Saturday, April 30, 2016

Remember Him...He has been there before

Hey Y'all, 
Well this week was a very strange week. We had a lot of lessons with less actives. A lot of our investigators weren't home. But that is okay. We will catch them another time. 
Well just to say this transfer has gone by so fast. I can't believe it. I don't know why but this week has been a little hard this week. But there is an amazing poem that I got from one of my companions that says He has been there before. I was reminded a lot this past week of how we haven't had that many lessons or people won't talk to us; he had that happened to him so many times. I am so grateful for my Savior. He truly has helped me out in so many ways. He converts me when I need it. 
I am so grateful for the things I go through. If I never had them I don't know how I would learn from them. 
Well this past week was Sister North's Birthday. So during exercise I came up to her with a paper that had a list of foods that I would make her for breakfast. She laughed and picked French toast with a fruit cup. It was so much fun making it. After a while I did the same thing with her for lunch. She had a pizza. Well I woke up and played the birthday song on our piano and I decorated the place as well.It was so much fun. One of the funny parts was I put 20 candles in a bowl of rice and sang happy Birthday and then she blew out the candles. 
Friday it was super crazy. We planned for week 6. After dinner we had a big rain storm. Just to say we made it in time just before It poured rain down. 
Saturday we had our little cottage meeting at the Creeks. We had breakfast for dinner. It was so good. After we went to a RC house and guess what their cat scratch me on the nose. I have a nice mark on my nose. 
Church was amazing. We had Ward conference. Just to say the Stake President here reminds me of my Stake President. But there where amazing things talked about. President Odiorne talked about how we need to look at the alarms around. Be aware of those around us; who are searching for help. He told us we need to be a good member not the best member. 
One thing I liked was he had us look back 5 years ago. Think of what we where doing then. And then think of you now. How are you doing? It makes me really think of what we really take for granted. He then went on and told us that we are all here together to strengthen each other. That is so cool and so true. We are all here to strengthen each other to come closer to our Father in Heaven. 
I love how we have the opportunity to serve those around us and make those sacrifices to make it work. I know if we do this the lord will provide a way for us. And bless us for our efforts. 
Now is the time to look around us and help those. Satan is doing all he can to make sure we can not feel those spiritual promptings. That is his goal. We got to listen and make sure we don't let him win. 

I sure do love all y'all. And I will let you know next week of how things go on Saturday night. But I know the Lord will put me where I am needed at that time. Wuh Ju! 

Thought for the week: 
John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

I hope y'all have the best day of your entire life. 

-- Sister CharLynn McCullochII

up coming this week on the weather 
it sure is going to get hot. 
Just to say the hair will be up. 
Love y'all 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Never Smile at an Alligator- Charlie, April 18, 2016

Hey Y'all, 
Well this week went by too fast. I can't believe it.
Okay so I will start out by saying I love all y'all. You are so amazing. I am grateful to have you in my life. You have helped me out so much. I will never forget the memorize  I have shared with you. 

Monday was pretty cool. Just to say Sister North and I had a little fun. ...She Dyed my hair!! It was so much fun. I loved every Sec. While I was waiting for the time. I watch the District 2. So good. 
Well after words we went to see a few people. It went well. 
Tuesday we had District Meeting and just to say 5 minutes before my district leader asked if I would give a Testimony on the restored gospel. How I knew it was true. I don't know what came out but it went good. After words we saw a few people. It was so amazing. We talked to a few people that we hadn't seen in a while. They were so happy to see us. 
Wednesday we had Interviews with President Cottle! I just loved it. It truly was amazing. He is having us memorize the 42 principles that we teach to Investigators. So when it came to the interviews he picked one. And guess what? He had me do 4.At least I had flash cards and I was working on them really hard. I was really happy about that. Near the end of the day we had our little missionary meeting and then we had our sports night. It was so much fun. They played human tic tac toe. I had a fun time watching. 
Thursday we went out and we walked to areas to try and just to say we picked a bad day because no one was home. So we went back for dinner and then we had Lauren come out with us to see a few people and then we went and a lesson with her. She loved it. So was so happy to come out with us. I enjoyed every sec of it. 
Friday was Weekly Planning. Man just to say this week really flew by. But we went and tried a few people after weekly planning. We also helped a Recent Convert with her lesson on Sunday. It was so much fun. 
Saturday we helped someone do service in her house. Also we had our fun Cottage meeting. After words we taught them about missionary experiences. Knowing we can do small things to help others feel that someone cares about them. 
After that we taught M___ About the Plan of Salvation. She told us that she wants to come to church and check it out sometime. 
Sunday was so wonderful. They talked a lot about Pray for Missionary Experiences. It was cool. The spirit was so strong in the room. You could really feel some excitement in some of the members. After church we went out with  a less active to go teaching. She was amazing at teaching. After a while we went to dinner and before dinner Sister North and I found an Alligator right outside our dinner appointment's house. At  first I thought it was dead and then it moved into the water. It was so cool. 
I sure do love all y'all. Y'all are the best. I hope Y'all have a wonderful week. 
Thought: Ether 12:27
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

3 Nephi 12:14-16
14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Behold, do men light a candle and put it under a bushel? Nay, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light to all that are in the house;
 16 Therefore let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

I know that all of us can find our weakness and help others come unto Christ and be that light for others to see. I sure do hope all y'all have a wonderful week. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What an amazing week!!! (April 5, 2016)

This is Charlie's email from last week.

Hey Y'all, 
Well just to say this week was so wonderful. Everything is going well. Just to say things are just great here in Pooler Georgia!  So I will tell you why it was a wonderful week. 
Monday was our fun P-Day! Just to say I went to Good Will. And Just to say I like DI Better then Good Will. It was so strange to be in the place with everything the same price or just maybe I just miss the DI. 
Well after our day we went and saw Ms. Margret. We had a fun talk with her. She is amazing. She can't wait for General Conference. She just loves it. We tried a few others but they didn't work out. 
Tuesday was District meeting. It was so amazing. We had wonderful Training that will help us with General Conference . Well after District Meeting we went to lunch and then went to see others. It was a pretty good day. We saw a Sabrina and we had our lesson outside and just to say I hate bugs. And they just love me. After Sabrina's we went over to see Lauren and her cute kids. Yep her kids got to come for Spring Break and I had a lot of fun with her Daughter. So we taught them the Pepper Bowl to go along with baptism. They loved it. It was so much fun to see their faces when they saw the pepper move away from their hand. 
Wednesday we saw a few Less actives. Trying to help those feel welcome and also invite them to watch General Conference. It was a very weird day. Did a lot of knocking on doors so it is going to be great. The cool thing is when I looked at my water bottle and said to my companion that I need some more water. Then we went over to see Penny and see if I could fill it up. Well we got a talking with her and then she told us that we came at the right time. Man it was so cool to hear that. I felt really good inside. 
Thursday we saw some more less actives. And finding to. Also just to say we had just one of those days and not a lot really happened. But later that night we had dinner with Lauren and her kids and it was so much fun. Taught them Spiritual CPR. They really got the point of the object lesson. My very first one and they do it the right way. 
Friday was Weekly Planning and it went well. Just to say we where in Tornado Watch all day long. Why does this happen to me? But nothing really happened just really hard rain and just to say I wore the wrong shoes for it. Well we saw a few less actives. Taught them the 10 commandments using hand signs. They loved it. Just to say it sure does help me out so much. 
Saturday was GENERAL CONFERENCE!!! Just to say I just loved General Conference. It was just the best. Also General Conference was so powerful. Just to say my questions where answered. I think that is so cool to know that he does that. (Heavenly Father)
Well after Conference on Saturday we went and saw a few people and it was so cool. Just to say A____ and her family really want to come and visit the church. They really love it when we come. They said we always come at the right time. I just love it when that happens. 
Sunday was a wonderful General Conference session. Just to say when Elder Christofferson talked about fathers I just lost it. Lauren was sitting next to me and handed me a tissue. Just to say both of us were just crying. The real cool thing was I could really feel my dad right next to me rubbing my back like he has in the past. It was just wonderful to know that I will see him again soon. And I know he sure does do his father responsibilities even with us. Just helping us out spiritually. I sure do love him for that. Well just to say I was so sad to see conference go. But I sure can't wait for 6 more months to hear more about it. After conference we went to see the Littles and then Lauren made Sister North and I dinner. It was so good. In the background we could hear Jody watching the Priesthood session of Conference. So it was just wonderful. 

2 Nephi 27:5 
 For behold, the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep. For behold, ye have closed your eyes, and ye have rejected the prophets; and your rulers, and the seers hath he covered because of your iniquity.

Alma 26:12
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

I sure do love y'all. I hope y'all have a wonderful week. Thanks for all y'all do. 
This week sure has been a fun week. I hope all of us will ponder over conference and apply the things into our own lives. Love ya. 
Have the best day of your entire life. :) 

P.S. During the week there was a bunny in our yard. Just to say it got kind of scared when I took the picture. 
Pictures: With Lauren's Kids. Just to say her daughter told her that she that she feels like she knows me but doesn't know from where. That was so touching. 

Slept in a car...

I guess sleeping in the car was traumatic for Sister Bitty Bug.  Either that or it was very exciting.  :) We had our own carbon monoxide scare a few months ago.  The detector went off in the night...boy is that alarm loud!!!  I think my heart raced for days afterwards.  Luckily for us, we didn't have to sleep in the car.  Several of us would have had to sleep on the the snow! (Now we have this wonderful van so we could all fit!)
As they say in North Carolina, have a blessed week!

Hey Y'all,
Well just to say this week was a very strange week. Not a lot of things happened. 
Just to say we had lessons but things turned out different. 
So to start off my letter, 
Monday we had a normal day. Had a fun day and went out with Lauren for the rest of the night seeing people. We saw M____ and she had a good time. Then after that we saw Sister Norton. She just loved her. We had a wonderful talk with her. Just to say Lauren wants to call her everyday and talk with her. It was so cool to see that. After we got home we smelled like smoke really bad. So just to say I couldn't wait to get in the P.J's 
Tuesday we decided to go out and not use our car. So we walked for a bit to the area we where headed to  and one of our investigators saw us and picked us up and we went to her house for a lesson. It was a lot of fun. After that we saw a few more people and then went home for dinner and then headed out to teach a lesson with Lauren again but the guy never gave us his address. So we just had a lesson with Lauren. 
Wednesday we had exchanges. It was so much fun. Miracle: We went over to see Ms. Margret before exchanges and found out that her power was out and just to say her chair was high in the air. But the sad thing was so was stuck in the air. So we went over to the dollar store and bought some batteries for her chair. Just to say she was able to come down and feel great. She told us that we came at the right time. Just when she needed us. Well we had exchanges and I was with Sister Brown and we stayed in Pooler. It was so much fun. 
Thursday we had Zone Training Meeting and just to say it was wonderful. After lunch Sister North and I got stuck in Traffic which we where in for 1hr. But everything went great. So we went home and saw a few more people. 
Friday was our fun Weekly Planning. After Weekly Planning we went out with Lauren to see M___. She was so happy to see us. We talked our teaching and learning. It was just the best. After that Sister North and I went to our dinner and we had the chance to make our own Pizzas. It was so much fun. After that we helped a family moved in. And guess where they moved from.......UTAH! 
So just to say they drove all the way here. Took them 4 days. They where so happy to see the help they got to unload the truck.( the things that they needed.) Well they where so surprised to see 6 missionaries in the ward. She told me that she was just used to sharing missionaries in the stake. 
Just to say it was fun to unload the truck made me think for a moment that I was home unloading our truck. 
So Saturday was very interesting....
Just to say our lovely Carbon monoxide alarm went off at 3:00 in the morning. Scared me to death. So we didn't know what to do so we called the mission nurse. Just to say she sounded wide awake. So she told us to call the fire department. So we did. So they came over and checked it out. They picked up a .1 and told us that wasn't bad but it should be at 0. 
So they had to check next door to see if they had any in theirs. So the police man went and knocked. They came out and didn't find anything. Well just to say we went back into our place and I just had a horrible feeling inside. So after that Sister Finlinson called us and we told her. She then called President Cottle and he then called us. So just to he asked us to call the savannah Sisters to see if we could come over there. But they didn't anwser their phone. So President told us to grab blankets and go into the car, and lock it. Just to say I thought the car would be nice to sleep it. Just to say I thought wrong. It sure was hard to sleep in the car at 4:30 in the morning. Mom you know me when I am awake; I am awake. 
While I was lying there I prayed really hard that we would have angels with us watching over us.
Just to say I know that I had family watching over me. 
We got told by President to study at the church. So we woke up got ready and then went to the church. The gas man  came so we drove back down and found out everything was fine. 
Also President called us during studies to make sure we where okay. Sister Cottle gave us permission to take a nap because of what happened to us this morning. We where so happy. 
Well just to say the Elders had a baptism and after that we had a dinner with the Creeks and had a wonderful lesson. 
Just to say I was praying so hard that our alarm would not go off again. 
Church was amazing! The spirit was so strong. I loved every sec. of it. 
We taught a few lessons then went home. 

C- Choose to get something out of your meetings
H- Holy Sabbath. Keep it holy
U- Unity. 
R- Respect/ Reverance Respect those who are teaching. They where called by God.
C- Covenant Remember your baptism covenant during the sacrament 
H- Holy Ghost 

He says that this chruch loves its teenagers. Because a  teenager said a prayer we have this gospel back on the Earth. 
- John Bytheway -The best 3 hrs

I love y'all so much. I hope y'all have a wonderful week. Have the best day of your entire life.

Be strong and know that Heavenly Father and  Jesus Christ are there for you. They are just there waiting for you to open the door.