Monday, September 2, 2013

In the field

I made it! I know its Wednesday, but since I didn't have a p-day, they gave us Wednesday, It should be Monday next week, but I don't know yet. You'll find out then! 

My flight down here went great. I sat next to another elder so not much sharing of the gospel there, but he was a goofy kid! When we got off the plane, Grandpa David was right there to greet me. It was nice to see him and Grammy D. My mission president and his wife are the best! I love them. The first day was a blur, because I was sooo tired!! But it was great.
My companion is Sister Jones from Texas. She is super cool, and I think we will get along really well. The area I'm in is in the mountains, its called Show Low! It is much cooler up here than in the valley! Its super nice!! Part of our area covers some Apache Indian Reservations, so I will spend some time there. Don't worry we go with an escort for safety! Our area is an area where we will mostly work on reactivation, which is awesome! It is so beautiful up here!!! Its very green and open!
Yesterday I saw Elder Molinaro at the transfer meeting along with several of the elders and sisters in my first district and zone!! Including my first companion Sister Andrus!
Right now I am not in a biking area, but maybe next transfer... we will see. We are actually in a truck right now because most of the roads are unpaved. I love it. I also don't have to  drive right now either!!! So life is pretty much great. We will walk a lot, but I love walking!
Oh so here is my address, if anyone wants to send packages or letters!!!  
6265N. 82nd Street
Scottsdale,AZ 85250
Feel free to write when ever!   
Also feel free to email me whenever! and sand me pictures! I miss seeing my cousins, and I know they are having adventures in GA, so pictures of them would be great! Especially the babies!!! I know they are changing a lot!!
Apparently the members feed us like every night! That will be great! I'll have to be careful NOT to gain weight, but I did well with that in the MTC and that food was super good!! I think I should be ok!
I can't believe I am actually in the field! Its the best! It is super hot in the valley right now, but thankfully I am up in the cooler mountains. I hope that I am here only for this transfer though and then next transfer I hope I'm in the valley, where it will be cooled down, but not cold. I guess it gets super cold in the mountains, and you all know how I feel about the cold!!!! If I don't move to the valley next transfer then mom and dad please send all of my warm clothes!!! Because I will need them!!!
I hope all is well at home, wherever home maybe. Know that I am well, and happy. I know this is where I am suppose to be. Even though this is hard and only going to get harder, I know I can do it because I have Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost holding me up... and because I know I have all of you supporting me every step of the way!
You are all the best I hope to hear from some of you soon! Be safe! Have faith, and pray always.
I know that sometimes/all the time it is hard to see where we need to go, but trust Heavenly Father, He has everything figured out. If you don't believe me ask Him, and read the Book of Mormon. Ether 12 is a great faith chapter. Rely on the Lord, He knows exactly how you feel. The Atonement was done so that we can repent and be forgiven of our sins, but it was also done so Heavenly Father would know exactly how we need to be comforted. Christ knows every pain, every sadness, every sickness we have ever had. Let Him heal you! He is the best Doctor ever! Don't be afraid to go to our Father in Heaven with questions, concerns, fears, transgressions, or anything. He loves us WAY more than we can comprehend, He wants us to know Him and to return to live with Him...
I know that this is the one true church on the face of the Earth. I know this is the same church Christ organized while he was on the Earth. I know that through Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, reorganize it on the Earth. I know we have a Father in Heaven who knows us and loves us. I know that because He loves us, He sent His son Jesus Christ to Atone for our sins, and to die so that we could live again. I know that my Redeemer lives! I know that the Holy Ghost is our companion as long as we are worthy to have Him with us. I know we have a Prophet today, who leads us under the direction of Heavenly Father. This is the true church. The Book of Mormon is a true and correct book, that can help you, if you allow it to!
I love you all so much and say these things in the name of my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, Amen.

I love you all so much! 
Sister Bresia Alysse Yates   
Sister Yates and Sister Jones at a local Bakery. Photo curtesy the nice business owner.

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