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Monday, 26 September 2016

Miracles for days :) and that was our day!

Dear family and friends,

Monday - PDAY! So we got our car fixed (a light wasn't working), and then headed into town for district lunch and some fun together. We had Taco Bell, of course, cause the elders LOVE Taco Bell, and then headed to check out some charity shops and ended up buying a district unity item because well...we had to. Pictures to follow haha.

Tuesday - so we started off the day by going out to Granthem, a village about 45 minutes away from Nottingham. This was the first time out there for the both of us, which was fun and we were able to visit some less active people and kind of see how this part of our area worked! We then drove back to Nottingham and picked up the demontfort sisters for a day full of fun and work :) I was with sister Christy, and it was literally one of the craziest exchanges ever haha, we took a member teaching with us that night and as we got out of the car to visit one last person, we saw someone getting mugged SOO... That is Nottingham for you.

Wednesday - we finished off exchanges, I took sister Christy to Taco Bell as she had never been in her whole life and she so wanted to try it (she is from Ireland). Also fun fact, Sister Christy came out the same time as my lovely daughter Sister Sharp, so it was fun to be with her :) weird to think they have been out for about 8 months now. AH. We then went finding and met some AWESOME people, one lady was so sweet. We knocked on her door and ended up setting a time to come next week, and she said "oh I will be waiting for you, I am so happy!". It was awesome. Then we had an...interesting experience of a guy trying to kiss me on the street, which I successfully avoided so that was an adventure. All in all, an exciting exchange. We then dropped the sisters off at the train station, and then had dinner and drove to Stamford to pick up the sisters there for exchange! We drove back and that was our night.

Thursday -  we had exchanges with the Stamford sisters! This time I got to be with sister Wadsworth, we went out to a tiny tiny village and visited the nicest old lady, and talked to some other nice old people haha. Small posh villages are full of old English people here :) it was lovely, and then we came back, taught some lessons, and that was the day! They travelled back home and we taught some more lessons.

Friday - we had district meeting, which was FANTASTIC. I learned and relearned a lot of things that I need to improve on in the upcoming weeks and months, and hopefully as I apply things to improve, I will see miracles! We finally took a district picture as well so I'll send that. Then we went to the Notts 4 Sisters area, Sister Olsen and Sister Smyrnova (I forgot to take a picture....oops) and we helped them out with some finding, and we saw MIRACLES. I was with Sister Smyrnova, and the first 3 doors we knocked on, everyone was lovely and said we could come back, and at the 4th door, a lady named Emma just let us right on in! She is SO interested and has so many questions, it was amazing to talk with her and to strengthen her faith. So cool. We then came back, had a DA with Priya, and then taught a couple more lessons!

Saturday - we weekly planned in the morning, then drove to Lincoln to work with Sister Horwatch and Sister Manning, and did a bunch of finding with them in their area and had ANOTHER a miracle where we got let in while tracting, and we taught this lady named Jeanie, and WOW. She is so prepared as well. Miracles for days. Then we drove home, and went and did district finding with our district in the elders area. And we met some awesome people there as well :) and that was our day!

Sunday - we had church, which was WONDERFUL. I am so excited for this upcoming weekend of conference, all the talks in church were about prophets and things and it got me so excited. Then, we drove to Peterborough, with Sister Koivisto and Sister Dignos, did some finding in their area with them and saw MORE MIRACLES. Miracles for days. We met this super cool girl who is actually friends with a member in the ward already, so that was awesome! Also, Sister Koivisto told me she read my blog with her mom at home, so that is so cool! If her mom is reading this...shoutout to her haha. You have a great daughter who is rocking her mission. Anyways, it was so good to get to work with them, and then we drove home and had call-ins with a couple district leaders and that was our day!

This week was nuts because we basically only worked in other people's areas for like 3 days of the week, but we saw so many miracles and were so blessed in our area as we did that. God is good, and he loves us and will help us so much as we serve others. I've been thinking a lot about preparing for general conference (which is a big conference broadcasted 2 times a year, in April and October. The prophet and the apostles and other leaders of the church speak to the whole world, it is awesome), and I was thinking of things I could do to prepare. Our mission president sent us some ideas, and I have some as well that I have taken from my studies...so I want to share some ideas with you :) I have 6 simple ideas that I want to apply that I think will really improve my conference experience.

1. Pray for the speakers at the conference.
2. Come with a question in your heart. I promise you it will be answered :)
3. Come with a desire to follow the direction you receive, especially if it relates to a personal challenge you may be facing.
4. Be humble. Come prepared to change as you apply what you learn
5. Prepare your schedule so you can be ready to listen and learn a few
minutes before the conference starts (not after the opening hymn has
happened haha)
6. Use a physical pen and paper to take notes, so you don't get distracted by your phone/tablet/device of any sort.

I would just like to invite you all to watch a session (or 2 or 3 or 4) of conference, and to prepare yourself by using all or any of these steps, and to really pay attention to the words that are said. I really know that this conference is inspired, and I love it so much and can't wait to share what I learn next week!

I love you all lots!

~ Sister Emma Beazer ❤️🇬🇧🇨🇦

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
28 Pasteur House
City Heights
Ockbrooke Drive
Maperly
NOTTS NG3 6AX

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

Exchanges Part 1....


loving Taco Bell!




































The District




































Exchanges part 2.
dance party featuring Myself making muffins



















Workover in Peterborough


Workover in Lincoln






Sister Koivisto and I :)
shoutout to her mom for reading my blog
District finding and dinner

onsies from a charity shop

gangster onsies??

a district unity item because well...we had to
district onsies ;)

The many faces......

of ...

Silly Sisters


Monday, 19 September 2016

To serve as an instrument in His hands...

Dear Family and Friends,

So first a couple things about my companion - her name is Sister Nielsen, she is from UTAH (Orem area), she loves to run and we go running together, she wants to be healthy, hence the kale chip picture, and her favourite color is orange. She loves music and we play Ukelele and guitar together and sing. She loves tennis, we are seeing miracles together. OH! She was trained by my first every STL, Sister Ronspies, who I love to death so it is cool to serve with her daughter. And...yeah. Any other questions about her? We get along GREAT, have the same taste in music...and just love life!

My week summed up is this  - Meetings x 5, shaking hands with a 70, running in the rain, and the baptism of a lifetime.

So basically, this week we had 2 zone meetings, a district meeting with our mission president, an exchange and stake conference with a member of the 70 there (who we ran into as we were leaving and got to talk to for a few minutes! Nicest guy). It has been INSANE. I am going to share just a couple highlights, because there is SO MUCH I could say and not enough time to write it all. We are emailing a bit late because we spent the earlier part of pday with our district, and I FORGOT to take a picture so I will repent and do that for next week.

Highlight number 1 - so last week we did a TON of finding, and this week it SO paid off as we had lessons with some families that we found who are amazing. So prepared to hear the gospel, they both have family who are members and so know a bit about the church and want to know more and read and pray and come to church and be together as a family forever! WOW. Talk about golden. And we seriously just have met some of the nicest people of my whole mission the last few weeks. I swear, people in Nottingham are SO SO nice, even if its a bit of a dodgy place.

Highlight number 2 - zone meetings! WOW. The zone meetings in Leicester and Nottingham were FANTASTIC. It is cool to see how different the zones are when things change, and moving into a completely new zone has been really cool. Each zone has its own vibe, and so...yeah. I have also met a ton of missionaries that I have never ever seen before, which has been cool. The meetings also made me feel super old cause I go home before almost everyone else in both zones haha. AH. But it was fantastic to be able to really set some good goals with the zones we work with, and to see the faith that everyone has! Life is good.

Highlight number 3 - STAKE CONFERENCE! Wow. The stake conference was all about self reliance, which is cool cause I just had my self reliance meeting a few weeks ago, and..wow. I learned a lot from the conference about things I need to be better at to be not only temporally self reliant, but spiritually as well. The temple is going to be a big part of my life when I go home, that is for sure.

Last, but not least, Highlight number 4 - The baptism of the Sebastio girls. So I taught Chelsea and Esther Sebastio in Coventry for probably about 5 months, and put them on a baptismal date and then left a week before their date...but...President gave me permission to go back for it! WOW. So the rest of the family are members, but had not been active for a few years, and so we went by during the beginning of my time in Coventry and started teaching all of them! Gomez, the oldest brother, started bringing his siblings to church...and from there it just lead to a lot of miracles happening in this family. Gomez got the priesthood about a week ago, and this weekend was able to baptise his two sisters, Chelsea and Esther, and their father was able to participate in confirming them members of the church and giving them the gift of the holy ghost. I cant even explain the spirit that was there as this family became united as members in the church, and just seeing them all sitting together on the front row, all together in the church with the spirit so strong was AMAZING. I don't think there was a dry eye in the room for part of the service, because the spirit was just so strong I cant even explain. I am so grateful for the opportunity that God gave me to serve as an instrument in his hands to help this family come back and be united together. WOW. It was absolutely amazing. I love them so so so much.

So wow. That was basically my week! There are more things that happened, but...yeah! Sister Nielsen hit her year mark, we went running in the rain, and the trees are changing color! Life is good and I am so happy. My challenge for everyone this week is just to notice God's hand in your life, and when you notice it, write the experience down in a journal. You will begin to see his hand in your life daily and see the blessings you didn't even know you had. We are SO blessed. God loves us so much. He truly loves his children and places us where we need to be to learn and grow the most. I know that.

LOVE YOU ALL LOTS!

Sister Emma Beazer ❤️🇬🇧🇨🇦

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
28 Pasteur House
City Heights
Ockbrooke Drive
Maperly
NOTTS NG3 6AX

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:

Nottingham Zone Meeting!




Exchanges!




Sunset!!

Kale Chips!


Happiest Day of my life!




The year mark of Sister Neilsen!





More

Leicester 

zone

meeting


Look at the elder in the curtain...

hahahahaha!



Driving in the fog . . . . . . .

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Trusting the Lord with our whole souls!

Dear Family and Friends!

Monday - we said some goodbyes, and had pday at the cathedral (I think I sent pics last week?) it was a fantastic last pday in Coventry :) and I finally packed everything.....

Tuesday - transfers!! We drove to the mission home, moved my stuff into the Notts Car, and off I went! We had a crazy day as we drove a bunch of greenies and their trainers home, and all their luggage and things as well! It was super busy and we didn't get back till just after 9, so it was a crazy first day!

Wednesday - we had district meeting! We got to meet our district, which was way fun. We have 2 sets of elders in our district..and....I now have a son! So basically, the district leader is training, and I am the oldest serving sister in the district so I am his mission mum haha. I now have a son and daughter - life is complete :) but it was really cool to get to know everyone a bit better, and to spend that time with them. Then we went out and taught some lessons, did some finding, and then travelled out to this tiny village for a DA. We cover a few tiny villages outside Nottingham (our area is pretty big) so that was a beautiful drive!

Thursday -  we weekly planned, which took ages but it was really effective as we set some goals for the transfer as well. Also...we have 8 sets of sisters we are now looking after, so we had to plan time for 8 exchanges in the next 5 weeks haha. SO BUSY! Then we visited a few investigators, did some more finding, and that was our day!

Friday - Sister Nielsen took her theory test and PASSED! Hallelujah. So now she will have to take her practical in a few weeks....she hits her year mark this week, so it'll be just me driving for a little while haha. We then had quite a few lessons, and met some cool new people that we are going to start teaching this next week, and....it was a solid day!

Saturday - we helped out with the COOLEST ward activity I have seen for a long time! It was a medieval activity, and people were wearing fancy dress and there were stocks and a castle and pony rides and decorations and it was so awesome! We were in charge of making princess hats, crowns, and jester hats for all the little kids. It was crazy but SO fun! And then we went finding and ran into a concert that was on outside, which was exciting haha. We were knocking doors with music playing and it was super fun.

Sunday - church! Wow. The ward here is fantastic, it's like a big family and everyone has connections to Canada, which is so cool :) lots of connections to Alberta as well, and so many people have served in the calgary mission! It's so cool. So we met a ton of people, and then traveled out to another tiny village to do some family history with the sweetest lady and her husband, and went finding some more....and...yeah!

This week has been just a testimony to me that faith brings miracles. We have met so many cool people just from having the faith to set high goals and then work hard to achieve them! I truly believe that faith works huge miracles in our lives, and in the lives of those around it as we do our best to increase it. There is a quote by John K. Carmack that says "increasing our faith required trusting the Lord with our whole souls." I know that in order for us to increase our faith, we have to trust in God and his promises to us, and then WORK. Nothing happens in missionary work unless you do actual work, and when you do that and trust in God, miracles happen.

I love you all lots!

~ Sister Emma Beazer ❤️🇬🇧🇨🇦

send real mail to:
Sister Emma Beazer
* still waiting for her new address in Nottingham!

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


Good-byes.....

....more good-byes...

....and more good-byes...
Meet my new companion - Sister Nielsen!


Ahhh... we meet again.

There is a Taco Bell in Nottingham!  OH HAPPY DAY!!

















































Medieval activity


























The view from our flat. 

Elders in our ward - familiar faces











































Sister Nielsen and Sister Beazer!


Companions in Nottingham :)





































The many views of Nottingham!






















The organ in this church in Nottingham! Wow!

























Running in the rain!!!


























The things that happen while finding........

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Driving in England

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