Hey Guys!!! I don't have tons of time but BIG NEWS! This week we got our investigator Mark on date for baptism! It was so exciting! We have been seeing sooo many miracles recently! It is insane!!!
Also, this week we found out that a new batch of little baby birds have been born on our balcony! they are so tiny and way ugly right now but they will get cute soon enough!
We were able to start teaching a couple of new people which was exciting!! Our service that we do is so much fun!!! Thrift shops are awesome!
but the best part of the week was going down to Pueblo for Jo's baptism! it was amazing!!! Jo is a lady that I taught with Sister Price in Pueblo and she was just now baptized! It was an insanely spiritual experience for everyone in attendance:) Seeing Sister Price was the greatest thing ever! I love that best friend of mine!!!! So yea, great great week!!
I want to just tell you all how much I love this work and how much I love my Savior! This work can be hard sometimes but it is so rewarding! I am so happy that I get to be a part of it! I have changed, I can feel it and I have such a clear view of who Christ really is to us!
I wish Michael all the luck in the world on his mission! I know he will be an incredible Elder! I love you all! Make sure to video him leaving to the Dominican Republic! I love you all so much!!! You are all in my prayers!
xoxox - Abs
Hey Everyone! I am so proud of my little brother for his decision to serve! And I am so glad that he is safely in DR! You're gonna kill it Mike!! 3 weeks and you'll be on to Trinidad and Tabago!!! Yay!!
Okay so our ward fast is still going strong! It has been a really cool experience to see everyone coming together to work hard and fast and pray for missionary opportunities!
This week I decided that I wanted to start a repentance journal that I take with me to sacrament meeting! It was a success! So I began the journal by studying repentance and the sacrament and how it provides a way for us to have power to improve. Then, on Sunday, during the sacrament, I wrote down all of the things that I want to improve on and things that I have fallen short on during the week.. I plan on then looking back next week and seeing how I did wth my improvement.. I will then set new goals and strive to improve. It was so powerful and I felt such a wonderful spirit during the meeting.
Often times I feel so weighed down on Sundays because they are so stressful trying to be happy for everyone and make sure that everyone knows where they are going and that no one is offended... etc. But this really helped me to focus on me for a moment and it was so wonderful!
I am so grateful for a loving heavenly father and for a loving savior who help me to improve!!!
The gospel is true! I know it!
I love you all! Talk to you soon!!
hey everyone!!! So this week we found out that our apartment is infested with bird mites which are little bugs the size of black pepper that live off our birds on our balcony.... so we had to get rid of the nest and spray and wash everything including our clothes.. it was such a pain....
This was also the week where everyone seemed to cancel on us.... I hate weeks like this.. But it will get better I am sure! We are excited for next week! That's for sure!
We had a really awesome experience this week while tracting! We met a sweet woman who had a little girl with the most adorable eyes and she was so cute and outgoing! She was only 3 but so grownup and adorable! We talked with them and they accepted a Book of Mormon and also invited us back! Too bad it was in the Elders area... But the Spirit was so strong as we bore testimony to her! She is a choice daughter of God.. I could feel it! He has a work for her to do! Also while tracting we met a man who went to the Book of Mormon musical in Denver and he was so nice to us about our religion!! he said that he is very interested to learn more! It was just so awesome to actually find people in monument that were open!!! MIRACLES!
Also this week we had an amazing experience with a woman who is struggling with her testimony! We invited her to pray at the end of our lesson and to pretend like we weren't there and that she was talking directly to her Savior. She did and offered up the most heartfelt prayer I have ever heard! She cried and we cried as she prayed for each of her children and a desire to know the truth! It was amazing!!!! She had not prayed that fervently in years and it was powerful! It made me want to have more meaningful prayers!!!
I am so grateful for my mission! Even though it is so hard at times I know that I am growing and changing! That is what is important! God is molding me into who he knows I need to become!! I can't wait to become that woman someday!
I love you all so much!! Have a great week!
So this week we put another investigator on date for baptism! His name is Mark too! He is awesome! So we now have 2 Marks on date!!!
We used the story of the Brother of Jared to help his find an answer from God! It was incredible! The spirit was so strong and he opened up a lot after we read through Ether 2-3 with him and his wife!
This week we also saw miracles tracting!! We were down walking around the Springs trying to find people for the YSA missionaries and we ran into these two nice boys around the ages of 19.. they were so nice to talk to us! One of them wasn't very interested but the other one was so sweet and genuine and was truly wanted to hear our message! I could see that his heart was being softened and we are hoping that he will give the YSA Elders a call!
As I was studying this week, I realized that God has been giving me revelation throughout my mission about who I need to become and what he wants me to do with my life! Everything is just becoming so clear and I feel like I am truly being guided by his loving hand! My point is that God is still giving each of us our own personal revelation! He is aware of his children and he wants them to succeed! I love my Heavenly Father and I love speaking with him daily through prayer!
I love you all! I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and that Christ Lives!
Have a wonderful week!
Oh man fam.. I will miss this zone so much! I have truly been spoiled here with blessings and wonderful experiences that I will miss dearly.
This week we taught quite a few people including our two people on date for baptism, and we also were able to begin teaching some new less-actives.
There was one lady who we felt prompted to stop by and so we did and we just got to know her for a while, then we shared a message and she began to cry and open up! She told us that it was exactly what she needed and that she wants us to come back to teach her kids and husband who is not a member! The spirit was definitely guiding us!!!
So sorry this email is short... but it has been a crazy day!
I will add some pics at the end for ya! I love you all! And I can't wait to tell you all about my new area after transfers tomorrow!!!!!!! I love you so much! Christ lives! This is his gospel! And I am thrilled to be sharing it with others!
Well, here is a run down of my week.. so Tuesday, we went tracting for about an hour.. We didn't see success for the first 20 houses or so and almost turned back to our car because we were running out of time.. but finally we decided to knock on 3 more doors. No one answered on the first two, but at the final door on the street, we met Ron! He was so interested and allowed us to share a scripture with him! I flipped to Moroni 10: 3-4 and shared Moronis promise then bore testimony of personal revelation! He accepted a copy and asked us to come back again next week!!! DILIGENT TRACTING!!!
Wednesday was great! we had a great lesson with our investigator Ivy and her LA boyfriend Charlie!! Awesome couple! Ivy has lots and lots of chickens! Like 15 or something!! And I got to hold one! I will send pics! They have little lace diapers on them! Hahah they look kinda like skirts and they're so funny! So anyways, we taught them about eternal families and marriage! We also read the family proclamation! They don't really want to get married yet because of the government.. I don't really get it.. we also visited a sweet lady named Sister Engler! She is working on going to the temple! We read about Christ walking on the water and Peter joining him.. We talked about how sometimes it's scary to "leave the boat" and follow Christ, but as we keep our eyes on Him, we can do great things! Wednesday we also went to a campfire with all the youth in the ward and it was so fun to get to know them!! So fun!!! This ward is amazing!
Thursday! BEST DAY EVER! On Thursday morning, Sister Horton from Pueblo, drove me and Sister Price X2 haha, up to the temple to go through an endowment session with Vanessa and Sister Howells, two ladies that we taught in Pueblo! Let me tell you, they're amazing women!!! They have absolutely changed my life forever and I am so grateful to them! Our experience in the temple with them was heavenly! After the temple with the ladies, we all went out to lunch at a restaurant called Newk's! It was soo yummy! BEST DAY EVER!
On Friday we had district council in the Broadmoor building which brought back some major memories! I loved it! Friday was also cool cause we got two new, miracle investigators!!! The first one is Chantel! She lives in our building:) about 3 weeks ago, when I was still serving in North, we came down to these apartments down here to help the YSA elders do a blitz. We tracted into Chantel then, and she was GOLDEN!! Then when I got transferred here we decided to stop by her again! She was thrilled to see sisters again and we set up a time to come back and teach her the lessons!! The other miracle investigator is Kaeleb! He is friends with a kid named Eoin in our ward! He really wants to start taking the lessons and he already received a lesson by the Oakwood sisters at a seminary thing! Then they passed him to us! Such a miracle!!! We are so excited! The Lord is SO GOOD!!
Ok, I want to tell you how amazing my companion is! Sister Thorpe is an angel! I adore her! I have learned more about mini-cooper Pac man, ninjago, anime, and adult cartoons in this past week than I have my entire life;) she is so fun to be around and she is so kind to others! I admire her so much. Also, she totally has the "greenie" fire so I am pumped for my final 7 weeks! I really need a boost! I am so happy and grateful for my companion and the beautiful area of the Lord's vineyard that we have been given to work in!
Saturday, we helped the Broadmoor missionaries blitz! We only tracted about 4 houses but we gave away two BofMs and got two new solid potentials for them!! One of them was a really nice guy, maybe mid twenties. His name was Bobby! We sat on his porch with him for like 45 minutes and discussed religion! He was so respectful and accepted an invitation to take the lessons! The other guy was so nice as well! He said he has a lot of latter-day saint friends:) so connected to a member!! Yay! The rest of Saturday we had to finish weekly planning and then we did lots of stop bys and went through the massive part member family list:)
Sunday!!! Work of Salvation Fireside baby!!! Also, my first Sunday in Palmer Park! Such a good day!! The fireside was AMAZING! Chance Strain spoke, my convert from Broadmoor. It was so powerful! That man will be a bishop someday!
So amazing week! I love being a missionary!!!!
I want you all to know that I have a testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ! I know that he lives! He is changing the lives and hearts of the people here in Colorado and I know that he is definitely changing my heart as well!
Have a wonderful week! I love you all so much!
Wow, this week went by fast! But... literally this was the week where everyone cancelled.. We had ELEVEN lessons cancel on us:( it was so rough. Haha.. but there were still miracles!! Miracles never cease:)
Friday was THE BEST DAY EVER!! We had district council and then lunch at red robin! Afterwards we did a district blitz!! we only had about 30 minutes for a blitz but we decided to take it, we started tracting the Wildridge apartments in Cheyenne Meadows area and we had all 5 of the companionships in our district present:) we prayed and set goals together to give out 1 Book of Mormon per companionship and to find 2 new investigators! Well, the Lord showed us some miracles instead.. I want tracting with Sister McQuarrie and we headed down a sidewalk towards some doors. And as we came to our very first door, we met Tracy! It was incredible! She actually bore her testimony to us as we stood on her doorstep about all of the amazing blessings that the Lord has given to her! She shared about 3 or 4 experiences that she has had within the last few months where the Lord blessed her immensely and I want to share one of them with you! So she said she was all alone a few weeks ago, looking through an outdoor furniture catalogue and an outdoor bench caught her eye. She said to herself, "hmm, maybe next summer when we have some more money it would be nice to get this for our back porch." After that thought, she never returned again to that catalogue and she never told anyone that she liked the bench. She said it wasn't a "need" and simply just a "want". 3 days later, the EXACT bench in the EXACT color that she had loved, showed up on her doorstep. No shipping address, no return address. Nothing. Completely blank. She told us that it was a sweet tender mercy from God, just letting her know that he is aware of her! We talked with her for 30 minutes, gave her a Book of Mormon and set a return appointment with her! It was such a miracle!! But it gets better, when we came back together to review our success, each one of the 5 companionships had placed a Book of Mormon and each one of us had found a solid new investigator! 5 New investigators in 30 minutes!!! What a miracle!!!! How wonderful is the Lord??? He is so amazing and I just feel so happy that I have been given the opportunity to be the instrument in his hands!
Conference was Historic! I loved every moment of it and hung onto every word that each of the apostles said! I am so grateful to be on the earth during this time!!
Well have another wonderful week!!! I love you all so much! Know that I have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and I am determined to become the woman that he needs me to be!
Hello! This week was awesome!!!!
It was full of service, lessons, tracting and stop bys. Here is one cool experience that we had:) so bishop gave us an address to stop by, he told us that there was a woman who lived there that met with missionaries and almost got baptized but didn't.. so he wanted us to go back and see if she was still there. She wasn't.. so we started tracting around her house. We tracted to the final door of the street and a woman named Macy came to the door! She instantly said, "hi sisters!" Macy grew up an active member but married a non-member of the church. She said that she has been wanting to get back!! Her name wasn't on our records so it was truly a miracle that we found her! So amazing!! And she is so sweet:) she has a little girl and is pregnant with a second baby!! Also, her husband is a potential investigator so that's exciting!
Another cool experience that I had was on Saturday... So we pulled up to the curb outside our apartment after going to a baptism for the Spanish branch, and as we pulled up, I noticed a black man walking down the street with an arm full of groceries. Just behind him walked two little girls, 5 years old, with beautiful dark skin and black, curly hair! They each carried a little sack as well! I got out of the car, and instantly both little girls waved to me with big huge smiles on their faces. They were on the other side of the street so I waved back to each of them and turned to follow Sister Thorpe inside. But then the Spirit whispered to me saying that those little girls need the gospel! I hesitated and then the thought came that if I don't run after them now, I'll never see them again and they'll never know the truth! So I yelled to Sister Thorpe to follow me and I ran across Van Buren. Hahaha like literally ran The little family had already turned the corner by the time I got there and so I hurried to catch them. I turned the corner and yelled, "hey wait!" The man stopped and I walked up to them! The two little girls ran to me and each hugged one of my legs. They were adorable!! I introduced myself and the man instantly knew who I was. He declined my invitation to learn more and they walked away.. but as they did, those two little girls looked back at me and the spirit told me that they would remember this moment and one day, they would join the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints!
It was seriously the coolest experience! Not because I saw success, but because I was more bold than ever before and I felt the Spirit so strong! I want to live everyday like that! I hope and pray that those little girls remember little ole Sister Morgan chasing them down to share the gospel with them! Haha
So yea, a great week! and I am looking forward to these final 5! Time is almost out:( it is coming so dang fast. I am stoked to see all of you though!!!! I love you all and hope that your week is amazing!
Also, I just gotta say that since I have been reading 3 chapters of the Book of Mormon each day for President Nelson's challenge, my testimony of the Book of Mormon has sky rocketed! I love this gospel and I know with out a doubt that it is true!
I love you all!!