Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Happy Wednesday

Holy cow! There is so much to say and not enough time! This week FLEW by! So we had leadership council on Tuesday of last week and that was really fun to be there and it was also a really spiritual experience! I learned a LOT about the Sabbath day and why I personally go to church. And then we had zone meetings this past week also! Dayton and Middletown and they were also super spiritual experiences! 

So we have conference calls at night sometimes to say "family prayer" before bed and to have a role call and make sure everyone is on the call we ask a question. And the question the other night was "What is your love language?" And that was super funny because Elders can't take anything seriously after 9pm and so their answers were a bit ridiculous.

We also are having a 40 day fast as a zone to help us give up something so that we can see miracles in our work more. And so I realized that my addiction to Mountain Dew Baja blast was probably not the greatest thing in my life. So that is what I chose to give up! (:

Then Labor Day was probably the funnest day of my whole mission! We had a finding challenge and we did a zone activity. And since we are over both zones we were able to be with lots of missionaries and find a lot of new friends to teach! Plus there were members out with us taking pictures to post onto Social Media and they also helped us to teach and were powerful influences on the people that we were meeting!

Then yesterday we had interviews with President and Sister Porter but also every missionary had to roleplay the church lesson and as STLs we were helping with that and that was really fun! The assistants in the mission are the best and they just made the day so much fun! Plus it was Elder Seegmiller's birthday so we filled their truck with balloons!

One thing that I have really learned and been able to think about this week in my work is the importance of people. That when I get really stressed as a missionary it is when I am focused on the numbers and not the people. And then I need to take a step back and see that I am changing lives and that I am making a difference. So that was a good self-evaluation this week.

Also I have been thinking a lot about "DOING right, rather than BEING right." And how important that is. You are only 50% of any relationship. But you can give 100% of your 50% to make things work. And that being humble is listening to God's voice and acting on what he tells you to do. It isn't always easy and a lot of the time we will  be doing things that we don't want to do. But that HE helps us. HE provides. HE carries us through it and before we know it we are making it through another day.

I know that we can change. That the person we were yesterday does not have to be the person that we are today. And that as we continually change we will become the person that God sent us to become and we will be like Him.

I love you all and thanks for the support that you give to me! 

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