Wednesday, May 2, 2018

GROWTH in the UNCOMFY!

Hello everyone!!

Sister Gill & I have been working on GROWING together! Which has been one of the best things!!! To do this we have been noticing & focusing on going for the things that make us feel UNcomfortable in missionary work....because there is NO growth in the comfy and NO comfy in the GROWTH!!! 
Because of this goal our past week has been full of things like:
-Knocking doors at 8:45 pm.... (people like their evening hours)
-Removing SPIDERS from our home for Sister Gill #STILLUNCOMFY #SOS #HELLOSPRING
-Pushing ourselves with time management!
-Running further distances in the morning 
-Roleplays with members!!

Haha so here is a little story for you all....
...We were walking back to our car through a parking lot & passed a cute older lady. When we got back to our car & were sitting in our seats, Sister Gill turned to me and said "Hey I think I heard that lady say "God"...should we go ask her why she said His name?" We looked at eachother and we BOTH knew what we needed to do. (a bit uncomfortable? YES! Our fingers were crossed that she was talking about Him and not using His name in vain) So we unbuckled our seatbelts, walked up to her & explained that we are the sister missionaries, we heard her say Gods name and wanted to ask her why He is important to her!! We were able to share with her about the message of The Restoration in the parking lot! Our hearts were FULL of gratitude to Heavenly Father for placing her in our path & we thanked Him for helping us be BRAVE.

Cheers to doing things that make us a little uncomfy in this life! I testify that our Heavenly Father wont allow us to fail as we strive to follow in our Saviors footsteps. HE will help us be BRAVE to do the things that are kinda uncomfy. Let us all choose to press forward with FAITH and kick that fear to the curb!

Have a WONDERFUL week. 

LOVE + LIGHT,

Sister Worley :)

Pictures: 
SERVICE project that took place in New Paltz


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

2 MISSIONARIES!!!!!

MY LITTLE BROTHER IS GOING TO ARIZONA TO PREACH THE GOSPEL IN SPANISH JULY 5TH AND HE'S GOING TO DO AMAZING AND WOWZA I LOOOOVE HIM!!!

My favorite only brother has been called to serve in MEZA, ARIZONA!!!! I just need to say how proud I am of him. He is going to KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK + bless the people of Arizona greatly!!!

A tender moment that I wanted to share with you all is from this past Friday! Sister Gill + I were out looking up a referral. We felt to knock another door on the way back to our car. When the lady answered the door she was open and seemed to have a lot of real intent. She told us her 19 year old son was just murdered + she was having a real hard time believing in God. The spirit was so strong as we promised her that as she read the Book of Mormon, she would feel peace & know God is there. We got her contact info and will be going back to meet with her again!! 
#MILAGROS

Thank you for the support, emails, prayers, pictures, encouragment & love. 

I'm greatful for this gospel + The Book of Mormon. 
The Book of Mormon helped me find extra needed strength this past week. 
I testify that we are children of a Heavenly Father who LOVES us.

I hope you all have the HAPPIEST WEEK, SENDING LOTS of LOVE + LIGHT!

Sister Worley :) 

Pictures:
-Me with MY mission call with PEYTON & HIS mission call.
Love you so much, boy!
-Sister Jacobson & I. Splits are awesome. I learned much from her. Burger King is one of her happy boosters. :)




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, NY +

Hello, hello my people.

Yep I have some really exciting news! 

This past week was transfers & the Lord has called me to serve in a cute English ward located in Middletown, NY. The ward has been so loving + I am also blessed to be with Sister Gill. We will be serving as sister training leaders together! 
(We arrived to the mission field together, how happy is THAT!)
I was SO blessed to have six weeks in New Rochelle. It was such a short adventure during my service there BUT I learned SO much. I was able to rub shoulders with so many true disciples of Jesus Christ. That has been one of my favorite things to expierence while being here on my mission.

Okay, let's talk about GENERAL CONFRENCE! Wow it was so good. I loved learning about MEEKness & how to move from "failures" to "failures" that we expierence in life with FAITH + hearing speakers at the pulpit from such different backgrouds of life. How exciting is it that we will be building NEW temples!!!! 

For Easter we were able to spend some time between the general confrence sessions to dye easter eggs and make "ressurection" rolls with our investigators! I am so thankful for Jesus. I know that there are a lot of really important dyas that have occured in the history of time and one of the most importants were when Christ suffered for us and then rose again.

My heart is filled with gratitude for our living prophet, Prophet Nelson. I am thankful that He is quick to respond to the promptings that he recieves from the spirit. I LOVE my Father in Heaven, his son Jesus and the Holy Ghost. I know our Savior LIVES. Thank you for your prayers + words of encouragement. They truly do bless me!

Pictures: 
- Westchester Waffles with The Smiths. 
(taken from the snapchat of pres, ha no I'm not using snapchat :) )
-selfies Hna Clark and I Easter morning 
-Easter treats on a sunnnnny day! thanks for the boxes worley fam!
- two of the cuties that we got to dye eggs with! 

LOVE,
HNA WORLEY





Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Year One + strongest strengths + General Confrence

Happy Wednesday + Holy Week + General Confrence + Easter.

I am so excited that we get to hear from our LIVING prophet this weekend. How wonderful will it be to raise our hand to sustain our new prophet, President Nelson along with his new apostles!

Do yall have any confrence traditions?
President Smith has invited the missionaries in my zone to meet at his home for some "Westchester Waffles". 

I am excited to be taught from on high, I'm still pondering questions to write down that I would like to have answered this weekend. 
One of my favorite things about general confrence is that I always walk away feeling so refreshed, inspired and loved. 
It's such a good time to be ALIVE!

Also, this past week I hit YEAR ONE.
 
I truly do LOVE my mission. Has it been hard? 
Absolutely, but my perspective has grown to be BIGGER, more loving & understanding. It has blessed me with remarkable life long friends. 
My knowledge of the Savior + gospel truths have GROWN.

One of my strongest strengths in life is the ability to be able to find the GOOD & choose happiness, even in times of trial. It's not always easy but I do know that this strength, and ALL of our strenghts are truly supplemented from God. 
I have learned on an intense level while being on my mission that Satan attacks our weakness but he also attacks our strengths, sometimes our strongest strengths. 
The situations + trials + people that we get to expierence in life arent always the most pleasant.
Recently, due to some trails, I have had a lot of thoughts like
 "maybe it is just dumb to point out how pretty it is when the sunset sky looks like cotton-candy? 
or how yummy the flower shop smells that we walk past?"
....but I have learned that I can still find the JOY that this world brings me and share it with my Heavenly Father through prayer because I know He always cares.

I have a testimony that we don't annoy our Heavenly Father and He LOVES us! I have great faith that happy things aren't dumb.  
I know that finding happy things when life is hard can fill us with LIGHT & bring us hope for our futures, because it has done so for mine. 

I am thankful for our Savior.
HE LIVES!!!!

Hermana Worley





Thursday, March 22, 2018

SNOW❄

Do you wanna build a SNOWMAN? 

Hermana Clark & I sure do!
We woke up today #blessed, to a really pretty snowfall and it's still going strong. To celebrate we are enjoying some cups of hot chocolate.
Best. Thing. Ever. 

Lets see, this past week whizzed by.... let's talk about one of our favorite days:

☘St. Patrick's day!
 We were taken out to a Mexican restaurant in downtown New Rock with our students from English Classes that we teach. It was soul filling to learn more of their cultures & backgrounds. They are from Mexico Guatemala. As we were sitting at dinner, the spirit tapped my heart & reminded me of HOW much God LOVES his children. SO MUCH.
We were able to gift our English Class students copies of the Book of Mormon! We filled these books with verses that have enriched our lives + pictures of Christ + our testimonies. 

Happiness boosters:

-The Book of Alma in The Book of Mormon. This is where I have been reading in my personal study in the morning. One of the biggest themes that I have noticed this past week is that, our suffering that we expierence in life has PURPOSE. 
I have I reflected on some of my trials, I know that my suffering has brought me closer to the Savior & has allowed me to grow more empathy towards others. 

-Elder & Sister Young (senior couple) who invited us to their home last Sunday. They really are a RICH blessing in my life. Elder Young has the gospel of Christ written on his heart, I hope to grow to be more like him.

-We had 3 investigators come enjoy church this past week! YaY! 
They are all from part member families, which hits home for me.

Pictures:
a combination of snow + church kitchen selfies + a sunrise from our apartment window + embarrasing selfies about to take the snowmagedon. 

Heavenly Father loves you. 
Have a WONDERFUL day!

Love, 
Hermana Worley 











Monday, March 19, 2018

The glass: it's 1/2 FULL

Here are a few reasons why the glass was 1/2 FULL this past week:

-Our Sunday service!
It was a really lovely Sunday. The sun was shining + I was asked to play the prelude music on the piano before our service started which did my soul SO good. 
We were able help some of our less active members come to church & I felt an overwhelming apprecation to be on my mission during our hour of relief society. I feel so #blessed to be able to rub shoulders with women of such GREAT faith. 

-ENGLISH CLASS.
We have some of the best humans ever come to our English classes every week. Yesterday evening 2 of our students asked us if they could take us out to dinner this Saturday evening. Hermana Clark & I have already begun the brainstorming process of what gospel docterine we can share with them to help build thier faith. 

-The Restoration!!!!
The message is by far my most favorite message to share with people because it has brought me so much direction + peace in my life. 
We found some opportunities to share this message with quite a few people, along with gifting them a Book of Mormon.

-Along with hymns + answered prayers + angels sent from Heavenly Father (they really are all around us) + modern medicine + an a inspired mission president. 

I have strong testimony that the glass can always be 1/2 full, if we have the eyes to see it that way. 

Love you all!
Thank you for your prayers!

Hermana Worley

Pictures:
-Hospital cafeteria lunch rooms. Yes momma worley, I DID think of YOU.
-After math of a storm that hit.






Friday, March 9, 2018

Flower Market Miracles

Hello everyone! :)

Let's start out with one of my favorite miracles of this past week.....
       Monday afternoon we had some spare time in our sechedule before we needed to be at a members home to give her some service. 
So Hermana Clark and I pulled out our map of the area & prayed for guidance. 
      My companion felt very strongly that we needed to go & visit the home of one of our potential investigators. So we made our way over to her apartment building. It turns out that she wasn't home, as we were walking a different rout back to our car we passed by A FLOWER MARKET! 
As you could imagine I was SLAP HAPPY!!!!!
     I asked if we could pause for a moment to take a picture + smell the flowers... well, a few mintues later a man walked up to us and said.....
"Hey! Girls! I know you both!!!" ....but in portugese 
(I was so greatful for the gift of tounges AND my time in Danbury to become familiar with some Portugese)
       We were able to ask him "how?" and he explained that he had met with the missionaries in this area but it had been about a year or so since. 
So here we were, together in this flower market as we discussed the POWER of the Book of Mormon. How it has softened all our hearts + altered the life of MY family as we were able to enter into the temple together to be sealed together for FOREVER + gives our lives more meaning & purpose.....before we parted ways we said a prayer. 
      Later that evening we called the elders. They testified that our interaction with this man truly was a miracle! The elders have been trying & trying to get ahold of him for such a long time but didn't have his current contact info....  
...Needless to say this past week I was a little EXTRA greatful for prayer + The Book of Mormon + the guidance of the spirit & FLOWERS!
 
I testify that the Lords hand is in our daily lives. 
He LOVES you & is AWARE of your needs, trials and desires.

I pray for you all.

Love, 
Hermana Worley

Happiness Boosters & Photos....
-Our miracle flower market 
-Zone confrence + car selfies! 
I was reminded....
Me + Christ = Enough....
-The view from our flat...New Rochelle looks so good at sunset
-Flower Market selfie.....it was SO cold. br. 
The sun has been shining but producing no warmth! how is that?!