Here We Go!

Alrighty, this is it. This is where ya’ll will be able to communicate with me for the next 18 months. I hope you enjoy the pictures, videos and blogs that I will be sending to you via my mom. Click the FOLLOW button at the bottom of the page to receive updates on my weekly work.

Email: lydia.foster@myldsmail.net

Letters & Packages:

Sister Foster

6500 E Atherton St

Long Beach, CA 90815

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“Burn it”

So California is burning up, but for some reason Whittier, CA is perfectly fine. We just get to smell a campfire for a while.

This week was a little slow, not much happened so I’m just going to throw some spiritual highlights out here 🙂

1. LIGHT THE WORLD

I hope that you are ALL doing this, seriously. This is the time of year to SERVE. SERVE. SERVE. Will the presents really last that long? Probably not, so make some memories that will last a lifetime. “When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.” Don’t forget about that.

2. 3 Nephi 18:32

“Come unto me with FULL PURPOSE OF HEART and I will HEAL them”

Here’s just a reminder that the Savior with his infinite and atoning power was sent here to HEAL all of us. All of us are broken in some way. We are broken and we need fixing. Well, that fixing can only come through the Savior of the world who we are celebrating the birth of this month. How grateful are you for what He has done? I don’t have words to describe how grateful I am for the gift of His life. I will never be able to repay what He has already done, but at least I can help share this gift with others.

3. If ya’ll feel like you should write me a letter for Christmas, be my guest 🙂 Address is below

6500 E Atherton St

Long Beach, CA 90815

4. I love you guys a lot, and hope that your week is filled with Christmas cheer and carols!

See ya!

Sister Lydia Foster

 

find all the videos here:

https://www.mormon.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiA9rjRBRAeEiwA2SV4ZV_zPR7R6om-KQNupUy0PpOU-XumAfTu5EtiKQzxf3Fvvx_iMJkPARoC-SEQAvD_BwE&cid=99119765&ef_id=WfOIEAAAAGdb8HxO:20171211212116:s

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Can you believe that Christmas is already here? 

I can’t, but I’m loving all the Christmas music, so I’m not going to complain. I’m busy trying to #LighttheWorld, so hopefully ya’ll have already watched the video, if not, click on the link below and remember to help someone else have a good day! 

https://www.mormon.org/

PLEASE share this with others. What other way can you think of to celebrate the Savior’s birth than by helping someone else, just like He gave his life for others, we can give our time and energy for another. 

This week was another one in the books. I loved it but it was mentally and physically and spiritually exhausting. One of our investigator’s daughters ended up in the hospital, it wasn’t a great situation but we were there with her for a while and because God is a God of miracles, she is doing fine now. But it was scary in the moment. 

This week I was called to be a Sister Training Leader, which means I get to train other sisters around the mission on how to be great missionaries! Even though I’m still trying to figure that out myself, I’m excited to learn more. It will be a great learning opportunity and I’m headed to La Mirada, CA. It’ll be great. My new companion is Sister Davis! She is amazing, and I’ll tell you more next week. I’m sad I have to say goodbye to Sister Petelo. She is filled with grace and dignity and a quiet and strong faith that I haven’t found in anybody else. I hope one day that I can be like her. I’m grateful that I got to spend the past couple months learning from her. 

I had to say goodbye to some pretty amazing people here in West Grove, but I know that it is part of life and part of being on a mission. The Gonzalez family will have my heart forever, and they are being blessed for their sacrifices and their faith. They have nothing to give except their love and that has been such a humbling experience for me. 

Remember who you are, and remember the God can see who you can become. He knows what you need and who you need. I testify that Jesus is the Christ and that He gave Himself to give each of us the chance to live again. He is my Savior and my Redeemer and I will be forever grateful for that. 

Love you all! 

Sister Lydia Foster

Make sure to write or check out my blog at https://sisterlydiafoster.wordpress.com/

6500 E Atherton St

Long Beach, CA 90815

There Can Be Miracles

Yep. This week was filled with tiny, insignificant to some, MIRACLES. 

Let’s start with the fact that one of our investigators, who has 10 kids, was stuck across the border in Mexico for hours, they had no money, no food and they wouldn’t let them back over. They called us, asked us to say a prayer and moments after we hung up they called and said, “Your prayer WORKED. We made it over!” That was a miracle. 

Then let’s go to them again…they came to CHURCH. Getting 10 kids ready and dressed and prepared to sit during an hour long sacrament meeting is probably the best workout you’ll ever get but they MADE IT and they LOVED IT and it MADE MY WEEK!

And of course, the miracle that Maria Elena Iglesias was baptized this week. Oh my goodness, this was literally a miracle. I can’t even believe how wonderful this is. Maria is the mother of someone I taught for 7 months, but she never showed any interest until a couple weeks before I left. She completely changed her life and she was baptized on Saturday. I was able to attend and the moment I walked through the door I started crying because she looked at me and said, “My daughter! I missed you” She’s a cute Puerto Rican woman who can cook the best rice and beans you’ve ever had and will love you no matter what. She has the biggest heart and it was such a blessing. We sang “Where Can I Turn for Peace.” and the tears were flowing my friend, the tears were flowing. Here’s the lyrics of the song, if you’re curious. 

It was such a beautiful song, and Maria Elena was just crying and singing along with us. I wish you could all get a hug from this amazing woman. She is stronger than you will ever know. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week! I’ll send some classy mission pictures for you!

Love ya,

Sister Lydia Foster

  • 1. Where can I turn for peace?
    Where is my solace
    When other sources cease to make me whole?
    When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
    I draw myself apart,
    Searching my soul?
  • 2. Where, when my aching grows,
    Where, when I languish,
    Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
    Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
    Who, who can understand?
    He, only One.
  • 3. He answers privately,
    Reaches my reaching
    In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
    Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
    Constant he is and kind,
    Love without end.
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