Monday, February 8, 2016

Hey Everyone!

Hey, hey everyone!

So this week was so busy, I really can hardly remember any of it. But I do have a story..

So we go out and are working all day. We go to a members home to have dinner and the member is giving us a ride home and I am going to get the house key out of my bag and I can't exactly find it and I said "Sister Burk, do you have the key?" and she goes "No you always have it.." so at this point I'm like... "Oh okayIi just must not have looked hard enough...." WRONG!!!! I cannot find the key anywhere... haha so yea, I finally come to the conclusion that I locked us out of the apartment...

So, Sister Burk isn't wearing a coat and we are both so cold and I was like we will just go over to the senior couple's apartment..(who live right across the street) and ask them for help. So Elder Donahoe goes and tries to get in with a credit card which of course doesn't work because it would've been just good luck right? hah so we ended up having to call the emergency number to have some guy come and unlock our apartment and sure enough....where are the keys....

I look up the stairs and they are hanging right there on the little hook.. haha so yea the Lord tested me this week that is FOR SURE!!!!  But opposition is good! haha It was just one more thing, but I am still happy and smiling. It is all good and know why...? Because I am still a missionary, I love it and there is nothing quite like it!!!

Challenge for this week just be grateful for your opposition because there is absolutely nothing you can do about it sometimes. You just need to choose to be happy and smile to God and thank him for the opposition and let the challenges make you stronger!!:)

I love you all so so so much! I hope you all have a spectacular week!!!:::)))

Love, Sister Wilde

Monday, February 1, 2016



WOAH.....That is my only word for this week is woah...

As I said in my last email I am a trainer...yea I know, what were they thinking right?

I just got out of my training a little while ago so it is great. It is a little crazy but I love every minute of it. For anyone that is wondering, no I have not cried yet...I have however almost cried about 3 times but I just make myself laugh really hard, hahaha and then everything is great! I love being a missionary though so I have nothing to cry about!! I am on the Lords errand! And I love it so much!

Not a lot to report about this week! But I got my TRAINEE on Thursday! Her name is Sister Burk and she is from Arizona, but the mountain part so she gets snow. But, I know that it is nothing like the great state of Michigan snow!;) She is great, she makes me laugh haha, so it is pretty fun!

One cool thing that we did this week was we went up to Lake Isabella to Door Knock and NO ONE was answering the door. I was mad that no one was answering so I was like forget this, there are people ice fishing on the lake! So we are going on the frozen lake to PC (personal contact) these people ice fishing! So we went and Sister Burk was soo scared haha I could not stop laughing! There was a pretty good crack right down the center of the ice which was fun hahah but we got 3 phone numbers which was awesome!:) 

Then this guy was not having our message, he was not interested all! But I was like "Hey would it be okay if I took a picture with all of your ice fishing stuff?" and he was like "YES THAT IS GREAT!" So there are some pictures of me "ice fishing" - I was being a fisher of men. ;)

Then last night we were talking to some other missionaries who said that we aren't allowed to do that, which I didn't know that was a rule. But I can't help but think that maybe those three people really needed our message! It was such a fun day!:) 

This week I want you all to read Mormon 9!! I read it the other morning and it is such a good chapter of The Book of Mormon! I love the Book of Mormon it truly is the "BOM" Haha sorry lame joke... but it is great and I want you all to know that for yourselves!!! I love you all so so so so so much!!:) I hope you are doing amazing!

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Wilde


Sister Wilde and Elder Lundell - Representing LONE PEAK in Michigan!

Sister Wilde with her new companion, Sister Burk

Sister Wilde with some of her favorites in Michigan!


Monday, January 25, 2016


Hello Everyone,

Yes, so the top is correct I am going to be training for the next two transfers!!! Ahhh! I have only been a missionary for 12 weeks myself! HAHA! I cannot even begin to express how excited and grateful I am to teach a to a new missionary! I am even more excited to follow the Spirit in this whole process of teaching someone how to be a missionary! I cannot wait to rely on the spirit now more than ever! I love being a missionary and I am going to love training! 

So another Sister from the mission will be coming to serve with me in Mt. Pleasant until Wednesday, and then on Thursday morning we will drive down to Lansing to pick up our TRAINEES!!!!!!!!!!! 

Sister Ensign has been called to be a Sister Training Leader up in Petosky! That is as close to the U.P. that they send Sisters! So that will be really fun for her, and I am happy for her! Although it is really sad to part ways with her, she will be amazing!

So when you are called to be an S.T.L you get your transfer calls the night before everyone else! And I didn't know that. So on Thursday night we were daily planning and the phone rings and she says...,"It is President." So she answers and he tells us our callings and we both were so excited, it was so fun! 

I just want to know who my new SISTA is! I have been praying for her for many weeks so I am so pumped to meet her! MT PLEASANT IS WHERE IT IS AT!!!!! She is so lucky to get to meet all of the people here, it will be amazing!

My challenge for you all this week listen to the promptings of the spirit! That is something that as missionaries you are constantly doing, ALL THE TIME! Whether that be in a lesson or on the street you constantly have to be listening to the spirit! I hope as you all go about your week this week you remember that! I know that as you do so you will get answers to questions you have and you will receive guidance in your everyday lives!

I love you all very much and hope you are all doing FANTASTIC!! I love you all and will talk to you soon!!

Love, Sister Wilde

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Email from the Mission President

23 January 2016

Dear Brother & Sister Wilde,
This letter is to inform you that your daughter, Sister Alyssa Bea Wilde, has been called as a trainer. One of the greatest expressions of trust a Mission President can give a missionary is to assign her as a trainer of a new missionary.  A missionary’s first companion will have a profound and lasting influence on the development of the new missionary’s attitude and habits.
We look forward to working with your daughter in this assignment.  Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter.

Michael V. Jacobsen, President
Michigan Lansing Mission

Monday, January 18, 2016

:) Hello Everyone

Note:  Sister Wilde is very excited - on Thursday she gets to travel and go to the Detroit Temple.  She is taking a family name with her.  I am sure it will be a wonderful day! xo Darcey


Man these emails I never know what to say in them. Haha! 

If I am honest I don't really remember this week at all haha! We talked to so many and met so many that my mind just draws a blank each time I go to write these emails. But I will share one really cool thing that happened this week!

I have been praying for a while now to just see something amazing! I mean as a missionary you see miracles everyday! But I just wanted to find someone that has really been in need of this message.

So we went door knocking (like we do every day) and this girl opens the door. She is 19 years old and she has seen A LOT of tragedy in her life. She has had a lot of terrible things happen to her in her short 19 years of life! But I have never met anyone more prepared by the Lord to receive this message!
I love being a missionary so much!! :) Finding these people that need the gospel is amazing!
We ended up teaching her and putting her on baptism date in that lesson! Mt. Pleasant is doing amazing! Our area is great!
My challenge this week for all of you is to say one Thankful prayer to God everyday! And don't ask for anything in this one prayer but just thank him for everything he has given you!!:) It will make the difference in your week I promise!!:)
I love you all so so much! I will talk to you next Monday!


Surviving the FRIGID TEMPS :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!!! (unless it is after 12:00pm)


I don't really have much to say this week! 

God has blessed us many many times that is for sure! Some how we got 14 hours and 52 minutes of door knocking in within 3 days which was a miracle in itself! 

We had a great lesson this week! Well we had a lot of great lessons! One specifically was with this guy, he is an Atheist. We went in fully ready to teach the Restoration and we both just stopped and realized we cannot explain prophets until we establish that there IS a God.

We just testified so strongly the whole time and by the end of the lesson he said he thinks there could be a God. He is now saying his prayers everyday AND is reading the Book of Mormon! I could cry it makes me so happy to see him change!

I wish you all could've felt how strong the spirit was there in that lesson!!! :) It was incredible!!!

This week for my little challenge I want to challenge you all to read 2 Nephi 31! It talks all about baptism. If any of you are serving a mission make sure you are familiar with it because you use it so much as a missionary! For everyone else, read it and remember why you were baptized and those covenants you made! 

I am sorry this is a short email this week but I love you all so much and hope you are doing well! I want to hear about how reading that chapter helped you this week! Again I love you all so, so, so much! Talk to you next Monday!!

Love, Sister Wilde!!! :)

This is what we call a posterity picture. The other girl is Sister Ensign's trainer and she is my "grandma" then Sister Ensign is my "mom" 

Monday, January 4, 2016


Hello EVERYONE!!!!!

So like it says... Yes, it is true, I love being a missionary!!!! I finally was able to say that this week and REALLY mean it! I cannot take the credit though! Sister Ensign has been so amazing throughout this whole process and of course our Savior Jesus Christ! I testify that when we turn our will over to the Lord and we do exactly what he says life just gets better! But I truly Love being a missionary in the Michigan Lansing Mission!!!!! It is so great words cannot express how amazing it is to be here with people!!! :)

Not a lot happened this week Sister Ensign has been a little sick so we stayed inside to help her recover and get better but it has been a great week!

A miracle that we had this week was....we went door knocking and knocked into this girl named Lea. When she opened the door, we said "We are talking to people about God's Plan for them.." and she says "That is crazy my friend and I were just talking about that." So she let us in and we taught her about the Plan of Salvation and committed her to baptism and I really truly believe that she will be my first baptism in my mission!!!!!! I am so excited! I love this investigator she is just amazing!

Something funny that happened was since my comp is sick we watched the movies that are mission appropriate and in our apartment so we watched the Testaments....and hahahahahaha they were CHEESY... I cannot, I was laughing the whole time. But then the coolest thing happened at the end and the spirit just hit me so strongly...

This guy named Helam waits his whole life to meet the Savior and finally when Christ comes he is blind.  His son takes him to see Christ and he is telling Helam how amazing he is.  Then Christ comes up to him and just says "Helam" and heals his sight. I thought a lot about that and how cool it will be to meet Christ again someday. I know and I truly believe that he knows us all by name and someday when we meet him again he will call us all by name!

I hope you all know how much I love my Savior Jesus Christ and that I KNOW that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real! I challenge you all to strive to use the atonement every single day!!! It has changed me within just a week and I know it can do the same for all of you!!!!

Like always keep reading the Book of Mormon it will change your life!!!

I love you all so much and I love what I am doing!! I know it is exactly where I am supposed to be!!! I hope you all are doing great and I hope you all have an amazing week!!!

Love, Sister Wilde