Week 60 | Crazy Weather, A Car Accident, And Miracles, OH MY! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful week! This week has been full of crazy weather, a car accident, walking lots, and miracles. ( I am so sorry this letter is so long… forgive me ) 

On Wednesday I got my new amazing companion Sister Setoki! Oh my word how I love her. She is fantastic and it’s the best serving with her. We have lots of fun together everyday and see lots of miracles all because the Lord is with us. 

Thursday was an interesting day…. so we started off  by doing Weekly Planning, then we went and visited Nikki Reed! We read the Book of Mormon with her and she had planned to come to church with us yesterday but didn’t end up making it! It was a great lesson. On our way back we got in a car accident. I was driving going about 40 mph and I looked at Sister Setoki for what I felt was a quick second and before I knew it we had rear ended the car in front us. The air bags deployed. All is well. The people I hit were not injured and were very sweet. We are totally gonna go visit them as soon as we can! Our bodies are sore but we are so grateful that we are okay and came out of that accident with a few bruises and scratches. In the blessing I received from President McCuistion he said there were angels with us in that accident and I know that is so true! I’m grateful we were so protected! So we don’t have a car right now so we are walking everywhere so it is fun stuff! 

We went over to Te’Andra’s ( she is the single mother with six children ) house the day after the accident and had an incredible experience. The night before Sister Setoki and I read Alma 7 before we went to bed and received a strong prompting to read this with her the next day! As we read this chapter with her the Spirit was so strong. She read verses 11-15 which say, ” 11 And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. 12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. 13 Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me. 14 Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. 15 Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism. ” After reading those verses we invited her to be baptized by someone holding the priesthood power of God on August 12th and she said yes! After that we taught her the commandments and talked more about the things God wants us to do before we are baptized! Te’Andra and her children have truly been prepared by the Lord. THEN THEN! The next day we went back and we showed her kids a video of Jesus Christ being baptized and her eight year old son, KJ looked at us and said, ” I want to be baptized “  we asked him why he wanted to be baptized and he said, ” I want to live with God again and be clean from my sins ” MY HEART! My eyes were filled with tears. It was such a tender moment. Oh my goodness. What a miracle that was. The Spirit is the TRUE and the GREATEST teacher. Te’Andra and all her kids came with us to church. They were all so good during sacrament meeting because my wonderful mother sent them coloring books and cool toys! KJ was so reverent while the sacrament was being passed and it just warmed my heart. 

Yesterday morning we received a call from the Topeka Zone Leaders telling us one of their investigators had moved to our area and wanted to come to church with us! We got so excited and got her number and called her! Her name is Kelly and her boyfriend ‘s name is Dennis and they both came to church yesterday with us. They could only stay for sacrament but they loved it. We texted her later and set up a church tour for today at 6pm! Kelly is so sweet and some of her family was baptized in Topeka so she is excited to learn more and we feel honored to be able to teach Kelly and Dennis! 

As the month of July comes to a close I was able to finish studying the Book of Matthew in the Bible. I had the wonderful opportunity to come closer to my Savior as I read about Him, His Teachings, His Sacrifice, His love, and His Life. Yesterday I read Matthew chapter 28 which is all about Christ’s Resurrection. It was perfect to read this on the sabbath day right after being able to partake of the sacrament. I was reading in the institute manual and came across this quote by Jospeh B. Wirthlin ( a member of the quorum of the twelve apostles back in the day ), ” I think of how dark that Friday was when Christ was lifted up on the cross… I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest. But the doom of that day did not endure. The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind… Each of us will have our own Fridays–those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death–Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.” I would just like to add my testimony as a disciple of Jesus Christ that we all have had many of our own Friday’s where hope didn’t seem possible and faith was absent but Because of Jesus Christ we can have hope and faith to know He walked a lonely path so we don’t have to. He conquered all and fulfilled the Law of Moses and made the greatest the sacrifice. Death has no sting, the grave no victory. Christ’s Atonement made it possible so we all may live again with our Loving Father in Heaven. Jesus Christ is our Savior, Redeemer, and our Elder Brother and my heart is so full of gratitude for Him and this precious opportunity he has given me to be in Kansas with Him and see not only other precious people change but myself change through his Atonement and his Gospel. I know this Gospel is true and no matter how far from God we may feel… we are never alone. There is one person who can truly say they know EXACTLY how we are feeling that is our Savior, Jesus Christ and I leave this testimony with you in the name of Jesus Christ Amen. 

Have a good week everyone! I love you all! 


  • Hey Kansas we love ya! Me & Sister Setoki ❤ 
  • We do this amazing work rain or shine. We got complete soaked AND it was beautiful! It was 100 degrees then there was a giant thunder storm and it dropped to 76 degrees! 
  • What do you do when you get in a car accident? You walk all day in the heat with your battle scars! We are so thankful to all the wonderful people who saw us and gave us rides and water. THANK YOU! You rescued us! 
  • Was in this lovely trio all day Saturday! 
  • I LOVE TOPEKA! I miss it everyday. 
  • Sister Adams from the Andover ward! I love her. We are now best friends 


Week 59 | The Best 126 Days Of My Mission 

Hello! I hope and pray everyone had a great week! This week was good and went by crazy fast. I can’t believe how fast time is going. I’m so grateful for my mission! I have lots of pictures this week 🙂 This week we went on an exchange and it was the last one of the transfer and now we get to start the nine exchanges all over again in the next two weeks. It’s crazy but so good because we learn so much from all the sisters!

We had a couple lessons with T’Andra this week and she is doing well! She couldn’t make it to church this week but her two older sons came with us and LOVED IT! We are so grateful they came. We are going to see them later this week and teach her and the kids the Gospel of Jesus Christ and talk to them about baptism.

We also have been teaching a woman named Margaret and she is awesome! She has a friend in another ward and he has talked to her about the Gospel and she has watched the Restoration movie and loved it! We went over this week and taught her the Restoration and she is praying to know if it is true, she enjoyed church a lot and we are so grateful that she came.

Another one of our investigators Nikki surprised us at church! Nikki has lots of friends in the ward and they have been inviting her to come! Nikki has met with missionaries on and off for a long time and she attends lots of different churches throughout the week so sometimes it is hard to catch her to have a lesson but when she came to church on Sunday the Spirit prompted me that we should go and visit her this week to see how she is doing.

All these miracles this week came from the Lord. He is a miracle worker and is with us everyday. I know I say that often but it is so true. He is laboring in this vineyard with us and I couldn’t be more grateful to have this sacred opportunity.

Sister Curran and I found out that our dream team is breaking up this week. These past 126 days have been the best. We have seen each other at our highest and lowest points. She has taught me important principles daily and has changed my life for good. Man how much I love this girl. I will miss her everyday. Words can not express how sad I am for her to be leaving. When we found out I kept singing ” God be with you till we meet again ” hahaha but she is going to the best place….TOPEKA! And she will be a Sister Training Leader up there and I am so excited for her. I am grateful for email and the meetings we will see each other at! I’ve never laughed so much in my life. I will always remember those moments. She is one of my best friends and always will be.  Thank you Sister Curran for the love and charity you have shown me. I love you!

I will be staying as a Sister Training Leader in Bel Aire and will be training a new Sister Training Leader Sister Setoki! She is also from Hawaii ( I’ve been blessed with three companions now from the beautiful pacific islands! )and we will have a blast together. I’m so excited! I don’t know her very much but we will definitely have see miracles together why?! Because the Lord is with us! I love her already.

This week we I had a very sweet experience while sharing a message at a members home after dinner. We felt prompted to show the video Because Of Him. Before the video we invited them to think about what they have Because of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This week was rough for me as the feelings and thoughts of inadequacy would not leave my mind. As the video began to play my heart was filled with peace. I began to think of our Savior and who He is to me. I became overwhelmed with the Spirit and could not hold back tears as I began to think of all the times in my life where He has given me peace. He is our Redeemer, Elder Brother, the Holy Messiah, the Savior of the World, and my best friend. I know Him, I know because of Him and I am here in this sacred heartland and can have daily peace from Him. This is divine peace not worldly peace. The Savior came to the earth to do the will of the Father, to lead us, to publish peace, and to save us. In Matthew chapter 21: 9 it says, ” And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. ” This is when Christ triumphantly come to Jerusalem. I found out that having Christ ride in on a donkey is a sign of Jewish Royalty and also a sign that he has come to publish peace. When Christ has come He has published peace and He will come again to publish peace. He is the Prince of Peace and how grateful am I for Him. I love Him, I know Him and He is our Divine Redeemer.

I would invite you all to ponder this question, ” When has Christ published Peace in your life and how has that changed you personally?”

Have a good week everyone!


  • exchanges with Glen Hills sisters!! WE LOVE THEM 🎉
  • Me & K’Morayiana! T’Andra’s daughter. I love her to pieces 
  • Played UNO till it was bed time. Sister Curran won 100 games and I won 1 🙂 
  • Personal Study is a great way to start your day! 
  • Our wonderful district 
  • Exchanges with Hermana Jackson! 
  • When you and your companion get hit on…. no sir we will not give you our number 
  • A woman that we met on the street gave us cold water bottles, otter pops, and we are going to teach her and her family! YAY! 
  • We love Mcdonalds because…. they give us large FREE waters 
  • When it’s 105 degrees outside plus the heat index which makes it like 115. It’s wonderful 
  • The elders bought us boba slushes cause it was so dang hot! Thanks elders! 
  • T’ Andra and her beautiful kids! Today we taught them the Popcorn Popping song! 
  • Saturday morning sports at the park at 6am 🙂 
  • A member made French dip sandwiches for Sunday night dinner. One of my favorite meals 
  • Glow in the dark mini golf for Zone p-day! 
  • I’m going to miss my best friend more than I can express. I love you Sister Curran 



58 | Families Can Be Together Forever

Hello what a wonderful and tiring week it has been! We had Zone Conference, two exchanges, a BAPTISM, and a week full of miracles. 

Funny Story: we were sitting in sacrament meeting with T’Andra and her kids and Kaden one of her youngest sons wanted animal crackers but she wasn’t giving him any…. right when they began to pass the sacrament he said, ” Man that’s jacked up. That is jacked up” out loud in his what my mom would call an ” outside voice” laughing by still trying to be reverent I put my arm around him and said, ” were about to get some bread and water so it’s all good buddy. ” still upset about the animal crackers he put his head down and endured sacrament meeting. He did a great job! I LOVE KIDS! 

Ramona Jarvis got baptized on Saturday and confirmed today. It was a beautiful baptism. The Spirit was tangible as Brother Cashman baptized his mother. ( in their pool! ) As we sang ” In the Garden ” ( Ramona’s favorite song ) was a testimony to me that Ramona had been prepared and that the Lord was so proud of her. She is now a new beautiful creature in Christ. 

We had a family of seven come to church this week. What a miracle. It’s a mom and her six children. Her name is T’Andra and Sister Curran and Sister Bunker found her on exchanges on Friday. We went back Saturday morning and taught the Plan of Salvation to her and her children. It was great! They all came to church and stayed the whole time and LOVED IT! Sister Curran and I experienced a little bit of parenthood as we sat in sacrament with 6 children under the age of 10. It was wonderful. After church we went back and taught her the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she is on date for baptism for the 5th of August. Two of her children are baptismal age and we are teaching her and kids together. 

We also are teaching a woman named Danetra. Sister Blake and I met her on exchanges this week. We knocked on her door and she let us right in, after we said we share a message about how families can be together forever. We sat down with her and began to share our message. She expressed how she wants her life to better and she wants to get right with God. We explained our purpose and the importance of following Christ in our lives. We went back Sunday evening and taught her the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and she has accepted a Baptismal date of August 12th, and she is solid to come to church next week with her two children. 

It was a privilege and a blessing to witness all these miracles the Lord performed right in front of our eyes. This week Sister Curran and I worked diligently, followed our plan to baptize, and listened to the Spirit. It was a great week! 

Sister Curran and I taught many families this week and were able to testify that they will all be able to be together in the next life. This is one of God’s Greatest Gifts to us! Eternal Life. As I looked at these families and how special they are my heart was filled with love and happiness as I thought about our loving Heavenly Father who has a plan for us and that He sent his Son Jesus Christ so we may all have eternal life with them. I know the Plan of Happiness is real and true. God loves us and Christ’s Atonement makes Salvation possible. My heart is full of gratitude for this Gospel and I know it to be true. We all are children of a loving Father in Heaven who desires for us to live with Him again. Follow Jesus Christ, read the Book of Mormon and the Bible to know what God is inviting us to do, pray for clear direction and guidance so we may stay strong in this fallen world, and let the Lord guide your life. 

2 Nephi 31:20: “Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.” 

Press Forward and look to the Lord he is anxiously reaching out to you. 

Have a great week everyone! 


  • We met these cute kids that kept wanting more and more pictures of Jesus Christ 
  • It was SO HOT THIS WEEK 
  • There were lots of floral patterns at Zone Conference! I love Sister Blake and Sister Forsyth! 
  • Y’all know I love Sister Shipley 🙂 
  • Sister Curran and I! It’s been such a blessing serving with my best friend for the past 5 months
  • A Father baptizing his mother ❤️ it was a beautiful baptism 
  • Grateful for this wall of memories ❤

57 | Glory to God on High

Hi everyone! I hope everyone has had a great week. This week was great! Here are a couple of wonderful things that happened! 

Sister Garner and I had an AMAZING experience. We were street contacting and were prompted to knock on a door. A sweet woman named Debra answered. We expressed who we were and she didn’t seem to interested. THEN! She mentioned how she was a musician! So the Spirit whispered to me ” tell her about Hayden and his song he wrote for you ” so I did just that! I said, ” Debra my 14 year old brother is a musician and he wrote me song could I show it to you?” She let us right in! We played the song for her off of my iPad! The Spirit was present and it was amazing! We then found out she has been meeting with missionaries off and on for 5-6 years! Then she went back to playing the piano and she turned to 284 ” If you could Hie to Kolob ” and asked me to sing it for her haha! She is the best! Then we felt prompted to show her Alma 32! We read a couple of verses and she smiled and said, ” I would love to read that again” We left a Book of Mormon and that very chapter to read! We bore our testimony and going to see her next week! Thank you Hayden for your love for music and your talent. I love you! 

A couple weeks ago Sister Curran met a woman named Lemetria on an exchange. Lemetria is a mom of four children and had a spiritual awakening and we had a lesson with her the day of! We taught the Doctrine of Christ ( Book of Mormon 3 Nephi 27 ) 

Then we invited her to church and she came! She also brought her two year old daughter Cherby! I colored with her during sacrament meeting so Lemetria could listen. I loved coloring with Cherby and now we are just buddies 🙂 I love kids! Lemetria stayed all three hours and learned a lot. Later that day we went back and had a powerful Restoration lesson. The Spirit was present and as we testified we were all taught by the Spirit. We invited her to follow her Savior’s example and be baptized. She is currently reading her Book of Mormon and praying to know if it is true. We love her and Cherby! 

Ramona Jarvis is doing so well! We love her to pieces! Last week her health was not doing so well. After lots of prayers with her and on her behalf she is feeling much better and came to church yesterday! Her and her son and his wife read the Book of Mormon every night. She is getting baptized on July 15th and she is so excited about it! 

The Lord has truly blessed Sister Curran and I this week. He worked mighty miracles right in front of our eyes. What a blessing to be serving in the Kansas Wichita Mission. I love my Savior and my Father in Heaven so much. They live and love us! May we all recognize the precious blessings God has given us and love Him and our fellow men with all we have and give him great thanks! Have a good week everyone! 

( so sister Curran has a fancy canon camera and loves taking pictures so we had lots of fun with it) 


  • There is a little pit bull puppy on one of our investigators porches so we go play with him some times. It’s a stress reliever. 
  • There was an awesome storm the other night and Sister Curran caught a sick picture of it! The skies are so beautiful 
  • Sister Curran ❤️ I love serving with my best friend
  • Sister Garner and I on exchanges! I love her! 
  • We brought both the sisters up to our area so we had a fun night together 🙂 
  • I love this zone! We have a couple of companionships missing but I love them all! 
  • Fun district meeting at the park on Tuesday! 
  • Lavonne and her grandson 
  • Cutest puppy! 
  • Brother Cashman taught me how to use this wood machine. It was so cool! 
  • We played soccer with these guys for a little bit and taught them the Restoration on the soccer field. They were from Africa and Jamaica! 
  • Mike a sweet man from Iran made us, the Bel Aire Elders, and the office elders dinner  in his backyard. It was a fun experience. 
  • Happy Sabbath from us! We love walking around Kansas preaching the gospel