Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Me Dejaron Como Novia de Rancho! May 31, 2016

Hello everyone!

This week has been so wonderful! Tuesday we spent the entire day packing, cleaning, saying goodbye to members and getting Hermana Doxey ready to leave Grandview. SHe was so sad. THe people here are really wonderful and I love them so much. Wednesday we woke up bright and early and said goodbye to Hermana Doxey and Hello to Hermana Lopez! SHe just finished training and she just got called to be an STL. She's pretty fantatic. She's from Chiapas, Mexico. Well she was born there. She grew up in West Valley, Utah. Doesn't pronounce her Ts and everything. 

Rosalinda is doing pretty good. We finally were able to get in once with her on Sunday. We got her back on date for the 25th of June. We believe she can make this! She's talking to her boss to get work off on sundays so she can go to church. (yay!) One of her friends Hilda was there too and she agreed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon so hopefully that goes well.

Serviano is doing well. He still didn't come to church. (Booo!) But he received his answer about how he needs to be baptized. He said he had a dream with a river and he was in the water and a lot of people where around watching. He said he remembers a white girl and a brown girl there too. The white girl was chopping veggies (what?) and the brown girl was just watching. So apparently I have to chop veggies at his baptism lol! But he's on date for the 18th of June. He just needs to COME TO CHURCH. (The subject line is what Serviano said to us when we were leaving a lesson bc his brother forgot to pick him up to go fishing jajaja!)

Gia is doing better. We had a really good lesson with her on Friday. She really opened up to us and she explained why she doesn't feel ready for baptism. Tonight we are talking with her about the atonement and forgiveness. SHe's such a special person. I'm so excited for her to keep moving forward. She didn't come to church because she worked saturday night. (I hate work.) But todo es posible con Jesucristo!! 

Sunday we had this rando show up to church! I apparently knocked into him my first week. If I remember right, his dad had just died of cancer and he was feeling like life wasn't fair. We testified to him of the plan god has for us and referred him to the English Elders. We gave him a Plan of Salvation pamphlet with the address and time of church. He just showed up to church! It's super awesome! His name is Ervy. We are going by to see him tomorrow

Yesterday we had a ward breakfast and ate pancakes and too much bacon. Haha! Then we basically spent the entire day knocking because all of our appointments feel though and the mission switched our Preparation Day last minute. But we have some great return appointments set! The Lord is pouring out blessings upon this mission. I know God loves all his children and he wants them to come home. Love you all bunches!

1. Cool Song we found in the apartment
2. Selfies
3. We forgot to get a good selfie so we just took one in the library bathroom... #missionarylife

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

Oh, and Sister Davis told me to add this to the blog because her new companion, Sister Lopez has produced an album in her previous life as a teenage pop singer!

Search Jessica Lopez on Spotify. Her album is entitled "I Found You."

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Todavia estoy en Grandview! May 23, 2016

Happy Transfers week! It's been so crazy this week. The highlight would be going to Pasco for the baptism of Cesar! He's the sweetest 10 year old of life. He was so happy and excited to get baptized and everything. So Happy. 

I got to go on exchanges with Hermana Wade! She's the sweetest girl of life. It was like a flash back from the past. She came here to Grandview and we only got lost a little bit. Knocked a lot because most all of our lessons fell though. But we had some good ol' Mother/Daughter time. (Also, Hermana Wade just got called to train again so I'm getting a little sister!!)

We had a super powerful District council on the importance of bearing testimonies. People can try to logically talk the gospel wrong, but it is very hard to deny a heartfelt testimony of what we know to be true. 

We were tracting in this one super ghetto part of our area and there were a bunch of dogs. Two of them tried to attack us, but this other dog faught them off!  We named him Paco. He also followed us around tracting and back to our car. That happens more often than you think haha! So many random dogs everywhere.

Church was really good. We went to the Enlgish ward for sacrament meeting to watch all the RCs pass the sacrament for the first time. Also It was Elder Hutchens' first time passing as well. (He's a convert, got baptized when he was 19) It was so cool! The spirit was so strong and it was super cool to watch them all. Elder Hutchens was so terrified he was going to spill everything all over! But he did great. Niki and Apolonio were the only one's that came to church. That was a little frustrating. I wish people didn't have to work so they could come to church. booo work. 

Anyways that was my week. Enjoy some cool hip pics. Oh! BTW, It's transfers and I'm staying in Grandview and receiving Hermana Lopez. Hermana Doxey is headed to East Kennewick. Love you all bunches!!

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

1&2. We took pictures at the rose garden
3. Car selfie
4&5. More from the rose garden
6. Cesar, His grandma Consuelo, Hermana Wade and I
7. Hermana Prescott, Pierson, wade, and I and Cesar
8. Hermana Prescott and I with Cielo. She's a 7 year old who gave a talk at the baptism
9. All the sisters with Sandy a convert of a little over a year. She just went through the temple two weeks ago.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I had a cool subject line but I forgot it and now life is hard #BLNT May 16, 2016

Hello Everyone!

This past week I went on exchanges with Hermana Smith in Benton City. Super fun! Benton is the cutest little town. The county is amazing and I love the cute towns! We had lunch at a taco truck. I hadn't been to a taco truck since Pasco, so that was very nice. I loooove tacos. Hermana Smith just got put into Benton City so we kind of drove around getting lost a lot, haha. We eventually found our way to one of their LAs House. They also had a way cool Relief Society activity that night. They had an around the world presentation. People talked about Peru, Australia, Japan, all over! (Also I am never going to Australia...too many things that can kill me. She talked about spider and snakes in her house stories for like 15 minutes) Suuuper fun!

We also had Zone Conference this week. We had to wake up at five am so we could be there at eight for car inspections! ahhh. Thus is the life of living in the middle of no where. WE actually have a walmart five minutes away, it's just out of the mission...booo. We talked a lot about working with members. The stake presidents in our mission adore the missionaries. We have some really good members and they want us to push them even harder to come out with us more. We also talked a lot about the faith of The Brother of Jared. One quote that I love is, "If we are to have the faith of (The missionaries of old) we must believe what they believed, know what they knew, and lived as they lived." I don't know who it is by, it's just on this pump up song we have. 

Investigators are going well. Serviano relapsed on his drinking, so we are still working with him to understand the atonement more in his life. Rosalinda came to church with one of her sons Daniel. They are super sweet. We had a lesson with Rosalinda and she invited her friend and her brother. They agreed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon, so that's wonderful! It was super awkward because during the lesson Rosalinda and her brother, Jose, we making jokes about how he's only agreeing to read and pray because we are cute. #awks he also tried to give me a hug afterward #evenmoreawks 

Love you all bunches. Tengan una bien semana! Les Quiero!

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

1&2. Hermana Smith and I
3. Double Rainbow
4. The 21 Day Promise

Don't Give Sisters Your Old Ties or They Might Be Made Into Hair-Bows! May 9, 2016


This week was fantastic! Rosalinda is doing really wonderful! Besides the fact that she was throwing up yesterday so she didn't come to church, but she's great! We taught her twice this past week. The 10 Commandments and The Law of Chasity. It was really funny when we were teaching Her the Law of Chasity, because her 11 year old son sat in with us and hew basically said at the end. I don't know any of those words are in Spanish. So we had to then explain it to him all over in English haha! And then he got all red and awkward. When I told him the prophets have asked us not to date until we are 16 he rolled his eyes like, oh my get me out of this awkward situation. Way to have the talk with the missionaries. lol!

Niki fell off date because she got really nervous and her mom felt that she was being presured into it. We have yet to set another date with her, but Her mom is hoping we can do her and her 8 year old half sister together. So todavia estamos tratando para auydarla.

We taught Gia twice this week, AND GIA IS ON DATE PEOPLE. Miracles happen! She's an English Investigator and we are teaching her because she wouldn't be taught by the Elders. She's been investigating for like 3 years and has gone though so many missionaries. We are the first to set a date with her. We told the Elders and he said, I didn't think she would commit to a doctor's appointment! So we were screaming joy all the way home. We taught her Plan and Word of Wisdom this week. She drinks coffee some, so hopefully she can stop that! She committed to. Her Husband will help her. 

9pm tracting Miracles! We knocked into a house at 9:01pm, because #onemorehouse. She answers and goes off like so, "Oh hi sisters! It's been a long time since I've seen missionaries! I was being taught by the Elders about 8 months ago and they told me they were being double-out and then new missionaries never came by! I still have my Book of Mormon, Do you think you all could come by on Monday? around like 6? Oh and I'll talk to my husband to see if we can come to Church tomorrow, it's the one in Prossser right?" *our mouths dropped*

me: "Hola. Soy Hermana Davis."
 So we are seeing Maria at 6 tonight! Wish us luck!

It was wonderful to get to talk to my family yesterday. I know that families is the plan that God has for us. I'm so grateful for the Family I have and the support from all those that love me! Thank you all so much. Have a great week!

Con Amor,

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

1.We have ties.
2. We made them into Hair-bows
3. The Elder's Car at Service
4. Sunset driving home from a lesson
5. Chinese Food!

I Translated! May 2, 2016

Hola mis Hermanos y Hermanas!

This week has been wonderful! 

We were able to teach Serviado a couple more times this week. He's doing really great, but he didn't come to church! So we will have to push back his date. We went by his house and no one was answering. We are pretty positive he was asleep. We went by again last night and talked to one of his friends there who was pretty drunk. Hopefully Serviado wasn't. Ahhh. We are seeing him tonight, hopefully!

Niki is doing wonderful! We taught her about temples and marriage and families. She was sooo happy and just said all the pictures of the temples are very pretty. We kinda were like, It's like a castle! And your the princess! It's pretty great. She's on track for this Saturday...we just have to see her every night this week... That's what happens when you go out of town for tennis match and not tell us! She came to stake conference and she really liked it. We are also seeing her tonight.

Speaking of Stake Conference, I Translated! One of the Elders and I took turn translating the 2 hour Sunday Session. Kinda terrifying, but good. I'm just glad Elder Harward had to translate the talk about battleships and barnacles. He basically just said big boats with creatures on them. Lol! It was a growing experience for my Spanish and I'll prolly have to do it again some time soon. 

FUNNY STORY. So my district is basically the best thing ever. We called the District Leader one night to tell him about some miracles we saw in a lesson with Serviado and we had a great chat! When Elder Harward was saying good-bye he said, "Buenos Noches, Love you, Bye!" Hermana Doxey and I just looked at each other and laughed sooo hard. Bien Chistoso! He then texted us to apologize and clarify that he has the most Christ-like charity towards us. Also that this was the first time that had ever happen on his mission. lolololol. Now every time we say goodbye we always say, !Charidad para todos! Best inside joke everrrr. 

Grandview is awesome my friends. Miss you all. Charidad para todos!!

pictures: We talked One of the elders, Elder Huchins, to give us some of his ties that he doesn't want and we are going to make hairs bows out of them and a bowtie for him. of course we took selfies with the ties we tied ourselves:)

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission

Happy Day from the Country, April 25, 2016

Hola Buenos Tardes!

I left my Journal at home, so sorry if this is a little sparce. It's hard to remember everything you've done in a week!

We found two new investigators. One man named Serviado and One man named Aureliano. We can't really pronounce his name so we just call him Hermano Hernadz. Servoiado is this kinda crazy old man who lives alone and has met with missionaries before. He's currently one date for the 14th and we are going to visit him tonight! He's kinda loco, pero esta bien. Hermano Hernadz is a super old man who lives with his daughter. He has read the entire Book of Mormon before! He marked the parts that he really loved. (like the whole thing is marked) He's also on date for the 14th. 

Niki is doing great and is progressing well. She's totally ready for her baptism on the 7th. We are just teaching her the little bit of stuff we have left. She's wonder and such a special girl. We love her so much! 

Apolonio decided that he was catholic and didn't want to be baptized. We had this whole thing were he was yelling at us about it and then we came back in a couple days with a member and he was like all churches are good that talk about God. He's really old...So we are working with him still. 

Gia is being a bit of a luche. Everytime we teach or testify of something in goes in one ear and out the other. Then she always goes on tangents about random things. She didn't come to church yesterday because she got off work Sunday morning at 7. So pray for her. She just needs to read and pray!

Rosalinda is amazing! She is so sweet and she gave Hermana Doxey and I little hat pin cushions. She is progressing towards the 14th and we are loving teaching her. It's hard to get her two boys to sit down in the lessons with us, so that's what we are trying to do. We might have to push her date back so they can be baptized as a family, but hopefully not!

 We did Service at the Peter's house and we built a fence. Pretty great times. They worked us like farm girls! Haha, The fence turned out pretty good though! And we got Pancakes afterwards, so worth it! 

Love you all and miss you all so much! Have a wonderful week!
1. the fence
2. Selfie
3. us and Brother and Sister Peter and one of their daughters
4. more of the fence
5. US at the old folks home helping out. Paulina in the wheel chair, Bruse standing by the elders, Geniva sitting,a nd Carlos sitting
6. same Paulina and Wilma
7. Same, Minnie and paulina. (paulina wanted to be in all the pictures)

Welcome to the Farm! April 18th, 2016

Hola Hola!!

Wow, This week has been so crazy! Transfers and saying goodbye and everything. I miss Pasco, but I love Grandview so much already! It's pretty grand.....;) 

Hermana Doxey is my companion, she just finished training and has been here for those two transfers. She's amazing! Super funny and way better at Spanish than she thinks! She was raised in Dallas, Texas area and she's from outside of Kaysville. 

We are teaching two on-dates right now. An older man Named Apolonio who is going blind. He's on date for the 30th and he will make it because he isn't going to drink any coffee. (prayers and words of faith por favor!) The other is a PMF, a 16 year old daughter named Niki. SHe's super sweet and we are helping her to read the Book of Mormon daily. She's on date for the 7th of May. We are teaching a family, Rosalinda and her two sons Danny and Jonathan. They came to church this week and they loved it! The boys are 9 and 11 and they absolutely love primary. We are also teaching a PMF in the English ward. A wife, Gia, is investigating and her husband, Walt, is a semi RC. She's going really slow, but progressing. She's gone though a lot of sets of missionaries. But she came to church for the first time this Sunday! She said she really enjoyed it too. 

Rattlesnake Mountain is wonderful and It's so weird to have dinner with white people...They are very nice though! I had spaghetti in the first time since who knows when! Love you all and I hope you have a great week!!

Hermana Lizzy Davis
Washington Kennewick Mission