Monday, August 29, 2016


Okay, Transfer calls came and . . . I will be staying in my ward.  And I will be getting a new companion named Sister Bell.  I already know her as she is in the 3rd Ward here in this Stake.  When we saw each other today, we were excited!  She is coming out of her 12 weeks of training and she is leaving her trainer as well.  So we will both be without our trainers for the first time and I have been here just one more transfer than she on our missions.  It is cool to see the Lord is in tune with what we all need.  I am excited, scared and happy to continue to serve in this area.  I will miss my companion Sister Rugg, who is going to Hughson and is becoming a Sister Training Leader.  I am so excited for her and the new adventures that await her in that assignment.

I am going to have to cut this short as we have to clean, shop and go see a lot of people today as Sister Rugg gets ready to leave.  I love you all very much and hope you all have a wonderful week.


Sister Guilott

Best Ice Cream ever!!
A darling member in our ward
Our Wonderful District
Selfie time with the district!
Love Sister Rugg!  Best companion and trainer!!  Last time together!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School

Hello wonderful world out there! It is me, SISTER G!!! ;) I am just thinking.... IS SCHOOL STARTING ALREADY!?!?! Crazy!! I hope all of you starting school (goes for students AND teachers) all have a fun time AND SURVIVE!! 

This week has been a great week! We started off going to Big Trees National Park! Hope you enjoy the pictures! I just loved being there and thinking how God created ever single tree. How He created this beautiful earth for us, for us to grow and to have joy! I am just so grateful for God and how He created all things: whether little to huge on earth for us! 

To be honest, the work is kind of hard right now. Not many people want to hear the message of the gospel at the moment ... And that doesn't get us down though!! We are still searching because we KNOW that there is someone out here in Modesto that needs to hear this message and we will keep searching!! 

Oh cool story! Our past potential investigator, Sister Harris, she came to church and loved it! Praying for her to come to accept the truth. Also, many MANY MAAAANY less active people came to church yesterday!! It was because we told them we were singing at church... And they all came!! That was a miracle itself!  Sister Rugg and I sang "Ye Elders of Israel" and we added harmonies.(Thank you PGHS choir!!) And people got a kick out of that. They all came up to us and just praised us. Then we just told them it was God's gift he gave to us! But church was just great, and it was the highlight of the week.

So this week I have realized something: Agency. We have been giving the biggest gift of God, the freedom to choose. I have realized that we can choose so many things in our lives. But we can't choose a lot of things: others, government, weather, agency of other, consequences... I can go on. But the things we CAN choose are the things we say, think, and do. Yes, my companion and I don't have a huge investigator group at this moment. But I can choose to be happy or sad about that. I choose to be happy and believe God has a plan for us and our growth. I would invite you all to go read the May 2016 ensign and go read President Monson's talk: Choices. He is a prophet of God and has given us the revelation that we need to help us improve. We can choose to be happy and choose the Gospel before anything else! What do you choose? 

I love you all so much! Thank you all for the wonderful letters these past weeks, they have truly been such a huge blessing and brought me great comfort! I pray for you all ALWAYS and hope you all keep finding faith in Christ EVERYDAY of your lives.  I know that this gospel is true. I know that The Book of Mormon is true. And I know that Christ lives.

Hugging a soft big tree
 At Big Trees
 Allison who took us there is the BEST!  I love her!
 In a huge tree

And our neighborhood friend, FAT CAT.  He loves us.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 15th - Hello from Modesto

Hello World!! 

I hope you all had a wonderful week! I sure did and I am loving my mission more and more! I can't believe we are already getting into August!! AHHHHHH!!! But all is well!! I am just grateful I have lots of time left, because there is a lot of work to do here in the California Modesto Mission!! 

This week, we found a new investigator named William! He is great. He is from Louisiana and wants to change and come into the gospel. He has a baptismal date! HOORAY! But he has been "hiding" from us lately, so we will see what happens with him. 

This week was a scary week, actually.  We have had a lot of things happen to many people in our ward. There is a woman who got in a car wreck, and she has lost all of her memory, and had to be put into a treatment center. Her son, who is on the Autistic Spectrum, doesn't know that she has lost her memory and it is so sad! Sister Rugg and I heard about the news and cried. This women has been such a blessing to EVERYONE in the ward. So extra prayers for her and her son would be very appreciated.

This week I got to go on exchanges with my Sister Training Leader, Sister Webb. BOY I DO LOVE HER! She is new to this position but I KNOW GOD CALLED HER FOR A REASON. She is such a power house of truth and light. I love her dearly. I was able to lead out the area, which was scary before but now I love it, and we had many wonderful experiences. We were able to teach a woman named Angela and she is very interested in the lessons we have to teach! I just love how the spirit is able to teach everyone! We are only instruments in God's hand! I don't boast in myself, ONLY in God, because He knows everything, and we certainly don't. haha!!

Well, I have to cut things a little short today. Sister Rugg and I are going to a national park called Big Trees. It is super cool! We are super excited! I hope everyone has a wonderful day and week. And Utah, don't die from the heat. I saw the weather...Its so hot everywhere! You all are in my prayers and I hope the best for you! 


Sister Guilott 

Love this wonderful family!

 Received my Ukulele from home after asking several times and finally 
getting permission -- I cried, I was so happy!

 Hurray for bungee cords to fix my broken bike basket!

 My companion and a sweet friend

 I was trying to be artsy taking a picture of us studying!

At our study areas in our apartment.

Monday, August 8, 2016

With Love from Modesto

Hello Wonderful People!

Have I mentioned how much I love my mission?  BECAUSE I DO!  Even tough we lost some of our investigators this week, I still love it.  We were teaching Sherri, right?  And a few days ago we get a text saying, "Hey girls, thank you for teaching me but I have decided to become a Jehovah Witness.  Bye."  Oh well . . . I am glad she feels happy and still has faith in God.

This week was so COOL (as in the weather) and we got to see a lot of amazing people who are less active.  I am so grateful that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is very missionary minded.  You can be a missionary anywhere you go!  And I have realized its not always about the baptism.  Of course that is such an important necessary step.  But it is first about bring people to Christ, and helping them know that they are loved.  Watching someone come to church who hasn't come in years is amazing.

A GREAT STORY for this week:  A wonderful woman in our ward got to go to the temple again.  She had not been in over 26 years.  And we have been meeting with her and helping her find her way back.  We taught her about tithing and promised her that is she paid her tithing she would be blessed.  AND THAT HAPPENED!  She is very poor and had to rely on her faith in Christ.  She did it and was able to pay for all of her debt.  She paid her tithing and GOT TO GO TO THE TEMPLE.  Not only that, but she got to seal her mom and dad together and be sealed to them.  I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR TEMPLES!!!  I know that we can be together forever as families as we enter the temple together.  I lvoe and can't wait to hear more about this sister's experiences.

Well I have a ton to do today on preparation day.  So I have to go.  But I love you all very much and hope you all have a wonderful week.  I pray for you always!


Sister Guilott

Pictures from when we got to play with some puppies this week.  :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Serving for Four Months and LOVING IT!


I am so grateful for the time I have to be here in Modesto, California.  This week just FLEW BY!  It made me realize how fast my time as a missionary will go and it made me motivated to try harder and do better this week than the week before.

This week Sister Rugg and I got to teach a new investigator named Sherry!  She is a great lady.  She had been meeting with the Jehovah Witnesses as she searched for the truth.  It has been interesting to see how different religions answer questions as people search for truth.  I am thankful for the good people I have meet from other religions and love that many have a desire to find the truth and learn more about Christ. It is wonderful to help people find the answers to questions they have as they search for truth.  Sherry wanted to know why there were so many religions and how to know which one was true.  We were able to teach her about Joseph Smith and his experience.  She wanted to know about where she goes after this earth life when she dies and she wanted to know more about Christ and His purpose. She has been so prepared as she has searched for answers to these questions.  I am so grateful for her and her questions helped my testimony as we were able to teach her the truths of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, through a prophet.  She really helped boost my spirit.  I know that God has seen the efforts Sister Rugg and I have put in and helped to comfort us and send us such a wonderful person to teach.

I want to thank everyone who emailed me this past week.  I have to admit, last week was a really hard week and reading your emails JUST GAVE ME THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST'S LOVE.  I am so grateful to be here on my mission.  I am so grateful for the gospel in my life and I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR JESUS CHRIST.  He is everything.  Without him, WE ARE NOTHING!  I have learned that faith in Christ can lead us to anything.

Funny story for this week:  Sister Rugg and I had dinner at a member's house.  And their air conditioning was out that day.  It was already 104 degrees outside.  Inside was even hotter.  We were all sweating and then the member brought out the dinner . . . IT WAS HOT CHILI!  We were sweating even more while eating (but it was yummy!).  It made me grateful for the moments we do experience air conditioning and also so grateful for the members who are willing to feed us no matter the circumstances at the moment.  This member family are true disciples of Christ and it was a fun dinner in spite of the heat.

Here are some pictures of us going to church (hurray for 100 degrees on a bike) with the lovely Sister Hoff who we adore:
And here are some pictures from when I got a package from my mom with fun coloring books! Thank you mom!  Everyone LOVED THEM!

I love you all!  Thanks again for the emails.


Sister Guilott