Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 26th, 2014
Hi Everyone!
 Well this week I was on a lot of exchanges with other sisters. Which was a lot of fun getting to work with other sisters and get to know them better.
On Wednesday, we had a miracle happen. We have one student who has been coming with her husband for a long time, but did not want any preaching or missionaries at their house. But they are an amazing couple! They love us and we love them. So on Wednesday, we shared a spiritual thought about the Book of Mormon being another testament of Christ and His atonement. After class, this student walked up to me and said, "Hermana Wright.... can I have one of those books?" My heart jumped. I was so excited and caught off guard to be honest. But we went and got her one and she said she was so excited and would try to read it in one day! It was a huge tender mercy for us. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon. It really is true.
And then yesterday, we had a musical fireside that we the missionaries put on. and I sang a solo. Yes I kiera, sang a solo, and I was scared, but it went ok. We all sang and members read parts and scriptures. It was really good. We had couple non members come. I wish more would have come, but it was still good.
Other than that.... I can not remember anything else that happened..... so sorry!
But I hope everyone enjoys your memorial day today and the amazing people that have gone before us. We have so much because of their sacrifices.
I love this gospel. There is no way that it's not true! I'm grateful to be here sharing my testimony everyday.
I love you all so much. thank you for everything!
Kiera lynn / Hermana Wright
May 19th,2014
Hi Everyone!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!! I would just like everyone to know that Daddy Dave is 49 today! haha Love you Dad! :)
Well this week went by so fast!
We had a recent convert get the holy ghost this week on Thursday. He got baptized about three weeks ago, but for a lot of different reasons, he hasn't been able to come to church to get confirmed. So we did it Thursday night in the bishops office. And it was a great experience for him. He is soooo funny. He's always making  jokes, and for some reason they are way funnier in Spanish!
This week I went on exchanges and I got to go to Lomita with Sister Dopp and we rode bikes! It was so much fun! I didn't realized how much I had missed my bike! We had so much fun and were able to talk to a lot of people in the wonderful language of English.... I am very glad I'm in a Spanish ward, it reminded me of how hard serving English was. But we had fun :)
We have been talking to everyone!!!!! It was been so much fun to talk with all kinds of different people. Then about every 8 people, you get a crazy one... like really crazy. But it makes for good stories. Like when I was with Sister Dopp this weekend. We went to see on of their investigators named Vincent. He is living in this house with a bunch of other people, but they are all getting evicted because of something that happened. Anyway, one of the women who lives there is named Reba, and she is a big black woman who holds her own, and is also a crack addict. So we start the lesson, and she starts crying about something that happened to her daughter. So Vincent who is so sweet, hands her his Book of Mormon and tell her to read a verse and that it will make her feel better. Well she starts reading, and halfway through the verse she just starts crying and then screaming. She was screaming for 3 mins straight!! She was screaming at the top of her lungs so hard that she was shaking and beads of sweat were coming down her face. Not going to lie, I was so terrified. But we just sat there  and Vincent got up and went and gave her a hug and she started to calm down. Once she was ok, we started reading again. But then she asked us to say a prayer for her daughter. Vincent offered to say it, and in the middle of his prayer, she started screaming again... 3 mins, shaking, sweating. So we then put Reba in her room, took all her stuff in there for her and got her settled, then we went outside and finished the lesson with Vincent.  And because of this experience, I can promise to you all, that I will never do drugs. And that is the moral of the story.
But we have been able to have some really great experiences with talking to everyone. Like  this week me and sister Robinson got sung to on the street. Haha it was a little funny but he was singing us christian music that he was writing, and he was not afraid to belt it in the street. We got some good looks from the neighbors. And yesterday, we met a cute lady and her son that were willing to let us come back and share more. There really are miracles in talking to people. And I know that this applies to everyone, not just missionaries.
Sometimes we have thoughts to talk to the kid next to us in our college class, or start a conversation with a co-worker. Don't ever ignore those thoughts. Last night, Sister Robinson had the thought to go back into a laundry mat to talk to a certain guy. When she said it, I knew we needed to do it. And so we did. It turns out that he was an inactive member. He joined the church over years ago in Alaska, and then came here not long after, but he hadn't had contact with the church for years. We were able to give him the address to the church and invite him to a fireside next week. I know that we needed to talk to him. One of the sisters said something that really hit me this last week. She said "anytime I run into a less active member, I know that their family has been praying for them to have contact with the church." I really believe that is true. There are so many who need our help. So also look for those who might, and then act on it.
I love the gospel. It is true. God is real and He does live. His son is our Savior and it's because of Him, that we can have all the blessings of eternal life. Thank you for all your support and love. I feel so blessed! I LOVE YOU THE MOST!
Kiera lynn / Hermana Wright

May 12
Hi everyone!
Well yesterday was awesome! I loved talking to my  family. I feel so blessed to have such an incredible family! I know that families are essential in Heavenly Fathers plan, and I'm glad I have one that is so supportive and loving :) Thanks family!
So this last week was long to be honest. We had a couple of different meetings that we don't usually have. But they were all really good! We had MLC (missionary leadership council) and that was awesome, I learned a lot from our mission president and the other missionaries that are there. I feel super grateful to be able to learn from them.
Then Thursday we had Zone Conference. I learned a lot there too! We got a lot of good trainings and suggestions on how we can be better missionaries and help our mission grow!
And then yesterday we went to contact a referral we got from some other sisters. We knock on the door and the mom answers and is not really interested, but she invites us in. She then tell us that we should talk to her daughter because she is a rebel an needs the message. So she went and got her! Haha, she came out and we taught them both a really short version of the Restoration, and the daughter said she would be open to learn and try it out. By the time we were leaving, the mom started asking a lot of questions and asking when church was. They said we could come back and share more.
It was just a cool expereince to see how the spirit worked in two different ways to touch two different people.
Well that was the week. It's absoulutly beautiful here! I love it! and I love the gospel. I know that it's true. No doubt, no question. We are beyond blessed to have what we have. We know where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. How could we not be happy? My favorite quote right now is from Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Come what may and and love it" No matter what happens, it will all work out. We know the truth and we have the faith to keep moving forward. The church is true and it's worth it. I love you all. Thank you for everything! I LOVE YOU THE MOST!
Kiera / Hermana Wright
May 5th Cinco De Mayo!!
Hi everyone!
Well this week was very busy in my new area, but we had so much fun and saw miracles in the Zone.
We had a cool Zone Challenge on Saturday, where we had the missionaries in the Zone go out and get their 20 conversations in a three hour block, and then we met back up at the church and had a little testimony meeting. It was so cool. I was so impressed to see the faith of this zone. Everyone went and did, and saw cool miracles the rest of the weekend. I love missionary work!
My new companion is AWESOME! I love Sister Robinson! We served around each other in Hollywood last summer and again four months ago in Torrance, so we are already best friends1 She is from Texas and goes home in July. She goes to BYU, so we will for sure be able to keep in touch.
My new ward mission leader is so amazing! He is a little crazy, but an angel. He loves the gospel. He was a mission president in the Dominican Republic, and was able to spend and entire week with Neil A. Maxwell.... lets just say he has some amazing stories. He also has the biggest house ever! haha oh boy, it's really nice and close to the beach :)
Overall, I love this new area. It's going to take a lot of work getting it going and helping our zone
Alison and Mercedes!! Love them!
, but it's going to be worth and I know we'll be blessed for our efforts.  
Thank you so much for all the prayers and the love! I LOVE YOU THE MOST!
kiera/ hermana wright

Apr 28
Hey Everyone!

Well this week was just awesome for a lot of different reasons. 
First, we got a new investigator from Los Angeles English. His name is Leonel and he is from Columbia. He came to the class and loved the spiritual thought we gave at the end. He asked tons of questions and wanted us to come by as soon as possible. So we met with him of Friday and his sister was there as well. They had TONS of questions and we were able to answer all of them.They both said they would read and pray about the Book of Mormon. I am excited for them! 
This week I also had a 12 month training with President and the other missionaries I came out with. They gave these papers we had filled out when we first got to the mission last year, and we had to read them and see what our goals were a year ago and where we were with those goals. I have to say that I am still working on mine! But I think it will be a life time pursuit haha :) But I was grateful for this training because it taught me a lot about submitting to the Lord. President told us that we can't go home the same people we were when we left. We have to change and be what the Lord wants us to be. That is how we will know if we were humble enough to grow and be shaped by His hand. It was a really great training.
And then on Saturday night, I got to go back to Hollywood. Jackie and her mom Emma were baptized!!!! It was one of the best days of my mission. To see she her all in white and just beaming with light, put me into tears. She was so happy and there was no fear or concern on her face. She had been waiting for this day for a long time. She knew that what she was doing what right. I know without a doubt, that Jackie is one of those people I was meant to come and meet. She has taught me so much about faith and hope. Nine months ago, she knew she would get baptized, and it didn't concern her. She always told us that she would get baptized in the Lords timing, and she was right. She just needed to wait so that her mother could hear the gospel too. When bishop Nunez baptized them, both of them kind of threw themselves in the water. It was very fast and I don't think I've ever seen the font splash with waves before. Haha it was pretty funny. Everyone said they were just to excited to wait for bishop to lower them into the water! :) and Now they are baptized members of the church, and Jackie is already excited to go through the temple in a year!
These really are the times when every hard thing you've been though on your mission are all worth it. These are the times where you never want to go home because you feel like you really have found your home here with these people. I am beyond grateful for the incredible people I've met on my mission. They have blessed my life so much. 
Oh and i'm being transferred again! haha going to Harbor 3rd in Torrance with Sister Robinson. Should be fun :)
I know the gospel is true with all my heart. It is amazing. 
I love you all so much. Thank you for all the support and love! I love you the most!

kiera/ hermana wright