Monday, November 28, 2016

This is our friend Peter with Rachel.  It was fun to see them together.  Doesn't Rachel look great!


November 27, 2016

This is our friend Peter with Rachel.  It was fun to see them together.  Doesn't Rachel look great!


November 28, 2016

Hey everyone. What a week!! Instead of giving you a play by play I thought this week you could get a week of gratitude. Because thanksgiving. So I am thankful for: 
- Brandon. He got baptised this week!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„πŸ˜„It was the best thing ever. He was so excited. Everything went mostly smooth until we realised we actually couldn't catch a bus to be at the church by half seven. But, it all worked out in the end. 
- Amy. She came to church this week(finally!!) it only took about five tries to get her there. 
- it has not rained much this week. Only poured on us Monday. 😊☔️️ 
- new Christmas video!! #LighttheWorld. So cute❤️❤️ 
- sister Carson. It's been a great six weeks with her. We've seen lots of miracles, and now she's moving off to Swindon to train her girl. 
- unexpected testimony meetings. Stake conference is next week. And they didn't warn anyone about fast and testimony meeting before until they saw the blank looks on everyone's faces.... but the testimonies were amazing and Brandon was confirmed and is official!! He's a Mormon! 
- Blackwood district and our attempt at a thanksgiving meal. (The elders forgot to defrost the turkey...) 
- our relief society. They had a "thanksgiving" Friday.. so we showed up expecting a meal and hungry....and saw snack foods. It was a good activity, but not what we were expecting. I think I've forgotten what a proper thanksgiving is like anyways. Haha. 
- CHRISTMAS!!πŸŽ…πŸŒ²πŸŒ²☃️🎁🎁❤️❤️πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§thanksgiving and transfers are his week so we can start celebrating officially now. 😊😊
- apple crumble and custard ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (best pudding ever) 
- MY MISSION❤️πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§I am so grateful for the church and the gospel! It has taught me so much about life and just how much God loves me and everyone. It's taught me how to have just a small piece of that love for all those I meet. 

My scripture of the transfer (the one that made it in the back of my planner) is 
mosiah 16:9- He is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death. 
(it goes with the new video) I love the focus this year of serving others. 
Love you all!! Happy Christmas!! 
Sister Wadsworth 😊❤️πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Hey I sent your Christmas package today!! It should be there next week.... but I think It was cheaper sending it now. Stick it under the tree!! 

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On 28 Nov 2016, at 06:39, kelly wadsworth <> wrote:
Dear Rachel, Chelsey, and Cami, (Ally has been here, so she already know most of this)
What a fun week!!  Only 2 days of work, then 5 days of play.  My kind of schedule.
So let's see. . .Monday and Tuesday were just normal days.  Then Wednesday, the fun started. The boys had basketball practice at 8 (yes, 8) am.  So much for sleeping in.  Dad had a dr. appt. in Elko that day, so he took the boys down in the van, and then I picked them up later in the truck.  Why, you may ask,  did your father drive all the way to Elko to go to the dr?  His first appt was in Ely, but, since it was a work related injury, they wanted a second opinion, and the specialist they prefer to use is in Elko.  So.  Yeah.  
Anyway, after getting the boys home, we made pies.  Natty made the pumpkin pies this year.  They disappeared, so they must have been good.  I wouldn't know.  We also did apple and cherry and chocolate.  Natty had a banana cream that she made at school in her foods class, and Benson had a pumpkin pie that he made at school.  We had a lot of pie.
Ally made it home that afternoon.  She rode with Megan.  I'm sure she will tell you about that adventure.  We just hung out at home, and then went to visit Megan and Teri at Grandma's.
Thanksgiving was fun.  We ate at Grandma's and Grandpa's.  It was just Megan, West, Addy, and us.  Dinner was ready by 10:30, and we were eating by 11:30.  We were done before Santa made it on TV in the Macy's parade.  Dad was changing the oil in the van, and once again, we started without him.
We spent the whole day over at Grandma's.  Playing games and watching football and visitng and napping.  I love being with family.
Friday morning we got your dad ready for work and off by 1.  Then I went pinenut picking with Megan and Grandma and Grandpa and West.  Ally and Natty kept Addy.  We picked up Albert and his family in Panaca and headed up to Panaca summit.  That was fun, too.  I guess I can say that I love being with family in small groups.
We went back to Grandma's and Grandpa's that night.  boy were there a lot of people.  Megan, Albert, Justin, Henry, Amanda,  and lots of kids.  Crazy, but fun.
Saturday, the boys had practice again.  At least it was at 9 instead of 8.  Then we just took it easy for the rest of the day.  We did go back to visit Megan once more before they left today.
During all of this, Ally diligently got all her homework done.  I think she did more than any of the rest of us all week.
Today was Dirk's homecoming.  We didn't go, but Grandma and Grandpa did.  We stayed home and talked in church.  At least, Ally and I did.  And Keisha Lister and her husband and John Mathews.  We all spoke about the Holy Ghost.
Mine was kind of rambly.  From when I first realized that the goose bumply feeling I was having at church was the Holy Ghost to now when I get little nudges in my head about things I need to do.  
Then 2 hours of singing in primary.  And pizza when we came home.  It takes forever to make, but it is so worth it.
Ally is going back to Reno tomorrow.  Bevan Lister is going up for something, and so she is going with him.  We did get some snow last night and a little this morning.  I really wasn't looking forward to driving up and back in the snow, so I am glad she could get a ride with him, even if she does miss a class or two.  Sorry, Ally.
So that is our week.  Nothing very exciting.  Not really any miracles.  Unless you count that Ally was able to get home for Thanksgiving.  Even on Monday, she wasn't sure she would make it.
All of you need to tell me what you did for Thanksgiving.  Except Ally.  She was here.  
Rachel, Eve sent me a picture of you and someone she knows.  You looked really good. And happy.
We missed you Cami and Chelsey.  But I know you will be here for Christmas.
I'm not sure there is anything else to tell you.  You know I love you.  You know nothing ever happens here.  Except snow.  It snowed.  
Love you.

What the flip is that game??
I kind of still super stressed about school.... don't know what I'm
doing. I'm excited to talk about it on Christmas. So study up, or I
will be even more stressed. Haha. I love you mom!!
Thanksgiving looked life fun! And snow!!
My new comp is going to be sister Olsen, transfers are Tuesday. Life
is still crazy. Love you mom!

November 21, 2016

Hey everyone, bore da!!
So, if you didn't guess from the subject line, it's been raining. And
raining and then some more. ☔️ and we've been out innit. Just in time
for me to realise that I love finding.. yup. That's right. Tracting is
fun. (It only took me this long haha) there are so many people you get
to meet and interrupt them when the Welsh rugby is on..... not the
greatest time to go out tracting, but hey ho. The gospel stops for no
man, or rugby πŸ‰ team.

There was a scripture that president Leppard shared with everyone that
was really good:

14 Behold, it was the faith of Nephi (sister Wadsworth, or you ) and
Lehi (sister Carson, your companion) that wrought the change upon the
Lamanites (our investigator) , that they were baptized with fire and
with the Holy Ghost.
President has challenged every companionship that we can all baptise
someone before Christmas. So with faith in our president and the hoy
ghost on our side, we put our investigator Brandon on a date for this
Saturday because he is so ready for it. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„re-committed him
on Saturday night, and he's still cool with it. Well, actually still
pretty unsure, he'd been praying about it and was getting the "tingley
feeling" every time he prayed, so we went over what would happen, and
he went from I don't know yet, to feeling "nervous, but prepared."
Coolest conversation ever. Completely by and through the spirit.
Please pray for Brandon- I am so excited for Saturday, (and also
stressed because almost no members will be able to make it since they
are singing at the temple, stake temple trip, and a wedding are all
happening that same day) But as long as three priesthood holders show
up, I'm not too bothered.

The primary program was yesterday, and this old lady blodwen, who
hasn't been allowed outside of her house for a year, bless her was
able to come to sacrament to watch. It was one of the best surprises
ever to turn around and see her there. 😊

To answer your questions mom:
So, how is life where you are? Life is great. I'm stressed about
school, but trying really hard not to be.
What is the awesomest thing that has happened to you this week?
Brandon going to be baptised this week. And he agreed to it last
How about something funny or hilarious? Ummm,.... my bathroom light
went out and we have no time/ ant be bothered to go buy a new bulb.
So... I'm peeing in the dark at the present..
Did you meet anyone new or interesting? It wales... everyone we meet
is new or interesting.
Have you run into someone you know from home, or from this area? Umm
no. Someone did ask me yesterday if I knew a Wadsworth who served his
mission in Leeds?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  District meeting. We have a
relief society activity on Friday which is going to be a thanksgiving
meal, and usual missionary stuff.
What do you hear from your friends from home?  I hear nothing....
nada. Zip. But my sisters are pretty good..😊😘
Rachel, this is for you:  what is your address where you are?  Will
you be there if someone wants to send you a Christmas card?  Or should
I just tell everyone to sent mail to the mission home?
My address:
20 castle mews,
northview terrace,
cf83 1py
Although I'm not sure if I will still be there. Carson is training..
so it's a toss up on whose going to leave now.  But at the same time,
we check the mail everyday and are disappointed everyday.
Love you all!! Hope you all have a great week. I'm making a request to
please Tell me about any miracles you have seen this week!!
Sister Wadsworth

Zone meeting
Our flat from the castle
My girl and I reunited!!

Mom I love you!!

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On 21 Nov 2016, at 06:08, kelly wadsworth <> wrote:
Dear daughters,
Quite honestly, I can not think of anything really worth telling you about.  Other than snow on Wednesday, not much has happened.  Now dad is telling me all the things he thinks I should report.  He hurt his knee on Wednesday at work.  Just a sprain, but it's his week off, so he can take it easy.  
I finally broke down and bought a new headlight for the car.  It's only been a year since we hit that deer, Ally.  Now we can see where we are going at night.
Dad took a refresher course for his EMT licence.
Basketball practice has started.  Which means I get to make that extra trip to Panaca in the evening to pick up boys.  Jacques is a manager for the team, so both of them stay down.
Jacques is working on his paperwork for his Eagle.  
We stay busy, but it is just the same things we always do.
So, how is life where you are? (Insert your name here and answer accordingly)
What is the awesomest thing that has happened to you this week?
How about something funny or hilarious?
Did you meet anyone new or interesting?
Have you run into someone you know from home, or from this area?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  
What do you hear from your friends from home?  
Rachel, this is for you:  what is your address where you are?  Will you be there if someone wants to send you a Christmas card?  Or should I just tell everyone to sent mail to the mission home?
Sorry this is such a lame letter.  I don't even think I have any pictures to send.  Next week should be better, with pics from Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's and Grandpa's.  With Megan and Ally!
Love you all, keep up the work (good or bad, you choose).

November 14, 2016

Another week in wales. It's been good. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before, but missions are crazy. True story. 
Here are some of the highlights: 
-Went to visit a member who's been ill, missed the bus stop and went out of our area about 7 at night. The concerned bus driver let us off at the next stop where there would at least be some lights and we waited for the bus home in the cold for about an hour. 
- two of our investigators dated for three years in school. Awkward.... haha
- climbed a huge hill (that we already climb every week to visit some members. Got lost... still haven't found them. 
- out of money!! Don't know what we spent it on but hopefully reimbursements come in soon. 
- on the bus that we missed Friday night, when we finally got back on our way home, we met a less active. Lost sheep. And there we were complaining about the cold wait. Truly humbled. 
- saw the castle this morning! (I want one now) 
- poppy appeal is officially over. Remembrance Sunday was great, although I had to speak... but so did our amazing recent convert, Andrea. It was her first time and she loved it!! She is such a blessing. 
- one member gave us hot squash when we came in her door and sent us off with an ice cream.... why?? It's freezing outside!! 
- found some new people. They're struggling to accept the priesthood. We'll work on it. 😊
- blodwen (oldest cutest Welsh lady ever) taught s some Welsh. Haha don't ask me to repeat because I won't be able to. Still can't pronounce most of he towns here. 
- learned a new phrases: tidy=good and just through like onto the end of a sentence. I love the Welsh accent. Ex. That meal was tidy, like.  
So, it was a pretty good week. Lots of learning involved and spiritual experiences. 
My study this week was all about e law of sacrifice (subject of my talk) and his stood out to me: the only thing that we truly can sacrifice is ourselves. Our willingness to live the commandments. 
Here's the actual quote from the 4th missionary, a talk that passes from missionary to missionary: 
"In the end,  your heart and  your will is all  that  you  have to give that the Lord does not already have. If you give  your time, two years,  and  your  strength,  you give  only  that which He grants to  you with  each beat of your heart and each breath that  you  draw. If you  dedicate your gifts and  talents, you  only  return  to  Him  what He already  has given to  you. If  you  pay  tithing  you only  return to Him  a tenth of what he has already  given to  you. Everything  that you have to  give to  the  Lord, has its  origin in  Him,  except one thing: your will. He does not have your heart, nor your mind,  unless you give them  to Him.  It is the only gift  you  have to offer that He does not already have. And so when you give yourself, you truly give everything to Him."

Love you all!! Have a great week! 
Sister Wadsworth 😊❤️

Hey mom. Life is good. I'm happy. I'm usually happy. I can't really give you any details Because wit all just seems normal to me now. 
So you think you could look up my byu I account stuff. And my email for that. I don't even remember what it is. 
I'm actually fine with not getting pj's because I don't want to pack them! What do you guys all want for Christmas? 

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On 14 Nov 2016, at 05:49, kelly wadsworth <> wrote:
Dear girls,
Not much ever changes here at home.  I still drive in circles everyday.  Dad is still working, boys still sporting, Natty still reading.  I did get to take Monday off and go to the doctor.  Grandma went with me, actually she drove, so I guess I went with her.  We had fun shopping, but we need Teri to go with us so we have some one to talk.
Tuesday was a crazy day.  I had 6 kids in carseats.  That is a tight squeeze in this van.  They all played really well together, so it wasn't too bad.
Wednesday was just the opposite.  Reiko didn't come, just 3 others, so it was pretty easy.  
Thursday, no school.  Just practice for Jacques.  
Friday, no school.  Veteran's Day.  Benson had a dr. appt. for his physical.  Turns out his PCL in his knee is torn all the way.  So now he has to wear his brace again.  He will have to have it surgically repaired someday.  He isn't very happy about it.
After that Natty and I ran to Cedar to pick up a cow.  We now have meat again!!  Yeah!  A whole freezer full of hamburger.  We did some shopping, and came home.  I've been to Cedar more times in the last month than in the whole last year.
Saturday was the playoff game.  Us againg Yerington.  They killed us.  We played hard, but their guys were so much bigger than ours.  So now football is over, and basketball started after the game.  
Church was good today.  Delanie Cole spoke, the Jacques.  and Kay Donohue.  Delanie used Aleesha's baby blanket as a visual.  Then in primary, we started learning a new Christmas song.  I'm not sure if we will ever sing it again, but I like it.
Then we had spaghetti for dinner.  Nap and movie.  Went to Grandma and Grandpa's.  Came home.  
Some things never change.
I guess that's about it.  I already sent pictures to Rachel.  They were on facebook, so you others can see them there.  
I hope you are all doing well.  Rachel, I have been praying for you to be cheerful and happy, so I hope everything is going okay for you.  Would you tell me if it weren't?  I will get your Christmas package out this week, the mission home wanted it there before the end of November.  (No pajamas this year, sorry)
So give me some details of what your area is like.  Details, details, details!  
I need to chase everyone to bed, so I guess I will go.  I love you all.  Be good.  Do good. Be careful.  Pray.  Read your scriptures. Remember I love you.

November 7, 2016

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween everyone,
I feel like I say this every week but what's one more week? What a crazy week!!
It was thrown off a lot by a trunky meeting right in the middle of it.
To explain what that means, it's like a "now you only have six months
or so left on your mission so it's time to start thinking about
college and life and being self reliant again" meeting. Yup. What
every missionary wants to hear. ... in Birmingham... and we had to
train πŸš‚ back home... to wales... (but I'm not complaining, so it's
fine😊) #madeithomebynine
But other than that sister Carson and I have had a really great week.
Mostly. Except when everyone flogged and cancelled on us in one day
and nobody else was home, and a bird had a really great target
practice πŸ’©and when we had basically no money this whole week due to a
few trips to the mission home this month. And waiting from 10-1 for a
delivery that did not decide to show up until five till 1.  But other
than that it was a really great week.
My favourite part of this week was being able to see our new
investigator completely unplanned. And when a less active told us he
believed hat he was Adam and god killed him with a ray gun. (multiple
lives) and that he was also Joseph smith. Also that our bus right
after that was super late but because of that we avoided one of our
investigators angry grandpa and found some way cool potentials.πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Š
miracles happen everyday.
Other highlights were teaching Brandon because he's he coolest of our
teaching pool (and the only one progressing) and having pizza πŸ• more
for dinner more nights than not this week. #fivedaystreak
#disntthinkidbesickofpizza also kinda of never want to see lasagna

Missionary work is the greatest thing. I love it so much and the
people are truly the greatest.
Love you all and have a fantastic week!!
Sister Wadsworth 😎

1) trunky meeting
2) swimming anyone??
3) waiting for our lift to church
4) on one hill looking at another

Sorry your in pain. I love you. 
I was not aware that Tyler and Shayla were a thing, but they look cute. 

That's so sad. I was not thinking I would not have that much time to be home. I was looking forward to seeing everyone. (Most parents have either sent their missionaries the travel arrangements or the release date. Thank for being an obedient mom) 
I love you and miss you!! Get better soon!!  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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On 31 Oct 2016, at 06:01, kelly wadsworth <> wrote:
Dear Rachel, Chelsey, Cami, and Ally,
So, how are you this week?  Rachel, I love the castle!  How cool to just look out your window and have a castle!
We have had a pretty good week here.  A new quarter started at school, so not too much pressure or homework yet.
Natty had a band concert this week.  They did pretty good. I've heard better, and I've heard worse.  Middle school only has 3 trumpet players, and they sounded good.
Monday I got called in to help with costumes for the Christmas play.  They are doing "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause" and it will have 8 different Santas from around the world.  Plus some talking pigeons.  I have done a good job of putting it off, but I HAVE to get to it tomorrow.
Wednesday was pretty miserable for me.  I had to stop eating for my surgery on Thursday.  So I was hungry all day.  I could drink, but not eat.  Then I had to drink this nasty, nasty cleansing stuff to clean me out.  YUCK!!!!!! 
Thursday was no school for Nevada Day Observed (which is really on Friday, but we don't have school on Fridays, so we get Thursday off).  Dad and I left for Cedar at 5 am.  My surgery was at 9:30 or so, and it went well.  (Hemorrhoids)
Now my bum hurts.  We stopped at Arby's to eat on the way home, and the car died.  So typical for us.  
I was able to hitch a ride with Louann Wilbur, who had an unexpected delay in town, or she would have been half way home already.  Lovely little miracle, that.  Dad stayed in Cedar and rounded up some help from Lehi and Moroni and my Uncle Dennis and Aunt Kara.  He did get the starter and alternator changed and made it home the next day.  I made it to Panaca in time for the football game.  It was Jacques senior night, so I hobbled out on the field with him.  Teri and Grandma hovered just in case I was going to fall over.  The game was a blow out.  We won 61-6.  so we play again next week for play offs.  then probably state the week after that.  Then basketball starts.
So anyway, I am sincerely grateful for little blessings and miracles.  And family and friends who do so much.  
After all that, I spent the weekend sleeping and recovering.  Dad made it back to work a day late.  But that's what sick days are for.  
I stayed home today, so Derek and Shayla did singing time for me.  Grandma said they did good.  I wish I could have been there to see them.  
That's about it here.
Rachel, you got a letter from BYU-I.  You start the spring semester on april17, I think.  I will try to send a pic of the letter.
Moroni finally popped the question to Clara.  I assume that she said yes.  Lehi and Artell are expecting.  Camden and Jeanette and Mariah and her husband both had their babies.  Both girls.
The wind is howling like crazy here.  Not much rain today.  I understand I slept through a pretty good rainstorm the other day.
I love you all.  Remember to count your blessings.  And to be grateful.  
Love you, love you, love you, love you!!!!