Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hello everyone!!! I hope you all had a splendid week! I know I did :) I'm not sure who all follows this, but if anyone has any requests as to what you would like to hear, let me know :)
One miracle we had this week:
It was a pretty hot day and we were stopping by this old woman's house... Her sprinklers were going CRAZY (EVERYONE in Fresno waters their grass). They were so full-forces that there would have been no way for us to get through her pathway to her door without getting drenched... So Sister Gregerson jokingly said "God can make those stop!" I said, "Pray it, and it shall be..." You guessed it!!! We put our heads down for a prayer (we didn't even pray for the sprinklers to turn off!), our heads pop up, and all I said was "WHAT?!" Her sprinklers were off. We could go through. Heavenly Father wanted us to see her and to see that He was helping us. I was so grateful.
Sister Marler

Monday, June 10, 2013

"How do you feel right now?"

This has been one long week! I have a few funny stories to read. Please forgive me for my missionary humor, there stories made us crack up laughing, so just pretend they are funny ;)
We are teaching an African American woman named Joy. She is so great! However, she did not believe that Sister Gregerson (who is from Georgia) and I (1) knew any black Mormons or (2) ever wore pants. Both of us have done both, of course. She made us bring in pictures from our "past lives" (aka pictures from home) to show her pictures of us in pants!!! She is so innocent and sweet! We love her very much and hope she will be getting baptized sometime this month :)
We were at dinner last night with a family in our congregation... We decided to teach them the Plan of Salvation to help them remember how important it is. We asked them to close their eyes and asked "Where were you 70 years ago?"
As members of the church, they knew that we lived with our Heavenly Father and families and friends before this life. They of course answered that they were in the premortal existence.. Names have been changed :) This is all with their eyes closed, looking very innocent. Sister Gregerson and I were holding back laughter.
Sister Gregerson: "Brother Smith (the father), who is there with you?"
Brother Smith: "No one.. I'm here alone." (That was a shock to us, as that is not correct haha!)
Me: "Logan (their 16 year old son), who is with you?"
Logan: "Everyone!"
Bother Smith: "WHAT?!"
Logan: "Err.. Uh.. No one. I'm alone too."
Me: "Okay... Sister Smith, who is with you?"
Sister Smith: "My friends, family, everyone I know."
Sister Gregerson: "Correct.. Brother Smith, how do you feel right now?"
Brother Smith: "Well, I overate, so I'm feeling pretty fat."
Sister Smith: "Honey, you don't have a body!!! You're light as a feather!"

This was one of the best and funniest non-spiritual experiences yet :)
I love you all!
Please keep writing!
Love, Sister Marler


Helloooooo from Fresnooooooo!
I hope everyone is doing well! All is well here in California! Teaching and knocking, knocking and teaching! Missionary work is super stressful and tiring. Every night my companion, Sister Gregerson, and I TRY to go to bed early, but it never seems to happen... We have too much fun together! We have matching pajamas and tell stories from home together and just have fun. I'm really grateful to have her as my companion since we spend literally 24 hours a day together. Singing songs, telling jokes and, most importantly, helping each other get better is truly the purpose of having a missionary companion. Well, reader, I probably love you! I hope all is well with your life and that you WILL WRITE ME SOONNNNNN! Letters fuel me. Just so you know :)
I love you all!
Sister Marler