Everyone, everyone! Hello! How are you today? I hope you are staying warm and dry, and are enjoying this new change of scenery! Happy Birthday Molly! Congradulations to all who competed in the Oireachtas! It sounds like it was a very successful day, and I am so happy and excited for all of you!! #Orlandohereyoucome :)
This week was SO MUCH FUN! It is kinda crazy to say that I actually really enjoy missionary work because it truly is so hard. But I really am finding it to be so fun! This week started with a nice 60 degree Monday, and ended with a 25 degree Saturday. Thank all that is good for a 1) Car 2).Dick's Sporting Goods and 3) a companion with a good sense of Humor! Haha Oh my goodness I honestly cannot say enough good about Sister W! She has such a positive attitude and a desire to be the best she can. You can't ask for someone better-especially as a trainee.
This week was full of on-the-spot teaching opportunities. These are actually my favorite because I know that the conversation HAS to be lead by the Spirit. Sister W and I both spoke in Sacrament meeting this week, and as the sacrament is being passed, we looked at each other and said, "What should we talk about?" Haha! We both spoke for about 10 minutes, and they were very much prompted by the Spirit. It was a really neat opportunity. She spoke about how grateful she is for blessings of the gospel, and I spoke about some of my greatest blessings. Namely: being a missionary, My Savior's love, AND...My Momma. I started talking about my Mom and STARTED TO CRY!!! To which I then laughed thinking that if my Mom was there, she would cry. Haha! So I had this interior vision of my mom's reactions to my talk and I thought it was so funny....all whilst I cry in front of the congregation. Confused? Yeah, my emotions were too. Overall, The talk ended well, and I was grateful to see that the Lord will fill our mouths like D&C 100:4-6 says:)
Happy Thanksgiving this upcoming week! I am SO EXCITED FOR THANKSGIVING! We will be door knocking for a couple hours in the morning, and then we have most of the day to DO *WHATEVER WE WANT!! (*according to that which is appropriate to my calling and position)... So by that I mean... WE ARE DECORATING OUR APARTMENT WITH CHRISTMAS THINGS AND MAKING GINGER BREAD HOUSES!! I AM SOOOO EXCITED! We are going to a members home for dinner, and they are easily some of my favorite members in the ward. AAAAAND they make AMAZING FOOD! You better believe we are pretty much not eating anything for the next 3 days. We will then probably visit some less actives, and see some people who we feel may be lonely on Thanksgiving. Then? CHRISTMAS TIME BABY! It is fun to see everyone get into the holiday spirit.
This week was also filled with Miracles galore and people going above and beyond to help the missionaries. Truly, I can't thank my Father in Heaven enough for allowing me to spend some time with these people. I was able to teach a gospel principles class on the spot yesterday, and I learned how much the Lord is aware of us-no matter what our circumstance is in life. I know and can proudly testify that His Grace is sufficient, and that He IS helping us throughout our life.
Seriously, I love being a missionary.
Anyhoo, I hope you all have a great week! Thank you for all of the letters! STAY WARM! (I HATE it when people say that to us right before they slam the door in my face. Like, "I WOULD stay warm if you let me in your home to teach you!" Haha!) I love you all and I know that He lives! How grateful I am to be His servant, and to be apart of His Church in these latter Days.
Love you all! BBYYYEEE!