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, March 27, 2017


Hey Everybody!! 😁
It has been a great week!! We have been very busy! We have been finding Less Actives like crazy trying to get to know them and bring them back to the fold. As well as finding those who didn't know they are part of the Good Shepard's fold! Always an adventure! Sister De Leon and I have fun! Haha.

We also went on exchanges! GUESS WHO I GOT TO BE WITH!!!!!! "Hello, its Sister Fitzhood!" Hahah! Throw back to the glory days of Corning! Sister Fitz is incredible! It was awesome to catch up and baptize/reactivate nations again! (For a day..) haha. It was awesome! ☺️ 

Not too much happened this week that is worth going into great detail about! But something cool is that we had interviews with President Marston again! Oh how I love interviews!!! We just talked about so many cool things! We talked a lot about peace since that is what the Easter Initiative is all about!! The Prince of Peace! In preparation for our interviews, he had us pick a scripture about peace. The one that really stuck out to me was John 17:33, which is the Savior speaking. He says:
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

So many tribulations and trials, especially on a mission. But it is so comforting to know that I can turn to Him in prayer and in the scriptures and find such peace there. Knowing that He has overcome all things, especially the world, gives me such great strength. It means "I can do all things in Christ which strengtheneth me.", as we all can! He made it possible for all of us to overcome all things!! 

Women's Conference was AMAZING!! Ah! I was just soaking it all in! Then it ended and my soul still hungered! Haha. It was amazing! Can't wait for this weekend!! WOOP WOOP!!!! 🙌🏾🙏👌🏾

Here's the best lessons of the week! 

Jessica:We visited Jessica and asked how she's  doing and what she thinks about church last Sunday. She said it was good but she just wants to investigate the church for a year and know it for sure. She said baptism isn't something she'd like to do soon but she likes to learn more about the gospel.  We read Alma 32 and talked about Faith. We shared that it requires actions just like what Joseph Smith did. We taught the importance of the Restoration and priesthood authority with her. We asked her what she thinks about it and she said it could be true. But she doesn't want to be pressured into anything. We bore our testimony and invited her to pray about it. She said she will. 
We weren't able to get a hold of her to invite her to women's Conference or church... apparently she didn't go because none of the Elders saw her either... 😩☹️ BUT! We will call her this week and set up something and we will be sure she is at Conference because it's always an amazing experience for investigators! There's so much to be learned! 

Zeiahne:We read 2Nephi 31 with Zeiahne and talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Holy Ghost & Enduring to the End.) we also talked about the Priesthood authority and why it is important to be baptize. She is such a wonderful Inv. She tells us what she understood and she asked about infant baptism. When we explained about age of accountability is 8 and infants are innocent, she understood and  got it. We explain about the priesthood too and how the gospel has been restored through prophet Joseph Smith.  We invited her to be baptized and she said yes!!! April 22
She also was able to go to church! The ward was so welcoming and the YW leaders invited her to go to a devotional at the temple this week!! Ah!! Love members like that! 

Zeiahne is such a tender mercy for us! She is our light amidst darkness, I guess you could say. Haha. It's hard to find people who are like her and have a desire to learn like she does. Especially when it comes to baptism!! Our other investigators either want to wait a year or more or they just want to do their own thing. She really is proof that Heavenly Father acknowledges our hard work and has prepared someone for us to focus so much of our attention on. I imagine this is kinda what it's like raising a child! Hahaha!! 😁 so much love, care, stress and worry go into our efforts with her! ☺

So for my spiritual thought today!! Sister De Leon and I were talking last night about peace and some scriptures that she found that link together and I thought it was awesome!!! The first scripture was the same as before, John 16:33 which says, once again: 

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
And the second one is Job 22:21

"Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee."
I love how the first one talks about how we can have peace through our Savior, Jesus Christ because He has overcome everything. But the second one fits perfectly with it because it tells HOW we obtain peace through Him. We ACQUAINT ourselves with Him. We come to know Him and "spend time with Him" or with things that are of Him. We build a relationship with Him. We are promised when we do these things that there will be good things to come; we will be blessed. I have never found greater peace than when I have acquainted myself with my Savior. When I study the Book of Mormon or pray, that is where I find the greatest peace and comfort in my tribulations. I'm an SO grateful for a loving Father who sent His only Son to this world of sinners to suffer and die that we might live. 

The 31 day study of the Atonement we are doing as a mission has really opened my eyes to the magnitude of the suffering that He bore for each being on this earth and for the earth itself. Not only for this earth, but for the infinite worlds created by Him. We cannot even fathom how greatly He must have suffered. All because He loves us and wants us to have peace here in this life and eternal joy in the world to come. O how great the goodness of our God! ☺️ 

Thanks for all you guys do! I love each of you! Have an awesome week! 
Love,Sister Hood

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