Monday, September 21, 2015


It was an awesome week! Irma got baptized on saturday and she looked SO happy!! We were able to have some great lessons with her this past week and she truly has so much faith. On friday we got a call from her saying that she had a dream and she knows that everything is true. We went over later that day so that she could tell us more about the dream that she had. She said that in her dream, Christ told her that she was in the right path that she was making our Heavenly Father proud by the decision she was making. During her dream she said that she felt so warm as if someone was hugging her and she knew without a doubt that she was doing what the Lord wants. Her baptism was so sweet and huge miracle that her son, and her daughter and son-in-law came to support her!! Ah I can't even explain how amazing she is. She just has so much trust and confidence in the Lord its incredible.
On wednesday we had another huge miracle! We had zone meeting, which was awesome, and then we came home to plan exchanges...meanwhile Yaneth (one of the daughters in the Renteria family(the one with the boyfriend who is a member)) was texting us questions that she had about how she would receive an answer and just really deep questions that were hard to answer over a text so we decided to call her. THE most spirit filled phone call I have ever been a part of. She was so concerned about how her answer would come that she hadn't realized that she had already gotten it. Before she came to the conclusion that she had received her answer though, we felt impressed to ask her to explain to us what the book of mormon is for her. She bore a simple but powerful testimony of what she felt the book of mormon is and afterwards she told us that she wants to get baptized. She is preparing for october 2nd!! The rest of the family is preparing for the 17th. We are so happy for her and it was amazing to be a witness of her receiving her testimony of the book of mormon. My love for the book of mormon increases each day and each opportunity we have to share it. 
On thursday we had the coolest service opportunity!! We usually go to 2nd harvest food bank but this time they called and said that a corn truck had tipped over and they were donating all the corn to them so they needed help throwing corn into the truck! So we went and it was super cool!! There was so much corn and they let us take some so we could give it to some of our members and investigators :)
​It was seriously such a great week! We were able to have some great lessons with the Renteria family and some of the other people that we are teaching as well! We are striving each day to become the missionaries that the Lord needs us to be at this time. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.
con mucho amor
hermana wortley

​to explain this picture... we were knocking doors and a guy answered the door and I went to shake his hand to introduce myself and he was like oh sorry I was eating and he had food on his hands and I said oh thats ok pound it. and then gave him knuckles hahahahaha hermana garcia was laughing so hard because apparently is was really funny the way I said it and he was kind of a gangster! #classicawkwardme #poundit

Monday, September 14, 2015


It was an awesome week! On monday and tuesday we were in a trio because of transfers so we had sister Jackson with us! It was the longest trio I have been in and it was super fun! On wednesday we were able to go to the transfer site so that sister Jackson could pick up her companion. It was my first time going to a transfer meeting since my very first transfer meeting! Kind of crazy but it was cool to see all of the new missionaries. There are 29 this transfer! 
We were able to have some awesome lessons with Irma and the Renteria family this week!! Irma is so excited for her baptism this saturday and has been inviting everyone to come. Something super cool that happened was that on friday the missionaries in our ward decided to do an activity at the church with members and investigators. Our plan was to show short videos about Christ in different rooms and do sort of a movie night! The Renterias came and irma and also our investigator miguel! As we showed a video about Christ being baptized and opened the baptismal font so that everyone could see it, Irma told the Renterias that they should get baptized and then she invited them to her baptism! She is already doing missionary work! 
On saturday some of the members of the ward threw a baby shower for Julia, our investigator that just had a baby. Not too many people came, but those who didn't come, dropped off gifts! Julia was so happy and it was a great way for her to get to know more of the members. 
HUGE MIRACLE that happened yesterday. So during sacrament meeting we were sitting with Irma and then when it was over we looked back and you'll never guess who was sitting on the back row!! Jesus!!! He is the one that was about to get baptized and then he dropped us back in July. But he came to church yesterday!! About a week ago we randomly sent him a scripture and yesterday he said that it came just when he needed it the most. We're not sure quite yet if we will be teaching him again but he said that he wants to start coming to church again! SO COOL.

On saturday we had zone leadership council. Hermana Garcia and I had the opportunity to give a training on the Atonement. We shared these scriptures in D&C 19:
15 Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.16 For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;17 But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;18 Which sufferingcaused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—19 Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.
We were really pondering about what we could do to more fully trust in the Lord because as missionaries sometimes we get caught up in all the things we have to do or the people we need to see, we basically stress ourselves out, which can be true for anyone, not just missionaries. But the promise here is that we don't have to suffer, we don't have to stress ourselves out... Christ has already suffered through it, He has been there already. This is something I am really going to be working on this week (and the rest of my life :) ) is to do everything that I can to trust in the Lord. And that is my invitation for each of you this week as well! REMEMBER CHRIST and trust in Him. I know that as we do this that our burdens will be made light and that we can experience true joy. 
Update on hermana garcias brother: so turns out it wasn't brain surgery but it was surgery on his vertebrae because it had broken. He now has two rods in his back and will be in a wheelchair for at least 6 months. He is on his way back to el salvador today. Huge miracle that he is alive!!! but as you can imagine he is pretty depressed because of everything that happened. Thank you so much for keeping him in your prayers!!
I love you all!
con amor
hermana wortley

random zone picture

Monday, September 7, 2015


Hey there everyone!

Hermana Garcia and I are staying together another transfer in pasco!!! We are super excited to have 3 transfers together!! Yay we are going to see so many miracles! President Ware told us that he didn't know why but he felt like we needed to stay together here another transfer and then yesterday some of the members came up to us and told us that they had been praying that we would stay! The power of prayer is real! :) We love each other, we love our investigators, we love the members, our area, and above everything else we love Jesus Christ.
We had a really good week! We were able to meet with Irma and she is doing amazing!! She is so excited for her baptism on the 19th ( s/o to cortney cuz its your bday). Every time we go over to her house she just has such a light about her and is so open and ready to listen. She strengthens our testimonies and lifts our spirits with her powerful testimony of Christ. There was a baptism on saturday and she was able to come and also the lesson in sunday school yesterday was on baptism which has really helped her to understand the importance of this step she is going to take. She is the sweetest!! 

We also had an awesome lesson with la familia renteria!! They are the family that came to church last week who were invited by the daughters boyfriend. Anyways they had signed up to feed us dinner on tuesday so we went over and we had a great dinner and were able to teach them the restoration. They are the coolest family and just have the greatest questions and are pretty much already members haha. WE LOVE THEM. On tuesday we were also able to have a really sweet church tour with Kasey! She is so cute. 

Huge miracle that happened this week! We went by to visit a potential investigator who lives in the apartment next to Brenda (our recent convert) and she wasn't home but Brenda was home and we were able to have a really good lesson with her. She has been really overwhelmed and stressed being a single mom and working and she doesn't have her license because they have only been in the states for a few months so it has been hard for her to have to always depend on others to get things done. But yeah we were able to have a great lesson with her about the strength of the Lord. And as we were having our lesson, Margarita walked in which is the mom of one of the members who Brenda lives with, and she told us that she had something to tell us! So we finished up our lesson while Margarita showered quick and when she came out she told us that she wants to be baptized!!! We are so excited for her. The only thing is that she wants her son in law to baptize her and he just had shoulder surgery so she has to wait until he is better. but SHE IS SO COOL. We had such a spirit filled lesson with her last night and she is so excited to make some changes in her life. 

On friday we also had MLC. It was AMAZING. They told us to come dressed in service clothes so we were thinking we were going to be doing a service project or something to start and then we all pile in a big van and they wouldn't tell us where we were going haha but we figured it out as we pulled up along side a mountain.. they took us on a hike!! We had a really cool devotional on the top about perspective and vision. It was such a good refresher and reminder about having an eternal perspective in everything we do. It was so fun and such a great start to MLC. One of the themes I guess you could say for MLC was prayer. They talked a lot about the Sacred Grove and that every day we should create a sacred grove experience in at least one of our prayers, to truly converse with our Heavenly Father. It was incredible and really has changed the way I pray each morning. I love MLC. 

Hey if you could keep hermana garcias brother in your prayers that would be awesome. He is serving his mission in Honduras and had a really bad accident this week and today will be going in for brain surgery. His name is Emerson Soto. He is doing pretty well and has been talking and can move his limbs but he fell about 30 feet hit his head on a tree and they need to relieve some pressure from his brain. Huge miracle that he is alive!! Also her other brother is serving in another mission in honduras and was able to go and be with him until her parents flew in from el salvador. but prayers would be awesome!!!!

I love you all!!! Thank you for everything!!
con amor
hermana wortley