Monday, 29 April 2013

29 April 2013

Hello all of you!!!! This last week has been great! I have been able to learn so much! My Companion and I have seen so much together we feel. But it has been amazing to be here in the area at this time. I feel that I have learned more this last transfer than I have in my whole mission combined. I know I just can't explain all of them in an e-mail but I will at least tell you a bit about our week! We have been teaching so many people this last week! It has been great! I believe that this week was one of my highest for having member help! It was amazing and I felt so blessed. We are also teaching mostly couples. so they are working together to come unto Christ and to learn about what we have to share with them. I sang a special musical number in the Spanish branch yesterday! That was fun! I will have to tell you what I did later! But the sister who played the piano is also a missionary and between her and I we came up with an arrangement of an hymn and played that. It was fun! I was really nervous but I did not feel so bad as I used to in the past. I was really excited for that! Oh funny moment! We were eating dinner at a part member families house and the Dad when we were leaving (because of my hiccups) he called me flipper. He said see you later flipper. His wife at first was confused because she had not heard my hiccups and then afterwards thought her husband was rude. But she told me that he must like me because otherwise he would not have given me a name. Sister Worlton still cracks up about it! She says that she will remember that forever! I feel so blessed to be teaching some of the people we are. One of the couples we are teaching have gone thru a lot in their lives, and are searching to have peace from their pasts. They did not have the best upbringing, but despite that they are amazing people. they have such a strong love for Christ, and faith that he will heal them from what has happened to them. They love The Book of Mormon. one time they said how one of the reading assignments we had given them made them cry. I love this couple and I truly hope that they will continue on this journey to baptism that they are on. I know that It will not only help them but it will also give them a brighter hope for their future. I love being able to be out here and doing God's work! I love that I will be able to do this for the rest of my life. What a great gift has God given us in this restored Gospel. I plan on using it for the rest of my life! I am also looking forward to seeing the miracles that this week will bring with going about this great work! Con mucho amor, nos vemos en una semana! Love, Hermana Zielger

Monday, 22 April 2013

22 April 2013

So this week has been great! We had a slower week but we learned a lot together this week. We had a few of our investigators drop us via text this past week. That was a little hard but, they do have their agency too. So we are giving them a little break but not giving up on them quite yet! We also now finally have some Spanish investigators! So excited for that! We are working to find in both. Because both the ward and the branch need the growth. They had recently change the boundaries on the ward because its numbers were getting to be so small. Everyone kept moving away and no one was moving in. Oh I gave a talk on Sunday in the ward. Several people have told me that they liked it. Yeah!!! and I had prayed before hand because I was nervous and during the whole talk I did not mumble I was not shaking out of nerves it was a blessing! God was helping me with that Talk. My Companion and I then later co-taught the Spanish relief society. It was great. And I truly saw the blessing of planning together and sharing together the vision of where we see the lesson going. it was amazing! Okay so some experiences this last week. We had an old guy tell us that he was 'the David' the David from the bible. and then he did some weird hand thing to my companion. It was weird. We had 3 Mexicans hitting one us while we were tracting. that was really weird and uncomfortable. we had also had one of no former potentials invite us over to a fiesta with his family. yeah!!!! just weird. But something really cool. we were visiting with one of our members last week. she has been coming back into activity and she told me that she admired me. She said she admired my conviction for serving God, because she said that if she had my hiccup she would be hiding under a rock not out serving a mission. It was really cool and very sweet of her! because she has an amazing story herself. Well I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week! I am looking forward to seeing the miracles this week will bring in doing God's work. Con Amor, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 15 April 2013

15 April 2013

Hello all!!! This week has been great! My Companion and I have been working together and seeing so many miracles. We are teaching a couple at the moment that are referrals from the stake president. Our first lesson with them was with him and they are amazing people. They have gone thru a lot and are searching to have a deeper faith in Christ and God and to know where they can find the truth. They came to church yesterday!!!! We also had a ward social/potluck on Friday and some of the members invited friends of theirs to come and then asked us to afterwards take them on a church tour. We have a lesson with them later today! The work here is just moving so fast it is amazing! The other day we had a lesson. and one of our members was driving us. and when we got to the appointment we saw that our investigator was waiting for us. It was... wow! It was just great! the people here who truly want to hear are so prepared it is amazing me every day! So There is a family here that has volunteered to take my bike down to Utah. They are going down to Provo to pick their daughter up from BYU before she leaves on her own mission. So my companion and I are so excited for this coming week. We are already seeing how much God is blessing us and this area. and we look forward to seeing it even more. Well I love you all and hope you are having an amazing week/day! Loves you!!! Con muchisimo amor, Hermana Ziegler

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

8 April 2013

Hey Family! This week has been great! So first off this last week we were with out our phone for a few days. We had accidentially left it at a part member families home. and they left for the weekend and so we were without it for a few days! I did not realize just how much I relied on the phone until we did not have it. we were out of the loop of what was going on with the zone. we could barely call people to come out with us or to find rides for people. it was crazy! You need a phone to do all of these things. luckily we now have it back! Yeah! so much easier to do all of thosee things with a phone. we have been contacting people like crazy. and now we have a few really good investiagators. and we are hoping that we will have more by the end of this week. We also went on exchanges this week. It was crazy! Because we now have what we call cordinating sisters instead of a traveling sister. so there are cordinating sisters in every zone in the mission and they do exchanges with each of the sister companionships in their zone. any way so we had exchanges this last fri and sat. well we share the car and we share it with the other sisters. so I got to be on a bike for the majority of this last week. man It was great! We got to see so many people and teach people that we would not have otherwise. It was amazing! Hence the pictures of me on a bike and with the baby chick. (the other picture is of me and one of my former companions. we happened to had been serving in the same district;and after the last disctrict meeting last transfer she had wanted to take a picture with me.) So the area up here is beautifull! I am amazed every day! I look out at the mountains every time I am driving and I feel like I am looking at a painting. Wow!!!! and There isa still snow most days on the mountain tops. It is kind of weird, but I love it! So my Companion Sister Worlton is amazing! I love her. she is so great with teaching the people and she is not afraid to ask them those questions that help them open up and let us know more about them. She is also very good about letting me know about her goals that she hopes for as a companionship and how I can help her. I love it! It is helping me out so much being with her. I am learnign so much every day! General confrence was amazing!!!! I loved all of the talks I learned so much. It was amazing just how inspired they truly are. I learned so much about questions I had been struggling with for a while and some self doubts were taken away as well. I know that those men are truly called of God. I felt it when each of them were speaking. and I learned something for the better with each of them. I am so excited for when the ensign comes out! I am going to be studying those words as President Monson invited and seeking how I may better do what God asks of me. Well I have to go Love you all and hope you are all doing well! Con amor, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 1 April 2013

1 April 2013

Hey this week has been crazy! I don't think I had a signal day that I could call a "Normal day" but it has been amazing all the same! Our host family is amazing! They are great people and are always asking us if there is anything we need. She made an Easter basket of goodies and hygiene items for us. she also got us an Easter outfit a skirt and shirt. so sweet!!!! The area here is amazing! The people here are pretty excited about the missionary work going on here! There has been so many miracles here this last week! And a lot of funny moments as well. But First my Companion Sister Worlton is amazing! She is a sweetheart and is ready to get to work! I am excited to work with her! We have met so many people this week. Members, potentials, and investigators! The Elders left some really good notes so we did not have too much of waaaa...... what are we doing??? So that was great! So we only have the car part time. We share it with the other sisters in our district. so we got to ride bikes up quite a bit of hills this weekend. It was quite the experience because most of our area is up hill. and they are steep hills. wow was I a little sore after wards. But I am pretty sure that after a few days of biking that all will be well! Besides I keep praying that I will make it up the hills so we can make it to our appointments on time so we should be good right? So I met my first pagan this week. It was rather interesting she was really sweet though but no interest. Have also knocked into a few Russian women who could not speak English (I almost spelt that the Spanish way!), and so much more that I can not remember at the moment! But It all has been great! I look forward to seeing all the miracles that are going to happen this week! Oh, About my bike, one of the members has to go down there in a few weeks to pick up their daughter and a friend up from BYU so they offered to take my bike. I can see if they can take some boxes as well. but I will need to talk with them to make sure and have everything planned out with that! Also sad story. My watch decided it was going to stop working last night. The battery died I think. so I am going to try and see what I can find. because the band was on its last legs as well. Hopefully I will find something. Oh also I am getting rid of most of my clothes. they don't fit any more so..... Yeah! Hope that all is well with you! Love you all so much! Con mucho amor, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 25 March 2013

25 March 2013

Hey how are you all doing? This week was pretty interesting. First Hermana Earl had a cold that is liking to hang on so we weren't able to go out and work as much as we would have liked. She wasn't very happy about that. Also we had our on date go off date. He had asked for more time to feel ready, and to understand better what we are teaching. Sweet man loves coming to church and reading the book of Mormon. It was just so sad to hear that he did not feel ready. but it may be for the best for him. Also last night one of the part member families that we have been working with texted us at about 10:20 last night asking for help. They had just had some people leave there house who had tried to convince them that their souls needed to be saved and they tried to have them pray in "tongues" and they left a "blessing" on them. and the whole time they just felt sick to their stomachs. and after wards the husband felt physically sick and their baby would not go near him with out screaming. So we called some of the brethren in the ward to give them blessings. we heard this morning that all is well now. the sisters will be going over later this week with some of the members to bless the home as well. It was crazy and a little frightening for them as well. But I am so glad that everything is alright now! So big news! We got our transfer calls last night And I will be going to East Wenatchee and sweeping! My New companions name is Hermana Worlton. and she is a great Missionary I am excited to work with her. SO I just got all the info about the area. we will be sweeping into an English ward and then covering the Spanish that is in that ward and the Spanish in another ward. so we have a lot of work ahead of us. So excited! Well I got to go love you all! I will write more next week Promise! Love Hermana Ziegler

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

19 March 2013

How is everything for you? This week has been great! We just got back from the temple. Sorry I meant to tell you that we were going last week! My Bad! Anyways this week has been exciting! We have one of our investigators preparing for baptism next week. and he is getting excited for that! we are also seeing daily miracles with working with the members and teaching simply and by the spirit. My Health is improving daily. which I am thankful for and I thank all of you for your prayers on my behalf. right now though my Companion is getting over a cold so I think after that is over with we will be out of the woods with sickness. At least that is what I am hoping for! We have been teaching so many people lately. right now we have twelve investigators and each of them are progressing and learning what it truly means to be follow Christ. I love being able to help them out and share with them the simpleness and the joy in following Christ. Gabriel is our investigator who is preparing for baptism for the 30th of this month. He is a very nice man. he keeps telling us that his house is ours and that he is extremely grateful for us coming by and helping him learn more about Christ. He is so eager to learn and he loves coming to Church. It is so amazing to see the light that is growing in him. The member that we have come with us just goes over randomly during the week and goes and hangs out with him and takes him places in town. It is great! So for BYUI I am on the fall winter track. but I am not sure if that is were I will be going to school or not. I haven't really applied anywhere else and it takes a lot of prayer and fasting to know these things. So we will see, but I am excited that I was accepted! So transfers are next week! It is so weird! They go by so fast. especially when you are so busy going out and doing the work! I love being here and working with these amazing people. I only hope that I will be able to keep the Language afterwards. It is amazing just how much God really does bless you when you are about his work. I love it! Oh and we are expecting a huge amount of new missionaries in our mission next week. there are 60 new missionaries coming in. 60!!!!! There are going to be a lot of trainers, and new areas for all of these new missionaries. It is going to be crazy amazing! Well I love you all and hope all is well! Oh Quick question........ How do I get my Bike down there? I do not of any members going down right now but...... um how do I get it there????? Or do I leave it here for another missionary? Well I love you all lots and for eternity!!!! con mucho amor, Hermana Zielger

Monday, 11 March 2013

11 March 2013

So this week has been great! I found out that I had had a viral infection. Not fun by the way but I am now all better! Yeah!!!!!! I can go out and do the work again. Being stuck in the apartment because of high fevers and sickness is not all that fun. you learn a lot though. I really did learn more of what it means to rely on the Lord. When you are praying all day everyday just to get a fever down it really does change you. I feel now that my vision is more clear and that I am more able to understand all that God wants of me. It was quite the learning experience. We then had interviews with President Mullen this last week. He is a great man. I felt so great about what I have been doing despite all the pain and health problems that I have had as of late. I know that I have been having them for a reason but I will only truly know why later on in my life. But The work here is going great. Like all missionaries we have our good days and our bad but each lesson we have is getting better and better. and we are teaching more and more in unity. our concern for the people we teach and the Love that both Sister Earl and I have for them is growing together. It is truly amazing. We are teaching so many people that they are growing so much in the gospel it is amazing to see their growth. one of our investigators was at church yesterday and he was loving it. It was so great to see the joy that was on his face while we were learning about the scriptures and how important that they are. I love doing this work. Well I love you all and hope all is well with you and your families! Oh also before I forget. They have a new e-mailing policy for missionaries. we are now allowed to e-mail family and friends. So if you know of anyone who wants to e-mail me just give them my e-mail and I can answer back! Well Love you all! Hermana Ziegler PS did you get the e-mail about the book of Mormon quest? By the way I was accepted to BYUI

Monday, 4 March 2013

4 March 2013

So for the last few days I have been having quite the fight with a high fever. it got up to a 102 which is no fun but need to get it out of the system somehow right. So this week has been pretty crazy. every week my companion and I get closer and closer to understanding one another. which is great! we had an amazing Zone Conference. I got to bare my testimony at the end. it was so crazy I kept thinking that it was still forever away. But I am still shocked everyday by just how quickly time passes by. I have so much to do and so many people to teach. now if only my Body would get back to full health I would be set to go! I know I have my down days but I am going to seriously take to heart what Eric sent me and search for the reason I am still here. Because I know there is a reason. and I do promise that I will write more next week. I still have a slight fever so not able to write as fast as I usually do! I Love you and hope that all is well! Love, Hermana Ziegler p.s. 2 nephi 33:6 is a simple scripture of why we share the gospel. because it only thru Christ that we may have salvation.

Monday, 25 February 2013

25 February 2013

So this week has been great! We have had so many more miracles it has been great! We are teaching a man right now that is just so hungry for the Gospel. He is so excited for when we are coming over and to learn more about the gospel. We have an appointment tomorrow with him and a couple in the ward is going to be coming with us. So excited for that. We are also meeting more and more people every day who are wanting to learn more about the gospel and to hear the message we share. So exciting! We are also having more and more of the members coming out with us. in fact one of the sisters in the ward has asked if she could come out with us once a week for an hour on the same day every week. She loves coming out with us. also one of our investigators invited a member to come and be part of the lessons we are having with her. So excited this area is growing so much. We are going to be having a baptism soon I know it! Well Sister Earl is such a sweet heart. She is so great! Sometimes I wonder who is training who. and I love it! But I love you all and hope that all is well. It is great to hear how you all are doing. and all the fun changes of life. this literally feels like my life right now and I am loving every moment and how I can learn and teach about my Savior and all that he has done for each and every one of us. Well I love you all and hope that all is well! Nichole- I would love to see a picture of Jessica's baptism! Well love you and hope that all is well, les quiero, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 18 February 2013

18 February 2013

So this week has been just as interesting as they all have been the Last few weeks. The week here has been amazing though. We weren't able to teach as many people as we had wanted but every lesson we did have was quality and they are progressing. It truly is amazing. We have a new investigator who we believe is of indigenous descent from Mexico. He kept putting some words in that I could tell were not Spanish. It was crazy. But he loves the book of Mormon. He can't read all that well but he is trying and says that he actually understands what he is reading. He is so excited to be learning more about what we share and how he can come closer to God. He was also truly a miracle find. So excited for him!!! We had a fireside last night that we did for the youth. Not many of them were there, but you could certainly feel the spirit. We had a member of the ward speak. he had recently just returned from his own mission, and one of the high council men. It was amazing! One of our investigators showed up about halfway through it too. And she Loved it! The whole thing was about the spirit and how important it is to let the spirit into our lives and how we recognize it! I loved it! I spoke at it as well. I was the first speaker I don't know why I put myself first when I know I still get a bit nervous when speaking in settings like that. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be though. So that is good. Also I have no Idea how I keep changing the type style! A little weird but whatever! We had our transfer calls last night! Sister Earl and I will be staying together in Warden. It is going to be an amazing transfer! We are going to have miracles! and My health will be figured out! Well I love you all and hope that everything is going amazing and that all is well! Love you bunches! Con mucho amor, Hermana Zielger

Monday, 11 February 2013

11 February 2013

The work here has been great! We are going to be having a fireside this coming Sunday for the youth on teaching by the spirit. We are excited for that. because the youth here have a lot more power in the community than they realize. And they are just amazing youth. I love them. We had taught seminary this last week on repentance and forgiveness. It was great! They really are amazing youth! But man Our investigators.... No on dates at the moment. But all of the investigators we are working with are great and progressing so much it is amazing. we have been having daily miracles everyday. I was able to stay out the whole day yesterday for the first time in two weeks. I loved it! It truly is amazing what happens when you put your trust in the Lord and everything just turns out amazing! Well we got to go, Love you, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 4 February 2013

4 February 2013

My Heath has been good some days and not so great the other days. But I am able to do as much as I can and we are still teaching and helping people come to the knowledge of Christ. The Lord is blessings us with daily miracles. We had an investigator that is a young man (teenager) and we taught him the message of the restoration and he accepted a baptismal date. He was so excited to hear what we have to share. He is just hungering for it! We are also teaching a woman who is going thru a hard time with her family. She is earnestly seeking for the love of God in her life. I feel so privileged to be a part of this work. I feel God's love with me everyday. And that he is helping me to do this work despite how I may be feeling. I love being a missionary! My Companion is a sweet heart. She has been sweet in helping me understand all the medical terms the doctors have been using and I just go blank face and think "ummmmm....... what was that again? never heard that word before!' But She is also an amazing missionary. She teaches so simply it is amazing! By the way Eric my companion wants to know if she can write you. apparently I make you sound cool or something! well I gotta to write pres. Mullen hope you are doing well and that everything is amazing! Love you all! Con mucho amor, Les quiero, Hermana Ziegler

21 january 2013

Hey how are you all doing! I haven't really heard from anyone this week! What is up? Well this past week was pretty good. Well except I am still having problems with my health but besides that everything is great! Went to a leadership training this last week and learned so much! Wow it was amazing! We learned how to teach more simply how to use our area books effectively and how to plan more effective and work together as companionship. it was amazing. poor sister earl thought and to stay in Moses with two other new sisters and work in that area for the day. she was a trooper though and said that it was mostly her speaking through out the day. her Spanish was the best out of all three of them. It has been interesting being a trainer there is so much that you take for granted being a missionary that you forget what it was like being new to the field and just how new everything was. So I have been learning about patience this last week! and realizing just how much Spanish I know! Wow! it is quite different taking the lead in a lesson in your second language and being confident in what you are saying and completely understanding what they are saying. (If they don't use any weird words!) But it has been a great learning experience. and she has been so sweet and wanting to help me with my health. I will be have an ultra sound of my gall bladder sometime soon to hopefully get an answer. Yeah!!!! Not really! But it has been amazing to see all the miracles that have been happening here. we are teaching more and more families and they are wanting to learn more about Christ and God and also they are wanting to understand and accept that they will be baptized once they know that what we are sharing is true! It is so exciting. Well I love you all and hope that Everything is going well for all of you! les quiero, Hermana Zielger

28 January 2013

Hello my Family! So you have undoubtedly heard about my ER visit which was not fun by the way. I was loopy the entire time. I apparently get very loopy when I am in a lot of pain. I have not felt fell the last few days. I am a little better today but not quite there yet. My Poor companion is getting a little stir crazy and wants to get out and go to work which I understand but first I have to be feeling well enough to do it! I have been learning so much patience these last few days. because I want to be out teaching just as much as she does but, my body won't let me. grrr......... Anyway. we are seeing the daily miracles here. there are so many people who want to learn more about God and just how much he loves them and how they can follow him even more than they already are.! Sorry about the short e-mail but with trying to get my Apps in I don't have much time. I'll write more next week promise!!! Love you bunches, Con amor, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 14 January 2013

14January 2013

It sounds like everyone is busy with life and all the fun that comes along with it! I have started to apply to schools. weird!!!! But it has to be done! But this week has been crazy but great! Hermana Earl is from st.George Utah but originally from Pennsylvanian. She is spunky and full of fun. Her Spanish is great! She has been studying it for 9 years. and it is great! But we are working hard together to help her get accustomed to the field and to help her be confident in teaching. We have some amazing new investigators right now that are progressing and they want their whole family to be learning with them. one of them is a little scared to talk about it with her husband but she loves coming to church and she feels that it is true and wants it so bad. we have one on date right now that we are excited about and it was a miracle on date too! We are seeing miracles here and it is great to see just how much God is blessing this area! Okay so we had to go home early one night because of some stomach pains I was having. I think it has to do with my sugar problem. but anyway I will be seeing a doctor some time in the future about it. and hopefully have a definite answer. It was not the first time I have been having this pain off and on now for about 6 to 7 weeks. It just happened to be really bad that night. So I will keep you updated on that. I love you all! Con mucho amor, Hermana Ziegler

Monday, 7 January 2013

7 January 2013

Okay so this last week was great! Sister Sanchez and I learned so much with each other. and how to really follow the spirit and communicate what we are feeling! It was great! We taught a couple last night that are great! They are really open to hearing the message that we bring and listened and understood most of what we shared. sadly when we invited them to set a baptism date they did not understand what we were asking. so we are hoping to invite them again in our next lesson. Our investigators are progressing, and little by little are coming to an understanding of the importance of the message we share. I had an experience of translating English into Spanish yesterday. it was interesting. it was not perfect but it still went great! The woman was very grateful and kept saying how blessed she was to have sister Sanchez and I in her life. It was one of our investigators. She is so sweet. I love her! Okay so you had better be sitting down. got transfer calls last night and I was just about floored. I am going to be training!!!!!! I am still in shock about it but wow!!! I'm training!!!!!! I will have to tell you my new companions name next week. because I find out tomorrow! Yeah!!!!! So everything is going great here. I have not asked yet about the dentist but I will be later this week. Con mucho amor, Hermana Ziegler

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

1 January 2013

So this week has been great! Talking with you on Christmas was great! And thank you so much for all the great advise. I got your package a day late. Thank you so much! I love the little predicad me evangelio. It is great! I also love the presents from Mariah and family. they are great and I am using them. well the journal in awhile but I will be using it. Okay so this week has been great! Some of our lessons did not happen but when ever that happened we seemed to have a miracle. we met someone we otherwise would not have. We met a woman the other day who is a former investigator. who when I was here before was not ready. but when we knocked on her door she came out crying and told us how for the last month all she has been thinking about is coming back to church and how she wants her husband to learn as well so that he can understand why she wants to come back so much. It was amazing to see the difference in her and I feel that she is ready to hear more of the gospel and to have it in her life now. And then we are teaching people who are more and more prepared. one of the people we are teaching wants to be baptized but won't set a date. because she wants to tell all her kids the wonderful news of her learning more about God and so that they can come to her baptism. She is so cute. we then invited her to pick a date and pray about it. to see what God wants for her. and She will do it. She loves the gospel, and the members. She has come to church every week since we have started teaching her. It is so great. and the Members here are great. they want to do all they can to help us out, and they have missionary experiences of their own. it is so great to be here and to be able to see how much this area has grown. So I had my lab work done on Friday and I go in on Thursday to hopefully go over the results of said tests. I want an answer to all of this so I can finally know what I need to do to be the healthiest I can be. Well I will keep you updated on what is going on and hope all is well. I was given a blessing so I know it will all be alright. It is great to hear that you had a great time and that everyone is doing well. Love you all and hope that your new year is amazing! Love, Hermana Ziegler