Monday, May 19, 2014

so it's 100* outside and I had a temperature of 102.6* I guess I just like to match the weather.

This is kind of frustrating... iPads don't save drafts well... So now I am typing this story for the third time. 

Anyways: We had a wonderful and fun miracle this week! We were walking on a street in our area contacting some investigators (brag moment: we have 11 investigators on that one street! You best believe it!!) and Sister Stoker and I both looked at a certain house for a few seconds. The impression came to both of us at the same time to knock on the door. This is unusual because we only knock on doors that we have a name for in this mission. But we ignored it after weighing our options. We went around the corner and Elise, an investigator, was busy at the moment. Walking back to our car we passed the house again! This time there were TWO cars in the drive way. I wish I could have recorded this experience. It was surreal how we both knew and without words walked to the door. 
Guess who answers? ED! We are now teaching Ed and his wife... But I don't want to jump ahead. 

*knock, knock* 
"HONEY! The Mormon tabernacle choir just knocked at our door! Angles, please come in, what brings you here today?"

He sounds like a member huh? Well that's what we thought. But he is just a kind man that knows a lot of members of the church. He talked about his "spiritual journey" and was opening up so much that he cried. He gave us a Jesuit cross from the early 1800s because he say "Christs eyes" are in ours. Isn't that so crazy? I am alllllllllllllll about inspired knocking now. I am really grateful that Heavenly Father trusts us enough to be sent to His children who are prepared! The church is true, that's for sure!!

 I loved this week, despite the food poisoning... Hahaha. We reached all of our goals. And I slept for 18 hours one day. I feel like a whole new person. I love where I am, and what I am doing! :) 

-Sister Fields.

I need to write more about miracles! :) this is so nice to share with you. HAVE A FABULOUS WEEK!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dear the entire Northwest, I CAN ACTUALLY TAN! :)

So... I'm sure all of you have read the article Sister Stoker and I are in. Anyway, there is a part when I simply joke about a "complimony" which is a combination of a compliment and a testimony... Naturally. We share it all the time as our dinner thought! There is actually a missionary, Ammon, in the Book of Mormon that uses a complimony. He is serving a King, King Lamoni. While he is watching their sheep and robbers come and try to scatter them so they can take them for their own. Ammon is so faithful to the king that he cuts the arms off all the robbers! When the King finds out about this heroic event he calls Ammon in to speak with him. Ammon testifies that The Lord gave him the strength and essentially goes on to teach him the whole gospel of Jesus Christ. The king is so full of he spirit that he PASSES OUT. When the queen hears this, she wants to know about what he learned. She is so ready to accept all the teachings ( we call that Golden ) that she just listens and soaks it all in!
Here's the complimony!!! (Alma 19:10) "and Ammon said unto her: blessed art thou because of thy exceeding faith; I say unto thee, woman, there has not been such great faith among all the people of the [nation]." Here he makes her feel like $1,000,000 while also teaching her the very basics of our faith- we believe in Jesus Christ. 
So all of you can put this in your belt of how to share what you know to be true with all your friends :) Here are a few examples:
You spend so much time with your family. I am so glad I have an example like you to know how to treat my family the way God would want us to treat our families.
Boy you are so cute! You would look so cute sitting next to me at church on Sunday ;) hahahaha. Alright, that one is for Eli. You can use that one on all the ladies!

Invite your friends to church- they deserve it :) 
I WILL HAVE TWO NEW NEPHEWS THIS MONTH. I love you all and I wish you the best of luck :) see you on SUNDAYYYYYYYYY
-Sister Fields