Archive | August, 2014

August 25 – You can do it now!

28 Aug

What an AMAZING week! Like, so fun. Some highlights. First, we went to the beach!!! But not swimming, don’t worry ha. But it was super cool. Defiinitely the highlight of the week. Our beloved Zarahemla ward has an annual trip to the beach. Usually, we wouldn’t have been able to go, but we got permission from President Patrick. It was such a great opportunity because members brought their friends, less actives came and the members and leaders were there. WE really got to know our ward, and talk with the friends that members had brought, E came and loved it (side note, we had a lesson there with him about the law of tithing. We weren’t sure what he would say or think. But he just understands it. He seriously teaches us every time) and the ward and missionaries has a lot more unity now. We were able to serve them and helped out with the activities. It was great. And awesome to talk in Spanish a lot longer too ๐Ÿ™‚

The beautiful beach area. SO greeen and NO buildings.... first time out of Montreal...

The beautiful beach area. SO greeen and NO buildings…. first time out of Montreal…

 I like our photo bombers

I like our photo bombers

 This is how they do picnics when you are latino!

This is how they do picnics when you are latino!

Oh, the most beautiful people! From the trip.

Oh, the most beautiful people! From the trip.

I really don’t have any more time but I do want to let you all know that I love you. I have really seen how the Lord has strengthened me this past week and the joy of living the gospel. I can look back at the times in my life when I have trusted more in the Lord and really lived the gospel of Jesus Christ and the times when I struggled to do so. There is a difference and I know that the gospel brings peace and happiness and joy- real joy, joy that makes the little things that aren’t right or go wrong not matter because you have an eternal perspective and have the light of the world in your life. I know it’s true and I love it.

I hope that makes sense. Have an amazing week!

Love,
Hermana Godfrey ๐Ÿ™‚

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August 18 – fe

19 Aug

FAMILY!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow! We had some pretty cool miracles this week! Our investigator E is doing sooooo good. He went to the single adult conference (which he just choose to without any encouragment from anyone) and loved it! And he went up and bore his testimony!!! In french too. So cool. We taught him about the Priesthood and service yesterday. When we teach him he just gets its and understands it and then lives it. So he is preparing to recieve the Aaronic Priesthood after baptism. So great.

Circle of champions. So much in the photo. We helped out for the single adult conference. This man was a miracle. We pretty much had 2 1/2 hours of motivational speech. I feasted on it. i wish i could wake up everyday hearing him talk about how we need to create and be our best selves! Love it!

Circle of champions. So much in the photo. We helped out for the single adult conference. This man was a miracle. We pretty much had 2 1/2 hours of motivational speech. I feasted on it. i wish i could wake up everyday hearing him talk about how we need to create and be our best selves! Love it!

Our little after church lunch with Hermano E!

Our little after church lunch with Hermano E!

Also, in our stake they are starting to have all the Bishoprics write a list of at least 5 names of people who were not at church and that he feels would benefit from a visit and then he gives it to the missionaries. It’s AWESOME! We really are trying to work more with the ward and to also have them notice these people. It’s kinda crazy because before my mission I just feel that I had this huge desire to do missionary work and would pray for experiences but yet at the same I had no idea how or what to do. But I understand it alot more. Each and everyone of you I invite to read the talk “Building the Kingdom of God” by… i am trying to find the link and will keep on that. If any of you do let me know. It’s amazing. So amazing. I testify to every word of it. We just need to reach out. To observe and then to reach out.

Sooooo, our Bishop gave us a list of names this past week and we went out and found them. There was a lot of really neat new people to start working with. It was great to see the Bishop catch the vision and use us in ways that haven’t been done before. We reported back this week. And we got about 20 names of Sisters who weren’t at relief society this week from the Relief Society. It’s fantastic!

Well, I love you all and hope you have a great week! I’m glad to hear that Mara Lake was super fun ๐Ÿ™‚ We got a lot of rain too this past week but today it’s getting sunnier! Keep up your good examples and loving the gospel. i love you!

Love,
Hermana Godfrey ๐Ÿ™‚

A surprise attack photo of M. Sister Ruiz surprised me and we went to have lunch with the famous M! it was great!

A surprise attack photo of M. Sister Ruiz surprised me and we went to have lunch with the famous M! it was great!

Everlasting water!!!!

Everlasting water!!!!

Ugly face competition. Who won???

Ugly face competition. Who won???

August 11 – Agency is your power to Become

13 Aug
This is our friend F on his birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos

This is our friend F on his birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos

Familia! I took up a lot of time putting those photos on. But I really want to tell you about F. He was the young man in the photo who had his birthday. So one evening we were on the bus traveling and we saw him. I love to practice speaking Spanish with those that know it. So we went up to him and asked him if he spoke spanish (haha I’m working on orginiality). We didn’t have very long but found out that he was from Colombia. We didn’t have time to give him anything. But then later that night we were on our way home and guess who we saw on the bus?! Our friend F. We talked to him again and got his number so we could get ahold of him again. We ended up meeting with him a couple days later. He is so nice. Kinda shy (but every time he just gets more comfortable and opens up more. It’s really neat!) He turned 17 and his family is in Colombia right now. Yesterday he came to church with us and when we met with him after and asked him how he felt during church he said, “that is felt good. It felt familiar, like he had been there before.” It was really cool. It really is a witness to me. Heavenly Father confirmed part of my setting apart blessing that says, “God has prepared individuals for your testimony.” It’s amazing to see and know that the little things we do to reach out to people matter. Heavenly Father loves us. He really does put people in each of our paths so that we may be able to help lift them up and help them feel and recognize who they are. Sometimes that is done in small ways, sometimes in bigger ways. But there are always people we can lift around us. How glorious this plan that Heavenly Father has for us. I love you all. I hope you have a great week. Be safe. Remember who you are and go shine your light!

Love,
Hermana Godfrey

You get a little sample of my mission bucketlist.

You get a little sample of my mission bucketlist.

We have a tomato plant!!!

We have a tomato plant!!!

Tug a war (forgot what it was called in spanish.)

Tug a war (forgot what it was called in spanish.)

My wonderful latino familia at our AWESOME ward activity.

My wonderful latino familia at our AWESOME ward activity.

This is my companion.... love her!

This is my companion…. love her!

This is Heaven. From Honduras. I will learn how to cook it so I can eat it forever.

This is Heaven. From Honduras. I will learn how to cook it so I can eat it forever.

Surprise birthday fiesta for A

Surprise birthday fiesta for A

Sopa making!!!! I'm becoming more latino in this photo

Sopa making!!!! I’m becoming more latino in this photo

Our super sweet and fun investigator (she always makes the best food for us)

Our super sweet and fun investigator (she always makes the best food for us)

Last p day we went on a picnic with M, her foster dog B, Sister Gutierrez and her companion Sister Canady

Last p day we went on a picnic with M, her foster dog B, Sister Gutierrez and her companion Sister Canady

La fiesta- my job was to blow up 40 ballons. My companion found me like this.

La fiesta- my job was to blow up 40 ballons. My companion found me like this.

And our old district.

And our old district.

All the amazing Sisters in our zone.

All the amazing Sisters in our zone.

We are professional corn hunters-something we do as missionaries.

We are professional corn hunters-something we do as missionaries.

Montreal is crazy. The other day we were walking on the street and a herd of uni-cyclers come riding by.. and then they got off to cross the street. so just imagine them all riding

Montreal is crazy. The other day we were walking on the street and a herd of uni-cyclers come riding by.. and then they got off to cross the street. so just imagine them all riding

August 4 – 4 Nephi 1: 15-17

4 Aug

familia ๐Ÿ™‚ so I don’t have too much time at the moment so it’s probably going to be a shorter one. But I do have photos! (note from the editor: photos never came)

I am becoming so Latina!! Haha I love it. Don’t worry, I am and will forever be 100% Canadian but my spirit is pretty duel citizen. Well, actually it’s probably just a big mix of every Latino country! Which is fine by me ๐Ÿ™‚ some days I just want to wear a poncho and sombrero!

This week amongst the miracles I learned how to make sopas, arroz con leche and how to roll my r’s a little bit more. Pretty successful. The other day we had just finished a fast and about to go into a member’s home. In my prayer for some reason I just had this desire to pray that there would be arroz con leche but I thought that was a little juvenile so I didn’t. But then we go in and low and behold she pulls out some arroz con leche and was like, help yourselves! I pretty much died happy.

So now that I have about 3 minutes left let me tell you some more civilized miracles. Actually super cool. The other day we had finished up planning for the week and headed off to a recent convert’s house, A. She had just moved so we helped with organizing and all. Then we sat down for a lesson. She had been reading in 2 Nephi and was like, I’ve been wondering, why do we have Isaiah in here? I was so excited because I had been studying this this past week (it takes me a while to get through a chapter in Spanish cause I got to look up a bunch of stuff and then I am also looking up other scriptures to help me). I was like, I know! We turned to 2 Nephi 6. I explained how Nephi had just consecrated and set apart Jose and Jacob as teachers and priests. Then we read verses one to 5. As she read she was like, wow! It makes sense. She said she thought they made a mistake by having it in here. She then looked at me and was like, The Book of Mormon is true. It’s all true. Oh how beautiful that was. I teared up a bit too. The gospel is true. It’s all true.

I love you. Thank you so much. Especially this past week for your responses. That helps me so much. Thank you. Have a fantastic and wonderfully adventurous week!

Love,
Hermana Godfrey ๐Ÿ™‚