"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."
-Alma 5:45-46,48-49
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
-Moroni 10:32

My Address: (I LOVE MAIL!)
Sister Zhenya Plumb
California Arcadia Mission
614 W. Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006-2030

Friday, September 30, 2016

Today is Prep day - and a Miracle Week!

Hey all!
You might be thinking now... Why am I getting an email from Sister
Plumb? It's Wednesday! Yes you are correct no I am not breaking the
rules, but it has literally been an insane week. We had a Zone
Conference on Monday and we couldn't have our day to email on Tuesday
because we had an open house for our Institute, which I will explain
about in a bit because it was AMAZING.
Oh my... Where do I even start this letter? I don't know, I never
know. I'll just begin. Ok
Thursday we had such an amazing miracle happen!
We were returning from a meeting and having 30 min conversations on
the way to get some Taco Bell, because now I like Taco Bell (I know
Calvin and Jack probably don't believe me, but it's true. People can
change). So we are there, enjoying our Taco Bell, when a lady sees our
name tags and she said, "oh! Your tags say Jesus Christ! Oh! You're
sisters! That's amazing!" Her name is Kimberly and she begins to tell
us that she just moved here a week ago and before she left her
apartment to come here she had prayed that she would find a church
along the way. When she saw Jesus Christ on our tags she knew she
needed to talk to us! That was amazing :) we invited her to our open
house on Tuesday, and when we met with her on Tuesday she told us that
she knew that her grandma who had passes away a year ago was baptized
into our church a couple years before she passed away. She said that
meeting us was a sign to her that this is where she needed to be :) we
taught her the plan of salvation for all of gods children and I have
never felt the spirit so strong before like that in a lesson. She
accepted baptism immediately. Kimberly is so humble and she is so
prepared. She will be watching general conference with us this
Saturday and Sunday :)
I know that God is our Father in heaven. That we are here to become
like Him; to become better than we were, and I know this is done
through Christ and his atonement. I know that death is not the end of
life, and I'm grateful for the relief, and assurance I feel from the
knowledge of Gods plan for me. I want to share my testimony with you
all about how important it is to make known the teachings of Christ to
the world. We are put where we are for a reason. Sister Briscoe and I
were supposed to be at Taco Bell to meet Kimberly. Being where you are
right now and sharing the spirit with someone through your testimony
can literally change their lives. It changed Kimberly's in a matter of
minutes, and it can do the same for anyone who is willing to listen,
but how are we to know if they are willing to listen if we do not ask
them? I know that sharing this not only changes the lives around us
but it changes our own, and brings a kind of happiness that nothing

else can match.

Monday, September 19, 2016

6 weeks = 1 day

Hello my good people!

Saturday was the end of the transfer, or the 6 week period of time
that you stay in an area or move or get a new companion. It went by way
too fast, but this time I'm happy to say that we were able to stay
together and in the same area of Glendora, CA. 

Joy left for her home in Nevada on Saturday, and I know she's
reading this right now and probably thinking, "why is Sister Plumb
talking about me in her email? Has she always talked about me in her
email?" The answer is yes, but only good things I promise ;). The
reason I add this in here is to let you know that all these people are
praying for you, even though they haven't even met you.
A mission is about helping people come closer to Jesus Christ and that can
be done in so many ways. Prayer is where it starts, because that is
the help that we are asking for from God, and he will always answer our

Speaking of people to pray for, we will be meeting with Lily and
Alyssa tonight. Every time we have had lessons with them, they bring
up concerns but we are able to help them with their concerns and the
spirit is felt so strongly. We are now meeting with them and their dad
tonight to discuss how their reading went in Alma 32. We hope that
they can understand the connection that the Book of Mormon and the
Bible have together.

Update on Sister Briscoe's knee- we went to the doctors on Thursday and
they said that everything is fine. Her patella is just out of place,
and she needs to do some physical therapy to build the muscle up to
bring it back into place. So we are back to walking! And we will work
to biking again. It's just good to hear that everything is ok with
her. Thank you so much for your prayers and concern.
Thanks to her knee and the limited walking we got to know a lot of
members better this week though and visited a lot of people. So things are
still looking up :)
Shout out to my Bro Calvin who becomes an adult this week! And shout
out to my sister in Virginia, Sister Lawson, for turning the ripe old
age of 21. I love you both!

Have a good week :)
Sister Plumb

                                Sister Plumb and Sister Briscoe hiking with other
                                    Sister Missionaries in Glendora

Sister Briscoe, my companion 

Sister Vaea and Sister Plumb at the top of the hill looking over the city of Glendora


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Plan Broken Knee Cap

Although we do not know if Sister Briscoe’s knee cap is broken.... But
it does swell to the size of a  grapefruit whenever we walk or bike :(
so we will be figuring that out this Thursday. For the record, I did
not do this to my baby (my trainee companion) she came to me this way.
So the week has been a bit slow with us trying to figure out
activities to find people without walking. Actually it is a blessing
in disguise because our goal is to use the Ward members more this
transfer and now we definitely will for rides to our appointments.

Something really cool happened last Monday! Sister Feng, our recent
convert, asked if I could teach her niece the piano. Which is amazing!
Because we have never been to her house before because her aunt and
uncle didn't want is to come by. So last Monday I was teaching Eunice
and Sister Briscoe was answering questions from Sister Feng’s aunt. I'm
so grateful my mom pushed me to learn the piano and for all my piano
teachers who taught me, and I'm so grateful that I love the piano! The
gospel can be taught in so many ways. We can use all our talents and
all our means to help people and to share with them the joys of the
Have a good week :)

Sister Plumb