Out on a WIM #72

IMG_0121Emily with Brother K.!!!



Well. Sounds like all is well at home with you! I am so glad. Sad to hear about my favorite old lady but I love her so much and know she is happy. I will miss her for true.
I am glad to hear that all is well.
Sorry I will have to be a little short this week since I sent pictures…. (i hope you liked them)
This week I was gone the majority of the week in Barbados!! It was way fun and also I learned a lot from those sisters. Heavenly Father knows I am a dingus and need to learn a lot so that’s why I have the calling I do. I am sure of it.
All of the sisters that I was with are training and very young sisters!!! It was so fun to share ideas with them and help them in their service for the Lord.
When I got back home, I was real real tired!!!! But I am doing well. I have just been on a spiritual high. Sometimes I find myself just dropping to the floor and praying all the time.
Something happened last night that was very sad to me. A. (the one I always talk about) was at one of the members houses and he has been preparing for baptism.. But he was so drunk and he just kept apologizing. He tries so hard to be good but he literally has no one on his side except us… The only good thing that happened was because he was wasted he told us what was really in his heart and we found out more concerns. When we left the house I cried the whole way home and some more when we got home. I just prayed and cried. The saddest part is that he wants to be good. And we see his potential and so it broke my heart. He deserves better than that and he is better than that.
Honestly I have lost myself in the work. I no longer cry for myself or feel bad for me. When I have emotions they are directly related with the people here. And I just want to help them to feel the love of the gospel that I have. I wish I could let people borrow my testimony!!
Anyway all is well. we will keep helping him and never give up. We are so blessed here and I have the best comps ever. There are many blessings.
This week I am going to Grenada. And then I will also be Skyping the St. Lucia sisters! Wahoo. It is the best ever.
Anyway thank you all for your love and support and thanks for the emails!
How is the Book of Mormon challenge?? Are you doing it? I am finding it to help me so much. I am so excited for studies and I gain so much from it.
Welp you all keep up the good work and keep being amazing.
I love you so very much. This is the church that has all the truths. I know it. I live it. I LOVE IT.
Love, Sister Emily

Sunday Best!

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“The Lord is hastening His work. In our day this can be done only when every member of the Church reaches out with love to share the truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We need to work together in partnership with our 80,000 missionaries now serving.”-M Russell Ballard

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy

Out on a WIM #71


Hello good day my family chaps! How are you??

First things first: I found out that I am coming home December, 2015….. Haha just kidding 2014. But I may or may not have asked President M. if I could extend my mission longer… Before you freak out, he will probably say no. I can’t believe it is almost that time though. It makes me sad. I find myself sleeping with my name tag on and tearing up about everything…. Wah. Anyway all is well.
Second thing second: I got the camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been taking tons of pictures again.
Third thing third: just kidding I will stop now. Ok so the things that stand out from this week.
We are having so much goodness happen in our trio. It is wonderful. Often times I have to take phone calls from the sisters during studies and so they can continue doing what they need to. This week I am going to my first area again… Actually today!!!!!!! I am so dang excited. I get to see most of my old branch tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be there until Friday. Sister W. always feels really sad when I leave so I have been counseling her. She will do great. It’ll be a good opportunity for her to learn.
We are having such success with a few people and working very closely with them. Esp. A.! He is our memb. ref. He was at church and he is getting baptized on Oct. 11!
On Friday my hand was so stiff and in so much pain that I couldn’t move it… I am still having joint pains from the illness I had… It’s a nice trial. It is better now… for now. It comes and goes.
Seriously everything is just dandy here in! We have been visiting the members and helping them with their teaching skills and ting. And have seen many miracles from that!
Thought of the week: We were watching a video conference for training with Elder Holland and cool people and he talked so humbley about how he is the person he is now because of teachers. Because of his parents and leaders and how he is still taught every day. I thought about that. That is how I feel. I am always being taught. I am always learning from people and experiences around me.
Have you all been doing the BOM challenge I left with you?
How is your missionary work going?
Wish me luck on my travels! I can’t wait to learn from those sisters in my first area and be blessed by their sweet spirits!
Anyway I sure stinkin’ love your guts mama! I hope you have a great week and don’t stress so much about things you have no control over. Keep being your awesome self. You are amazing and you are like a pro on the phone that’s why you get to do it so much! Anyway I don’t know of any senior couples coming in. But the Gublers go home in a few weeks!! I love them too. They are the best. Anyway I love you tons. Have a great week.
Have a great week! I love you all very much!
Love, Sister Emily 🙂

Sunday Best

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“Problems abound in this world because it is populated by imperfect people. Their objectives and desires are heavily influenced by their faith or lack of it. Many put other priorities ahead of God. Some challenge the relevance of religion in modern life. As in every age, so today there are those who mock or decry the free exercise of religion. Some even blame religion for any number of the world’s ills. Admittedly, there have been times when atrocities have been committed in the name of religion. But living the Lord’s pure religion, which means striving to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ, is a way of life and a daily commitment that will provide divine guidance. As you practice your religion, you are exercising your faith. You are letting your faith show.”-Russell M Nelson

Hope your Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy

Family History Friday: The Leading S!



If you are searching for your ancestors in the 1800’s you may have seen the “leading S” or the “double S.”

It is very common in documents like a census record or other older documents. 

It looks like a cursive “F” that is backwards. 

I like to keep samples of the way it looks in my research helps. 

You can see what it looks like, and some great information about it, here!

It is always good to have helps when you do research!

Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy

Out on a WIM #70


Snuggling Kittens



Hello my dearest family 🙂
How are you all?? Sounds like all is well.
You got an email from Pres. M.? Awww he is the best.
I am doing most excellent. We had Zone Conf. this week it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sister C. came in this week and she is so cute and a wonderful sister. She is staying here until they send her to Suriname in a month and a week.
Training is going well. She is very prepared!
At Zone Conference Elder Zivic (from the 70) came and spoke and his wife and everything.
I cried a little bit mostly because it was my last Zone Conference ever.
This last week we have been helping Sister C. to get to know the area better and we had a good council with the missionaries in setting goals and working to help the branch here 🙂
Al!! I met an Elder at ZC from Durban South Africa!!!!! He might know you. Did you know the R. family?
We are teaching a young man (21) named A.! He is so prepared and we are working with him helping him prepare for baptism! It is going awesome. This following week I will be traveling to Barbados and also Suriname soon!! COOL BEANS RIGHT!? I am going to South America!!
Anyway sorry I am just so scatter brained today and there is so much to tell.
I will need some money on my card soon because of buying stuff from here… That “s” word… I can’t spell it… the gifts you get on vacay.
Anyway sorry this is a little short! Thanks for the notes and quotes. I love you all so very much and am grateful for you. Have a great week and be good!!!! How’s the BOM challenge?? Did you try it??
Love, Sister Emily 🙂

Sunday Best!


“…the strait and narrow path, though clearly marked, is a path, not a freeway nor an escalator. Indeed, there are times when the only way the strait and narrow path can be followed is on one’s knees!” -Neal A. Maxwell

Hope you Sunday is the Best! Love, Joy

Temple Tuesday?

A new chapter has started in my life.

I have been very blessed to do daycare in my home for three years. I love children. I love the ones I’ve tended. I can’t imagine my life without the experience of having them in my home.

The new chapter is that I have a new job. It is a great opportunity.

So, I will not be available for Tuesday Adventures anymore. We will continue to attend the temple every week. It is a glorious place and such a blessing to our week, and to our lives.

Tonight we attended the Brigham City Temple. It is so beautiful!

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And when we came out this little treat was on our car. photo 4 (3) It was a sweet experience that’s for sure!!!