Sister Preston has been called to serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
in the Ohio Columbus Mission. She will serve from March 2014 through September 2015. Follow her service here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My finite mind can not comprehend all of the love that He has for us.

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We have been sharing the gift to everyone. It's been an incredible 9 months thus far, and I am grateful to be out 9 more!!!
This week we have been busy, busy with meetings, regular missionary work, and service.
Our lady investigator has been progressing wonderfully. She is now reading the Book of Mormon on her own, and is asking a lot more questions about the Gospel. She has been coming to church for the past couple of weeks. She loves partaking of the Sacrament. She said that it gives her peace. She is the best.

This past Sunday we had our ward Christmas program, it was wonderful! Sister Farmer Plays the Piano, and I had the opportunity to play some descant music for young woman. There are so many opportunities to teach out here in Ohio! I love, love talking to everyone about our Savior. He is the reason for the season. He is why we can all rejoice. I love what President Uchtdorf said about our Savior in this months Ensign :
"Think of the simple yet dignified way our Heavenly Father chose to honor the birth of His Son. On that holy night, angels appeared not to the rich but to shepherds. The Christ child was born not in a mansion but in a manger. He was wrapped not in silk but in swaddling clothes.
The simplicity of that first Christmas foreshadowed the life of the Savior. Though He had created the earth, walked in realms of majesty and glory, and stood at the right hand of the Father, He came to earth as a helpless child. His life was a model of modest nobility, and He walked among the poor, the sick, the downcast, and the heavy laden.
Though He was a king, He cared neither for the honors nor the riches of men. His life, His words, and His daily activities were monuments of simple yet profound dignity.
Jesus the Christ, who knew perfectly how to give, set for us the pattern for giving. To those whose hearts are heavy with loneliness and sorrow, He brings compassion and comfort. To those whose bodies and minds are afflicted with illness and suffering, He brings love and healing. To those whose souls are burdened with sin, He offers hope, forgiveness, and redemption.
If the Savior were among us today, we would find Him where He always was—ministering to the meek, the downcast, the humble, the distressed, and the poor in spirit. During this Christmas season and always, may we give to Him by loving as He loves. May we remember the humble dignity of His birth, gifts, and life. And may we, through simple acts of kindness, charity, and compassion, fill the world with the light of His love and healing power."
And in 2Nephi 19:6 " For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
My finite mind can not comprehend all of the love that He has for us. I know that He lives, and that he loves us deeply.
I love all of you! Thank you for the thoughts and the prayers.
Sister Preston

Friday, December 19, 2014

He is the Gift

This is Sister Farmer, my new Companion :) She 's from Centerville, Utah. She is the youngest of 6.

Fist of all, thank you so much for loving me. I miss all of you terribly.
We have been showing the "He is the gift" video to everyone. Less actives, to part member families. Each time that I watch it, I tear up like a little baby. I swear, the mission has made me a lot more emotional. I can still hardly believe that the time has gone by so quickly. Time just has to stop.  We had a great training this week. Elder Perkins the area 70 came to see all of the missionaries. We talked a lot about how there is literally only 30 seconds for us to share the message of the Restoration. We also discussed how all of the missionaries that are in my mission are called by a living Prophet. The Spirit in the room was so tangible. This message that we have can not be bought. We are the spokes people for the Lord. I am indebted to Him for giving me such a wonderful life. I thank Him frequently for the Friends ( extended family).
I love you so much!!
Sister Preston  

Monday, December 8, 2014

Not enough time

The weather in Ohio is CRAZY!! One week we have terribly cold weather, the next week (this week) we have 63 degree weather, and all the snow melted!! Anyway, this is how the week in Powell has been: 

Since I am out of time... We had a lady at church, and super spiritual experiences with other members and investigators who i can't talk about because we have to go. 

Love you! 

sister preston  

The Spirit of Christmas is definitely here

The Spirit of Christmas is definitely here! If you haven't had the chance to watch the Christmas Devotional, please do!! We had the time to watch it with our recent convert. She loved the stories, and she loved the Spirit that was brought. 

We have been working with One lady more this week. She has been progressing quite well. She is extremely curious as to how she can have a sincere heart. I like the questions that she asks. It's so tender to see her come to church. She feels the Spirit so quickly, and strongly. There are moments in the lesson where things just click for her. Those are my favorite moments. Especially when me or my companions don't even have to say a word for her to understand. 

I hope that everyone is having a great week!! 


Sister Preston 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Spirit teaches and guides

This week in Powell:
We have been out in the neighborhoods a lot, and we have been visiting a lot of former people that the sisters have visited previously. One of which resulted in a wonderful experience. We went to this lady's house to see if she was there. Instead this 6'7 man answered the door and asked us what we wanted. I told him that we are missionaries for our church and asked him what church he goes to. He told us to wait a minute, so we did, and he came back out and we started talking. He told us that he was an atheist, and that he didn't believe in God anymore and that he was up for a good debate. We asked him a lot of questions about himself, and why he had come to this conclusion, and he had a few experiences that had lead him to that conclusion. We talked to this man for a couple of seconds before his little brother came out. We asked him questions about what he believes in, and he is in the same predicament as his big brother. By the end of this brief meeting, both of the men were opened to us coming back to talk about the Gospel. Since that day, I've been thinking a lot about accountability, and other tools that our Heavenly Father has given  us to be successful. And the words that are said a LOT of the time, are certainly not my own. Granted I do write thought provoking questions down in my personal studies, and then I practice those thought provoking questions with my companion in companion study, but when it comes down to it, it's the Spirit that asks all of the questions. It's the Spirit that guides us to those whom the Father has prepared. We also found the cutest little family!! When we knocked on the door, the lady looked at us and said, "Oh missionaries! You must be cold, come right in!" We couldn't believe what had happened!! So we are in this lady's home, and she is telling us that her husband is a former Catholic, but not practicing, in fact he is now a member of the Methodist faith. She mentioned that her brother in law is Mormon, and that he lives in Alpine, Utah. She said that this brother in law had cancer at one point that had put in in the hospital for quite a while. There would be people from the church at the hospital all the time to see how he was doing. It melted her heart. She also mentioned that she has a niece and a nephew who had just returned home from missions. :) This was incredible to hear. The Lord has people prepared where everywhere we go.
Our Investigator is doing well. We had extended a baptismal date for the 22 of this month, but she declined because she feels like she does not know enough. She has a few other concerns that we are working on resolving. There is a special spirit that is felt when we visit Christine. She is always asking questions, and she is always listing to the Spirit. The Spirit basically teaches her. Which, I've discovered is how it should be. At this moment we are also working on getting her involved in the ward so she has a few more girlfriends. :) My hope is, she'll be baptized this transfer. I hope, I hope, I hope!!! She is literally, so close!! It makes me sick with excitement!!
We are also working with this young lady (it's weird, she's 18.. I'm not much older than she is.) who was at one point ready to be baptized. She stopped seeing the missionaries because she thought that they were pushing her too much to be baptized. We have gotten back into contact with her, and she is incredible. ( I think everyone is incredible. :)) She is a gymnast, and an author. She loves God, and loves reading the bible. This time around, we are going to focus on helping her to see that this Gospel is what it was when the Savior was on the earth. I'm really excited about teaching her.
Aleta had asked me about ward missionary work. Ward missionaries are so key in the process of those who are looking into the church. They are at lessons, and bear testimony of the Gospel, they help fellowship (introducing investigators to members, and inviting them to activities outside of the church) , they invite them to ward functions. Ward missionaries help the work move forward. I hope your ward has a ward mission plan. In fact, I hope that each auxiliary has one. When the ward is focused on hastening the work, then everyone is more missionary minded. I can't even begin to express how ward missionaries influence the work of Lord. The more you study the scriptures and pay the price of sacrificed time, in that moment you are teaching with the missionaries, the Spirit will fill your mouth with words that are meant for that person. 2 Nephi 32:3 Link to the scripture explains it much better than I can. So does John 7:17. "If any man will do His will, he shall know the doctrine, weather it be of God, or weather I speak of myself." I hope that helps. :)

There is such great knowledge that is reaped from struggles and hardships. There is also great wisdom that comes from both the good times and the hard times. I've been thinking a lot about Alma 32 Link to the scripture, and have read it in conjunction with Hebrews 11 Link to the scripture, and although we have not seen the Savior, nor have we heard His words, we have felt His Spirit testify to us of His divinity. We have felt in our hearts the sound of redeeming love. We have come to know for ourselves that this Gospel is true. We know that it is because of Him and it is only through Him that we can live with our Father in Heaven, and know Him. I find it a privilege to suffer for in the name of the Lord. Granted, don't ask for it to rain and have it be only 20 degrees out, and I certainly don't pray for people to slam the door in may face. BUT, what I am grateful for is the strength that is given to approach these people. To go around meeting people in the bitter cold, or the scorching heat, and when it is my time to go through something hard, I'll do it with confidence. My friends, I know that this Gospel is true. Keep being wonderful!! I love all of you!! Ha ha sorry about the novel. :) 
Sister Preston
P.S. There is a Polar Vortex coming to Ohio!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nothing will stop His work

Can I just say, that I have the best Family, and Friends in the WORLD?!
Thank you for the sending the Halloween Spirit to Ohio. <3
We had transfers this week, and Sister Skillings went to Chillocothe. I now have Sister Renouard!! She is one fun sister, and we are going to kill it in Powell!!

It's a new Transfer, and there are new goals. More people to find, and more people to teach. More of myself that I can give to the Lord. He certainly can get more out of this work than I ever could.
Are one investigator is progressing wonderfully. She has been going out with the ladies at church to do various activities. She's participating in all of the classes, and she is studying the scriptures daily. We had a very powerful lesson with her the other day. We talked about the Plan of Salvation. She mentioned that having the Gift of the Holy Ghost is important in our lives because it helps us to grow closer to God, and increases our knowledge. You wouldn't believe the spirit that was felt in that lesson. She loves the Lord so much!!
Another investigator has been to church one time, and has stayed for all 3 hours. She loved the Gospel Principles class! The other day we had a very powerful lesson about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Spirit taught her... and I thought that's how it should be!! :) We are going to invite her to be baptized on the 22 of this month. She is so ready!!
There is so much power in teaching with questions. This is the very way that the ancient prophets were taught. I know that this gospel is true. Each day, I see how I am an instrument for the Savior. Nothing will stop His work. The longer I am out, the longer I realize this.

Have a beautiful week everyone!!

I love you!!

Sister Preston
P.s. the Ohio Columbus mission will be a face book mission in January.. or February. . . and we will be allowed to use ipads soon. John... you were right!! also, winter is coming and it's super cold. :) 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This week in the land of Powell

Our newest convert is one of the most wonderful, jolly people anyone has ever met!! This last week before her baptism she was going through quite a hard time. She had everything go against her. Her family, and her friends. BUT, she knew in the end that she could rely on the Savior. We had a very heart warming meeting with  her the night before her baptism. She gave us the reasons not to be baptized and reasons to be baptized. We bore powerful, simple testimonies of the the Savior, and His redeeming love. By the end of the meeting, we contacted everyone who had ever taught her with us, and asked them to keep her in their prayers. The power of prayer certainly is real. She came the next morning, with her husband, and her best friend. We knew that it meant the world to her. The next day at church, she mentioned something that I have been thinking about a lot since then. She mentioned that she has been very independent when it comes to emotional welfare. She said "I felt stronger letting him help." I was thinking about this on a much bigger scale. Us, and our Savior.

This transfer has been one of the most trying ones. In ways that I won't say now, but I learned a lot.

Our next most progressing investigators is so wonderful!! We have had wonderful lessons with her. The other day we talked about the Doctrine of Jesus Christ in 2Nephi 31 Click here for a link to the scripture. We asked her very inspired questions, and she was putting the pieces of the puzzle together. She started saying things like " So there was an apostasy!" it was all jolly!
Over all this week has been wonderful.

I hope that everyone has a great week!


Sister Preston

Monday, October 20, 2014

There are no words that could ever describe how jubilant this Gospel makes me

We have an investigator who is getting Baptized this Saturday at 10 in the morning!! Yay!! You should see how happy she is!! It's truly been an incredible invariance teaching her. She told us the other day that she finally had a spiritual confirmation that she needed to be baptized. She said that on her bike ride, she stopped by this old church that she would normally go to pray. She has been having a few problems with her family, and she has felt like she should take it to the Lord. She said that as she was praying, this unimaginable feeling came to her, and that the words that she was saying were not her own.  She continued to express how the feeling that she had in her heart was so peaceful (the spirit) was helping her to feel better about the 25th. I am so happy for her.
I've noticed thus far on my mission that each person that has to come to a decision like this makes it with the Lord. I have NOTHING what so ever to do with it. I am amazed at the love that is shown towards those who are about to embark on an incredible journey. A journey that reveals unto us our true identity, and our true potential. Our investigator sees the significance of this; and I couldn't be more giddy for her.
The more I read the Book of Mormon, and ponder it's words throughout the day, the more I know that it is indeed the word of God. The more I know that I must have a balance of all things in my life. There are no words that could ever describe how jubilant this Gospel makes me; nor for how much it has helped me, and the people that I have grown to love.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

Sister Preston

Monday, October 6, 2014

We Thank thee Oh God for a Prophet

Family and Friends!! We have had the blessed opportunity to hear from a Prophet of God. I hope all of you took notes!
There is certainly a special feeling when we gather together to hear from our Father in Heaven's servants. Quite a few of the talks were focused on those who are investigating the Church; I know that those who are investigating over here in Powell enjoyed it. We got to watch the Priesthood session with one of our investigators. It honestly was an interesting experience... especially compared to that of the Woman's Conference. :) Sister Skillings and I got a kick out of it.
We have seen MIRACLES. MIRACLES I tell you!!
Miracle #1. There is this man who Sister Skillings has been teaching for the past four months. He was on the verge of becoming an internigator (or someone who loves the church but isn't interested in changing... yet.), until we had an fantastic lesson with him about eternal marriage. The Spirit was incredibly strong, and when you looked at him in the eyes, you could tell that he could feel the Spirit. We invited him to follow the example of our Savior, and he gladly accepted. He'll be baptized on November 1st. It's been a long time coming, and we couldn't be more grateful. He was also one of the ones that we had watch Conference. He was a trooper and watched all of the Saturday sessions. We asked him how he felt afterward, and he said "Well, I have a lot to process. It feels like my head is going to explode." He cracks me up. 
It was honestly an incredible movie, and I HIGHLY recommend it.
Miracle #2. The other person that we have on date for baptism for the 25 of this month watched Conference. SHE LOVED IT!! She liked the talk about the Sacrament, and afterward, she had a whole bunch of questions about it.
All in all, the Spirit of General Conference has been one that I very much enjoy as a missionary. In fact, I always want to be missionary so that way I am always prepared to receive the revelation. Now, I've been asked what my favorite talk has been, and I honestly can't choose. I loved all of them. There were some that appealed to me more, because I felt that my investigators would need to hear these words. The longer I am out here in the Great Ohio, the more I realize each day that this work is not even about me. This work is about the doing the will of the Father. I am the privileged one who get's to help out our Savior in the gathering. The field is white, and ready to harvest. I know that the words of our Prophet, Thomas S. Monson are true. He is a Prophet of God. I know that the men and woman who spoke at this session have been inspired by God. I have experienced for myself the power and the happiness that this Gospel brings. There is no greater joy than doing the work of our Lord.
I pray everyone has a wonderful week!!
Sister Preston 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall in Powell

I am so excited that is is fall!! I am in the BEST AREA, we have so many trees!!
Last week in Powell:
We have been meeting with this woman. She has quite a tragic story... but we are working on helping her to ignite that testimony of the Restoration, and the Plan of Salvation. We have been meeting with her once a week. So far, it's going well. :)
We have been doing a lot of reactivation over here. There is another man whom we are working with. He is excommunicated, and is wanting to come back. He gets lost on some of the deep questions that all of us have about the gospel. He's doing wonderfully though.
There is this lady who we are working with. She is wonderful. She went to a baptism for the first time this past week. She loved every moment of it. She is looking forward to her own baptism, which will be on the 25th of this month.
The longer I am out, the more I realize that this work is not about what I want to get out of it, although that is very important, but it's what I can do for the Lord. What talents I can gain for those who stand in need of comfort. For those who just need to be loved.
I hope everyone is getting super pumped for General Conference!! The General Woman's meeting was amazing!! We are incredibly blessed to have modern day Prophets. Take advantage of that!!
I love this Gospel, and I am humbled to be a servant for the Lord.
I love all of you dearly.
Sister Preston

Monday, September 22, 2014


Hello family and friends!!
I am in the blessed land of Powell. :) My new companion is Sister Skillings. She is from Utah. She is literally the cutest thing I've ever seen. She is incredible in every single way imaginable.
Powell is more south of the mission, and if you were to look at a map, it would be right in the middle of the mission. It's absolutely gorgeous here. We are working with a lady. She is so cool. She showed me how to do a more intense workout the other day. She mentioned to us the other day that since she has been coming to our church that she couldn't imagine going any where else. She has accepted October 25 to be baptized. She is excited!! I learn a lot from her.
We are teaching this one man. He can speak 3 different languages. He understands the Gospel. All in all, Powell is treating me well.
I hope that everyone is having a great week!!
Sister Preston
(I've noticed that she stopped using her first name.  She must be getting use to the title and loosing herself in the work.)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Six months

Family, and Friends, the first six months that I have been out here in the blessed land of Ohio have been incredible. Especially since I have been in Mansfield. There have been some really hard times, but our Father in Heaven has a way of blessing us with even sweeter times to help us know that this is Truly His Work.

I found out today that I am leaving Mansfield. I have no idea where I am going yet, so on Monday, I will let every one know.  Here are some thoughts about the last six months in Mansfield.
When I first came here, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. But, as I dedicated all that I had to the Lord, and then some, I saw miracles. First, one of the new members introduced us to her twin Sister. About a month later, she was baptized. I can't even express how much I love the Lord. The beautiful thing about it is, we (the baptized twin) are wonderful friends. Second, a man we tracked into started taking the discussions. His story is crazy. He fell off of the face of the earth for a while. And we thought that we lost him. But when we knocked on his door about a month later, he had read half of the Book of Mormon, and he knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. He was baptized a month later. Withe each person that is found and moved to the next ordinance, I honestly feel like I have grown the most. I think about all of these people all the time. When I wake up, when I go to bed, and during the day. Most of all, I think about our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ. These are HIS children, and I am humbled to be apart of there progression. You can see the Spirit working in someone. All of those RM's (return missionaries) out there know what I mean. You know when someone has been reading the Book of Mormon when they radiate. You can see that they know that this Church is true.
What a wonderful feeling it is to be in the service of our Lord!! Because of this mission, my dreams are higher, and I have more specific goals, and a vision of how everything is going to be accomplished . This is the same method that I have been using with those new investigators. I have to practice what I preach, right? Our Heavenly Father wants us to make goals, to think positively, and to petition for His divine guidance, for help. Without His help, we would be wandering generalities. I have 12 months left, and each and everyday I will work harder, and harder. I will be obedient, and I will love everyone. Mansfield has changed me, and I am incredibly grateful. The members say that I have changed them, but they couldn't be more wrong. They have changed me.
This weekend one of my investigators is going to be baptized. He is incredible. When you talk to him about our Savior, his eyes shine, and you can clearly see that he has been reading, and praying. That has to be one of the COOLEST things that I have ever experienced as a missionary.
To close since this e-mail is a short novel, I know that this Church is true. I know that my Savior has been there with me through hard times, and especially for the the good times. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and when it is read in conjunction with the Bible, there is no doubt that both support each other. This is our Saviors work. He is my master, and I am so grateful to be doing His work. I pray that I may be what He wants me to be each and every day. I know that our Father in Heaven answers our prayers. He is the best listener. I know that we must also listen to what He has to say also. His promptings are quite, and come in many forms. I pray that everyone at home is having fun, and enjoying life!!

Sister Preston
"What-e-er' thou art, act well thy part!" :) 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Oh how I love the Gospel

We have been taking our new convert out to lessons with us, and just hearing his testimony assures me that this is all of our Saviors work. I learn so much from my recent converts. One of them, blessed the sacrament this last Sunday. Oh how I love the Gospel!!

We have a man on date to be baptized for the 20th of this Month. He's a really cool guy. He is a former Catholic, and so far, he's really enjoying the Gospel.

We have been focusing a lot on Retention, and Reactivation, so we are reaching out to those who are lost.

Transfers are coming up, and I don't know what will happen. I've been in Mansfield for 6 beautiful months. If anyone sends anything, please send it to the Mission Home.

I hope every one has had a fantastic week!!
Sister Preston

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What a week of miracles!!

This week we had a baptism. Funny story, I accidentally spelt his middle name wrong on his baptismal program. He said "You would!!" to me. It was funny, and sincerely on accident. Anyway, the best part about teaching is being taught. I walked out of his lessons feeling spiritually uplifted, and awakened to seeing the way our Savior works in his life. Just before his baptism, we had a great lesson with him. We went to a members house to study the scriptures and to talk about and mark our favorite ones. He was in Mosiah 6 (Here is the link to this scripture), so we read with him those chapters and asked him what he liked about them. From there we went on to share our favorite scriptures. Sister Carter shared her favorite scripture in Alma 26:12 (Here is the link to this scripture) and bore a powerful testimony about how the Lord helped her to come out on a mission. I was very impressed to share a scripture that had spiritually slapped me in the face. Alma 34:38-41 (Here is the link to this scripture). This scripture caused me to seriously think about my actions. That whole week had been kind of a stressful one, and I literally felt like I was "contending with the Holy Ghost." After I found that scripture I was WAY humbled, and submissive to the Spirit. I shared this and he smiled at me, and said "I felt that way. Everyone said that I was ready to be baptized, and I didn't see it. I prayed day, and night, day and night for 3 days, and I got the same answer. On the 4th day, I just knew that I was ready. I doubted myself, and I stopped doubting when I stopped contending with the Holy Ghost." Now, you can imagine that the Spirit was incredible strong, and my heavens, it was!! He is an incredible man. He already has names to take to the Temple to do baptism for the dead. He calls Sister Carter and I his "Little Sisters." :) Tender, I know. :)
The other day, we were going to go visit a less active member who has been coming to church again, and on the way we stopped by an ice cream store names "What's the Scoop?!" I looked at Sister Carter and she said "Maybe we can go if the member isn't home." (side note, Sister Carter has a connection from home to this less active member, so they clicked right away.) We go to this members house, and she isn't home. So, guess where we go? All of you guessed it, we went to What's the Scoop and got some ice cream. While we were there, we talked to the man that owned the place. He asked us why we wear name tags, and we explained to him that we are missionaries for our church. He then told us that since his wife had passed away that he wasn't able to go to church since him and his daughter run the ice cream shop. We invited him to church, and mentioned to him what time the services start, and he told us that he would try and make it in October when things start to slow down. (here is the cool part). After we talked to that man, this young man and 2 little kiddies walk up and get ice cream (at this point Sister Carter and I had our ice cream and were walking to our cars), as we walk by, he says "Hey, are you missionaries?" We were like "Yeah!! Have you met girl missionaries before?" He then began to tell us that his son's mother was a Mormon, and that he had gone to church a few times. We told him about church and nonchalantly asked him where he lived, so that way we could refer him to the Elders. A few days later, we went to this less active members house and she asked us if there are any other Sister missionaries in the area. We told her about the other sister and she was like, I have an ex-son in law who says that he saw two girl missionaries at the ice cream shop the other day, and I feel like I need to go to church. Sister Carter and I were in awe. The spirit hit both of us. We knew that we were meant to be at that place at the right time. It was incredible. The guy that we met at the ice cream store was at church this Sunday. It was pretty sweet.
There has been an infinite amount of experiences that have happened that have changed my life. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. This is our Savior, Jesus Christ's work. I see it on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis. I am incredibly humbled to be His servant, and to do what He wants done, and to say what He wants said. This October we get to hear from His servants, and I am incredibly EXCITED, and Grateful to be in this position. I love my Savior, and I love my Father in Heaven. I pray that all of you are having an Incredible week!!
With all my love,
Sister Preston

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crazy week = short letter

August 25, 2014
This week has been CRAZY!!
We had a Zone Conference and car checks. The Zone Conference was wonderful. BUT our car had to go into the shop. NOT BECAUSE I DID ANYTHING TO IT. But because the tires were going bald. We were without it for 3 days. So, we walked to appointments. We walked 20 miles last week. In the rain. And humidity. It was a blast!! Haha I bet people got a kick out of us walking around in the rain!!
We have a baptism this Saturday!! He is very prepared. His interview is tomorrow. I am so happy for this guy!! Our other investigators are progressing beautifully.
This week has been a good one!!
Sister Preston

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am incredible blessed to be a missionary for the Lord in Ohio

August 18, 2014
This week has been one of those weeks that just go by quickly!!
To begin with, we have a baptism on the 30th of this month!! Woohooo!!!! If only all of you could be there to feel the spirit that is there when we have discussions with this investigator!! He quit drinking coffee in 2 days. He drives himself to work (now that he has a car), and he is reading 2-3 chapters of the Book of Mormon a day. All of his neighbors approach us, and tell us that Brad has changed so much!! Haha I love seeing people let the Gospel of Jesus Christ become apart of them. The ward loves him, and is excited to see him become a member!!
We have been teaching like CRAZY!! We go from lesson, to lesson. I love learning from these people!! I can't remember if I've told all of you about the Baptist, the Atheist, and the Wicken. . . But here's an update on them: the baptist is progressing wonderfully. She was at church this last Sunday, and she loved it. Her only comment on the whole thing was .... the music. It cracked me up. She loves the Book of Mormon thus far. Her roommates the Atheist, and the Wicken are liking the Gospel. She mentioned to us the other day that when we leave, they all talk about what we just taught. I'm not sure if they are reading from the Book of Mormon yet, but my prayer is that they will soon. Sister Cater (my new companion) and I love teaching them!!
We have been finding new people to teach through former people we have met with. I LOVE meeting new people. Each and everyday, I fall more and more in love with Ohio, and with the people. Which reminds me of a new lady we just met. She is the sweetest person I have ever met!! We have been teaching her for about 3 weeks now. She has been finding a lot of joy in the Book of Mormon, and loves to talk about our Savior. She said that the Book of Mormon reminds her of the Bible. :) We finally got in touch with one of previous investigators!! Oh boy, she is going through some trials right now. She is allowing us to meet with her once a week again. In God's time she'll be converted.
Whenever someone asks me what my favorite part of missionary work is, I say that it is watching these incredible people progress. (even the members) I am incredible blessed to be a missionary for the Lord in Ohio. I feel like I am becoming the person that he wants me to be. "By Small and Simply things Great things are brought to pass."
Funny story: We had dinner with a member who usually feeds the 3 sets of missionaries back to back, and right after us the Elders were up. We noticed that they had put a few pass-a-long cards on our car. Sister Carter looks at me and says "Let's put pass-a-long cards on their car!! This is how the Sisters in Pason would do it!!" So she goes to the Elders car, and lifts up both of the windshield whippers, and we start putting pass-a-long cards all over their car!! haha it was so fun!! We have been hearing about this bakery in town called Buckey's Bakery. So, we went just before we came to the library to do e-mails. Let's just say that they are pretty good!!
Sister Carter and I go for runs just about every day. We have been going for walks with one of the recent converts. (She spoils us. She feeds us dinner at least once a week) She is going to be moving to Utah in April. :) She'll love it there!!
My mini-missionary, Kimmy Hansen received her mission call!!! She is going to the Panama City Mission!! She is so excited!! I can't even express how happy I am for her!! I can't believe she will be leaving soon!!
5 months of fun, and hard work go by quickly. Jacob will be home soon. Life goes by much too quickly. I hope every one has had a fantastic week!!
I know that this church is true. Each moment I have to feast from the words of Christ, and then go and do what He has commanded, I know that this is His work.

Sister Zoe Preston 
P.s. General Conference is almost here!! I love Conference, so we are preparing the members of the ward here by talking about this last Conference and what they can do to prepare for the up and coming one. :)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The more I am in Ohio, the more I know that this is where I am meant to be.

July 7, 2014

Okay, I've been slacking on e-mails and letters. I'm sorry. Time runs out SO quickly on preparation days!!! 
Anyhow, here is an update on the Mansfield 1 Area, and the Mission!! 

This week we met this awesome lady. She has 2 sons.  One of the sons told us to go see his mom while we were at his complex looking for a family that was referred to us. This lady is incredible. She has a very strong testimony in faith in our Savior. She's so passionate about the Gospel. This last time we met with her she told us that she liked what we were teaching, and really felt the spirit. She will be coming to church this Sunday. 
The more I am in Ohio, the more I know that this is where I am meant to be. I meet people who are just incredible. I feel like they teach me more than I teach them!! haha 
We have a new Mission President Daines. He's a cool guy from Texas. He has 7 children, 2 of which still live at home. He was SO nervous when he met all of us!! Poor guy. Luckily, he has great Assistants who are obedient and set a great example to the whole mission. We haven't seen very many changes thus far, but I feel like there are a few in the wind that are heading our way. 
Update. Our investigator is getting BAPTIZED THIS SATURDAY AT 1:00!! ( I put the time in there so that on Saturday, at 11:00 your time you can think about me. :) If you remember. :)) 
I've been noticing that a few of the recent converts in this ward don't see the relevance of going to the Temple. But, I hope and I pray that with time, they will. 
My Zone is doing the FUNNEST thing this Transfer!! We are doing this fun Harry Potter theme with houses and the whole lot!! The purpose of it is to help us to beat our recent records. Today, we played Quittich ... and it was so much fun!! I swear, this mission keeps getting better and better. We have a blast. The goals that I have set this transfer are ones that will stretch me. I want to be successful out here. And in retrospect, I don't have very much time to twiddle my thumbs. 
I've been thinking about Repentance a lot lately. Mainly in the mornings when Sister Vance and I are running. There are So many people out there who have NO idea about this Gospel. This 'good news' is meant for them. ( I think a lot more out here. :)) I've also been thinking a lot about the Savior knocking on our door, waiting for us to let Him in. I've been putting myself in the Saviors shoes, and at each door, I imagine that I am Him, waiting for someone to answer. Each time someone does, I get so excited. Anyway, I hope all of that made some sense. Life is good. 


Sister Zoe Preston  

This week has been incredible

June 25, 2014
Hello friends!! 

So, this week has been incredible. Like, I honestly don't have any words to describe how incredible it has been. Anyway, here is what has happened. 

The guy I mentioned last week, is on date to be baptized. He'll enter the waters of baptism on July 12!!!! He is such a cool guy!! He picked out the day he wanted to be baptized, and everything. It's incredible to see the way he has changed. 
So, we have been working with this guy.  He's about 60 years old, and he's terrified of cars, and he has social anxiety.  For the past month we have been asking him to come check out the church, and each time he has made up some excuse. Well, the other day, we mentioned that he could receive a priesthood blessing for comfort. We asked a member and his wife to come, and thankfully, they agreed. So, they come over, and we explain a little bit more about priesthood blessings, and Brother Hoffaman ( the member we asked to come) gave him a blessing. During this whole time, I had this prompting to ask him to come check out the church. I was a little scared because we have asked him SO many times before if he would, and each time he has said no. Anyway, after the blessing, I followed that prompting, and I asked him if he wanted to go check  out the church. He literally hopped right out of his seat, and said "Sure! Let's go!!" haha it was incredible!! We had a great church tour, and he loved the chapel. He is coming to church this Sunday!! That whole day was filled with blessings. 
Anyway, this week was awesome!! I hope everyone is doing great!! 


Sister Zoe Preston

A week in the life of a sister missionary

June 9, 2014

Since we didn't have preparation day on Monday last week, we had quite a busy day!! I feel like it went by SO quickly!! We were all around the town, looking for those who are prepared. Since Tuesday was our preparation day, we had some time to chill. BUT haha we were super busy!! Nikki and her twin Krissy ( the one who just got baptized!!) Took us to this cool thrift shop. And then after that we went to lunch with a couple in the ward. I have been absolutely addicted to hearing about convert stories, and how couples met and tie the not. :) The couple we went out to lunch with are in their 80's. By the end of lunch they wanted us to meet with their daughter who is super in-active. On Wednesday we had a Zone Conference. It was my first one, so like any conference I went in with questions and ready to be slapped by the spirit! President talked a lot about obedience. There has been a big problem with cleanliness in the mission. ( The Elders have been BIG slobs.) Sister Nilsen gave a wonderful talk!! She talked about the Atonement; and how we can better use that in our lives. I wish I would have brought my note book... but haha that's what I remembered the most from that conference. 

On Thursday we visited this man. He's in his 60's and he doesn't know how to read. He explained to us that his parents were terrible alcoholics, and didn't make him go to school. The cool thing about this whole thing is, he has had missionaries in the past come over before for discussions. The Spirit is always super strong during our lessons with him. 

That evening we visited Krissy. Now, I have been thinking about the way the Holy Ghost changes our continence, and boy, has it truly changed Krissy for the better. She is so happy now!! She told us for the first time that she has been praying for specific things, and she recognizes how Heavenly Father answers her prayers. Hearing her say that made all of the frustration, and fasting and anxious prayers worth it. She wrote us a letter the other day and told us that before she joined the church she was super un-happy. She said that she was in a "dark world, and that she didn't know how to get out." The Gospel does that for me each day. Not as dark of a world as she was in, by any means. But sometimes I find myself in a bit of a spiritual rut. It's incredible how well our Heavenly Father knows each and every one of us. As much as He has helped His precious daughter, I believe that He has helped me too. 

For the past couple of years the Ohio Columbus Mission has been having youth 16-18 ( or recent converts who are interested in going on a mission) participate with the Full Time missionaries. They call them Mini-Missionaries!! Haha so, I have with me a mini-missionary!! Her name is Kimmi Hansen. She's from the Mt. Vernon ward ( where all of the Amish are!!) Her calling is to teach the little sunbeam Amish kids the gospel. :) She's sooo cool. :) It's a great conversation starter with people whenever we tract. 
All in all, this week has been incredible. 

Transfers are in 2 weeks, and this is President and Sister Nilsens last transfer. Time fly's by SO quickly out here!! The longer I am here, the longer I fall in love with Ohio. I love the children that run up to me and tell me and give me hugs. I love serving all of the elderly. I love seeing someone willing to change. I can't even express how much I love giving my all to the Lord. Whenever I think I don't have enough to give, He surprises me with more than I could ever expect. 

I love all of you!! And I hope that everyone has had a phenomenal week!!! 


Sister Zoe Preston      

I am so grateful to be a missionary!!

June 3, 2014

Okay, So today is a busy day, and I don't think that I'll have time to write those whom I usually write. :( Next Preparation Day!! :) 

So this week has been AMAZING!! 

The other day we were out looking for people in our neighborhood. We have been to a majority of the apartments, and this one guy comes out and says "Hey!! Why haven't you been to my apartment?" We explained that we had, but a lady who answered the door had told us that she wasn't interested. So we left. Long story short, he wants to learn more about the Gospel. 

It seems like there is always a theme for each week. This week had been meeting people who had been associated with the Gospel in one way or another. For example, we met a lady the other day who had a terminally ill son. The other day he had passed away. We were able to be a tool for the Lord and help this woman grieve. 

I am so grateful to be a missionary for the Lord!! 

I love all of you SOSOSO much!! 

Have a great week!! Fun Fact: Tomorrow is my Mission Presidents Birthday!!! 

Sister Zoe Preston  

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adventures from Ohio

May 19, 2014

Here are some of my adventures in the Great Ohio Columbus Mission:
So this past week, my investigator Krissy, was baptized. Now, for those of you who don't know, Krissy is deathly afraid of water. In fact the week leading up to her baptism, she freaked out!! Luckily, we have the power of our Savior to help her through her fear. The day of her baptism was different.... We sang Amazing Grace, and Brother Thompson, the Ward Mission Leader gave a talk. Okay that sounds pretty normal, but it was different for me. :) Krissy was so scared. But, she went into the water, and DID IT!!! It was as if she hadn't been scared at all. It was incredible. She's going to be confirmed this Sunday.
This past Sunday was Stake Conference. Stake Conference as a Missionary is wonderful. President and Sister Nilsen ( haha i've been spelling there name wrong... poor things. :)) were there and bore there testimonies on the Book of Mormon, and Missionary Work. One of the talks was focused on the Family. I didn't think it was a coincidence. Within the past couple of weeks we have been tracting into a lot of Gay or Lesbian people. Anyway, the talk was awesome and gave me some insight as to how to approach these wonderful children of God.
I ended up staying in Mansfield!! 6 more weeks!! Haha it's crazy how quickly time flies!! By the way, Mansfield is the size of Boise (population wise) and its one of the "small" towns in Ohio! Ha Ha isn't that just crazy?
It is an understatement to say that I have made life long friends here.  Sister Vance is the best trainer any trainee could have.  We make up for each others weaknesses.  She is from Idaho Falls and is from a family of 12!  We get along GREAT.  We tell a lot of jokes and share our testimonies with each other.  What has made us closer in our companionship is being exactly obedient.  That principal brings forth so much power.
I have to tell you this cool experience that happened yesterday.  It was after Stake Conference, and Sister Vance and I had planned to go to an Appointment at 3:00pm.  To our surprise that appointment had rescheduled an hour before the appointment.  We had an impression to go to that street and tract.  The first few houses were pretty rude.  But nothing we're not use to.  The next house we went to was AMAZING!  This young woman answered the door.  She said her name Tribony.  We talked about the Book of Mormon and told her not to take our word for it.  She agreed and made a return appointment with us.  We said a prayer and thanked her for her kindness.  As we were about to leave, she told us that she had been talking to her mom just moments before about going back to church.  I couldn't believe my ears.  As we were walking towards the next house I kept thing about Tribony.  The confirming feeling of the Holy Ghost told me that our loving Heavenly Father knows Tribony and that I am his servant.  I love this Gospel.  I love how it changes lives and brings about true and eternal happiness. 
Anyway, those are some of the high lights that have been happenin' in the Great Ohio Columbus Mission!!
I love all of you soooo much!!
Sister Zoe Preston

Jesus Christ did this all alone in order to help me NOT go through this alone.

April 28, 2014

You wouldn't believe how bi-polar the weather is here!!  Its 10 times worse here than at home.  It makes tracting very interesting. In fact I asked President Neilsen about rainy days and he challenged me to pray for them.  Crazy guy.  But, Ohio read my mind and the rain has been falling regardless of my prayers.  I think the tornadoes happen more towards Kentucky and what not.  I actually don't really know.

So far, I love the mission field.  It's been so much fun working with the people! The work in Mansfield has been progressing Krissy is going to be baptized on May 16th.  She is So So EXCITED.  It's amazing to see how much she has changed these past couple weeks.  I can't even express how much I love and adore her. 

I explained a little bit about the training I had the other day.  Let me elaborate on that.  At the training we discussed change, and goal setting.  We listened to a TON of talks from Apostles and did a few workshops.  A few things in particular stood out to me in this meeting: 
#1 A disciple of Jesus Christ is constantly striving to be better.  A particular quote from Elder Holland is ingrained into my heart, "Be prepared to walk something of the path that Jesus Christ Walked." I like this quote because Jesus Christ did this all alone in order to help me NOT go through this alone. (excerpt from Elder Holland's actual talk "None were with Him" April 2009 "Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for our little version of that path—the merciful care of our Father in Heaven, the unfailing companionship of this Beloved Son, the consummate gift of the Holy Ghost, angels in heaven, family members on both sides of the veil, prophets and apostles, teachers, leaders, friends. All of these and more have been given as companions for our mortal journey because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His gospel. Trumpeted from the summit of Calvary is the truth that we will never be left alone nor unaided, even if sometimes we may feel that we are. Truly the Redeemer of us all said: “I will not leave you comfortless: [My Father and] I will come to you [and abide with you].”) 20 
#2 Self evaluation and setting goals and plans are worth it.  We talked a lot about this because a few of our goals weren't quite up to par.  The ultimate goal is to help others receive eternal life, through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.  Each day of planning is so crucial now; lives are at stake.
#3 Always remember that I am not in this alone.  I still don't quite grasp the concept of this, but I know that I am not alone.
I love talking about faith.  Since I've been out, one of my FAVORITE scriptures has been Alma 32:21.  (And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.)  Each time I study it, I see something new.  Faith really isn't having a perfect knowledge of things, but if you have ever a twig of faith and do that which is good the Lord will bless you.  I combined like 3 Scriptures with that.  Sorry.

It's incredible how quickly the weeks have been going by.  It was such a blessing being able to find 10 new investigators.  My companion and I are planning to take the young women out with us.  We want them to see how easy sharing the gospel is.  Each day I see miracles.  Whether it be someone wanting us to come back and teach them or an answer to a prayer, the miracles happen daily.

By the way, have you watched all of the Mormon Messages that the church has?  (Link to Mormon Messages) They are so amazing.  A lot of them are tear jerkers. 

I love this gospel and I love the people I serve.

Sister Zoe Preston

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For We Walk by Faith

April 21, 2014

Ohio is beautiful.  Besides the snow the other day,  I am loving it.  There is this cool farm near by that has awesome fudge.  My area is a pretty good mix of suburbs and rural.  But mostly city.  I do have a car, but we have to watch our miles, so we walk a lot.  Its nice because there are more and more people out now.  I haven't been in any risky areas, yet.  But there are a few streets that we are cautioned to stay away from.  On one of the streets an Elder was shot!  We stay totally away from that one.

How is your scripture study going?  Lately I've been obsessed with old conference talks.  I don't know what it is about them.  I just LOVE them!  I read one of Elder Holland's talks from 1994 titled "Miracles of the Restoration."  ( 

It's funny how the Spirit works.  I found a quote the other day, wrote it on a sticky note and put it into my scriptures.  I later ended up giving it to one of our investigators who needed it.  The quote gave me more depth into Alma 32:21. "Faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things, therefore if ye have faith, ye hope for things which are not seen which are true."  I have clung to this scripture for sometime and have found another one in the New Testament to go along with it.  "For we walk by faith, not by sight" 2 Cor. 5:7.  How many of us walk by faith each day, grasping onto the Gospel.  How many of us have faith in those we come into contact with?  I've really had to exercise faith in my investigators.  A lot of it.  One truth that I have come to know, is that God will always guide us to what we need.  Discerning between what we want and what we need had been really hard for me.  It still is sometimes, but the fruits of the Faith that has been growing are so much sweeter. 

I love you!

Sister Zoe Preston

Sunday, April 27, 2014

This Week has be WONDERFUL!

This week has been WONDERFUL! Sister Yance and I went tracting the other day and found the cutest family.  Their names are Amanda and Andy.  Amanda is Catholic and Andy is Baptist.  They have 3 kids.  When Amanda was younger she researched the church, but found a problem with the Great Apostasy.  When we had a lesson with her, she was very positive.  The Spirit was so powerful when I told her about Joseph Smith and gave his account in the grove of trees.  At the end of the lesson, she agreed to read two chapters that Sister Yance and I picked out.  We can't meet with her until after Easter.  I pray everyday for this family.

My other investigator is Krissy.  She's 24 and is the cutest thing!  She lives with her sister, Nikki, who is a recent convert.  I love how the Lord knows what she needs.  I have a deep love for these people.  I have a deep love for the ward.

By the way, Ward Councils are so, so important.  I didn't understand how important leadership in the ward was until I came out here.  Ward mission leaders are so important for missionaries. You should have Brandon go on exchanges with the Elders.  The sooner the better.  Knowing Brandon, he'll LOVE IT.  It wouldn't hurt for you or Steve to go with the missionaries to lessons.  If they don't ask you, ask them.  The work is so wonderful.  The Lord will bless you with what to say at the very moment.

My favorite aspect about the mission so far is the integrity that I am learning.  True integrity.  The Ohio Columbus Mission has high expectations and I want to be up there with the big dogs in 6 months.  So far I have 10 scriptures memorized.  I set a goal of 110.  100 more to go!  The mission has 48 scriptures for missionaries to memorize.  It's pretty cool.

It may not be today, but sometime, I'll have a baptism.  Some day I'll be someone's missionary.  I am hopeful that this will happen I know that this gospel is true.  The Book of Mormon is the Word of God and another testament of Jesus Christ.  Every person is dear to the Savior.  I am so blessed to be a part of this work.

Sister Zoe Preston
Can you spot our missionary?

I love the way the Lord works

One hour goes by way to quickly in the mission field. (We are getting hand written letters now instead of emails because Sister Preston only has an hour on the computer.  This makes going to get the mail so much more fun.  We should all write more letters and send them in the mail.)

I am currently in Mansfield, Ohio.  Its about an hour and a half away from Columbus.  I was sick on the way to Mansfield.  I felt bad for my companion.  My Companion's name is Sister Yance.  She's from Idaho Falls!  We have something in common.  She was at OSU for the last 6 months, so being in a family ward is new to her.  Have we had any baptisms yet?  NO. But I have hope to strengthen the less-actives in the ward and the part member families.  Is it hard?  Yes. Because half of them don't answer our calls.  Is it discouraging. YES!  But I have so much hope and love for this area that I know the Lord will guide us.  So far its been HARD.  But I know that this is where the Lord wants me to be.  I feel it more and more each day.

Conference was so Amazing as I was searching for answers for less actives and some families that I've met through service work, the Lord blessed me with information that I needed.  I was so touched by it.  I love the way the Lord works.

Sister Zoe Preston

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Arrived in Ohio!

 Tuesday April 1, 2014

The newest missionaries in the Ohio Columbus Mission.
A trailer for all their luggage?  I guess two years requires a lot of luggage.

Saying goodbye to the MTC - Already?

Sunday March 30, 2014

Since conference is next week, we're having fast Sunday this Sabbath.  Sundays at the MTC are Amazing, but fast Sundays are even more spiritual.  All of the Elders and the Sisters bore their testimony today.  I found out some things about my companions that they've never talked about.

I feel like I'm adjusting to missionary life.  The first couple of days were really overwhelming, but now I am a bit more confident in the spirit and all of the studying.  The Elders in my Zone are SO funny.  They get so bored.  The other day at dinner Elder Rumley (who is from Portland, OR) started playing with his Jell-O.  He sat there laughing at his Jell-O while it jiggled.  The 3 other Elders just laughed along with him.  They crack me up.  They leave for South Carolina Monday morning.  They'll do great out in the field.

The other day the MTC had all of the Missionaries how would be leaving soon participate in an activity called "In Field Orientation."  We learned about planning and setting goals.  It was wonderful.  Although it was like 9 house long.  My butt hurt from so much sitting.

I can hardly wait to go into the field.  Tuesday will be here before I know it.  I know that there are people ready in Ohio to receive this message from me.  I know that if I work hard and always have the Spirit with me, I cannot fail.  I was given the best advice the other day.  I was told to see every investigator in their white baptismal clothes, being ready to join the fold.  It encouraged me to always share the message and never give up.

The 18 months that I'm away will go by quickly.
Sister Zoe Preston

Sunday, March 30, 2014

First week at the MTC

The MTC was a little overwhelming at first. The first few days went by REALLY FAST. Each day we (me and my companions) Sister Phelps and Sister Parks are on a set schedule. The schedule consists of classes filled with doctrinal study, role playing and a lot of testimonies. All of the teachers that they have here are Return Missionaries. So they have a clue what it's like out on a mission. They put us into Districts and Zones. It's pretty cool. I am the Music Coordinator. So I get to choose the hymns for Sacrament and the Musical Numbers. This Sunday I'll be playing the Flute. :) I'm also in the choir here. It's amazing.

It took some time for me to get used to my companions. We're all so different, yet the same. Sister Phelps is a red head and has a cute bubbly personality. Sister Parks is 5'10 and 120lbs and has an amazing testimony.

The other day, I found myself doubting my abilities. And I thought, "why would I doubt the abilities that the Lord has given me. I'm here because I love my Savior." After that class went by a little bit smoother. I wasn't as tense as I was when I first got here. It took a while. Surprising, isn't it?

The food here is okay. I mostly eat the fruits and the veggies though. . . along with the occasional cookie. :)

I'll be in Ohio next week. I'm excited and scared all at the same time. It's amazing. The next e-mail that you get, I'll be out in the field!! Isn't that crazy

Thank you for your prayers and your love. It truly means more to me than you know.

Sister Preston  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

In the beginning

Zoe was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ when she was eight years old.
She marched in the Centennial High School band and played the flute.

She graduated from Weiser High School.
After much thought and prayer she submitted her papers to become
a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

She was called to serve in the Ohio Columbus mission and will report
 to the Provo Utah Missionary Training Center on March 19, 2013
We will all miss her but are so happy for her service and excited for this amazing opportunity for her.