Monday, July 24, 2017

Well first off HAPPY PIONEER DAY! Today marks over 100 years since the early Saints reached the Salt Lake Valley after months of trial and hardship. So do me a favor a go watch 17 Miracles today.💙

This week was crazy busy and most days I felt like a chicken with my head cut off. But onward ever onward!

We had another MLC on Tuesday. We drove down with the Greensboro sisters! No one knew why we were having this extra MLC so we had a lot of guesses. We were wrong about all of them haha. We had a really spiritually meeting with the Assistants, who trained us on exchanges and just being better, kinder, and more loving leaders.

Also miracle! We meet with this less active and no joke everytime its a disaster. He argues everything and just makes us frustrated haha so this was the magic solution : having an opening prayer. Awful we just figured this out. We normal just chit chat before and it leads into the lesson, then the prayer doesn't happen. But this time it did. And it was the best, calmest lesson ever, he even said the closing prayer!  🙌🙌

We went on exchanges with the Bethania sisters! I got to be with Sister Flake this time. We had a lot of fun! And get this. We go have an appointment with a less active and her son. I was talking to the son and thinking "he sounds so familiar but I dont know why." Then I hear his mom say to Sister Flake "after my husband died, i fell and broke my hip..." Then I connected the dots. Her last name is Taylor and when I realized that I asked if she had a son named Todd. Of course she did! I was in the home of my last branch presidents mother!! I was in Stuart when all those tragedies took place, so I heard all about it. I just love crazy connections and tender mercies😊

Saturday another miracle occurred, we finally got to teach this lady we met a few weeks ago! Her name is Jeanette! She was so great and she wants us to help her husband with his faith as well! We are excited to go back 😊 #foreverfamilyforthewin ALSO when we pulled up to that area something crazy happened. Remember how last week we prayed with Patsy the super old lady? Well there was a ton of cars by her house and then two limos pull up with flags that say Fueneral!!! Patsy died😮

The rest of the week, we got to teach some people and help them start progressing so that always makes life better! Oh I have a funny story! We went out to eat with this member who is in charge of a single adults activity coming up and she is really stressed out. So she was thinking of ways to get out of it and somehow one of the elders in our ward was mentioned, and she goes " Oh he is cute as a button!! Do you think I could marry him by Saturday?" 😂😂 hahahah  WE DIED!

Spiritual Thought: I didn't find a quote or a scripture this time, but I wanted to bare you my testimony on the power of priesthood blessings. This whole week and actually for a while I have literally felt like I was gonna explode. I have a lot of things I have to be in charge of, I have a short amount of time left to accomplish it all, and I was just at the end of my rope. Sister Christensen and I both received a priesthood blessing from our Bishop yesterday. They were both so personable and exactly what we needed to hear. There was no doubt in my mind that Bishop Eldredge held the priesthood power necessary for that.  The fog that clouded my mind was cleared, I felt the weight come off my shoulders. I can testify that this is the one and only true church that Jesus Christ established. The same priesthood he held, can be held by all worthy males of the church. I am SO thankful for men who treat that priesthood respectfully so they too can help those who hang down.

I am so unbelievably glad I am here in North Carolina. It is sacred ground. Thank you thank you thank you for your continued prayers, emails, and just general support. You have no idea how much it helps. I love you all!! Have an incredible week❤    


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, July 17, 2017

#68 ZONE WEEK *** July 17, 2017

**** From the MOM --- Jenni has lest than 2 months before returning home.   She is focused and working hard.   She LOVES to get letters....it is easy...just email her at the address on this blog.   Thanks!   

Hey Y'all! I can't believe it is already Monday!!!! I need time to take a chill pill for a second.

This week we were kept pretty busy per usual. Last Monday we had a district activity at Rockin' Jump, which is a trampoline park. It was way fun! We treated ourselves to Subway after and just got to hang out and get to know each other better!😊

Tuesday was cow appreciation day  so obviously we hit up Chik Fil A! It was packed! But so worth it! Our picture even ended up on some Facebook page haha. We also stopped by a 7/11 because thats just what you do on 7/11!❤🐄

So this whole week was #ZoneWeek. So we used to have Zone Meeting once a month, but that stopped a few transfers ago so some real creative missionaries came up with a replacement! So this is how zone week works, everyday we get on Facebook messenger at 10am. We start as a companionship with a song and prayer then send in an emjoi when we were ready. Then us or the Zone Leaders lead out the discussions! We had bad example videos to discuss what we could do better, we had companions send in their role plays, and the best part was everyday had a theme with a challenge and a limited time hashtag! It was great and we saw a lot of miracles as we got out of our comfort zones! A miracle we saw together was on Wednesday our training was how to use the Book of Mormon in our finding and teaching efforts. We were challenged to give out a Book of Mormon that day. Sister Christensen and I had a full day with only 2 hours of finding time. But Heavenly Father answers prayers!! (duh of course he does) We were able to give not one out but two! Sadly they were both to people who were just visiting or house sitting so we don't get to see them again, but we can send missionaries their way!

I will spare you every detail from zone week and move on to some more fun stories!

Wednesday we were able to be in charge of Activity Days. We taught them about missionary work and even had them practice. It made my heart SO FULL! Also this was a convo we had with an 8 year old 
Her: Wait so do missionaries not get to watch normal TV?
Us: nope! or movies or play on the computer or even have a smart phone
Her: thats why i cant be a missionary, i cant live like that                                        😂😂😂

We ran into 2 Vivent boys this week. Both were returned missionaries (,: One asked for some pass along cards from us that he could hand out! yay!!

I have one other interesting story but that is going to be told by a voice memo because why not?

ALSO stop what you are doing and google Bill Carpenters conversion story. It will change your life.

Spiritual Thought: I would love to invite y'all to join our mission in reading the Book of Mormon and studying the Christ-like attributes with it. "The Book of Mormon combined with the Spirit, is your most powerful resource in conversion." (PMG, pg. 110 )  This includes each of our personal conversions. Attached is the reading schedule and calendar. We began reading on Saturday, July 15. Read and study the Book of Mormon, marking scriptures that refer to the "Christlike Attributes" in Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel. Read 5 pages each day (the calendar includes several make up days) and you will complete the reading with the mission on November 10

As missionaries, we hope to receive the blessings that President Monson promised us:
"I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day.  As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven's help in our lives."  Reading the Book of Mormon and studying the attributes of our Master, will help each of us become more consecrated disciples.  I invite each of you to accept this invitation and seriously study the Book of Mormon every day.  I testify that as you do, the promises given by our dear Prophet, President Monson, will be fulfilled in your life.

If you have any questions feel free to ask! And if you need a Book of Mormon hop over to mormon.org and request a free copy! 😊

Thank you again for all your support with my missionary efforts! Y'all are the best and I just am so thankful to have you all in my life!! Have a wonderful week! LOVE Y'ALL! ❤❤❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

​THE PICTURES

1) Highlights of all things zone week 
2) district activity! 
3) eat more chikin 🐄🖤
4) blurry but our cute little future missionaries❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕​

July 10, 2017

***** Disclaimer....the MOM is behind on the blog....this is last week (the 4th of July stuff)  ****  Enjoy!   Lots of fun things here!   

Oh my gosh y'all, it has been a week! Actually it has been a transfer. I never sleep haha BUT IT'S OKAY BC MISSION LIFE IS THE BEST. Just like this week. So let me share some things with you 😊

Monday: Zone Activity! We had been fasting as a zone for the week before so we had a break the fast BBQ activity! It was so fun! We played water balloon volleyball, missionary tag, had a water balloon fight, and a watermelon eating contest. It was the besttttt❤ Everyone had so much fun, I love the Winston Zone! 

Tuesday: Happy 4th!! I am thankful for the freedoms I have been blessed with and for the individuals that help us keep them. We had a ward pancake breakfast which was fun! After that I got to go to Greensboro on exchanges with..... SISTER HICKENLOOPER🙌💕 It was the best way to spend the 4th! We had so much fun catching up😊 The Greensboro zone helped at this festival so we were in charge of helping people park..... for 4 hours! It was fun though! I have not been in a crowd that big forever haha I got to be stationed with Sister Garcia! She is from Reno! Yay for Nevada!! She is super cute! It was fun to be with her! Plus we got a free tee shirt and duh who doesnt like those?! 

Wednesday: Another great day! Because we had MLC! I looooove MLC! We were given some great advice and training and I left feeling so HAPPY! The urgency to spread the gospel is too real right now and how blessed am I to get to do it?? 😭❤ Also got to be with 5 of my past companions so like hello it doesnt get better than that....oh wait it does.... BECAUSE WE GOT PANDA EXPRESS FOR DINNER 😍 It was glorious. 

Friday: Interviews with the Alexanders. *cries bc i only have one left*  I know I say it all the time, but the Alexanders are heaven sent❤ Forever grateful I was called to serve with them. We also had exchanges with the Pilot Mountain sisters! Sister Atkisson (who is brand spankin new) came with me! She is SO amazing! She has that new missionary fire in her❤ We found 2 new investigators and it was a miracle! Plus she loves TSwift and we got sushi so it was a super great exchange hahah  

The rest of the week was filled with teaching people repentance and sadly not baptizing any converts haha one day. Speaking of! I had my first baptism on the mission a year ago yesterday❤ So crazy how fast it all goes by! But we are looking forward to seeing the people we have been finding progress in this great gospel😊

Spiritual Thought:   "What if the day of His coming were tomorrow? If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow—through our premature death or His unexpected coming—what would we do today? What confessions would we make? What practices would we discontinue? What accounts would we settle? What forgivenesses would we extend? What testimonies would we bear? If we would do those things then, why not now? Why not seek peace while peace can be obtained? If our lamps of preparation are drawn down, let us start immediately to replenish them." 

Okay well yall are amazing. I sure love ya! Enjoy this little extra thing I added to this email! ❤😊

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

The PICTURES
:
1) Happy 4th! 💙❤🇱🇷
2) Zone Activity! 😊
3) Sister Atkisson!! 💕
4) Love these ladies❤ We all came out together 
5) 5 of my companions 🖤😍

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕




Monday, July 3, 2017

Oh my goodness! This week was crazyyyy and this upcoming week will be even craizer! #thelifeofanstl 

So remember last week when I told yall that the one lady we met last weekend called and wanted us to come over? Well we did. It was going so great she was really emotional and telling us she felt like she needed to reach out to us.... turns out she just wanted us to loan her money to get out of debt🙃 like what?! So weird.  

So this week as a zone we had fast week! So every companionship took a turn! So all day Wednesday we went without food and water so we can see miracles! It worked 😊 We found a new investigator! Wahooo! We actually found 5 this week so we are pumped🙌  side story: while we were fasting we went to service at the old folks home. We alllways bake with them. It took everything in me not to lick the spoon of the chocolate cake mix hahaha but its ok I didnt give in and it was worth it! 

So we had exchanges back to back this week! On Thursday, Sister Peterson from High Point, came here with me! It was so great! I learned alot from her and we were able to find some solid potentials! The next day I went to Bethania with Sister Payne! Fun fact, she said she wanted to go to Spain on her mission haha so I told her my mom got that covered for her #hermanapayne Also we arent related well I dont think we are haha. But  it was a good time! I loved it! While we were there we taught someone who was high as a kite😂 it was intresting. That is my favorite part of talking with everyone, you get fun stories! Also this lady we talked to told me to come back after my mission and marry her son???😂 people are nuts 

Spiritual Thought:  "As we pray with faith, sincerity, and real intent, we will see God's influence in our lives. He will guide us in our daily lives and help us make good decisions. He will bless us with feelings of comfort and peace." 


That was pretty much my week! I love being a missionary so much. Yesterday we walked by primary and they were singing" I hope they call me on a mission"  and I started crying hahaha I wish I could stay forever! I am so grateful for this gospel and I invite everyone to do something this week to increase your faith in Jesus Christ. It makes life worth living💕 This week is gonna be crazy fun! I am so pumped! ❤ I hope to here allll about y'all and what kind of fun things you have been up to! Have a good 4th and enjoy the fireworks🇱🇷💙

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#65 June 26, 2017 ALL IN

The Blog
Okay so this week was a little more exciting! 

We had district activity last Monday! So we went bowling, it was fun! I bowled over 100 (': that for sure never happens so I was pumped!👊

Tuesday we had an MLC conference call. Sister Christensen and I were excited because we thought President was gonna announce something super exciting, like us being able to go to the temple, but sadly none of that happened. It was kinda just a discussion about being good leaders and helping the mission. BUT he did announce something great! STLs can now go on exchanges with other STLs! 🙌 So we are excited! 

We are still talking to everyone we see which really makes the work more exciting. And on Tueaday night we met David. We had a really good conversation and we made some connections! He told us he had family from Spain, so I of course told him my mom served a mission there. Then he said his wife is from Brazil, so of course I asked where because my best friend is there. And y'all! His wife is from RIBERTO PRETO AKA TAHNEES MISSION! So then I asked if he knew where Penapolis (her area) was and when he said yes I just got this wave of joy! Even though it sounds a little silly, it just made me thankful for Heavenly Father placing people in our paths at the right moments❤

Speaking of that, we were walking to our car after trying some people and felt like we needed to talk to this lady. So we did and she let us right in! Also she had the cutest daughter! Anyway they are looking for a church and especially one that the tithing goes to a good cause and not to buy a preacher a new car. So of course we were all over that! We taught her the restoration and I was just so happy! It was going great.....until the first vision. Then satan ruined everything per usual. She was weirded out by the Book of Mormon and said she would have to do her research. It was a terrible ending, but I am still thankful we got to meet her!  

And one more story! So Saturday we drove to an area and lightening flashed right in front of us, and then the same second thunder roared. It was freaky but so amazing! Anyway it immediately started pouring! But the work stops for nothing! We got to talk with a couple for a while, it didn't end in a return appointment or anything. But this morning we got a text from the wife and she wants us to come to their house! So we are in shock, I am telling you this like is so rare when people actually call us, but we are excited! 

The Winston zone is making a comback! The last few months we haven't had much luck, but in 3 days we found 29 New Investigators! Which hasn't happened for a while! But the zone is All In and ready to kick the trash out of this transfer 👊😂 So many exciting things will be going down these next 5 weeks! This week we are having fast week, so a few companionship will be fasting on a certain day, and we all know big miracles will come ❤

Spiritual Thought: 
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son … that the world through him might be saved" - John 3:16
So I am almost done reading Jesus the Christ and I STRONGLY recommend it. I just finished reading about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and my appreciation increased greatly. I am SO thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who would send us His son, and for His son sacrificing himself for everyone past, present, and future. 

Being a missionary is the bessssst😍 I am looking forward to this week! I hope you are all enjoying your summers and not melting too badly in that 120 degree heat 😉 Hope to hear from you soon! Love youuuuu🖤


Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
 924 Hawk Ridge Circle 
Winston-Salem NC 27103

The Pictures:  
1) Random selfie @ district activity
2) We do service at this old folks home every week. This is Emma and Sue, they are sisters, and they are ALWAYS matching ❤
3) We had a sisters skype call! Also yay for 2 brand new sisters!!
4) faith should never have a dead end


Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

--
Natalie Jacobsmeyer / 702-419-4952
Momma J. Nails - Jamberry Independent Consultant

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#64 Thankful & Blessed June 19, 2017

THE PICTURES:
1) typical view in the summer, one side pouring rain, the other side sunny 
2) Tanglehood District🖤
3) We took a little break to swing 😊
4) 😷😷
Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

SECOND SET OF PHOTOS
1) We got voodoo type doughnuts this week!
2) Okay random but just wanted to show how cute President & Sister Alexander are❤
3) I love North Carolina nature❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

THE LETTER: 

So in deciding what to write about from this week, I came to the conclusion that nothing really exciting happened, just same old missionary work!

On Monday we had to put two investigators on hold (aka stop teaching them for now) Which is always a bummer. But then Heavenly Father blesses you with 3 new investigators to start working with! 

We were out in the far part of our area and we were looking for a former, but got lost. But we found this brand new neighborhood, so we decided to just knock some doors. Then we met Lily! We got to teach her a little bit and set up a time to come back! So sometimes getting lost isn't all that bad! And then last night we parked our car and walked to the names we had. Lately we made it a goal to talk to everyone, so that's exactly what we did! And the Lord blessed us with finding Reggie! 😊

We visited a lady in our ward, we meet with everyweek and when we came in she yelled "you need a mask!!" So we ran to the kitchen and got masks. Turns out she has pneumonia 😮😂 and no one told us!! So we didn't stay as long as planned and so far we are still healthy haha 

I totally forgot to mention last week that we would be getting transfer news! Well I am happy because Sister Christensen is staying! And we are getting two brand new sisters in our zone! Yay!!! I am really excited for this new transfer coming up. We have some plans up our sleeve that we really hope turn out as great as we plan! 

Spiritual Thought: "A home established on gospel principles will be a place of refuge and safety. It will be a place where the Spirit of the Lord can abide, blessing family members with peace, joy, and happiness." 

Well that is it from my side! So I hope y'all keep me posted on anything exciting going on in your life! Have a great week! Love youuuu❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

--
Natalie Jacobsmeyer / 702-419-4952
Momma J. Nails - Jamberry Independent Consultant

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#63 SPRINT to the FINISH June 12, 2017

Hey all...this is the mom right now.   Jenni is having some trouble getting blog up, so I am going to do a catch up here (have 3 blogs to post for her)   Wish me luck as this is not my forte!   

This week seemed to just zoom by! 

We had zone conference on Tuesday. And it was so stressful hahah. So now that we don't have zone meeting, the second half of zone conference is done by the Zone Leaders and STLs. We were over time already and just rushed, so it was hard for me to like relax and enjoy that part of it. But our trainings went well so that's good! But the rest of Zone Conference was really fun actually! 

The next day we got to go to lunch with one of Sister Christensens old companions! I actually served around her my first 2 transfers so it was fun! Plus we got Chik Fil A so doesnt get much better! 

We were able to find 4 new people to start teaching this week, we are pretty happy about that! (Also side note, while teaching someone their tv was on and I found out THATS SO RAVEN IS COMING BACK hahaha )  I was also able to finally meet Dennis. The sisters have been working with him for a looong time. He is planning on being baptized as soon as he sorts some things out, so we are excited! Plus he grew up in Vegas 😊

Last night President Alexander hosted a fireside here in Winston. The missionaries put on a little presentation about the Restoration and we sang some songs. Then some recent converts bore their testimonies. Wendell was there! It is so great seeing all your hard word actually count for something and seeing the happy ending makes it so worth it! ❤

Okay so I have a HUGE favor to ask of you all. So I go home soon *starts crying hysterically* And in our mission, when you have 3 months left you get a Sprint letter. Where you pledge to work harder than ever in your last 3 months. To sprint to the end. So in order for me to stay focussed and really do all I can, I wanted to ask you to not mention me coming home or anything like it. I know it will be hard for some *cough cough mom and dad* But it will be worth it.😊 Also that doesn't mean I want you to stop emailing /writing me haha please keep that up! I also ask that you keep me and my investigators in your prayers! And in return feel free to send me anything that I can pray for you! I know prayer is very powerful and brings miracles!  
 
Spiritual Thought: "Holiness is in the striving and the struggle to keep the commandments and to honor the covenants we have made with God. Holiness is making the choices that will keep the Holy Ghost as our guide. Holiness is setting aside our natural tendencies and becoming "a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord." "Every moment of [our lives] must be holiness to the Lord." - Sister Carol F Mconkie 

Well that's all for now! I can't believe how fast time really goes by. I am so thankful for each and every second I have spent and will continue to spend in the South❤❤ Love you all, have a great week!! 


Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕

Pictures:  
1) In zone conference we had a bunch of random items and we had to make something that would fly! Giant paper airplane flown by President Uchtdorf 😉😂
2) Sister Nansel aka Kalyn! 
3) Chik Fil A opened down the street from us so of course we went opening day! 
4) Winston Zone! 

--
Natalie Jacobsmeyer / 702-419-4952
Momma J. Nails - Jamberry Independent Consultant

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Monday, June 5, 2017

This was the busiest week of my life hahah but it was SO great! 

First off on Monday we spent the day at the mall, and not once, BUT TWICE I got asked if I was gay... like what. First time one of those salespeople in the middle asked if Sis Christensen was my girlfriend. Second time we had just met this girl and were getting her contact info and her co worker goes, don't ask for her number she has a boyfriend. 

Anyway the week went on and I got to go on exchanges with Sister Charles in Pilot Mountain! It was a breeze! Being with an old companion is the best. We had fun and found 2 new investigators! I even got to work on a horse farm! But I have to admit something. The next morning I woke up and the room was insanely bright and I was like what time is it?? Part of me didn't wanna look, but a bigger part of me said I needed to. Yall It was 7:30😂😮 For those who don't know, missionaries are up by 6:30, sleeping in doesn't exist. I didn't even bother to ask if she had set an alarm because I just figured she had one. But guess her companion is in charge of that... big oops! 

Friday we drove down to Charlotte. It brought me back to my good old days in Concord❤ We had MLC which is where all the leadership of the mission ( Zone Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, Assistants) get together to receive training and counsel about the work. Sister Hickenlooper was there so obviously we sat by each other. Seriously so thankful for all my past companions!  But MLC was great! And afterwords we were taking pictures naturally, and I started writing a note to leave for  Sister Hill.... and then Sister Rose told me she was inside (': #tendermercy So I got to see her and it was a joyous 5 minute reunion💕 And to top it all off, we drove away in a brand new car that comes with wifi 😊 

Saturday Sister Alexander was up here for stake conference, and wanted to go finding with us! We met this man who only spoke Spanish. Sister Alexander had been prompted to bring a Spanish pass a long card. So we went back to the car and got it and did our best to testify to him. We referred him to the Spanish elders that night, and they got right on it! He is now their new investigator 😊 I just wish that y'all could meet Sister Alexander, I just feel like words don't describe how amazing she is ❤   

Saturday night we were in this nice neighborhood and this is what went down with the 2 doors we tried 
Door 1: *teenage girl telling her mom* " Mom! I think it's the Jehovah's Witness'" 
Door 2 : * knocking on glass doors* Lady sees us, comes to the door, unlocks it, relocks it, AND LEAVES. Then walked away laughing, telling her husband we were the JW's
🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃
Somedays (mostly saturdays) i just want to wear a giant sign that says I am not a JW😂

Anyway last but not least, we had Stake Conference! Two of our investigators were there wahooo! Bad part was literally no one knew how to be quiet. So we could hardly hear anything. 
:( 

Spiritual Thought: "True disciples of Jesus Christ are willing to stand out, speak up, and be different from the people of the world." - Elder Neil A Anderson 

I hit 14 months this week. And I just don't know how that happened. I have reached that point where I am ready to extend and serve for 10 more months hahah but sadly I can't do that! But I want you all to know that I know this is the one and true church of Jesus Christ. It all just makes sense. And that's why I am hear in North Carolina, to help others learn and grow closer to their Savior. I love the work, and I love my mission, and I love each and everyone of you who keep cheering me on week after week. 😊 Have a wonderful week! 

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
924 Hawk Ridge Circle Winston-Salem 
NC 27103

Monday, May 29, 2017

So this week was much better than last week thankfully!

We helped our ward mission leader and his family move on Tuesday (in the pouring rain)  which was fun! Except they are the best and I am so sad I only knew them for like 2 weeks. But our new ward mission leader is a recent returned missionary so that will be great!  

Wednesday after district meeting we had exchanges! I stayed here with Sister Essig. I learned a lot. She was a STL for a few months and she is so great. She is an amazing example! We were able to teach Norman and Shervonne! Sadly still no baptism, but keep praying! We also found a new investigator #exchangemiracles Plus on the way to exchange back Thursday we got Sushi so I was happy! 

Friday we literally knocked on only 6 doors. We had a real busy day! A senior couple came up to give us stuff for the booth we had this weekend! They are from Seattle and know a nurse I had as a baby! I love small connections! They also took us out to eat! It was nice to get to know them better. 

Saturday our district did a farmers market booth..... epic fail. We were not allowed to talk to people unless they came to us. Like 3 people talked to us... in 4 hours 🙃  So probably won't do that again! But on an exciting note, our investigator Janice is on date for baptism!  

We ended the week with a movie night with Norman, Shervonne, and a member of the ward. We watched the hour long Restoration movie (which i love more and more each time i watch it) Shervonne said it made her want to finish the Book of Mormon before she went to bed, Norman still has issues. So we will continue to have faith and be patient 

Spiritual Thought: 
" We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." 

Well I just wanted to let yall know that I know that I was called to the best mission in the world. Seriously. I know this is God's work and I am just an instrument in his hands. I love you all and hope to hear from you soon❤❤

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

So this week was much better than last week thankfully!

We helped our ward mission leader and his family move on Tuesday (in the pouring rain)  which was fun! Except they are the best and I am so sad I only knew them for like 2 weeks. But our new ward mission leader is a recent returned missionary so that will be great!  

Wednesday after district meeting we had exchanges! I stayed here with Sister Essig. I learned a lot. She was a STL for a few months and she is so great. She is an amazing example! We were able to teach Norman and Shervonne! Sadly still no baptism, but keep praying! We also found a new investigator #exchangemiracles Plus on the way to exchange back Thursday we got Sushi so I was happy! 

Friday we literally knocked on only 6 doors. We had a real busy day! A senior couple came up to give us stuff for the booth we had this weekend! They are from Seattle and know a nurse I had as a baby! I love small connections! They also took us out to eat! It was nice to get to know them better. 

Saturday our district did a farmers market booth..... epic fail. We were not allowed to talk to people unless they came to us. Like 3 people talked to us... in 4 hours 🙃  So probably won't do that again! But on an exciting note, our investigator Janice is on date for baptism!  

We ended the week with a movie night with Norman, Shervonne, and a member of the ward. We watched the hour long Restoration movie (which i love more and more each time i watch it) Shervonne said it made her want to finish the Book of Mormon before she went to bed, Norman still has issues. So we will continue to have faith and be patient 

Spiritual Thought: 
" We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." 

Well I just wanted to let yall know that I know that I was called to the best mission in the world. Seriously. I know this is God's work and I am just an instrument in his hands. I love you all and hope to hear from you soon❤❤

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, May 22, 2017

Howdy Y'all! 

My week was filled with lots of sadness mixed with happy times #thelifeofamissionary

So basically SATAN IS THE WOOOOORST. Seriously he had no chill this week.

So we went and taught the couple who were on date for the 27th. We get there and asked Shervonne how her Book of Mormon reading has been. She was in chapter 9, so we talked about it. Then we asked Norman. He said he was done reading it, then ranted about how it's not true, and ranted about Joseph Smith, and a bunch of other things that broke our hearts completely. Bottom line is, he was excited for his baptism and went to do more research 🙃 Our job is not to force people into anything so we bore our testimony (which led to tears flowing) and left. We cheered ourselves up with Texas Roadhouse. Also while walking in we were talking about the country music that would be playing and I said too bad Tswift isnt country anymore. Then while we were eating Our Song played and I kid you not it was louder than any other song that played. (': 

The next morning Sister Christensen and I literally felt like we had been dumped. It was worse than high school😂 Nothing hurts worse than when someone you truly love gets deceived by Satan. Seriously h8 that guy. But it's okay because the next day we had interviews with the Alexanders like hello perfect timing. 

President told us to fight Satan one on one so that's exactly what we did 💪We went back on Saturday and it was like literally so different. There was no spirit of contention, it was calm and we were oh so confused. But good news!! Norman still doesnt agree with Joseph Smith, BUT he is willing to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. We can work with that. So no baptism this week but it's okay. And they came to church! So take that Satan! 👊 

Sunday we found 2 new investigators, a brother and a sister! So thats exciting! Then I got to talk to my family❤❤❤ I love them SO much. And I only cried once! Wahoo! 

Spiritual Thought:  "Adversity should not be viewed as either disfavor from the Lord or a withdrawal of His blessings. Opposition in all things is part of the refiner's fire to prepare us for an eternal celestial destiny." - Elder Quentin L Cook

Well sorry this email was kinda a downer, but hey it had a semi happy ending! We are looking forward to a better week! Thanks for the love, support and prayers! Y'all are the best!💕

PS I guess I typed the wrong zip code for my address so it is actually 924 Hawk Ridge Circle Winston-Salem 
NC 27103 😊 So feel free to send me anything! Have a great week! Love you! 

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hey y'all! 

So my new area is the bessssst❤ I am so thankful for the opportunity to be here! So my area is in Clemmons, NC. But it also covers  part of Winston-Salem and some other little towns. But the best part of all is there are lots and lots of people to talk to😊😭 

So Tuesday we got a ride down to transfers and I got to see Sister Hickenlooper (aka the sister I helped train / my favorite person) She is a STL now too! So I am pumped to see her at MLC! 

Our first day someone the sisters gave a card too last week called us and wanted to meet with us. That is so rare. So we were excited! The appointment was with a man and his wife. Basically he just taught us about other religions, but we were able to eventually teach parts of the restoration. We weren't able to set up a return appointment, but hopefully one day  they will be ready😊

So we have a couple of date for baptism, Norman and Shervonne who I LOVE. They have such a desire to learn and progress plus they are hilarious. They weren't able to come to church sadly, but crazy enough we were finding in a random area and right as we left they pulled in! So we turned around and caught up with them. Norman said he was already for church but Shervonne didn't get home till 3am for work and he said " I can't go without my squad" 😂 So we let him know that we were part of his squad too and he could come with just us! 

Now for some funny stories! So Wednesday we were knocking on a door and talking to this lady. She then informed me that a bug was on my face, so Sister Christensen brushed it off. It actually ended up going down my shirt 😂 Then that night I saw it bit my cheek! And I have about 10 on my legs and feet. I HATE BUG SEASON😭 

And then last night we went to send in our weekly numbers and we got out to the car and Sister Christensen forgot the keys in the (locked) church 😂😭 So thank heavens for Elders!! They came to the rescue!  

Also so crazy Sister Christensen and I have lots of connections. For starters we took the same communications class at BYUI. She sat behind me, but we never really talked. But craizer, her grandma lived in Overton! She worked for Overton power. My family even took pictures at her red barn ( the one by the train tracks by where VIP was). And yesterday while she was skyping home she found out that my dad did tile work for her grandma. Hahaha its crazy! But nothing makes me happier than when people know where Overton is ❤

Spiritual Thought: "Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels." 
My family is the traveling circus currently, so my skype didnt happen yesterday but will happen next week! Anyway just wanted to shout out my mom. She's pretty much the best. 😊  But what else is new?❤

Okay sorry this was 4ever long. I love my mission and this area and the work. God is SO good!! Love you all! 

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, May 8, 2017

Hey y'all! What a week! 
It wasn't super exciting but I will give ya some highlights
- We lead the Tuesday Night meeting! We taught Temples and Eternal Families ❤
- We had our last District meeting of the transfer and got free chik fil a after😍
- Dee became a progressing investigator (': It is so great when people actually keep their commitments! 
- Thursday was a struggle. We were both just frustrated with the area and how slow it was going. But we went to the post office that day and both had a package and it made it better ❤
- On Saturday we were just SO anxious for transfer news! We knew that the mission was short on sisters so some areas had to close and we figured Stuart was in the running. So we went about the day. After dinner we went out to go finding and our phone said we had a voicemail. We had no service bc boonies. So we drove until we had some and listened to it. President Alexander had called. So naturally we freaked out and called back. He asked me to be a Sister Training Leader in Clemmons which is still in my zone haha. It is the place I have had many sleepovers so I am pretty adjusted already 😉 As for this area, it will be combined with the Pilot Mountain area! Sister Charles will be working there! I certainly didn't  see any of this coming. I am actually still in shock. I thought I would for sure go to Boone or the Charlotte YSA area bc both full car areas. But great things are happening in Clemmons and I am excited to work there😊

Spiritual Thought: "The devil targets all men, but especially those who have the most potential for eternal happiness." - Elder Larry R Lawrence of the Seventy 

Well Stuart has had a lot of ups and downs. I grew a lot here, and learned a lot. I am thankful for the time I was able to spend here and hasten the work in this area. But I am super excited  for this next chapter! ❤ Oh! In case anyone wants to let me put my stationary to good use and write me my new address is  924 Hawk Ridge Circle Winston-Salem 
NC 27013

Love you all, have an amazing week! Don't forget to spoil your moms on Sunday!! 💕


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey y'all! It was a crazy week here in Stuart! 

So Tuesday we were out doing our thing and we were working in an area we hadn't been before. So like always we said a prayer before getting out of the car. We had a goal of 3 new investigators this week, so I prayed that we would find one on this street. So we knock like 4 doors, no one is home, or interested. So we see some more at the very end of the street and so we decided to go for it. It was one of those split homes. So we tried one side, no answer, but someone answered on side 2! They let us in and we taught a brief restoration and really focused on the Book of Mormon! So not only did God answer our prayer of one investigator, he gave us two! #blessed 

Wednesday was the crazy day. So we went to Mount Airy for district meeting, then had district lunch at Cracker Barrel. The service was so slowwwww. We had to go to Firestone in Winston and we planned on doing that before we had interviews with our mission president. But because lunch took so long, it had to wait till after. Which is a great thing, let me tell ya why. So we dropped our car off and the mall was right by Firestone so naturally  that's where we waited. Two hours later we get a call. Apparently something in our car was broken AND THEY NEEDED TO KEEP IT OVERNIGHT😅😭 We went in to full panic mode. We had nothing with us to spend the night anywhere, including those little pills I take everynight to keep me alive. So thank the high heavens we were in our Sister Training Leaders area! 🙌 They came and picked us up and we were able to do twice the missionary work! And have an unexpected sleepover, where I got to experience brushing my teeth with my fingers. I am very thankful for the invention of the tooth brush. 

So next day. They called in the morning and said they got to part and they would have it done  in the afternoon. So we did weekly planning and then the sisters dropped us off to wait. And what do you know, Olive Garden was conveniently located right by Firestone. So of course we treated ourselves😜 We ended up getting home around 4pm. You could say we slept real good that night!

Saturday we were able to meet a Less Active who is actual semi active just not in the right place haha. So we let him know that Stuart has a branch! And bonus! He is getting married in 2 weeks and wants us to teach his wife🎉😊

Spiritual Thought: "When you choose whether to make or keep a covenant with God, you choose whether you will leave an inheritance of hope to those who might follow your example." Henry B Eyring

It has been raining all day since Saturday! So hopefully I don't float away 😉 I hope you are all doing well! Love you lots❤ 


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕
   

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hey y'all! I promise this email will be a little more exciting than last week!😜

Pday last week was the best. We had a zone activity and had mini olympics and a cook out! After that Sister Charles and I went to the Pilot Mountain sisters apartments where Sister Brown made our eyebrows look nice again and I gave everyone jamberry gel nails❤ It was so nice and relaxing! 

Tuesday we got to attend a Jewish Sader!  It was in place of the Tuesday night meeting. It was a new experience, but it was nice. While everyone was drinking wine, we opted for grape juice haha but Sister Charles did refill someones glass so of course I will never let her forget that she served someone alcohol on her mission😜 Also that night on the way home, a racoon RAN INTO OUR CAR! I was mortified. #myfirstroadkill 

Wednesday we were able to see our recent convert Katelynn! She is such a sweet girl! Plus she gave out a Book of Mormon to her teacher! Missionary in training amirite?!  

Thursday we had zone meeting! It was great! The STL's gave a training about unity and compared it to marriage and before they started  they were like we have a special guest... and then one of our elders comes in and drops rose petals down the aisle and starts the whole princess bride wedding scene. It was pretty funny. And weird. But mostly funny. 

After the meeting I headed to the big city with Sister Roth for exchanges! And oh man I was in heaven. There were so many people!! We talked to so many! Found new investigators, and even put one of their investigators on date for baptism 😍 It was glorious. Plus I got to finally go on exchanges with Sister Roth! She's so great!! 😊 

Saturday night we were invited over to a members home to dye easter eggs! So that was some messy fun! Oh and before we got there, we were up in a far away area of our mission and our gps actually took us out of our mission for like 3 minutes to get to their house and we were kinda in panic mode 😂 but at least now I can say I have been in Henry County😜  

Easter was great! We were fed by the Turner family, who I loveeeee❤ But of course the meaning of Easter is not the family gatherings or the candy you get. I know that my redeemer lives. I am so thankful for his courageous sacrifice in our behalf. He lived, died, and lived again, so that we too may all live again! As a mission we all read the book of John leading up to Easter. It made me feel closer to Christ. So I would invite you all to do the same! Get to know him better! You will find so much peace in your life if you do! 😊

Spiritual Thought: 
" President David O. McKay promised every man who uses the priesthood in righteousness that he "will find his life sweetened, his discernment sharpened to decide quickly between right and wrong, his feelings tender and compassionate, yet his spirit strong and valiant in defense of right; he will find the priesthood a never failing source of happiness—a well of living water springing up unto eternal life" " 

This was from our Sunday school lesson yesterday and I just kept thinking of all my friends who actually honored their priesthood. I have seen those blessings in their lives and I just wanted to express my gratitude for their examples 😊 So if you are a priesthood holder I encourage you to honor it! So you too can be that good example in someones life! 

Well that's all folks! I hope you all enjoyed the fair and ate a funnel cake in my honor 😜 PS two of my favorite people are getting one year older and wiser this weekend! So if you see my mom or sister this weekend give them a hug for me❤ Love you all SO much! 


Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer💕