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