Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The week

Well I love our new apartment! Its so nice. If you ever need to live in apartments in AZ come to these ones!!! That randomness aside...
Happy Birthday Austin!!!! I love you bud! Hope your birthday is awesome!

Happy Birthday Grammy Dolores!!! It's crazy to think I am so close! I hope your birthday is awesome too!
I sent a package home. Nothing too exciting. Well, thats really not true. I don't remember what is even in it, but there are some letters and a memory card! I also have another full one to send home, so have fun. They are mostly videos. I figured you would enjoy hearing me, but beware that I have a stuffy nose so I sound weird!
Did Denise Swales go to Ricks college in the 60s, ish... If so I met someone who she hung out with. His last name is Neils. He was the trumpet player she hung out with... Small world!! Also, I met Tom Mildenhalls Brother at a blood drive I was helping at, but you already know that. It is crazy how much the Mildenhall boys look like their uncle!!!
It has been a slow week. No one was home! I have no idea what was going on, but it was still a really good week.
I am singing again! I love it! Singing really does make me happy! Words of wisdom from Sister Yates, develope your talents! You have them for a reason. Also be mindful of the music you listen to! I'm not saying listen to mo tab all the time, but be careful. Music is very powerful, both for good and bad!!!
If anyone wanted to make me a cd of disney music (not the love songs, or bad guy songs) I would love that. Especially some of the songs from Frozen, like the song "Let It Go". If it doesn't happen thats ok, but i miss disney!!! You know how I am with that wonderful place!!!
I'm living with three other girls. Many people have asked how I like living with other missionaries. Its good and bad. I like that I have other people to talk to, but it is harder to stay focused on studies. and its way messier!!! Girls are gross. I know elders are too, but really girls are gross. 

I forgot to tell you that Sister Andrus, my original mtc companion, is in the apartment with us. We have a lot of fun. Three of the four of us are really fun. One is a party pooper, and no that one is not me!!! We have a good time, but I think I prefer just being me and my comp!
I pretty much love driving. Most of the time. I think driving in the evening is the best, but I just love driving! I'm getting better at it! No, I'm not just saying that!
It sounds like there are some exciting things happening in the real world! I hope you are all doing well and loving life.
My advise for this week would be to study the Plan of Salvation. We are so blessed to know this great plan and we should share it with those who have not yet heard the message. Search and pray for missionary oppritunities. Read and study the scriptures! Pray always!
I love you all and hope all is well! Be safe! Have fun! Love others!!! 
Sister Bresia Yates

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Oh Boy!!!

What a week!!! Guess who was sick again? Me, thats right. At least it was just a cold this time, I felt like I was coughing up my lungs though! No fun. To add to the not funness I had this cold and agreed to sing not only in sacrament meeting, but also at transfer meeting! I still did it and it sounded great(as far as I know), but not as good as it could have been. Yes, I recorded the transfer meeting singing and will be sending it home soon! I will also be singing again on Tuesday, March 2. That one should be better!!

Now that President and Sister Sweeney know I sing I might be singing more. I am totally fine with that!

*** New address ***
21150 N. Tatum Blvd.Apt# 2101
Pheonix, AZ 85050

Arizona has the best Sunsets!!! Everynight there is a beautiful sunset!!! It is amazing! Brad would love it!

The Gilbert temple is amazing and so beautiful! The pictures do not do it justice!!! Honestly I would consider getting married there if I didn't care if my family was there. But I want as much of my family there as I can get, so no Arizona temple for me. It is still amazing!!!!

Things are going great out here! The weather is perfect! The people are amazing. The members are so cool.

We are working with some part member and less-active families. And several of them are progressing towards coming back! There is one family where he is a country singer and she is a flight attendant and they are really opening up to us! They are trying to come to church more, but its hard with the work they are in. They are working toward the temple! We will help them every step of the way!

 Time is running out! :( I love you all!

I found out that some of the letters I sent didn't make it to those I wrote to. It was around the time of the first ice storm so maybe that has something to do with it. I am sorry if you didn't receive the letters!! I love you all so much!!!

Be strong in all you do! Study the scriptures, go to church, serve others.
Have a great  week!

Sister Bresia Yates

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Temple visit!

Wow super short this week!!! Sorry! I had 31 emails!!! I love it! Thank you so much!!!! 

This week was great! I went to the Gilbert Temple open house and that temple is huge and amazing!!!! We also came across a woman who had read a whole bunch of anti-Mormon stuff. We had a fun conversation with her. Of course nothing argumentative, but she was so off base!

You should all be jealous of the weather here. We ate outside the other night! 80s all week!!! Be safe all you people driving in Georgia this week! Stay warm!!!

This is a great area only there is something about Mormon communities that makes them all bad drivers! No offense Utah, Idaho, and Arizona but you are horrible, rude drivers!!!! 

Transfers are this next week on the 18th. No me on monday!!! Also no matter what I will have an address change so if you send anything send it to the mission office! 

I am doing really well! I know this is where I need to be ! I love it here and I love who I am becoming! I'm still Bresia, but a more grown up, more Christlike version. Missions really are the best! Its a test and trial, but it is all so worth it. Best thing ever! 

Well, I need to get going. I love you all! Be safe and love life. Look for the silver lining in all things. Share the gospel with everyone! Its not hard, just be a good example and you are sharing!!! 

Have a great week! Talk to you all on Wednesday!!!!


Sister Bresia Alysse Yates

Monday, February 3, 2014

From Arizona

Well its been a good week! Yesterday was awesome!!!! That was one of the best Fast Sundays ever!

A few more small world things are old but cool!!! I was in the MTC with one of Rachel Chase's cousins! I came on the plane to this mission with Sister Robbins' niece Sister Pumphrey (she is actually home now planning her wedding). One of Tom Mildenhall's brothers is in our stake(I haven't met him but I want to!!!) Small world!

Oh super important! Transfers are on the 18th and regardless of if I am moving areas or not I am moving! So plan accordingly. The Union Hills address won't be my address much longer, but please write me. I would love it! Write all missionaries. We need love from home! Doesn't have to be anything huge, just love! It means the world to us!

I'm going to try to send a few letters off today, but pdays are the most unrelaxing day! So much to do and no time!

I get to go to the temple open house on Thursday! I can't wait! I've heard it is amazing and huge!!! We are going with two of our investigators! Can't wait!!

Over all the work is picking up, its pretty exciting!

I am out of time! Sorry its so short! I love you all and a I'm so glad you were all safe in the crazy GA snow/ice stuff. I would love to hear more stories!

I love you all!

Sister Bresia Yates