Friday, September 16, 2016

September 13, 2016 P-Day #20

Hello hello!!
This week has been wonderful!! So calm compared to last week! We have been meeting with lots of people and the work is progressing so much!
We had our district conference (equivalent of stake conf.) this week as well! So President Pratt was here! Boy I just love him!! He is so amazing and always gives such amazing guidance!! He pretty much told me I am staying here in Newfoundland another transfer!! But I won't know for sure until they post the transfer table tonight! I'll be happy either way!  I love it here so another transfer sounds wonderful to me!!
We are working with a few new investigators and one of them, Rachel, came with us to the branch pot luck we had after District meeting Saturday! So that was really fun and exciting! We had a great lesson with her this week with a member! Member are just so awesome at lessons! We asked Rachel if she would read the Book of Mormon and she said, "Yes I will try to" and the member goes,"'ll TRY?? Thats just not good enough!! Do you have to TRY to read the bible?? Nope! Didn't think so, you just DO it! So what are you going to do with the Book of Mormom??" and shocked Rachel goes, "I WILL read the Book of Mormon"
It was awesome, funny, but awesome! It really showed her how important it is for her to really read it! Because we've told her, but coming from someone who is not a missionary makes it so different!!
Soo if the missionaries ask you to go to a lesson with them, DO IT!!! They will love you forever!!
We saw a moose this week driving to Gander for exchanges!
Yes, Canada is actually every stereotypical thing you think about it(;
love love love you all!!
Sista Hird

Ps… Sister Lofgran and I are staying!!! Woooo!!
Nathan's Baptism package from Sister Hird's Family :)

Yep...She's still McKell

Canadian Cliche...A Moose

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 5, 2016 P-Day #19

Well...NATHAN WAS BAPTIZED THIS WEEK!!!!! What!?!?! I can't even believe it!! I started teaching him and I was able to be here and see his and his families lives change! It was amazing!! I felt like I was in blur the whole day! I couldn't help thinking, "no way! This isn't real" all day because I was just so happy and amazed!! The baptism was great! Sweet and simple! His mom Natasha has very bad anxiety, so she wrote a note to him to be read by someone else so she didn't have to get up in front of everyone.  The note was read and it was great! Then while our Branch President was giving his closing remarks, she stood up and asked if she could say a few words!!! It was AMAZING!! She was crying and had us all in tears as well!! She bore a powerful testimony of the gospel and about how Nathan and his desire to come closer to God is what brought her and the whole family back to church! I was crying the whole time basically!
It has been truly a blessing to work with their family and see the change the gospel has made! The gospel changes lives!
Being here through all of this has really strengthened my testimony of this church and of missionary service.  I KNOW why I am here and that I made the right choice by choosing to serve my Heavenly Father and I am so glad that he gave me the opportunity to be here doing that!
This week is week 5/6 in this transfer!! I know I say it all the time but seriously time goes by so fast!! I will hit my 5 month mark this month!! I feel like I just found out that I was staying in Newfoundland and now it's time to wonder if I'll stay again already!!
I love Newfoundland sooo much! I know I have more people out in the mission I need to meet and serve...but I like the ones here haha!! The Newfies will always have my heart!! It'll be exciting to see what's happening next week with transfers! So I'll let you know Tuesday of next week whats going on(; 
I love you all soo much!! Thank you for the love and support!! I pray for you all every day!!

Sista Hird       
Nathan, Sister Hird, Sister Lofgren & Nyaysha

Nathan, Sister Hird, Baby Favour, Natasha, Sister Lofgren & Zion

Sister Hird, Zion, Natasha, Nathan & Baby Favour