A LegenDAIRY Thanksgiving!

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thanksgiving has always been a wonderful holiday where we eat everything in sight to show we are grateful but THIS thanksgiving was extra amazing because
1.      we had little touches of Wisconsin dairy all throughout- chocolate milk as thick as a Wendy's frosty and the creamiest ice cream ever invented!!.... needless to say we may be a few pounds happier :) hahaha jk we have been killing it with our workouts! we even did a turkey day 5k!!! i love my running buddy!
2.     I got to be a missionary during this wonderful holiday which means that i got to share the thing that i am most grateful for and that i hold most dear to my heart.... and that is the gospel!!!! i marvel at this calling to be a missionary and i am so very grateful for this opportunity!
3.     we saw SO MANY miracles associated with this wonderful holiday of gratitude!!!!
·  i just have to say training has been awesome!!!! my comp is becoming such a powerful teacher and missionary! i am amazed by her DAILY and she has honestly become one of my best of friends! we get work done and we have fun doing it!
·  our mission president set the expectation that we have a member at 100% of our return appointments! its been humbling and wonderful to try and strive for these expectations! there have been many close calls but i have seen that as we do all we can the Lord truly does provide!!!
·  we met the the Methodist Hmong lady again and this time we had a Hmong book of Mormon to give to her!! she loved it! we taught her the restoration and at the end we invited her to baptism. she declined by saying she has already been baptized. whoa! what do you say to that??? i had no idea on the spot what i should say and how but i opened my mouth and i was able to lovingly and boldly explain the priesthood without being overbearing or offending! it was amazing! we gave her the information and then she concluded that if she knew these things to be true she then would be baptized!
·  SZ is amazing. i cant even begin to explain this wonderful woman that i have been so blessed to be able to associate with! we went to teach her the rest of the plan of salvation but when we got there she had not read the assigned reading. we let her know that we were disappointment but we didnt leave it at that. we asked why she hadnt read. after a few excuses it soon became apparent that SZ had no idea what the book of Mormon was! the missionaries before us had given it to her so we had just assumed she knew.... well we went through and taught her about the importance of the Book of Mormon and by the end she resolved that she needed to challenge this book and the truth it claims to contain! later we taught her the rest of the plan of salvation. we began by watching pres. utchdorf's first address in the last conference and the spirit was so strong!!! by the end our member that was with us was crying and she was able to bear pure testimony of the plan of salvation and the latter day prophet! we bore testimony along side this member and soon my comp was in tears and then at the very end of the lesson SZ began to bear her testimony that she knows these things are true! she began to cry as well and she thanked us for our service and that it means so much to her because our sacrifice has made it so that she could have greater light and understanding in her life and has ultimately brought her closer to God. she told us that we should KNOW that even if nobody else listens to our message that we made a difference in her life. it was so powerful! she said that the Mormon church was the LAST church she ever planned on looking into and that her family was so shocked that she plans on joining! she didn't skip a beat when she said, "i don't live my life for people, i live it for God" this amazing lady strengthens MY testimony!
·  we were able to do service for a part member family with a recent convert and the bishop and his wife! it was very therapeutic anbd such a great experience!
·  we decided that we needed to go tracting on thanksgiving.... i was very leery about what may come of it but decided that was what we needed to do! we picked a street the night before an then went out! one side of the street we could barely get a few words in before they had to get back to their kitchen or were too busy. we pressed forward! the other side of the street we got let into a few houses AND we got some new investigators!!!! it was a miracle!!! the last house that we had time for  was a wonderful christian couple who were very strong in their faith! the wife use to be Catholic but after have a child she saw that children were innocent and that was just the tip of the ice berg for her. we had a fantastic discussion! we asked if they would ever consider reading a book of scripture written by prophets that testifies of Christ. they promptly said no but after testifying of it and sharing Moroni 8 with them they kept the copy of the book of Mormon, said we could come back and invited us to attend their church where the husband would be speaking the next Sunday!
·  we FINALLY got in with this part member family! we had texted them trying to set up an appointment and them the third time we felt that we should ask if we could do any service! they took us up on it and we were able to talk to the member wife who has been less active since the age of 15 but wants her baby blessed and her husband to come into the church!
·  we decided to go to the evening service for the church we were invited to. it was very interesting and educating but it felt very dry and almost boring..... the spirit want there completely. we sat and listened and then afterwards the pastor of the church pulled us aside saying that he had some questions for us. i tried to calm my heart and mind and prepare for whatever anti material he was going to throw our way. we sat down and he began by asking what we believed about the plan of salvation. i opened my mouth and somehow i led into the restoration. he asked what is that? we testified to him of all of the doctrines of it and he really understood what we were talking about. he oped up the book of Mormon and began to inquire about one of my favorite chapters in the book! 2 nephi 29 where it talks about why the book of Mormon is necessary! he asked many questions and then we got onto the topic of prophets and my comp bore powerfully and humbly a beautiful testimony about modern day prophets and that this church is true. the pastor wants to meet with us again and said that we had really opened his eyes and that he was encouraged by what we shared!
i have so much to be thankful for and i am just so grateful that the Lord is leading us to the honest seekers of truth!
-Sister Roskelley

zone conference!!!! 
an elder i came out with is my Assistant to the President, an elder i came out with is my Zone Leader and an elder i came out with is my district leader!!!! PLUS i am in the same zone as my mtc comp! crazy!!!

sushi with one of the senior couples!!! eel, tuna, salmon, and shrimp!

SZ text to us <3


matching running jackets :)​
zone conference!!!! 
an elder i came out with is my Assistant to the President, an elder i came out with is my Zone Leader and an elder i came out with is my district leader!!!! PLUS i am in the same zone as my mtc comp! crazy!!!

SZ text to us <3


sushi with one of the senior couples!!! eel, tuna, salmon, and shrimp!


matching running jackets :)​



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