Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 17th


Hello world!

It has been a joyous week here on the mission. I have to admit though, oppositions were pretty strong. But I know that we are stronger than the adversary, and we were able to overcome the challenges! HA! Beat that adversary.  

We started off teaching our investigator everyday this week: he was receiving all the lessons and it was great! So many people were kind enough to come out teaching with us, which helped our investigator feel so welcomed and loved. Members make the WHOLE difference!  You should go out teaching with missionaries. It will help out so much! And we saw miracles and by the end of this week.... HE WAS BAPTIZED!! :D 

It was amazing. I am so grateful that the Lord was able to place me here, I know that it was by the spirit that our investigator was able to learn and grow. Our investigator, Kelvin, is amazing. He is so happy to be a part of the church. He was able to receive the Holy Ghost AND the Aaronic Priesthood!!! Our bishop is so kind, and he invited us (me and my companion) to be there when he received the Aaronic priesthood. It was the first time i witnessed someone being set apart of something like that, AND IT WAS AMAZING!! The spirit was so strong, it just furthered my testimony to know that the Priesthood is the power of God today on the earth. It is a huge blessing from God, and Kelvin says he is so happy to "be a part of the Brotherhood now." ;) 

I also want to share an incredible experience we had this past week.  My companion and I returned to see a less active man that had told us to come back to see him and and he had invited us to come read scriptures together! He is a doll, and looks like Santa Claus... SO EVEN BETTER RIGHT?! ;)
Well, we came back and we found out his son just moved in with him. So his son joined our conversation.  His son is very knowledgeable about the gospel, which made it kind of hard to talk to him.  This made it hard for his father to follow along with our conversation.  The son was at first telling us all these hard and deep doctrines. We tried to keep the spirit there and tried our best to share a message. The son then asked us a question, I forget exactly what. But he was asking about mercy and justice and what would happen if there was no justice. He was asking for a specific scripture.  His attitude got me flustered but I then felt prompted to pray for the spirit to help so I did and .... NO JOKE, I heard this voice/feeling inside say at that moment: "No God." So I shared that answer with the son. He got big eyed and starred at me.  Then the spirit then told me a scripture: "2 Nephi 2" I looked it up, and shared this scripture that says if there was no opposition, then God would cease to exist. The son got quiet.... said he was very impressed and I was able to bear testimony that the spirit was able to share these things with him. Even though I have all these tabs in my scriptures, it is hard to always remember and pull out the right one.  It was an amazing experience for me and I was so full of gratitude that I was worthy enough to be an instrument in the hands of God at that time and place. I was humbled that God trusted me enough to give me those answers exactly when I needed them to have the spirit be with this family, and that I was not confounded. I am so grateful for these experiences!! :D :D I love my mission and I am so  grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ. He lives, I know He does. I love Him so much. 

I hope you all have a great week! :D 

Love, SIster Guilott

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 10th


MIRACLES.
This week has been a week of miracles. We had  Zone Conference this past week and I learned so much! I am so grateful for leaders I get to serve with here on my mission. I learned a lot about companionship unity. My companion and I have been putting a lot of things into action, and I feel like not only our unity is getting stronger, but the area is improving!! I would invite you to read Alma 13:3-9, and insert "ordained" with "set apart as missionaries" and see how is can apply to everyone! Because we can all be missionaries in helping others come closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. :) 

Well, we had a great week teaching our new investigators! Great news: we have this sweet woman who wants to be baptized but she is engaged to be married in October.  We felt prompted to tell her that she can be married civilly sooner so she can be baptized sooner and pretty much have the big wedding celebration in October. She got VERY excited and told us she would talk to her fiance ;) SUPER EXCITED! She loved coming to church and already seems like a member. She even got longer sleeves on her wedding dress to make it appropriate for her sealing ;) CRAZY AWESOME!! :D :D 

Then we have been teaching our investigator Kelvin and he is super excited to be baptized!! We had the most amazing lesson yesterday! We had a recent convert come to help teach, along with a sweet girl we know in the ward. We all read Alma 36 together, and our recent convert used  to struggle with some issues in the past. So he was able to relate so well, and shared the best insights to our investigator. He even invited our investigator to come over to his house for a barbecue and was so kind to him. I am so grateful for members reaching out like that: that is the pure love of Christ. And I hope to have charity like that one day. :) Our investigator was able to go to a baptism from our ward this past week, and it was so sweet. He even started to sing "I am a child of God" and he got emotional, which made all of us emotional and we all felt the spirit so strong. 

I am just so grateful for my mission. I love it so much, even when biking in 110 degree weather and no one lets you in... The Lord helps me daily and it is so hard for me to count all the tender mercies I have seen!! I love my Savior, I would do anything for Him. I know that He lives and died for us and that makes me feel so at peace to know that I can rely on Him and repent to become more like Him. I love this area and my companion.  The work is hastening and I am just so grateful. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you for reading another long missionary email. ;) Thank you for all your support and your love. Have a blessed week!

Love, 
Sister Guilott 



Pictures... SO we have now caught three lizards! (DAD YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD.) We even found one in our apartment... got to love that. 

Picture at the top of the page:  We have been trying this new "apple cider vinegar" thing... It is supposed to help with allergies  and keep you healthy. I have been dying because it is so gross but I actually do feel a lot better and I haven't been sick or had bad allergies lately :) HOORAY!  
 

Monday, July 3, 2017

July 3, 2017

Good morning!! Wow....this was a great week. It was full of miracles!

First of all... I love my companion. She is amazing, and she is seriously the best missionary ever. We had a lot of fun this week teaching people, talking to people on the street, and teaching and committing our investigator from last week to baptism! She got to do the invitation, and she was so excited! It was great to see. ;)

My companion and I have have been working hard on "opening our mouths" and talking to people. I am usually the one to start conversations. But I want to brag about my awesome companion.  As we were biking down a hill, we saw a man getting out of his car. I had a prompting to ask my companion to start the conversation! I asked her, and assured her that I will always be there if she freaks out or gets to nervous and I can help her out. So we went over... and she started to talk to him, making the first contact, etc. It was a great conversation, and he even brought up his grandpa who had passed away who he loved, and he wanted to know where we thought he was... My companion had the spirit so strong, and she shared with him the Plan of Salvation. She was able to make a return appointment with him. AND BOY... AFTER THAT, SHE WAS GLOWING. I was so excited for her. I feel like after that, she had "missionary fever" ALL NIGHT. We would see people, and she would start talking to them! IT WAS AMAZING!! But... I have to admit, she did throw me under the bus when it came to people who spoke Spanish and I had to do the speaking, which is funny because I only know a little but I have learned to share a basic message in Spanish and I try to communicate, but were were able to get many referrals that day for the Spanish missionaries as well in our area. And we gained 7 potential investigators after that! So all in all, it was some successful "opening our mouths" this week.

I am so grateful to be on my mission! It makes me so happy and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! I love you all and hope you have a great day!! 


By the way... picture of the buggy...
The members gave it to us to we could travel places, like if we needed to go to laundry and get groceries because we do not have a car... I love the members here :) 
My darling companion.  She is awesome!

Love to you all and have a happy 4th of July!  I love our country and am grateful for the opportunities it provided for the restoration of the gospel.  Have a great week!

Love,

Sister Guilott

Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26th

A picture of sweaty/hot and loving life missionaries :)
There is something when a new missionary comes into the area, and you are a trainer... Miracles occur... I CAN BEAR MY TESTIMONY THAT IS TRUE. I want to share with you the most amazing week. And there are so many things, I will be doing the "bullet points" to keep things organized and to make sure I don't miss anything!

* I have my new companion! Her name is Sister Alderson, She is darling and she is already such an awesome missionary. I feel like it isn't training at all, just immersing her to the work. She is amazing.
 
*Too many miracles to share... But our first day IT WAS HOT. My companion had the thought:"it would be nice to have some water..." THEN,  all of the sudden, a car turns around, stops, and asks us if we needed water. We said yes! We followed this good Samaritan to her house, she gave us 2 cold water bottles and a Popsicle. She also told us we can come back again and share our message... HOLY COW. Miracles.

*Then we had met with a Perspective Elder, and he lives at a trailer park. He said he doesn't have good water, and he was in poor health. So we told him we had an extra case of water bottles and we biked back to get them. As we were walking back to his home, I was carrying the 32 pack of water bottles, and my companion was carrying a lot of food. We had said a prayer to help strengthen us. AND SUDDENLY, a cute woman who speaks Spanish drove up. With her little English, she told us to get in and she would take up where we need to go. She had met missionaries before, and as she saw us she felt that "God tell her to pick us up." HOLY COW. We got to our members house, said gracias to our sweet lady. Our member then was able to get a priesthood blessing... it was amazing.

*After a member had cancelled on us and we were wondering what to do, Sister Alderson said there must be someone in that area who needs us. We biked and saw a cute girl outside. We tried talking to her but got the same old thing of "Sorry, I don't believe in that..." but then looked at us and asked "Do you need water??" We said YES. She went inside, she came back out and they usually give us water bottles. She came out with cups. AH HA! We could still talk to her!!! We talked to her about her family, then brought up religion. She was saying the things that we believed, she believed also!! At the end of the conversation, we had given her a Book of Mormon and we had a return appointment with her. IT WAS THE COOLEST STREET CONTACT OF MY LIFE.

*Another awesome moment is we were biking and we saw a woman who was watering her garden. She was not interested at first. But as we were about to bike away, my sweet companion stayed a moment longer. The woman started to cry, so my sweet companion got off her bike and gave her a hug. We then started to talk to her more. We have a return appointment with her. I learned a HUGE lesson from my companion, I need to listen with not only my ears. But my heart.

*THEN we had our return appointment with the girl who we street contacted, the one who gave us the water... THAT LESSON... was the best lesson ever. The spirit seriously taught the whole lesson and that we were able to discuss all the things that our sweet new investigator had questioned in life. She said that these things make her "feel whole" and she wanted this in her life. We were all crying and we are so happy to say that she wants to be baptized!! IT WAS A HUGE MIRACLE. 

* At church, our investigator was there; A less active girl and her non-member mom was there who we had befriended and that was a surprise. We had the Perspective Elder come to church for the first time in a couple of years.... BEST SUNDAY EVER.

I love this work. This is the Lord's work. And I love it. I am so grateful to have been able to see these faith building miracles. I love the Lord with all my heart; this gospel is true!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Guilott

Saying good bye to my sweet past companion, she is now home on her little island :)



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 19

Hello world!  It was a CRAZY week!  But so many miracles!  First of all, it was my birthday week and we celebrated!

We have taught a lot of new people, and they are all interested! I am so grateful that the Lord is hastening the work here! 

I am actually sad.... I am going to be honest.... My sweet companion Sister Beteiti has completed her mission and is going home... She has been in this area for a while, and the whole ward is so sad to have her leave. She has been a HUGE blessing in my life... I love her sweet personality and her humble spirit. She has set a huge example to me. She came from a little island, not knowing English, came to America to serve and BOY... She has served with all of her heart. I will miss her so much, But I know that she has so much in store for her. I love her and I know that she will be a missionary for the rest of her life! 



Other news... Since she is leaving... I will be staying and training a new missionary. :) That makes me nervous. But, I know that God's plan is perfect and it will help me stretch and grow :) And I have been released from my assignment as a Sister Training Leader.  It was a honor to have served all the Sisters and it helped me grow so much. I am so grateful for God's plan for us, because He has the goal of helping us have "immortality and eternal life." 

I love you all and hope you have a great week! I hope you stay inside... because it is going to be HOT!!! :)


Love, 
Sister Guilott

June 12

Hello!!

We got to go to Big Trees!
I am sorry I have to rush this blog post. Life has been very crazy, but the work has been hastening! We had a HUGE miracle happen this week that I would love to share with all of you!

This Sunday, we were sitting in Relief Society at church. We were talking about marriage and nurturing your spouse (EVERY missionary's favorite lesson... NOT) and a brother opened the door and told us to come with him... I was actually really scared. I was thinking, "did we do anything wrong this week? Was I was speeding in the mission vehicle..." We have been working really hard this week..." but he told us this:

"Sisters, there a young man that has been coming to church for a while now. He just told us he wants to talk the lessons, will you come with me to meet him and set up an appointment this week?" 
OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! We were SOOOOOO happy! We met him, and he is GREAT!! He has learned so much already, so teaching will be a breeze! He is already planning to serve a mission and EVERYTHING. God is so real. I was in awe. God's timing is NEVER your timing, I was just so surprised! I am so grateful for the work that is going on all around the world. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be here. I love my mission and I love my Savior Jesus Christ SO MUCH. He has changed my life, and I want Him to be with me for time and all eternity. 

I love you all! Hope you have a great week! Oh, it's my birthday this week. Not a big deal, I am too busy for my birthday. haha! ;) I have got work to do!!! See ya :)


LOVE,
SISTER GUILOTT

June 5th

HELLO WORLD!! HOLY COW!! What a fun week!! 

Here are bullet points, because there is just too much!! 
  • We had two exchanges this week, one of the photos you will see was with one of the cute sisters I was with, WE WORE THE SAME DRESS!! AHAHA! People all day thought we were twins. :)
  • We went out to the "country area" of our ward and it was so much fun! We have so many fun members up there. We got to see our members horses, THEY WERE HUGE! They kind of scared me, but they are the sweetest animals you will ever meet. 
  • We had a really cool experience this past week! SO Sister Beteiti and I had ALL of our appointments fall through... it was 8 pm.... We honestly didn't want to go back out, but we prayed and decided to try to walk around and talk to people. GOD IS SO GOOD. He put so many people in our path. There was this one young family walking around. We started a conversation, and the grandma was a sweet Hispanic woman. I used my Spanish skills that I have, and SHE LOVED IT. The family had been trying to find a church to go to and they loved the sound of our church. At the end of the conversation, the dad said: "I feel like we were all meant to meet today for a reason." AND I KNEW GOD HAD ANSWERED OUR PRAYERS. I know now that when you try your best and be diligent, the Lord will help you. I am so grateful for that day; it truly did strengthen my testimony. 
  • I got to hold our sweet investigator's SNAKE. It was the first time Sister Beteiti held a snake! SHE WAS SO BRAVE. I am so proud of her ;) haha! 

  • There is this creepy purple house in our area I finally took a picture of it, and it is seriously the "Alice in Wonderland" house. NICOLE YOU WOULD LOVE IT! It even had a little tea party set up. It was funny trying to explain the story to my companion... she was creeped out. ;) haha! 

  • SERIOUSLY THE BEST WEEK EVER!
I love you all and hope you have a great day! 

Love, 
Sister Guilott

Monday, May 29, 2017

It's a Marvelous Work 5/29/17

This week was pretty crazy, but I can say that it was one of the best weeks ever!!  
Sister Clayton, Sister Palmer, and my companion on our splits!
This past Monday we had the Clayton's come as our general authority visitors, and we had many wonderful conferences with them! We then had a Leadership Meeting with them and the thing I learned most about them was the following: WE JUST NEED TO LOVE EVERYONE. In the world today, we are just so absorbed into our own selves, if we want to be happy, then we just need to serve someone! The Clayton's are the perfect examples of CHARITY and how to MAGNIFY YOUR CALLINGS. I was so grateful to be with them. 

Something really cool was that my companion and I were chosen to go out teaching in our area with Sister Clayton and Sister Palmer, our sweet mission president's wife! WHAT AN HONOR THAT WAS! We all had great experiences and we learned so much from one another. 

Then with all these meetings, we were sooooo blessed to have the baptism of our investigator. You can totally see the Lord's hand at work here in Oakdale and "I just all amazed at the love Jesus offers me..." ;) I am so grateful for the work here and I love being a missionary. YES, it is hard and sometimes stressful. But this time I am giving to the Lord is just an expression of my love for Him, and He is blessing us so much for this work. I love my Savior  Jesus Christ, I know he lives and loves us. I  know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us as well and wants us to return to Him. I am grateful for this work and for the time we have to help families to return back to Him and to show them their true eternal potential. I am SOOOOOO grateful for temples. I know they are the house of the Lord.  The hardest thing on my mission is that we are not allowed to go (its too far away and not in our mission). I  miss going and feeling the sweet spirit there. I miss it so much. But I know that one day, I can return again. And we all can return to it, you just got to be faithful and have an  obedient loving heart for your Savior. :) 

I love you all so much, I hope you all have a great week. I am praying for you all!! :D

Love, Sister Guilott

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oakdale 5/22/17

HELLO World! 

BOY OH BOY! It has been a great week! 

We have been teaching a great guy right now named Joel, and he has a baptism date! We have been teaching him for a while, but we had the wonderful opportunity to have our mission president and his lovely wife to come out teaching with us! All I can say was at first, I was so stressed and very intimidated. BUT! I love President Palmer SO MUCH. It was amazing and it was exactly what our investigator needed. I am so grateful for leaders today to help lead and guide and bless others. 

We also had our Sister Training Leader exchanges and it was super fun! I got to venture out of the area we are usually serving it and go out to "the country" area of our ward. SO MANY HILLS AND SO MANY COUNTRY THINGS! I got a picture with goats, I hope you enjoy it. But it is great too but kind of scary... our TIWI (which in this monitor in our car that yells at us if we are speeding or going crazy) doesn't work in the country.... so.... You can go pretty fast there, but I was a good slow grandma driver and didn't go over a big speed. But it was super fun to drive out there....


Today we had zone conference with Elder Weatherford T. Clayton and his lovely wife, and IT WAS AMAZING! I felt so loved and know that I am supposed to be out on a mission right now. We get to see his wife tonight, because we were chosen to go out teaching with her. So we will let you know next week how that went! But I am so grateful for missionary work and how the work will always continue and how we can all be missionaries! :D 

I love you all! 

Sister Guilott



Monday, May 15, 2017

New Area, New Companion

May 15, 2017

HELLO WORLD! 

I have been transferred to BEAUTIFUL Oakdale! I am on some REALLY old computers right now (like, half of the buttons are gone... HAHA it is great!), so I will figure out pictures this next week! 

But this week has just flown by too quickly. I am with the LOVELY Sister Beteiti (pronounced Beh-dace) and she is from Kiribati (pronounced key-deh-bess) AND I LOVE HER!!! She is the most humble missionary I know and she is just so powerful. Something really cool about her, she learned English at the MTC and didn't know it before. She is seriously FLUENT now and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to witness the gift of tongues in action! This week we were finding lots of people, and we have had much success! There are a lot of churches here, but people are always willing to hear our message! Something I didn't know about Oakdale is.... THERE ARE SO MANY HILLS.... Biking UP and DOWN and UPPPPPP and speeding down... It is tiring. BUT! I know that it will make me strong! :D And me and Sister Beteiti laugh about it and sing as we go up the mountains. 

A fun story this week was we have made it a goal to talk to everyone as we pass by them and that day we made a goal to get 5 referrals (usually that is IMPOSSIBLE), so we were biking by this man. And we was telling us about his life, and he was packing up to move. We got his new address so other missionaries can go talk to him. My awesome companion asked if he knew anyone who would be interested in our message, he gave us 6 names...  HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God is so good to us, we had faith that we could find that many names and He made it all happen. It was really neat.
I am just so grateful for the gospel and for the power and truth it gives us. 

ALSO, Happy Mother's day! :D I got to talk to my family for the last time, it was my 3rd time skyping. Its so strange to think I won't skype again.  Time is going too fast and I am loving it here and can't image never being a missionary. The mission is a blessing in my life, and it feels like my home. I LOVE IT!

And I hope you all have a great week! LOVE YOU!

Love, Sister Guilott

Turlock to Oakdale next week--Transfers!

May 7, 2017
Best Ward Mission Leader ever!

Hello!!

SO much is happening in the world! Well, in the Modesto California Mission world. We had our transfer calls this past week, Sister Anderson will be with my old companion Sister Bell! They will be over Stockton as STL's!! I am so excited for them!

AND... I WILL BE SISTER BETEITI in Oakdale (known as "the cowboy capital of the world") as STL's!! :D I am beyond excited, everyone is going to be in the right place. I have been able to pray about it, and I have gotten the confirmation that this is where I am suppose to be, and I am super excited for Sister Anderson. I am going to miss her SO MUCH. But she will be fantastic with Sister Bell, they will ROCK IT in a Stockton!

This is going to be a crazy transfer. A general authority will be coming, and we are super excited for him to come! He will be coming in 2 weeks, and we have a lot to prepare before he comes! I am just so excited for all these changes, and I usually hate change. So this is just a sign that God is helping me repent/change for the best. :) 

Also, our mission president challenged us to read the Book of Mormon and mark all the scriptures that has Christ's name/reference of Him, when He speaks, and mark scriptures about our mission purpose/vision. AND I AM LEARNING SO MUCH! This is going to sound silly, but Christ speaks SO MUCH to us! I am so grateful to have the Book of Mormon, I know that it is true. I believe that instead of it being "another testament of Jesus Christ" I believe it is THE testament of Jesus Christ. I am just so grateful for the things I have been able to learn and been able to see all the changes around me to help me become the person that God wants me to become.

I love you all! I hope you have a great week!! Here are some pictures! 

Love, Sister Guilott 


Zone picture! 


Service in Turlock, CA

May 1st

Hello Everyone Who Reads This Blog:

I hope you all know how much you all mean to me. I was looking back at my blogs I have sent, and some of my thoughts were:"people keep reading this??" So for all of you die-hard fans, THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU!!! 

FUN FACT... A couple years ago, Turlock, CA was awarded in the Guinness World Record Book for having the MOST CHURCHES PER CAPITA (in other words, the most churches per person in the city). I am SO grateful to be surrounded by so many religions and so many wonderful people who believe. But it can a little bit harder to find people who have a open mind and heart, and who are willing to change. The luck we are having is we go to this apartment complex with elderly people... I LOVE OLD PEOPLE! Elderly people and children are SO WILLING to change and so willing to learn more! I can now see why Christ asks us to be more child-like. 

Well, we had a great week and WE GOT TO DO SERVICE!! We were apart of "LoveTurlock" and that is when all the community (people, cultures, religions) get together and serve. They shared the scripture from 1 John 4:19-"We love Him, because he first loved us."

I love that scripture, it just helps me see that Jesus Christ loves us so much, and we should and need to love Him! He loves us so much!! 

Well, know that I love you all and I am praying for you always! 

LOVE 
SISTER GUILOTT! 



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cats on bikes. . .

Good morning world!
Went on a split with this cute sister and had a wonderful time!
I just want to share with you a really neat experience from this week. We have been trying to find investigators, we talk to everyone. Like family, you won't believe how open I am to people. We are saying hi to everyone. Whether it be the people in their yards, on the sidewalk, in their cars, and so many more places... well. We had a tough day of many people try to bash with us, and tell us how Joseph Smith is *insert all crazy, untrue facts here* and I just am done with it. SO we were at our dinner appointment, and me and Sister Anderson got on the conversations of pets. The woman said: "Oh my gosh! You would love my cat! She loves to bike around with me!  You should see if she likes to bike with you" ... SO WE PUT IT TO THE TEST... The cat did like to be in the basket! haha.
Missions definately have their moments of fun!  

I just am so grateful for the complete truth we have of the gospel. Being from Utah, I really took it for granted and now I am seeing how it is PERFECT. 

I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! 

Love Sister Guilott


Easter in Turlock

Hello!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend and I hope you were all able to have a fantastic week! I was able to experience many wonderful things this past week and I would love to be able to share them with you! 

First, I was able to go on exchanges with a SWEET sister from Japan! It was an incredible experience, because I was able to witness the gift of tongues and to be with seriously one of the best sisters ever! 
She had such a strong testimony, even though she did struggle with some English. The Spirit made up for the parts she struggled with. It was an awesome exchange, and you can just tell how adorable the missionaries are here! I am just so grateful for missionaries around the world who sacrifice so much: leaving their home, immersing into a different culture, learning a new language, being in different areas, and so much more. I have come to appreciate ALL MISSIONARIES!! I love the Lord so much, and I just see His love through His faithful servants serving the Him with all their hearts, might, minds, and strength. 

Second, I am just so grateful to be here in Turlock. We have had many days where we are knocking on doors. But I am learning and growing so much from the wonderful people around us! I am learning a lot about Christ's love and how we must have that for others. I love the scripture of the two great commandments, in Matthew 22 it says:"Thou shalt love the Lord with all thy soul, and with all thy mind... And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself..."

 I am learning to love my neighbor... but I am honestly learning more about loving myself and finding my strengths to help others to grow their love for Christ. I am going to be honest, I have compared so much while I have been out on my mission. I am surrounded by so many wonderful missionaries and examples, I belittle myself so much. But. After MONTHS, I have finally come to realize how much Heavenly Father LOVES ME. I am so grateful to know that I am His, and that we all are apart of His Heavenly Family. :) 

I hope you all have a fantastic week, know that I love you all and I am praying for you all always! I believe in Christ and I know He is my Savior. I know that I could never repay all the things He has done for me. But I know that all I need to do is LOVE HIM and SERVE HIM. :) And to live my mission vision, which is: "We are One with the Savior, in doing the will of the Father."
LOVE YOU ALL! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!


Love, 
Sister Guilott ;)

Spreading Cheer - Painting Over Graffiti

GOOD MORNING WORLD!! :)



I just wish I could hug all of you that have been reading these blogs for the past year... I really don't know how you do it. I just want you to know that I seriously am so grateful for all of you and love you all so much! This week I celebrated my year mark a missionary! Hooray! It's funny, it felt like any other day as a missionary. Which makes me happy, since I just wanted to do missionary work on that day anyway. 

But  we did something really cool this past week! Me, my awesome companion, and other missionaries went to do a day of service in a city close by. We had signed up to garden, but instead we got told to paint on walls. The towns we serve in called Delhi used to be a huge gangster town, and all the walls in the town were tagged or made these huge scary murals. SO!! The towns people a couple years back took action and decided to paint the whole city with nice sayings and funny murals. We had to assignment to go over and paint over any tagging and to write out "Love Delhi" and it was GREAT!! One of the missionaries had the genius idea to write out a Thomas S. Monson quote, we got permission to write it. IT IS SO COOL. 
I just am so grateful for service and the opportunity to help out. God wants us to serve, and we all feel so much better when we do serve. I came on a mission just to serve. But finally coming to realize it, I came out to serve others and to serve the God I love so much. I am so grateful for this gospel and for coming to know that my Heavenly Father loves me so much that He provided a way for us to come back to Him. He provided a plan, and central to that plan in Jesus Christ and His Atonement. I am so grateful for Jesus Christ's Atonement, we can do so many things through it. I can repent, I will have an advocate when I am judged, I can be with my wonderful family for time and all eternity. I love being here, even though life gets really tough. But I know I can rely fully on my Savior and have him be the center of my life. I am grateful for the sacrifice I have made to come out here and to serve in the Modesto, California mission. I know that I am doing this work for my Savior who is always right beside me, helping me along the way. This work is great, and it isn't just for missionaries. We can all be member missionaries! Go help a friend, go study your scriptures, go show someone you care! God will bless you so much for it! I love you all so much, thank you again for always reading. I hope you all have a wonderful week, know that I pray for you all. 

Sister Guilott

Sunday, April 9, 2017

One Year Out!

Hello!

This is probably getting to you late. And it will probably be the shortest blog ever.  But I wanted to let you know that I am still alive and the gospel of Jesus Christ is even more alive! 

This week was conference... WHAT A GLORIOUS WEEKEND. I am soooooo grateful for conference. I loved hearing the prophet, apostles, and general authority speak. I know that they are true disciples of Christ and I sustain them! I loved Pres. Monson's talk so much! He is truly a prophet of God. I am now taking his challenge to read the Book of Mormon everyday, and truly studying it! I love pondering the scriptures and being inspired by the spirit of God. I am just so grateful for all the talks, I can't pick a favorite one! They were all perfect and I felt like I needed it. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and know that I love you all! Thank you for your support!

Love, Sister Guilott 
This is why I was late today blogging... We went to Big Trees with our mission president! It was tons of fun! Enjoy these pics!