Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 17

Happy late Thanksgiving!! 
This week was a really good week! We were able to go on exchanges and I went with Sister Saunders. she is awesome, I sure love her! We had a real fun time. I also was able to learn how to play 1 song on the piano this week! I'm super proud of myself haha. 
Thanksgiving was a wonderful day full of good food and good people. We had 2 dinner appointments- one was with the Watkins family and they live about an hour out so they came and drove us out to the country and we had a lovely meal with them and we discussed the blessings we have been able to see since being out on our missions. I  said that I feel a lot closer to my Heavenly Father- I know for a fact that he is there and that he loves me and knows me and what I need at certain times in my life. Something that I don't think I 100% knew before. 
After that we went over to the Smith's. It was really fun! There were 2 non-members, 2 less-actives, 2 new-converts and the Loggins (another family in the ward) It was so much fun! We were able to really talk to everyone there and just become friends which always helps to open the doorways. 
On Sunday we went tracting and met and taught a really awesome lady named Tot. She said that she used to go to church but didn't anymore. As we were teaching her the restoration i had a thought- why did she stop going to church? So I ashed her. And she said because she didn't like thta church was about the people and how the church was full of hypocrites. I was able to bare my testimony to here that even if the people are perfect that God's love as and his gospel was. That Christ's church was for everyone. And that I had been in her shoes. But I was able to learn that the Gospel isn't about the people. It's about the Savior and our Heavenly Father and our relationships with them... The spirit was really strong and it made me happy to have learned that the Church is true even if sometimes the people aren't. Everyone has weaknesses and makes mistakes- and sometimes we don't see that. It was pretty cool. Even though my description of what happened sounds totally weird. The spirit was so strong. We are excited to see her tomorrow. And she was really happy when we left. It was cool to see the change happen so quickly. God's love is so powerful! I'm so grateful that I have to opportunity to share his love with others and help them come closer to Christ. 

The Church is true! 
Also I got chased by a turkey tracting and then got to pet another one

-Sister DeCamp

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 16

Hey y'all
This week was so great! Bill and Kathy got baptized! It was probably one of the BEST days I have ever had. I love them so much! It was such a happy day for everyone. We also were the ones who got to clean the font-which was super gross so it took lots of soap and cleaners and a lot of laughing. It was a great day! On Sunday they were confirmed and their blessings were amazing, and then Bill also received the Priesthood. Such a spiritual day. It reminded me of my baptism and confirmation days
 I also found a turtle named Frank on the side of the road, but since we were tracting I wasn't able to keep him.. 
Today we have exchanges and I am looking forward to that! I'm also excited to say that another one of our investigators, Asha is on date for baptism is January! And Hopefully will be able to progress toward that day! 
Sister Gunther is a pretty great missionary, and it is really fun to train. 
The Lord is so mindful our our needs and our prayers! I'm grateful to be a missionary! I Love my mission so much! 
I hope y'all have a blessed week! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

-Sister DeCamp

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Week 15

So this week was a weird week. A lot happened but it wasn't a very productive week which is kind of a bummer. I was able to get my new companion, Sister Gunther. She is so cute! I love her already. She is from North Logan and a cute little blonde. She is also really funny. 
Bill and Kathy had their baptism interviews and are all set to get baptized on Saturday. You could say I'm extremely happy about that! They were truly prepared by the Lord! 
We also went to Louisiana for ZTM this week. Not even in our zone but thats because we were asked to go to the SAU campus and teach about our church at a religious seminar. It was pretty cool. and weird too.
WE also while in Louisiana went to a place called the board walk and saw some of the families that the elders had taught. That was pretty fun. 
We also have an investigator named Asha that we were able to set with a date! It was exciting! We are looking forward to that as well. She is a really solid investigator.

Well thats all for now folks. Have a blessed week

-Sister DeCamp

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 14

Hey y'all! Hope this week has been great for all of you, it has been a great one for me!
I think I should first explain the title of this email. So as most of you know we are having transfers this week. We also have Bill and Kathy's baptism next week. And nobody knew what was going to happen and we were awaiting a call from the ZLs. Well last night President Olson called us and talked to each of us. Sister Abril is being transferred which we are really bummed about. But the humbling part is that he has asked me to TRAIN a new missionary. It is so rare that this happens and I am looking forward to this growing experience. I know that the Savior has so much faith in me and has a lot planned for me! I am so looking forward to this!

Also this week we decided to fast for more investigators so we could grow our teaching pool. As we both fasted on different days our prayers were answered. We now have a really busy week ahead of us with new lessons and people that look really promising. I know that the Lord was mindful of our prayers and as he saw our diligence he answered them.

With elections coming up tomorrow I would like to share a quick thought from President Olson, No matter who rules or what happens, remember that "all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God." D&C 101:16. Let us be positive, cheerful and obedient, and He will provide for us all that He sees is best for us.

I love being a missionary! It is the best decision I could have ever made. I am so happy to be where I am and who I am. The gospel is true! And our Heavenly Father is so mindful of each of us and our needs and concerns. 

Have a blessed week!

-Sister DeCamp