Forward - Texas Fort Worth!

Forward - Texas Forth Worth!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

And I Was A Lucky One!

Ok so news on Fd haha he has not been baptized so he will hopefully very soon. So weird, the mission office had to call Salt Lake to figure it out... missionary work, love it. We did find a couple new investigators this week which was awesome I think that they have some real potential too so that was pretty exciting and I don't remember if I told you about Ma who is 10 her dad was baptized in June and now she wants to be baptized so we are working with her father to get the priesthood so he can baptize her which would be really neat! So hopefully that will be sometime next month!! We always have tons of less actives to work with and lots of recent converts so we are always busy with that! We have heard that we will be getting ipads by the end of the year... who knows, they said that last year too apparently haha, it would be so sweet though!!!! I love all the mormon messages I wish we could share them with people at our lessons!!

Yes Sister T wears my clothes all the time hahah it's not that she doesn't have very much she just likes mine better and says hers aren't cute hahah she is such diva. We went shopping a couple weeks ago because she said she needed to, haha she bought sunglasses, a purse a skirt etc.. she kills me! I will send a card home, I just need to get a thingy to send it in, but I'll do that!! And hahaha yes I know Elder Lilo haha I met him like twice that is soooooooo funny! He told me I had a nice smile:) great missionary!! and no our mission doesn't use facebook. Hopefully that answered all your questions mama!!

Sounds like fall break was fun! And sounds like Syddos birthday was super fun! All the pictures were so awesome, I like the boating trip tradition, thats so fun! btw. you are spoiling Syd so much. ok. love ya.

So basically the best part of this week was that we had a conference in Fort Worth with Elder Cardon of the Seventy. We were up at like 5am and home at 9pm so it was a long day, but yay I saw Sister T!!! There were lots of missionaries but I'm like I only know people from the south haha but it was fun to meet everyone!! We talked about listening to and recognizing the spirit. I learned lots, of course it was great. But \what was really neat President Ames chose a few missionaries to have an interview with Elder Cardon and I was a lucky one! He asked about my family and things that I've learned on my mission and from our meeting and let me ask some questions and it was just so cool I just felt the spirit in the room I know that he is called of God just like I know that the apostles and prophet are as well, I just have a feeling of joy inside me when I hear them speak at conference and in my interview, he gave me an assignment, he said that on pday I needed to write home and tell my parents that they raised a valiant daughter of God that is doing a marvelous work. So there ya have it, he was so nice and I really am so glad that I got to grow up in the best home with the best family ever!!

Oh and keep Sister Nielson in your prayers she just found out she has melanoma, she's like my second mommy. She will be getting more tests done tomorrow.
Ok sorry to end this on a sad note, but I love you really so much!!!!

Sister Wells

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We Got To Watch "Meet the Mormons"

Hola, so I just realized that I have been on my mission for 5 months today! At first it seemed to go by pretty slow, but now it is just speeding up so much! I could be leaving Copperas Cove next month, I will die when I have to leave, but its all good!! Sounds like mom and dad your trip was so much fun, and that is so cool you dropped something off for angela I bet she loooooved that!! Also happy anniversary to Gma and gpa, so awesome!!!!

Well this week we got to watch Meet the Mormons at zone conference, you all need to see it, wow I loved it so much and I'm so excited for everyone here to watch it and try and get others to watch it as well! I can't decide which story was my favorite because each one was so great, I love how it answers so many question that people have and it just made me so grateful that I am a mormon:) and just makes me want to be a better person!! We had some big thunderstorms this week which was so fun and so it has been a lot cooler!

We are just keeping busy trying to find more people to teach, going through all our potentials and formers, Fd came to stake conference this week so that was awesome except weirdest story ever.... so we have been teaching him for a month and a half and we have a baptismal date for him, but just wednesday he said he possibly could have been baptized in this church ten years ago in memphis...... we are like what??????? he doesn't know... so we got a hold of our ward clerk and he is gonna figure out if he has its so weird, so he may or may not be getting baptized in a few weeks, he is quite an interesting guy, but he wants the gospel in his life and he wants to do right so whatever happens, its good he is coming to church:)

Yesterday was the most fun pday I've had! We played soccer in the gym for hours! I'm so sore.. I haven't ran that much forever it felt so good, but it was so much fun with all of our zone and I got a hat trick woooo! haha but most exciting since I finished the Book of Mormon, I figured out how much I need to read each day to read it before Christmas again and also read the New Testament, I just love the scriptures they are amazing. Also president challenged us when we read the Book of Mormon to choose a certain subject to study in particular throughout. One of the apostles does this and just uses a new BofM each time with each one having a different subject like faith, or repentance, atonement, I'm so excited to do it! Anywho this week we have a conference in Fort Worth and Elder Cardon of the seventy is speaking to us yay! I will hopefully find Sista T there too!

I love you all lots and lots!!!

Sista Wells

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I Wanted to Come on a Mission to Share This Happiness - 10/6/14

Good morning!! Mom and Dad, all the pictures look so pretty, sounds like you are having so much fun!! I love y'all!!

So this week was transfers, we only have one new Elder in our district, he is our new district leader Elder J he seems nice and went to Olympus! So not too many changes here in cove, we have been having some crazy weather though, it will be 100 one day and humid and then the next it will be like 75 and not humid, my allergies are going crazy haha!!

One of our investigators came to the stake center on sunday and watched both sessions of general conference with us, that was great! He has a baptism date coming up here soon! On Saturday our stake had a 5k run in the morning before conference, so we went to that but Sister T does NOT like to run haha so we just walked the whole thing, but it was pretty fun! And then we watched the sessions in Killeen at the stake center and in between this sweet old lady took all the missionaries, like 27 of us to eat at Golden Coral and then we watched the afternoon session! I loved how Pres. Packer talked about prayer for a little and how powerful it really is, I mean Joseph Smiths prayer made a HUGE difference, I guess I never looked at it that way and wow just one prayer can make a big difference so never forget to pray!!! I also loved the talks about the sacrament and how we can make it more meaningful by remembering the Savior always not just during sacrament meeting. I especially loved how Sis Esplin said that as the deacons extend their arm to us to partake of the sacrament it is is literally Jesus Christ extending His arm of mercy to us!! I looooooved that!!

When they talked about parents and how important their role is, I was just thinking how great you mama and papa are!! I remember always walking into your room and dad would be kneeling and praying and how in church I would always look over at mom and could see the tears in her eyes as she felt the spirit. I'm so grateful for your example for having family prayers and scripture study and fhe even though I wasn't always the most willing. I love how it talked about how amazing it is that we have a living prophet today, it is so so awesome!!! I loved his talk so much, that is my fave right now:) Decisions determine destiny. I love that. Now I just can't wait to reread them all!!! I hope you all enjoyed the talks!!! It was cool how Elder Bednar talked to the non members and Fred was so listening and that's why he decided on a date to be baptized!!!

This week we have a lot of meetings and will be super busy but it is going to be so awesome I'm excited, I love being here. I love how Elder Bednar said the reason we are so eager to share is because we know the truths of this gospel, that is the reason I wanted to come on a mission because I wanted to share this happiness, and now my desire has grown even more as I have learned more about the gospel and have shared it with others. I love you all so much and always think of you in my prayers.

Sista Wells