Monday, December 5, 2016

Corona, CA to SLC, UT

Letter from Dec 5

Here it is! The time that we all knew would come (that I didn't want to come, but my family has been wanting for a while) When I first left, it felt like it would be an eternity before I would see my family again. When I first left, I had a testimony of the restored Gospel, but had no idea how much stronger it would really get. When I first left, the only words I knew how to say in Spanish were: help me, bathroom, apple, hi, carrot, and dog. Now, it feels like I've only been away from home for at the most 8 months. Now, my testimony has grown stronger every single day, and I have come to know the importance of the gospel in my life. Now, I can not only speak spanish, but I can share with people the most important message on the earth in two languages.

I have loved every single second of being a missionary. I have learned so much about the Gospel, Jesus Christ, His church, His love, His atonement, myself, and a whole year and a half long list of other things. I am so grateful for everything. I am grateful that I had the initial desire to serve a mission. With that desire, it grew into action, and the action required a leap of faith. I've been leaping for the past 18 months, and my faith has been strengthened in incredible ways. I'm about to come home and continue leaping as I start up again with school and finding a job and paying for everything. But I know that if we have the faith and desire to obey God at all times, then He will bless us. I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I know He loves you. I know that we are all brothers and sisters and that we can feel of God's love when we search for it, and even when we don't. I know that the Gospel has brought me the most peace, comfort, and guidance, and I have no reason to not share it with everyone I come in contact with. I will continue in the Lords work to bring others unto Him. I'm excited to learn how to be a missionary at all times as I put into practice everything that I have learned. My heart is full. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I have come to know him through my service to him. I know that He is the only way that I am allowed to return back to my Heavenly Father. I am grateful for Him and all that He has done for me. I will continue to follow His example in all things.

Thank you for always supporting me and praying for me. I love you all and am excited to hear about your experiences in exchange for mine.

Love you.
Hermana Sager

​My Pena family (half of them). Love them. 

​Our last shakes together in Corona for this period of our lives. 

Merry Grinchmas!!

There was no explanation but im guessing she is crying from eating the pepper!!! 

​It was 56 degrees and I was almost crying because it was so cold. Wish me luck.
Currently in SLC 28 degrees ( she is going to die when she comes home)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Turkey, Tamales and Rain!

Letter from Nov 28


I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving. I hope you ate a lot of food and took a nap (for those who are not missionaries).

My Thanksgiving here in Corona was wonderful. The morning started off with a Turkey bowl with our zone and a neighboring zone. Luckily a member had flags for us to use so we didn't have to try Two hand touch. Every time I had the ball and someone tried to pull my flag they would pull my hair with it. So that was nice. We all dressed for cold weather, but then the sun came out to surprise us. So that was also nice. We then went home to study and do our weekly planning. Once that was done we were able to visit with some families from our ward. We were blessed enough to have two different dinners. We ate with the Pena Family, and she gave us their spin of a turkey dinner with some Turkey Tamales. They were wonderful. I'm gonna have to find someone who can make me some Tamales at home, and then I'll share with all of you. We then went to Hna Garcias house where she gave us a huge plate. I was very grateful for the hnas and their willingness to feed us. I was also very grateful that I successfully ate all the food without feeling too sick. But other than the material things, I was able to remember and recognize all the blessings that God has given me. I love Thanksgiving and think that we should follow the council of Alma 34:38, and "live in thanksgiving daily, for the many mercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you." So I invite you to think about it daily: What are you grateful for?

I do want you to know that I took my candy corns to the members that I visited. I left them each with a baggie of their 5 kernels of corn and told them to say what they were grateful for when they ate with their families before eating their candy corns. The 3 families we left them with really liked the idea and were excited to try it. Then I brought some to the zone activity too, but everyone was all over the place so we just at the candy. But then, Hna HS and I had our own little kernels of corn sharing moment and it was nice. I'ts always nice to remember what you're grateful for.

I had the chance to go to the temple one last time on Friday before heading home. It was a group of 13 or 14 missionaries and President and Sister Mullen. It was a really cool experience. I was able to see Hnas Babb, Visick, Burris, and Cramer. The 5 of us came went through the Mexico MTC together, we showed up to Riverside together, and we are so happy that all 5 of us have been able to finish our missions. While at the temple, I learned a lot this time. I was really praying to understand more of what God wants for me, and I felt of His love and learned a lot. After the session, Sister and President Mullen came up to us and told us congratulations and thanked us for serving. Of course all the Sisters started crying. The elders are pretty tough this time. I know that the temple is the house of the Lord. I know that we can receive comfort and guidance and love when we go to do the work of the Lord in his holy temples. 

Who's seen the new #LIGHTtheWORLD video? It makes me choke up every single time. I love seeing the comparisons of how we can follow in the Saviors footsteps and serve just as he did. I am super excited to be having different service opportunities every day in December. I would also invite you all to take part in that. Together, we can light the world!

Just like the council I gave to my family, in this week, I would suggest that you do anything else that you know would make me jealous. Go to my favorite restaurants without me. Go have fun without me. Enjoy this last week of me not there to annoy you in person. I promise to work hard until the very end, and I know that you will do the same.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Hermana Sager mentioned #LIGHTtheWORLD in her letter. Follow the link to watch this beautiful message.
Redlands temple with the out going missionaries!!

​Thanksgiving morning. Eyeball headband to play some football.

Hermanas Sager and Hernadez Sanchez

On thanksgiving our family has a tradition of Candy corns and telling what we are greatful for.
Perfect Badge picture. I know How greatful Hermana Sager is for her badge.

Hermana Sager Hanging with the Elders

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Letter from Nov 21


This week, I came to know the Savior even more during our Gospel Principles class. Hermana Hernandez Sanchez and I taught this week about the post mortal spirit world. The chapter in the book is shorter than the others, and we weren't exactly sure how we were going to take the whole class time teaching. While preparing to teach, we decided that reading the lesson from the book was an effective way to teach all the points. As we read, we would stop and ask questions and discuss with the ward missionaries, recent converts, and returning members. I learned so much more about the spirit world yesterday than I have before! I learned that the priesthood and its responsibilities will continue in the same way they do here, and that the organization of the church will continue as well. I've always just been told that in the spirit world, if we continue righteous then we will be in a state of happiness and freedom, so I pictured that we are just going to be wearing white flowy dresses and drapery eating the food that makes us happy and not having any cares in the world. But it makes perfect sense that the church and everything that God has given us is going to continue in the way that has been established here. The spirit testified to me that God's plan is perfect. He has thought of and organized everything to make us happy and help us continue learning and progressing to return to him. I know that God loves me. I know he has a plan for me. As the spirit confirmed this, I felt that my relationship with my Savior grew. It is through him that it's all possible. It is through him and his atonement that we can receive the state of happiness and freedom. It is because of him that we will be resurrected after waiting in the spirit world. I know Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer.

In case you were wondering, the word for Thanksgiving in Spanish is one that people don't think is super important. So you just say Thanksgiving with an accent.
Feliz Thanksgiving this week! I am grateful for all of you. I am grateful for the gospel. I am grateful for the chance I have had to serve a mission. I have grateful for the Church of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for Jesus Christ and his Atonement. And if you wanted to read a long email I could go on and on, but I'll save your time and energy. I'm grateful for you all.

On Friday, the new Christmas video will be coming out. WATCH IT! As we follow the example of Jesus Christ and remember his birth and life, we can #LightTheWorld.

Hermana Sager

​With the sign. 

​Here's half the sisters in the mission with Sister Mullen. Wanna know a secret?
 We had all just finished Crossfit 2 hours before. hehe.

Just us and 2 other sisters!

This was nice!!  

Are we willing to change?

Letter from Nov 14


This week, we saw the gospel change many people. On Tuesday, we met with a new investigator and talked about the Restoration. At the end of the lesson, when we invited her to pray, she said no. After explaining it more, she accepted and in her prayer, she told our Heavenly Father that she is willing to do anything he has planned for her. On Wednesday, we visited with an older man, and he trusts so much in God and relies on his relationship with Him at all times. He accepted the restored gospel, and is willing to come to church. On Thursday, we had a gratitude dinner with the Relief Society, and they took turns sharing what they are grateful for and how the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed their lives and changed them. On Friday, as we ate dinner with one of our members, she told us that after 10 years, her dad and brother can visit her from Mexico. She testified that now is the perfect time for them to come, because they've been members for almost 3 years. She can now share the gospel with her dad and brother as they visit her home, and see how it has blessed her family. On Saturday, we found a new family to teach, after they have been closed off to accepting missionaries for a good amount of time. Their uncle is a member, and will be so grateful that his family is learning more of the gospel. On Sunday, as we read from the Book of Mormon with a family, everything about them changed. They had a change in desire, and are excited to keep reading from the Book of Mormon. This week, I have come to know my Savior even more as I have been more diligent in my studies. I have studying and applying the scriptures rather than just reading them, and have seen a huge difference. I know that as we have a willing attitude to change, we will be changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Livin the vida loca!!

Letter from Nov 7


HOLY COW! Halloween was only this last week. Crazy. It feels like it was like 3 weeks ago. How was your halloween? Mine was great. I almost beat all the elders in our zone at a game of Lightening. But the kind where you can come back in if the person who gets you out gets out. Revenge? Is that what it's called? Not sure. BUT I ALMOST BEAT THEM ALL! There was maybe 12 of us playing. That shows you either how good I've gotten at shooting with a mens ball, or how bad all the elders are at basketball in this zone. Or both. It was really fun! We also played Ultimate Frisbee. It feels so good to run again. So then, Hna HS and I started running every other morning for exercise. It's nice. But on Halloween, I did all this running and beating elders with my crocs. It was awesome.

This week I tried Menudo. I TRIED MENUDO! Willingly. All other missionaries are afraid of menduo, or have tried it and think it's really gross. My entire mission I have been dying to try it. We told an Hermana about my desire, and she surprised us last week at church with a tupper ware of menudo! So, this week for lunch, when I was feelin brave, we heated it up, and ate some. I only had a little bit, but I tried it! What is it? It's a soup made with little corn things and cow stomach. So I heated up my tortilla and had it there to help me if I needed to bypass the texture. Surprisingly, the texture wasn't all that bad! The flavor on the other hand, wasn't my favorite. But I tried it! I would suggest it to anyone feeling brave. I don't know where you'll only find a little to try though. Good luck.

Today I was reading in 3 Nephi 1, and something stood out to me that I've never paid much attention to before. This is after Samuel the Lamanite had prophesied of Christ's birth, and the people were starting to get impatient. The bad people started making fun of the believers, and contention and crazy started happening. Nefi was really worried for the people, and prayed for help to know how to guide and help them. As Nefi was praying all day with great faith, the voice of the Lord came to him and said,  "13 Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given,and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets.
 14 Behold, I come unto my own, to fulfil all things which I have made known unto the children of men from the foundation of the world, and to do the will, both of the Father and of the Son—of the Father because of me, and of the Son because of my flesh. And behold, the time is at hand, and this night shall the sign be given."

Jesus Christ told Nefi to continue faithful and not give up. Jesus Christ told him that he would be coming to earth the next day. How cool! Jesus Christ himself, told him that he would be coming the next day. When the sign of his birth came that night, they knew it was true. I know that if we have the faith to receive answers to our prayers, then we will. I know that Jesus Christ was born to be the Savior of the world and that he set the perfect example of how we should live.

Have the best day ever!


Hermana Sager

Happy Halloween!


Last year, at this time. Hna Babb and I were saying goodbye to Raffer as she left our trio for the week. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween!!

Letter from Oct 31

BOO! hehe.

I bet y'all look wonderful in your costumes. If my dad is wearing his BYU gear today and calling it his costume, then don't give him any candy.

On Tuesday, we had a great lesson with la familia Mosqueda. It's an older couple who we have been teaching for a few weeks. When we were following up on the commitments at the beginning of the lesson, and the hermana told us that she had read from the Book of Mormon, we were so excited! She not only read, but had marked things that she liked, and kept track of questions she had so she could ask us. She loved the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith at the beginning, and was telling her husband all about how an angel visiting the prophet and told him God's plan. She knows that the Book of Mormon is important, and we know that as she continues reading, her desire to follow Christ will grow. We are praying that her desire will lead her to come to church with us, and to realize that she needs to be baptized by someone holding the proper authority. Through just a couple weeks, we have seen the spirit working in them, and they are becoming converted step by step. The spirit and the Book of Mormon change lives, and I'm so grateful for all the opportunities I have had to witness this change in people.

Our ward party this week went really well. There were a lot of tacos, really loud music, and a lot of nonmembers there! A good amount of the members actually dressed up and they all looked great. It was an awesome way to bring everyone together, and have some fun! The nonmembers that were there all really enjoyed it, and so hopefully we'll be seeing them for a Sunday service. I had real life tres leches cake, not the kind from Cafe Rio, and it was amazing. You can tell that the members love each other and are a family. That's how it should be! I'm excited to get to meet the new ward and see how the ward family is doing. Even if I won't be there for a long time, I'm gonna be best friends with all the ward grandmas. Being a missionary has taught me so much in being a better member of the Church of Jesus Christ. I'm excited to put into practice the things I've learned in my own wards.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Ward Halloween Party!

Cuteset Hermana's Ever!!!

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Letter from Oct 24


Today during my studies, my brain started wandering as I was studying about the Book of Mormon. I had a huge thought process and I had starting thinking about the chain reactions that occur because God loves us. After a couple minutes, I shook myself back into studying, but then realized that those thoughts that I had were actually important. I then took the time to write down my whole thought process, and felt the spirit so strongly. I know that we receive personal revelation from the spirit. That the spirit enlightens and helps us in times of need. Even though my studies didn't go as originally planned, I was strengthened and comforted, and feel prepared to teach our lessons tonight. I know that Heavenly Father loves us. I know that Jesus Christ set the perfect example and wants us to be happy. I know that the Holy Ghost testifies of them both, and guides us in following them.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Foggy Froggy!!!!

Letter from Oct 17


A few different days this week, it has been so foggy. But then you remember that it's not fog and it's just gross air that you can actually see. I have attached a picture to show you an example of one of the mornings.

Last night we had a very interesting lesson! It was with a man named Ignacio. He is older, and a very faithful Seventh Day Adventist. He let us in and allowed us to start sharing our message. I say start, because he pulled out his Bible and wouldn't let us talk. It was difficult, and we tried resetting expectations a few different times. We had a member with us, and she kept trying to get a word in as well. The spirit wasn't very strong, and we all didn't know what to do. We were eventually able to teach and testify of the Restoration of the gospel, the priesthood, and of the Book of Mormon. He accepted a Book of Mormon, and then continued trying to teach us. At the end of the lesson, we sang a hymn, because that is always a great way to invite the spirit, and invited him to say the last prayer. The spirit was so strong as we sang, and during his humble prayer. I am grateful that we were able to leave his house on a good note, and that the spirit was strong. He isn't prepared at this time, but I know the spirit touched his heart, and a seed has been planted.

Since we had General Conference and then Stake Conference, yesterday was the first time back that we had to take the sacrament. Three weeks is a long time to go without the sacrament. For the week between the two conferences, I was challenged to prepare for the sacrament daily. Each day, I would pray and ask how I could improve, and asked for forgiveness for my weaknesses of that day. I was focusing more on remembering Christ at all times, and studying more about Him, his teachings, and his Atonement. This challenge turned into a two week thing, and will now be something that I do each week and each day. As I prepared daily for the sacrament, I was able to recognize the difference yesterday. I felt the spirit stronger, I thought more of our Savior, I was reminded of my covenants and have a stronger desire to be more conscience of them at all times. I know that the sacrament is a sacred ordinance and that it is necessary in helping us return to Heavenly Father for eternity.

I hope you are all preparing for Halloween. If your ward is having an activity, invite someone to it! Whether they are not members, less active members, or friends. Try to invite someone in the first two categories first, and then invite a friend. Fun activities are a great way to show everyone that we are normal people and enjoy having fun, eating, and making new friends.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

The view from our apartment 

My STL, Sister Mcguire. 

This is what a California moom looks like! 
New batch of missionaries and their trainers.  Can you find Hermana Sager??

Adorable Sister Missionaries !

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Letter from Oct 10

Hi, hi!

The weather is cooling down, and it is beautiful. Fall in California is so great, because it's not cold, but there is still a feeling of fall in the air. I love it here.

Last night, we had a member come out with us to try and visit a whole bunch of potentials. Unfortunately, no one was home, or no one had time, but it was fun having the help of Hermana Marquez. She doesn't speak english, but we know that her testimony is strong and so we still wanted her help. We met 2 men that have very strong faith. They are close friends with members of the Church of Jesus Christ and they agree with almost everything that we teach.The only thing holding them back is the Book of Mormon, but he admitted himself that it's probably because he doesn't know much about it. We had Hna Marquez testify of how the restored gospel has blessed her life, and the spirit was invited so strongly. She spoke in Spanish with confidence to these men, and they listened as if they understood what she was saying. Hna HS translated for them, and then they really understood. I know that the spirit softens the hearts of God's children, and I know that he softened the hearts of these men. They accepted the invitation of having the english elders over to help them understand more about the Book of Mormon.

So this week, we had Stake Conference. It was wonderful! The focus was service. There are so many different ways that we can serve everyone and anyone, and we should always be looking for service opportunities. We can do physical service projects, we can listen to people when they need someone to talk to, we can serve in our callings, we can serve in the temple, we can serve in the home, and we can serve literally any where we go. So why don't we do it more often? I have learned so much as to how to be a member missionary, and I know that it can start with service. I plan to look for different service opportunities for the rest of forever and I would love your help in doing so.

For the Sunday meeting of Stake Conference, there was supposed to be a room for the members of our ward so it could be translated and they could actually understand. Well there was a room set up with a TV, but there was a whole bunch of english people in there and no translator. So, as missionaries, we stepped up to the plate and took on the job of translators. Hna HS, Elder Gibson, and I took turns translating the talks, for our group of 5 members who didn't understand a word of english, and it went great! The room was still full of english members, but we sat on our side of the room and translated for our little family. Elder Beal would've taken a turn, but he's only been out 10 weeks and doesn't feel that his spanish is strong enough yet... I told him he would've been fine, but there's always next time. I have never translated before, and so I jumped in with full faith and trust in Heavenly Father and his gifts. Through Him, I was able to translate the talks. It was so fun! I learned that I can translate. Of course, there were still a few words that I didn't know, or it was a little fast at some times, but I was able to keep up fairly well, and I felt the power of the spirit working through me to help our members learn from Stake Conference. I know that Heavenly Father knows us personally. I know He loves us. I know he will help us at all times as we desire to do His will. I am so grateful for every experience I have had as a missionary, and am excited for the many more that I will have for the rest of my life.

I have learned a lot about patience recently, and have noticed that it's a characteristic that we are all working on. In one way or another, we are all striving to be more patient. When Alma is writing to his son Shiblon, he helps him recognize that it is for his patience and trust in God that he can withstand his trials and temptations. I know that as we strive to be patient and trust in God with all things at all times, that he will help us. Pray with faith, be patient, and trust in our Heavenly Father. He knows you can do it.

Alma 38:3-5:

 "3 I say unto you, my son, that I have had great joy in theealready, because of thy faithfulness and thy diligence, andthy patience and thy long-suffering among the people ofthe Zoramites.

 4 For I know that thou wast in bonds; yea, and I alsoknow that thou wast stoned for the word’s sake; and thoudidst bear all these things with patience because the Lordwas with thee; and now thou knowest that the Lord diddeliver thee.

 5 And now my son, Shiblon, I would that ye shouldremember, that as much as ye shall put your trust in Godeven so much ye shall be delivered out of your trials, andyour troubles, and your afflictions, and ye shall be liftedup at the last day."

I hope y'all enjoy your week, and crunching leaves as you walk, and early Halloween candy.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Hermana Hernadez Sanchez and Hermana Sager
Feliz domingo. 

Unintentional Matching!
Hermana's Wilde(also from Murray Utah) Nai, Sager ans Hernandez Sanchez 

Corona Zone Conference Brunch @ a memebers house.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Letter from Oct 3


I hope you are all doing well and that you enjoyed Conference weekend.
How was it?! What did you learn? How did you feel?

This time around, I learned a lot about the importance of the Restoration. I was reminded of what I need to do each and every day to be more sincere in my prayers and in my testimony. I was reminded of the importance of daily scripture study and of Family Home Evening. I know that all the commandments and suggestions of the prophets come from God and that they are for our benefit. I know my role as a daughter of God and know what I want to do to be a disciple and example of Christ at all times. I am grateful that we have the opportunity to listen to Gods servants and learn from them and the spirit. I would love to hear about what you all learned!

Everyone always talks about writers block, and says its the most terrible thing. I mean, I'm not even a writer, but I know that I have no idea what to write about today. I went bowling today, and scored 106. I beat everyone on my lane. I had In N Out, so I'm really full. Something is in my eye, just like many other weeks, but I can't touch it because of keyboard fingers. General Conference was WONDERFUL and I can't believe it's already over. Today is a month mark that can not be spoken about because it almost brings tears to my eyes. The high temperature for today is 79. I had my last Multizones conference where tears were actually brought to my eyes. I received a tire and another part of a car and a wooden yard sale sign as prizes from some elders. General Conference was AMAZING.  We taught a lot of lessons, invited a lot of people to baptism, and are still working on getting everyone out to church so they can progress towards baptism.

So Multizones. All of the trainings were so wonderful! We learned all that we needed to know to better serve the people in Corona and help them progress. We learned how to effectively give a church tour, and practiced our street contacting with awesome members who came in and helped us. Hna Pena came in and was so happy to help a whole bunch of missionaries who have helped her change her life. When we talked to her later in the week, she asked us if that was an experience that she could share in testimony meeting at church. She's so cute. We also were given deet bug spray, that we have been asked to use every single day. The church is taking a big step to protect the missionaries, and even though we don't really understand why we were given a fancy perfume, we will be using it every day to be obedient and follow the brethrens suggestions. At the Multizone conferences, the incoming and outgoing missionaries are asked to bear their testimony. Since they only happen every other transfer, I gave my outgoing testimony and did it without crying. It wasn't until after I sat down that I lost it. Sister Mullen told me to be happy because I would be home for Christmas, but I told her I didn't want to be. I love you all. But I wanna be a missionary 5ever.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Corona distrcit bowling day!

Hermana Hernadez Sanchez and Hermana Sager

Prizes from the elders!!

Corona Zone 

Sid being Sid! Love this girl!!Halloween is on its way!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Letter from Sept 26


This week was much better than last week, and last week was great, so this week was the best week ever! The work flowed a bit nicer, we found a lot of new people to teach, and we are learning more about how to be the missionaries that the Lord wants us to be. We were able to teach the Restoration more this week, and invite people to be baptized. Hermana Hernandez Sanchez is so ready to invite every one to be baptized, and we're working on focusing on the spirit to be guided to when to do so. We have a lot of lessons coming up where we will teach the Restoration and hope to be able to find those who are ready to accept baptism at this time.

Last night during a lesson, as I took a pause from talking, the hermano asked if my parents are from Mexico. He was very surprised that I speak spanish, and just thought that was the most reasonable explanation. hehe. No, my parents are not from Mexico, but I like to pretend like I am sometimes. Not very many people actually believe me. That's fine. Hermana Hernandez Sanchez is helping me with my spanish, and trying to help with my accent.

I hope you all have a great week and that you enjoy General Conference! Pay attention, take notes, do all you can to receive answers to your prayers. I know that you will receive answers and revelation if you listen closely. It's going to be the best weekend ever!!

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager
Hermana Sager and her new companion Hermana Hernandez Sanchez

Here's a nice picture of me and Rafael. 

Mole enchiladas. SO GOOD.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Nuveacita Hermanita

Letter from Sept 19

Buenas tardes mis hermanos!

Ok, so first week for Hermana Hernandez Sanchez!!! She's so great. She is 4'11", from Nashville, but was born in Mexico, speaks spanish, is very kind, loves everyone and every thing, and has so much fire and desire for the work!!! She just wants to be out working all the time. She understands the importance of talking with everyone, to the point where it hurts her when we are in the car, driving on a busy road, and there are people outside walking. I feel that if she were driving, she would pull over and try and talk to each person she saw at all times. She has no fear of starting a conversation or teaching boldly during a lesson. She is learning so quickly, and has full intentions and desires to be completely obedient. She teaches with sincerity and love with a firm testimony of Christ and His Church. She's already on fire, and I'm so excited to see how much further she goes within the next 11 weeks and for the rest of her mission.

More stories will be shared next week, but for right now, just know that I am doing great. I love the work. I love the Lord. I know he leads me every day to do his work. I hope to continue learning every day of what He wants for me now, and later. I talk to everyone, because I know that are my brothers and sisters. I know God wants all of is children to return to him, even more than the parents of a missionary can't wait for theirs. I know that I am important in this work, and that helps me to feel Gods love, I know we're all important in the work. Get out there, and share your testimonies. If you look to me for help, I'm just going to smile big, and make you do it because you need to learn. (hehe, ask Hermana Hernandez Sanchez).

All week long, we had struggled to find investigators. We knew that if we continued working with faith, that God would lead us to the people who he has prepared. Saturday night, when we set our goals for Sunday, we set a goal of 7 new investigators. 7 new is a good goal for one week, and so it was a very challenging goal for one day. But, we had the faith and had the real intent of working to receive the blessings. After 2 different lessons Sunday night, we were able to find 8 new investigators. Two new families to teach. To new families to help them learn about the restored Gospel. We are so excited to continue working with them, and strive to be dililgent in daily contact, and getting the help from members to help in their conversion process.

I hope you have the best day ever. I pray for you every day, and love you every minute. All the new missionaries from Provo told me that it was already getting cold. Good luck with that.


My dumb little card reader won't let me send pictures. Sorry. Imagine me smiling.

Sids mom here!!!  since her card reader wasnt working I thought I'd post a couple of pics anyway.
Sid and her eyes!! Arent they the best)

This was the first surprise  picture I got from a memeber from Hemet. It was her first week in the field, with her trainor Hermana Rutherford.  Thought since Hermana Sager is now a trainor I'd  share her pic with you all!
If you see a missionary send a surprise pic to their parents, we all want to see that our chldren are doing well.

I sent this camel to Sid at her halfway mark!
She attached the sign.  I love that just over the camels hump you can see Jesus!!
She truly LOVES being a missionary. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mariposas y misioneros!!

Letter from Sept 12


Today I have mariposas in my tummy. Transfer calls happened, and Hermana Brown is leaving me. She goes to Riverside, and I will be here in Corona with a new missionary! I will be training a new missionary, right out of the MTC, full of fire, drive, and desire to baptize. I am so excited to meet her tomorrow after she hops off a plane, sits in meetings for a few hours, and is ready to work.
 I am very excited! I hope to be a great trainer and hope that she starts off her mission with obedience, diligence, desire, and love for everything that we do. I slightly feel that you think you know how to be a missionary, until it's time to teach someone else how to do it. I'm sure she will already be so prepared, and I know that we will further help this area. I will be going back to 4 hours of studies instead of 3 now, so hopefully I don't snack all day in the apartment. pero de todos modos, wish me luck! Or pray. Prayers are more powerful.

Yesterday in Sacrament meeting, we did a musical number. Us two, and the Elders in our ward. The elders are both really musically talented, and So is Hna Brown. And then theres me. I was taugh the harmony part, and we sang a four part musical number, and it actually sounded nice! All the members loved it, and the spirit was very strong. Afterwards, the white musically talented second counselor in the bishopric, told us that the harmonies were perfect all the way through. So now you have a daughter/sister/ friend that sang in Sacrament meeting and actually invited the spirit rather than chasing it away.   Also at church, we taught the gospel principles class. The topic was La Obra Misional, aka, Missionary Work. The lesson went really well and the spirit was so strong. As we taught and testified about the importance of missionary work and why we do it, the spirit confirmed to me that this is the Lords work, and there is no where else he wants me right now. Missionary work is so important because no unclean thing can enter into God's kingdom, and the restored gospel has given us the chance to be clean! Through repentance and baptism performed by the restored priesthood power, we are clean. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored. I know that he is leading and guiding his church today. I know that the power of God to perform miracles and sacred ordinances is on the earth and it is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After teaching the lesson, we gave everyone in the class an opportunity to do missionary work and to share their testimony. We brought pens and paper for everyone, and asked them to write their testimonies to share. If they had someone in mind to share it with, then they kept it and will give it out this week. Many didn't have someone to share it with, and if this was the case, we asked to share their testimonies with our investigators. We now have a stack of testimonies that we will be giving to our investigators as we teach them. I am excited to see how the testimonies of the members help the investigators to strengthen their own, and to come to church. I know that we are all missionaries, and we are all working together to help everyone return to Gods presence after this life.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager

Hermanas Brown and Sager

I guess this is the food Hermana Sager was pointing at in the first pic. Beef Tounge tacos!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Labor Day!!

Letter from Sept 6

Every day I get more and more grateful for this chance that I have to serve a mission. I am learning so much, and am excited to put all the wonderful things I have learned into practice for the rest of my life. One thing I have noticed has made a huge difference in Sabbath day observance. A lot of the music we listen to in our car is from EFY soundtracks and different things. But, on Sundays, we have only been listening to Hymns, and I love it! I am able to feel the spirit a long stronger, and know that it is one simple way to further keep the Sabbath day holy. I plan to change how I live my Sundays for the rest of forever, and strive to further dedicate those days to the Lord. I know that as we strive to keep the Sabbath day holy, we will have the spirit with us even stronger and we can understand more of how to follow Christs example.

So Hermana Brown is awesome. We have become really close and love working together. As we were driving home Sunday night, we decided that we are going to change how we work. Instead of just jumping straight to the video in every contact, we plan to teach and testify more of the Restoration. We are planning to teach more short and powerful lessons helping people learn of the restored gospel and it's importance, and in this way, finding more of those who the Lord has prepared to be baptized at this time. We know that as we are more diligent in teaching the restoration quick and powerfully, we will invite everyone to be baptized, and the spirit will help them recognize the need. We hope to help more people progressing towards baptism.

A family that we are teaching, there is a two year old boy named Luis. He is really small and round and so cute. He just kind of waddles around and makes noises. If we ask him something he will growl at us, and then just keep on going. It's adorable. His mom had asked him to go get us water bottles. So he growled at her, and then waddled away and came back with one. When she said to get another, he went through the same motions, but this time walked past the water bottles and just kept going. After being so kind and getting us water, Hna Brown gave him a sticker that has a picture of Jesus on it. His mom asked him "Quien es?" or "Who is it?" and in a very growly scary voice he says, "JESUS". He then goes back to speaking in a child voice and growling occasionally. We're not really sure where that comes from. Especially because he says it in english and not spanish, but they only speak spanish in their house. Atleast it is a testimony that no matter who you are, how old you are, or where you are, Christ is recognized and he is important. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. I know he loves us.

There is another  a family we are teaching ,There are 4 kids, and they love the Book of Mormon! They're normally outside playing when we come by, and so they will run up to us and ask, "Should we get our books?" YES! As we have taught and testified of the Book of Mormon, they have felt the spirit testifying that it is true. In the introduction of the Book of Mormon is on of Joseph Smiths statement. “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book.” After reading this testimony with them and 3 Nephi 11, the mom told us she knew it was true. She knoes that she will come closer to God as she continues reading the Book of Mormon. The Book f Mormon is the word of God and it helps us in every aspect of our lives. I love the Book of Mormon, and am so grateful that God has given it to us in these times.

Have the best day ever!
Hermana Sager
​Our Zone! The paper I'm holding is a maze puzzle that spells Jesus, you just can't see it. Sorry. 

The District!

The sisters don't have a car anymore, so they are our pday buddies.

​Panera Bread and sassy pony tail.