Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Lack Of Wisdom..

This week was eventful. Never a dull moment when you are companions with an Aussie. We have had a few companion inventories mostly because one of us is having a mental breakdown about something. Its jolly good fun! We had interviews this week. It was mostly all about our health haha yeah we are that sad of a companionship. It has been determined that my companion has to get her wisdom teeth out which she is not looking forward too. But I am cause she is going to be crazy on those drugs. Because we are both always sick we have had a lot of time sitting at home reflecting on life. Only a few meltdowns about our lack of desire of going home. Kinda scared to go back to the real life and the fact that we only have a couple of months left so we have to start figuring out what we want to do. It has really made me grateful for my mission. My mission has helped me understand the importance of everything in the gospel so much more. I feel more prepared to go back to uni and to take it more seriously and have better study habits because I now understand the importance of education, I am excited for the callings I am given in church because all callings come from God and I will be able to serve others in the ward around me, I am excited for visiting teaching that I will be able to go and visit sisters that may need help or may not but will get it anyways, I am excited for reach outs! To go with the ward and our missionaries and help our less active brothers and sisters come back to the church, and of course excited to apply all that I learned in the mission field into the life of my future family.. way way down the road :) 

Scared because I love New Zealand all to much. I love the calling I have to represent the Saviour. I love being focused on others 24/7 and being able to have a badge that has His name on it. No greater calling than to be a missionary. I know we still have a while left of our mission but I am still grateful for all the blessings I have seen come throughout my mission. For the changes I have seen in others and in myself. I still have a lot of growing but I know my mission has helped me become into an even better person. 

Sister Graham and I are excited for this upcoming week and the work to be done in both of our wards. Its going to be crazy but it will be great. I hope you all enjoy your week and the adventures taking place in your life. Continue to see the blessings that come through the experiences the Lord gives to you. Love you all heaps!

Sister Boiteux

Intereviews! Sister Graham was taking ages.. So the assistants and I took some selfies. #intakebudies #favSTLs #shewasjealous

Had Quiana come out with us. Love our RMs

The life of Sister Graham and Sister Boiteux

Graham Canyon

This week was pretty good. We had transfers and we found out that Sister Thompson is training and I got transferred to Penrose to be with... Sister Graham!!! Just one of my most favourite sisters that I have wanted to be with my whole mission. 
Yesterday Sister Lott called and gave us the news that Sister Thompson was able to set Wilson for baptism!! So that sweet boy is getting baptized on October 23. Pretty stoked for him because I just love him all too much. 
Conference was really good this past weekend. The most I took out of it was about repentance and the atonement. Sister Graham and I had a conversation last night about repentance. We were talking about how do we know if we truly have been forgiven of our sins or not. Sometimes as a missionary past transgressions still come to mind and eat at you and make you feel worthless. Pretty sure its the same for all of you at home. We were discussing it and she talked about how satan just wants us to feel like we are nothing. That we really didnt repent and we have to keep dwelling on what did happen. But if we did all the things we were supposed to then we were forgiven. 
1. Did you ask for forgiveness from Heavenly Father?
2. DId you talk to priesthood leaders if necessary?
3. Have you changed? Is the person you are now the same person that existed when the sins happened?
4. Did you ask for forgiveness or forgive who ever else was involved?
5. And do we have enough faith in the Saviour to believe that we have been forgiven and our sins have been forgotten?
I am really grateful for the knowledge that we have of the atonement and the plan of salvation. Being able to know that our Saviour came to earth to suffer for us and when we do mess up we can repent and become better. I am grateful for the prophet, apostles, and other church leaders for their words of inspiration they were able to share with us. I hope you all had a spiritual experience and had a change of heart. Love you heaps! Have a great week!

Love, Sister Boiteux


Saying bye to some of my favs from Howick Ward!

Last of the miracle district

tried to get a generation pic.. it failed

Dont really have a good one of us.. But this is Sister Graham. She is from Melbourne.. one day will move to Provo :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oh Mylanta...

I hope that you all enjoyed your conference weekend. We are still waiting for it but I am sure it was wonderful. We got to watch the Womens Session this past Saturday and it was great! As always of course. I am grateful that the talks talked about the doctrine of Christ that they are again and again encouraging us to have testimonies and to be righteous saints who stand up for what we know to be true. I know that as we do listen to the counsel of our wise leaders we will not go astray. 
This week was really good for Sister Thompson and I. Something I have noticed throughout the week is that we have been asked heaps about the spirit. A few people have asked if we can tell that we have the spirit, or how do we know when the spirit prompted us, how do we know if its really the spirit, or just experiences we have had. It really made me reflect on my mission. How grateful I am for it that I have realized and understood how the spirit personally works with me. It works differently with all of us, and I know that he will always guide us and helps us to what we need to do, go, or say. We have really been encouraging our members to say meaningful prayers and as they do so listen to what the spirit tells them to do, and then act on those promptings. Sometimes the action is the hardest part. We contemplate on whether it was just a thought we had or if it was really the spirit. Maybe sometimes we really dont want to do what the spirit told us. But wise words from our ward mission leader "you never know if its a prompting unless you act." So we leave that commitment with all of you at home too. Pray, seek, and act. Miracles will happen.

A testimony shared in church yesterday by one of our members really hit home for us. She was talking about trials and how sometimes we just dont want to go through them or maybe we think we have done enough we finally hit the level of righteousness we need to be at and should just be translated. Sometimes we have that attitude, but there is always more that we can be doing. She shared a thought her dad would always tell her which is "When we stop having trials and challenges in our life is when we become complacent and prideful." I testify to the truth of that statement. When we stop yearning to grow is when we start being prideful and giving into temptation.

I hope you all learned from conference, and that you took something out of it that you can improve on. I hope you have a great week and keep growing and keep going!! Love you heaps!

Sister Boiteux


Took a photo op when the sun was going down behind the chapel!

I promise she enjoys backing me up!


 So I went to the doctors on Friday and they diagnosed me... dont worry I am not dying yet. But she put me on medicine and I can finally eat food again. So we missed our dinner time and we were able to go and get food after my appointment.. Some how our car took us to china town and we got chicken noodle soup. Had to just share that we were definitely the minority in the place. It was a jolly good time!

So Long elder... The two years for our zone leader has been accomplished!


Just my favourite sisters of all time!