Monday, July 24, 2017

Week 49

Hey y'all!

This week has been real good! I said goodbye to Sister Wilson who is now on the beaches of Jamaica (only a little jealous) and hello to my new greenie Sister Higby! She is pretty great! And a hard worker. We have been able to find a lot of potentials and teach a lot! It's been great!

Jasmin is all set for her baptism on Saturday! And we are soo excited for her! She is such an amazing girl with a killer testimony! That girl is going places! She is already planning on serving a mission and going to the temple next month! I am excited for her and to see where she goes.

Things are going great here! We are working hard. Being a missionary is the best! And so is Sister Higby and Jasmin! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Week 48

 Hey everyone! 

This morning we got transfer calls. Sister Wilson will be flying back to Jamaica and I will be staying, but not just staying. I get to train again! I am so pumped! This area is a goldmine and such a fun place! 
We have a baptism on the 29 in the YSA ward! Her name is Jasmin and she is the COOLEST!! We had an amazing experience that she told me I could share. So when we met Jasmin she was pretty stand off ish towards us. She didn't really want us around (her roommate is a member which is how we met her) but she decided to stay in on a lesson we had which was about how much God loves us and how Jesus Christ went through everything with us and won't forget us. We shared 1 Nephi 21:14-16 and then asked if we could come back and explain a little more about the Book of Mormon. She was hesitant but agreed. We went back and read the introduction and shared some of the Restoration with her. We went back and talked about the spirit and how its small and she started crying because she said she could feel it. it was so special. We asked her to read the Plan of Salvation Pamphlet and come to church. She came to church and then we went to have a lesson with her. She had ended up downloading the Gospel Library app, and read every single pamphlet on there, as well as some of the Book of Mormon, taught us the lessons and then asked when she could be baptized because she knew it was all true. WHOA! It was really cool and put us in awe. This girl has completely changed her life in 2 weeks and was so prepared by the Lord. she is such an example to me. I know that the Lord has people prepared, and it takes people like us, like all of us, to help each other come to Christ. 

It's not always to go out of your comfort zone and talk to people about the Savior or even about church or our beliefs but I know that when we do that we are blessed and we can bless others.

Have a stellar week! I have to go help Sister Wilson pack her bags!! 

Sister DeCamp

Pics are exchanges with Sister John
and FHE activity!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Week 47

Happy Independence Day!! 
I hope y'all had as good of a day as I did! We were able to spend a lot of time with some new investigators as well as members from different wards! 

This week started off awesome with LaTesha and Kaydan's baptism! It was such a great day! Kaydan is an amazing example to me as well as his family. He is 10 years old and has such a love for the gospel and a desire to learn. On Sunday her bore his testimony and then in primary they talked about missions and he told everyone that he wanted to go. And then at his baptism he was dancing with joy about how he was getting baptized today. It was the cutest thing ever! And his desire to be at church is so cool. He takes off to class and keeps his family there. It's really funny and really cool to see too. 

We had zone conference last week and it was probably my favorite one since being out. They focused a lot on joy and how the gospel can bring us joy. They also had us write down our "whys" Why we came out on a mission and why we stayed out on the mission. It was kind of mind blowing to think about where I was a year ago in comparison to where I am now. And what is important to me. 

We were asked to study from Mosiah 2-4 this week. And it is about joy. I know that this gospel brings joy to our lives. It has brought so much joy to my life. Even on the hard days we can find joy and happiness from our Savior. Remember to look for the positives, Because you find what you look for, look for the good.

Love y'all
Sister DeCamp

Monday, June 26, 2017

Week 46

Whoa! Where has time gone?! I feel like I just barely left! 
Things in Hattiesburg are great! We are having 2 baptisms this week and hopefully more within the month! Miracles are happening! Our baptisms are LaTesha and Kaydan! They are the coolest, a mother and son! They have come to church every week since I have been here and have seen so many changes in their lives. LaTesha told us yesterday that her cousin commented on how happier she seems and Latesha said it's because I have been going to church and taking lessons from sister missionaries, you should meet them! Haha look at her being a little missionary! She's the coolest!! 

On Tuesday for PDay we went to the zoo! It was so much fun! It was raining the whole time though so we couldn't see some of the animals, but they have this hill that you can slide down and so it was so much fun becuase it was wet so we went a lot faster!

On Saturday we got a call from some people in our branch saying that they were going to Camp Shelby which is the Air Force base here. We got to go and give the sacrament to about 15 people! It was such a spiritual experience. Something that I will never forget. Soemthing that was truly cool was that there were 5 nonmembers there- all of which came up to us after and thanked us and asked how they could learn more! seriously incredible!!

Things are going great here!! We have zone conference this week and I am really looking forward to that! I love it because it's always such a spiritual boost! And helps you finish the transfer off strong! 

Well I love y'all! Remember to pray and study the scriptures. And don't be afraid to ask questions. The Lord hears your prayers and he will answer you! That is something that I know is true! No matte what the Lord will take care of you. He has a path for you that you might not always understand but it's always what's best! Have faith and trust in the Lord! 
  Have a blessed week! Stay safe and happy!

Much love,
Sister DeCamp

Monday, June 19, 2017

Week 45

Hey y'all!

I hope y'alls week was as great as mine was!
We have 2 people getting baptized on July 2nd! LaTesha and her son Kaden! We are so pumped for them! We have had some of the best lessons with them and we had 5 investigators come to church!! It was kind of a big deal! We are so happy with the progress that is happening in our zone! 

We also had exchanges on Friday! It was great! I sure do love my STLs! I was able to go with Sister John. I love that girl! We are literally the same person. It was kind of crazy to figure out everything. But she is amazing and a great leader! We were able to work in the Purvis ward for a while.  -Side story we got pizza that night from a member but we were out and about so we just had them drop it off at the church and they put it up high so ants wouldn't get in it. Well we decided to sit on the sidewalk and eat and within like 5 minutes there were ants flocking to us. It was crazy. So i'm glad that the member put it up high. Lessons learned in the south.. haha 
So that night after exchanges we went to drive home and there was this insane storm! Like you couldn't see 5 feet in front of you! I'll attach a video for y'all! 

We also had interviews this week. I am so grateful for President Olson, he is such an inspired man. We had a good talk! He is so funny too. 

So crazy story of the week! The zone leaders found squirrels in the church a few days ago and chased them and got them out. Thought they got them all. Well on Sunday there was a very unfriendly smell in the church building. We were talking after church to some members and one lifted up the chair in the foyer and there was a dead squirrel! It was so gross and also funny... but that;s my story for the week!! 

I hope y'all have a blessed week! 
Remember that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and has been restored to this earth. And God answers our prayers. They may not be in the way that we think, but he does. And he loves us. Every single one of us. No matter what. A really great quote I read this weeks says "Every day your life’s course is determined by decisions you make, decisions others make, and sometimes by unexpected events. What matters is what you do or don’t do to chart a course that leads you back to God. When your response to life’s opportunities and challenges is faith and trust in His plan, you’ll receive the strength you need to succeed." I challenge y'all to keep this in mind this week!!

Love always,
Sister DeCamp

Monday, June 12, 2017

Week 44

Hey y'all!
I have been moved to Mississippi finally! And it's the best! I am LOVING it here! I am in the YSA branch and it covers the entire stake! We also have USM and it's awesome. I forgot how much people love college football...then I saw the stadium haha.  It's pretty big! 
My companion is Sister Wilson and she is Awesome! She is from Jamaica! We are always laughing and always lost. haha I have to drive and so I have no idea where I am going and she's never driven and didn't pay uch attention to where she was soo its always an adventure! But I am starting to figure things out! its an adventure for sure!

This week We taught a lesson on the word of wisdom And a few days later we went back and she told us that she had given up smoking and coffee. She knows it's not good and knows that what we tell is true because she has been praying. She Is set for a baptism at the end of the month! She is doing great!

I know that the Lord gives us council to keep us safe and healthy. The church is true! 
Remember to read the scriptures and say your prayers! 

Much love,
Sister DeCamp

Monday, June 5, 2017

Week 43

Well folks,
I have been called and will be transferred! I am nervous and excited! 
I'm sad to leave Queen City but I am leaving it in good hands that's for sure! I don't have much time but enjoy these pictures of some awesome people! I'll be packing! 

Have a blessed week! 

Much love,
Sister DeCamp