Karly in the field

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sorry my email is short again, we only have an hour to email today!
Christmas was great! I am grateful that it's over, though... so now people are willing to meet with us again (: haha. We were able to teach an AMAZING lesson on Christmas Morning to our investigator, Lilly. From the beginning she was sort of stand off-ish, but once we showed "A book of mormon story" mormon message, she was totally fired up! She really related to Chris Cook and it was FANTASTIC! Totally by the spirit.
That really was probably my favorite part of this week.. And one of our favorite member family's cousins are staying with them. Her name is Sofi.. .and she's AWESOME!! She's from Chile and so we talk to each other in Spanglish all the time (: I love it! We were able to teach her that God is our loving Heavenly Father, since she had NO concept of that. She's been raised Catholic, but she doesn't really believe in it. She is super smart and very mature for a 15 year old. I just love that she listens to us and asks REAL questions. She's only here for 3 months, so we're trying to help her learn all she can about English/Americanism.... but mostly the gospel in its fullness(: So far she has been soaking it up and LOVING it. It's "kaban" (cool).
Have a great New Year!! (:


Sister Karly  Willes
5471B Millstone Cir
Milton, FL 32570

Monday, December 21, 2015

Almost Christmas!

orry this is so short! The normal library we go to is closed for the holiday, and the local library only gives us a limited time! 
Fun thing of the week: I SAW A BABY GOAT! (: We were cleaning the church and someone brought their pet goat!
Sis Brown and I are very excited for Christmas! (: It will be a great party!! We've already got SO many meal plans with different members, we're not sure what to do with ourselves! So I'll probably gain some weight this week, but I'll start working it off next year! (; 
We were able to have a "Christmas" miracle yesterday, (really just a normal everyday missionary life thing) We went to teach a less active, who lives with her sister-in-law... who is now interested in the church> We then went across the street and gave "A Savior is Born" card to the father and daughter there, and as we walked to the car the daughter came up and kept talking to us and asked us to come back and teach her more! This all happened in 15 minutes! (:
It's amazing how the Lord simply always lets things work out. No need to stress on our part, just have the faith to make things work!
Love y'all and have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

P.S. tell Tanner happy late birthday for me (:

Sister Karly  Willes
5471B Millstone Cir
MIlton, FL 32570

(This is Wendy here, I forgot to write to karly!  With finals, Christmas shopping and the like, I feel horrible, but I forgot.  I will get to skype and I can't wait, I got a txt about that....and I have the best Christmas card to send her...I just need to print off some pictures to send with it.)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jealous!



I wish we had snow here, but for now we'll enjoy the white of the harvest.... Addyson and Dalton were baptized on Saturday! (: They're the cutest 9 year old twins! It was sooo adorable. We sang The Spirit of God as the closing song and Dalton just started crying because he felt the spirit so much (: 
Our week was SOOO strange. Nothing went according to plan, we had to do a little escape into Pensacola to help a couple of sisters learn to communicate more effectively with each other... but now things are going well! (: We think it was just Satan trying to get at us before the Collins' baptism, but whatever he was trying to do didn't work! 

We had zone training and it went really well! We emphasized a lot on just simplifying our teaching and getting rid of the fluff... and so Sis Brown and I demonstrated this by "boxing" each other, then finally one of us gave the other an uppercut to be done. It was really quite hilarious... (: We stole the idea from zone leaders back when we were in fort walton, so some of the missionaries had seen it before. But they said they enjoyed it a lot more when we did it, and I hope it helped everyone else to remember what we taught! 

Life is still just golden with Sis Brown! We continue to laugh and cry together (: And oh have we laughed this week... we were just so exhausted at one part that all we could do was just laugh at how EVERYTHING was going wrong... But really we wouldn't have had it gone any other way. People we had planned to see cancelled on us, we got caught in between the drama of an active member and her non member sister we started teaching.... haha the fun just never ends. 

We're very excited for Christmas... not sure when we're going to skype or who with yet, but I'll have them shoot y'all a text/call so we can get it worked out. It should be Christmas day and it'll probably be sometime after 3pm your time. 


Sister Karly  Willes
5471B Millstone Cir
MIlton, FL 32570

Monday, December 7, 2015

Parade!

We were in a parade! It was way fun! (: The primary children dressed up as shepherds/ cows/ goats/ etc, and there was a star. We sang primary songs and passed out candy and mormon Christmas cards! Easily my favorite part of the week! 
Life is really just soo good. I don't know what else to say (: 
Sorry this week was so short... I'll write more next week! 

Sister Karly  Willes
5471B Millstone Cir
MIlton, FL 32570



And this one from Sis Brown's Blog.