Monday, April 4, 2016
(Departing Missionaries, And Missionaries at their 6, 12 or 18 month mark)
Chillin at Forrest Park Sister Hudson (Texas), Sister Lott (Idaho), Sister Turpin and me!
Frozen Custard at Ted Drewes. Only in St.Louis
Me and Sister Turpin with St. Louis
Monday, March 28, 2016
Hola Familia!We have had a rockin #Hallelujah week! The Lord is blessing us and we are still going strong!
Then we had EXCHANGE MIRACLES this week! #Hallelujah!!Tuesday Sister Oldroyd came with me in O'Fallon. We had a long busy day with appointments. We are teaching a 10 year old girl named Piper! Her grandparents baptized a little over a year ago and I love them! She came to church yesterday in bunny ears So we had a great lesson with them! But we also were out and about evening And we didn't really have time to go see anyone. We were at an apartment complex so we decided that we would knock on a few doors for the last few minutes of the night. The first door we knocked on was Kim. She was in her pjs and looked a little confused as to why we were at her door but we told her who we were and that we shared messages of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. She was like, "Oh okay... do you want to step in for a minute?" Yussss
Me and Sister Kikkert (Salt Lake City)
Sister Day (Utah), Sister Oldroyd (Utah), me and Sister Turpin! Matchy matchy!!
Monday, March 21, 2016
Life is good here in the land of Missouri. I have not got the Easter package yet but we hope to get it sometime this week. Let me just start off by saying... #Hallelujah!! I am pretty sure I have got that video memorized now because we have been sharing it with literally every one we can! In there homes, on there door step, it don't matter. as long as they got some sort of mobile device... we will show it to them!
We actually found this guy named Sebastian, knocking on doors and started talking to him about Jesus. We asked him if he had a smart phone and if we could share the Hallelujah video with him. He looked it up and we watched it and after we watch the video he told us, "Ya know, if you would have came a month ago I would have told you guys to go away but I just recently started believing in God again. Thank you." So cool. We hope to see him again this week.
This week our district leader challenged us to a talking to everyone challenge and skittles were on the line. You know me. I love my skittles so we beat them. Now they owe us skittles.
We went on exchanges this week as well.
I can't remember if I said this in my last email but our ward boundaries just changed and so we lost a few families in our ward... including our Ward mission leader... So we have been going solo for a while haha We just got to be patient until the bishop calls a new one. It is good that the Ward boundaries changed! They formed a new ward! That means missionary work is progressing!
Anyways! Love you all! Glad to hear from you every week. Only got two more pdays after this so make sure the emails are good!
Making Crepes! Yum Yum!
Gotta represent Canada. Thanks to Grandma Fisher for the apron.Pday at the Mission home!!! I Sister Morgan!
President Morgan said he didn't want to do a silly face because he didn't want to us to blackmail him haha
Monday, March 14, 2016
That is quite the news this week! I thought I would be speaking the S I would get home from my mission. I am kinda glad I have time to ponder my mission as well as adjust to my life at home until . I am also kinda sad that I miss my auntie dawns wedding! But I am excited that they are finally getting married :)
Well we finished all our zone conferences this week. we definitely feel like we did better on our training the second time. We had a lot of missionaries saying that this was there favorite zone conference yet! Although a lot of the missionaries are very green but still! It was cool to help motivate the missionaries in the mission and teach repentance. We have been crazy studying and talking about repentance and I think I am starting to understand what it means to repent and I am loving the simple principle of repentance. Repentance is good and positive and is not optional for our salvation. It is also needed daily.
I have also been think a lot of how wonderful the missionary program is and how beautifully it prepares us to be true disciples of Jesus Christ and prepares us to be leaders. Since this is my last transfer I have been doing this "My Plan" course once a week that helps me set goals and lay a foundation to prepare me for when I come home. I have been really enjoying it. Some of the topics have been about having a vision/one year goal, using my patriarchal blessing as a guide, spiritual goals, relationship goals, service in the church goal, educational goals, Goals, goals, goals,....
The last myplan training I did was called Continuing Discipleship. It mostly talked about how I can still have the spirit with me at home as strong as I have had it on my mission and can still have opportunities to serve. Prayer, Scripture study, Sabbath day observance, temple attendance, institute, technology safety, blah blah blah so many things that can play a part in helping me have a successful return home and to have the RM blues. But I think I am realizing how much of a plan I do not have! So I am glad I am doing this and taking time each week to think about it.
We had a good week though. We set a baptism date for Patrick and Priscilla. He wants to get baptized so bad. He knows it's true it is just so sad that he has addictions that are keeping him bound. That is why I am really loving this study of repentance. It is really repentance that frees us from sin. True sincere repentance. I know Patrick can do it because Jesus Christ is on his side!
Also did ya'll see the new Easter video?? #Hallelujah followhim.mormon.org check it out and share. I love sharing these initiatives! This is the best time to be a missionary and to see the gospel being shared all over the world through media! In so many different languages!! This is a fulfillment of prophecy!!! D&C 90:11
Anyways have a fantastic week! make good choices!
We had dinner at this place called Tom+Chee. that is short for tomato and cheese. It is a place that sells amazing grilled cheese sandwiches. This is a doughnut grilled cheese sandwich. So good! New favorite place.
Monday, March 7, 2016
So I didn't think of asking Sister Turpin about Tyler Hill until after I emailed you last week but we did make the connection! I told her that Tyler babysat us once or twice. She thinks Tyler was awesome and an awesome Seminary teacher but I guess he is in the bishopric in her home ward now. And he became neighbors with her family right before she left on her mission. Small world right?? so awesome.
But ya I got my flight info in the mail this week. that was weird. So I am going from St Louis to Detroit then Detroit to Minneapolis then Minneapolis to Calgary. That will be a very long day. Not really excited for that but excited to see you all!
This week was a good week! We have been doing our best talking to everyone we see and we have a lot of good lessons set up this week! We have just been having a hard time finding legit people. It is so funny talking to random people. Me and Sister Turpin are making a quote wall in our apartment of all the weird things people say and funny inside jokes. Like when we read 3 Nephi 11 with an older lady who crazy believes in aliens said "where do you think he descended from? From his invisible spaceship. Jesus Christ is extra terrestrial. Doo Da doo doo! Doo da doo doo!" haha I don't even know anymore.
And that is cool information sent me about Missouri. I don't really know of any cool book of Mormon history here but I can ask around. may make for some good dinner conversations.
Hope you all have another stellar week!
Love Sister Fisher
PS Can you please send me Kinder Surprises for Easter?? They don't got them here in the USA and Sister Turpin wants to try them! And I love them too :)
Monday, February 29, 2016
We got a new car!!! We went from a 2015 chevy cruze to this beautiful 2016 Nissan Rogue!! We named it Juawn the Nissan. It had 47 miles on it when we got it! haha
Also this is Sister Turpin from Pocatello Idaho and she has been out 9 months! I love her! This is at MLC (missionary leader conference) and so the next couple weeks we will be preparing our training for zone conferences! We are focusing a lot on repentance. I really like what president trained us about teaching repentance and baptizing converts! He said that the quality of our teaching determines the quality of our converts. We don't just want baptisms but baptized converts that will go to the temple in a year.
We take what we learned from MLC and coordinate with the zone leaders with what we teach the zone... sometimes I am amazed with how much trust the mission president has in us... but I am excited and nervous! haha We have a zone conference on so pray for us!
Here we are with the temple. We need to plan a date when we can all go to the temple when I get home. That would be awesome. I get to go through the temple on with all the departing missionaries. Super excited.
We have had a really great week. We are teaching lots. One of our investigators named Patrick didn't come to church. You would think since our church starts at sleeping in wouldn't be a common excuse anymore but I guess I am wrong. It doesn't matter if church starts at or people still like to sleep in on Sundays. So we taught Patrick how to repent the other day. It went well. He is the investigator that is struggling with addictions. He is cool.
We had a lot of fun street contacting the other day too! The weather has been so nice it is hard not to want to walk around!
Any ways hope you all have another great week!
LOve Sister Fisher
Monday, February 22, 2016
Oh Dad haha I am glad you are having fun "likening" the scriptures to my life.
But now it is time for transfer updates! For my last transfer in the mission I will be staying in O'fallon MO with Sister Turpin! I will tell you more about her next time but We have served around each other before and she is awesome!
This week has been kinda crazy but really good at the same time. I don't know much info to give you but the decisions made at transfers is really good. Me and my last cpmpanion are both STL's serving together and after talking with president Morgan she will no longer be an STL just to help her have less stress for the rest of her mission. It will be good.
We did that list thing you suggested! it worked out really well. I felt like I had a better idea of how to help her. And it made this week a lot easier. Anyways I do feel like we were meant to be companions. I have learned a lot from her... especially about patience and endurance haha She has also allowed me to humble myself a little more and become better. I love all my companions. They all teach me a different way to love :)
we made prayer/study journals with one of our recent converts! We got to be all crafty with her. I want to work on it more today.
we met this less active named Brother Piper who is way cool and just had heart surgery. No one in the ward really knows him so I am glad we found him. His testimony is super solid and loves family history. It is just sad because he is getting old and has a lot of health issues. It was fun to talk to him he has some friends and family members who may be interested in learning about the gospel too so that is sweet.
we picked up 4 investigators! What?! For a while we had no gators and then this happened so that was a huge answer to prayers. I am really excited about Tracy. She had a sticker on her door that said forever families and so we commented about it on our door approach and talked about the plan of salvation. She told us that that sticker was on the door when she moved in and she just never took it down. I am excited to teach her again! Patrick and Priscilla are newly weds and have been investigators before. I have never taught them before. Patrick is struggling with various addictions and is hopefully more willing to keep commitments. He has his wife to support him and take the lessons with him this time. We are going to make sure he gets to those addiction recovery classes that the church offers. I am excited :) And then Cacillia... I don't know how long we will teach her. I don't know how interested she is.
was our crazy day.
we did our weekly planning and met with Travis who got baptized back in October. He is so cool. Reminds me of my little brother :) There family is interesting because all the kids are members but the mom isn't. She is not baptized because she still lives with her boyfriend and the boyfriend wants nothing to do with the church but they still want to live together. For now at least. I think they are planning on moving soon... But they are cool because they all want to serve missions and their mom is totally supportive of it. Travis was making fun of Canada and of me for being from Canada (What's new. everyone does it) And so I told him he better watch out because he is going to get called to Canada for his mission haha
On the 6th week of the transfer the APs send out challenges to all the leaders and we compete and try to get more points then the other leaders. So we had to come up with an epistle name so when we send in an epistle to the APs they can send it out to the other leaders. It is kinda like twitter but it is just sending out fun messages on our phones and we call them epistles haha That probably made no sense. O the challenge was to contact as many people as possible by starting out the conversation by talking about the weather from and then next we had to start the convo by talking about sports from and then next we had to start the convo by asking for directions. If we picked up an investigator we would get more points. O we had to find money on the ground and then buy something from white castle (fast food restaurant) and give it to a homeless person. O the APs would send out descriptions of different leaders in the mission and we would have to guess who it is. O we had to follow up with all our investigators and then we had to give out books of Mormon to as many people as possible. Not just give out books of Mormon but we had to share a scripture with that person too. It was super fun. We didn't win haha next transfer though!!!
SO we found another investigator! We have a list of people in our area book who could potentially become investigators (people that missionaries have come in contact in the past and have shown some interest) and we saw Kristine on that list. So we tried to visit her. She was super nice! We gave her a book of Mormon and shared a scripture with her and she actually seemed really interested! So we got bonus points for finding a new investigator by giving out a book of Mormon! haha
we had church which was lovely as always.
So that was long but that was my week! The Lord's hand was definitely in it!
I hope you all have a great week!
Love Britt :)