Friday, February 24, 2017

Remember how I left part of my Heart in El Paso? Yup, Im Back! (:


Soooooo.... We have been having technical difficulties so email time got cut to less than half so sorry if you didn't get a response. ): I'll respond next week!

I had something super incredible to share with ya'll today buuuuut I don't have time to write it anymore so I'll just save it for next week! 

Yup, you read that right I am officially back in El Paso! I started here and I'll end here. Crazy to think I've come full circle. My new companion is Sister Huebner. She just finished being trained. 

I was so so so sad to leave Woodmont and Ventana it was super hard to leave some of my favorite people. But I'm happy Sister King got to stay(: She feels like she always gets transferred so it's exciting she gets to finish her mission in such great wards!! And I'm excited to start with a new ward, new faces and everything new in an area I am kinda familiar with.

PICTURES:
saying goodbye to my favorite people in the entire world.
(Idk what order the computer put them in but there is the Stokes, Danny + Monica, Stetson  + Kaelee + Joe + Brother White + Lexi, and Dinner with Uncle John + Bishop Kemsley and his wife, and the Hath family


Danny + Monica


The Hath family


Bishop and Sister Kemsley & Uncle John

The Stokes Family((:


   
Alex, Lexi, Joe Cheney, Kaelee and Stetson Chandler

Also I got some yummy Valentine's Day treats!! 
Thanks Shaw family!!(:

Annnnndddd We went heart attacking with Gracen Pond. I love that girl so much!


Me and Sister King





Monday, February 20, 2017

Leaving ABQ

Kelsey will be leaving Albuquerque tomorrow and headed to El Paso. 
This is the Hatch family.
Sister Hatch wrote and said 
"She has blessed us with her love, service, and testimony. 
She flourishes wherever she is assigned. Our ward will miss her.
We love her."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Joy

"For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things..." (2 Nephi 2:11)

Have you ever thought, "oh if only I had a bigger house, or more friends, or a different companion, or an easier life then I will be happy." I know I have thought that once or twice before.

What's incredible is if we think of the Story of Adam and Eve, they had "everything". Life was literally a walk in the park. They didn't have to work for their food. There was no wickedness, there was no hardships, no trials, none of that. But even though they had "everything" still they weren't happy. It was only after the fall, only after those trials came into their lives that they could have happiness. That they could feel joy. So when we think of our lives and we want to say "if only I had a perfect life, then I'll be happy." We can in turn instead and say "because of the trials in my life I can recognize the joy." Because it really is when we have that opposition that we can have happiness.


Love ya'll!!
-Sister Wade

P.S. Sorry if it's jumbled!

FUN FACTS!!
1. One day it's 75 degrees and sunny and the next there is snow on the ground! And we used to think UT weather was bipolar! haha
2. Sister Stokes has THE best chocolate chip cookie recipe and yes, I officially have a copy
3. I got to send an entire day AGAIN with Sister Ingold. I just love that Sister!
4. The Prestwich families and the Kartchner family from the Indian School ward (my last area) came to my ward over here! It was such a happy day(:
5. Also it was the most exciting moment when I signed something to Sister King and she UNDERSTOOD WHAT I SAID!!! AHHH! Haha She was so excited!(:

6. Kaelee and Stetson go to the temple every other Friday and it makes us so happy!!(:

Monday, February 6, 2017

Coming Home Soon!!

Guess What??!!

  I got Sister Wade's return flight information!!!

She will be Returning Wednesday April 5 @ 1:20 pm

Her Homecoming talk will be Sunday April 30 @1:00 pm


Revelation!

So lately I have been trying really hard to write in my journal and to keep a study journal during personal study time, and I realized something - the more revelation we write down the more revelation we are going to get. I was thinking about it yesterday, how II feel like I have found more answers to prays lately and I have received so much more knowledge in the gospel and I was trying to figure out why and it hit me.Someone once told me "revelation not written down is revelation lost" so in that moment I realized that the reason I was receiving more answers and more knowledge was because now I was willing to write it down. So, all in all I wanted to challenge each one of you to keep a journal. To keep a study journal and a regular journal. So that you can show Heavenly Father how willing you are to listen to Him and the things He wants to tell you.

Think about the Prophets of the Book of Mormon or even the Prophets in the Bible. What would have happened if they didn't write in their journal? Then today we wouldn't have scripture. So especially if you don't feel like you are receiving answers keep a journal and show your Father in Heaven that you really want to know.

Love ya'll!
Sister Wade




MIRACLE!!
So crazy cool miracle!! In another ward in our Stake there was a man who used to be a Baptist preacher and a Sagebrush (a mega church here in ABQ) Minister who was getting baptized and Sister King and I wanted more than anything to go to this baptism to hear his testimony. The rule is that if it's not your baptism you need to bring a Less Active Member or an investigator or a recent convert. So as we were waiting for our recent convert to come to the baptism we were outside standing by the curb looking for her car when all of a sudden a car drove up. We were expecting to see our member but instead a girl named Tyler, rolled down her window and asked if services were going on and if she could come. We told her that there was a baptism and she was more than welcome to come. She quickly parked her car and got out. She told us that she was coming home from work and saw cars in the parking lot and was so excited. She had tried coming to the church a couple of weeks ago but no one was there and the doors were locked. But she wanted so badly to come. During the baptism she was so engaged and loved every moment. Especially when Jeremy, bore his testimony. She told us that she felt something so different here and wanted to continue to feel it. She told us that she would willingly do anything that her Father in Heaven directs her to. She truly is amazing, and loves her Father in Heaven so much. After the baptism she got to walk around with us and talk to some members and hear their conversion stories and she was loving ever minute of it! It was so incredible!! Then she got to meet with the YSA elders too!! Heavenly Father really does know his children and knows where they are and what they need.(:

 
Exchanges!

So there is a little old native man on one of the reservations that is a member and he makes these awesome native CTR rings, so I just had to buy one. It says CTR and NMAM (New Mexico Albuquerque Mission) and then it has real turquoise on it and I finally got mine so Sister Ingold and I took twinning pictures(: