Thursday, July 6, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

The last week of my mission has come and it's the weirdest feeling ever. I am so thankful for everyone I have met and for the people I've been able to teach. I'm also thankful for the people back home who have been writing, praying for and supporting me. I love my mission and I'm excited to see where the things I have been learning will take me in my life. I can't express how hard it is to leave this place but I know I'll be back to visit soon.

Here are some pictures from this week!
There are shopping carts just sitting all over the place in Vegas (this is actually Henderson...). I thought I would join in and get one of my own!

My beautiful companions:)

We got to go to the temple for Sister Harry's first time at the Vegas temple! I love it there! It was also President's last day so we got to spend some time with him before he and Sister Snow took off.

Tilda's puppy :) I'm always begging her to let me see her! She's always locked in Tilda's room when we are there so she doesn't jump all over us.. but I don't care because I love her :) 

My in-n-out obsession.... :) 

Sister Vandervelde, Sister Hunt and I rescued a little bird.... we saw these little birds stuck in a net around a bush and they were all trying to fly away but were getting stuck on the net.. so we went over and shook a few of them free.. then this little guy was still stuck and we realized that the netting was wrapped around his neck :( so we cut him free and were trying to get a box or something to put him in so we could take him to the animal hospital but he got away :( he still has netting around his neck so we are hoping he will be okay..
but at least he is free :)

Sister Vandervelde and me :)

My babies!! :)

At Water Street with Sister Hunt and Sister Vandervelde:)

Love you all! Hope you have a great week! See you next week!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

K so I kind of almost forgot to write my email!! Basically i got to see Kinley!! Said goodbye to lots of people and got ready for the new Sister to come! We got Sister Hardy! She's so sweet!!
Then I tackled Sister Vandervelde and our investigator brought a shopping cart into their living room... Tilda came to church I got to hold an adorable dog and my life is surrounded by amazing people and I love them all!
Sorry this is so short but it seems like time is going by so fast and I never have enough time for anything.. love you all! Have a great week!


Sister Eliza Hopper

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

So funny story... I'm kind of training again! But Sister Larson is actually training.. we are going to be in another trio!! I get to stay with Sister Larson for the rest of my mission! And she's going to be a mom! So exciting! She's a little scared but she is going to do amazing and that new sister is going to LOVE her! 

This week Mindy got baptized! The highlight of my week! It was one of the most spiritual baptisms I've ever been to and Coltyn did an amazing job baptizing her. They are such a happy little family and I love it. 

Other than that it's getting close to about 120° here.. so we are kind of dying. And those poor new missionaries are coming at the perfect time.... haha 

Basically this week we got to see some of our favorite people and I got to play with lots of animals and baby Wesley :) she fell asleep while we were in the car with her and she would not let go of my hand! It was adorable :) 

I love seeing families come together through the gospel :) they are so excited to go to the temple together and to have these blessings for their baby! 

Hope you're all doing great! Love you!

Sister Eliza Hopper

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Can I just say that I love the people here? 
I love everyone! 
They are amazing! 

On Wednesday we got to see Mindy and Wesley :) She took us out to lunch at The District and got to eat at Rachel's Kitchen (Mindy's favorite place). Mindy is getting baptized on Saturday by her husband Coltyn! They just had their baby girl Wesley and they are looking forward to getting sealed in the temple in a year :) Coltyn was less active for like 14 years and now has been coming to church the last few months and he really has one of the strongest testimonies I've ever heard. 

Also last Sunday Mindy got up and bore her testimony! I wish we could have gotten a picture of Coltyn's face because it was hilarious. Non of us were expecting it but she got up there and then made all of us cry. I love her and her little family so much! 
We got to have dinner with the Soifua family this week and the girls took a selfie with us :) those girls are amazing :) 

On Wednesday WE GOT A NEW CAR! Well kinda.. it's a 2016 so it's been here for a while but it's really nice! And the AC works! So that is a HUGE blessing right now. It's about to get hot. 
My cute daughter 

Then I got to go on exchanges with my lovely Sister Vandervelde :) we had a lot of fun and we were able to find two new investigators on our exchange! Which in their area is super hard because it's mostly populated with Members and literally everyone has talked to the missionaries before. But despite that there are always people out there who are searching for the gospel. You just have to find them! 

Speaking of finding people to teach, we have been doing something really cool with our members during dinner appointments. So the little blue Book of Mormons that we pass out every day have something interesting in them. In the very back there's about 15 blank pages. Have you ever wondered what those were for? 

Welllll..... we decided that they are for us to write and share our testimonies! They might be another reason for it but what we have come up with I like so I'm going with that. 
We have been leaving every family with a Book of Mormon so that they can all write in the back of it and share their testimony of the restored gospel and the Book of Mormon. They can either give it to a neighbor or give it back to us and we will give it to one of their neighbors. That way we can tell people that the testimony of their neighbors is in that book. So I think we all need to use those pages to share our testimony with our neighbors :) 

We finally got our zone picture from zone conference last week!

The church is so true! My testimony of that grows more and more every day! The happiest I've ever been is when I'm sharing the gospel. I absolutely love it :) 

Have a wonderful week everyone! Love you!

Sister Eliza Hopper

Monday, June 5, 2017

Don't get me wrong I miss you all...but I might miss Vegas more when I leave... I love this place! 
It's starting to be in the 100s here and it's not too bad.. never thought I would say that haha we are finding ways to deal with it! Sprinklers are our best friend right now and so are water bottles with the little misty attachment.. 
we had a lot of success this week! And I got to go back to BC for a baptism!! I got to see Tori! She's amazing and such a blessing to everyone around her! And I got to see some really cool members too :) 

Sorry this is super short but I love you all! Here's some pictures! :D