Monday, February 9, 2015

"Missions are 98% hard work, struggle, disappointment, difficulty, sorrow, and even pain. 2%…….2% is pure joy"

Bacon toothpaste & a girl who likes Bacon.

​Sometimes I dread P-days. 
Because I am the worst at writing emails! 
I always pray to know what to say so that I can share something that will help you in your lives. 

So get ready for all the craziness. 

So Sister Ott and I came off island last Sunday because we were going to Return and Report (It's for new missionaries to go in the temple and some trainings for both the trainer and the trainee). Monday comes and we are red dotted because of the weather. (Please keep our mission in your prayers!) Then Monday afternoon comes, we get a call from President Packard, Sister Ott is going home on Thursday. So Tuesday, we didn't go to return and report because... there was no point. Then we come back to the island because she still had some stuff to get. On our way back to the island, Sister Ott told me that she did not want me to go to the airport to drop her off. So I said okay, if that's what you want. 

Tuesday morning, President Packard calls again. Sister Miller will be my new companion. Sister Miller is from South Africa. She is wicked cool. It was a bit of a awkward situation for the both of us but more for me. Sister Miller and I have very strong personalities. So with that being said you can imagine.. Haha. But we had a very open conversation and started talking. It was great. It was VERY humbling. 

Now when President Packard called me that Tuesday morning, he said this "I can see the bigger picture now. I see why Sister Ott is going home and why Sister Miller is going to Martha's Vineyard. I see.." 
My response?


hahaha. I know. That's totally me.  

But guess who finally was taught what the bigger picture is?
Me. I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father knows and plans everything! Haha!


I love being a digital missionary! 
There are so many countries where there aren't any missionaries nor the Gospel. And Prophets & SCRIPTURES have said that one day the Gospel will be taught to every tongue, every nation, every kindred. A lot of people were like " How is that possible? The country hasn't let the Church in yet! ETC." But look at us now. Preaching the Gospel to every tongue (Spanish, Portuguese, etc) every nation (Ghana, Kenya, France, Venezuela, Brazil, ect) and every kindred. 

[ Francis from Accra, Ghana & us ]

He is 19 years old, and loves running marathons. He is a Christian but he is looking for more. He told us that if he finds that this is the true church ( which he will) he wants to get baptized!!

[ Willy from Columbia & us ]

Willy is 21 and he was interested about our prophets. He thought God would never call anyone to be prophets and he is so thankful that Joseph Smith was brave enough to ask that question. He wants to learn more and he said he will be baptized if he knows this is true. He is super interested in the Book of Mormon and already feels that it is true!

And wouldn't you want to be a part of it? 
 Doctrine & Covenants 33: 2-10

2. For verily, verily, I say unto you that ye are called to lift up your voices as with the sound of a trump, to declare my gospel unto a crooked and perverse generation.
3.  For behold, the field is white already to harvest; and it is the eleventh hour, and the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard.
4 And my vineyard has become corrupted every whit; and there is none which doeth good save it be a few; and they err in many instances because of priestcrafts, all having corrupt minds.
5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, that this church have I established and called forth out of the wilderness.
6 And even so will I gather mine elect from the four quarters of the earth, even as many as will believe in me, and hearken unto my voice.
7 Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.
Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness.
9 Yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you.
10 Yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying: Repent, repent, and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand;
Why not?
Why not open your mouths?
Why not join the true fold of the Lord?
Why not read the Book of Mormon?
Why not?
What do you have to lose?

Do not be afraid my brothers and sisters.
The time of the Lord is near. 

Marie & Christian.
I miss these people so much!

{Christian, Marie, Llanaliz}

"When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer."
-Corrie Ten Boom

I love the Lord. I love our Heavenly Father and He loves us to send us prophets to continually guide as to God when the entire world is leading us astray. I am grateful for the times I am uncomfortable because there is no growth in comfort. I love the Book of Mormon! People come to me and say how can you love it? It's all about wars! UH, if you would read it then you would know that there is war because the people weren't following the Lord. They were "slow to remember the Lord." The Lord will come to our aid anytime we need Him, as long as we let Him.

Open your hearts.
Open your minds.
Let the Lord in.
He wants in.
Just do it.
Pinky Promise!!

I love you all!

Sister Flores

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