Monday, July 13, 2015


What a week! It has been so long, but so short! I hope all is well with you wherever you are right now :)
It’s been a crazy day today, so I apologize beforehand for the sad email this will be. Also, I forgot my notes at home, so I will likely forget a lot of what I wanted to say.
Let's start with last Monday! We went to the Temple Visitor's Center with Angel. Our family that we love wasn't able to come, but it was just what Angel needed! We talked about temples and family history and he loved it. He is hilarious and made so many funny comments, the Hermanas that were there teaching him were laughing SO hard! He's a funny guy :) We also taught him the Plan of Salvation again and he loved that as well. Then the next day we ate at Chick-fil-a again and he taught us. We gave him and Dany, a member, our nametags and they taught us as Daniela and Angela :) It was hilarious and he is learning so much! If all goes well, he will be getting baptized this Sunday!
That family is doing well. The two girls are still working towards being baptized on August 1, but now their parents are worried if they will be ready or not. So we are hoping and praying that it will all work out! We know the girls are ready and that they will be blessed for all of this, we just need to help their parents see how important this is for all of them!
We went on exchanges and Hna Mugleston came to me here in Bella Vista and we saw some miracles. At the end of the night we went to check on a former investigator, but they moved and there was a new family living in their house, so we taught a quick summary of the Restoration, and it went so well. Jeny loved it all and invited us back on Saturday. So we went back on Saturday, and she totally forgot. On the bright side, she really is interested and dropped what she was doing so that we could come in and talk to her more. It was pretty amazing, we found out that she has met with missionaries before and has even gone to church with her children! She has been prepared, but now she is very strong in a Catholic church. But we are going to keep going over to help her find out from God what she should do! We are going to help her learn how to receive answers to her prayers and be spiritually strengthened so that she can accept the gospel and ultimately have eternal life. How cool is it that I get to help with that? I love it!
The rest of exchanges went really well. I am always so surprised at how much better these hermanas are than I am! I am so humbled by this calling that I have, and I never knew how much I could love so many people. I am so grateful for the friends that I have made in this mission and that we can build each other up so much! I love seeing their progress in just a few weeks and how we can enjoy every moment as we do this work.
We had MLC this week with President and it was very different from the last one. We talked a lot about the things that are most important to him, which are obedience, and happiness. I think obedience is important to every mission president because they know why. When we are obedient the miracles happen. Obedience come from our love towards the Savior. As a missionary, you have to love the savior or you will hate every minute of this year and a half or two years. With that obedience comes happiness. When missionaries aren't happy, the spirit cannot help us as much. A year and a half would be really long if I wasn't happy!
I'm sure that other things have happened this week, but I can't seem to remember them, so I will leave you with this for now and I will make up for it next week! :)


Hermana Moberly
Hermana Mugleston and Me

Dany and Angel

Giant in a Baby Chair

Sunday, July 12, 2015


July 6, 2015
Well, it’s been another busy week over here in McLean! Unfortunately we had to spend some extra time in the apartment because we were both sick, but when we were healthy we worked hard!
Last Monday night we had a family home evening at Bishop's, just like every other Monday, and this one was fun! We talked about Naaman, the leper and how the prophet's servant delivered the message of how he was going to be healed. We talked about how we get direction today by servants of the Lord and it can come from talks in church, seminary teachers, or even the young, poor missionaries! We can get direction for life from all kinds of sources, but we have to be humble enough to listen.
Update on our family, Maria, Sindi, and Liz! They are doing so well! We have now taught them the first three lessons and they are learning it so fast! The two girls, Sindi and Liz are going to be baptized on August 1 if their parents give them permission! They are so cute! They always ask the best questions and they really want to know it all. We met the father, Jose, for the first time this week. It was pretty cool because we felt like one of the members should come with us, but we didn't really know why, because we were just teaching two young girls. But he was there and Dany was able to talk to their dad and we taught him a little bit and he was comfortable and accepting of it all. We should be going to the Temple Visitor Center if it all works out tonight, so I will report more on them next week. Please keep them in your prayers!
On Wednesday night we went out and for an hour and a half, we couldn't make contact with anyone. No one was answering the door, and no one was out, so it was kind of rough. So we were going through all of our back up plans and we visited a less active woman in the ward. It was so amazing and we knew that that was where we needed to be. She said that she had been praying for someone to come and visit her. She struggles with depression and needed some company. So the next day we went over again and made dinner for her and the little boy that she was taking care of. It was awesome and I love seeing the little miracles that come. That's why I try not to get frustrated when good plans fall through, because we may be needed somewhere else.
There is a man we are teaching, Adan, and he is awesome! He finally figured out that the congregation is all Hispanics, except for us, when this whole time he thought it was all in English!! Haha, we told him a few times that it was Spanish, but apparently he wasn't listening completely. Now that he found that out, he has progressed a lot more. We had a really great lesson with him one night and he really opened up, so we were able to teach him what he needed in that moment. I love when that happens! The Spirit is so amazing because it helps others trust us and we can know how to help them, even if they don't say exactly what is wrong. It just gives me a stronger testimony that this is the Lord's work!
On Thursday we went to Chick-fil-a, and guess who we went with?! ROLANDO! He's finally back from Bolivia, so of course we went to Chick-fil-a :) It was so fun to see him again! He is amazing! And now, his nephew is here, so he is having him meet with the missionaries in Little River. He is the best!!
We went on exchanges this week and we saw more miracles. We just changed all of our areas this last transfer because one of the areas was closed. We used to work in Falls Church, but now the other Hermanas work there. We went on exchanges with them and it was pretty fun because that is an area that I am very familiar with and Hermana Tate is not. It was a fun night and we contacted some really cool people. There was a lesson that we had with another less active and we could see a huge difference in her from when we walked into her house and at the end of the lesson. It was really cool!
We met our new mission president, President Huntsman on Friday! I already love him :) He is amazing and pretty funny. He is letting revelation take control of this mission and it’s pretty cool. We have Mission Leadership Council this week, so I will know more about him next week!
One of the testimonies that I have gained as a missionary is that planning makes life so much easier and so much better. I wasted so much time before I was a missionary because I just waited for things to happen, or I waited to be forced to do things. Now, as a missionary, I realize that time is so important and there isn't much of it, so when you plan, that special time isn't wasted like it would otherwise.
I hope your fourth of July was awesome! Mine was! We went to Arlington cemetery and watched to fireworks over the Capital. We weren't allowed to leave our Zone, so we were really lucky to be able to go over there! I will send some pictures, but it was cool to be able to spend the 4th in the nation’s capital :)
I love you and miss you all! I hope all of you are enjoying your summer. Take care :)

 Hermana Moberly

Bella Vista District

Our Fireworks Group

Fireworks Iwo Jima

Our View Before the Fireworks

What Is Sleep?

Man, this week has been crazy. Much crazier than most weeks, let me tell you why! It started off normal, we were working hard, teaching lots of lessons and seeing lots of miracles. We have laughed a lot, which helps with everything. We found three new investigators in one day, and up until this point they are all pretty solid! We had one of them tell us that if she wasn't giving birth, she would be there for the next lesson :) She is 9 months pregnant, so we will see!
Our district meeting was a little bit sad this week because our district leader went home on Thursday, so we was giving us his final words and advice.
We went to the Temple Visitor's Center with Angel! Finally! We watched Meet the Mormons with him and he LOVED it! And he loved seeing the temple. And we are going to go to chick-fil-a tonight to get his application turned in. He will have Sundays free in a couple of weeks, so as soon as that happens he is going to get baptized :)
We continue to have some crazy storms over here, and it gets kind of sketchy to drive in them. At one point I was driving 35 on the highway, so that just shows how bad it was, because I like to drive fast!
On Thursday we had a transfer meeting, which was awesome! It was really sad because it was the last one for the Riggs family. We get our new President on Tuesday this week and we will meet him this week on Friday. My companion and I will get to know him really well really fast since we are part of the leadership of the mission. I'm really looking forward to the change and all that will come with it, but I am so sad to see President Riggs leave. I have learned so much from him, but I know that I will learn from President Huntsman as well!
Sometimes the assistants don't make all of the calls to let people know when they are getting transferred. This happened when Hermana Peabody first came in. There was a Sister who didn't know she was getting transferred and she freaked out a little bit. SO afterwards we were joking about it happening to her. And that is exactly what happened this last transfer. She wasn't told that she was going to be transferred, but during the meeting it was announced that she was going to a different area. We all felt so bad because she was so excited to stay there for another 6 weeks and then was surprised by that. Poor thing!
Saturday night around 11:30, we made an emergency trip to the hospital for Hermana Christensen. We thought she had appendicitis, so we went to the ER and were there from 11:30 PM to 5:00 AM. It wasn't appendicitis, but they couldn't figure out exactly what was going on, so they gave her pain killers and basically said that if it keeps hurting for a few days to come back. So it’s an unknown thing. Dr Kearle, our mission doctor brought me some McDonald's to eat while I was waiting for Hermana Christensen. She got a CAT scan. Ever since then we have been trying to catch up on sleep. As missionaries, you never really get enough sleep, but after this, it’s going to take a while to catch up. So today instead of playing sports like we usually do, we took a nice long nap!
Those have been our adventures so far, and hopefully we will have more, but no one will be in pain and they can all be related to missionary work! I love this work and I don't want to leave it ever! I've never grown so much so fast and I know it won't ever happen again. As we come closer to Christ he really does show us our weaknesses, but when we know what they are He helps us make them our strengths instead. I love the Atonement and I am so grateful to know what it is and share it with the people here. I love you and miss you all! Have a great week :)

 Hermana Moberly
The Spanish Hermanas

DC Temple Trip

Cool Storms!

Spanish Program Before Transfers