Wednesday, March 16, 2011


That time has come again. Yes, transfer calls came and I am now in Santa Rosa, training! Yes, training! I thought alot to myself about the type of trainer that I would want to be. I thought about my previous companions and thought about the things that they all taught me.
Sister Nestman, was one of my first companions when I first came out here. She was full of energy and complete love for the gospel. We had many good days, but we also had some hard days. No matter how the day was going, good or bad, she always had a positive optimistic attitude about her. She always told me to be optimistic and something better was going to come.
Sister Beardsley, had the attitude of never giving up. She continued to push forward no matter what she was going through. I'm grateful for her willingness to serve a mission and was able to put the negative things behind her and to keep going.
Sister Lewis, was full of complete Christ-like love. She was always just loving everyone and always expressed her love. The first day I met her I felt love from her. She knew that Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of His children, and I could feel that from her.
Sister Tuifua, had an amazing way of talking to people. When she spoke you could feel the Spirit immediately! She was very good at following the Spirit, in her words and actions.
I've been so blessed to be able to serve with some amazing woman. I know that Heavenly Father gave them to me for a reason.
Now that I am training I only hope that I can take each and every one of these things that each of them have taught me and to be able to apply into my everyday life.
I've come to understand and realize that people DO come into our lives for a reason. We may not ever know the reason, but I know that the Lord does put them into our lives. So I'd like to ask, who is in your life right now? What are you to learn from them? What are you to help them with?
Remember who you are and what you stand for!


  1. I love you Sister Gorder:) You will be an amazing trainer, mother, and a great example to your trainee! You will do great! I am so proud of you and I am grateful I had an opportunity to serve with you:)

  2. Sister Gorder, you are 100% amazing! I think you trained me, not the other way around. Keep being an inspiration to those around you. There are great things to come ;)