Tuesday, November 24, 2015

(One Year)


How is everyone doing?! 

Well, it's starting to finally be wintery around here and I finally had to get out my coat!!!  Sorry, it's been a couple of weeks since I have written. Things have been pretty crazy around here, and I've been trying to figure out college stuff. 

This was a good week; we had a miracle! There is a sister that we have been working with for a long time that takes care of her non-member "companion's" (not boyfriend because they are both older people) two grandsons. The older one is 8 and a super sweet little boy. We have been thinking about asking if he would like to be baptized for a couple weeks because he goes to church every week, and he loves it. So, this week we went to teach and right after we walked in the door Lemuel says, "Guess what sisters!? I'm 8 and I'm going to get baptized!" Later on in our lesson he came in so we asked him about why he wanted to get baptized and he said that he had thought about it for a long time. Margie asked him what made him decide to do it and he said, "I thought and I thought and thought. Then one day you asked me grandma, so I knew that I should!" This is a little 8 year old! So we told him that our job was to help people get ready to get baptized and we asked him if we could teach him about it. He told us that he would have to think about it. We told him he could pray, too. So he went upstairs and at the end of the lesson he came back down and said, "I decided. Yes." It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! This little boy made that decision all on his own! We are already seeing blessings from trying to work through members more!

So, I didn't have time to write last week, but we had a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy come do a mission tour this week. It was amazing. It was Elder Mervyn B. Arnold and his wife. He talked a lot about working with members more. He also had a special devotional for our Spanish branch and the branch in Newport News. It was sooo great to see everyone from my old area again! I miss them so much!

Well, I've got to get going, but I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

La iglesia es verdadera!!!

Hermana Fields

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Noche de la Hispanidad"


How is everyone doing this week?! 

Things are going really well here. :) I can't believe that I've only been here in Virginia Beach for two weeks. It feels like forever already! I don't mind though, because last transfer went way too fast and I want all the time I can get doing this amazing work!

This week in the ward we had a "Noche de la Hispanidad." It was the funnest. Because there are people from so many different countries in our branch, we had a big dinner where they set up different tables with food from all the different countries. Then later they did some dances from Mexico, Ecuador and Honduras. All the Mexicans, as you can see in the picture, went all out on their table!!!

Afterwards they moved all the tables and everyone just danced! It was super fun to watch! Too bad we're missionaries and can't dance.... And, our investigator came!!! And also, one of Hermana Reed's long lost cousins came, too! 

This week, I have been reading the book Our Heritage. If you don't know what that is, it's a short(ish) history of the church. Those saints in the beginning went through so much!!! Now, I'm just super pumped to keep carrying forth the work they started!!! If you haven't read it, I encourage you to do it. :)

Got to go, but I hope you all have a blessed week!!!!

La iglesia es verdadera!

Hermana Fields

Noche de la Hispanidad - Mexico

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Virginia Beach!

Hola friends! I hope you all had a very safe, happy Halloween!

After the longest week of my life, I made it! Here I am, in Virginia Beach. Our area is massive. It covers all of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Thank heavens we split it with Elders!!! Sometimes when you have been on your mission for almost a year, you start to feel really old, so Heavenly Father gives you a big new area to make you feel dumb again:)

I realized that I forgot to say who my new companions are! Surprise, I'm in a trio! again!  I'm with Hermana Child and Hermana Reed, my MTC companion!!!!!! We're so excited to be spending our 1 year mark together this month:) Can you believe that it's been a whole year?! It's been pretty cool to see how far we have both come in the year since we were companions:)

We didn't do anything for Halloween, we had to be inside by dark so there wasn't much to do. We thought about tracting and seeing if we could get any candy, but we decided against it. Some little girls ran up to us and said, "What are y'all for halloween?" We told them that we are missionaries and they said, "Oh!" Then one of them said, "I do NOT go to a church." And the other one said, "She is NOT my sister if you were thinking that she is. She's not." It was hilarious.

Sorry this is a short email this week! I'll let y'all know more about what's going on here when I get it figured out!

Have a wonderful week!


Hermana Fields