Monday, August 14, 2017

Hey Y'all!

This week started off the right way with MLC. Oh it's always a good time. ❤ We discussed for the majority of the time, the power of the Book of Mormon and how we can share it in unique ways! Also found this quote from Brigham Young , "No man can say that this book (laying his hand on the Bible) is true, is the word of the Lord, is the way, is the guide-board in the path, and a charter by which we may learn the will of God; and at the same time say, that the Book of Mormon is untrue; if he has had the privilege of reading it, or of hearing it read, and learning its doctrines. There is not that person on the face of the earth who has had the privilege of learning the Gospel of Jesus Christ from these two books, who can say that one is true, and the other is false" So I have challenge for all of you, every single one. Just like I invite those I am teaching I want to invite yall to pick up the Book of Mormon and read from it THIS WEEK! I can promise you that more peace will come into your life and you will feel closer to Jesus Christ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We had exchanges this week! Sister Soren came here with me! It was pretty great! We found a new investigator together ๐Ÿ˜Š Also no joke she looks like one of my  roommates from byui  and it really was throwing me off all day hahah

We taught SO many people this week. Sadly, not all of them wanted to set a return appointment BUT still miracles. Last night was a real great one. We were walking in this area and knocked on a door. This man comes out and we started a conversation with him. We asked " If the same church that Jesus Christ established while he was here, was here today, what would that mean to you?" And then he grabbed his wife, and eventually we got inside. We taught the full restoration and after sharing the first vision they told us that they felt the spirit (': So awe invited them to be baptized. And the man looked thrilled. The wife seemed scared to change. She turned it down. But we testified to them to pray and read the Book of Mormon, and to not forget the spirit they felt while meeting with us. Even though it didn't end the way we wished, we gave it our all and helped others come closer to Christ. We fulfilled our purpose.

Last miracle....... TAMMY AND HER GIRLS CAME!! Oh we were overjoyed!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤ Except the whole time we were so nervous about every word that came out of anyones mouth ๐Ÿ˜‚ and in sunday school some member brought up some deep doctrine and we were a little panicked haha but it all ended well. The daughters liked young womans! We will hopefully get to see them on Saturday to start teaching them๐Ÿ˜Š

Spiritual Thought:
"To those who have been offended or lost interest [in the Church], or who have turned away for any reason, we invite all of you to join in full fellowship again with us. The faithful members, with all their faults and failings, are humbly striving to do God's holy work across the world. We need your help in the great struggle against the powers of darkness so prevalent in the world today."

Well North Carolina is super rad and I know I was called here for many reasons. ❤ I hope that whoever still reads these emails knows how much I love them and am thankful for them๐Ÿ˜Š Have an amazing week!

PS we are going hiking for zone activity soooo if you dont hear back from me today sorry in advance, I will catch you next week๐Ÿ˜˜

Sending Love,
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•

Thursday, August 10, 2017

#71 Too Blessed To Be Stressed! August 7, 2017

Holy inspired transfer! This week has been FANTASTIC! Isn't just so amazing how Heavenly Father knows exactly who needs to be your companion?! Yay for fresh starts and new beginnings! ✌

So Tuesday we got to pick up my new companion! Sister Fonatano!! She is from..... VEGAS! Woot Woot! She went to Rancho and obviously we have some connections. (like Tahnee trained one of her best friends, one of her young womans leaders works at Make A Wish, and a few others)

Wednesday we met with the Zone Leaders to set some goals for this transfer. So every zone here has a nickname of sorts...except ours. I suggested some the last few transfers but no one wanted to have a nickname. But alls well that ends well. We are now officially, "The Winston Wolf Pack" We have had lots of fun with it already! ๐ŸŒœ๐Ÿบ

Saturday we were asked to sing in a group at the Stake Womans Conference! We also stayed and went to the classes with Diana, a recent convert in the ward. And bonusssss.... all my favorite ladies from Stuart were there!! Tender mercies are real my friends. You would think that was the biggest miracle of that day, but nope it gets better!

Miracle #1 : So we went and contacted an investigator and then decided to find around her area. There was a street I had never been on before so we decided to go down there. We also decided to walk to the bottom and work our way up. While doing so, a lady and her two daughters were outside. So we started talking with them. Turns out they had met with missionaries before and even had been to church! They said they were interested in meeting with us again! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Miracle #2 : Saturday night we had just met this man who became a new investigator and we were already on cloud 9, then we walked back to the car. We had  set a goal that day to talk to EVERYONE about church so that we could hit our sacrament attendance goal this week. We invited a lot of people but nothing was too solid...THEN,  when we were out finding, we were about to go to the car when we felt prompted to talk to a mom and daughter down the road. Long story short, they were super nice, we shared Chapel Tours videos with them, and they committed to come to church the next day (with another daughter too) and we were really excited about it!! The Lord will always place people in our path when we work to achieve our goals!!! Sadly , they texted us and said they forgot it was their sunday school teachers last day. But they loved meeting us and will for sure come next week! ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤

One last story. So we were in Relief Society yesterday and Sister Rogers was giving a fantastic lesson....when all of a sudden we hear someone gasping for breath. Another sister in our ward had a heart attack!!!! Like what?! 911 was called, doctors from the lewisville ward came in, it was all sorts of crazy. But we heard she is okay, so that's good!

Spiritual Thought: 
"Those who listen to and follow the counsel of living prophets and apostles will not go astray. The teachings of living prophets provide an anchor of eternal truth in a world of shifting values and help us avoid misery and sorrow. The confusion and strife of the world will not overwhelm us, and we can enjoy the assurance of being in harmony with God's will."

Also for all of those who have endured to the end of this email, and for those who were wondering, My Homecoming will be Sunday September 17th @ 11AM at the Overton building. This will be the only time I mention it, so save the date if you wanna see me. ๐Ÿ˜˜ And if you need any more details you can ask me or momma j

Life is SO good! Especially when you are a missionary! Love you all SO much! Thanks for all you do for me! ❤

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•
924 Hawk Ridge Circle 
Winston-Salem NC 27103

The Pictures:
1) meeting with our ward mission leader ๐Ÿ˜Š
2) we went to a cupcake decorating class! ๐Ÿ˜
3) My good old southern ladies ๐Ÿ˜˜

Sending Love, 
Sister Jacobsmeyer๐Ÿ’•