Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018 Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

This past week Sister Vest and I had the wonderful opportunity to really reflect and ponder about the love we had for president Thomas S Monson. I know that He is a prophet of God. I know that He did all that the Father would have him do. I am So grateful for the chance to of shared some of his burden as a missionary of the Lord. Inline image 9
In Sunday school we talked about how this is the game of LIFE. As member's of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we have the rule book and are able to know exactly how to play. I am grateful for the scriptures and revelation that comes with prayer.
A lady in our ward wrote this new verse to the song I am a child of God, "I am a child of God, I know that my savior lives. This testimony and His love to me he freely gives."
How powerful it is to know that Jesus Christ is our savior, He loves us and that is a gift given to us without a price tag.
I hope that we all area able to continue out this week, and read from the 'rule book' (the scriptures) especially from the book of Mormon.
Can't quite see what I'm cooking!

Cleaning the apartment while trapped inside for 2 days!

Paddle Ball Wizards

Pizza anyone?

The Name Tag!

Vanna Pose This is Oswego New York

Paddle board table!

And you thought you had allot of snow!

Paddle board exercise creativity 

Studying hard!

Sister Elgaaen, Vest, Jones, and Wise

Pizza on a snow day


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 2, 2018 "Let's Go 2018"

Last year was AMAZING! But this year will be even better.
The low that I have seen this week has been -7 degrees... It has been cold :)
At church one of the speakers gave a wonderful talk. He told how Batman was not like other super heroes. He did not have super strength, nor could he fly. But his power was being prepared for every situation. He had the resources to allow him to go out into the city he loved and make it a better place. As the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we also can be like Batman. As a church we have endless resources that will help us be prepared for any situation. (family History, Sunday School, Seminary, Callings, the Priesthood, a Prophet...) One of the main sources that makes us different is the Book of Mormon. 
By reading the Book of Mormon we bring a stronger spirit into our homes, fortify us and our families against the world, and provide excess of love and understanding for God's plan for us. The world is a sponge- soaking up all the negativity and pride that it can. As we especially read the book of Mormon we will become stronger and thus like Batman; able to do what others can't tomorrow because today we did what they would not. We will have the energy and ability to bless those around us. We will be 'Superheroes' to those who are suffering in spiritual darkness this past year.
Let us go. Read the Book of Mormon, and then spread the good word this year to all those who know not where to find relief. I know that as we do our best, the Lord will do the rest.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the snow!

Bowling with less active family on P-Day

Celebrating the New Year with Sister Vest

Getting ready to go shovel our front porch


Thursday, December 28, 2017

December 26, 2017 Goals and a Wonderful Reflection

This week was wonderful!
Truly there is nothing as rewarding as giving something you love to the savior, and God who you love more. Having a birthday and Christmas in New York is something that I will never forget!
Because of the New Year approaching, I have been pondering what goals I will set for myself- with the Highest of Coming closer to my savior. To do this I will read the scriptures every day- especially the Book of Mormon. I know that doing that alone will help me understand my savior's love and become more like Him. 
 "Please Don't nag yourselves with thoughts of Failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply Do what you can do in the Best way you know how, and the Lord will accept your effort." -Gordon B Hinckley
"Without a goal there can be no true success."- Thomas S Monson
"To reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things that you have never before done." -Richard G Scott
I hope that we all are able to truly fast and pray about the goals that we will set to better ourselves for the Lord this upcoming year. I know that giving such little things like a bad habit truly will be the best gift we could give to our savior.

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New Christmas Dress

Christmas Eve PJ's

Fun Christmas Party with Members

12 Days of Christmas Suprises

Silly Faces

Crazy Sister's

Boxes for some friends


Katelyn at Lake Onterio

Birthday Cake and new dress!

Katelyn with snow angel wings

Opening Christmas presents



Making my birthday cookies

New Christmas PJ's

Sister's Vest & Elgaaen in the snow

Missionaries with Lego friends

12-18-17 Last Day Teenager Mug Shot

At the Lake

White Elephant Christmas Party