Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Thanks each of you for your emails, packages, love and prayers!!! You have made a big difference in Kaylee's mission!  

She arrives home:
Wednesday, October 19th at 1:50 p.m.

She speaks in church:
Sunday, October 23rd
9:00 AM
If you'd like to hear her speak, the address of the church is 3930 W 7875 S in West Jordan

The Last Letter

October 17th

I am lost for words and i don't even know how i can or ever will be able to express my gratitude for being able to represent our Savior Jesus Christ here in New Mexico.

New Mexico truly  is sacred ground. I have been able to witness miracles just as the sons of Mosiah, I have gone through trials and hardships I thought I could never get through, but thanks to Jesus Christ all was made possible.

As i look back on my mission i see my trials and the hard things i had to go through and i can't help but  "to sing the song of redeeming love" The growth that i have made is exponential! I know that the Lord has more in store for me, and that this was a growing process for me to more fully pursuit the potential that God has for me! 

The people that i have been able to meet and get to know, that love for them is eternal. Every member, convert and non member, my love for them is far beyond any that i have felt before!
I can not thank everyone enough for changing my life! I know that there are people here who i have already met. I know that I was able to find those who i promised long ago that i would bring the restored gospel to. And that joy of being able to do so far exceeds any that i have felt before!

My love for my Savior Jesus Christ, is indescribable. I am beyond grateful that Christ gave up Godhood for manhood - for ME. That " He {was} despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:" FOR ME, FOR YOU! 
His sacrifice was the greatest form of love, and i hope with every fiber of my being that this small sacrifice i made for him has been able to show my love for him!

Everything that He has done for me, Making Eternal life possible, the ability to live with my family forever, so return back home with my father in heaven, that he Atoned for me so that i could be clean when i inevitably will mess up, my mission is the LEAST i could do for Him! And i will continue to do EVERYTHING for him!

I love you all and can't thank each one of you enough for your love and support, I hope and pray that each of us can and will be more committed to the Lord and come to find what true happiness is!

Sister Markus 

Letter #77

October 11th

A letter from Kaylee and her mom:

"Kaylee indicated in a response to my email that she really did not feel like writing an email this week. I had asked how she was feeling about coming home.

I have taken a few excerpts from the little she did email to us and thought I would go ahead and email it to everyone so you wouldn't wonder where her letter is
but also to let you know how she is doing. She is a little worried about the transition back to normal life and what that will entail. She did indicate that it had been
a good week. She will be emailing us one last time on Monday before arriving home on Wednesday!!!

We appreciate everyone's prayers in behalf of Kaylee and the support she has received from so many of you and we know your support and prayers is what helped
her finish out her mission! Please continue to keep her in your prayers after she gets home as she makes the transition back to everyday life!  Thank You!!!!!"

Marilyn (Kaylee's Mom)

"So I really just don't feel like writing a weekly e mail....man

ugh,,, I feel like I'm excited to come home, I feel worn out, but I love the people here so much I feel like it will be worse than leaving home, the talk Elder Holland gave that talks about after having heavenly experiences we at some point have to come back to earth...and I don't want to miss this, I love living like this!!!

This week is gonna be hard, but I am gonna work hard!"

Sister Markus

Monday, October 10, 2016

Letter #76

October 5th

Man oh man! This week has been just 100% amazing!!!

Monday- temple !!!!
This is Sister Acton, we are soul sisters!

Tuesday and Wednesday we worked like lions trying to find people to teach. Nothing yet but I know that the lord will bless us!!! :)

Thursday we had a lesson with Kelsey and she is amazing, she is someone the Elders were teaching and shes on date for baptism for Nov. 5th! Keep her in your prayers!!! :)

Friday was Zone Conference and that is always so empowering and uplifting! It is amazing to see the Lords work continuing to go forth!


Oh how I love conference, it is so bitter sweet... everything seemed to sink so much deeper, and I will never be able to express my love and gratitude for my mission. It has been the hardest thing I
have EVER done! And it has brought me more joy than I ever thought possible!!! 

To end the night off so great and amazing.....

Oh man, oh man ohhhhh man!!!!! I can not express my love for these boys! They have 100% changed my life and I am so happy that they are in my life! WE had SOOOO much fun!!! It was amazing to see them!!!

This week has been good, and I have loved seeing the Lord work his mighty work! I know that good things are to come, and I know he KNOWS how to prepare us!

I love you all!!!!

Sister Markus :D

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Letter #75

September 27th

this week has been interesting, we are getting to know the area better, and there are a  lot of interesting people over here. haha

Something that we are struggling with is that when we first meet people they seem interested and want us to come back and then we do and they just need someone to take to and dont actually want to learn. 

but its going good. friday we had a zone training and it was sooo good! president was there and i asked him if bro varela could take us to lunch and he said yes! so i have been trying to get a hold of him to see if that would work! man, i saw some boys riding their bikes like Adrian and i lost it, i was doing sooo good, and then i just missed them so much more than i realized! 

but i am making the east side home! we are trying to work with people, they are all still a little confused why the elders are gone, but they just need to know the sisters are here and we are here to kick it! hahah :)

Women's conference was just amazing! I love conference and i loooved all the speakers! its was amazing! annd i loved President Uchtdorfs talk! he did amazing! 

Sunday was good and busy, are church is at 1:00 so its takes up most our day,

Then monday... WE GOT TO GO TO THEM TEMPLE!!!!

I received the most amazing revelation that has REALLY helped me to know that Heavenly Father is so proud of me, It was such a special celestial moment! 

I KNOW our Savior love us, our Father in Heaven KNOWS what will make us happy, how we can help his kids and in turn help us!!

I LOVE JESUS CHRIST, MY SAVIOR AND REDEEMER!!! I hope you can feel of that love, and let that love in you for them grow!

Love sister Markus 

Letter #74

September 20th

So super cool things have happened. Sister Wade and I have been doing our best to find new people to teach.

Well we met this guy named Justin last week, and he wasn't interested...a few days later we saw him again and he was like yeah this is weird and we told him if we see him another time he has to meet with us and he aid ok so we were like ok see you tomorrow and...we didn't see him, but a few days latter we saw him and he was like ok this is weird. you re stocking me and he walked off. hhaha and these were all in different places of our area!

well we see him another time and we said hey you didn't keep your promise you have to meet with us and he laughed and said ok, we told him that this was God telling him he needs this and that he knows him and knows this will help! we talked about how this is bring him a lot of happiness and he said you know i could use that! so we are hoping to see him soon! :D

Also we met this lady who the night before we met her was looking up the stop smoking program the missionaries have and she didn't want to bother trying to sign up to have missionaries come, and the next day we came! haha how cool! and now she is doing the program and loves it and i bet we will start teaching her soon!

so things are slowly working up here!! 

I love it and love seeing God work His mighty miracles here! 

Sister Markus

Letter #73

September 13th

I don't know if this week was fast or slow. Things are slowly getting better. I think the hardest park is just feeling in the dark not really knowing the area and trying to find people to teach.

Wednesday was trying by people, trying by people and trying by some more people. We are trying a lot of former's and potentials and we didn't see a lot of success.


Tried by people and tried by people. we were out knocking for 3 hours and I got sooo burned, and for that whole 3 hours only 5 people answered their doors! Oh man, but we went to a R.S. activity and got to meet some people. Its going good. :)


District meeting and then tried by people tried by people and knocked some doors. The Elders were only teaching a couple people when we got here! haha

We tried by some people, met someone the elders were teaching and she is super sweet and took us out to dinner! That was fun! Still trying to find and figure out the area!


Church my most favorite thing. They did a sacrament meeting where people got to come up and talk about their favorite hymn and then we sang a verse! It was cool! Then after church we were able to meet another investigator!


We planed our week out and got to have a lesson with an investigator!

So things are good, going slow but we will get it!

Love you all!

Sister Markus