Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"I Love being a missionary!"

(Dec. 4)

It will have to be a quick one. So much to do around here :) Christmas time is the best as a missionary. We did not have a baptism this past weekend because Breanna had not been to Church 3 times and we have a few more things to teach her but when I told her that I would most likely be transfering on the 11th She said "well I have to be Baptized before you leave then!" As much as I would love that, I know it is her journey and She needs to be baptized when she is ready. I think she's so ready though. We'll See what happens this weekend. Shelley also bore her testimony at testimony meeting on Sunday and it was the sweetest. We are singing in both our wards next week. Hopefully we can invite a lot of people to come :) its a great missionary tool and I love, just as you do, the ability to share the spirit and the light of Christ with others. 

We were able to watch the Devotional last night as well at a members home with a really big house. I loved the Music so much and the message about what we are going to give/sacrifce for the savior stuck out to me. We must give something that might be hard for us to give up if we are truly to change. 

I love the Gospel, I love My Father In Heaven, and I know he is watching out for us and will help everything to work out how it needs to. His plan is Perfect after all.
Merry Christmas! 

Sister Crossett

(Dec. 11 But I did not get it in my email until the 14th)

Hi mom, 
No time to Email today. Sorry! Transfers! I'm going to Laguna Hills in Laguna beach. Probably for my last two transfers. I will be finishing sister Faiths training. I was not expecting to train at all but I know Heavenly Father knows what I need. She is from Missouri super cute, such an amazing missionary. And the ward is going to be Awesome. We have lots of work to do here. 

We had a crazy busy week. Sister Moosman and I were able to sing in an interfaith concert on Saturday night. It was at the stake center and it was quite the performance. I was even able to talk about light the world with the San Clemente Lutheran pastor (Brenda) who is a strong alto and sang by me. Then we also sang a duet in both sacrament meetings for my last Sunday there. And to top it all off we had an amazing Sunday evening by witnessing Breanna be baptized and confirmed. The spirit led the service and I felt so filled. Breanna was simply glowing and all though none of her family came to support her she felt the love of the ward family that all came. It was simply amazing to be apart of. Ill have to send pictures next week. 

I am just so grateful that Heavenly Father is able to work through me and use my talent to bless his children in intricate ways. I know that as we look for his hand in on our daily lives we can increase our eternal perspective and align our will with his. 

 love sister crossett

(Dec. 18)

I am exited to see you too!! 
There is so much going on here its hard to keep up. 
I had to email on my phone last Monday which we normally don't do but we had to get Sister Faiths last companion all packed up and ready to go home the next day so I didn't have much time. I'm glad you got it though. This ward has been known to be missionaries ending areas so I guess it is mine too. Its a great ward, very large, very Musical (Sister Faith and I got to practice and then sing in the ward choir that was performing on Sunday, it was a good welcome to the ward for me) and everyone is so nice! It is a big adjustment and Its been a long hard week but as I look back on the things that Heavenly Father blessed me with by being here, it helped me remember that there is a plan and a reason for why I am here. 

My very first night in the ward we had dinner with a part member family and the nonmember dad who had not showed any interest in the past, shared a life changing experience that he had the night before and helped him come to know God and what he needed to do in his life. He came to church with his cute family on Sunday and we are going to begin teaching him this week. We also visited a sister this week who had a referral for us. Sister Poe is a convert of about a year and ran into a woman named Julie in Trader Joes who wants to learn more about Jesus. She was able to invite her to the Chalk walk on Friday and to church. The Chalk walk was a two day event at our Stake Center which is the building we meet in and is a double chapel building. Its easy to get lost in there :) Anyway local artist of all levels come and do Christmas chalk Drawings in the parking spaces and there is Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls and live music all in the back parking lot. There were so many people and It was a great way for us to meet them. Sister Faith and I helped on both nights in the kitchen, and walking around talking to people. The chalk drawings were really good too ( I'll attach a few pics) [on the Laguna Hills Page] Julie loved it and was also able to come to church and loved that and we will be teaching her as well this week. 

I want you to know that I love missionary work, I love being a missionary and I know its the only thing that Heavenly Father really wants me doing. I just want to share the love, peace, and joy that I feel from the Savior with everyone I can. 
I hope you have a wonderful Week and get everything done that you need to. 

Think Happy,
Feel Happy,
Be Happy.

Sister Crossett

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gratitude Brings Blessings

Nov. 6th

This week was another Great one. I love our New District and I definitely feel the Bar of faith being raised. We are expecting and
setting goals I've never achieved before on my mission.To accomplish something not yet accomplished, we must do things not yet done. As missionaries we should not only Strive to help these people qualify for baptism, but be converted to Christ. Conversion is a process, not an event though. Change is also a process not an event.

Shelley is ready for baptism, there is no doubt about that, and another investigator we re-contacted last week named Breanna is also very prepared and ready. She came to Church for the first time yesterday as well. It was so cool to share the blessings of Church with her. We were filled from the words that were spoken and everything that was said was exactly what she needed.

I know all things are possible through Christ. The question is: do we have Enough Faith? The story of the Father who brings his son to the Savior to be healed comes to my mind. "Lord, I Believe, Help thou mine unbelief." Jesus Christ will take our Doubts and our unbelief if we give them to him. Something I've also been thinking about is that thankfulness and gratitude, are expressions and acts of our faith. We recognize that the things that we have are from God and we thank him for them.

One by one is right mom. I'm not always that patient and so it is a good reminder. I'm doing well. It was a good week. Today is just a little hard. I know the angels you pray to me are here with me though.  I can do it. We can do it. Faith and work are required though.

I have a question. What does Forbearance mean to you? Its the Christ Like Attribute I'm working on this transfer and I've looked it up in a few places but maybe you have some other insights.

I love you mom. My hope is that something I said in this email helped you a little bit,  or who ever else reads it.

Hope your week goes well!!

Sister Crossett

Nov. 13th

Dear Mom,
I don't need a hand written Letter to feel your love. This was perfect. I finished an email that I was going to copy and paste to my Blog and ask you what you thought of it and also how to do that and I was all done and ready to copy and paste it and then I lost it somehow. I feel like maybe what was typed was just meant for me.  Maybe Ill try again next week. 

I feel those dark clouds at least 2-3 times a week recently. ...  I know that the Light and Atonement of Jesus Christ has the power to lead us, and even carry us out of the darkness. I continue to fight. 

On the Note of Running I must tell you that for the first time on my mission, I feel like I am running. I've tried running before but have ended up having side cramps, and shortness of breath. Now I feel ready and conditioned for the run. Heavenly Father has been preparing me my whole mission for these last few months. I am running properly now and the reason is for Breanna and Shelley and Randy and Miley, Sister Moosman and our Ward leaders, and many more precious Children Heavenly Father has prepared me to touch at this time in my life and in theirs. I wish you could meet them now but I know that you will soon enough. ( I love expressing myself through analogy. The words flow better) 

Gratitude is an Expression of our faith. We must Recognize the source for our blessings. Heavenly Father will give us what we want and need if we simply ask him through prayer and look forward in faith. Similar to this good intentions Business ;) I know that if we are grateful for the things we have he will give us more. 

sister Crossett

Nov. 20th

Hi mom,
Happy Thanksgiving week! We are lined up to go to our Ward Mission Leader Brother Van Dusens House on Thursday and have been inviting investigators, less active members and its going to be a party :)  It was quite the weekend. I have been fighting some sort of Sickness with a low grade fever for over a week and I finally had the opportunity to ask for a priesthood Blessing on Friday. I was Healed and told that I had passed this trial. I kept working best I could with my sickness and Heavenly Father knew that and let me know through the priesthood. Isn't the priesthood so Cool? Then on Saturday morning we were able to go to the temple again. It was good and I got some guidance for schools and for serving others now. I just need to commit to the Direction I get.

I can't remember if I mentioned that we Set a Baptismal date with our investigator Breanna for December 1st. We are so excited for her and she could use many prayers right now! She wasn't able to come to church yesterday but she is still excited for her baptism. We had many miracles this week including the perfect song at just the right timing. Sister Moosman and I last minute asked if we could sing in sacrament meeting and so we called an accompanist, went to her house, and the first song we sang through was perfect for our voices and for the San Clemente ward. It was a Duet for I Need thee Every Hour and I Sang alto, Sister Moosman Soprano. It was awesome and everyone said we did a great job. We had hoped that some people we invited to church would be able to hear but they couldn't make it. I think we may sing again when they can come. We were also able to go to an Activity Days Activity that we invited our investigators Daughter to. She couldn't make it either but it was still good to let the girls know who would be coming. 

I've got to go but I just wanted to share my testimony that I know that Christ is our Savior. I know that Joseph Smith is the Prophet of this last dispensation. I feel the spirit testify to me of that more and more when we recite or share the first vision. I know that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God and It will guide us through as we listen to the promptings of the spirit as we read. 

Sister Crossett

Nov. 27th

Today was a good Preparation day and the week went well too. Thanksgiving was really good and the Elders and their investigator joined us as well as the Van Dusen's parents and sister. I don't know how I felt about the stereotypical Women Cleaning up in the kitchen after and the men going into the living room to talk/Check the game status but it was good to have a break to let the food settle before Pie. Sounds like [you had] a fabulous thanksgiving to me mom :) all you need is family and gratitude :) I've slipped back into not witting in my journal consistently. It really does help me get through the week a lot better. I just forget to reflect. Goal is to write every night this week. Will you keep me accountable? I'll follow up next week on it if you remind me :) 

As far as progressing investigators go, this week has been slow. I Guess its just the Holidays. Good thing that's not our purpose. It is a direct result of our faith and diligence though to see success and progress in those we teach. Our Purpose is to Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. I know that all things are possible through Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is also Gods work and his plan for his Children so all we can do is try our very best and keep going. The primary song I'm Trying to be like Jesus, comes to mind. 

Anyway we are going to have a white Christmas this year. No, Not with snow but with people in white :)  I'm So excited. What better gift to give the Savior than to bring souls unto him. 

You can count down [the days till I get home] if you like. I will continue to run as fast as I can in Helping our friends and family here in California to have the same joy that we have as we have learned to follow Christ as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Also, I have come to the conclusion that I want to spend the summer at home and possibly take some summer classes/ institute at Weber. I don't want to worry about applying for BYU until I get home. When are deadlines? also I think I will want to take the ACT again if I want to go to BYU. I think this is my final answer. I want to just not stress about it while I'm here and it feels right, too. It has also come to my attention that I could do a performing mission in Nauvoo. It sounds like I would love it but we'll see what is in the cards for the fall. Let me know what comes to you and if you can help with anything on your end. [and anyone else's connections or input is welcome]

I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful, productive, and energizing week. I love you to the the moon and back, and much much more than that :)

Sister Grace Crossett

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Show Must Go On! ( Yay! my first Subject line!:)

Today is the first day of a Brand New transfer.  Sister Moosman and I

are both staying together in this beautiful area of the Lords Vineyard

:) I am grateful for it too because there is a lot of work that I

still feel needs to be done and more to learn from and teach to sister


There are a lot of Distractions that our thrown at us by the one who

wants us to be miserable just like himself. I know that Heavenly

Father will help us stay focused in His work and will help us all do

the thing that he has commanded us. 1Nephi 3:7 When there's a will,

there's a way!! And Heavenly Father has provided that way through

Jesus Christ. We just need to provide our will to him and then we can

do and see miracles and blessings from His Hands.

We had a very cool miracle on Saturday. We had planned to go visit our

Investigators Honey and Miley and as we were pulling in, Miley was

outside on her scooter and we rolled down the window and said hi and

then parked and talked with her more. She has been reading the

Children's book of Mormon almost every day since we'd given it to her.

We discussed what she had been learning and invited her to pray about

Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. She said she would. Her parents

are a little harder to meet with because of the business of life but I

know Miley will be the example for her Family and they will all

continue to progress on this path.

Our wards had their trunk or treat on Saturday too and the elders had

the brilliant Idea of decorating a trunk and handing out pass along

cards with candy. I didn't get a picture but I was a great success and

we got to talk to a few visiting friends not of our faith. It was a


I love this work and I know it is real and Jesus Christ is at the

Head. As we look to him, we will be guided and lead to the things we

need to do each hour and minute of each day to fulfill our Heavenly

Fathers Purposes. I know that the Book of Mormon is Gods word and will

invite the spirit into our hearts so we can hear the guidance he gives

through the Holy Ghost.

I hope you all have an amazing week and that you can recognize Gods hand in it!


Sister Grace Crossett

mom here,  This is completely copy and paste from Grace's letter.  Grace is hoping to be able to post to this blog on her own in future.  We are still getting the kinks worked out.  

From Last week
(Oct. 23)

We were able to visit a really fun family last night and we were prompted to

share the doctrine of Christ with them. It was a really spirit led

lesson and we used the end of 2 Nephi 31. I Shared my story about the

mirror that said "what would Jesus Do?" I don't know if I have told

you that one but it was a while ago. let me know if I haven't.

We had a few amazing miracles this week. Wednesday we were watering

sister Humans Flowers and I saw a mail lady doing her job and

recognized her. A while ago in a different part of town we met her and

gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon and she was really excited to

read it. We didn't get her number though. So on wednesday we ran into

her again and she recognized us and said she had been reading the Book

of Mormon. We got her information and she will be able to be taught

soon. Being in the Right Place at the Right time is Awesome!! Another

one I'll share is that we had just visited a potential that had

sincerely told us to come back in two weeks, and I had a prompting to

go and visit a woman the ward asked us to check up on and we hadn't

met yet who lived down the street. She hadn't been to church in a long

time but we went and It turns out that this woman was having a hard

day. She opened up to us and told us her story and in the end she

committed to start Reading the Book of Mormon Everyday again. It was

one of the most spirit filled conversations I have had on my mission.

My Favorite kind ;) I know of the power of the spirit in conversion

and also the power of the book of Mormon. 


Sister Crossett

Sunday, October 22, 2017

So much to do...

(Saturday Oct. 14th)
I love getting texts from unknown numbers with pictures of my sweet grace in them.  Sister Wright, her last companion got to go back to visit and her mom sent us some pictures from what looks like a ward dinner.  

(Oct. 16)

So much to do, So little time. But Heavenly Father Gives us the time we need to do the things that are most important. We just have to be obedient and trust Him. 

The new tools that Heavenly Father has given have both excited me and made me stressed. I think I am passed most of the stress though. I know that Heavenly Father loves, knows, and trusts me. That statement is something that has grown throughout my mission. First I had to learn that He loves me, then that He truly knows me, and just recently I have added on to the testimony that he Trusts me because He asked me to train sister Moosman, He gave me a phone to learn how to use properly and He continues to call me to his work. Everyday I have to recommit to it......
I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is our only way out, our only way to loose the bands from which we are bound. Jesus Christ over came all things and so can we. When at first you don't succeed, try, try again! 

To report on my Goals of helping 3 families on the path to conversion to Christ and to help my companion be more converted, Honey, Dale, and Miley (a Family!) are so prepared for the Gospel and we have taught them the first lesson and Honey is reading the book of Mormon and Miley will follow suite with the children's version. We have not set up a return appointment for this week so we will need to do that to help them progress. We are also working with Randy, an older Gentleman and his Son Tyler, but His wife is not as interested yet. We will pray that her heart will be softened.

Positive thoughts are part of the key as well! 

Have a positive, light, peaceful, balanced week! Don't forget to look and pray for the miracles!

Sister Grace Crossett

(Oct. 21)
This one came with some explanation

"Sisters hard at work again! We had a city wide emergency preparedness fair today. I ran the kids obstacle course with the last stop being the Safe Gathering Place where these cute girls told them how to talk with their families about where to meet when they get separated in an emergency.  Love these girls. So willing to serve in any capacity!"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Book of Mormon challenge

(Sept. 25)

There are some exciting new things happening in the mission. We are getting I-pads!! I'm a little nervous because I'm not the most tech-savy but I also know heavenly Father has been preparing me and especially these areas for such a time as this. Sister Wrights organization skills are going to be such a blessing for me when inputting info about investigators into the i-pad. I don't know all the details about it yet but we will find out at zone conference on Wednesday.

The work this past week has been picking up and we got two new investigators. One of which is a woman with a family that need the gospel. Her Name is Vero and we are going to teach the restoration on Thursday with her. Shelley is all moved in to her new house and she loves it! Everything is falling into place with her and I feel a baptismal date coming soon! She is slowly but surely having her concerns resolved and conference is definitely going to help with that. 

I can't believe that General Conference is here again! The opportunity to hear and receive revelation right from God through our Church leaders is such a gift and also a great missionary tool. We have been inviting everyone to watch Conference! I hope that you can 
all have some questions and concerns in mind or even write them down so that you can receive those answers through Conference. 

The miracles just kept coming!  especially yesterday. Church is an amazing way to fill our wells with the living water and also help share it with others, too. We had an investigator planning on coming to church but she wasn't able to make it. We were able to be in the right
place at the right time. I know if we follow the spirit Heavenly Father will help us bless the lives of others in intricate ways.

I hope you have a great day!


Sister Crossett

(Oct. 2)

The Work is Hastening! I have really felt it and seen the fruits of that statement this week.
We got two new investigators this past week and I know it is a product of our diligence in The Book of Mormon Challenge. I had the opportunity to share my testimony of it at Zone Conference. 

With this new tool Heavenly Father is preparing us for, I know it will assist us in furthering his work in so many ways. I am a bit stressed with all that it entails and so is sister Moosman but I am grateful for the unity it will build in our companionship. 

On Saturday we were able to work on the safeguards course which is an online course to help us begin preparing for something big that is coming to our mission. I spoke too soon. We are not, in fact, getting I-pads. They just told us some sort of device. We had zone conference Wednesday and the assistants to the president put together a video (Mission possible themed) of them leaving the mission office, sneaking into the mission home and getting a top secret box that we assumed was the i-pads. It was all for show, of course, the the video ended and the assistants came back in and revealed that we are getting.... Samsung Smart phones! (best Zone Conference ever!) The Lord has chosen our mission to be one of the first to go from not technology to smartphones. We are all a little stressed and nervous about it and we are still in the preparatory state! We have been asked to clean up our Facebook page to use as well.

I know that Heavenly Father knows us, loves us, and trusts us. I know Heavenly Father has trust in us and all He asks is that we have trust in him. Whatever comes our way.
1 Nephi 3:7 yet again has helped me get through this and conference was a big help as well. I know the words of Heavenly Fathers servants, our church leaders, are his words and are meant for us to listen to with our Hearts so we can receive revelation. All my Questions were answered from the words and spirit that was brought this weekend. The cool thing is that we can go back and reflect on those words again and again to receive further light and knowledge just like the scriptures. D&C 1:38 is very applicable here as well. Conference was amazing! I hope you got answers to your prayers and I hope you go back to study the revelation to gain more light and knowledge.

prayers to you always.


Sister Grace Crossett

(Oct. 10)

... its been kind of a hectic few days with getting our new phones. We are still trying to figure it all out but I am happy and healthy and trying to not stress about everything. 

Today was amazing with the work and this past week we have seen a lot of progress with Shelley, our new investigators Honey and Miley, and also an older gentleman named Randy. Shelley is getting so close to setting a date and She has an amazing testimony. I am doing another Book of Mormon Challenge with her and we are going to try to finish by oct 27.
She is catching up to me!! We are so excited to see her get baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 

We taught Honey (mom) and Miley (daughter) the restoration and they are excited to read the book of Mormon. Miley even asked for a "Book of Childrens Mormon" and she says she wants to be a missionary too :) so Excited for them as well.

Randy is a very intellectual thinker and he prayed for the 1st time last week during our lesson. The book of Mormon will be a huge part of his conversion as well. I Know the book of Mormon is the word of God and It helps us to receive The Spirit and the answers we need in life.

I know Our Savior lives and loves us. He paid the price and we just need to keep the change.

Sister Grace Crossett

Joy and Light


I'm Tired. Most of it is good tired which means we are working hard.
There were times this week that I worked too hard though. Especially
with helping our Investigator Shelley move.   . . . helping her pack up things and get the house ready gave me a taste of what helping you would have been like with your move. I
loved it. Packing, Sorting, Organizing is my favorite.  I also learned
from that and from having a few dinner appointments with a single
sister in the San Clemente ward this week though, that we are not
called to be movers or matchmakers, we are called to be missionaries
for the Lord Jesus Christ. I am so thorough that sometimes I forget
what is most important.

We had really good interviews with president and sister Clark on
Wednesday.  Then Thursday was when we had scheduled another time to go
help Shelley, but right before we needed to go my body completely shut
down and I felt sick with the flu. My body was telling me that I
needed a break. We stayed home and felt better after a long nap.
Things I've been focusing on to help me get through are setting goals
and plans for those goals to help me focus on the most important
things. I also have learned that we need to fill our spiritual
Wells. Christ is the living water and if we don't fill our wells then
we will get thirsty and not have any water to even share with others.
I love this analogy. It is very needed as a missionary.

I continue to learn that Following the Spirit is what will help us be
most happy and accomplish Gods Work. He knows what is best for his
imperfect children and as we do our best to follow him He will provide
a way for us to accomplish the things he commands us.

. . . I love being a missionary. Its hard but is what I am meant to do right now.  The Word of God Is the light that will see our feet through.  psalms 119:105


Sister Grace Crossett

(Sept. 18)

I have learned this week that Heavenly Father wants us to find joy in his work and in our lives. Just like 2 Nephi 2:25 says, we are meant to have joy. It is part of Gods plan for us here on earth. I have found that as I have been myself while doing his work and have tried to make it fun this week, things have fallen into place and I have received answers to my prayers and insights to help me with my Companion, with the ward leaders, and with the people we are working with.
... As a missionary we report and account for our goals to many leaders and I am really starting to understand and feel of the truthfulness of the divine pattern of returning and reporting. It has helped me with my Christ-like-Attribute I have been working on this transfer, to report each week, along with the weekly call in of numbers to our District Leader, the progress I have made. 

It dawned on me today that though I have 5 months left of my mission, I have only 3 transfers left (missionary time keeping :) ) I am not sure at this point what my plans are. . . . Pray that I will be able get it all straightened out. I want to be prepared but I also what to be able to still focus on the work while I'm here. There is more for me to do.

A Few miracles from my week:

On Thursday we were able to stop by a member of the San Clemente ward who is in an assisted living home and going through some health challenges. Her name is Hope and she is amazing. We were there for a long time because she likes to tell stories about her life. I know we were meant to be there though because as I listened I received answers to my prayers and we were able to help her feel that she still had a purpose in her life for being here. I know God knows us and has a purpose for our life.

We were also able to set up a return appointment with a family to be taught next week. Miley is the 10 or 11 year old daughter and she reached out to us and asked us what we were doing. We said we were missionaries and we teach people about Christ. She thought that was pretty cool and told us about a book she was reading about Jesus. We didn't recognize the title but it was cool that she was reading it. We offered her a book of Mormon and she said we could come to her house to see if her parents were interested in learning and her dad said he would love to learn more. We are hoping next weeks lesson goes well :)

Did I tell you about Liz? Well she a young member who is trying to come back to church and we have been teaching her the lessons. We had another one with her this week. It was an ok lesson and she is really struggling right now. I was having a hard day as well. But.... I know that the trials we are given are to help us learn and grow and also to give us the understanding of how we can help others go through similar trials that they are going through. I know that Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Source of our peace and healing. Liz was able to come to church for a little while and that was a miracle.

I hope you have a joyful and Light filled week and I know that Christ is the Source of that Light. Remember him.


Sister Grace Crossett

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Steadfast in the Spirit

Aug. 14th

This week has been up and down but mostly up :) Training sister Moosman has such a learning experience for me. Its the closest thing I have gotten to what it feels like to be a mom. She is so Sweet and polite.  She is working on Courage for her Christ like attribute this transfer and we have been doing some good finding role plays before we go knock on doors. It takes patience and faith to teach a beginner but in the process you also learn something new. I have been working on being steadfast especially this week with following the spirit. We had some amazing miracles this week as we followed the spirit and I am relying more and more on my Heavenly Fathers guidance in teaching and training sister Moosman. It was Friday night and we had just come from a street that we felt we should go to and had some really spirit lead conversations. We were on our way home to do some 12 week at 8 and I felt like we should go to Ralphs, a grocery store by our apartment. It was a really strange thought because we can't really openly proselyte in a store but I knew God had a purpose for us to be there. We began walking around the store and we ran into a number of people we knew we needed to talk to including a potential investigator who I forgot worked there until now. She said she wanted to come to church so we gave her some info for it. It has been just amazing the trust God is putting in me with training and leading out this work in our areas. I was a little overwhelmed on Wednesday after our district meeting so I asked the elders to give me a blessing and It helped a little right then but the rest of the day I think I was just running faster than I had strength. God was teaching me that I need to slow down and just feel, and listen for the spirit and stand in holy places. I know that is what will help us receive personal revelation. We even got 2 media referrals this week and also two referrals from asking members.

I am coming to know my Heavenly Father more and more as I follow his guidance and Pray each day. I know He lives, I know he loves us, and I know he knows us perfectly. Better than we know ourselves.

Have a week filled with blessings, miracles and positive thoughts!

Sister Crossett

Aug. 21st

Cool Eclipse!! Sister Moosmans mom sent us eclipse glasses so we got to see a it too!!
What a wonderful day and week it has been. Today we also did a super cool picture scavenger hunt with some sisters in Laguna Beach. I'll attach pictures :)  I am continuing to see and know of Our Heavenly Fathers Love for me and that he knows each of us perfectly. I could not have been put with a better companion this transfer. It is so amazing to see Sister Moosman progress as a missionary and even her personality blossom and grow in beauty and depth as she opens up more. We continue to see how 12 week training applies to what we are teaching and who we talk to during the week. One such experience we had was one I will never forget. We were guided to a street to go tracting as a change to our previous plans. We knock almost all the doors and talked to a few nice people but no one showed real interest at that time. We were headed back to the car when we realized there were two more houses at the end of the street that we didn't try yet. We headed over and as we were walking towards one I felt prompted to try the other one first. I had been given sister Moosman opportunities to practice getting comfortable with door approaches and I felt that it was her turn to try. A kind looking man answered the door and sister Moosman began "Hi we are the sister Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint and we have a message we would like to share with you, Could we share that?" to my great astonishment, he agreed and he let us in to teach he and his wife the restoration. It was a very powerful, and spirit lead lesson and Sister Moosman Bore strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of the Book of Mormon. I was guided to say what was needed for them as well. At first they had skeptical questions and refused a Book of Mormon when offered. Then when we explained the book to be the keystone of our religion and that we couldn't really continue our visits with out an understanding or a belief in it, they changed their minds and accepted a copy.

I'm working on Steadfastness as my Christ Like attribute this transfer. I asked sister Moosman what she thought it was and we came up with a good definition.  Being Steadfast is having a firm faith that God will direct you and help you in what you need to do or where you need to go. It is also to be constant, and enduring well. An Example of  the Steadfastness of the Savior is when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane. He Wanted to shrink and not have to drink the bitter cup but he was steadfast and he pushed through. All For us. He loves us so much. He loves our Investigators. He is our Brother and He is so Cool!!

sister Crossett

PS Sorry we'll have to send pics next week! on my camera!! thankyou!!

Aug. 28th

This week has been Really Good. Lots of Investigators we are still working with and one who is really close to Baptism. Her name is Breanna and she was sick yesterday so couldn't come to church but will be coming next Sunday. She is so prepared and already knows the Gospel so well. Pray for Breanna!  We also got to go to the temple again on Saturday and I got a lot of answers and instruction about how to train and how to love more. I know of the blessings and peace of the temple. If you haven't gone in a while just do it! It will help :) Church was amazing and though no investigators came we saw a lot of miracles and have even more people to teach this week. Strengthening less active members is just as important as teaching new ones.

I love this work and am so grateful for the love and confidence I feel through the Atonement of Jesus Christ . As I learned on Sunday from our Stake Young Mens President who was speaking: We need to choose happiness because of the Atonement, Choose to move forward instead of avoiding mistakes, and choose faith. It is the best and only way to happiness now, and throughout eternity.  I know this is true and I hope you feel and know of its truth as well :)

I love you! Return and Discern 3 Nephi 24:7

Sister Crossett

P.S. I'm almost finished with the Book of Mormon! This is my first time reading it through on my mission but we got a challenge to read it all the way through by next zone conference so I am finishing up where I am and circling back around. The Book of Mormon is true!

Sept. 5

I'm not quite sure why but I cannot think of what to say. I guess I'm just getting lost in the work. We did service today for F.A.M Family Assisted Ministries or something like that. It was fun to sort food and clothing and other things. I love that sort of thing. The Plan of Salvation has been coming up a lot lately. We are teaching a young single mom who is returning to activity and asked us to teach her the lessons. Her name is Liz and I know she is part of why I am in San Clemente. We connected so well with the first lesson and she is taking all the right steps in the right direction. I have a feeling we are going to be really good friends :)

I know that the Gospel is true and is relevant for each of us in our own lives and trials, and circumstances. I'm glad to hear about all the blessings that have come your way. Finding our purpose requires remembering our Identity.
I love this work. The spirit continues to work through us and Guide us. I am well taken care of and as we put The Lord first yesterday, even though it was our preparation day, we received blessings. Ice cream and a new skirt for free! It was perfect for me too. I'm sorry for not a lot of details. Thanks for sharing your details though :)

Sister Crossett

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Big News

It has been such a rewarding week. I truly know that blessings beyond measure come to those who keep the commandments of God. In sister Wright and I's cases as we have followed the spirit this week we have been able to bless so many people and help them Come closer to our Father. Jesse is a new investigator who really wants to get closer to God and is excited to read the Book of Mormon and learn more. 

Working with sister Wright has been exactly what both of us have needed at this time in our lives. She has helped prepare me for the coming transfer. She heads home on Tuesday to holiday Utah and I will miss her but will definitely see her again. 

I have big news. I am so grateful for The trust the Lord is putting in me to train a new missionary! I am so excited to grow and learn from Sister Moosman (don't know the pronunciation yet) and continue in the lords work and continue the adventure of new things to adjust to. Everything has worked out well, even with elders coming back to Forster Ranch- which will lighten my load just a bit- I know God has an intricate plan in store and I am so Grateful for that. I am Excited for the New missionaries in the zone that we will be working with. I feel ready and able to do what is required of me even though it may be harder than what I have done in the past. It will help me stretch! I know that each of us has so much potential as Heirs to the Kingdom of God and He will Provide a way for us to accomplish what he commands us to do. 1 Nephi 3:7 

Love Sister Grace Crossett

Monday, July 31, 2017

Follow the Guides

​Dear Mom,

Thank you for the email. It helped me feel good this morning. We have a lot to do today and a lot more to do this week. Its Sister Wrights last week on the mission. She'll be heading out next Tuesday and I will hopefully be staying in the area and getting a new companion. I know Heavenly Father has big things in store for this area and for me. I know he doesn't give us things we can't handle and I trust him. I'm glad the move went well and that the ward was warm and welcoming. I prayed for that too.

This week was so Awesome! Monday was so cool because we felt like we needed to stay in the San Clemente ward boundries after dinner instead of our planned Forster Ranch activities. We decided to walk to the end of the street. We talked to a few people but no one was interested. Then at the end of the street Sister Wright pointed out a house that looked really cool so we thought we should go knock on it. As we were heading over there was a teenage girl and her sister walking and we said hi and told her we had a message that will build faith in Jesus Christ and strengthen families.   She said her name was Sol and she immediately gave us her address and told us to come over in 20 minutes and that she and her family would love to hear the message. That was a miracle in and of itself. So we walked back to our car ending up talking to a Jewish lady about family history and hopefully softening her heart a little more. Then it was time to go to Sols house. It didn't look like anyone was home and when we knocked we heard a baby start to cry. We feared that we had gotten the wrong address. No one answered so we didn't know what to do. We knocked on all the houses that had similar numbers as the one she gave us and asked everyone if they knew a Sol on this street. No luck, and by this point it was getting dark so we said a prayer that we would be able to find her. As we walked back up the street toward our car and the address she had given, the house was now lit up with lights and so we knocked on the door and Sols dad answered. We were able to set up a return appointment and went back to teach her on Wednesday about the plan of salvation. There is so much still happening in Both wards and the spirit is guiding us continually to those who are prepared to receive the restored gospel. Our investigator Mark came to church on Sunday and it was a special 5th Sunday meeting about conversion stories. Perfect for him. We set a baptismal date with him for august 19th and he is continuing to progress! So Excited with the work right now! I will be sad to see sister wright go but we have a very busy and productive week planned so she'll end strong.

I know that Heavenly Father will provide as we trust him and follow the guides he has given. The spirit, His word in the scriptures and from His servants, and many more things are those guides. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am so Grateful for the changes that it helps us make to improve ourselves and become more like our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Tell Lauren and Anne I love them so much and I'm sending a letter/ card their way as well. keep up the Book of mormon study! I know it will help so much :) It is the BOM after all :)

I love you! Just keep swimming and follow the guides!

Friday, July 21, 2017


Displaying DSC03165.JPG
The zone on the Fourth of July

I often get to emailing on Mondays and don't know what to say. my mind is blank. Maybe from a lack of spiritual nourishment because we only personal study for 30 on Preparation Day. Another thought that just came to mind is that there is a pebble that I'm holding up to my eye, preventing me from seeing the big picture. I always gain strength from your word of encouragement and love though. Thank you.

I definitely want to see that mission stuff of dads :) The sister Missionaries going into the crawl space reminded me of some service we did for a non-member man from Trinidad (Dark Skin and Jamaican Accent). I got to organize and stack all his old reagea/bob Marley tapes and CDs and such into a cabinet in his dusty garage. It was really fun and so relaxing because I still love to sort and organize.

Yes indeed service is a way to Heal our souls as we heal others as well. I'm glad you got to do that through music. Just Breath. I need to do that right now and maybe so do you. We are never alone. We have the Fullness of the Gospel. We are Children of a King with a divine potential and desiny. The temple does have power. I love it the most because satan doesn't have power there.

This week we had an amazing spirit led restoration lesson. The word came so Fluidly and I just had to open my mouth and Believe. They're names are Patricia and Carlos and they are new investigators.

Sister Wright just told me about her dads Cousin too!! Connections is right! I need our New Home address to give to the mission office to update. Could I get that from next weeks email?

Have a wonderful, grateful week and the lord will provide.

Love, Sister Crossett

Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Remember

July 3

Dear mom,
I hope you're doing well. I haven't gotten your email yet but hopefully I get it before I leave. Sister Wright has to do whats called 'my plan' for an hour each week before she goes home. It is for all the missionaries preparing to go home and helps with goal setting and future plans and such so we'll be here a bit longer than usual.

sounds like things are fun at home from what dad and Anne said. Just keep swimming :). Also happy 4th of July!! We will be in early for the night tomorrow for safety but we have a view of the coast and will be able to watch fireworks from the apartment.

Our week was pretty busy. We've been stopping by and getting to know all the people the elders had been working with. Shelly has been investigating for about 3 years now. We still don't know what the main concern is but she comes to church and has read the Book of Mormon and everything. She reminds me a lot of Grammie Crossett as a matter of fact. So loving and kind. We are still working with Sofia to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. That is the key really, to true conversion. To come to know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and that the Book of Mormon is true will help anyone use and apply the Atonement in their lives.

I've really gained a stronger testimony of fasting on my mission. I fasted for our investigators yesterday, but the results of my fast came as more of a weight lifted off my shoulders. A Clarity of mind and heart and I am so grateful for it. I know as we follow the little promptings and the big ones, from the Spirit of God, he will make miracles happen for us and for those we serve.

I love each of you and want you to know just how much more Our Savior and our Father in Heaven love you.

Have a wonderful, beautiful week, and remember to look for the good!!

Sister Crossett

( I never did write to her that day/week.  Buying a home and selling a home and moving and a vacation out of state all got in the way.  I expressed my struggles to her and this is her response.)  

July 10

Yep, Just keep Swimming mom :) 
In other words, whenever you feel uprooted or have hard tasks at hand, like you do right now, Just remember that we show our faith by enduring well. We can endure well by continuing to hold to our testimonies and being patient and grateful for the trials and the things you can learn from them. Heavenly Father is preparing you for what lies ahead. He wants to equip you with the mental and spiritual capacity for the things he will have you do soon. I also promise you that as you and dad work to make reading the Book of Mormon as a family each day a habit, you will find strength and be able to overcome little obstacles. I'm not quite sure exaclty what you are feeling but I know that you have the testimony to make it. 'Just remember' could be another synonym for 'just keep swimming'. Remember your Testimony, Remember Christ. D&C 6:36 .  Thank you for your strength and your example of faith as a mom to me. I love you. 

We saw Gods Promises in action over the weekend and I wanted to share the experience with you. We Visit Brother Church every week and he helps us Clean our car. Do to uncontrollable circumstances, he has a hard time attending church on Sundays. He really wants to though. After we are done working on the car we share a scripture with him and Saturdays scripture was 1 Nephi 3:7. I knew it would help as soon as he told us the circumstance. The promise is this: if we keep the commandments of God, he will provide and prepare a way for us to accomplish the things he commanded. We promised Brother Church that if he would pray for help and put the Lord first, Heavenly Father would provide a way for him to come to church and help him know what to do. Sure enough, We saw him at church the next day and He said that God had provided a way. Speaking of church, sister Wright and I were able to sing a Duet in Sacrament meeting "How Great shall be your Joy" and a member and his non-member girlfriend we had never met before were there. We weren't able to talk to them afterward but I saw the spirit touch the woman as we sang. The little ways that we can serve and touch people are such blessings. 

I've got to go but I want you all to know that I love my mission I love our Savior and His work is real and will help us find ourselves. 

Sister Crossett

Monday, June 26, 2017

It heals the soul to serve

 (June 19th)

Its the final week of the transfer again. It Goes so fast now. Before you know it I'll be home. Not yet though. There is still more to learn, more people to help more opportunities to take.

 I truly know that as we make ourselves available and do our part in acting in faith, Heavenly Father will make us instruments in His Hands. It was just so with a young lady we were walking towards on the street yesterday. She was on the phone but she hung up to talk to us. She had just been kicked out of her house and said that God told her to keep walking and she would run into two girls. Well He was right. We walked with her as she talked and we gave her a book of Mormon and our phone number. She said she would read it every night. We were able to say a prayer with her, too and I know that she has great faith and things will work out. All she needs is the Gospel. It was so cool to be an answer to someones prayers. Though we don't have any way of contacting her unfortunately, I know that we will see her again.

Our bishop in San Clemente ward texted us about a non-member lady who needed help moving and was told by her landlord that she should ask the Mormons, they could help. I thought it was cool that even among nonmembers we are known for the Christ like acts that we do.

We had a really Good Sunday yesterday. There was a homecoming in one ward and a farewell in the other. I was able to meet more people and write down their names this time so I can remember them better. The spirit was very strong at both meetings.

I am so Blessed to be able to serve here in this beautiful area of the Lords vineyard. The work, works. Sister Wright and I have seen this as we have pushed through the hard times and reached out to other people. It heals the soul to serve and it also helps Heavenly Father to help his children.

I love you all and know you can do it!

Sister Crossett

 (June 26th)

We went to dinner at the Hansens house and the youngest girl (blonde) was named Lauren, and I told them that was my sisters name. They were a super cool family and they even had a pet rat. He was super fat and his name is Will.

This passed week has been so busy. We found 2 new investigators from just following up with someone who said to come back another time. Amanda and Justin. We taught them the restoration and then just Amanda the plan of Salvation and she has a lot of questions. Then we felt like we should go back to a street we walked down a few weeks ago and so we planned in a time to go tracting there. We were late to our planned time but we both felt prompted to go to a specific house and a lady answered who was super friendly and told us to come back. Then it was time for lunch so we were walking back to our car and we saw a lady watering her lawn. We almost didn't go talk to her but I insisted. Rosie invited us right in and we taught the restoration to her and her husband. They are so humble and ready. On top of all the success we've seen the potentials we have, transfer calls were on Saturday and sister Wright and I are both staying (sister Wrights last transfer so I'll be killing her ;) mission lingo) but the elders in the Forster Ranch ward are both leaving and we are taking on all of their work as well as still covering San Clemente ward. It will be busy but it will be good to keep us motivated and push us to improve. Our investigator Sofia also came to church for the first time Sunday and there was a really good Gospel principals lesson on the holy ghost perfect for her. Miracles are happening and I'm so grateful to be a part of them. I know that Heavenly Father notices even the little things that we do right and blesses us for them. I know that as we continue to diligently study the Book of Mormon and Pray sincerely, we will receive heavens Help in our lives and we will come to know of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel to the earth. I know that families can be together forever through the Plan of Happiness which is centered on the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ.

I love you so much and pray for you daily.

Sister Grace Crossett

Monday, June 12, 2017

San Clemente

( May 22 )

 Sister Wright likes to get things done as quick as possible on p-day and the library opens at 10 so we got here just a bit after 10 today. There is so much to write about. I was transferred to the San Clemente Zone and am double covering two wards! Crazy right?! Its different from Utah where they cover multiple stakes but 2 wards is actually pretty overwhelming for me. Sunday was fun :) all day church! It will take some time to adjust again but I am grateful to be stretched and changed. Heavenly Father is continuing to prepare me for my life ahead. The San Clemente and Forster Ranch Wards are our wards. Sister Wright is from Holiday Utah and guess what?! When I asked her where she went to High School She said cottonwood and so apparently she was really good friends with Haley and she was in all the musicals we went to see there. Peter pan and Tarzan and Shrek. Super cool! Maybe if you see Haley you could tell her Caitlin Wright is my new comp. and says hi. sister Wright is very organized and such a good missionary and I'm so excited to grow and learn from her. And We actually have quite a bit of work to do in our two wards. We have an investigator getting baptized on Saturday of this week. Her name is Brooke and she is golden. Though I didn't get to teach her a lot I am grateful to be a part of her conversion to Christ. 

This area has a very different feel than the other areas I've served in. I think the main reason is because it is a beach town. Everyone surfs and goes to the beach all the time. You could call some of  them beach bums but they are still super cool. Our apartment has a cool view of the ocean too, which I have yet to see so far on my mission. It is so beautiful and definitely a blessing while I am getting adjusted to the area and the people and everything new. Though a  lot of people that we talk to here are just not open or willing to listen or too busy, I know that there are those that are prepared for us to teach and invite to come unto Christ. We had a cool experience this week where we were knocking on a door of a potential and I heard a noise like running water and we didn't know exactly where it was coming from. No one answered so we started walking back to our car and sister wright saw a fausset of water on across the street and no one around. We walk over to maybe turn it off and a guy walks out who's name is Dave. He was working on some plumbing stuff but he said we could go by and teach him on Friday. Since then we have picked him up as a new investigator but It is just so interesting how heavenly father leads us to people sometimes. I know that His work is here for all of us and as we continue to keep our covenants and do His will, we will be provided for and see miracles and blessings as we do so. 

Have a Sunny Week! 

Sister Crossett

( May 30 )

I was so very grateful to have been able to be a part of Brookes Baptism on Saturday. She is an example and inspiration to me of someone who has a testimony and wants to share her light with others. It is almost second Nature for her to just love and be kind to others and I know that will only continue to grow. Sister Wright and I are looking forward to a successful week and hope to please the Lord with our efforts to be a little more. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ and I want to take advantage of each opportunity that will come in serving and leading others to the Savior. 

Have a blessed day and a miraculous week!

Sister Crossett

( June 5 )

 You are right. All will be fine, good, and right. And you know, its because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He is the way. We had a really amazing lesson with our investigator Sofia this week. We reviewed the restoration and invited her to kneel and pray with us to know if what we were teaching her is true. It was so powerful and she has such great faith. She said she felt much more open and comfortable talking to God in the way we taught her. She also was able to come to the adult session of Stake Conference with visiting 70 Elder Cordon. All the messages, especially from elder Cordon where exactly what she needed. He talked about the vital importance of reading the scriptures as a family in the home, and also about keeping the Sabbath day Holy. Sister Wright and I were also able to sing in the stake Choir and I was so grateful for that blessing. We sang a really pretty arrangements of The Lord is My Shepard, and Love at Home. 

I just want to do Gods Work, and please him. Because we are imperfect, we fall short sometimes. That is why I am so grateful for the plan of Happiness, which is centered on Jesus Christ Atonement.  

I don't know what else to say but I love all of you and I hope that you are taking advantage of the opportunities and blessings God has given to you.

Sister Crossett

( June 12 )

Dear mom,
That was perfect. All of what I needed to hear. Make sure, when you are feeling displaced and frazzled, to remember what will never change: Our Heavenly Fathers love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Eternal Families!!
Thank you for enduring. You are a great example to me on that. Hold to the faith, and the Rod!!

This week has been really Great and we have seen so many miracles. We got a new investigator named Heather and we are so excited to work with her. She was actually raised in the church and was baptized at 8 but had her records removed when she was in college. She is so prepared at this time and wants us to come back. It is early into teaching but we feel very good about her progressing. I was also very grateful that Elder Cordon came to speak to us and It really helped me get good spiritual fuel for the rest of the week. My interview with president and sister Clark was amazing too.  They always say what I need to hear. .  Then to top it off I got to go to the temple with a family name that sister Wright helped me find. Sister Wright is actually really good at it and she helped me find a family name that I took to the  Temple on Saturday. It was so amazing to do that for one of my ancestors. Bertha Lucia Olmstead now just her sealing needs to be done. Their is also a name I've been reserving and it needs a baptism and confirmation maybe Anne would like to do it. 

I love family history and the temple! We have even found more success in talking to people on the street about it and also with less actives I don't know if she accepted it on the other side yet but I know she will and I was able to learn and feel the spirit inspire and teach me while I was there.  I love the temple! Sister Wright is still having a hard time. Satan is working really hard and I know its because he knows that we have some amazing things still in store for us here. I know that through diligent study and prayer, we will gain an increase in the faith that we need to keep being directed by the spirit. 

Grace's Testimony for the girls at Daughters of Zion camp.  

Dear Sisters,
I have been thinking of you a lot. I have been so blessed and have grown so much on my mission and from serving the lord. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, including Faith, Repentance, Baptism ( or keeping of Covenants) Receiving the holy Ghost each day and continuing to endure and move forward will help us in all aspects of our lifes. I've seen it work in the lives of the people I have served in California and I have seen it work for me. I know that the love of Our father in heaven and the Gospel is something that will never Change. Hold to your faith. Live what you believe. I love and pray for you sisters. 

Have a great Week!!

Grace Crossett