Sister Rook

Sister Rook

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 27, 2017

Hey Y'all!!  

   Holy Moly. This week has been absolutely crazy!! So transfers were this week and guess who became Mama Rook?!?! I did!!! I am training a brand new missionary, and I am now full proselyting!!! I am so stoked!! My companion's name is Sister Monroe, and she is from Gilbert, Arizona!!  She is absolutely incredible! It's almost as if she's training me! It has been less than a week of us being together and we have already seen so many miracles!! It is the absolute best! 
   On Tuesday it was so fun! Sister Preator and I got the opportunity to take out the new missionaries, and we took Sister Monroe out!! It was awesome! We prayed to find a family of 3 who lived in a blue house and had a gray car, and we found them! We also found the sweetest lady and we taught her the restoration and invited her to be baptized, the spirit was so strong, and Sister Monroe has such a powerful testimony! It was just simply incredible to follow the promptings of the spirit and to watch Sister Monroe on her first day to have the faith to find, or not to find! She is such an incredible sister and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to be her companion and to try my best to train her at this time! On Wednesday we saw a ton of miracles as well. The Winter Quarters sisters gave us a referral named Kenuatta and we are teaching her now. She is such a sweet lady but the only thing is she has pretty much been addicted to drugs her whole life, so we are trying to work with her on that. The other huge miracle that happened that day was Zach! We went to go try a former investigator named DJ who lives at a group home. Turns out DJ is in jail right now... but one of the other people who live there (Zach) was taught the gospel a long long time ago. He went to the Trail Center quite a few years ago and when we knocked on his door he told us that he was just thinking about our church and the different missionaries that he met and he wants to learn more! Unfortunately he wasn't able to make it to church yesterday but I have the faith that he will come next week! Sister Monroe and I are super excited for him!!  
   As for the ward, we are trying our best to get to know everyone! I feel like I barely know anyone and so this is the perfect opportunity to try new things to get the missionary work in this ward going. This area has so much potential and I am so excited for this to be a full proselyting area! 
   Sorry for the short email this week, but I am pretty much out of time! Thank you for all the support y'all give me!! Y'all are the absolute best!! I love you to pieces!!! 


Sister Rook 

Transfer Day!

New missionaries being welcomed by a chorus of Called To Serve

Waiting to see who their new companion will be!

Me and my new companion, Sister Monroe!

Hurrah for Israel!

Sister Preator and I with Sister Monroe on her first day!!! 

Sister Preator and I! It was our last picture together. 

Sister Monroe and I!! 

A generation picture!! Sis Wininger (grandma) Me (mom) Sis Monroe (baby) hehe 

The traditional new sister missionary photo in front of our host mom's zebra!

All the Sisters at the Trail Center!! I already miss them so so much!! 

Saying goodbye to Sister Cope! She is the cutest senior sister missionary ever!!! 

Saying goodbye to Elder Russell... it was so sad!! I love him so much! I can't wait for y'all to meet him one day! Sister Russell wasn't there so I didn't get to say bye to her D: 

Last Week I saw Tiana!!! It was so crazy and it made my day!!! 

It snowed!! It felt sooo good, it was like 70 degrees, then all the sudden it was snowing! It was crazy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

January 20, 2017

Hey Fam!! 

   This week was just incredible!! So many good things happened! Ahh! I just love everything that has to do with missionary work! I love how people recognize that the gospel actually can and will bless them in their lives and families! I just want to be able to find and talk with any family that I can! 
   So starting with our investigator Scott. He was actually baptized! Wow! The week leading up to his baptism we visited or called him everyday and had a brief lesson with him to prepare him for his baptism and I know that helped him so much! He is nervous about receiving a calling but we just keep reassuring him that it will be small and that the Lord needs his help! He is so willing to serve in any way that he can, he is so excited to be able to help clean the church building and participate in helping a less active member who is moving! It is just incredible to see how much the members make a difference when they fellowship the investigators! You can tell he feels so welcome and comfortable in this ward! His baptism was incredible! You could feel the spirit so strongly. After he was baptized and was getting changed Sister Preator and I taught he Restoration. It was just incredible feeling the spirit that was there! So many missionaries were there and it was just incredible to see them with their investigators! 
   With our other investigator Sandi, she is doing awesome! We had a lesson with her on the Law of Chastity. When we handed her the pamphlet she opened it right up and she started flipping out! She was just so worried that she was going to get in trouble because she had been living with her boyfriend. Her first concern wasn't that she couldn't be baptized but that she wouldn't be able to be with Jose anymore. She has been with him for 9 years! That is crazy! There had been a miscommunication the whole time because they both thought that the other didn't want to get married! So in that lesson we committed her to pray to know how to bring it up to Jose, and about an hour later... we received a text from her saying that they were getting married! It was the happiest thing! It really just filled Sister Preator and I with such Joy!! when we got that text we were out finding families and we may have been a little bit loud with our excitement. We don't think anyone actually heard us...we were just too excited to contain ourselves! Another cool thing that happened with Sandi- She gave us her mom as a referral at the Trail Center, so we sent it to her local missionaries and now she is being taught! But not only that, but Sandi's mom called her! They haven't spoken in a couple of years! Sandi is already recognizing that the gospel is blessing her life so much!! It is incredible to see the changes that she is making in her life to come closer to her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, it just fills me with delight!
   Other than that I think that is pretty much it! This week was so good! And I know that next week is going to be even better! Thank you for all the support you give me! I love y'all to pieces!! 


Sister Rook 

Sister cope's final Trail Center Saturday send off!

Winter Quarters Temple and Trail Center Visitors Center


Scott and his family! 

All the missionaries who taught Scott, also all of Sister Preator's companions!

 Cathy is just the cutest!! 

Our investigator Carrie!!! I love her to pieces!!! 

More pics of the slides and the Pedestrian Bridge we visited on Pday on January 30!

Lucy, our host mom!

The Young Women gave us roses for Valentine's Day!

Playing Tenzi!

Lucy surprised us with my mom's lasagna recipe, one of my favorites!