California Roseville Mission

California Roseville Mission
Sister Jazzie Hood

My Missionary Scripture D&C 68:6

Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the Living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.
D&C 68:6

Monday, November 14, 2016


Welp! It's been an interesting week!! Since I am the one shipping Sister Duncan (She is a trainer) home, it has been busy with getting everything ready for her.

It's so crazy how much there is to do... it stresses me out and I am not even close to going home!! Haha, I'm not trunky though. Ain't nobody got time for that! Hah!!  😁

This week has been good. We have been really thinking about how we can help our little branch here. The members don't see a need to change from a branch into a ward, so we have really been trying to figure out how to help them see what they can become and what Heavenly Father has in store for them. That was our main thing in Weekly Planning this week. Normally, we would just plan for our week, but we feel like even if we were trying to get people to come to church it would be hard to keep them there because the branch struggles a little with fellowshipping.. so we decided we needed to focus on the ward and strengthening them first. We decided that it would be the best to work from the inside out. So yeah. It was super cool. We went into the chapel, prayed together and were in the scriptures for like an hour and a half seeking Heavenly Fathers guidance. It worked. Revelation was flowing and we both received answers and put them together and made a "Know-Feel-Do" thing. So... we are going to run it by our ward mission leader and Branch President and see what they think. Then from there, we will make a game plan... haha. It's going to be interesting... but we feel that this is really important. 

Don't get me wrong though! Our branch here is awesome. The people are so kind. They just like to keep rule #1: Never "Branch" out! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (no pun intended...) 

This we saw a recent convert named Cynthia. She's so solid!! Man, we give her all this stuff to study and she just soaks it in and takes notes and everything. It's super cool. She's great. She needs to get to the temple, but we can't make that happen for her so it's kinda hard waiting... She's really the only one I have really met since I've been here... but we WRECKED it. We felt prompted to go find this guy who missed the return appointment. But when we went to go
find him, there were people along the way we stopped and talked to. The one lady just had her mom pass away recently and was really struggling. We gave her a Plan of Salvation pamphlet and asked if we could come back. She said sure. We went back to knock on her neighbors door and rang the doorbell on their little duplex thing and it apparently wasn't to their neighbors house.. She saw us and went right back in. Tell us how ya really feel! Hahah! πŸ˜‚ it was funny. Planting seeds, planting seeds. 

We also met this lady named Julie. We thought, at first, that she was not going to be super nice, but she was. She told us about her mom and how she is blind and stuff. She invited us back that same day. So we went back and her mom was in the wheelchair on the porch and Julie was inside doing stuff... it wasn't really what we had in mind, but Connie (Julie's mom) is the sweetest old lady with SOO much faith. She is also super lonely. So we offered to come back and read the Book of Mormon with her. She said she would love that. So that will be awesome. She was so nice. But yeah! That's our week... haha. Not much, I know. But we do work, I promise! Just not too many stories to tell.

Welp! This week, my eyes have been opened spiritually in several different aspects of the gospel and eternity. But this morning I was studying about what it means when someone's "calling and election is made sure". Which basically means you have a straight shot to Heavenly Fathers presence. 😊 It is so fascinating to me.. I looked up "Election" in the Bible Dictionary. And it has SOOO many amazing things in there about. But it had a scripture reference in there that was awesome. It was in 2 Peter 1, verse 10. "...give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:" In this chapter, it tells us how we our calling and election can be made sure! It's so awesome! The conclusion that I came to with this and what the spirit taught me was that when we are being diligent and doing all things that Heavenly Father has asked and we will have our calling and election made sure!!! Loved it!!

Fun facts:
-In California, they passed a law where they can charge 10 cents for
each bag when you go shopping..... πŸ˜’

-the water here smells like rotten eggs... so. When you shower or
wash your hands, you smell like rotten eggs... then it goes away later
but it's kinda fun.. HAHA!!

My new area is quite a town! Haha... funny funny people live here. Welp! That's it y'all!! Have a great week! Love ya tons!


Sister Hood

P.S. I just wanted to say I'm really grateful Momma taught me how to clean..... πŸ˜³ #BlessedWithBossParents! πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Love you guys! 

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