Sunday, October 15, 2017

Miracles!




Time! Time! There isn't enough time to do anything! I feel like it was just Monday! I am absolutely LOVING my mission! I am serving with my best friend, teaching the gospel that I love and sharing it with the people that i absolutely love! We have been extremely blessed this week! We have found more prepared investigators and have been able to put them on date already! I have been seeing so many little miracles! Such as Priesthood power is a healing power, Heavenly Father is aware of us, He guides us to the prepared people, he answers our prayers! So many things he does for us! I just love my Heavenly Father! I know that this is Jesus Christs Church on earth today! I know that this is the only Church that can give us this much happiness in this life and in the next life! I have never been so happy! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that if we read it every single day we will not fall and it will be easier for us to over come temptation! The Book of Mormon brings a happiness into our lives like no other book can. So if your not happy, read, read, read, read! I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer! I know that we can use his infinite atonement anytime we need help! He is always there for us! I know that we have a living prophet on earth today Thomas S. Monson and that he receives direct revelation from our Heavenly Father! I am grateful for this gospel! I am grateful for all of you and all of your prayers! I love you all so much! Have a great week!

Love, Sister Bowers





Kathrene and Dehlila





It's raining....... just a little.

So I swooped Sister Russell's weekly email because i wanted to share it with you all about our week so here it is.....


So here's a few of our little miracles from this week!
A few days ago Sister Russell and I decided that we needed a little bit more of heaven's help! So wee chose to fast for those things which we needed & along with that we decided to fast for a miracle and boy did we get one! We closed our fast and went to the church to pick up our member present & when we pulled up Pohlo came running to us telling us that her nephew was staying with her and how last week he came to church & explained to her that he had felt something different at this church than he had felt at other churches. Soooo we taught him & in the first lesson he explained to us his desires to join the church! He's now on baptismal date for the 28th. God is good. 
Next miracle. Kathrene! Gosh I love her.
I'm pretty sure at least half of the Sapwalap Ward was fasting & praying for that cute girl & we saw another miracle because EVERYTHING is now fine! The Lord is not going to let anyone stop His work not even Kat's mom! We're praying that everything will work out with her baptism on the 28th.

Soooo what else happened this week?
- Me and Sister Russell had a total freak out this week when we ran into Suleen in town. I was yelling and Sister Russell was honking but the windows were down and we both just looked like total idiots and everyone was just staring at these two white girls having freak outs in the car. It's the little things on a mission. We probably laughed for 3 hours after that. yikes. 
- We walked around in the rain ALL DAY on Friday and President Zarbock said there were blessings that come from walking around in the rain but we didn't real see those because no would let us in their house because we were too wet. Thanks President. We tried.
- OHHHH so these men from the Church are making a "Light the World" video on Pohnpei and they came and filmed our English class last night so HECK YA. Go look on FB (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Micronesia) to see a little bit of that! 

Love you all!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

When President Poston comes to Pohnpei!



Hey! Wow it feels like I was just emailing yesterday! Time is going so fast! This week has been a busy week! Our mission president came to Pohnpei and so we had lots of meetings with him! Here is a little run down of how the week went:

Tuesday: We had a meeting with the zone leaders about the meeting that we would have with President Poston, during the meeting President called and said that he wanted us to come and get them when they land on Wednesday and take them to a missionaries mom who lives in our ward! Ha the Elders were a little up set that it wasn't them! So we drove the hour drive back to our area and proselyted for the rest of the day! 

Wednesday: Headed to the hotel that President Poston would be staying at and they drove us back to our area so that we could take them to Sister William, the missionaries mom. We arrived at her house and it was a neat experience, we were translating for them and it was cool to feel the love that they had for her son! (Mission Presidents love is so real!) We left and he offered to take us to dinner so we joined them and by the time we got back to our area it was already 8! Ha we spent the whole day with President and Sister Poston! It was so nice to be able to talk to them! It makes you feel like your almost with your own family!

Thursday: We had Zone Conference at 9 and finished at 5pm! It was a long day! Then we went home and had a lesson with on of our investigators named Mayoleen it was really cool after the lesson she was the one that said she was going to come to church.. and she was going to start WALKING there! It was so awesome!

Friday: We had interview with President Poston and then had another meeting with him about the areas and then once again he took us all out to lunch! So once again we got home late and did our weekly planning and then went and taught Mayoleen again!

Saturday: Finally we were able to see Kathrene! We were having a lesson with her and something just seemed off! And as soon as she saw her mom she told us that her mom doesn't want her going to church with us anymore and that she can no longer get baptized because she went to church last week and her baby got sick! She was so upset! We talked and told her that there were angles on both sides helping her and that our families at home were praying for her she just started crying! Oh man I just love her so much! I have never seen an investigator so prepared and so willing to do things!

Sunday: We headed to go and make sure that Kathrene and Mayoleen were ready for church and we get to Kathrenes house and she is already walking down the hill and she says.."my mom doesn't know i am going to church with you so i need to be back at 12" ahaha i looked at her and was like really?! Man this girl she has so much Faith and desire! Then we drive down the road a little bit and there is Mayoleen she is already walking! Oh man, everything worked our so smoothly! it was a miracle! 

I am so grateful for this opportunity that i have to serve a mission! I love Pohnpei and my pohnpeians! I am grateful for this gospel and the many blessing that come from it! I love you all and hope you have a great week! 

Love, 
Sister Bowers





Sunday, October 1, 2017

I Love Missionary Work!!




Hey everyone! This week has been another great week! We were able to find lots of new people to teach! Time is just flying by so fast it is hard to remember what we did! So ill just give some funny times throughout the week! So on Monday we went and visited one of our members and i kinda played a joke on her and told her that Sister Russell was going to be getting transferred and she stared to get really sad and went over to Sister Russell and hugged her and then i realized that she was going to cry so i said "Im just kidding she staying!" She immediately reached for the shovel and about swung at me but luckily i was faster than her! HAHA we all had a great laugh! 

We finished our sports night and it ended up being all the teams that were not members of the church won! It was so cool! It has been way cool to see how peoples hearts are changed and softened just through the friendliness of others! 

Sorry this week is going to be short i dont have alot of time but i am so grateful for all of the prayer that have been said and all the support that i have been given! I love missionary work! I love this gospel! I know that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ on earth today! I hope you all have a great week! Love you all!

love, Sister Bowers

Bowers and Russell 

Sister Tuevi and Sister Bowers 



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Only 2 transfers left?! What?



Hey  everyone! Time is flying so fast! Here we are already getting ready to start the month of October! How crazy! This week has been great! We were able to help put Kathrene on date for October 14th! She is so cute! We ended up meeting her mom on the road and her mom stops us and is holding these princess looking shoes in her hand and she says "Look i got Kathrene some church shoes!" Oh man i just wanted to let out a little chuckle, they were pink and silver with glitter all over them! They just were not 18yr. old girl shoes! But I was so happy to see that her mom was supporting her! Her mom is starting to be more welcoming to us and she is always taking care of us as if we are her own kids! It is amazing how this gospel changes people! We are hoping to start teaching her whole family soon! 

So here are some of the things that happened through out the week:
-I had to come all the way to Pohnpei to eat my very first Deer..yes there are deer on Pohnpei
- One of my favorite scriptures Alma 23:6
-"It's not about trying to be like others, its about trying to be like him." This was my favorite quote that i read this week meaning if were going to compare ourselves to someone and look for ways to improve, always look to our Savior! 
-We went and passed our Book of Mormons in another area and we went on splits, we ended up walking through the jungle and getting lost, but thank goodness I was with Nohno Kalieo (stake Presidents wife) who knew her way around!
- A member fed Sister Russell and i chicken curry and we each took a piece and took a bite, yeah i bit into straight fat and bone, then i look over at Sister Russell and she is feeling the same way i am so she just holds her chicken in her had and tried to hide it so no one could see she didn't eat it, we got ready to go and we both had the piece of chicken in our hands but some how needed to get rid of it so that we could hug them and shake hands hahah oh man i was laughing so hard we both ended up being able to throw it away but it was just funny! We both just held the chicken for about 5 min! 

Anyways thats a little look in the the missionary life on Pohnpei! I hope you all have a great week! Thanks  for all of your love and support!

Love,
Sister Bowers



1. Helping Nohno Henry make rolls out of Tarro!
2. Rolls..Pohnpeian Style
3. My district!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

what are scabies?



Hey everyone! How was your week!? This week was another weird week! So i am just going to do some of the main things that happened through out the week!





-Tuesday I was able to go back to Uh and visit my families there! It was so fun! We ate dinner with Nohno Kapi and she told us about her conversion story and about how she was in to drugs and stuff! Oh man we were all just laughing, it felt like a real family dinner! So if you ever get a chance feed the missionaries because it makes them feel like they are at home for an hour! 
- Our shoes that got stolen..yeah we definetly broke into their house and stole them back😏
- Haha jokingly i tripped Sister Russell in our house and she about broke our window and fell through it. Ha so i guess mom was right, don't mess around in the house...lesson learned!
- We had a fire side last night and the new elder gave his talk in English and decided to close his testimony in Pohnpeian so he says "In the name of..Amen" And goes to sit down and then realized he didn't say "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen" Runs back to the microphone and says "Jesus Christ" ahahahah oh man everyone just started laughing! 
- Our investigator Kathrene told us that she is going to get baptized but she doesn't know when! She was able to come to church with us this week so that was a huge blessing! Oh man i just love her so much! 
- SCABIES..Hah one Sister ended up having Scabies so we all ended up having to do a scabies treatment, honestly i didn't think that that would ever happen! 

Sorry it is so short but I am so grateful for all of you and all of your support! I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be able to serve on Pohnpei! I know that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ! I love it with all my heart! I am grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ and that through him we can all become better! I love you all so much! Have a great week! 

-Sister Bowers


Sunday, September 10, 2017

HEY HEY HEY!


Hey everyone! How was your week?! This week has been another slow week! My Companion was sick so we didn't get to do much proselyting! We went on exchanges though and I went with Sister Leslie to her area, we went and taught this lady named CC, oh man what a lesson! Ha I asked her if she knew who Peter, James and John were and she said that she didn't know them because they were white! Oh man i just had to laugh it off and then i asked her another question and she said the exact same response! Ha i look at Sister Leslie and she didn't really know what to say! Ha turns out they went back the next day and she basically told them to leave! haha oh well one day she'll let them come back! 

We were able to start teaching Kathrene again! She is our crazy prepared investigator! We taught her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ yesterday and invited her to be baptized and she said that she really wants to its just that her mom doesn't agree with it! So we are hoping that her moms heart can be softened!

Yesterday we went to another branch on the island, the Kitti (Kitcheee) Branch! It has just been a really long time that there haven't been any sisters there so our mission president sent us there to cheer up the branch a little bit! So that was way fun! It reminded me of when i was in the Uh Branch! 

Sorry not much to say this week! Hopefully some more stories next week! I hope that you are all doing great! I am so grateful for all of you and all of the support that you give me! Have a great week! Love you all! 

Love, 
Sister Bowers




Sorry i forgot to explain the pictures! 
1. The two ladys matching...hahah they are our member presents (people that come teaching with us) they decided to match!
2. Sister Leslie and I

3. The smallest pig i think i have seen!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Member took my shoes!



Hey everyone! This week was really kinda crazy! We were on Guam all week for MLC So we didn't get to do any proselyting in our area! We left Tuesday and got back on Friday! But when we got back Sister Russell was sick so we stayed in! Here are some funny stories for the week! 

On Monday we went and had FHE with one of our members named Pohlo, she asked us if we wanted to play a game, not knowing what the game was i promised her i would play! The game is called Budget! So how it works is if the person you promise with asks you a questions and you answer yes or raise your eyebrows and they say budget they can take anything they want from you! Sooo me not knowing how to play the game she asked me a question and i said yes, and she yelled "BUDGET!!! Give me your hair elastic!" So i got a little up set and was like what the heck you cant do that you didn't even explain to me the game! Then after explaining it i gave her it. We were getting ready to leave and she asked me another question, i tried so hard not to even say anything because she had told me before that the next time she got me she was going to take my shoes! I ended up raising my eyebrows and she budgeted me once again! And this time said she was taking my shoes. Well we got out the door to leave and i start putting my shoes on and i look at Sister Russell and she goes "What are you doing? Shes taking our shoes!" HA then Pohlos sister comes and says "Pohlo their taking their shoes!" Pohol came running, took our shoes and put them in the house and thats how our night ended, we walked back to our care shoe less! So thank goodness my mom send another pair of crocs that day! SO the lesson learned in this story dont promise to join anything until you understand the game!

On the bright side of things, i got to eat panda express 4 times this week in Guam! The whole time we were there i just kept telling Sister Russell man i want to eat some Pohnpeian food! Well we were at church yesterday and one of our members says "I want to feed you tonight!" SO i was pretty stoked! We got to her house yesterday and she uncovers the food! Oh man my heart kinda sank, i saw a big yellow yoke egg and rice pieaha haha not my favorite pohnpeian food at all but its okay i was blessed to have one of the elders eat most of it for me! Ha lesson learned in this story is be careful what you ask for you might just get it, but not in the way you thought!

I hope everything is going well at home! One of my favorite scriptures for this week is Mosiah 2:41 I hope you all have a chance to read it! Thanks for all the love and support! Have a great week! Love you!

Love, Sister Bowers

Subway in Guam!

Sister Wari Sister Bowers Sister James