Sunday, October 27, 2013

Transfer...Senior Companion, Spiders Galore, and Even a Stop Light!

Hello everyone!
Yep, transfer calls were made last Monday! I was shocked when I heard that both Sister Russon AND I would be transferring! Elders are now taking over our area in Alijis. I am now in the Silay East A area. There are four sisters in our ward and I'm already in LOVE with this area!! The members are so fabulous, the ward is so willing to work with us, our Bishop is awesome, and the investigators and less active members are just so great! There's actually a lot of beautiful, young mothers we've been teaching, so it's been fun serving because in my last area we happened to be teaching a bunch of older men. ;) (but I guess that was in preparation for the Elders coming in!). 

Anyway, Tuesday I met with Sister Solomone (who was actually trained by sister Sefeti in Alijis when I was with Sister Canimo!) so it was fun to reunite with her. We headed to Silay where I am now in a very old apartment (very similar to my first) where there are spiders galore. Big ones. haha (Maybe i'll get the courage to actually take pictures of the apartment for you sometime ;) ). The plus side is that it is so cool temperature wise! This area is more towards the mountains, so the weather is beautiful. There is sugar cane everywhere, palm trees, and the sky is gorgeous. We're still very much in the city (there's even a stop light!). I can tell I'm going to love this area. The culture seems to be a bit different than in the Bacolod South Zone (I'm now in Bacolod North), but I already love it. Like I said, my companion is Sister Solomone. She is from Fiji but her mom is Hawaiian and her dad is Ratuman. She is the smiliest person ever and is laughing all the time. I think she's going to help me out a lot this transfer not to stress so much about the small things and just enjoy life. :) She has one of the most sincere testimonies I've EVER heard about a loving Heavenly Father. She has such a tender heart for the people here in the Philippines and she is so selfless and truly gets in the shoes of the Filipinos. She is so good at recognizing and following the promptings of the Spirit. I know I'm going to learn a lot from her this transfer. She's only one transfer behind me, so even though I'm the senior companion, I don't think of it that way because we're so close in the mission. That and the fact that really the Spirit is the senior companion. He's guided us so much just in this past week. :) 

 we met with a recent convert, Lanie Helado, who is so faithful. She went to church every Sunday for 2 years with her little kids, even though she couldn't be baptized (her less active husband and her aren't married). But because of the strict rules of marriage and no-divorce in the Philippines, President Lopez interviewed her and found her worthy and ready to be baptized. She was so excited. Her faith really is so strong and I gain a lot of strength from her. She's already read through all the standard works except the Bible. She's just yearning to learn and take it in. She's amazing. 

 we visited an investigator named Teresa. The spirit was so strong as we taught the Restoration. She gave the closing prayer and got teary eyed from feeling the Spirit. I never get tired of having experiences like this from teaching the Restoration. It's amazing. 

 we had an awesome experience with Sister Girly Logromio, a recent convert who's gone less active. It's kind of funny because SIster Solomone understands Hiligaynon super well but can't speak it. I can speak it pretty well but have a harder time understanding. I know that doesn't make any sense, but it's an advantage when it comes to our companionship! It was amazing how Sister Solomone could understand what she was saying and then would say things in English, but then I was able to testify from what Sister Solomone said in Ilonggo. We were able to find a pretty deep concern of why she wasn't coming to church, and help her according to that concern. Later that day we had missionary exchanges and I was with Sister Remund. She's the same batch as Sister Russon so she's still very new. It was fun working with her and getting to meet more people and investigators in our ward. 

 we had weekly planning. From what is sounds like, Sister Solomone had a pretty rough transfer with her companion last transfer, so it was good to talk about things during companionship inventory and help her see how the area book and weekly planning works. She is such a sweet missionary and so in-tune with the Spirit and helped me a lot with a few things in our inventory as well. She's learned so much from her two transfers here and is such a wise missionary! I look up to her so much and strive to follow her example. 

 we had a community service project (csp) at Sister Lanie's house. They had a very simple, beaten down house, which was causing them, especially her little boy, to get pretty sick. The Priesthood from the ward went to help rebuild their house while the Relief Society made lunch with them. We decided to help by pulling out all the rusty old nails from the wood so they could reuse the wood to rebuild the house (they weren't able to have enough funds to buy new wood). It was fun because I got to know more of the ward members (they are hilarious! Especially brother Bacton, a counselor in the Bishopric), and it was so sweet to see Lanie so happy and excited to be getting a rebuilt house for her kids. Although she's always happy and smiling and full of the Spirit. She's just amazing and I've only known her for a week! Later that day we met with Sister Melena, an investigator. We talked about Priesthood and the Restoration with her and the look in her eyes when we told her about God's love for us and that through His love we have a Restoration was priceless. The Spirit was just so tangible. The only issue we have now is that she can't see to read (which is SO important for them to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith), so hopefully we can help her get some reading glasses. She's such a sweet spirit though and this is her time to receive the truth. (Because apparently beforehand I guess she's literally run away from the missionaries. haha). All of her family except for her and a sibling are actually members, and her brother's given her a priesthood blessing before. So I know she's felt God's power before. It's pretty neat. :) Later that night we visited two less active girls--Zaren and Sariah Guadalupe. 16 and 11. We didn't really know what to teach them, even though we had planned, so we just went with the Spirit on this one. We sang "I Am a Child of God" with them and then a "Child's Prayer". Then we shared a scripture from Alma 34 and asked them about an experience they've had with prayer. They gave a very tender experience of feeling the power of prayer when their grandmother passed away. The Spirit was so strong and there were a few tears shed during the lesson, but I know we all felt the power of the Spirit testify to us of the power of prayer. Zaren was especially touched. She is so sweet and she has the biggest desire to come back to church and even attend seminary. Hopefully we can help the parents and find out what their concern is, but we haven't been able to visit with them yet because they're always working.

Sunday was great! I got to meet the new ward and even gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting. I testify the gift of tongues is real. I had planned my talk in English, but got up and opened my mouth to speak, and it all came out in Ilonggo. Such a crazy neat experience! I'm amazed at how the gift of tongues works. We had a few of our investigators attend church and even a girl named Menchie attend that we've never met before! We'll be teaching her this week. Our meetings were wonderful and the ward was so great in helping fellowship the investigators. I just love this ward! We met with the bishopric and ward mission leader after church and they are so willing to help us out. Especially Bishop Enarle and Brother Bactan. After church and studies we were able to visit Lanie and I met her husband John for the first time. He was actually in the process of drawing the Cebu Temple on their wall which was amazing. When we started the lesson, we led the discussion to preparing them for eternal marriage by starting with family prayer and scripture study each day. I was prompted to share 3 Nephi 18:21 with them. As I was saying 3 Nephi 18, Lanie was like, verse 21? I was like, "Yeah! Wow, how'd you know?" They then went on to explain how this was their family scripture and John had actually written it all fancy on another piece of wood that they're going to put on their ceiling to see every night before they go to bed. It's about praying as a family and blessings from prayer. It was amazing. The Spirit was definitely there in directing our lesson to that scripture and then discovering it was their family scripture. They are so incredibly poor and it's difficult for John to get enough plete (money) for all of them to go to church, so that's why Lanie's usually the only one who goes. They still need to get married before they can go to the temple, but Lanie testified of her trust and faith in the Lord because He's already allowed so many blessings to happen in her life (like being able to get baptized) and she knows things will happen in the Lord's timing. I sure hope they are able to go to the temple soon.
There were so many tender mercies this week, it was amazing! I wish I could keep track of all of them, but they're really are so many that it would take all day just to write them down. I'm sure there are even blessings and tender mercies that happen that I don't even realize. We really do have a loving Heavenly Father who knows each of us perfectly and personally. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it and is ALWAYS there to guide and direct and help us. He truly loves us more than we can ever comprehend.
Thanks so much for all your love and support back home. I hope you all feel and know the love Heavenly Father has for each and every one of you because I know He does. He lives. His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior. I know this to be true.
Have a wonderful week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Grandma Dixon today!!! (28th) I love you SO much! I hope you have the best day. :) Same to Jaxsen on the 30th! Love you!!
Sister Dixon
PS Elections and fireworks are crazy here. Just sayin.

Last night in Alijis

Service Project!

Lanie and her sweet children

Sister Solomone and Sister Dixon

Dinner with some members

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"I Experienced My First Earthquake..."

Mom's Note: Hello! Jessica's 21st birthday is November 2. :)  If you would like to send her a short, quick email greeting, so that she can read it next Monday---a few days before her birthday, her email address is: Her other addresses for snail mail and dearelder are on the tab marked Current Addresses. Thanks so much! This Mom isn't used to the Birthday Girl being SOOO far from home:)!!

Now on to her email...

Hello everyone! 

Hope you had a great UEA week! I love and miss you all so much, but there's no place I'd rather be right now than here. :) This week was great! Monday we met with the Barrera family, a less active family that used to be super active. They really opened up to us and we're praying that with time they'll return back to church. 

Tuesday was crazy! I experienced my first earthquake!! No worries, I'm completely fine, and so are all the other missionaries. We just felt the effects of the earthquake that originated in Bohol. Apparently it was a 7.2 earthquake over there and we only had about a 3. I guess a lot of people died over there, so we were blessed to only feel a little of the effects. We were actually studying and when it started I thought, "who's kicking my chair?" then I looked up to see the clothes on our line moving, the scissors on the wall swaying, and the open back door swaying as well. I was like, "Sister! I think we're having an earthquake?!" It was the craziest feeling. Like being on a swaying boat, but knowing you can't get off to get on sturdy land. So weird. It lasted only about 30 seconds. Pretty crazy, eh? I actually thought it was kind of cool but ONLY because it was my first experience, it was a small one and no one got hurt over here. I pray for those that were affected in Bohol though. Such a sad event. :( Anyway, Tuesday, Sister Reid (who was actually my RS President at USU!) and Sister Parada came to work with us and then sleep over for the mission tour the next day. We did exchanges with each other so we could get more work done in our area so I worked with Sister Reid. She's such a sweetheart and it was fun to get to work with her! Some of the families we visited were the Dela Rosa family and Rodalyn Tomayo. We were able to discuss the Plan of Salvation and baptism. The Spirit was so wonderful and I had a lot of fun working with Sister Reid. 

Wednesday was the day we as missionaries had been waiting for for quite some time...mission tour! Elder Brent H. Neilsen, the general authority president over the Philippines, and his wife came to give us a training. It was so wonderful and a lot of it was based off the talk by Elder Bednar called, "In the Strength of the Lord." One of THE best talks I've ever read. Most of the impressions I got however, came from Sister Nielsen in the sister's meeting before we started the general meeting. She talked about finding holiness in everyday things and submitting cheerfully and patiently to the will of the Lord and just heading for steady. To just do my best and do all I CAN do, and the Lord will take care of the rest. There's so much more she and Elder Nielsen talked about that was so wonderful, but I'll just have to go over those notes when I come home. :)

Thursday we met with Brother Edgardo Senteciera. He told us that he KNOWS the Book of Mormon is true. As he read it, the Spirit testified to him that it's true! He said with the sisters before us, he was too hard- hearted to read, but now that he has, he's found the truth! There is so much power in reading the Book of Mormon. He's been searching his whole life for the truth and hasn't been baptized in any churches even though he's been to many because he just hasn't felt that they're right. But he said this was the fasted decision he's made about a religion and he knows it's true. He still needs to attend church a few more times before he can be baptized, but we were so happy for him! He's pretty much already a missionary, too, because when we go to teach him, he always walks past the houses next to him and says, "come join us! Let the glory and word of God shower blessings on you!" He just wants everyone to have the blessings he's received from the Gospel! I've seen a big difference in him, too. He doesn't cough near as much and he seems so much stronger physically and spiritually. That's probably one of my favorite things about teaching someone....seeing their countenance change from before accepting the Gospel to after. It's amazing. Every time we go to visit him now, he says, "Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!" He is a very different man from when we first met him--in a good way. haha We're still working with his wife, Elvira. She's very shy and doesn't pray out loud with us yet, but I think with time we'll be able to help her. :) 

Friday we met with the Potato family. The Dad was there and we really tried to establish a relationship of trust with him and just got to know him a bit and asked their story of how they joined the church. They had good memories while discussing it and the spirit was wonderful there, so then we invited them to come to church as a family on Sunday to experience those same feelings again. They committed to do so but unfortunately they didn't come. :( Someday! We'll keep working with them. :)

Saturday and Sunday were great days as well visiting less active members, investigators, and recent converts. We had a good meeting on Sunday with Brother Sipe to work better with the members in our ward so hopefully we can implement that effectively and soon because members are key! :) 

I've learned a lot about humility this week and in trusting in the Lord and submitting to His will. He has a perfect plan for us. I know He does. I've seen it time and time again throughout my life and especially on my mission. He loves each and every one of His children and His plan is perfect for each of us. 

Have a great week everyone and I'll "see" ya'll next week! Love you all sooo much! Mom said there were lots of inquiries about how I was after the earthquake. Thanks for all your concerns for me. You are all so wonderful and I love you all! I pray for all of you back home and hope you are all happy and healthy. :)

Much love,
Sister Dixon
PS Happy birthday to Megan Dixon on the 23rd! Love ya!

"My home here in the Philippines!"

"Pathway to the Senteciera household"

"Sister Parada and Sister Reid at our apartment for Mission Tour with Elder Nielsen"

"Pretty tropical flower"

" heavy!"

"Rhodora Mission's house. It's a literal Nipa hut. So cool! A bit hard to see because behind the trees."

"Skipper the dog. :)"

"Carabou with birds (probably much with how birds clean hippos haha)."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The first thing he said to us was,"This book is true! It goes Right Along with the Bible!"

Hello everyone! 
What a wonderful week! We had exchanges this week so I went with Sister McIver (my trainer!) to Paglaum on Tuesday. It was so fun to be with her again. We got to cross this awesome bridge to go to a recent convert. When we got there she wasn't there, so we visited a few other families. I had actually come here for exchanges with Sister Arnold a while back, and some of the families remembered me! It was fun to see them again and teach them. :)

Wednesday we went back to our areas and Sister Russon and I visited Elvira and Edgardo Senteciera. They are an older couple and we were able to give them a Book of Mormon. Brother is very open to our message and wants to know the truth. Throughout the week he read the Introduction and 3 Nephi 11. :) His wife is really shy, so he asks most of the questions. It's been neat to see his spiritual knowledge grow and and when we have Sister Atison come with us, it's awesome because she gives such a confident, powerful testimony, and she helps in explaining doctrines we can't quite explain well enough (like the Fall) cuz we're still working on the language. It's just the best when we harness the work of the members! Afterward we taught Joani Granton. Sister Russon recited the first vision, and while doing so, Joani turned to me and said, "Is it true?! Did this really happen?!" she had a complete look of wonder and awe on her face. It's amazing to teach the truth we have of the Restoration of the Gospel. With as many times as I've taught lesson 1,  I never get tired of sharing its truthfulness. Plus it's different for each investigator. They accept it all so differently and at different levels, but I'm grateful that no matter how long or how different each person listens to and hopefully accepts this truth it's true no matter what. :) I know it, I know it, i know it! :)

Thursday we met with Angie and taught her a new member lesson on fasting and tithing. The Spirit was so strong in this lesson as we shared experiences of the blessings of tithing and fasting. She has such strong faith and is ready to follow these commandments, especially in preparation to go to the temple next fall. :) My love for Angie and her family is so indescribable. My love for all Filipino people, in fact, is incredible. Young and old, I love them all! They are truly all sweet and loved children of God. I'm sure I only have a taste of the love God has for them, but the love I do feel sure is wonderful and I'm glad I can show a part of God's love for them by serving them and bringing them to Christ.

Saturday was a wonderful day!!! We watched General Conference at the stake center, and goodness! Was it amazing or what? It was one of the best conferences I've ever listened to. Maybe it's just because I'm a missionary or something, but I really got a lot out of this conference. Every talk was so perfect and I just have the greatest desire to feast upon the words we've heard and apply the truths we've learned. My spiritual stamina is just wanting to be exercised non stop! haha It was truly wonderful, and such a neat experience to have my first conference in the field. After the first two sessions of conference, Dexter Sapico Lobaton was baptized! Since everyone was at the stake center for conference, we had a stake baptism, which was wonderful! Such an amazing sight to see these sweet Filipino people dressed in white and enter the waters of baptism. 

Sunday was fabulous as well as we were able to watch the last two sessions of conference. I feel so rejuvenated spiritually. The prophets and apostles are truly men of God inspired to lead and guide us in these latter days. Later that day we taught Jinnel Bot-oy and Andy Castidad. Andy had read all the way to 2 Nephi 14! All his questions about the restoration and then some about the tribe of Joseph (Nephi being a descendant) were answered in his reading. The first thing he said to us was, "This book is true! It goes right along with the Bible!" We were like, "Yes! It does!" Then he goes on to tell us all the things he learned and it was like he was the missionary and we were the investigators! haha It was awesome! We asked if he prayed directly to know if it was true and he said not yet. He wants to read all of it first before praying to know, but says he always prays for guidance before reading. Oh man, you should hear his prayers. They're something. It's amazing how well Heavenly Father has prepared Andy to hear the Gospel. Afterward, we visited Angie and Dexter and talked about conference and what they thought. The rain was pretty heavy the past couple days, so only Dexter was able to attend one session, but the story of Stephanie Nielsen(the woman who was burned in the plane crash) really touched him and he was telling us of all the ways he's grateful for the life God has given us and the blessings that come through trials. They're excited to get the Liahona next month with all the talks so they can read and apply. They also want to get familiar with all the apostle's names and faces. :) I asked Dexter how he felt about his baptism and he said, "I feel goood!" in English. haha He expressed such gratitude for how Heavenly Father knew it was their time and sent the missionaries to them. Their next step...the temple!! I'm so excited for them! They will be one powerful family in this Gospel. 

I'm grateful for all the blessings I receive from the Gospel each day and for how I've seen it bless and literally change the lives of those I've taught. This Church is true. I have no doubt. We truly have a plan of happiness from our Heavenly Father and I know families are eternal.
Have a great week and happy anniversary to Grandma and Grandpa Dixon today! :) Love you both so much!
Sister Dixon
PS I can't remember if I've said this, but karaoke is HUGE over here in the Philippines. :)


Crossing a "cool" bridge

Exchanges with Sister McIver- Jessica's Trainer


"The sky in the Philippines! :) SO pretty--the closet thing I can get to sunsets in my area"

The Lobaton family--Dexter's baptism

Dexter and Elders

                                           Stake baptism after General Conference!! 11 people :)

"Sister Russon and me. We didn't plan on wearing what we did, but because we did so, everyone thought we were twins. haha"

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Hand of the Lord

Wow! This week has flown by! So much has happened, and I wish I had the time to express everything that happens during the weeks and the miracles we witness, but luckily I'll have the rest of my life after I come home to tell you about those. However, some things that stuck out this week are as follows... :)

Monday we had FHE with the Potato family. They have yet to come to church but I think we're getting one step closer with each visit. During the games, I think it was the first time I've seen Sister Potato truly smile and she actually laughed! :) I think we're breaking the chips of the iceberg bit by just takes time. :) 

Tuesday we had our first lesson with Jinnel Bot-oy and Archie Puentas. The way we found Jinnel is actually a huge testimony builder to me that Heavenly Father is truly inspiring us as missionaries in where we need to go, at the right time, and who we need to speak to. Even if it feels like we're getting nothing accomplished in the dead of the afternoon when everyone is sleeping, that is where we need to show our faith and diligence the most and we are blessed. This was a testament to me as we were trying to find the house of the Villioso family. I had randomly chosen to take the map of this former investigator family and put it in my bag in case we got punted. As we were walking to find the house, I had the paper out and this security guard we passed asked us what we were holding. I told him it was a map and we were trying to find a house and that we were missionaries ( I got nervous for a minute that we were in trouble...he was a security guard after all...haha). Anyway, he said he didn't know where the people lived, but said he sees us pass every once in a while and is interested in what we have to hear. His actual home is in a different area, but he stays overnight at the factory he's security guard over each night except Saturday when he goes home, so we teach him just outside the factory. Anyway, this was the night we met with him and one of the workers from the factory decided to listen in as well. They had lots of good questions about why there's so many religions and what happens after we die...that's lesson one and two right there! :) They were so open to our message and were so excited when we gave them each a copy of the Book of Mormon. The next time we met with them was on Thursday, and this time the man living across from the factory decided to come over and listen. His name is Andy Castidad and he's probably in his 60s. It was funny because we were speaking Ilonggo to him as he was speaking English to us. But anyway, the more we got into the lesson about the Book of Mormon, the more questions he had. He told us he's been searching for the truth his whole life and wants to know what makes our religion so "special." How we came to know it was true. At first he thought we were forced into serving missions, but as we bore strong testimony of how we came to know for ourselves, through the Book of Mormon and sincere prayer, that the Church is true, he became even more open to our message. Since then we've had one more lesson with them and we were able to give Andy a Book of Mormon as well. The majority of his questions could be answered in the Introduction, so we told him that his assignment was to read the Introduction. :) He even admitted himself that he had a ton of questions and that he just needs to read the Book to find out. It was interesting how all of his questions linked to the restoration, the plan of salvation, or the gospel of Jesus Christ...the three main lessons we teach. I was just blown away at how this man has been prepared his whole life to hear our message, and how Heavenly Father has led us to these three gentlemen. First through trying to find a house of a former investigator, and then Jinnel asking us about the then teaching Jinnel and Archie, and having Andy join us. It's so incredible to me to see how the Lord works in order for us to find those who are seeking the truth, and then through the Spirit telling us what to say and do. This week has been a huge testimony builder of that for me. I know that when we are doing what we are supposed to, staying exactly obedient, and doing our best, He will lead us to have experiences and find those who are ready to hear His gospel. I'm grateful He is so patient with my imperfections in the language, teaching, and knowledge of doctrine (Andy really knows his Bible), and that through the Spirit, He guides us to help those we teach feel the truth, despite our imperfections. 

Wednesday we had a zone leader's training about repentance, asking inspired questions, harnessing the work of the members, and becoming Preach My Gospel scholars. President Lopez truly is inspired in the trainings he gives to our zone and sister training leaders. I've been trying to implement the things we learned in my teaching and daily missionary life, and I've been able to see the miracles of following President's inspiration. I still have a looong way to go and a lot more to learn, but I'm grateful for the Atonement and Grace of Jesus Christ, to help me and strengthen me along the way, despite my weaknesses. I know that through Him I can change and grow each day to be a better instrument in His hands. 18 months is such a short time to serve Him, and I'm so very grateful for His patience with me as I'm learning each day how to better serve Him.

Thursday we had a tender mercy because Ron Sipe, our old Ward Mission Leader, happened to be near one of the houses we were going to visit. He decided to join in on our lesson, which was awesome because Analie Noblezada really opened up about a family concern with her sister, and most of the vocabulary she used wasn't words I've studied or learned, but luckily Ron was there to later tell us what she said to us. I was grateful for that tender mercy otherwise we wouldn't have known how to help her. :)

Friday after planning we taught the Sentecieva family (investigators). Sister Atison, one of the ward missionaries, came with us. The Sentecieva family are a rather old couple and it's hard for them to come to church. Brother also doesn't want to get baptized until he absolutely knows this church is true. He has so much faith! Sister Atison gave a powerful testimony of how she came to know the church was true by reading and pondering, and praying about the Book of Mormon, and she had read so many other books and different versions of the Bible beforehand. But nothing touched her like the Book of Mormon did.  I think her testimony really hit the Sentecieva family. The spirit was so strong! Afterward Sister Atison said she felt the spirit so strong enter her heart as she testified. :) I love how when the members work with us, they just get to experience how wonderful sharing the Gospel is. :) Plus the members help us so much in fellow-shipping and helping the investigators know we're normal people, just like everyone else! :)

Saturday we got to watch the RS broadcast at the Mansilingan chapel. I started crying the minute it started. Partly because the spirit was so strong and partly because I was witnessing a bit of home. :) I just loved every minute of that conference. The talks were so wonderful and the Spirit so strong. I loved the sister missionary choir, too. ;) It was fun to see some of my friends in the choir! And it brought me to think about how a year ago, my life changed. President Monson revealed the revelation that has blessed my life in more ways than I'll ever be able to understand. A year ago, I had to no idea I would be serving the beautiful people of the Philippines. But oh how I am ever so grateful for this opportunity and blessing to be serving the Lord full time. I know without a doubt that this is where I need to be and what I need to be doing at this point in my life. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven so much, and serving God's children for 18 months is just the least I can do to begin to thank Him for all He has blessed me with, although I know I'll ever be able to thank Him enough. I'm so grateful for a living Prophet to give us the modern day revelation we need that will protect us and guide us and help us come closer to Christ. I have come closer to Christ on my mission than ever before, and I'm eternally grateful for the experiences I've had that have brought me closer to Him. Our Father in Heaven truly sees the whole picture, and He is guiding us every step of the way in order for us to return to Him someday. 

I love you all so much. Have a wonderful week and if you're having a rough day, do a bit of missionary work! It'll brighten your day ten fold. :) I know it will. 

Sister Dixon 

PS Happy Birthday to Grandma Warburton on the 12th!!! I love you so very much! Thanks for all you do! :)

"Musni family--they have 12 kids"

The Alijis sister missionaries

"Boliboli family with Sister Madrid (temporary companion while waiting for our trainees)"

"All the sisters in my batch are trainers"

"Sarah Boliboli, Ma.Lyn Jurada, and Cassey Joy Granton's baptism"