Monday, February 29, 2016

Not much!

This will mostly be picture story time because we have NO TIME left in our P-day!!!! BUT, the work is awesome. I LOVE sister Bendorf and we are seeing miracles every day. Need I say anything more?!

Also- No big deal, but we get to go see David Archuleta who is having a fireside on the metro side of the mission. Saturday with David Archuleta. Heck yeah!


1) Me and Sister Bendorf. She is from Nebraska and has a BEAUTIFUL voice!
2) This is on Federal BLVD. This isn't a rare occurrence.... When you see the detail we saw, you'll understand. *facepalm*
3) So this little guy decided to randomly show up today during studies. Scared the daylights out of us. We may have screamed. I plead the 5th.

I love you all! Have a great day!
Love, Hermana Voss

PS. Our selfie pic.... We had a long day. No judging the bags under our eyes. Those are faces of success!

Monday, February 22, 2016


Okay, I am definitely a fan of this new transfer system! I am staying in the area again :) YAY! Which means I have 3 transfers in an area for the first time. Woohoo! And my new companion is Sister Bendorf. Sister Bendorf and I served around each other when I was in Delta my first transfer. She is an STL and I am SO excited to go out and work our tails off! Maybe I'll actually get to keep her for more than a transfer before I get sent Out West.

Also, this transfer is going to be super weird because it is a 7 week transfer instead of the normal 6 week transfer. They are changing the MTC training time back to 3 weeks instead of 12 days, which means those of us out here in the mission field have to do some switching around. So this should be fun!

Also, all you Washington people. You know how there comes that time in the season where there are geese flying over EVERY SINGLE DAY?! Yeah, I found out where they come to. Here. There are geese EVERYWHERE. ALL day. EVERY day.

Not much else to report. My Spanish is getting better and I absolutely LOVE THIS WARD! I'm still waiting to be able to understand people though.

Hopefully I will have more news for next week. I love you all :)

Hermana Voss

1) The Zuni District Sisters. Yours Truly, Hna. Harper, Hna. Chandler, and Hna Gutierrez.

2) A sweet surprise to a good friend :) Missionaries, we are professional stalkers

3) Our crazy zone. A LOT of white washing happening and a lot of people being with companions they've had before/ areas they've been in before. That's pretty unheard of in this mission.

Monday, February 15, 2016

8 months! I can't even!

It is official. After this transfer I will have more transfers in the mission than I will have left! I never want this to end!

Things were pretty slow this week, but my companion and I made the best of it. We are going to try our best to go out this week and have mucho exito! (Much success!)

I'll keep it pretty short this week. I love you all and hope you are all healthy and well. Thank you for your Valentine's day cards and packages. My companion and I felt your love! ❤

Highlight of the week: It was 65 degrees here one day! It was GLORIOUS!!!!!!! It has been between the upper 40's and lower 60's all week and it looks like it is going to stay that way :)

Hermana Voss

1) Elder and Sister DeCoria. They are from Kennewick Washington and are just finishing their mission as Assistant Car Czar and Mission Nurse (respectively). We love them SO dearly and are really going to miss them!

2) Hermana Chandler and I at our last district meeting together. She goes home with Sister Harper (my companion). She is from Hawaii. Sweet, right? And then there is Elder Pechoes photobombing us. He's from Puyallup. Explains so much, lol.

Monday, February 8, 2016

We survived!

Welp, we survived the Super Bowl. The Broncos won so that means everyone and their cat is super nice to us. But I feel bad for the missionaries in Carolina..... You'd think that people wouldn't get so upset over a football game that they would be mean to missionaries.... You thought wrong.

Not much for this week. I spent 3 hours knocking and finding people with Sister Kenworthy (My companion from Fruita) while we were on exchanges. We found 4 people interested in hearing the gospel and have 6 other potentials. It felt SO good to get out, freeze my butt off and knock on some doors. PS- Sue and Steve, thank you for the toe warmers. Best. Invention. Ever.

Its a new week and I'm ready to see some miracles and to work my tail off!

I love you all and hope you all are well.

Hermana Voss

It was just one of those days. My companion has been having really bad back problems. She went to the chiropractor and was SUPER sore for the rest of the day. So we got ice cream because obviously ice cream is the cure for everything!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 35

Well, it has officially been snowing for 48 hours. Yikes! And its supposed to snow all day today. Prayers for safety are appreciated.

Things have been pretty slow. My companion was sick all week so we didn't get a whole lot done. BUT we had an AMAZING miracle happen! One of the days my companion was sick I decided that I NEEDED to get out to work. So I arranged for my companion to be with our Bishop's wife for the day and I played phone tag and arranged between 3 different members to go out with them for our appointments. All of them native speakers, mind you! Honestly, the outcome of that day should not have been possible for someone who doesn't know Spanish. The gift of tongues is SO real. The lessons we had were absolutely amazing and filled with the Spirit. I spoke with clarity that I have never had, and was able to understand so much more than I ever have. I was able to use words and phrases I had never used and had very little grammar problems, which I greatly struggle with on a regular basis.

I prayed for a miracle, and I got one. The power of prayer is so real. I pleaded with Heavenly Father for the ability to understand everything that was being said, and I did. Every. Single. Word. Just from that one experience, my faith has grown leaps and bounds.

Last week all of the missionaries around the world gathered to hear a Missionary Broadcast of how we can be more successful in bringing people unto Christ. The biggest thing I learned from that was to testify of Christ in ALL THINGS. I will never go a day on my mission (or after) that I wont testify of the Savior in some way. Our testimonies are one of the most powerful things we own.

I know that Heavenly Father and Christ live. I know that they have so much good in store for us in this life and the life to come. How blessed I feel to be able to teach people about this everyday and to bear his name every day I wake up. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ is restored here on the earth in its integrity, and I know this because I have read the scriptures for myself, and I have prayed to know, for myself. I know that when we ask God with real intent, he will give us the answer that we need. I know that we have prophets and apostles today who testify solely of Jesus Christ and not of their own authority. I know that their authority is that of Jesus Christ. I love my Savior, my big brother, Jesus Christ. I love my Heavenly Father. This is my simple witness and testimony as a representative and little sister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hermana Voss

Pictures from my Spanish Mama!!!!  The first two are of her funeral :P and the third is of her sweet grandma whom I had the pleasure of meeting before Hermana Moody went home!