Saturday, December 21, 2013

Another Week Down!

Another week down! Where does the time go? Last monday we went to the Smith's for a Christmas recital/party/jam sesh. It was so super fun! People performed and we all sang carols and had lots of treats. I totally want to do that some day! I also got a super nice package from Lori Burr on Monday! She sent me candy and pajamas an pens and slippers and totally went all out!
You know I love getting packages! :)

On Tuesday we slaved all morning making 12, yes TWELVE dozen cookies for a cookie exchange at the home of a less-active. As we went along making them the cookies got smaller and smaller because we were running out of dough-haha! The swap was preceded by a gourmet lunch. Sis. D lives for party planning-ha! Also, our old investigator A told us she's finally getting married and invited us to the wedding! We are really hoping to start teaching her again. We had dinner with the Johnson's and we adore them! The best part about eating with members is the funny things their kids say. We are always crying, laughing at the Johnson's. Their kids are crazy!

On Friday we ate with the Salmon's and it was so yummy as usual! Most of our dinners are amazing in this ward. Sis. Clark's Garmin broke about a week ago and boy it's been a little rough! Luckily I learned a new map reading talent! Brother Salmon lent us his Garmin to put us out of our misery so we were thankful. :) I probs could have earned my map reading merit badge, no?

On Sunday Sis. Clark gave a talk in Sacrament meeting and shared her mom's conversion story. It was really good! We also taught a lesson on reaching out to less-actives in young womens and helped them with the Good Works value experience #7. We ate dinner at the Wilde's. We love them a ton and were so excited that they signed up for us on Christmas! Their kids are so cute. Their 5-year-old and 8-year-old wrote us very sweet letters while we were there. Someone sent Sis. Clark a DVD of Liz Lemon paintings set to the song "What Child Is This?" and we have been sharing it for member lessons. It's really beautiful.

After dinner we went to the Christmas program at the Kirtland Temple. A lot of people from Historic Kirtland (us) and the Community of Christ were involved. I was lucky enough to be selected to sing a solo! I sang Away In A Manger. It was a beautiful arrangement! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I just couldn't believe it was happening. It will be something I will never forget. : )

We got the happy news that Sis. Clark and I are staying together another transfer! Yay! But sad news is that we're moving. We started at the C-Home on the hill, then moved to where we're at now, and now I think we are moving to another historic home. I hate moving, but it's so cool to live in these historic houses!

Sister Mohler

COME to the Ohio...


I can't remember if I told you about mission conference or not so I'll tell you again just in case because you don't want to miss out!

The Monday before was P-day of course. We went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch with some of the sites sisters. It was so fun! We had them sing Happy Birthday to Sister Clark. (early) We also went to Charming Charlie's and looked around together. I got Sister Clark a cute little Christmas present. : ) That night we went over to the Salmon's and helped decorate the tree and house for Christmas. You know I love the Salmons! We all read Luke 2 and sang carols around the piano. It was a perfect P-day!
On Thursday history was made! Gathered together in the Kirtland Temple for mission conference were more full-time missionaries than ever before. It really hit me how significant that is. There we were all together, all set apart and wearing the name of Jesus Christ over our heart in the place where Moses restored the keys for the gathering of Israel to the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.  Missionary work began in Kirtland! Do you understand how significant that is?!
Jesus prophesied that "the Gospel of Jesus Christ will fill North and South America, it will fill the world." That prophecy is being fulfilled today! Sitting as full-time missionaries in hundreds, we were undoubtedly joined by our ancestors; the saints who built that very temple and who launched the missionary effort to all the world. The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints is growing to fill the world. We are indeed in those latter-days. The Prophet Joseph Smith said that we are all those favorite people that God has chosen for this dispensation. So basically if you live in this dispensation, you are God's favorite. Ha ha-just kidding! But really.
Elder Seldon of the 70 was there and he taught us that our mission began long before this life. He said, so profoundly, that the reason we are so compelled to bear witness of the Savior is because of covenants we made in the preexistence...Wow. Heavenly Father knows us so much better than we know ourselves. They gave me a renewed trust that when we are living righteously and following God's will, we will find happiness.
The Plan of Happiness is real and the Gospel is true.

Come to the Ohio...
I never wanted to serve a mission, but I was prompted by the Spirit because I promised to bear witness of the Savior before I even made it to Earth. That sounds like a heavy load for 18 and 19-year-old kids, but Elder Seldon tenderly reminded us that Jesus Christ was a carpenter for a season, the Savior of the World forever. We may feel like lowly carpenters, sometimes I'm sure we all have, but remember that example we are following...the Savior of the WORLD, even Jesus Christ. Pres. Haymond, the Kirtland stake president, shared verses from the Doctrine and Covenants. Something that really stood out to me was how much he, like all the speakers, talked about the miracle we are all a part of. He said that the meeting was very sacred. He testified that the souls gathered together was not a random event. The meeting of those missionaries, at this time, in the Lord's house-the Kirtland Temple-was foreordained. Kirtland will be built up again! (D&C 124:83)
 Pres. Talley of the Akron State talked about D&C 110:10, and how that prophecy was to be fulfilled! What a great time to be alive! We are all witnesses to miracles and the evidence of the truthfulness of the gospel is undeniable. Karl Anderson, Patriarch of the Kirtland Stake and author of "Joseph Smith in Kirtland" as well as "The Savior in Kirtland," echoed many of the things shared by the other speakers. He highlighted that the Savior appeared there seven times. What a holy, holy place. The spirit in that meeting was unlike any other.
Pres. Vellinga loves music so we sang a lot of hymns. Most of us could hardly sing; there wasn't a dry eye in there. There's something about music that just touches the heart and invites the Spirit. President Vellinga shared a story with us from when Elder M. Russell Ballard was here in October. He said an apostle of the Lord (Elder Ballard) grabbed him by the lapels and pulled him close, looking right in the eyes, and said, "you need to BRING MORE PEOPLE TO KIRTLAND!" It reminded us of when Elder Ballard told us Kirtland was the best missionary. People cannot help but to feel the power of the Holy Ghost of the Kirtland sites.

Pres. Vellinga  urged us to share our testimony every chance we get. I invite all of you to do the same. He said that there are more testimonies found on their feet bearing and then on their knees praying for them. It really is true if you think about it. The Lord helps those who help themselves. If we are struggling with our testimonies we shouldn't just talk about it, but get up and repeat it! I've definitely noticed that with myself on my mission. My testimony is stronger each time I use and share it. There are a lot of converts out here and I've heard them say, I had Mormon friends, but they never told me about the church until the missionaries knocked on my door! I'm thinking about that I was like "Crap! That's me!" Man I was totally that person. I hope when I get home I don't forget to let people know who I am and be a member missionary.

Something that really help me in light of how much I've been sick with different things came from sister Vellinga. She said "our bodies are frail, our minds are reluctant, but our spirits are strong. It was so encouraging to me! If we do what we can to nurture spirits the Lord will help strengthen our bodies and minds. Elder Sorenson gave the closing remarks and shared a motivating quote from Elder Robert D. Hales, "Heavenly visions will dim, but the Spirit will always testify of Jesus Christ." I know that to be true 100%! I didn't see any visions of my own eyes and the Kirtland Temple, but the Spirit proved to me over and over that He lives and that this is His church restored in the latter-days!

After the meeting all 250+ missionaries came to Kirtland and guess who gave the tours? We did of course! It was crazy! Missionaries everywhere! It was really cool because a lot of them traveled hours and hours to get here and many have never been to Kirtland! We shared with them how we teach people about the Gospel at the sites and how much their investigators would benefit from coming. It was a lot of fun, but wow some Elders get distracted so easily! It was like herding cats.
That night Elder Sorenson took those Christmas pictures of us. All I had to do was promise to trim his bushes in Logan ha ha! Last week on Thursday we volunteered at Aberdeen assisted living again and invited the others to come. We had a great time decorating for Christmas. On Saturday the 7th was the ward Christmas party and we watched the first presidency Christmas Devotional at the Visitors Center. That was so good wasn't it? 

 Love you and miss you!

Love always,
Sister Mohler

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Be Meek and Lowly of Heart

“True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the Gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.”—Boyd K. Packer Some things I’ve learned, which could be put into any context, go through my mind, something like:

“My attitude will change as I immerse myself in this work and this gospel. I know it is NOT easy, but as I strive to work harder and rely on the Lord, I will be changed. My attitude will change.”

I have learned a lot about myself on my mission thus far. I have acknowledged behaviors that I have that need improvement. I think we all have those, but are more able to recognize them in others. Proper application of this quote could bless the lives of so many people! In their own growth, in raising children, in dealing with colleagues, or companions (LOL), etc.

I have also been trying to apply Elder Ulisses Sores’ talk from last conference, “Be Meek and Lowly of Heart.” I want you to read it, maybe for FHE or something. He talks about three things:

1.     improve day by day
2.     control our temper
3.     become humble

 I love you all and miss you so much!


Sister Mohler

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Exciting News!

I'm too excited to tell you the exciting news lol! 

I've been asked to be the only soloist for the Christmas devotional in the Kirtland temple on Sunday!!!! I didn't even volunteer but Elder Sorenson said my name was discussed and they asked if I'd sing. I'm singing Away In A Manger. Such a miracle to stand and sing where the Savior stood in the Kirtland temple, not to mention Joseph Smith. I'm so lucky! I'm grateful that Heavenly Father has given me talents and that Pres. Peterson blessed and encouraged me to develop them. I'm really nervous because I want to invite the Spirit in such a holy place, so pray for me.
-Sister Mohler

Monday, December 9, 2013


The Tuesday before Thanksgiving we went to a Thanksgiving fireside put on by the Community of Christ in the Kirtland temple. It was awesome!!! There were interfaith speakers on Thanksgiving and some readings from the Bible from leaders in the community. The Kirtland sisters did two choir numbers so we got to sit in the choir seats next to the pulpits. What a great view!

 It really doesn't matter who owns the Kirtland temple. No matter what, it is still a dedicated building, it was never un-dedicated. It was built by faithful and obedient saints and Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father appeared there many times. Their spirit can still be felt if you soften your heart and listen. The Kirtland temple stands as a silent witness of those who sacrificed and dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ so that we could enjoy the blessings of the restored gospel and the temple today. 

On Wed. we were at sites again, but got to leave for a little bit to have dinner with the Johnson family. They invited both us and the elders over! They have five beautiful and CRAZY kids. Their 14 year old son, Luke, is an extremely talented pianist. He is the one who played for me when I sang in sacrament. While Sister Johnson was finishing dinner, Sister Clark and I make cookies! So fun (: They were so nice to have 4 missionaries over the night before Thanksgiving!

Some of Sister Mohler's favorite people
On Thanksgiving we went to the Salmon's of course! I love them! We had our studies in the morning and went straight over. We played games with the kids and had fun chatting with Brother and Sister Salmon. We ate a great and delicious dinner, complete with sweet potatoes (: Sister Salmon had to go to work so we left around 2:30 and went to volunteer at Aberdeen. We just visited with the residents for a little then headed back to Kirtland. 

We weekly planned then went to the Visitor's Center to learn a bunch of different ways to tie a scarf with all the senior sisters lololololol.... 

Then Elder Sorensen gave a really amazing devotional on personal revelation. Elder Sorenson is such a great person. He has lead an amazing life of service for the church and has a great relationship with the Lord. Whenever I need to ask him for something, I just ask him to do it whenever he has time, or when it's convenient for him. He says it's always convenient for him and that he always has time! (Which is really just not true). But I love that example of always finding time to do something for someone else.

For example, he is a photographer and offered to take Christmas pictures of all the Kirtland sisters to send home! They are so so so cute and it really brightened up this holiday time away from home for me (:

President and Sister Vellinga

The Friday after Thanksgiving was the grand opening of the nativity display and Christmas lighting ceremony. All the Kirtland sisters sang a few numbers and the mayor, Elder Sorenson, President Vellinga, and President Hayman (sp?) spoke. It was so fun and it was packed! With the flip of a switch the entire Kirtland Sites lit up with Christmas lights! Families from all over walked through the historic village to look at the lights and play in the snow then went inside the VC to admire the hundreds of nativities. Mine was a fan favorite ;) But really it was.

The number one thing I miss is wearing jeans.

-Sister Mohler

Monday, November 25, 2013

Energy Is Awesome!

Last Monday we had dinner at the Davis' house. They are yet another young couple and the husband is just finishing up dental school. They have 2 kids and Sister Davis is pregnant with the 3rd. They are such a cute family. The daughter, V, is 3, I think, and has SO much personality. We could hardly eat our dinner we were laughing so hard. She loves to act older and said things like, "Okay girls, you're welcome any time. You come back now! See you next church day!" Her mom said, "V you have too much energy." and Sister Clark and I were like yeah give us that energy!!! She did this funny thing with her hands and crescendoed while saying, "!" 
and she nearly jumped out of her seat. Hahaha it was sooo funny. She also tried to show us her winter dance routine. I felt a little Toddlers and Tiaras-ish. 

We ended up dropping ALL of our investigators; some of them actually dropped us. We have been trying to do some finding and have been working a lot with less-actives. We actually had a lesson with a potential investigator named H who we found a couple weeks ago while tracting. Sadly, I wasn't there for the lesson because we were on exchanges, but I'm excited to teach him tonight!

Speaking of exchanges...It was really hard to leave Sister Clark! But, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I went out with Sister W into her area. I really wasn't myself all day though because I felt soooo crappy. Also, we ate dinner at Whole Foods. It was not even that good and it cost an arm and a leg! Does it look like I'm made out of money? Welllllll I'm not. And now I have one less arm and leg -___- The good news is we had two lessons (: 

We were at sites on Tues. and Thurs. as usual. We have helped set up the nativity display a lot! We are all so excited for it to open the day after Thanksgiving! There is going to be a big lighting ceremony with the mayor and different people and a lot of musical performances (: Also, on this Tues. there is a special Thanksgiving program put on by the Community of Christ in the Kirtland temple that we are going to. The Kirtland VC sisters are going to sit in the choir seats and sing a couple musical numbers, one with the stake choir. It should be good! 
But maybe a little weird haha.

We saw a cute less-active couple who are in their late 80s. Well the wife isn't actually a member. But the husband has stopped coming because the boundaries were changed and he doesn't go to church in Kirtland anymore and he is not too pleased lol. "Kirtland is my home Phoebe!" (quote from the Kirtland movie we show at the VC.) I have that WHOLE thing memorized and Sister Clark and I always find appropriate uses for the quotes from it. I mean, who needs Pitch Perfect or Mean Girls quotes when I can quote the Kirtland movie? Am I right or am I right?....
Yeah, welcome to my life. Good thing I love Kirtland! (: 

We had dinner at Sister D's house again and are gearing up for the cookie swap! I really hope that the recipe you sent me isn't expensive because 12 dozen cookies is A LOT of cookies...We can count the baking time as service hours right? ;) I mean, we are fellowshipping a less-active...Haha jk, but I really have no idea where we are going to find the time to do that...

On Thursday we were supposed to be at Sites, but I had my doctor's appointment and it ended up taking the whole day haha. To save on miles and gas, we asked one of the senior couples, the Pike's to take us. It was their P-day so I felt really bad, but they were more than willing. I felt extra bad because after the doctor's visit I had to go to the hospital to get some blood work that they couldn't do there. I'm getting really good at getting my blood drawn and Sister Clark is getting really good at talking me through it (: I've heard all about her Senior prom and some dang good dates! Anyway, we didn't have a GPS so it took a while to find the right place...After that was all over with, they wanted to stop by Costco on the way home. Luckily Sites is SOOOO slow these days so they really didn't miss us. We ate all the samples of couse. Elder Pike was so funny and didn't want to miss one cart! They insisted on buying us a pumpkin pie and we just couldn't refuse! Then they treated us to Chipotle and we ate the pie at their house. They said I deserved it hahaha ;) 
All of the senior couples spoil the HECK out of the VC sisters! They are all so nice and love to talk about how they all inherited 28 new granddaughters (: Sister H made ornaments with all the Site sisters' faces on them for her tree. It's super cute and slightly creepy at the same time!  After our Thanksgiving with the Salmons we are going to the VC to eat again with all the seniors. 

No new Kirtland sisters came last transfer and no new Kirtland sisters are coming this transfer! Whaaatt! There are 3 leaving this transfer so our numbers are going down, but like I said, no one is visiting either. I'm sure there will be tons more Kirtland sisters before summer.

One of the companionships were deciding awards for all the Kirtland sisters...
I won best hair and best nose....niiiiccee. 
We are very rarely around Elders and when we are there's not a whole lot of interaction.

We volunteered at the assisted living center again and it was awesome. I talked to my favorite 99 year old Katherine. She's the one who said the secret to a long life is, "Haaaard work!" I wish you could hear her voice when she says that hahaha. She is like 4 feet tall and has outlived all of her 10 children. I love her so much and I love talking to her, although she is really embarrassed that she is hard of hearing. I hope I can be there for her 100th birthday in May. Her favorite president was Roosevelt and she liked to do the waltz. She has such a sharp mind! We are volunteering there on Thanksgiving morning.
First time scraping snow off a car!

This week was the Primary Program! It was perfect as usual! On her way up, (a little girl in her ward) handed Sister Clark and I the cutest drawing! That night, we ate dinner at the Wilde's and they invited us over every Wednesday for "WildeWednesday." How fun!!! They have six kids and the youngest was just born ((: Brother Wilde is an endodontist and is really musical. Sister Clark forced me to play for them. I wanted to die. DIE! It's over now...that's what I keep telling myself. 

It's snowy and freezing freezing and SO awesome here! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! (: 


xoxo Sister Mohler

Monday, November 18, 2013

Woodland Creatures Up In Here

I'm sorry, I don't know what it is, but I just really don't like writing letters. I think I inherited that from Dad. Hopefully no one is reading the blog because if they are I feel sorry for them lol. 

This week we worked on some assignments for the ward RS president. Our ward is like 75% less active so we have been really trying to fix that!

We are having Thanksgiving dinner with the Salmon's, We LOVE them! (: We have no problem getting members to feed us now. We've seen such a turn around with the missionary-member relationship since we got here. 

On Tues. I went to the doctor and she was really uncomfortable having so many people in the room haha. We tried to explain that we all 3 had to stay together, but she thought it was weird to sit in on each others doctor's visits...I think it's weird too. 

P-day is SOOO stressful I can't even handle it! There is so much to do! The sisters in the room next to us found a dead mouse under their desk :( There are all kinds of field and woodland creatures up in here! (I think I'm starting to adopt the Cleveland dialect. One of the speakers in sacrament last Sunday kept correcting himself when he said "wit." For example "witchu" instead of "with you" hahaha...every time).

There are deer everywhere just chilling on the side of the road and squirrels galore. Now that the leaves are gone we really notice the infestation. The most prominent squirrel is actually the flying squirrel, but they are nocturnal so we don't see them much. The weather is sooo bipolar. One day it's snowing, the next it's 62 degrees! Like come onnnnn OHIO! But I still love it here (: On warm days all of the ladybugs come out of hiding in swarms! They just completely cover the walls of the sawmill and the's kind of gross actually. Also, everyone here has cats or dogs, or both. Being on a mission has really solidified that fact that I really don't like animals haha. I guess I'm just a people person.

It is SO slow at the sites :( some days we don't even have one tour! Luckily we still have chat and have been able to help set up for the nativity display. It is such a good tracting approach to invite people to come and see the nativities. I am so excited for the holiday season! Sister Clark and I decided we are going to try caroling as a tracting approach hehe.

We have made a lot of progress and have had one of our best weeks lesson wise (: We had to drop an investigator because he is really close to our age and was hitting on us too much. It stinks when people don't meet with us for the right reasons. A lot of times people don't have intentions of changing, they just want someone to talk with. 

Anyway, I hate writing so I'm just going to leave it at that. It's hard work out here in Ohio, but the Lord had promised that Kirtland will be built up again (: I have faith in that promise and feel so blessed to be serving here in this special and sacred part of the Lord's vineyard. The responsibility weighs heavy on my shoulders, but I wouldn't have it any other way! You'll never know the significance of Kirtland until you serve a mission here haha! 

P.s. 17 Miracles is such a good movie, so is Joseph Smith Prophet of the Restoration. Watch them!! 

P.p.s The director of the visitor's center, Elder Sorensen, is on his SEVENTH mission! And his wife her SIXTH! Those crazies. 

xoxoxo, send me more letters, por favor, also do I even have friends because none of them are writing me, love always,

Sister Mohler (:

Great Scouts Make Great Missionaries

The following are excerpts from Sister Mohler's letter to her younger brother:
Field trip to COSTCO!


The scout trip sounds like it was a lot of fun! I think scouting is the coolest thing a boy can do! The Thomas S. Monson award sounds really neat! I am excited to see it. : ) I am glad you are working hard. At our last zone conference our mission president showed us some clips from the 100 Years of Scouting program at the Conference Center. It was really good! If you haven’t already seen it you should ask Mom or Dad to look it up online for you. It might be on The mission president also asked all of the Elders to stand up and recite the Scout Oath, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan. When they did that I thought of you, M, J, and C being missionaries someday.  Great boy scouts make great missionaries.

It is starting to get really cold now. The leaves have almost all fallen and it is snowing right now! It is crazy! Something weird-but awesome-is that there is huge, loud thunder when it snows here. The house that I live in has a very steep driveway so it gets very icy and dangerous in the winter. Sister Clark and I are going to move on Wednesday! We are going to live in a house with 4 other sister missionaries. 
 (my mailing address will not change)

I will give you some good news: since I wrote Mom last we have found SIX new investigators! And three of them came to church on Sunday!!! We are really excited to see our hard work pay off. I also sang a solo in Sacrament meeting. I was really nervous considering I’ve never done that before, but I didn’t suck too bad and the ward and our investigators gave me a lot of compliments.

Eerie Lake Erie
Most of the funny things that happen are inside jokes, so you wouldn’t think them funny, but know that we are keepin’ it real out here in Cleveland…even though I’m not even close to Cleveland…it just sounds more thug than Kirtland.

I miss all of you so so so much! Everything reminds me of my family. Sometimes I just want to come home, but then I remember that would just be silly. I really love hand-written letters and am very appreciative of each one, even if I don’t respond very quickly.

Well, it’s late and I am tired! Love you!

Sister Mohler

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Halloween, Missionary Style

Hello Everyone!
This week was better than last. Sadly, our investigator "A" decided to drop us because she didn’t feel welcomed by the members at Stake Conference…we will keep in touch with her though.
On a different note, it did snow this week. Not…too…pleased. We were tracting a lot on the first day it snowed and man it was coming down! I stayed pretty warm, but my feet nearly froze off! I was wearing my wool socks, but somehow my boots were NOT keeping the snow and water out. My feet were cold and wet the whole day. : (
It was still fun though-tracting is my favorite! We met a couple of great potential investigators, one of whom was a lady named "E". She is 9 months pregnant and has what looks to be a 2-year-old. She didn’t invite us in because of her cray dog, but talked to us through the screen door for a little. She was very interested and wants to meet with us once the baby is born. We are trying to think of ways we can serve her in the meantime. She will fit in perfectly with our ward because 90% of the women in the ward are also preggers…it’s basically the married dental/med student ward.
We promised an investigator we would go
to his church if he went to ours.
So we went!
On Thursday we had dinner with the Salmons. I love that family! They are so cute and fun. On Friday we had lunch at the Bullards and they referred us to their neighbors "N" and "W". They are friends with everyone in the ward because "N" is also in school. They did end up coming to the trunk-or-treat and "N", dressed as Weird Al Yankovic, won best costume.
Our investigator "I" also made it to the Halloween party. She had a really great time and loved the environment. We convinced Elder Clegg to do the Thriller dance so that was a HUGE plus! ; ) There is so much more I could share, but there is literally no time! P-day is the most stressful day of the week!
On Sunday we had dinner at a less-active’s house, Sister "D". She made the table so fancy! I took pictures. She is a single, older sister. The first couple weeks of December she invites 12 people to do a cookie exchange and we were lucky enough to make the cut! We have to bring 12 dozen cookies so each lady can have 1 dozen of each kind of cookie. Have any award-winning cookie recipes? I also got to meet a member in our ward named Sister Obasi. She and her family moved here from Kenya in March. Her husband is a lawyer and wanted to go back to school and she is just starting the nursing program. Their 18-year-old son still lives in Kenya and takes care of their property and their 4 young kids live here in Ohio. She served a mission in Kenya and offered to come with us to lessons! It’s so great when members come out with us. We are so excited to have her.
Studying in the meadow
            Today we had dinner with the Baker family. It was Halloween themed and so was all the food. They even put dry ice and cider inside a pumpkin. When I first got here members never fed us, but after seeing how skinny Sister Clark is they probably felt obliged-haha! We still have to pack a lunch and dinner when we’re at the sites though. Sometimes the senior couples surprise us with dinner. : )
They spoil us VC sisters so bad! There is a locker that they always stuff full of treats and snacks too. It is so FUN seeing all the Christmas decorations go up! I can’t wait for the 700+ nativities to start pouring in! This past week Historic Kirtland received a national award for it’s annual nativity display. : ) I hope Sister Clark and I are companions during Christmas. Serving a mission is a great way to make BFF’s-haha!
            Anyway, the Bakers have a family mission plan that is really cool! It’s basically just a proclamation of their missionary goals and how they are going to achieve them. For example, kids inviting friends, giving out Book of Mormons or pass-along cards, inviting to ward activities, conversations about the church, etc. I thought it would be a fun FHE to set up a yearly and monthly family mission plan! They invited 5 different families to the ward Halloween party and got 4 no’s and 1 yes! If you end up doing this, I would love a copy and would love to help you reach your goals.
he stays there all year round, "guarding" the house...
Something they’ve started in our ward is V.I.P. for very important people.
Visualize people as they can become
Invite them to anything
Pray for the elect and for experiences
Also on Sunday they showed a slide show called “The Mormons Next Door.” It was pretty interesting if you haven’t seen it. It is geared toward getting people to see and know Mormons for what they are so that if the missionaries ever do knock, they won’t freak out.
Eating donuts...with Sister Swag

I have learned so much out here! Every day is a new challenge and every day I feel Heavenly Father’s love for me and all of His children. My testimony of prayer and of the Book of Mormon are growing exponentially! I am so grateful for all those who write me and I am not ashamed to beg for more letters! : )
Know that I miss you and that I love you bunches and bunches!

All my love,

Sister Mohler

Remember: “There is never a convenient time to serve.”-Elder Ballard

So do it now, before you miss your chance. xoxo
The "no-no" box
District meeting crepes