The Field Is White

The Field Is White
Doctrine & Covenants 4:4

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Stand All Amazed

Another great video from a fellow Missionary Momma, Heidi Chapman

We all LOVE seeing our missionary... even if he's in a "confused" state (:40 seconds).... ENJOY!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Powerful Priesthood Blessings

So this week was pretty good!  

I went on exchanges with one of the Zone Leaders. I had a pretty good time down in the Hope Mills area.  We had a lot of teaching appointments.  One of them was for a Recent Convert.  A little background, her father lives with her and is very old and sick.  A few weeks ago he went to the hospital and then came out of the hospital worse.  When we went over he could not move.  He could not sit up in bed.  He couldn't do anything.  His daughter, that we were visiting, has to carry him everywhere.  She asked if we could give him a blessing right when we got there, so we did, and went on with our lesson.  

We then had another lesson right after this one with a Less-Active a few doors down.  We went to that appointment and as we were leaving, we got a text from the Recent Convert saying her Dad just got out of bed and in his wheel chair by himself!  That was a huge testimony builder on the Power of the Priesthood and blessings!

Another fun and exciting thing that I did, that you will not believe, I ate Sushi.  I had it for dinner and it was actually really good.  One of the Recent Converts in the ward is from the Philippines.  She made us all kinds of sushi, I even ate eel sushi! It was actually pretty good!  When we got to their house for dinner and I heard we were having sushi for dinner, I was like uh oh... Looks like I'm going hungry tonight . . .  But I tried it and fell in love with it! It was so good!

Elder Rawlings and I are tired of not baptizing so we made a contract with each other.  We had the other elders over as witnesses when we signed it.  I'll send a picture of it after this.

Umm I can't really think of anything else to say.. but that's all!  Hope y'all had a great week!  Love ya!
Elder Beach

Elder Rawlings and Elder Beach 
  Momma Beach cried when she saw this... they are wearing their matching ties! 
(I send each new companionship a matching tie. 
 I thought it would be a nice way to remember their time together.)

 This is the contract. Yes. That is Blood.

 Getting a pretty good tan line!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Zone Conference Photos

This doesn't happen very often so I think it is SUPER COOL!!

Elder Beach and Sister Driggs from the same Home Ward serving in the SAME Zone!!
June 2014 North Carolina Raleigh Mission
Zone Conference with Elder Corbridge 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Missionaries Know How To Have Fun!!

A fellow Missionary Momma made this cute video - Elder Beach and Elder Buckner were lucky enough to be featured twice!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Email July 7, 2K14

My second Hurricane?  This one didn't even effect us.  And they only gets worse from here on out!  We got caught in the rain biking.  That was pretty fun.  Got pretty soaked.
Man! I cannot believe everyone that is coming home!  Time just flies by!  It's going to be a crazy year next year for returning missionaries, Jentry, Hunter, Steven, me, James! ** Just in like a few months!  It's about time Spencer and Mich got their papers in!  I'm not saying it will happen again, but if one of them got called here.  That would be crazy! Even more crazy if I train them or something!  haha. 
Sounds like a crazy 4th of July Week!  I sure miss y'all!  Wish I could hang out with Dex right now!  I got the mini care package.  I'm going to have to send back the BYU Vocal Point CD, because it has "Apostate" songs on there.  Really.  I could only listen to "I Stand All Amazed" haha 
Oh, I'll send pictures, but I am actually a pretty good cook!  We barely get fed here and so I've been experimenting with things!  Most of them turn out pretty good! Elder Rawlings is a good cook too!
This week we found 3 new investigators.  Hopefully they are "solid" most of them that we find just accept a return appointment to be nice..
That's all for this week I think... I'll send pictures now

**Elder Beach forgot about all the Sister Missionaries from our ward that will be returning in the next few months:  Sister Kenedi Ayre, Sister Jenni Forsey, Sister Hana Tautaiolefue and Sister Kimmi Forsey and Rachel Whitmer.  Then, coming home the same month as Elder Beach will be Sister Amanda Ayre. Followed by then Sister Emma Driggs.  Our Ward is truly blessed to have so many missionaries!

Oh yeah. Had some fun at one of our investigators' garage.

Some Alfredo Broccoli Chicken I cooked up! It was so good!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

E-mail June 30, 2014

Training isn't as bad as I thought it would be.  I just still hate getting up at 6:30 in the morning . Elder Rawlings is a great missionary!  He loves hard work.  On Saturday we tracted for 5 hours.  That was fun. Met quite some interesting people.

Almost got mauled by a pittbull (no such thing as a Nanny Dog).  We got chased by a HUGE Pitt bull , that was pretty crazy!  It was comin at me on the bike and so i kicked it in the head...

We got a referral from one of our investigators. Her name is P.  She is such a nice lady. She's probably around grandma's age. She is so ready for the gospel.  Her husband died about a year ago I think, she has all sorts of medical problems and I know the Gospel will help her!

How did Dex like Trek?  I know I always said I would never do Trek again, but I totally miss it.  It was such a great experience for me.  I wish I would have taken "spiritual things" a lot more seriously back home.  Oh, well.  We learn.

How was Tammy's baptism?  What do you think of her family? That's exciting the Karlissa was able to Skype for her baptism!  I don't think President Bernhisel would have allowed that.  Because we were in bed by the time she was baptized.  She got baptized at 8PM right?

Uhh, that just about does it. I heard Chris and Dominiic's wedding went great!  We actually stopped by the Schleich's, they are good friends with Chris and Dom, also members.  Sister Schleich took pictures for them . I was a little bummed about not being able to go, but oh well.  I'm already in a ward where my uncle lives!  That still is crazy to me and other missionaries.  Oh well. We know for sure that I was meant to be here!

That's all for now! Hope you have a great week! Love ya!


Elder Beach

Elder Beach and Elder McHan
Got me a Roo Cup a few weeks ago!
You pay $7 for it you get a free refill the first time. 
Then every time you go you only have to pay 25 cents for a refill!

Elder Buckner's Prosperity
Elder Rawlings is being trained by Elder Beach and 
Elder Beach was trained by Elder Buckner

 Scalloped Potatoes with cheese, oregano and ham!
Yes! that is home-made from scratch!!