Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sudden Sunday Service

Hey Family! I loved your emails this week! They really uplifted and strengthened me. Thank you for all that you do to support and love me. I love you! I can never say it enough! 

Dad: I am glad that you are done with busy season. I am so grateful that you made it through that trial just as you always have in the past. I knew you could do it. And thank you for that quote: "the Lord qualifies whom he calls." I love that. 

Mom: That's so fun about the primary class! I can’t wait to come home to a fixed up house! It will be so fun! And it seems like everyone here is putting in dark floors too. It must be "a thing". But yes I am a Sister Training Leader and I had to be sufficiently humble before I received the call... It’s actually a funny story...
-I had always looked up to my STL's and always wanted to be one... But my desire at first was a little prideful. I almost wanted it for the recognition. But the night before the call came I was pretty disappointed that I had not received a call yet. So I told Heavenly Father what I was feeling and I went to bed that night feeling relieved of a burden I didn't know I was carrying. Then the next morning, 45 minutes into personal studies, I still had not received a call, but this time my mindset was, I want to bless the lives of the sisters I am around, weather I am an STL or not... and that's when the call came from President Nattress, that he had put much prayer and consideration into me being an STL and that I was to teach my sisters love, perfect obedience, and hard work. But most of all to help them understand who they are as a daughter of God. And I thought, "ya I can do that" :) so, always be Humble, submissive, and teachable. That’s when the blessings come. I have been so richly blessed by my sisters. I am so grateful for them. I love them :) 

So Gabby's Baptism was wonderful! There were a lot of non-members there. Her dad, her grandma (Roxanne's mom who is southern Baptist...), and one of Roxanne's friends. So it was great :) Gabby was just the purest thing... she was a little nervous, probably stage fright, and so was Paul, who was baptizing her. But when she came up out of the water she just had this laugh of pure joy. She hugged Paul and it was just the sweetest thing I ever did see. :) 
Then of course she was confirmed in sacrament meeting the following day and now we keep teasing Cameron, Roxanne's 13 yr. old son that he needs to get baptized and he probably will :) so that's cool. 

Then I want to explain the sudden Sunday service thing... so I told you about Scott Wixom. Well, he is moving in with his girlfriend, Anna, and her son, Jonah. And so we stopped by to check on them and to see if we could do anything to help. And he was moving literally across the street and so we helped them carry boxes over and stuff and they were just super grateful and it definitely softened their hearts. So that’s good :) and the other night we gave Jonah a Book of Mormon and he said he would start to read and pray about it! Woo! They are so awesome and I just feel this immense love for them and for all the people I get to work with. It’s awesome. 

Other than that, nothing really happened. Just a good ole normal week in the field. 

I love y'all. Let me know if you need anything from me. Peace out.

Sister Haymond
Gabby's baptism 


  1. I think that the Scott Wixom being written about here is the same person as the missionary that was involved in my conversion/baptism almost 20 years ago in Frederick, Maryland. If I am correct, please tell him that I am grateful that he and Elder Smith had the courage to reach out to me outside the Fredericktowne mall. I am still active in The Church and am living in Georgia. I was sealed to my spouse in the DC Temple 3/11/2000 and have 3 great children, 2 girls aged 15 and 14 and a 12 year old son that just recently was ordained a Deacon. Please tell him that Heavenly Father loves him and I do too.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I'll be sure to pass it along to Sister Haymond (this is her mom, I keep her blog updated while she's away!).