Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello everybody! I dont have much time but I have so much to say!! ahh!
this past week has  been great! Hna CLark and I have been eating super crazy healthy ( one of our goals) and It has been a lot of fun! I dont think I have ever eaten so many vegetables in my life! haha :) we even threw all of our candy/sugar away! (when I say threw...I literally mean that we THREW our livesavers off our balcony into the woods haha ) saying no to temptation!
There has been some crazy wind storms lately! and trees have been falling everywhere! and the power has gone out out few times, so that has been fun!
As we have been reading the book of mormon from the beginning with our investigators it has really strengthened my testimony that we can really find comfort from every chapter. No matter what we are going through, there is always something we can read that will help us! I have seen that.
We also were able to teach a lot about the Sacrament this week. And how it gives us energy to keep going during the week! :)
I love being a missionary! and I love you all! :) out of time, bye! :)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lots of fun stuff happened this week! We were able to go to the beach! It was super fun, we couldnt go in the water, but the view was incredible! Hna Clark even pointed out to me that we could see a part of Alaska! So, that was cool :)
This past week, we started teaching a boy named Daniel. He is almost 18 and is here visiting from Mexico. After our lesson about Joseph Smith, we asked him to pray specifically to know if what he had taught was true. He then asked how would he know? and were able to explain the Holy Ghost and the feelings we receive, and then we told him to just wait for about a minute after and see what he feels. He prayed. We sat there. About a minute passed by, and I looked up just to see a HUUGE smile on his face. He said he felt good and he knew it was true! It was so sincere and a humbling experience for me.
And that is my challenge for everyone this week. To pray and wait. Pray with a specific question, and then really listen to what the Holy Ghost is going to say to you :)
We have been inviting a lot of people to let us come and do a Noche de Hogar with them and thier family. (Family Home Evening) and we have three this week!! I am super excited! It goes to show that family is super important to everyone :) I am also so grateful for Mom and Dad who made sure we had family night every week. I didn't appreciate it or realize how important it was until coming here on the mission! It blesses families, without a doubt!
Still loving life as a missionary! Hna Clark is great and has helped me so much! :) I am so grateful for her! Anyway, I hope everyone has a great week! You are in my prayers!!
I love you!
Hermana Sarah Spackman

Monday, August 17, 2015

OK! I dont have a lot of time but I am going to try to some up everything that has happened! I got transferred to Lynnwood, working with the Chennault Beach branch! The area is very different from monroe. Its a newer area in the mission, and there are so many people! It makes it a little harder to find the hispanics because its a richer/whiter area but we have found some great people with awesome potential!
My new comp is Hna Clark. She is from texas and came into the mission field a transfer after me. So, we have the 2 newest missionaries in the biggest city haha :) it will be so much fun!! She is so great and we are basically twins. She is the oldest of 6, played soccer all her life, and loves missionary work!! :) I love her! and I am so excited for this transfer!
This past week we were sharing our apartment with another companionship, so that was a little different but fun!
The members here are great and the branch is actually almost a ward! yay!
I am doing good, still alive, suuper tired, but thats good :) I love feeling tired at the end of the day :) I love you all :) have a good week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

So, those carebears that we have were a gift from Hugo to us, to say thanks for showing him the gospel and everything haha :) I dont know what I am going to do with it, but it was a super nice thing for him to do!  :) So, we dressed them up like missionaries and they will be taking over the area. I think the people could be more willing to open up to carebears haha just kidding!
This week has been full of little miracles! We were able to have a lesson with Hugo and 2 of his roommates. You should have seen it. All five of us, sitting in a circle, everyone had a book of mormon open, and we were reading and discussing. It was so great and the spirit was so strong! It was like picture perfect! then one of his roommates came to church this sunday! :) and this is one of the many reasons why I love being a missionary!!

and we found out today that I am going to be transferred.. :(  I love the people here and I dont want to go.. however, I am excited to see what else the Lord has in store for me!! :)
I have learned a lot of humility, patience, and being guided by the spirit this week. I wish I could expand more but I ran out of time...Sorry! I will talk to you all next week! :) I love you and can feel your support for me, even over here in washington! I love you! Stay safe!
Hermana Spackman

Monday, August 3, 2015

This week, I received a letter from a 13 year old boy who volunteered at the Food Bank with us. He is a member of the church and was visiting his family in Washington! We worked with him a few times but I never really thought too much of it. This last Friday we were at the food bank and his uncle gave me a letter that he wrote before he went back to Utah. In the letter, he expressed how grateful he was to get to work with us and how excited it made him to serve a mission! He also talked about how he wasnt sure if he wanted to serve a mission because his 3 older brothers didnt serve and are now less active. The letter was so sincere, and a part that really stood out to me was when he said, "I hope that after your mission you stay Mormon, and dont worry, I will stay Mormon too!" Now that he is gone I wish I would have talked to him more.

This really bore testimony to me that we can be an example to literally ANYONE! We never know who is watching or who's life you are going to impact! Reminds of 3 Nephi 12: 14-16 When Christ talks about being a light on a hill, and how our light can bear testimony to so many people. So, keep that in mind! no matter where you are, who you are with, or what you are can bear your testimony! and it doesnt have to be spoken :)
 Hugo is doing awesome, his best friend recently accepted the baptismal invite and his roommate started reading the book of mormon! Its so true that when we find happiness we want to share it with everyone! :)
I love you all and am so grateful for all of your support! :) I cant wait to hear about your own missionary opportunities! :)
Hermana Sarah Spackman