Sunday, October 9, 2016

Preparing for a White Christmas




Exchanges with Sister Gale - I love her
Okay, so this week has been so crazy I don't even know where to start! First of all, it is transfers, and sadly Sister Miller is leaving!! We have had a great time together, but now she needs to leave to go to a new area to train! I know she will do awesome. I am staying in Christiansburg and I will be serving with Sister Nelson! She has been a Sister Training Leader for a couple months, so I am excited to be with her! 
Also, just a side note, Sister Roberts (who served with me in Elkins and who is like one of my most favorite people ever!) is going to Appomattox! I am SO excited for her and I am glad to know that there is still someone taking care of my precious Appomattox. :)

I hoped you all enjoyed General Conference as much as I did! I absolutely LOVED each and every talk! I am so grateful for our living prophet, President Thomas S.Monson. We really do thank thee, oh God, for our Prophet :) I love and sustain him as well as the other leaders of the church! I am so grateful that we get to hear from them twice a year! We are so blessed to live in this day and time. It was interesting, how conference started out. The state of Virginia was having trouble with the satellites and so we actually didn't start it all on time and there was some cutting in and out... but other than that it was great! :) 
Sister Miller and I Riding up to MLC in Charleston

I LOVED the talk given by Elder Gary E. Stevenson. He spoke of the Book of Mormon and how it should be the keystone of our testimony and the center of our spiritual strength. I LOVE the Book of Mormon and I know how important it is! I loved the story of the 12 year old girl reading it, and she finished it before anyone else in the entire town! If a 12 year old girl, who probably didn't have as much education as a 12 year old girl these days could read the whole Book of Mormon, then why can't we? The Book of Mormon is the Keystone of our religion, it is evidence that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, and it is something that we can hold in our hands! Why wouldn't we be reading this marvelous book of scripture? If you are already reading the Book of Mormon, I'm patting you on the back! Great job, keep it up! If you aren't currently reading the Book of Mormon, I have a challenge for you.
All the Sisters in the Pembroke Zone

This winter season, the West Virginia Charleston Mission is going to be doing something that will not only be changing the lives of all the missionaries, members and non-members in the mission, but it will change your lives as well, if you choose to participate with us. Our Mission President and all the mission leaders have been counseling for the last few months on what it means to have a "White Christmas". We are thinking of Baptismal White and Temple White. For the next three months we have a goal as a mission that will unify us and will help us have this "White Christmas". We are going to be reading the Book of Mormon all together as a mission, in 2 months, 64 days total. We have to read about 8 and a half pages a day and this means, no getting behind or getting ahead. We know that by reading the Book of Mormon together as a mission, will help us to be unified and that we will be able to help bring others unto Christ, by helping them prepare to be baptized and and/or go to the Temple. I am so very excited for this, and we got to start this as a mission last Saturday. We will be done reading on December 3, as we are preparing for us to have a White Christmas. I will attach a copy of the reading below, and don't worry, you don't have too much you need to catch up on :) I can promise you all as a representative of Jesus Christ, that as you read the Book of Mormon, you will feel more peace in your life. If you read it with your family, I promise you that you will have less contention in your home. Your families will be drawn closer together by the power that comes from the Book of Mormon. Your testimony will be strengthened and you will come closer to our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I promise you that. 
Peterstown Sisters

Those of you who decide to take this challenge, (and I hope that many of you do) send me and email and let me know, so that we can keep each other accountable :) 

Love you all so much! 
xoxo

~Sister Kayla Marie Willis

1389 Dow St. #B
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Approximate Book of Mormon Reading Schedule from October 1st to December 3rd
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Those Blue Ridge Mountains...


Date Read Through

  Oct 1  1 Nephi 4

  Oct 2  1 Nephi 10

  Oct 3  1 Nephi 13

  Oct 4  1 Nephi 16

  Oct 5  1 Nephi 18

  Oct 6  1 Nephi 22

  Oct 7  2 Nephi 2

  Oct 8  2 Nephi 6

  Oct 9  2 Nephi 9

  Oct 10  2 Nephi 14

  Oct 11  2 Nephi 21

  Oct 12  2 Nephi 26

  Oct 13  2 Nephi 28

  Oct 14  Jacob 1

  Oct 15  Jacob 5

  Oct 16  Jacob 7

  Oct 17  Omni 1

  Oct 18  Mosiah 2

  Oct 19  Mosiah 5

  Oct 20  Mosiah 10

  Oct 21  Mosiah 15

  Oct 22  Mosiah 19

 Oct 23  Mosiah 23

  Oct 24  Mosiah 27

  Oct 25  Alma 1

  Oct 26  Alma 4

  Oct 27  Alma 7

  Oct 28  Alma 10

  Oct 29  Alma 13

  Oct 30  Alma 16

  Oct 31  Alma 19

  Nov 1  Alma 23

  Nov 2  Alma 26

  Nov 3  Alma 30

  Nov 4  Alma 33

  Nov 5  Alma 36

  Nov 6  Alma 40

  Nov 7  Alma 43

  Nov 8  Alma 46

  Nov 9  Alma 49

  Nov 10 Alma 52

  Nov 11 Alma 56

  Nov 12 Alma 59

  Nov 13  Alma 63

 Nov 14  Helaman 3

  Nov 15  Helaman 6

  Nov 16  Helaman 9

  Nov 17 Helaman 13

  Nov 18 3 Nephi 1

  Nov 19 3 Nephi 4

  Nov 20 3 Nephi 9

  Nov 21 3 Nephi 12

  Nov 22 3 Nephi 17

  Nov 23 3 Nephi 20

  Nov 24 3 Nephi 26

  Nov 25 4 Nephi 1

  Nov 26 Mormon 3

  Nov 27 Mormon 8

  Nov 28 Ether 2

  Nov 29 Ether 7

  Nov 30 Ether 11

  Dec 1   Ether 14

  Dec 2   Moroni 7

  Dec 3   Moroni 10


Good luck :)

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