Saturday, April 25, 2015

On Miracles and Diligence (21 weeks out)

You know you're a missionary when you go back to get blood work done at the doctor's office, and when you come back your companion is teaching someone about the Restoration of the gospel in the waiting room. 

Hello everyone!
     I hope you all had a marvelous week!  We had a crazy week here in Greenville, but that's actually just normal. :) 
     We have been working really hard to try and make sure that "Miracle May" can happen. Which I know will!  It actually has been pretty remarkable.  As we have been been praying and fasting, so much has started happening!  We had a really great miracle happen just the other day.  We were at the doctor's office and after my appointment we were waiting to get my blood work done, and a lady across the room started talking to us and complaining about health care and politics.  As missionaries, we really didn't know how to respond to politics, but we felt prompted to go over and ask her about religion.  So, we did, and it turns out that she had met with the missionaries about 15 years ago. And, she asked us to come over!  Miracles are happening!  Lots of little things happen every day and it is so exciting to see. :)
     Something that I learned this week in my scripture study is that God doesn't bless you because you are "successful."  He blesses you because you are diligent.  I was reading in Alma chapter 21.  Poor Aaron and Muloki just had such awful luck!  Everyone was so mean to them, and no one listened.  And then, they were cast into prison for who knows how long.  As soon as they were rescued and fed and clothed, they went straight back to work!  After that, they were able to bring "many to the knowledge of the truth."  
     The Lord blessed them because, after everything they went through, they were still diligent in preaching the gospel to the Lamanites. Those were some incredible missionaries!  Even though sometimes in this work things get really hard (though probably never as bad as Aaron and Muloki had it) and you don't feel like your work is doing anything, be patient and diligent!  Things can, and will, start to happen!  I really think that this principle can apply to  a lot of other things in life as well.  I couldn't tell you what, though, because all I currently know is missionary work.
     I hope everyone has one blessed week. Remember to read your scriptures and say your prayers!

Hermana Fields

This is what happens to trees when they get struck by lightning.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Transfers - New Companion Sis Glaser

Hello friends!

Sorry it has been so long! A lot has happened! Well transfers happened two weeks ago and I am still in Greenville, English speaking. My new companion is Sister Glaser. She's from Tooele! and also my first companion from Utah! 

We got some crazy news this week, in zone conference they announced what we are calling Miracle May. President Baker received revelation that every companionship in our mission can get at least one baptism in May. That will take A LOT of work, but I know it can happen if we put in our effort and do everything we can to make it happen! Our teaching pool is pretty small right now, but I have faith that as we continue to pray and search, Heavenly Father will put us into the path of those that are prepared to hear the gospel!

It's getting pretty green out here in Greenville! Lot's of gorgeous blossoms:) It's crazy though because all this huge pine trees put off a ton of pollen! We drove into the church parking lot last week and the whole thing looked yellow because of all the pollen! It really is so gorgeous and really green out here! In Utah it's pretty green, but only where people have planted green things. Here green things grow wherever they possible can! 

I hope everyone has a blessed week!

Hermana Fields 

Editor's note: SORRY!!!! I forgot to press "Publish" last week when I worked on this. :(
Sis. Glaser and Hermana Fields :)

Dogwood trees