Monday, March 30, 2015


Another week in Rantoul and it was pretty good! I got a new companion and she is pretty rad. She is your typical Utah girl. She definitely has a Utah accent too. We got home from exchanging companions and when we got home I got a call from President Morgan. Ooops... I guess you guys didn't think it was that funny of a story.(The story from last week about the police checking them twice to see if they were ok and telling them to be carefull. Had mom worried) President Morgan was real cool about it though. He said he is glad I have got good parents who care about me. I know it was inspired of president Morgan to keep Sisters in Rantoul. I sustain him 100%.. He is so good. My companion last transfer (Sister Sims) kept telling me that we were going to get white washed with Elders because in her interview with the president she said that he told her that there might not be sisters in Rantoul anymore. I didn't think we were going to get white washed though. The spirit was telling me that my work was not done in Rantoul yet. And I was right! HA So I know that President Morgan was following the spirit when he kept me here. President Morgan told me to tell you that Rantoul isn't that bad haha! And I don't just serve in Rantoul. We cover other little towns that are safe. And the members are great. I am well taken care of.
Yesterday at church in the third hour we did a missionary work shop thing with the ward!! It was awesome! We gave everyone mission calls and name tags and then they went to their different missions (rooms). Then the relief society president, elders quorum president and us missionaries gave trainings on different things and switched rooms every ten minutes. This also gave us the opportunity to introduce the "Because he lives" initiative with the branch! It went really well and hopefully got the branch more excited about missionary work!
We also got a call from a mother in our branch telling us that we need to start teaching her 9 year old son and get him baptized. We were not apposed to that ;) We have a dinner appointment with them Friday.
We also met with our investigator named Faith. She is 13. But she seems way more mature then I am. We had a hard time meeting with her last transfer. But a couple Sundays ago she told us that she was ready to be baptized. She wanted a better understanding of Joseph Smith before she got baptized so she read the Joseph Smith History on her own and now she says she is ready. We had a lesson with her after church yesterday. I am a firm believer in Baptism calendars so we finally made one with her and we have our lessons set and everything is planned out for her to get Baptized on April 12th. I am so excited!
Also I don't think I have walked this much in my entire life. My feet don't like me because I am usually lazy and sit in a car and sit in peoples houses and eat food all day. We have been walking and saving miles because tomorrow we have a 2 hour drive to Springfield for a zone conference. I guess I didn't realize how nice it is to have a car. We have to get our cars there because all the cars in our mission are getting these box thingys put in them so if we are speeding or if we slam on the brakes to often then it informs the mission office. Or something like that. I can't remember if I told you but at the beginning of my mission these two Elders got in a really bad car accident. One of the Elders came back out but the other is still home. The mission President just wants us to drive more carefully.
Anyways, That's what's up in the St. Louis Mission!! Good luck to you Elder Fisher! That guy sounds like the golden gator!! 
Sister Fisher 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cool Skies

Hello guys!
This week was pretty great! Transfers is this week and Sister Sims is leaving me and I am staying in Rantoul for another six weeks. Von got baptized on Saturday and confirmed Sunday!! It was awesome! She has been meeting with the missionaries for such a long time! And has always said that she wants to get baptized but she just needed to come to church one more time. Then one day me and Sister Sims had sort of a "come to Jesus" lesson with her and set a baptism calendar with her and then after that she completely turned around and got baptized a few weeks later! She also really wanted the Holy Ghost in her life and was soooo excited to get that. I was really excited for her. 
The retro picture is at Calaway Park??
I have not got sister Clark's letter yet because it is at the mission office. Hopefully my companion or zone leaders will pick up the mail at transfer meeting but if not then I will get it at zone conference which is on March 31st. I will do what I can when I get it.
Oh my gosh. I wish I could spend an hour a day on facebook. There are no Facebook missionaries in my mission. And I have not heard of my mission getting ipads yet... I have heard that my mission is not obedient enough... that is why we don't have district or zone pdays and we are a motab only mission.. 
The other day we were walking to an investigators house that lives about a five minute walk away from us and a cop drives up to us and was like, "Hey... do you know where you are?" we told him, "Ya we are missionaries for our church." and then he was like, "Oh Latter day Saints?" and we were like, "Ya!" and then he was like, "Okay... Just be careful okay?" and then another cop car came around the corner and stopped us and was like, "You guys okay?" and then we pretty much had the same convo as the last cop and then he was like, "Where is your car?" and we were like, "just around the corner at our apartment" and again we were told, "Okay just be careful".... So we live in a sketch area. I guess that wasn't really funny and I probably scared you but I lock my doors at night and we don't go tracting at night. Anywayyyyys
Have a great week!

the pictures are of Von's baptism and a large air plane by the air museum! 

We get some pretty cool skies over here as well. And everything is flat. I can't wait until the corn starts growing. This is me jumping in front of a died cornfield.
All is well in Illinois! Hope you have a great week! :)

Monday, March 16, 2015


The weather is beautiful now in Rantoul Illinois!! Everybody is out BBQing and playing outside and the birds are making lots of noise! It's fantastic! 
I had a great week. We picked up a new investigator named Beverly. She is a Black lady who fosters a bunch of kids. She is really nice. She thought we were nuns. A common mistake it seems like a lot of people make. But we had a lesson with her and at the end before we left she said, "You guys pree coo! We gon' have fun!" haha I love it! 
We also found another girl who lives with her boy friend. I thought she was 16 when I first saw her. She is so tiny but she seems pretty cool so we picked her up as an investigator. 
We had two investigators come to church this Sunday! One was Von who plans to get baptized this weekend!! I am so excited for her! Von's daughter is a recent convert. Von's family and her boyfriend came to church! They really liked it. 
Also my companion is weird. She tried to do the gallon challenge this week because a member in our Branch (Brother Peterson) convinced her to do it. It did not end well. She was so sick and she was trying to make herself puke. Me and Brother Peterson did the Banana and sprite challenge but it didn't work. We felt fine after. It was funny. 
I also made a skirt this week! In our branch, one of the members mother (who is not a member) taught us how to make a skirt! She has no interest in getting baptized (We have already asked) but she loves us! I don't know her name though. Everyone calls her Ma. But she is so much fun! I love her! 
Also I went to one of our investigators Tumor, Cyst party! haha she found out that she got a tumor on one kidney and a cyst on the other so she invited us to go to Olive Garden with her. When we were done eating we went to the bathroom and Julia was in the bathroom stall and Julia then shouts out, "Thank you guys for coming to my Tumor Cyst Party!!" haha everyone in that bathroom had a confused look on there face it was funny. Julia has such a strong faith in Jesus Christ and a love for God. She always says that she is a conqueror. And she is the one who always says, "Get yo praise on!" She doesn't believe in organized religion though. She is non denominational. 
 Is Brady Broderson taking the discussions? I remember you guys telling me that he was going to church a lot. 
Anyways, I can definitely see us being blessed. Missionary work is awesome and I know that God will continually bless you as you continue to invite friends and be good examples. A scripture I really like in the Book of Mormon about missionary work is about the sons of Mosiah. They decided that instead of taking the place of there Father as king, they wanted to give there life to God and preach the gospel to the Lamanites. As we know the Lamanites were not an easy people to preach the gospel to. But in Alma 17 the Lord comforted them. In verse 11 the Lord said to the sons of mosiah, "Go forth among the Lamanites, thy brethren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long suffering and afflictions, that ya may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls." This is the Lords work and as you continue to be a good example to  your friends, the Lord will use you as an instrument in his hands. He already has!! It is as simple as that. 
And in verse 13 it says that the sons of mosiah departed, "trusting in the Lord... for they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken" I LOVE THAT! Missionary work is so great! So trust in the Lord! Have faith! Have confidence in God! He will make us instruments in His hands!
I was thinking about that recently. At home, it was so easy to do what was right. To just believe because that is what I was taught. To just go with the flow of things. But now that I am on my mission and I have had to put my trust in the Lord. I have so many weaknesses. But now that I have relied on my faith because at times that was all I had, I have seen the Lord work through me. I have been an instrument in Gods hands. It is so cool and makes me so happy! It is more clear.  
Even seeing Bandon have success! That is so cool! I think it is fair to say that the Lord is blessing us all because of the work we are all doing! I can definitely see the blessings! 
Anyways I hope you all have a great week! and notice God's tender mercies because they are everywhere! 
Love and miss you! I pray for you guys and Brandon daily!
Sister Fisher
P.S. got any ideas for fun object lesson for dinner thoughts?? :)
Pictures.... This is Julia
                 And my skirt! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Being Cool

This week was good :) Mostly goofing around with my companion.
It really warmed up this week. Everything is melting really fast and there are puddles and mud everywhere. But still lots of snow.
We picked up a former investigator a couple weeks ago and we figured out that a recent convert who we lost and thought moved away lives with her. AND her son apparently was taught the lessons and was going to get baptized but then he didn't and we didn't have his records in our area book so it was kind of a nice surprise to talk to him. I asked him if he still wanted to be baptized and he said yes so we will pick him up this week.. 
We also found this big burly guy who is into motorcycles and restoring cars and I want to teach him soooo bad! He looks awesome! He says he doesn't look like the religious type but he goes to a bible study every week! I will keep you posted on him :) 
But other then that nothing too interesting. Just tryna be cool. Sharin the gospel like some crazy fools.
Sister Fisher

Monday, March 2, 2015

Springfield & Fisher

Hello! It's been a good week :) We had Zone Leader Training and Exchanges so I got to go to Springfield with the STL. In Springfield they are all about Abraham Lincoln. Springfield is the Capital of Illinois so it was kinda cool to serve there for a day. They have a big Abraham Lincoln Museum and Lincolns tomb is there. I never really got to sight see but we got to drive around some cool stuff. Definitely a place I would like to return and explore a little bit more.
I also got to go to Fisher this week! I had to take a picture with the sign. 
We pray a lot. We have a companion prayer right when we get out of bed, then a personal prayer; we pray before meals, we pray before we leave the apartment, we pray before appointments, we pray to start a lesson and to close a lesson, we pray before and after companion studies and planing sessions, and we pray before we go to bed and we pray when necessary. To many times to count. 2 Nephi 32:9 "that ye must not perform anything unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate thy performance unto thee, that thy performance may be for the welfare of thy soul."
I want my Heavenly Father to consecrate my performance so that is why I feel it is very important to pray before we do anything. 
I feel like I receive promptings quite frequently. Whether it is to say something to someone or teach someone something, or just talk to a random person. And I kick myself in the butt sometimes because when I feel the prompting to talk to a random someone sometimes I don't do it! But for me promptings come as a thought. And a strong prompting comes as a thought and a feeling. Two interesting examples come to mind...
On exchanges this week we contacted a potential named Jennifer and when see answered the door she was in tears. She had just found out that her husband had been sent to jail and that she wouldn't be able to see him for how ever many months. We showed her our sympathies and and gave her a hug. Of course at a time like that people often say that they don't have time to hear lessons from the missionaries. At that moment I remembered a talk from the MTC by Jefferey R Holland when he was addressing the missionaries at the MTC. In that talk he talks about an experiment that some people did where they set up different scenarios of investigators with different issues. And in some of those scenarios the investigators make the point that they don't have time to listen to the missionaries because of what they are going through. But Elder Holland makes the point, "Isn't that the time when they NEED the missionaries??" Anyways so I felt like I needed to tell this lady, "You know, this may be what you need right now." She then said "you know what I think your right." And then we were able to talk to her for a bit and set up a return appointment.
Another time this week my companion was struggling of what we should teach our investigator Christine. She was going to teach her while I was away in Springfield. I pondered for a bit and said, "Maybe you should teach her about Temples and Family History." My companion was a little hesitant about that because Christine can be kind of crazy and Temples can sometimes be a hard thing to teach because of how in depth the questions of the investigators can get. But I told her, " I really think you should teach her about Temples and Family History." She when we got back from our exchanges My companion told me how the lesson went. She said, "You know it was really inspired that we taught her about temples and family history. When we told her that that is what we wanted to talk about she stopped us and was like, 'Family History?! I have been thinking about that recently and I really have been wanting to get into that!'" Maybe Family History is what Christine needs to progress. We are going to go to the Library soon and get here started on the Family Search website. Family History is really a great way to share the gospel!! That is why I am so excited that Justin is getting involved with it!! 
I can't really say how many times a day I receive promptings but it is pretty frequent. Especially little promptings that we might not think are that incredible. But they turn out to be little miracles. 
Love you!!!!
Have a great week!
Sister Fisher

We got lots of snow yesterday and our zone leader told us we had to park our cars and church was cancelled. I don't think I have ever had church cancelled because of snow before. This is my companion. She is from Las Vegas so she is not used to the cold snowy winters. haha :)

I also cover a very small town called Fisher! I had to take a picture with the sign :)