Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Week 56: I'M BACK!

For starters I am going to repent for not writing lately and get back on track with what has been happening here in the hood.

First off, I have a new companion, and she is the best. We know each other from the MTC here in Santiago, and now we are companions. We are working well together, and she is helping me become the type of missionary that I have always wanted to be. She is the best!

This week one of our investigators was baptized! It was a long journey, but it happened and it was a complete miracle. I learned that really faith in the Lord and His will and His timing always brings the miracles. When we lack faith, he can´t show us miracles. It is interesting because even though faith is the first and basic principle of the gospel, we lose so many blessings because we lack it. We may be obeying the commandments, but without faith, he can´t bless us. Or at least he can´t bless us as much as he wants to. When we doubt, we hold back part of our hearts, which means we really aren´t giving ALL to him. Limited faith limits blessings, and not just blessings, but miracles.

This week we have been finding new investigators, and really been working hard every minute. As the time gets shorter and shorter I realize more and more that really there is no time to waste.

I am trying to read all the standard works before my mission is over, and even though I finished the new testament, I was studying it today and came across something that I loved:

1 Peter 2: 20-25

 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it 
patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is 
acceptable with God.

 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, 
leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he 
threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being 
dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

 25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

I love you all ! thank you for everything!
Love, Hermana Watt

Investigator Baptism

Hermana Watt, Gentleman who was baptized and Hermana Morris

Sister Morris and Sister Watt

Kam at home peace-ing out!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


"I NEED to know your favorite hymn!!! I am dying to know. Please respond and tell me (:"

If you want to respond to her question, go ahead and post to my email and I will include here.  phemiawhitefield@gmail.com.  I'll go ahead and post mine.

Gma:  I have so many favorite hymns but I love "Lord, I Would Follow Thee", "Because I Have Been Given Much", and How Great Thou Art!"

You will notice that the blog hasn't had much to say and that is because Kamryn has been so much busier now that she is in a leadership position.  She has many more responsibilities and is writing weekly reports to the President.

Kamryn (with her Mission President's permission) is also getting ready to attend college shortly after she gets home from her mission.  There is a lot to get that all set up including emails and phone calls.  Amber and Kevin are helping as much as they can but a lot of has to been done my Kam. 

Kamryn wants to go into Social Work and there have been many calls back and forth on getting her application in before the deadline early in March.  They have assured her application will be accepted as on time.

I am including some things from Amber's last email conversation with Hermana Watt:

"My new companion is Hermana Morris. I think the President
received last minute revelation, because I am not training. 
But, I am so thankful that i am not. Hermana Morris was in my 
district in the MTC. She is super awesome, and I love being her
companion. She is whipping me into shape, both physically and spiritually. She is tough, but she is teaching me everything
that the Lord wants me to know."  (picture of Sister Morris below)

Kamryn has been a trainer since she she was out only three months.  It is interesting how the Lord provides us those "Tender Mercies".

Scripture cover that someone made for Kam

Look at the last name of this Society!!

A garage or yard sale in Chile

Her District Leadership Conference and getting to see old companions.


Herman Watt and Hermana Morris

I love you necklace!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Week 53: Diligence in MIND

This week was amazing! 

First, we had a ward talent show, and we sang! Let´s just say we crushed it.. AGAIN! 

This week we had exchanges, and I was with an hermana from Brasil! She helped me practice my portugese. Thank goodness. Someone has to help me! She is a sweet person, and I decided that now I need to go to Brasil. Sorry mom! (;

We have changes this week, and it will be bittersweet! I love my companion, but I am so happy for her to be able to see her family (: She is amazing, and she taught me a lot!

This week we have a conference, and I will get to see my mission family again! Wahoo! 

Yesterday the bishops son was eating gum off the chairs... I guess that happens in EVERY country! haha. 

Mosiah 7:33!!!! READ IT 

("But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him will all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure deliver you from bondage.")


These chairs have been tossed to find gum on the bottom for chewing!

And here is the gum chewer!

Treats they made for the Ward Talent Show

One of the Sister missionaries Kam went on splits with