Monday, December 28, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHAT IS UP?


I hope that you all just had the best Christmas ever!!! Hopefully Santa got to come visit you all!! I had a great Christmas! It was very unique as well!!

On Christmas Eve we did service for others, we took them gifts and cookies! We also saw this homeless man on the street and I said "Stop, let's go give that guy some cookies!!!" (Sister Ensign was driving) and so we turned around gave him cookies and got his number and we will be meeting with him soon! So that was way cool! Then we went to a members home and ate and hung out with them. We had to do this thing called "Play for Pie" basically you just do a talent, so since I am just SOOOO talented at the piano ;) I poorly played Sweet Hour Of Prayer hahahah - but I still got good treats so obviously I wasn't that bad. ;) 

On Christmas I got to talk to my FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! Thats what I'm talkin' about!!!!::::)))) So much fun! We Skyped at May's home, he is the ward mission leader, it was so much fun! After that we went and napped, haha lame I know.  But I wasn't even mad, if I can get some extra sleep I won't complain! hahaha!  Then we went and had Christmas dinner with the Hammers! And OH MY GOODNESS EVERYBODY her...food...was....BOMB!!!!! It was so good! Christmas was wonderful to say the least!

Not a ton happened this week, we did go door knocking over by Lake Isabella and the air is a bit colder by the lake! The lake water make my hair grow I'm pretty sure (A joke in our mission, haha ;)) Anyways, while knocking, a lady let us in and made us hot chocolate and had us sit and hang out with her! She was so cool! 

Then that same day the very last home we knocked on was this Jewish man and he wasn't interested in being a Mormon but he LOVES the Mormons. He just kept chanting "GO MORMONS..GO MORMONS!" HAHA then he joked about Christmas and was like "I'm a Jew what the heck am I supposed to do during Christmas break?" haha oh man I wanted that guy to be my best friend! hahaha Sister Ensign and I were laughing so hard! 

So my last little thing for this week...I want to challenge you all to read Alma 26! I'm not going to give anything away BUT!!! I want to say that life is hard...life is really hard sometimes..harder then we hope it would be at times. But in this chapter it talks about how we can be strengthened by the Lord and how we can be blessed! So I strongly encourage you all to read that chapter because it is so good!!!:) I testify that reading the Book of Mormon brings miracles and it will bring peace and comfort to your life I know that because it has brought that to mine!! 

I love all of you so much and I thank you for your love and support! It means the world to me and I thank you for trying to make my Christmas special because it was special!! I hope you have a great rest of your week and I cannot wait to talk to you all!!!!!

Love, Sister Wilde

Christmas Eve with the Melton Family on Christmas Eve


Sister Wilde at the Half Mission Christmas Party


Sister Wilde with Sister Jacobsen, the Mission President's Wife

Sister Wilde, Sister Ensign and the Zone Leaders 
who live across the street and serve with them in Mt Pleasant


A little ice skating fun with her District today!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Surprise on Facebook

Received a sweet surprise on Facebook this evening!  Sister Spencer of the Mt Pleasant Ward after feeding Sister Wilde, Sister Ensign and the Elder's also serving in Mt Pleasant, posted a picture to Facebook and tagged me.  I LOVE these kinds of SURPRISES!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day - BEST DAY EVER!

Christmas was the BEST DAY EVER!  We got to spend an hour and a half talking to our sweet Sister Wilde, she is doing so well, is so happy and absolutely loving her life as a Sister Missionary.  She thanks everyone for their notes, love and prayers!

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Monday, December 21, 2015

TWO MONTHS!

HEY EVERYBODY!!!!!

So this weeks email will probably be shorter because nothing that cool happened this week!  We door knocked A LOT, well like two days, but it felt like that is all we did haha...it was great though!

I wish I had more cool stuff to tell you all about! Since its like the week before Christmas we haven't really taught a lot just knocked on doors and visited people, it has been way fun!

Today is extra special though because it is my.....TWO MONTHS MARK!!!!!!!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!:)

I am so happy, it is great! I love meeting all of the people her in the big MP!!!! I wish that you all could meet the members here they are so amazing! They make me feel so at home and they give us so much and serve us so much they are amazing!

One cool thing that happened this week was - we knocked on this old woman's door and she opens and is like "Are you soliciting?" and I said "No we are actually sharing a message about Jesus Christ and how we can feel His love this Christmas season." and she is like "Oh! Well come in!:)"  So we go in and she just feeds us all of these cookies and lets us hang out with her for a good 20 minutes! Haha! That was so fun and she was a sweetheart. Wasn't really interested in being a Mormon but was still so cool!:)

That's about it for this week but I have some pictures for you all!:)  I also will share a quote Sister Ensign shared with me this week and I really like it.

Stick to your task, till it sticks to you
Beginners are many, 
But enders are few,
Honor Power Place and Praise,
Come in time of him that stays.

Stick to your task, till it sticks to you,
Bend at it, Sweat at it, Smile at it too
For out of the bend, the sweat, and the smile
Will come life victories after a while!

I have loved this and I hope you all do too!!! I love you all so so so so so much! I hope that you all just have such a Merry Christmas and remember to read Luke 2!!!:::))) 

Love, Sister Wilde



Sister Wilde with Sister Sheldon, one of the first people Alyssa had the opportunity to teach.  
She loves her.


Cold Michigan Day



A beautiful Michigan Day -- She says it is still colder than it looks :) 



Sister Wilde with one of her favorite little boys in the ward.


Getting prepped to go out in the cold


Cheering on her Broncos :)


Monday, December 14, 2015

Transfers!

Hey, Hey Everybody!!

How are you all? I mean that is a pretty open question haha, but if you guys were doing bad I would hope you would tell me so I can do something to help you out! But for the time being I am going to assume you are all doing pretty good!!!


So this week was crazyyyyyy fun!!!:) Sister Ensign and I just laughed all week it was awesome! 

(Sorry my emails are so ADHD haha but I hope that you all enjoy reading them!) 

So first thing is last P-Day we went to Frankenmuth which is a German town with the world's largest CHRISTmas store. I know, just the most random thing in MICHIGAN! It was awesome!

Here is kind of the funny story for this week! So we are out door knocking right? Just the usual missionary life you know? I see these two guys getting stuff out of their truck so we walk over there and I say, "Hey!  Can we help you two with anything?" And he was like "YES!" So we go over and he hands us these little rakes and this tub thing with a garbage bag in it. So I say, "Oh are we raking leaves?" To which I get no response...We walk over around this house and he points down and says..."This is Dog Poo Poo.." hahaha oh my goodness I could only imagine Sister Ensign wanted to kill me about then,haha! Anyways we start shoveling it in, I'm laughing and Sister Ensign is gagging! Hahah, so hilarious! Then the man walks over and gives us....I kid you not....A...20...minute...sermon!!! THEN proceeds to tell us that we do not believe in Jesus Christ! I am like, HEY LISTEN HERE, YOU BETTER BELIEVE THAT I WOULD NOT BE CLEANING UP THIS NASTY DOG POO IF I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN THE SAVIOR. Oh my goodness it was ridiculous and funny. And also one of the reasons to love being a missionary. 

Then the best thing ever happened! We received this referral for Grand Rapids, and as some of you might know that is where my friend, Elder Lundell is serving. So I am thinking we call the AP's and give them the referral and we call and they tell us that we can just call the Grand Rapids Elders. So we call, and Sister Ensign says "How crazy would it be if he answered and said -Hi This is Elder Lundell." Two seconds later on the other end of the phone I hear..."Hello This is Elder Lundell!" I just freaked out that was the highlight of my week for sure! Hearing a familiar voice and talking to one of my good friends just made my whole day!! We only got to talk for 10 minutes but it was so great!! It made me smile!

I had my first transfer calls, and of course I am staying in the big MP!!!!:) I love it here, I never want to leave! It is so great and the people are all so amazing!!!:::))) 

Also this week, we got to be a part of Calie's baptism.  She has had her date to be baptized almost a year.  The Elders worked with her and she wanted to be baptized on her 20th birthday and she was!  It was so great.

One of my favorite things we did this week was go and sing Christmas carols at the Alzheimer's unit of the hospital.  While we were there a sweet lady yelled out, "Hey my name is Linda!" So we walk over to her and she goes "HEY I KNOW YOU, YOU GO TO MY CHURCH!" and Sister Ensign and I are just like "Why are you in here?" We aren't really sure why she was there, but it was so fun to spend time with her and the other patients. She is the cutest little thing, she told me I need to gain a few pounds that it will sweeten me up! Hahahaha! She just kept telling me she loved me and how sweet we were, she is the cutest!

Just know that I am doing so good out here! I love every minute of being a missionary even if those minutes are hard!! I encourage and challenge you all to read Luke 2 as a family this Christmas season!! I know it will bring the spirit of Christ into your homes!!!:) 

Remember the real reason for this holiday season which is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!:)

I love you all so so so so much!!!! I love hearing form you of course! Keep me updated on your life! Until next week, I love you!!!

Love, Sister Wilde
The Dream Team in Mount Pleasant :)

Sister Wilde, Linda and Sister Ensign

Sister Wilde said this was just a cute little pony they ran into while tracting


Crazy Companions in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  
Home of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland,



Sister Wilde and her District

 Sister Ensign, 
Calie a new member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 
and Sister Wilde

Monday, December 7, 2015

HEEEELLLLLOOOOO!!!!! :)

Hey everyone!!!!!!

I hope that all of you are doing so well!

There isn't a lot to report. Pretty basic, a couple of cool things happened but for the most part it felt like a pretty basic missionary week.

We did 15 hours of door knocking this week and teach lessons and all that good stuff, haha!  A few people said yes, a lot of people said no. Just kind of the same old thing!

So, a cool experience did happen-

We stopped by an investigator's house to see how she was doing. Her and her two daughters are on date to be baptized. While we are there, the father of the two daughters introduces himself, and we are like "Ya my name is Sister Wilde...etc." Then while we are in talking to the women, he says "ARE YOU THE LDS MISSIONARY GIRLS?" and of course we are like "Yes we are!" he says "Do you have a Mormon Bible that I can have?" I am like HECK YA!... but I really kept it cool and said "For sure I've got one right here." :)

Then he keeps talking saying how he had met with missionaries like 10 years ago. He lives in a trailer park and those are almost always No Trespassing- so of course we aren't able to go to those. I don't mind knocking trailer parks, we just can't because of the no trespassing...But this experience taught us again that if someone is ready for the gospel, God will bring them to us hahah ;) 

ANYWAYSSSSS.... He says "So how can I become an Elder? (missionary) " and we explain you would need to be baptized and married. He literally is so prepared by the Lord it is unreal. He says "WAHOOO GO MORMONS!!!" then he said "Ya I hope my life keeps taking me in this direction because I want to be a member of your church, I want to be baptized."   It was literally so cool!!!!!!

So even though it was a pretty average week it was great too, that experience was awesome. Seeing people being prepared by the Lord is one of the greatest things to see as a missionary. Knowing that there are people who need this gospel and who are truly looking for it is why I am on a mission!  I love the people of Mt Pleasant. Of all places I could've gone... Europe, Australia, New Zealand, I am called to Lansing Michigan in Mt. Pleasant. It truly shows that there are specific people that I have been called here to serve and I love it and I love this work!

I love all of you so much and I challenge you all to read from Luke this holiday season. Learn more of the life of Jesus Christ and remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Thank you for your prayers! Please keep praying for our investigators, I know they can use them as well as Sister Ensign and I!!!!! 

Keep letting me know how you all are doing! 

Until next Monday:) I LLOOVVEE YYYOOOUUU GGUUYYSSS!!!!!! :)

Love, Sister Wilde