Tuesday, December 27, 2016

If You Have More Faith, You Will Have More Success!

Merry Late Christmas!

This week was pretty cool.  We started off by going to zone conference in North York, and we learned a lot about having the faith to baptize.  There was something President said that really stuck out to me.  "This new year 2017 is a good time to recommit to pursue your mission purpose with more faith in Jesus Christ.  The people of Ontario need Christ.  You are His agents to invite them to accept His gospel, be baptized, and change their lives.  Their mortal and eternal lives will be blessed by your diligence and faithfulness.  Remember President Uchtdorf's talk:  "these two missionaries had faith, and they were committed. They had the attitude that if no one listened to their message, it would not be because they had not given their best effort.  President Uchtdorf also said:  "Those who are inpatient, uncommitted, or careless may find faith to be elusive.  Those who are easily discouraged or distracted may hardly experience it.  Faith comes to the humble, the diligent, the enduring.  It comes to those who pay the price of faithfulness."  Please pay the price of faithfulness.  You will never be disappointed! I have been counseled to tell the missionaries that if they have more faith, they will have more success.  So, I am telling you:  if you have more faith, you will have more success."

We also got to go on exchanges with our sister training leaders at the end of the week.  I learned a lot about just being patient and trying to enjoy the work on exchanges.

Christmas was really fun!  Sister Barrow and I made Christmas cards with old Christmas pass-a-long cards and then we taped candy canes on them and gave them out to members and less-active members.  We almost got caught a couple of times...we were walking up to one door just as the members' son was walking out.  So we turned around and ran the other direction...luckily I don't think he saw us.  We had to stand awkwardly around the corner of the house until he left though, haha. After we finished the Christmas cards, we went to our sister training leaders' apartment and we spent Christmas Eve there.  We opened up our presents and sang Christmas songs.  On Christmas Day, we went to church and then we had three dinner appointments.  We were not hungry or lonely. :) Of course, the highlight of the day was Skyping my family! It was so good to see their faces and hear their voices!

Yesterday, we locked ourselves out of our apartment, went tracting in the rain, and almost died on the ice that came through in a storm the night before.  Haha, one of us had to stand at the bottom of the stairs and hold onto the other while she climbed up the porch stairs, and then the one who had climbed up the stairs would grab the other one's coat and hang onto her while she climbed up so we didn't slip.  I'm sure it was quite entertaining for everyone present. :)

I've been reading in the last few chapters of Alma the past couple of days, and as I've read the importance of continually strengthening our testimonies has stood out to me.  A lot of the chapters talk about how Moroni continually strengthens and fortifies every city, even if it's not a time of war.  We shouldn't have to wait for difficult times before we start focusing on the strength of our testimonies.  I also thought it was interesting that Amalickiah tried to go after the weak cities, but it never worked because Moroni had been working to strengthen them.  Satan will try to go after the weak spots in our testimonies too, so that's why we need to always be doing what it says in Ether 12:27 (working with the Lord and using the Atonement to turn them into strengths).

Have a great week!

Sister Dille

Christmas Eve party!



Exchanges with Sister Santaluoto! (she's from Finland)

Christmas breakfast at the Fenton's 






















Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Well, this week has been rather crazy, but it's been good.  We've seen so many miracles, so I'll try to remember all of them!

We started off the week by heading off to Brampton for transfers.  We woke up early on Tuesday morning, said our goodbyes, and got our new companions.  It was hard to say goodbye to Sister Snickers, but she'll be amazing in her new area!  I'm with Sister Barrow now.  She's from Ogden, Utah! (Utah companion #4, ha ha).  She's a really good missionary and I'm learning a lot from her about talking with people, teaching, and loving the people.

So our first big miracle this week...we were walking down the street and Sister Barrow asked me if we could turn around and go knock on a door we had just passed.  I said, "why, no!" And back we went.  A Scottish lady named Roberta answered and although she wasn't interested in our message, she did agree to let us come back and help her!  A few days later, we went back and ate lunch with her and helped her clean her house.

Another big miracle...we went to drop by a less active member and we had such a powerful, powerful lesson with her! There was one point in the lesson where Sister Barrow and I both felt such an overwhelming feeling of love for her.  We are so excited to work with her and be able to bring the hope of the gospel back into her life.

We've also had so many small miracles throughout the week that have helped us remember that God truly is helping us.  Last week, one of our zone leaders shared in a meeting, that he writes down miracles he sees everyday and it helps him to be grateful for what the Lord has blessed us with.  I started doing it, and it truly does help me to be grateful.  It's helped me see that even on the toughest days, there is always something that we can thank our Heavenly Father for.

Since it's Christmas, I wanted to share my testimony of the Savior.  I know that Heavenly Father truly did send His Son down to earth for us.  I know that He loves us and that He wants to help us.  I know that following His teachings is the only way to find lasting peace and happiness in this life.  I know that God's plan only works because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and I know that He will never forsake us!

Merry Christmas!

Sister Dille

We helped the Bailey's with their Christmas tree!

Voila!

Bye bye Sister Snickers!  There's nothing like waking up
at 5:00 in the morning for transfers!

Holy cow! It's so cold!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Saying Goodbye to Sister Snickers

Hello!

Sorry, we have very little time to email today because of transfers so if you emailed me, I'm really sorry if I don't get a chance to respond to you today.

We had a really cool zone council on Saturday...it was the best and most spiritual meeting I have ever been in.  We learned about teaching better, finding joy in the work, having the language of faith, planning more effectively, and working with the members to find people to teach.  Every instruction answered a question that I've been struggling with my whole mission.  It was such a revelatory experience and the Spirit was there for sure!

So, before I tell you about transfers, allow me to share a funny story of the week that ties in quite nicely...Yesterday, we were having a wonderful day!  We were working in Newcastle, we had lunch with the Boulters, visited the Wojnicz family, the snow was falling (the really pretty sparkly kind that comes when it's really cold), and everything was going perfectly.  BUT, then we came home from Newcastle to finish weekly planning and do language study before transfer calls, and then we realized we didn't have the phone.  We prayed, emptied our bags, checked and double checked our coats, prayed some more, searched the entire apartment, looked in the car, and nothing!  We had our landlords call it, we checked with the appointments we had just been at earlier, and that little phone was nowhere to be found (it was also on vibrate, great...right?). Well, at this point, we began to panic a little bit because transfer calls were beginning in about three hours and we didn't have our phone if we got a transfer call.  In a final attempt to find the phone, we began searching in the snow where we had been cleaning off the car windows several hours earlier.  (Several inches of snow had fallen since then with plenty more coming down, so I wasn't very optimistic).  After searching for a few minutes, Sister Snickers pulled it out of the snow! I don't think I have ever been so relieved to find a phone in my life! Isn't it nice to know that God really does answer our prayers? :)

It's a good thing we found it too because unfortunately, we did get a call.  :(  Sister Snickers will be leaving me to go to Welland and I will be staying in Bowmanville.  I don't know who my companion will be until tomorrow morning, but I'll let you know next week.

Love you!

Sister Dille









Monday, December 5, 2016

Conversations With Cats & An Ambulance Chasing A Drunk Guy...

Hello!

The longer I've been on my mission, the harder it is for me to remember what I did that past week when I sit down to write my email!

We went on exchanges with our Sister Training Leaders and it was a much needed exchange!  I was feeling really overwhelmed with trying to be exactly obedient to the rules, trying to work with the ward, trying to talk with people, etc...Sister Allred helped me understand the rules better, she helped me with talking to people, and it was such a good exchange.  It really taught me that I just need to be patient and I need to have faith.  Sometimes the Lord makes us wait awhile before He answers our prayers, but we have to keep exercising our faith...we can't give up and lose faith when life gets difficult.

Well, the time has come for another funny story!  This one may be the best so far, so get prepared.  Once upon a time, two sister missionaries went to a lesson with a less-active member.  This less active member kept going off on completely random and extremely awkward tangents.  The two sister missionaries were trying to teach her about the Sacrament, but she was having none of it!  Then she proceeded to let us know that she has a conversation with her cat every night before bedtime. She then gave us a little demonstration by meowing back and forth with her cat, Daisy.  Meanwhile, I was sitting there thinking to myself, "Wow! This lesson keeps getting better and better!"  But!.....that's not the end!  The tale continues.  Later that night, the sister missionaries were driving to an appointment with a member when they spotted a dog sitting on the side of the road with someone laying down in the grass beside him.  We turned around and ran out to see if he was okay.  (Another car had pulled up in the meantime and was on the phone with 911).  We started asking him questions like, are you okay, what's your name, how old are you, etc. but he was just laying on the grass singing and laughing to himself.  Then, he sat up, and was like, "Holy cow! What are all of these people doing here!"  (He was pretty drunk).  He started  walking away and then the ambulance showed up.  So we watched the ambulance chase a drunk guy down the street to end the day!  The adventures we have as missionaries.

I wanted to share this with everyone...watch it and go Light the World!!!!

https://www.mormon.org/?cid=HP_FR_25-11-2016_dMIS_fmorg_xLIDyL1-A_

It is an advent calendar, but with service instead of chocolate!  We've been sharing this with people and it's really cool!

I hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille




We made a birthday card for one of our less-active members,
and we were quite proud of ourselves...until Sister Snickers
noticed that I spelled "sister" wrong (and I'm supposed to be
teaching HER English, ha ha).




Monday, November 28, 2016

The Time Is Short...

Hey Guys!

Sorry, this will be really short, because we're running really low on time!

Last week, we had a cool miracle.  We're really trying hard to find people to teach, but we had to turn quite a few people over to the Lord during our weekly planning.  It was difficult because we already have a very little teaching pool.  It was a bit discouraging.  We went out tracting afterwards and within just a few minutes we found a really cool family!

In district meeting, we were role playing with each other, and we were trying to teach the Restoration. Our district leader was trying to get us to teach very simply and to really focus on the investigator.  It was really hard! But we noticed that as we centered the lesson on Jesus Christ, it was easier to teach simply and to help the investigators apply it to their lives.  It was cool to see that He really is the center of everything we should be doing as missionaries.

I just realized that my mission is over halfway done.  I'm almost to my last four transfers and those ones go by so fast from what I hear! It's so weird because it doesn't feel like it should be coming to an end that fast!

I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille

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Nine months ago...where does the time go?

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Field is "White" and Ready to Harvest

The field is white and ready to harvest....you know why?  Because it's snowing!  Yesterday, we went out tracting  and the temperatures were below zero (celsius), and the wind was howling!  Our feet were completely numb by the time we got back to the car!  Anyway, it kept getting colder and colder, the clouds rolled in and by the time we woke up this morning, there was an inch or two of snow on the ground.

We had stake conference this week, so I got to see some of the members from Cobourg, which was exciting!  Our mission president and his wife came too, to speak a little bit.  The main theme of the adult session was the importance of the Restoration.  I think the Restoration of the Gospel is something I take for granted a lot, but it was so wonderful to be able to hear so many testimonies about the impact that it has had on the lives of others.

This week, I learned about the importance of using my time wisely.  Chapter 8 in Preach My Gospel talks about how important it is to be effective with our time, and it's so true!  The time we have to dedicate to the Lord as missionaries is very short, and it's getting shorter every day.  This really is the Lord's time, and we can't waste any of it.  Sister Snickers and I have really been working on being as obedient as we can and trying to work harder.  It's really cool because this week, we were able to find three new investigators.

So the funny story of the week....On Tuesday, one of our lessons fell through, so we tracted in the area for a few minutes.  One door had a "no soliciting" sign on it, but we're not selling anything, so we knock anyways unless it specifically says "no religion."  We knocked on the door and a huge Rottweiler starts jumping at the window on the door and nearly gave us a heart attack.  Eventually a guy came to the door, we told him we were missionaries, and he yelled, "Oh, so you can read the Bible, but you can't read my sign?"  Afterwhich, he slammed the door and we continued working.  A few days later, we were back in the same area dropping by a potential investigator and we were getting in the car to leave.  We saw a guy walking towards the car, and we decided we should be obedient little missionaries and go talk to him (I bet you can tell where this is going).  I started talking to him, and realized it was the same guy who had yelled at us a few days before.  Luckily, I don't think he recognized us :)

I hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille

The field is literally white, and ready to harvest!

I found Sister Davenport at stake conference!

These are called cuberdons....they are a Belgian candy.

This is our emergency chocolate supply :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Restaurant Named After Me...But With The Wrong Spelling

Oh my goodness!  I forgot how cold it can get here!  Holy cow....we were out tracting the other night, and I thought to myself, "Self, it's really cold here!"  We have officially pulled out our winter coats and it's only November!  We're going to be in big trouble in a few more weeks when the temperature really drops!

Despite the cold, we did have a really cool experience last Saturday night.  We had been out tracting, it was dark, and the wind was really blowing.  We still had one more potential investigator to drop by, but I was about done with the whole tracting thing at this point.  Luckily, Sister Snickers set me straight (ha ha) and we had a really cool miracle that followed.  We knocked on Veronica's door, and she let us in (that hardly ever happens)!  We taught her about the Plan of Salvation and then she gave us chocolate cheesecake (all the tracting was suddenly worth it).  It was so cool.

Last week, we still had some time one night before we could go inside, so we went and OYMed down town.  There was a man sitting in his car, so we started talking to him.  Unfortunately he just wanted to argue with us and tell us all the things that were wrong with our church.  He told us that Joseph Smith was a false prophet and that we should really question our testimonies of the First Vision.  He also said we should go and burn the Book of Mormon Sister Snickers was holding in her hands.  We did not question our testimonies and we did not burn the Book of Mormon, because we know it's true.  The gospel has changed our lives and we can't deny that it's true.  We will have people like that in our lives.  People who will question what we believe andwho will try to get us to question what we believe.  But that's why it's so important to build our foundations on Christ like it says in Helaman 5:12.  If we build our testimonies on Him, we cannot fall.

Last week at district meeting, our district leader challenged us to study chapter 8 of Preach My Gospel.  He reminded us that this isn't our time, it's the Lord's time and we need to use it as fully and effectively as we can.  So this morning during studies, I started reading through it, and it was the answer to my prayers.  It was such a wonderful reminder that the Lord expects me to give Him everything and serve His children diligently for this short period.  He needs us to be as diligent and obedient as we possibly can be.

I hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille


I think it's so sweet of Bowmanville to name the restaurant after me....
It's just a little embarrassing that they spelled my name wrong!

This guy in our ward has the coolest way to pick up leaves I've ever seen!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas Has Come to Bowmanville!

Hey Guys!

This week was absolutely crazy and we learned a lot!  Our week got off to a rough start.  The people we were working with weren't doing so well, our lessons kept cancelling, we couldn't get ahold of our most solid investigator, and so many other things were happening.  Then, on Friday, we went to zone council and our sister training leaders did an instruction on obedience.  Our whole zone really felt like we could do so much better at being obedient and at being more diligent and urgent in the work. So, when Sister Snickers and I got back to Bowmanville, we were trying to be as obedient as we could, and we saw so many miracles!  We found two new investigators and our desire to do the work increased so much!  We were able to have a wonderful lesson on eternal families with our most solid investigator, and the miracles just kept coming!  On Sunday, one of our members brought her friend to church, and we were able to teach him the first lesson.  He wants to come back next week to learn more!  I heard once that obedience brings blessings, but exact obedience brings miracles.  I can testify that it is true! The more obedient we are, the more the Lord can bless us!

Something really big happened this week..................after five months of practicing and trying and practicing and trying...I FINALLY LEARNED HOW TO KIND OF PRONOUNCE MY R'S IN FRENCH!!!!! I kind of want to learn French when I get back.  It's a really pretty language. Sometimes I make Sister Snickers speak just so I can listen.  If she speaks really simply and slowly, sometimes I can pick a word or two out.

One of my investigators from Brockville emailed me today, and her baby was blessed in Sacrament Meeting last week!  I was so excited!  I love hearing about how well she's doing.  One of our returning members emailed me too and her husband just received the Melchizedek priesthood!  In a few weeks, they're going to take out their endowments and be sealed.  I don't know how to explain how excited I am about that and I hope President will let me go.  They've worked really hard to get to the temple and now they're going to be sealed together!

Well, I think that's about it!  We had transfers last night, but we lucked out and didn't get a call!  We have another transfer together!

Love you!

Sister Dille



The Felipes and Bishop Barter

Christmas has come to Bowmanville!

The Baileys

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello, Hello!

First off, I would like to share something very exciting that happened this week...I said 'eh' for the very first time.  We were teaching a returning member and it just slipped out.  Such a milestone, such a milestone!

Anyway, we are already on the last week of the transfer, and I can't believe it.  Time just seems to be moving faster and faster and faster.

We got to do quite a bit of service this week.  On Tuesdays, we go to the Bowmanville Older Adults Association and we help them make lunch for the guests.  They had a Halloween themed lunch, so we were serving lunch to witches, zombies, Indian princesses, gypsies, etc...it was pretty entertaining!

I learned something cool this morning while I was reading the BoM.  I was thinking about King Lamoni, his Father, the wicked Lamanites who were later converted, and other wicked people in the Book of Mormon who eventually accepted to follow Jesus Christ.  Then I thought about the scripture that says the word of God is more powerful than a sword and how in Preach My Gospel chapter 10 it says we need to have faith in the converting power of the gospel.  I realized that if the gospel could change people in the scriptures who were so hardened they were killing prophets and followers of Jesus Christ, then the gospel can change people who smoke, drink, curse, or who are just grumpy that we meet each day.  There are no limits to His power.

I hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille


P-day at the corn maze

My crazy district at the corn maze

Helping Sister St. Croix put up wallpaper

Me and Sister Russell

This is literally my favorite picture ever! Isn't it lovely?

The Gauthier's

Since it's Halloween...we dressed up as eachother!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mary Poppins & Rolling Skulls

Fall is definitely here!  It's officially cold!  The sweaters and coats are out!!

We had a really cool lesson with one of our investigators last week.  She's nine years old and her parents are less active, but she really wants to be baptized!  We invited her to be baptized on December 10th, and she said yes, but then she asked if her dad would baptize her and the Spirit just came so strongly.  Her dad shared his testimony with her of the Gospel and both of them were crying because it was so powerful!  Now, the whole family is working on being ready for her baptism and they want to get ready to go to the temple!  The Gospel is truly amazing.

Last Saturday, Sister Snickers and I got to be the ushers for a stake play (Mary Poppins, which was really good)!  On the way home, we were driving down a street (I should mention that the wind was blowing really hard) and a skull rolled across the road in front of the car.  I freaked out for a second and then I realized it was Halloween, haha!

This morning, I learned something really cool from the Book of Mormon!  I was reading in Alma 17 about Ammon when he smote off the arms of the Lamanites who were scattering the King's flocks.  I noticed that when talking about the Lamanites, the phrase, 'who were not few in number' is repeated several times.  But even though there were many Lamanites fighting against Ammon, he still won the fight, because he was on the Lord's side.  I learned that one servant of the Lord is more powerful than many servants of the devil! There is power and protection when we stay on the Lord's side!

I love you all and I hope you have a great week!

Love,

Sister Dille



Me and Sister Snickers!

Switching Places

Fall is Here!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Posing Camels, Bees & Car Problems

Oh boy, oh boy do I have a good story for ya'll, but I'm going to save it for the end because I want to save the best for last.

Well, this transfer is halfway over and I can't believe it! Where does the time go?! Anyway, we had skills and interviews last Thursday and it was wonderful! President and Sister Shields taught us about the importance of not being commanded in all things. They taught us that if our area is struggling with something, study it in Preach My Gospel, and then get on our knees and plead for the Lord's direction. He said it's important though that we don't just sit around in our apartment until the answers come, but that we need to get out and work. 

After skills and interviews, we had exchanges! I went to Oshawa again, (I've had exchanges with the Oshawa STLs my entire mission) with Hermana Tyler. It was so much fun! We taught a lot of lessons, like more than I think I've ever taught in one day. We ate dinner with a family from the Philippines and they made us something called adobo (sorry, don't show that to Elder Dille because it's probably spelled wrong). It's chicken and rice, and it's super good! 

Last night, our ward mission leader held a Why I Believe fireside at the church. Members could come and share their conversion experiences with whoever was there. It was really powerful! I think sharing your testimony is one of the most powerful ways to invite the Spirit, which reminds me of another story...on Saturday, we were teaching an investigator named Cody. A lady from our ward, Sister Sherlock, and her son, Ethan, came with us. At one point in the lesson, Ethan shared a very short and simple testimony of his baptism, and it brought the Spirit so powerfully into the lesson! It was such a great reminder to me that the simplest testimonies are often the most powerful!

Okay, now for the funny story of the week...This is the story of how Heather became a former. On Wednesday, we decided that we needed to heart attack one of our investigators, because she wasn't responding to any of our texts or calls. So, we go to her house, cut out the pictures, write a note to her, and then start taping everything onto her front door. Well, wouldn't ya know that she drives up right as we're standing on her front porch. But here, it gets awkward. She sees us, backs out of the driveway, and then starts circling the block, waiting for us to leave! So awkward! We get back in the car, and just our luck, it won't start! The engine won't even turn over! Ah! So we start calling members and finally get ahold of someone who can come help, meanwhile, our investigator is still circling the block waiting for us to leave. We just happened to leave the windows down too, so a bee flew in the car and Sister Snickers hates bees! Anyway, Brother Inengite came, and we messed around with the car for almost two hours! We played with the battery, alternator, and the starter, but no luck! We called a tow truck, and just as it showed up, the car starts! Ugh! I was pretty much done at this point, haha. Well, in the end, the car is working, the bee is gone, and Heather is now a former, haha. 

Have a great week!


Sister Dille

 This is where the branch president of the YSA branch lives.

This member in our ward has Empress trees.
They're the fastest growing tree in the world!
        The leaves are bigger than my face!

It's Fall!

Peterborough zoo!


The camels were totally posing for me! 

Oh my goodness! I found a Cobourg member! It's Sister Russell!

                 Exchanges with Hermana Tyler!

The leaves are amazing up here!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Thanksgiving in Canada

AH! IT'S WEEK 3!!!

I can't believe how quickly this transfer is flying by! We're already almost halfway through! 

I finally got to meet most of our ward, and they're so awesome! Last night, we got a call from a member who wants us to come tonight to teach one of his friends! It's the first time that's ever happened to me on my mission, so it's super exciting!

We've been struggling to find new investigators the past two weeks, so on Sunday, we were fasting and praying that we could find two new investigators. We spent most of our Sunday out tracting and OYMing, trying to talk with everyone. It was getting close to the end of the day, and we still hadn't found anyone. We were a bit discouraged, but as we were walking to an appointment, Sister Snickers spotted someone working on their RV. We went over and talked to him for a bit, and he agreed to let us come back and share the message of the Restoration. Even though we didn't find two new investigators, it still felt good knowing that we did everything we could to achieve our goal!

We ate Thanksgiving dinner (in Canada, Thanksgiving is on October 10th) with the Whites, they're super cool! They invited their non member friend to eat with us too, so that was great!  Brother White asked me where I was from because he said it almost sounded like I had an Irish accent. Sister Snickers told me that I have a really bad Spanish accent when I try to speak French, hahaha, so who knows where I'm from! She did teach me how to say I want to sleep in my bed though this week...Je veux aller dormir dons mon lit! I can say two things now!


Sorry, this is a super short email, but we're going to the zoo with our zone, so we have to hurry! I love you!

Love,


Sister Dille

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Belgian Chocolate!!!!

Hello! 

Sorry, this letter won't be super detailed because we're in a rush, haha!

This week was busy, stressful, and so wonderful all wrapped up into one! First off, Bowmanville is so wonderful! The members here have such a strong desire to share the gospel, and they're acting on that desire by inviting their friends and family members to come to activities with them, to read the Book of Mormon, and even to be taught by the missionaries! It is so powerful when members share the gospel! Bowmanville is a big ward! It has about 220 active members, so it's about five times the size of my last branch! It's going to be a bit of a change, haha!

My new companion is so wonderful! Sister Snickers is from Belgium, she speaks French, she just got a huge box of Belgian chocolate in the mail (blessings!!!), and we have the same trainer, haha! I'm going to learn so much from her!

We got to go to the temple on Friday! It was the first time I had been in over six months, so it was so wonderful to go back and be able to feel the Spirit inside! Temples are such a huge blessing in our lives!

General conference was wonderful! I am so grateful that we have prophets and apostles on the earth today to teach us and to help us stay on the path! I loved Elder Oaks talk on...member missionary work, haha! Pray for opportunities to stand as a witness of Christ! I also loved the talk about being ambitious for Christ! We have such an amazing opportunity as members of the Church to reach out to others and help them come unto Christ! 

We had such a cool miracle this morning because we opened out mouths! We had to get our car fixed, and at first, I was a bit disappointed that we had to spend a good chunk of our p-day sitting in a car repair shop, but anyways, there we were! So we were sitting on some chairs and a guy was just wandering around the waiting area, so we said hi to him and started up a conversation. He said he's been studying with a different religious group, but he had questions about the plan of salvation and some of our other beliefs. He told us that when he saw us walk into the building, he could tell there was something different about us (a wholesomeness, he called it) before he even saw our name tags! We invited him to let us teach him, but he's not quite ready. We left him with a pamphlet and a card though, and it was so cool to be able to share the gospel with someone! Opening your mouth works! This was honestly one of the coolest experiences on my mission so far!

I love you all so much! Have a wonderful week!

Love,

Sister Dille


Look who I found at transfers!

Hehe, both of my French companions! (Man, you'd think after spending so much time with French people, I'd be able to speak a teeny bit of the language by now!)

 My new district!​

TEMPLE!!!

Oh my goodness gracious! My companions got a big box full of Belgian chocolate in the mail! What a wonderful time to get transferred!