Tuesday, September 19, 2017

And I Cut Her Hair

Hi Family,

Well it is rainy and cold here! I almost forgot what fall and winter was like in Washington...the key word is ALMOST! 

So this week Sister Sellers went home to get some medical things taken care of. I love her so much and was so grateful I was able to serve with her! 

So Sister Taylor and I were double covering (covering 2 wards) by ourselves for the week! It was fun - I love the Federal Way ward. We taught Ariik and Quoll - they are on date to get baptized for October 14th! Sister Taylor and I will be back for their baptism. They are the cutest boys and they love the Book of Mormon! 

We also had two lessons with Bruce! He is on track for baptism on the 29th! One lesson was tithing which was perfect because Sunday Sister Taylor gave a talk about tithing. Both wards had high counselors speak on tithing so we got a double dose! Something new I learned about tithing is that we don't give our tithing to the Lord...We give it to a member of the Bishopric or click submit online and we give it UNTO the Lord. There is a big difference and it is all about if our hearts are in the sacrifice we are offering to the Lord. Within all things we sacrifice it is important that we give it unto the Lord. 

I also gave Sister Taylor a haircut this week... about 6-7 inches! We did it in two parts just in case I messed up... It turned out pretty good! 

Today is transfers and I am staying in Star Lake with Sister Taylor! We were so happy! During transfer calls we were sitting on the couch eating ice cream nervously waiting! The odds were in our favor and we are so blessed we get to serve another transfer together!!! 

Peace and blessings! 

Much Love,

Sister Wynder


Sister Wynder, Sister Taylor, Sister Sellers














 Exchanges













Ariik and Quoll













They are pretty excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that just opened in their area!































But they still love Cafe Rio!!













The haircut














And she is still pretty goofy!!


























She said this is what happens when you have two phones because you are covering two areas.















And here is a super short video with the transfer news that they are staying together.
video

Monday, September 11, 2017

Another Moist Week in Washington

Hi Family,

Well we had our first official rainfall this season! Temperatures have been dropping but we haven't lost the sun yet! 

This week was really great! Our investigator Bruce is doing awesome. We committed him to baptism on September 29th! He also committed to living the word of wisdom. I am really grateful for our assistant ward mission leader - Brother Avila for being his main fellowship! We have so much fun teaching Bruce. It is so neat to see the changes he is making week to week! We are starting to really notice the changes he is making :) 

We also had zone conference this week and I learned the importance of remembering spiritual experiences we had. Remembering the time the spirit testified to us that the Book of Mormon was true or that the church has been restored, etc. Those are the times that help us get through those trials in our life when our faith may seem to shake! As I have been reading the Book of Mormon I have been circling the word "remember." It is amazing that the Book of Mormon is really a book of remembrance of how merciful the Lord has been to the children of men. More importantly - remembering what the Savior has done for us. 

I was on an exchange this week with Sister Ericson in Park Orchard! She is awesome, I love her so much. We saw miracles and learned from each other. She also gave me a haircut! Let me tell you that was much needed after 7 months...Mindy would be disappointed in me - haha!

Also we are teaching a part member family in the Federal Way ward. They are from Sudan and the two youngest brothers aren't members. We taught them about the Book of Mormon and committed them for baptism in October! 

Sunday night we watched the YSA devotional with Elder David A. Bednar. It was really neat - he talked about being a strong link in the chain of our generations. I loved it! I thought a lot about Brooke as I watched it. She is such a strong link in this generation and has affected so many people and will continue to do so! 

Hope you have a great week! 

Much Love,

Sister Wynder 
D&C 128:18
 

























 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SISTRI

Hi Family,
 
So you know how GENTRI is "Gentleman Trio!" Well our trio is now SISTRI!!!
 
There was a lot that happened this week but 3 miracles I want to share.
 
1) Tuesday one of our lessons fell through and I felt prompted to visit a member that the Federal Way Bishop asked us to see. When she opened her door I immediately recognized her.  I met her once when I was in Sumner with Sister Hollingsworth. Sister Hollingsworth served in Federal Way and got close to this one member. For the past few months she has been working a lot and hasn't been to church. We helped her to start reading the Book of Mormon again and she even came to church on Sunday!!! I met her over a year ago...you never know who Heavenly Father will place in your path.
 
2) We had a lesson with Bruce this week and we read Alma 36. The spirit was so strong and really taught Bruce as we taught out of the scriptures. At the end of the lesson Bruce committed to BAPTISM!!! I really learned the importance of teaching out of the scriptures. 
 
3) I was on an exchange with Sister Secretan in South Hill this week. We tracted one apartment complex for over 2 hours and didn't have a lot of success.  We then were led to another apartment complex and as we were walking we heard a baby crying from inside an apartment. Sister Secretan stopped and I knew she received a prompting to knock on that door. The spirit then prompted me to follow her. We knocked on the door and a woman answered and said "Hi Sisters!' I asked if she was a member and she said no but that she took the lessons from sisters in Hawaii when she went to school there. She is now married and has a 6 month old baby. She has a lot of family members that are members of the church. She was so kind and we set up a return appointment with her. I am so grateful we didn't give up finding that day. Heavenly Father blessed us so much and led us to her. 
 
Heavenly Father is so aware of his children and as we have faith in him and his timetable everything will work out. In fact everything will be better than we could ever imagine. 
 
I am also incredibly grateful for the Book of Mormon. I know that it is the word of God! 
 
I hope you have a great week! 
 
Much Love,
 
Sister Wynder
Alma 26