Monday, December 26, 2016

Heyy Fam!!!

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Huge thanks to so many people who remembered me by sending cards and packages. I loved it! This week was awesome filled with the spirit of Christ and so many people we were able to serve and those who served us here is my week in pictures :) 
Love you all :) 

-Sister Cleveland

Monday, December 19, 2016

Because of Him "All is Well" // 15 months

Hey Everyone :)

Merry Christmas Week! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. As my title suggest I hit my 15 month mark this last week and it was weird note the expression on my face in the photo below. This week was exhausting to say the least we spent a lot of time on the road, Tuesday we were asked to come down to Nampa and so I spent lots of time helping the office staff and saw some of my favorite people again. Of course we had to make a mess in the mission office putting up the Christmas tree but it was so fun to see them again. By the time we were ready to leave we couldn't drive back to McCall so we had dinner with President and Sister Sorensen teriyaki bowls yumm :) just casually having family dinner with your mission president. After dinner we sat and chatted for awhile and then I went to spend the night with one of my favorite people out here Sister Sorenson and her companion. We had a blast. It was tough being so close to my old area. I just wanted to see everyone :( the next morning it was snowing and we needed to beat the snow back to McCall, so we got on the road and I bought myself the best Christmas gift I could have asked for Chic Fil A.. I was soo thrilled to have lunch and my Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake as you can tell by my facial expression ignore how scary I look. Living  on the roads for forever does that to you. WE got back to McCall and the next day we went on exchanges. I stayed in McCall with my one of my old companions Sister Abello. It was fantastic we went to the Pancake House and split the famous cinnamon roll, and enjoyed talking about our experiences, we were able to clean up the area book and it was like being companions again I loved it. We were out contacted and one point we were in the snow and she fell over and then I just plopped down but when its 10 below you can't even feel the cold anymore so we just sat in the snow while people drove by and starred at us. we love it. sometimes being a missionary makes you crazy. We talked tons about the miracles of our missions the lessons we've learned, and the testimonies that have blossomed. We are a transfer apart so she goes home next transfer.. :( tons of reflecting moments throughout the day. Also we were contacting and a nine month pregnant lady yelled at us for coming over.. it was funny. Clearly pregnancy can make you crazy too. 

The next day we headed down to Weiser when we got a text that mission vehicles were not allowed to be driven at all that day because of a storm working its way across the valley. We were already down the canyon when we got the text so we just changed our trip to Middleton and we went to go wait it out with our companions. We got there and started to go stir crazy after hour 2 so Sister Abello and I went to brace this "storm" it was literally freezing out the wind was whipping so hard but we were determined that heavenly father would lead us to someone who needed his love that day. We walked and tried contacting which resulted in people not being home and doors slammed in our face but I believed no matter the lack of success that maybe someone saw us and their faith increased that day. As we walked we expressed appreciation for the pioneers who left blood stains in the snow from walking  miles and miles to find a promised land were they could build Zion. It is there footprints we admire and strive to add ours too that we stand with them with the vigor and frivolity that they had, we the assurance that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the keys and tools to happy and successful families that will be prepared to return back to our heavenly father presence one day. How grateful I am for those pioneers who admits the hardest trials sang " Gird up your loins, fresh courage take Our God will never us forsake; And soon we'll have this tale to tell All is well! All is well!" Let us take courage this week and always because of the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ "All is Well" Merry Christmas Everyone :)

All my Love, 

Sister Cleveland

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas to Me

Hey everyone :)

First off sorry for my lame update last week! I know all you faithful readers are probably tired of those lame three sentences paragraphs. I promise mission life is great :) McCall has been fun, its been snowing like crazy here thank goodness I'm from New Jersey! This week it hit -17 I thought my eyes were confused. But this week we have been working to learn the area my companion doesn't know the area very well, so its been an adjustment, I wish I could say who we are working with but it's going to take some time to get adjusted! This week we had a district meeting on the savior naturally. But as I sat and thought about it this week, I was  reflecting on the humility of the saviors birth we say it so often it may be trite but as i was studying the old testament I thought about everything leading up to  this humble birth.

 Micah prophesied "But thou Beth-lehem Ephratah though thou be little among the thousands of Judah yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." 

 Isaiah prophesied "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel"; "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his his shoulders; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." a testament that the Savior would come. 

I think of Adam and Eve who had to leave  the garden because of sin and transgression. But as we learn in Moses, Adam was taught the plan of happiness that he would have a savior to save them from the thought and belief that they would never be worthy or able to stand in gods presence again "And in that day the Holy Ghost fell upon Adam, which beareth record of the father and the son saying:I am the only begotten of the Father from the beginning  henceforth and forever, that as thou hast fallen thou mayest be redeemed and all mankind even as many as will" (Moses 5:9)  and so it is for ages of people prophets who testified of the birth of the savior. 

One of my most favorite scriptures that pierces my heart is in the Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 1:11-19 as Nephi is pleading for help, "And it came to pass that he went out and bowed himself down upon the earth, and cried mightily to his God in behalf of his people yea those who were about to be destroyed because of their faith in the tradition of their Fathers" The Savior who would enter the world that the next day in Jerusalem thought to answer the pray of  a humble servant,"Lift up your head and be of good cheer for behold the time is at hand and on this night shall the sign be given on the morrow come I int o the world to show unto the world that I will fulfill all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets"  he thought to bring peace to his aching heart surely the sign would come to tomorrow Nephi would see it, but he truly is the prince of peace. 

Of all the things we would be doing before a big trip, before the only begotten son of the father left his fathers and mothers presence he answered the prayer of a humble man. It speaks everything of the character of Jesus Christ. And then of all circumstances to come to, with every ounce of humility, an obedient foster father, and a worthy mother he chose parents who had honor before the birth of this king in the eyes of our heavenly father. AS Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said "But first and forever there was just a little family without toys, or trees or tinsel. With a baby that's how Christmas began." Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, in our house our parents always may Christmas fun, it wasn't the extravagance of the holiday but in the simply reminders around our home of the savior, it was reading the birth of the savior and our father gathering us around to pray and give thanks for the Saviors birth to remind us that before toys and tinsel, it was just that little family. It was the service projects my mom gathered us together for, making cookies and delivering to neighbors it was nights of songs about the savior that reminded us that it's not only on December 25 that we celebrate the Savior but everyday. As we aspire to follow his example all year round we realize like President Thomas S. Monson said " that it's not the spirit of Christmas but truly the spirit of Christ" that is always in our hearts. As week make preparations in the coming weeks for this big day, I would invite you to find little ways to remind yourself of the true reason for the season! 

Have a great week everyone :) Love you all!

Sister Cleveland

Monday, December 5, 2016

First Week In Mc Call

Hey everyone :)

Happy December! I can't believe it, Christmas in in full swing here in McCall and the first week here has been full of snow and lots of traveling from New Meadows, to Riggins, back to McCall to Weiser and to Cascade. This week flew by and I loveee when my weeks do that! This week to kick off the worldwide day of service Sister Park and I volunteered at the McCall Senior Citizens Center to help get their Christmas Decorations up and it was fun :) This week we were able to meet some of the investigators, the recent converts and try to figure out the work going on in our area. We were able to watch the Christmas Devotional with LA and his father who isn't a member and it was awesome. My favorite line was "rejoice in the gift and the giver of the gift". If you haven't watched it, visit and take a peek it was AMAZING. I hope everyone is keeping up with the advent calendar of service. Sorry this is so short. I'll have a longer update next week. Have a good week everyone :)

All my Love,

Sister Cleveland 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Goodbye, Nampa l love ya!!

Hey everyone :)

The news is true I have left the wonderful land of Nampa and am heading to McCall, ID for the next 6 weeks! leaving Nampa was super hard, and our area is getting a set of brand new missionaries who know nothing about the area so I had to leave tons of notes and extra extras but i know they will do great in this area, I love the people in Nampa the last 7 months have been so good to me here, I've seen so many miracles and lives changed I'm so grateful for my time there. As I was pulling out today it was so bittersweet and I shed some tears. This has been a huge blessing and I know that McCall will bring more blessing and miracles.

This week was so good! It was kind of crazy hopefully I touch on everything. This week I had a reunion with my Payette family the Youngbergs and Jordyn. It was so good to see them I sure loved my time in Payette and am so grateful for the good care they took of us and that we can still stay in connect and have these awesome lunch dates. I loved being with them. :) Thanksgiving came super quick and my companion and I got up to do a little turkey trot we just really walked the greenbelt and didn't run at all..haha We had thanksgiving lunch at the Beals house who we loveee and it was good food &good company and just smelling the food made me want to nap. We had some good conversations I helped Sister Beal Christmas shop for her kids, online she looked it up and ask my opinion I told her what I thought, she was Mrs. Claus and I was Head-Elf :) We headed over to the Asay's for Thanksgiving dinner it was great, I love that family they are all so funny and we had a blast as always. We ended the night going to play another round of zombie wars with our zone using nerf guns it was a fun way to spend the night. Friday we got back to work and did some work around our area.

We got transfer calls Saturday morning which told me I was heading to McCall and with both my companion and I leaving we had a ton of packing and cleaning to do, lots of area work, saying goodbyes and prepping for the new sisters. The crazy thing is we had a baptism that same day! We were on our way to dinner and our investigator called us and said she was feeling too sick to get baptized, she had a headache and wasn't feeling well. Sick to her stomach. So we cancelled dinner flip around drove to her house, I asked her if she would consider having a blessing which she previously said she didn't think she needed one but finally agreed to. Thank goodness for all my mom taught me and I learned at college. We ran to the store grabbed her Gatorade, crackers and a banana and some ginger ale to get her hydrated and something light in her system. She got up showered agreed she could go to her baptism, she was dressed got a blessing and then her car wouldn't start :( she called her friend who was able to pick her up to go to her baptism. We left and went to the church and as we were printing the programs the printer jammed and wouldn't work. Which meant we had to leave to go to our church building which was about 6 mins away and it was 6:40 at the point. I got there as fast as we could, printed programs came back just in time to take pictures and get Christina and Alexis baptized. It was a got baptismal program and even sweeter to see them confirmed the next day in church.I know that they will be well taken care of by this ward and that they will cared for.

I'm looking forward to my time in McCall it'll be awesome and a white Christmas sounds divine.

I hope you all had wonderful thanksgiving and check out the #LighttheWorld intivative on

All My Love,

Sister Cleveland

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Everyone,

 I hope you all have a fantastic week can't believe its Thanksgiving this week. We have tons to be grateful for especially this great gospel. I'm grateful to be here in Idaho to share it with these wonderful people. Who I love very much! Hope you all have a week filled with laughter, family&friends and yummy food :)

Love you all,

Sister Cleveland

Monday, November 14, 2016

Aaron's Baptism

Hey everyone :)

This week I spent half of it in other areas on exchanges .. I was in Caldwell for the first two days and on the other side of Nampa for the other two days. Both areas were Spanish. While I was serving in Nampa Sister Nichols and I were able to teach and English class and it was good to use some of those skills from the teaching my kindergarten classes at school. It was super fun and the Sisters actually live within my old area so I was able to go see someone from my old ward which was fun :) I also was able to be in my old area in Caldwell and saw some people who mean a ton to me so that was really good. This week we did a lot of preparations for Aaron's baptism :) He was so ready to be baptized and it was an awesome day. He had so much support from his family and people from the ward it was awesome :) We were able to pick up another investigator this week that we are excited to begin teaching and have been working with the ward to help our other investigators to keep progressing.. we are so grateful for how the work has been in the area and the miracles we have witnessed so far this transfer its been wonderful :) Hope you all have a good week! 

All My Love,

Sister Cleveland

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Great Plan

Hey everyone :)

We had a super good week in our area helping our investigators to continue progressing towards baptism. Our investigator Aaron is doing really well we had a super awesome lesson with him and his wife Natasha and we are just finalizing things for his baptism. Paige is amazing she is continuing to progress she is so patient as she is waiting for her adoption to be finalize. She has been reading the book of Mormon for the first time and following Elder Stevenson counsel to read 10 mins a day. She is on 2 Nephi and you can see the change from reading the Book of Mormon has been for her. She was talking to us about her personal progress and how much she wants to receive her medallion. Paige is really learning how the gospel is a way of life and how the commandments and opportunities the lord gives us how us to become who he wants us to be.

One morning I was studying for our investigator Kahbrea who isn't really progressing and she keeps accepting baptism dates but getting her to church has been a struggle. She has a less active mom, but so many people in the ward who are willing to pick her up. And lately we have been thinking about what is really going to push her even more towards the gospel. As I was thinking about this the book of Mormon popped into my head. I went to Chapter 5 in Preach my Gospel and just started thinking about how we can help Kahbrea to read the book of Mormon, we got to teach her that day and we read 1 Nephi 3 with her and her mom and we taught as we read. At the end we asked her if she wanted to find out what happened next? She wanted to know she we left with her the commitment to read the next chapter. It was perfect. It probably one f the best feelings to wake up and receive revelation on how to help our investigators its an everyday thing. It's just awesome to turn to heavenly father and to receive his help because he knows his children he knows how to help them. 

We got a late night phone call from our high councilor who asked us to visit a woman who was recently homeless and had been picked up on the street and in the hospital. It was really heartbreaking, she has no one. So we went to visit her and shared with her a message about the Savior. We gave her a conference Ensign for her to be able to read since to missed conference. We also had a lesson with one of our less actives Cathleen. Her son was born with a twisted intestine and he has been very sick every since. He has had multiple surgeries and been through way more than any 3 year old should go through. Cathleen has truly leaned on her faith to be able to get through,her family isn't very supportive of her faith and she spends most of the time taking care of her son who stays hooked up to machines and needs constant care. He is having another surgery this week, and we went over to share with her the conference talk "The Master Healer" by Sister Carole Stephens. We testified about the Savior and our Heavenly Father. And you know what do you say to a woman who may lose her son in an upcoming surgery? We asked her how she was feeling with the surgery coming up, she confided in us her fears broke down in tears as she was holding her son. Immediately I thought about this paragraph in the talk "As we increase our understanding of the doctrine of Christ, we soon discover that we are developing a deeper understanding of "the great plan of happiness" We also recognize that our Savior, Jesus Christ is at the very heart of the plan" That is the key the plan of happiness and the Savior without such knowledge trials and mortal endings would seem unbearable. But because we have the opportunity to come to know the Savior here on this earth we come to understand his invitation in Matthew 11 "Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give your rest" We left Sister Records with this testimony that we are truly gods children and we will also be his. It was probably one of the hardest lessons I've taught on my mission, I was with Sister Sorenson for the day and we just went out to the car and balled. We wanted to bad to promise her that her son was going to survive surgery, but we couldn't. It wasn't our promise to give, what we did promise her though that "he will be on her right hand and on her left, and his Spirit would be in her heart, and his angels round about her to bear her up". Our Heavenly Father loves us, he truly love us. 

We were also able to teach Christina a lesson this week and we invited her daughter Alexis to be taught and baptized on the same day. She seems pretty excited about it.

This week  I got to be companions with my favorite people out here sister Zitting and Sorenson different days but it was so good to be with them. Its been a good week. I can't believe that we are getting in holiday times, I sure do love the people in Idaho. It so good to see this peoples lives change through the gospel and becoming who our heavenly father truly wants us to become.

Have a great week everyone :)

XO Sister Cleveland 

Monday, October 31, 2016

"That They Might Be Humble"

Hey Everyone :)

Happy Halloween!
In honor of the members we live with I'm going to start off with a joke.. 

What does the skeleton say before dinner?

- Bone a'ppetit

So this week we had some fun exchanges with our sisters. I went to Kuna with Sister Seller she is amazing. She is such an inspiring missionary, she has overcome so many things to come on her mission and will totally be a blessing to her companions. We had such a great exchange even though almost no one answered it was great to learn from her. The only thing about Kuna with all the dairy's equals all the flies.. it was kinda gross.

We saw tons of miracles in our area this week. we had set a goal to set baptismal dates with our investigators this week. We were able to set three baptismal dates with our investigators. On Wednesday Night we went to visit Christina, our mission presidents wife had called and asked to come to our lesson with us. So we went to teach Christina the Restoration and extend a baptismal date and Sister Sorensen was able to sit in and contribute to our lesson. Christina accepted the baptismal date and it was such a good lesson! Aaron is one of our other investigators his wife Natasha is a member and we had a powerful lesson with them on the plan of salvation there were lots of tears and testimonies borne. Aaron and Natasha have a goal to be sealed in the temple as a family and you can tell how much they truly desire that. As Aaron has been on his journey he truly has desired to know and seek for answers. Kahbrea has been on a journey for a while to be baptized this is the second baptismal date we extended to her. Hopefully with it being in December she is able to find answers and keep her commitments to come to church and the ward has been fabulous at fellowshiping with our investigators. 

We had some other investigators that we had appointments with this week but they fell through which is okay but we're hoping to set some more baptismal dates this week. And help people keep their commitments. 

We had our wards Trunk or Treats this week. My costume this year wasn't as awesome as last year.. But we dressed up as M&M's with a family in our ward that we loveeee. The Trunk or Treat's were awesome we had a super great turn out in one of our wards, investigators less actives all came it was great. Got some fun pics with my favorite people. And awesome surprise my buddy greggor who we baptized during the summer was here for a visit. It was so good to see him and his sister. I love that boy and he has so much faith! 

I've been thinking about weaknesses this week, Sister Seller and I and an awesome talk on overcoming our weaknesses and truly understanding the promise in Ether 12:27 "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

I love that! " I give men weakness.." It is not a  a sin to be weak. Often times we find ourselves beating ourselves up and weaknesses that we have that we have not overcome. And a majority of the time we are trying to overcome them ourselves. Weaknesses teach us humility as the verse says. invitation to come to know our heavenly father and tap in the grace our savior offers us grace being divine help.. why would we want to do this all on our own?If we have faith that he can help us, faith that he loves us and are humble enough to accept his help  we will be made strong. I love that promise and I know it's true I felt it so much on my mission. I know Heavenly Father loves us, and I love him too (as the primary kids would say..) he is waiting for us to accept his help. Take your weaknesses to him and find strength to be better. I love you all have a great week :)

Check out this awesome article on weaknesses!

All My Love,

Sister Cleveland

Monday, October 24, 2016

Members and Missionaries Working Together

Hey Everyone :)

I can't believe that the week is over that was fast! This week we've been working so hard to get to know the ward that we just got and things seem to be going well. We are working with four investigators in that ward and we are so excited to be on there journey. We finally got permission to teach some boys in our ward whose mom is less active and we are excited the ward has been FANTASTIC at stepping up and fellow-shipping them. We truly have seen blessings from member missionary work in our areas. We had the primary program in all three of our wards yesterday the kids were cute! Our favorite part was when a little got up to take her turn and her teacher tried to help her and she screamed in the microphone "I got it" she proceeded to say her line and then screamed "DONE!" everyone in the ward cracked up. We had a trunk or treat in one ward and two coming up this week. It's an awesome activity to get less actives out to, and recent convert, and non members. We've been pushing for people to invite their friends. We're hoping for an awesome turn out. 

This week we had awesome lesson with a Part Member Family Natasha and Aaron. Aaron has been searching for an answer to whether Joseph Smith is a prophet or not. He has a desire to become a member and to enter into that covenant. I was reflecting on Conference there were many talks on prayer one stuck out to me Sister McConkie.. "If we expect to receive, we must ask, seek, and knock. In his search for truth,Joseph Smith read from the scriptures, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” In answer to his prayer of faith, the heavens were opened. God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, descended in glory and spoke to Joseph Smith,ushering in the dispensation of the fullness of times. For us, miraculous healing,powerful protection, divine knowledge, liberating forgiveness, and precious peace are among the answers that come when we offer up a “soul’s sincere desire” in faith."  The lord knows the desires of our hearts and if we will ask in faith and share that with him he will direct our paths for good.

We also are working with Angela still.. she is so close to baptism. We found out at our lessons last night that her mom wants her to wait till she's 18 to get baptized. We are hoping that the lord will soften her heart if it's his will. If not we have talked to Angela about trusting the timing of the lord. He knows all things, and when they should happen.

Our ward had a baptism this week. We've been teaching Felicity and it has been a great blessing. She was able to be baptized and confirmed and she had  tons of support from her family and the ward. Her family is not very active but they were supportive of her decision. She doesn't have the easiest road ahead but she has an amazing ward family who pick her and her brother up for church, she has great activity day leaders and they will be a huge help in the roads again.

I've truly gained a huge testimony of the importance of how the lord set up his church. Each calling from Bishop to Nursery Leader is importance in building the saints and helping his children around the world. I know that we each play an importance part in building up the ward and being strengthen by each other. I have loved how some of our wards have responded to the call given in conference to help our brothers and sisters come unto Christ. I have seen many miracles pop up in this area, as we have thrusted in the sickle, and digged and worked with the members to help the ward to grow. I'm so excited for the changes that will come in the next 5 weeks for this area and the people in the area. 

I love this video by Elder Holland about our personal journey's withe Savior! everyone should check it out!

Have a good week :)

All My Love,

Sister Cleveland

Monday, October 17, 2016

Nampa Forever

Hey Everyone :)

This week went fast. It was so sad we had to move out of our apartment this week the members we lived with, son is coming home from his mission. So we are now roommates with the McQueens  this transfer and were excited they are awesome and they have housed many missionaries. Oh Yes! I'm still in Nampa.. transfers came and went. And there is still work here for me to do, I'm excited to serve another transfer here. We did pick up another ward so that'll be fun!  Sorry this is short, its been a crazy week. I promise a longer update next week!

Here's a pic of one of our investigators Angela at church with us :)
and me happy fall :)

All My Love, 

Sister Cleveland

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Next Step

Hey everyone :)

Hope you all had a great week. The seasons are changing here mornings are a little bit darker and I'm pretty sure I heard Christmas music the other day! Things are going well in Nampa. This week was super busy for us we had three exchanges with the sisters, a zone conference with Elder Foster from the Seventy and awesome lessons in our area.

Some Fun Things this Week; We got a flat tire on our way to Kuna for exchanges, who got out to change it?  this girl <--- thanks to many times in college teaching me, exchanges with my trainer Sis. Rivers, Maverick cookies for old time sake! Exchanges with Sister Latu its always good to be with her we saw so many miracles!! 

We had an awesome Zone Conference with Elder Foster. We discussed how we can be better messengers of the truth, the blessings of improving the messenger in the area and missions that we serve in.   We discussed the vision we feel the lord has for our mission. There were many things that were taught to me through the spirit. Often times I have just a pure moment when my thoughts wonder, to “How I got here?”, “What have I done to be the best missionary I can be?” and “What am I willing to do to be better?”. The motivation to become better comes often from the sweet spiritual witness that a loving heavenly father has set me apart, entrusted and helped  to carry me through my mission that I might "[cry] repentance unto this people and bring save it be one soul unto [him]" maybe even if it is my own. I have learned that a loving father in heaven infinitely loves all his children. Sometimes we hear it SOO much, but do you feel it? Do you understand the faith the father has in you? Do you feel the prayers that are offered on your behalf? We can… We ALL CAN!  As the lords’ servant set apart and called at this time I have come to understand how much inviting and acting upon the spirit as a missionary  means everything whether it plants a seed or helps someone to enter the waters of baptism for a remission of sins that one day that may stand before the father and be able to live with him again. It all matters and it's all part of his wonderful plan of happiness. 

I have been thinking about the question "What's the next step?" I think we face that question when it comes to education, occupations, where to live, relationships there are so many things that we asked that question for. I've been thinking how often do we ask “What is our next step in our spirituality?” When we choose to follow the path of discipleship we may come to a point where it is necessary to ask this question. “What is my next step?” As we have been working with less active members, recent converts in our area we have focused on what the next our heavenly father would have for them… as we were sitting in a lesson it was so clear the next step heavenly father wanted us to teach this sister and her children. As we sat and taught her about this wonderful blessing of the gospel we invited her to study and pray and ask heavenly father if that was right for her. The blessing of the gospel is there is always a next step whether you are the newest convert or the oldest member. Some next steps may be an ordinance that hasn't been been received yet, a calling which you may be hesitate to accept, a service opportunity that you may think is really hard to find time for, or it may be a stronger emphasis on having family council, or family home evening. It may be a decision to simply turn to your father in heaven in pray even though it has been a long time so you last took some time to direct our thoughts to him, it may be the decision to gather your family and spend time together, or it may be the decision to rejoice in the spirit at a church, it may be that you act upon a desire to know truth. There always will be a next step and when we are determined to follow the Savior he will help to find the next step for us in our lives. I would invite you to pray what is the lord's next step for you. 

Have an awesome week everyone!!

All My Love,

Sister Cleveland