23
Apr

sunshiny missionary letters

I love getting letters from Andie and Blythe. Tracy is posting all of Blythe’s letters on her blog and I totally love that . . but I really don’t have a clue if anyone is saving Andie’s letters. My guess is yes, but I just want to add a note here that she sent me.

Last week Elder Dallin H. Oaks visited their mission in Mexico City and Andie raved.

HOLA!

So Elder Oaks was the coolest thing in the entire world.  It was actually the first time ever that an apostle has come to this mission to meet with missionaries.  SO COOL.  Holy cow, his testimony of the Savior was the most incredible thing I have ever heard.  He shared D&C 46:13 – “To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.” And told us “I KNOW.  That is my spiritual gift.  I KNOW that the Savior lives.  But that is not your spiritual gift.” He then shared v. 14 – “To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful.” He said “your spiritual gift is to believe on my words.  And that doesn’t mean that you get 2nd prize.  You also will have eternal life, and there is no better prize than that.  We all get first prize.  But you have to believe.” It was so incredible.  Probably the most spiritual experience of my entire life.

Love you! Have a great week!
Hermana Saylor

This girls is rock solid!!

So fun to see growing testimonies and strengthened resolve. I have loved watching these two girls with all their ups and downs but most of all, I love their conviction. Holy Smack! They inspire me!

I remember them sitting at the covered picnic table in campsite 31 at Green River Lakes last summer studying from Teach My Gospel. They were challenging each other as well as working together in their preparations to leave the next month. So many blessings.

Blythe writes me a little note each Monday, too. This one touched my heart.

I had a blessing from my zone leader several days ago, and it was wonderful. It was one of the longest blessings I’ve had, and it was all about how God was pleased with my efforts, and that He was proud of me and was with me. At the end of the blessing he said that there were many ministering angels around me, seen and unseen, many of who were my ancestors. Then he said he was especially impressed to tell me that my grandma was with me, watching over me. It was really cool.

And this:

OK, so Sarah, the really golden referral we got last week? She is crazy awesome! SO much more golden than we could even have guessed. We have already taught her twice, she’s been to church and general conference, we set a baptism date, and she was already having promptings from the spirit to move it up, and fasted about a closer date to be baptized! She falls asleep reading the Book of Mormon, and is nearing the end of Alma! YES, Alma! She has started The Doctrine and Covenants, and we’re taking her on a temple tour on Wednesday!

Can you just hear her squealing with delight and excitement for this Sarah!! Her little notes are personal and funny! She is still Blythe! I can almost hear her xylophone of laughter! I know she puts 100% of herself into this mission. And I can’t wait to see her again.

I loved when Scott was on his Argentina mission. I’m so glad that he went and served. I know it has blessed his life in many ways. And having two grand-daughters serve is so wonderful, too. It’s like a little bit of heaven every single Monday. It’s like a great big gift. It’s like a smile shared. It’s like sunshine.

Counting blessings today!