Monday, August 26, 2013

How I Love The Work Of A Missionary! (8/25/13)

How I love the work of a missionary! Its so much fun! Sometimes I forget that I'm on a mission because missionary work is for everyone!

One of our investigators came home from India this week! He IS SOOOO COOLLL! My favorite thing he did this week was talk to his daughter on the phone while we were there and said to her: (she wanted to no why no one liked her and if something was wrong with her) "You know, if I was 14 and not your dad and if it wasn't for Jen (his almost wife), I would totally want to date you!" haha, love that guy!

Also we were using the "Windows of Heaven" program this week. We prayed to know where to go and we thought of Starbuks so we went there at the time we said we would and prayed to find the elect. Sam was standing right outside our car, boom! (Sam is a Jewish man who we saw a couple days before and decided to no longer see because he was not progressing, and was totally creepy!) So we said, "Alright Lord, if this be your will then we will continue to teach him" ...but what happened was Sam had us get him some coffee inside (Sis. DW took off her tag when she bought it) and when we came outside Sam was sitting next to Martin! We were able to teach Martin the Plan of Salvation! AHH, so cool and we are going to see him again this week! Creepy people can lead you to people that are ready to here the Gospel!

Well this week I learned a thing or two at church, First, in a ward mission meeting: a reverence leader in primary is like a security guard at walmart...they do nothing! Second, in sacrament meeting: you should leave your toy rifle in the car if your child insist on bringing in to church .. it is awkward for everyone!

And D&C 31 is a great read..and 1 Nephi 15 ahh, so good!

Stay Humble!

I love you all!! No really, I do!

Keeping it real, Sister "Violette" Carlson

P.S. Have you done any good today? Then wake up and do something more!

Monday, August 12, 2013

If Christ had More to offer would you take it? (8/12/13)

If Christ Had More To Offer Would You Take It? 
This is the question Sister Drinkwater asked Margo Thursday night after a very eye opening training. It was a totally inspired question! Because Margo now started asking the questions. "What is this more to offer?" "How can I get it?" "Through the Book of Mormon." Sis DW said and started telling the story of Joseph Smith and that the Book Of Mormon was translated through him and shared the first vision! Talk about the Spirit that was there on those stairs as she shared it! Margo started to tear up. We did not have a Book of Mormon with us (What? this never happens, we always have one!), so we were able to set up a time to bring it back!! Heavenly Father is in the details of our Lives!! True Story!
That was at about 8:45 at night, but if I go back to about the hours of 10 to 12. I would not have known that we could do that! Why? because from the hours of 10 to 12 I was being taught about finding the God's Elect chosen people! The ones who are prepared for the Gospel and are ready to accept it. Sister Tan taught us to open the windows of Heaven! In my companionship, it opened our minds! The sky has no limits! For instance, when we would go contacting we would pray to reach our goal (such as contacting 25 people and handing out 5 B.o.M. or using our 1 min lesson plans), but now we know that we can pray to ask every time to find one of Gods Elect! And we did, we found Margo! She had time for us and wants to hear more! ahh, the miracles!

This week a very sad thing happened. A member from my distract from the MTC went home. He was struggling in a way that he was worried about home and such, or maybe that it was too hard... but it just saddens me to think that he has already gone home. So if you have a missionary out there of some kind, write them a letter, bear your testimony to them, tell them how proud of them you are because missions are hard and some people need some help from time to time. I'm not asking for letters, I'm saying that you could change a missionary's day and mission from your testimony! I encourage you all to bear your testimony as much as you can this week to a non-member or a member...or just that you LOVE Jesus and the wonderful selfless thing he did for all of us!

Quote of the week! While stuck in traffic (this happens a lot! Sister Trainer Leaders do the exchanges with the half of the sisters in the mission and I get to tag along! (lets just say I LOVE IT!) While we were sitting waiting for traffic to move we were hit by a guy on a motorcycle, and he kept driving!! So my companion (she will stay nameless) Said "DID he just hit our car? He Did! Are you Kidding me!" Ahh, she the sweet quiet one...and it just melts my heart when she gets angry :)

Well, stay humble! I'm keeping the "Violette" in Sister Carlson!

LOVE you all so much,

Sister Violette "Ireallydoloveallofyousomuch" Carlson

Missions are NOT Natural! (8/5/13)

Missions are not natural! That's what has been the main theme of the week. Just because you get on a plane does not mean that you are a changed person, no! You can't just love some one that you're teaching or your companion, you have to beg on you knees for that, every day! And once you got it down keep going to your knees because with out help we can't be the missionary we are meant to be.

This week I had to humble myself to love someone the way Christ would. To see some one through his eye is seeing them in white, no matter what they have done, because He Atoned for EVERYONE'S sin! So everyone has the opportunity if they choose (they still have their agency) to be clean from sin! So seeing them in white is seeing them as their greatest potential. It's also being converted like little do they see everyone in there meekness as kind loving Son's and Daughters of God? I want to be a child again. I feared before my mission that a mission would take the child in me out..but the fact is it's putting the child back in me...I don't think I could ask for more than that.

Now lets take a step back and let all of you remember how awkward I am... contact everyone! Why? Because you love them and want them to come into the fold of God...right? Yes, that is right ...but make sure they have pants on! So...yeah on T St., a place where we like to contact is by the beach. People go hang out on the beach and hang out and go surfing; in wet suits sometimes too..just know that! So at the end of our contacting, because of time, we headed out to our car..but we contact everyone even if you are heading to your car. So out of the corner of my eye I see a guy by his car, what a perfect time to talk to someone: they're not going anywhere and are much better to talk to, but I soon approach him and realize he has just taken off his wet suit and is only wearing a towel around his waist..eye contact was made! And I walked away like an awkward girl! a boss!

Alright one last thing..I love this quote "the fight has already been won! we can choose to celebrate with the winners or mourn with the losers!" God has won and evil has lost already! So PARTY BABY!!

Oh, go to Mormon Messages and watch enduring love! Its a great way to have a happy cry that makes you feel so good :) and My Brother Hyrum was so good as well!

I LOVE YOU all So much!! and I wish you the very best and I hope you have a wonderful week! Do something for someone else today! get blessings to:)

Stay Humble,

Sister Violette Carlson!