"And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things for myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? 46. Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God... 48. I say unto you, that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name. 49. And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren."
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
Ok so many beautiful, eventful things happened this week, you
So to start off I picked up my new baby [Trainee]!! Sister
Briscoe is the bomb and I will explain why. Besides the miracle of my new
companion coming and my old companion making it safely back to
on Wednesday (holla!) Sister Briscoe invited Cecelia to be
And she said yes!! DAH! It was a miracle and we had such a spiritual
lesson with her. The real twist of the week however was Joy. And
know what you all are thinking... Who is Joy? Well we didn’t
until Friday who she was and then on Saturday she got baptized!
Whaaaat?? That right! Ok cool story.
Joy had been taking missionary lessons in Nevada for about 3
and was going to church and everything was good for her to get
baptized but then all of a sudden she moved to Glendora and
called the wrong missionaries to teach her. So for one week the
were teaching her and then she completed her interview and they
noticed her address was not in their area. Hence the reason we
Joy! And I think there is a reason we were supposed to meet her
the Elders were supposed to teach her. Just like how there is a
to everything. I don't know it yet. But I do know that Joy and I
be best friends for a while :).
Moral of the story kids, miracles do happen. God rewards us in
time and in his own ways. I know when we are diligent and
all righteous things we are more happy and joyous. (See what I
Sorry if this email was too spazy for you.
Love you all!
My new companion, whom I am training, Sister Briscoe. She is from Arizona mostly.
Joy's baptism day!
Sister Xia, my 2nd Chinese companion, who taught me a lot about obedience. We served in the Glendora, CA area together. She sacrificed a lot to be on her mission and was such a hard worker. She is going to attend BYU Idaho and so we are hoping to be roommates together when I return.
Sister Gong, my first Chinese companion, whom was I asked to teach English to. She went home the same time as Sister Xia. We served in the Pasadena area together.
Oh my goodness! I don't think I talked about Pioneer Day last
week! it's a super big deal over here. The stake put together a huge carnival
with water slides and a dunk tank, a 5k, cotton candy, bbq, snow cones, the
whole sha bang.
> Ok this is my last week with my sister :(
> Wish sister Xia luck with her goals, her dreams. She is
amazing. Truly flawless. There is no one like her. One day I'll be in Chéng du
and need surgery, and she can be my surgeon. Why? Oh ya because she is one.
Isn't that cool? Ya I don't think I have bragged about her enough. She is a
great missionary and she will be an even bigger help in China.
> I'll let y'all know who my new companion is next week!
> Love you all! Remember to smile to strangers, go to church,
look where you're going when playing Pokemon go, Brush your teeth, say your
prayers, have a good week!
> Sister Plumb
> Ps. Sorry this wasn't spiritual in the slightest 1Nephi
3:15-16 But behold I said unto them that: As the Lord liveth, and as we live,
we will not go down unto our father in the wilderness until we have
accomplished the thing which the Lord hath commanded us. Wherefore, let us be
faithful in keeping the commandments of the Lord; therefore let us go down to
the land of our father’s inheritance, for behold he left gold and silver, and
all manner of riches. And all this he hath done because of the commandments of
I went to Donut Man today! It is a fun donut shop in Glendora,
CA. Their peach donuts are delicious. It's been and going to be a crazy
day, so why not start it out with donuts! I said goodbye to my Chinese
sister today. Sister Xia will fly home to China tomorrow. She has
been a great companion who taught me a lot about obedience.
And I will be getting my new companion tomorrow! I am
excited to meet her and show her around Glendora. She will be coming straight
from the MTC too! I hope she likes me! Ha Ha!
It's been hot here all summer. Sister Xia was sick this week but
a cool story that happened this week was that we rescued a kitten from a
gutter! And it followed us. We were in a trio with a cat named chocolate. And
then we were talking with someone and they took chocolate and ran away.... It
was quite sad. I hope by rescuing chocolate we didn't at more stress to
Remember God loves all his children. Even that weird man who
took our cat. I will try to remember that.
Love, Sister Plumb
We celebrated Sister Xia as it was her last Zone Conference with us!
It is a pleasure to share with you that your daughter,
Sister Zhenya Christine Plumb, has been assigned to serve as a Trainer of
a new missionary who has recently arrived from the MTC. This new
assignment reflects the trust the Lord has in your daughter.
As a trainer she will have a profound and lasting influence
in the development of the new missionary's attitude, habits and capacity to
accomplish her purpose to invite others to come unto Christ. Only
the most outstanding missionaries are given this responsibility. Thank
you for the great effort you have put in preparing her so she could
fulfill this new responsibility that she has received.
Sister Villanueva and I feel so blessed to have your
daughter in the California Arcadia Mission. Thank you for your faithful
prayers and constant support which will help your daughter fulfill this