Sunday, October 29, 2017

Expect a Miracle

Hello, Hello, Hello!

Well I am loving it down here in Morton with sister winkelman! She is defiantly a big belssing. 

The ward here is AWESOME and super missionary minded!

We had a couple miracles this week.

We were stopping by a former and we came across the sisters old investigator Betty who is still investigating and is on date to be baptized but is now living in Peoria. She was working on this formers house and we got to talk with her and share a thought and it was PERFECT timing. If we had gotten there earlier she wouldnt have been their yet. And if we got there any later she would have been in the middle of her project and not able to talk! 

We also are teaching an amazing woman named Roberta and now her husband Jim too! She used to live in Idaho and has family that is Mormon and anti-mormon so she has a lot of questions. She is just so open and golden! We had an amazing lessons with their family in a members home. The spirit was so strong and the two families connected so well and it was so great. 

I love Being a missionary. 

I love sister winkelman. I am glad we can be companions again. I love all my companions  and they are truly the biggest miracle of my mission. 💕

1. I fed A goat!
2.Washington goes crazy for Halloween too!
3.Spiders have not been our friends this week....

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bye Huntley

Well friends. The Hunt is cover in Huntley and I'm going down to the land of Pumpkins! Morton! I've wanted to serve in the Peoria Stake /Morton for  a super long time so I am real excited! Sad my time is over here with Sister Young in Huntley though.

We had a good week. Super busy. Can't even remember what happened. Life is a blur. 

We went to Sycamore and helped put together the Sisters apartment in Sycamore after they got emergency transferred out of Monmouth.

We went finding In Rockford/Belvedire with the Hermanas! They are such good missionaries.

We contacted a really mean lady on Thursday. She was super nice but when we told her she was Mormon she completely shut down... don't believe everything you read online friends.

We got to meet with Hairy Steve again! I am going to miss teaching him a lot. His wife isn't open to him really meeting with us or coming to church and he felt stuck so we taught him about fasting and he was going to fast on sundayblike we invited him to but he called us the next morning and told us he would fast that day. He has a lot of faith and is just a really nice big hippy. Sad to leave him but hopefully he will get baptized and I can come back.

I love you all so much! 

This week I really reflected on Faith and the sacrament and read the coolest thing in Jesus the Christ (5☆ Book).

"To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ was and is to believe in and accept Him as the literal Son of God and Savior of the world, and to obey His commandments. By these means only may the Spirit of God become an abiding part of man’s individual being, even as the substance of the food he eats is assimilated with the tissues of his body.

The sacrament of the Lord’s supper, established by the Savior on the night of His betrayal, perpetuates the symbolism of eating His flesh and drinking His blood, by the partaking of bread and wine in remembrance of Him. Acceptance of Jesus as the Christ implies obedience to the laws and ordinances of His gospel; for to profess the One and refuse the other is but to convict ourselves of inconsistency, insincerity, and hypocrisy"

1. What's tiwi?
2. "Uh... Why don't you take this one Sister Young..."
People go NUTS for Halloween here. 
It's awesome. Makes tracting fun.
3. 🎃
4. I love the Lombards!
5. 13 months! 😲



House of the lord

Hello Family and Friends!

This week was awesome. It felt like it was only one minute long. Time goes by so fast. 

Steve with the Beard is progressing! Kind of. He came to Book of Mormon class but wouldn't come to church. But we met with him and addressed his concerns about church and taught him the Plan of Salvation and he told us that he feels God is in our presence as we meet. He's a cool guy. 

We also got back in contact with Alan! (Shout out to Sister Epps for giving him a Book of Mormon with her family's testimony in it!) He told us he was coming to conference but didn't. But we were able to meet with him this week and talk about prayer and faith and how God is our Father. We are taking things slow with him but it is cool to see him progress in that he is now making an effort to pray where before that would be completely out of the question.

We also started teaching a man named Keith! Hermana Ward and I met him on exchanges and he texted us back and said he had been reading the Book of Mormon and he wanted to talk more! So we came and we were able to walk around the block with him and talked about the Book of Mormon and why it's so amazing. He said he is interested in learning more and asked us what the next step would be! Pretty cool. 

Missionary work is awesome. 

Also, I'm emailing today because we got to go to the temple. After not going for a year it was a really special experience. I love the temple and I am grateful for the direction and prospective it brings. I definitely needed this temple trip. We go in a lot of different houses on missions and it's a lot different to go into the house of the lord. 

The church is true!

Sister Corbett

1.Chelsea is Moving to Utah and it's really sad. But I guess maybe I'll go back to Utah one day so it's okay.

2. We went on exchanges to Belvedire and it was AWESOME. And reminded me a little of Freeport and Sister Morales and I made some super yummy sandwiches.

"What a Message"

Another Busy week! 

We have been teaching a man named Allen and he said he would come to conference but didn't. 

We also got to meet with the Steve with a Big Beard again. He has been reading everything we leave with him and really likes the peace that comes from the Book of Mormon. 

General Conference was amazing as always! 

1. At first I thought it was just my missionary Brain, but was we got closer to this truck was actually inviting us to repent!

2. Illinois skies. 

3.Exchanges with the Elgin 1st ward sisters. Their investigator Mira got baptized this week. She's so cute. After General Conference all she could say was "What a Message..."

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Put Your Should to the Wheel

I'm not sure what to write about this week. It's been super busy! 

For Faith week we met our goal to meet with an active member everyday and I think it's something I want to do for the reat of my mission. The closest we got to contacting 50 people a day was 27. But we tried. 

On Friday we got a call from our ward mission leader asking us to stop by someone with him. She is still in high school but has left her family. So a member of the bishopric asked us to help out and so we went to try and find where she was living and it took us a good 30 min because she lived right off a main road and it wasn't on any map. And it was dark. But we finally found her and our ward mission leader, brother corbridge, was able to give her some food and we gave her a Book of Mormon. Turns out she was a former investigator! But it was just cool to see how the the church was able to reach out to her as she was struggling and hopefully we will be able to teach her some too. 

I'm not sure if that last paragraph made complete sense but it was a cool experience.

We had to drop Ben and Sue because we just never got to meet with them again. Maybe they are just too busy and someday will be able to investigate more when they have more time. It was sad for me because they were just this perfect, golden family. I've thought a lot this week about the people I've taught and found. I love them a lot and even though most of them never got baptized I'm still grateful I got to meet them. Missions are the BEST and I think I'm just going to stay in Illinois forever.

Why do Mormons go to so many Meetings?

So this week Sister Young and I had to go to the Rockford and the Schaumburg Zone Conference, and Elder Renlund Came so we had a Mission Conference and He spoke to all the sisters so we went to the Sisters Conference and out of the 9 Stakes he chose to speak in Schaumburg so we had another Stake Conference on Sunday. It was a lot. We counted it up and overall we went to 26 1/2 hours of meetings. It was really good and I learned a lot but by the end of it all, all I could think about was "Why do Mormons go to So many Meetings???"

So Sister Young and I were talking about it and we came to the conclusion that the only reasonable answer would be that the work actually is moving forward that the Priesthood keys are restored to the earth and we have leaders who are actually speaking as if it were the voice of the Lord.

When we were driving to Stake Conference yesterday we saw a lot of cars pulling into another church building just down the road from our stake center. we were like "Don't you know there is an apostle of the LORD just down the street?!" Its kinda crazy to think that they literally had no idea. 

But WE do know that this is the Lords church. That his Prophets and Apostles and Chosen leaders are inspired of God and this work is moving forward!! 

We were walking around before The Sisters conference started and we ended up going to a Wendy's across the street because we hadn't had time for dinner that day. THERE WERE SO MANY MORMONS IN THIS WENDY'S I FELT LIKE I WAS IN UTAH. We just talked to these Bretheren who just got done with their meeting and it was so amazing to see these gown men have tears come to thier eyes as they explained to us the things they got from the meeting. There were 3 that we talked to and each one mentioned something different from what the spirit taught them. They also shared what they were going to do about it. And thats why it meant so much to them because they were going to do something about what they heard!

Which takes me to something President Griffin said this week. "The Magic of the Church happens in-between the meetings". That is when we as missionaries get the most work done. That is when members pray and study for a talk they will give, when members of a ward council pray about and serve the individuals in their quorums and auxillaries, when we each individually prayerfully prepare for the sacrament to make it more than just a nice snack. 

So I would like to Invite you all and whoever would like to Join in on something our mission is doing this week. We are having a FAITH WEEK. We are taking the things we learned in these meetings and putting them into action. Sister Young and I have the goal to contact 50 people a day and also to work with one active member a day. That is something that we have decided together to exercise our faith. But there are things you can do too. Pick something that would stregthen your faith and help you exercise it! and then tell me what you decided to do. 

I'm excited to hear about it. 

Huntley. Round 2.

This week was really great.

Transfers were on Tuesday and Sister Epps and I had to drive all the way to Naperville without a GPS and we got super LOST. but we found our way and got her on her way and she is probably in Italy right now. Unless she got lost again. I will miss her!

Sister Young and I have had a super fun week. Right when we pulled in we were getting her suitcases out and we heard someone yell "You better watch out!" We turned around to see a Boy with blood all over his face! And its just been jam-packed with excitement ever since.

Sister Young has had the flu or a really bad cold. But she doesn't stop for anything! We were out contacting on Saturday and there was a fantasy football party going on with about 15 middle-aged men and we decided we were going to talk with them. We ended up meeting Steve who actually lives outside the mission but he knew so much and really wanted to learn more. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he said "I'm going to read this, if you follow up with Me. Are you going to follow up with me?" You better believe it Steve. 

We also met another Steve who had a big beard. And Naomi who likes to talk a lot.  It's been good. 

I Love sister young a lot and we already decided this is going to be the best transfer of our LIVES.