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Monday, 25 April 2016

push past your fears and become....

Dear Family and Friends,

So my email this week may not be quite as good as normal.....cause...it's been a crazy week, and sister Chen is going home tomorrow so we are way busy. But I shall do my best to give a little rundown of the week! 

Monday - so on Monday we had a little lunch with the district for pday, and just spent time together which was fun. We then had to go to Leicester to pick up Sister Vousden, as her companion was having surgery and had to stay in hospital overnight, so we picked her up and then got some groceries for them so they could have food as she recovered, and then came back to Coventry. 

Tuesday - we took Sister Vousden back to her comp, and got them kinda settled and then came back to Coventry for some lessons! We got to go see Georgie, who I love so much, and then we saw Arthur, who is doing AMAZING after his baptism and some other people. We then picked up the Nuneaton sisters from the train station so we could start exchanges! 

Wednesday - exchanges with the Nuneaton sisters, Sister Gombe and Sister Filoso. Sister Filoso came out with me so it was way fun to be with her for the day :) also fun fact....my great grandma in the mission trained her, so she is my great aunt in the mission. #weirdmissionfamilystuff 
We had some cool lessons, and one miracle lesson actually! We felt prompted to stop by some less active members and one lady had just come home, and was going to leave in a couple hours so we caught her at the perfect time and had such a cool lesson with her! It was so good. :) miracles always happen on exchanges. 

Thursday - we had a wonderful last district meeting - pictures to come. At the end we took pictures and elder Hellyer put eye drops in so we would all cry but he was the only one who cried...
We then had some lessons, and then had a dinner with a friend named kristina and it was SO cool. We were able to have like...2 lessons kind of. Basically I sat with the kids (5 years old haha) and taught them about the Book of Mormon and sister Chen talked to kristina. It was so cool though cause the boys know about Jesus and know that he loves them, and it was so interesting to hear their thoughts. Kids are so close to God, I love it. 

Friday - phew. Crazy day. So we helped Georgie make sandwiches for her dads baptism, then drove to Birmingham for sister Chen's departing interview, then drove back for a quick da (dinner appointment) and then went to the baptism! It was so good :) 

Saturday - we had an activity at Claudius house and had giant barbecue with members and friends and stuff and it was way cool! The elders burnt all the food but it was good fun and a good way to get everyone together to grow closer together. AND it was Salonges birthday so that was a plus :) 
We then had some lessons, and then went to say goodbye to a member and ended up having dinner with them, and then went to stake conference! Elder Dyches of the area presidency was there and Elder Boon of the seventy, and it was so uplifting and inspiring! 

Sunday - this day was full of an amazing stake conference, and lots of goodbyes for sister Chen...and lots of tears. 
We found out who my new companion will be - sister Rasmussen - and she goes home this transfer so I am "killing" another one. That will be an exciting adventure, especially as this week is a 5 week transfer...so it's going to be crazy...but it will be good I'm sure! She was serving in Cardiff so I know her already which is nice. It'll be hard to say goodbye to another companion though...but that is life. 

Something I have been thinking a lot about this week, is how I can improve as a missionary, and just as a person. I was reading a talk my dad gave me a LONG time ago, I don't know if he even remembers giving it to me but I've kept it because it reminds me always how I can be truly happy and keep improving every day! The talk is called 5 Keys to Happiness, by Joseph B. Wirthlin. In there it gives 5 steps to be truly happy and to succeed in life. 

1. don't be afraid 
2. have faith 
3. work 
4. do what is right 
5. persevere to the end 

I wish I could just talk about all of them... But maybe this week I'll just focus on the first - Don't be afraid. He gave a story about his dog, who was afraid of loud noises because one time he got hurt. From then on, the dog's fear made him run away whenever he heard a loud noise. He said "People can sometimes act like old Ruff. Sometimes, fear makes us run away from things - things like setting and achieving goals, developing relationships that can last a lifetime, or becoming the people we know we should become." I was thinking a lot about this....a lot of times, I think I've run away from things because I was afraid of maybe getting hurt, or being rejected, or something like that. But it really doesn't matter. Fear just limits us. God has given us the power of reason and even though we may still be afraid, we can push forward and work to become better. We don't have to allow our fears to hold us back from becoming who God wants us to become. 

My goal this week is to not be afraid....or if I am afraid, I won't succumb to my fear. I want to push forward and become the person I know I can become, and who God wants me to be. I believe each of us has SO much potential to do great things in this world, we just need to move past our fears that are holding us back. One of my favorite scriptures is Mark 5:36 which says "Be not afraid, only believe." My challenge to you all this week is to pick something you are afraid of doing and just DO IT. God will help us to succeed and change the world if we just do our best and move past the fears that are holding us back. 

Love you all! 

~ Sister Emma Beazer ❤️🇬🇧🇨🇦

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
67 Blondvil Street
Coventry
CV3 5EQ
England 

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:

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Monday, 18 April 2016

With God, Nothing is Impossible

Dear Family and Friends

So this week was CHALLENGE WEEK!!! AHHH! So we had a mission wide challenge week, and the winners get some sweet prizes...it made the week a bit more interesting for sure.

Monday - pday! So we went out with the district for lunch/brunch, which was way fun! We had the classic English breakfast (minus black pudding cause that's gross) and just had some fun together! I was feeling pretty rough so we went and got groceries and then just chilled for awhile cause I wasn't feeling well. That night we went to see tish and had a lovely dinner with her, and then came back and rested #illness

Tuesday - we had some lessons in the morning, and then had exchanges with the sisters from Warwick (sister Frandsen and sister Prasad!) and since they come to our area, we had to do double the challenges which was exciting! So we had to take random selfies with 14 people, which was so much fun actually! And a really good way to actually get people to talk to us haha. We had so many miracles today, even though I was feeling quite ill we went out and worked hard!!! We found the coolest lady named Maria, who said she prays every day that she can get baptised (WHAT?) and was just so happy to meet with us. She is the sweetest lady ever. We had a lovely dinner with Georgie and her dad and uncle, and then went and got some medicine for me and that was our day!

Wednesday - so this day was kinda...weird but good. so we finished exchanges, and I was SO ill...I think cause I didn't rest at all on Tuesday even though I was told to 😬 SO I rested some more and we ended up going to see the doctor (which took 3 hours...) BUT we still accomplished all the challenges and were able to have some lessons with people as well which was good :) we had to do a random dance off with someone in the street, so sister Chen did that one which was so fun!

Thursday - whew. Another crazy day. So we had exchanges with the Stamford sisters, and as one of them is really ill and is having surgery on Monday, we came to their area and I stayed with Sister Monopula, and Sister Chen and Sister Voasden went and worked in their area so they could actually see some people. Since we had the exchanges and had to leave our area at 12, we had to complete all the challenges by then which was a bit crazy BUT WE DID IT.  Challenges done in 2 hours :) someone had to draw a portrait of us (I'll attach the photo) which was exciting and we gave out 3 book of Mormons! Amongst other things :) we then went to Stamford, which  is LOVELY, there was canola fields and windmills and it reminded me of home haha. After all that rest and medicine I was feeling loads better which was SO good....

Friday - so today's challenged were HARD...but we did them! Funny story about one of them - we had a challenge to touch 10 cats, so we were slightly worried cause we had to do all the challenges when we got back from Stamford at like3:00....BUT we went to an animal shelter, and we were hoping they would let us like...pet the cats, but the cats were all behind these like plastic windows with tiny slots and so....being the crazy missionaries that we are, we became cat whisperers and called the cats to the slots and got them to touch our fingers with their nose. So we managed to get that challenge done just barely! We had some amazing lessons with a couple friends who picked dates that they wanted to get baptised on, which was AMAZING! All in all, it was a fabulous day. We started to worry  about the baptisms which were happening on Saturday cause we just had so much to do,but we had dinner with Claudia and got it all sorted out for her which was good :)

Saturday - so Saturday was CRAZY. We had a baptismal interview, sports, lunch appointments, lessons AND challenges and not only that... 2 baptisms!!!! Claudia and Arthur both got baptized and it was AMAZING. They are the first baptisms I have had in my mission. It was so amazing. I could just feel so strongly how HAPPY they are and the wonderful feelings they had about being baptized, and also when they were confirmed. It was amazing. I am just so happy for them and so happy to see how much the gospel has blessed and will continue to bless them! It truly is amazing.

Sunday - so Sunday was a bit crazy...long story short, I was still ill and ended up throwing up all night on Saturday (Bleh. So gross) but we had the confirmations to go to at church so I napped until church, we went, and it was still so good even though I felt rough. We also still accomplished all the challenges by a MIRACLE, our neighbors ended up wanting us to come by and see them so that was so cool. We are blessed here in Coventry.

So we don't know who has won from challenge week...as there was a tie...so we did a tiebreaker challenge this morning and we will hear later tonight! WOO! We shall see what happens :) but it has been really fun. This challenge week has helped me see how much is possible as we work and act in faith. Truly, with God, nothing is impossible. We are blessed. This week has been amazing and I am just SO HAPPY over here in England.

Love you all!

~ Sister Emma Beazer ❤️🇬🇧🇨🇦


send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
67 Blondvil Street
Coventry
CV3 5EQ
England 

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

Claudia's baptism!

Arthur's Baptism!

Exchanges

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Exchanges in Stamford

In Stamford

Monday, 11 April 2016

you are always a leader and you are always a follower

Dear Family and Friends,
Monday - well...this was the most interesting pday I have had on my entire mission. So we went to the market, which was SO fun and bought so much fruit and vegetables, which is good...we need to be healthier. We then went and emailed and then for district pday we went to the fair, and we went on SO many rides, one after the other. The last one was like...spinning teacups essentially that also moved up and down and it was just a LOT of spinning. So many of us felt SO ill after, but there was one last ride that we wanted to go on before ending pday....so....we went up to it, and I had decided not to go cause I felt so ill...but..... Actually. I'm just going to attach a video to tell the story cause it's funnier that way. 

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Anyways...after you watch the video you will see how interesting the pday was. Elder Holbrook and I are still friends...so that is good. And our district had a good laugh....and still we just laugh about it. My goodness. Anyways, after that we cleaned up a lot (which was necessary...so gross) and then went to visit some members and had dinner and shared a thought with them, and were also able to visit a less active family which was so good :) Tuesday we went teaching with Maddy, a recent convert who is just AMAZING and is one of my favorite people ever, and all the people we had set up appointments with weren't home....so we ended up visiting some other people we hadn't planned on, but it was really good :) we then had to go to Birmingham for Sister Chen's driving lesson, and then came back and had more lessons, one with an amazing lady named Jayne who just has the sweetest spirit ever. We then had a dinner with a member in the ward, and that was our day! Wednesday was was crazy! We had to go to Birmingham for another driving thing for Sister Chen, and then we went straight from there to Leicester for zone meeting, at which we gave some training and learned SO much. It was such a good meeting that just focused on how we as missionaries can become better. It was so needed. We then drove home and had some lessons, one with a friend of ours who is getting baptized this upcoming week! AH! So good. We then watched the broadcast of the general women's meeting from conference, which I loved! I loved the focus on serving others. Thursday was another crazy day! We had our Coventry zone meeting, which also was amazing and I learned so many different things from this one, which was so cool cause the training was similar... But different :) we then had exchanges with the Peterborough sisters! Sister Schwendiman and sister beck. We picked them up and had dinner, and then sister Chen and sister beck went to see Claudia, and sister Schwendiman and I went to visit our Romanian friends and went to church with them...which was quite an adventure. Since it was all in Romanian we couldn't understand a word, so we were just sitting, and the pastor was talking and and all of a sudden he looked right at us and talked fast in Romanian and then everyone went silent and just turned and looked at us like we were going to do something....and the girl beside us, one of our friends said "now you are going to go sing something for everyone!" So...sister Schwendiman and I went up and sang a hymn for them haha. Random musical number by the missionaries in a Romanian church :) it was cool to feel the spirit as we sang though, and as we testified to all there through song. Such a cool experience. Friday - we were still on exchange, and had a bunch of lessons which was SO good, after which we dropped off the sisters at the train station so they could travel home, and then we went to the chapel for Arthur's baptismal interview! He is so excited to be baptized, and we are so excited for him :) it was cool, we asked him to pick some hymns he wanted, and as he isn't too familiar with the hymns he just went in the gospel library and listened to a whole bunch so he could really pick his favourites. He is amazing and so prepared! We then had some lessons after dinner, and for dinner...we went to McDonald's and had a comp date, cause we needed it haha. Ice cream sometimes is just needed :) it was a good day. Saturday - on Saturday we went to see if our Romanian friends were coming to sports, but apparently their car insurance just expired so they couldn't come :( So we just went to sports and met some other friends and members, and played some serious football in the mud. We then had lunch and some lessons....and I was starting to feel SO ill. So we went to the lessons and then came back for dinner and planning, and I decided to just sleep for dinner so I could feel better, and then I was OUT. And definitely still ill when I woke up, so we got some medicine and things and I went back to bed. Sunday - I was still feeling quite ill, but better than Saturday so we walked to church with some friends and president and sister Leppard came! It was so good to see them. I ended up getting a blessing from the elders before leaving church, and talked to sister Leppard and apparently I caught some thing that is going around, so I am prescribed medicine and some more rest...hopefully I will be better soon! Being ill on the mission is the worst cause you can't work as hard as you want to. We also had a couple lessons, one of which was SO good and the spirit was so strong. I love feeling gods love for his children as we meet with them :) So this week I have been reading the bits of conference that I wasn't able to watch cause of the time difference and things, and I was reading in a talk all about leading, and following. I loved this quote, 
"regardless of your calling, you are always a leader, and you are always a follower. Leadership is an expression of discipleship--it is simply a matter of helping others come unto Christ, which is what true disciples do. If you are striving to be a follower of Christ, then you can help others follow Him and you can be a leader. Your ability to lead does not come from an outgoing personality, motivational skills, or even a talent for public speaking. It comes from your commitment to follow Jesus Christ. It comes from your desire to be, in Abraham’s words, “a greater follower of righteousness.” If you can do that--even if you aren’t perfect at it, but you’re trying--then you are a leader." (The Greatest Leaders Are the Greatest Followers) - Stephen F. Owen I think this is so true. We are all leaders, and also all followers. As we serve and follow Christ, we lead by bringing others closer to him. I love being able to serve, and I know that I can lead by example as I do my best to follow Christ. I know that anyone can be a leader as they do their best to serve others. So my challenge this week is to be a leader, by showing love and serving others in any way you can! Love, Sister Beazer ❤️🇬🇧














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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

.... discover what we are truly made of.

Dear Family and Friends,

First off...this week has been CRAZY. I'll try to remember everything but...wow. So busy :)

On Monday we went to the Coventry cathedral for pday, and then after that we had dinner with a lovely member named Tish, she is from South Africa and she is amazing! It was so good to see her and to share how we can better prepare for conference :) we then saw Claudia and Salonge, and had a lovely little lesson with them! They are both so amazing.

On Tuesday we took Sister Frandsen to the mission home to pick up her new companion! It was both happy and sad, we were so excited for her to train a new missionary, but so sad that we were losing our companion. We then took her and her new companion, Sister Prasad back to Warwick and helped get them settled. Poor Sister Prasad was ill, so I took sister Frandsen to get them food and medicine and things and sister Chen stayed with her to take care of her. We stayed with them to help them for a little bit, and then drove to Leicester to pick up sister Larsen and sister Infanger so we could have exchanges with them! SO MUCH DRIVING. But it was a good day, we got to serve a lot which was wonderful :)

Wednesday we had my first exchanges as STL! It was fun cause I came out with sister Infanger, and sister Larsen was in Cardiff zone with me so I know both of them pretty well! I was with sister Larsen for the day, and we were able to have a lot of good lessons and to see new people which was really cool, and we went and did service with the other sisters for Maria and crocheted some things for her and rolled balls of yarn, which was a new kind of service that I had never done before, but it was fun :) we then saw Arthur, who is just so prepared and willing to do all he can to follow God, it is amazing! We took to the sisters to catch their bus back to Leicester, but we missed it so we ended up driving them back and then driving straight back to ward coordination.

Thursday was our first day with just sister Chen and I, which was a whole new experience for us haha. we had district meeting in the morning, which was SO good and then did some service for a lady in the ward, sanding paint off of her doorframe. We didn't get much off cause there was like 5 layers of paint, but we got a good start on it :) we then had a bunch of lessons, and dinner with a lovely family from Hong Kong, and that was our day :)

Friday - more driving! We went to the mission home for the mission leadership council (my first one!) it was AMAZING. It was so cool to see how much President does to help the leaders to become better, so we can help all the missionaries in the mission become better. It was an inspiring and uplifting meeting, and I am excited to apply all that we learned in our upcoming zone meetings. After MLC, we drove back and picked up sister mackay and sister Anderson for my second exchange, and had a bunch of lessons and stopped by people, and just had a wonderful day! I got to be with sister Mackay, who is so sweet. She goes home the same time as sister Chen as well.

Saturday we had sports in the morning and quite a few people came again which was so good, and then we took the sisters back to the train so they could get back home in time for conference! We had a lesson with a 90 year old man, who is so funny and so sweet, and then headed back for conference! Conference was AMAZING, and after if we had a meeting with the zone leaders to help plan out zone meeting. It really has been so amazing to see how much effort is put in to helping all the missionaries become better :)

Sunday - more general conference! Sister Chen and I had some planning to do in the morning, and then went to conference! It was so good :) it is interesting with the time different to be watching the Saturday afternoon session on Sunday morning, and the morning session at night and things, but it is still so amazing and uplifting no matter what time you watch it!

So I was just thinking about all the amazing things I learned from conference, and what was kind of the main thing I wanted to share was from president Uchtdorf's talk from the Sunday morning session (I haven't watched the Sunday evening one yet). I loved the story he shared about the church in Germany (can't remember the name of the city right now) that was rebuilt after being destroyed by bombs during the war. He talked about how we can become better and be built up after being torn down, as we are obedient and come to Christ. He wants to help us become better every single day :) I loved the quote that went something like this "obedience is the process by which we discover what we truly are made of".

I think as we do what we need to every day, reading scriptures, praying, and just taking the time to get to know God and Jesus Christ, we really do discover what we are made of and who we really are.

I just want you all to know that I love you so much and appreciate SO MUCH the support and love I feel from everyone back home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love,

Sister Beazer 🇬🇧

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
67 Blondvil Street
Coventry
CV3 5EQ
England 

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

Our last day together....

Gummy Rings...

















































last early morning exercise together....










































Mission Leadership Council (MLC)

Sister Beazer and Sister Lowder!
(Sister Lowder was Sister Beazer's FIRST companion!)


surprise friend at the mission home :)



Exchanges


Don't worry Sister Chen,
she does this all the time!

ya, that is Sister Beazer!

tree climbing
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