Monday, May 30, 2016


What an amazing week we have had! Sister Bendorf and I have been working our tails off and we are starting to see the fruits of our labors. This week in District Meeting we were talking about faith and there was a great quote by Ezra Taft Benson that said, "faith is the foundation upon which a godlike character is built." Without faith, we wouldn't be able to change because we wouldn't be willing to make the change! Also, another thought from reading preach my gospel on page 116 it says, "Your faith will increase through diligent study, prayer, dedicated service, and obedience....." WIthout knowledge, we can't have faith. Faith comes from knowing the will of God. There is my spiritual thought for the day!

This week we had to let go of some people we were teaching but that was to make time for the people that we are teaching who are progresssing. This is a REALLY good problem to have as a missionary. It is so exciting to watch people make changes in their life because of their love for God and the Savior. This week, we really felt like we fulfilled our purpose as missionaries in bringing the children of God unto Christ. We focused on obedience and diligence all week and it paid off IMMENSELY! I can't think of a better week I have ever had in the mission. Every night we flopped into bed feeling utterly exhausted but in the best way I have ever felt on the mission!

You'd think that almost being out a year I would have gotten the hang of this whole missionary thing about 6 months ago but I think It's really true when they say that about around the half way mark things start to click. It's about time! But, that is something I love about the mission. Just like this life, it is constantly about progression, progression, progression to become as Christlike as possible.

I only have one picture to send, but it is ADORABLE. You're welcome in advance :P

I love you all!


Hermana Voss

Shout out to my grandparents for using my 4-H rabbit raising skills! They are not in vain!

These cute little guys are a members. There is Princessa the white one and Media Noche the black one. We go over, teach a lesson, snuggle with rabbits and eat ice cream. It's a match made in Heaven!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Who's up for round 5?

That's right! I am staying in the area for another transfer AND Sis. Bendorf and I are staying together. Both situations are VERY rare. But I guess the Lord needs me here still and that Sis. Bendorf and I need to be together for another transfer! Woohooo! We are SOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!

This week was kinda a "blah" week. We get those every now and then. It just goes to show that its not all sunshine and rainbows on the mission. But we have high hopes for this next week! We have some great people we are still teaching and have some great plans for their progression! Silver linings, right?

The aquarium was LEGENDARY! One of the best P-day's I've had in a while. It made the bad week not seem so bad looking back on the fun we had. There will be LOTS of pics. My favorite part was petting the sting-rays. PICS ON THE WAY!

I love you all!


   Hermana Voss

1) THE MOST ghetto car I have ever seen. This is a gem
2 and 3) Our District

Also! Sister Bendorf and I are sacrificing music this transfer so if any of you have favorite EFY talks or Conference talks or BYU talks, something of the like, we would love to have you send us a copy or let us know if we can find it online. We are really trying to focus on the guidance of our brethren this transfer :)

Love you all!

Hermana Voss

Monday, May 16, 2016

A short note

Hello Everyone!

   This is going to be a very short email because Hermana Bendorf and I are going to the AQUARIUM! We are super excited to be seeing the fishes! And I'm going to pet a Sting-Ray. I'll get pictures!

    So. I'm alive, I love you, and keep seeing miracles!


Hermana Voss

Monday, May 9, 2016

Busy Busy Busy

This week was super great! Come to find out, I am still here with Sister Bendorf for the rest of the transfer. After that, who knows!

This week was full of new experiences. We drove up to Golden for the first time ever. It's primarily worked by English missionaries, but from what it looks like, it was never worked by Spanish Missionaries, so we are heading up the search for those who speak Spanish out there who are ready to hear the gospel!! We are really excited to pioneer that area.

On Saturday our ward had an AMAZING Mother's Day activity. It was so great to see the ward really bond with each other and with our investigators. It was a huge success. One of our investigators, Miguel, was our guest MC and it was HYSTERICAL! The ward absolutely loved him! There was ward karaoke and some men in the ward and bishopric all got together to sing for the Mom's with their guitars. It was so adorable! And then our Bishop sang a song to his wife. I have video evidence! He's a pretty good singer too.

We continue to see miracles. Investigators whose hearts are softened, people who are searching for answers! It is incredible. Our ward is booming and so on fire for missionary work.

I love you all, hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day for all you Mom's out there!


Hermana Voss

 1) Sister Cardosa has left the trio and it is Hna. Bendorf and I. We got cradle robbed! but I know Hna Salazar is training her super well :) We had to have one last comp date at Cold Stone!
2) The trio life!
3)Our investigator Miguel. He MADE that suit coat!

Here is a pic from Elder and Sister Gunther as we were Skyping home yesterday!!! :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Baptism, Burial, Boda

Well this week has been CRAZY! I practically have a calling in the ward here. I am the ward organist and the primary music director/ pianist. It's pretty great and I love it.

This week I played hymns and prelude music at a baptism, a burial (funeral), and a boda (Spanish for wedding) It was been a week of ups and downs. Shout out to my family. My 10yrs of piano lessons are not being wasted!

As a side note, I might be getting Emergency Transferred to a new area. We have a dear sister who is really sick and has to go home. But I will still be on this side of the mountains and serving in the same ward, just in the southern part of the ward boundaries (yes, they are that big). We don't know for sure who is going where but from what it sounds like, it will be me. So if you all are going to send letters, you can still send it to my Cedar Ave address because the Sister Missionaries in this ward eat dinner together every day so we see each other frequently. And then next Monday I will let you all know what's going on. Either way, the trio is getting split up and we are all so sad! I love Hna. Bendorf and Cardosa so dearly. But I know that I am getting comfortable in my area which means its time for change, some humble pie, and some spiritual growth. I'm excited to see what the Lord has to reveal.

We have had a lot of heart break this week. A lot of investigators deciding to no longer want draw closer to the Saviour. It breaks my heart because I know without a shadow of a doubt that this gospel is true and that we have the fullness of the gospel restored on the earth and that Christ is the head of our Church, as it should be. It just makes me so sad to know that people don't care anymore. We ran into a young man this week who literally has no idea what he believe or if he even has a purpose in life. Even after testifying and promising him that there is a purpose for all of us here on this earth, he still just felt so hopeless that God really wasn't there. I am so grateful for the hope that I have of an eternal family, and eternity with them and my Heavenly Father, and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I wouldn't trade that hope and knowledge for the world.

But we have faith, hope, and charity! This week is going to be amazing!

I love you all!


Hermana Voss