Monday, September 29, 2014

i'm feeling fiesty

satan is the most annoying person/ spirit/ fallen angel.....EXISTENCE....EVER.
he is working SO HARD on the people that we are working with.
and i hate how convincing he is.
yesterday, we showed up to church and one of our investigators told us she was rethinking baptism and asked us to not announce it over the pulpit. for the past two weeks she's been expressing concern about how she doesn't feel the spirit as strong as she used to...
The adversary is working so hard on her, and does on EVERYONE as soon as we make the choice to turn to the Savior. Whether it be when we decide its time to go back to church... time to talk to a bishop... time to be baptized... time to make temple covenants... time to be sealed as a family for time and all eternity... HE WORKS. to distract our lives, diminish our worth, and disillusion our minds.
but the spirit taught me this, yesterday.
who has played the larger role in influencing your life, God or Satan? GOD. who has been there since the beginning... who has created you, LOVES YOU, and who will carry you through the eternities? GOD. who has helped you learn all that you have up to this point and sent His spirit to guide, comfort, and teach you? GOD. who loves you more then your own comprehension and wants your happiness to last forever? GOD.whose entire "work and [his] glory [is] to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man"?? GOD.
on the contrary...
who knows you're about to make binding covenants with your Heavenly Father that will lead you back to his presence and into eternal life? SATAN. who is freaking out over the influence you will be on your family and others, to help bring them unto the Savior and His gospel? SATAN. who is showing up SO LATE IN THE GAME and making you doubt and worry NOW? SATAN. who laughs at your misery and wants to see you fail? SATAN. who will leave you FLAT ON YOUR FACE when you fall into his traps? SATAN.
don't let his lies discourage you
and remember who is fighting for your happiness.
who has felt every pain.
who knows who you are
and what you are going through.
who has a plan for you...
who paid the price for you and for me.
who is our brother,
our friend,
our Advocate with the Father,
our Savior,
Jesus Christ.
my love for Him deepens every day that I'm here.
I know that He lives.
I know that this is His gospel.
I feel so lucky to be serving Him
and working to build up the kingdom.
nothing has required more of me and
i absolutely love it.
i love you all. i can't wait for this weekend.
general conference.
"its like a world series sorta thing" my world.
sister ramsey

Monday, September 22, 2014


FAMILIA. can you believe i hit my ONE YEAR this past week? i wish i could tell you how i did something awesome and burnt a skirt and popped martinellis buuuuut i was actually in a zone conference all day and then in teaching appointments all evening. so whats better then THE WORK to celebrate? right?! haha but seriously.
this week is kind of a blur. we go on exchanges twice a week so the week just kind of HAPPENS. i love our sisters and it's been a lot of fun getting to know all of them better. we are apart of the best thing...ever.
outta time. love you all.
its almost conference time.
i love fall time just for that!
sister ramsey

Monday, September 15, 2014

remain rooted

did any of you get to watch the CES Fireside yesterday?
oh my.
it was sooooooooooooo good.
and made me homesick for the marriott center
i'm so grateful for this time to MISS BYU
i think it's going to make the time i have left there
so much sweeter.
after the fireside, i came home to maple donuts...
and that just took me to BYU football games and cougar tails
updates on my team please?
what did i LOVE from the fireside?
besides the whole thing?
he talked all about losing our lives for the Savior's sake. if there's anyone who is qualified to speak on that matter, it would be an apostle of the Lord. he said, speaking of sacrificing relationships that are dear to us because of our love for the Savior...
"the best way to LOVE to continue to put the Savior first. if we cast ourselves adrift from the Lord, out of sympathy for loved ones who are suffering or distressed, then we lose the means by which we might have helped them. IF, however, we remain fulled rooted in faith in Christ, we're in a position both to receive and offer Divine help. When the moment comes that a beloved family member wants desperately to turn to the only true and lasting source of help, he or she will know who to turn to as a guide or companion."
stay true. stay loyal. i love the lord. i love all that He teaches me. i love the potential He sees in me. and i love who i am with Him.
this week was good. these weeks are flyyying.
love you all.
sister ramsey

Monday, September 8, 2014


ahhhh YOU GUYS.

remember how at one point in my life... 
i thought i could write a better story?
almost convinced that my ending would be way better?

my decision to stick with Him
was the best thing I've ever done.
if it weren't for Him
my heart wouldn't be this FULL.
i wouldn't have met so many people 
who have changed my life for GOOD.

this week i met my soul sister
we passed by this beautiful home 
and the family was outside, sitting in the front yard
and i had the thought, "talk to them"
i let sister wright drive to our investigator's house down the road
we went to check up on her and she was out for the night
so i suggested we walk down that particular road to meet that family.
we walked up and their dog greeted us...
i told them i thought their home was BEAUTIFUL (its seriously dreamy)
and their 10 year old girl ran up to me and said "thank you!!" and gave me a big hug.
we started talking to the mom and she was just the nicest lady ever...
asking all about us and our misisons.
then i noticed...she had a hidden dreads in her hair...
haha SOLD.
long story short. she ended up giving us a tour of her entire house.
it is A M A Z I N G.
i'm going back to take pics.
it was everything i never knew i wanted.
found my soul style.
she gave me one of her headbands because i mentioned in passing that i loved hers.
now we have matching ones.
we are going back to have a bon fire around their fire pit
and mayybe we can convince them to watch "Finding Faith in Christ" on their outdoor screen?
hahaha her and her husband were baptized when they were young
but since have had their names removed because they felt they joined for the wrong reasons
(they were both dating members...but then both broke up with those people and married each other)
they are the cutest family.
we're already planning rock climbing adventures for next summer?
i'm so happy utah is close to this place.

I'm just so grateful that the Lord is putting these people in my life
at a time when I am set apart to share the greatest message I know.
this is a sweet time in my life.
and i hate that it is flyyying.
we just started a new transfer this week.
another round with sister wright!
i just might kill her off ;)
she only has one more transfer after this!

life is so good. 
we got a last minute temple trip this weekend
with one of sister wright's first converts from Burley!
it was awesome!!
i can't wait to go through with some of mine!
i just love the temple.
aaaand we are going tomorrow with our district.
so it should be a good week.


"...God is powerful to the fulfilling of all his words. For he will fulfil all his promises which he shall make unto you....
Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls."
Alma 37:16-17, 34

sister ramsey

ps:: idaho grows 'em BIG here