Monday, October 20, 2014
HELLO! Oh man I cannot even wait to get to go to the temple again this week! You don't miss the temple until you really cannot go! Six months is a long time to go without the temple, especially when back home it was 20 minutes away! SO EXCITED! We are going on Wednesday! So that will be some fun adventures to email about this week. Sister Pratt is going to drive us down there and her family just moved here a while ago and so I am excited for the drive to get to know her better (: plus she said that we would have to take a TON of photos because transfer calls are next Monday and so this could possibly be my last week in Muncie... I just don't think about that scary fact!
So this week has been great! Last night we had a Why I Believe fireside that our recent convert Caroline Payne came to and LOVED. We had a testimony meeting to start out with and she even bore her testimony of Joseph Smith in front of everyone and that was HUGE for her. Then we played a game with guessing which scriptures Brother Kirk was reading. And Caroline got one of the scriptures! It was a lot of fun.
Today we are having a ZONE DAY FUN DAY! Of CARVING PUMPKINS!!! I am not sure what I will carve. Maybe I will try to carve President Porter's face... just kidding (:
The leaves are CHANGING! It is so beautiful here! There are SO many trees and it is just so great! I have a new obsession with yellow trees (: And sometimes I draw sunshine outside of our door with chalk on our sidewalk to combat the gloomy days! (:
The work here in Muncie is great (: And I love being a missionary!
Have a great week and maybe this week you should all draw a picture of something that has happened to you recently and send it to your favorite missionary (I will be patiently waiting by the mailbox) just kidding! But I always love new artwork to hang up around our house! (:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Holy cow this week has been CRAZY! We had interviews with President and Sister Porter this week and then we also had Zone Meeting and then yesterday we were in Ohio for the Sister's Conference! It has been so great and there have been miracles going on all around!
The Sister's Conference was so great! We got to hear from President and Sister Porter. President Porter talked about the doctrine of womanhood. And it was some deep stuff! My head usually hurts after he talks to us for a while because he just understands so much! The Sister Training Leaders talked to us about the Atonement and how we can best use it, how to be appropriate with the Elders and how to see ourselves as God sees us. We also had a clothing item swap, learned a kick-box cardio routine and played fun games. It was really great to spend a day with all of the sisters in the mission. The spirit was really strong and helped me to learn things that I needed to.
I just want you all to know that the power of Christ's Atonement is real. It can change us. It is what heals us and helps us to become more than what we are. I know that I am seeing that and learning how to rely on that out here. I know that life can be hard, but that Heavenly Father will send His spirit to teach us how to get through it. He will strengthen us. We are never alone.
Oh and you can find peppermint ice cream in Walmart in October now. My mind was blown. But my stomach was really happy because everyone knows that peppermint ice cream is delicious!
Have a great week! My zone gets to go to the temple on October 22nd!!! I am SO excited for that!