Friday, March 08, 2013

Week 1 MTC ~ "Its going to change me and strengthen my life"

I am so grateful for the love, support and sacrifice that has been made in my behalf. 

(Me and my COUSIN)
We honestly sacrifice so much to be a missionary, but it is so wroth it!  This mission is going to change and strengthen my life.  I learned that the way we serve our mission is the way we live our lives.  If you serve with all your heart, might, mind and strength, then it will be harder to go home than it was to leave home.

(My District and Amazing Zone Leaders)

(Me and Friends from home Elder Finnie and Sister Wright)

(So excited to see more of my friends Elder Escobar and Elder Holding)

Always remember that it is the Lords Mission and not ours.  So remember to be selfless not selfish.  No one can ever deny the amazing spirit here at the MTC.  I became homesick the first few days, but then when Sunday came, I was renewed of why I chose to serve a mission.  I couldn't think of a better way to serve my Lord than through serving him in my fullest capacity, giving him my everything.
(That's where I'm going ... Kennewick Washington)
Prepare now.  There is no better time for anything than to prepare now!!! Once you enter the Mission don’t look back, look forward because that is where you and your heavenly Father wants you to be. No one ever said it would be easy, they all say “it gets better”, but really I feel we just get used to it.  I love serving a mission.  There is no better way to be closer to God, besides the temple.
(Yes, I was happy to go for a walk across the street to the temple)
Always say your prayers!  Learning a new language is difficult.  Be strong and be prepared. I got a comforting message that it comes a little bit everyday.  Not all at once. I can testify that thru prayer anything is possible.  The spirit is amazing.  We must first understand the language of the spirit and then the real language comes to us.  I learned this also, “Obedience brings forth blessings, but exact obedience brings forth miracles.”  I love this saying!  It is so true!
(Yes I did fall asleep .. It was a long class)

I have such a strong testimony and love for the gospel. 

Amor, Hermana Kelsey Jaeger
(I get to see my best friend (sister) every day.  
God knew we needed to be near each other in the MTC)


  1. This little missionary of ours just warms my heart with her sweet spirit and beautiful testimony! xox

  2. Oh I love all the photos she sent! It's so sweet to see the ones of her and Ashley together! So glad she's doing well and loving it. What great training her and Ashley are getting and how their testimonies are growing. I'm so happy for them!

  3. This is so fun to read, because it brings back so many memories!!! The mission is such a rollercoaster and I can feel the rollercoaster starting already. It is the best experience someone can have, but hard and amazing all at the same time. :)