Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas on Grenada

 In the words of Sister Phillips, "I AM SO HAPPY!". My one Carribbean Christmas will always be a treasure in my heart, specially since it's in Grenada. This week was rough as far as proselyting, but I'm not giving up. Sister Timaia and I went back and recontacted some people that Sister Fisher and I previously taught and several of their hearts have been softened and they want to meet with us again and I'm so stoked!! Our Zone went caroling in the streets and at the Hospital! This week was emotionally rough too, but only because some of my best friends got transferred to other islands and a few finished their missions and I am so proud of them. I love missionaries! I know it is a privilege to stay here another transfer and I am so happy and excited to see what it will bring :D. Heavenly Father is definitely humbling me and testing me and I am grateful that He loves me enough to do so. I find so many answers to my prayers as I study the scriptures and ponder how they can be applied to me and often, it cuts my pride apart, but that is a good thing :) I know that scripture study and daily communication with our Father in Heaven, in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, is spiritually vital. We NEED it. It's also a great honor. I love them so much, this Christmas season rocks!!! A holiday where the whole world is celebrating the birth of our Savior!!! Yay!! it's the perfect time to reach out to a friend and invite them to feel the spirit at church or a fireside, or at our homes. It's always the perfect time actually ;). Anyway, thank you all for the Christmas and birthday wishes!!!! I love you all and I hope you have a white Christmas!!!!!! 
Hugs and handshakes,
 -Sister Conrad

Monday, December 14, 2015

 I cannot express my joy for this transfer<3. I feel so blessed. So this week was ccrraazzzy and we had a lot of unexpected and seemingly randomn errands to run and it really cut into our proselyting time so it was kind of discouraging, but we did the best with what we had! We set a baptismal date with a family we are teaching and are so excited for them! We are trying ot focus on reactivating less actives in our area right now and it's going pretty well. I'm so happy to be serving hre in the Christmas season, I am definitely with family and friends <3. I miss you all very much, but there is no where else I'd rather be right now. Something else exciting that happened is that a guy that Sister Fisher and I were teaching months ago called this week and wants us to teach him again! Yay!! Oh and investigator M is doing fantastic, he is set to be baptized on Jan 2nd, and I pray that it will happen, he is so ready! As for my birthday, today has been a really special day and a happy and sad one. The Elders called this morning and them and the sisters all sang happy birthday to me and we had a barbeque on the beach and it was so sweet of them. Our Zone is changing a ton and I am so sad to see some amazing missionaries go to other islands and some on their way back home, it's felt like family, but I know this is all in the Lord's hands and that means exciting and wonderfully challenging adventures are on the way in the next  weeks. I'm so grateful for the testimonies of each missionary, member, non member and each of you back home that has been shared with me this season. You all really touch my heart and I feel so loved by you and my Father in Heaven. I know for a fact that He loves each of us and that He is constantly trying to help us and show us His infinite love. The greatest way He has done that is through His son, Jesus Christ. He offered us salvation in and through His Only Begotten Son if we have faith in Him, and obey His commandments. He loves us. The both love us more than anything. I'm trying to change and become a more effective servant for Him, and I am seeing how extremely imperfect and in need of His help that I am. But I am so grateful that I can change. It makes me so happy!!!! :D P.S. this air conditioning is freezing me to death, I think I'm getting used to the heat. Well, see ya on the flip side, 
-Sister Conrad 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Hiiiii! :D
 Good to talk to ya'll! 
This week we had Zone Conference and it was amazing! I love President Herrington so much! We studied the conversion fo Peter, the Apostle and there are these super cool bible videos that are a few minutes long each on that you should go watch! I'm so excited it's almost Christmas!!! This week our Zone is going caroling at the hospital and I'm so stoked! :D This past week and a half we have a new investigator named Shonelle and I love her!!! She has a fiver year old girls that's about half as tall as me! They are wonderful, and they are actually friends with our Branch President :). I don't have a whole lot to report this week, but the work will go on! We've hit some road bumps, but I know Heavenly Father will consecrate our afflictions for our gain :D I'm so excited to see who He puts in our path next :). There's a story in the Book of Mormon that keeps circling back through my thoughts this week and it's the Book of Enos. I absolutely love his story and it's fascinating to me. He tells how he was hunting in the forest and the words his father, (Jacob) often taught Him concerning eternal life and Jesus Christ sink into his heart and feeling or understanding what they actually mean, the very first thing he does is gets on his knees and prays to Heavenly Father the rest of the day asking for repentance. Isn't that incredible? And after he had been praying til after it was dark, the voice of the Lord comes unto him saying, "Enos, they sins are forgiven thee". And he ask, "Lord, how is it done?" and the Lord answers, "Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before seen nor heard." 😄 His story just hits my heart and I'm so grateful that he wrote it down to share it with all of us. I invite you all to go read the Book of Enos this week and ponder his experience :). It's about two and one half pages, so not too long ;). You will love it, I promise. Even better, you'll feel the spirit. Well, I just want to say that I know that Jesus is the Christ and I love Him.              

  -Sister Conrad