Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Strength! I'm talking about mental, spiritual, and physical all types of strength!  So today we had a full area day which we don't have much during the week especially during the summer, since we have sites to be at. Sites meaning Joseph Smith Farm, Grandin Building, Peter Whitmer Farm etc. Anyways so we had a full area today so we decide to go TRACTING! yes we dont do much of it here in Rochester tracting isn't much of a success. Just a quick recap here in Rochester biggest religions Jewish, Roman Catholic all these like super legit hardcore religions right? Yes! So we pick to go trackinting on this nice road called Whilshire Rd. super nice neighborhood super cute houses. So we get to our first house on that road ring the door bell and NADA I mean car in the driveway windows open and nothing! So on to the next house my turn to ring the door bell, drum roll please.......Nothing so same pattern for about 25 min. By this time I mean I'm pretty discouraged my spiritual strength a bit low. We keep going down the street and we find a real nice lady, and....shes not interested about an hour later we get to about the third to last house on that street ring the door bell nice man answers the door is not at all interested and says "All you will find here is new testament, old testament, and the bible"

Yes so it was a hard hour and a half of tracting definitley hard. We walked back home I was drained! My physical strength, spiritual strength, mental I mean all of them had bee affected. So you can say I had my first day of rejection and it sure did not feel good at all! As I got home and thought of our little experience I started to think Rachel this is only the begining. It was sad to see how many just plainly rejected our message without even knowing what we had to say.

What I am trying to get at is we as humans are affected my many things and of course get discouraged. But I know that altough we didnt have much success today there are still people waiting out there for us to hear our message. I am much better now after thinking and pondering on our little experience, but I can truly say it helped me spiritually, mentally and yes physically (walking those miles). I am grateful for the good days and the bad for it will only build us as people and as children of our Heavnly Father. <3

Just a quick lil' pic of my companion and I last friday :D
My Trainer!! Sister Teuscher

Monday, July 18, 2011

Only forgiveness heals...

"I'm grateful that God allows trategies and trials to occur in our lives not because they are easy or because they are desired but because they help us love and that too is a wonderful blessing becuase I saw my brother" -Chris Williams

Forgiveness is hard for most of us for we are only human. As I watched this video the only thing that I could think was "WOW". Many times in our lives many things may happen that cause pain and agony but I have learned that only through forgiveness are burdens are made light. Our greatest example of forgivness, is Christ. For at times forgiveness will be hard to accomplish but let it be part of our lives for we are human and we can learn that christlike attribute. Remember through forgiveness our burdens are made light! 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rochester New York!

A week and a half has past since I arrived in Rochester, New York. Man oh man!! has it been a crazy week and a half. The Hill Cumorah pageant is on and going and it brings people from all over the world. What a blessing it is to be serving at this time, and place. The cradle of the Restoration is where I am and it sure is the cradle. The Church history sites have such a unique spirit and it is definitely felt wherever you are. What a blessing to be part of this amazing work to preach the gospel to those who are ready to receive it into their lives and it bring them happiness that is only brought through following the teachings of Christ.