Karly in the field

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

Monday, October 26, 2015


Soooo... I'm not in Lynn Haven anymore. I'm in MILTON! (: 
And I'm still loving it! It is A LOT like Pascagoula, and I'm SOOOO happy! (: I seriously love being here! I'm companions with Sis Brown from Henderson, Nevada... and we're having a great time!! (: We found 2 new investigators yesterday, and that was our first day being together! We're really excited to see what happens this next transfer! We're also the Sister Training Leaders, so basically we work with the other sisters in the area to help them to become their best selves! 
I am way happy to be here, and I'm also very grateful I got to spend 7 weeks in Lynn Haven.
(: Love y'all!

Sister Karly  Willes
​5471B Millstone Cir.
Milton, FL 32570

Monday, October 19, 2015

Panama City

Dang! The time went by way too fast today! This whole year has been such a blur! I'm still loving it here in Lynn Haven (: The members have been taking WAY good care of us. We were able to truly just follow the spirit this week> There were a couple of days that I was not feeling so great. I had a cold, but I'm better now. It's amazing how even when my voice sounds like a frog is in my throat, I still want to run after people and tell them about Christ and His gospel. (But then they get afraid of being sick... ha. So I only did it when truly prompted(; )
We were able to meet with a former investigator who I LOVE! She is constantly asking questions and making sure she knows things for HERSELF. We were able to meet with Grumpy and get him interested in doing his family history. He's so funny. He mentioned "You girls are lucky, I've never talked this much with missionaries before." And then he made it sound like he wanted us to leave.... but Sis Evans and I made sure to get him interested in finding out more about his Father's side. (THe whole time he has said that he has all of his family history done..... and then we caught him in the lie! He has NO IDEA who his fathers parents are! ANd he only knows the names for the grandparents.... ) Needless to say, we'll be doing tons of family history this week(: I'm so very grateful that I've got relatives that are helping me out on the other side. This work really wouldn't be possible without the help of Ryan, Jane, Tony, and many others I haven't had the opportunity of knowing on this side. 

Life truly is ETERNAL! (:
Love ya!

P.S. For Christmas I would LOVE to have Down East Basic Wonder Tees, size XS in White, Black, and Creme(: 

Monday, October 12, 2015

(: This week was fun! The move TOOK FOREVER, but we got a new investigator that day! So it wasn't soo bad. 
I'm really excited to begin teaching more! Sis Evans has her training finished now, so we have more time to be outside and apply the things we've been doing extra studies for! 
I really do love it here in Lynn Haven(: I feel like I'm back at home. The Walmart has the same layout, there's Five Guys and Wendy's.. ha (: it's a little piece of home here in the South.

Food for thought:
Our mission president has been having us focus a lot on family history. He has been posing this question:
"Did you know that when you were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you were baptized for more than just yourself?"

Because we have TEMPLES of the Lord we are able to help turn the hearts of the children to the fathers! We are able to HELP SAVE THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY PASSED ON. 

Someone I love has often asked me the question, "Why do the work for the dead when you're among the living?" I would say it is because the worth of ALL souls is great in the sight of God. Whether we are living OR dead, we are STILL HIS CHILDREN. When we are in the service of our fellow beings, whether seen or unseen, we are in the service of our God. He expects us to take care of ALL of His children. Not just the ones our human eyes are limited to see. 

I know that I am serving a mission which lapses onto BOTH sides of the veil. And so is everyone else on this earth. It's time for us to gather EVERY corner of the earth.
How? Through love and DILIGENT service. Don't give up on those you Visit/Home teach. It might take YEARS for them to choose to change, but EVERY MONTH you can help them become closer. It doesn't have to be an elaborate visit. Just a simple knock on the door to let them know YOU care. They can choose to not answer, but YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE THERE. As you are constant in their lives, the Lord will be able to work WITH you when it is His time. Don't miss out!

Sister Karly  Willes
2401 Stanford Ave #503
Panama City Beach, FL 32405

Monday, October 5, 2015

Conference and new address for karly

Conference was amazing! I'm so glad that I was able to listen to it (: there spirit was very strong and I was able to find lots of personal goals to work on... for the rest of my life! haha
I was able to see Cameron, but I didn't get a chance to see Lindsay. 
Probably the high light from my week was last night! There's this awesome family that lives in Southport, and the father's father lives in the lot next to them. He likes to go by "Grumpy" and he wants NOTHING to do with the church. His son is the only member in the family, and he has kind of given up on thinking his dad will accept the gospel. But that's where Sis Evans and I come in (: We've been praying and we REALLY feel like Grumpy is ready to at least have his heart softened through family history! So after talking to his grandson, Luke decided to enlist the help of his mom so that we could go over to Grumpy's home last night and talk about his family. It was SOOO COOL, because the mom was totally expecting Grumpy to not even let us in.... but he did! And he kept talking and talking! WE actually had to tell him we needed to go, instead of him inviting us to leave. It was sooo cool, and I definitely felt the spirit there (: I know that the Lord has His ever perfect timing, and we CAN'T GIVE UP HOPE on our loved ones... because if we give up, the Lord can't work through us.

I'm so grateful to be a part of this great work!
Love y'all! 

Also, please notice the address change (: We're moving this Wednesday!

Sister Karly  Willes
​2401 Stanford Ave​ #503
Panama City Beach, FL 32405