MAY 6, 2015 - NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Week #60 - Families are FOREVER!

Howdy Everyone!

Well, this week we set two baptismal dates!  One with Kristy Hernandez and also her son!!! Her daughter is a recent convert and next we are working on the dad! We went to the Temple to walk around before one of the Mission President's fireside and Kristy felt the spirit so strong there! She told us this was the best feeling she has had since her kids were born!  We have raised the whole family's vision to be sealed in the Temple!  And on top of that, Sacrament meeting yesterday was all on the blessings of the Temple and Kristy was soaking it all in! And the night before we taught her about Temples and Family History!  It was so amazing and she thought we had planned the whole thing at church but we just testified that the Lord wanted her to hear the things spoken. It was so amazing! The Temple is such a blessing and I know it is were we truly can be sealed to our families! :)


My testimony has truly been strengthened this week in the Temple. Teaching the simple doctrines of how we can be with our families forever to people who have never heard of how it happens has changed me.  Sometimes I feel as members we don't understand what we truly have until we met someone who doesn't have the same knowledge.  AND that's why I love being a missionary!  Sharing the plain and simple truths we have BECAUSE of the Restoration of the Gospel! :)

So that was yesterday - Oh and I also saw my "friend" yesterday! Don't worry, we have pictures. Hahaha :)

Let me just tell y'all, serving a mission is the Bomb. I can't imagine spending my time doing anything else at this moment in life. :)

We were able to visit Washington On-The-Brazos which is the town where Texas signed their independence! One of the members took us and it was super cool to learn more about Texas History. I love Texas so much. :)

Love y'all and hope y'all had a great week!

Sister Pinster

These twins are the cutest 3-year-old kids EVER!

My comp, Sister B, passed her 8-week checkup!  Yahoo!!!

The RS Pres took us to a boat restaurant and it was super "interesting" haha -- we had to take pictures!
It was great! And that is HER truck -- you should see her husband's!
Everything is bigger and better here for sure!

Dog Pile of recent converts and missionaries!

My weekly animal picture!

Old school checkers at the historical sight we visited today
Temple with Kristy!

Oh, and look who it is!  :)

We both got our hair cut last Monday

Monday, June 20, 2016

Week #59 - 13 Months and GOING STRONG ... Bring on the heat Houston!

Hey y'all!

So this week has been super great!! :)

One of the highlights has to do with meeting the MAYOR of Hempstead!  Don't worry, I got A PICTURE with him!  I feel like we have been sooo busy this week but I do have to tell y'all about one of the miracles!

The miracle would have to be with this former, Spoudie.  We literally accidentally knocked into him and he just moved back to the area!  We were teaching him a couple months ago and then he moved to Austin for a job but NOW he is back!  We also were able to meet his two daughters who want to learn and go to church with us as well!  We have been doing a lot of flood service this week as well and it's crazy to think it's been about a month and we are still tearing apart houses to get rid of mold ...

We also got to go back to the Bible Study we went to last week and the Pastor asked us to bear our testimonies!  We shared some scriptures and then sang, "If the Savior Stood Besides Me" and the Spirit instantly hit us all.  It was truly amazing!  They all thanked us for the wonderful sweet spirit we brought and then we were able to teach the Pastor the Restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon the next night! He received it very well actually! . . . and miracles are continuing to happen! :)

Overall, it has been a great week!  And it is officially summer and super hot and humid!   Bring it on Houston!

Love y'all so much!  Have a great week! :)

Sister Taylor Pinster

Our meeting with THE MAYOR of Hempstead (in the blue shirt) 
Love these Sisters!  (Elder Toolson just being Elder Toolson)

Love her!
The Cypress Zone
Photo Bombed by EL PRESIDENTE! 
This was from the flooding a couple weeks ago when we were stranded
with one of the members! Super fun stuff!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Week #57 - One CRAZY Week!


I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer weather!  Texas is starting to actually get a little more warm with less flooding! :) Yeah!

For real, this week was one of THE best and craziest weeks of my life!  Let me just give y'all a run down of what happened ...

MONDAY - We had a very chill P-day and picked our new Mini Missionary for the week, Kylie! :)  Super fun! 

TUESDAY - I had MLC (Mission Leaders Conf.) so I was in Houston for most of the day. It was such a great MLC and I love being able to serve in the THM. I love the Zone Leaders I work with (Elder Backstein and Elder Lives), and President Mortensen truly is such an inspiring leader! :)

We also were able to teach the Hernandez family the Restoration as well as true recent converts ALL in the same lesson!  There was about 12 of us all gathered around bearing testimony of this wonderful gospel and learning from each other as well!  It was sooo amazing!

WEDNESDAY - Okay. We had 13 wasps in our apartment that we had to kill!  It finally stopped raining and all of them decided to come in ... Thank goodness for Sister Breinholt! She is a killin machine! :) 

Also, we got chased by a pack of wolves!!  JK, the neighbor's 4 German Shepards got out and we were able to play with them. :) 

We also had our Family History class and we had a room full of non-members and members working together to find out more about their family.  I loveeee doing Family History!

THURSDAY - TEMPLE DAY!!!  It was such an amazing experience being able to do all of the work for one of my ancestors! In the Temple, I was able to see soooo many of my favorite missionaries!!  Sister Bates! Hermana Sheirbon! and even Elder Tidwell!!  Seriously the Temple is a place of refuge and peace. 

FRIDAY - Zone Meeting! Super inspiring and I love being able to help in motivating the missionaries and teach with the Zone Leaders.  It's the best! :) 

SATURDAY - I was able to go to a TRI-Mission (All three of the Houston Missions) MLC in Houston with Elder Lynn G. Robbins of the Seventy and Elder Jones as well!  I was able to shake their hands and talk with them!  What an incredible experience!! 

SUNDAY - We had 5 investigators at church!!!  And it was sooo awesome!!! 


This week is the McCorkles' baptism and I am so excited for the new transfer to start as well! :)  Change is always good, and I get to stay another transfer in Waller to finish training Sister Breinholt!  I will be here for 6 months!!!  WHoop!! 

Sorry this is SUPER long but this week is one to remember! I will send pictures a little later today!

Hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Sister Pinster
Saying goodbye to Sister Bates
... till we meet again!
Houston Temple - with Elder Tidwell and his comps

Houston Temple and my cute comps!

Sister Breinholt and Kylie--our little mini-missionary
So sad saying goodbye!