Thursday, November 20, 2014

Too much love.

S-- officially left for Spain this week!! It was pretty sad...but, she is so excited to get baptized over there, I am not too worried :)
This is a really awkard angle...but the best we could do. Had a fun little lunch with some of our sisters in Lyon this week :) Gotta love baguette sandwiches. 

#wheninFrance.... have to go to KFC. Haha.
MASTERTACOS PARTY. Okay this picture is terrible, but it shows how much fun we all have together. Haha.

Salut! :)

I hope you all had an amazing week! I did, that is for sure. This week was kind of crazy. Okay, a lot of crazy. Like I have already said, the first week of the transfer around here is kind of crazy with us housing all the missionaries coming in and out. This week went a lot smoother than last transfer though. It is kind of exhausting to have about 20 sisters in our apartment all the time...BUT I also absolutely love it. My favorite part is getting to talk to all the blues (all the new missionaries that come in.) They are so dang adorable. Honestly, it kind of made me emotional this time around. I was just thinking about how much I love my mission, and how it just feels like it was JUST barely that I was as lost as they are. They seriously have so much energy though, it is so inspiring. They just all come here so ready to serve the Lord with all their heart. It really reminds me of when I had that much energy...and it really inspired me this week. So, sometimes it is hard running the missionary hotel, but other times I absolutely love it :)

But despite all the craziness, Soeur Bragg and I were able to teach 20 lessons again this week!! It took a whole lot of determination, but we were able to do it! We are going to try to teach 20 lessons a week this transfer. Which isn't too evident sometimes because with this being a 4 week transfer and having to do all of our exchanges...we are kind of all over the place. But it just makes us work harder :) aka....I am literally going to come home on a stretcher. Haha.

Soeur Bragg and I have just been trying our hardest though to REALLY have a baptism this transfer. We are determined to end our mission with a huge miracle! And for so long we just felt so much opposition. And there is still tons of opposition going on...but this week we really saw some huge miracles. We now have 3 amis for the 6th of December! And this Saturday there was a baptism in one of the other wards in Lyon...and 2 of our amis came!! One of them was just there when we showed up, it was SUCH a miracle. And then we had 3 amis come to church yesterday :) Kind of a big deal because we have had like no amis come to church or the last has been really frustrating. Yesterday we were just beaming it felt so good to have people there at church!
One of the guys we are teaching, we found him through a really funny miracle. About two weeks ago we had a list of addresses of old amis that we were trying to pass. So we find this apartment building, walk in, and immediately hear a bunch of africans talking extremely loud and having a party. We start to walk up the stairs and realize that the sound was coming from the exact apartment we were looking for...haha. We felt really intimidated by the amount of african men we knew we in there...but MANGOS (I'll explain later) we knocked on the door. Ended up being a huge miracle because the old ami was interested to meet with us again and also EVERY PERSON IN THE APARTMENT. Okay, a couple of them were kind of fighting with us about the bible, but they all one at a time just started asking us questions. It was so funny. So then we went back to teach them and one of the guys was really super interested. So, we started meeting with him individually this week and he now has a baptism date! So, that was a fun time.

Pretty much...I don't really even know how to feel right now because I have 1,000 and a half emotions going through my head at every second. Haha.  I just honestly can't believe this is all coming to an end.

I love my mission more than I can put into words. And I am pretty sure I say that every single week. But it is true! It is honestly breaking my heart to think about leaving these people. I love them so much. The members. The missionaries. The French people. Gosh, it really is just way too much love.
I just don't know how in the world I got so blessed. I thank my Heavenly Father every single day for this absolutely beautiful blessing He gave me. But, I still have 3 more weeks, so I am going to keep serving Him will all that I have :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week, I love you all so much and I'll see you way too soon!
Soeur Magleby

Friday, November 14, 2014

A week in photos

Hello my darling family! is the biggest news of my week. SOEUR BRAGG AND I ARE STAYING TOGETHER!! We literally get to finish our missions together. Started and finished together. So crazy!! I really can't even believe it is happening. And we get to die together in Lyon! The best place ever. Gosh, I don't understand how I got so blessed. I love my entire mission so much, every single place I have served in. I wouldn't change it for the world! And being able to stay in Lyon for 3 transfers has been a has been so fun. I absolutely love it.
So, I am happy :)

Honestly I can't even really remember what happened this week...haha. One of those weeks. So, I decided I would just try to send you some photos to make up for all the ones I have missed out on the past few weeks, and try to explain my week.

After Soeur Bragg and I got our transfer calls :) We obviously had to celebrate with my favorite pastry...haha. I literally can't believe it. We are going to do our best just to work like crazy these next 4 weeks!

Probably the most fun part of my week...we went on an exchange to this ville called Besançon! It was LITERALLY freezing...but, it was so so beautiful! We had a lot of fun.

Yeah...sometimes missions just feel like one big party. Haha. I really love every minute of this life! Even though sometimes I don't think I can go on...because I have never been so tired in my life. But I just walk through the streets of Lyon everyday and try to soak it all in. Because I know that before I know it I won't get this life anymore. And I am just so, SO grateful for this opportunity I have to serve my Savior. This experience has changed my life in every way. And also, I have literally never had more fun or laughed so hard...

Sonia!! We love going out to dinner...haha. Sadly she is going to be moving to Spain this week :( it is kind of breaking my heart. BUT. We had the coolest moment with her this week...oh, I guess the next picture would probably go better with this.

Sonia has been working like crazy so she finally had ONE day she wasn't working...and she asked if she could come teach with us. And it was the COOLEST thing ever. Her testimony is so beautiful. We introduced her to another one of my favorite people in the whole world, Jamila :) I love these two people so much I can't even tell you. It was just the coolest thing to be able to hear her testify to sweet Jamilaabout how the Gospel is what she has been looking for her entire life. And now she knows that she is not alone. And she has comfort and peace in her life. Literally...HER testimony built mine.
The Gospel is incredible!!

Well, that is about it for this week.
We are just going like crazy and working as hard as we possibly can. I really hope I can do everything I can to serve my Savior in this little precious time I have left.
I love you all so so much!
I will see you soon!
Soeur Magleby


At our family history activity

Hello my dear family!
I know I say all the time "this might be a shorter email..." but I am kind of serious this time. Haha.
The problem is..I just experience so many AMAZING things and it is impossible to try and put them into words. But today was a week that literally changed my life. I know that probably sounds super dramatic. But, it's true! I had so many beautiful experiences this week.

We got to here from Elder and Sister Kearon (of the 70s). They came to visit us for a special conference. And then I was super blessed and all the leaders of the mission got to go to a another meeting in Geneva the day after. It was just so incredible. I really am obsessed witht he Kearon's. They are so cool. They taught us SO much.

Also, President talked to us during the conference. He seriously just changed my whole perspective on the mission. He really just emphasized how everything we are doing is for our families. Present and future. And that is something that I have obviously known the entire time...but he just talked about it to us in a way that I have never realized before. He just kept telling us that "Today could be the day that changes our future generations!" And I just really left that conference deciding that I wanted to be that person. I wanted to be the kind of person that is going to bless the generations that follow me. Kind of werid to think about at the moment. But is what pushes me. Everyday. And I just want to use it to push me even more. That is why I am just forever grateful for you all and I tell you all every week. I am so grateful for you because your love for me is something that pushes me to work harder every single day. Because I have been able to see how much Heavenly Father has been blessing us all during this time I have been away. And it is so beautiful to see!
I don't even know if this is making any sense.

Honestly...all I can say to you this week is just how dang happy I am. I literally couldn't be any happier. I feel so incredibly blessed to have been able to be a part of this sacred experience with Elder Kearon. I have had so many moments like this on my mission that have changed me. And they have changed my future. And I just walked away from these two conferences thanking Heavenly Father over and over again for this absolutely beautiful experience I have been able to have.

I love my mission more than I can even put into words. I love my mission president. I love this country. I love these people. I love all of these amazing missionaries I get to serve with.
I will forever be changed by my mission. And I am forever grateful. I love the Savior with all of my heart. And I am just so excited for my future where I get to continue showing Him how much I love him!

Two highlights from this week:
We got a really awesome new ami named Gabriel. He contacted us on the street. He said he saw Jesus on our badges and wanted to know what we were talking to people about. We had a really good conversation with him, and then a few days later we called him. And he said he had looked up the website, and he was ike "Of course this church is true!!" haha. It truly is a huge miracle. He was like "It just makes SENSE that God would call someone like Joseph Smith to be a prophet. This has to be Christ's church!" And then we had our first lesson with him and pretty much he was just testifying to us the entire was so awesome. And then we fixed a baptismal date for the end of November. Soo he is awesome. I will keep you updated!

Also, Saturday we had our genealogy activity! We set up this huge activity in our insitute and then all of us Lyon missionaries go out and contact people and invite them to come in and do their family history. It was SO cool. Almost all of the missionaries had miracle lessons. Gosh. The family just touches EVERYONE'S hearts. Family history is the best. I wish I would have appreciated it more...but now I will!
Sorry again for the short email.
Just know I love you all.
I will see you all soon.
Church is true. Christ is the Savior. Don't forget it.
Soeur Magleby


You know what the best thing ever is? How many weakness we have, and how imperfect we are, but despite all much Heavenly Father is willing to shower His blessings upon us. I am really so astounded everyday by how much I am given and how much I don't feel like I did absolutely anything to deserve it..this week was INCREDIBLE. My biggest thing to testify of this week is that even when we don't think we can physical go on..we can. The strengthening power of the Atonement is something that blows my mind everyday. It is so, so real.

We did it this week! We hit our goal of 20 lessons. And it is actually insane that we were able to do it. We also amazingly were able to help two of our sisters to get 20 lessons as well because we went out to their ville and worked with was so fun. I saw so many awesome miracles this week.
Two of the biggest miracle days were the day of this exchange and last night, when we finished teaching our 20 lessons :) I got to go on my exchange with an adorable blue (on her first transfer), Soeur Jacobsen. She is so cool. And..this is one of the days that I was just amazed I was able to get through.

Let me just take a second to testify about fasting. is the best thing ever. Haha. I laugh at myself that I ever thought once a month was hard. Because as a missionary..we fast all the time. And we have been fasting for tons of things lately. (By the time this week is over I will have fasted 5 times in 2 weeks...haha) And probably my "before" self would have complained a lot. Okay...I still complain. Working on that. But it is AMAZING how blessed I am. We fasted this day with our sisters for one of their amis. So we woke up at 5 in the morning, took a 3 hour train ride, and then went and worked like crazy all day and didn't eat until late that night....and beforehand I thought I was literally going to die. But I didn't. Not even close. We were able to find some really awesome lessons and some cool new amis. And I had soooo much energy I can't even tell you. I was able just to be happy and work hard all day long. And I wasn't even that hungry! Haha. Lying in bed that night I was just amazed at how hard I was able to work. It was incredible. I feel so incredibly strengthened, everyday.

And then last night was so fun. We had to teach 6 lessons to reach our goal. And we had about 5 rdvs fixed, but we kind of knew not all of them would work we had our 3 fixed ones that worked out really well, and then it was 6 o clock. And we had 3 more to teach. And we knew they all had to be miracles. So we prayed LIKE CRAZY and put our trust in the Lord, and we went for it! Our whole zone was also praying for us, so that was super awesome. I felt so much support.And obviously like I said earlier, we were able to do it! It was incredible. We talked to a couple people that I could tell really really need to talk to someone. We had a lady just start crying and told us how alone she feels and how much she just feels like she has something missing from her life. It was such a tender experience. This week was really just full of working as hard as we could, fasting and praying like crazy...And that seemed to a perfect equation.

Sorry, I don't have much more to say this week.....I don't have many of these left though. Trying to not to think about it. Just hold on a little longer and then I will be able to tell you all these stories in person :) Haha. I love you all!

IT'S TRUE. So let's do our best do choose to follow our Savior everyday.
Love you!
Soeur Magleby

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Since I don't have Instagram....  here are the pictures I would have instagrammed this week :) haha.

Fall in Lyon! It is so beautiful. This picture doesn't do it justice.
I love my comp :)

Long story I will tell you later...but we had to go to a police station and be questionned. Yup, I am a rebel. Hahaha
WE ARE OBSESSED. This is how Soeur Bragg and I are surviving. Coconut water!

Sorry my subject line has nothing to do with anything...except for the fact that Lyon has PERFECT fall weather right now. I am kind of obsessed with it. It just helps me to be even happier everyday, so that's good :)

This week was really great. I learned a lot, honestly. This transfer has been really interesting for me. You could probably tell last transfer I was just really happy all the time and we had tons of success. Not to say it was "easy" because it never really is...but this transfer has just been one of the hardest ones I have had. Mostly just in the fact that the work here has been really hard. We are just facing lots of opposition...just amis dropping us, no one answering the phone, everyone being too busy, us trying our best to teach 20 lessons a week and almost killing ourselves to get it...I am obviously still insanely happy, but it has just been especially hard lately. I just really want to be a good example for all of our sisters, but it gets really frustrating with peoples' free agency. Haha. But I really feel like I have been learning soo much these past few weeks. Even though it has been a little hard...I am so so grateful, because even in this past week I have learned so much. I really honestly feel like Heavenly Father is just trying to get me to learn as much as I possibly can before I get home..and I am really grateful for that. So I really have nothing to complain about, because I was able to learn a lot this past week through the opposition we faced. Also yesterday we fasted and got some really great blessings from our Zone Leaders, so I feel a million times better today :)

As for this week...there were some really awesome highlights. Especially with Michal and Barbara. They are both doing soooo great!! Michal got the Priesthood this week! And our amazing bishop gave him the blessing, so the spirit was sooo strong. That was such a cool moment to be involved with. And then..he passed the sacrament yesterday!! And the day before he had gone shopping to buy a suit :) So there he was, passing the sacrament in his classy suit. I felt stupid because I just couldn't stop smiling. I just feel so blessed to be able to see people change their lives in this way. It truly is incredible. And B-- has literally just become my best friend...I love her so much. And she has started going to institute three times a week studying the Doctrine and Covenants, it is so great for her. She is definitely learning a lot. Haha. And then the most excited that BOTH of them are going to the temple this weekend!! And they are both taking TWO names with them to be baptized for their ancestors!! Gosh. I am way too excited for them. It literally is the best feeling in the world. I just think about how much I love the temple...and to think that these people that I got blessed to teach are going to be able to feel these SAME feelings. Gosh. I am so excited for them.
So, that has been the most exciting part of my week :)

Also, So-- finally came back in the picture! (The Spanish one) The story with her is kind of long...but to make it short, she went to Spain for a week and during that week having no contact with us was really hard for she said she didn't even pray for a week. So she kind of faltered a bit. I honestly was really worried for her. So we had a good lesson with her the week before last, and she committed to reading again and praying more, because she really realized for herself how much she needs the church. She said she feels so sad without it. Well, duh. Haha. Anyways, we got to see her this week and she is her normal wonderful self again :) She is adorable. The only problem is she is working like craaaazy right now, so that has been hard because we barely have time to see her. All she has to do is stop smoking and then she can be baptized. But also..she is moving to Spain in November. So she might not be able to baptized here. But, no matter what, she will definitely be baptized.

And for the last major thing I learned this week..we got to have interviews with President. ...over the phone interviews. Haha. Because Elder Kearon is coming for our Zone Conference, he had to do interviews over the phone. I at first thought it would be super weird, but it ended up being SO great. I just felt like I was talking on the phone with my best friend. I love him so much.  I really prepared and asked him questions that of course I got beautiful answers to. It would take too long to tell you EVERYTHING I in summary, one of the things I learned from him.
I asked him about doubts. How sometimes I feel like I have way too many doubts, and how I can help to push those out. They aren't ever huge doubts, just regular ones because you know...we are human. And he taught me a lot. But I  LOVED something he said. He said that there is one thing we need to root our testimony in, that we can never deny. And that is the fruits of the Gospel. We KNOW that living the Gospel makes us happy. And we can see the fruits of it. And no matter how hard anyone tries, that is something we will never be able to deny.

And it is true! I know that with all my heart.
I know that when we live these principles...we are happy.
And that is what it is all about.  Mosiah 2:41. Still glad it is my mission scripture.

Let's all just remember how HAPPY we are and never let ourselves doubt again :)
I love you all!
thank you as always for your incredible love and support.
I will see you soon.
....way too soon.
Soeur Magleby

We're all in this together.‏

Leadership council...pretty much our entire MTC district was there! These are all of us who came in together :)
It was Soeur Bragg's birthday this week so we went out to dinner with a couple members....GNO. It was so fun.
We all got together at the office and ate cake, it was a fun day :) Also rained.
Yeah....leadership council was fun :) haha

Yes, I am quoting High School Musical.

What to even say about this week! Honestly, this week was full of lots of meetings. Sounds super boring. Not for us though :) But that was pretty much our focus this week, and I feel like we accomplished so many amazing things and miracles this week even if they weren't your average "missionary" everyday miracles.

We can start with Leadership Council. It was seriously one of my favorite moments of my mission. We have just had a new tactic in the mission, to make our entire mission even more united. But espcially to unite us all with our zones. We studied a lot about the Strippling Warriors and how we can be the Helamans of our zones to lead all of the warriors to success! Obviously I am not a Zone Leader and we just have a group of sisters to be in charge of instead of a zone...but it really changed the way that we work with our sisters.  I just feel like we keep progressing more and more in the mission, and it is the absolute most amazing thing to be a part of! This all sounds really boring...sorry, I am not sure how to really describe this. I think I say that a lot. I just have so many amazing experiences everyday and for the most part I kind of struggle to really put it into words..but really, I just felt the mission change this week. I just felt really blessed to be able to be a "leader" in the mission and to be able to be a part of this. We are just working harder than ever. And I feel Christ, just right there with us. I know that He is really leading us in all of these efforts, and especially that He is leading President Roney. I love this meeting we get to have with President Roney because it is a different experience to be able to be taught from him in this way. I just feel so so blessed. Have I said that before? ;)

But I had one of my favorite experiences this time around at Leadership Council....we were reading in the scriptures how all the sons of Mosiah got blessed before they went to go off on their crazy missions.. and President was like "How do we do that? Alright, we are all going to give each other blessings." And then literally...every single person in that room got a Priesthood Blessing. I am sure it sounds weird...and it sounded weird to us at first, but as we started doing it...the most incredible Spirit just entered the room. I can't even describe it. A bunch of missionaries just in this little room in the middle of France....all recieving blessings. It was one of the coolest things I have experienced. And I feel like I actually really needed the blessing I was really helped me a lot. And then after I got my blessing I just sat next to Soeur Bragg and we just sat around and looked at everyone receiving blessings. And it was just one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. I am so grateful for the Priesthood. It is so powerful. I have had so many experiences on my mission that I just have felt the Spirit so strong that it literally is undeniable..and I know it is moments like that, that are going to push me through the hard times throughout my entire life. Because the things that I feel...I literally can't deny it! Ever! was a really great meeting.

And then after that Soeur Bragg and I must have been pumped like crazy because we both immediately got on a bus and talked to two great people who we mad rdvs with..and then had a MIRACLE lesson. His name is Serge. He is the "brother" of Barbara..(they aren't actually related..just African and from the same country so they call each other brother and sister..) and if everything goes well...he is totally going to be baptized this transfer. Barbara is being so cute. She just wants so bad for him to be baptized. And she made him pray and everything, and she taught him how to pray. It is so cool to watch Barbara get such joy out of teaching the people Gospel..when just a few months ago she was in Serge's position :) Gosh I just love the Gospel.

And then we had a really awesome Zone Training as well, teaching our Zone these things. It has just been a great week of feeling pumped and united with the whole misision! As always...things are just going well. It is hard...literally every single day. But at the end of the day I just can't help falling asleep with a huge smile on my face because I just love my life so much.

Thank you for all your prayers. You don't know how much I really feel them. I love you more than you even know. I hope you all have a wonderful week, and don't forget to smile and serve the Lord with all your might!

I will see you all way too soon.
Love you!
Soeur Magleby

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A prophet's voice

This is how we spent our P-Day :) At an absolute ADORABLE café. And yes I am literally eating cheese and bread...haha. #sterotypicalfrench

Okay...for this to make sense you should go look back at my pictures from a while ago..when I was in Limoges. We redid our district picture because we were all together except for those who are home now. Anyway..I thought it was funny. Haha.
Reunited with my MTC comps!! I really love them so much :) It is so cool to see how much all of us have changed.
Me and my adorable comp :) Yes we are as happy to be together as you assume we probably are. Sorry I look 5 years old.
Hello my dear family!

GENERAL CONFERENCE. Was it great, or was it great?? I know I have said this before...but it honestly feels like Christmas as a missionary. I wish I would have realized my whole life just how important general conference is. It really is just pure revelation fed to us for 8 hours. Straight from God. What more could we ask for?? This time around I tried really hard to really ask and pray about questions before the conference, and I can tell you that every one of my questions got answered. It was actually a very cool experience. So, I pretty much feel like I am on a spiritual high right now. Listening to all of those special witnesses of Christ just really does that to me. They really are special witnesses. I just feel such a confirmation every single time they testify that our Savior lives. It is the best feeling in the world. And oh my goodness how much did they talk about prophets? I think it might be important for us to listen to and sustain the prophets and apostles..haha. That was crazy. But obviously so important. I really am so grateful for a living prophet! That is one of the biggest things that we get to testify to people everyday. And I love it. I have grown such a big testimony on my mission of just how incredible blessed we are to have our prophet. And that he really is a prophet of God!

So let's all do our best to apply everything we learned this weekend! It is obviously really important :)
As for this was pretty much just craziness. As Lyon STL's and having the apartment where all the sisters stay..the first week of the transfer is always crazy. This past week was kind of out of control. Haha. There were just a lot of transportation issues that happened. And we had a ton of missionaries that went home as well. Let's just say last night was the first night I got to go to bed at 10.30...haha. It was pretty exhausting. But it was also pretty fun, because I got to see so many missionaries I love! But we were just so involved in helping everyone out this week we didn't get much time to do work in our sector. I guess it was just a different kind of work I can we didn't have much happen this week. Mostly running around helping missionaries and then having lots of meetings with our ward leaders. Which is actually really great. But just boring missionary stuff :) Actually had a really wonderful moment this week though of just PURE JOY. Those moments are my favorite. And I have had so many on my mission!

I don't know if I have talked about my bishop here in Confluence...but he is one of the most inspirational men I have ever met. I am kind of obsessed with their family. Okay, maybe a lot. His wife is American and they lived in America for 12 years then came to France just because pretty much the Spirit told them to...and now they are doing AMAZING things here. And we got to go to their house this week with M and eat pizza and have a beautiful night together :) and there was this moment where the bishop was playing the guitar, and we were all sitting around the table rocking out to a great version of "I hope they call me on a mission' and I just looked around and all the angelic kids and the beautiful smiles on their faces, and M being cute and trying to sing along, and just the pure joy that I could feel in that room. It is something so hard to explain. But I just feel the Spirit so strong in their home. They give me the perfect example of what my what I want my future family to be.

The family is where we find the most joy in this life. It is so true. I have spent a lot of time studying that on my mission. And I know it is so true. The home is the place the closest to the temple. I think about my future family everyday on my mission and how excited I am to apply everything I have learned as a missionary. That is one of the reasons I am so grateful for my mission. I now understand the importance of family. It is literally at the center of God's plan. And I just am so devoted to raising a family centered on Christ.

And I am so grateful for the family I was raised in. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for that. There was no way I would be here without you guys. And without being raised the way I was.
I am forever indebted to you. I love you all so much. Thank you for all you have done for me and all you do for me everyday.
Like President Monson said...let's try a little bit harder to be a little bit better this week :)
I love you all so much!!
Have a great week!!
Soeur Magleby

Monday, September 29, 2014


With her family, and our bishop who baptized her.

The 4 who got baptized on Saturday and the people who baptized them. So much white. Such a beautiful sight to see :)

Salut! already know what I am going to write about this week.

This week was one of the most miraculous that I have had on my entire mission. It is honestly something that I will not be able to describe to you in words. But, I am going to do my best :) First off, I am staying in Lyon another transfer! And my new companion is Soeur Bragg...yup, THE Soeur Bragg!! :) It was honestly really sad to have to see Soeur Richardson go...she was a great comp., but my goodness when we got our calls we both just called each other and started screaming. I can't believe this is actually happening. Not only are we reunited from the MTC...but she is one of my favorite comps I have had. We get along so well. I am soo excited for this transfer. We are going to absolutely just tear it up in Lyon. Well, we are going to do our best! This is just such a city of miracles. It is absolutely incredible.

Speaking of miracles...
So this weekend I got to see two people making a covenant with God. Actually, I got to see 4. We had 4 baptisms here in Lyon. It was so amazing to see. 3 of them were from our ward. So on Sunday we got to have 3 confirmations in a row! It was so fun.

Saturday was such a beautiful day. I am so in love with Michal and Barbara. In the least creepy way possible. They are so absolutely amazing. I honestly can't explain what it feels like. To watch these people enter the waters of baptism. I feel really blessed as well, because I got to teach both of them from the very beginning. And I got to see them to gain a testimony. And to come unto Christ. And then follow him by being baptized. I am just so overwhelmed every single time I witness a baptism by the amazing spirit that I feel. It to me is just something so real. Almost tangible. I can just feel so deeply that this is the truth. And that this choice these people are making is the best choice they will ever make. And it will change the rest of their life.

But there was this one moment at the baptism that was by far my favorite :) All 4 of them decided they wanted to share their testimonies at the end. And it was literally the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed. B--. She got baptized only a short like 3 and a half weeks after witnessing the miracle that I wrote to you about. She saw a true miracle of the Priesthood. And she let it change her life. And 3 weeks later...she was baptized into this church. Because she knew she couldn't deny the truthfulness of the miracle she saw. Teaching her was so easy. She accepted everything. Although, I always worried just a little bit if she had a real testimony of the gospel and if it was more than just believing in Jesus Christ. And then she got up there on Satuday. And talked about this miracle she witnessed. And talked about how this day has changed her life. And she knows it is true. And you could just feel that she really knew it. And then when she got confirmed on Sunday she was just radiating. Annnd she already paid her tithing. Haha. She is so unbelievable.

And then Michal. Sweet little Michal who had sooo many doubts! And just kept asking us over and over about how in the WORLD we can say that we know the church is true. And how this church is different. And not understanding why he would need to be baptized again. But, he wanted to know. So he read. And he prayed. And the Spirit worked absolute wonders with him. We had so many lessons with him where I feel like we just put our heart and soul into testifying to him because we wanted him SO BADLY to know it for himself. And to see him get up in front of everyone. And in his sweet simple French bear a beautiful testimony. And for him to say "Je sais que l'église est vrai." (I know the church is true.) I literally couldn't hold back the tears.

There is no greater joy in this life than to help people come unto the Savior.
I can't even explain how grateful I am to be a missionary. I feel like I am being blessed way more than I deserve. I just am so dang happy. Even if I am so unbelievably exhausted. is worth it. Haha.
I love this work so much. I love my Savior so much. I know this work is true with all of my heart. And I just don't know how I got so lucky.
I love you all so much. Thank you for everything, as always.
Don't forget how much your Savior loves you. Come unto Him and He will come unto you.
Love you!!
Soeur Magleby


Hi everyone :)

First off, I apologize. I don't have the full time to email this this probably won't be the longest email. We spent the day at President Roney's house and so we got to emails a little late. Not gonna was worth it though :) I literally have the best mission president ever. We spent all afternoon playing pêtanque... you all probably have no idea what it is. It is a french game that I am kind of obsessed with.

Well, I feel like every week all I have been doing is telling you all over and over again about crazy miracles every single week...and this is another one of those weeks! Sometimes when I don't have time to write in my journal (which is....everyday) I just make a bulleted list of great things that have happened that week. So, I am going to do the same to you today.

  •  First point on the list, this Saturday is September 27th. The day our mission has been preparing for.  And we are going to have 2 baptisms :) Well...we hope. Obviously we never know what will happen. But we have just seen AMAZING miracles this week. The first is B--. I already told you all about her. She is wonderful and just seriously so prepared. She is so excited for her baptism.
  • The second is an ami we have named Michal. I don't think I have ever told any of you about him..but we started to teach him like the first day I got here. And he is soooo awesome. He is Polish, and speaks pretty decent French but we have had a bit of a language barrier. But honestly, it has just help me to learn how to teach simply which has been great. Anyway, he is just so sincere and he seriously has been searching for the truth. He has been reading like crazy in the Book of Mormon and has been progressing so great the whole transfer, but he has just let his doubts and fears get in the way of baptism. But we knew that he was ready for this Saturday. So we had a couple rdvs this week where we just sat him down and we were pretty much like "Michal. You know this is true. What is stopping you from being baptized??" and we had this really great moment where we were teaching in the institute and a bunch of members showed up and we were all sitting in a circle just testifying to him like crazy about how this is the true church. It was honestly one of the coolest moments of my mission. I felt the spirit sooo strong. It was so cool to be able just to look around that room and see how much everyone just KNEW with all of their soul that this church is true. I just can't get over how grateful I am to my Heavenly Father for blessing me with a testimony of this Gospel. Anyway, so we just really engaged him to pray to know. And last night we sat down with him and we just said "Alright Michal, it is time. Have you gotten your answer?" and it took him like 2 minutes to respond but then he just goes "Oui, je suis prêt" (yes, I am ready.) Haha and me and my comp had to do EVERYTHING we could to not freak out right then and there. So yeah, he was our huge miracle of the week. I am so so excited to see this Gospel change his life. It already has.
  • One of our amis said a prayer for the first time this week. And it was adorable. And she prayed so perfectly. And also she prayed that I will live in New York City and be able to study cinema. Haha. It was hilarious and so adorable. It was seriously just one of the sweetest moments in the world, I thought I had to share it with you. So you know, it probably is going to happen now.
  •  Sonia is still doing amazing. She is leaving for Spain this week so we sadly won't be able to see her for a couple weeks :( But she is getting baptized as soon as she gets home!! We are already planning her temple trip in October...she is incredible.
  • Funniest moment of the week. We went to a baptism on Satuday for the elders in one of the wards here in Lyon, and we went into the room to perform the ordinance...and we opened up the baptismal font and the water had ALL DRAINED. Haha all of our hearts just sunk. One of the elders apparently bumped something and all the water was gone....we then spent the next 30 minutes just running around the chapel like maniacs throwing buckets of water into the font. Haha. It was super stressful, but also sooo hilarious. It was such a funny moment. Mostly because everything ended up working out :) They just had to do the baptism at the end.

Really, I just love my life. I haven't talked much about my companion this transfer...but honestly, we have had such a blast of a transfer together. I have never been so exhausted but I have never had so much fun either. I feel so blessed to have been able to work with her. But sadly this is her last week in the mission field. I have never killed a companion before...and honestly it is kind of weird. Mostly just sad. There are lots of tears, haha. But yes this is transfer week so things will be changing next transfer, so I will let you know next week. I (most likely, I guess you never know) I won't be leaving though. I better not! I love Lyon way too much :)

I just love my life. I really don't know what to say other than that. I am so blessed that I can't even comprehend it. I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father. I am so grateful to be able to feel of His love for me, every single day. It is the best feeling in the world. Gosh, I am just seriously so excited to spend the rest of my life serving Him with all of my heart.
I love you all so so much. Thank you for everything you do for me. I hope you have a wonderful week!
Bisous! Ciao!
Soeur Magleby

P.S. pictures for the week. I will definitely have some next week though!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


We had Zone Conference this week! It was wonderful. My comp and me and another sister I love, Sister Roberts :)

We hung out with our zone last week on P-Day and I just hate to take this picture because I was just laughing to myself at what kind of place we were "hanging out" in. #frenchmissionaries
We play soccer every Saturday, and Sonia came and then we all went out to sushi :) She is the best.

Salut! Welp. Another week of miracles.

This week...we had AMAZING things happen. The biggest that we FINALLY reached our goal of having 20 lessons!! We actually ended up having 21. And it was so cool. Honestly, the best part of it was that all of these lessons we had were taught to our progressing amis. Well, most of them. We did have a couple cool miracle lessons on the street, but for the most part, we have just seen so many huge miracles this week in seeing our amis progress.

I am sooo excited for the 27th of September. The mission is just exploding right now. That is the only way I can describe it. We are all working so hard, and Heavenly Father is just pouring His blessings upon us. And I can't wait to see how many people we get to bring unto Christ that day! We are really hoping and praying to have 2 baptisms that day. We will definitely have one, Ba-- :) She is just doing absolutely wonderfully. She is just the sweetest. Honestly, I am so in love with all of our amis. I don't know why, but I sincerely LOVE all the people I am working with right now. I care so much for every single one of our amis. I just feel like they are all my best friends. Anyway, Ba-- is doing great. She is a huge miracle and her faith is just growing more and more!

And then our other huge miracle. Sonia. Ooh là là. I couldn't even put into words and tell you how much I absolutely adore her. Our rdvs this week were just incredible. From the very first moment she was contacted on the street she has been a huge miracle. And honestly, she just keeps being so much better than I even thought! It has been 3 weeks since we started teaching her. And she already knows with all of her heart that this church is true. In one of our rdvs she was just talking to me about how she is just so anxious to share this message with everyone. It was so cute. She was just like EVERYONE needs to know this!!" And so she has been talking to all of her friends about the Book of Mormon.  And she stays up until 2 in the morning because she can't put it down. And she just can't get over Alma. It is her favorite. Haha. She honestly has been showing so much faith, I am so amazed by her. The word of wisdom has been hard for her.But in just a week....she has gone from 20 to 4 cigarettes a day, and stopped drinking coffee and wine. She is just putting her faith into action. Being able to be a part of this experience with her has honestly just grown my testimony so much. She looked at me one day this week, and she just looked me in the eyes and said "This is has changed my life."

So simple. But it hit me so hard. I have seen the Gospel change so many people's lives throughout my mission. And that is the beauty of the Gospel. And it is just so cool to see when people actually recognize that change. She is just so simply excited to start her new life. And I couldn't be more excited for her!

Also...I don't know if I told you this, but she is a film director. And also she does theater and teaches cinema here in France. I KNOW. I about died. Soo long story short we are in the middle of making plans for our movie we are going to do together on the Book of Mormon :) Haha, really though. I am so excited.

I am just amazed again and again everyday of how beautiful this Gospel really is. And I am amazed again and again at how blessed I am to be able to be a part of it. And to see this change in peoples' lives.  It is something I will never be able to deny. There are many reasons I know I could never deny the Gospel, but just being able to SEE people come unto Christ and how much that changes their lives..that is absolutely incredible to me.

I just don't know why I got so lucky, honestly. To be able to experience all of this.  I just really love you all so much. I know this is God's work. And He is in charge of it. I have never felt closer to Him. And I have never felt happier.
Je vous souhaite une bonne semaine! Je vous aime!
Soeur Magleby

Monday, September 8, 2014

Beyond words.

We had a day this week where we teamed up with the Paris mission to try to find 1,000 new people to teach! It was fun. This...we were commanded to eat this pastry called a "mille feuille" for lunch :)
.....more food. Haha. This is how we celebrate getting a new engagé. Patisseries!

At our bishop's house...I just ADORE their family. They are so wonderful. 
Me and Soeur Bragg on our exchange!! It was so fun.

I hope you all have had a wonderful week. This is been just ANOTHER week of crazy amazing miracles.... I have been just waiting ALL WEEK to tell you about the crazy things that have happened!! Things have happened to me this week that are beyond words. Things I can't even describe. But miracles that have built my faith like crazy.

They are both continuation miracles from the two miracles I talked about last week :)

Starting with Barbara. Remember that girl that I talked about last week, the one who was suuper sick and then got the blessing and was literally healed? Yeah. As if that wasn't a cool enough miracle. The miracle continues! We set up another rdv to go see her this week because obviously we knew this would be a perfect time to start teaching her..and it was incredible. She obviously had a bunch of questions on the priesthood. So we taught her the retab and then talked a lot about the priesthood. And then we got to the end and started to bring up baptism, and she was like "Oh yeah, after Sunday, I am coming to church all the time. All the time." And we were like "Sooo...baptism?" And she was just like "Um...YES. When does it work for you?" Haha. It was literally the easiest baptismal date I have ever set. She is SO ready. We set her date for September 27th :) I don't remember if I told you...but that is the big day in our mission where we are trying to have as many baptisms as we can. And we have a goal to have at least two baptisms that day, so it really was a HUGE miracle. She was going around at church everyday telling everyone "I am getting baptized!" It was so cute. She is so SO wonderful. :)

And the miracles don't end there. It also continues with Sonia. She is the one that found the Book of Mormon in a library in Spain and read the whole thing...we had one of the absolute coolest lessons I have ever had on my entire mission this week. And plus I was on exchange with my MTC comp Soeur Bragg :) so it was super cool to be able to have this crazy awesome moment together. We knocked on the door and as soon as she answered it I could just tell she had something to say. And she almost dragged us in her apartment and sat us down on the couch. And she told us she had something incredible to tell us. And she was shaking. She then proceeded to tell us that the night before, she had done as we had asked, and she had prayed to know if the Book of Mormon is true. And then that night she had a dream. I will probably spare the details just fro her privacy, but she described to us a beautiful dream in which she was dressed all in white. And Joseph Smith was in it. And he layed his hands on her head. And as she was telling us she said "When he put his hands on my head..I just felt this peace. This peaceful feeling that is beyond anything I have ever felt before in my whole life. It was incredible." 

When she finished telling us Soeur Bragg and I just like sat there in shock for a second. And then we asked her what she thinks and about the book of Mormon now...and she said, "I know it is true." It was one of THE coolest moments on my entire mission. The Spirit that was in the room was incredible. I honestly was holding back tears.

It is moments like that on my mission that I will never be able to deny the Spirit witnessing of the truth that was in that room. Those moments like that built my testimony SO much. It is amazing to see how much Heavenly Father loves His children and truly answers their sincere, faithful prayers. She is going to be baptized as well :) Obviously. We just have not been able to fix a date with her yet because she is going to Spain and doesn't know for how long.

I will never understand how I got blessed to be a part of all this. How in the world did I get so blessed that Heavenly Father has entrusted me with His children?

This week was awesome, obviously. Just miracles after miracles! And some really great exchanges with sisters that teach me so much.  I am truly just loving every minute of my life these days. ...okay except for 6.30 in the morning. Sometimes I am not super in love with my life then.

BUT all the rest of the day I am just so dang happy!
I absolutely adore Lyon. And honestly...absolutely AMAZING things are happening in the mission right now. We are all teaching way more than we ever have. Heavenly Father is hastening His work here. It is so amazing to see, and to be able to be a part of it! I have never had such an awesome, exhausting, and hardworking time on my whole mission. And I just love it.

I love my life more than I can really describe it. I just love being so close to my Heavenly Father. I have been working on my prayers lately...and it feels like I am just having a conversation with someone who knows me so well. It is the coolest feeling. And the most comforting.
I love you all. Thank you for your prayers. They really help.
Bisous! Je vous aime!
Soeur Magleby

And the miracles keep comin!‏

I found fro yo in Lyon...I was so excited. Haha don't mind the random background.

Our awesome Lyon zone!!

My first exchange of the transfer :) with darling Sister Kupfer. I lived with her when I was a blue!

...Lyon is pretty.

I don't know if you will recongize him...but I ran into this kid this week. I was pretty fun :)

Salut! :) I honestly do not even know where to begin with this week. I don't think I could even tell you everything that happened in just ONE email. Soo...I will do my very best.

This week was full of HUGE mriacles. It was a super busy week as well. Started out the week with going to a meeting that we have for all the leaders in the mission. It was so great. It was (obviously) my first time going, and it honestly was so fun just to be able to be in that room with some of the greatest missionaries in the mission, and with our super awesome mission president. And to be able to talk about how to have more success in the mission and to help all the missionaries. Honestly...our mission is exploding right now. It is such a cool time in the mission. I just feel so SO blessed to be here right now. We also had our zone training this week and it was great because we got to help with part of it. Recently in our mission we have just focused on having unity as a mission. And I feel like this transfer we have just really exploded with making that our focus. And it has been the absolute coolest thing to see! No matter how big our mission is our how many missionaries we have...I can't even explain how cool it is to feel completely united with the entire mission. It is so cool. It just, once again, makes me realize how much I LOVE this mission.

I will probably say this ten times before the end of this email...I just feel so, so BLESSED! That is all I can really feel this days. Just so much happiness. And so, SO blessed!

Okay, I am too anxious. I want to tell you about the absolutely amazing miracle we saw this week!
So, a huge focus we have right now in the mission as well is having 20 lessons a week. is SO hard. I know it is possible...but having 20 lessons a week is actually a ton. There have only been a few equipes that have reached it. But we are trying with all of our might! And we saw two absolutely amazing miracle lessons this week.

First one. Saturday. It was such an awesome day. Started out the door playing soccer with our amis like we do every Saturday morning (no I am still not good), and then that night we decided to go pass this miracle person that Soeur Richardson had met two transfers earlier. It was this girl she contacted that was a huge miracle because she had ALREADY read the Book of Mormon. But she is Spanish, so then she left to Spain for the past two transfers. But we knew she was home so we decided to go pass her. She answered the door and recognized us immediately. And we ended up having a really awesome lesson with her right then and there...

Do you remember Natalie? And how amazing of a miracle she was? Sonia reminds me so much of the Natalie miracle I had. She is absolutely INCREDIBLE. mind was blown. She is the absolute most prepared person I have ever seen. She found the Book of Mormon in a library. And she read the entire thing. Her favorite scripture is in Alma and her favorite book is Moroni. Oh, and her favorite scripture in the bible is James 1:5. When she told us that Soeur Richardson and I just literally started like laughing so was like, way too good to be true. She already knows SO much about the church.  Gosh...I honestly can't put it into words. But she is absolutely incredile.

I just can't believe I got to be apart of such an amazing miracle. I just feel nothing but absolute gratitude that Heavenly Father has let me see so many amazing miracles throughout my mission.
He is preparing people. And he puts them in our path. I just love so incredibly much to be able to be apart of it all!

And then that night we decided to celebrate by going to get this reeeaally good food called MasterTacos...haha. And on the way there we met this awesome guy...who ended up calling us, 5 minutes after we gave him our card, and telling us he wanted to come to church and "to become a part of it." What the?? Haha. Literally...I can't get over all these miracles. Oh, and then we ran home from MasterTacos in 5 minutes and then was...let me tell ya. Another huge miracle. Haha. more. And then yesterday we went to pass a less active. And we walked in and her daughter was suuuuper sick. And her daughter is not a member. and so we prayed with her. And then we got the impression to ask her for a blessing. So, we asked her. And she knows a little bit about the she said why not. Long story short, this girl was literally sitting on the couch in absolute tears she was in so much pain, and then we had this awesome member come over and give her a blessing. And 5 minutes after her blessing....she stood up and starting DANCING around the room. It was the most hilarious thing. Sorry, I didn't really do the story justice but it was honestly one of the coolest things I have ever seen.


Sorry, this email is all over the place. But I hope you have been able to see just how happy I am. And how many miracles are happening!

I am doing so great. I am just so happy. I can't even understand how I deserved all this.

My testimony has grown so much, even in just a week.
I know this church is true  with all of my heart. And I just love it so much I couldn't even put it into words. I am so grateful to be a missionary. So, so grateful.
I love you all. I hope you have an amazing week!
Soeur Magleby

Monday, August 25, 2014


Me and my comp Soeur Richardson :)
Last night we had a fried food was a blast.​
 Can you believe I LIVE here?!

Wow. Where to begin. This week has been absolutely crazy. Honestly...I have never been so exhausted, overwhelmed, or stressed my entire mission.

And yet...I have never, ever been so happy. Funny how that works.

This week was a little different because our first week here is kind of crazy. My équipe is a little different..because we have the apartment where all the sisters coming to Lyon stay. We had at least ten sisters in our apartment every single night this week. We have the missionaries who are going home, and then new missionaries, and then their trainers, and then all the missionaries who came for a conference. It is suuuper exhausting. But is kind of just like one big party. Haha. I am not going to lie, it is crazy to be in charge of so many sisters. But also I get to see so many wonderful missionaries that I haven't seen in so long who I love SO much. It is crazy to me how many relationships I have made on the mission. But I have made friends here that I know will be friends for life... It is honestly incredible.

That is why all I can describe how I feel right now is blessed. So, so blessed. It has been a crazy week but like I said...I am sooo happy right now! I absolutely adore Lyon. And I knew I would. This is a super fun place to be. And the work here is INCREDIBLE. Seriously the work is going so fast I feel like I am running to keep up with it. Our ward is amazing. Seriously...the most functioning ward I have ever been in. It is so crazy. Our bishop is like....unbelievable. Granted, his wife is American and he lived in America for 12 years soo...he knows how to get things done. It is great. Haha. I just was amazed yesterday at church. I feel like I am having to run to catch up with how fast this ward is doing missionary work. And we have so many wonderful amis right now. I feel like I stepped into this whole new world of missionary work. That is another reason I feel so incredibly blessed. I just wake up every morning, walk the beautiful streets of Lyon and think to myself "What in the world did I do to deserve this?" I feel like Heavenly Father is pouring his blessings upon me. It is the most wonderful feeling. I am learning so much everyday. I am working harder than I ever have. I am having to push myself to work EVEN harder, every single day. And I feel more than ever that He is with me. I honestly couldn't even explain it if I tried. But it is the absolute most amazing feeling in the world. To know that He is on my side. To know that He is helping me to become the type of missionary I need to. More than ever I feel like He is helping me turn all my weaknesses into strengths.

There are a couple things that have been on my mind this week:

First, the miracle of The Atonement. Obviously that one could be talked about for days. But I have been thinking this week of the miracle of change. How much The Atonement literally changes us. How I have so many weaknesses. But I wake up every morning, and I ask Heavenly Father to help me. Because I literally can't do it without Him. And somehow, everyday, He makes me stronger. He helps me to build more faith. He helps me to have more trust in Him. And little by little...He is shaping me into who I need to be.
And He does that for all of us. All we have to do is be humble enough to turn towards Him and recognize that we cannot do it without Him. Change is such a miracle. That every single one of us can change. And I have seen it over and over again on my mission. And now I am starting to see it in myself. And it is truly the coolest thing. To look back on myself, just a short year ago....and to not feel like I am even close to the same person. I am so different. But in so many good ways. Well, I hope ;) haha.

Second, forgetting ourself in the service of others. That has been my goal my entire mission. And I feel like I am finally getting there. I can't tell you how good it feels just to finally stop thinking about myself so much, and to constantly have my mind on other people.

And THAT is why I am so happy. I know it is. The is where true happiness comes from. That is why I am so so incredibly grateful and blessed for this time in my life.

Wooow I have gotten SO missionary, haven't I? Haha. Sorry. We all knew it would happen :)
I love you all. I pray for you. I am so beyond grateful for you.
Have a wonderful week!
Soeur Magleby

Big city here I come!

This was our oh so wonderful sick day :)

Soeur Shields and her first kebab

Hello my loved ones!

I apologize in advance...this is not going to be a super long one this week. I don't really have much to say, for multiple reasons. First reason is I had a super weird sickness last week. We honestly couldn't do REAL missionary work for about 4 days. It was pretty bad. Honestly though, I was thinking how lucky I was that that is truly the first time I have ever gotten sick enough to have to stay home on my whole mission. I feel like I have been truly blessed health, I couldn't be too mad about it.  It just really throws me off not to be able to do missionary work. But, don't worry! I am doing much better :) Don't worry about me. Just send your prayers my way like I know you always do and I will be just fine!

But as I told you yesterday...I am no longer in Chambéry! I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to serve in Lyon...I am still kind of freaking out that I am here. Honestly though...I am going to LOVE it. I already can feel that. You know me and big cities. And apparently the ward here is amazing. It is just so cool to be here, it really feels so different to be in the heart of our mission. It kind of just feels like one big party filled with a ton of really awesome hard working missonaries. I truly just feel so blessed to be here! I am also the Sister Training Leader here in Lyon, which really just means I will be going on lots of exchanges with a lot of other sisters, which I am super excited about. This transfer will bring a ton of changes, and will no doubt be super stressful...but I am just going to trust in the Lord and do my best!

It was a little sad to leave my adorable daughter Soeur Shields in Chambéry...but, I think it will be good for her. But we really did have a wonderful transfer together! I was a little sad to say goodbye to the adorable branch too, but like I said...I know I have wonderful things coming my way!

I will tell you about two cool awesome miracles we saw this week.

First...we were on a bus. And I decided to talk to this really nice looking older guy. We start talking to him, and ends up being from New Zealand. Then he goes "Oh are Mormons? I am on my way to go have coffee with my friend who says she used to be a Mormon! Do you want to come with me and meet her?" And we were like uhh...;yeah! Haha. So here we go walking to this café with this guy, me just assuming that it is going to be a less active member in our branch that we possibly know. And then she walks up to us and goes "Oh hey missionaries." In the most American accent I have heard in a while. So I immediately said "Wow! where are you from?" PROVO. She is from Provo. How crazy is that! Here we were, sitting at a little café in France with a girl from Provo who had lived in Chambéry for 7 years. And she has been inactive for that long as well. But it was so crazy..because she literally had a regular Mormon childhood. It was such a cool miracle though that we ended up meeting her!! I hope they can bring her back because she is such a wonderful person.

And THEN. My last night in Chambéry. I was packing and stressing about life, but we decided to go out and contact for a little bit. And the SECOND we walk out of our apartment, I see this guy across the street who is just staring at us as he walks in his apartment. But we get a lot of we just kept walking. And then all of a sudden he is running across the street yelling "Pardon! Excusez-moi!" And they he says are you the Mormons? And we of course say yes. ... and long story short, this guy has been studying Mormons for YEARS. And he knows a ton about us. But he has not been able to talk to anyone that can give him real solid information about the Mormons, because he says he thinks it is so interesting. and he said "I just really want someone to tell me if it is true or not." WHAT THE. Haha we let him know that is what we do as missionaries :) It was just the best little miracle to end my transfer with!

Heavenly Father really blesses us when we do our best to serve Him. Seeing miracles is my absolute favorite thing. And I have a huge blessing to be able to see them every single day..It literally is the best thing in the world. I LOVE THIS WORK.
Haha..I said it wouldn't be long ;)
I love you all. I am so excited about my life at the moment. Things are crazy, but I literally could not be happier. I will see you all soon. Know that I am praying like crazy for you!
Soeur Magleby

Welcome to the family baby Hudson! :)‏

It was a SUPER hot day and we thought we deserved some ice cream...SALTED CARAMEL, that is. Best thing of my life.
......another hot day? hehe ;)
A member made me put these on because I told her I was terrible at them......hahaha. It was a great time.
We had an awesome lunch with a bunch of cool members this week. It was such a blast.
BOWLING!! Thiese are two of the kids from the family I was talking about :)
I told you....missionary work is hard. Hahaha.

Hi everyone!! Wow, well this is by far the most exciting week of emails I have had. I can't believe I am an aunt!!! :) I really...I am so excited to meet the little guy. He is way too adorable for me to handle. Thank you for all for taking the time to send me all the pictures and update me on everything!

I feel like my little mission life is so insignificant compared to what is going on with all of you...buuut I guess I will just talk about it and bore you anyway ;) I have actually had a super wonderful week this week!

I woke up Tuesday morning and decided I wanted to have one of those weeks where I was just absolutely exhausted at the end. I wanted to go home at night everyday just in pain and exhuasted because I had worked so hard. Honestly, I wish I would work like that everyday. And I should. But I really just had this like super extra motivation to really absolutely do everything that I could to work hard this week. And ironically...this week ended up being a blast. We ended up just having SO much fun! My comp even told me that I seemed like EXTRA happy this week. And I really felt it! Funny how the harder I worked and the more I tried to completely devote myself to the work...the happier I was. Heavenly Father truly blesses us when we consacrate ourselves and just do everything in our power to build His kingdom.

And you are probably expecting that I am going to tell you that after working SO hard that I saw tons and tons of miracles. But to be was a hard week. In the work aspect, that is. I already told you how super happy I was all week. But, I feel my faith being suuuper tested right now. But I truly have been able to learn SO much this week. I couldn't even begin to put it all into words. But I feel Heavenly Father just building my faith so much right now. I have been praying more faith, and I really feel like this is the way that He is giving it to me. He is testing me. He is building me up. He is seeing if I can keep my faith solid despite the fact that we aren't seeing much success...we honestly have no amis right now. This is the first time this has happened on my mission, where we literally have no one to teach. We have lots of potentials...but they are using their free agency and choosing not to keep to church. It is super frustrating. But yeah, we kind of lost Lina this week. Long story short...opposition. I think she let it get the better of her. She just really kind of went off the deep end, and I think she just isn't quite ready yet.  Soooo we are starting with a clean slate!: Definitely devoting this week to finding new amis.

BUT there is a certain family I would like to tell you about this week. I actually don't really know why I haven't talked about them yet, because they have been a HUGE part of my work here in Chambéry. They have just been a huge focus for me. We have this absolutely wonderful beyond words family we are working with. A family of 5. Over the past couple transfers here, they have been a huge focus of mine because sadly, we have not started to teach them yet. We have an AMAZING relationship with them. We have been over to their house so many times, playing games, eating dinner and ice cream, doing nails, haha. They are so incredible and I love them more than I could really explain. But they are just those people that have really good realtionships with the missionaries, and come to our activites, but were never super interested in being taught. So that has just been my huge focus these past few weeks. Is figuring out how in the world we can start to teach them. And we saw the biggest miracle this week with them!!

We went over just to pass them by and invite them to our branch activity in a couple weeks, and we ended up staying over there for a couple hours and eating dinner with them. It was so perfect. And then at the end...I had to use all my courage AGAIN (like last week) and ask them if next time we come over we can share our message with them.


Now, I don't want to get ahead of myself. It will still be a long journey for them to get there. but I know they can! We are going to try to start teaching them this week :) And another huge miracle is they ended up coming to our movie night and we watched The Testements...and there is no way they didn't feel the spirit testify to them that night. We are finally getting somewhere. Such a cool miracle of the week!

I feel like Heavenly Father is just teaching me so much right now in my life. I had a night this week that honestly..I felt really down. Haha I know I just told you I was super happy all week. But it was only one night! After our lesson with Lina. I felt really sad. I just felt my heart aching for these people. And I was really upset with myself at just how plain SAD I felt. Because I have no reason NOT to be happy! But then I realized that honestly..I wasn't thinking about myself. By heart was literally aching for these people who aren't accepting the Gospel.

I can't even really describe to you what it feels like. But I feel like Heavenly Father is really blessing me recently with a pure LOVE for these people. To the point where it sends me on my knees in tears just asking Heavenly Father to help them understand. There are just so many people who don't understand. And it breaks my heart.

But even though it is hard..I am so grateful I have been able to be blessed with this amazing love for these people. I can't even begin to fathom what our Father in Heaven feels for each one of us. I can tell you that I know with all my heart that this Gospel is true. I am so grateful for these moments that I have almost everyday where someone tries to get me to doubt my testimony.But I get to look them in the eyes and tell them I know with all my heart that God exists, and that He loves us and cares more for us than we can ever even imagine.

I love you all. I am so happy. God is so wonderful. He is blessing us more than I feel like I even deserve.
I will see you all soon.
Soeur Magleby