Monday, April 18, 2016

It's partly cloudy and 47 degrees... with a slight breeze

Okay. So to explain the title. There is a number we call every morning to see what the weather is going to be like. I just happened to call the number without first looking outside. So I called the number and got "It's partly cloudy and its 47 degrees, with a light breeze" I looked outside and was like NO IT's NOT! IT'S DUMPING SNOW!!!!!!! It snowed for more than 24hrs straight here. It. Was. Ridiculous.

On to the new stuff! Well, here I am, still in the Denver 1st ward and I LOVE IT! Now Sister Bendorf and I have a new companion, Sister Cardosa who is from California. This girl has never seen it snow, so she was ECSTATIC when it started snowing. It was like it was Christmas for her. I have never seen someone so excited to see it snow.

In other news we had a baby shower for an investigator that was SO wonderful! A lot of the people from the ward really reached out to help her and make her feel loved. This week our ward is having a HUGE cultural night on Friday and we are super excited to see what teaching opportunities come from it. We have committed every member to invite a non member and everyone is getting super pumped about it.

Other than that. Not much else to report. We had an amazing week with finding opportunities and found some people who are really ready to hear the gospel and make changes. It was a perfect first week being a missionary for Sister Cardosa. Sister Bendorf and I have learned so much from her. Training a new missionary really shows you how much you lack and what your weaknesses really are. It is a wonderfully humbling experience.

I've got several pictures to send out so get ready!

I love you all


Hermana Voss

PS- I apologize in advance. As a companionship we are no longer speaking English (unless talking to someone who only speaks English) So my grammar and spelling is going to get even worse over the next 6 weeks. But you should still be able to read it..... more or less.....

1) Cake from the baby shower. Because what kind of email would this be without pictures of food
2) A member's dog just had puppies a few weeks ago. We were eating dinner and ALL of the kids came and put them in our laps. They were adorable!!!!!
3) Our Ward Mission Leader took us out for dinner. The dinner was INCREDIBLY delicious! I will say I miss seafood out here. Again. More food pics

 1) Hna. Cardosa partying in the snow
2) Dinner at El Paraiso
3) PUPPIES!!!!!

1)Terry the Tilapia
2)My lovely companions...... I love them!

Monday, April 11, 2016

It's a girl!


Sister Bendorf and I are training a baby! (new missionary!!!!!!) We are so excited.

This email is going to be REALLY short even though I have SOOOOOOOO MUCH to tell you all because our week was FANTASTIC, but we need to figure out how to fit 3 beds in our tiny bedroom..... We are basically going to have one giant bed. There will be pictures next week :) We are so excited!

I love you all!


Hermana Voss

1) BEST SANDWHICH I HAVE EVER EATEN!!!! Firehouse subs for LIFE!
2)The Lakewood sisters blew up our door with hearts

Monday, April 4, 2016

We're like bumpers...

So to explain the heading. I was doped up on some sleep medication and we were on our way home and it went like this, "Basically. As missionaries.... we are like bumpers in bowling. All we can do is keep the ball from falling into the gutter, but at the end of the day, even then, sometimes people still go into the gutter at the last second and miss the pins even though they're PERFECTLY set up for success!". Mind you, I don't remember much of this conversation.

Anyway. This week was great! My highlight for SURE was General Conference though! I am so grateful for a modern day prophet and 12 apostles. That Christ really is the same yesterday, today, and forever and that He is at the head of this church and not imperfect man. I feel so refreshed and spiritually fed and hope you all do to!

This Saturday we will be getting transfer calls. I SO hope I can stay here in Denver for another transfer with Sister Bendorf. Our area is seeing so much growth and success. I would hate to leave, but if I do, I know it will be the Lord's will. Stay tuned next Monday. I'll have the news!

"Keep loving, keep trying, keep trusting, keep believing, keep growing" -Jeffrey R Holland

Hermana Voss

Delicious dinner at Pho on Saturday. So delicious!