Monday, June 29, 2015

June 29 2015

Hello Family and Friends,
It has been a great week! Lots of miracles have truly taken place. We have one baptismal date now and it is Mackenzie! We are so excited for her and she is excited as well. We are all working towards July 18th. So far she has been to church twice and a baptism. She loves church so much and loves to participate. Mackenzie is so prepared, its insane! The members are such great help also. 
We also are moving!! The elders' lease will be up soon and so they are going to move into our apartment and we will be moving into our actual area! Yay for being able to save our miles! We were able to find our apartment in a few days and the senior couple in charge of the apartments and cars approved right away! We are so excited because it is a really nice place and it is right in the middle of everything. We also have a garage! We will be moving there August 1st so hopefully none of us will be transferred during the July transfer! So my address will change soon so please be aware of that. 
The next transfer will be July 29 so please remember to not send any mail or packages from July 20-August 3 until i am able to let you know if i have been transferred or not.
Please remember to pray for Mackenzie as she is preparing for baptism. The adversary really likes to attack hard once they have a date to work towards. Pray for April as well please. She is struggling to quit smoking still. 
Things are going well here in Stevens Point. I love it here. I would love to live in a college town, maybe like Logan. The ward here is awesome as well. We have been invited to the Thompsons' for the 4th of July for dinner so we are excited for that. They like to spoil the missionaries!
This morning I finished a talk in the March 2014 Ensign titled, "Trials, Tribulations, and Trust in the Lord". It really touched my heart and I would encourage you all to read it. If you have already read it again! I am working on trusting the Lord more and I am seeing so much of the burdens I have become lighter because of it :) Life is so much easier when you let the Savior take over.
I love you all!
Have a great week!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22 2015

Hello family and friends!
What a quick week it has been! I sent Sister Kunz off to Sun Prairie and then welcomed Sister Schlosser to Steven's Point. She came from Madison so I knew her a little before when I was serving down there too. Sister Schlosser is from Medford, Oregon and has been on her mission since November. She is a ginger and is awesome. We are doing great here and have had a good few days. I have only been in Stevens Point for a transfer so I am still just as new as she is. We are both trying to still get to know the area still and just exploring things together. It has been quite an adventure. I have also moved up to be senior companion! What? I didn't see that coming... Lots of responsibility jumped into my lap this transfer. We also have to move into another apartment in August so we get to prepare for that as well. Haha I am definitely learning to trust God right now because I have no idea what I am doing! (As most of us do :p) But overall, things are going well and I am somehow handling everything. 
This week we had a great lesson with our investigator, Mackenzie. She is so sweet and was a member referral. She is in a wheelchair and lives in an assisted living home. Probably about late 20s. She really seems to soak things in really well. She loves this gospel and we are excited to share it with her. Yesterday, Mackenzie came to church and it was a great surprise because we really weren't expecting it. She loved the service and stayed for all 3 hours! She participated in Gospel Principles and even Relief Society! The lessons were on the Holy Ghost and it was just what she needed. She told us afterwards that she cried a little too. Happy tears of course! We were just so thrilled and the ward was so kind as well. They all wanted to know who she was and sit by her. It all went so well. We have scheduled to see her twice a week now and plan to set a baptism date with her this week also! She is so prepared :) 
We also were able to gain a new investigator, Bryan. He is into motor cross and such and seems pretty cool. We are excited to start teaching him as well. 
Stevens Point is going so well and it is truly full of miracles! 
It is so amazing to be able to see when it things just "click" for people and they finally get it! That turning point is when they become humble and teachable and when the spirit truly works. I have learned to rely on the spirit so much on my mission. I am so grateful to have the Holy Ghost with me at all times. I know I would be lost without him. As would we all.
I love you all! Have a great week! Please keep Mackenzie in your prayers as we set a baptism date with her this week!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 15 2015

Hello family and friends!
What a bitter sweet week it has been! Sister Kunz will be transferring on Wednesday to Sun Prairie :'( but it was a good last week with her. I have only been with her for a transfer, but I love her so much and I know we will be the best of friends after out missions as well :) I am so grateful for the friendships i have been able to make on my mission. 
My new companion will be someone i don't know very well..obviously. I don't know how her name is spelled and it is long so it got cut off on the transfer board so i cant tell you right now...haha sorry. i will tell you next week though. This week was quite a miracle though. As of right now we have 5 baptismal dates. April is doing well and she asked to move her date up to June 27th because she is done waiting and being stuck in the same cycle. she is quitting smoking right away and we are so excited for her. we also have Gina and her son Oscar and also Gina's friend April (another April!) and her daughter Lexie. They all need your prayers. 
I am sorry this is so short. I have run out of time! but i will talk to you all of you next week!
I love you all!
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8 2015

Hello family and friends!
It has been such a wonderful week full of miracles! Sacrifice definitely brings forth the blessings of Heaven :)
Dawn was able to be baptized this last Saturday and confirmed yesterday. It was such a wonderful experience and the spirit was so strong there. Dawn's son was able to attend and Sister Wilson's (Dawn's best friend and a less active that is returning to church) sister, brother, grandson, and neice also attended as well. They are either all non members or less active so it was so good to have them all there!
We are not worried about Dawn too much. She has a strong testimony and you can really see that she loves her Savior. The ward is also really good at fellowshipping her. They took her right in and have all been so much help. We are excited to now help Dawn prepare for the temple :)
April is also doing very well this past week. She has set another date for baptism (July 11th) and the ward and us are helping her with whatever she needs. She has not smoked for about 3 or 4 days now and is doing well and keeping herself busy. We are having a bon fire at the Thompson's ( This is the family we went to skype for mothers day) tonight and we are hoping to invite April. We are so excited for April because literally all she needs to do is quit smoking and be dunked in that font! The members already love her and she is already taken in. April reminds me of my sister, Rachel, because she is just so smiley and goofy. I know she is going to make it :) Please continue to pray for her because she is so close!
Sister Kunz and I are doing awesome and have been doing our best to be diligent and obedient. We fasted for April yesterday and have already seen lots of miracles from it. I know my Heavenly Father is so aware of me and my life. He knows everything I am going through and the things I need specifically for me. I have learned that all I need to do to receive the help is to just ask. As long as my desires are in line with his then everything is able to just fall into place and be taken care of. That is something I am working on to remember. I just need to learn to truly Trust God. It simply just always goes back to my favorite quote (and Rachel's ) by Elder Jeffrey R.Holland, "Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end.Trust God and believe in good things to come.”

Thank you all for supporting and cheering me on during this great time in my life. It definitely isn't an easy thing, probably one of the hardest things in my life, but I know it will all be worth it. I love you all! Have a great week.
Love Sister Emily Sarah Eaton