Karly in the field

Karly in the field
Write to Karly at:karly.willes@mylds.net

Monday, September 21, 2015

Funeral

Well. This week started off to a strange start.....
Tuesday we went to a less-active members home to help her sort through some papers while her husband was struggling with pancreatic cancer in the next room... and then they knew that his time was coming. So they invited us into the room and asked us to say a prayer... So we said a prayer and the spirit was SUPER strong. Then I felt impressed to ask them if they wanted me to sing some hymns....
So I spent an hour singing until he passed away. Most of the family was around and they weren't members, or they were extremely less active. There was one family member that I KNOW I have met before, but it must've been in the pre-existence because there was no way we would have met here on earth. SO that was crazy.
Anyway... they asked me to sing at his funeral. So I did. Then the next day in sacrament the bishop asked me to sing again... so I did. And now everyone is ambushing me to join the ward choir, but I don't want to be in the ward choir because it's at the same time as Mission prep and I want to teach Mission prep... hah. I'll figure things out. (: 

It was just so amazing to see how the ward REALLY stepped in. Most of the members HAD NEVER MET this woman before. She hadn't gone to church for YEARS, only going to occasional conferences. Her husband who passed away isn't a member. Her son, though baptized, has NO understanding of the gospel. I am VERY grateful that everyone in my family has close access to the gospel, even if they don't want to believe it for themselves. 

The rest of this week was mostly spent on organizing our apartment/ paperwork from LITERALLY THE LAST FIVE YEARS of missionaries here. We're slowly moving forward with our work, and we feel every slow minute of it. hah. We'll get through though (: I love it here! The members are all so loving and make me feel like I"m a valued member of their ward family! 

Keep living the good life!


My gospel rant: 
There are SO MANY LESS ACTIVE/INACTIVE people here in the South. It makes me SOO sad. There are so many families that are living without the gospel because their parents weren't valiant in the faith. It is simply not fair. Luckily, the Atonement of Jesus Christ will ultimately make things right.  But we CERTAINLY have to work on keeping our faith strong. We are all saved by Christ, but do we let him CHANGE us? To learn to live a Celestial life? 

There really is only one way to gain ETERNAL and LASTING peace. It is through the gospel of Jesus Christ: Faith, Repentance, Making Covenants with God, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End.

Gah. I just want people to live right so they can be happy. ha(:

Sister Karly  Willes
3502 N Jenks Ave #6-106
Panama City Beach, FL 32405

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