Monday, May 23, 2016

Words "as if from the dust"

Hello friends!

Well, this is it. This is most likely my last blog email. Weird. I'm dying*, it's for real!

We had a great week here in Clayton! We saw a ton of miracles! We even ate dinner with Sister Miracle! We had exchanges this week with the sister training leaders and had a really great day. We found a new investigator, we got to do service AND we finally met a less active we have been trying to meet for forever (seriously, Hna. Reed has been here 9 months total and she just barely met him!) and that same less active came to church on Sunday!!! Miracles.

The biggest miracles happened yesterday at church. Guess who passed the sacrament for the first time?! Peyton, his dad, and Ted!!!!!!!!!! It was the proudest moment of my mission!!!! And just when we thought that no investigators were coming, in walked 3 of them that we weren't expecting! It was a huge miracle!

So, like I said earlier, this will most likely be my last blog letter. I just want to finish it off with my testimony. I have learned so much in the last 18 months, and the most important thing I have learned and had solidified, is my knowledge that we have a loving Heavenly Father. The creator and governor of the universe is our fFther, and He really loves us. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to atone for us and to save us. I know that the only way to gain access to that atoning sacrifice is to follow the example that Christ set for us. I am so grateful that God loves and trusted me enough to let me come and serve Him for these 18 months. I have loved sharing this message with the people in the Virginia, Chesapeake Mission and I'm so excited to continue serving Christ for the rest of my life!!!!

La Iglesia es verdadera. Never forget that.

I love you all! See you in a week!

Hermana Fields
*Dying=coming home/returning from mission ;)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello friends!

 I hope y'all are having a great week!

We had a really great week out here in Clayton!

I don't have very much time to write, but a big highlight from the week was our very last conference with President and Sister Baker! It was on missionary wellness! We had three workshops, one where we talked about mental health and took the color code test. I rediscovered that I'm super blue. No surprise there! Then we learned how to budget and be self-reliant and then the best part, we got to play oompa loompa! It's this weird sport some elders made up a long time ago. It's basically basketball and ultimate frisbee mixed together and played with a football! It was really hard to keep up with all the elders, but it was fun to be up and running around. :)

Everyone is doing great here! We unfortunately didn't have a ton of lessons this week, but we'll have more this week!

Les quiero!

Hermana Fields

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Hello friends!

Sorry it's been a few weeks! Things have just been boringly crazy here! 

We have been doing well out here in Clayton! Hermana Reed and I have started the month of 

"lasts", last transfer, last month, last fast Sunday, last zone meeting, last deep clean day, last phone call home, last everything! We're surviving though! 

We had a wonderful Mother's Day, yesterday! The primary sang a beautiful song that I had never heard before. The best part was when one of the little boys marched himself up to the microphone, adjusted it so it was right in front of his face and sang that way the whole song. His dad is newer so I was worried that that would stress him out, but I looked over and he had a big smile on his face! The little boy walked back after the song and said, "I just wanted to sing!". It was really cute. :) 

Skyping was ,for some reason, very difficult due to ridiculous technical difficulties. But, it all worked out in the end and we had lovely conversations with our families. :) It was rather trunky knowing that I will see them in 3 weeks though, haha!

The work is still moving forward! We have three wonderful people that are currently set for baptism and we're so excited for all of them. :) The only sad part is that I won't be here for any of them. :/ At least they are coming to Jesus, though! That's all that matters. :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday and that this week is a good one!

La iglesia es verdadera!!!

Hermana Fields

Look at this cute thing Hermana Bills made all of us "dying" missionaries! 

Also, look at my flight itinerary that I got last week...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ted's Baptism

Sorry! Short email today!

Ted got baptized!!! And, it was beautiful:)

Got a new companion! She's from New York! Sister Zsembery

The end!

Love Y'all!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Last Transfer

Hello again!

Well, today marks the official first day of my last transfer as a missionary. Weird right? I don't understand what happened... Anyway, we got our call on Saturday and guess what's happening? HERMANA REED AND I ARE DYING TOGETHER!!!!!  (#BirthToEarth) We are so excited! In our interviews President Baker told us that he didn't want to move either of us, but he also didn't want to white wash our area when we went home, so the solution that he came up with is that he is sending in an English sister to be in our companionship. That will be an adventure! This will be my 4th trio! That's just my life I guess, haha.

This week was one of those weeks that is just gone before you can blink. Weeks seem to just keep going faster and faster the closer I get to the end of my mission! We had some great successes and saw some miracles, though!

A few weeks ago we received a phone call, but missed it. In the message the woman introduced herself, but all we could understand was her name and that she needed the address of the church. Sometimes Spanish is really hard to understand over voice message... We thought she must have been a member visiting, so we texted her the address and figured we would meet her at church. She didn't show up at church and with all of missionary life going on we kinda forgot about it.  Later last week we kept getting this weird call that we missed every time and every time there would just be a message left with an electronic voice giving the number. It was pretty weird and by the third call we were a little freaked out. The last time it called, we were listening to the message, and for some reason we decided to listen to the rest of our saved messages. That message from a few weeks ago was still on there. We decided to call her back and figure out who she was. I am so happy that we did. She is not a member and her friend, who is a bishop in Texas, has been talking to her about the church and she is super interested! It also turned out that she did come to church, but too late and so she thought there weren't Spanish services! If we hadn't have called her she would have been lost forever! She lives in Smithfield, so we gave her to the Smithfield sisters and they taught her. She loved it, committed to baptism and came to church! It was perfect because after this transfer this area is becoming English so it was good that she lived in Smithfield not Clayton. However, d to the extreme shortage in Spanish sisters, Smithfield area was closed. But! President Baker gave us permission to go down and teach her!!!!! Another miracle is that she already wanted to have her lessons on Fridays at 1:00 so we can just go over after district meetings and we don't have to make another trip down!!!! Heavenly Father really does work in mysterious ways:)

That is about the biggest excitement this week:) Oh that and we have a baptism coming up on Saturday! We're so excited! I'll give more details next week:)

Well, I hope you all have a beautifully blessed week:) Love y'all!

Hermana Fields

Monday, April 11, 2016


Hello Friends!
     We had another great week in the Clayton Ward! Things are going well. :)
     We had interviews this week with President Baker. It was weird, though, because it was my last interview before my exit interview!!! Also, this was the Baker's last round of interviews before they go home, too!
     Miracle of the week: Emma got baptized! When I was in the Smithfield Ward I taught her for almost a transfer. She is this cute little ten year old that knows the gospel way better than I did when I was ten! She had a problem getting baptized though because she didn't know any men that she trusted enough to baptize her. It took a lot of work, but she was finally baptized! It was such a beautiful baptismal service, too. The spirit was so strong. I could just feel how happy Heavenly Father was, and I could hear it too through the blessing she was given when she was confirmed. I was so grateful that I was able to have a part in her coming to Christ through baptism. At times in my mission I have been so discouraged because I haven't had lots of "baptisms". That whole counting your baptisms thing has always bothered me anyway, but I really realized this weekend that the number of my investigators that I have seen baptized doesn't matter at all. Emma didn't count as "my baptism", but I am just so happy that another precious daughter of God took an enormous step towards Him, and I'm happy that I was able to play a part in that! I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have to be a missionary. I have never felt so much joy in my life. I know that the joy I feel is only a tiny little piece of the joy Heavenly Father feels when his children come to Him. I'm just so grateful that He lets me have a part in that!

I hope you all have a beautifully blessed week!
les quiero!

Hermana Fields


Monday, March 21, 2016

Peyton's Baptism :)

Hello friends!

Today I would like to tell y'all the very moving story of a young man named Peyton.

Peyton, is a 15 year old, and super cool. One day we are all going to see him playing MLB. This year Peyton made a decision that has changed his whole family. He decided to take early morning seminary. Peyton's family hadn't been to church in a loooong time, and so he wasn't really raised in the Church and didn't know very much about it. But, because of the amazing examples from his neighbors, when they asked him if he wanted to take seminary, he said yes. One day, the sister missionaries knocked on the Richards' door and sat down for a visit with Sister R. She then told them that her son had been thinking a lot about being baptized. He started taking the lessons and ever since then his family has come to church faithfully every week. Peyton was baptize on Saturday and confirmed on Sunday, and will be ordained to the Aaronic priesthood next week. I can't even tell you all how proud I am of this kid. He has changed his family because he decided to be baptized. He didn't do it because his parents wanted him to, or because it's just what everyone else was doing. He did it because he knew it was right. This amazing family is well on their way to becoming eternal and I am soooo proud of them! Right after Peyton was baptized, the old relief society president leaned over to Hna. Reed and said, "Their names have been on the roster a very long time." This baptism was an absolute miracle. All of you youth out there, you can have a make a huge difference in your families! So basically this weekend was a very happy one for the Clayton ward:)

This week we saw so many miracles that they all ran together and basically just turned into one big miracle week. Right now our ward is doing a 40 day missionary fast. Each day for 40 days a different family has signed up to fast for the missionary efforts on the ward. At first I thought that it might be good, but we didn't see anything. In the last few weeks it feels like this ward is on fire and everything is moving in the right direction! This week in sacrament meeting there were around 160 people. A few months ago there were about 130 on average. This ward is going places! 

I literally have never been so happy to be a missionary. Sorry Mom, but I might not come home! Just kidding, I will. But I just don't know how I'm going to be able to say goodbye to these people! I've only been here for a little less then 4 weeks and I already love them so much!

So, that was our week. :)

Remember that the Easter Bunny isn't real, but Christ is and through him we can find new life!:) #Halleluja

I hope everyone is alive and well! I love you all! 

Hermana Fields

Pollen Puddle :/

A story our investigator Caelem told us :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Springtime Miracles :)

Hola amigos mios!!!
Spring has sprung upon Clayton, North Carolina. The trees are blooming, daffodils and tulips are springing up, and there are bugs spattered all over our windshield. Gotta' love the bugs of good ol' NC!

This week was great! We saw sooo many miracles! Our investigator passed his baptismal interview, (he's getting baptized this Saturday!)  And, we have another investigator, (that is a member referral) that was set with a baptismal date in his first lesson! We are being so blessed!

Also, exact obedience miracle! As a companionship, we decided to be more diligent in how clean we keep our apartment, and guess what happened this week? We unexpectedly had everyone and their dog staying in our apartment! 1st,our sister training leaders surprise attacked us with only a couple days warning for exchanges. 2nd, the night I got home from exchanges in Goldsboro, I found out that the Hermanas in Smithfield moved into a different apartment and a crazy weird thing happened and their water and power got shut off.... So they lived with us for a few days! I felt like we were running a boardinghouse! If we didn't keep that apartment so spotless, it would have been pretty embarrassing! 
This area is doing so great! I'm so grateful to be here with Hna. Reed! We are really trying to work our hardest and we are seeing so many miracles for it! Oh, and a pretty neat miracle we saw this morning.  We found a member in the gym! Normally we can't work out in the gym because there is a man that works out there every morning, but today we had the sisters from Smithfield with us because of their housing situation, so we could actually go in!  So, we walked into the gym and all the Hermanas went and got on the treadmills. For some reason, I decided to stretch for a little longer and a random guy walked up to me and said, "Sisters! Where are you serving?!" He had apparently just moved in, but couldn't find the ward online for some reason! He's a super cool guy, too! He's a pilot from Costa Rica and he went to Georgia on his mission! His wife is moving here from Peru in a few months!  If we didn't have the other sisters staying at our house we never would have met him and he still wouldn't know where to find the church! God works in crazy ways!

That was our adventurous week! Oh, and we also had a super great zone conference with the Bakers! I love being a missionary. :)

Oh, and if you haven't yet, go watch the new Easter video! !!!!

Have a blessed week! Que Dios les bendiga! 

Hermanita Fields
Us with our campions LAST transfer

Us with our companions THIS transfer. We literally all just switched companions! #HermanaLife

Monday, March 7, 2016

Clayton, NC and 3rd Time's the Charm ;)

Hey y'all!

Sorry I wasn't able to write last week! Things were a bit crazy because I got transferred! Hermana Nyre stayed in Smithfield and I moved up the road to Clayton!!! This place is the promised land! We're the only missionaries in the Ward, so we teach English and Spanish, which is kinda' weird, but great! Guess who my companion is?! Hna. Reed! Haha, for the third time!!! How crazy is that?! Who's companions THREE TIMES?! Us, apparently. Good thing we get along!!! At first we were both a little worried that our companionship would be trunky city because we're both going home soon, but we've made a goal to push each other to work harder than ever. So far, I feel like I have been working harder than I have in a long time. It feels great, and we're seeing so many miracles, and it has now been 21 days since I have had a bad day :) 

Something not so great happened this week, though. There is a family here that the sisters had been working with that was set to be baptized this Saturday. Everyone was so excited because they seemed so converted and excited. They had even already started sharing the Book of Mormon! This week though, we got a text that said that they didn't want anything to do with Mormons in their home. He had talked to someone and they had been convinced that Joseph Smith was a false prophet and that only Christ was going to restore his church and a lot of other very not true things. We were devastated. It was so sad that they could be influenced so easily! However, it turned out to be something that really strengthened my testimony. The more I thought about all the things they told us were wrong, the more it didn't make sense. I reflected a lot on the truths that I have held dear since I was little and realized just how grateful I am for the knowledge I have. The more I learn about the gospel, the more I see that it just makes sense! People always tell us to not be blinded by what we grew up in, but it's really because I grew up in it that I can't deny that this is the true church of God. I have seen and felt so much that I just can't deny it! I have studied the Book of Mormon, I have had countless answers to prayers, I been in the presence of men I know are prophets of God and I know without a doubt that it's all true. So, the whole thing was both good and bad. I'm grateful that the Lord helped me turn it into a learning experience instead of a faith weakening experience. 

So, that's basically our week! A lot more happened too, but I don't have time to type it out...

Have a blessed week!

Hermana Fields

Monday, February 22, 2016

We Saw Ourselves a Live 'Possum!!!!!

Hello friends!

Well, first things first. This week one of my number one bucket list items actually happened. This is what my bucket list used to look like: 1. Be in a hurricane, 2. See a lighthouse 3. See a possum living and breathing. This what it looks like today 1. Be in a hurricane 2. See a lighthouse. I have seen more dead possums than I can count, but this week we saw the real, ugly little thing run across the road in front of us!

This was a miracle week! Last Monday evening, all of our plans had fallen through and so we were driving to find a less active. I felt a little miserable and I thought back to your email from last week. At that moment I decided that I don't have time to have bad days! I only have 2 transfers left! So Hna. Nyre and I made a goal to not have any bad days for the rest of our missions. We made a sign on our white board that says, "number of days since our last bad day" and then the number. We are up to 7 days. :)
I could sit here and tell y'all miracle stories from this week for days, but I only have an hour and a half to email, so I'll leave it at: We had a ton of miracles and Jonathan came to church this week!!!!
Oh, though one miracle that I do want to share happened on Saturday. So, there was a trailer park out in the country that we wanted to go visit so we started driving to where we were POSITIVE it was. Well, we didn't find it so we thought it must be the other way. Because we were in the country of North Carolina, there was absolutely NOWHERE to turn around! So we ended up driving around a couple miles trying to find somewhere we could turn. Before we knew it, we were out by the Relief Society president's house. Hna. Nyre had the thought that we should stop and do "secret service" so we went and it turned out she was rearranging her kids 'cramped room and was about to scream with frustration as her children ran around her legs getting into things! Perfect timing. As we were driving back to our next appointment what did we see? The trailer park that Heavenly Father blocked from our vision before - right where we drove past earlier that day. God works in mysterious ways! 

Changing our attitudes has made such a big difference for us. We had a couple times this week when things didn't go how we planned. Because we didn't get grumpy and upset, we were still listening to the spirit, and more than once we were put in the path of someone that needed our help. It was pretty amazing.

The Lord is truly blessing us in our area. A few weeks ago we only had two investigators and neither of them were progressing at all. As of today, we have 9 active investigators and a lot of potential investigators to contact this week. Sometimes I really don't feel like I deserve so many blessings, but I'm so grateful for them nonetheless!
This is the Lord's work and His hand is always here helping us along. I'm so grateful to be a missionary!
Have a good week!
Hermanita Fields

Monday, February 15, 2016

Stake Conference

Hello friends!
Have y'all had a good week? I hope so!
We had a great week here! 

This week we had a specialized training with President Baker. It was so good! We talked about the importance and benefit of role playing lessons. President opened the meeting by saying, "We're going to role play our little hearts out today." And we did. In total, we did 8 role plays of the Plan of Salvation and Family History and we watched 2 more. By the end of that 2 and a half hours my head hurt so bad! But it was really good!

We had the best miracle happen last week! We found a whole family to teach!!!! On Wednesday night we had planned a lesson with an investigator and found the perfect member to come with us and everything was going to be perfect! But then we got to her house and she wasn't home. I was so upset, I partly blamed myself because she asked us to text her an hour before the appointment and remind her, and we had totally forgotten. So, we started for our backup, a couple the we had met a few weeks ago Jose and Maria. I was still upset and didn't really want to go see them because they hadn't shown very much interest the times that we had talked to them before. Thank heavens I have such a great companion that made me get out of the car, because they were both home and they let us right in! We had a really great lesson with them and we found out that the wife had already been taught before and even had a Book of Mormon. They had a lot of questions about things like babies being baptized and why The Fall doesn't apply to kids under 8. We told them that we would come back with more answers. We are planning on showing them how to find the answers to their questions through the Book of Mormon in our next lesson. It's so perfect! It's incredible because I had just fasted the Sunday before that we'd be able to find a family! It just reminded me again, that I can't ever judge who I think is interested and who isn't.

The next day, we were eating with the Johnston family. Just a little over a year ago Sister Johnston was completely inactive and Brother Johnston wasn't a member, now they are both fully active and they just got sealed last week. While we were eating, Sister Johnston said, "I just can't even imagine if those missionaries never knocked on our door." That made me think a lot. I have only helped one person be baptized on my mission, and sometimes it's really hard to want to keep going when I feel like everyone always says no and closes their door, but I don't know what my actions will lead to. I can't stop just because I think the people will say no. Only God knows and maybe one day the people I have taught will accept the gospel, but if we don't try to share it with them we will never know and they will never have the opportunity to use their agency to choose.

We had Stake Conference this week! It was so amazing, I love stake conference! I theme that I noticed was charity. That's probably because I really just need to work on it and God was trying to give me a hint because the conference was actually about the 10 commandments...
President Baker said something that I really liked though, he said, "We all need more coaches and cheerleaders and fewer critics." That is very true. He also talked about the huge expression of charity it is letting others change and grow. I think that goes a lot back to forgiveness too, we all make mistakes and it's a huge comfort to know that I can forgive and forget about it because Jesus Christ, through His atonement, will make everything right in end. Anyway, conference was super good! The spirit was super strong and I learned a ton!
Here are a few quotes from our hilarious leaders:
"I'm so grateful that we get to sleep, because everyday I get to wake up and try again. Sometimes I wake up and say, "Get up and try again, stupid"." -Pres. Baker
"...I clutched the bag of chocolate covered potato chips to my chest and then thought, "how did I get to this point in my life?"" -Pres. Judd (stake president)
"Bears are big and mean and they have big teeth and claws and are all growly. Growly!" Pres. Judd
"Mom, I have fallen in love with the people of North Carolina!" -Sister Baker
"Last year I was at a Stake Conference and I reached out to give a sister a handshake and she pulled me into a hug and said, 'You're in the South now honey.  Here we give hugs!'" -Sister Baker

Good times... The best part is that President Judd is one of those people that says the funniest things with a completely straight face and just keeps going with his talk.
So anyway, it was a good week. I hope y'all had a great Valentine's day! We did! We watched the Restoration, in Spanish, and ate chocolate for language study;) #sistermissionarythings
Have a great week! 
Love y'all!
Hermana Fields
"And then there's our old friend the fat man walking"

Monday, February 1, 2016


Hello friends!
This week was a pretty good week. :) We went from freezing iciness, to 70 degrees today... It's pretty great!

I got some great news this week! I got accepted to BYU-I!!!!! I'm freaking out a little because school still really scares me, but I'm excited!

Here's my spiritual thought for the week:
This week I really learned the importance of the Sacrament. Our ward, like a lot of wards around, cancelled church last week because of the crazy storm. At first I didn't really notice a difference, but then I just kept feeling worse and worse all week. It wasn't like it was an awful week, things just never seemed to go well, and I just didn't feel like I had the spirit as much, and I was having a hard time wanting to be a missionary. Everything just felt too overwhelming! Then Sunday finally came back around and we had the amazing privilege of renewing our baptismal covenants. It was the best feeling ever, it was like the spirit flooded back into my soul. It wasn't because I was doing bad things all week long or anything, I just needed that renewal and cleansing again so that I could keep going forward. Because that was the first time in over 14 months that I have gone without the sacrament, I really took for granted the difference it makes. This work is so hard and I need the Lord's help every day to do it. I am so grateful to Heavenly Father for the opportunity that we have to be renewed every week and realign ourselves with Christ, and I'm so grateful to the Savior for making it all possible!
I hope y'all have a spectacular week! La Iglesia es verdadera!
Les quiero!
Hermana Fields

North Carolina Sky on Fire


Something really awkward happened last week.... I never sent this email! I got on today and it was in my drafts... Sorry folks! Here it is a week later!

Hello friends! 

Buckle up! A lot happened this week!

So first off, we had an ice storm. I don't know if any of you have ever been in North Carolina in the winter, but whenever this sort of thing happens the whole world shuts down! They even cancelled church! The ice hardly touched the roads, so we were still out, but a lot of people were out of power this weekend because of all the tree branches that fell everywhere. The roads were fine, but everything else was COVERED in ice. I felt so bad because there isn't much I can do to help anyone in a power outage! I wanted to invite everyone over and buy pizza, but that wasn't really an option! We all survived though. :)

This was the craziest week of miracles! I said that last week, too. But the Lord is blessing us more and more every week! We currently have 6 referrals from members! We are going to work really hard to help them to all become new investigators this week! How did we get so many referrals? We met with 11 active families last week. The funny thing is that not all of the referrals came from when we were at their houses, some of them just sorta came out of nowhere! I know we have been so blessed because we are working hard to find investigators through our members. 


One night, while we were planning, we felt like we should go visit an active member named Sister W. She's old and lonely so we visit her every so often, but we weren't going to be in her area that day so we decided against it. The next day, while I was studying, I felt again like we needed to go see Sister W. Then, we were doing some service for another member and Sister W. called us! She just wanted to make sure we were doing okay in the weather, but she was doing just fine. Later that day we felt again, like we needed to go see her! So, we finally did. She was just fine.  I was a little confused why we felt so strongly that we needed to go see her, but then as we were visiting, she told us about something that had happened with her next door neighbor earlier that day. She told the story and said, "I can't understand them very well though because they are Spanish." We have never knocked, or for some reason ,ever thought of knocking that neighborhood! So we said that maybe we should go knock on their door and she got excited and thought that would be a great idea. She then told us that they have really big family of 12 that almost all live in that same neighborhood! If we hadn't gone to see her that day she probably wouldn't have mentioned those neighbors to us! It was pretty amazing! 

Another evening, we were eating dinner at a family's house and there were some random kids we didn't know. After we shared our message we asked who the kids were and the mom told us that their dad had gotten in an accident that day and so she was taking care of them while their parents were at the hospital. She also said that she really wanted to take us over there to visit them when they got home.

Last night we got a call from the elders in our ward telling us that they had just given a blessing to a member's grandma and that we should go try her. Apparently she only speaks Spanish! We didn't even know that member had family around! 

So great things are happening, and this week will be a whole lot of following up and teaching first lessons!

This week we also had a world wide training from the General Authorities. It was sooo amazing! A lot of people gave trainings, but something that I really loved was a story Elder Anderson shared about an experience that Elder Scott had when he was at a stake conference somewhere giving a talk, and afterward a women shook his hand and gave him a letter. In the letter she told him how much she loved what he had said and thanked him for his remarks, but then she said that she had come a long way to hear his witness of Jesus Christ and he didn't give it. He realized that even though he had talked about a lot of important things, he forgot to testify of the Savior. After that, he made a goal to always have the Savior's name on his lips. One bit of revelation that I received was that I need to cut out Babylon. I have a really bad habit of quoting movies and just being distracted by stuff like that. So, to be able to have Christ's name always on my lips, I need to get Babylon off. So I have been working on that this week. It's amazing how much more focused on the work I have been! Hermana Nyre and I have made a deal that if either of us starts quoting anything worldly we start singing, "Oh Babylon, oh Babylon we bid thee farewell...." and that puts us back on track! I have also made the goal to always have Christ's name on my lips. Sometimes it's easy for us to get distracted by all the things we have to teach people about, but the foundation of it all is Jesus Christ and I need to always be testifying of Him.

So, that is my week at a long glance...
I hope you all have a wonderful week, and that you all stay warm! (except you, Andy.  You need to stay cool! ;) )

La iglesia es verdadera y Jesus es nuestra luz en la obscuridad! 

Les quiero!

Hermana Fields

Monday, January 18, 2016

Miracle Week!

Hello friends!!!!

     How have y'all been this week? I've been cold... that's a change! Something that hasn't changed though is our companionship! We didn't get transferred! I'm super excited:)

     This week was a miracle week. The Lord is blessing us so much!

     Miracle #1. Golda. We had taught her a few times, but she didn't show a lot of interest and after a while wouldn't really set appointments so we stopped focusing on her. Well, about two weeks ago we were out one night and all of our plans had fallen through, and we felt like we should go see Golda. We did and taught her the Plan of Salvation. By the end of that lesson there was more light in her eyes and she told us that she wanted to come to church and also our English class. Sunday came and she didn't show up to church because her daughter was sick, but she did come to English. That was huge for her, she met a lot of the members and one of the sisters invited her to church! We set another lesson with her and made sure that we brought members with us this time. We did, and we had a great lesson mostly thanks to the couple we brought with us! And then guess what happened? She came to church this week and had a really great experience! We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off for most of church trying to get translating stuff set up, but all the other Hispanic sisters helped us out so much and were so loving and reached out to her and made her feel right at home. It was a huge testimony builder of how important members are to the work!

     Miracle # 2. There is a 9 year old girl in the ward  named Emma that swore she wouldn't get baptized until she was 47. Well, about a month ago we were having dinner with her mom and she told us that their cat had run away and Emma told her that she would get baptized so that she could see the cat again in the Celestial Kingdom, but only if that cat was still gone after a month. This Sunday marked one month since the cat ran away, so we got a text from her mom asking us to come start teaching her:)
     So it's been a good week:) and this week will be super great too! 

     Well, I love you all, have a beautiful week, and always remember that Heavenly Father loves you and wants your happiness and that la iglesia es verdadera!!!!!

Les quiero!
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Spring! Just Kidding...

Hello people!
     Happy spring! Just kidding, I forgot, it's just that way here. It has been so warm out here for the last month that all the plants and animals are confused and think it's spring! All the trees have little buds coming out and there are even a few daffodils coming up! Also, the robins have already started coming back!!! It's started to get really cold again though, so maybe they'll leave and come back later!
     Well, this week was a pretty good week. We had interviews with the mission president this week! Those are always the best to help you keep going. We got some super great council on how to help our area:) 
     Unfortunately, Hermana Nyre got a really bad cold this week, so that grounded us for a couple days, but don't worry she's recovering very well. :) There's a bunch of crazy viruses going around this place! Almost all the sisters in our district are sick! I've been taking vitamins like mad. I don't want to get sick again!!! 
     So, I cut my hair today... I don't have a picture yet, but just know that it's shorter... Just kidding, it's not that much shorter. :) Just a lot of layers! My head feels about ten pounds lighter!
     Let's see, what other random subject can I jump to? Oh! We started studying Preach my Gospel as a mission. It's probably the best thing ever! I have learned so much just in the last 2 weeks! 
Anyways, sorry this is a scramble, not very well put together email... That's basically just how my brain is working these days.
Que tengan una buena semana!
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