Mission Countdown

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Picture Time

Kara has been very busy in the MTC and she finally was able to send a few pictures for me to share with you all. Sister Morris reports she is learning a lot everyday. She is excieted for this Sunday because her and her companion get to teach Sunday school on praying and testimonies. She says it is hard everyday but very rewarding. So now it's picture time:
Kara's District
From Left to Right:
Back Row: Elder Tyndell, Elder Mack, Elder Martin, Elder Gustufson
Front Row: Elder Fordham, Elder Jensen, Hermana Wiscomb (companion), Hermana Morris

Old Roommates that left for Argentina on Monday
From Left to Right:
Hermana Wiscomb (companion), Hermana S (Kara can't spell her name), Hermana Gram, Hermana Morris, and Hermana Karras

Nathan's Visit
Hermana Morris and her brother Nathan

For those of you who don't know: Kara entered the MTC two days before her brother came home form his mission. So they were not able to see each other and it would have been 3 1/2 years before they really got to see each other. However Nathan got permission to go and see Kara in the MTC. They had a great visit on a Sunday and spent some time together after two years. It was a nice surprise to see them together in a picture.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kara's Letter

I promise I'll send pictures soon. When I first got to the MTC I went into culture shock and didn't like it much. I love it here now. I love my district and my companion. I love how much I learn everyday about the gospel and Spanish. The other day I was doing my task for the week and were suppose to talk to people about eternally families in Spanish. I practiced the whole thing for what felt like hours we went in there to do the task with the investigator. I ended up talking about how God loves us, The the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was our first prophet in this dispensation. we also talked about prayer and bore are testimonies. It was so amazing the gift of tongues is real if you go in prepared the lord will fill yours months not the whole thing was in Spanish but i was saying Spanish words I had only heard people say once. Even though the MTC can fill like a jail cell the experiences we have in it our worth the confinement. I love my mission I can't wait to teach the people of Argentina. Missions are super hard but I've already changed so much for the better I left as Kara Shay Morris and now became Hermana Morris a servant of the lord. I will do anything he wants. The spirit is so strong here. That makes the adversary crazy strong he'll get me when I'm weak but its kind of nice cause he makes all my weaknesses stronger and that is what I need before I get into the field. Stay strong and if you need anything read your scriptures the answers to everything are in there if you look hard enough. I love you all!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kara's First Letter to all

One week into the mission field Kara sent this email for everyone on how she is doing:

the mission is amazing i love the MTC. It super hard here but i love every moment of it. Thank you for all your support. this week is one of the hardest best weeks ever and i loved it. the spanish is coming i dont believe i'm doing very good i fill like everything is going over my head but i have faith as long as i do everything right the spnish will come. we had a frieside last night by L. Lionel Kendrick he is one of the seventy and is an amazing man. He talked a lot about following the missionary handbook but the part that stuck out to me the most was that its normal to be discourage but it means the spirit has left you so get down on your knees and pray for the spirit. The lord loves us all and wants the best for every one of us. My companion is Hermana Wiscomb i still gettin use to be around someone 24/7 is not my favorite thing to do but even though she has faults as we all do she is amazing and she trys so hard what more can i ask for? My district is so close it tooks us a couple of days and the first days were hard because of that but are district is so much closer now. The hermanas in my zone are amazing and always there for me. I just love the MTC so much. I've been able to learn all my weaknesses and strengths and i wouldnt have it any other way. Missions are not easy but there worth it! my one week here has felt like a month i'm not even kidding. I love serving the lord so much. this is where im suppose to be. I have to go my time is running short we only have 30 min. I would love you all to write through dearelder.com the letter comes that day and its free.

Hermana Morris