I love you all and am so thankful for your support!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Hello everyone! Happy December! :)
I have some random thoughts and want to begin with a quick story!
So hopefully you can make sense of this email...
Here we go:
About every other week we take some time to sing who one of our branch memebers who is living in a hospital/nursing home facility. When we arrived to visit with her, we were told that they needed to change her & transfer her to her bed.
So Hermana Tua'one & I decided that we should sing to the other patients near by while we waited. We walked into the room next door and there was a cute lady reading a book.
We began to talk with her but realized that she doesn't speak english....
So then I tried Spanish....nothing
Then in my broken Portugese.....nothing
I had the idea to pull out Google translate and we translated
"Hello! What is your name?"
in about 12 different languages...but no luck!
She kept shaking her head and finger "no".
So we found a nurse nearby and asked her what language she speaks.
She said Russian! We then took this new knoweldge and Google translated "Hello! What is your name?" into Russian and she exclaimed "Analise!!!"
with a huge smile on her face!
We were able to converse with her by her speaking into my speaker on my tablet- it translating it to English and then us translating our English to Russian. We are excitited to go back and visit with her next week. We are planning to bring her a copy of our favorite book! You already know which one! The Book of Mormon! ;)
It was such a neat expierence that testified to me all over again, LOVE has no boundries.
The color of our flag, skin, food does not matter.
We are ALL children on God.
I love you all.
I know that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father.
Life is good.
-us with Analise! :-*
-selfies in Anthro
-Analise again because she is so cute and was amazed by technology...we were too!
Hello my loves!
I hope that you all had a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Some big news: Yesterday was TRANSFERS!
Hermana Egbert has left me, she is now serving in HARLEM! EAST SIDE!
My old home. She will love it and do wonderfully.
I was SO super happy to receive the darling Hermana Tua'one! She is already one of the coolest people that I know, a Tongan from Texas....
Hey Olivia! She played vballl before the mission in college! How cool. I knew you'd like that.
I wanted to share a miracle that Hermana Tua'one and I saw yesterday. We were out trying to find house number 8 1/2 and we were not having much luck. So we saw a college age boy standing outside & decided that we should go ask for some help. Ask we started to talk with him, he explained that he had a really awful day at school/work. It made him think about his life and just how he is not where he wants to be.
So on his drive back home he was thinking about how he needed to get back into a groove of going to a church every Sunday. We were able to testify that it was not by chance that we have met. He invited us to come back to teach him + his family about the gospel. They are all from Portugal! We are looking forward to seeing him at church this Sunday.
God is so good. He is in the details of our lives!
Hermana Worley <3
Some happiness boosters:
-my darling new companion!!!
-PAINT! For service this past week we put on our painting clothes and helped one of the members in the branch paint her room.
-Oprahs favorite pie! Thank you family for sending me a whole pie!!!!
-Ilumina el Mundo- It has been so fun to share this video with the people in Danbury.... here is the link!
-my (old) district!
-The Ducays. A super cute portugese fam in the branch.
-Hermana Egbert and I with AMANDA. She is so silly. She wants to grow up to be a missionary.
-Our reliefe society women! They are such awesome women. I hope to grow to become more liike them.
-EDDY! Hermana Egbert and I met him at our last APF!
(We set up a table outside the library and talked with people about Jesus. Eddy was waiting for his bus to come so Hermana and I went up and started to talk with him. He is now meeting with the elders every week and is prepared to be baptized next month. <3)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Here's a short & sweet one for you all this week!
Some things that made this past week of mine bright:
-The sacrament. So truly greatful that EACH WEEK I can be perfectly clean again and strive to be better. I need that. :)
-The Hermosa family! Tomorrow we get to go to the temple with them so they can preform baptisms for Maria's grandparents that passed away.
-My scarf + hat + gloves. It's begining to feel a lot like Christmas. Seriously, so so chilly here in Danbury.
-Charles Lynn Preston Worley: my daddio!
F E L I Z C U M P L E A N O S to the very best man that I know. It was his birthday & he always makes me so happy. #myhomielovinfriend
- YOU all, thank you for the love sent my way. I am very greatful for you all & for our Savior & for my nametag.
Hermana Worley 💛
Pictures: from our trip to the city today
Here is one of my favorite scriptures from this week along with a few of my favorite photos.....
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
I hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween.
The work is going really well here in Danbury.
This past week we had the chance to help some recent converts in the church with family history so they can attend the temple this week, teach about the importance of modern day prophets, celebrate a birthday of one of our memebers in the branch, find 10 new investigators, and testify of Jesucristo.
I am sending lots of love & hope you make this new week a great one!
-My district is so wonderful! Yesterday we were able to take a little bit of time to celebrate haloween by eating chocolate eyeballs and talking about the work here in Danbury
-the halloween trunk or treat! Hermana Egbert and I dressed up as twins...
-One of memebers has Quails!!!! They are so cute.
-It was Lilys birthday and her favorite thing is strawberry shortcake. We didnt have time to cook one at home so we ran to walmart to get some ingridents and I made a birthday cake, in the car, on the way to Lilys house. This was the outcome. #lifehack
Ingridents: canned strawberries + golden candles + vanilla dingdongs.
-Hermana Egbert and I with Hermana Newbold. Isn't she darling?!?! She is the branch presidents wife and I love her a LOT!
Hola hola hola a todos!!
Some happy things that happened this past week + photos:
-Stake confrence! The branch president rented a classic yellow school bus and the missionaries and branch members rode up to Yorktown together. The talks were super uplfiting & the theme was temples.
-LEAVES. They are so pretty here. One of the pictures below is of a tree standing right outside of my apartment.
Hermana Egbert & I have been seeing miracles left and right!
Last night we were able to being teaching a cute family from Spain that we met through teaching English class at the chappel building. They have lived in America for 2 months so far and found out about the free English classes that us missionaries teach, from a memeber of the church that was doing her laundry at the laundry mat.
How neat is that!?
-SPORTS. We play them in the mornings & I have been learning how to master the art of frisby. Hermana Egbert is a pro.
I am thankful for this gospel and for all of the support sent my way. One of my favorite quotes that I came across this week is:
"You haven't failed until you stop TRYING"
from Gordon B. Hinkley
I know that this is so true and I was extra thankful for this reminder.
It truly is the small and simple daily efforts that make a big difference in life. So keep trying and trusting in God.
I love you all!
have a great week :)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Hello family and friends!
Okay so the emailing situation is a struggle today so don't have much time...but know I love you all & that I'll respond to emails next week when I have more time :)
This past week I said "goodbye" to my beloved Harlem and said "hello" to Danbury, Connecticut! I am also with one of the coolest humans on the planet, HERMANA EGBERT! We were so happy when we found out that we would be serving together. The area is so super cute and all of the leaves are turning. Fall is the best!
I will be serving in a Spanish/Portugese branch. I am super excited to pick up some Portugese here I was able to meet a few of the ward memebers last night and they were so loving + wonderful.
Love you all,
Picture: me + cute Ester from Harlem.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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,
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!! 🎃🌻👻
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 :)
I baked chocolate muffins last Thursday. A bright and dark picture because my camera is the best!!!!
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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 🌼
-hermana masoe & I being crafty
-a park where we fed the bird after dinner this past monday