"And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be." 1 Nephi 13:37
Sister Emily Mangum is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission.
January 15, 2015
Week of Miracles!
Hi Mom & Dad!
I’m glad to hear that you really
like Pennsylvania! It sounds like a great area and a wonderful ward.It sounds like you are all having lots and
lots of fun!
Thanks so much for the package! I
really really appreciate it. The chapstick was exactly what I needed!
Here, it can’t decide if it’s going
to be warm and sunny or cold and windy.
Here are a few pictures of us squishing
cans(mostly beer) for service for a member. The picture is Me and Sister
Thompson and Heidi and Karla.
Sister Mangum & Sister Thompson - El Paso, TX
Me and Sister Thompson and Heidi and Karla.
I can’t believe Tanner is already
done. I was thinking about that recently and wondering if he was going to be
This week has been a week of
miracles! So many amazing people who we are teaching! People who are so so so ready for baptism and
church membership!It’s amazing and such
a great experience to teach the gospel to them.
We have a new investigator; she is
so so so sweet. Her name is Meghan and we love her to death!It’s a special circumstance; she isn't for
the YSA ward but from one of the family wards in the area. We have special
permission from president to teach her, so that has been fun trying to find
people from a ward we have no idea about to be her fellowship andrides. But,
she is ready for the Gospel!
Another new investigator is Matt. He
took the lessons a while back for his member girlfriend, but now she is on a
mission and he wants to do it for himself. He just gets it. Which is really
nice to teach. The other day he was looking at some pictures on a board in the
building and he was like "Hey! That's my cousin!" It was our recent convert Joe is a
cousin of his who he hasn't seen in Years. The whole family has come into
contact with the church in different ways.
This weekend was stake conference
and Elder Robbins of the seventy was here. (He gave the talk in conference
"which way do you face?") It was really good. The Saturday night
session was all about councils and how they should be effectively used and we
had an investigator there, And at first I was really worried if he was going to
get anything out of it. But then he was so excited, he said everything that was
said was meant directly for him. Such a relief! He is already inviting people to his
baptism in February :)
We do have a baptism on Saturday.
She passed her interview with President Miller and is excited.
So we also got to go to MLC this
week. It was a really good training on Attitude. And we set the baptismal goal
for the year of 2015. Then we got to stay up really late and plan a training
for the next morning :)It was really
We also woke up to snow in
Albuquerque :) I got to go for a run in the snow
with Sister Shaner (My MTC companion) and Sister Hunt who we drove up with and
are the STLs in Las Cruces.
Snowy Run in Albuquerque NM
It’s interesting being an STL.
Basically we just deal with a lot of the health needs of the Sisters and do
whatever the Zone Leaders want us to.Whether
that be telling a set of Sisters they have to come and participate in Zone
Sports, no more excuses. Or helping the Sister that hurt her
back really really bad and reporting back to sister Miller.
Anyway, it’s been a really good week.
Not really anything special for p-day
today. We are running a bit low on miles and we have to go to zone sports, so
probably just a nap.