I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE

I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE

Monday, 29 February 2016

We are all blessed more than we realize #itsthelittlethings



Dear Family and Friends,

GOOD MORNING! I am doing well, thank you very very much :) 

Best thing this week - getting into contact with someone who hasn't been answering their phone for WEEKS! 
Most challenging - bikes breaking down every time we have really solid plans and a solid biking day ahead of us.. 

I have never realized before how important the Sacrament and being spiritually fed at church REALLY  helps us recharge after a crazy week. Sunday is one of the best days :) 

Sooo...we have had an INTERESTING week. 

Lets just say, I think I am cursed when it comes to bikes or something. Maybe it is a sign that I am not supposed to bike, maybe not. But....we fixed Sister Sharps bike up from last week, and then this week...BOTH my bike tires went flat, and then after that Sister Sharps brakes died on us...and...it has just been an adventure! I would definitely say my patience has been tested this week, when it comes to bikes. I think I should have taken a bike fixing course before I came out from Jack or something. 

Anyways. besides that, this week has been pretty good! We have had our ups and downs, but that is just normal! I was a bit ill this week - dang it all - but its ok! Just a bad cold and it is gone now :) We were able to go to the mission home this week for the follow up trainers meeting, and I was able to see some people that I LOVE and it was wonderful! 

I think this week has been a week of just learning to be grateful for the little things again. We have really been having a hard time getting in to see people this week, and so it involved a lot of walking in the cold...and rejection. That is something that I have been used to on my mission, but this week it was seeming that no one wanted to see us...and then BAM! We were blessed to get to see some people we haven't seen for WEEKS, and then we had people call us who haven't answered their phones at all, and it was just little miracles throughout every day that really brightened our day. After a long day, when we were EXHAUSTED, someone would call or offer help or something and it just made the day so worth it! 

I love being able to appreciate little miracles more, and being able to notice the small things every day, the tender mercies that God gives us. I definitely think we are all blessed with more tender mercies than we realize, until it starts getting harder and that is all we notice! My challenge this week is to continue to notice the tender mercies that God gives you every day :) 

Love,

Sister Emma Beazer

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
44E Heol Llanishen Fach
Cardiff, Wales
CF14 6LE
United Kingdom  

or the Mission Home Address:
Sister Emma Beazer
England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
United Kingdom
B76 1JU

e-mail anytime:


Follow up trainers meeting
















































































Train Ride Back

































Random pictures.....






























Super healthy salad we made....
I thought you would be proud of me :)































Church































The Elders helping fix my bike!  
















Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The struggle is real . . .

Dear Family and Friends,

So I am going to be honest, this week I am really struggling with writing a weekly email! We weren't able to see a ton of people (not through lack of effort...just...no one being home and no one answering phones) and it has been a weird week emotionally wise, and so my weekly email may not be the best, but yeah.

So this week has gone by SO fast, it has been a blur of walking and biking (and bike tires exploding!) and rain.

Sister Sharp and I tried biking this week, and her bike tire exploded! She didn't get hurt (thankfully) as we had hopped off the bikes like a minute before, so that was a miracle, but that meant we did have to continue walking everywhere for awhile! We did fix the bike (by ourselves, I may add) and it was awesome!

We did a LOT of service this week, helping decorate for a wedding, and cleaning at a members, and then serving at a wedding! This was the 3rd wedding I have been to on my mission - my goodness! It has been wonderful to be able to serve and help so many people though, I LOVE service, and we weren't able to see a ton of our investigators so it was nice to have the chance to help others who needed it.

I am loving my mission, sorry for the lame email this week! I have learned a LOT this week about how the small and simple acts of service really can change our day. Sometimes we don't see a lot of BIG miracles, but even just helping someone cook some scrambled eggs, or helping someone lay out food for a wedding REALLY can help brighten others days , even if it is a small thing for us. My challenge this week is to go out and do a small act of service for someone, even if it just helping rake some leaves or shovel some snow (if you have that where you are) or helping cross the street, DO IT! Service is the best and it blesses people more than you will know :)

Have a lovely week, I love you all lots!

love,

Sister Beazer

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
44E Heol Llanishen Fach
Cardiff, Wales
CF14 6LE
United Kingdom  

or the Mission Home Address:
Sister Emma Beazer
England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
United Kingdom
B76 1JU

e-mail anytime:

visit Sister Beazer's blog for more pictures:

Here are some pictures from their district p-day adventure...

































The Cardiff Zone Sisters!












































Familiar face - weird...
(This is Elder Jones who we took snowshoeing
when he served in Cardston way back when
Kind of matching again....
Rough night....
and pancakes!
Master Bike Fixers!


Monday, 15 February 2016

going places we haven't been before....

Dear Family and Friends,

We have had some really random weather this week - either violent windstorms or no clouds in the sky and beautiful weather. It is still chilly here, but it has NEVER gotten as
cold as it is at home. At least not here. I am grateful for that!

Sister Sharp is great, I love her to pieces and we have SO much fun together and we work SO hard together! It is wonderful. She is just so willing to work and to do her best, I love it. I think I have been more exhausted this week than I have my entire mission (we walked like over 15 miles one day. Wooo.) but it has been SO fun as well and we have seen so many miracles!

Here is a look at my week  :)

Monday - we emailed, went and got groceries and then went to a family home evening with some of the members of the ward! It was great to get together and to learn from each other :) we were also able to stop by a family we haven't been able to see in ages, which was amazing!

Tuesday - we had a relief society activity in the morning doing knitting for a charity, and I knitted an actual little chick! They are for Easter and are so cute, and we had a lot of fun helping out with the activity! We then tried stopping by a few people and then as we were coming back for lunch, we ran into Wendy at a bus stop and had a great lesson with her! We stopped by a few people, and traveled up to where Ben and Lynne live and had a lovely dinner and lesson with them!  They are such amazing missionaries, and they told us a few people we should try stopping by! Then, we had ward council and were able to have a lovely meeting with the ward.

Wednesday - we went up to Lisvane to visit a few people with Lauren, who hopefully will be getting her mission call soon (AHH) and John, the man we usually visit there wasn't home! So there have been crazy wind/rain storms lately and part of his roof blew off! So for safety reasons he is living with his son right now...so HOPEFULLY his roof can get fixed so we can visit him again! We visited a few people and then went tracting in the FARMLAND! No one wanted us, but it was a good experience anyways as missionaries don't go up to that part of our area often and we wanted to try. We then went to the Hutchinson's for dinner, and they are HILAROUS. I love them. It was a lovely meal and we then had youth that night (we had an investigator who was going to come...but ended up not coming :( ) and we played volleyball and I even hit it over the net a few times! Miracles

Thursday - We had ZONE CONFERENCE! It was absolutely amazing. We focused a lot on the mission broadcast that was just had, and how we can change our mission culture for the better! I am excited to see the results as the mission tries to do that. We also had a sisters meeting with sister Leppard, as president talked to the Elders and it was WONDERFUL because we focused on how amazing each of us is, and our worth and it was SO needed and amazing. We then went to go teach a lesson in fairwater, and our investigator didn't come :(  BUT miracle, we got to see a family we haven't seen in ages and got to share a quick spiritual thought with them! so it all worked out in the end. We then went to the Winters for dinner, had a lovely meal there and came back to Rhiwbina to do a chapel tour with some cub scouts! Scouting over here isn't part of the church program, but some members here do it and invited their group to the cultural hall for an activity and then the chapel tour helped them with learning about worldwide cultures or something, so it was cool for us to have the chance to do that!

Friday - We weekly planned, and then got to see Rosemary and help her with sorting through pictures (like..700 pictures) as part of her personal progress project! We just got started and KIND of organized, and will be working on that for a few weeks! She has some Amazing old photos, and it will be amazing to get them all sorted. We then went to
see a less active lady who had prayed for someone to come, and then we showed up so it was a really cool miracle, and it was amazing to help strengthen her faith as well! We had basketball that night, and...it was a wonderful day!

Saturday - MIRACLE DAY! So we went to Taffs Well, and hiked up a HUGE mountain (well...it is really just a giant hill but they call them mountains here) and went to visit someone in the ward, and ended up meeting his dad who isn't a member, and who GAVE us his phone number without us asking, and then ASKED us to pray with him before we could even get around to it! And he wants us to come back and teach! #miracles We then trecked back down the mountain, and went to a part of our area we hadn't been before and met a really cool doctor named Rid (reed) from India, and had a good talk with him about what we do and why we do it, and he told us we could come back! It was a MIRACLE DAY!

Sunday - We had a LOVELY church, and had some studies and things and then went out to visit a less active lady who lives in another part of our area that we have never really been to, and we found GIANT MANSIONS! My goodness, I thought we were in celebrity land or something! It was amazing to see how big our area is and the places we haven't been before, so that was good.

This week has really just been amazing...and has showed me how important the small and simple things we do are! We have been working HARD to find people and to teach, and we were rewarded with MIRACLES!  We always are, because when we do our part, God always ALWAYS does His. I know that for sure. My challenge is just to keep noticing the miracles that happen as we do our part, and as God blesses us!

Love you!

Sister Emma Beazer

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
44E Heol Llanishen Fach
Cardiff, Wales
CF14 6LE
United Kingdom  

or the Mission Home Address:
Sister Emma Beazer
England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
United Kingdom
B76 1JU

e-mail anytime:

I didn't get ANY pictures this week (what?  yup it's true) - but thank heavens we 'mothers' stick together!  These photos are from Sister Sharp's mom - THANK YOU!  And also thank you to Amy from Wales for putting pictures on Facebook of their lovely dinner together...




























She sent more pictures later in the week, I guess there was something wrong with her e-mail and her pictures just didn't come through - here they are.....

The sky is blue!






























Adventures!


























































Farmland Tracting!





































I climbed a tree!

Random Memorial


























































Pancake Day!
























Random Adventures!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Feeling SO happy!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

I am just feeling SO happy this morning! AH! It is going to be an amazing week! 

Monday - Monday...well PDay was mostly spent packing for sister Gaffney, I napped quite a bit while she packed....which was lovely actually. We then went to the Bernard's, and it was SO fun! We had a wonderful dinner, and then family home evening with Deb, and then came back to hear what was happening with transfers! It was an exciting, busy day! 

Tuesday - well....I said goodbye to sister Gaffney! We met at the train station with the Swansea sisters, one of whom was also going home. We sent them off on the train, and I stayed with sister Tenney and we went back to Rhiwbina to visit people! We had a WONDERFUL one day exchange, and were able to see Michelle and Gallo again and to have a great lesson with them! It was a really fun day, even though saying goodbye was really hard. 

Wednesday - TRANSFERS! Such a crazy busy day. So sister Spangler and I met up again and travelled to the mission home, because we had to be early to meet our trainees and such, so we travelled to the mission home via train! We were really nervous, but...it was good! We got to the mission home and I got to meet the girl I am training - SISTER SHARP! She is awesome, she is from Idaho and she is AMAZING and so prepared.  Having a new missionary is so cool....she knows more than she thinks she does, and it is wonderful to learn from her! She loves running so we are going to do that for exercise which is GREAT!!  We travelled back home, and we ended up helping sister Webb out and going to young women's, which was really good for sister sharp to meet some of the ward! All in all, a tiring but good first day! 

Thursday - we went to see Rosemary today! We found a GIANT box of old photos she has, and so we are doing a family history project with her and sorting through all the photos she has! That is going to be exciting, and we are doing it for her personal progress so it'll help her work towards finishing that! We then went and met this lovely old lady named Dana, who LOVES her Saviour Jesus Christ. She loves him so much, and we were able to really talk about him with her which was so cool! We then went faith tracting a little bit, and sister sharp picked a house and we met this AMAZING family who hopefully will be coming to our games night! We then went to the Holcombes for dinner, and I just LOVE them! It was a wonderful day! 

Friday - we did some weekly planning, and then headed out and saw Marilyn! We are hopefully going to get started doing family history with her next week, she is going to get all her papers out and get it sorted so we can start! We also saw Vicki, and were able to help her prepare a bit for Sunday school, and then went to basketball! Vicki and her son and husband came again, and it was SO fun!

Saturday - we had district meeting, and got to meet the 3 new members of the district! Elder short, sister sharp and elder page! I've actually met elder page before, we travelled to elder Ballard on the same coach so it is fun to now have him in the district! We were able to get to know eachother, and it was really fun! We also got sister sharps bike fixed, and had our first day of biking! WOO! It was pouring rain, and we got soaked, but it was fun so it's ok! We were able to do some service for Michelle, and then got to travel to Taffswell and have dinner with the Nunns! It was a wonderful day :) 

Sunday -  we had church, and it was awesome! Sister sharp got to meet the ward, and she just fit in like she had been here forever! It was wonderful! We then went to the Ryder's after church for dinner, and had a lovely meal :) I love the Ryder's! We have an extra hour of study while sister sharp is being trained, so we were able to do that and fill out some paperwork we needed to finish, so it was good to get all sorted out! This week was just AMAZING! 

All in all, this week I am just feeling so grateful for the life I have! Life is AMAZING and the mission is awesome! I am so so blessed. Thank you to everyone who supports me, I seriously do appreciate it so much. I receive so much love and support from home and it blesses me SO MUCH!! Thank you thank you thank you. If I could give everyone a hundred hugs I would! THANK YOU! 

My spiritual thought and challenge isn't anything too crazy this week, but it has to do with gratitude! 

All week I have been feeling so blessed for the things that I have and the life that I have, and so I am stealing an idea that my previous companion, Sister Gaffney had. She had a clicker that she would click when she saw something that made her happy, and so this week, I am using a clicker that she left me, and with Sister Sharp we are going to use it as a gratitude clicker and see how many times in the day we remember the things we are grateful for! We truly are blessed, and I am so grateful to be out here and want to remember my blessings more throughout the day! so I would just challenge you all the remember throughout the day, as often as you can, little things that you are grateful for! 

I love you all so much! 

Love,

Sister Emma Beazer

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
44E Heol Llanishen Fach
Cardiff, Wales
CF14 6LE
United Kingdom  

or the Mission Home Address:
Sister Emma Beazer
England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
United Kingdom
B76 1JU

e-mail anytime:
emma.beazer@myldsmail.net

Took this picture off the Mission webpage
http://ebmcalltoserve.weebly.com/new-arrivals

Sister Beazer (trainer) and
Sister Sharp (new missionary)

Took this picture from Sister Sharp's mother's facebook page!
Aren't they LOVELY!  They could be SISTERS!  hahaha!

With the Liassides kids!

Sword fights in the lounge!

Adventures in the forest.....


Daffodils! 

and crocuses!

Travelling to pick up 'the greenies' (brand new missionaries)

My mission family

Transfer day - with Elder Ruttan from Canada!

view from the train to pick up new missionaries!

New District with some old faces!


More of the district!



wet and cold.....

but still happy!

































































Video from the train.....


video