Hermana Greenhalgh

Hermana Greenhalgh

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Final Countdown - Letter 06/29/15

Buenos Dias a todos!

How was everyone's week? Mine was great!! As you can see from all the pictures, this week was fantastic! Well.. Today starts the final countdown...100 days left of my mission! It's so crazy! For the final 100 days of my mission I'm making every day count by doing something fun and creative everyday! I have a few ideas, but I need some more help! It's a mission bucket list! So if you have ideas, let me know ASAP!

One thing you should all know is I can read emails all week long, so if you send your ideas tomorrow I will still get them. So please send me some fun things to do!

This week I've learned "life is to be enjoyed, not endured".  I've been trying to see everything positive that I can.  As I have been doing this I've noticed so many blessings! I've been blessed with an amazing family, the gospel in my life, amazing friends, and of course the Book of Mormon! There is something good in everyday, sometimes you have look harder than other days, but there are blessings out there!

As all of you have noticed with the recent Supreme Court decision, Facebook has been blowing up with negativity about this and that. You gotta push the negative away! Stick to your standards, and be happy,
and TREAT other as you want to be treated! There was a sign in my home growing up that said "Do unto others, as you would have others do unto you".  That is something we have got to live by! My invitation to all of you is BE KIND, and BE HAPPY!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Hermana Greenhalgh

Count the happies!

 Monsoon season has begun
One time I took a trip to Hawaii

The Gospel Brings Happiness - Letter 06/22/15

Buenos Dias a Todos,

Como paso su semana? How was your week? Mine has been pretty fair. It has been quite the adventure. My District Leader, Elder Olsen, has been on bed rest and stuck in the apartment all week. My companion and I took food and ice cream to him and his companion Elder Southwick. We bring food to them almost every day from members. Other than that, my companion has been really sick!! So we've been stuck in the apartment as well. I'm just sitting around reading scriptures and making phone calls all day to investigators and members. On top of two sick missionaries the sisters in our house aren't doing so good so they've been back and forth from Tempe all week! It has been interesting to say the least. But as for me things are normal! I'm blessed with good health! No more casts for my arm, and no more craziness!
I've had lots of time to think and ponder about my mission. As I've been thinking, I'm amazed at all the things I've done that before my mission would of scared me to death. I've knocked countless doors, talked with many strangers, and ate other people's food! I used to have a fear of eating food from strangers and now it's just what I do. I've also seen many miracles and numberless lives be changed from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is truly amazing to see the change that is wrought when people open their hearts to the Gospel. I have also thought about how happy my mission has made me. I will never regret my mission, it literally has been the best 1 1/2 years of my life! It has taught me hard work, patience, persistence, charity, and most of all to trust God with all my heart!
Some scriptures I want to share with you this week are Isaiah 41:13 "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee’", D&C 35:3 "...I have heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work." And 3 Nephi 5:13 "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." These are some of the scriptures that have stuck out to me this week! Send me your favorite scriptures and a testimony about it please! I want to share them with investigators!
Baptism time! Eduardo Luzanilla was baptized Saturday night! It was the most spiritual baptism I have ever been too! Before it started he was so nervous and so he went into the chapel and prayed. As the baptism started and we were going through the program he started to cry. I asked if he was okay and he just cried. When it was his turn to go, he got up with Hermano Rodriguez and went to the font. After he was baptized, still standing in the font, he cried and gave Hermano Rodriguez a huge hug! While he was changing we had a mini testimony meeting about the Book of Mormon. When he came out he shared his testimony! It was the most powerful testimony ever! When we finished the program he hugged me and Sister Jensen.. Yes hugged. But he's like 64 and my grandpa so.. Haha.  But, he goes "usted nunca me fui" which means "you never left me".  He made all of us tear up! He said he was super nervous before his baptism, but after he felt peace like he had never felt before! Ahh I love Eduardo! He's my abuelito (little grandpa). His confirmation was awesome as well, President Zayas, who works at the temple, confirmed him. It was super powerful.
Well that's a bit about my week, I hope you all had a good week! Write me por favor!
Con muchísimas amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh
 I like turtles!
Sister Jensen and I
Headbands from Brisa
Eduardo's Baptism

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In Short, I Love You All! Letter 06/15/15

Buenos Dias,

How was everybody's week? Mine was crazy as usual. If your week's not crazy you're doing something wrong! Just kidding! But in all reality, this week was nuts. We are teaching so many people, and helping so
many people change. Sometimes I wonder how Heavenly Father chose an imperfect soul like me to help all these people overcome their problems!

In other news Olga was confirmed, Eduardo's getting baptized this Saturday, and we are teaching two families! We need your prayers to find more people!! Also we need your prayers for Elder Olsen, he's
my District Leader and he was hospitalized this week, he's in bad shape! So please send prayers his way! The power of prayer is real!

Another thing that happened was we had interviews and they went awesome! Sister Toone brought cookies, she reminds me of, and looks just like, my Mom! I love it! It will be so hard to leave my mission family in
just 3 1/2 short months!

I'm sorry my email is so short this week and last week! I've got work to do!

Hermana Greenhalgh

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cielto Round #6 - Letter 06/08/15

Buenos Dias,

Pues... I didn't get transferred, and I'm staying with my companion. I've been here 9 months and with Sister Jensen for 6! Wow!! I have two transfers then I die. What the what? Where has my mission gone? Well enough about how it's almost over, let's review what I've learned here in Phoenix!

1. Never go to the Phoenix Library, you will get robbed
2. Always have a smile on your face, "smile and wave boys" you're either happy or crazy!
3. Pray, pray, and pray some more
4. The Book of Mormon is your constant guide
6. Always say YES to second helpings in Spanish culture
7. Don't use a fork!
8. Stay away from Burrachos (drunk men)
9. Never ride bikes with Sister Jensen, you will break a limb
10. Eat more chili, speak better Spanish!

Sorry I don't have a ton to write about this week, I think I've annoyed everyone with all the pictures! But hey it's probably fine!

Enjoy your week! Stay happy, pray, and keep moving forward!

Con Amor,
Hermana Greenhalgh

Hiking South Mountain last week
Three of the six Perez kids
Phoenix Spanish Zone
Color coordinating like champs!
Baby Puppy
The funniest man you will EVER meet!  Eduardo is getting baptized June 20th!
With Hermana Jensen