Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

"The Perfect Plan:)"

To My Lovliest Family And Friends!

I have mixed emotions and I have been so down but yet my heart is full of happiness because of the perfect plan Heavenly Father has laid out for us! So I got Crysty's e-mail last week and it slightly mentioned sorry to hear about Grandma Swim. I was shocked and my heart sunk. I had no idea what could be wrong with Grandma and I know mom would have called if she passed away. I immediately called the mission office and when Sister Farnsworth answered I asked her if mom had called and told her anyhting about Grandma. She quickly expressed concern and asked if President called me. I replied saying no and she felt so bad and I guess there was a mix up. President got busy with taking care of all of us and he forgot to call me and let me know that Grandma Swim had passed away:( Right away President told Sister Fanrsworth I could call mom and so when I did she answered the phone happy as can be and I was devistated to say the least! How could mom be so happy? Grandma Swim is my everything and has taught me so much! Not to forget, the teachings of the gospel...especially eternal marriage! She would always tell me to be married in the temple and the best kind of men are those return her cute way!:) After talking with mom and Maria I was quickly assured it was for the better but still so sad and then mom even reminded me a couple of things that brought me more comfort. One of those things including the Plan of happiness and knowing that I will will one day be with Grandma again! This week has been such a tender mercy for me because I have had little things happen where I have felt my Savior's love and his comfort. So although I am sad being away from home (more than ever before!) I know that I am ok. To name a tender mercy or 2 that brought me happiness is that the day after I found out about this Sister Johanson and I had a scheduled split with the west side sisters because they had 2 appointments to cover and needed some help. The lesson Sister Wadsworth and I were on with their investigator was the Plan Of Salvation and it brought tears to my eyes. I was able to testify of what I know to be true about the Plan to Angelia and it could not have been more sweet for me. How special to feel the Savior's hand stretched out to me and to be able to teach this at that specific time. It could not have been better! Another little thing, on Monday night we had a dinner appointment with a random family in a family ward who just wanted to feed the sisters and at the conclusion of dinner we were talking to Krista and Fabio about November 22nd which is the "Special Thanksgiving Sunday" and every member of the NY Stake has been extended the challege to bring a friend to church. Well, Fabio was telling us about a girl who is single in one of his classes at NYU and he is trying to invite her and wants us to meet her as soon as possible because she is very interested in the church. She had a roommate in Boston that was a member and this girl always remembered that about her. Well guess what her name is?!?! Eleanor!! Grandma's name! Talk about perfection!! I know this gospel is true and I want the world to hear the perfect plan that has been laid out for us! So with that being said, it is time to go out for the evening but I love you all and miss you lots. Until next time...XOXO!

Love you always,
Sister Miller

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

"Just Right!"

To My Family and Friends!

So get this!! Transfer calls came on Monday night and guess what happened?!?! Sister Johanson and I were totally right and we get to be together another 5 weeks!! We were sure that was President's purpose anyways but what a blessing it is for us. I got a letter from mom this week and she mentioned how happy she was that I am with Sister Johanson and there is no better way to end my mission. Isn't that the truth!! Like always, each day we are searching high and low to find that one person and we know someone needs the joy from the gospel and we are not going to give up. We are working harder now than ever before. Sister Johanson contacted someone on Monday and we were sure that this girl was going to be that 1 person we have been looking for. She was so sweet. Well the next day came around and we got to the church just in time for our appointment! We contacted on the street since she was not there and we were waiting and waiting and waiting and then we decided to call her to make sure she did not get lost or anything. We call the number and it was false!!! Story of our lives!! We went back out and had a blast talking to people. As you can imagine, the reactions we get from people are entertaining and sometimes sad! Yesterday I contacted this guy from Minnesota and I asked him what book he was reading. He told me "The Great Gatsby" so I asked what grade he was in....thinking he was in high school?!? He quickly replied and told me he is getting his Masters and no he was not interested in The Book Of Mormon, he was Athiest (as he got up and walked off the train)!! Silly me!! This morning was special for me because Debbie and Sister Raguseo came down from Connecticut and we got to have lunch together, walk around Rockelfeller Plaza, and see the Veteran's Day Parade. Debbie is doing well but still not baptized or anything. She goes to church and different activites at church and still feels a great peace there. I wonder why!;) She told me today she really does have a testimony of Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, etc. and it just touched my heart. One day she will act on that testimony and feel the blessings that come from baptism and I look forward to that day. I love you all lots and miss you bunches...the Elder's just came in to e-mail their families so it is time to run! Until next time....XOXO!
Love you always,
Sister Miller

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

October 21, 2009

To My Lovely Family and Friends!

Guess what?? Yesterday we had a conference and President pulled us aside at the end and told Sister Wynkoop they need her in China town!! We are all so sad and she gets emergency transfered tomorrow!How crazy!! At least the emergency transfer is for a good reason!:) Sister Johanson and I are going to miss her like crazy but we still will see her around. These last 3 weeks we have been so happy to be together and it has been amazing to say the least! Each week we have found 1 new person to teach and our success as a companionship was increasing every single second! ONE good thing about this for Sister Johanson and I is that we can start eating less and lose some weight! Hehe. Wynkoop loves to eat and cook and so Johanson and I never followed through with our original diet when we thought we would! My oh my! Ok well time to run around this City so Wynkkop can have 1 last hoo-ra but I love you all and miss you soo much! Until next time....XOXO!

Love you always,
Sister Miller