Monday, 27 August 2012

27August 2012

So you are going to have to wait another week for pictures since I do not have very much time this morning to write as I would like. But I want you all to know I love you and thank you for all that you do for me.

These past few weeks I have found myself to be selfish and not thinking of others and what they need. I have been saying in the back of my mind "Well look at me, look how good I am, am i not important!" What tricks does the devil play on us. He knows when we are in our weak times and plays on our weaknesses. Our wanting attention and praise. Or our doubts and discouragements. What games does he play. I have learned this week that it is so much more important to focus on those around you than your self. that is what Christ did.

So why do we find it so hard? Because the society we live in is so focused on the individual that they forget the beauty there is in helping those around you be happy first. I seem to be re-learning this myself. It has been hard but worth it. I am not a selfish, nor a self centered being. No I am a disciple of Christ and I am here to bring others to Christ.

Through faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the End. It is with these five simple teachings that we truly find who we are in Christ. That is our goal as missionaries. to go forth nobly and declare the word unrepentant of our beliefs. We are to help them progress towards the kingdom of God. And May the Lord help me do it.

Sorry that this is so short, Know I love you all and will write more next week,
Con Mucho amor,
Hermana Zielger

p.s. I got the package Thank you so much! I love you all and you all get big hugs!

Dear Elders and Sisters,

The mission is starting a web page we think your friends and family would like to know about. The address is:
This site will have general information about what the mission is doing weekly, pictures, some history, and the Spokane Word. Please email your family and friends and tell them about it. They can go there to read and look for your picture at zone conferences and other things we do together and feel inspired about the great things that are happening in the Washington Spokane Mission.

Love you, President and Sister Mullen

Monday, 20 August 2012

20 August 2012

So I got the news about uncle Jim. I am sad to hear that. He was a great man. Very patient with an inquisitive young niece. I loved spending time with him every time that we had a chance. I'll miss him. I hope Aunt Patrice is doing alright! I send my Love!
This week has been strange for us as a companionship. We are doing great together. but in one of our areas almost every lesson kept falling through. and since the areas are 15-30 minutes apart it is a little hard to just oh lets go here....... We don't have the time for that. when we make an appointment it is serious. because the areas are so far apart. We have been letting our investigators know that and so with them the canceled lesson are actually growing fewer and fewer in between. So we have been blessed that way. And we are gaining more and more potentials every week. some with a lot of promise. We are having a baptism this saturday! A sweet young girl I will try and send some pics next week!
Oh so there are little evil plants here called goat heads. They are a little sticker like thing with a sharp point well I got one in one of my bike tires. it went flat. Silly thing did it not know that I needed to use my Bike! I then borrowed a members till I could fix it on Monday. Well Then Hermana Collins got it in both of her tires. Well there goes the bikes! Well the bishop heard about it and well asked/told us to bring our tires to him. so we did and well guess what. he went and took them up to a bike shop and got them fixed for us. With heavy duty tubes and liners! Told us not to worry about the cost. It was the least he could do to help out the missionaries! That was so sweet! I plan on sending a thank you letter soon! So we are now on our bikes and I just have to watch out for my other tire and make sure that nothing happens to it!
So we have had quite a few good things happen this week. We found a new Investigator who is just thirsting for the gospel. she is wanting to know. and is desiring baptism. We have invited her to read and think about what it would mean for her. She is prepared. Or as some of the Elders like to put it "legit". I am so excited for these areas! They are growing. Slowly yes, but they are growing!
I am also learning just how much of a tool preach my Gospel is. It helps with everything! I am learning so much these past few weeks on how to be a better missionary! I love it!!!!! We are doing Church tours here. and they are just amazing! You can feel the spirit so strongly! I love being out here and just truly learning what the work that God has for each of us truly is!
Glad to hear how things are at home! That is so exciting for Alyssa! You"ll have to let me know where! No wait ask her to write and tell me when she knows! Cause I want to write her!!!! No I did not see Sister Miller, was way to busy and we went to Church in Warden this last week, so nope! I got your card today Daddy! Thank you so much I love it! Great to hear that pageant people asked after me! Is there anyway that I could write a few? Do you know or..... Sister Donaldson and I have shared stories of our pageant experiences. So much fun!!!! I will try to send some pictures next week. no guarantees though!
Love you all!
Wish you all well and I will pray for the Family,
Con Mucho amor y esperanza,
Hermana Zielger

p.s. Yes Daddy i did understand the article! Are you wanting a translation or something.....

p.p.s. Big hug and kiss to all!

Monday, 13 August 2012

13 August 2012

So this week has been good. Not as good as we think it could have been but at the same time it was great!!!

So on my B-day we had zone conference. That was amazing! We were focusing on how to work with members and how to better help the member be missionaries in their own right. It was so good I can't wait to help those living here to not only be able to share the joy that they have but be able to talk without fear with their friends and family and invite them to come and join with them into this wonderful gospel.

We had a baptism on Saturday. She is so sweet! I may have only been here for part of her teaching but it was amazing! The service was so filled with the spirit. Her sister is working on being baptized as well. We hope and pray that it will be soon.

But we are striving to find those truly prepared and to help those who have lost their way to come back and truly understand what the sacrifice Christ made for them means.

What a beautifull blessing it is to have that knowldege in our lives to grow in our understanding of the Gospel but to also help others along their way.

I got the Package you sent.Thank you!!!! Sister Teddy is now a hugging friend. Sadly I won't be needing the Cake mix for awhile, The Member we live with made us a cake. I say Us because today is Hermana Collins' Birthday! So much fun to have both of our birthdays so close together. even if she is a few years older than me.

I was wondering if it would be possible for you to send some music my way, Like a cd and some sheet music. The Sheet music because I want to be able to sing in the areas I serve but..... Kind of need music for that. That would be great. One thing I would love to have as well is to have both Mum's and Daddy's conversion stories. Please!!!!!!

But this week has been good. We are getting it down how to do the two areas. the Lord has blessed us so much it is amazing! I feel truly blessed and loved by our Saviour. I thank all who have helped me to be here. To be able to serve the Lord with all my heart and to share my testimony daily of this the Lords Gospel and his Teachings. Thank you all for being wonderful examples. Know I love you and Pray for our Family and Friends.

Con Mucho Amor,
Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 6 August 2012

6 August 2012

So this week has been great! We are getting it together of how to work with both areas. We are teaching alot of people and finding out with some if we need to drop them or finding out their true concerns. Some of it was a bit sad but we are doing great! We are getting more and more experiences every day. Sadly there is no time to be writing in my Journal I hope to catch up a bit today. I have really found that writing in your journal not only lets others know what has happened but your memory is better and your mind is so much calmer when you are getting ready for bed. your not having to do so much shuffling things around in your mind. I'll work on at least getting a little snippet in every night this week. But It is amazing the experiences we are having. We just had an exchange and I went up to the other sisters area and that was a great experience. I truly learned that you follow the spirit during the lesson not just teach what you have planned but teach to their needs. It is so important to do that you may never know what may impact them or why you are doing it until later. but it helps them grow so much faster in the gospel. sadly the next day was not as great for their area appointments kept canceling. but we were able to contact some referrals and talk with people as we went. and learned from each other. Then we had an interesting day yesterday. one of the people we are teaching said that they weren't going to church. we were in the other area and church was about to start so we were unable to go over and ask why. but come to find out later that they were really sick. we still stressed the importance of going to church. Hope it will help! But english classes are going well. we are getting the word out and having more and more people asking about them. it is so exciting. we have great hopes for the Classes. We have a baptism this Saturday. a sweet young woman she is 17. so ready for the gospel in her life. it is going to be an exciting day for her!
Oh guess what!!!!! We have Zone conference on my Birthday! It is going to be a great day! Thank you for all the Birthday wishes I appreciate them. It is so weird this is going to be my first Birthday without family. Weird! But It is going to be an amazing day!!!! That is my prediction!
I am learning so much though. Lately I have been thinking what it means to be outward. to be turned outwards. what does that mean? Well do you put others before yourself? Do you serve with out thinking of the blessings you will receive for doing it? Do you do what the Lord asks with out question. Are you Christ like alsways? What does it mean? I still don't have a firm answer yet but these question have given me a starting point and maybe one day I will be outward with out thinking about it!
Well I love you all hope that all goes well.
Hermana Ziegler