Saturday, January 28, 2017

Temple Square After the Spoken Word

This is an explanation of the photos below from two missionary moms.  One was visiting and took the photos earlier in January:

“After the Spoken word they (the missionaries) stand out on the Square and offer tours in the different languages. So if your daughter is holding a sign a group will follow her.

“Sister Glanzer started and ended the rotation. It was really neat.” 

Friday, January 27, 2017

This Just In

This week, this week, this week... It snowed every day. But we don't have a ton of snow as it has melted bits here and there, so we don't have mountains of snow in the valley. Most of the few people we talked to are going to the Sun Dance Film Festival and or skiing. It must be a bid deal, because people from New Zealand and London know about it.

I will say that in Teaching Center, we've had a lot of success, making up for the lack of people on Square. But today, I find that some of the interesting TC stories happen on p-day, but this woman called wanting to know why the missionaries didn't come to her part of town anymore. After about seven minutes, I knew. She talked, without taking any stops for breath for me to be able to cut in and get to the point and give her the information to help her. This went on for 40 minutes. Actually, 35 minutes. I got a total of 5 minutes. I just didn't know how to get her to stop! Even when I said, "I really have to go now” (I really did!), she kept going! But, "Mormons are always polite, thank you for your time to listen." 

I went to the dentist twice this week! I drove on two different occasions. That was the most exciting thing that happened this week. 

Sad news, yet happy news! We don't have zone conference this transfer, but we do have a mission tour! This is when a general authority comes and speaks to us! I don't really know how it all works, but I'll find out!

During Relief Society, we were talking about some of the Historical events that led up to The Restoration. They asked for an American sister to explain the American Revolution, I love microphones and all the others weren't going for it. Once I got done, I asked, "Does that seem right? Is that good?" not to mention I happened to be patriotically dress that day, granted red, white and blue stands for a number of us sisters.

Instead of saying that we are dropping someone, we say that we are returning them to the Lord. I like that. Sounds a lot nicer. Our wonderful zone leaders, Sister O'Neil and Almedia, said that President Risenmay is stressing that we spend our time only with the elect, those who are truly progressing and are really committed. It was a fantastic zone meeting that day, inspiring and a call of repentance on our attention to square time. Some sisters are finding it harder to get those contacts. But no matter what, we should be talking to the people no matter how many other sisters have talked to them! 

I learned there is a second part to the story of Naaman! That the servant of Elisha was kind of greedy, and wanted Elisha to get paid for having rid the man of leprosy. So, even after Elisha said no to payment, he went and in some way was able to collect something for Naaman. And because of the servant’s greed, Elisha cursed him with the leprosy that Naaman had! Poor guy, but men of God, one should do well to follow their examples.

That's all for this week!

Sister Glanzer

Sister O'Neil (short, Blonde, Washingtonian) and Sister Almedia (Tall, dark, Brazilian) Wonderful Zone Leaders
Joseph looks like he is caring something important.
This family came, all decked out in winter gear, this girl just goes out on her own in the snow, and then her brother, who had a snow shovel was shoveling all over temple square. so funny!

Friday, January 20, 2017

The more I profess it the stronger I know it!

I love my new companion! Sister Nyamdeleg. Pretty easy actually. But as I said she is from Mongolia, which is between Russia and China. She is the youngest in her family also, and all of her older siblings served missions in Mongolia. But as I said, I love her so much. It is very easy to get along with her! Also, with how our new schedule is set up, we go home at 6:45, have dinner and companionship study in the evening. So we get to enjoy our apartment more! In the Brigham Apartments, they have two bathrooms! One all to ourselves! 

Sister Nyamdeleg has never served in the Beehive House before so I guess in some way I am training her! It is kind of scary, as I have to make sure I am accurate with my facts, because she may not have gotten that far in the site guide yet!

Sister Fouti-Makaya has a bum knee, so she has been using a wheelchair, and today she got a cane, but in Walmart she got to use one of those carts! We went with her and Sister Skouson to Walmart and CHINATOWN! Finally! Any who, it has been kind of take care of her, I felt like a bit of chauffeur with the van today, pulling up the curb to get her or dropping her off. She is a good sport with it all. And with my long golden hair, we sang the Flower song from the movie Tangled to help heal her. 

Something fun this transfer is that our district is just four sisters and we are all in the same apartment! District Activity every day!

So since there is still not too many people on the Square, we roam, pre-planned, from building to building to find people to talk to. The morning it is especially hard to find people and everyone has been talked to by at least two other companionships, so they can get kind of snippy at us. Oh well! They say it takes seven times before someone accepts! They get their seven times in one hour! 

In Teaching Center, Sister Nyamdeleg was texting someone who lives in SLC, but they speak Mongolian, whose husband got baptized! Very exciting! I had a really good new investigator from the phone.

Speaking of good finds, if you remember back to Clifford, well it turns out that a referral for him was put in the system twice, so two separate sisters here at Temple Square sent him to Sister Nyamdeleg and her companion, and it turns out he wasn't too committed with them, as he was with us separate sisters here! Crazy.

Fun Fact: On Brigham Young's Property there was an orchard. The protector of the orchard was an eagle! Clarissa, his daughter that kept a really good journal, called him Baldy. What a practical name for an eagle!

My new zone is 17 sisters, so we get to serve in Beehive House five times a week! Twice in one day! That is the day the other Beehive Zone has p-day! An excellent time to learn more Church History! Maybe try to read The Book of Mormon in a different language! The paragraph that gives the overview of 1st Nephi, I can tell you what it says!

For sacrament meeting we meet at 7:30 am in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. That is all we do church wise for Sunday because the Square opens at 9 am! The brethren that bless and pass the sacrament are three elders that serve here on Temple Square and the others are from the surrounding areas.

I ALMOST FORGOT! Sunday Quintin L. Cook attended our sacrament meeting! He and his wife attended because their schedule for the day didn’t allow them to attend their ward or a later time, how special is that! The new sisters thought we get an apostle every Sunday! Sillies.

As well as on our way from the DA garage, we saw Elder Russell M. Nelson turn right up the hill we just came down from, as we waited to cross! Like right there! That was pretty cool too! We wave to each other.

That's all folks!

Since I can't stand from the top of the temple and shout it (maybe next time I do the pin drop in the Tabernacle...), I'll just type here for all the internet to see! 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ true church here on earth again! The more I profess it the stronger I know it!

Sister Glanzer! 
Sister Nyamdeleg saying some things.

Introducing myself in Mongolian.
Our official Comp photo! Sister Nyamdeleg from Mongolia and I.
Clean our ORANGE shower this morning
"How to Begin Teaching" in action

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


The moment that brings such excitement and to the sisters of Temple Square! Transfers!
I moved to Brigham Apartments. Packing ALL your stuff to move is awful. And then it is CRAZY to move everything, luckily I was in the very first moving group, and we where way ahead of time! My apartment in Brigham is like all twisty and turny in no mans land! And I still have all of my food left to move! I have so much stuff!

Zone: East 2

Assignment: Beehive House! Yes! I love serving in Beehive!

Zone Leaders: Sister O'Neil (Moses Lake, WA) and Sister Almeda (Brazil)

District Leader: Sister nee-ah-mm-da-leg(leg where E says as in enter) (Mongolia).... I don't know how to spell it. 

Companion: Sister Nee-ah-mm-da-leg! She is coming back from out bound! Actually, if you all remember Clifford, she was one of the sisters who I sent him to from the Teaching Center(TC)! Pretty cool! 

P-Day: Wednesday! So I have tomorrow P-day as well! Which is good so Sister N. Can get some food from Walmart!

Sister Da Luz's new companion is Sister Zeller, she was my very first companion ever. I think they'll make a good match. 

Our Goal as a mission for baptisms is 1700 in 2017. Last years was 1016 in 2016 and we accomplished 1300ish! Now this is people we helped to be baptized, we don't do the actual teaching, but 2015 was about 900 or so. The meeting we had for that was so good. Every single one of us sisters needs to change to be more consecrated to the Lord in order to achieve this goal.

But this last Saturday Sister Da Luz and I did MTC contacting! This was the new group of sisters coming in. I realized that I am so not ready to be the Sr. Companion! Being it for about four hours was tough. I was praying the whole time to be able to contact these people because the sister that was with me was from China and didn't know English very well, nor understand others very well, but she is great! So good! And I forced myself to talk to the people!

So as we got our transfer information, I testify that Heavenly Father really does hear and answer prayers. I am the junior companion to a district leader and my assignment is still Beehive! I prayed to remain junior companion and to stay in Beehive. I am so happy about that! 

The Square has been really dead. There has been next to no one here, but that is okay! I got a lot of good reading done at Beehive House and at desk assignments!  Though in TC there was a day where some one spent an hour putting in fake Book of Mormon requests. Surely they succeeded in wasting our time, but they also wasted their time. They could have done something more productive during that time. Silly people. I will say it wasn't until the 6th one that I realized that something was amiss. \_( ' ' )_/ Oh well!

We gave an amazing quick tour to these two woman, one was investigating the church. She is just waiting until she knows for sure. As we where walking from the Temple model to the Tabernacle, I could hear her explaining things to her friend like she had been a member for years! I could tell she knows this is all true, she is very ready for baptism. She said her children are all baptized! She is the last one!  But it was one of the best quick tours ever! A good end to my companionship with Sister Da Luz. 

We gave a tour last week that I accidentally took from other sisters. I wasn't thinking clearly, and they said they were late, so we took it! We made some mistakes in mentioning some things that made the tour super long. Maybe because I stole the tour. I was even bearing my testimony to conclude the tour, and one woman found something to question and I just dropped a little inside. But one of the families is moving to Lehi so they are going to be visited by missionaries lots! Their Plan of Salvation questions can be answered there.
It hasn't been too cold here much, today I've been walking around without a jacket, but everyone looks at me like I am crazy. 

I know that as it is stated in James Chapter 2 that faith without works, without action, is dead. One can believe all that they want, "the devils also believe and tremble" but it is that action, the doing that helps us build our faith and grow. Because even after we have done all, the grace of God is what saves us, but we have to make sure we are doing. Believing isn't enough. Jesus said “be perfect even as I am,” it is our actions to do so that gets us there. Everyone gets the wonderful gift of resurrection, but our actions determine our Glory.

After this week have those difficult questions to try and answer, that take you off guard, personal studying is all that more rewarding! 

I'll just state it simply, like the testimony that touched Brigham Young's heart, I know The Church of Jesus Christ is the true church of Christ on earth today, and that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in person, that he and the men after him are true prophets of God in these latter days!

#1700in2017 #TempleSquareSavesTheWorld #FindTheOne #LightTheWorld 

Sister Glanzer

Everything I own here minus my food and bedding and backpack right here!
The largest print scriptures, it would be hard to misinterpret them when they're that big!
Sister Wu from China. I introduced her to the temple square world to give her to another sister. I was a surrogate "mother", trainer. Can't wait to see who her "mother", trainer is!
Elder Lip has a companion now! Elder Stuff!