sister Maico and Provstgaard have been teaching him and he's amazing!! And he wants to serve a mission!!! :D Ahhhh!!!! I'm so happy I was able to be a witness of that ordinance :D Next, our investigator, M, is doing fabulous!! He has been to institute the past two weeks and he came to house meeting on Saturday night!! House meeting, is basically FHE, except not on Monday, and with members and nonmembers that don't have a whole family to have an fhe with :) It was the very first house meeting in our area! :D I was so excited to get it started, I ahve been trying since I got here, and it finally happened. Also on the way to house meeting, Elder Mills and Elder Monroe met these two young siblings, twins, and they invited them right then and they actually came!!! I was amazed! Then the greatest thing ever is that when we showed up for church in the morning, one of the twins was there!!! :D Yayy!!!!! I was shocked, she must have been curious about the gospel and feeling the spirit. We found out she lives in our area so Sister Timaia and I are going to teach her on Thursday! Yay!!! I also won that beeeeautiful painting I am holding in the picture at the Relief Society activity last week and I was so excited because I LOVE that song. It's the song I sing in my head whenever I need to be cheered up or make a hard decision, ever since primary, it's been the song in my head. One of the members here painted it :).  The temple is so important and I love being there, I miss it and "i'm going there someday!" :D. I've been thinking a lot about covenants on my mission and have decided that those who keep there baptismal covenant have to be sharing the gospel with those who don't and do already have it. It's in the covenant! :D There's a term we use as missionaries for members who are willing to do missionary work, we call  them "kingdom-builders". How cool is that? Christ spent his entire life sharing the gospel. Aren't we trying to be like Him? <3 :). He's the kindest person to have walked this earth and I am so grateful for His willingness to come and be our Savior. He was so willing. When the Father asked Him, He was PREPARED and WILLING. I want to be like that!! One day at a time. My Time to serve as a missionary full time is extremely short, it almost makes me anxious! I don't want to miss anyone I'm supposed to meet or teach! AH! I encourage and invite every one of you to ask a friend or stranger to come to church with you this week. "And if ye shall labor all your days in bringing even one should unto great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of My Father." -JESUS CHRIST <3 That's a promise!! :D Some fun facts:

-I've baked more this week than any other week of my life I think (which is a lot!)
-I don't like candied yams!
-I'm actually sick, but it's not bad, just a little cold, I promise
-Being a missionary is THE BOMB
-Having a companion that is learning English causes us to laugh  A LOT
-We have 5 progressing investigators!
-It still hasn't snowed! 
-I got electricuted a few days ago....
-Today we are having Thanksgiving with the Senior couple, the Monks :D <3

I love you all!!! See ya next week!!! -Sister Conrad

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hey Ya'll! :D
 I miss your faces!! Guess what!?!??! Sister Timaia and I taught the Restoration for her first time this week and even though her English is nto perfect, I insisted that we both take turns teaching, because up until then, she was teaching a lil bit and I was teaching the rest and guess what happened?! THE SPIRIT was SO STRONG, my heart was on fire! When she was teaching, it was so simple and beautiful and our investigators, Cathy and Kamal felt it too <3 Gosh I'm so excited for them! They are in Chapter two of the Book of Mormon and are reading it as mother and son :D Isn't that amazing?! :D They is a HUGE focus on families for missionaries and it's sooo important that our families have the gospel and are united it in. The family is the most important social unit in life and in the eternities. I'm so grateful for my family. I know we will be together forever! :D :D :D. I've been reading in 2 Nephi and I love how much knowledge and hope there is in the word of Jacob, Nephi, and Isaiah. They testify that we will be the ones to bring the gospel to all the world. That is what Heavenly Father EXPECTS of us :D He trusts us <3 And He loves us. He wants EVERYONE to return to Him, not just a few families. "Because I have been Given much I too must give". Sharing the gospel is more fun than we usually realize and it's what will fill us with JOY! I love you all!!! Please keep sharing the gospel and reading the Book of Mormon! Tahnk you for your prayers <3 See you next week, 
Sista Conrad

Monday, November 9, 2015

new companions

Week 2 of this transfer has commenced! :d My new companion, Sister Timaia is wonderful and is going to grow so fast, I can just see it! She is still learning English so that's fun, haha :D It usually ends up in us laughing ;)). She was in the MTC for EIGHT WEEKS! Gosh, that is forever, but now she is here with me, and I am so happy to have her. So Last night I have NEVER seen and heard so muh thunder and lightning i in my life! I LOVED IT!! It was like a firework show!!! BUT it's not so great for misssionary work, because when it rains here, everyone hides in the houses and don't want to do anything, so our appointments cancel a lot. But everything happens for a reason; those who really want to learn the gospel will be willing to meet with us still. So within the first few minutes of Sister Timaia going out into the field, we got drenched, but like me, she loves the rain! :D Guess what?! Our investigator, M. is doing awesome!!! I have only had one treat a day for two weeks and he is doing great with overcoming smoking! I am so proud of him! He is the  best, I love our investigators so much, I just want to take them all home with me. We have about 6 baptisms set for December and I am working and praying that they all keep going strong and following our Savior, Jesus Christ <3. I'm so glad we have a Savior. Those words don't even cut it, but you know how I feel ;). I love the Gospel so much. I'm so grateful for the members here. I can see their eyes opening and their hearts changing and they are becoming more missionary-minded. They are truly keeping their baptismal covenant. What a blessing. Grenada feels like Home <3 I have struggles, but nothing comes close to what the Savior can do and help me to accomplish in this work if I do it His way <3. Guess what else!? I got the package from my Mom and I just want to say THANK YOU to those of you who signed the beach ball!!!!!!!! <3 <3 I lOVE it! It made my week!! I got it last Monday and I was sooo excited, also the coloring pages and letters from the kids, THANK YOU! Hey, to those of you or to those of you who know someone who is considering a mission, but have not decided or have recieved an impression to go, but have not decided to follow it yet:
     From my personal experience, GO AND SERVE. Just GO!!!!! You will NEVER regret it and it will change your life and it will change you and bring you closer to the Savior, more than you even know. I plead with you, go serve your Savior, and your family. It's amazing. Go. It's one of the best decisions I have ever made. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. 
-Sister Conrad