Monday, March 18, 2013

Back to Daytona

Hello Everyone,
 
What a crazy week! It feels like its been two months. Sister Cuthbert went home because of sickness. So I am back in Daytona for the week with Sister Beckert and Schmidt. It is the weirdest thing. I feel like I am lost and I am not really understanding what is going on.
 
So back up....
 
Sister Cuthbert is amazing! She was orginally suppose to go to Fiji but while in the MTC she got sick. Her stomach did something like charlie horses. She got every test in the book done to her and they couldnt find anything wrong with her. She got approved to come back out and in this trasnfer she started getting sick again, but it got worse. President and Sister Hall got right to work getting the help she needed. Last week, we couldnt do anything and it was so hard to watch Sister Cuthbert in so much pain. It made me think of the Atonement and how Christ suffered for us and though I couldnt do anything for Sister Cuthbert in the moment, I knew Heavenly Father knew her and was comforting her. She made the decision to go home because she didnt think it would get better. I love Sister Cuthbert so very much. I have been thinking about why it had to happen and all this stuff. This last trasnfer has been so rough but in the end, I feel heavenly Father's love so much. We learned this weekend, success is about stepping out of our comfort zone and doing what Heavenly Father commands us to do.
 
I am graetful for Sister Cuthbert. She taught me love. She is a great gal and she is going to do some powerful things in her future. So in my last week I am in Daytona. Its weird but I am really praying and looking for how I can contribute to this area, one last time.
 
 
I love you all. Keep the Faith.
 
Sister Ploth.



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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunrises and Inspirations.

Hello All!!
 
This morning we saw the beautiful sunrise in Ormond Beach! Sister Cuthbert and I planned a sunrise service. It was great to see Heavenly Father's painting right in the morning. We woke up at 5:15 and carvaned over to Ormond to be there at 6:30am and we were there until about 8:30am. It was a wonderful last district prep day.
 
The first picture was taken by Sister Beckert and its ME catching a football. the Elders were nice enough to let me throw it around for a few minutes. One gentlemen on the beach said to Elder Wright that it was the funniest thing to watch a girl try to play. how rude! But that's okay, look at this picture!! EPIC!
 
Second picture is of the whole district right after the sunrise. Pretty good looking group! I love these Elders and Sisters so much! I learn a lot from them and they inspire me to be better.
 
This week, what an adventure. We had the car which was sweet but we still biked a lot. We picked up a few people to teach. Unfortunately, they haven't called us back. I love the teaching funnel. You just push people through it until someone sticks. We met a lot more members this week and tried to get to know them and serve them. Nothing yet but we will keep trying. On Friday we had dinner with a Sister in the ward. She is amazing. She has done a lot and she was inspiring. She let us know we can do whatever we want, we just have to work hard for it. Something she said that stuck out to me was, "You can have all you want, you just cannot have it all at once." Which is so true! We can have all we want, but it will take time.
 
For this upcoming week, I will be hitting my official 18 month mark! holy cow! time goes so fast. In ZTM this week I realized that it was coming to an end, at least to this chapter. I also got my info for my flight home and holy cow. so crazy!
 
Well I hope y'all have a great week! Keep praying for us here in Port Orange!
 
Love always.
Sister Ploth



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Monday, March 4, 2013

Days Like this, I will miss.

Hello All!!
 
I hope you had a great great week! We did! We had zone conference. An excellent time to be trained on the work. I was also able to give my departing testimony. That day came way to fast. As I stood at the pupilt and saw the Elders and Sisters I have come to love and respect I knew that this has been the best 18 months of my life and I dont regert a sing moment of it! Every rejection and sadness was worth the miralces and the growth. As I come to an end I puzzle what I can write baout but I want to share about this picture attatched...
 
This was taken Tuesday, Feb 16th. We were off on our bikes, It was kinda gloomy but not rainy YET! Soon it started pouring but we were on our way to bless homes on a road about 2 miles away. We had the faith we would find and we felt like it would be a good day. When we got to the road, Chipmunk Trail, we discovered that it had 3 houses on it and no one was home! Here we are soaking wet but still happy and singing. We started knocking on the road next to it. No one was feeling it. We found a drunk man who likes mormons but we is fine. Then we knocked on the door of a lady named Dorothy, she is 101 years old! She let us pray with her and said we could back (that is a different story). We then jumped on our bikes to head up and boy oh boy the rain is harder. We got home to clean up. Our 3:30 and only invesitgoatr cancels. ACK! We have service at 4 for the RS President which was fun and then we went to the RS activity. As you can see, everything fell through, nothing was accomplished through our key indiactors. Northing miracleous happened but it was days like this that I realized how much I would miss being a Repersenative of Jesus Christ. What a blessing and I am excited to finish this off with Sister Cuthbert by my side! Keep praying for us! WE NEED A MIRACLE!!!
 
love always.
Sis Ploth.
 
 



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Monday, February 25, 2013

Grettings from Port Orange, Florida

Hello Everyone!
 
Grettings from Port Orange, Florida!!
 
I have always wanted to open an area but let me tell you all something! Its the hardest thing to do and on top of that I have been SICK! yes, the past three days my throat has been killer and I have felt like death. Sister Cuthbert snuck in some honey into my drink to help me. EW! But I didnt taste it.
 
We dont have a big teaching pool. Our one and only invesitgator is, Amy. She is guess what...DATING A MEMBER. hahah. He lives in Orlando and she wants to learn more. Crazy story. She was looking up a relator and came across Brother Hellum's name and then googled "mormons in Port Orange" and found Brother Hellum's profile and so she called him up. We taught her on Wednesday. She is a thinker and isnt looking to join any church, she just wants to know whats up. As she was reading Moroni's promise in the Book of Mormon she defianlty felt the Spirit. She came to church on Sunday and poor girl, it was ward conference. Possibly the most boring service in church history.
 
The Ward has been so great! The Taylor family has done so much for us! So has Sister Warner. They have made this transtion great. The Ward is excited to have Sisters. They havent had sisters in over a girl. Elder Rumsey actually was a part of white washing from Sisters to Elders so I got to talk to him this past week. That was pretty sweet!
 
This week we have Zone conference and great plans to find people to teach. I think my main purpose here is to prepare Sister Cuthbert to train. But she doesnt need much help! She is so loving and outgoing. She shared with me that when she was younger she would get teased a lot so as she got older her mom told her, to make sure noone ever feels like she did when she was younger. And boy she overgoes it. She makes EVERYONE feel special. She was suppose to go to Fiji on her mission but she got sick and they sent her home from the MTC. She bugged them until they sent her back out so i know she understands why she is here!
 
It still feels so surreal to know this is my last transfers but all the Elders make sure to keep me in check. I am always getting, "Dont get trunky Sister Ploth!" haha. they are great!
 
I hope yall have a great week and have a great missionary expereince!!
 
love,
Sister Ploth
 
pictures attatched: Sister Cuthbert and I! She is a doll!



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Monday, February 18, 2013

Last Transfer and I am...

LEAVING DAYTONA!!

I am so sad! I am just going to the ward over, to open a new sister area with Sister Cuthbert. She is a new missionary. I am excited and nervous. I didnt think I would be leaving but here I am. Rats. Oh well. The Lord does what the Lord wants.

This week was great! Denie was baptized! It was an amazing baptism. It was so spiritual and just what she needed. Brother Barrett even grabbed her right after to assign her for a talk! hahaha. She will be speaking next week!

For the picture: I am wearing a wrist brace. This past week I was brushing my teeth and when i went to out down my hands I jammed it really hard on the counter. I screamed. Its not bruised. It kind of hurts but not too bad. 

Well I have to go back! So I hope yall have a great and lets finish up this transfer strong!!

love ya! 



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Monday, February 11, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!


Hello All!!

I hope you all had a great week! We did! Now we are starting Week 6 of this transfer. Next transfer will be my last transfer and it will only be 5 weeks instead of 6 weeks. In case some people are lost on to why that is. Back on October in General Conference, where we are able to listen to modern day Prophets and Apostles, they made an announcement that the age requirement for missionaries would be lowered. Elders could go out at 18 instead of 19 and Sisters could go out at 19 instead of 21. What an amazing change! The work is hastening in the mission field. Because of this there are more missionaries coming into the field, more sisters than ever. So they had to make it so time in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah would be less. Instead of 3 weeks missionaries are there for 2 weeks so transfers in the field have to be caught down JUST ONE TIME, so that means everyone from starting at my group in the FLorida Orlando Mission will be home one week early. 

SO! I will be coming home March 27th. But don't worry, I have all the time in the world. (: We still have lots of people to contact and help be healed from their sins through Jesus Christ. Its been a great experience so far and I am not slowing down. So keep us in your prayers!!

This weekend we took Jan to the temple (see attached picture). It was great! She felt the spirit and gets to go back in a few weeks to do baptisms for the dead! (For those of those who don't know that that is here in excellent time to check out mormon.org FAQ (http://mormon.org/faq/topic/baptism/question/baptism-for-the-dead). 

This week we are preparing for Denie's baptism. WOW! She is great and is doing awesome. I love her a lot. It will be on Saturday at 7:30 if anyone wants to attend (;

ZTM was awesome this week! We learned about our purpose and how to be obedient to our purpose. That was great! We have so much to improve on but with the Lord we can accomplish it all.

oh and of course HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! 

John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye  love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

So go out and show your love for those around you!

love always, Sister Ploth




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Hello All!!

I hope you all had a great week! We did! Now we are starting Week 6 of this transfer. Next transfer will be my last transfer and it will only be 5 weeks instead of 6 weeks. In case some people are lost on to why that is. Back on October in General Conference, where we are able to listen to modern day Prophets and Apostles, they made an announcement that the age requirement for missionaries would be lowered. Elders could go out at 18 instead of 19 and Sisters could go out at 19 instead of 21. What an amazing change! The work is hastening in the mission field. Because of this there are more missionaries coming into the field, more sisters than ever. So they had to make it so time in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah would be less. Instead of 3 weeks missionaries are there for 2 weeks so transfers in the field have to be caught down JUST ONE TIME, so that means everyone from starting at my group in the FLorida Orlando Mission will be home one week early. 

SO! I will be coming home March 27th. But don't worry, I have all the time in the world. (: We still have lots of people to contact and help be healed from their sins through Jesus Christ. Its been a great experience so far and I am not slowing down. So keep us in your prayers!!

This weekend we took Jan to the temple (see attached picture). It was great! She felt the spirit and gets to go back in a few weeks to do baptisms for the dead! (For those of those who don't know that that is here in excellent time to check out mormon.org FAQ (http://mormon.org/faq/topic/baptism/question/baptism-for-the-dead). 

This week we are preparing for Denie's baptism. WOW! She is great and is doing awesome. I love her a lot. It will be on Saturday at 7:30 if anyone wants to attend (;

ZTM was awesome this week! We learned about our purpose and how to be obedient to our purpose. That was great! We have so much to improve on but with the Lord we can accomplish it all.

oh and of course HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! 

John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye  love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

So go out and show your love for those around you!

love always, Sister Ploth



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