Week 64 | An Apostle of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ 

It’s hard to put this week into words. Being in the presence of an Apostle of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ was a life changing experience. As I shook his hand and looked into his eyes I felt I had a personal interview with him. What a moment. We sat in the front row!! My eyes began to fill with tears as I watched him greet fellow missionaries. We also had the amazing opportunity to hear from Elder Brett K. Nattress of the quorum of the seventy. As well as Elder Rawsen who is our Area authority seventy. 

Many great inspired principles were taught. The Spirit pricked my heart multiple times throughout the meeting that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, The Book of Mormon is the word of God, I have been called of God to labor in the Kansas Wichita Mission, We have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us so dearly, The Atonement of Jesus Christ makes Salvation possible and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been restored in these latter days. I want each and everyone of you to know that I know these things are true, the Gospel of Jesus Christ blesses us not only as individual people but as families. 

So many miracles this week! Oh my word my heart is just so happy to be here with my wonderful companion Sister Hansen and to be in a city of miracles. Let’s talk about these miracles! 

Mike Shaw! He is such a good man! Oh my goodness. He has been meeting with the sister missionaries for little while and is just so awesome. His heart has been so prepared. We had an amazing lesson this week on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We had two recent converts there and their testimonies were so powerful and really helped Mike! He then came to church on Sunday and loved it! He stayed for all three hours and will be coming with us next week. Yesterday we went over to his home and talked about keeping the commandments of God and how all the commandments are for our benefit! We invited him to read 2 Nephi 31 and he was so happy! He just makes my heart so happy. I can’t say that enough. 

Patrick Magaña was baptized and confirmed this weekend! It was so good to meet him! I don’t know him very well BUT he was truly prepared to hear this message! He is truly a kingdom builder and will be a great strength to the branch! 

Junction City is wonderful. I am so grateful to be here and I love my mission. Christ lives and walks with me everyday He also walks with each and everyone of you. 


  • REUNITING WITH SISTER SHIPLEY! Sorry the photos are blurry 🙂 ( they are coming from a video ) it was a great moment 
  • Exchanges with Sister McArthur! 
  • William Dickman is from Sherwood! And most missionaries who served in his ward! 
  • This picture is from a while back in Maize. But this is how I feel everyday while serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ 
  • This is Mike. Mike is amazing and he wants to come closer to His Savior. 
  • On Saturday Patrick Magaña entered into the waters of baptism. Saturday was an amazing day! Yay for Patrick! ( He is the one in the purple shirt & I am holding Sister Hogan I replaced her in Junction City and she taught him ) 
  • Jammin ‘ out to Circle of Life by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the car wash! Yay for p- day 
  • Our mission with Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder Brett K. Nattress 



63 | Junction City


Hello friends and family! This week went by crazy fast and lots of great  things happened! I got to go on two exchanges this week! One with Sister Nail and one with Sister Bender! We had Zone Conference this week. It was an amazing revelatory experience. I love being able to be taught by President, the Assistants, fellow missionaries, and the Spirit! 

After zone conference President asked if he could speak to me. He sat me down and I said, ” President I’m not gonna lie I am little scared right now…” He began to laugh and said, ” you already know what I’m going to say…” In that moment I totally didn’t haha! He said, ” Sister Thompson I am releasing you as a Sister Training Leader. It is hard having a Sister Training Leader companionship that cannot drive ” Immeaditly I began to cry not only because I knew I was leaving this wonderful area, but my companion, the sisters in these three zones, and the people in the ward and in the area. He thanked me for my service on the Mission Leadership Council and with the sisters. He informed me I would be going to Junction City, KS with Sister Hansen. Junction City is up by Manhattan. At first my heart was so sad but once I let the news settle in I began to feel peace about it. 

I am grateful for all my time in Bel Aire and grateful for the last three weeks with Sister Setoki, I feel so blessed to have gotten the opportunity to serve with her and learn from her! She taught me diligence and accountability unto the Lord. I love with her all my heart and she will do amazing things in Bel Aire! 

Speaking of amazing things! The Kansas Wichita Mission this Saturday will be visited by Elder Dallin H. Oaks. Oh my goodness! What an incredible opportunity to hear from an apostle of the Lord. I feel so blessed to be here at this time. 

I hope you all have a great week! Sorry this email is so short. We have had a crazy week. Love you all! 

This scripture  is gonna help me out tons this week and I hope it will help some of you! 

Mosiah 7:33 ” But if ye will turn to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and put your trust in him, and serve him with all diligence of mind, if ye do this, he will, according to his own will and pleasure, deliver you out of bondage. “ 


  • Ms. Lavonne Blair. We love this lady and grateful Maggie could come with us to visit her! 
  • Last time to get BOBA in Bel Aire with my favorite people! I will miss all of them! 
  • Exchanges with Sister Nail! We loaded Lavonne’s cigarette box with pictures of Christ. It was so fun! 
  • Zone Conference picture! 
  • I love the Cashmans! I will MISS THEM ❤
  • Our District! My last picture with them 😦 
  • Knocking apartment complexes 🙂 
  • Sister Cashman gave us water bottles. Thank you Sister Cashman! 
  • Taking pictures of the land I love 🌻💛 
  • Exchanges with Wichita West Spanish Sisters! 
  • Saying goodbye to the Sants, the Atwood’s, and Sister Laham 🙂 
  • The Bishop and his family! 
  • Saying goodbye to Sister Setoki 💔

Week 62 | Just Pictures

Pictures just for y’all! 🙂 

  • Studying the New Testament! I am in love. What nets do you need to leave behind to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
  • after a humid rainy day, smelling like dog and cigarettes a shower was needed. I will miss smelling like cigarettes. Kansas is my home ❤ 
  • My personal goals for August 2017! 
  • I LOVED THIS! This is my motto for the REST OF MY MISSION. ” Come Follow Me” the Savior said

Week 61 | After Opposition Comes Miracles

Hello to all who read this blog! I hope y’all had a good week! This week not gonna lie was a rough start but ended great! I’m so grateful for that! 

At the beginning of the week we had exchanges with the sisters in Augusta and that was fun! After district meeting we had to go clean out the car that I crashed the week before. I hadn’t seen the car since the accident happened. When I saw the car and sat in the front seat again I had a flashback of what happened and I honestly kind of ” shut down” cause it scared me so bad!! My poor companion thought I was so mad but I was just in shock so that was a good way to start off an exchange ended up being so good! I loved being with Sister Petersen! We just sang hymns all day and did fun harmonies! I need to get this girl to sing in church with me! 

We then had MLC this week and that was a great spiritual experiences! We learned lots and it was so fun to see everyone ESPECIALLY SISTER CURRAN! IM SO SAD WE DIDNT GET A PICTURE BUT MY HEART BURSTED WITH JOY WHEN I SAW HER. ❤

Te’Andra and her boys are ready to be baptized this Saturday. We are going lessons 4 and 5 with a member this week and we are so excited. As I was going over the BIQS ( Baptismal interview questions ) with her this week she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, ” I have been burden down with so many things in my life and I am so excited to feel free of them when I am baptized. ” As I looked at her I saw a mother who is tired, full of love for her children, wants to change her life, and who is a beautiful daughter of our Heavenly Father. I feel so blessed for the relationship I have built with Te’Andra. She is an amazing woman and I just love her so much. The baptism on Saturday will be beautiful as her and two of her oldest sons get baptized with her. 

We had a surprise at church this week! Some elders were gonna have us meet one of their investigators Delora before Sunday but it didn’t work out. On Sunday morning we got a text message from her saying she was coming to join us! Delora and her son, Damarai came and loved it. She stayed all three hours. Bore her testimony in sacrament meeting, relief society, and told everyone it was her first time but that she felt she had found her new church home. Delora was definitely a miracle from our Heavenly Father and I’m so grateful to be here in Kansas witnessing all these wonderful miracles! We are excited to teach her and help her come closer to Christ. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I love you all! This scripture will be in my heart all week and I pray you all will remember it as well! Mosiah 3:19, “  For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his Father” 

May we all come unto Christ by yielding ( following ) to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. 


  • Me and sister Petersen on exchanges I love her! ❤ 
  • Exchanges with the Augusta sisters! 
  • Found this awesome mural. CHRIST GIVES US HOPE 
  • after walking in the heat for 2 hours we decided to sit down and cool off 
  • The Kansas Wichita Mission Mission Leadership Council 
  • The healthiest dinner I have ever had in my life. Thank you Sister Forgey! 
  • During lunch we fill out pass along cards 🙂 
  • Damari is my new best friend at church. I tried to tell him primary was gonna be a lot better than relief society but he didn’t believe me 🙂 good thing I had coloring books and crayons! 5 year olds and I just seem to click. 
  • Me and Sister Setoki ❤❤