Monday, November 25, 2013

time always goes by so slow when you don't know what's going on

This week has been long. We found out what has happened for transfers. Sister Fields is....Staying! Holidays in Sunrise! WITH SISTER PIERSON!!! Yay! Sister Crowe is going to another area. We are not sure yet. But we are staying and I am happy. I am looking forward to a successful and lovely transfer! :)

First item of ward business IT RAINED THIS WEEK! I AM SO HAPPY! AND I LOVED IT! And people kept asking "Are you sisters melting?" NOPE. I'M DANCING! :) I loved the familiar smells and feelings. It got down to 42, and I was pretty much freezing to death, but I didn't care. In fact, quite the opposite. I forgot how much I love rain. Being on a mission far away from any thing "homey" makes me really appreciate what I have. :)

I also got the most envy causing package from my family that any missionary has or will ever see. People were taking bets to see if there would be a Christmas tree or a memeber of my family in it. It was 50 pounds and didn't fit in our car so the zone leaders had to drop it off. I am so grateful for my new camera so in celebration I am emailing pictures home today!!! Also, Dad. Thank you so much for the bear. I am so grateful to be able to hear your voice whenever I want. 

Yesterday was Sunrise Stake Conference and President and Sister Neider talked and they did a great job. Also, our Ward Mission Leader spoke. Can you guess what the theme was? Missionary work. Only my favorite thing! :) 

We are teaching this awesome kid named Jesus. We knocked on his door and he welcomed us in and wanted to study right away. It was so weird, but a good kind of weird! I love to see how the Lord prepares people to receive our message. We also taught Brittany. She paused for a moments after we asked her if she had any questions. She said "No..... I really know that The Book of Mormon can answer my questions." Denise went to that lesson with us and her insights, I believe, were what testified to the truthfulness of our message. :)

Sister Coltrin is training! I am going to be a GRANDMA. Now I'm gonna have two little grand daughters. I know that she will do an amazing job. She is still a piece of my heart! Sister Berger, Pence and I are SO EXCITED TO go to Jackie's baptism this Friday. I love her... SO MUCH! And I look forward to spending time with my besties on the road trip! :) 

This is going to be a good week. I can feel it. Please pray for me though. I am still trying to heal. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to be a missionary. I love wearing skirts. I love waking up at 6:15. I love teaching. I love listening. I love praying. I love my family, and I know that being here is blessing y'all. I love promising a change of life to people. I love being here. I love VEGAS> AND I JUST LOVE IT MORE THAN CAP LOCKS WILL EVER KNOW!!! :) 

Smiles from Sunrise!
Sister Fields <3

Monday, November 18, 2013

Oh the stories that come from being a missionary...

SO JENNY (My Sister-in-law, married to my oldest brother) IS PREGNANT AND I AM JUMPING AROUND AND I CAN'T TYPE. I don't know if I am allowed to say anything but yeah.. I am going to be an AUNT AGAIN!!! YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS YESS! Oh my lanta my face is going to fall off I am so excited!! YAAAAAAY! Honestly I am too excited to type. I will type fast about the things that went on this week. 

Tuesday we had district meeting and I really feel like everyone was super in tune with the spirit. We all were answering and asking questions as well as bearing powerful testimony. I love this district, and I love Sunrise. :) I also love Karina and Denise and their willingness to seriously always be here for me and for my sisters. I am so grateful for them.... I guess I am starting to get a little sad because transfers are one week from today. I just have no idea about what is going to happen. 

Wednesday was district meeting in East. (Because we cover two areas, we have two districts and zones. That's fun.) Elder Shaw gave a super good training about how to be happy, and how we have no right to be depressed or sad because we represent Jesus Christ. It was inspiring and I really re-evaluated myself. We also had 4 lessons that day. GOOD DAY! :) AND we had Olive Garden for dinner. 

Thursday I was on exchanges with Sister Arnold in Northstar YSA. I learned so much from her and I am having a great time applying them to my area. I loved teaching with her because she is so knowledgeable.

Friday I was on exchanges in Carnage with Sister Nichols. That was a long day that I will type out next week... K? :P K.

Saturday Sister Smith went home, so Sister Pierson is officially in a trio with us until the end of the transfer. We had correlation with our new Ward Mission Leader and he is super duper awesome. I love how motivated he is to get things DONE!! :)

Sunday we taught third hour with President Cavilary. More explanation to come :)


~Sister Fields

Monday, November 11, 2013

..............I love technology!

Woooo hoooo! Another week with lots to do, and no time to do it in. :) I love when we go home still having things to do because it means the next day is going to be productive, too! On Tuesday I did a training in ZTM (zone training meeting) on Inspired Questions, and that was so fun. I don't feel it was as successful as I wanted it to be, but I certainly feel like what was needed to be said, was said. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the missionaries that serve so close to me! I have a testimony of asking to get people involved. Sister Neider (our mission president's wife) said "the difference between preaching and teaching is asking questions." I used this as the theme of the training and focused on loving the people we teach so much that we can't help but ask them about how they can apply the things we teach to their lives. 

As of Wednesday morning, we are now in a Missionary TRIO! Everything is alright with me. I am healthy and safe and happy, so are my companions Sister Crowe and Sister Pierson. 

Wednesday we had a Gladys Knight fireside and we went there at 9:30 in the morning to start setting up, left at 12:00 for 30 minutes for lunch, and left at 11:45 at night when we finished cleaning up after the two shows. It was super crazy long, but it was nice to have something out of the norm. We also got to sleep in the next day. Woot for getting permission to not wake up until 8! 
Guess where I am?

 Balancing on the stall, cleaning Gladys Knight's bathroom. Shout out to Mourtney. 

Sister Crowe wasn't feeling well so she slept while I weekly planned. It was weird for things to be quiet. I liked to be able to pray calmly for each of the people we teach and to make lesson plans for them. Have I said lately how much I love being a missionary? I love to teach eternal truths. (Miss McDade, I really look up to you as a 4th grade teacher... it would be hard for me to teach something like Math... hahaa) I love to list blessings that they could use in their life and teach the attached doctrine, inviting them to change their ways and to be happier. I love being a missionary! 

OH! In Sister Pierson's area there are two little investigators (Cruz, 13 and Alexis, 11) and while we were teaching them a lesson their DOG DIED IN MY LAP!!! It was their neighbors really tiny, new born-ish puppy. His name was Peanut-butter and he was the size of my hand. He, like, threw up all over the ground and the kids were laughing so (thank you, Mom) I cleaned it and the dog up and then I was petting the dog and it seized... and all dogs go to Heaven. So sad, and weird that this happened. It was sudden. I guess I'll have to learn something from this. :P That was sad.... 

Daniel's baptism was Saturday and he bore a wonderful tender testimony. He is a great example to me of endurance. I will have to send some pictures. I wish I had more time to express all the feelings I felt, and all the things that were said but it was just a wonderful morning. :) 

Sunday we did splits because both of the wards we cover meet at 1pm. I was Morgan Rhodes' companion and some really crazy things that don't normally happen, happened. One of our RCs (recent converts) got offended and left church, I cried in relief society meeting... It was a crazy day. And week. And mission.


I love being a missionary so much :) 

~Smiles from Sunrise
Sister Fields

Monday, November 4, 2013


Last Monday: I won every game of P-Day sports. I was the only sister actually playing. And one day we were playing three on three and I killed all the Elders on the opposing team before the Elders on my team even knew where they were. Eli would have high fived me. I was proud of my self and so was everyone else. What a blessing. I guess I have a lot of emotion to get out. hahaha. It was an awesome start to the week :)

Tuesday: We had an awesome lesson with Cristal. She is a recent convert that loves missionary work. We did missionary role plays. I was the "investigator" and Sister Crowe and she were the missionaries. I asked the question "Why is faith important?" She told an awesome childhood story about Santa Clause and how faith helps people to be happy. She bore a super powerful testimony on how I need to just have faith. I almost teared up because I felt like Heavenly Father was talking directly to me. Plus, her testimony of the truth of the living Christ was super super powerful! :)

Wednesday: MISSION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL! And I was Sister Pence's companion again. What a blessing :) We talked about "actually talking to everyone," "inspired questions," and a few other trainings by the APs and president and his wife. I love to be in a room full of dedicated full-time missionaries. That night we had dinner at Sister Scholls. We had delicious corn chowder in bread bowls. Mom would be proud. I loveed it and got seconds! Then we had correlation with our new Ward Mission Leader. He is awesome!! 

Thursday: Halloween. In the morning we had district meeting. 
In the afternoon we did weekly planning, after that we had dinner with Sister Conger and she fed us pizza. 
Then we went to Kelsy's house for her call opening. She is going to GUATEMALA!!! :) :) :) :)
In the evening we went up to the mission office to spend time with all the missionaries. (Have I told you lately how much I love missionaries?? I AM A MISSIONARY. Weird... Awesome.) We all met and started with a prayer than Sister Neider called Sister Pence and I up for a "recitation," but she wanted us to sing the music we wrote to "Work."
p.s. It's:
I have often said one of the greatest secrets of missionary work is work. if a missionary works she will get the spirit, if she get's the spirit, she will teach by the spirit, if she teaches by the spirit, she will touch the hearts of the people, and she will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families. For all time and talents and interests are centered on the work of the ministry. Work, work, work. There is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work.
Anyways, So that was sudden. But it was funny, and I think we all enjoyed it. After that there were a few announcements, then the movie started. We watched Ephraim's Rescue. It is a pioneer movie, done really well! If you can get your hands on it, you should watch it. There is one kiss the whole movie, and let me tell you... It sounded like a chapel full of 11-year-old boys that accidentally saw their parents kiss. So great, so funny! That is a moment that I will never forget. :) After that we, a quartet (I am singing a lot lately), sang Come Thou Fount. The spirit was strong! 
We were released and were given tons of candy and treats. I loved seeing all my mission friends. Especially Sister Coltrin, Sister Berger and Sister Pence. I LOVE THEM.

Friday: Sister Crowe was sick, most of our day was at home. Saturday, too. 

Sunday: YAY, church! During church, I met up with another Sister Training Leader and we went to Zion's Youth Choir and Sympathy to be greeters and ushers. It was fun and we got to watch the performance. I had an excellent time. I wish I could explain what a blessing it was to take an evening to spend at the Smith Center and listen to beautiful, inspiring music. Heavenly Father loves me! :)\

I hope that all is well at home. Sunrise is prospering!

~Smiles from Sunrise
Sister Fields