"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

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Sister Zhenya Plumb
California Arcadia Mission
614 W. Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006-2030

Monday, January 30, 2017

Xinien keyle

That means Happy New Year in Chinese!!

Wow y'all what an adventure it has been being in a trio here. It's
been in a word, Legendary. And I cannot believe a week has gone
by...... ok so the update on my life. It's good! We are working hard
and fast and furiously. Joseph is getting closer and closer to baptism
but he has to tell his family! We are hoping that he'll get that
courage soon. Also Jason is doing good! Working on repentance, which
we all know is hard so keep him in your prayers too. Ann is doing
amazing. She is praying about baptism this week and we know she is
going to take some convincing but there’s nothing the spirit can't do.
So she'll be fine. We were a little worried about Siv because he had
kinda dropped off the face of the planet but then we went to a Chinese
New Year celebration at the church and he was there!! He looked pretty
upset so we ate good food with him and practiced our Chinese writing
and it cheered him up a bit. I can imagine just a tiny bit of what
these boys are going through leaving their homes and families and
going to a foreign land but my land isn't as foreign as theirs.

Something that I really wanted to work on this week was my faith, and
knowledge in the gospel. Mainly because I wanted to apply the things
that I have been learning more, and I realized how much faith that is
taking. It's really intriguing the correlation between faith and
knowledge because as we know, "faith is not to have a perfect
knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things
which are not seen, which are true." Alma 32:21 once we exercise our
faith and put the trust that is needed in Heavenly Father and his
will, we gain experience and it turns into a perfect knowledge. Faith
and knowledge are necessary in order to have a strong testimony and it
is amazing to be sharing that with the people that I meet here.

I hope you all had a fantastic week :) thanks for being so awesome.
Love ya
Sister Plumb

1. Going to the temple with Joseph and Sister Hernandez
2. Last pic/jam sesh with my girl Sister Z
3. Sister Barney’s birthday!
4. Zone pic

5. Chinese New Year!

Monday, January 23, 2017

I'll Be What You Want Me to Be

Hey y'all! I really don't have anytime. It was transfers this last
week. Sister Zollinger is no longer with me. :( she has actually gone
to my old stomping ground in Huntington. And guess who's back to be my
last companion?? Sister Briscoe!! Haha that's right! My baby girl is
gonna kill me (Mission language). And not only that. But it takes two
to bring me down. That's right. We are in a trio!! Sister Barney is
coming down from Azusa to be in a trio with us! Oh my goodness y'all
this is going to be such an amazing last 6 weeks.... I can't believe
that has all gone by.

Sister Zollinger and I sang with Neil this week in sacrament meeting.
I'm gonna try to send the video of us practicing. Hope y'all can see
it. Please excuse the singing....

Also went to the temple with Joseph. He's so ready to be baptized.
He's amazing. Also taught Ann this week :) and taught her grandson
Patrick how to read from the children's Book of Mormon and we are
going to be seeing her more.

Well talk to you later!
Have a wonderful week! Also stay dry because I'm not.

Sister Plumb

Letter from Dad / Called to be a Sister Trainer Leader in Last Area like her Papa was...

Hello Sister Plumb,

That is so exciting about Richard getting baptized. It's amazing the change of heart he was able to have. So you baptized the Brother of Bobby? What is his name? It must hard to say, kind of like the Brother of Jared if you are referring to him as the Brother of Bobby:)

I know you don't want to hear this, but Mom has a missionary count down for you and instead of cruising for the next 44 days, I'm sure you are prayerfully thinking about what other miracles God has in store for you to experience as a blessed missionary in the Arcadia, CA mission. My second to last month I was a Zone Leader with another missionary, Elder Worthington, who was going home the next transfer and he would talk to his girlfriend in the middle of the night and try to do as little as possible during the days by faking sick or just letting me know he lost all motivation. I lost it with him one day and told him I could not agree with him more about be excited for him to go home so that I can resume and enjoy a productive last month of my mission.  Elder Worthington I think was a good missionary most his mission, but joining him in his area as a Zone leader his last month was not a great experience and I felt like I had failed to motivate a missionary who went home trunky. My last month of my mission turned into a month extension where I got a chance to train a really good missionary for two months and continue as Zone Leader, so basically I felt like that lost month of trying to get my trunky companion out to work never counted against me. Whatever you do, finish strong and don't extend a month like I did.

Calvin will be talking to the Bishop today about getting his papers started for his mission. Calvin is a really good kid and he surprises me with how good he is, but he also struggles a lot with motivation. I know we all have our struggle at times, I'm just hoping and praying his issues don't keep him from going on a mission. Calvin and Jack do not treat each very good, but I was really impressed with Calvin the other day when we were playing football with the Lamberts and a few other kids. Playing with the Lamberts is got competitive and Calvin and I get competitive against each other. Calvin and Jack were playing on the same team and we were killing them and Calvin kept yelling at Jack for making mistakes to the point I decided to trade Tyson Lambert for Jack. Jack got on my team and I don't get mad at anyone for making mistakes like not catching a ball, but I did start yelling at Jack for not hustling and trying hard. At the end of the game, I was a little hard on Jack and while driving to the Shell station to get drinks, I heard Calvin ask Jack if he was all right and apologized for giving him a hard time. I could not believe Calvin: A) Apologized to anyone B) Showed concern for Jack by asking if he was alright C) Recognized someone was feeling bad and felt bad enough for that person to ask if they were OK. One of the proudest moments of the year for me as a dad. I had to apologized to Jack for getting on him, but it took the example of Calvin for me to do it.

We are still praying all the time for you. Thanks for being such a great example to the family.

Love you,

Hey Dad!
The brother Bobby ah yes. A very complicated name haha his name is
Brian. So sorry I never added his name in there!

We just had transfer calls on Saturday. And we got a call that I
really wasn't expecting my last transfer.... usually the zone leaders
call us when we are getting transfers but this time we got a call from
the APs and they told sister Zollinger that she was going to
Huntington with Sister Barrus and that I would be going to be staying
in Rowland Heights but that I would be having a new assignment as a
sister training leader and that I would be receiving 2 companions,
Sister Barney who was an STL in Azusa and Sister Briscoe who I trained
in Glendora! They said that Sister Briscoe is going through some hard
things right now and that it will be good for us to be companions so
we will see how that goes and what my role will be.

Sorry I am totally out of time! I wish I could say more and email mom
and Calvin and Jesse back but I can't :( also we have a car! Yay! You
can update everyone for me thanks!

Hope you're well! Love you lots!

Sister Plumb

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hey fam,

It's clear skies and sunshine today, with a high of 67! I can't
believe it's January with weather like this, however I am jealous of
you snowboarders out there.

Richard got baptized this week! I am just so amazed! Hahaha when the
sisters first met him a while back he would always yell at them and
told them that they weren't Christian but just a couple months ago in
November when we talked to him, We got his number, invited him to
church, and he loved it! It was so funny because every lesson we would
start off with him he would be totally against it at first, but as we
explained things to him, and he asked questions he understood why, and
by the end of the lesson he would be 110% cool with it. No joke. It's
amazing what the gospel can do. Now the elders tell us that he is
being an awesome missionary and inviting everyone he sees to church
and to listen to the missionaries.

If you all remember Bobby, he is the guy that we always have to bike
up monstrous hills to see, but then ended up not being interested. His
brother got baptized the same day as Richard! And so now a member who
is friends with his mom said that his mom (her name is Ann) wants us
to teach her! So we gonna take on some monstrous hills this week.
Bring it on.

Ok let's see what else's happened..... hopefully you all are
interested in hearing about these people. They all are so amazing and
they teach me things everyday. Speaking of that! We saw Jason again
this week! Twice! And he came to church! I don't think he realizes how
interested in the gospel he is. When we were teaching him the
restoration this week, and we told him about Joseph smiths first
vision. He said, "wait a second, so Joseph Smith wasn't looking to
start a church, he just wanted to know which one was true." The spirit
hit me like a ton of bricks. Even though I have taught the
restoration, and have said the same thing that Jason has said to so
many people, and I knew it was true before. I could feel that he knew
it was true, and he was able to reconfirm to me that this is Christ's
true church on the earth today, because it was formed by man. It was
restored through a humble prophet of God.

I just think its miraculous the way we find people here in Rowland
Heights. Every area is different. That's for sure. But in Rowland
Heights we talk with EVERYONE. Even if they don't speak English. We
try to speak Spanish or Chinese or Korean as best we can to them. I
know the Lord sees our efforts and the true intents of our hearts in
everything that we do. All we have to do is look for those moments he
gives us to lift someone up and to share with them that which they
stand in need of.

We will be going to the temple this Saturday with Joseph! Also it's
transfer calls this week. Sister Zollinger really want to stay
together just one more!!

Hope you all have good week! Be warm. Remember who you are.

Sister Plumb