Monday, May 26, 2014


Good Morning Everyone,
...And thus we see that by small means The Lord can bring about great
things. (1Nephi 16:29)

And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles. (Mormon 9:19)

This week has truly been a testimony building experience! I am starting to see a change in myself, my teaching, and a change of heart in those we are teaching. This week Our Heavenly Father blessed Sister Brewster and I with 3 amazing children to teach the gospel to. We had our first lesson with them and they are so excited! "N", a nine year old boy, asked at the end of the lesson, "when can I be baptized?" Things are picking up here in Palo Cedro and the members are being awesome missionaries! I am so grateful to be staying here another transfer with Sister Brewster.

Yesterday was a very rewarding day for us Sisters, we received so many voice mails, cards, and conversations thanking us for the lives we have changed here in Palo Cedro. It was such a testimony builder knowing that we are here for certain people, to change their lives. It was just what we needed to keep us going! I'm so grateful to be on a mission! The Church is True! Love you all!

Sister Reber

I invite you to watch this video today!

Monday, May 19, 2014


Family, Friends, and anyone else who cares!,

What a great week it has been! Miracles and fun times!
The week started out as I went to Anderson for exchanges. I seen my  first "bag" of weed...when I say bag I mean, a black garbage bag full!  We went to a really sketchy apartment complex and start walking up this staircase and this guy is getting it ready to go on the streets. Didn't even phase the guy! Sure raised my eyebrows though!

We traveled to Oak Run this week, which is a 1 hour drive one way (keep in mind it's still in our area). It's in the mountains. Below is a picture of the view! It was beautiful! While there we did service for an elderly lady and contacted a referral (which we have no idea where it came from!). We walk up to this house, the windows are smashed out, big ol dogs start chasing after us, and we couldn't figure out if anyone even lived there! But a nice little lady answered the door and we have a new investigator now!

Zone Conference was this week! It was amazingly good! I was able to see Sister Hardy. The conference was all about Love! Learned so much, felt the spirit so strong, and gained insight on how to become a better missionary...couldn't have been better.

Saturday was our missionary BBQ that we put on for our ward. It turned out sooo great! The bishop only expected that we could get 40-50 people there. Well "oh he of little faith". We had 69 people come! It was a great turn out and the ward members asked Sunday when we were going to have another one.

Sunday was the greatest day ever. Church was great, then we went to the Hunters for dinner and the boys had a bonfire for us! Felt just like home, with a funny family, sitting around telling stories.
S'mores were great!

Just a little cool information for you all, if you know him, Merle Haggard, is in our ward! Well he doesn't go to church but....we have driven past his house! Haha.

Here is your spiritual uplift for the week!
"Sisters (and Brothers) such as these are living testaments to President Hinckley’s statement that “no calling in this church is … of little consequence. All of us in the pursuit of our duty touch the
lives of others. …
“… Whatever your calling, it is as fraught with the same kind of opportunity to accomplish good as is mine. … Our work is to go about doing good as did [the Master]” (“This Is the Work of the Master,”
Ensign, May 1995, 71).
Truly, we may each be an instrument in the hands of God. Happily, we need not all be the same kind of instrument. Just as the instruments in an orchestra differ in size, shape, and sound, we too are different from one another. We have different talents and inclinations, but just as the French horn cannot duplicate the sound of the piccolo, neither is it necessary for us to all serve the Lord in the same way. Sister Eliza R. Snow said that “there is no sister so isolated and her sphere so narrow but what she can do a great deal towards establishing the Kingdom of God upon the earth” (Woman’s Exponent, 15 Sept. 1873, 62). Our privilege and our responsibility as daughters (and sons) of God and as sisters (and brothers) of Relief Society (this church), then, is to become the most effective instruments we can be." (We Are Instruments in the Hands of God)

My invitation to you this week is to read "We Are Instruments in the Hands of God" by Mary Ellen Smoot (October 2000)

I hope you all have a great week! Thank you so much for all your support and prayers!
Sister Reber

-view in Oak Run
  -Me and Rorie( cutest girl ever! She runs up to me and always calls me "missionary sister")at our missionary BBQ. We we had face painting, games, and football!
Sister Hardy and me at Zone Conference. Three months out!

Monday, May 12, 2014

5.12.14 - What a Wonderful Day!

Dear Brothers, Sisters, Family and Friends,

What a blessing you all are to me in my life! I pondered yesterday about the many people that have came into my life and left a lasting impact on my life. I am so grateful to have been able to Skype with my family and see them! Boy did I get lucky to go to such a great family!

Family and friends, a mission is hard, it isn't easy, but when you know the Church is true and what you are teaching is true, it's a whole lot easier! I testify to you all, I KNOW that my Savior lives, He died for me so that one day I can live with my Father in Heaven again, and that I can live there with my family. I know that as we
strive to become more like our Savior, and try to become better, we will have better loves, relationships, and life. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each one of us more than we can even comprehend. "... your Heavenly Father loves you--each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there." (We Never Walk Alone) 

I know that prayer works, that our Heavenly Father answers prayers in his own time and will. "Wherever we are in life, there are times when all of us have challenges and struggles. Although they are different for each, they are common to all. Many of the challenges we face exist because we live in this mortal world, populated by all manner of individuals. At times we ask in desperation, “How can I keep my sights firmly fixed on the celestial as I navigate through this telestial world?” There will be times when you will walk a path strewn with thorns and marked by struggle. There may be times when you feel detached--even isolated--from the Giver of every good gift. You worry that you walk alone. Fear replaces faith. When you find yourself in such circumstances, I plead with you to remember prayer." (We Never Walk Alone)

I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet and that we have a loving Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, that leads this church today. I know that I am where I am suppose to be at this time in my life and I know that it isn't always easy, sometimes it's tough, but it's so worth it!

Family and Friends "Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t live it at all. Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them."(The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship) I pray for you daily, pray that you are safe, healthy, and gaining a stronger testimony,
I leave my Testimony with you this week, In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Sister Reber

Two great people I met here in Palo Cedro.
They both grew up in Axtell,Utah, another one of Gods tender mercies to me!

Monday, May 5, 2014


Good Afternoon Everyone,
I hope and pray that you are all having a great week! What a blessing it is to be out on a mission! This week has flown by very fast. We are finally starting to see things pick up in the area. I got my first soft baptismal commitment! "A" has come so far since the first time we met with her! It's amazing watching different people change their lives and be converted!

Sister L is a less active we have been working with. She is awesome! Not only did she have a 4-H Pig club for 20 something years, and is taking me to see some show pigs this week, she got up and bore her testimony for the first time yesterday! It was so great! We made her a promise that if she would, we would as well! Gosh that was the hardest thing to get up out of that seat!

It's been a great week! I don't have much time today, but pray that you all know how much I love and appreciate you all!

Sister Reber

"Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds.

Talk about man creating God in his own image! Sometimes--and this seems the greatest irony of all--these folks invoke the name of Jesus as one who was this kind of “comfortable” God. Really? He who said not only should we not break commandments, but we should not even think about breaking them. And if we do think about breaking them, we have already broken them in our heart. Does that sound like “comfortable” doctrine, easy on the ear and popular down at the village love-in?"
 (The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship)