Monday, October 21, 2013

It's a party as a missionary!

Hola mi amigos!
This week has been crazy! We have been running from appointment to appointment!! And the Lord has blesses us so much for our hard work and diligence!  We have met some amazing people!  And we are so excited to serve in Dana Point!
We have so much fun as a companionship.  Sister C is crazier than I am (Hard to believe, I know).  We always have fun and are singing in the car.  Sister C tackles me and Sister O sometimes.  She craves sparkling cider. It's always great!
We have a lot of potential investigators that we are trying to get in contact with.  We love all of them and are trying to serve them always.
We had a missionary conference on Friday and were there in Irvine for 7 hours because President wanted interviews from me and Sister O, and there was a quite long interview before us!  But we still got to see our favorite couple that night, the older couple that we are working with! They are so great and they just need to come to church! We know they will if we just love them and continue to pray for them. 
We have been receiving a lot of referrals lately which is awesome!!! Don't hesitate to give the missionaries a referral!! Even if you don't think the person will be interested!  Just send the missionaries over and see what happens!! You will be blessed for it!
Well, that's about the only excitement we've had this week.  We do have a trio of elders serving with us, so there are 6 missionaries total in Dana Point! Crazy!!
Shout out to Sister Likovich, Elder Webber and Becca Lillie for sending me letters this week! Thanks guys!!
The scripture for this week is Matthew 28:19.  Missionary work is for EVERYONE!!!! Now go and spread the gospel!!
Sister Kayla Haws :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Just Another Day in Paradise‏

Hola mi familia!!!

So this week has been crazy busy, but crazy good!!! We have been working our tails off.  So first things first, Transfers are today................................... And I'm still with my companions!!! Its great! I love them.  Our district leader, who is also one of the elders in our ward is leaving though.  This week we just got like even closer than before!! We taught Parker again.  I love that kid! He is really smart and really knows the gospel.  He seems really excited about getting baptized.  Hopefully he has talked to his dad this weekend! We will find out tomorrow!! Super exciting! Saturday we had two HUGE service projects that we did with the other missionaries in our district.  We had a project with the Capo ward and a lot of nonmembers that we packaged 20,000 meals for third world countries!! That was really fun and exciting! I loved it!  
Sunday we had dinner with our bishop and his family! They are really great and I really like them.  Then we went to this wonderful family's house.  They are a family in our ward! The father is not a member, but he goes to church every week with his family! He just wants to make sure that he is fully committed to the gospel.  Yesterday was really great! We moved apartments, had dinner with one of my favorite ladies in the ward, met with Nori and had the elders give her a priesthood blessing, and contacted two of our potential investigators!! Remember Kyle, the one that played the music at the harbor?  Well he wants us to sing with him!! So maybe we should make a deal with him; we'll sing if he takes the lessons :)  Then we contacted another lady that we had met before and she said she was really interested in family history and wanted our help with that!! I think I need to ask Ashley to help me with that;)

how are things going? Keep the letters and emails coming!! They seriously make me so happy and make my day better!  Love you all so much!! 

Love the coolest red-headed missionary,
Sister Haws:)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Conference in San Clemente‏

Well, this week is not going to be a long letter.  I don't have much time left.  So to start off, Holy Cow Conference!!!! How awesome!! If you did not get a chance to see it, just go to and see what is so wonderful!! I really enjoyed it!  My companions and I joined our zone in watching the conference in San Clemente at the Stake Center.  There were not many other people there besides the missionaries, but it was great.  There is something about conference when you are a missionary, it just gets better! You get so much more out of it! And that's a lot coming from someone who is just like her dad and loves conference with all her heart!

The reason this letter is coming on Wednesday and not on Monday is because my district went to the Newport Beach temple.  It is so gorgeous! I loved every minute of it.  It was nice to feel the peace and to feel the love my Heavenly Father has for, not only me, but for everyone on this planet.  He loves us so very much.  And he wants all of us to return to Him!  

One of my investigators is getting baptized!!! He is 10, and he is great! He really knows his stuff! He will be getting baptized on November 16! I cannot wait for him! He is such a cool dude! 

Well, that's really all that has been going on! Keep the writing coming! I love it!

Also, look at 1 Corinthians 13:1-7! Without Charity we are nothing!!

I love you all!!!
Sister Haws

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

As Sisters In Zion, We'll All Work Together!

WOW!!! I cannot believe it is already Monday!  The Work is moving forward and we are trying to keep up!  There has been so much that has happened this week.  To start off, I am one of the assistant directors in the mission choir!! Crazy! They trust a month old missionary to do that! At least it's not head director.  :)  Nothing too exciting happened on Monday and Tuesday, but then Wednesday picked right up!  We were struggling to find where we should be that night and so we decided to go contacting at the Harbor.  So we start walking and we see this guy carrying a stand up bass! He was shorter than me, so it was a little comical. His name was Sam. He seemed really interested, but hurrying on his way, so we gave him our number and he was off.  He didn't call us (Major bummer!) but we had hope. Then on Saturday we went contacting at the Harbor again (it's a pretty hoppin place so there's always people to talk to).  As we were going, we say a guy playing the mandolin and singing! So we stopped and listened, then we started talking to him.  His name is Kyle.  We got his number, we gave him ours, we invited him to watch conference, it was great!  Then we were talking about seeing Sam the other day, and he said he played with him!! We sang a hymn for him and he seemed really intrigued when we told him about our missionary choir! It is amazing to see how much music really can connect all of us, even if we have different religious backgrounds!! So cool! Then we saw the Relief Society Broadcast where the Sister Missionaries Sang... AND I SAW MADISON BOWMAN ON TV!!!!!! It made me so happy to see her!  The talks were all amazing and inspiring.  The song we sang really hit me.  "I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go" is one of the biggest reasons I am on a mission.  As we were singing the words that inspired me, I looked down at my name tag and had a really emotional experience.  It just hit me that I am really here, I'm singing this song with a badge on my chest. I am a missionary!!

My Scripture for this week is D&C 88:73 "Behold, I will hasten my work in its time." That time is NOW! What are you doing to prepare for that work? How are you helping the missionaries? Are you being the example for your friends?
I love you all! I miss you and pray for you!

With love from California,
Sister Haws:)