Monday, January 26, 2015

26 January 2015

Heeeellooo Everybody! I sure hope you are all doing well!! This week was so very great! I am so grateful for everything that we were able to do.

Tuesday was a little different. Sister Bills was sick, so we stayed in. I got a lot of study done. Both personal and spanish. It was so great.

On Thursday, I had a Spanish Test.. Which I felt went well. I know I did much better on it than last time. It has definitely been hard keeping up with it, because I am in an English area and Sister Bills doesn't speak it at all... So my Spanish study is completely on my own, versus when Sister Vivas and I were companions, we could study together. That was nice :)  We also met with Lauren again. She has some concerns about Joseph Smith that we are trying to resolve. It definitely seems she wants to know and be a part of the truth, wherever that is. I definitely feel that once she gains that testimony of Joseph Smith for herself, everything else will just come easier. After all, gaining that testimony of him is kind of the beginning.

Friday, I again had lots of study time, because Sister Bills was sick, again. 

Sunday was officially the last day of my 3rd transfer! So crazy! This transfer definitely has some awesome experiences in store. 

I hope you all are doing well! Encino Park is really great. I am so happy to be here for another transfer. :)  I love you all!

Love, Hermana Dean

Monday, January 19, 2015

19 January 2015

Hola!! Oh my goodness! I cannot believe another transfer is over! These last 6 weeks have flown by! I can hardly believe we are halfway through January. Time sure flies!

This week was so great though. We were able to meet with quite a few people. On Tuesday, we were able to meet with a member of our ward, and we talked about Blessings. We read a little from President Monson's talk "Consider The Blessings". It was really great, and I think our member really enjoyed it too.

On Wednesday, we met with Gill. He is so awesome. He was an active non-member for quite a while. He had a really good friend who was a member, and would go to church with him, every week. He said he enjoyed coming to our meetings... But he never officially sat down with the missionaries... I don't know why. But we met with him. And he seems genuinely interested in learning more. But, this weekend is a holiday, so he went on vacation with his family :) So. we will meet with him again soon!

Thursday we had a Zone Conference, which was so great! We went over "Finding By Faith" and all the little things we can do daily to show our faith to find and teach those who have already been prepared by the Lord. It was so great!

Sunday was Transfer Calls!!! Crazy!!! It was really great. I was nervous for a little bit, but when they actually called, I felt calm :) Sister Bills and I are both staying here in Encino Park. I am super excited. 

I love you all so much!!

Love, Hermana Dean

Monday, January 12, 2015


I totally forgot to send these pictures with my last email :)

Here's a sticker on a car that I love!

I cannot believe how low gas prices are here!! Crazy!!

12 Jan 2015

Hola!! This week was so great!! There are so many miracles that have taken place. 
We had exchanges this week. Sister Bills stayed in Encino Park and Sister Powell joined her there, and I went to Balcones with Sister Risenmay. It was so great! I learned so much, and so many miracles came from it :) 

For one, we got an appointment with Craig, a guy we had knocked into a while ago, but our schedules always conflicted, until then. So we met with him, and started talking about the Restoration, but some of the questions he was asking were directed more towards the Plan of Salvation, so we switched gears a little, and tried our best to answer his questions. I am so glad Sister Long was there. She was able to help answer questions we weren't sure how to answer :)

We also were able to meet with Celeste again. :) She is so awesome! We taught her about the Restoration, and she really liked what we said. You could tell she felt the Spirit, and wanted to learn more. She asked if she could have a Book of Mormon-- she jumped the gun on us! She was so excited to have one, she asked us before we could invite her to do it. But she said she wants to read it and pray about it for herself. :)

It was a great week. I am so happy to be out here. 

I love you all!

Hermana Dean

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hello!!!! And happy happy New Year!! I cannot believe it. This year just flew by!! I can't believe it is 2015 already. I feel like it's still October! Craziness. 

So this week was great! We worked a lot to find people... Because we don't really have anyone we are consistently teaching. But.. It was a good week :)

I can't remember if I told you all this before or not... But a few weeks ago, we were knocking a street, and I saw in one house's window, an Angel Moroni statue! So we didn't knock it, thinking it was a member's house... we went back to the car to look and see what member lived there..but there wasn't! So we went back and knocked... But no one answered. We have been back a couple times, but so far,... same result. I am so intrigued by this house. I wonder if the owner's know that's what it is... or what.. :) I'm super curious. So, whenever we are in that area, we try it. :) 

Nothing much really happened, other than the normal schedule ... :)  But it was still a great week. 

I love you all!!
Hermana Dean