Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Hello Friends and Family!

This letter will be short. 

We are busy, busy spreading God's word! To anyone that wants to hear.

This past week has been a great week of miracles. I love witnessing the hand of God in our lives, each day.


Ps. Everyone should live in Ohio during the Fall time. 

Sister Cook

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Hello Family and Friends!

This week we decided to shake things up a bit and do a lemonade stand to talk with people. FREE lemonade! Who could say no? Ok, don't answer that question. It was a delight to say the least. We waved and smiled at a lot of people, talked to others, and passed out cards. My favorite was a van that pulled up. I grabbed two cups of lemonade, walked up to their car and started to talk to them. After exchanging some words of getting to know them
I asked, "Would you like a picture of Jesus to take with you?" 
the driver responded, "No, I'm Christian."
 I giggled, "Me too!"

I then proceeded to tell them what church we were from and all of that. Nothing came from it but I did get a good laugh from it and they were very nice! That is what I love about Ohio. Everyone is respectful towards each other. 

One of the greatest things that I love to witness everyday is to see a persons faith increase. As we work and teach people to come unto Christ, the light within them strengthens. I love helping these people of Mason to come and learn of God's gospel and how it has been restored on the Earth again. This week as we faced rejection over and over again, I started to get down on myself and had a hard time. However, after much prayer I came to recognize that there is opposition in all things and it was my choice on what I wanted to focus on. I thought, "wait, I have been facing rejection for the past 3 months! Why am I being so hard on myself this week?" I then took a step back and recognized all the blessings from the week. There are people that are ready to take that next step towards their Heavenly Father. Changing perspective and focusing on blessings makes life a lot more peaceful. There is opposition in everything. It just depends on if we want to dwell on the negative and trials in our life. I have learned that I need to continue to move forward in faith. 

I invite you to find something this week to find the good in. It will bless your life. I promise. 

Love you all,

Sister Cook

Picture 1: At one of our New Member's home (She is someone that I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!)  Her fat cat decided to finally grace me with his presence. The gray one is the son and the tiny black one is the mommy cat!...the cats are not photogenic...it was impossible to get a good snap.

Picture 2: There we are at our cute lemonade stand, spreading the gospel!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Words cannot even describe my love for this area and my companion. I LOVE training!....Actually I don't think I am training. She is well trained and we are running at the same pace. No...we are not running after people. That could potentially look scary. This past week we have been doing things to strengthen our companionship and also having God as our third companion. One thing that we started  at the beginning of our transfer is to memorize 20 faith scriptures that the mission president gave us. WOW. It has done so many wonders. It is so great to see the strength that comes from reading and studying the scriptures. In a sense we are Ponderizing! Each day we pick a new scripture to memorize and focus on. Anytime we are about to approach someone I find myself just reciting one of the scriptures in my head to give me strength to move forward. 

Each day there is always a miracle or tender mercy that occurs it just depends on our perspective if we recognize it. 

Here the faith scriptures that we have ponderized so far. If you get time,I invite you to also read and memorize these scriptures! They will give you great strength.

1. D&C 84:88
2. Isaiah 40:31
3. John 14:27
4. Philippians 4:13
5. Alma 26:27
6.Mark 9:23-24
7.Proverbs 3:5-6
8.John 16:33
9. Ether 12:27
10. Proverbs 23:7
11. Deuteronomy 31:6


Thank you so much for all your prayers, love and support. It truly is a blessing to have you all apart of my life. I feel so blessed.

Sister Cook