Monday, September 29, 2014

Finally in the field!! - Sept. 29,2014

                                      My first fish & chips!

Hey Family!

   I'm so sorry that I didn't get an email out to you last Wednesday. That morning was pretty crazy and I didn't end up having enough time. We left the MTC around 6:15 and it was about a two and a half hour bus ride to the mission home. We were met by other missionaries and President and Sister Rasmussen. They are amazing! They have so much love for the missionaries and I'm excited to be able to get to know them more. Mom I got that letter from you with MaKell's letter. Thank you so much! You make me cry every time but it was great to hear from you :) 
   While I was talking to one of the missionaries and he asked if I knew a Braden Wilde. He said he was from Orem and when I looked at his name tag it said Elder Harris. It was Megan Harris little brother!! He's been out for 18 months and he remembers when we ate spaghetti at his house with weird utensils. Crazy!  He and his companion did a lot of our training that day and it was fun to kind of know someone. They gave us lunch and then we had a meeting with our potential trainers. While we were sitting there I knew that Sister Rasmusson was going to be my trainer. She's really cool and we've been having fun together. The work definitely hasn't been easy but hopefully we'll be able to find more people to teach soon. We only have one investigator right now so most of our time is spent GQing. (Golden Question/ street contacting) We do that as well as knocking doors. Most of the time people just brush us off but every once in a while someone will listen and it gives us that little boost to keep going. Hopefully we'll find someone soon.
   The first night that I got here we went and worked out with some of the members. Brother Bat is trying to be a fitness trainer so he is doing sort of a trial run I guess with the ward. It kicked my butt! I was sore for two days and it made walking around a lot less fun. But I totally needed it because the chocolate here is amazing and I've already eaten way to much. Hopefully I can send you some! There are four sisters and four elders in our district and they are all wonderful. Sister Francis from the MTC is will us and it's been great to be able to still work with her. We had our first lesson with Samuel on Saturday. He is a recent convert and was baptized about two months ago. We talked to him about general conference and about a living prophet. He's seems really excited and is anxious to watch it!
   The picture wall looks so good mom! I'm right where I should be, front and center :) Jk but I'm glad that it turned out so well. It sounds like the temple dedication was awesome! I'm sad that I couldn't see it but I'm glad that we were able to go through it before I left. We were lucky to go through the Preston Temple one last time before we left and I know that the temple is so sacred and special. I'm so grateful that we have with them and I can't wait to go again when I get back. That's crazy that there's been that much rain! It's rained once the whole time I've been here. What the heck. But it is getting colder so I'll definitely be needing to get that winter coat. Maddie and Vivi look so good! HOT DANG! I love seeing all of those pictures and others so please keep sending em this way.
   Thank you for all of your prayers! It's so humbling to get on to email and see that there are so many people praying for you and thinking of you. You're love is felt! I'm sorry I'm not the best at emailing but hopefully as I get into a routine things will get a bit more organized. I love you all! Talk to you next week!

Sister Wilde

Here is my new address:
Flat 4
Malthouse Court
Tipton Street


                                       Dudley Row Houses


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Arrival at the Mission Home - Sept. 24, 2014

Hinckley Zone - September 11, 2014

Letter from Pres & Sis Edwards - Preston MTC

Temple Way, Hartwood Green, Chorley,
Lancashire, PR6 7EQ, England                                       

                               September 19, 2014

Dear Brother and Sister Wilde,

Your daughter will be departing the England Missionary Training Centre on Wednesday morning, September 24.  We want you to know how much we have enjoyed having her with us. 
Sister Wilde is a fine young woman and we are grateful for the opportunity we have had to work with her on a daily basis.  She is well-prepared for her mission and she continues each day to grow spiritually.  She is developing good teaching skills and is excited about the work.  She is ready for full time service in the England Birmingham Mission.
We love this young woman and are grateful to you for all you have done to prepare her for this wonderful time in her life.  Your love and continued support are important to her success.   Letters from home are always greatly anticipated and appreciated.  Please address all future mail to:
England Birmingham Mission
187 Penns Lane
West Midlands
Sutton Coldfield
England  B76 1JU
United Kingdom

May you and your family be blessed as she continues to serve our Heavenly Father.


President and Sister Edwards
President and Sister Edwards

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Week 1 - September 17, 2014

Hey Family!
I can't believe that it's already been one week! No doubt it's been the longest week of my life but it's also been really good. I think it's safe to say that my experience has been a little bit like Dad's but I know that if it was any easier I wouldn't be learning as much as I have.
The Northfield 1st ward eh?! That's so crazy! Also crazy that Brother Smith is the new bishop and that Dad isn't. I was kind of disappointed that I would be gone just the week before he would be released but I'm excited for him and for what's to come. Nursery maybe? Ha ha, definitely let me know! Thank you for the letters that you gave me! I have been struggling a bit and they were just what I needed to give me that extra boost. My companion's name is Sister Silsby. She is from the southern part of England and she is awesome! We get along really well and have had a lot of fun. We haven't had the best times teaching but I think that we're finally starting to figure things out. Hopefully only good things are ahead of us. The MTC here is really small compared to the one in Provo but it's been really nice because we've been able to get to know everyone really well. In our room there are six of us: Sister Silsby, Francis, Wilkinson, McKinnon, Pascua Duzon, and myself. It's pretty much a party. Just kidding. But it really has been a blessing that we have become so close. It's really sad that we aren't all going to the same place. The presidency and their wives are amazing and I feel really blessed to be in such an amazing place. The food has been pretty good, although they've been nice to us Americans and haven't thrown anything too crazy at us. It's weird to think that I'll be out on the streets of Birmingham in another week but we had the chance to go to an Asda store (Wal-mart) today and being out in the "real world" made me really excited.
Thank you for all of the love, support and prayers!! I seriously have the greatest family and friends in the whole world. I know that this church is true and that Christ is my Savior. I have come to feel of His love even more while I've been here and I'm grateful that I have this opportunity to represent Him. I love you guys and can't wait to hear more from you next week!

Sister Wilde


Preston, England MTC - September 11, 2014

Hey Family!

I made it! The flights went well and now I'm just getting settled into the MTC. It's absolutely amazing here! The landscape is incredible and everyone is so kind and helpful. There was about ten of us that flew together from Atlanta and we all got along reall well so the long trip was really fun. It's kind of a bummer though because the sister that I have really gotten to know and get along with is going to the Scotland/Ireland mission so I'll only see her for 12 more days. It's crazy to me how short our time is here, but I'm excited and ready to dive in. I hope things are going well for you! Thank you for all of your love and support. It is definitely felt! I love you all and will talk to you next week!

Sister Wilde