Monday, November 14, 2016


Hey Everyone!
This week was awesome! New investigators are popping up out of no
where! The past couple weeks have been kind of slow here but now it's
hopping! I love it!

Every missionary's dream is coming true......we're teaching a
family!!! Yay!! They're neighbors with a member of the Ward and
they've been looking for a church to bring their kids to. Hey! We know
a great church! They've had some hard times and we know the gospel
will really bless their lives. We're really excited to teach them!

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I read a conference talk about
gratitude that I recommend for everyone to read. It's called,
"Grateful in Any Circumstances" by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. You can always
think of something to be grateful for. You may not have the coolest
house or the fanciest car, but think of what you do have. Even if it's
just something simple, the Lord has blessed you. And that doesn't just
mean material things. He may have blessed you with knowledge or
freedom. Every good thing is from the Lord. We just need to take a
step back and think about what we have.

Sister Poulton
Texas Fort Worth Mission

1: Me and Sister Marks
2 & 3: Zone Conference (in pic 3 the mission president looks so done with us 😂)
4: helping decorate the Boren's Christmas tree
5: lizard came along for the ride!

First week as a Trainer!

Letter from 11/7/2016

Hey Everyone!

Well I'm training a new missionary! It's super fun! Her name is Sister
Marks from Sandpoint, ID. She's a really hard worker and a really
faithful missionary! Way more prepared than I was when I first got out
here! (But then again that wasn't very long ago.)

Azle's still awesome, and since I'm training, my mission president
said I'll be in this area for 3 more months. So I'm going to be in my
first area for 6 months 😳 At least I like it and I love these people!

I was pondering (see, I'm using big words now) and I read this
scripture that lists all the "Christlike Attributes" we're striving to
have. "And faith, hope, charity and love, with an eye single to the
glory of God, qualify him for the work. Remember faith, virtue,
knowledge, temperance, patience, brotherly kindness, godliness,
charity, humility, diligence." I've decided, and I realized I was
doing this without even knowing it, every 6 weeks I'm going to focus
on one attribute to improve on. The 2 I've been focusing on recently
are charity and humility and I've really improved with those. These
next 6 weeks I'm going to focus on patience. I know you're all
thinking, "Hailey are you crazy? You're the least patient person I
know." Well, this is the perfect time to work on it. As a missionary
you're a literal representative of Jesus Christ, so this is the time
to become more like Him. Of course we should strive for all of those
things, but if you focus intently on one at a time, the others will
come over time. I'm not saying it's easy, we all know how patient I
am, but it's something I know I've been needing to work on. Time to
actually do it.

I recommend doing this for yourself. It's given me a new perspective
with certain things. It doesn't have to be patience, but one of these
attributes you may be struggling with. It's changing me and I'm glad
I'm trying it.

Hope y'all have a great week! Email me! I love hearing from you! I'm
praying for you everyday! Be safe ☺️

Sister Poulton
Texas Fort Worth Mission

1. Picture sent to Mom from an awesome member, Sister Lutz! 
World, meet Sister Marks! 

President, you want me to do.....WHAT????

Letter from 10/31/2016

Happy Halloween!

So....transfers are on Wednesday and I knew I was getting a new
companion because Sister Nye is going home. The mission president
called last night and........I'M GOING TO BE A TRAINER!!!!!
AAAAAAHH!!!!! I'm really excited!! I get to train a new missionary! Oh
my gosh!!! Of course I'm feeling a little nervous. I've only been in
one area and I've only been in the mission field for 3 months, but if
the Lord wants me to train and thinks I'm ready to then I'll do it! I
meet her on Wednesday and I can't wait to show her Azle! I'm also
getting a new district leader and a new zone leader. It's going to be
really fun!

Anyway, on to what we did this week! We did a lot of service so that
was fun! A member of the Ward is getting ready to sell their house and
they asked us to help paint some rooms. And we volunteered to help
with an Eagle Scout project!

Other than that it's mostly been knocking on doors. That's fine I like
meeting new people while tracting, but it's not the most effective.
But hey, maybe we started something and they'll remember missionaries
knocking on their door!

Other than that there's not really much to update. I'm so excited to
be a trainer and have new experiences!

Hope you have a great week! I pray for all of you!
Sister Poulton
Texas Fort Worth Mission

1. Painting the Haughawout's house
2. Sister Lutz tagging along
3. Our district is CRAZY