Monday, June 19, 2017

June 13, 2017 P-Day #59

What a week!!! So so so much has happened...I can't remember a thing hahah 
One of the sisters in Wolfville that we are over has been really really sick, so we went up there to help them in their area and get the sick sisters companion out! They have been cooped up in the house for a week!! So that was fun! 
We have two new investigators this week! Heidi and Michelle. Heidi is SO cool! The other sisters were taught her once then we came in and she had a big work project so we just got to meet with her for the first time this week! She is SO COOL! She is searching for truth SO much!! She read the last 3 books in the Book of Mormon and just loves it!! Its amazing! 
Michelle is super cool (probably because she has the same name as my beloved mother) We knocked on her door and she said, "oh come on in and sit down for a bit" She believes in loose spiritualism, but wants to know if there is a God and what His plan is for us. So we taught her the plan of salvation! (: 
THEN highlight of my week....we did exchanges with the Halifax Sisters and I got to spend a whole day with my love Sister Bair!!!! It was THE BEST!!! And on top of that they had a lesson in Halifax set up that they couldn't I had to go to a lesson with Sister Bair...TO THE MORPHY'S!! Oh it was the BEST!!! They had no idea I was coming so I surprised them and both Isabelle and Laur cried!! It was AMAZING! It was also just fantastic to have a lesson with Laur after she's been baptized!! She has come SO far!! We asked the question, "what do you do when you're baptized?" She responded with, "you make a covenant with God to always walk by His side" I legit teared up when she said that! Its amazing what the holy ghost does for people! Shes amazing!! Belle is still praying about baptism.  She knows its true and is doing everything, she just doesn't like to be pushed.  But she will do it! I know it (: (: (: 
Sister Morphy also told me that they are preparing to go through the temple in August and then be sealed!!!!! Its amazing!! I know Belle can be baptized by then too!!!!! 
SO SO SO good!!! 
I love you bunches!! 

-Sista Hird
The Morphy's!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 P-Day #58

Hey team!!!
This week has been good!! Full of miracles!!! Soooo I am just going to share them with you, so brace yourselves for an email full of stories! (:
1. We were out knocking and the Street we were knocking wasn't very promising, the people were either not home, not interested, or catholic haha. But, Sister Osborn just felt like we needed to keep going on this street! While walking up the drive away from another "not interested. Leave" I saw the cutest puppy just standing at the top of the drive way! I was thinking "what a miracle, Heavenly Father gave me a puppy to make me happy on this rough street" So we keep going and the puppy keeps following us! I felt like we should figure out its home and return him. So we decided to knock a house and ask if they knew where the dog belonged so we could return it and they pointed us to the right place (a house a ways down the street that wouldn't have gotten to that night because it was about time to head home).  We knocked on the door and this older man answered, and was very grateful we had brought the dog back. We told him about the message we shared and he wasn't really interested.  He told us that he was going through a hard time and that he doesn't like to talk about....but then he said, "my wife died 6 months ago after me being her caretaker for the past 6 years.  I'm just taking one day at a time licking the wounds, trying to heal and missing her always." My eyes filled with tears and I was overtaken with gratitude for the knowledge we have that families are together forever and even more gratitude that through a puppy lead us to this sweet hurting man, so that he could know to.  We shared briefly the plan of salvation and left him with the pamphlet to read over on his own.  By the end of our talk with him his heart was softened SO much and as we were leaving he said, "I'll read this tonight! You've brought me a lot of comfort!" We are going back in a week to see what he thought of the pamphlet!!! 
Lesson learned: always follow the puppy (and the spirit of course) 

2. We were stopping by a former investigator and it was an apartment building that you had to be buzzed into.  We buzzed twice, no answer THEN a pizza guy came out! But, we didn't act fast enough! The door closed before we could grab it and we were like, "DANG ITTTTT" Then I  grabbed the door handle, and said "God if you want us to go see Dianne I will open this locked door!!!!" And I pulled....AND IT OPENED!!!! The door that was very much locked, that no one buzzed opened! How great is our God!!! It was really cool!!! Funny, but cool (: Our faith was definitely strengthened even though Diane actually wasn't home haha 

3. We stopped by another former investigator and the lady had since moved! The guy, Steve, who now lived there talked to us for a minute but was really closed off to the idea of God because he was experiencing some trials. He told us he really wasn't interested so we left him with a plan of Salvation pamphlet with our number on it. Then, that night we get a call from him!! He said that he just kept feeling like he needed to call us and tell us he would learn he did!! So we set up to go over the next day! We taught him fully the Plan of Salvation and he said he felt the spirit so strong tell him he was doing what God wanted him too just like when he felt he should call us!! So we were able to pick him up as a new investigator!! BUT it even gets better!! An hour after the lesson we get a call from him and he tells us that he feels really strongly that his teenage grandson needs this in his life too!! He asked if he could come to the next lesson too!! WOOOOO WOOOOO

Miracles miracles miracles!! 
Goooooood week!!! 
I love you alllllllll!!! Thank you for the prayers, letters and support!! It means the world to me!

-Sister Hird 

Wooo! Highschool reunion! This Elder went to Alta too! 
Sister Osborne, Elder Clark & Sister Hird

Monday, June 5, 2017

May 30, 2017 P-Day #57

Hey hey! Happy Tuesday!!

The past few days have been BUSY!!! Wow!! Whitewashing is always hectic, but doing it in the city is even crazier!
Since I am back in the metro I got to go to the temple when I came in!! WOO it was SO wonderful!!! I sure missed the temple! Everyone take advantage of the temple for me!(: 
We have just been working like crazy to meet all the investigators the sisters had before we both came in and find new people to teach! 
We also came  into a talent show run by us!! Haha so we had to pull all that together!! Its been an adventure for sure!! 
Sister Osborn and I are having SO much fun! It’s always a party!! 
I am so happy to be back in the city!! I missed it SO much!! It is really fun because we are stl's over the Halifax Sisters so I get to hear about all my people in Halifax!!! #blessed
The investigators we have here are SO cool!! Sister Osborn and I have decided we are having two baptisms this transfer and I KNOW we can make it happen!!
We got three new investigators on our first full day in the area! This area is just booming and we got lucky enough to be here for it!!! 
The members in the ward here are just amazing!!! They do SO much for the missionaries!! They are amazing member missionaries!! I am really excited to be working with them!! 
LOVE LOVE LOVE you all!!!
Have the  bestest week!

-Sista Hird

Shout out to my best friend Kara who enters the MTC this week!!! Woooo!! She is going to do wonders in North Carolina!!! LOVE YOU KAR!!!

May 24, 2017 P-Day #56 Transfers!!

Transfers are in AND SURPRISE my (short) time in New Glasgow has come to a close! I will be heading back to the metro! I am going to Sackville, Nova Scotia.  I will still be an STL and I will be companions with....Sister Osborne, will be a high school reunion (: Crazy crazy! She is new to Sackville as well, so we will be whitewashing the area! Woo! Three transfers in a row with a new area and companion! I am sure learning packing skills, and how to get rid of things hahaha! I am excited to be back in the hustle of the city and see the ocean everyday again!  (:  Sad to be leaving here so soon though! BUT I am lucky and Sackville is the ward Jackie and Steve go to!! So I will get to see them every Sunday! WOO WOO!!
Well my week, last two considering I missed last week haha! 

We did the Cabot Trail up in Cape Breton for P-day!! Which was SO FUN!!! I have lots of pictures this week to prove I do in fact have the most beautiful mission!! 

All our investigators are doing really well! Jason is SO ready!! We asked him about his baptismal date and he said, " I have been praying about it and I just feel good! I don't see why I wouldn't do it, only good can come from it." He is just so cool! Since I will only be about an hour and a half away and the baptism is so soon, I should be able to come back for it! WOO

So yeah!! Thats my life at the moment (: 

-Sista Hird 

Sister Hird and Sister Kiser 

Cape Breton

May 16, 2017 P-Day #55 No Time to Write ;)

I'll read and respond to everything next week sorry!!! Crazy day we did the Cabot trail in Cape Breton so no email time :( LOVE you!!! I didn't respond to anyone this week so if you wanna post a group blog post and say I didn't email you can!!! Sorry!!!