Monday, October 27, 2014

Hello Everybody :)

Bus ride.
Hey all my wonderful friends and fantastic family!
I feel that this week i just really want to share my testimony with you all. One thing that i have learned on my mission that i continue to learn everyday is that Heavenly Father knows each one of us individually. He knows what we stand in need of. He blesses us with fantastic family and friends to help us along the way. I know that God has a plan for each of us and as we trust in him and his timing everything will work out for our good. I know that every trial and struggle we are faced with in this life is to prepare us and help us grow and most importantly to teach us to rely fully on our Heavenly Father. I know that our families are forever. That is how it is meant to be. That was the plan from the beginning that we could be forever families. I know God answers prayers. I have never felt closer to my Heavenly Father as i have on my mission and i know he is close to us all. We all just have to learn what that still small voice sounds like. But i know God speaks. He would not leave us here to figure all this out on our own. I know we are all children of God. Please dont ever forget your divine role and potential to become like him. I know this email was super short but just know that i love you all so so much!! :) Keep stayin strong. LOVE YOU!!!

Love your sister Davis :)

Sister Lane and Sister Davis
Sister Lane and Sister Davis

This is how we decorate our car for the trunk or treat :)

Sister Lane and Sister Davis


I love the fall.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Time is flying by!

This is our wonderful district.
Hey all you wonderful family and friends!

I hope your week has gone good. This week was a great rainy week again. It is getting colder and fall is here! Thats okay though i love this time of year.

This week we get to go to the temple and i am so excited. I absolutely love the temple. The feeling of going to the temple cannot be described in words and the power you get from going to the temple is one that can only be obtained from the temple. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as i attend the temple.

This last week was a pretty good week. We have one week left in this transfer. Holy cow the time is going by so fast. I cannot believe it is almost november. Time flies when you are having fun! We have had some awesome experiences this last week. We have this investigator who has been going through a ton right now. She got in a car accident and almost lost her son. He was in a comma for quite some time and just recently got home. I think i have talked about her in some of my previous emails. But anyway we took a member with us teaching to her this week. The member we took was so perfect for her. She bore such a powerful testimony and the spirit was so strong in the room. We shared the message of the restoration and afterward she (the investigator) asked us what our belief was about the after life. So we explained a brief Plan of Salvation lesson and shared with her what happens after we die. She looked at us and was like "The feels so much better than what i was taught as a Catholic." It is amazing how powerful Gods plan is for us. I love it and it stregthens my faith so much to know that our families can be together forever. That life does not end here and there is a place prepared for us all.

Price hill is one of the most dangerous parts
of cincinnati no worries though the
elders were with us here.
Okay so my funny moment of the week. So this week we were trying to find ways to make personal contacting fun. Cause sometimes it can just be super awkard. So i was talking to one of my sister training leaders and she said to pick words that we have to use in the conversation so i told my companion about this and we decided to try it out. Well the word my companion chose for me was pieapple... how was i supposed to use pineapple in this conversation.... so we go up to this person and offer them a card and start talking to him. Then i say "so are the pineapples better here than they are in utah?" and he kinda looks at me funny and then i say "because i am from utah and have never liked pineapples until i came to ohio." I was trying so hard not to laugh and they guy loosened up and we had a fun converstation about pineapples. haha it was fantastic. We make the most of the situations we are put in.

I just want you all to know that i know this gospel is so true. I know that the time is so limited and we need to all take every opportunity we can to share this gospel with whoever we can. I know the blessings of sharing the gospel are not measureable. Keep staying strong and know that i love you!!!
Love your sister Davis :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rain rain and more rain :)

Picture courtesy of Kathryn Krieger, she feeds the
missionaries every week and sends me a picture of them:)
It's raining miracles! Hallelujah!! Awe Yeah!!! :)

How are you all doing? I hope all is going well and I hope you each know how much I love you!!  This week was just full of Gods grace and miracles.

I will start off with a funny story first though. So last Monday night it was raining so hard and we were drenched. We had our umbrellas but the wind was blowing so hard that they were not helping one bit. Well later on in the evening it lightened up a little. We decided to go and see one of the less active members of the ward and unfortunately she was not this time it was pretty dark outside and as we were walking down her steps I over stepped one of them and fell down the rest. Luckily there were only a couple steps left but the keys went flying and I was flat on my back on the ground. I hopped up and just started laughing so hard because it hurt so bad that if I didn't laugh I woulda cried. The next day I woke up with a beautiful bruise on my arm and a couple bruises on my back. Haha but it was all good and gave me and my companion a good laugh. I guess that is one thing a mission cannot change is my clumsiness ;)

Now for the wonderful miracles :) Okay so first one we were having a really tough week at finding people to teach. We would talk to everyone but people were just not wanting to hear it. But we knew that there had to be someone that wanted to listen. So we kept going. Then on Thursday we had this feeling that we needed to go back to a lady that we had talked to a couple weeks ago that said she wasn't interested at that time but she would give us a call if she had any questions. So went back and just talked to her and invited her to our trunk or treat that the ward is having. Well things eventually led into us talking about religion and more about the message we share and things like that. The spirit was there so strong and she asked us if we would come back and share more with her before we even had the chance to ask her ourselves. It was awesome.

Then we have this other investigator that we have been trying to teach for a while but things kept falling through but we finally got in with her this week. We shared to restoration lesson with her. When we finished the spirit was there so strong it was undeniable and she said to us that this is exactly what she was looking for. She said that she had been to a whole bunch of churches but this is the only one that she has seen that is set up exactly like it was when Christ was on the earth. She loved it. We invited her to pray and ask Heavenly Father if it was true and when we followed up with her the next day she said that she had prayed and she had the most peaceful night and morning after that. She recognized that as her answer that it was. She came to church on Sunday and loved every minute of it. We are so excited for her. She is such a character too she refers us to everyone as her "sistas" Oh man it makes me smile. :)

We also had an amazing sisters conference yesterday and they focused a lot on what it means to be a daughter of God. Which is something I thought I understood but I really had no idea what it truly meant to be a daughter of God. I just know that we as daughters have a great calling here on earth and we work super closely with our Heavenly Father in helping him fulfill his plan for each of us here on earth. I am so thankful to be and to know that I am a daughter of God and I testify to each of you that we all are divine children of God. I hope you all have a great week. Know that you are in my prayers and I love you so much!!!

Love your sister Davis :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

It is so wonderful to be a missionary!!

Kirsten's whole mission went to the Cincinnati Reds Game
I think the sisters just about out number the elders :)
I love you all so much!!!

This week was so fantastic! The miracles truly never cease. Conference was so amazing as well. I never appreciated conference so much until i came on my mission. To hear the voice of the prophet speak to us and feel the wonderful spirit that he shares with all of us. I truly know he loves each of us. He is here to recieve revelation to keep us safe in these trying times. He is truly a a man called of God. I know this with all my heart and i could never deny it. Yesterday and Saturday i had some neat experiences during conference. There would be times when i could feel the spirit just come over me so strongly testifying to me that what was being said was so true and that whoever was speaking was truly a servant of the lord. This gospel is so amazing!!

We had the coolest experience with one of our investigators the other night. We went over to invite her to conference and we were sharing a scripture with her and before we could get to the scripture she told us that every time we share a scripture it is exactly what she needs to hear. She asks us to write it down so she can go and read the whole chapter. Well that night the scripture we were going to share with her was in the Book of Mormon and she didnt have one so we told her we would get one for her. So we read the scripture and the spirit came so strongly and she was like "Wow that was so powerful" and her niece that was in there too was like "I just got the chills all over" and we were like that is the spirit!! It was so amazing!! Then we went and got her a Book of Mormon and when we gave it to her she was like i think i have one of these books... but we gave it to her anyway because she wasnt sure where it was. Then when we came back she had found it and showed it to us and it was so old but to was so amazing. Holy cow Heavenly Father knows his children and he knows where they are and what they need. 

The things i am learning on my mission I will be forever grateful for. They are things that i could only learn out here. They are things that i will take into the eternities. I have never been more sure of how true the gospel is in my life until i came out here and that is because it has been tested more than ever before. I never though i would question what i have been taught my whole life but when you are trying to teach it to others and they come back with questions you havent ever really thought of before it can make you really start to wonder. Especially when they ask you how you know it to be true. Then you yourself have to study and pray about it and recieve that witness for yourself that it is true. I have done that out here and i can truly testify to you that this gospel is true that Joseph Smith is a prophet that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today. That we truly can be families forever and that most importantly God will never leave us to try and figure all this out on our own. I know Jesus Christ died for us so that we wouldnt ever have to go through this life alone. I know that he lives today and he walks with us every step of the way. I love my mission and i will be forever grateful for it. Thank you for all your love and prayers. Keep stayin strong. You are in my prayers. I LOVE YOU!!!

Love your sister Davis :)