The sun is SHINING!! And

Hey there, everyone!!
This week was fantastic.:) Winter seems to be ending — the Arizona sun is out and shining again — and missionary work is in the air! It was actually a week with a lot of change. This Sunday, the Stake Presidency came and changed our branch Presidency. Now, instead of Presidente Gomez, Hermano Atwood, and Hermano Medina, we will have Presidente Salas, Hermano Larese, and Hermano Pineda seriving as the presidency. We are excited! I’m grateful for having been able to work with those good men and for the service they gave and the opportunity it will be to work with the new presidency. Change always brings about success and growth, and this is what the branch needs!
We actually had an amazing Sunday, because three of our investigators came to church!! Berenice Alvarez and her two daughters, Mariana and Isabela, came for the first time. We’ve been working with them for a while. Her story is actually very special to me. ๐Ÿ™‚
I remember that I came here to El Dorado several months ago on an exchange. That night, we went to english class, and there was Berenice! She’s been attending the sisters’ english class for months already, due to an invitation from one of her good friends, Hermana Ortiz, in the Branch. I remember that when we were there, teaching, I just felt so much love for her! It was one of those beautiful moments when Heavenly Father blesses you with a bucketload of charity for one of His precious children. I could see that she was a brilliant, special, and humble daughter of God. ๐Ÿ™‚
Fast forward to my first week here in El Dorado. I was on splits with Samantha Martinez, and Hermana Martin was with Hermana Crow at a different appointment. Sammy and I both felt like we needed to go see Berenice, so we did. We went in and proceeded to teach her about the Plan of Salvation. It was such a powerful lesson! She is amazing because she has so many questions and is so sincere. She reminds me a lot of Hermana Gregory, who a pro at asking deep questions. And so, I felt very strongly in that lesson that one of the many reasons why Heavenly Father had ย placed me with Hermana Gregory for three transfers was to prepare me to teach Berenice; to love her, be patient with her questions, and to help her see her own potential and divine nature as a daughter of God.
Fast forward to my first week with Hermana Hubert. I had told her about the 21 day challenge, where you pray for a list of six people for 21 days with the promise that one will be ready to hear the gospel at the end of that time, and she and I decided to take it up. Berenice was one of the first people we decided to pray for.
Now fast forward to Friday. Hermana Hubert and I were out and about delivering lemons that we’d picked with Hermano Minch from his backyard to members and investigators, and felt like we needed to stop by again. It was the evening, aroung 7 o’clock, and we felt hesitant about going, but we decided to just do it. Berenice and her daughters opened the door and were surpised to see that we had lemons for them! They said we could come in for just a few minutes. Once we began, that same powerful spirit that I’d felt when Sammy and I shared the plan of salvation with her entered the room again as she opened her heart to us and shared special experiences she’s had with feeling and seeing the Lord’s hand in her life. She shared with us the concerns she has about investigating the church, among other things, and we were able to alleviate them with our testimonies and with scriptures that the spirit brought to our remembrance. We invited her to come to church again, and she was hesitant, but she came!!
I know that as sharing the gospel follows our natural disposition to love and bless those we love and care about that the Lord will bless us with power to be able to do His work in His way. I know that Heavenly Father answers our specific prayers!
I love you all! Gracias!

Transfer time is here again!

Buenas!!

Can you believe that it’s already transfer time again?? The time is flying by like crazy. Hermana Hubert and I are still together, and we’re just as happy as we could be! It’s going to be a fun transfer. We only received 13 missionaries and sent 25 missionaries home as a mission, and so many sisters are dying! (We need more, for all of you out there thinking about serving missions! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) This transfer I’m going to be working with several more companionships (four total now) as a sister training leader, and I’m really excited to have the chance to get to know and work with these wonderful hermanas. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are part of the Rincon zone here in east Tucson, and are all english sisters, so we’re going to have a lot of adventures here in Spanish speaking El Dorado!
This week was pretty rough at first! Haha, at the beginning it felt like everything that possibly could go wrong did go wrong. All of our appointments were falling through, our solid invtestigator, Alma, who was going to be baptized on Valentine’s day, dropped us, among other things. It was tough! Even though it was hard, we recognized that it was probably a trial of our faith that things were going so poorly and just kept working as hard as we could. It was a midnight, in a sense, because the dawn came once more. ๐Ÿ™‚ The blessings ALWAYS come after the trial of our faith!
On Sunday, we were sitting peacefully in Gospel Doctrine when Hermano Larese called us out into the hallway, where a man I didn’t know was standing. He was dressed in jeans and a clean Tshirt. He looked like he was on the verge of tears! His name is Jose Juarez, and he just moved here from Phoenix. He’s in a pretty difficult situation with his wife and children; and he came to the church looking for spiritual and temporal help. It turns out that a set of sisters had been teaching him in Phoenix and was just about to be baptized when the problem came up. What a miracle!
There are more miracles that happened within the last few days, but I don’t have time to share them right now. But I love you all! I hope that you all have an amazing week!
Con amor,
Hermana Sutherland ๐Ÿ™‚
PS here are some pictures from MLC!
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iiTestificamos como Abinadi!!

Buenas tardes!

This week was fantastic and really, really busy. We were able to go to the Gila Valley temple! That was a really special experience. I don’t know if I’ve ever been so uplifted after a single visit to the temple as I was this last time. I know it’s due to the fact that I went with a question in mind. It was interesting because I didn’t receive the answer I was looking for while I was in the temple; I received some instruction, but not what I was looking for. That was good enough for me, However, as I was pondering about it and talking with Hermana Hubert later in the car, the answer came!! I know that Heavenly Father blesses us with answers as often as we seek them. ๐Ÿ™‚
Ok, so our Abinadi story! Yesterday we were on our way to ย dinner when we saw a man sitting outside of his house and felt like we needed to go talk to him. We did; and it turns out that he is agnostic and very bitter towards Christ. He was asking us some very twisted, cynical questions when out comes his daughter, Zoe. She watched us as we talked with him and testified of the Book of Mormon and the ability we have to receive personal revelation. He wasn’t having any of it, but still wanted to be somewhat respectful towards us, and so he said “every time I talk with mormon missionaries, I feel bad because I just tear you down.” Hermana Hubert and I looked at each other and just said “Oh, you’re not tearing us down at all” nearly at the same time. It was an empowering moment to realize that at that time, we hadn’t been confounded before this man. We feel like the only reason why we needed to go over there at that time was to let Zoe witness the power of our testimonies, just like Alma needed to hear Abinadi’s.
Tengo que irme! I love you all! Have a wonderful week!

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A week full of finding… families!!!

Buenas tardes!

As you can see from the title, this week was a great one! We were blessed to find four new families to teach. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had been praying hard for opportunities to find families who speak spanish and who will be able to build up the branch by serving in leadership positions after they are baptized. It was amazing to see how quickly Heavenly Father answered our prayers!
Diana Cruz was also baptized this week!!! I got to go back to El Rio to see it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so special! Her aunt, Rosario, who we’d been teaching as well wants to get baptized. She’s returning to Mexico City next week, and there she’s going to find the chapel and her ward and announce that she wants to be baptized. ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s going to be a great surprise for those missionaries and that ward!! She and Diana are already making plans to receive their endowments in the temple in Mexico City in a year together. Diana’s mom also wants to be baptized, and Karina, her sister who is a member here in El Rio, really wants to help her husband come back to church so they can go to the temple, too. How amazing is all of that? ๐Ÿ™‚
By the way, Dad, this week we were knocking doors across from a member’s home and ran into a girl named Julia. She’s Filipino!!! We taught her the restoration and it was really powerful. Other english missionaries are going to continue teaching her now, but one of the reasons why were able to make it in the door is because I was able to connect with her because you’d served there. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was reminded of that really good food that that woman at work would always make us and all the jeepneys and things!
Ok, one other really special experience. ๐Ÿ™‚ This week, Hermana Hubert and I were driving down the road and she felt that we needed to pull over and talk with this muchacho (teen age boy). ๐Ÿ™‚ We did, and we ended up having to awkwardly chase/stalk him down the road! We awkwardly yelled out to him and he stopped. His name is Alex. We continued to talk with him about the Book of Mormon and the plan of Salvation for a few minutes; and after we bore our testimonies of the atonement and the restoration, he told us, “that’s really interesting… I think I’m kind of interested now!” So we set up a time to go back, and we did last night. We brought Hermano Medina with us. When we arrived, Evelia, Alex’s mom, didn’t want to let us in but we convinced her to for five minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚ We ended up having the most powerful lesson with Hermano Medina’s help! I just want to let you all know the power you have as member missionaries. The first few minutes we were there, it was really awkward with just us two blondies talking, but the minute Hermano Medina opened his mouth to share his conversion story, the atmosphere changed and a powerful spirit entered the room. Their hearts were softened, and Hermana Hubert and I both recieved the impression that this family would be baptized.
We’re excited to see what continues to happen here in golden El Dorado! I’m loving life, loving the sun and the Son, ๐Ÿ™‚ and doing my best to use this time to the fullest. I love you all so much! Thank you for all the love and care and support you give me!
Con carino,
Hermana Sutherland ๐Ÿ™‚

More changes!

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Buenas tardes!

This week was Hermana Martin’s 27th and last week serving here in El Dorado! She left this morning with Sister Passey; she and Hermana Blackford (remember her? ๐Ÿ™‚ ) will be serving together in Saint David. They’ll be teaching in english but they’re blessed because they can both practice their spanish together. ๐Ÿ™‚
Now Hermana Hubert and I will be taking over here! We’re really excited; we have lots of goals and plans to help our members and find more investigators to teach. She is such an incredible missionary and I’m so grateful to work with her! I have some more info for all of you about her. ๐Ÿ™‚ Back in the day, she was a swimmer and actually took state her senior year in the 500 free after getting pendicitis a few weeks before! She was going to swim on a scholarship for BYU but chose to come on a mission instead. Now, after being through so much with going to Peru and getting sick, she’s here and happier than ever to finally be serving her mission. She has such a light and love for people and I’m going to learn so much from her.
This week we had dinner with the Duarte family. He’s from Mexico City and she grew up here in Arizona. They have two adorable little girls! We actually went over a few days ago to help them paint their house, and I found that Hermano Duarte reminds me so much of my dad! ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s really handy with tools and has a talent for making things out of wood. He also was an incredible runner in high school and college, and is going to train Hermana Hubert and I a few times during the week in the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚
That’s not much, but that’s all for now! I love you all! Have an amazing week!
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We got snow!

iLa primera semana del ano! iLa first week of the year!



Buenas tardes!

Another week has already flown by! It seems like Hermana Hubert, Hermana Martin, and I have been together for months already. We all just work together so naturally!
This Tuesday, our second night with Hermana Hubert, we were coming out of dinner and she tripped over a curb and sprained her ankle! It was a really bad sprain and so we had to take her to quickcare and get an X-ray. Fortunately it wasn’t broken, but she had to hobble around on crutches for a few days. She is so strong! She’s already been through so much to be on a mission and Satan was just working hard on her again, but she didn’t even let it faze her. I love this girl. ๐Ÿ™‚
This week was great — Giovanni Fernandez was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church!
I think I shared that miracle over the phone with you all on Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚ Basically what happened is that while I was serving over in El Rio, Hermana Field and I shared a message with Hermana Medrano (the 21 day challenge) that motivated her to pray every day for 21 days for her daughter, Cindi. Cindi is a member of the El Dorado branch, but was less active at the time. Well, within two weeks, she returned back to church and the Lord answered Hermana Medrano’s prayer. I still remember her running up to me at church to tell me! A few months later, when the sisters here were visiting with Cindi, they invited her non-member husband, Giovanni, to join with them. He didn’t want to at all! Within another few months, something changed and he decided to listen. Cindi took him to the temple, and there he had a powerful spiritual experience that lead him to want to be baptized as soon as possible. Now, he is a confirmed member of the Church! After his baptismal service, I asked Hermana Medrano if she remembered the 21 day challenge. I will never forget the way she looked at me and began to weep as she remembered the prayers of faith she had offered months before. ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t is amazing how the Lord rewards us for our faith and diligence? He never forgets our righteous desires and is anxious to answer them – and He always will, in His own time. In this experience, He did in a greater way than Hermana Medrano had even hoped for. ๐Ÿ™‚
Ay, I have so much to tell you all still! Another miracle from this week: remember Sam (Samantha Martinez)? Well, she invited five of her friends from work to come to the baptism. Four of them came! The elders took them for a church tour afterwards, and two of them were really touched and wanted to learn more. Just a year ago, she was less active and didn’t want much to do with the Church, but now is on fire with the light of the gospel. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love the way the power of the atonement changes hearts and leads us to bless others!
There’s one more miracle that I want to share – and I only have time to send the one I sent to President Passey in spanish. Here it is!
Durante el blitz por la zona del sur, la Hermana Hubert y yo tuvimos un milagro en lo cual encontramos a una familia con tres hijas; una, Reina, ya era miembro, y las otras dos, Megan y Parker, no lo son. Las encontramos a causa de sus padres, quien estaban gritando afuera de la casa. Nos grito tambien venir y hablar con sus hijas. Sin embargo, nos invitaron pasar y las ensenamos mucho acerca de la restauracion y el plan de salvacion; aun hablamos poquito de la palabra de sabiduria, los templos, y la ley de castidad. Lo bueno para mi era que yo me esforze de conectar estos principios a la expiacion como hablamos en MLC. Fue poderoso!! El espiritu nos acmopano muy claramente, al grado que ellas ahora quieren asistir a la iglesia y ser bautizadas como su hermana. Verdaderamente los testimonios que compartimos de Jesucristo y de la expiacion invito al espiritu para que pudiera trabajar en sus corazones. Tuvieron un gran cambio de corazon. Ahora los elderes de ingles las estan ensenando, y siento que van a progresar hacia el bautismo!
During the time in the south area, Hermana Hubert and I had a miracle when we found a family with three daughters; one, Reina, who is a member, and the other two, Megan and Parker, are not. We found them because of their parents, who were shouting outside the house. We ask to talk to their daughters and were invited to spend time and teach much about the restoration and the plan of salvation. We even talked a little of the words of wisdom, temples, and the law of chastity. The good thing for me was that I was able to connect these principles to the atonement. It was powerful!! The spirit was felt very strongly, to the extent that they now want to go to church and be baptized as his sister. Truly, we shared our testimonies of Jesus Christ, and the Atonement invited the spirit to work in their hearts. They had a great change of heart. Now the Elders of English are teaching them, and we feel that will progress toward baptism!
I love you all! Have an amazing semana!! ๐Ÿ™‚
Con amor,
Hermana Sutherland ๐Ÿ™‚



					

Hermana Hubert is here!

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Buenas!

Guess who flew in to Tucson this morning? Hermana Hubert did! She’s such a cutie, full of sunshine and the spirit. I’m beyond excited to work with her. She will be an incredible blessing to the work here in El Dorado. I think I may have mentioned this before, but she served in Peru for 5 weeks, got sick, went back to school at BYU for 9 months, and is here now! She’s from Alpine, Utah, and her parents served in the same mission as President Passey. Her dad was actually one of his old mission companions!
Ay, tengo tanto decirles. It was great to hear you all over the phone this Christmas! I’m glad to hear that you are all doing well and enjoying Alaska. I am loving the work over here in East Tucson. Every time I am transferred, I’m sad to leave the people I’d grown to love so much, but I am always blessed to meet and love more wonderful people.
Speaking of which, I’m going to highlight a few of them and their stories so you all can get to know and love these great people here. I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of that before!
The Martinez Family ๐Ÿ™‚
This family is incredible! Hermano, Hermana, and Samantha (Sam) Martinez are all converts of the church. They met the missionaries about two years ago when they were having a yard sale. Two elders were walking by and struck up a conversation with Hno. Martinez that lasted about 45 minutes. They invited him to church the next day, and he simply felt like he should. Somehow he managed to convice Hermana Martinez that they should go instead of continue the yardsale. ๐Ÿ™‚ They did and continued to attend church every Sunday for the three weeks before they were baptized! Hermana Martinez told me that she knew the Church was true when the Elders came by the next day (that first Monday) and taught their family about the restoration of the gospel. When the missionaries shared the story of the first vision, the spirit filled her with such a powerful feeling that she couldn’t learn fast enough about the rest of the gospel. Sam came along as she saw the example of her parents and felt the spirit at Church. Now, she is preparing for a mission and actually served with Hermana Martin for a whole week while she was lacking a companion. Her parents are serving faithfully in their callings as secretary and young women’s counselor. They continue to share the gospel with people at work and in their normal, day-to-day lives. They are such incredible examples to me and I love them!
Well, that’s all for now. I’m out of time!

iiiFELIZ NAVIDAD!!!

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Good afternoon!
This week in El Dorado was great! Sister Martin and I were really busy visiting members and Investigators all week long. We had a lot of really humbling experiences – a lot of miracles – and I wish I could tell them all! Good thing we’ll be talking on the phone in a few days. ๐Ÿ™‚ Until then, here’s an experience I shared With President Passey. I hope google translate does it justice!
Tuvimos un milagro esta semana en que la Hermana Martin y yo estabamos manejando a una cita, y senti que necesitamos parar y hablar con un hombre y sus hijos. No lo escuche. Recibi la misma impresion, y lo ingore; pero vino una tercera vez y di por la vuelta el carro y nos estacione. El hombre y sus hijos entraron su casa. Pues, sentimos que debimos caminar todavia. Cuando llegamos al fin de la calle, vimos a un hombre y empezamos hablar con el. Se llama Alejandro, y no estaba feliz por la Navidad porque su padre recien se murio hace un mes. Cuando nos dijo eso, un amor y esperanza por ese hombre me llene desde la cabeza a los pies. Fue un sentimiento tan profundo. Por verdaderamente escucharle y testificar en la siguienta media hora, lo ensenamos acerca de la Restauracion y el Plan de Salvacion. El lloro y nos dijo que salio para caminar y pensar, y que le contestamos su oracion. Ahora, Alejandro tiene un deseo intenso leer el Libro de Mormon y venir a la iglesia. No tiene direccion ni telefono, entonces estamos orando bien fuerte que venga y que podamos fijar una cita en una casa de un miembro. Se que el Senor nos uso como instrumentos en Sus manos conceder y cumplir con los deseos y necesitades del corazon de ese hombre.

“We had a miracle this week;ย Sister Martinย and I were driving to an appointment, and I felt that we shouldย stop and talk to a man and his children. At first I didn’tย listen. I got the same impression, and again I ignored it; but it came a third time and so we turned the car around and parked. The man and his children had gone home. However, we felt that we should still walk for a little while. When we reached the end of the street, we saw a man and started talking to him. His name wasย Alejandro, and ย told us he he wasn’t happy this Christmas because his father just died a month ago. When he said that, I felt a love and hope for this man fill me from my head to my toes! It was such a powerfulย feeling. For the next half hour we sat and truly listened, taught, and testified of the Restoration and Plan of Salvation. Alejandro was crying and said that when we had walked up to him, it was an answer to his prayer. He said he nowย has an intense desire to read the Book of Mormon and go to church. Because he doesn’t have an address or phone number, we are praying that we’ll be able to come and schedule an appointment at a member’s house. I know the Lord used us as instruments in His hands in order to grant and meet the desires ofย this man’s heart!”
One more thing; would you believe that the only two violists in the mission have been place together in a companionship? Sister Martin plays, too! This morning, she, Elder Petrungaro, Elder Tyler, President and Sister Passey and I Performed “In a Bleak Midwinter” for a Christmas devotional. It was beautiful, and I so enjoyed making that instrument sing.
Well, I have to go! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Can’t wait to hear you on Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚
Love, Hermana Sutherland

I’ve been transferred to…

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Buenos dias!

I have lots of news today! I’ve been transferred, after six months of serving El Rio branch, to the El Dorado branch in East Tucson. I’m going to be serving with Hermana Martin (who is amazing!) for about 2-3 weeks. She’s been here for four transfers already, so six months, and will be leaving early on into the transfer. I’ll be receiving a new missionary, Hermana Hubert, on the 29th of December. We’ll be in a trio for a few days, then the two of us will continue to work here together. I’ll still be serving as a sister training leader with Hermana Lopez, who is also in South Zone. I’m excited for this unique challenge!
I’m so grateful for the time I had to serve in El Rio. I’m trying to figure out how to express in words my feelings for the people there and for the experiences I had – and I don’t know where to begin! It was a privilege to see people progress over that period of time and experience joy as they became more and more converted to the gospel. I know that the Lord had a purpose for me there. I treasure the experiences I had, the lessons I learned, and the love I gained there for those people. I’m grateful for my companion, Hermana Gregory, and the wonderful example she was to me. I’m never going to forget them!
There’s something about change that just helps us learn and grow so much. I love thinking back to a training we received in the Mexico MTC about the “Garden of Eden Pattern” that Sister Pratt gave. I don’t know if I’ve already mentioned this, but essentially, our lives are filled with a series of “gardens of eden.” Every time we go through a significant change in our lives, we are leaving what was once comfortable and familiar and being forced to adapt and change and learn and stretch and grow. I’m grateful for these learning experiences because they help me become more like my Savior. These opportunities allow us to access the power of the atonement in different ways than we’ve ever been able to before!
Les quiero!
Hermana Sutherland ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got lots of pictures today!

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Buenas tardes!

This week we had lots of meetings – and one of them was a mission-wide Spanish Conference. Presidente Passey asked me to give a training on speaking the language (Hable Su Idioma) and it was really fun! Presidente Gonzales and Hermano Wright from the El Rio Branch also came to give trainings on the hispanic culture and the fundamentals of effective study of a language. It was very helpful and really fun to see all the spanish missionaries together!

I’m not going to say that this will be my last week in El Rio… but maybe I should so that I can stay another transfer! We’re going to have changes come early this time and will find out what will happen with transfers this coming Saturday. I’m so grateful to have served here in El Rio for so long! I’ve really felt recently that the time the Lord has given me to serve here has helped me develop a deep love for these people and their goodness. The members here are incredible; Hermana Gregory and I saw several miracles happen this week as members called us up and asked about our investigators and how they’re doing. These people truly feel the urgency of the work and are anxious to help!
Speaking of which, there were several other miracles that happened this week. One of my favorites happened on Friday, when Hermana Gregory and I went to an “appointment with the Lord.” This is something we do as missionaries to find people who are looking for the gospel. Last Friday, when we were planning what we’d do the coming week, we promised Heavenly Father to be at a specific place at a specific hour that Friday to find a family composed of a mother, father, and two children. We went and walked around the apartment complex looking for them. We both felt prompted to go towards the rear end of the complex, and there we felt to knock a certain door. No one was home, but as we were walking away, we spotted a woman on a balcony reading silently. We called out to her and began talking about Christmas, her life, and the way Heavenly Father blesses families. Her name is Nicci, and she has a husband and two sweet little daughters. She invited us to return later that day to continue talking with her about the gospel. Our prayer had been answered! There was no way that we would have found her if we hadn’t knocked that certain door. As we visited with Nicci and her two small daughters that afternoon in her little homey apartment, we were literally filled with joy to discover through her story that she has been incredibly prepared for the gospel. She is a faithful woman striving to bless her family and bring them to Christ. I know that Heavenly Father answers the prayers of His faithful children by sending missionaries to them. I also know that He answers our specific, faith-filled prayers. He wants to reward our righteous desires! When He says, “ask, and ye shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for he that asketh, receiveth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened,” He truly means it!
This Christmas season, let the righteous desires you have grow and swell within your heart. Someone, I can’t remember who exactly, mentioned in our recent General Conference “feed your desire to be a better follower of Jesus Christ.” I promise that that is something you can do! Let the spirit of Christmas work within you to make you the very best “you” you can be. Draw upon the power of the atonement and let Him change your very nature. As the “He is the Gift” video says, embrace the gift. I promise that these changes will fill you with joy! I don’t know if there is anything much more satisfying than seeing your very own nature, or that of another person that you love, become more like Christ.
I love you all! Thank you for all of your righteous desires and the good, loving people that you are. Have a wonderful week. ๐Ÿ™‚
Con amor,
Hermana Sutherland ๐Ÿ™‚
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Look at this great group of missionaries! These were some pictures we took after Mission Leader Conference this week. ๐Ÿ™‚
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We had a really great progressive dinner with the Relief Society on Saturday for Christmas! Look at all of these sweet, beautiful ladies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I went on exchanges this last week with Hermana Flake, an excellent sister, in Sahuaro! We helped the Fierro family decorate their tree and took some fun pictures. It was so good to see them again. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Our little trio – Hermana Blackford and I were reunited!! We hadn’t seen each other since April, and it just so worked out that she stayed with us overnight for the Mission Leader Conference. It was fun to work with her again!
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And, last but not least, we took a picture with our investigator, Diana Cruz, after church on Sunday. Isn’t her family adorable? ๐Ÿ™‚