I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE

I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

He will provide the way for you to accomplish it.

Dear Family and Friends,

My week!

So this week has been CRAZY busy, but also way fun. Sorry if this letter is a bit random, I don't think I will be able to remember everything that happened.  It started off amazing with a fantastic family night with the Sebastio family! The kids will be getting baptised in September, and the family is becoming active again with has been so cool to see :) all the kids came to church on Sunday...so cool!! 

Then on Tuesday we had our 1st exchange of the week, with the Warwick sisters!!! I was with Sister Johnson, who actually was in the MTC with me so that was fun! It was amazing to see how much we both have changed and grown since then, and we saw MIRACLES on our exchange. It was crazy, we were visiting this less active lady, and while we were there her friend came over and we taught him, and then we were just walking down the street and met a load of families that we went back to later on, and started teaching a mother and daughter as well. ALL on the same street. We spent probably about 4 hours there and met and taught so many people, it was so cool. 

We then had a wonderful walk through the forest to get back to our flat, and that evening ... we saw more miracles! We were visiting a part member family, and are now teaching the whole family, and they really want to take the steps to come back to church. Their hearts were so open, which was amazing. 

Then on Wednesday Sister Johnson and I went to Birmingham for "trunky meeting". Basically, it's a big meeting that every missionary in our mission has to go to when they have less than 6 months left on their mission, and we talk about preparing to go home....it was LONG, but it was really good and got me thinking about what I need to do to prepare. 

Then that night we saw Kristina, who is back from her holiday in Albania!! She made us the most delicious food ever and we had a fantastic lesson :) 

Then Thursday came around and we started exchanges part 2.....wow. We had the Stamford sisters come up, and I was with Sister Mwoyosvi from Zimbabwe! We visited our friends from Zimbabwe, who LOVED her, and we also cooked food from Zimbabwe for her when we had lunch. Using the skills we learned at investigators houses for good - and she actually enjoyed it!! 

We finished exchanges up on Friday, and let me tell you....I was exhausted. But, we had a fantastic weekend, saw lots of people and set things up AND we had friends come to church for the first time in forever. It was a huge miracle and we were so happy!!! 

We met this guy while looking for someone who used to come to church, and just invited him to church like on the spot and gave him our number and the church address, and he actually came! We hadn't even taught him anything, but he loved it and now we will be visiting him this week! SO COOL!

This week I have been thinking a lot about a talk I read earlier by Elder Holland. It is called "the Inconvenient Messiah". I had a friend suggest that I read it a while back, and I did, but then felt I should read it again this week.  There is a quote in it that I just love, that says, "If God has told you that something is right, if something is indeed true for you, He will provide the way for you to accomplish it." I was thinking about this and just about some examples from the scriptures, like Nephi going to get the plates, and just how TRUE this is. If God has told us something is right and he wants us to do it, as we work and put in effort to do so, he will provide a way for us to accomplish it. He won't necessarily give whatever it is to us on a silver platter, but he will provide a way as we work. I've seen that this week with missionary work, and just with myself. God is constantly helping me to do what I need to, and what will bless me the most, as I work for it.

I love you all lots!

~ 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:

"The Inconvenient Messiah" by Jeffrey R. Holland - https://www.lds.org/ensign/1984/02/the-inconvenient-messiah.p1?lang=eng

All the missionaries I go home with...

aren't we a mature crew?


Exchanges...

Exchanges...

+ meeting

Nature walk on exchange #1




Who can make African food? 

Sister Gillette and I :) 

exchanges part 2

The Sebastio family :) minus the boys haha






Monday, 22 August 2016

If we work hard consistently, miracles will be constant

Dear Family and Friends,

So basically I don't have much time because we went to Warwick castle today, so my email will not be the best BUT I have lots of pictures :)

So one of our investigators gave birth this week, and we met the baby THE DAY she was born. Like that night. So cool, she asked us to come visit and say a prayer with them. We learned how to make Romanian food with our Romanian friends, and we had exchanges with the Demontfort Sisters!!

Some miracles - we got in contact with our friend who wants to get baptized, and met with him for the first time in 3 weeks, it turns out he went to Scotland to make sure with the new job he is getting that he can have every weekend off so he can come to church forever. So cool! And we were getting a little harassed on the street by these guys on exchange, and this other guy pulled over in his car to help us out and then basically asked if we were from a church once he saw our tags, and said "oh I've been looking for the right church! I want to learn" and it was so cool.

This week has been fantastic, miracles are flowing and life is good! I love my mission so much. Something I have learned so much this week is how important consistent effort is. If we work hard consistently, miracles will be constant. They may not be big, they may just be small, but they will come and as we recognize them every day, we will be happy!

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:




Meeting the BRAND NEW BABY!

SO FUN!




















































Romanian Food   :)



































Our District at Warwick Castle





























A little Warwick Castle Entertainment!

video


Another Fun Exchange!

Exchanges!


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Adversity becomes an adventure!

Dear Family and Friends,

I'll apologies in advance, my email this week might be a bit scattered, as I don't have my planner or journal to look at. So I'll share some highlights from the week!

This week was a hard one, for some reason pretty much ALL our investigators (yes, all like...40 of them) decided that we need to meet in a couple weeks, or a month, but just not this week. So we decided to try a lot of different ways to find new people, and found...very little success until one day we decided to look through old media referrals! A media referral is basically someone who requests things from Mormon.org (like a bible or Book of Mormon) and missionaries get sent to visit them and bring the thing they request!

So we found this lady named Joan, and she lives WAY out in Balsall Common. Which is like, this POSH tiny village outside of Coventry. So we end up going, as our last stop-by/finding effort of the day, just praying that she will be home and let us in. We find her house on this street (oh also, we don't have a GPS anymore cause it got stolen so I am just driving blind haha, but we find our way!) and there isn't even the house, just a number....and the longest driveway I have ever ever seen. There's a hedge running up and down the driving, and it basically looks SO posh. So we start walking down the drive, and....we finally arrive at this gate. We buzz the gate and look towards the house (which is a good distance from the gate) and this lady waves at us, and the gate slowly swings open. Basically, this lady lives in a palace. She is like...a queen! For anyone who has seen princess diaries, we were like Mia when she first arrived at her grandmothers house. Our jaws were wide open! Anyways, we end up teaching her and she is awesome! She has a best friend in Salt Lake City, and knows a lot about the church, and even met president Hinckley when he was the prophet! She is AWESOME. And so nice. And so posh. So that was a cool experience. 

On Sunday we saw a miracle as well, we stopped by thisAfrican family I found on exchanges, and they didn't seem too interested at the time but this time they let us in and we ended up sharing a story from Mark that they had learned about in their church that day! So we are going back to teach them this week :) we also had 2 zone meetings this week which were fantastic! Our trainings went well and we were able to learn a lot as well!

The week ended good, even though we weren't able to teach many people, we learned a lot and became better missionaries because of it :) we set up this week to be good, so hopefully all goes well!

I was thinking a lot this week about the blessing my mission has been to me. I feel so lucky to be blessed as much as I am....it is incredible. There's a quote I read this week in studies, I don't remember who said it but it stuck with me.

“The Lord does bless His missionaries just as surely as they bless the lives of those they teach and baptize. Weaknesses become strengths, challenges become opportunities, trials become triumphs, and adversity becomes an adventure in the service of the Lord--another fruit of gospel living”

I like the line "adversity becomes an adventure in the service of the Lord." This is so so so true. The hard times on my mission truly are an adventure, and I love every minute of it.

I love you all lots and hope you can make your adversities become adventures this week!

~ 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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Coventry Zone Meeting


same but different.....




















We saw......

the statue of Liberty??


























Sister Rings

and picnic

adventures!






























































Leicester 

zone 

meeting

Part

2





























































































our friend Fred, the spider.
He lives on our window


























Entrance to posh house... 
that bit of building you can see is a separate, 4 car garage.....

Monday, 8 August 2016

This last year has been life changing . . .

Dear Family and Friends,

Monday - we got our car window fixed!!! Hallelujah. No more driving with a plastic bag on the window haha. So that was fantastic, then we had dinner with Tish, we had FHE with the Thompsons, and that was our Monday!!

Tuesday - wow. This was a miracle day. So we had exchanges with the Westcotes sisters, they are AMAZING. We went out and saw so many miracles, we found a giant family to teach, they are gypsies so that is exciting, and then we also were able to find more new people to teach, and taught them awesome lessons, and it was just fantastic! I love miracles. Then Sister Horwath and I had dinner with Bishop and his family, and they were looking up my ancestors' houses in Birmingham haha. It was really cool :)

Wednesday - another fantastic day, we saw Claudia and taught her and Solange and they are going to the temple this upcoming week! I am so excited for her. Miracles :) We had some more awesome lessons, taught the sisters a new finding technique, which was hilarious...lets just say, it's awkward and gets people out of their comfort zone. I'll attach a picture. (I think she forgot to attach the picture - oh well)

So the rest of the week was good, it was my year mark on Saturday which was...weird. I've been reflecting a lot on the past year, and it's weird to think that this whole last year has been full of missionary work. I am so so grateful that I chose to come on a mission. This last year has been life changing, and I am excited for the next 6 months to see how I change even more.

I love you all lots!

~ 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

Celebrating One Year as a Missionary!

Not 0, not 2....but 1 year!!!!










































Chips ......

...... and gypsies







































The elders left us nice messages...

and we tried to take a nice pic but were sooo tired haha






































Exchanges

Exchanges

Exchanges