Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hey Friends and Family!
Greetings from Cornwall, Ontario!
      Another busy week has gone by. This week we have been working really closely with Charlie, who now has a baptismal date of February 14th-Valentine's day! He is so excited, as are we.
     We've had some really good lessons:) We made signs to put up to help him stop smoking, which now adore the walls of his home:)

 We got to tap in to our crafty and creative side and made some cute posters! Lots of prayers have been said this week and it's true when they There is something so powerful when it comes to prayer. I know prayers are answered and that prayers are heard by our loving Heavenly Father. If you could all keep him in your prayers I would be thankful:-)
Thank you! (For all of your love and support!)
Love you all!
Sister Rawlings
be so thankful:) say, "prayers= power". 
P.S.  Funny Moment: We were cooking dinner and Sister Lindquist goes, " Your like my roommate, my co-worker, my friend, chauffeur and my body guard." Haha, yep that's what you will see under Missionary Companion in the dictionary.

Monday, January 19, 2015


  Hey Everyone!
        So exciting news this week! While at Zone Conference-we were talking to President Patrick and he asked us about Cornwall Island, which is a Native American reservation next to us. To make a long story short he gave us our passports, so that we could go to the island! So we're pretty happy about that! We still have to figure somethings out but we're are excited to be able to go there:)
         We had a lot of tender mercies happen this week, lots of little things that just make us remember that God is in the details of our lives. It's the small things, like going to see a potential, them not being home but being able to contact someone while walking there. Seeing members willing to let us have lessons in  their house and hearing them bare their testimony to investigators. It's calling a family to let them know that a new family is coming to church and asking if they could fellowship them and seeing them the next day. It's the small things in our lives that we sometimes overlook that we see God's hand in our lives. 
       At times we didn't see it, like for instance, when we got stuck in Montreal Traffic for like three hours and we had to call to tell the family that we were going to see that we were going to be late.  However, it turns out that because we were late we were able to meet the whole family! Which was a big blessing. We had dinner with them and were able to really get to know them. We invited them to Church and than to the potluck after and they stayed! It was great! I know that God is very aware of each and everyone one of us and he has a plan for each of us. We may not see the masterpiece he is creating with our lives, but trust in him and have an eternal perspective! Love, Sister Rawlings!
P.S.Great link to a Great Ensign Article!https://www.lds.org/ensign/2014/10/the-jadeite-cabbage?lang=eng
 Valentine's Day scarves!

Zone conference- we ate at a local french cuisine bakery! YUM

New frozen yogurt shop opened! So we tried it out on p-day:)

Elder Lloyd (our district leader), Elder Rangel (in the middle, who is leaving), Sister Lindquist and me.

Monday, January 12, 2015



These past few weeks it seems like everyone has been getting colds, and the flu!  This week it got me. So, between everyone else getting sick and me, it was a slower week. Luckily,  I was sent with lots of vitamins so that was good.

This week Dan came to church-which was great! It just amazes me at how the Lord has prepared people to receive the gospel. 

This week we have been talking to a lot of people about choices. How we have the ability to choose, but how we can't choose the consequences- whether they be for good or for bad. I feel like I have really seen how just one person of a family can affect generations to come. It's up to us! We have to decide today if our choices are going to effect us and others for bad or for good. As it says in Joshua 24:15, "Choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord."

Hope you all have a great week!
Sister Rawlings
Us scraping Ice off stairs for a member:)

Sister Lindquist and I.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

Well another week has come and gone!

There's so much that's happened. We have two new investigators, each is a miracle.
Yesterday I experienced freezing rain for the second time. The first time I thought this isn't too bad, it's kinda fun to scrape off. Than yesterday we had a solid inch of frozen water that completely covered every part of our car.

​It hit the city so bad  that in total we had only 10 of us at church. Even though there was only a small group of us, it makes me think of the scripture that says, " For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" -Matt 18:19-20.

It had to been one of the best fast and testimony meetings that I've been too. The spirit was strong and felt by all.

On Wednesday, we had exchanges. I went to Laselle. It was super fun!  I got to see Rose, who I have seen during the past couple of exchanges. She got baptized last week!! And her son is planned for the coming month:) And we got to teach him the restoration.It was a great lesson. We made it a game that involved stickers- shown below...sorry it's upside down:)
On Thursday- We had a breakfast with a mom and two daughters.  It was one of the best lessons of my mission. After breakfast, the daughter who is a member pretty much perfectly explained the Plan of Salvation to her sister who is going to turn 8 this year and her mom, both non members. We asked the 7 year old if she would be baptized when she turned 8 she agreed and than climbed on her mothers lap and asked, "Mommy will you be baptized with me that day?"  The room went very quite and than for the first time her mom said, "Yes, not that day but I will be baptized." The sweetest spirit was in the room, we all had tears in our eyes and when the mom asked her daughter why she was crying, she said it was because, now she has the opportunity to live with them forever. And in that moment I saw why we come out on missions, why we give up time, money, and opportunities. It's because we know that our families can live together forever and we want everyone to be able to have that too. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can unite families together, not only in this life but in the life to come.

Happy New Year!   Me, Rose, Sister Alvrez
Love Sister Rawlings