Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

We go to service projects each week and wear these shirts!

When will it EVER cool down here? It is still so so hot!  We had a fun a activity today so this will have to be short.

Anyway... I honestly wish I could just send my journal home so you can all read it. We are witnessing so many miracles, and I am just so grateful for how gracious the Lord has been to us here. So many different wonderful people we get to meet.
Exchanges with the Hermanas!
We had one really awesome experience in the wards here! We were asked by the neighboring ward (who have elders, not sisters) to come and talk to the young women about missions! I have NEVER done anything like that on my mission yet, so I was really nervous about it actually. But we got there, and I now know how Young Women Leaders feel... I immediately felt SO much love for these sweet girls! The elders were there first, and they were sharing all these cool experiences. Then they left, it was our turn. We got up and started to talk, and we started to just get to know the girls there. They were all quiet at first, but after we were there, we were all having a great time and they would ask us funny questions! One of my favorites was "what was the worst dinner/food you have eaten?" ;) HAHA! I have to say though... We had asked the girls to raise their hands to see if they wanted to serve. Only like three girls raised them! I was kind of shocked, but I then thought if that was me a couple years ago, I would not have raised my hand. But all I have to say is that my mission has completely changed me. I love my mission so much, even in the trials and the hard times. But that night with the Young Women made me appreciate my mission and how I am so honored to be a tool in the hands of the Lord. This is HIS work, and I am just trying the hardest I can be there for Him. 

Well... I love you all! If you ever have free time... I am always up for letters! ;) I would write you back! :D haha! 

Have a wonderful day! 

Love, Sister Guilott 
Planning Meeting

Saturday, August 26, 2017


HOLY COW!! THERE IS AN ECLIPSE TODAY!!! Everyone is outside and freaking out about it... It's SO FUNNY! People are wearing welding masks, these crazy glasses, and having their phones RIGHT ON THEIR FACES. It reminded me of when "Pokemon GO" got popular last year. Everyone is outside and going crazy!!  But we got a text from our District Leaders saying that all missionaries are not to look at the sun.  SO. I am now inside writing a weekly email. ;)

This week was a slower week (teaching wise) but we still found miracles!!  We have been meeting with a wonderful couple the Ren's this week. Back ground story: me and one of my companions a couple months ago met Bro. Ren and we didn't know he was a member at first! He was so kind and he said that his wife was Mormon.  Bro. Ren has not been to church since he was 11. And he has had his children go on missions! But he has had one question about the Book of Mormon that no missionary would ever go over with him. He said that he has had missionaries for the past 30 years come over and try to share messages. But he always wanted to know the timeline of the Book of Mormon. Okay! Back to NOW. Me and my companion met with them again, and we had a awesome member print us out a timeline of the Book of Mormon and we went over to Bro. Ren and taught him! The spirit was so strong and he had MANY questions. My companion is AMAZING and she is a Book of Mormon scriptorian and knew all the answers!! Brother and Sister Ren thanked us! Brother Ren said we were the first missionaries to ever answer his questions that he has been having for years! He said that he will start reading it and wanted us to come back. The couple even invited us back for dinner! BOY OH BOY!! I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE SPIRIT THAT TAUGHT THEM SO MUCH!! :D 

I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and for all the answers we gain from reading it. I know that it is THE witness of Jesus Christ. I know that if one reads this book, they will come to know their Savior, they will feel of the comforting power of the Holy Ghost, and just as a past prophet Ezra Taft Benson has said: 'The Book of Mormon will change your life." I know that is true. It has changed my life, and I know it will change yours.

I love you all so much!! Thank you for all your prayers and the support you give to the missionaries out in the field. I know that I have felt your love and prayers, and I am so grateful for all of you! I hope you have a great day!! 

Sister Guilott
Meet Dizzy the bird... it loved our heads. It freaked me out actually. haha! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Phone Calls and Ice Cream

Sister Rose and I: She is so awesome!

We had some incredible miracles this week I want to share with you.  First of all, last Tuesday, my companion and I were doing our planning for the day when we get a call from a caller that showed up as unknown. We were hesitant at first to answer, but we answered anyway. It was a man calling from a city near by (Ripon) and he said that he has a son who had not gone to church for a while, but had remarried a woman with two young daughters. The mom and daughters had heard about the church and were interested in going. They had attended a meeting and loved it! They had even said that they would want to be members! While listening to this phone call... we were DYING. We were so excited to hear about this young mom interested in the church. We got info about her, and we went to her house. We invited an awesome member who lives close by along with her daughter to go with us and we all went over. We were able to teach, and the spirit was so strong and there was such an amazing feeling of love we all had for this lady and her daughters. She committed to come to church and is so excited to learn more! I can't express how much gratitude I have for my Savior and for this miracle we were given. I love being a missionary and for having this call to serve. I know that it is all the Lord and His work. I am humbled to be a part of it.

Another quick funny miracle: We were biking and it was a very slow and very hot day. We were biking and I told my companion: I am stressed. Let's say a prayer! So we did... and immediately, NO JOKE... Our ice cream truck friend came driving by at that moment and he remembered us and gave us free ice cream. He even listened to us and accepted a pamphlet and told us he would read it. MIRACLES!! I was joking afterwards, when I am stressed, we get desserts ;) haha! The Lord knows me, and I am so glad He does. It was just what I needed to lift my spirits and continue on that day.

I love you all! Thanks for reading this email! Hope it brought your spirits up! 

Love, Sister Guilott 

Sister Rose with a package! 

After a long hot day working!

A baby frog!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happy August!

Hello world!

It is Sister Guilott, and yes, I am STILL ALIVE: In spite of a  HEATWAVE for the past like... 6 weeks? BUT ALL IS WELL.

This week has been wonderful! I got my new companion... She is Sister Rose (it is very fitting name for her) and she is from UTAH!!! :D :D HOORAY! ANOTHER UTAH FRIEND!! She is amazing, I love her so much. She is new to the mission field, straight from the MTC, but it seems like she has already been serving for months. I am not training her, it is more like "immersing her in the work." This week I have to admit was pretty crazy and stressful. We now cover two of the biggest wards in the area. But... WE GET A CAR... BLESSINGS. We still bike as much as possible, but we are going everywhere in our area, because the Lord has blessed us with SO MUCH WORK!! 

So something really cool happened. Sister Rose and I were made companions Tuesday. The Elders from the other ward gave us their area book and their car. We looked inside the area book, and it said we have an appointment with a woman with her two daughters (all investigators) at 7 p.m. WHAT?!?!?! MIRACLES!! She we went over and she saw us. She let us in. They were holding Book of Mormons and they said they were reading it. We didn't know what to teach. And this was Sister Rose's first time... BUT SHE WAS SO INSPIRED and did so well. We talked to them about how Christ can help them in their lives. And how they can be comforted in knowing that He knows exactly that they going through. We read with them from the Book of Mormon of how He can help us. The whole room was in tears. The spirit was so strong and they invited us to come back again!! We felt so excited about them! We love them so much, and they said, "it was God that sent sister missionaries" to our area. I am so grateful for the work we are doing. Even though it is stressful going everywhere, it is all worth it. 

I was reading today in the Book of Mormon in Alma chapter 38 verse 10 that said: "And now, as ye have begun to teach the word even so I would that ye should continue to teach; and I would that ye would be diligent and temperate in all things." I am forever going to teach and be an example to others. You can find so many blessings in our lives as you follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. I love my mission so much. I love you all! Thanks for reading this blog and supporting me, I know it can be really random with my ramblings! But I can promise you that you will be blessed by reading missionary's blogs. ;) 


Sister Guilott