Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 28 4.4.17 - 4.10.17

Hey Y'all!!

Not sure where to start for this week, but we had a non normal missionary week. Let's just say there were random approved runs to the store, the hospital, and Sister Wolfley drove for the first time in her missionary life... We didn't die!! Haha... but she did get an aggressive driving mark against her.

Anyways, on to the work of the Lord. We had an amazing spirit filled lesson with our new investigator Trina and she is excited to be baptized on May 20th. She is from the Martial Islands, off of Hawaii, and has two little boys. Their family is so cute and crazy it is so fun, but her boys settled down as we taught the Restoration and when we recited the First Vision the room filled with light. No one said anything for a good 5 minutes, the Holy Ghost was so powerful and Trina said she felt peace and light. Ahhh... I love being a missionary and the power that can be felt as we teach the restored truths to others.

This week I got a really bad migraine after our last district meeting for the transfer. We ended up staying all day at the Ocala 2nd sisters apartment and the next morning we had District workout at the church. We all said bye to each other and that day Sister Wolfley and I were the only missionaries in Ocala for at least 5 hours.... Everyone had to go to transfers except us. We went and visited Less Actives and did some service. 

The next day we had Weekly Planning.... I ended up having to go to the ER though because my migraines have gotten worse and more frequent, not fun.... But all is well, I am still alive and being taken care of. We visited my favorite Recent Convert, Tony Smith, and he told me the reason for my migraines is because I am becoming better than ever, so Satan is attacking me and trying to keep me from being a powerhouse and bringing others unto Christ. Love Tony! 

We had amazing lessons with Sasha and her family. There was a tornado watch and it poured buckets of rain. We, Ocala Sister's, had to go up to the church and I forgot my shoes... We danced in the rain though! I helped Sister Bedwell pack, we had maybe to much fun with clay masks and talked about missionary life.

We had a lesson with Davonta who has a strong desire to be baptized, he knows it will be hard to overcome his obstacles, but he told us he knows it will be worth it! During the lesson though he turned to me and said, "Sister Foster, why are you here? What brought you to Christ?" I was taken back because not just one hour prior I was saying to Sister Wolfley that I don't know why I am still here, I am in pain and just want my family by my side. So when he asked me that I was shocked, and without thinking I said, "That is a good question, let me think about it. I am here because God told me to be here. I am here because I know the Atonement of Jesus Christ can save your life as it has mine...." I bore my testimony to him on things that I had personally been questioning in my life and it wasn't until afterwards that I realized the true meaning behind why I am here.

I am here in the Florida Jacksonville Mission because I have been called to serve, I have been blessed to know this gospel all my life and to now be an instrument in the Lord's hands and share it with those I meet and have the Holy Ghost flow through me is the most comforting feeling ever. Most of all I am here because Jesus Christ has saved my life, and I want to help others save theirs through his Atonement and Redeeming power. He truly is my everything! I am here to give of myself, my full heart, might, mind, and strength so that others can know their loving kind Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for them in their life's. I say that in His name, Jesus Christ, Amen.

I love y'all! Have a great week! God willin' and the creek don't rise!

Sister Foster

Ocala District.... 
We are pretty serious hard working missionaries!!!
Sister Bedwell and Me 😁❤️
Last District Workout together  
The seminary kids thought they were funny, they blocked us all in... haha...
Us with Sister Dowling, we helped her clean her trailer.
We may be obsessed with Heart attacking people's houses when they miss lessons.
Have no fear, I am still Weird as Weird could be!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 27 3.28.17 - 4.3.17

Hey Y'all!!!

This week, oh boy where do I begin? Well a quick run down of our week is.... Monday Pday played a ton of sports and scored a goal while playing soccer. Tuesday we went to some less actives and then I got a huge migraine. Wednesday we drove to St. John's for Zone Conference which was amazing and I got a migraine. Thursday woke up with a migraine and then Weekly planned. Friday Sister Ziegler (member) spontaneously took us to lessons. Saturday and Sunday were General Conference and we slept over at the other sisters to save miles.

We saw a miracle at the gas station one night. We went out to a lesson with Sasha, Jose, and family with Sister Lewis. And I started to get a migraine so we called Sister Cengiz (aka my best friend and our mission nurse) she said to go get some Coke to have caffeine to hep the soon to be migraine. We stopped at the gas station before heading home and as soon as we walked in I was going to bee line it to the soda, when a man said, "Wow! Really God. Haha. Thank You." We were a bit confused, but he asked if we were Mormon. When we said yes he said, "You know I just moved from Utah and I saw yall every where out there. Funny thing is I was just praying to find God. Look! I found you at a gas station. Crazy, what is the message today." We were a bit shocked and looked at one another. Sister Wolfley started to talk and bare her testimony. It immediately felt that we were in a bubble and my headache was gone. We shared a 3 minute message of the Restoration and exchanged information. As soon as we walked away my head was pounding. It is amazing how the Holy Ghost and the Lord work through us, even when we have sicknesses, to testify and bring this glad message of the Restored truths to God's children.

Random Fun Facts:

1) We tossed out 4 mini cupcakes of the car to feed the birds.... Members don't understand that we are trying to eat healthy... they said their mini should be okay.... haha

2) We went out to eat for Sister Bedwell's 3 week long Birthday Bash.... yup, she has been milking that it is her Birthday for 3 weeks now.

3) On Saturday night we slept over at the Ocala 2nd Sisters apartment.... we were surprised President Lee let us. We did some April Fool's jokes on the Elders.

4) We found a spider as big as the palm of my hand in our apartment.... Sister Wolfley screamed and ran to get me to take care of it. Don't worry we put in an Extermination Order.

5) TRANSFER CALL....... WE ARE STAYING TOGETHER FOR 6 MORE WEEKS!!!!!! I think I am more excited about it than Sister Wolfley...


Favorites were:

- Women's Session: Linda K. Burton's on being "Certain Women"

- Saturday Morning: Russell M. Nelson's on Jesus Christ and studying His life and ministry

- Saturday Afternoon: Robert D. Hales on becoming a Disciple of Christ

- Sunday Morning: President Thomas S. Monson's on having a firm testimony of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ

- Sunday Afternoon: Quentin L. Cook on having Faith and a sure Foundation

They were all amazing and I would love to hear your favorites and thought about any talk from Conference! It was an amazing opportunity to hear the word of God and Jesus Christ through his servants here on the Earth. I know this church is true with every fiber of my being and it is my Everything. Jesus Christ is our Savior and He has restored His church through modern day prophets by the priesthood, so that we can live with our families forever and with God again.

I Love yall and I pray for yall!!

Sister Foster

Me and my little cute adorable friend Capri Ziegler!!
Me... feeling mission blues of only having a year left... Sister Wolfley... feeling homesick...
6 Month Celebration package (LUSH) Sister Wolfley was just excited we were not biking anymore... haha
District Work Out... 5am wake up... 6am work out...
Finally found a good Frozen Yogurt place!
My Little Wolfling! ❤️