Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas is the Spirit of GIVING without a thought of getting

Oh now that it is past American thanksgiving it is all on CHRISTmas! This time of the year is sooo great! not sure if you can tell or not but i am so excited for this month! This Christmas season let Christ be your light! Last Christmas during the Christmas Devotional President Henry B. Eyring spoke the name of his talk is The Light and the Life of the World. It says….
Tonight our hearts have been drawn to the Savior, and our commitment to follow Him has been strengthened. The beautiful lights placed in this Conference Center are a symbol of the joy we have felt.
The Savior came into the world with light designed to confirm and celebrate His arrival. You remember the account:
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.…
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.”
They were drawn, on that sacred night, to go to the Savior. What they saw with their physical eyes, in the stable, was a tiny baby. What they went to verify was visible only through spiritual feelings. We know that the Light of Christ is an influence that we can recognize by its effects.
The Savior said:
For, behold, it is I that speak; behold, I am the light which shineth in darkness, and by my power I give these words unto thee.
And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I will impart unto you of my Spirit, which shall enlighten your mind, which shall fill your soul with joy.”2
I felt that light, joy, and desire to do good when our first great-grandchild was born. I looked down on her and thought, “She seems to glow with a beauty I didn’t think was possible.” In an instant I realized that the beauty I saw and the glow I felt when I looked at her face came from her purity and, to me, by the Light of Christ.
It is important for you to trust that precious capacity to see more than what physical eyes see. It does not require having received the gift of the Holy Ghost. For instance, we had a neighbor in Utah. She was a widow, an elderly widow. For years the members of our ward included her in quilt-making and other activities. She enjoyed their friendship but showed no interest in the restored gospel.
She told me that on one Sunday, after she moved to Nevada, she came back to her apartment feeling dark, discouraged, and alone. Her doorbell rang.
She described what happened this way. She said, “I opened the door, wondering who it could be. And there on the doorstep, I saw two beautiful women standing side by side. And I felt that I saw halos around their heads.”
They were the missionaries who came because my wife loved that widow enough to ask a mission president to offer the gift of the gospel of Jesus Christ to her friend.
I went to Las Vegas to baptize and confirm that widow. And my wife and I were her companions when she first went to the temple. In all those sacred moments of covenants, there seemed to me to be a brightness about her, just as I felt when I looked down with love on my first great-grandchild.
You have had such moments when you felt the Spirit of Christ, as you may at this moment. That is because these words are true: “Every soul who walks the earth, wherever he lives, in whatever nation he may have been born, no matter whether he be in riches or in poverty, had at birth an endowment of that first light which is called the Light of Christ, the Spirit of Truth, or the Spirit of God—that universal light of intelligence with which every soul is blessed.”3
You might have felt the Light of Christ tonight in this devotional, the purpose of which is to remember and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. All of us here have experienced an influence to want to be kind or to help someone in need. All of us have felt an increased desire to stay away from evil. And we each have felt a desire to be less prideful, boastful, or critical—to be more like the Savior.
As we have felt the pure love of Christ, we have felt more His love for others. Charity is the pure love of Christ. Whatever we feel now is only a beginning. The Lord promised each of us a glorious future this way: “That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.”4
Some watching and listening tonight were drawn to be with us in the hope that they could find peace as they face the sorrows of sickness and death that come with mortality to us and to those we love. I testify that Jesus Christ “is the light and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.”5
President Thomas S. Monson, the Lord’s living prophet, has assured us: “With all the strength of my soul, I testify that God lives, that his Beloved Son is the firstfruits of the resurrection, that the gospel of Jesus Christ is that penetrating light that makes of every hopeless dawn a joyful morning.”I add my humble testimony to his.
I bear my witness that God the Father lives and that He gave us the gift of His Beloved Son out of love for us. I know as surely as I live that the resurrected Savior lives. He atoned for our sins. And I testify that He is the Light of the World and the sure source of comfort, hope, peace, and joy. I pray with all my heart that we all will draw closer to Him, to feel the warmth of His light and love. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, whom we worship and serve, amen.
I can't say it any better than President Eyring did.
Some exciting new here in New Glasgow, we have a new investigator! She is fantastic! Yesterday at Church we had 11 Less active members that we have been working with come to church and we were able to set up a few lessons for this week with some potential investigators! Other exciting new in the mission is today we officially started a Le Tour De Faith, This is a competition between the elders… and THE SISTERS!!!! this week we have to get 300 contacts and have to have 30 finding hours… all while it is in the negatives this week! Oh and it is officially winter! We have snow and its colder than crap….!
ONLY 25 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!! Well I LOVE and MISS you all! And hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving supper and of course ate an extra piece of everything for me!
Remember I love letters!
My address is
159 Abercrombie #4 New Glagow, NS B2H 1K5
LOVE, Everyone’s Favorite Sister Hardy :)

The sock gang has officially began with Sister Dearden and Elder Nelson!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Turkey Week!!

Good Morning! 

Yesterday we had the opportunity to attend a broadcast of the Montreal Quebec Temple               re-dedication the cool thing was that it was in french! it was wicked awesome!! Transfers happened, it was a sad day to leave sackville but new glasgow is great! I have the wonderful opportunity to work with a senior couple that are fantastic! 
Not alot has happened this week, its been a crazy week with transfers happening! 

Update on the ankle..... It is doing good, I HATE crutches... but the work must go on. The mission nurse is going to look at it on Wednesday to make sure its not fractured. Which she believes it is right now... so we will see :) 

I should have a lot to talk about next Monday, as we have Zone Conference this week! 

I Want to wish this girl a Happy Late Birthday!! MYMY is the sweetest little girl you will ever meet! I Love and Miss you so much MYMY!!!

This is my new companion Sister Dearden from Filmore Utah, she is great! 

I Hope you all have a great week and THANKSGIVING!!!!

~Love Sister Hardy <3 :) 
oh p.s only 32 more days till CHRISTMAS!!!!!! 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What a week....

This week has been so crazy as many of you have heard or seen!! Monday for P-Day we played volleyball with the Elders, and i ended up falling and spraining my ankle very bad. After a few hours of just sitting around i finally decided to call the mission nurse to see what she wanted me to do and she said that i need to go the hospital to make sure it wasn't broken. So i called President Pratt and told him what was going on and to get permission to be out past curfew. He told me to call the elders serving near us and have them take me to the hospital so that my companions could go home and get some sleep. So needless to say i spent the from 8pm till almost midnight. It was a crazy/weird night. I wasn't able to see a doctor that night so we decided that we would just go back in the morning. so i finally got home around 12:30am Tuesday morning. My companions were asleep so i jumped into bed. When the alarm went off at 6:20 i was so dead since i hardly slept that night. My comps were like what happened? so i told them and then we were back off to the hospital at 8am. We got there and it was already crazy busy, i got checked in and took back to a room. i sat there for a good two and a half hours waiting for someone to come and get me for an x-ray. After the x-ray was done and the doctor looked at it he said that there was no apparent fracture but it doesnt mean that there isn't one. Since fractures dont always show up right off the bat. The doctor was like i want you on crutches for 3-4 weeks... KILL ME NOW!!!!! being a missionary and having stupid crutches are the worse thing in the world!!!!! We finally got out of the hospital around 12:30 grabbed a quick bite for lunch and were off to a nursing home, we are trying to volunteer at. After that we went to Bridgewater for a visit..... not a smart idea for someone that has been up all night and that is in pain. Wednesday we tried to take it easy, well as easy as you can as a missionary. Thursday we had a service projected lined up with the elders to help a former investigator rake leafs. I was designated to be the supervisor...  Friday we had the dreadful weekly planning.... it is when we plan every hour for the upcoming week. Saturday morning I was bound and determined to go and contact at the waterfront... i was so dead after that hour was up... Yesterday we got the horrible dreadful transfer letters. On Thursday i will be heading to New Glasgow Nova Scotia. I ABSOLUTELY HATE PACKING. Sackville has been an awesome experience these past three weeks. I have had to opportunity to meet some amazing members and people. I am sad to leave but know that i am needed in New Glasgow right now. The triple threat it being split for good. :( We have had some amazing times together! Sister Yadernuk and Sister Law will always be close friends. #SACKVEGAS #STRAIGHTOUTASACKVILLE 

My New Address is 159 Abercrombie Rd Apt #4 New Glasgow, NS B2H 1KS

~SISTER HARDY :)     <3

Monday, November 9, 2015

I know we will wash them tonight and put them in the oven to dry them. -Sister Yaddy

Good Morning!!!!!

It has been a crazy week! The weather has been crazy warm! It feels like it should be spring not NOVEMBER!!!! The past few days i have been able to walk around outside with a short sleeve shirt on and everything! Thursday afternoon i was asked to prepare a training on Accountability, I totally forgot my notes. though so.... i will try and go by memory what i said. I broke the word Accountable up and made an anagram. 
. A ­ ​accept full responsibility.
 C ­​choose to be productive. 
C­ ​commit to feel personal responsibility towards the Lord.
 O ­​open­minded toward everyone and everything. 
U ­ ​understand your call. 
N ­​notice your successes and your failures. 
T ­ ​take actions. 
A ­​a desire to account your day to the Lord. 
B ­ ​be motivated. 
L ­​learn from leaders and others around you. 
E ­​engage yourself in the missionary efforts of others (Members missionaries and so forth)

It was an awesome experience, to be able to look at how accountable i am to not only the lord, but my companions, leaders, family and friends. I have committed myself to be more accountable to everyone. I would invite you to think of a way you can be more accountable to those around you!

Saturday night was probably the highlight of my week! We were able to meet the Wade family from Greenwood for supper! It was a blast and so nice to see them!!! 

The joy of having elders in your area..... they text us and told us that they had a bag of food from a member for us....  it was full of nasty potato chips..... 

Oh i guess i should explain the title of the email. last night we were figuring out how we wanted to do wash, cause we dont have one in our apartment anymore... sister yadernuk looks at us and says, lets just wash them and dry them in the oven.... needless to say it didnt happen :)

I hope you all have a great week!! I cant wait to hear from everyone next week!! 

P.S I have almost been out 6 months..... CRAZY RIGHT?!?! 

~ Sister Hardy :) <3

Monday, November 2, 2015


I hope everyone had a great Halloween!! This past week has been a rough one! We started the week out with packing, packing, and more packing. I never thought that it would be so hard to say pack everything back up and move. This past week not only has been rough with moving but it has caused a lot of stress and anxiety. Which means i am physically, emotionally, and spiritually  drained. The one thing that has gotten me through this week is reflecting on an experience i had while in the MTC a few months ago, when i was feeling discouraged and drained. While sitting in class i couldnt focus on the things i was studying and doing so i decided that i needed to ask my branch president or a blessing. As i did so i felt an over whelming feeling love and peace. I can testify to you that our loved ones that have passed on are standing right beside us to help us through the tough time. I have been able to witness this yet again this past week. I know that my loved ones that have passed on are standing ready to help me through anything and everything. The good and the bad! 

Sorry this isn't very long today  


159 River Lane Apt 212
Bedford NS
B4A 2X9