Sunday, December 29, 2013

To Represent

Writing an entry from my other blog made me think of something. In my other blog, I was talking about how we are imperfect people.

I have heard multiple times that this Church is a perfect church with imperfect people. It was started by the only perfect man to walk this earth, our Lord Jesus Christ. Well I can attest that I am an imperfect person.

But what I think is amazing is that He trusts us. He trusts me, an imperfect person, to be an official representative of His church to teach the people in Mexico. He trusts me, because He believes in me and knows of the ways, I not yet know, that I can help my brothers and sisters down there.

I am one small person. But I am enough. I think of Moses, a prophet who was slow of speech. He didn't quite understand why the Lord had chosen him to be a leader, but there was something in him that was just right for the Lord's plan. Look what he did. He delivered his people from bondage.

We are imperfect people, but with His help, we can experience miracles.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

To Help

I've heard mission stories where a missionary and his/her companion comes in acquaintance with someone is not completely happy with their life. Either they've had a rough past, are still in that kind of position or just feel like something is missing and they haven't found what it is yet. But once they are introduced to the missionaries and through learning the gospel, their life turns a 180.

I want that experience. I want to help people find what they can't find on their own. I want people to feel Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's love for them, as I feel it in my own life. I want to make a difference in someone's life. I remember for my grade nine farewell, our theme was dreams. Each person was given a thought bubble and in that bubble we had to put down something we wanted to do in our lives. Bet you can guess what I put. I put something along the lines of 'change someone's life for the better'. What better opportunity than to go on a mission. 

On Facebook, there is a group for potential, current (for those that can have Facebook on their missions), and returned sister missionaries called Many are called .... but few are sisters. I love it. There's this one girl, Charlotte, that posted a video about her conversion, and I thought it was so cool and I'd like to share it.

She has a mission call now and she'll be serving in the Canada Calgary mission. Here is her story.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

He Knows Us

Even when we may not know ourselves and question what we are doing here and what our purpose is, our Heavenly Father does. It's crazy. When I was a baby, my mom kept an LDS baby book for me. One of the pages is designated for the baby blessing, and my mom (or someone) recorded some of things that were said during it.

I was less than 2 months old when my baby blessing was given. As I read it now, 5 months shy of being 20, it helps emphasizes to me how much Heavenly Father knows us. The things that were said of me are things I recognize myself doing mow. There is no way that is coincidence. No way at all. Quite a few of these items remind me of things that were said in my patriarchal blessing that I received a few months ago.

One of the things it mentioned is a mission. I remember a few years ago I was looking at this page I saw mission and was confused. It was not something I had planned on doing. That's when mission age for women was still 21, in my young eyes 21 seemed old and I had a plan that I was going to graduate high school, go to post secondary and go on with my life. But as is known, I have decided to go on a mission and I AM SO EXCITED! This little snippet can be elaborated at a different time. So look to that, as I do want to share my experience in making this decision sometime.

Of course, it's not just through a baby blessing that I know He knows us.  It's been all throughout my life. It's been through all the many experiences he's given me. Some that I will elaborate on in future posts.

I think of a primary song I sang in Primary with the first lines being "I lived in heaven a long time ago." We lived with Him, how could He not know us.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I have been feeling so blessed lately. As I have been sharing my news about my mission call, such as with people that are not members of this glorious church, I have had many positive responses and I have had a few times I've been able to have a few missionary opportunities. One day as I was on my way home from school, I ran into a girl that I work with. She heard near the end of my shift that I was off to Mexico to serve a mission there. We were able to talk on the train ride home and I was able to answer some of her questions about the LDS church. It felt so great to clear up some confusions she had and help her understand a little more about us.

I was able to have another sort of opportunity like that one. That same day I met ran into the one girl from work, I ran into another girl that used to work at the same restaurant as me. "Mexico! Are you excited?" she said. We didn't have much time to talk so we agreed that we would meet up later that week and talk. That was two days ago. We met for a little over an hour, the whole time she was asking me questions about my mission, what missionaries do, how they communicate, missions in general, and a few questions about the church. I was able to bear a bit of my testimony with her and that was the most amazing thing.

I truly cannot wait to get out on the field as Hermana Jones and be able to teach about this wonderful gospel every day.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

You're Going to Provo?

For those who are not of my faith (LDS), before we go out on the field, we get trained and learn how to be a good missionary at a Missionary Training Center... MTC for short. There are 15 all over the world with the largest one being in Provo, UT. One of these MTC's is in Mexico City, Mexico.

When people come up to me they ask "So, you're going to the Mexico MTC?" I say "Nope. Headed to Provo."

People, I promise, in my head this entry was going to be a little funny. Well, I do find it a little funny. To see the confusion on peoples faces since I'm not going to the Mexico MTC despite the fact that I will be serving in that country. But as I was called to serve in the Mexico Veracruz mission, the Provo MTC must be where I am also needed. The Lord knows best.

A General Welcome

Hello Beautiful People

I decided that for those who would like to follow my adventure on preparing for my Veracruz mission, I would create a different blog just for that. Hence why this exists :).  

Here I plan to write about things I encounter as I prepare for this mission, my thoughts and whatever else I feel would fit. Though there is not much right now, I invite you to stay tuned! I also invite you to check out my other blog. Streetlight Pie.