Tuesday, May 31, 2016

what a week!!! :)

a week full of exciting stuff! 

Monday: we were ditched by the other sisters in the area, so we decided we were going to play volleyball and chair soccer with all of the elders! it was a blast! 

Tuesday: We were in another sisters area, and had a meeting with president pratt, he talked us into making a video about training members to be the best fellowshippers ever! then we spent some time on the ferry talking with some people, and it started to pour while we were on the ferry so that was fun! then we got a text from a member saying that she has a friend that could use some help. so we went there that night and sister maclennan or momma mac met us there and introduced us to her friend miranda! she was like alright so we need to get all of this mortar of this plywood. talk about work. them momma mac came in and was like miranda why dont we just pull up the plywood? so we did that instead! i had a crow bar and hammer and sister crump had a shovel tryin to help pull it up. sooo much dust! (couldnt breath after that) but all in all it was fun! and she wants to learn more about the gospel! 

Wednesday: We were in Bridgewater all morning for district meeting. and the we jumped on a bus all afternoon and talked to everyone! 

Thursday: we had MLC for all of the leaders in the mission. it is usually only an hour and a half but it ended up being like 3 hours. its all done over skype so the only one in the mission home are those in the metro. so by the end of the 3 hours left in the mission home was us, the assistants and president pratt. it was horrible! but we got pizza after so it all worked out! then we went and played bingo with some old people. 

Friday: We went back to Mirandas house and helped paint! we then were suppose to have a lesson but he had to cancel because of physio. so we ended up still driving out there and had lunch with a member! then we had a legit lesson with a recent convert! We have them a date set to go to the temple to be married for time and all ETERNITY!!! ooooo exciting! its pretty sweet cause my first day in the mission i met andrea and now she is going to the temple a year later! 

Saturday: we jumped on a bus and did that for a few hours, then had a lemonade stand with the elders, i got sunburnt on my left arm. thats the only place... sooo weird! 

Sunday was legit like always. theres just somethin about going to church that makes your whole week worth while!! 

I love and miss you all!!! 

Sister Hardy
159 River Lane Apt 212
Bedford, NS 
B4A 2X9

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Oh my goodness, my life is flying by... I can't believe it has been over a year since I have seen my family and friends. But ya know, I would NOT change this for anything. The past year has been sooo hard... But soo worth it! This past week has been a huge trial of faith. We have been outside all week trying to talk to as many people as we can but nothing has came of it yet. But that alright we still have the faith and motivation that we are going to find many many people to teach. Saturday was a long long day! It was so nice! the highest it got was 29 (85f) but then it rained the sunday and today.Saturday was so nice that we both got a sunburn and it was so nice that we walked and bused everywhere! i think by the end of the day we almost walked 9.5 miles! 
talk to you all next week!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hello all!!


 Its been a great week! We have a visiting General Authority! His name is Elder Bennett and he is sooo cool! We had a meeting Friday morning with him and all of the leaders of the mission. The whole thing was weird. We all felt Chastised and Rebuked but we well at least my companion and i walked away feeling motivated to go out and work our butts off. We had the opportunity to hear from him again Saturday night and Sunday morning at Stake Conference. Then we get to hear from him again on Wednesday  at Zone Conference! 

Sorry its gonna be a shorter email today, and not very many pictures... 

I love you all! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

hey hey hey

so I will be staying in Sackville for another 6 weeks! I am getting a new companion! Her name is Sister Crump and she was one of the many sisters that came out with me! This transfer should be a good one! We have a member of the quorum of the Seventy coming to speak next week and then the first weekend in June Elder Renlund from the Quorum of the Twelve apostles will be here to speak to us! I am super stoked to hear from both of these wonderful men and their wives!! Shout out to all of the wonderful mothers out there! There are so many of you that I consider my ma!! Especially the one that has put up with all my crap from day one! I am so grateful for all of you!! Last Monday we went to Peggys Cove with the Elders and then the Bridgewater elders and sisters showed up so our whole district was there so we had a lot of fun taking pictures and just messing around! and NO I did not break or hurt any part of my body... or anyone else... but yes I did break my camera... lol its so gone.. but oh well!!

Well I love and miss you all soo much!! so crazy how fast time is flying by! in a short 212 days I will be walkin off the plane to see all of my crazy yes CRAZY family and friends!!

159 River Lane Apt 212
Bedford Nova Scotia
B4A 2X9

Monday, May 2, 2016

lalalalla what a fantabulous week

Oh, my goodness thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! I couldn’t have asked for a better day! It was also President Pratt’s birthday on Monday and he opened up the mission home so that we could have a ping-pong tourney! IT was so much fun! This weekend was great! On saturday Katelyn was baptized!!! IT was such a great day!!!

#Truth Restored #Palmyra
Three hundred miles from New York City, there’s a ten-acre patch of forest, which more than 100,000 people visit every year.

Why do they choose to come here?

To remember a prayer from almost 200 years ago. A prayer that has changed their lives.

More than 15 million people trace their faith’s roots to events that took place in this forest, to the questions a young Joseph Smith asked and the answers God gave.

Four firsthand accounts, combined with insights from historical research, give us a glimpse into the years that helped turn a boy into a prophet.
Joseph Smith’s journey toward the Sacred Grove began in 1816 with a devastating economic crisis. Frosts every month of the year and snowstorms in June killed crop after crop in Vermont, driving food prices up and thousands of poor, broken farmers—including the Smith family—from the state.

By the time 11-year-old Joseph Smith arrived in New York, he had experienced both the cruelty and compassion those desperate times drew out of people.

Over the next few years, as he worked with his parents and older siblings to carve out a living for their family of 10, he often reflected on “the situation of the world of mankind.”

Why were humans so often so thoughtless in spite of their best religious ideals? And why did he, as a youth, often fail to live up to what he knew was good and right?

“I felt to mourn for my own sins and for the sins of the world.”
Family experiences of misfortune and mistreatment may have shaped Joseph Smith’s questions about God, society, and the meaning of life.
By 1818, the Smiths had scraped together enough money to start making payments on a new farm of their own. The religious revivalism of the era encouraged them to seek a fresh spiritual start as well.

As a young person with deeply felt spiritual questions, Joseph felt drawn to the lively religious landscape of upstate New York.

He was not alone. In churches, homes, and open-air clearings, people gathered to discuss human nature, forgiveness, morality, and authority. Together, they struggled to understand the lessons of the past and the direction of the future.

Unfortunately, the debate was not always civil. Records from the era contain not only sharp rebukes of ideas but also snide attacks on those who held them. Joseph often felt caught in the crossfire of this “war of words.”
In this 1820 article, for example, the editor of Palmyra’s newspaper claimed it was a “notorious fact” that Methodist camp-meetings attracted “the intemperate, the lewd and dissolute part of the community.” Demeaning statements such as this one may have contributed to the feeling of religious tumult as much as doctrinal differences did.

“It was impossible for a person young as I was, and so unacquainted with men and things, to come to any certain conclusion who was right and who was wrong.”

In the face of the divisions and imperfections he saw in religion, Joseph could have given up. But he continued to attend the meetings of different churches “as often as occasion would permit” and to reflect on what he heard.

And as he searched for truth, Joseph felt God’s presence in the world around him: in the light of the sun and the beauty of the moon, in the richness of the earth and the wealth of life flourishing on it.
Though uncertain of his own standing before God and unable to find a religion that felt right, Joseph gained confidence that God existed and was worth reaching toward.

“God could not be the author of so much confusion.”

In addition to attendance at different churches and personal meditation, Joseph searched for God by studying the Bible. And one day, while reading James 1:5, he felt that God was speaking directly to him through that ancient text.

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him.”

“Never did any passage of scripture come with more power to the heart of man than this did at this time to mine.”

Ask of God. It sounded so simple, but Joseph had never prayed out loud before—let alone asked God for a direct answer.

And yet there didn’t seem to be any other way. “At length,” he later wrote, “I came to the conclusion that I must either remain in darkness and confusion, or else I must do as James directs, that is, ask of God.”

“I retired to the silent grove...”

He chose a place first: a quiet spot in the woods where he could feel at once alone and surrounded by God’s creation. And then, early one morning, he knelt there to “offer up the desires of [his] heart to God.”
We do not and cannot know all that was in Joseph’s heart that morning. We know he felt the weight of a broken world and of his own shortcomings. We know he longed for a faith and community led by Jesus Christ. And we know that God knew his heart and saw that it was open.
After an initial struggle to pray, Joseph was “surrounded by a brilliant light which eclipsed the sun at noon-day” and felt a “joy unspeakable.” In the light, he saw two figures “whose brightness and glory defy all description”—God the Father and Jesus Christ.

But as magnificent as the vision was, even more important was its message. Jesus told Joseph that people had turned away from Him; though they still spoke of Christ, they had lost the full power of his truth.
The church Joseph was looking for no longer existed on the earth — but the time would soon come when it would be restored, when old prophecies and covenants would begin to be fulfilled.

The time would soon come when the Lord would have a work for Joseph Smith to do.

Friends and family, i know that This is Christ’s true church on the earth today. I know that it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that He was and is called of God to establish Christ’s church once again on the earth. I would encourage you all to kneel down tonight and ask God if Joseph smith is a prophet and if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ’s true church on the earth today. I know that you will each receive an answer if you earnestly do as Moroni has taught us. “ Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”
I Love and miss you all so much! Have a great week! And Happy Mother's day to all you fantabulous mothers out there! <3