Monday, December 29, 2014

I love Christmas on the Mishmas!

We had a great week! We started off in Lincoln with an exchange. On Preparation day we took some nice Christmas photos!

​Ugly sweaters! Naturally, I grabbed the cat :)

We got to go caroling and gave out "He is the Gift" cards...it was too much fun!

We rushed home from Lincoln for an appointment we had made with a member. He is currently dating someone who has been coming to church for quite a few months now and guess what? She accepted to take the lessons! CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! We have our first lesson with her tonight :) Prayers!

Zone trainings were this week so we trained in 2 out of the 3 for sisters in our stewardship. Our zone was on Christmas eve day and our stake president paid for all of us to have lunch at Golden Corral! Yummy! Then we had supper 2 hours later with the Bucksbees....yikes, that's a lot of food. On top of that, my sweet companion wasn't feeling very well and didn't really have an appetite.

Christmas was excellent! We had brunch and supper with families in Fairview and visited people in Plattsmouth ward who didn't have families in town this year! I am very grateful for the members who take such great care of us!




This was our last Sunday of 6 hours of church...It's kind of a relief because I can't sit still and focus that long! :) Fairview starts at 9:00 and Pmouth at 10:00 so we'll see what happens there.

I love you all! Never forget that you are loved by me and more importantly, your Heavenly Father!


Sister Dumont

Monday, December 22, 2014

Does Anyone Know How to Slow Time?

This transfer is so busy and it is a bit freaky! 

This past week was a great one! We are just trucking along, getting to know the members in Fairview ward. There is a one, Brother Brown, whom Sister Call taught. He is possibly the cutest thing i've ever seen. He's in his....I won't disclose this information but he's older. We do FHE with him and his Daughter (not a member) and some other members in the ward and it is awesome! 

We were blessed to go to the trail center with Ashley on Wednesday as the youth were doing baptisms for the dead. You won't believe who gave our tour....none other than my Bestie, Sister Case :)  



We dressed up.....






It was super duper tender mercy and Obvi we had a great time! 

Also the next day was Christmas zone conference. I was reminded of how much Heavenly Father is aware of me. Last Week, I set a transfer goal of NO FEAR, and if you can believe it, that's what a portion of our Zone Conference was about. Sister Mc and I just looked at each other in amazement! And guess what? so we had a testimony meeting at the end and this elder got up and said, "fear is stupid!" I love it! Although i don't like the S word...i'll have to come up with a substitute! But it's true. If we really understand the enabling power of the Atonement, we wouldn't have fear. I remember when Elder Neilson was here....a month ago... and he told us that the Apostles have no fear. ZERO, Zip zilch! Wanna know why? Because of faith! So there's the answer. If we can increase our faith, we will decrease our fear! 

We had someone set for baptism for 2 days....and then she dropped us....AWE MAN! We're working to find someone...PRAY! 

I love you all and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and remember the reason for the season! 


Sister Dumont

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wow! Flattsmouth

So transfers happened. Can I just say, don't ever have a companion go home. I still had companions but they were temporary and super not the same as having my own. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE MY OWN :) haha Introducing......



Sister McFadgen! She hails from the land of Ayr Canada (near Toronto). She was trained by my dearly beloved, Sister Smith so you know she's good :) We are so excited to work in our 2 areas. You heard right folks, we are assigned to Fairview and still live and work in Plattsmouth as well so double duty. I'm afraid this transfer is going to go by so fast with all of the festivites but we are going to enjoy every second of it! Sister McFee is such a hard worker and we just laugh ALL THE TIME! Mostly about funny things Sister Smith did when we were companions. There is so much to be done! 

I was reading in the Epistle of Moroni to Pahoran and he exhorts Pahoran to be "repent of that which ye have done, and begin to be up and doing" Alma 60:24. So that is my challenge to you. Repent and move on. Don't stand idly looking on but do ALL in your power to, day by day, become more like the Savior. I love you all and will let you in on more about the areas when we know ourselves....hahaha we're a little in limbo! 

Have a great week! 


Sister Dumont

Monday, December 8, 2014

Great Week!

This week has been so good! 

Ashley got baptized on Saturday. The service was so beautiful and a lot of her family came who are either less-active or non-members. Ashley looked so happy :) We got to teach young women's yesterday and it was all about inviting others unto Christ. It was fun to hear ways how the YW are sharing the gospel, including Ashley. 


My Sister Jones leaves me tomorrow and for Utah on Wednesday! My fate for the 9th inning will be know on Thursday. I pray I stay in Plattsmouth but where ever Heavenly Father needs me, I'll go! 

I totally lost track of time so I am so sorry! We just finished the Book of Mormon as a mission today in preparation for the Christmas zone conference. We focused on every time the godhead, atonement or heart is mentioned. TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE BOOK OF MORMON! It's everywhere and it's all connected!  The purpose is to change our hearts! We are to be changed from our natural state into what our Heavenly Father wants us to be! I love you all so much! Have a great week! :)


Sister Dumont

Monday, December 1, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I love it so much! I am extremely grateful to have another Christmas in the mission field (although my nephews think it's a rip off. haha) 

Well, hello Santa!
Lots of good things going on. 

We've been doing service at the library the last few weeks helping them to prepare for a Christmas party. This past week we were blessed to cut holes in the back of milk jugs........GROSS! They were all donated for a craft they'll be doing but some people just didn't rinse them out very well. Sister Jones and I only gagged a few times...

Ashely passed her interview so she will for sure be getting baptized on Saturday at 11:00. OH HAPPY DAY! Plattsmouth ward has not seen a convert baptism in at least a year and a half so everyone is pretty excited. 

Raquel Meneses says, "Hello!" 

Thanksgiving was excellent. We had supper at the Sticht's house. It was wild but good. In the morning we had district meeting and then we ate a lot of food...you know how that goes. We visited Jiana Goto and Sister Meisinger and naturally she gave us pie...Sister Jones almost cried! 

Hey, have y'all checked out christmas.mormon.org yet? Do it. Also, #sharethegift and if you get the Ensign give out those 9 pass-along cards! 

On Friday we were on exchanges and it was down to the last hour, like it always is, and Sister Hirro and I tried a few potential investigators. We were led by the Spirit from house to house and nothing was happening. Finally we tried a member family who had recently moved in but they were not there, but their neighbors were outside in their garage (it was like 50 degrees). We went over to give them a pass-along card (He is the Gift) and it turns out they've met with missionaries before. We asked if they needed some help decorating (that's what they were doing) and they said yes. Nobody ever accepts help. They told us to come back anytime. 

The same thing happened with Sister Jones and I the next day. We were led to an investigators house but stopped on Main Street cause it was Christmas on main! DUh! How come nobody told us?! We passed out 30 cards that night and got some nice photos. 

Christmas on Main

I love you all. Keep climbing those mountains.

Sister Dumont


Dad, make sure Hailey and Lily see my Anna and Elsa photo

Courtney is Frozen, well not yet but certainly within a couple of weeks. ;)



Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Howdy!
This week was oh so good. So Ashley was sick this week and we couldn't meet so she will be getting baptized on December 6th. What a perfect day to be baptized. And what a great way for Sister Jones to end her mission :) 

Saturday we were blessed to hear from another member of the 70, Elder Martino. We had a leadership training with the ZLs STLs and DLs. The "He Is The Gift" initiative was  announced by President. It starts the day after Thanksgiving and goes until January 1st. christmas.mormon.org
We got to see a video presentation about it. Then Sister Case and I lived our dream. Ever since we were companions last year we wanted to sing "You're Here" by Francesca Batistelli but we didn't know how it would ever be possible. What if we weren't in the same zone (which we aren't) or what if we are even near each other. Well, Heavenly Father is aware of us. She is a Sister Training Leader this transfer (I don't think I mentioned that but my little child is a STL) and we were asked to sing at this meeting. The timing and situation could not have been more perfect. The spirit was so strong and it was the perfect way to kick off the Holiday Season. Elder Martino has inspired me to work smarter than I have ever before. "Now should be the most productive time of my mission."
Look Daddy!
I am so grateful first and foremost to my Heavenly Father for all he has given me. I am grateful to my Savior who gave everything to follow our Father. I am infinitely grateful for the opportunity I have to be a missionary at this time in NOM. This is Christ's true church on the earth and I know that will all my heart.
Hugs not Drugs! Sister Wrubell and Sister Smith, we all came out together.

My favorite saying from the Book of Mormon as of late is, "Repent and become..." 3 Nephi 11:37

It is not enough to just ask for forgiveness but we must 'do' more in order to 'become' more. We are all destined for greatness! I know that is true because we are glorious children of God. I love you all to eternity.

Sister Dumont
#shoutouttoaubsfortheornament

Monday, November 17, 2014

SNOWAY!!!


This week was super busy and we taught more lessons than I ever have being a STL so miracles still abound. Can I just say that I am super excited for the moment when I get to sit down and do some Family History? 

Ashely is progressing really well. She is getting a little nervous especially as her baptismal date inches closer. She has such a testimony but she doesn't feel like she feels the spirit. We will be working with her a lot these next few weeks :) The Young women are putting their arms around her so that helps a bunch. 


The highlight of the week was Mission Tour. Elder and Sister Brent H. Nielson came and spoke to us. There was so much good that came from that! I learned that I need to learn how to better used the enabling power of the Atonement daily. Friday was a day full of meetings. We had a leadership one with Elder Nielson before actual mission tour. Then after that we had a meeting with all the leaders in the mission. The church is true! It is meant to bless our lives, not restrict them. Obedience is so crucial. If we don't obey, the ground will always come! (meaning if you jump off a building, according to laws of gravity you'll hit the ground. The same is true with disobedience.)

I'm sorry I don't have much to say except I love you all! 

Sister Dumont

Monday, November 10, 2014

November!

I can't believe this...it's November!
You better believe that Sister Jones and I have been rocking out to our 1 Christmas cd.....hmmmm we better get some more. haha 


This week was oh so good. We taught more lessons than we have the last 6 weeks. There is a lot of progress happening in P*money. We set Laura for baptism. We found her on splits 2 weeks ago when i was with sister Lewellen. She is her neighbor and she thought to go give her some pumpkin bread so we did. We also loaned her a Book of Mormon and she accepted for us to come back. She already has a testimony and is excited to progress towards baptism. 

Ashley is doing well. She is just the sweetest little thing. She is receiving opposition from friends at school so we are really trying to keep daily contact with her and help her to feel of God's love for her. 

We had an awesome MLC this week and I got to have a sleep over with Sister Smith! It was so much great :) 


So we do service each Thursday at a thrift store called Under His Wings and it is all volunteer run by people from different churches around Plattsmouth. It is literally my favorite part of the week! The ladies there are amazing :) Members from our ward also volunteer there which is really neat. 

This week is our mission tour. Elder Brent H. Nielson will be coming to enlighten us. I am so excited! 

I love you all so much :) I would encourage you all to look up the talk "The Atonement and our journey through mortality" by Elder Bednar. CHANGED. MY. LIFE. 

Have a great week! 


Sister Dumont


Monday, November 3, 2014

So much to say!!!

So little time!

Well I'll start with Monday. We had 2 of the sisters who were going home stay with us on Monday. Sister Jones went on splits with the RS pres and I took the 2 sisters (May and Youngberg) to the O'Briens (part member family). The Mom is a member but nobody else is so we have been teaching her 16 yo daughter, Ashley. Well, those sister missionaries sure are powerful teachers. We taught the Restoration and invited her to be baptized and she accepted. Yay! 

Tuesday was D day. We took The sisters to the mission office for their interviews and it just so happened that Sister Call was coming in around that time as well. That was a huge tender mercy to be able to talk to her for a little bit! She is now Lani :) haha anyway, We got to go to the Departing Testimonies so that was a miracle. My trainer, Sister Gomez, Sister Schrader, Sister Call, Sister Youngberg, Sister May...all left :( Good luck to then in all they do! I look up to those sisters so stinking much. We were in a trio for a few days because Sister Weber's comp left so that was exciting. 

Lani, write me!
Halloween was good! We ended up having 2 dinners so that was a little wild. We played a game at the O'Brien's called pigs in a trough and you have to eat jello through a straw....it was so fun! 

We have a new family we are teaching and I'm convinced they're really members but they are just pulling our legs. Like literally. Names: Josh and Courtney Wiezorek with Parker (3 year old daughter). Court played soccer at Iowa Western with a bunch of members of the church. Also I think her coach was a member. They are so humble and ready to learn. It's so exciting :) They invited us for supper this week and said they're looking for a church...OH MY HEART! 

I'm in Plattsmouth with Sister Jones for another transfer. I actually get to kill her off....still brainstorming the best way :) haha 

I love you all! Keep reading the Book of Mormon

Sister Dumont


We sent off letters to Ashley on her bday. This year nothing crazy or life threatening happened :) 




LANI!!!! (write me! ;)



Monday, October 27, 2014

Spattsmouth

Sometimes I just can't speak english. Hence the title of the email today. I think I will now call Pmoney splattsmouth (pronounced splatts mouth). Sister Jones and I decided it will be our band name (like smash mouth or whatever).

This week has been an exhausting one. Straight up I don't think I've been this tired my whole mission...except that is what I think of everyday when I get up. But really this time :) 

We saw many mighty miracles this week. We found 2 new investigators, which is huge! We're now up to like 6 :) I love seeing growth and progression, it's possibly my favorite thing ever. 

I GOT TO GO TO THE TEMPLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 9 MONTHS. Can you believe it? Oh I've never been so happy. I also will never ever ever go that long with out entering my Father's house again. How rude of me! It was reiterated to me (by the spirit) that this gospel is one of progression; line upon line. Even the world was created line upon line! Just saying :) 
I love to see the temple with my Sammie Schra Schra

So cool story. There is a sister in our stewardship who I went to SUU with. We had several classes together when she was still majoring in Pre-nursing. Long story short. We both ended up here on the same mission and didn't even know it until half way through. Well, we got to go on exchanges this past weekend and the best thing ever happened. One of the many miracles we saw was we were going to loan a Book of Mormon. The first house we knocked on a man answered and said his wife was from Utah. We asked where from and he said Cedar City. The crazy thing is that both Sister Huss and I went to SUU and are obsessed with Cedar. He said to come back when she is home and accepted a BOM. I want to be there so bad when they meet her. Like, what are the chances? I LOVE MY LIFE! 

SUU Buds


Something I learned recently is that to Endure to the End simply takes having a spiritual experience everyday. That's it...it's simple. Now, hopefully that comes at least from praying and reading the Book of Mormon. I love that sacred book so much. There was someone on exchanges who was really talking badly about it. In a previous life I probably would have hit someone. haha That's not exactly Christ-Like so I didn't. 

I hope y'all have a great Halloween. And remember...I LOVE YOU! 

Sister Dumont 




Duck Dynasty showed up to our Chili-cook off (I wore my Elder Dumont nametag btw)

Monday, October 20, 2014

This is His Work!

Howdy Y'all!

Well we went to Vala's Pumpkin patch last week. It was a big deal. A bit rainy but super fun. There is so much to do there and so little time. *Another shout out to Stacey Vance for taking us* We all had a blasty blast!

Not a ton happened in our area this week but we got to go on exchanges Thursday-Saturday and we saw a lot of miracles in Lincoln. The biggest miracle of all is that I got to finally be companions with Sister Youngberg...for about 4 hours. Sister Youngberg was Kaela Baucom's roommate in college. She trained Sister Page and basically she is the most meek and powerful teacher I know. I have looked up to her my whole mission (probably because she trained Sister Page...hard work ;) just kidding Sissy) but i am so grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from her those few hours. She goes home in 9 days (YIKES). She taught me a few valuable lessons: 1. "Never apologize for what you bring to the table" this is a quote from Sister Zachary in the Fairview ward. She usually means food but it also applies to the bigger picture. 2. This is the Lord's work. As we do all in our power we will the works that only he can do. (I would put a photo but my comp hijacked my camera).

We are still trucking along here in "The Mouth" as Karen calls it. I am learning a lot about patience and trusting in the Lord :) We were both sickly this weekend so that's been fun....

I love you all! Keep the faith and trust in your Heavenly Father!


Sister Dumont

Monday, October 13, 2014

Top 10 Safest Cities to Live in Nebraska

If that doesn't make you feel good, I don't know what will :) 

Last Monday after going to Old Market (a sweet place in downtown Omaha with lots of cute fun stores. I will be taking you, my fam, here someday). This one candy store had Pumpkin pie fudge that tasted just like pumpkin pie minus the crust. Are you serious? It was so stinking good! Then we had some ice cream at this bomb place called Ted and Wally's and lo and behold Sister Case and her comp came too :) *Another shout out to Stace Vance for setting it up* Mom and Dad, I got a scoop of Haupia, which is Hawaiian coconut pudding ice cream, in honor of your trip to Hawaii. 



(I don't know if she does but I still wear my 'Sisters Forever' necklace EVERY DAY :)

We also went to a city council meeting to introduce ourselves and let them know we're here to help but they just breezed over us....awkward. That is where we found out we're in the top 10 though so that's good. We got to meet the Mayor afterward and he apologized. haha His name is Mayor Bowman...probably related :) 

We had interviews with President Weston. Gaul, I just love him! He is always led by the spirit and knows just how to help me. 

Fast forward to Friday! We got to go see "Meet the Mormons" with a less-active from the ward. It was SOOO WEIRD walking into the movie theatres. I felt sick to my stomach. It was so funny. On the way there Jianna goes, "Did your Mission President tell you to go to this movie" (meaning permission) and Sister Jones says, "No, we just thought it was a good idea." hahahahaha She looked at us like 'ooooohhh rebels' and we quickly told her that we did have permission. I don't miss movies! Isn't that great! Only ones that I can feel the spirit in and MTMs was definitely one of those. Take your friends! Or just go yourself :) 




So I think I told you about the Mott Family last week maybe? Well if not it's a mom and 2 sets of twins, 16 yo and 10 yos. Cutest family ever! Well one of the 16 yos committed to be baptized and 5 of them came to church yesterday :) 

Well I love you all so much :) Keep the faith and don't ever give up! Have a great week!


Love Sister Dumont

Monday, October 6, 2014

All Good in the Hood!

Howdy! 

Who loved conference? Raise your hand! I hope that was all of you! If you didn't watch it....JUST DO IT :)

Well let me tell you a little about my week:

Tuesday I was on exchanges with none other than my Sister Schrader! Remember her from the beginning of my mish? Aka best friend :) We were in Plattsmouth and we just tore it up. We only had 4 lessons but that is more than I've had in one day since I've been here. Unfortunately, she goes home at the end of this transfer but it was really neat to talk with her about her fears and then to see her realize there's no need to fear because she has every tool she needs to stay on the right path. We found a new investigator, Tina, who recently lost her daughter to Pulmonary Hypertension. We are excited to teach her the Plan of Salvation tomorrow. Also we met *Sister Vance* at CHICK-FIL-A 3 of my favorite things! Sister Vance, Sister Schrader, and my number 1 with a cookies and cream shake! We had a super spiritual lesson about God's love for us individually. 

Wednesday into Thursday I was on an exchange in the Fairview area with Sister Hirro, who is a Temple Square sister in our mission for 2 transfers. She is flippin' awesome! She is the most positive person I know, not to mention she is from the Philippines. Wednesday we walked probably 3 miles and finally found their investigator we were searching for. Then Thursday we got to Bike!!!! OH my goodness it was so fun:) She hadn't biked since.....a long time so it took double the time to get anywhere but that's okay. JOY IN THE JOURNEY! A plus side, we found a potential investigator for Sister Jones and I. We were riding back home and Sister Hirro stopped to save a Caterpillar (cute right?) and this man walked by. Well we decided we needed to talk to him but he was far ahead, then we remembered we were on bikes so we caught up the him (more like chased and followed him) until we could give him a BOM. 



I GOT TO SEE SISTER SMITH!!!!

I have been missing her and Kearney so much this week, it's bad! But I remembered something wise old *Sister Vance* said to me: "When God takes something good away, he always gives us something better." This always reminds me of the scripture in 
2 Nephi 10:20 And now, my beloved brethren, seeing that our merciful God has given us so great knowledge concerning these things, let us remember him, and lay aside our sins, and not hang down our heads, for we are not cast off; nevertheless, we have been driven out of the land of our inheritance; but we have been led to a better land, for the Lord has made the sea our path, and we are upon an isle of the sea.

I love you all so much! Always remember the tender mercies of the Lord, even when you can't see the big picture. He always has something better in store for you :) 


I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE JESUS CHRIST! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Small and Simple Things

This week was pretty good overall. We had a few rough patches but that happens to the best of us I think :) the great news is that we found 5 new investigators! WHAT?! That's a miracle! The work will pick up here in Platty, I just know it. 

I also know that I am supposed to be here that I may be humbled. Shocker huh? :) 


We got to go to the Zoo last monday and it was incredible!!!!

#yayformaxidresses
I am so grateful that we were able to watch the Women's Conference this weekend! I really felt of God's love for me and ALL of his children. I'm sorry for not writing a lot today! 

I hope everyone's Book of Mormon reading is going well :) It is for me. I continue to learn daily about the Atonement on just about every page. I hope y'all have a great week! 

Love Sister Dumont

Monday, September 22, 2014

Plattsmouth (pronounced Plattsmith

Well, I am no longer in Kearney or with Sister Smith :( But I am in Plattsmouth with Sister Jones! Yay! 

Leaving Kearney was one of the hardest things I've had to do but that is part of life. Saying "see you later"  to all of those awesome people was sad but one think is for sure: I am where Heavenly Father needs me to be. I just wrote an email to Syd Miles and I wanted to share something I shared with her. Our whole purpose in life is to learn to do Heavenly Father's will. That was Christ's whole purpose as well. D&C 19:24 "I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will." It is not easy for us to accept and do his will all of the time. The way that we know Heavenly Father's will for us is through prayer and scripture study. I testify that as we align our will with the Father's, we will become more like our Savior. It won't be easy but Christ knows what that is like. He knows perfectly how to help us.

I am so thankful to my Father in Heaven that his will was for me to serve a mission. This gospel is true and I know that with all of my heart. My heart has been changed as the people of 
King Benjamin:

Mosiah5:2 "And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, because of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent,which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil."

This is all possible because of the spirit. We must surround ourselves with the spirit because that is how we change. Is there something in your life that you need to change? I promise that if you will seek God's will and surround yourself with the spirit that you will do it. You will change. I testify because it happened to me and I hope you all have felt that as you read these emails. Again, I love my Savior Jesus Christ.

That was kind of a rant! Sorry not sorry! 

In other news, Sister Jones is awesome! I mean....just look at her!




Oh.... and I cut my bangs! ahhhhh!




 Best friend bangs with sister Checketts!!!! 


















There is a LOT of work to be done in Plattsmouth, it willl probably be my hardest area but LETS DO THIS!

Oh also I'M GOING TO THE ZOOO, ZOO, ZOO, HOW ABOUT YOU?! 
I'll let you know all about it next week :)

I LOVE YOU ALL! 

CTR please! 

Sister Dumont
Mindi Gray's baby! I was there for almost all of her pregnancy :) 












I hid in the trunk











Monday, September 15, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like....Fall

This week was kind of crazy because we were out of our area for 3 days. Also not a ton happened but I will share what did. 

We had delicious homemade pumpkin pie in Holdrege on exchanges this week. YUM! 

We had the best zone training ever on Wednesday. It was all about being unified as a zone and companionship. There is a lot of power that comes with that Unity. Not just in a zone but in a ward or in a family and it all comes from the power of the Book of Mormon. 

Thursday we finally got to teach our investigator, Leslie, again. It's been 3 weeks now. She has a desire to learn but she is afraid of a lot of things and those fears are holding her back from coming to church. She is slowly but surely progressing. 

While we're on the subject of investigators Lupe came to church, all 3 hours. The miracle is that she was late so we thought we were going to miss the sacrament while we waited for her. Turns out, they didn't have any bread so the young men were running all over trying to get some. This like rarely happens! Lupe got there before the bread so we all made it to the sacrament! If that's not a miracle, I don't know what is :) 

While we're on the subject of Lupe, she's set for baptism on October 11th! She introduced herself in relief society and the lady conducting asked if she was a member or just visiting or investigator (not sure if she had a clue what that meant) and cute little Lupe goes, "I'm going to be Mormon."

I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who will forgive me no matter the mistakes I make. 2Nephi 28:32 

"Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts." The same is true for all of you! No matter what, Heavenly Father loves you and will always welcome you back if you will REPENT. I love you all and hope you have a great week! 

Sister Dumont

Daniel Roberts cousin came and toured UNK for basketball. I went to either Homecoming or Prom with him. Small world! 



Sometimes we find the swan princess



Monday, September 8, 2014

This week in Kearney!


I can't believe it's the 5th week of the transfer! Like is crazy. 

Let me tell you about one of our investigators. She had a sister who is a member and a brother who is anti so you can see how this would prove a little difficult. Well basically she believes in everything we do except she always says, "but i just don't believe in Joseph Smith." She asks a bunch of anti questions that just get us angry. The good news is that she likes Sister Dinkel and will listen to her. haha so Sister Dinkel will say it how it is boldly and we testify! It's kind of reverse but that's just how we like it. We're not to sure we'll keep teaching her but we pray her heart will continue to be softened. 

We did an exchange on Wednesday-Thursday. Sister Wilson and I taught a lesson outside at about 8:00 and we got eaten alive by chiggers. I literally have never itched so bad in my life! If you don't know what a chigger is, look it up. *Shout out to Kate-remember when we first learned about chiggers at EFY in Nauvoo!* Pray for me! 

Well, it was September 4th so you know what that means!!!! (Maybe just Chase does....Beyonce's Birthday) Now, the only reason I bring that up is because Elder Tatafu is in my Zone, therefore we celebrate just like we did last year :) 


Happy Birthday Beyonce! 


I got to talk to Sister Call on the phone and I bawled like a baby. She may or may not have just 1 transfer left but I'm not letter her leave if she does. 

We had our Stake Women's Conference on Saturday and it was awesome! SO many women showed up we were franticly setting up tables at the last minute. Lupe, the investigator came. Hopefully we will be going to the Trail Center with her this Sunday :) 

I love this gospel. I love the Book of Mormon and I hope you all are reading it every day because it will help you to reach the potential God sees in you. Worth is right?! 

I LOVE YOU ALL :) 

Sister Dumont 

We let Brewseter out to go potty for the Jorgensens and took selfies 


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ahhh!

I really am struggling to know what to email because this week has just been oh so miraculous! So I'll start with quoting myself from my letter to President today. 


This week was certainly one of the most miraculous I've seen in a while. These miracles are happening not just in Kearney but in all of the areas of these sisters. All of them now have a baptismal set and 4 out of the 5 were a star companionship! We know that it is because we are focusing more on the Book of Mormon that all of these miracles are coming to pass! I have never had more joy in my mission than I do now and I know it is because I am taking the time to notice the miracles and thank my Heavenly Father for them. This work is so rewarding but that is not what motivates me. When I first came on my mission I did it because Heavenly Father wanted me to. Once some time passed I realized my motives for being here was for my family and my future family to have the best chance in the world. Now, it is because I love my Savior and I want to serve him the best that I can!

We are finding new people to teach. The members are giving us referrals. Less-actives are showing up out of nowhere. It's incredible and Kearney is really picking up with missionary work. I hope i can stay here forever!!!!!! :( 

There is a talk in October 2013 GC called Called of Him to Declare His Word and it talks about how when we serve selflessly we will find more joy than ever before and I know that is true. If you are struggling in any way look around you and see how you can lift one of God's children. I promise that service combined with reading the Book of Mormon, Praying and going to Church will get you through anything! I promise to write more next week! I love you all! 

If you are reading along in the Book of Mormon we read through page 45 today. There's still hope :)


Sister Dumont

Monday, August 25, 2014

Following the example of Jesus Christ!

Howdy Y'all,

It sure has been an eventful week, I hope I can say all that I want to! 




I'm gonna start with the best! KAREN WAS BAPTIZED AND CONFIRMED! It was so stinking great! She was so ready and is on fire. She shared her testimony at the baptism and is was so sweet. She is going to make a huge difference in the Kearney area. The Elders are already recruiting her for team-ups and she wants everyone to feel how she does. Karen once asked what we get for getting a baptism and we told her "blessings!" and she said, "not even a Bucky Beaver badge?" So she made one for us!


I was all sorts of sick this week, it's amazing how Satan tries to do anything he can to stop the work. After zone conference on tuesday, a bunch of missionaries had some stomach issues on Wednesday (Sister Smith and I included). Then Friday I thought i was having really bad allergies but it ended up being a cold or something. I think i'm getting over it....maybe. 

Zone conference was so amazing. We are really making a push to inviting all to read from the Book of Mormon. 

*Starting today we are reading 5 pages a day until Dec 8th to read the whole thing before Christmas and I want to invite all of you to do that!*

I know the BOM is the most correct of any book on earth. The reason we read it daily is to be more converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for the many prophets and people who sacrificed that we could have this great book. 

 I love you all so much! Keep on reading :) Let me know if you'll be joining the mission to read the BOM by Dec 8th !


Sister Dumont 

Monday, August 18, 2014

400 days of.....

400 days of a mission! We've been on the mission for 400 days, can you believe that? We won't talk about how many that leaves us with...

How was y'alls week? 


This week was so....great and crazy and busy. 

So Monday night sister Smith and I get a call from the TP sisters (Sister Call and Sister Nelson) saying that they got my letter and they wanted to know when we would be at the trail center the next day with Karen. We set it all up so that Sister Call could surprise her :) Muahahaha! It was so funny because on the way to Omaha Karen said, "Last night as I was laying down I realized we should have set something up with Sister Call and have her meet us there." She tried to pick up on our facial expressions but we have such good poker faces, she couldn't :) haha 



So many miracles happened on Tuesday at the Trail Center...where do I begin? I guess with the beginning: 
1. Karen's mom came with us so that was a blast. She is the cutest, funniest thing I've ever known. 
2. We were in the front taking pictures when we first got there and guess who pulls up? Sister Case and Sister Mahlstede! I never thought I would see Sister Case again until after the mission (she is now a trail center sister, aka perfect for her!) The cool thing is that they were only there for a few minutes. Lucky Ducky
3. Karen hadn't told her mom that she was getting baptized yet and so she thought this would be a good way to "break the news to her." Half-way through the tour she got a copy of the Book of Mormon and gave it to her mom and invited her to read it. She then told her the news and her mom was so happy she high fived us :) haha I guess you could say she took it well. Nancy, her mom, had so many great questions and it was really fun teaching her about all the pioneer stuff. She is really interested in family history. 
4. As we were walking over to the pioneer cemetery a big 15 passenger van with a trailer pulled up. They had 2 bingham miner stickers on it and I immediately guessed that it was the Christensens. We walked over to the Cemetery and I kept my eye on them. As soon as I saw the mom I realized I was correct, it was them. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES? Karen reminded me that it's all Heavenly Father....duh! After we looked at the cemetery and temple we went back over to the TC and I went and found them. I only really know the twins, Emily and Elise. I found Elise and it turns out she is just going home from her mission in Kentucky. Her family had picked her up a week ago and they were heading back. Emily is on a mission in Canada. I was in the Riverton children's choir with them, we golfed together in high school, and our cousins are married. It was so cool to talk with her about her mission for a minute.


Ahhh so much to say so little time. 

Well Karen passed her baptismal interview although they played a trick on us saying she wasn't ready.....So Thursday August 21st is the big day! 


I love you all so much! This work is they work of the Lord's so we can't fail. 

Sister Dumont 


Monday, August 11, 2014

Staying in Kearney

Sister Smith and I were only slightly worried that I would get transferred but alas, I did not! 

We had another crazy busy week with another one to come. 

I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT I SAY ABOUT KAREN NOW BECAUSE SHE FOUND MY BLOG ;) Love you Karen! 

We had quite the adventure at Karen's this week. We went out to her house to put up corn (she wouldn't let us help). Oh the skills you learn on a mission in Nebraska! haha anyway, we were just chattin away, sharing nursing stories and such. She had received a few warnings on her phone about a thunder storm...pretty normal for these parts. Well, all of the sudden we she got a call from her neighbor asking about the storm. She hangs up the phone and tells us we have to leave. She straight up kicks us out of her house! haha How rude ;) just kidding, it was good reason because we walk outside and there was lightening going every which way!!! Driving home we prayed so hard and we were only slightly scared (maybe a little more). We made it home safe, don't worry. 

Our investigator Leslie asked the question this week about crosses and if we wear them and stuff like that. Well I don't know if my mom ever remembers me asking this question but I do. I have never forgotten the reason my mom told me. She said, "If I were to die in a car accident, you wouldn't wear a car wheel around your neck. We don't wear crosses because we remember Christ for the life he lived and his resurrection."  "Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea, and even according to their faith it was done unto them; and I did remember the words which they said unto me that their mothers had taught them." 
How grateful I am for a mother who taught be in the ways of the Lord :) 


I love you all and hope you have a great week! 

Sister Dumont
I love coney dogs

Sister Muasau and both the elders left :(

Monday, August 4, 2014

Time Flies when....

I'm not sure how it's possible but it's August of 2014, if you were wondering. 

Last Monday we got to play volleyball all day again and have a bbq. I love being able to play sports :) 

On Tuesday I got to do exchanges with the one and only......SISTER CASE. I just love her! We did the most awesome service ever! It was a lot of physical labor but it was so much fun. We helped another church organization move hundreds of huge bags of clothing to one big trailer. We had to stack them and climb and throw. It was a blast! 




We may have had way to much fun....oh well "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" :)

Friday we had MLT (mission leadership training with district leaders) in Omaha. Our car is over miles so we drove it all the way to Omaha and got a different one. It just so happened that we got to take over the Tranquility Park sisters car which meant.....I GOT TO SEE SISTER CALL! Gaul, I miss that sister so much. I got to meet the sister she is training as well. 

"... therefore Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently,
that they might know the word of God."


True Story! 

Also we found the Chick-Fil-a in Bellivue! That was the biggest of all tender mercies! I haven't had chick-fil-a since the airport on our way from Minnesota to Omaha when that nice pilot bought us all chicken sandwiches. I was so stinking excited. I'll have to send the video home because it's a little ridiculous :) 



Karen is as good as ever. She came to church yesterday and just LOVED fast and testimony meeting. She said we were in trouble for not telling her it was a no makeup kind of day (tears). She felt the spirit so strong. She was telling everyone she's getting baptized on the 21st! We couldn't be more excited. 

I love you all. I hope you know that I am not the same person I was a year ago and that is because of the atonement of Jesus Christ. If we let it, the Book of Mormon can allow us to have "a might change of heart." Let the spirit work in you until the perfect day when we are like our savior. 

Have a great week! 
Sister Dumont


Monday, July 28, 2014

Family History

On Tuesday I read the talk "Live True to the Faith" from General conference and it prompted me to read some conversion stories I had printed a few months ago. I read Warren Ford Reynolds and he bore a powerful testimony at the end of his life "Warren Ford Reynolds' last advice to his family was to tell them to carry on and remain steadfast in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for that is the only way that we can all be together forever.  Work hard in finding and redeeming your ancestors who are anxiously waiting for you to do their work for them.  Get the spirit of genealogy and do all in your power to further it.  Time is short and there are many many of your ancestors who are waiting for the time to come when their work is done in the temples; something that they cannot do for themselves.  To all of the family who have served missions, we are grateful, for had it not been for the missionaries who brought the message of the Church to me things would have been different.  To you who have lost loved ones, do not grieve for they are all right and are working as hard on their side of the veil as they did when they were with you.  Warren died July 10th 1900 in South Cottonwood and was buried in the Murray City Cemetery." How cool is that! Plus, I don't think there is a coincidence that I entered the MTC the same day he passed away 113 years previous! I felt really connected to him this week!

Sister Snider asked us what we wanted this week for dinner and we said Ice Cream.....so she delivered. Haha after our chili and cornbread she busted out 6 cartons of Ice cream! YUMMY!

Sister Smith and I have been in Ne for one year (Thursday 24th) so we celebrated. 


Karen is officially getting baptized on August 21st!!! She is doing so well and has overcome many trials of her faith. 

It was kinda a slowish last couple of days but this week was a great faith building for us here in Kearney. We are having good experiences and will be able to share with the sisters in our stewardship. One in particular: we didn't have a new investigator Sunday night at 8:50. We were on a way home from a member's home who lived about 5 miles out of town. We couldn't tell if we would have time still or not to try and find someone. Well, Heavenly Father knew we had someone to find and so he made it possible for us to hit EVERY SINGLE GREEN LIGHT. This NEVER happens. We wanted to try a potential but she said evenings weren't good so we decided to go to her apartment complex and knock on one door. We had 3 minutes left and as we pulled in, we saw a man driving a remote control car. We looked at each other and said, "That's the one!" We were able to teach about how families can be together forever, gave him a Book of Mormon, and prayed with him. He said we could come back and teach his family on Thursday! 


I love you all so much! Do your family history and learn from your ancestors! Have a great week!


Love Sister D

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's the Good Life!

I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! 

It's not always the easiest or the most fun. We're

not always smiling and happy but......IT IS SO WORTH IT!

Here are some highlights from the week:

We played volleyball last pday and it rocked! I love it and miss playing sports a lot. Luckily, the missionaries here like to play :) 

Tuesday night Karen and John had us over for dinner. Now I'm not sure if I've said this before but they are big fishers. Like, they are OBSESSED with fishing and eating it and all things fish. So they had us over for a Fish Fry and boy was it good. I've never really been a big fish fan but this was delicious! We had such a great time getting to know John more. We shared our stories of why we came on a mission with them and it was fun to hear their reactions. 

Us 4 Kearney sisters sang at zone conference. I played guitar (borrowed from Brother Price) and we sang "Did you think to pray?" it was so much fun and I love singing with these sisters. 

A less-active family showed up to church last week and we met with them on Wednesday. They have a 9 year old daughter who hasn't been baptized but wants to so we are going to start teaching her :) Yay!

Jose (la member) invited his friend over for a lesson we were going to teach him. She became a new investigator and we are beginning to teach her. She knows and believes a lot of the same things we do :) 

Saturday was the pioneer day activity and we got to sing and play dressed as pioneers :) iT was a grand old time. Then Sister Smith and I went to the Robinson's farm to help them in their garden. Their cousin from Denmark is there for a year and so we got to know her better and she helped us shovel manure. She taught us some Danish...strange language that one is. We had so much fun all laughing and shoveling..... :)

Our favorite visitor from England! She demanded we sing songs about flowers and then did a ballet dance for us :) 



Oh...and KAREN CAME TO CHRUCH FOR THE FIRST TIME :) This is a big step! 

El Sker Dig (pronounced: el skeh di Means I love you in Danish)

Have a great week!!!!


Sister Dumont