Monday, October 31, 2016

Don't Let Satan Spook You.

Happy Halloween!! 

I hope y'all have carved some pumpkins this year.  So far, I have carved 3. Every one here grows there own pumpkins, I swear.  Okay, maybe not, but almost. haha

First off, God is blessing us! This week we found so many new investigators and potential investigators I give credit to finding all of them from promptings of the Holy Ghost.  It's amazing how He works.

Sorry, this week is so short and boring....

One night we drove to a house referred to us from some members.  It was really dark and there were trees surrounding the house and yard.  Once we got out of the car we linked arms because it was a bit spooky.  I even said, "Where is the house?" because it was so dard and I couldn't see it.  Then, we had probably gone no more than 10 steps when we heard a growling in the darkness.  With no hesitation and simultaneously, we started stepping backwards and headed straight for the car! Right after that, we realized that the person who referred it to us said we should go during the daylight.  We figured out why! That was prolly the most spooked we'll be this Halloween! haha

Ponderize:  Helaman 12:7

how great is the nothingness of the children of men;yea, even they are less than the dust of the earth.

This reminded me of Moses 1:12-13, after Moses had seen all of God's great creations and was told over and over that he is the Son of God.  Immediately after that Satan came and said, "Moses, son of Man, worship me."

And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, am  
son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory,that should worship 

Moses's response is my favorite.  Remember who you are and don't let Satan fool you into his lies!  Especially tonight for Halloween. :) 

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

Us at the Snake River

Sister Leach's mom sent us adorable scarecrows!
P-day! Pumkins with the Blauer Kids!!

 Finishing the pumpkins

 Final works of art!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oh Deer!

Howdy folks!

Highlight of last P-Day:  WE got an exterior drive-around tour of the sugar factory.  After which, we climbed a MOUNTAIN of sugar beets.  Literally a MOUNTAIN.  It's a 22 ft tall and probably a quarter mile long or more pile of beets. Ridiculous.  They have tons of those here! It seriously blows  my mind...haha! But, it was very fun to climb up and slide down that thing. 
We also carved pumpkins.  I carved Arizona and Idaho in mine. :)

On Wednesday we got our investigator, Taylor to finally go to mutual.  Lucky for me, guess what the activity was--I don't know about er'ry where else, like in AZ, but they watched the Studio C Face2Face! #I'mObsessed. haha It made my week!  Wow, for those that watched it, wasn't it amazing?! I was not expecting so many tears and so much emotion, but their testimonies were beautiful.  Very touching.

Also, we stopped by a less active family's house and the dad just got home from deer hunting.  That got me excited! Of course, we just HAD to take a picture with the dead deer. haha

Random Note: BSU vs. BYU games get intense. Jus' sayin'. I can't imagine what it'd be like to proselyte in Boise that night. haha

Friday night was Addey's baptism! Happy day! Again, it was short and sweet--30 minutes. Addey  is the cutest and I'm so happy she made it to baptism!

This week we did more walking because we are trying to save miles.  We were able to make some good contact with people.  It's really cool when we get the impression to knock on a specific door and there is success that comes from it.  That happened multiple times this week.  It is one of the most special feelings to know that we are God's hands helping His children who are in need of help at the specific moment when we show up.

The whole week overall reaffirmed that GOd plays a part in the details of our lives and will use the means of other people to help each other.  There were multiple times we found people who needed our help, all because we acted on those simple promptings.  I love being His hands!!

Ponderize: Alma 57:21
Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them.

In short, be obedient! Mother knows best.  I love my mom and am so grateful for what she has taught me.

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

That is 22 feet high.  It looks like a whole field, right?!

Sliding down the mountain. haha

Look at that deer.  Cool, right?

I love having fall!!!

Addey's baptism!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Short and Sweet

Due to such limited email time, this is going to be very short... It's okay though, nothing too exciting happened this week.

Last P-day we did the corn maze, again! We won, again. haha

We had interviews with President Bartlett.  Men of God are so inspired on what to say.  I love my mission president.

The rest of the week was full of lots of great visits with less-active people.  I have a testimony that God directs us in what we do, what we say, and where we go.  It seems like we always run out of people to visit and are constantly saying, "Okay Heavenly Father, where do you want us to go now?!"  I can't count how many times we see miracles from that because God leads us to someone immediately.  It's amazing to be a part of His work!  

On Saturday, Weston was baptized!  Weston is 12 and was adopted several months ago.  It's been exciting to see him want the gospel in his life.  The baptism was 30 minutes, short and sweet but the Spirit was there!!!

Ponderize: D&C 123:17
Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in ourpower; and then may we standstill, with the utmost assurance, to see the
salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

I shared this scripture with a member, but I felt like it was a reminder for me to know that if I'm doing my part, God will take care of the rest.

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

Corn maze!!!

Puppies with our investigator, Addey, who is getting baptized this coming week!

Weston's baptism!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hola Mi Amigos!


Last P-day we got to ride a tractor! I'm workin' on experiencing small farm town Idaho to the fullest. That was so fun.

We went on exchanges and like always, I learned a lesson that I have been applying: consciously show love.  As I have been doing this, I feel closer to my Savior and, of course, the ones I love.  I also learned that I'm still pretty good at making chicken noises.  It's been a while since I've done that! Hahah

On Thursday we painted a big ol' barn...well, we kept Brother Firth come good company while he did most of the painting with the paint machine and we just touched it up.  That was a chilly day to be outside!

We had an awesome lesson with a completely less active couple about the Atonement.  I feel like "when in doubt, teach the Atonement" should be a motto. The Atonement is really the answer to most everything.  I love teaching it.

We were making visits in Eden for our YSA branch and I met the mother of a YSA girl, who is from Mexico and doesn't know English.  TO my surprise and excitement, I was able to have a 30 minute conversation IN SPANISH! The gift of tongues is real.  I was so astonished with myself and grateful to Heavenly Father.  We set up a dinner appointment and returned last night, and again, I was able to have conversation and even share most of the dinner message in Spanish! The craziest part of all was, for closing, they wanted me to say the prayer--IN SPANISH!!  So, I did!!! That was a first.  It was an exciting night for me. :)

We taught lesson 1 to Andres.  I don't think I have laughed so much during a lesson.  Although some silly moments happened, the Spirit was present.  After teaching the Restoration, Andres said he was speechless.  I hope and pray he continues to feel the Spirit the more he learns to gospel.

Ponderize: Alma 26:27
Now when our hearts were depressed, and we wereabout to turn back, behold, the Lord
comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with
patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success.

Patience is essential in missionary work.  Without it, I think so many people would just give up.  Having patience and faith in Jesus Christ brings about miracles.

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

Just teachin' anyone we can find since no one is home to answer their door...

 Matching floral dresses at Zone meeting!

 Takin' a ride on a big green tractor!! Haha

We painted that whole thing!

 Just found some pretty swings and had to take a picture.

A long tiring day calls for an exhausted looking picture.