Saturday, 20 February 2016

Missionary Monday 30th November 2015

Preston District getting ready for christmas

Missionary Monday 7th December 2015


Sister Peden and her companion and many other missionaries and members are in the area of extreme flooding in north west England and would appreciate you prayers to keep everyone safe and for opportunities to serve wherever they can.....

"Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a great week and that the
weather is better than here....... Merry Christmas, its that time of year. It is just wonderful, our Saviour came to the world to save us from sin.... We can have so much joy and happiness because of him even when it is cold outside, we have the lovely cosy warmth of his love always inside. 

In putting my reading of the Book of Mormon and Christmas together here is my favourite scripture for this week


 Helaman Chapter 14: 2 -8

2And behold, he said unto them: Behold, I give unto you a sign; for
five years more cometh, and behold, then cometh the Son of God to redeem all those who shall believe on his name.
3 And behold, this will I give unto you for a sign at the time of his
coming; for behold, there shall be great lights in heaven, insomuch
that in the night before he cometh there shall be no darkness,
insomuch that it shall appear unto man as if it was day.
4 Therefore, there shall be one day and a night and a day, as if it
were one day and there were no night; and this shall be unto you for a sign; for ye shall know of the rising of the sun and also of its
setting; therefore they shall know of a surety that there shall be two
days and a night; nevertheless the night shall not be darkened; and it shall be the night before he is born.
5 And behold, there shall a new star arise, such an one as ye never have beheld; and this also shall be a sign unto you.
6 And behold this is not all, there shall be many signs and wonders in heaven
7 And it shall come to pass that ye shall all be amazed, and wonder, insomuch that ye shall fall to the earth.
8 And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall believe on the Son of God, the same shall have everlasting life.

I love how a night of no darkness only light was the sign of the light
of the world coming make so much sense.

Please send me your favourite Christmas scriptures. The best way to make this Christmas the best Christmas ever is to centre our thoughts on Christ after all we will put Christ back into Christmas.

From sister Peden have a great week every one xxxxxx

Missionary Monday 14th December 2015


"Hi everyone how are you all getting ready for Christmas the greatest time of the year when our saviour was born what greater reason to celebrate. I love Christmas, thank you for those of you who sent me you favourite Christmas scripture mine is

"11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord....
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. "


I was there and so we're all of you singing and praising our God and rejoicing that our saviour was finally on the earth and as it Was said by Elder L Whitney Clayton at the Christmas devotional lasting fear if forever banished , our future has be secure this is the tidings of great joy. Merry Christmas every one
this week has been fun surviving the weather and trying to share a Christmas message its not easy but its the best thing I could be doing especially at this time of the year.

Also, if you haven't seen it, Christmas.mormon.org has a
fantastic video on it called "A Saviour is Born." Watch it!!! (Penny will post it for you)

I am sorry this is a very short email but know I love you all and hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the best Hogmanay ever

Missionary Monday 11th January 2016

Hi everyone how are you all doing I hope you are all managing to keep up the new year resolutions, I know I am struggling but it's not impossible 22 days to make a habit they say.

A lot of things have changed in the mission no more transfer meeting all exchange with...leader s will be in the leader's area so blitz instead of exchanges so that's fun , re study 12 weeks need to clarify that last one but all
go all fun .


More holiness give me more faith more trust more spiritual sighted
more ready for thee, in the scriptures there is unimaginable power,
strength , courage to stand and me what our loving father wants us to be as Howard w hunter asks …

How often do we think of the Saviour?
How deeply and how gratefully and how adoringly do we reflect on his life?
How central to our lives do we know him to be?

I like this lesson on Sunday I loved how I had the chance to really
look and see how much I really keep in remembers the saviour his life his teachings and what he did for me. Do I remember enough to change each day and as our wonderful recent convert said WWJD what would Jesus do.? Is this a question I ask ...

I feel this is a year full of changes lots of change we must tighten
our grip on the iron rod hold on faster take heed more to our leaders we are one year closer to the savour return are we ready "Behold he Cometh"

One of my favourite picture called a peaceful heart
Let's all call of a return to Christ and see how we can become closer to him that we may be ever watchful make ready if ye are prepared ye shall not fear
Virgin s where's your oil

I hope you all have a great week love you all Bye x

 

Burns Supper in Workington Ward

A wee sneak look at Sister Peden while serving in Workington, she had the honour of bringing in the haggis, addressing the haggis and sticking it to the haggis...... that's my girl.....thank you to all the wonderful people in Workington.



Missionary Monday 18th January 2016

"Hi everyone, how are you all. I hope you are surrounded by happiness .

This week has been a week of peace in more than one way but at the same time a week full of excitement and fun. Burns night was great, we sang and danced and I got the burn's poem wrong due to nerve 's but I got to stab the haggis which was fun, only 2 people noticed it was wrong, the rest, didn't have a clue what was going on so it was all good I guess but I felt silly ...... It was so nice that they moved burn's night party to before transfer s just in case I was moving.... really felt like I was home having a burns party.

I love them all, Workington is so great , I really feel at home here but I really feel it's time for me to move. I have been here a while and I am struggling to keep focused as, at the moment, we are just tracking due to damage from the floods lots of people don't want God which is really sad they don't want the one who could give them peace and joy and cares the most about them. sad well.. we will find those who will here his voice.

I am excited to start a fresh and change and rise to a higher level to be a consecrated missionary, I really like sister ulrich talk in the harvester (mission newsletter) I really want to always pray like that. I do sometimes but mostly when I am at my breaking point and I turn with desperation to my Heavenly Father but when I don't have that    this is what I need to work on. that and getting into the habit of prayer. I hope you have a great week

By the way:  quote from the harvester
That is what it means to stay on your knees until you “feel different.” To spin off a memorized prayer or mumble a quick message to God is not the same as:*Communicating in humility with God the Father in the name of His son, Jesus.*Having an exchange of love.*Sharing deep feelings of gratitude and need.*Cleansing your soul through confession*Pleading for forgiveness.*Witnessing your resolve to do better.*Praying for those who despitefully use you.*Asking for guidance to find people waiting to be taught. *Seeking understanding of gospel principles as recorded in the scriptures*Promising obedience.*Explaining your need for strength to endure.*Seeking understanding of gospel principles as recorded in the scriptures.Searching for ways to love others.*Crying out for confidence to do God’s will.*Desiring power to heal and bless. Yearning before God for peace on earth and holiness among men
I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful week. Keep up the great work

Missionary Monday 25th January 2016

   "This week has been a bit crazy, going nuts packing just got everything to fit. It was crazy sitting on the suck bags trying to get every little bit of space I can and with out a transfer meeting we each pulled two very heavy suitcase and lifted them on and off two trains we then got a lift to the Y S A building in Manchester Piccadilly, took forever to find everything, looks the same where I met sister Wong (my new companion)... she is so sweet and kind and hard working always trying her best to do all she can I love her all ready just a fight to get her to talk to me so we will have to thing of some fun things to do together she is so quiet but she is getting there I need to work on going at her pace and not overwhelming her so we can work together I look forward to the amazing things we will do this transfer . I am very easily confused here at the moment but that just as its a new area I will settle in a week or so I already love the few members I met. there are many members here I will have to thing of a way to remember them .
 
My shoulder is still annoying but I am going to the doctor on Wednesday to see if they can do something so. We will see I am so excited about the temple trip tomorrow I love the temple and I am so glad we are able to go so often is a spiritual recharge a bigger boast than Sunday which is nice well I hope you have a good week sorry it's short this week but I love you all "

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