Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Well Sister Harrison and I now have a third Sister Allen. She has been here for about 2 weeks now. She is from Idaho and has been out on her mission for about 5 months. She is a sweetie and I am happy to have her.The work is going along. We had 2 baptisms 2 weeks ago. Nicole and Linda. Both are doing so good. In fact we are going to go to the Temple with both of them to do baptisms for the dead. It will be incredible.

I am anxious to come home, but feeling more and more sad to leave these people that I have served around for 7 months now. I hope everyone is doing well.

My homecoming is on
Sunday the 22nd of February at 9:00 am.
9119 S. 1300 E.

Hope you all can make it.

sister cain.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I will die in the desert.

Well I received my last transfer call of my mission, and I am staying here! Dying in the desert. I always wanted that. I am also staying with my greenie Sister Harrison. Poor girl has to kill me off.

Our investigator Nicole is set for baptism on the 17th of January. She is so excited and is inviting all sorts of non-members. We taught her last night. She could not be more prepared. Our other investigator Linda has been reading this giant biography about Joseph Smith and said she wouldnt know if he was a prophet until she finished it. I told her that the Holy Ghost already knows that he was and if she would listen more to her heart and not her intelect then she would know too. She called on Sunday and said that she doesnt need to finish it and that the Lord is speaking to her. Woo! We see her tomorrow so we will hopefully set a date with her.

I cant believe it is 2009. 2008 flew by. We are excited for what this new year holds as I am sure all of you are.

I love you all.
Sister cain.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Its snowing! I am in the desert of southern California and its snowing! Amazing. All the schools have shut down due to the half inch of snow. The only freeway that connects the desert to the valley is closed. We are held hostage here until the snow stops. It seems a lot colder than it normally does when it snows, and I think that is because I am in a skirt. BREEZY!

Our investigators are doing spledid. We have more progressing investigators right now than I have ever had at one time on my mission. It is such a testimony builder to me that Heavenly Father really does hear and answer our prayers. That he blesses us when we are obedient and diligent.

We went caroling on Monday night with the singles ward for FHE. It was so much fun. We gave the people we caroled to some cookies and then a wrapped present. Either the Book of Mormon, or Joy to the World DVD. Everyone loved it. We are going as a zone tonight and Saturday night. It is such a great way to spread the Christmas and Gospel cheer!

Things here are well. I will talk to you all soon.


loves! Sister Cain.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Miracle on Spring Valley Parkway.

Christmas time again! How is it that I have been a missionary for this long? Well, I am still here in Apple Valley, only Sister Rasmussen and Bowers are gone, and I have a greenie. Her name is Sister Harrison. She is from Colorado. She majored in music and plays the harp. She is doing really well and learning really quickly. I must say that training has been quite the humbling experience.

We had a plethora of miracles this past week. This lady Linda that has been coming to church started taking the lessons. She loves it so much that she wants them twice a week. I love it. She reads and reads and reads. On Sunday she brought two friends with her that want to learn too, and then last night she told us that she has another friend! Amazing. Then another member brought a friend to church, and on Monday we went to her house, just to visit. She asked us who Joseph Smith was. We taught her the first. She loved it. She is going to read, and come to church next week. Then in the singles ward a kid who is getting ready to go a mission brought his non member girlfriend to church and she wants to start learning. I cant even tell you how great this week has been. Heavenly Father is blessing us more than I could have ever imagined. After 20 weeks of hard work here we are starting to see the fruits of our labors so to speak. I am loving it.

We are so excited for Christmas. We have multiple caroling activities planned to spread the Christmas cheer. The Christmas spirit does a lot to people. They are much more open to hearing about the Gospel and about Jesus Christ. I love it. Our zone name this transfer is the Grinch zone with the theme of "and then the Grinch thought of something he had never thought of before" so we are doing are best to be creative in finding people to teach that we havent thought of before.

Things are absolutely wonderful here, and I am so excited to be able to talk to you all very soon!

I love you and Merry Christmas!

love Sister candycain.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Well everyone said that November would be cold but we have yet to feel it. Seriously my scarves and mittens are getting ready to move on to someone else soon. I miss the snow terribly.
Well Transfer calls are this Saturday. I havent the slightest clue as to what will happen.All I know is that change really will be a good thing. Especially now. The only sad part about change is that Rass and I will be split up. no good.

Well our little area is doing good. We have our struggles here and there, but what area doesnt. I have gotten a lot of emails telling me to remember that people have their agency. It is such a hard thing to accept and understand. I so badly just want to force my investigators to come to church, or quit smoking but I cant. I dont understand how they have the happiness of the Gospel staring them in the face and they don't grab on and run. We are doing all that we can, most importantly we are trusting in the Lord. We are doing our best to be obedient and hard working and then letting Him do the rest.

Today we have a busy p-day. This morning we didnt want to watch the zone movie, so we watched Funny Girl at member's home instead. (They are the best members too, the Delatores. love them.) After which we had to head down the hill for a choir practice for the Christmas Community Program in December. Its a really great way to do missionary work. We sounded good. We did this same thing last Christmas, and it was my favorite thing of the season. (besides talking to my fam.) Then we are going to a sisters activity after this to say goodbye to Sister Adams. Ciao.

Our investigators our doing...well. Dwayne unfortunately moved in with his girlfriend, which automatically cancelled his baptism. They will be getting married shortly, but they now live in a different ward. Which means a free-bee for the Elders. I dont mind, I just want him baptized. Scott is doing good. Trying really hard to quit smoking and drinking. He started to cry when I told him that transfers were coming. He said that I had been the one from the start and that I had to finish this with him. I told him that the day that he can go to church I will be there and when he is baptized, even if it is after my mission. I love him, he is great.We have a couple new investigators that we are starting to work with. We are still going with Jessica. She is having the trial of a lifetime, and is being faced with the decision of either her family or the church. One that I could NEVER make. Then there is Laura, she needs to come to church. She said she would come to institute tonight, so we will see.

Anyway, things are good here. Can't wait for Thanksgiving. I can't believe its my second! Time really does fly.I love and miss you all.

Keep the letters coming, I still have 12 weeks left!
I still need mail!!

Sister Cainers.

Sister's Gingerbread Activity

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My 2nd Halloween

Well the transfer is nearly half over, and I cant believe it. Its unreal to me that I am approaching my 2nd set of holidays. I never thought I would. Well everyone keeps telling us that on Halloween is when it starts to get cold, so we are anxiously awaiting for that. I know that 87 degree weather is good, but I am over it and want a change.We dont have any big plans for Halloween, we have to be in at 6 but with the joy of living with members we are going to help hand out candy. woo. That is about as exciting as it gets for us. oh well.

We have had quite the amazing week. Our investigator Jessica who decided to take the lessons last week is loving it. Her Dad is a pentecostal minister and doesnt know that she has been learning from the Mormons. Yesterday she told us that she quit one of her jobs so that she could come to church on Sunday. Can you believe that? A girl who isnt even a member is making bigger sacrifices than most members do to come to church on Sunday. I love it. We watched Testaments last night and we were all crying. 5 girls in one room, not good.

Dwayne is doing great. We had him attend a baptism so that he could see what it was like. He loved it. We teach him tomorrow. He is getting excited for Nov. 16, his big day.We have been fasting a lot lately for the missionary efforts in our ward, and we are really starting to see blessings. We got two member referrals the other day in our family ward, something that never happens. We were pretty excited.

On a side note. The members we live with are hilarious. Well the guy is. He is 80 years old and is one of the funniest old men I have ever met. I will definately be getting a picture. As we were doing service for him the other day he sat the three of us down and started giving us dating advice. He said "sometimes the real jewels are the uglies." So funny. His name is Bob Fuller. I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet him.

Well the threesome down in Apple Valley is hanging in there doing the best we can to represent.well stay classy.

loves sister cain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And then there were three....

Well yet another transfer. Something a little bit different happened this time. Rassy and I stayed together, but we got a third. Her name is Sister Bowers. We are the threesome this transfer until we get another sister. So we had to move to a two car garage cause our one car garage wasnt big enough. We have more room now. We are still in the singles ward and the Spring Valley Lake ward. Our investigator Dwayne is set for Nov. 16. We are so proud of him, he is awesome. It is FINALLY getting cold here. We are turning on the heat, pulling out the blankets and putting on the mittens. I love it.

Well only 3 transfers left, and this is going to be a good one.

I love you all and miss you.
write me and I will write you.

love cainers.