Tuesday, 30 December 2014

First Christmas away from home!

Hey everyone!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I sure did!! Christmas eve Me and sister McCrea went with the YSA Elders to a members home (the members aree in Dalhousie ward but the daughter is in YSA) and it was a BLAST!!! President lets us watch family movies with families Christmas eve and Christmas so we watched most of the Grinch there! It was SO GOOD!! Me and Elder Kendall pretty much quoted the whole thing haha loved it. We had a wonderful dinner with them and even got presents! We actually got presents from a few members! we are spoiled!! haha. And lots of treats.. lots and lots of treats. It was great. So much laughter and joy filled the room. Christmas was good too, I got to Skype home and talk to everyone! I sure am blessed with an amazing family. They brought so much peace into my heart. I couldn't imagine going on this journey without their full love and support along the way. Such a blessing.

I have been doing my best with the book of Mormon challenge! I am a little behind where I should be but I can do hard things! haha Its been amazing though! I have felt the spirit so strongly while reading and throughout the rest of the day! The stories are coming to life in my head and I am understanding them way more then I have before! I seriously love the Book of Mormon so much! How amazing is it that our Father in Heaven loves us so much that he literally gave us the answer to every life question in a book? We know where we came from, Why we are here, and Where we are going. He gave us examples of what to do and what not to do and allowed us to have a savior to rely on and read about him and how he can help us! It blows my mind that we are given so much knowledge yet it can be a struggle to pick up our scriptures and read them daily. Maybe because we think we know enough? I definitely wasn't the most diligent at scripture reading before my mission but I have learned that the more I read and the more I learn... the less I know haha it's for sure given me much encouragement and fire to read more! Which is good haha I love the book of Mormon!!

A fun moment we had this week was we took a young women in our ward, Emma, out with us ALL DAY. to be a "missionary for a day"! She even went to our district meeting in the morning and got up at 6:30 am! The she stayed with us all day! We had some great lessons and it was a blast! Best part was our very last lesson. We were meeting an investigators husband for the first time because he works in Dubai and has been gone for 8 months!! So we were very excited to meet and teach him! We got Emma to teach a part of the lesson and she was so nervous but did such a great job!! Then we asked her about how she gained a testimony on the topic and she told her story then whipped out a challenge and challenged them to pray to find out the truth and promised they would get an answer! We were so excited!! like what?! she did such a great job! we freaked out after we left (the lesson was super great by the way) and she said she just ran out of things to say so she thought "what would the sister missionaries do? challenge them!!" hahahaha so cute!! it melted my heart. I love her so much. Teaching is definitely one of the best parts of being a missionary. It is so fun and the spirit is so strong and just guides you! I love it.

I love you all so much! stay warm, stay safe and have a happy new year!!!

Sister Heinzlmeir

xmas eve at the Roldan's! us and Elder Kendall and Schmitt

xmas eve

presents! scarves and TREATS!!!

me and steph roldan!


livin dat #onsielife

so our tree wasn't as good as the one we had in the London apartment but hey! it worked! hahaha


opening presents! Sister McCrea

xmas selfie! having dinner with the Cormack's!

#BOMchallenge Reading Reading Reading

my unimpressed face haha gross. bugs.

woke up with this beauty. I have two smaller bites on my hand and one on my neck. bed bugs? that's fun. hahaha #mishlife #ghettoliving

Me and Emma! love her <3

Monday, 22 December 2014

New stuff.

Welcome to the Dalhousie ward!!

It was inevitable haha but alas it came, and I got transferred. I truly miss the London ward a lot. I did a lot of growing in that area and had many hard and amazing times. Makes it feel like I'm leaving my home. But I think that is a good thing. I tried to give that area everything I had and that is why it's hard to leave. So now I am in the process of making this area my new home and giving it all of me! Luckily I know sister Davis will take care of everything there so I feel confident leaving. Knowing it is time and the Lord now needs me here! I have met many wonderful people here! There is an investigator named Courtney. She is 15 and watched a video blog of a Mormon family then went on Mormon.org and asked to have missionaries come see her! She is amazing. Comes to church and young women's activities every week! She has a baptismal date in April. Her mom isn't interested but allows her to make this choice for herself. She is the cutest! I'm so blessed that I get to now work with her!! There are some other great families we are teaching here and it's very exciting. The ward also seems very great! We get fed a lot and so that is always a bonus haha. Oh and in our apartment.. we have our OWN bathrooms!! WOOHOO!!! sharing a bedroom and a bathroom can be a little much sometimes. I must say, as much as I love my companions, having my own mirror and shower is quite the luxury hahaha.

Sister McCrea is really great too! She is from Red Deer Alberta! Actually, in our district we have us, then an elder from Calgary, an elder from Raymond then the two Americans from California and Utah. Albertans are taking over the mission!! hahaha, Its fun. Sister McCrea only has this one transfer before she goes home. 7 weeks. It's crazy! So I know for sure next transfer I'm getting a new companion. Which is a very weird feeling! We get along great. She is very funny and laid back. Goes with the flow a lot which I enjoy haha. It's a little hard because she only had the short transfer (4 ish week) to learn the area and so she doesn't know a whole bunch. Which is very understanding! But makes the work a little harder. we just are winging it together haha learning the ward and people. Kind of starting fresh together which is actually pretty fun sometimes. We get to look at the work with fresh eyes and make all the changes we want. It's going to be a good transfer. I just hope I know everything before she leaves and its my turn to bring someone in! oh my hahahah. Mission life!!

This week as a district we have been trying to show as many people as we can the video "He is the Gift" it's been going really great! We have been going caroling together and giving people cards with the link on the back! Some people are very receptive and its so cute, they call the kids and family members and gather at the door to listen to us sing. We even got fed cookies! yum! and some people even tried to pay us hahah! don't worry, we didn't take it!! But I must say, there are some grumpy people out there who do not like carolers! we got a few slammed doors and people shaking their heads haha oh well. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!!! I love this time of year. I have seen so many acts of kindness and tender hearts. It makes me so happy!

Now for my challenge to you! President Thomas is challenging every single missionary in our mission to read the book of Mormon by the new year. That is pretty close to a week. A WEEK! I know it seems crazy but it is so do-able! He wants us to start the year strong and powerful. What better way? I am so excited for this challenge and I am challenging EVERYONE! Friends and family! member or not! To read the book of Mormon by the new year. I promise you that you will feel the spirit so strong and it will burn in your heart. I know that the book of Mormon is true and when we read Gods words to us we gain so much light and knowledge! If you complete this challenge like I am hoping to as well, email or write me a letter about how it went and your experience with it! Lets do this!!!

Merry Christmas!! love you all so much!!

Sister Heinzlmeir

Gatz family! bye!

czerri, oh how I love her! she is one of our investigators in London. saying goodbye to her was hard. ill for sure see her again though!

elder pestridge is off to moose jaw! it was a fun 7 months of serving near each other! god friend. take care of hose people pesto!

driving with the new comp!

Courtney, sister McCrea and ME!

look who is in my district again! ELDER CERTAIN!! only my bestest best friend ever! he is a big brother to me. so glad to see his face again!!

selfie Sunday!!!!
saying goodbye to the ladd fam jam!!!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Good-bye London area! Hello Dalhousie!

Well.. here it is! we got our transfer calls! And just like everyone expected, I am leaving the London ward and going to the Dalhousie ward. It's still in Winnipeg, just a different zone. I will still be a Sister Training Leader and my new companion is Sister McCrea. I've served near her before so I'm pretty familiar with who she is which is nice. She is currently serving with Sister Smith! Sister Smith is going to Regina and Sister Brimhall is staying in YSA and training! Yay! I knew she would train. She is so good. It's hard saying goodbye to sister smith. We won't see her around anymore since she wont be in Winnipeg. its the worst! But I feel really good about it all. And the YSA sisters are in my stewardship, so I get to go on exchanges with sister Brimhall! YAY! I love those sisters. I'll miss sister Davis a lot. Transfers are tomorrow and I haven't even started packing! I have been in this ward for 7 months. it's my home! change is hard haha but it'll be good for me.

All of our members have been the best this week, making my favorite food, giving us gifts, pretty much having Christmas early haha. The Gross family even bought us stockings! Filled with inside jokes and treats! it was the best!!! Oh i love them. But good news is when they get sealed as a family all the sister missionaries that taught Kate get to come! salt lake in the fall, here we go! I'm so excited for them. Such an amazing family.

Oh and we had our Christmas zone conference! It was the best!  We just talked about Christ and listened to beautiful music performances! I even sang my one line solo without peeing my pants!. well.. skirt. haha. It was so much fun to see everyone. The conference lasted the whole day! training and music and food of course! There was a little Christmas tree with all of our Christmas packages under it and we got to watch "Meet the Mormons" so cute! AND we got Canada Winnipeg Mission tee-shirts! It seriously was the best. We get so spoiled.

I'm very thankful for the time I had in this area. I had many hard times and many fun times too! So many memories and good friendships made here! I will sure miss it but I am excited to see what my next adventure is like! Off to Dalhousie I go!

Sister Heinzlmeir

new CWM shirts! with my bestie Elder Certain! (who will soon be in my district again in dalhousie! yay!)

Christmas zone conference selfie!

president and sister Thomas! love them!

At christmas zone conference we got tree ornaments! its the tripan! guess which one brimmers is? hahah #gingerpower

Christmas with friends!

momma fellows! they billeted with us for Christmas zone conference! she goes home in 7 weeks.. crazy!!!!!

the ward missionaries on Santa's lap! so many of us hahaha

saying goodbye to grandma Gross! she gave me wise words and advice on marriage haha oh i love her. 92 and kicking!

saying goodbye to kim! a returning member we work with! She is so great!

Maggie! Another lovely friend in the London Ward. I'll miss her baked goodies haha

guitar signed by taylor swift! i pretended like i knew how to play it haha the Heieie's have all sorts of signed prizes!

They are the ones who took us out to get our hair done and spoil us so much hahaha #monoclelife

the Heieie Family

The Butt family!!

Early Christmas at Kate's! Love the Gross Family SO MUCH!

haha you always need some nutella!

the Gross family :) I blend in haha

last picture as a group! off to different places we go! :( (this was at a stake christmas concert)

looks so cute!! too bad im leaving :( boo. one less stocking on the wall. #missionlife i should probably pack soon... i leave tomorrow morning.. hehehe

saying goodbye to Ryan Heieie at work! a teeth LAB! we helped out a bit and got rewarded with booster juice and shooping money! YAY! hahahah he spoils us.

field trip in the lab! hahaha its sad what amuses us these days.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


Well another transfer almost over! crazy! This transfer was only 5 weeks and next one is 7. so that the missionaries going home can be home for Christmas. We get our calls this Thursday. We were told that 100 missionaries will be moving. That is a HUGE transfer! So I'm getting nervous. I think I could definitely leave. after all, 7 months in one area is long haha but if I stay for one more it's half my mission here! I want to stay. At least for Christmas. Oh man.. we will find out!!

We went on exchanges with the st. James ward sisters! It was a blast! I went to there area with sister Moody and sister Veylupek went to our area with Sister Davis. I learned so much from sister Moody. She is a very easy going person. I have been so stressed lately because I want to fix everything and make everyone happy but that is impossible. So Sister Moody helped me a lot. The sisters in this mission are amazing. I love them so much!

We have been practicing singing a lot this week haha we have our Christmas zone conference tomorrow and I'll be in two musical numbers. and in one of them i have a solo! AH!!! what?!?! it's just one line though haha but still! I'm so nervous!!
Also, our stake put on a Christmas nativity at a big park/gallery and it was so cute! Kate and Jared Gross were Joseph and Mary haha it was the best. We got to watch that then we went our for dinner at the old spaghetti factory with bishop and his family! so much fun.

I was read a talk this week that was all about the importance of families and it was so good! It led me to read the family proclamation and then went into preach my gospel and read on how the gospel blesses families. I loved it! It was my favorite study this week. I just really saw how important families really are. Then in the Christmas Devotional someone talked about Mary, Joseph and Jesus and how they are the holy family and we need to strive to be like them. A family with patience, kindness, love, tenderness. We truly are so blessed. We not only have families to bless us and strengthen us but we have an example of what our family could be like and how to make that happen. By living the gospel and applying the teachings of Christ we can develop more Christlike attributes and have a family centered on the things that are the most important. Allowing our families to have happiness, joy, peace, and be together for all of eternity. I am so thankful for my family. I feel so blessed and honored to be with them forever.

This Christmas, spend time with your family and loved ones and cherish the gift that the family is! I love you all so much!!

#sharethegift  (you can go to the YouTube page and see a short video on 'share the gift')

Sister Heinzlmeir

Here is a copy of the Proclamation

The Family

A Proclamation to the World

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.
Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.
We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
This proclamation was read by President Gordon B. Hinckley as part of his message at the General Relief Society Meeting held September 23, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

members in our ward looking great! they rocked the nativity

gingerbread houses we made with a member and investigator haha so fun!

giving blood last week sort of made my chest pain go crazy and it was bad. but my heart is fine and im good as new!!!

exchange selfie with sister Veylupek and Moody!

Look who i found at the nativity! boom! my girl brimmers!