Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Oh Family!

Let me tell something to you, this week was one of faith and hope. haha. I'm so grateful for trials and hardships, because we can choose to rise above them or give into them. Let me share a scripture that opened my eyes this week:

But learn that he who doeth the works of arighteousness shall receive his breward, even cpeace in this world, and deternal life in the world to come. (D&C 59:23).

This life is literally a probation state. We are proving ourselves worthy to return to live with our Heavenly Father and he always has a plan. It may not be the easiest, but he has plan of happiness for each one of us! haha- although he tries and tests us, he still gives us ways to make the pathway bright.

I think everything that could have gone wrong this week, did go wrong! haha seriously. I prayed to know where my wallet was and thought i might have thrown it away... so i climbed in the NASTY dumpster. It was disgusting, but Sis. F and I were laughing so hard. Then our car got taken away because I didn't have a license- so we were left to the bikes in freezing weather and rain hahah... still laughing. THEN, next morning we start to ride our bikes... and tire is flat on MY bike. Of course! hahaha. Had to laugh again, because there was nothing else to do. Amid all of these things, Libby disappeared and is MIA :( HOWEVER, some great things did happen. Due to Sis. Fed, we found 3 Ukrainian investigators. She is so funny, easy-going and awesome. I love working with her so so much!

All is well :) Our Heavenly Father is aware of us and our needs. I know that to be true. Even when we have hard times, he has not forsaken us... he is just letting us walk on our own two feet for a little bit.

This week is going to be great!! I love you all!


Sister Mara

January 9th, 2013

Well Hello Family!

Another transfer has begun! I am with Sister Fedorovych, from Ukraine and I'm her "trainer" haha. She is amazing! I love working with her already. She is a convert of 3 years and is so funny/chill.

Sister Clement is companions again with Sister Feller! SO FUN! OK, so this week we had a game night with Libby at our ward mission leader's house and a bunch of people from the ward. We played Mad Gab... dude having foreign companions is paying off, because I was killing it! haha! Clement and I were the dream team and won. I say that it the most humble way possible lol. It was really fun. Then Sis. F and I met with Libby last night- she is progressing but very slowly! She doesn't feel like it's the right time for her and we can understand that, so we are starting from square one and helping her to have a personal relationship with Heavenly Father through prayer.

Kiki went off the deep end again, and gave up on trying to be good :( Sad. It's so hard to see people make those "easy" choices. They think it will make them happy, but this gospel is what makes us the happiest!

 Have a great week everyone! I love you so much!!

Love, Sister Mara

Happy New Year!!


So fun seeing you on skype! So great :) I am the cutest with all my new clothes and everything. haha. I love the cool sweater because it looks to much like a grandma's couch but not enough like a sister missionary. Oh well, ain't no thang. I will be rocking it when I get home. haha. But seriously, thank you all for your thoughtfulness.

You all look so good! I can't believe how grown up Jaina is! She is so mature now! holy smokes. She sang to me on skype, that girl can siiiing! HAha, I love our family.

Dude it's almost 2010. Isn't that crazy? I was just thinking about the all of the blessings I have and how good life has been. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and knows exactly what we need. Our Savior died so that we could pray to our Father , in his name, and have the opportunity to have pure joy after this life.

Something I have realized as I have been talking to people and their life situations is that life is a test. There will be trials and hardships, but God knew it wouldn't be easy so he gave us moments of happiness and joy, great support systems, and the gospel and the priesthood, to help us through the journey. Life is so good.I'm just so grateful for this new year! It's going to be amazing :)

I Love you all so much. Pray this week and ask Heavenly Father, which of his children is needing and ready for the gospel at this moment. Then pray to be receptive of the spirit so you can be led to them. Then open your mouth and he will fill it :) We are truly the happiest when we are thinking of others.

I loooooove you! Have a great week :) Be happy and laugh so so much! It keeps ya young (dad) hahaha jk.

Love, Sister Mara