Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hi everyone!

Hi everyone!

Girls, how did you enjoy Women's Confrence?!?!?! 

My hermanas & I sure did LOVE it. We still can't stop talking about it! 👸👸👸 Here in the city we had a "Girls Night" at the Lincoln Square chapel which is connected to the Manhattan Temple. 
(one of my favorite spots in the city)
The girls night was combined with Spanish, English & ASL sisters in the church. It was such a wonderful evening filled with cupcakes + popcorn + women's confrence + so many women with great faith.

My favorite talk was from President Utchdorf, he spoke about three sisters.
Sad, Mad, & Glad 
It can be found right here:

So I'm not sure if everyone in this group knows, but I'm a big reader. I LOVE to read books! Reading the Book of Mormon has always been one of the ways that I find peace in this life.

One of my favorite books from back home is called Life of Pi by Yan Martel.
In Life of Pi the hero explains his feelings about Christ, he says: 

“I couldn’t get Him out of my head. I still can’t. I spent three solid days thinking about Him. The more He bothered me, the less I could forget Him. And the more I learned about Him, the less I wanted to leave Him”

I feel this way about our Savior too. I love Him and the more that I learn & read about Him + His life, the closer I want to be to Him. 
I have a strong testimony that He is willing to draw as near to us as we allow Him too. 💛

I am super excited for general confrence this weekend. I have been looking forward to it for 6 months!!!!! 
I hope you can take some time to listen/read/record the words that will be spoken this weekend. 

Your favorite New Yorker,
 Hermana Worley

Happy things & photos:
-Brooklyn bridge! We were able to explore this area of the city last P day! 
We also ate COOKIE DOUGH out of an icecream cone! #dangerous
-Ester + her friend + I at women's confrence. Esters mom is the Relief Society President in the ward.

-Halloween is coming!!! We love October & food costumes....and Target! 









HaPpY OcToBeR!! 🎃🌻👻

HaPpY OcToBeR!! 🎃🌻👻
One of the best seasons is here so let the fall festivities begin.

My October was kicked off with a really lame COLD/FLU. The last few days I have spent resting at home. My hermanas have been awesome with helping me out. All is well and I'm feeling much better. 😙

Oh my, my heart is FULL today. 
General Conference was everything I needed and more. 
I loved it ALL and could go on and on about everything but I'll sum up with D&C 84:88 which is one of my fav scriptures was mentioned TONS of times during conference 
"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." 
Isn't that just beautiful?? And so true. We have surrounding help all of the time. I love you all so so much and I love this Gospel. I love that all the only things in my bag every day are Book of Mormons (in multiple languages) (and laurabars because #fuel) so that I can share this happy message with others!!! 

I hope you all have a FABULOUS week and know I love you :) I love this Gospel with my WHOLE heart and I say that in the name of Jesus Christ amen :)

Love,
Hermana Worley

Pictures:

I baked chocolate muffins last Thursday. A bright and dark picture because my camera is the best!!!!






Thursday, September 14, 2017

💥Hola!💥

💥Hola!💥
Here is a quick recap on latest & greatest news this past week:

We are now a TRIO!!!! Hermanita Day has joined us! We are excitied for the opportunity to work on the East & West side of the island now and to also have a new best friend with us too! 

   As a mission we were able to hear inspiring words from President Nelson and his darling wife this past week, they make me want to be a better person! I am so thankful for prophets who lead and guide us. 

Sister Nelson invited us to prepare for general confrence by thinking of a question that you would like to receive an answer to. She promised that your question will be answered! 

   Hermana Masoe and I cut out little paper hearts to tape on the front door of our friend Angies apartment. Angie + her husband & two little girls have been learning about the gospel! We love them a lot!

Jeffreys baptism is this Saturday!!!! He is super happy boy to being able to take this next step of faith in his life! Whoohoo! 

Lots of love + light,
Hermana Worley 🌼

Photos:
-hermana masoe & I being crafty
-a park where we fed the bird after dinner this past monday 
-selfies!!!!!!








¡Es miércoles!

¡Hola mi familia y amigos!
 ¿Cómo ha sido su semana? 
¡Es miércoles! 

This past week was full of so many good things but today I really jusy want to ask you all of a favor! Here it is.......

If you have some time this week or the next, would you please send me a copy of The Book of Mormon with your testimony written on inside? 

The Book of Mormon can be in English or Spanish. You can send it in the mail to:

Hermana Mariah Bray Worley 
700 White Plains Rd Ste 315
Scarsdale NY 10583
United States

I would LOVE + feel honored to receive your copy of The Book of Mormon to pass it out to someone here in New York City. 
I know that your testimony WILL bring someone closer to Heavenly Father. I also believe that when we share our testimony we are brought closer to Heavenly Father ourselves. 
 
I promise to write each of you who send me a book, an email follow up on who received the copy of the Book of Mormon with your testimony! 💛

The Book of Mormon has helped me come closer to my Savior and His love.
 I know that the Savior who fed a multitude with 5 loaves & 2 fishes - who helped the blind to see & the lame to walk, is the same Savior who helps you and I. 

"I glory in plainness; I glory in truth; glory in my Jesus"
2 Nephi 33:6

I love you,
Hermana Worley


Fotos:
-my roomates!!! Aren't they darling?!
-still eating hotdogs for Jesus
-Hermanita Dia + Yo. After district meeting!
-spider bites on MY FACE. AH. My face is swollen and the struggle is still so real you guys. 





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Buenos dias!!!

Buenos dias!!!

Here are some really happy things that happened in the last 7 days:

-Jeffrey wants to be baptized September 16th 2017! 
Whoohoo! 
Hermana Masoe and I are SO proud of him for wanting to take this big step of faith in his life.

-Personal Progress is a program designed for the young women in the church. Yesterday evening we were able to help some girls in the ward learn about the importance of Choice and Accountability through talking about the example of Esther in the Bible! 

- El Libro de Mormons: Hermana Masoe and I made it a goal to pass out more of these books throughout our days. This past friday some of the projects celebrated "Family Day" so we were able to set up a booth and talk to people about Jesus Christ & provide kids with a coloring station.  

-SUSHI! I tried sushi for the first time & I am sold! There is a Whole Foods that just opened up in Harlem and its located right down the street from our chappel. #blessings! Thanks for the gift card momma worley!

I am super grateful for the little line in 2 Nephi 1:10 that says....
"having power given them to do all things by faith"....
that I read during personal study yesterday. 
It helped bless me with comfort and trust that I CAN do things that are way out of my comfort zone!!!
I know that we will be given all the power we need to accomplish what Christ needs us to do if we have faith. 
:) 

Fotos:
-On our way to the "Family Day" activity with some books & cards!
-Studies in the Library! We had some rainy days this past week but not even made because I LOVE FALL! 
-Crazy selfies
-statue of liberty...made out of crock shoes. 

I love you all. 
Thank you for the love, the light, the prayers. All of it!
Love,
Hermana Worley






Thursday, August 24, 2017

Harlem Days!

Hello hello hello!

Here are some Harlem Highlights:

-Jeffery came to church this past Sunday with Hermana Masoe and I! Whoohoo! 
I asked him what is favorite thing about church was and he said:
"It makes me feel closer to God."
i love it. church makes me feel closer to God too.

- Harlem Days! It was Harlem week which ment there was a HUGE farmers market full of fried chicken + bumping bachata + the african market goods. Super fun. The church rented out a booth to help people learn about thier family history! Hermana Masoe and I were able to go to help out with the spanish speakres. It was SO happy!

- Every week we volunteer at Red Oaks Retirment center with lunches. I made a really sweet friend there about 3 moths ago and her name is Solito.
She wants me to marry her grandson. I want her to come to church with me. We love eachother lots!!! 

-SPLIT! Yesterday I was able to spend the day with Sister Horton. 

Thats about all I have time for this week! 
Thank you for the prayers and emails.
Love,
Hermana Worley 




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday! 🎉
It was a really good week in Harlem. Hermana Masoe and I were able to see a lot of miracles. 
Here are a few things that happened........

-VIANCES BIRTHDAY!! 
(Viance is a recent convert, I was able to go do baptisms with her my first day in Harlem) She is now 13 years old.... so Hermana Masoe and I blew up a bunch of balloons + put on our princess birthday crowns and sang her "feliz cumpleaños"

- Zoila is leaving to the D.R. to be with her husband for sometime.

-A new pizza joint opened up on Amsterdam so we were given free pizza!

-An interview with President Smith. He is so wonderful.

-Prayers. We made it a goal to pray with more people. People on the street. At their front doors. On the bus. Prayer is so powerful! 
I testify this is true.

- Harlem Shake! A member in the ward, Herman & his fiance, took Hermana Masoe and I out to lunch at Harlem Shake. If you are ever in Harlem.....you must stop by.

We received the news this past week that another apostle of the Lord will be visiting the mission: President Russell M. Nelson
We are very blessed! 
We will also begin to read the Book of Mormon together as a mission. 
To prepare we are studying the Atonement of Jesus Christ. 
I know that our Savior lives and gracias a Él.....nada as imposible. ❤

Welp. Thats a wrap! 
You are all in my prayers.

Love, Hermana Worley