Monday, March 21, 2011


So ever since I went through the temple for the first time I've been attempting to attend every-other day, and so far it has been a pretty succesful attempt. I love goingto the temple, and I wish I could go there every day on my mission as well. Haha I am serving a mission for another purpose though. So even if that means waiting until I come back home to attend again, that's ok with me. As of right now, I am with my mom doing the final things on the todo list. And its only thirty-two hours (and conting) until I drive to the airport, for my flight to the MTC!!! On Friday the 18th of march, my lovely friend, melissalyn, hosted a "farwell shindig". It was one of the best times I can count with my friends. It is going down in my book of history. We went to this park in plano, played "Capture the Flag", ninga and this other game called "Missionary Tag". For those of you who don't know what missionary tag is, it is a game in which you pair up with another person and form a circle, with two people in the middle. The two in the middle act like a cat and a mouse (the cat is trying to catch the mouse), during this the "mouse" tries to hook onto a pair of other mice. When a mouse hooks onto a pair, the mouse on the opposite end has to run from the cat. It is quite a entertaining game if I do say so myself. Anyways, we also took lots of pictures and ate yummy refreshments, that later got stollen by some silly teenagers. All in all it was a great farewell. Saturday I attedned tbe temple with some of my friends and got to spend some quality time with them. Sunday was my family ward farwell talk and I hear from those who attended, that itwas really good. Sigh of relief for that. After church my family hosted an open house to say goodbye to my family ward and other friends. I' so glad that those who were able to come, did. Now today was filled with preporations for Wednesday. We purchased the final needed items, cleaned up the remnants of last night, worked on clothing alterations and figured out how to pack everything into just two suitcases (now that's a job haha). Well its 11:30pm right now and siblings are asleep, so I'm off to help mom finnish alterations and finnish packing. Next post to come soon. Love, Heather

Friday, March 18, 2011

Official MTC Address!

Ok so I finally got the e-mail today that tells me my P.O. Box number at the MTC. This is the address you can send letters to while I am learning and growing in the missionary training center. It has been updated in the side bar of this blog for your convenience and future reference. :)
 The Official address is :
Sister Heather Ashleigh Bell
MTC Mailbox #152
NJ-MOR 0411
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604
I look forward to hearing from you all through out  my time in the mtc and on through the mission in lovely New Jersey.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Awesome Video

I found this on Youtube searching for one of my friend's vidieos. It is completley FANTASTIC. The BEST cover for this song I have ever heard. I love the lyrics to begin with and now its to an indtrumental melody that actually helps you think about the meaning, other than it being just a dance song. I thought I should share it. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Oh Complete Peace and Happiness

On Tuesday the 8th of March, I had the wonderful opportunity to go through the temple for the first time. I absolutley loved it! The wonderful blissful pure calm that you feel in the temple is unmatchable. I was able to think and not worry about anything. I knew I was in the house of my Heavenly Father. I am grateful to those who came to experience my first time with me and it meant the world to me to see their support. I am making a goal to go at least 3 more times before I enter the missionary training center.
 For other news, as of now, it is only 10 days till I leave for the mission. I'm soo excited!! Shareing my testimony of the gospel to those who are willing and ready to hear it. Sharing the spirit and the pure joy this gospel brings.
 I gave the first of two farwell talks today and it went really wel1. Even though I stayed up till 1:20ish to prepare it. My topic was on "Thy Will Be Done" and the spirit helped me to know exactly what to say. I'm not going to tell you the details of my talk right now because I have that same topic for the second talk. So I'm going to revise what I already have written and share the same principle.
Well, I'm going to sign off now so I can sleep for monday's list of things to do.

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Mission Call!!!

Hey Everyone!
 First post on my new blog! I got my mission call on my little brother's birthday. Funny right?! Of course I didn't expect it today. Expecially since there was at lest 3 inches of snow on the ground today. I didn't think the mail would come at all today because of that. Mail men are brave to drive in snow without snow chains. (where would you find those in texas anyways? haha)
  Anyways, When my mom asked if I had checked the mail today, I told her no and my birthday boy brother went out into the snow to check it. When he came back in I hear him slowly call my name as if he knew something I didn't. I turned around and saw this huge grin on his face. I knew something was up then, and my heart started to race. He then proceded to pull a large white envelope from inside his jacket. that is when my body started to shake. I took the envelope from him and as I held it, tears of sheer happiness started to cloud my vision. ahh I absolutley love that feeling. I ran upstairs to grab my camera and in the process, I was trying to fumble with my phone to post on facebook that it was here. Then when I got back downstairs we tried to figure out who to call for the openning. I really didn't care who heard by that time. So we just decided to call my grandmother, and everyone else could find out later. Once we got a hold of her my heart started to race even faster and the filming began. When I openned the letter the sheer happiness feeling came back again. I then proceeded to read the letter and as I did the spirit was so strong and calming to me. I just wanted to stay in that moment for forever. I knew that I was meant to go to New Jersey as soon as I read it. Oh what a FANTASTIC feeling to have.  I cannot wait for March 23rd to come, to share this sheer happiness and joy that comes from my Heavenly Father, His son Jesus Christ and the "good news" they give us. Morristown, New Jersey here I come! Ooh I absolutley LOVE this!!

New Blog!

You may know that I have another blog called Heather Meets World. I unfortunatley lost the password to that blog. Therefore I am creating a new one. :) I have a new years resolution to keep this one up. During my mission, however I'm sending letters to my family to post. Hopefully you will be as informed as you can get about what is going on in my life. Well let the new years blogging begin!