Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015-Wellington

GUYS!!! Such a good week!! We were able to meet with cathleen a lot this week and she was able to stop smoking!! yay!! Miracle!!! It was amazing! sorry the email is going to be short this week! But another miracle that we saw was we were knocking doors and we ran into this boy and he asked us to come back when his family was there, so we did and we met his mom and said a prayer with her and turns out that we was a member! She was baptized when she was 17!! It was so crazy! Also we were knocking doors another day and this lady opens the door and gets this huge smile on her face and says," you are lds missionaries!! come in!!!" Man were we shocked at first! we were even a little hesitent to come in but then she explained that she is just down for the equestrian season and was a less active member but that it was funny that we just knocked because she was just reading her scriptures and sure enough right there on the table was a book of mormon!! MIRACLE!:)), did i tell you guys that wellington is like the polo capital of the world! I didnt even really know what polo was until i came here but now we see people playing it all the time! It is so cool!
Love you guys!!
Hermana Miles

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015-Wellington

This Week was AMAZING!!!! So many miracle happened!! Okay first off! OUR MISSION GOT A NEW ADDITION!! The southern part of the tampa mission, fort myers, has offically been added to our mission!!! 24 new elders and 6 new sisters!! ahh!! we are so excited to see them and have them be part of our mission. Actually funny story, when Elder Zwick came to our mission he had a conference with our mission and accidetnally let it slip that they would be part of our mission, this is how it went, "...So elders and sisters with the new addition of 30 new missionaries from Fort Myers (our mission president goes white with this surprised look of his face, everyone in the room gasps and starts whispering) Oh...*looks at president* they didnt know??*President shakes his head slowly* Oops" hahahahhaha:) So funny! anyways!! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!
So The biggest miracle for this week is meeting Cathleen! So we were going to knock doors in an area that we had planned that was kind of on the opposite side of our area when all of a sudden we pull over and see this area that looks good, we figured we might as well knock some doors here and we see this lady outside playing soccer with her kids, we go and talk to her and wouldnt you know!!SHe had been taught by missionaries a couple of months ago but had been evicted out of her house and had moved to our area!!! She was so excited to see us!!! (especially because she didnt know there were girl version of elders)  and told us to come back!! We happily did so and miracle upon miracle just kept on occuring with her!:)) Her and her son came to church loved it!! and!! She ran into a doctor from our ward that had treated her son a year ago!!! She felt like this was a huge sign and new that this is the place she belonged! so yesterday we had a fhe at this ward members house and it went sooo amazing!!! The spirit was so strong there and the members bore there testimonies and everyone started tearing up!! Her son loves church and Cathleen says that she finally feels like she is in the place she is supposed to be around the people shes supposed to be around with! WE love her soooo much!!! We are so excited for her to see how she progresses!! ALSO!!! TAN, T'nari and T'naiyah came to church!!! They loved it!!!! We were so excited to see them there!!!! and they felt the spirit really strong and when we went back to visit them they said that they feel like this is where they should be right now:)!!!!
So in this area it been kind of hard finding people through our own efforts so my companion and I prayed about it and decided that we needed to help the members help us find the people that are waiting for the gospel in this area. We decided to start doing little member visits and sharing the first vision with them and asking them to pray about someone they could invite to church on Sunday!! Its been amazing to get to know the members more and to see them think of their family and friends they want to share this gospel with! I love this ward sooo much!! they are so amazing and so kind! and we have already been able to see how the members are starting to open their eyes to misisonary work! MIRACLES MIRACLES MIRACLES
 Hermana Miles
P.S. Hurrah for Isreal!:)

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015-Wellington

GUYS!! This week Elder Zwick from the seventy came and visited our mission and it was awesome!! He was so inspirational!! He talked about how we need to stop limiting ourselves by thinking we have a certain capacity and allowing God to lift us and help us past that certain capacity! It was so inspired I loved it!! 
This week we were able to see miracles with our progressing investigators, T'nari and T'naiyah! they are amazing! they are the nephew and niece of a recent convert and they are just so hungry for the Gospel. Since they are youth we had them go to mutual this week and they loved it!:) We really feel like them progressing in the Gospel is going to help the mom, who was a former investigator because she never wanted to act, especially to progress in the Gospel. With this new interest that her children have in the church we have been able to see miracles and the mom feels the spirit more and more in her home!!! It is amazing and we are so excited to complete this family!! 
Time is going by so fast i cant believe it!!! Love you!
Hermana Miles

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5, 2015-Wellington

sorry guys this is going to be a short one!:) We had a great week, we were able to visit a less active that hadnt been visited in a couple of years and it was an amazing experience. My awesome companion was able to testify about some doubts he was having and then we decided to fast all together to help him with these doubts. We were able to feel the spirit helping us along and at the end we asked him if their was anything we could do to help him and he said, "Just dont forget about me." Sometimes that is all people need, is to feel like they are not forgotten, and that is what is amazing about this gospel is that we are never forgotten by our father in heaven and his son, our savior, Jesus Christ. I Love you guys and hope you had a great new years!! I definitely did!! I got a super awesome southern dinner on new years eve! We had fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, kool aid, yellow rice with chicken legs in it! It was awesome!!!
Love YOU!
Hermana Miles