Monday, November 20, 2017

fruits of our labor

Hello Family and friends!
This week was a really good week! We were able to really be able to see the fruits of our labors this week and that has been a huge miracle! We were able to find 7 new people to teach this week! that is really awesome for our area because most of the time we have a hard time finding 1! They seriously have been coming out of nowhere!  It has been really awesome to see all the people that are truly reaching heavenward and how much they are willing to talk to us about the things that are happening in their lives. Im pretty sure that it just comes from the mantle that we hold because seriously people are telling us their entire life story. It is so cool. I love being able to hear other peoples stories and to be able to help them through testifying of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This week as we were tracting we were able to find three new investigators! That was such a miracle! Usually knocking doors isnt the most sucessful thing but this time it was! They are two teenage girls and they are seriously so anxious to hear more about the gospel it is so awesome. I think it is really cool that these girls are literally craving to hear more about Christ and how they are really children of God. It just made me think a little bit about how that is the type of attitude that we are should have. I want to build a relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior because I know that I am a child of God and that Christ sacrified for me. Having that knowledge is a huge blessing in my life and it truly has helped me to be able to make smart choices and to recognize that their is more to this life than just living. We seriously could be getting so much out of this life through the gospel and through knowing that we are Gods children and that Christ suffered specifically for me. I know that Heavenly Father really does love us all and that Christ really does love each of us and wants to help us.
This week we had another opportunity to go to the temple with some of our mission. As we were there I started to think about the things that are the most important. The things of this world do not matter to God. He doesnt care how much money we have or how nice our clothes are. He cares about if we feel loved, if we are happy and if we know our purpose. We are so important to Heavenly Father and he will lead us to where we need to be if we are willing to be lead. Anyway this week was a really good week! I am so grateful for this gospel!
I love you all!
Sister Camilleri

Monday, November 6, 2017

Awesome week

Hello Family and Friends!
These weeks are just flying by! I cannot believe that it is already November. Weirdly enough though this week went by fast but I can't even remember all that has happened. There is always just so much everyday! It was an awesome week though that was literally FILLED with so many miracles! God is so good!
We were able to go to the temple on Halloween night and that was awesome. Our entire mission (160 missionaries)  was at the temple that night and it was such a privilege to be able to be in the temple and to feel of the peace and love that always comes from God. It made me think about how the things of the world are not lasting but the things of God last for eternity. If we really think about all the vastly important things are things that last forever. The way that we love others and our families on earth will be taken with us into the eternities. I know that the things of God are what we need to be focusing our life around and that when we do that everything will work out.
The work has really progressed within this last week and that has been such a blessing. We were able to teach a man that has had the lessons before but took time away from the church. One day he was driving and he saw two elders on the street. He talked with them for a bit and the elders told us to go visit him! We were able to meet and have a lesson with him on Saturday. It was so cool because he already knows the church is true but he just wants to have a better life. The spirit really does lead us missionaries to be in the right place in the right time.
We were able to go to Sandy Valley this week and we had such an awesome day there! We had an experience in Sandy Valley that really just testified to me that the gospel is so essential for our life. We were giving a church tour to a new investigator in Sandy Valley and it was going really well. We totally thought that he believed in Christ but when we sat down to have a lesson about the Plan of Salvation we were totally blindsided. He started talking about how he didn't believe in God and how he thinks the only reason that we are on earth is to have fun and then we just died. My mouth literally fell open and I was so shocked. Lol it actually turned out to be a really awesome lesson filled with powerful testimony from Sister Fitzsimonds and I. After the lesson I just really felt so grateful that I know that God knew me before this life, he knows me now and that if I choose him and follow him than I will be able to live with him again. Guys, Heavenly Father knows you (Alma 18:32) and he wants us to be able to feel of his love and for us to have all the blessings that he has for us. That's why we came to earth; to get a body and to learn, grow and receive the blessings that God has for us. He has so much in store and planned for us. We can have access to it all through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation!
I love you all!
Sister Camilleri


zone conference

Hello Family and Friends!
This week was a a pretty good week! We had a ton of different events this week that made this week have an extra amount of fun! I went on exchanges this week with Sister Ward! That was a lot of fun. We talked with this guy that was a member but who hasn't come to church in a long time. He was pretty cool. He has like 6 cars and 3 of them are mini coopers. It was a bit excessive but he got really excited when we started talking to him about his cars! He wasn't interested in the church anyways but it was a good contact!
We had zone conference on Wednesday and that was a good meeting! When we got permission to use Facebook for online proselyting we also received a new chapter to study from in preach my gospel. It is called How do I fulfill my missionary purpose? And our whole zone was about that chapter and how to effectively use it and about how to get people to the second lesson! Overall it was a pretty good zone conference and we left with a greater desire to serve God's children with more charity and love for them. After zone conference I just had a huge desire to just spend some time studying my scriptures and understanding my purpose in being back out. That was really good for me and helped me put things into perspective. I know that my time is running short and one day soon I'll be home and I really just want to live each day to the fullest.
We have been living with others sisters and it has literally been one of the greatest things ever. It is nice to have some other people to come home to and make crazy memories with. We also had two trunk or treats this week and that was a lot of fun! We had our trunks all set up and decked out with Book of Mormons and pamphlets! It was so fun to hand out candy to all the kids!
We were able to set one of our investigators in Sandy Valley with a baptismal date for December! That was exciting! We were also able to find new people to teach this week! That was exciting! Overall it was an awesome week!
Yesterday we had a really awesome lesson at church about seeking knowledge and it was really inspiring. That is something that I want to do better this week in my personal studies. I know that seeking knowledge through scripture study is so important! I love this gospel! We get to go to the temple tomorrow for Halloween! We are so excited! It is going to be so awesome! 
I love you all! 
Sister Camilleri

elevate your vison

Hello Family and Friends!
This week was a good week! The mission set a goal to have 50 new investigators each week for the rest of the year! In order reach that goal that the mission set we had to find like crazy! I'll be honest and say that I was a little apprehensive about this goal cause finding 3 new investigators seemed a little bit out of reach but we decided to just try as hard as we could to find some new investigators. I just knew that if we tried we would be blessed. We were able to find three new investigators this week! That was really awesome! Heavenly Father truly does work in mysterious ways! Missionary Work is seriously so awkward. This week I've been focusing a lot on doing things for God and not for any other reason.

Our recent convert Josh is doing so well! He received the priesthood and he got his temple recommend! We are so excited to go to the temple with Josh and experience that with him! He is doing so awesome!
We had an awesome experience last night! We tried a couple of people and they weren't home last night but as we were walking down the street this cute little dog ran over to us and this cuter old woman started asking us why we were out so late. We started talking to her and we she was super grateful that we were out sharing good in the world! She said that she would read from the Book of Mormon and that we could come back to see her! It was way cool!

We also were able to teach a man that is in Sandy Valley and just had a daughter go on a mission! It was so cool! We talked with him about the importance of Christ and building our relationship with him through the Restoration of the Jesus Christ! It was really awesome to be a part of! You could tell that he has already been starting to think about accepting the Gospel into his life and that has been prepared by Heavenly Father! I am so excited for him!

I've been focusing on making my prayers more meaningful this week and it has been really awesome. My mission President gave me some good advice as we were talking and he told me that I should try to invite the spirit into my prayer before asking questions. I was able to start to put that into practice and it has been eye opening to me how much the spirit makes the difference for us. It was amazing. I'm grateful that this is a gospel of trying and not of perfection. I am so far from perfect it isn't even funny. 





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

week 13!

Hello Family and Friends!
This week has been a good week! We had transfers and I got a new companion! Her name is Sister Fitzsimonds and she is from Idaho! We also had another set of sisters move into our apartment and that has been a blast. A little bad for my journal writing but so good! We love being together! The weeks are so fast but the days are so long! Our areas are slowly but surely picking up! We saw an awesome miracle on Saturday night! We went to try a family in the ward and it turned out that they moved. We met a man named Greg and his girlfriend. It turns out that she was a member but hasn't gone in a long time and he was not a member but looking for a church! The spirit just took over that contact and we were able to testify of the Book of Mormon and it was so cool. We were hyped after that. I was really grateful for that! I super love this gospel! 
Sister Camilleri 



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Week 12

Hello everyone!
Sorry I didn't write yesterday! Today is my pdays because it is transfers! I am staying in the same area but I have a new companion! Her name is Sister Fitzsimonds! I think it will be an awesome transfer! We had an awesome week! The highlight of this week was Josh's Baptism in Sandy Valley! It was probably the most spiritual baptism ever! There were like 50 people there from the little town and they were so supportive. Josh was incredibly happy and really excited. We were so happy for him! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have to teach Josh! I'm hoping he goes on a mission someday!
I love you all! Have a great week! 
Sister Camilleri



Week 11

Hello Family and Friends!
This week was a pretty good week! I was able to go on exchanges with another sister in the mission and that was awesom! It's nice sometimes to get a break in the normal schedule and change things up! We were able to have a day full of miracles.

Monday: We were able to have a lesson with a recent convert and his family about the temple and family history work. I love teaching and talking about temples. It seriously makes me yearn to be at the temple everyday. I love it there. It was a miracle that we were able to see this family because they have crazy work schedules but Heavenly Fathers hand played a role in our day and we were able to prepare him to go to the temple and do baptisms and to prepare his family to be sealed together for time and all eternity in a year. That will be such a beautiful say for them.

Tuesday: We have a baptisms on October 5th for an investigator that lives about an hour away in Sandy Valley. In order to properly prepare him for baptism we had lessons with him everyday this week. We have been going through all the commandments and talking to him about why each one is important and the blessings we can receive if we are obedient to the commandments. It has been really cool to see this investigator have such a willing heart. He wants to obey God no matter what and it is so cool to be able to see his example. His prayers have been so sweet too because he is so excited for his baptism  and talks about it in every prayer he gives with us.

Wednesday: I was on exchanges with Sister Bond in my area and that was a refreshing exchange. We saw a ton of miracles on this day. The first miracle came from a recent convert who we haven't been able to meet with. She texted us in the morning asking if we wanted to come over and have a lesson. Of course we said yes. We planned a lesson with her around faith and personal progress. Little did we know that she had been thinking about those two things but needed help getting started on personal progress. That was an awesome lesson completely led by the spirit. On our way there we were able to do some service for a recent convert who had just pulled into the driveway as we were walking by. So cool.

Thursday: We did quite a bit of walking this day because our miles were shot because of exchanges. In the evening we were able to have a lesson with a recent convert who is preparing to go to the temple soon and that was awesome. We had the lesson at a members home and it was really cool to be able to see the beginning of a friendship between them all. I love how close the gospel can bring us to other people.

Friday: We had dinner with our investigator from China and it was so good. She made some Chinese food and yum. We had a lesson with her afterwards about the Plan of Salvation. It has been really cool to have the opportunity to teach Joy because she has zero knowledge about Jesus Christ. We are literally starting with a clean slate and that has been hard but really cool. She told us that she is starting to feel like she is slowly building a relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It was so sweet. We were also able to commit her to baptismal date and she is so excited for it! I just love her!

Saturday and Sunday: It was conference weekend which makes the weekend one of my favorites of the year and automatically makes the weekend amazing. All the sessions were so good. I noticed that there was a heavy emphasis on the Book of Mormon and for me about miracles. As always the talks got me thinking about where I am at and what I need to do to progress the way that Heavenly Father wants me to. It was a great time of self reflection and I'm grateful for modern day apostles and prophets that lead the world and that help us prepare for the awaited arrival of the second coming. Two questions stood out in my mind yesterday. Do you want to live with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father again? What are you willing to do now in order to live with them in the next life?  I ask the same questions of each of you. Now is the time to prepare to meet God. Are you prepared? I promise you that if you do not make it a priority now to fix your life so that you can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again that you will regret that decision when you graduate from this life.
I encourage you all to go to lds.org and watch the conference talks from this weekend. They are preparing us for the coming of the Lord. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ will all of my heart. I want to live with them again. That is my goal and I know that my actions in this life determine my next life. I love you all with all of my heart and I want each one of you there with me!

I love you all!
Sister Camilleri
Ps. How is it already October already?