Monday, January 12, 2015

no excuses.

life is so. good.
like SO GOOD.
i've been reunited with so many people in Burley this week
ALL of the winmills.
rick and heather.
momma poulsen.
the stake presidency!
oh i LOVE these people.
mookie (winmill boy) gave his farewell talk in sacrament yesterday
so i got to go see him speak and he did SO good!
i'm so proud of that boy.
he's leaving on the 21st for his mission to Tallahassee, Florida!
so. we are back on bikes.
it's currently dumping snow.
and my bike tires keep going flat.
but i feel like God popped my tire the other day
aaaand gave us serious ice cream cravings.
because that's how we found a new investigator!
haha we were trying to find a road in my old area
but i could nooooot remember exactly where it was.
it was like 20 degrees and we were walking with our bikes (flat tire)
riiiight past dairy queen....
so naturally...
we rode through the drive through with our bikes and got us a mini blizzard
...cause that makes sense when you're already freezing?
the DQ girls gave us directions and we were on our way to contact a referral
wheeeeen we met two young men on bikes
i made a joke about them lookin' like one of us
proceeded to ask if they were LDS. one of them was, the other wasn't.
we asked if he went to a church and he said
"no one has ever invited me"
long story short we're meeting with them this week!
and he is living with rick and heather's sister. #doublewin
i love how God works.
we spent most of our time this week out meeting people in our ward.
LOTS of work to do to build up our area.
i'm excited though.
the people here are so good.
so happy to hear some of you are joining me on the BOM reading!!
I love love love the Book of Mormon.
soooooo much to learn.
today i was reading about how Nephi "delighteth in proving unto my people that save Christ should come all men must perish."
how grateful I am to know that he HAS COME. that we won't perish. that we have scriptures that testify of Him and His gospel and the key is to remembering Him, always, and sticking it out till the end. NO EXCUSES.
i love you guys.
we're in this together.
sister ramsey
ps: ME: 0 ICE: 1
toooooootallly ate it riding to church yesterday. sidewalk near the seminary building was pure ice. hahaha i'm tellin you. this mission is SOMETHIN ELSE

Monday, January 5, 2015


throw back monday?
i'm getting transferred...
no place could ease the sting of leaving jerome like burley can
same stake i served in last time
different ward.
winmills are close
totallllly called this when i left over a year ago.
when i got transferred out, I said,
"well maybe this means I'll just get to end my mission in Burley."
hahahahaha God is so good.
this week was amazing
we got to go to the temple with Jackie and Jake!
two of our recent converts! (i forgot to take a pic :(...sad day!)
and our ward invited a few recently reactivated families to come and participate.
it was a powerful experience for everyone-- perfect way to start out the new year!
i just love the temple so much.
i'm so grateful for the covenants we make
and for the church that reinforces what the Savior taught:
"when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
as soon as we make covenants for ourselves,
we are asked to go and serve and help others receive those saving ordinances...
whether in the temple, for those who have passed...
or to strengthen those around us and help people here find faith in Christ
and feel the hope and joy that comes through repentance.
sometimes its just little changes.
that make a BIG difference.
this new year, our mission began reading
The Book of Mormon
together...until the end of April. (beginning for me!!)
and I am so excited about it.
we focused on the five gospels as a mission before Christmas
and I would only have time for a short study of the BOM each morning
...oh I've just been craving it.
read it with me, ya?
finish before I get home?
i know of NO BOOK that can bring more happiness and peace into your life then the Book of Mormon. it will bring you closer to God and Jesus Christ and the spirit will fill your heart and mind and help you find your way along this crazy journey of life. it's rocked my world, time and time again. read it with me!!
i know the Book of Mormon is the word of God.
i love being apart of His work.
may this new year bring you closer to Him
and fill your heart with HIS LOVE.
love you all.
sister ramsey
pic: sorry sister draper looks....out of it. i only took one? haha