Monday, December 11, 2017

😊

Well, another week has come and gone. Life is fantastic here in Illinois!

So, last month cute little Elise got baptised and wanted to invite her friends so she took an invitation over to her neighbor, Guy. On the invitation it said that she would be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So Guy looks up the name of the church online and finds Mormon.org. through Mormon.org he starts to read the Book of Mormon before the Baptism. He comes to the Baptism and feels the spirit. We met him at the Baptism and he says thay he "knows all all about the Jacobites and the Zoramites" and asks if he could have a copy of the Book of Mormon! He also told us he thinks it's great that we are out doing missionary work and he wonders why most churches don't! 

So time goes on and his neighbors continue to follow up and see how he is and he likes the Book of Mormon so much and he also wants to read the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, so he buys himself a quad! He is currently reading in Alma chapter 34. He used to teach the Theology of the Old testament so he really knows the scriptures. He told us that reading the Book of Mormon just makes him feel better. He also says how it's been his life goal to comfort those who need comfort and that he believes in how we view God and wow could he be more prepared? 

Nope.

Guy Scaggs gives us hope. He's technically not even an investigator yet but he will be!

We had to drop Roberta and Jim this week. It was really hard. But they will come around.

We also had to drop Lianne and we haven't been able to get in contact with selina again, so there goes our teaching pool. But Guy will hopefully be an investigator soon!

Love you all, 
Sister Corbett

1. I held a really cute kitty this week. But I liked it a lot more than it liked me. A lot like my relationship with the people of Washington. 
2. We made this well for the ward Christmas party. They went ALL OUT. People would reach into the well to get their water bottles. 
3. Are we in Morton, or are we in BETHLEHEM? I can't tell
4. Biggest tender mercy ever - last Monday we were running into Wallmart for a few last minute things and the Bell ringer stopped us and asked if we were Mormons. We got talking and he said he was a member in BOURBONNAIS but has now moved to Peoria. I talked with his son and had a lesson set up with him before I left! He knew the Beyers and Brother Anderson and I just love Bourbonnais.




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hot hot hot hot chocolate



This week was super duper busy. 

We taught TWO investigator lessons this week. So that's progress. 

The first lesson we taught was to Leanne. Sister Orchard and I found her tracting and we were able to do some service for her. She took us to Taco Bell to thank us and we taught her the Restoration. She has some issues accepting one true church but we should be meeting with her again today, so hopefully she has been reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. 

We also taught Selina. We also found her tracting. This was the second time we were able to teach her and it went pretty well. She wants some time to read the Book of Mormon.

Roberta and Jim came to their first church event (in illinois) this week. There was the community festival of Nativities. They were able to go with their fellowshippers and it was just good to see them in the church building. Slowly but surely they are making progress. Roberta was able to reach out to her Aunt who is a member in Minnesota and let her know she is meeting with us. Hopefully Jim will start reading the Book of Mormon soon....

So that's how this week went!

1. Day #1 we gave some food and a Book of Mormon to this woman who has apparently been by the Naperville Stake Center for quite some time. It was so tender to see her light up.
2.Day #2 we gave drink to the thirsty as we gave out free hot chocolate to people at the Washington Square! We also handed out two Book of Mormons! So that's better than nothing! (For day #3 we sang a song and sent it to a recent convert)
3. Community Festival of Nativities 
4. Light the World! These trees were temple square quality
5. My super official permit to hand out hot chocolate in Washington haha





Thankful

Here's some things that happened this week...

•we went to TOLUCA. Our area is pretty large and it's about an hour away and so sisters don't make it there every often because there is no one in the areabook there really. But we went and met Michelle and Jose. Sister Winkelman and I weren't sure what we were walking into when we walked into their apartment because it was pretty smoky and there were a few animals and just a typical Illinois apartment really, but Michelle said she had been researching on Mormon.org the night before so that's Awesome! We aren't sure how interested they are, but even if they don't progress much we were led to a few other potentials in Toluca that were pretty nice!
•We ran over a possum. Rip.
•We --almost-- ran over a pheasant 
•Someone called the cops on us in Metamora because they didn't like us. The cops asked us to leave the area, so we did. After we gave the officer a card.
•Betty got baptized in Peoria. She was investigating with the sisters here before she moved last transfer. She is super cute and was so HAPPY as she came up out of the water. 
•We are still teaching Jim and Roberta. They are coming along. Slowly.
•Our Zone invited 140 people to church so we celebrated with a Thanksgiving Feast!
•Sister Winkelman and I are staying together for another 6 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Sister Corbett 

1. "And He, Elder Royce, cut the Roast Beast."
2. Happy!
3. Betty💕
4. Illinois Skies.




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Can't Stop. Won't Stop.

I dont really know what to write about this week to It went by so quick. 

We went to Canton on exchanges. Sister De Graff and I sang to a sweet old woman.

We also went to Peoria and Sister Reynolds and I tracted probably the richest neighborhood in Peoria. It was a little intimidating... But I felt like a princess walking up to those doors. And we got to share Light the World with someone so yay!

Sister Winkelman and I taught our recent convert April's son! His name is Dionte and he is super cool. He is 11 and when we asked him to be baptized he said "sure!". He lives in the Elders area so we won't get to finish teaching him, but I'm excited for them!

We didn't get to teach Roberta again this week... But we've kept in contact and she's been listening to a lot of general conference talks and getting her questions answered. I am excited to meet with her on Tuesday. We tried calling her husband to see what he thought of us meeting with their family but he said he was busy and never called us back... hopefully we can get him on board!

Love you all!
-Sister Corbett


Work Hard. Play Hard.

Hi there! 

I'm still here in Illinois! 

This week we went on exchanges with the Pontiac sisters and the Peoria sisters it was super fun.  

Sister Fugal served in Freeport for a little while too and is just super sweet. We had lots of fun together.

Sister Orchard and I went crazy and had plans to do like 5 things but they all fell through.  But then we ended up getting a new investigator!  Debby!  And we taught 4 lessons.  It was nuts. 

I also got to go back to Bourbonnais for Donna's baptism!  She was baptized a long time ago but later in life had her records removed and she joined the Catholic church. She had a lot of change in her life and health problems. She was in the hospital and brother  Jackson asked the sisters to stop by. After that she accepted our invitation to take the missionary discussions again! It took some time but after a lesson in Relief Society taught by Sister Gray (MVP) and her companion  she decided to get baptized. She told me that it really wasn't anything that anyone did or said that changed her mind she just had an overwhelming feeling that she knew that this is the true church. I really liked that. Just a witness to me of the power of the spirit.

Sister Wahl drove us and that was sweet because it was the anniversary of her baptism many years ago. 

Church is true! The Book is Blue!

Love,
Sister Corbett 






Praise the Lord!

Sister Winkelman and I are still having a blast down here in Washington!

We had another lesson with Roberta. Her husband Jim didnt join us this time. She really felt the spirit this time and it was a good lesson. We brought the Bishops wife, Sister Mehr and she was able to help her with a lot of her concerns. She said that she first started meeting with us and reading the Book of Mormon to prove it wrong. "But that's not what's happening!" Love her.

Besides that as of finding we had a few rough contacts. I think only 3 or 4 actually straight up told me I was worshiping the devil.... There was one man in particular that had gotten deep into some anti material. It was hard. But right after that sister winkelman and I got a phone call from a former investigator we had called the week before and said she actually WOULD be interested in doing some family history! She also talked about how she had a really good experience at the Nauvoo temple open house.

We also talked to a man named John who had also gone to the Nauvoo temple open house. He straight up told us he didn't believe Joseph Smith was a prophet but he told us about the peace that just overcame him in the celestial room. 

Church is true.

1.sister winkelman and I actually found a mountain? In Illinois? 


BOO-k of Mormon

Well Friends, Another week has come and gone. 

We weren't able to meet with Roberta this week. And since shes our only investigator we spent our whole week finding. 

I hate to admit it but i lost my motivation for about 2 seconds there. It's been non stop finding for a long time now. But I am so grateful for my companion  and for the Book of Mormon! Not sure what I would do with out my personal study. 

We needed some motivation, it was dark and cold and no one was out so we knelt down and said a prayer right there on the street. We handed out 3 Book of Mormons after that! We haven't stayed in contact with any of them but we are Planting seeds!

We met a super cool guy named Ray who had a seed planted in him a long time ago. We met him as we were walking out of CVS. He said he got a Book of Mormon 5 years ago from a hotel and has wanted to learn more about it but hasn't known how! Well Sir, we can help you with that! Well, the Elders will. Because he lives just outside of our area.

We also had stake conference! I've been to stake conference 5 times on my mission now. This one was good though. It was all about missionary work! And we actually had 2 members contact us afterwards! 

I hope you all had as good of a week as I have! 

Love, 
Sister Corbett

 


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! 😲








OH AND THE BEST PART ABOUT ME GOING TO MORTON IS THAT SISTER WINKELMAN AND I ARE GOING TO BE REUNITED.

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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!

Love, 
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.