Monday, April 28, 2014

Missionary adventures :)

My dearest family and friends, 

I hope all is going well for you back home!! This week has been quite the adventure. I will start with the funny thing that happened this week. First off we were knocking on this door and just a little back ground in this area everyone and their dog has a dog but this situation was unusual. So we knock on this door and we hear all this barking and this lady answers our door so we start small talking with her and ask her how many dogs she has... Does anyone want to guess how many dogs she had?? 10!!! She has ten dogs... yes they are all in her house... well to make it even better, we go back later in the week and her son is sitting outside with a snake! His pet snake and to make that even better he had three more in the house. I did hold the snake. It was... gross!! This last week we had two chapel tours. It was awesome! But we had the elderly couple take us there and drop us off cause we only get so many miles on the car each month. But anyway we were stranded at the church and we were praying so hard that this family would show up and they did so that was a miracle. But after that we had an hour until bible study at the church so we decided to take that as our dinner hour... so we went searching through the church trying to find some food and all that we could find was bread, eggs, and butter... so we made egg in a cup. A specialty of sister Herndon's it was delicious. It is an egg cooked in a cup in the microwave. A really amazing miracle this week. We are teaching this less actives unbaptized child and last week we extended a baptism date to them and it went awful. They told us no right off but then when we went back this last week the mom was like ya know i have been thinking about baptism and i got the program planned out. It was awesome!! Then we extended a date again and they accepted it.Wahoo!! It was fantastic!! Lastly we had branch conference this last week. and the messages were awesome. They talked a lot about how our trials are specific to us. It is so true. Each trial we each are faced with helps us grow in the way Heavenly Father needs us to. Those trials we are faced with makes us into the sons and daughter of God that He has intended us to be. I can see that more as i continue to learn to call upon Him every day!! Thank goodness for the knowledge of the gospel we have. I love each of you oh so much!!! Have a fantastic safe week!! You are in my prayers! :) 
Love your Sister Davis :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

I love you all!!! :)

Hey everyone!!! 

This week was spectacular. First I will start off with the funny things that happened this week. I am learning the best medicine for stress is just to laugh as hard as you can. So first off... we went to an adult Easter egg hunt that one of our investigators invited us to. The funny thing about that was that in the Easter eggs were lottery tickets... so Sister Herndon and I ended up with a whole bunch of one dollar lottery tickets. I know it is not that much money but i just thought it was ironic two missionaries gabbling. Then another funny story, we are working on finding a whole bunch of people to teach which requires us to talk to everyone. So we were walking along the street and there was this guy on a riding lawn mower and i turned to Sister Herndon and smiled and walked over to the guy. Unfortunately his back was towards me so i was trying to get his attention but he couldnt hear me. Finally i got his attention but that was a rough situation. Then we were talking to this other guy and he was like "are you girls sellin somethin?" and sister Herndon replied with "No... I wish... it would be a lot easier." Haha after that i asked her if she realized what she said and she said no she didnt then we just laughed about it... sorry if these stories dont make sense or maybe they were kinda had to be there moments. Then the last funny story was we were talking to this guy and he asked what we thought would happen to all the good people who havent had the opportunity to know Jesus Christ and His gospel and sister Herndon replied with "Well we know everyone will have the opportunity to accept the gospel and today is your day you may get another chance or you may not." That was another one of those where she didnt realize what she was saying and we just had to laugh about it. 

Now for the great miracles we saw this week. So we are teaching this family. A mom and two of her daughters so far. She has a husband that we havent met yet and a son. But the first time we were there the mom just completely opened up to us and the spirit was so strong there. The relationship between the mom and the daughters reminded me a lot of the the relationship me and my mom have. The love in the room was so strong. The family seems super close just like my family. How blessed we are to be put on this earth in families to love and care for. 

The other amazing thing that happened, we were visiting a less active lady in our branch and we asked her if she would read the Book of Mormon everyday and she said she would but not this night because she was way to tired and we were like it just has to be one verse. She was like okay one verse and grabbed her Book of Mormon and randomly opened it and picked a random verse which was Alma 31:5. Read it! Holy cow it was so powerful and spoke right to her. She was even amazed at how awesome of an experience that was. We all left there just smiling with our testimonies burning that much brighter. Spending Easter away from my family has strengthened my testimony of the Savior and His atonement and His resurrection. I know that He did that so we could all live again as a family. I know this church is the one and only true church on earth today and it is such an honor to be working side by side with the Lord spreading that message. I love you all so so much and know you are all in my prayers. LOVE YOU!!! 

Love your sister Davis :) 

Monday, April 14, 2014

What a week :)

Hey everyone!

I hope all is well back at home. This last week was so great. A bit of a roller coaster ride. But that is okay it just helped me realize how much Heavenly Father really is at the head of this work. I had a really neat experience this last week when i was praying. As a member of the church i sometimes forget how important it is for us to feel Gods love. I mean i guess i always knew it was important but this week i found out He will truly let you know. My dear sweet companion committed a less active member in our branch to pray that they will feel Heavenly Fathers love for them and so i decided to do that as well when i said my bedtime prayers. Oh my goodness as i prayed to feel that love before i could even get the words out of my mouth i just felt this spirit flood into my heart and i truly felt the arms of the Lord around me. It was an amazing experience. Everyone should do it. I can promise you that you will truly feel that love. I hope you all know that i love you so much and i am so grateful for your testimonies and love that you have shared with me. 

The warm weather is finally coming!! i actually got sun burnt the other day. Guess it is time to buy some sunscreen. I am so blessed to be in the area i am in. I love it here. It definately is not an easy work we are doing here but with the Lords help  i know it is so possible. How grateful i am to be doing this work. Thank you for all your love and your prayers. They are truly felt out here!! I LOVE YOU ALL SO SO MUCH!!! 

Love your Sister Davis :) 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hello everybody!! :)

Hey everyone! How are you all doing? I hope all is going well. Let me know what y'all are up to. I love hearing from you. 

Things this week have kinda been a rollercoaster. Wasn't conference so amazing? It made me a little homesick missing utah. But i love being here serving the Lord. We are super spoiled missionaries. Yesterday we got fed breakfast lunch and dinner from members and got to watch conference with them. We are so blessed. And i am still full. Oh and Sister Herndon said the funniest thing the other night. We were laying in bed talking about watching our weight and she said... "It is just diet and exercise and we will be okay, and we have got the exercise down (we get to run every morning) now we just got to work on the diet but i'd say we are doing pretty good with that because we have no food left in our home (cause we had literally almost nothing to eat)" haha i love her. We have become best friends. 

I hope all of you got a chance to watch conference. Isnt our prophet amazing? I know he is truly called of God. One of the greatest lessons i learned from this conference is to just keep going. Times do get hard but the Lord has miraculous plans for all of us. Just keep going. It was spectacular. We are all in this marvelous work together. We as members and missionaries are to lead in bringing salvation to the people around us. What a great opportunity we have to work side by side with the Lord at this great time. I loved that talk about how we are spending our "4 minutes". I keep thinking about that. 

This week has been great. The weather is so nice. If i wasnt in a skirt all the time i would be drenched everyday. It rains so much here which makes so many puddles. I love it. 

Well thank you all for the great examples you all are. I sure love you!!! Keep staying strong and know you are all in my prayers. :) 

Love your Sister Davis :)

Moms additional comments:

We went to the Pages for the first and second and then to the Baumgardners for the third (he is our branch mission leader) and then we just went to the church for the last.

They sang teach me to walk in the light... again. haha never fails. i cry!

Jean told us that the mormon thing isnt for her but she is not getting away that easy. but it broke my heart.