Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Last Monday, Sister Hynes was super sweet and invited us over for lunch and we helped decorate her tree! It was super fun! Really made it feel like Christmas!  On Christmas day we had lunch at the Willards, Skype at the Hynes, and had dinner with Charlie, who made us a giant feast.There were only five of us but he had made so much food, including three pies. I'm pretty much still full! Than we got to go spend time with the Vogel family! It was a green Christmas, besides little patches of snow, a lot different from what I heard everyone back home got. And you thought I would be the one that is frozen. Haha!
Sister Hynes!
Finished Decorating the Tree!
Matching Christmas Jammies!
​Another great thing happened this week, Charlie's cousin joined us for dinner and than for two lessons where he expressed questions about what happens to us when we die. In the following lesson we talked about the Anti-Nephi-Lehis, After reading the story, we  thought about what each of us can "bury as a weapon of war" and than we wrote them down and threw them away and "burried" them in the trash. It was a good lesson :) People this week really opened up to us about various issues and what can be done to help them get back to church, which was amazing!
I feel like this week I have gained a solid testimony on how important home and visiting teaching is! It's an amazing program that helps the ward take care of everyone and make sure that there needs are getting met! I encourage you, that if your not doing it or have forgotten, to start this following year! When we make sure that those we visit are doing well, whither it be spiritually, emotional or temporal or any aspect of of their life- it helps not only them, but ourselves. They need to know that there is someone to turn to they can express feelings and thoughts too. I know that these programs are inspired and that through them we can lift those who are down and strengthen our brothers and sisters. 
Love you all! 
Sister Rawlings
P.S. Funny moment of the week! So the day after Christmas is called Boxing day..... I had never heard of it, before I came to Canada and neither had Sister Lindquist. So we aske, and our conversation went something like this, "So for boxing day do you guys watch boxing? Do you throw away all the boxes from Christmas? Like what do you do on Boxing Day?"  Member's answer,"It's just another day off, so we don't have to go to work. Some people box their Christmas decorations up, but the reality of it is- that it's where everyone goes to the store and buys everything that's on sale from Christmas, it's your equivalent of black Friday."
So a picture is worth a thousand words so here's at least 10000.:) Aka my week in pictures.:)
 Charlie took us out for my birthday! It was a really great day:)
 He knew I like chocolate and picked it out for me:)
 ​The whole gang:)
Sister Gonzalez and I at transfers

​Saturday was my birthday! So we (Sister Lindquist and I ) ate cake:)

​Love you all!
Sister Rawlings

Monday, December 8, 2014


Hey everyone!

This week was just packed.  Super busy with  lots of exciting news to share!!  We went on exchanges in Montreal which was exciting! We got to see the Croation family we had taught last exchange. Than while talking to this guy on the street Sister Alvrez got pick-pocketed! He took the phone but luckily it was just a flip phone, so he chucked it a few streets away and some lady found it and called their ward mission leader, so it all worked out...LOL!

Charlie is doing great! His baptism was moved up to December 20th!!! WOOT WOOT! He has made such progress! It's amazing the changes and the light you can see in him. He's been 12 days smoke free! He said the sweetest thing to us the other day. We were having dinner with him and Sister Gaudet and he said, "I have a new name for you girls.....Charlie's Angels" we were both just like "ahhh". Highlight of my week right there. He's just such an example to us and I would really appreciate it if you could keep him in your prayers:)

This week was just amazing! So excited for what's to come! 

Love Sister Rawlings

P.S. Transfers are this week. I'm staying in Cornwall and Sister Linquist (who was from my mtc district) is going to be my new companion!

Pictures of our district
The Theodores
 The Raymond girls

The Lupiens
and decorating Charlie's tree (he calls us his Charlie's Angels).

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Hello Everyone!
Another busy week. Tuesday we had Zone Training which was amazing! Afterwards we went with four other sisters and sang carols on the streets of Montreal. We sang Christmas songs and did some street contacting, giving out some Book of Mormons and the new "HE is the Gift" pass along cards. It went really well and we were able to talk to a lot of people and gave out many cards and Book of Mormons. The "HE is the gift" video put out by the church is simply amazing, and if you haven't watched it I would highly recommend watching it. It can be found  at christmas.mormon.org . We've been sharing it with everyone. It talks about putting the true meaning of the holiday, Christ back into the holiday and remembering that HE is truly the gift of Christmas. The members here have been great and have taken many cards to give to their family, friends and acquaintances along with sharing it on social media.

But out of the whole week, Saturday had to be the best day of the week. You know the saying it's always darkest before the sun comes up, well that sums up this week in a nutshell. We had some really hard days where people were just really rude, but when Saturday came everything was perfect.

We attended a baptism in Hawksburry, which is about an hour away, with Charlie and Sister Gaudet. It was the sweetest day that was filled with such a sweet spirit. The spirit was very strong. At times I thought there couldn't be a dry eye in the room. When we asked Charlie how he felt, he told us that he's " Got to get it done" :) He's such a great example to me and to us all. He's now been smoke free for 5 days!!!
He's an amazing example of willpower and seeing the path of the gospel and following it.

Than another miracles happened. We saw two  of our investigators who surprised us and showed up! We were so excited we were on cloud 12. It was such a indescribable happiness, and I just feet such a love for the people that we were teaching with deep desire to help them into the Kingdom of God. It was an amazing week!
 Sister Rawlings
Lorie (mom) requested pictures of the two dresses she sent....  Mackenzie didn't mean for them to be put on the blog....but her mom has control of the blog!  Heee-heee (evil laugh)!

Monday, November 24, 2014


        These past two days were stake conference and I feel like I have just been spiritually gorged:). Overall the messages was hasting the work of salvation, aka missionary work! I have definitely seen the work hasting here in Cornwall. It was a busy week, with three days in and out of Montreal for meetings and stake conference. This week we had many great changes that have been happening in the people here. We taught our investigator the law of Chasity. In his house he had this calendar, but after teaching the lesson and extending the invitation to live the law of Chasity he accepted. At the end of the lesson we gave him a new calendar that has beautiful scenery. When we gave it to him, we were like why "don't you open it".  When he opened it we were like, "Lets put it up". He agreed, and when  he was looking for something to put it up with we just put it over the other calendar and asked if that was a good place to put it, and he laughed and we than threw the other calendar away, which is now replaced by a beautiful scenery calendar:)
        Another miracle happened yesterday with a less active family. You know the saying, 'people only learn what they want to learn, when they want to learn it' ?  We decided to implement this in many of our lessons and we  asked this family what attribute of Christ (Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel) they would like to study, and than next week discuss  what they learned. So yesterday we discussed Hope. It was a great lesson! It was more of a discussion, than us just talking-which was great!  They are amazing, and such loving people, with such a love for the gospel! And they even committed to invite 8 of their friends to watch the new Christmas video, "He is the Gift", and to use the new pass along cards (a great video you should all watch, it airs in about a day).
          I've really found that the best way to teach people is to love them. Love is the key. When people see that you care and truly want what is best for them, they can feel God's love for them and are more open.
        It was a great week and I feel so spiritually feed by stake conference and by the members who were so sweet and gave us a Thanksgiving meal early!
             Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and truly remember what the holiday is truly about:)
Love you lots
Sister Rawlings

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 10, 2014

Hey all!

This week has been great, we've been working really hard, but it's all worth it.
This week was Charles Birthday(shown below) he's doing well! He fasted to help him stop smoking and has been doing great! We've been reading out of the Book of Mormon and have really seen the power that it has in it's pages. It has the power to help not only those investigating the church but everyone of us. Yesterday, he also received a blessing which was amazing. Sister Gonzalez and I were almost in tears the spirit was so strong. Our other investigator Shane-is also doing great! We texted him the other day to set up an appointment and asked him about his Book of Mormon reading, which he replied that he is already in Jacob! The Book of Mormon is so powerful it has the such power in it and can help us feel God's love and to give us strength. 

This week we had the opportunity to do service for a friend of a member and before we started, we talked to her a little bit about the church and what we believe and then later-right before we left she told us that she had felt these little "Faith Goose Bumps" all up her arm and that through the faith that they "tingled". We were so amazed at how she recognized the spirit and that she could easily recognize him.

Love you all! Have a great week!
Sister Rawlings 

Monday, November 3, 2014


Hey everyone!

This week was great! This week I have seen how members can make such a big impact in the lives of investigators. Without them our investigators wouldn't be progressing like they have been. We taught one investigator the word of wisdom last week and he accepted it! He said that he's willing and wanting to change. His friend- whose is a member has been such a blessing! She is able to understand him and is behind him 100%. She even fasted for him! Our other family is doing amazing. They're continuing to learn and to grow, which is great!
This week I read a great article in the Ensign about a statue of Christ  missing its hands (at home we have two very similar statues each missing a hand-the same hand is broken off on each statue), but in the article it talked about how instead of putting the statue away the owner placed a plaque that said "you are my hands". This really hit me.  We can be Christ's hands. It really had me thinking how we should always try to be Christ's hands. Whether it be preaching the gospel to others on a mission or at home, in our wards, our job or in our homes. We can all use our hands to do for others what Christ would do.
I hope that we can all try a little harder to uplift those around us and treat them as the Savior would. I wish you all the best week!
Love you all!
Sister Rawlings

Monday, October 27, 2014


Hello Everybody,

This week has made me think of the parable found in Jacob 5 about the Lord likening the House of Israel to a vineyard. I truly can see that the field is white and ready to harvest! This week nine of our investigators accepted the invitation to be baptized! I've never been so happy in my life. It truly is a miracle to see how the Lord has prepared each family and person that we are teaching.    I feel so  blessed that the Lord is allowing me to be apart of helping people come unto him. I know that the Lord could do it all by himself, but what a loving Father we have that he allows us to help. By doing so  allowing us to grow, learn, develop stronger testimonies, meet amazing people and  be apart of helping our brothers and sisters come closer to him.

 I love Cornwall and the people here. This week we meet again with Charles and while we were waiting for the member to arrive for our lesson we talked to Charles and his neighbor, Shane. We invited Shane to join the lesson which he accepted. While teaching about the Restoration we gave Shane a Book of Mormon and his face lit up. He told us that he had always wanted to learn more but didn't know where to find the answers or who to talk to. It truly made us think of the scripture found in D&C, about how people are kept from the truth because they know not where to find it. I love this gospel so much and know that it can truly bless the lives of each and everyone of us! I love you all and wish you the best for the coming week!
Sister Rawlings
Funny story: We were at a member's house and her grandson (who was about 4) was there showing us what he had been learning about and in his hand he was holding a paper about fire safety... standard stop,drop, and roll instructions. So I asked him a little about it and then asked, "so what happens if you catch on fire"....and in a innocent voice he bluntly said. "You die".

 A service project at Echo Park.
Pancake of my dog Rosie! 

Monday, October 20, 2014


Hello Everyone,
Can't believe another week has flown by. Where has the time went?
This week I ate my first Poutine! For those who don't know what that is... fries..gravy..cheese curds-kinda diabetes in a dish but really good! I  helped teach a lesson that was taught in about four languages...we were on my first exchange and before we left for Cornwall we taught a family in Montreal, the family was from Croatia and the families members spoke many different languages so the lesson  was part Croatian, part French, English and Spanish!

 This week the work in Cornwall just took off!  We got 7... yes, you heard that right, 7 new investigators! A ​family of four, one from a knocked house and two from one of our other investigators families! Out of that 7, 5 came to church!! The ward, as well as Sister Gonzalez and I were so excited! I felt happier than a kid on Christmas!

Something that I really noticed this week, is how God is constantly leading us to people or places of where we need to be. This was very present in our new investigator, Charlie. We had a lesson with a potential investigator we met on the street and while we were walking there we saw this man sitting in his sun room and we waved and we both got this very strong impression that we should go talk to this man.  He talked to us for a good 15 mins, where we gave him the Book of Mormon and we scheduled a return appointment two days later (Saturday). When Saturday came we got to know him and talked about the Book of Mormon and invited him to come to church. He accepted and he came! It was great! He even had two really good friends who are already members! At the end of Church, he even told our ward mission leader that he wanted to come next week!

Four of our other new investigators were a media referral family, who we called and they set up an appointment with us. They are so golden! They drove all the way to New York just  to see the new movie, Meet the Mormons, and the church historical sites in Palmyra! They are a great family and I feel so grateful that the Lord placed them in our path. Something that I love that they said is " We love how in the church it isn't just something that you do on Sunday, it's a way of life." I loved that! How often should we remember that in our own lives, that we not only live our religion on Sunday but show it in our day to day actions of everyday.
Sister Rawlings
P.S.I got my official Winter Coat! So now you all don't have to worry about me freezing to death :)
My district and Poutine.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Hey everyone,
        It's crazy-busy here. I don't have much time because were leaving for Montreal in about ten minutes so I'll try to be detailed, but fast. This week was great we have come in contact with so many people that are ready for the gospel, it's amazing! The other day we were at a dinner appointment and when we left I turned to Sister Gonzalez and told her that I had a strong impression that we needed to go see a former that was on a long list.  So with about 15 minutes before we turned into pumpkins we got to her house and when she answered the door she was so excited, and without us saying much scheduled a time for us to come back. She told us right before we left that we were going to see much more success with her. As we left we felt almost like we had been an answer to a prayer. It was a great feeling.

         Then, just yesterday, we were street contacting when it was about time to go to our next appointment I had this feeling like we should go knock on this apartment. So we walked up the stairs and knocked...and there was no answer. We waited and walked down. We had expected to talk to someone inside but as we walked down the stairs there was a lady that we ended up talking to and getting her information who is looking for a church right now! It was amazing!
          Then going back to my first week here, we had contacted a woman on the bus and she gave us her information and said she would love the Lamb of God video and so we swung by and she was busy but we were able to make another appointment. When we came back no one answered the door and we were feeling a little discouraged but than while I was backing Sister Gonzalez out, she waved us in! So we were able to teach her our lesson-which was amazing! She is so ready for the gospel! She reads the bible everyday and even has given Bibles and Book of Mormons away before! She told us that she goes to Tims (Tim Hortans- a very popular doughnut shop) and talks about God and Christ to people! Amazing right! We are certainty feeling like the field is white and ready to harvest here! We have really felt like the Holy Ghost has led us to some people that really need help and can be blessed so much by the gospel! Can't wait to see what miracles are in store for the coming week! 
Love you all!
Sister Rawlings

                                                          My District

They gave me and Elder Loyd the green part of the cake because we're the "Greenies "
Cake we made for Elder Rangel(our district leader) for his birthday, our creation is a mix between the Mexico and Canada ​flag!

Monday, October 6, 2014


      Hello everybody! This week we worked hard. We had some appointments fall though, which was disappointing but nevertheless we had some amazing experiences with people. We had just taught a lesson to a recent convert and on the way back to our car we saw an older man sitting on a bench and we stopped and talked to him for little bit. He first thought we were Jehovah witness and we were like "nope, that's not us," and than he was like "oh, your the people who wear those hats", and we were like "nope were not Jewish", and he was like "your the ones who wear the farmers hats"  and we were like we are not the Amish either.. it was pretty funny. After talking to him for a bit, not only did he accept a Book of Mormon but he scheduled a time with us to come back and talk!
       Later in the week we went to visit a contact that previous missionaries had met. We knocked on the door and it started off.  We weren't thinking it was going to go anywhere, but we bore powerfully testimony that the gospel could bless his life and that we truly believe that. You could see that his heart was softened and he could feel the spirit. It was a powerful experience and we are going later this week to teach him.:)
       On another note, General Conference was this weekend! Being a missionary during general conferences is like having your home team be in the Superbowl. It was great! I took on the challenge of writing down questions that I've had and investigators have had and I received those answers! When they would be talking, I would think, "Oh that's just what this investigator needs to hear or this is perfect for this person. It was great!
On the way home from District meetings we stopped by an old church that had burnt down and it's ruins are still standing.

​This is a sign that is around the community, it's for pet blessings and they allow pets of all faith!

Hope all is well back home with everybody!
Sister Rawlings

Monday, September 29, 2014


Well, hello my dear friends and family! What an amazing week it has been! The weather has been lovely as we are catching the last of the summer here. I'm not gonna lie though, I'm a bit worried for winter. Everyone keeps telling me that it's gonna be a cold winter because all of the squirrels are getting quite fat. That is something that we see a lot here...are squirrels... and they are not like Utah or Idaho squirrels. They are  big and black and the're everywhere! And to be honest with you-I love it! Every time that I see one it reminds me of my little black dog at home! haha

This week has been amazing, and I feel like each week I just continue to learn and grown. On Wednesday, we went to a mission tour by Elder Carlson in Ottawa and were  so blessed to be one of three chosen to be interviewed personally by him. It was great, and I was able to ask him questions and receive some advice. One of my favorite things he said was that as a missionary we aren't called to "talk but to teach", and that wherever we are we should build Zion.

Now, at the end of each day me and Sister Gonzalez sit down and spend a few minutes to look back at the day and find the miracles throughout the day! Some days are harder than others and sometimes you just feel like you put all this work into the day, only to find that no one was receptive to the message or lesson. But when you reflect back on the small miracles in the day they help you to keep going! So here are some of my experiences this week...my little miracles.

One afternoon we got on the bus to get into town to check on  some former investigators. On the way into town we decided to do some bus contacting. We had just spent the previous hour practicing contacting tips and role plays. We got on the bus, sat down, I took a deep breath...and I started talking to an older woman and after a while we started talking about religion. She had some friends that were LDS and even had a Book of Mormon and a Christ video. So we talked, and at the end of our conversation I asked her if she would like a video about Christ and she replied that she did, and she wanted this specific one, The Lamb of God. She than went on to give me her name, address, and phone number and told us that she was busy but that we should keep trying to get a hold of her. It was amazing!

On Thursday, we went to go teach one of our investigators. In the past she has been taught a few lessons but has had some questions and ideas that had stopped her from really progressing. But on this visit we decided that we were going to bring a member with us and it was just what she needed. By bringing the member with us she was able to relate to our investigator and answer some of her concerns and questions in a way that she could understand. So after a great lesson, we invited her out to our board game activity the next day, which she agreed to as long as we could find her a ride. We were so excited! So we searched for her a ride and searched and either people couldn't come or already had all the seats in their car taken! We got a little discouraged but I loved how Sister Gonzalez put it, "it's just Satan working against us so we just have to work harder" and so we did. We went though the whole ward list looking for someone who could give her a ride and...we  finally found her a ride! So we ran over to her apartment to tell her the good news (because she doesn't  have a phone) and we got there and she  thought it was tomorrow.... sigh...it was super disappointing at the moment... but the Woman's General Broadcast was the next night so we said that's find and told her about the broadcast and how we would be decorating cakes and watching the broadcast and she agreed to come! And even more miraculously she asked us if she could bring a friend!! And she did! And as we sat next to her and her friend I thought, this is perfect for her! She needs to hear this!  How amazing in the whole scheme of things. God knew what she needed, though both activities were good, he knew that one of them was better for her. In the end it all worked out and we could tell that she felt something. I think it's so amazing  to know that God knows each of us so well and that he prepares us for what's coming next ! I know that God is preparing each one of us for is to come in our lives as well as preparing so many other people  to hear of his gospel. We just need to continue to live right, be where we need to be and to open our mouths when the time comes!
Lots of Love
Sister Rawlings

P.S. I made friend chicken!
P.S.S. Notice the bagged milk picture.
A member took us out to Morrisberg- beautiful! The leaves are gorgeous...may be a little blurry because it was taken in  a car.
The cake was for the general broadcast cake contest, where our team had to make a cake based on a scripture!
          We did the wise man built his house upon a rock. 
There is a really pretty church that is in the city where we walk past.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Well everybody! I'm here! Can't believe it, I still feel like everyday is a dream! It's been two weeks since I emailed so I have a lot to say, so hold on tight! The last week in the MTC flew by! So on Tuesday we got to Montreal with the biggest group of missionaries to come into the mission ever(29 of us)! The following morning President Patrick took us to the Mount Royal which overlooks the city of Montreal and it was beautiful! It was super powerful because we read section 4 from the D&C all about missionary work on how the field is ready to harvest while we gazed at the city before us. Afterwards we gathered together in the mission office and we were assigned our trainers and our first areas! Not gonna lie it is a weird feeling right before not knowing who or where your going to be be and be with for the next 12 weeks! One elder explained it like this, "it's like an arranged marriage!" haha. But I couldn't be more blessed with my companion and area. I'm serving in the Cornwall Ward, it's a large area, it's about 2 miles from the U.S. border and is famous for being the hometown of Ryan Gosling. The people are so sweet and kind and they speak English! So that's nice to be able to communicate with them. The ward covers the city of Cornwall (about the size of Idaho Falls) and surrounding area. My wonderful companion is Sister Gonzalez, she's from Utah and has been out for 7 months!   She's the best trainer and I feel so blessed to be here with her! Funny story, I've actually read her blog before I came out on my mission so that was fun!  With such a big area we have a car.  In my few days here I've already met so many amazing people. I already feel such a love for the people it's amazing!
A small miracle that happened this past week, we were visiting former investigator from a while back and when we knocked on her door and asked her if she wanted to learn more she said yes! She seemed really interested,  so I'm super excited to see where this goes. 

We meet really interesting people this week while we street contact, we met a medium, a Catholic deacon and a lady who believes in Mythology. When we asked the medium if she believes in God she was like, "I got a direct line." and the other lady was like "I believe in many god's and goddess and they all live inside me." It was interesting.Everybody is super nice though, and it's true, people in Canada really do say "Aye!"
 Something that has been hard for me is bus contacting. It's hard, you get on the bus and you just strike up a conversations and while your talking everybody else on the bus just stared at us... it's kinda funny actually and we try to get others joining in on the conversations. One guy started talking to us and come to find out he thinks we're Jehovah Witnesses, so that was interesting talking about how were different. 
To be honest I didn't like how everybody stared at us but than I read this quote by President Monson, that says "Dare to be Mormon, Dare to Stand Alone,Dare to have a purpose firm, Dare to make it Known." I really have been thinking about that because our message is true and our mission is divine and we should be not be quiet to share what we believe because everybody deserves the message that we have. I don't want to get to heaven and have someone ask me why I didn't share with them the message of the Gospel. I don't want to be the reason that they didn't receive the gospel and all the many blessings that comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it makes a difference in lives and it  is the surest way to happiness in this life and in the life to come.
Sister Rawlings  

                                           My old MTC Sisters.
                                      My new mission companion.

9/14/2014 (snail mail letter)

So, it's Sunday and it's been a great last Sunday! I leave in one day. I can't believe how fast it has gone! I'm not gonna lie, I'm kind of freaking out.
A lot happened today! Some really funny stuff. So every Sunday in our sacrament meeting they pick two missionaries to speak...in FRENCH! To give a 3-5 minute talk, which would be no problem in English. I've made it 5 weeks! I felt like in the first few weeks I was going to speak but after making it this far, I felt like the odds were, as they say in the Hunger Games, "ever in my favor"!
Today our Bishop came into our district, reminded everyone to have their talk ready just in case it was them. I was like, "why don'y you just tell us" and he was like, " I like suspense & the shock on the faces when we call on them." I then replied something to the effect, "that I was nervous," To which he said, "don't worry, you'll do great."   That was my fist clue.  During lunch we placed our guess, knowing the speakers would come out of the two departing Montreal Districts.

So we go to sacrament meeting and one of the counselors  is holding the door and shaking our hands when he shakes my hand and adds, "if I were you, I would be nervous about speaking."  ....awww, and that was that. I accepted my fate, still holding on to that small sliver of hope that it wasn't me till they got up after the sacrament and said, "today we will be pleased to hear from Soeur Rawlings & Elder Shaw." And that was that...I spoke. It went decent. I had written it , so I gave it in French, and only messed up once when I accidentally said, "", instead of "livre de Mormon" but it went well!

Weird to think that I could/most likely will be giving that talk next week in a ward in Canada!

                                                                MTC Sisters
                                       My first Tim Horton's! Hot chocolate and a doughnut!
                                                                   Pink day at the MTC!

                                                             Montreal or bust!
                                                      Sister Azemi-tabriz's Birthday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9/9/2014  #5 Mission Letter
Bonjour ma famille et mes amies!

This week I stumbled upon a scripture found in Romans 8:31, " If God be for us, who can be against us?" and it's a scripture that has lingered in my mind all week.  
So, in case you didn't know (probably 99.9% of you) I got my flight plans this week! Which I am beyond excited for-all 29 of us leave next Tuesday at 3:30 in the morning, bound for Montreal, Canada. While I'm  beyond excited, I can't help but be nervous! For the language, for speaking and teaching real people, among other things,but the scripture found in Romans 8 really has left an impression on me. We have to remember that this is God's work and that no matter what happens God's with us, and if God's with us why should we fear because through him we can do anything and overcome everything.
So, no week would be complete without a few funny stories...so one day my district and I were in our classroom and one of the elders was talking about Moses, and so than we started talking about how he had to hold his arms up for the sea to be parted... and well it turned into a contest of who could hold their arms up the longest...lol. And while we participated in this experiment we read Moses, and man-after about 10 minutes, the struggle was real, lol. But it was a great glimpse into the story.

This week has been great, and I have absolutely LOVED the MTC. I've made some life long friends and had some very memorable experiences. But I am beyond excited to get to Montreal and teach the sweet people there. It has been amazing to see how my French has progressed and I can't wait to see what's next!
Watch Out Canada HERE I come!
Love Soeur Rawlings
Twins (Sister Gammon and I)
Other District Elders