Monday, 29 October 2012
well many things are going well we are working hard and seeing many miracles in our area we are helping two of our fathers children work towards baptism soon. and they are loving the gospel. I just found out that some one I started teaching on the island got baptized in July!! I was very happy to hear that. I have been seeing how it is that I have changed in these two short years and it is remarkable to see who I was and then look at who I have become. my faith in our Lord has been strengthened so much and my love for others as-well. I am more comfortable to speak to others. and I have a better understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. so much has happened that I cannot say in words I only know that I have changed so much. and I love it. I am having a hard time right now I am having so many mixed feelings and I just don't know what to do about it. I want to go, I want to stay!! it is hard for me right now I bet Mariah should know how I feel. but so far every thing is okay I am still working hard and still chugging along. well that's about it for this week but I pray all is well and that you all may be strengthened as I have been. With Love Elder Ziegler.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 6:46 pm
Monday, 22 October 2012
so this has been a good day and a great week we are teaching a few people and some of them have a date for baptism. and they are very excited. well things are going well and the up-coming months are looking well for the area and the ward. the lord really has blessed this mission and the people here in Canada. well not much has changed other than no I haven't gotten my package from you mom and dad but I got one from Diana..... Hermana Ziegler. I will send pictures next week of the card very funny and she gave me a pillow tie ha ha and it's purple. but yeah not much new right now. so things are good. I assume all is well and wait till the next week. so lets see I think that is about it for the things I have to write so until next week. Love Elder Ziegler
Posted by Jo Ellen at 5:13 pm
Monday, 15 October 2012
well today so-far is a good day. and things here are going well and we are working hard and we are looking for more people to teach and this is proving a little difficult but it is a good thing that we have to work hard this work was not meant to be easy. so how are things? I have not yet received the packages so you will have to wait at least another week. I will keep you updated. any way not really any new experiences. Oh, we do have one it was interesting we come home one night and a fellow just gets in our car and after seeing us gets out and walks away. it was interesting and a little funny. there are not many things new but a few things here and there. I am sorry that this is not as long as we all would like but I don't have much to talk about. so until next week with my love Elder Ziegler
Posted by Jo Ellen at 4:53 pm
Monday, 8 October 2012
How are things?? things for me are going well and I am loving my mission more and more. the members are great and we are teaching a few people that I can see that the Lord has prepared them. There are many things going on right now that I can't remember them right now. However I will include one experience. We started teaching a family and the Mother and Child are rather interested. the second lesson that we had with them the Child started crying at the end and the way they could describe that they were feeling was "happiness" and the Spirit was very strong it was wonderful. it was one of many times so far on my mission. and now let me tell you that I love you. okay now about something that I learned at conference I heard alot about having a change of vision and have the power of the atonement help you over come the dark clouds that blind your spiritual eyes... it was just an amazing conference this year. and I look forward to next year!!!! well at least to the Ensign. and so untill next week and with Love Elder Ziegler.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 8:55 pm
Monday, 1 October 2012
so this has been an eventful week I am now the new Spanish District leader and I am still in Vancouver and I am still with Elder Rivera this will be 6 transfers in the Vancouver Spanish area. Winter is coming! time to get the wool socks out :) any way yes the weather is getting colder and the leaves are falling. Many things here are looking good the trees are reds, yellows, and greens and the peak of the mountains are starting to turn white so yes the winter is on it's way. well I have finally accepted that I will not be here much longer no matter how much I would love to stay. As we all know that there is a time and a season to all things. and to adopt the great words of J.R.Tolkien for me wanting to stay. "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide, all they have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to them!" and we learn from the Book of Mormon that this life is a time given to man that they may repent and receive the gospel. so all I have to do is decide how I will use this time left, that I have in-order to help my brothers and sisters learn of and accept the gospel. I am doing well although I have been stressed out but things are getting better. I love you all and I will talk to you next week.
Posted by Jo Ellen at 4:18 pm