Monday, October 31, 2016

The best year of my life!

My dear family and friends, 

Where does the time go?!
It seems like just yesterday I sat down at a little desk in Provo, Utah, struggling to sum up all that had happened that week in one little email to you all for the first time as a missionary... Now here I am in Łódź, Poland - one year later - and still struggling to find the words to put to my feelings! I can't even begin to tell you all the joy and blessings that have come into my life this past year, and all the wonderful experiences the Lord has given me. It has been the most incredible journey - and I am the luckiest girl in the world. 

Even though I don't have a lot of time today, I wanted to share with you all a few of the MANY things this past year in the service of my Lord has taught me... I could go on forever, but I'll just share 12 little things - one for every month I've been here. 

  • Search for the Lord, and you will always find Him. 
    • The hand of God is manifest in every single step of our journey. Even when we struggle, even when it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, He is right there - always by our side. Look for Him, and you'll always find Him. :) 
      • Jeremiah 29:13
  • The Lord will never leave you comfortless. 
    • I promise. And He did too. :)
      • John 14:16-18
  • It is not our job to worry about tomorrow :) 
    • All we need to worry about - is what we can do today, to be worthy of His tomorrow. No matter what it is, His tomorrow will ALWAYS be wonderful. :) 
      • Joshua 3:5
  • We need never be discouraged, for the Lord our God is with us. 
    • "The Lord is SO present in our lives, that when we die - we will be surprised how familiar His face is..." -Richard G. Scott 
      • Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 41:10
  • The light of this gospel, the hope of this gospel, can be seen in you :) Don't be afraid to share that with others! Sharing hope and happiness?! What could be better than that?! :)
    • 1 Peter 3:15
  • Questions and Faith can co-exist! Having questions is not a bad thing! :) Questions allow us to grow our testimonies. But there is a difference between a question, and a doubt. Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. :)
  • The Lord does not call the qualified... He qualifies the called. He sees you perfectly, and He knows your potential. He can see what you cannot. Trust Him in it all, and you will never be on a road that leads to anything other than happiness. :)
    • The Lord sees our Saul-like person, and our Paul-like potential... And for that, I will always be SO grateful. 
  • We can talk with our Heavenly Father every. single. day. And He delights to talk with you! You are His child, and He LOVES you. 
    • On my mission, I have truly learned (and am still learning :) ) what it really means to pray. It is different being a missionary, and not being able to tell my parents every detail that happens in every day, because they are so far away. But I have truly come to know that when I pray, I can tell all those little details to my Heavenly Father, and He loves to hear them. :) No matter how small of a thing it is, your happiness is His. Your struggles are His. YOU are His, and He is there for you every step of the way. :) 
  • Yes, faith is a choice, but it's the most rewarding choice in the world. :)
  • "If we give our heart to God, if we love the Lord Jesus Christ, if we do the best we can to live the gospel, then tomorrow - and every other day - is ultimately going to be magnificent, even if we do not recognize it as such. Why? Because your Heavenly Father wants it to be!" -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. :)
  • "For God LOVES His children." -Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • My Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, atoned and died for ME.
    • How many times I have looked my sweet friends here in Poland in the eyes, with tears in mine, and told them with no doubt in my mind that the atonement of Christ was and is for THEM. That Jesus Christ knows, and loves THEM with all His heart, and is there to carry them every step of the way... But have never felt worthy enough to think that He did that for me, Alexis Kamp... But he did. Let him love you. Let Him comfort you. Let Him carry you through it all. You're never alone - He is always there. 
I wish I had more time to tell you all the amazing spiritual experiences I've had, that tought me those things and so much more... But I testify of the truthfulness of all these things with everything I am.

In my studies this week, I found a verse that describes exactly what I want to sum up in this email. :) The prophet Nephi, and a random sister missionary in Łódź, Poland, write...

"I know the Lord God loveth His children. Nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things." :)

I don't know it all, and that's okay. :) But of this I'm sure - The Lord loves you SO much. :)

And so do I.

Have a wonderful week, and a happy Halloween!! :)
Z miłością,
Siostra Kamp

The district :) Left to Right: Starszy Dickson, Starszy Byrd, Starszy Alvarez, Starszy Reid, Wojtek Kapela (he just finishes his mission, and is now back home in Łódź!!), Siostra Van and I :) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

More of the boat, and more of the miracles!

Dear Family and friends,

Coming to you live from....

"THE BOAT"!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Transfer calls came and went, and I am the happiest missionary in the world!! I am still here in Łódź, my home away from home, with my wonderful companion Sister Van Woerkom!! :) There is no way to even tell you all how grateful I am to still be here in this city that I have fallen in love with, and to be able to spend this holiday season with the lovely Sister Van!!! I could not feel more blessed. The Lord is SO good to me!

We've had our fair share of miracles this week, just like every other! But, there is one in particular that I have been looking forward to sharing with you all week! :)

Well, travel back in time to about... 4 months ago! I was serving here in Łódź with the lovely Sister Carlson and Sister Gheen! :) We were tracting one night, when we got let in to this random apartment building! We started from the top, and worked our way to the bottom. Everyone we talked to shut the door in our faces, but... It was one of those times that you can't help but know there is something wonderful waiting! :) You love these people so much, and now matter what life throws at you, you just keep going! So, we got down to the bottom floor, and knocked all of the doors - nothing. Then, the last door... (I know! It sounds like President Uchtdorf's talk from this past conference!!) We knocked, and it seemed like no one was home. But ever so slightly I heard the little crack of someone lifting up the flap to look out the peep hole. :) Sister Gheen and I looked at each other smiling and excited - but no one opened the door. So, we decided to come back another day, and with that we started to walk out. But it was the craziest feeling, and I know my companions felt it too, but I couldn't help but feel like someone was watching us! So, I turned back to look at the door, smiled, and then kept walking. Then all the sudden, the door opened, and we heard a woman asking us who we were... OUR HEARTS! They were beating so hard! :) We ended up talking with her for a few minutes, but she didn't have much time because her little baby was going to sleep! Her name was Edyta, and she was our miracle that night. :)

Now, fast forward to about 2 weeks ago... Sister Van and I had decided that we needed to go see her again! The last time I had been there was with Sisters Carlson and Gheen, and it was about time we went back to her!! So, we set aside a time to go see her, and long story's short - she was SO HAPPY to see us!!! :) She welcomed us right in, and was just so sweet! It was the most wonderful meeting! We were able to tell her more about what we believe, who we are, and find out more about her and her family! After all was said and done, she told us to come back soon, and that she would be waiting! :)
Well, Sister Van Woerkom and I went back this past week again, and the biggest miracle happened! We rang her domophone, and a man's voice answered with a simple, "Tak?" ("Yes?") As soon as Sister Van and I heard his voice, we both looked at each other with big eyes and the biggest smiles! Her husband!! :) Their whole family was home!! As soon as he heard who we were, he buzzed us right in and welcomed us into his home. That in and of itself was such a miracle!! I couldn't believe it. Then, the next thing I know, we were all sitting around the dinner table eating blueberry cheesecake, laughing, and getting to know them more :) That was just the beginning though! Łukasz told us that Edyta had told him all about us, and that he had been eagerly waiting for us to come back and visit so he could talk with us about our beliefs! He asked about our church, and before I knew it we were talking with him and Edyta about the Restoration. :) I wish you all could have been there to see the way they looked at us as we talked, and how closely they listened to every word we said. It was the most incredible experience... When we finished talking about the prophet Joseph Smith, Łukasz just looked at us and said, "What next?? I am listening to the very end!" My heart was SO FULL, sitting there in that home, being able to talk to this sweet couple, holding hands as they listened to every word we said. The whole time we were there, I could not help but think - the Lord loves this little family SO much. :)

It was such a miracle, I can't even find the words to tell you all! I feel like my emails never do these experiences I have justice... But, I hope if nothing else - that you all know how much I love this work. How much I love the Lord, and this gospel, and our Saviour Jesus Christ. This is everything to me, and being able to meet people like Edyta and Łukasz everyday and share the joy of this gospel with them... There is nothing better in the world. :)

I have so much more to tell you all, but I better get going! I hope you all have an amazing week!! Do something to brighten someone's day today :) No matter how small!

I love you all! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Z miłością,
Siostra Kamp

Random splash from the past, because my lovely Sister Craig is on a plane right now back to Canada, and I already miss her! Good luck with everything, my dear! The Lord has SO MUCH in store for you :)

Our lovely friend Tadeusz! 

Our english class!! I love these people SO MUCH! :) 

When you get your transfer call and YOU GET TO STAY TOGETHER!!!!! :D

A giant telephone? Guess who gets to start making phone calls (in Polish) this week??? ;)

Culture night with the Elder's! Museums and Polish dinner! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Błogosławiona ponad miarę

Droga Rodzina i Drodzy Przyjaciele,

I am seriously overwhelmed by the amount of love I have felt from you all this weekend... I can't thank you enough for all the emails, letters, love, and prayers you all sent my way! I am so blessed, and the luckiest firl in the entire world!! <3 I'm without words. Bez słów. Thank you all SO much, from the bottom of my heart. This birthday was one I will never forget. 

A lot of amazing things happened this week - the Lord never fails to amaze and surprise me with His miracles. 

We were able to meet with our lovely friends Grażyna and Jola this week, which is always wonderful! We talked with both of them about the Book of Mormon and I just have to say - it is something SO amazing to me... The effect that one little book, 521 pages (in Polish) can have on not only someone's heart, but life in general. Each person we meet is going through their own trials, and has there own questions - but somehow that little book is able to touch the heart of every person who sincerely reads her, and answer the soul's biggest questions, no matter what they may be. I am a witness every single day to the power of the Book of Mormon, and the wonderful changes she brings to the lives of my investigators as they read her. How it is possible that something so small can bring such divine joy and eternal happiness to all of us who read her, is something I have thought of constantly this past year - and there is only one answer... The Book of Mormon is from God. And that I know, with everything I am. 

I don't have much more time this week, but as I told you all earlier, my heart has been overflowing with from the love I have felt this week. I am so grateful that I was able to spend this birthday in the service of my God, and the lovely people that I have fallen in love with here - I wouldn't have had it any other way. :) Life is funny, because the only thing I wanted for my birthday this year, was to forget myself, and spend it serving others. That's exactly what we did, and I loved every minute of it - but what I wasn't expecting, was how much service I would receive from others... I was overwhelmed with the amount of love I received: from the Lord, from my family, from my companion, from you all, and from the lovely people here in Poland. <3 I can't tell you all enough - I am so blessed. The Lord is so good to me. 

Thank you all again for all you do for me, and for the love you constantly give me! I love you, and I am so grateful for you! I hope this next week, I can bring these people the kind of happiness that you all brought me this week :) 

Miłego tygodnia, życzę wam!! Kocham was!!

Z miłością, 
Siostra Kamp

Romans 8, 38-39:

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

*Below:  Birthday Email from Lexi to me (Mama Kamp).  I had to share this sweet email!  It was many prayers come true, and her little p.s. at the end made me laught out loud.  I love her so much!
Dearest Darlingest Mom, 

Oh my word, I can't even thank you enough!! The birthday package, the flowers, the cake, the love... I was OVERWHELMED on Saturday, by the love I received!!!! Thank you SO much, mom. From my whole heart!!! It was the most amazing birthday in the world... :) I'll tell you a little about it! Here was my day:

1. I woke up a little early (which is usual, because I like to read my scriptures and pray before I start the actual days activities!) and went in the other room to read. Normally I leave the door open, so Sister Van and I can still see and hear each other, but she woke up and said, "Stay in there!!" then shut the door really quick! hahaha! So, I continued to read, then about 30 minutes later she said, "You can come out now if you want! :)" So, I did, and the ENTIRE APARTMENT was decorated in streamers and balloons, and she had made me pancakes for breakfast!!! Oh my, it was the cutest thing in the world, and so so unexpected! I love her so much!! She also brought this little jar of maple syrup with her from the US (we don't have that here), and made me use some of it for my special day! Oh my, she's the best! I forget how good syrup tastes!! But yeah, it was the cutest thing in the world. :) And i have these favourite Polish candy bars, and she had boughten me 5 of them, and written me the cutest little note... I seriously felt SO blessed, and the day had just started! 
2. After that lovely breakfast, I opened up the package you had sent, and I'm pretty sure I cried the whole time! Happy tears of course!! Mom, it was so much more than I could've ever DREAMED OF. I honestly felt more blessed than ever as I read all the letters, unwrapped all the presents, and just literally felt the love pouring out of that box. I'll never be able to tell you how much that meant to me... It was such an amazing blessing. <3 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! 
3. We then sat down to study, and during studies we got a knock on our door 3 different times!! One, the most beautiful flowers ever!! Two, these cute little cake chocolates!! I seriously was dying... I felt so spoiled already.... :) You're the best mom in the world. <3 I'm so lucky. And then last, our doorman Janek! He came and brought me a little candy bar!! Oh, he's the cutest. 
(Also, I think I got about a million texts and phone calls from investigators, members, and english students wishing me a happy birthday... I AM SO BLESSED!!!!!!) 
4. Just when I thought my heart couldn't explode more, my mission President, his wife, and their three little kids called me and sang "Sto Lat!" (happy birthday in Polish) to me, and wished me a happy birthday... What other mission president does that??... I felt like the luckiest missionary in the world. :)
5. My lovely friend Tomek from Bydgoszcz came all the way down to Łódź to visit me, and tell me happy birthday!! We all went to lunch together, and he even did a finding activity with us and the Elder's :) Oh, he is wonderful, and that completely made my day too! 
6. Then, at the end of the day, I got a call from Sister Barney, and it turns out her, and all my other sister's from the MTC and Elder Ashworth had a combined phone call going, and they all sang to me over the phone!!! I talked with them all for like 20 minutes, and it was just such a special moment for me... They all called each other to plan this special phone call for me, and it just touched my heart so much hearing all of their voices again, all in one place. It took me back to the good times with them in the MTC, and was amazing to think.. Here we are, almost a year later... We've all grown so much... But we are still the best of friends. It was just the perfect topping to the perfect day. 

I had the PERFECT birthday, mom. It was spent doing what I love - serving the people I have grown to love here in this beautiful city!! But also, they all served ME... I did not expect that... and I will never be able to thank the Lord enough for all that happened that day. My heart is OVERFLOWING, still... I can't even believe how blessed i am. :) 

I'm so glad everything is going well at home, mamuś!! I don't have much time to reply more to this email, but... I just want you to know how grateful I am for you, how much I love you, and just how much I thank the Lord for you, dad, and my sissies. I am the LUCKIEST girl in the world... My heart is going to explode! I thought of you all all day on Saturday, and said countless prayers, hoping you could all find the joy in that day, and not be sad! Reading that Debbie sent you flowers melted my heart, and was just such an answer to prayer... :) I'm so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. 

I have to go, but I love you SO MUCH mom, and seriously can't thank you enough for this package... I will NEVER be able to tell you how much it means to me. 

I hope you have an amazing week, love!!!! I will talk to you next Tuesday!! (because of transfers)

Love always, 

P.s. funny side note- since I never speak english anymore (for like the past 6 months!) it's getting harder and harder to talk haha but this week, I was talking to Sister Van in english for some reason one day, and all the sudden she just looked at me and said, "You know... Your english really sucks. ;) From now on, I think we should spend language study like this: For a half of an hour, you can teach me polish, but for the other half, I am going to teach you english again. Sound good?" As soon as she said that, I died laughing, and just had to tell you!!! :) 
P.p.s. Don't worry... My english is FINE!! ;) 

 On the way to Warsaw for Zone Training! Getting lost leads to... adventure! :)

Some of the zone!

I love them!!

My lovely companion decorated our apartment for my birthday!!! I love her SO MUCH. Yes, it is like 10.00 in the morning, and pitch black outside... haha!

Cake and Flowers from my family! :)

My friend Tomek from Bydgoszcz came to Łódź for my birthday!

Surprised Elder Reid with birthday breakfast and presents this morning! Happy 21, Starszy!!

Who knew so much love could fit in this box?!?! <3 

Pictures from Siostra Van's email:

Monday, October 10, 2016

You can have what you want, or you can have something (SO MUCH) better!

ear Family and Friends,
Hello!! Oh my, I love you all so much!! Thank you for everything you do for me! :)
I have been so excited all week to tell you all about a miracle we saw this week!! SO... Story time! :)
One day this past week, we had planned to talk to people in this park called "3 Maja", and I was so excited because I had never been there before! :) Well, in our attempts (yes... that's plural!) to get there, I kid you not - everything went wrong! Actually... Maybe, it went completely and perfectly right! :) But, attempt #1 - TRAM! That didn't work out, because there was a huge protest blocking the tram lines... Plan #2 - I was a little excited to get there, and maaaay have underestimated the distance from us to the park, so I thought, "Eh, it's not too far of a walk! We can make it! :)"..... it was. haha! 45 minutes later we were still walking and still had quite a way to go! So, on foot travel didn't do us much good... (as far as going to the park goes, that is! But! We did meet some great people on our walk! :) The Lord really does put people in our path.) But, we finally saw a bus stop, and miracles! It went right to the street we wanted!! So we waited, got on the bus, and FINALLY arrived on Kopcińskiego!... but apparently on the complete opposite end of the street we wanted to be... fail #3. There were a few other attempts after that, because of my stubbornness, until I had finally come to realize that going to park "3 Maja" was just not in the Lord's plan for us that day, but I won't bore you with those! We stopped walking for a minute and I just said, "Okay Heavenly Father... We won't go to the park, but where do you need us to be?" We sat there for a moment, and Sister Van asked me, "How do you know the Lord doesn't want us to go to the park today, and these aren't just obstacles we have to overcome?" (side note: this is one reason I LOVE Siostra Van. Because she makes me think of things in a different light! I cannot tell you all enough how grateful I am for her! SHE is training ME. haha. :) ) I thought about it, and really all I could say was, "I don't know... It's just a feeling.." And she, being her wonderful self, said, "The Holy Ghost? Good enough for me!!" haha! :) 
So, with that, we were off again, walking in the direction opposite of the park. And, this was just a really long winded story of pointless details (I apologize!!!) leading up to the best part! Long story's short: we ran into one of our English students on the street who hadn't been able to come to class for a while, and the first words out of his mouth were, "Sisters!! I want to be Mormon!!".....
Come again? :O
No, I'm completely serious!! :) 
I didn't even know what to say, or whether or not to take him seriously, so I just laughed and said, "Well, you can be! :)" We all laughed, and he quickly replied, "And, I also want to serve a mission." At this point, I was thinking to myself, "What? There is just absolutely no way this is happening right now... I'm dreaming." even though he sounded completely serious! So, I though, well - I'll just throw it out there! What do we have to lose?! And with that I said, "Well, you have to be baptized first :)" and do you know what happened after that?! He looked at me, and said, "Awesome. How do I do that?"
No, completely serious, again! :) So, long story's short - Adam is now meeting with the Elder's, and preparing to be baptized on the 5th of November! Both he and we are SO excited for that special day!!!

We were able to listen to Adam's story about why he was so excited to be baptized, and he just beamed as he told us all about how one day, just sitting in English class listening to our spiritual thought we always do at the end, he just knew... In His words, "I sat there and had this incredible feeling come over me, and I just couldn't help but think... I've found my place"
How amazing is that? I have no doubt that the Lord has been with Adam, and gave him those wonderful feelings. He has the PERFECT plan, and I am just so grateful to be able to witness that everyday :) His hand is in everything.
A long winded story just to tell you all, in short... I wanted to go to the park, but my goodness did the Lord have something SO much better in mind. :) This week can be summed up with one of my favourite quotes from the April Conference of this year...
"You can have what you want, or you can have something better." :)
The Lord is so good. This gospel is true, and I love it and believe it with all my heart. :) I'm sorry you all only get one story from me this week, but I hope it makes you smile! The Lord really is a God of miracles.
Have an amazing week, everyone!!
Kocham was!!!!
Z miłością,
Siostra Kamp

The działka!! We love this place. :)
*Plot of land for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Okay, story time... Our Elder's are the absolute best. We had a pretty sad day, and they called us and told us they left their keys in the freezer of the chapel and needed us to run them out to them (I got a good laugh out of that :) ) So, we opened up the freezer, not surprised at all that somehow the Elder's could manage to forget their keys in there (haha), only to find some ice cream and a note saying, "We heard this helps... -Elders"  They are wonderful!

Monday, October 3, 2016

More ways to see, than just with the eyes.

Droga Rodzina i Drodzy Przyjaciele,

It's OCTOBER?! ALREADY?! I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. I am hoping it is going slower for you all than it is for me! 

Well, this week was CRAZY! And THAT, is an understatement :) A lot more went on this week than I can even brush on, but I'm sure you'll hear all my stories sometime down the road! 
I'll just touch on some brief highlights! 

We met with our wonderful Tadeusz again this week! He is amazing, seriously. That lesson with him, in which we had originally planned to talk about service and missionary work, turned into more of a conversation about the Book of Mormon, and Baptism - and it was so great just to talk with him about everything. He told us he really does have such a strong desire to know if what we are teaching him really is true, and promised us he would read the Book of Mormon, and ask the Lord about its truthfulness. :) That was the most wonderful thing to hear... :) I have prayed about it, even as a missionary, to know if it really is true. If it really is evidence from God of His love for His children and the Restoration of the fullness of the gospel in these latter days. And I can not tell you all enough... It is. It absolutely is. 
For Sister Van's training this week, we were able to watch a segment from the talk "Safety for the Soul" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, and I encourage you all the watch it/ read it/ listen to it. I add my personal testimony to His apolstolic witness of the truthfulness and divinity of the Book of Mormon - it is of God. And I believe that, and know that, with all my heart. 

Speaking of the Book of Mormon! One of the most tender moments happened this week. We had a meeting with our lovely recent convert, Janina, and her dear friend, Janina #2! haha. Janina #2 had heard about us a lot, and had been curious about what we believe. She had asked if she could meet with us, to which we gladly said, "YES!". It was such a good meeting, and she is wonderful - they both are! :) But one thing that filled my heart up right to the brim, was when Janina (our recent convert) pulled out her Book of Mormon, and showed it to Janina #2, saying, "This is that book. The TRUE book. Took me 82 years to find it - but I found it." Hearing her say that just made my heart sing. :) I love that woman, and her amazing testimony. I wish you all could meet her for yourselves, and hear her stories and her testimony. She is such a blessing to me. 

Well, I only have a couple more minutes, but I just wanted to also say how grateful I am to have a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and all of our other wonderful church leaders. It is one of the highlights of my year to be able to listen to them, and receive direction from their inspired talks. General Conference this weekend was so wonderful, and I hope you had the opportunity to watch it! :) Us Łódż missionaries were only able to watch the General Women's session and Saturday Morning session, but I cannot wait to watch the rest throughout the week! I just want to share a quick thought with you all from Prezydent Uchtdorf's talk, "Fourth Floor. Last Door". This talk was such an answer to prayer for me, and spoke right to my heart in so many ways. (Not only because of him talking about missionaries in Eastern Europe (that crazy moment when you realize that's you and you can relate to everything! :O) or his adorable love story! Gets me every time. :) ) But I will end with one thing he said that stood out to me so much...

"There are more ways to see than with your eyes.
There are more ways to hear than with your ears.
And there are more ways to feel than just with your hands...
Just because you can't see something, does not mean there is not something to be seen... One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential, is invisible to the eyes." 

It is one of my deepest prayers that when we now struggle, or ever will struggle with a question or a doubt of whether or not there really is something to see... That we will remember this wonderful quote. Sometimes we will be able to see things so clearly. Other times - it may take our glasses, binoculars, or even a telescope for us to see. But, I promise you all this - there is ALWAYS something to be seen, and whether it takes just your eyes, or a huge telescope, you will always find it if you try. :) Don't give up on that. 

Oh my. Conference is just so wonderful! 

Well, I have to go, but I love you all so much, and pray for you every day! 
Thank you for all your love and support! It means the absolute world to me. :)

Z miłością,
Siostra Kamp

*on the way to the library*
Siostra Van: "umm... do we have any photos at all to send home this week?"
"Quick! Selfie!" 

*Note from Lexi's Mom*
We were so lucky to have Siostra Van's family from California stop by our home after conference on Sunday!  They are the sweetest family, and I know why Lexi and Hannah love each other so much!  They were so fun and full of Christs light.  We loved visiting with them, and it was fun to send a picture to Poland and surprise our daughters today!  :)