Minnesota Minneapolis Mission

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Oh my heck I’m here and everyone is so cute and welcoming! I feel like I’m on ‘New in Town’ they all have cute little accents and every meal is like a BBQ! Its super rainy and humid, but I’m here safely and love it already! Muah love you all!!!  <3

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What a day!  It was definitely a good one.  Something super great happened to me.  I read my patriarchal blessing for the first time today since being here and something that stuck out to me was that I am going to be a leader for my sisters and the youth.  I kind of just laughed in my head thinking "pffft. Eliza being a leader?"  

Well, a couple of hours later we did a mini group activity where we'd split into groups of 3 and there would be one facilitator to choose a chapter in the BOM for the group to read and the facilitator had to "lead the discussion, ask inspired questions, and help the group recieve personal revelation." I was the facilitator! 

Of course I was really nervous to do this because I am NOT a leader.  I was wondering why Br. Crockett asked me to be the facilitator!  Anyway, I did it.  We read Mosiah  chapter 2.  I felt impressed to have our group read that chapter for some reason.  Ironically, Mosiah 2 is basically about King Benjamin and the qualities of a good leader.  King Benjamin wasn't any ordinary king. He SERVED continually. The best leaders are the ones who look out for others and sacrifice their time and serve always. 
 Most leaders come off bossy and want power.  We can not only learn about King Benjamin, but look up to his EXAMPLE.  So after reading in my patriarchal blessing about my future leadership, getting called to be the facilitator and reading about the qualities of a good leader, Br. Crockett came up to me and said, "Sister Beeson, I want you to know that the Lord told me to choose you to be the facilitator.  I don't know why but you are a natural born leader!"  FAMILY!  That made my day....my life! 

 It was soooo comforting to know that someone believes in me as a LEADER!  By this point I was already crying because 1) I was being hard on myself for not believing in myself to be a leader..no confidence.
2) Because of what Bro. Crockett said! 

Anyway, we head back to the classroom, and I'm just being a girl overcome by all sorts of emotions and then Sister Balif declared a "compliment circle".  It's when you sit in a circle and compliment someone...pretty self explanatory.  Haha.  AHH. My district is SO great.  I have grown to love each one of them so much.    ANYWAY...the moral of the story is: I AM SO BLESSED to have an amazing district I feel genuine love for EACH one of them.

SO, the words about my leadership in my blessings will happen on this mission, guaranteed.  I know I'm going to have to get out of my comfort zone and GROW. I truly am going to be a new gal when I get home, I already am!

Sorry if this letter seems super braggy, that's not my intention! I just want to let you all know that I am growing and learning so much and recognizing God's love for me more and more each day. I am SO blessed.  Know that I am so happy I am here.  I am continuing to pray for the people in Minnesota that their hearts will be ready and softened and prepared to receive the message I will be sharing with them.  I pray for all of you daily and multiple times.  I love you!!!
Sister Eliza

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My MTC Experience is almost coming to an end! Too fast

AH!  Yesterday was an amazing day!  Clean clothes, emails, Temple and welcoming our new Districts!
Yeah, all those emails to reply to was kind of overwhelming but I was sooooooo happy to hear from everyone!
I ran into Nonna's friend /your old neighbor at the Temple....I wanna say her name is Kathy Robinson? She said she was gonna call you right after the Temple to tell you she ran into me...she gave me a hug from her and you:) Comforting.

Hi:)  I miss you. Thanks for the Dear elder letter..mail is great.  I think that's what gets me through the day.
Dad!  I have learned soooooo much!! I love being here.  The spirit is so special here.  A lot of adults see my name on my tag and ask, "Are you related to Sam Beeson? or Gaye?"...I feel famous ;)
Just know I LOVE you!!!! So much!!  Miss you.  Let me know if you need me to fast for you or put your name on the temple role, anything!

Mom: I. Love. You.  I got your cute letter in my suitcase the day I arrived here and read it again for some reason and noticed the scripture!  I looked up the scripture once I got to class (great scripture BTW (: ) and I noticed glued in that page was a quote from seminary.  I read it.  It was by Richard G. Scott and the jist of what the quote was saying was:
 when you face trials, you will be led to ask many questions, like "why me?"..."what did I do to deserve this?" "why now?" ...it does no good to ask questions that reflect opposition.  Rather, ask: "what should I do?" "what am I learning from this experience?" "what do I need to change?" We need to trust that God's reasons are for a purpose.

Anyway, about 20 minutes later we taught Kyung-min (the investigator I told you about in my email) and one of her questions was, "why, if we had a loving God, would he have bad things happen to us?  Even if we are good people?" AH!! I LOVED that I remembered the quote that I had read about 20 minutes earlier, and if it weren't for the scripture you shared with me, I wouldn't have been able to find that quote that answered Kyung-min's question!  Obviously, I went more in depth with her, but it ended  up with her understanding it the way I do! :)
The spirit is SO amazing.  I have already had countless experiences where a scripture pops into my head and it's exactly what I need at that very moment!:)
I love you so much!  You are a faithful writer:)  I LOVE LOVE LOVE getting your sweet letters.
Love you forever
Love, Sister Liza Diza:)