March 10, 2014
I'm so glad to hear that you are all doing so well! I love the pictures and I love hearing about everyone! It gives me strength to move forward with my work!
This week was great. Pat P. is scheduled for baptism this next Tuesday! Which is tomorrow! We are so excited for that! We had a good lesson with her, and as well as a team-up, which is great because we don't get those as often as we would like. We found more less-active members that we hadn't met before and we are now teaching Megan M. again! She lives with the Beyer’s. She asked us to teach her the lessons and I was quite shocked honestly. We had prayed so hard for new investigators and to have the strength to talk to everyone and find those who are searching, and at the end of the day, Megan asked us to teach her. I ceased to be amazed at the miracles Heavenly Father gives us. We are SO blessed.
We were able to do lots of service this week! Which is always so great. We volunteered at the nursing home and they had a Red Hat's Society lunch, which we helped with. It was so fun. They have too much fun there, which is good :) We were able to help members with yard work and also help some non-members move! Great opportunity for inviting to learn about the gospel! Which we did, and we were rejected, but it is a-okay. Part of the job description.
Me, Sister Shurtleff, and Sister Turner are just as great as ever. We don't have any problems together and I just love them! They are both such wonderful people and great examples to me!
This week I have learned the power of following the spirit. With OYM, in lessons and everywhere. Promptings are SO important! It is everything! It's the Lord telling us what we need to do. I am not good at following the spirit! And I have seen first hand what the effects are if you don't follow it, and if you do. The effects are significant. If we don't act on those promptings, how do we expect to help people find the truth in which they are searching for? (D&C 123:12) I have seen such drastic changes in my teaching and myself when I follow them and when I don't follow promptings. They are oh, so important.
Other than that, it was a great week! This is hard work out here, really hard. I've learned the impact of personal example and personal testimony, how strong that can be. It's giving me confidence in myself that I can make a difference, still working on that, but I’m getting there. It's crazy how much you grow on your mission. I've learned so much and I’m continuing to learn SO much.
I just miss y'all SO much. I love y'all so much. I don't have much else to say! The days are long but the weeks are short. I came to a realization that I am so blessed to be a missionary. So many people's lives are SO messed up! It’s crazy. I love you guys so much.