MAY 6, 2015 - NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Monday, September 28, 2015

Week #21 - Texas Miracles!

September 27, 2015

Hey y'all!

One miracle that happened this week happened last night.  Our investigator, Brother Floyd, is a super nice older man who recently lost his wife.  We found him tracting and he loves us and the messages we shared, the Plan of Salvation and Restoration.  We are setting a baptismal date with him this week as well!  

He came to the "Why I Believe" Mission fireside last night and loved it.  He felt the spirit and when we introducted him to some of the people from the Branch, he told them, "I am one of the perspective converts for the church!"  WHAT!  Haha, we were so excited!  It was quite funny, but at the same time we know it's true!  He is already being fellowshipped very well and we have been able to use facetime so that we can make contact with him more often!  Technology these days ... but seriously, these firesides happen every month and this month it was in my stake, College Station!  AND MARY, MY RECENT CONVERT, WAS CHOSEN TO SPEAK! Talk about exciting news! She did amazing and her testimony is so strong in this gospel already. I can't believe how wonderful this gospel is and how much it can truly change lives.
And on top of that, one of our eternigators (she's been investigating the church for almost 2 years now), has committed to baptism!  yay!  We are so excited for her!  Her name is Marsha. :)  She's a veterinarian and we teach her at her vet office, talk about heaven for an animal lover like me!!!  Haha

But we are truly seeing miracles in Caldwell and Hearne, and this week has been great!  I can't wait to see what else the future holds for these little towns in Texas! :)

Also, Women's Conference was amazing, and I am so so excited for General Conference this weekend!  We are getting all of our investigators to at least one session! :)

Let me know what some of y'all favorites talks are next week!

Love you all and have a great week! :) 

Sister Pinster

Monday, September 21, 2015

Week #20 - Another Week in Paradise

Hey Y'all!

Well, this week was full of some wonderful adventures and moments!  It was so great, besides the fact that both of us were sick for the first half the week and were told to stay home and get rest.  But, besides that little hiccup, this week has been amazing!  Also, last week was great as well.  I totally ran out of time last week and forgot to send my group email, my bad.  

Last week we were able to find 11 new investigators, including a family!  Let me just say miracles are happening here in the small towns of Caldwell and Hearne.  This week we were able to teach the Stickles family the Restoration and they came to church!  Even though the branch in Hearne is small in numbers, the members are amazing.  We had about 20 people at church and the spirit there was so strong.  I am so excited for this family!

Our recent convert Mary still seems to amaze me every single day.  We were able to take her to the Temple Tours at the Houston Temple last night and she was unbelievably happy.  She even shed a couple tears when we pulled up because she had never seen anything more beautiful.  We are so excited to teach her to do baptisms in the next week or so!  

Another miracle that happened this week was we were able to go on splits for church to both of our Branches!  One of the members picked me up and took me to Hearne and Mary took Sister Selee to Caldwell.  We had investigators going to church for the first time in both Branches and wanted to be there for all of them.  We prayed and fasted to find a way to make it to both, and the members here were the answers to our prayers!  They also brought us chicken noodle soup while we were sick and were constantly checking up on us. I love them so much.

Oh, and our car died for the second time this month and we had to have our neighbor jump it; the joys of car trouble.  But, everything happens for a reason, right? :)

I love being out here in the country and even though we do spend a lot of the time in the car, the people here are wonderful and we are ready to harvest because the field is white.

I hope everyone is having a great week and I can't wait to hear from all of you!

Some of my favorite scriptures this week are Mosiah 24:14 and Mosiah 2:14. The Book of Mormon is the best and I love being able to spend the time to study it each and every day.  Being on a mission has blessed my life so much!  I can't wait to be able to find and teach our investigators and get them to the waters of baptism as well as the Temple.  It is such a great experience! Being a missionary is literally paradise and I can't imagine being anywhere else right now.  :) 

Love y'all and keep the Lord's work moving! 

Sister Pinster

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Week #18 - Pictures!

Sept. 8, 2015

So this week has been great!  I don't have much time to write, but I do have pictures! Enjoy!

I love being out in the country.  I can see myself living here after the mission. :)  and I even got to pet a couple cows!  Super awesome!

Hope y'all had a good Labor Day Weekend!