Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lisa Meyer <>

happy rain day:)
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Mckenzie Meyer <>Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM
To: Lisa Meyer <>, Kim Brown <>, Connor Brown <>, Leilani Needham <>, Allyson Harris <>, Tasha Jorgensen <>
HELLOOOO!! How you?? How's the snow???? I am sorry to say but it doesn't snow here... it just rains. A LOT haha but I love it! No complainin here:) 
so here is my update about life as an islander! 
-Omarla had her baby and we visited her on Tuesday. He is a tiny, five pound cutie! We are planning on going to visit her again this week and hopefully help her progress in the gospel now that her precious baby is here:) 
-Kiwana's kids are SOOOO cute and fun!! Last week we sang One Direction and Justin Bieber together hahaha and I loved it. Then we read scriptures with them and Kiwana wants to read the Book of Mormon with her family. That was her own idea!! (p.s. if an investigator of the church wants to read scriptures with her family then I'm pretty sure a strong, active LDS family can have scripture study too:) just sayin:)) But she is also having some struggles which made her not come to church yesterday which was sad but I know everything will work out! Sister McKee lovingly told them "don't let a man come between you and God" and I really know that is true. no matter who may offend  us or hurt us, we shouldn't let them dictate our relationship with our Heavenly Father. 
-Wednesday I lost my wallet on the bus.. but I didn't realize it until I was transferring buses and started talking with an awesome lady. I just decided that I wouldn't worry about it and instead focus on her and trust that everything would work out. Well of course there is a happy ending!! The next day we went to the bus stop and there was my wallet! I think it's safe to say that would never happen in New York haha Just another reason Bermudians are great:)
-Thursday was Halloween!!! Like I said before, not a lot of people celebrate it here but the ones that do, celebrate it a little too much.... lots of crazy drinkers here.. they say they work and live to drink. yep, that's the life of an islander haha but anyway we went to the Butterfield's house and helped them clean up their palm tree leaves! Never in my life would I imagine picking up palm tree leaves haha it was Bermudiful:) they have a sister serving in Denver and she just left a month ago. So we talked a lot about the blessings of being a missionary and how the hard days always get better:) it was great!!
-Saturday we went out to visit Jahmella and her two boys, Keanu and Sonja were there!! Keanu is 7 and such a sweetheart. He told his little brother "just cause we can't see the bus doesn't mean it's not coming" children are so precious and pure. After a a great lesson with her we were literally running for the bus ha and someone yelled out "run sisters!" hahaha it made me laugh. Then as we waited for another bus there was a lady sitting down and I thought "i should go talk to her" but of course I try to decide if it was the spirit telling me that or just me. Well I did it. And guess what??? She has two sons living in..... phoenix, Arizona!!! COOL HUH!!!! It was such a tender mercy to me. I know God knows our lives better than we do. And it taught me that I can do hard things. We don't have to wait for the spirit to shine down and point us to people who need the gospel, we just need to do good, talk with the people that are put in our paths, and have faith in Him. He will help us. I love working here in Bermuda. I love being apart of the Lord's army. I love being who I am and changing into someone better. God's love is real. If we love Him back we will get even more in return, more than we deserve. So keep loving okay?:) I love you!!!! Happy Birthday Connor and Maddie!!!!! 
Love, Sister Meyer:)

p.s. the pictures are of Elder Tingey, my district leader, climbing a palm tree at the Butterfields on Halloween and the clocktower mall in Dockyards. So pretty!!! 

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sister Michelle Meyer is going to be a missionary!!!

Mckenzie Meyer
Oct 28 (6 days ago)
to meKimConnorLeilaniTasha
WOOHOOOO! I am SO happy for Michelle!!! When Sister McKee got on facebook last Thursday she gasped and then once I realized what she was looking at I almost died!! Pheonix, Arizona! Can't wait to have my dear sister serving a mission:)

So this week was another great week here on the island. I think my favorite part was last Tuesday night when we met with the cute Brown family!! Kiwana has been going through a lot with work. So we went and just listened to her frustrations at first and then ended with our testimonies and how we know the path they are beginning will be hard but worth it and that the gospel will be such a blessing to them. They are so humble. And So willing to learn. Kiwana and Omarla came to church even though they showed up late and Omarla asked for a priesthood blessing because she was worried she would have to have a c-section. Apparently Kiwana received a priesthood blessing last week and it she told Omarla about it! So ya Omarla received an amazing blessing and then!!!!! She text us last night and was on her way to the hospital! She had her baby this morning!!! without a csection! YAY!!!!! We are going to go see her soon. And we are visiting them again this week so I can't wait! It's going to be great:)  keep praying for them!  Also this week we rode the ferry in the rain (i love the rain here!) and met some awesome people from around the world. One thing I love about Bermuda is that every week there are cruise ships that dock and so we meet SO many people from all over the world. It's amazing to really see the gospel touch every nation, tongue, and people. Even though we don't see the results for many of these people it's great to be a part of the process. Saturday we had a great branch activity where we picked up trash along the railway trail! Picture a trail along the amazing ocean. Yes, I could have picked up trash all day there haha I love Bermuda! And this branch is honestly the best branch ever. I love being in a small branch! Everyone magnifies their calling in ways that are so inspiring. Sister Smith is the relief society president and she is the cutest little Filipino who has the strongest testimony! Every week she asks us to go visit members with her. Less active or active or anyone she thinks she needs a visit. And we go and she talks in her cute accent that you can't really understand and you just feel her love so much that you can't help but smile. All week I have been thinking about how blessed I am to be on a mission. To think about the past few years and see where I have gone and where I am. It is just incredible. I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father has a plan for me. He has a plan for each of us. And we usually don't realize it until after. So we just have to keep going! Faith is believing in things you can't see. So have faith that your future is in the Lords' hands. I know this church is the only true church. We went to a former investigators this week and were lectured on the end of the world and how one day we will understand haha oh man i just had to smile and tell her that I know what I know is true and nothing will change that. Unfortunately she isn't receptive to the gospel right now. But everyone has their agency. So we just have to keep loving people! No matter what they do!! It's tough but Charity always wins. That's the bottom line. I love you all and hope you enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Have a Happy Halloween!!! And let me know if I can do ANYTHING for you! Also, I would love to talk with people on facebook who are struggling or just need a friend;) So if you know of anyone let me know! LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!!!
Love, sister Meyer:)