June 27, 2013

Please keep him in your prayers

This week was great! Reynoldsburg is wonderful!

We found a new investigator this week, she is awesome! We also got to teach this young man the missionaries have been teaching for a long time. He has met with 5 different  misisonaries. We talked about Alma 32, and he said he finally gets it. It was so cool! He is a great young man who is really looking for the truth.

We had zone conference. It's a bunch of zones get together and the Mission President talks to us. It was so much fun! They had car inspections and we won a golden key chain for having one of the cleanest cars in our zone! We also got 50 extra miles for the month!! They played Jeopardy with Preach My Gospel questions, ones about Ohio/Kentucky, and random facts. We also received some training. The Mission president and his wife are so amazing! We found out last week that he has cancer. They are so positive and humble. They are so grateful because the reason they found the cancer was because he was experiencing pain so they went to the e.r. If that didn't happened they would have never noticed the cancer. President is so grateful for the blessings and so grateful to be able to raise his children. He is such an amazing example.

 Sister Allen is in my zone! It's so awesome! 

 I also got to go to the Posey's family's ceiling! It was amazing! They are from our last area! They are such a wonderful family. The spirit was so strong there! Ah, it was so awesome!! 

Last Monday my bishop collapsed at work . They found out he had bleeding in his brain and is in critical condition. So keep him in your prayers. We fasted as a ward for him yesterday. The ward has so much faith in the Lord. I am so grateful I know I can rely on the Lord for comfort and to know the plan of salvation that the Lord has for his children. 

Love you all!
Sister McDougle

June 17, 2013

I'm in Reynoldsburg!

Hi! Happy Late Father's day! 

So I have been called to serve in the Reynoldsburg area. It is great! I am still in the Ohio Columbus mission. My companion is Sister Love. She is awesome! She came out a transfer after me. She is really great! 

Sister Allen is in my Zone!!!!! So excited about that. This week we have zone conference ( a bunch of zones together) so I get to see Sister Allen, Sister Malloy, and the Wallbecks!!!! I am so excited! 

This area is great! The ward is amazing!

This week was so crazy. The minis were awesome. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was so amazing!! I loved it! 

Transfers was so crazy. It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone. The members here are so amazing! They are really nice. It feels a little bit like I am training again because this area is soo different than Greenfield, but it's exciting. I know that the Lord is in control. I hope everyone is doing great! 

Love yah! Alma 36:27
Love always, 
Sister McDougle
7648 North Oakbrook Drive, Reynoldsdburg, Ohio

June 16, 2013

So I got the call.-

So I got the call I am being transferred. I was not expecting it. 

This week has been exciting and crazy. We had a great week last week. We have an investigator who wants to be baptized at the end of this month! She is so amazing! I love her. 

We had two investigators at church this Sunday it was so great! So this week we had mini missionaries. We have four of the greatest teenagers from the Ohio area who are with us this whole week. They are all so outgoing and cute. They are really bold and have no fear to teach!  They are awesome!

Wednesday we are going to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert! We will be staying the night at a member's home up there and then we are going to the transfers meeting tomorrow to find out where I am going. My mini missionaries will be going with me. This is the transfer that decides what mission you will be in because it is being split. So I will let you know what happens. 

We got to take members to a lot of our lessons. It makes a world of difference. They are so amazing! The members have helped us so much this week and let us come with our mini-missionaries and teach lessons, do service, and have us over for dinner. They helped us out so much! 

I am so grateful to have served here in Greenfield. It has been emotional the last few days. The branch has become such a family to me. They are all  so loving and sweet.  It is crazy to think that I have been here for 4 months. 

Sister Malloy is amazing. She will do so much for Greenfield. Exciting stuff will happen. It is hard to leave her. I love her so much! We have become so close. She is a fantastic missionary. She will do so much here. 

I am excited for whatever comes next. I know it's all in the Lord's hands. I am just really grateful to have served here for as long as I have. I love Greenfield. It is so pretty. The people are so amazing!

Today we got a tour of the High School. It is beautiful! It was a gift to the town from Mr. McClain. It has a lot of statues in the hallways, paintings in every room and hall, a marble staircase, Greek freeze statues on the wall. It is so incredible. 

I will have my next preparation day on Monday. So I will let you know then where I am. 
Love you all so much!!!
Thank you Activity girls for the package! It was perfect! I loved it! It really meant a lot. Thank you!

Love Always, Sister McDougle

June 2, 2013

What Mission will I be in?!

On Memorial Day we went to the parade, but we were 15 minutes  late and it was over (forgot how small the town is). Then they had a service at one of the cemeteries. (There are four cemeteries in this small town). It was really great! The High School band played, they read off the names of those that have served and passed, there was a firing squad, they placed a reef at the memorial, and then a reverend said a prayer. It was so great! Got to see some of the members and also got to meet some of one member's friends.

Saturday was the branch softball game! It was so great! This was the 3rd year they did it, it started as a missionaries' activity, but now the young women and young men are in charge. It was a great event to bring friends to and really strengthen the branch. It was really great and really fun! 

We had another Sister with us for a tiny bit this week. Sister Finafuiaki. She is awesome and amazing! And taught us a lot.

We went back to an appointment with this one guy we met, who originally said he wasn't interested. When we talked to him it was so great. He said, "If this book (The Book of Mormon) is true I will give up everything and be baptized!"
He is so awesome! 

We have been blessed this week to get to know some of the less actives. We are really blessed and have a lot of opportunities to serve them! 

So exciting craziness in two weeks! So all in one week we will:Thursday: Have transfers which determine what mission you will be in (because our mission is splitting and they are creating a new one), Wed- we get to go to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sooooooooo excited! The Spirit is so strong!!! Listen to them if you have or have not YouTube them they are amazing!!!!),
 and all that week we will be having mini missionaries! 
Mini missionaries are 16-18 year old's who get to basically be missionaries for a week to help them prepare and see what it's like. They will be living with us, keeping the same schedule we do, and working with us. It is going to be awesome! We will have at least 2, but possibly more because there are so many sisters! So exciting!

This week we also have interviews with our Mission President and workshops to help us!

I love it here! Sister Malloy is awesome! I love Greenfield!

Love Always, 
Sister Mcdougle

Working on talking to everyone :)

This week was great! We had Sister's Specialized training, where all the sisters in the mission went to President's house and we did workshops. A Sister, Sister Blackham, is traveling around the mission to help train sisters. She was with us for a few days. She is so great! We had a lot of fun and worked hard! We do lots of role playing, and she gave us mustaches to do them with. We have been working on talking to everyone! 
We ended up teaching all these teenagers hanging around the school stairs. It was a miracle we got through the lesson, but it was great. By the end 3 of them said they would pray and read the Book of Mormon and would be baptised when they find out it is true.  
We had a mission fast this week. It was amazing! We all fasted and then if we had miracles they would forward it to the mission. There was so many! It was so amazing! The Lord is blessing us so much! 
I tracked in my first thunderstorm this week! 
Sister Malloy is awesome! I love being her companion. She is so positive. And it is nice that some one shares my crazing for Costa Vida and Creamery ice cream! I love you all so much! Thanks for all the support! I love it here! It is so amazing! I love learning to trust in the Lord more. He loves us all and is always there for each and everyone of us. 
Love Always, Sister McDougle