Monday, January 26, 2015

Ice AGE 16

Hello my beautiful family and friends! Happy Monday! It must be a miracle, its +10 degrees celsius out side and I feel like I've died and gone to heaven ha. It feels so much like spring outside right now! Man I've missed me some sunshine and warmth!
Alright alright alright alright! How was the week you ask!? Welp, lemme just tell you!
Instead of boring you with the day by day thing I'm just going to start to tell you the really cool things that have been happening ha.
David is doing awesome and is soaking up so much knowledge. The Banff Branch is so lucky to have him! :) We've been teaching him lessons from the Gospel Principles manual. And it has been so fun. I've found that I've been learning a lot as well! David also took us out to dinner this week at Boston Pizza. Only a member a week and he's already feeding the missionaries! Such a great guy. :D
We picked up 2 new investigators in Canmore this week! So that's wayyyyyy exciting for us! We're hoping to teach them more this week. Both of them me and Sister Jones found one night in October when we were out knocking on doors and giving out copies of the Book of Mormon. And we've just been checking up on them every since and this week they agreed to learn more! So fun!
I went to Cochrane this week on exchanges with Sister Schell from Huntington Beach, California and had a blast. That girl has got to be one of the funniest people I've ever met. We had a great time trying to contact people and doing service. We even found this sweet elephant while tracting! haha. I had to.  

Saturday we volunteered at the Banff-Lake Louise Snow Days Ice Magic Festival! ALL DAY. And it was so fun! Me and Murphy worked at the Little Chippers event down in the Village of Lake Louise. Kids, for free, were able to try doing some ice carving of their own on little ice blocks. It was so fun to see what they would come up with. And I swear almost 1 out of 4 people were like, "hmmmm I'm gonna make a heart" LOVE IS IN THE AIR! Ha really though. By the end of the day we were straight exhausted but it was so much fun we didnt care. I love doing service in the community. And it was sweet because I was able to see a lot of the people that we've tracted into up there and have good talks with them.  

That's pretty much all for this week folks! I love and miss you so so so so much. I hit my 16 month mark yesterday and I cannot believe it. I still feel like I just left the MTC. I guess time flies when you're having fun?
I know that this is where I need to be. I know this gospel is true and I get so happy when I get to share it with those around me! Heavenly Father loves you! And knows you! You got this!

love you bye!
Sister Connor

Saturday, January 24, 2015

He leads me, he leads me along.

Hello friends and family! Happy middle of January? Ha things are going good up here in Canmore!

Sorry that I've kinda dropped the ball with the whole blog thing lately :(

Here's last weeks updates!


It was "Miracle Monday." So we started out the day with some good ol' tracting (door knocking) in Canmore. We were out for probably an hour and our faces froze ha, gotta love Canada. So we walked home to pack our bags before we drove in to Calgary to spend some time with the 17th ward sisters, Estrada and Wagstaff. We went on little mini split and I was with Sister Estrada, I just love that little sister. She's been out on her mission as long as I  have and is from the Philippines!  It's so funny whenever we stand by each other because I'm 5'9" and she probably comes to my hip. But she has a heart bigger than a dinosaur I swear. I have never met someone so charitable. I love spending time with her because she is just so bold and loving to everyone she meets. I definitely have learned so much from her, such a great missionary.

     We then had dinner with our awesome branch mission leader and his wife, the Whitneys, in Calgary. AND THEN, It was my turn to go around with Sister Wagstaff. She's pretty much one of the funniest people I have ever met and is from Provo, Utah. We just did some contacting over by their apartment.

Tuesday: PDAY PDAY PDAY! The whole zone got together for our last Pday all together and went Canadian Bowling in Cochrane. We had A TON of fun, ha I had only been american bowling so when I got there I was totally thrown off, it's way fun though and kind of easier! They use a smaller ball and smaller pins! So you don't feel like your arms going to come out of socket when you try to roll the ball that weighs more than a large dog.

Afterwards we headed back into Calgary and had dinner with some of our Calgary members, the Rawlings. I just love them. :) And we taught them about online proselyting! 


Wednesday we started out in Banff walking around and doing some street contacting. Then went back to Canmore and started to look around our area for some more volunteer opportunities. AND we found one, THAT DAY. Ha me and Sister Jones used to volunteer at a thrift store in Canmore awhile back so we stopped by to see if they were still looking for help, and they were! Ha so we helped out there for awhile. We then went to a small town/village thing called Dead Man's Flat and did some tracting. Ha we found the ONLY residential area and knocked on every door! Out of 43 only 8 answered and only 2 took a Book of Mormon. Sometimes when you look at the numbers it can be discouraging, but the way I see it, we potentially brought 2 more people closer to Christ that day :)

I saw this house and just couldn't resist. Sadly no one was home :(
 We also taught our recent convert David about our loving Heavenly Father, and also our friend Derick about the power of fasting and paying a full tithe. Awesome lessons, I love those two.

Thursday!  Transfer day! Me and Sister Murphy are staying together another transfer but we needed to take Sister Estrada in for the Farewell Fireside that night so we got to drive into Calgary! We dropped off Sister Estrada and kidnapped Sister Wagstaff for the night. Mwuahahaha! Ha actually we were only with eachother for maybe 3 hours but hey it was fun anyways. We then got to drive all the way back into the Center of Calgary to pick her back up and while we there I got to see some of my favorite people from my favorite areas around the mission saying goodbye to some other missionaries. Gave me a preview as to what is going to happen in about 11 weeks. :( 

Friday! Was our weekly planning day, and we did some contacting out in Three Sisters by Canmore.

Saturday was our Lake Louise day, we drove all the way up and did some follow up on some people me and Sister Jones had given Book of Mormons to. And one was still way interested in learning! Its just hard for us to catch him when hes not working, one of these days though ha. We saw David again that night and went over how all of us are a part of a big Heavenly Family. Thats why we refer to each other as Brother and Sister. 

Sunday was fun! There were A TON of visitors at church, we even had to break out the folding chairs, that never happens!

Overall, the week was just great! AS USUAL. I LOVE BEING A SISTER MISSIONARY!

Sorry this weeks post took so dang long, love and miss you all. ENJOY.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Somewhere there's a mountain.....

Hello my lovelies!!! Happy second week of January? Ha. Sorry for no email last week! This week was eventful! Holy cow, life of Sister Connor.

Most of it is a blur but I will tell you what I remember from each day :)

Monday was Pday and we spent most of it setting up our new missionary Facebooks. I am so excited for online proselyting! And I expect lots of posts and messages from all of you! Ask me about the church! I only get to be a missionary for 12 more weeks, so ask away! :) Honestly it was a little strange going back into the Facebook world, especially as missionary me. So different. But I'm excited to share the Gospel through the social media world!! Feel free to share or post on any of the things I say on there!

Tuesday me and Sister Murphy gave a training in our Zone Training Meeting on Companionship Study. Each day as missionaries we study for an hour by ourselves and then an hour together. So we just did a short training on how to make that better. Went well!

Wednesday I was on exchanges with Sister Gonzalez from Quebec! I love that girl! We've served around each other before and just have the same sense of humor, so it was a blast! I randomly started to have pain in my abdomen through out the day and as we were driving to the chapel that night the pain just got to be unbearable. We got to the chapel and made sure that everything went well with Davids Baptismal Interview  and it did! He did awesome! And after talking with our Mission Nurse decided that I needed to go to Emergency. Ha perfect right? So we got there and checked me all in and the pain wouldn't stop, after a while they found me a bed and started running tests and pumping some pain meds into me. I was weirdly calm for all of this ha. And the tests showed no results for anything, as far as the medical world was concerned I was fine. But the pain still happened, so they let me sleep for a little bit and then sent me on my way. I just couldn't understand it! Ha we went in around 730pm and we out by 12:30 AM. The more I sit and think about it someone in that hospital needed something from us, I believe we were there for a reason. Because there are practically no members in Canmore so when everyone saw my tag they HAD to ask who I was. I got to bear my testimony and share the message of missionary work with; my doctor, his assistant, the lady at the desk, and my nurse. While they were doing the tests they asked me all about why I was here and what I was doing. I may not see the fruit of it just this moment, but 4 seeds were definitely planted that night. I'm fine now ha, no pain at all!

Ha they had no rooms, so they put a bed in their cast room for me :) We thought of Luke 9:58

58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the airhave nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head

Thursday was good! I got to say good bye to one of my favorite sister missionaries before she headed home. Sister Shumwayyyyy! She has been such a great example to me my entire mission and though I said she's not here anymore I know Heavenly Father has great things in store for her in Utah. :)

Saturday DAVID GOT BAPTIZED!! And it was so amazing and spiritual. I am so proud of him! He was GLOWING when he came out of that water! He is such an amazing man and it was so great to be a part of the start of his conversion. I am so grateful for my membership in the church. There is so much more after this life that we don't even know about, but baptism is that first step. I love helping people come even ONE step closer to their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ while here on earth set the ultimate example that we need to follow, and was himself baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan.

Sunday David received the gift of the Holy Ghost! And that was just incredible. To see him receive that gift through the laying on of hands of someone who has the priest hood authority to do so. The Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit can help us SO MUCH in this life, it has influenced my life and my choices so much and I'm so excited for David to now have that constant companionship. Me and sister Murphy spoke in church about how Baptism relates to the atonement, AND taught young womens. The whole sunday was seemed to all point back to that we do have a loving Heavenly Father, he knows us and our hearts, and he wants to hear from us. Here's a video that we shared with the young women that talks about prayer!

I love and miss you all so much, I hope you know that. I am so glad to be a missionary. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He lives. I know that this Gospel is the true Gospel, and that Jesus Christ has called a prophet in this last dispensation.

Its okay to believe in God....even if its not cool. :) Keep being amazing out there! Thanks for the prayers!

Monday, January 5, 2015


Hello Friends and family! Our mission now uses Facebook to share the Gospel! I don't have a lot of time to email today but if we're not friends already go and add me. And if we're already friends I look forward to sharing the gospel with you online! Please feel free to repost any of my missionary posts. We can now also teach online. Have a gospel question? Facebook message me! 

Love you all so much! 

Better email next week I promise!