Sister Foster

Sister Foster

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Lord is My Light, Then Why Should I Fear?

What an interesting week...
The Doctor that I have been seeing put me on new medication and it has been an experience, good and challenging.
A member took Sister Jenkins and I on Randolph Air-Force Base and I didn't realize how cheap things are on base!!! I am marrying a service man! Sister Bruderer was so sweet, she bought us lunch and ice-cream. Best P-Day Ever in Converse!!!

We had Zone Meeting this week, along with interviews with President! After, Sister Jenkins and I went to 'halfy hour' at the gas station. It was well needed.
A lot of trains this week, so that means a lot of selfies.

The Lord has given us trials and tribulations for a reason, true that it is not fair but there is a purpose. Sister Jenkins has been teaching me that the Lord loves us, He loves ME! He doesn't want me to forget that.

Hope y'all have a great week!
Sister Foster

Monday, February 9, 2015

"Be Still My Soul, The Lord is on Thy Side"‏

What a CRAZY week! Let me tell you how much it has been a
a) Blessing
b) Challenge
c) Learning Experience
d) All the Above!
                                                                        A. Blessing
This is Gracie, she is 15 years old and she has been learning about the church for 2 years. She was baptized this Saturday and A LOT of people came! The craziness of that morning died when I saw how happy she was to be actually doing this. Her testimony of the Saviors love for her is so strong, it is truly beautiful just like her :)

All of the Young Women came, even her non-member father came to her baptism (He even clapped after she was baptized). Gracie is the only member in her family, at the moment, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and she KNOWS that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I love her so much, and am so proud of her for this decision that she has chosen to take.

This was her dress after she was baptized, isn't she just adorable?!

B. Challenge

We moved this week...yep

Both the moving Elders and the Woodlake Elders came to take everything (Washer/Dryer/Couch/Beds) from our third story apartment to our first floor apartment across the complex. It was an adventure in its self. There was a lot to move and very little time since all of us had appointments at 4:00, so we didn't finish until after 9:00 when we got back from our appointments. We had to remind ourselves that Elders are a blessing and that we need the Priesthood holders in the mission...

This is the group of us that helped with moving:) Aren't we a good looking group?

                                                        The mess of our first apartment...
 It took 4 tries to get blood for my thyroid tests...still not on the right level so they are increasing my medication.
                                                               c) Learning Experience

This is when I am going to be very honest. Lately, my depression has gotten a bit overwhelming. It has been a struggle every day to remind myself that I am here to do the Lords Work, and go out and enjoy it. Luckily, I have an amazing Companion named Sister Jenkins who is very patient with me as I talk about what is going through my head and in my heart. She also deals with Depression, so she knows exactly how to help me on how to not let the depression overrule my life, but has also taught me that this is going to be apart of me for the rest of my life. I love her every day for the amazing person that she is and I thank my Father in Heaven every night for pairing me with her.

                                                                Yes, I found a gray hair... :(

I love each and every one of y'all so much and I am so blessed to hear how much support I am receiving. Hope y'all have a great week!!!

Sister Victoria Foster

*Note from Mom...The mission president's wife, Sister Slaughter called me at work this morning (heart attack!) to tell me that Tori's meds weren't getting her thyroid on track quite yet. It was causing depression symptoms also. They are working with a fantastic Dr out there who is going to be switching things up and they will be texting me to let me know how it works out. On the up side, she gave me permission to email back and forth with her today. (I still only got one back and forth conversation because she had to run, but it was better than nothing!!) Any and all prayers and letters of support to her would be greatly appreciated!! *

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"We must all go through our Abrahamic Test" - Russell M. Nelson

*Note from mom*  The server was all crazy, so a lot of us didn't get our letters until the wee hours of the morning! no pictures this week either :( 
Several things happened this week that have truly influenced my mission. But first let me say that I am truly grateful for the love of my companion and the love she has for me. We have learned so much about each other that we now can talk freely about anything without either one of us judging. We are definitely staying in contact with each other!
*The M Family are set for baptism on the 21st of February! T, 10 years old, LOVES Boy Scouts and there is a pass off that is to give a lesson on Joseph Smith's First Vision, it was awesome!
*G got permission from her dad to be baptized! She is set for the 7th of February!!!! It was announced in Sacrament Meeting, so now we need to finalize everything this week, There is definitely a de-stresser at home for me and Sister Jenkins every night (ice-cream or "sticker"ing stationary)
* We met a less-active member that just moved in, C, and her fiance A who is thinking about being baptized. A is very...spiritual. It seems like he is getting an understanding, but we don't think it is sinking in...
**Elder Russell M. Nelson came to the Texas San Antonio Mission. The moment he walked through the doors to the Chapel, it was instantly filled with the Spirit. I have always known that he was an Apostle, but to actually shake the hand of a Special witness of Jesus Christ confirmed that testimony that he too is a Prophet, Seer and Revalator.
     - He said "The Lord uses ordinary people and unlikely patterns to show the impossible" and then he talked about agency, how we choose to follow Christ and his teachings.
Sunday was Super bowl Sunday, Yay Patriots!, and we mostly saw less-active part members because no one would see us during the game. We had a member text us the scores for the game because Sister Jenkins is a HUGE Patriots fan.
I love y'all so much! Please remember to choose Christ in your life.
Sister Victoria Foster