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.

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. :)


  1. We love having you guys over. Be Safe

  2. You have no idea how many people and lives that you touch. Everyone that has been taught by you has gained knowledge beyond this realm of life...It is a grand blessing, and you are a gift from Heaven that words can never express..Love the Baptist!