Friday, 11 September 2015

She's HOME!!!!

Well, this is that moment when we could just let all of the emotions we've had run free!  For 1.5 years, Jenna has been serving faithfully in the Canada Winnipeg Mission and it was bittersweet for her...but all sweet for see her come through those doors at the airport and hold her once again!

 Everyone patiently waiting their turn to hug her...but Mom is always first!!!!

So thankful for Rachel and Julie who came to welcome Jen home and take pics and video as well!  Love you gals!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Last One.

Well this is it folks, my last email as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Where did the time go?

This week has been good but it feels so weird. Making plans and scheduling appointments I won't be at. I don't even know what to say. I'm pretty speechless. I still haven't wrapped my brain around the fact that I have been out for 18 months. I love being a missionary so much. It is the most amazing thing. I have learned so much and have grown more then I ever dreamed of. I am so thankful for all the people who have supported me and encouraged me along the way. Your prayers, thoughts, cards, letters, emails, packages, have kept me going strong. I really am so blessed.

I know that the church is true. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God and the most correct book on this earth. It isn't just a book, it is a spiritual compass that leads us back to our Father in Heaven. I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon and the power that it has. I am so thankful to have served my saviour and ministered my fellow brothers and sisters. I am humbled to have had the blessing of seeing people I have grown to love, change their lives and come unto Christ. I have witnessed miracles in myself and with others that surround me. I have been able to feel the spirit lift me in ways that I can't even explain. I have been changed and will forever remember the tender mercies of the Lord. If I could, I would never stop. I would keep going and serve for longer. But I know that this chapter of my life is soon to be finished and now a new adventure awaits me! I love you all so much and look forward to seeing your beautiful faces!

for the last time, love,

Sister Heinzlmeir 

Saskatchewan Skies

Twisted Sisters!


Elder Richins

sister Reyes

elder Merrell!

Elder Dean!

forgot my tag = wear shannons that i keep on my scriptures <3 Soeur Kearney for the day!

Jo Clark! Love this young Woman!! 

Elder Hanson!!! #snapback 

Dean Machine!! 

swings!! #funtimes 

... we find strange things very fun. there were these weird chair things at the park but one was upside down? haha did we do it right? 

Visits from Moose Jaw!!! Love these two!

Ken (investigator) and Lorrain (member) love them both so much!!!

sister Russell!!! (one of my favorites) she is pretty much part of my family now. love her! this selfie was the best one out of the 50 we took haha couldn't stop laughing 

this one time we were doing records and sister Sherksnas knocked over her smoothie haha I don't know if its a good or bad thing that our records caught the spill and saved the carpet hahaha 

Crosby girls :) selfie on my last sunday!!

sister rejier!!!! Such a great woman!! #goodbyes #theworst


Saskatoon YSA

Heidi and Michael! I love them! Ah! so many great humans!! 

BRYNN!!!!! she is so wonderful :) so much fun to be around! 

yay!!!!  fun times!! Brynn took us out for lunch today :)

Monday, 24 August 2015

A week packed with lots of adventures! that is for sure! This week was great! We had exchanges down in moose jaw and that is always fun because I get to see all the people I love! We did some service which is always good and then had to head back up to Saskatoon for specialized training! Which is just a big meeting where we all learn lots haha. It was so long but really wonderful. We were trained on a few things but my favorite was the part on extending commitments. Its actually one of my favorite parts of teaching too. When we extend commitments for people to do things and act on faith, we invite them to repent and come unto Chris, which is our whole purpose! So I love it. Following-up, however, I'm not the best at haha so sister Sherksnas and I are working on doing better at that. 

This week we focused a lot on finding. I have been looking back on my mission a lot this week and reflecting on my experiences but as I have pondered I have felt a strong feeling that I am not done the work I have been called to do. But it was more then just making sure I work hard till the end. It was more specific. There was someone I still needed to find. So we have been working hard to find that person!! And the most amazing thing ever happened. We got to church on sunday at one of our wards and there were two members visiting with their friend. Turns out this lady has gone to church with her friends a few times and love sit. she has been searching for a church to go to and told me she thinks this is the one. ... WHAT?!??!!?!? like um.. ok? when can you be baptized? haha I am beyond excited. I love being a missionary. There is no better work then the Lords work. 

Sister Heinzlmeir

exchanges in Regina! Sister Harris

exchange selfie

exchanges in Regina round 2! with sister Tilby!!!

so an elder knew that both our families eat pizza on Friday every week so they bought us some !!!! it was the best surprise ever! #pizzafriday

the fowlers <3

mine :)

there is a cute bridge here in stoon and underneath you write what you want to do before you die and it was fun!!!!

my companion is the best!!! she made me French toast for my 18 month mark!!!! #ididit #18months

making apple sauce with Brynn!!!

off to moose jaw!

gardening at its best