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!!! :)

Sister Guilott

June 12


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 :)


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! 

I love you all and hope you have a great day! 

Sister Guilott