Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hey to My Family!

How goes it?  Well it has finally turned to spring here in Park City!  It's so green and the flowers are blooming!  I love spring!  So this week we had zone conference.  And guess who was there?  Our conference consisted of our zone which is Cottonwood and the Draper zone.  I was sitting there with the other sisters and I look over and there is Grandma Taylor!  I said, in a loud, but soft voice, that's my grandma!  It was crazy to see her!  How awesome it is to serve in a place where there is family and I can randomly see them!  That was so much fun!

We were taught so much at Zone Conference.  The main things were repentance, prayer, teaching investigators to pray, receiving answers from the Lord, and the awesome Alma 5 chapter, where it talks about having the Savior's image in your countenance.  

The main thing that happened this week was that we taught Brother Beall.  He was baptized in March and just recently went back to drinking.  And we've been teaching him.  He's really depressed.  That's why he drinks.  But the other day he called us and said that he was detoxing.  We stopped by his apartment yesterday to see how he was.  HE WAS SOBER!  He hasn't been sober for weeks!  Poor guy.  He was an alcoholic for 30 years before he was baptized.  I wasn't able to teach him before his baptism.  But I know that through this experience that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real.  That anyone and everyone that wants a change in their life can go to the Savior for help.  The way we access the Atonement is by being baptized by someone that holds the priesthood authority of God.  And that can only be found in Jesus Christ's church.  And His church in these days is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  And you can know that through reading the Book of Mormon.

Alma 36:3
"And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day."

I love this scripture.  It gives me so much strength.  I know that if anyone does put their full and complete trust in God that he will support you in all that you do.  But the Lord promises me from this scripture that if I just give it over to Him and always go to Him, that he will help me.  Talk about a pretty awesome promise.  I know that the Lord does love all of us, because we are His children.  He wants to help us.  We just have to allow Him to do it!


Sister Marlow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


This past week has been amazing!  First we got a text on Monday that two of our investigators wanted to be baptized that weekend!  Their names are Traetyn and Chaeli.  We've been teaching them about two months now.  They just had to get permission from their Dad and make sure their Grandpa was able to come into town to baptize them!  It all worked out!  We finished teaching them the lessons that they needed before baptism and then they had their interview by our district leader.  Then on Saturday they were baptized!  We went to the church to fill up the font!  What an awesome sight it was to see the font being filled!  It was so great to see them be baptized.  They had been waiting and they really wanted to be baptized.  I was smiling so big!  :)  Then they were confirmed a member of the church and then received the gift of the Holy Ghost.  The Spirit was so strong!  I was so happy that I was able to teach this family!  It was so cool to be apart of their lives and be able to help them to be prepared for baptism and help them to follow Jesus Christ!  I was so happy!  After the service we congratulated them.  Their Mom and grandparents were so appreciative of us helping them to be prepared for baptism.  I told them, thank you for allowing me to teach them!  It was the best feeling!

We also had a visitor come to our mission.  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles came to speak to us!  It was so cool!  He spoke to us and told us not to go inactive.  That even though are missions are short that we are apostolic.  Our calling as missionaries are so important and sacred.  That we don't need to waste time.  He was really sweet and then he gets into his passionate voice and starts preaching and telling us not to go inactive.  It was really good.  Then when he was leaving, we all stood up and we were sitting on the very back row, in the chapel, so no row was in front or behind us.  Elder Holland stopped and turned to us and waved!  It was so great!

We have also been teaching these less active members.  It is so amazing to see them have a desire to return to church.  They really want it.  And we testify to them and they just want to read the Book of Mormon.  The Spirit is so strong as we teach them.  I love being able to help people to return back to Heavenly Father.  Whether it is through baptism, or just helping them to come back to church.  

I know that this is the Lord's church.  That it is through Jesus Christ that Families can be FOREVER!  Yesterday at church we sang the hymn, "Families Can Be Together Forever".  I could feel the Spirit so strong.  I know that is ultimately what I'm here to help do on my mission.  Help families to be able to be sealed in the temple forever.  I know this is what Heavenly Father desires for all of His children.  

I am so blessed to have a family that truly is forever.  It was so much fun to see everyone and talk to everyone.  I miss you all so much.  It was so great to see all of your faces and to hear your voices.  I love you all so much.  You are the best family any sister missionary could have!  You are so supportive of me being on this mission for the Lord.  And you understand why I'm here and what I'm doing.  I know that through the priesthood authority of God that makes it possible for families to be sealed in the temple eternally.  I love you so much my amazing family!  Never forget that families are forever!


Sister Marlow

Go to   to see our picture that we posted for Mother's Day!

Click on the link to watch this amazing video about a Mother that showed her faith and dropped to her knees when she needed the Lord's help.  It's so good!  I'm grateful for amazing women in my life that have shown me great faith!