For ye shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace:
the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
ISAIAH 55:12

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Week 61

Ogden Temple Open House

Hermana Maldonado 1st day biking (she fell in a hole)

Last day in Clearfield with Luciana and Julie

I love serving in Ogden! It is so different from all my other areas! It is so fun to walk around on the streets and there is people selling tacos and bands playing in the park I love it! I love my new companion Hermana Maldonado! She is from Spain and a great missionary! We work really well together! and we only speak spanish because she doesn't understand english yay! all day every day only time i speak english is in missionary meetings once a week it is so great I am learning so much! We also live with a senior missionary couple in our ward from columbia. They are the nicest ever and they are super involved in the missionary work and they help us with whichever thing! Living in this house is so different from all other places i have lived on my mission I am part of a spanish family here we are always with the fonsecas and they are the best! We are also biking and we have a huge area and it is really hot but it is really fun! and it is really good we are biking because the fonsecas want to feed us 5 times a day and always give us our favorite things. We had our first day of the temple yesterday! It was great to be in the temple but it was exhausting after 5 hours and that was just the first day! :o I am excited for this transfer I feel that I am in a new mission. Faith can influence any number of circumstances. Jacob 4:4-7
Hermana Egan 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week 60

 Our Ward Mission Leader and his family in Clearfield branch.

Hermana Thomas (return missionary)

Bountiful Temple with Johnny, ezzy and our bishop.

Transfers are tomorrow! I am so sad to leave everyone that I love here and this golden area but I am super excited to go to mt Lewis in Ogden! It is a Spanish ward instead of a branch and my new companion will be Hermana Maldonado who is from Spain and doesn't know English! Yay I am so excited she will help me so much! I also got a new calling as a media specialist I will still be a sister training leader but just do both so I will be dealing with all the problems with our iPads and technology in the mission but they do more good than not. I know God has given us these tools to hasten the work. I think I will be able to get permission to come back to clearfield to go to the temple with Carolina because we have that planned next week! I also may be able to come back for the baptisms of the people we are teaching now because I am so close and president has been giving permission lately so hopefully I can still come back to clearfield soon I really have loved this place! And the temple open house in Ogden starts next week! I am excited we are going on Sunday to be trained for it! Mission life is crazy good and I am excited for new happenings in Ogden! I know there are people waiting there. I know that God is our Heavenly Father that He knows us and loves us. We lived with him before this life we are here to learn and grow and He is waiting for us to return to live with Him again. He has prepared the perfect plan so that we are able to do it and He has given us our Savior Jesus Christ who makes it possible. I know this is true and it makes me so happy. 
Hermana Egan 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Week 59

This week was great! We have been finding a lot of new people to teach! We met a man who was really nice but didn't seem that promising but we made a return appointment anyway and when we went back we met his wife who is super prepared to hear the gospel! We love teaching her! We also were visiting former investigators from last year and we found a couple who are willing to take the lessons again. One of them has a baptismal date for this Saturday so we are praying a lot for her and going every single day to make sure she is ready. The temple open house is in two weeks! We are so excited! Transfers is next week I really hope I stay again but who knows because we have both been here together for 4 and a half months and we both want to stay! This morning we hiked up the mountain and did our studies there. It was super spiritual and awesome! I was so happy we hiked by a really pretty waterfall. 
Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. 
Hermana Egan 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Week 58

Los milagros pasa! So many miracles tonight! We had a super powerful lesson with a woman who knows the church is true and wants to be baptized but her family doesn't want her to be baptized. We asked her if she believed that Jesus Christ healed the sick if she believed that Jesus Christ performed miracles when he was on the earth. She said yes and we testified to her that if she does what he has asked and is baptized that God will soften the hearts of her family so that she will be able to. She wants to be baptized on the 19th! The spirit was super strong we found another woman today and in the beginning she was really doubtful and kind of saying no but after we gave our testimonies she agreed to have us come back and we are going to teach her whole family. We set up a lot of lessons today and it was so great! Also Carolina who was just baptized told us that her friend wants to take the lessons and be baptized the only problem is we need to wait a couple weeks until she comes back from California. The Ogden temple is opening next months so in a couple weeks we will be serving and helping out there yay! Today I am grateful for my family. God has given us families to bless us. I know that through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ we can have an eternal family we can be together forever and live with our Heavenly Father again. 
3 Nephi 13:19 
Hermana Egan 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Week 57

Carolina was baptized on Saturday and everyone was so happy! I love her and her mom so much! The baptism was super spiritual and my face was hurting from smiling so much. Carolina has changed completely in the beginning when her mom was baptized she told her no not Mormon I don't want to be Mormon ew no and now she is bringing her non member friends to church and telling them her testimony of why she got baptized. We are planning to go to the temple with her next weekend! Bishop Eckert was so happy and he told us that we have done a great and marvelous wonder here in the ward. I love the clearfield 20th ward so much. The members are all excited about the work and between us and the elders there have been so many baptisms almost every single week! Heavenly Father has been blessing the ward so much and with the success we have been having there has been opposition also. We had a super spiritual correlation meeting where there was a lot of conflict but it ended with the spirit and all the members realizing that the contention was from the devil and he is here working too because he knows the potential that his ward has and all the good that is coming. I love being a missionary! So many miracles every day! 
God loves us. 
Hermana Egan