Sunday, February 11, 2018

The month of LOVE ❤

February is here & we are so happy about it!

This past week was filled with a lot of goodness. We were able to heart attack some doors + begin a Bible Study class + invite anyone and everyone to our Branch Valentine's party this Saturday evening!

 One of my favorite moments of the week happened last night. 
Hermana Tua'one + I had just gotten out of a lesson and we felt that there is somewhere specific that we needed to be but we weren't certain where. 
So we prayed, pulled out the map of our area and Hna Tua'one put her finger on a certain area.
 (Which was so cool because I was feelin the same place!)

So we got in our car & drove over there. 
Our plans were to go visit a less active member.
She was home! The spirit was so strong!
After we left her home, we were walking towards our car and a man said
"Hey are you Jehovah Witnesses?" 
And we were able to explain that we were Mormons and had a super awesome conversation about the gospel + Jesus Christ + The Book of Mormon. He is from Brazil and had met with elders before he moved to the U.S. We were able to exchange info and get him an appointment with our Portuguese missionaries!
It was a tender confirmation of knowing that we were right where we were supposed to be. 

The work is moving forward & I am thankful for the love of our Savior.

I'm sending you all prayers and LOVE!

Yours truly,
Hermana Worley

PS. SEND SOME BIRTHDAY WISHES TO OLIVIA MAE!!!! 
Today she turns 16!
Stay away boys.
I love you Liv!!!

Photos:
Hna Tua'one y I!







Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hola! 01/17/2018

Hola! 
This morning Hermana Tua'one and I were blessed to wake up to snowfall!!! pure magic.
But I want to share one of my favorite expierences this past week with you all. There is a less active memeber in the branch who is very very ill. For the storys sake, let's just call her Lucy.
     So we were talking on the phone with Lucy this past Saturday evening and Hermana Tua'one and I felt prompted that we should ask if we could come over before church to begin a fast for her and then come by later after church to end our fast with her. Which Lucy agreed!

(side note:
to "fast" is to go without food and drink voluntarily for a certain period of time. You can fast for many purposes. We wanted to fast to ask Heavenly Father to heal Lucy. Fasting can help you prepare yourself and/or others to receive God’s blessings.)

     As we were there Sunday morning in her home Lucy began to list off her sicknesses to us before we began our fast with a prayer. It was a very long list and I remember looking over to Hermana Tua'one thinking....
*Do we REALLY have the faith that Lucy can be healed of all of her sicknesses?*
and then a tender spiritual confirmation came to me & I KNEW that yes we do. The fast that Hermana Tua'one and I were able to participate in was special. I am 100% certian that we all have the ability to access that heavenly POWER, if we use our agency to do so. It is right there waiting for us.
     I know that we are here on this earthly journey to HELP and LOVE our borthers + sisters. Through this expierence with Lucy, it was re-testified to me that the Lord does work according to our FAITH. 
It is by faith that we can see & preform miracles.

Love,
Hermana Worley


Happy Things:
-Zone Confrence!!! Great things are happening in the NYNYN Mission. We are working on keepin' up on those New Year Resolutions.....my gratitude jar is going strong......but about my other ones......Im sure greatful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. #keeptrying
- The tender funeral of our Prophet Thomas S. Monson & the call to our new Prophet Russel M. Nelson!
-Snowfall!
-El Libro de Mormon. I love this book, especially in Spanish.
-Art. I was able to draw this past week! 
-Prayer. I know He hears my prayers. He hears your prayers too. 
-New people to teach! We were able to find some new people to teach through helping a woman take down her christmas decorations. Service is important!


Pictures:
-buddha! Thanks for the pic momma worley. 
-danbury sunsets.
-PUPPIES!
-my cute compa hit 7 months of her service to the Lord. whoohoo!
We are both sure glad that we have been called to serve our King! 




 

01/10/18 our sweet prophet

"We thank thee, oh God, for a prophet to guide us in these latter days."

We recieved a call this past week from President Smith stating that President Monson has past away + our mission has the approval to watch the broadcast of his funeral this Friday. I have reflected a lot about him this past week and I am confident that part of the reason I lived right now was so that I could live while he was prophet. I have learned SO much from him and his incredible life of service. 
He is truly a man of God.
I wrote in my journal that I know he's a man of God because NO ONE could accomplish everything that he accomplished without God's help. His life is truly a masterpiece and I'm so grateful for it.
When Hermana Tua'one and I went running in the morning with listened to the video of his life to honor him and reflect about him and it was truly incredible. I am truly so grateful for him and one day I hope to be able to respond to spiritual promptings as faithfully as him. 

con MUCHO amor,
Hermana Worley

Photos:
- President Monson
-Hermana Tua'one & and are now GOLD STAR MEMBERS. 
#costcocostco






Sunday, January 7, 2018

...17 things in 2017...

 Goodbye 2017 & Hello 2018. Doing wierd things to my brain, I can't believe it! My 2017 was spent mostly as a missionary and 2018 will mostly be spent doing the same thing and I couldn't be happier about it! YAY!

     For NYE, we celebrated with one of our darling memebers, she cooked us OCTUPUS rice + an Oreo cake! Fun stuff :) We were asked to be home early that night, so we turned on our twinkle lights in our room + sat on the floor and wrote down some of our goals for 2018.

I decided that I want to share 17 things I learned during 2017 today so here we go..... :)

1. How to rely, truly rely, on my Savior & Heavenly Father.

2. A new language: Spanish! {a work in progress, but love it!}

3. ALWAYS have a Book of Momon on me!!!

4. How to pretend that I love eating meat!!!!!
#struggle #vegetarianpremission #thingsforChrist

5. How to Subway surf and testify of Christ while doing so!! #HARLEMMM

6. How to read emails super fast and respond even faster!

7. That you can L-O-V-E random stangers that you meet on the street instanteanously (<- still can't spell haha somethings dont change)

8. The scriptures {I still have so much to learn but i've gotten much better at studying them}

9. Some things matter and some things really don't. Learning how to let the things that don't matter go.

10. Some of my favorite things, will ALWAYS remain favorite things......a hot cup of tea...the color yellow...yoga....flowers...painting!...the sound of bird chirps...

11. I am involved in a work that is SO much greater than myself!

12. Time is precious.

13. Greatful hearts = Happy hearts!
#countyourblessins #onebyone

14. How to make, eat and clean up quinoa in less than 30 minutes.
{definitely have been our lunches lately}

15. I can ALWAYS choose to feel my Saviors love and that it is the best thing ever.

16. I have met some of the holiest people that live in one of the most unholiest of places. #NYC

17. Brave. The true meaning of this word.

And so many other things as well!!! I am so excited to CONTINUE leanring all thoes things better as well as many more this coming year.  I feel blessed to begin this year with Hna Tua'one. This past week we were able to see a lot of miracles! Miracles are witnesses of God. 
I testify that He LIVES! He loves us.
Its gonna be a happy year for us all, I can feel it.

Cheers!,
Hermana Worley

ps. I love LOVE to hear of some things that YOU learned in 2017.
Pictures:
-BRAVERY!!!! Sister Tua'one convinced me to get some my ears pierced. It was about time. 
-MOM! I made your no bake cookies, buuuut destroyed the spatula while doing so...whoops!
-blurry NYE party hats!
-pom pom heads. its cold here! 






Friday, December 29, 2017

A Christmas Miracle & last email...

...of the YEAR! #2017

Thank you for all of the love that was sent my way this Christmas season!
My Christmas was wonderful. Hermana Tua'one & I spent time singing to people who were hospitalized + eating lunch with an awesome family in the branch (i ate BUNNY!!! tastes like chicken) + delivering Christmas gifts + sharing the "IluminaElMundo". My favorite present of all was being able to Skype my family. I am so greatful to have a father that made us an eternal family in the Boise, ID temple not too long ago. 
Familes are forever! 

A Christmas Miracle:
Hermana Tua'ona and I (along with the elders in the area) began working towards a goal at the begining of our time together to have 100 souls in church Christmas Eve morning to celebrate the birth of their Savior with us. The past few weeks (this past week especially) were filled us with working so hard to accomplish this goal that we had set. When Sunday morning came, we both had peace in our hearts as we sat in our church service knowing that everyone who was in this service was supposed to be there. At the end of the church service we were told that 102 souls were with us in church! 
Hermana Tua'one and I earned so much together throughout this expierence. I know that the Lord wants to help us accomplish the righteous desires of our hearts...and He will if we let Him!  
As this new year approaches and your new goals are set, include Heavenly Father in your goal setting process. You were designed to succeed! He is cheering you on! 
I am cheering you on too!

Xoxo,
Hermana Worley

Pictures:
1. Me + ONE of my FAVORITE HUMANS, isnt she DARLING
2. 7/11 #truechristmasmiracle
3. pre church selfie
4. post church Santa Biblia pic. #SANTA
5. We were gifted lip gloss
6. SNOW!







CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS EVE with my hermana!!
thanks for the pajamas momma worley & tua'one





Feliz Navidad!!!