Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I Love to see the Temple!!

Letter from April 25

What a week! Meetings, more meetings, service project, and a lot of appointments. We were so blessed this week to be able to see so many different people every day and to have the help of the members to do so. There were a couple different nights where we had 2 appointments at the same time, so the members really helped us out, and we were able to see everyone!

On Saturday, we had a big service project in Menifee. I was with a smaller group, and so we went to a ladys house, her name is Anne. We helped her in her yard for a few hours and it was so fun! She was so grateful that we were willing to help her, and that we were trying to get as much done with our time as possible. As we were serving, she was able to trust in us. I would like to think that she felt the love of our Savior. I am grateful for every opportunity that we have to serve others, and hope to be able to find more. Serving is wonderful. Go out and look for ways to serve others! Love them, and they will be able to feel the love of our older Brother.

We had Stake Conference this week. We were able to go to the adult Saturday session, and Sunday. Every single talk, for both sessions, was given on the temples. Even though they all had the same topic, no talk was the same. Each persons testimony was so powerful and sincere. I love the temples. It is through the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ that we have sacred temples on the earth today. I know that the temples are important to each person differently, and they are important in the grand scheme of things for the same reason. As we receive the ordinances of the temple, and help others do so as well, we will find the comfort and answers that we need. There is no excuse to not go to the temple, and do the work of the Lord. Set a goal of how often you are going to go, and then do it! I promise you that you will have time for everything else, and that you will feel the love directly from our Heavenly Father. I love the temples. I know that they are the houses of the Lord on the earth today.

This week, we were able to make splits work out a few different times. It was awesome! The investigators were able to open up, and ask more questions. I was with another Hna from the ward, when we showed up to our investigators house. The 8 year old girl had read a few verses from the Book of Mormon, highlighted them, and had a question mark our to the side. She did not delay to ask me her question as soon as we walked in the door. This verse was one about prayer. I had taught her to pray the last lesson with their family. She is learning so well and has a desire to do so. Her mom is also doing the same. She has a whole bunch of different marks in her copy, and I love seeing that. Their testimony of the Book of Mormon is growing, and I know that the Holy Ghost is working in them. I pray that they will be able to recognize the promptings that they are receiving, and that step by step, they will be able to receive all the blessings of the restored Gospel. They just need to understand the importance of coming to church, and they will be well on their way.

A lot of our investigators are struggling with coming to church.

Why do you like to go to church? What are blessings that you have seen from keeping the Sabbath day holy?

I would really appreciate your answers and thoughts.

I hope you have the best day ever. Enjoy your last week of April!
Hermana Sager
​There used to be large pokey bushes where we are sitting.
Anne only wanted the strong Elders to do that job though.

Us and our two cute member friends, Viri and Loli... and their mom.

The beautiful Hermanas!!   How could you not let them in??

Multizone Conference

Havin a bit of fun!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sharing is caring!

Letter from April 18 


I hope you all had a beautiful week, and that you smiled at someone new, and made a new friend. 

On Saturday, while doing our walking, we offered a cute little old lady some help in her yard. She said YES! If we ever offer to help anyone with what they are doing in their yard, they always say no. But she sad YES! As I stood there almost in shock, she handed me the rake and I went right to work. I pushed the little rocks up the hill on the side of her house so that you couldn't see the ground underneath them. She was so grateful that we helped her, and we were so grateful that she said yes. One thing that I have come to learn, is that when someone wants to serve you, then let them! If someone is willing to serve you, they are striving to become more like our Savior. Let people serve you and love you. Search for opportunities to serve others, and continue searching even if they reject you. Through service and love is how you can become more like our Savior, and by doing so, you will have the desire and strength to keep all the other commandments. 

We were able to receive a lot of help from the members this week! It was awesome. I loved being able to spend more time with each of them, and hearing their testimonies and experiences and they were trying to help the investigators. One of the members truly has the desire to help everyone and invite everyone to come unto Christ. She invited this family to church, the activity girls party, relief society activity, and even offered to give them a ride. Members are so crucial in the Lord's missionary work. Full time missionaries teach, but the member missionaries are the friends who keep inviting them and welcoming them to church. Especially after the missionaries leave. So be a member missionary and invite and welcome everyone to church! Because in the long run, you are inviting and helping them to stay in the presence of Heavenly Father after returning to Him. 

In True to the Faith, it has a wonderful section about prayer. It says, "the power of your prayers depends on you." We have the power to reach the Heavens! If we expect answers to our prayers, or strength, or blessings, then we must ask in faith, with real intent. Through faith and real intent, we are praying with more power. The power to receive answers, depends on you. Of course we have to wait sometimes, because the timing and the will of Heavenly Father are incorporated. But show him your power, and he will show you His! 

I hope you have a great day. 
Love you all. 

Hermana Sager and Hermana visick
Hermana Sager
Hermana Troll  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Letter from April 11

Hola Amigitos.
You're all great.

One thing that I miss very much about home life, is being able to wear socks and shoes every day if wanted. Girly shoes are just not ideal for all types of everything. Like when it is cold and rainy. But luckily, there was a few days this week when I was able to wear socks and rain boots! It was wonderful! So, don't take advantage of being able to wear socks and shoes.

Since it was raining this week , we were able to go door to door tracting again! Except the areas that we were walking in, had a lot of gates, and a lot were locked or had ferocious dogs. So we went door to door as far as the house protection required.. But it's so fun! It is definitely a lot harder to try to start a normal conversation when you are the one knocking on their door, rather than just starting a conversation as they are out in their yards. But it's great. It makes me think of how I would react if someone where to try and start up a conversation with me at my door. Since I have experienced being on this side, I hope to be a friendly and patient person once I am on the other side. So be nice and friendly when people knock on the door, it makes them happy.

This week, we visited a family who was baptized in December! They have such a desire to keep the commandments and continue learning. The Hermana told us a story that went like this. Last weekend for conference, they were at home watching it on tv. A friend of the Hermana had come over and wanted to take them out to eat and have fun. The two little boys, 11 and 9, quickly told their mom about how they need to keep the Sabbath Day holy, every week, and how they could not go out with this friend. The mom was surprised, but then grateful that her boys are willing to stand up for what they know to be true, and help others to remember it too. They are a great little family and I love them. We talked more about our purpose here on earth, and how we continually need to learn of the gospel to prepare ourselves to stay in God's presence. Don't let anything get in the way of you and your ability to keep the Lords commandments. Stand up for what you know, and love what you do. Live the gospel and remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ.

We had exchanges this week with our Sister Training Leaders. Hermana Burris, from the MTC, is one of ours, and I was lucky enough to spend the day with her! I had only seen her twice since the MTC because she has been in the North side of the mission. But spending the day with her was so fun! I went to Moreno Valley for the day. While there, I had Chick fil a, and then a Tenorito for dinner. A tenorito is a burrito that has been wrapped in bacon and fried, made by the Tenorio family. It was so wonderful, that I think they should open up a shop and sell Tenoritos for the rest of their lives. If I ever serve in Moreno Valley, I will greatly look forward to the days when I get to have a tenorito again. But until then, I will continue to enjoy the food that all the lovely Hermanas are giving us here. Anyways, Moreno Valley is great, Hermana Burris is great. But I know that I am supposed to be serving her in cute little Perris, with the wonderful, beautiful, intelligent Hermana Visick! She is a great missionary.

I saw a youtube video this week that I guess has made it pretty big! One of the members showed it to us, after we had heard a sufficient amount about it. Those two boys singing a missionary parody to Adelles song? We had heard that it was getting a lot of views and then it made it on Fox News! It wouldn't be such a big deal in our little realm of missionaries here... But the tall one who is singing the entire time is my Zone Leaders Brother! So, whenever we see him, he slips his line "My brother is famous" anywhere possible. I love that this little video is getting so many views and is on the news. It is a great way to share a simple testimony and let some other people know a little bit more about the work that we do!   

Click here to watch the video   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckLqfX62u_I

Thank you for your love and support. You are some of my favorite people on earth, and I wish you the best in everything you do. Love you! 

Hermana Sager

Hermana Sager with Hermana Burris, Hermana Visick and Hermana Jordan

Soup from Sizzlers on a rainy day without someone to feed us.

Summer hasn't even started, and we've already been working on our tans

​4th jar of peanut butter in 10 months 

Friday, April 8, 2016

10 Months!!!!

Letter from April 4

Good afternoon!

You know what is unforgettable? The 10 months that I have had as a missionary! If you can't believe it, neither can I! Double digits. According to Disney Land, I was an adult at age 10. According to mission life, I still feel like a little baby. Every day I am learning more about how to become a better missionary. Every day I think I have the hang of everything, and then I learn something else that I need to change. But I know that each and every day, I am stepping in the right direction to become the person that God wants for me. I know that as we are continually repenting and stepping in the right direction with patience, we will do all things possible through Christ! Let's just pray that the next 8 months goes by slower. I have a lot to learn, and time simply just goes too fast.

How was your Holiday weekend?! Which holiday? General Conference! Yay!
The speakers were wonderful. The music was wonderful. The cute grass and purple flowers were wonderful. All of it! Such a spirit could be felt from the simple and sincere testimonies of each person who talked. I love and sustain the leaders of the church. As we were inviting a family to come to conference with us, the dad kept asking why we worship a man. As we explained to him the prophet is the mouthpiece for God on the earth, I felt the spirit testify of the truth of this. Just like in times of old, God has placed a prophet on the earth today! God is speaking to us, and we should want to listen to what he has to say. We worship and adore Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We strive to follow them and learn of their teachings. As we listen to Thomas S. Monson and the general authorities, we learn of what we need to do in every day life. In the little book, True to the Faith it says, Your greatest safety lies in strictly following the word of the Lord given through His prophets, particularly the current President of the Church. So, choose the harder right and not the easier wrong! You will stronger feel the love of God and his protection has you humbly follow the words of the prophet.

I hope you all have the best day ever!
Love you all,
Hermana Sager

Matching colors conference 10 month picture! Yay!