Monday, October 26, 2015


It was a great week! We had a baptism on Saturday for Gretchen! She is amazing and was so prepared. The spirit was so strong. Her countenance was beautiful and she is so full of light!

This past week we have been doing service for a woman we are teaching, Kamala. She is older and has horses and chickens, she needed some help.  So we have been going over twice a day and feed her horse and chickens and scoop some manure!  Ha it’s been good because it’s creating a great bond and friendship with her. We are only doing it for a week but it has been fun!

We also had another great opportunity to do service this week. We were able to go to
St George and help out at a Big Halloween Carnival. It was fun to be around a lot of other missionaries and meet a lot of people. It’s fun/funny because everyone here loves missionaries!

On Wednesday went on exchanges with other missionaries and we spent the day in Parowan. The missionary work is struggling in Parowan so we did lots of walking and meeting members to help meet people. The whole day it was raining and freezing. But we met some really great people!  It was a fun day to be on exchanges!
We have been really busy. We go on splits (taking members with us to help teach) a lot because we have too many appointments to do by ourselves...which is good!  We barely have time to contact all of the referrals we have and find new people to teach
 But, I have seen that when we are obedient and when we work hard...miracles happen! We have had two new investigators this week that have literally fallen into our lap! It was truly a miracle!  We were asked to speak in a church on Sunday. In my talk I focused a lot on how we can sometimes feel like we are in darkness but the Savior is the light. And while I was talking, this woman in the congregation with tattoos and dreadlocks was staring at me and listening intently to my talk. Afterwards, she told me how much she appreciated my talk. She has been very less active in church in her life and she wants to change. We will start teaching her this week!  Miracle!

The Savior and his teaching are truly that light that will help us out of darkness. Just as when Joseph Smith was engulfed in darkness while praying, he saw a pillar of light exactly over his head. The light of the Savior dispelled the darkness that Joseph was in. Christ can do the same thing for us when we are in "darkness". The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so true! And I love my job!

Sister Titensor


Well St George North is an amazing area! We cover the whole Stake. It’s hard to explain what the area is like but it is SO BEAUTIFUL!  We cover several town/communities. Winchester, Dammeron Valley, Veyo, Brookside, Central and Pine Valley. It’s very spread out so we drive a lot!  The members here are amazing and help out a ton.

My new companion is Sister Gearheart! She is from Washington State. She and I get along really well and we have lots of fun together.

I’m really excited for this transfer.  We are teaching some amazing people!  Gretchen is one who is preparing for baptism soon. She is very humble and she has such a strong understanding and testimony of the gospel. We are teaching a new person we met this week her name is Kamala. She is older but she is very spiritually in tune and wants to learn! The thing that got her interested was the visiting and home teaching program in our church. She loved the fact that members of the church really look out for each other. It’s amazing to see her progress and she loves attending church. 

 There have been some stressful things ha ha… we are limited on how many miles we can drive(tracking mileage) a lot of times we  have to ask for rides from members to save on mileage. It’s sometimes hard to find house addresses in these areas so we get lost a lot ha!  And we have had some training meetings in St George and also several exchanges (trading areas and working with other missionaries). So, we have been super busy, but we have fun and miracles happen! With the Lords help, it all works out - I have really seen that happen and it is amazing!  I’m really happy and I know it because we are (trying) to do what the Lords needs us to do. I also know when we fall short, he is always there to bear us up!   

I love my job!
Sister Titensor

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Well my time has come to leave Kanab! i have loved serving here for the past six months. I have seen miracles time and time again! The people here are amazing and I am sad to leave them. I am being transferred to the St. George North area...which actually isn’t in St. George at all. It covers Dammeron Valley, Pine Valley and Veyo! So that will be interesting. I'm also assigned as a STL (sister trainer leader). So I will travel a lot again and be going on exchanges with other sisters in the mission so that will be fun :)

Well we had some really great lessons this week. We drove up to Alton to teach Mike another recent convert lesson. He is doing great and his testimony is so strong.  We are also teaching this less active family with 2 kids that haven't been baptized and they are doing awesome. Anne, another investigator is also doing great. She LOVED conference! She has a great understanding of the gospel and really recognizes the feelings of the spirit in her life. She is worried about being baptized because she doesn't like to be in front of people, she gets nervous.  But she will get baptized eventually!! I just know it :)

We also had the opportunity to volunteer/work at “Best Friends”. If you don’t know what that is..Google it. Ha-ha its a huge "animal sanctuary" and they have tons of animals. People come here from all over.  A bunch of people who are not members of our church work there so we went and volunteered. We helped clean some cat rooms. And we even took cats out for a walk in a stroller. No joke...they have a stroller that they zip the cats in!!! Ha-ha it was fun and funny!  And we made some great friendships with some great people. . It was fun!

Well I have felt a lot of doubt about myself and my own abilities throughout my mission but I loved what President Monson said in his conference talk! He said "Remember that faith and doubt CANNOT exist in the same mind at the same time for one will dispel the other" And that is so true!! We let our faith in Jesus Christ dispel our doubt. And I have seen that first hand!
The gospel is true and I love my Job!
Sister Titensor

-Our district
-painting nails at the nursing home
-volunteering at Best Friends! Animal shelter

-walking the cats haha

OCTOBER!!                                                                                                                                    10/5/15                                     

General Conference weekend was amazing! Really Inspiring!! It made a week full of cancelled appointments so much better!  We have high hopes for this week! Good things to come.

The weather is finally starting to cool off! And the tourism here is starting to slow down. But now…hunting season is starting and that’s a really big deal around here. We even had some elk ribs the other day! 

One day last week, we were walking and this random older lady just opened her door and invited us in! Ha-ha her name was Martha and she is actually studying with the Jehovah's witnesses right now. She is thinking about joining them. But, she wanted to talk with us and was asking all these questions about how there should be just one religion and it shouldn’t be this confusing to find it. In fact the way she was talking she sounded just like the young Joseph Smith. It was amazing to hear her story. She is one who is prepared! So’ we went and visited her a few days later. She wasn’t feeling too well at the time. So we just asked if there was anything we could do for her. She said yes actually. She had a Jehovah’s Witness party and she needed to bring 3lbs of coleslaw to it. Ha-ha! She gave us $20 and asked us to run and get it. She’s older and her knees are bad so it’s difficult for her to get out. Of course, we said yes.  But, we couldn’t get to the store, do we asked a member of our church to help and go and buy coleslaw for us. (They were happy to do it)  It was all quite funny but hey it was an opportunity to serve! Ha!

Anne, who we started teaching last week, is doing really well. She loved watching general conference and is so amazed by the spirit that this gospel brings. She is really an awesome person! This gospel can change so many lives!  But many people don’t realize it. When people slam their door or are just flat out not open to us... sometimes I wonder, do they realized what they are missing? Do they realize that we have the most amazing gift to share? We will do all we can and people will still reject or turn away from the gospel. It breaks my heart, but we just keep moving on serving and finding those who will embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ! The mission is the best thing ever and I love my job!

Sister Titensor