Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Week #52 - August 25th, 2015 - SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY & 1 YEAR MARK

20th Birthday!
First off Thank you for all the BIRTHDAY WISHES! It means alot to me... I feel so loved. I have the best family and friends. (:  I am 20 now.... ewww I feel old. And I have been out for a year.... thats even scarier. I hope that rest of the time goes by super slow because there of work to be done and stuff I need to learn! 

1 Nephi 4:6 "And I was led by the spirit, not knowing before hand the things which I should do." This was pretty much the theme of our week. Sister Eging and I have made it a goal to act on every prompting we receive, so God can trust us with his children and lead us to those who are elect and we may be able to recognize them. We saw many miracles as we focused on this, we talked to people we might have not in the first place. As missionaries we are nothing without the spirit. We must have it with us at all times, and if we act on even the tiniest promptings we will be effective instruments in his hands bringing souls unto him. Not every prompting is fruitful or makes sense, but it is how we build trust with our father in heaven. We listen and obey out of love not because we expect blessings.
MIRACLE!!!! Carlos texted us this morning and told us his whole family of 7 is planning to be baptized all together, and are doing the discussions as a whole family!!!!! They have set a date in september! Sister Eging and I were freaking out!!!! A tear was even shed. They will one day make it to the temple and be sealed. We are so
Sister Missionaries
know how to throw a party!
so so excited for them. This is my joy as a missionary, seeing people change and come to know their Savior, and I am so blessed just to be an instrument.
Alma 29:9 "know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and glory in it. do not glory of myself, but glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me;yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy. "
So Sister Eging and I didn't have roommates assigned so Sister Worthen (from New Zealand) and Sister Bartell (from Wisconsin) got permission to move in. Basically its a party. We moved all the beds into one room. Living with your best friends is great. Sister Worthen is in her last transfer and since we never got to be companions this is the next best thing! Love her so much!  

The Gleason's &
Sister Sughroue
Sunday was my birthday! Such a good one! Elder Clarke from the Seventy came and spoke in sacrament meeting.... so amazing! We had cake at lunch with sisters! Then I saw the Gleasons right before I went home for dinner time to make cupcakes with my roommates. But when I got home I was SURPRISED with all my best friends and sisters I love so much!!!!!! I was so shocked! They decorated the apartment with the stuff mom sent (good one mom, the silly string was a hit). Made yummy breakfast for dinner and desserts. It was a rager. glow sticks and balloons everywhere with EFY music playing. hahahahaha. I just have been so blessed with life long friends here! My roommates and companion worked it all out!
Much love, 
Sister Sughroue

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Week #51 - August 18th, 2015 "BEST SURPRISE EVER!"

Sister Eging & Sister Sughroue
Hello (:
Karlie Surprised me!
(Karlie is my friend from
high school who got
baptized the day before
I got my mission call!)

       We have Transfers tomorrow! Sister Eging and I are staying
together to finish up training! YAYYYY! Love her so much we just have
a blast together, work hard and see miracles all the time!
Our new assignment is "west gate" we basically are in charge of tours
and scheduling and texting it all out to the mission... kind of hard
to explain. We will both be new at this assignment, now I've served in
every assignment! I will miss the Beehive house because it was so much
fun giving tours and putting to rest all the crazy rumors people hear
about us. hahaha We still have tuesday P DAY.

  Our investigators are making progress. All on their way to baptism.
Doris gets baptized!

We are planning for 4 to be baptized this transfer and we know they
can make it! One is on date for July 5th and we couldn't be happier
for her, she has come a long way and is now ready to make this

On Saturday I got permission to go to dinner with Sister Casas and
Hannah Nolen from my ward back home! We went to the Garden and I tried
Sister Casas, Hannah Nolen
& Sister Sughroue

Fried Pickles for the first time! Super yummy! Sister Casas was our
young womens leader so it was fun to catch up, and see how much all of
us have grown! Yesterday we were sitting in the food court and I hear
some one call my name, look behind and its KARLIE KELLY! Best surprise
ever!!!! Ahhhh I missed her! Tyler came with her and we were able to
show her around temple square, which is very special because it was
her fu! So blessed to have friends like that in my life!

That's pretty much sums up the week! Hope you have a good one!

Love you!
Sister Sughroue

Friends with an
Eternal Bond!

Sister Sughroue &
Sister Eging

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Week #50 - August 11th, 2015

Hello (:

This week Sister Eging and I found a sweet spot on temple square.... the Priesthood statues, the best. We just linger around there and then ask people if they would like us to tell them the "history" of this statue...bam gotcha, we teach the restoration. A great way to find new investigators!  

Our people are doing good, 4 of our investigators went to church this past week... some having been going to church forever but they just need to resolve some concerns and committ to baptism. A great lesson in patience and love, they will get there(:  MIRACLE THIS WEEK: Carlos finally met the local missionaries.... wait it gets better... His Wife and 5 children (all over the age of 8) are starting lessons with them too! Most of his kids went to church with him this past week and loved it, they will be going back! Ahhhh helping families is the best! We are praying they will all be able to enter the waters of baptism together (: 

On top of the Conference Center!
Mask Party! We have to look our best
at all times, according to Abby Fox!
At the Cemetery!
This week I got to go on exchange with Sister Skaggs because she is my district leader.... aka sleep over! So much fun! Learned alot from her because she is such an awesome missionary. This last Pday we did a Zone Scavenger hunt all over Salt Lake City. We went up to the Capitol, Ensign Peak, the cemetery where all the prophets and prominent church leaders are burried, and some more places. We had to serve someone everywhere we went. We were at this park and looking for someone to serve... I saw a wedding reception being set up across the street so we ran over and talked to the people outside asking if we can help with anything. They were members and thought it was awesome we wanted to help, so filled up the water and
The wedding reception
we helped set up
lit candles for them hahaha. The Bride was an RM and talked with us for a bit! Later  we went back to eat dinner and have a spiritual meeting. Sister Eging, Sister Chazen (from south africa) and I were asked to do the musical number. So we made up a rap about prophets.... don't worry the Zone leaders knew... it was suprise to everyone else though hahaha. We all worked together to make it up during the week. Just using the talents God gave us to share the gospel in unique ways.... we need to get it approved by president to rap in the Tab... what a dream. just kidding.  I'll include it at the end and try to send the video. (The video is posted on Facebook) Ignore how awkward I am... White and a missionary should explain that. 

That pretty much sums up the week. The work is progressing here at Temple Square. Next week is transfers, we are pretty positive I will stay with Sister Eging to finish training, and I love her so much and we have a lot of more work to do to help the people we are teaching. 

Have a great week!
Much love, 
Sister Sughroue
 P.S.  awkward/ super funny moment. We were serving in beehive and a wedding reception was going on behind at the lion
Sister Skaggs & I decide
to crash the wedding!
house. which is always weird because we can see the whole thing and the blasting music is heard as we give tours but anyways. We were trying to figure out a way how we could get cake as we creeped out the back window, so depserate. Then I realized the groom was in my ward at BYU I and I knew him hahahaha so weird. Only when your serving at Temple Square. We still didn't get any cake. 

Sister Eging wrote this below: "Then. Came. The. Rap. 
Never had anyone seen such a rap performed. They had only heard of it. But that day we did the impossible. We rapped of the prophets. Enclosed is a video of said rap lyrics:

You know Moses and Noah
Abraham too
All prophets of God
but what did they do?
Received revelation for the church here on Earth
prophecyn of Christ
His death and His birth
prophets say what say what x2
So Christ came down spread the word
gave his apostles
to act and teach, baptize in His name
but the people rejected
and Earth wasn't the same
prophets x2 You get the gist
My man J Smith was so confused
What happened to the priesthood?
why was it removed?
So he knelt down on his knees to pray 
to Heavenly beings appeared in a ray
OF LIGHT and said to him
no, none of the churches are true,
but we can know for ourselves in the Book that is Blue
Prophet uh huh
So we up here on the square
preachin the gospel makin people aware
we stand in the tab(ernacle)  to testify
that prophets are back to lead and guide
wait hold up you have a question?
No. My dad doesn't have thirty wives.


You could say it was a hit. Especially after other sisters had just shared the spiritual thought.
But its all good. The Sisters recovered. At first it was mostly shock but I think once they got used to the idea of white mormon girls rapping it was smooth sailing."

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Week #49 - August 4th, 2015

Hello!!! (:
Just had to actually see the Great Salt Lake!

Well the highlight of this week definitely was seeing MOM and MAKAYLA! It was so good to see them on Friday, I showed them around and then we went to cheesecake factory for dinner.... yummmm. Everyone was so excited to meet the family,
Mom & Makayla came
For their formal
and thought makayla was my older sister.... whatttt no hahaha. It was surreal to them, it felt like almost a dream.... I woke up the next day and went back to normal mission like like it never happened hahaha. But I am so glad it was real! I am so blessed to have such an awesome  family!

This past week we had Zone Conference on Wednesday! It was focused on the Sermon on the Mount, we studied it during the week for preparation and I learned so much! And was able to use it to teach people that week which was awesome! Sister Eging, a few other sisters, and I sung the musical number at zone conference, "Stand in holy places" A sister put it together and it was beautiful.

Announcing after
Music & The Spoken Word
This week our people went to church!!!!! YAYYYY! finally we got them to go! Carlos has been to church twice.... we just need the local missionaries to get on it ASAP because he is so ready to be baptized and we can only do so much from out here.It is hard when we can't communicate with the local missionaries, but we are just praying and doing our part. He even found a job opportunity out here in SLC and might make the move out here with his family! Marie and Shaun also went to church and Enjoyed it! Shaun is down in San Diego and is suppose to go to the Mormon Batallion with the missionaries, he is so prepared.... hopefully he runs into sister Vasi down there! We have had a successful week with finding and teaching solid lessons to solid people. We met our goal this past week with finding 6 new awesome people to teach, the Lord provides as long as we are diligent and obedient!

Hanging out with
my favorite Russian
Sister Bruzgina
Sister Eging called this past week the Manna from Heaven week, we seriously were running low on food and money but free food and meals provided always popped up randomly! I was telling her the Lord can't let his faithful servants starve! hahaha

This week I learned an important life lesson. That public water features are nasty.... as we were walking to the Beehive a homeless guy with some sweet dredds was washing up in the fountain. ewwww. Little kids put there hands in there! hahaha I couldn't stop laughing after we walked away, then called security. Do not touch public water fountains, the coins aren't worth it.

The Great Salt Lake
w/Sister Eging
Just a reminder to everyone to SMILE(: 2 Nephi 9:39 
"O, my beloved brethren, remember the awfulness in transgressing against that Holy God, and also the awfulness of yielding to the enticings of that cunning one. Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be Spiritually-Minded ILife Eternal."

Have a amazing week! 
Sister Sughroue
Let His Light So Shine!