I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Massachusetts Boston Mission! I love my Savior and this church and I am so excited to share the gospel with God's children in the Boston area.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Fall Is In The Air
Fall is definitely in the air! The weather is getting colder and the leaves are really changing. Sister Barrett and I had a good week and we have another good week coming up!
On Tuesday we had a really good lesson with Laurie (a less active we have been working with). We talked to her about hope. We read out of Preach My Gospel and then we read 2 Nephi 31:20. It was really good to hear what she had to say. I feel like I learned a lot in this lesson and how I can have more hope in my life. That night we were able to go to our dinner appointment at the Patterson's. Brother Patterson is employed by the church and is the site manager for the Hartford Temple that is being built. We made the connection that he was the site manager of the Spokane Temple! How fun is that! Their son is on his mission in Costa Rica- and his trainer was from Spokane. Andrew Pew- He was in the Shawnee YSA ward with me! Connections all around!
On Wednesday we had the opportunity to help serve lunch to the construction workers that are building the temple! It was so fun to meet them and personally thank them for the work they are doing. The Temple is coming along well. The granite is going up on the outside and the inside is pretty far along too. (I'm not allowed to go inside- so this is all from what Bro. Patterson and Elder Holbrook are telling me). Anyways, later that day all our appointments cancelled. We went around to Less Actives and invited them to our ward activity. Then we found an Irish Shop. Well of course we had to go inside because Sister Barrett is from Ireland. This was too much fun. There were so many souvenirs that said "EGAN" on them! I bought a couple things because how could you pass up a bookmark that says "EGAN" on it? Sister Barrett and I bought matching pins to put on our bags, they are so cute!
On Thursday we did some digital missionary work. We were able to skype a girl from Brazil! It is so fun to skype and teach people from around the world. We taught her the restoration and found the nearest church to her house. So hopefully she went! Later that night we were able to meet with Gloria. We just stopped by and she surprisingly let us in. We watched a talk from Conference and addressed what has been holding her back from coming to church.
On Friday we had our District Meeting. Everyone showed up! We had the zone leaders walk in, and then the Sister Training leaders walked in, and then the AP's walked in! Holy cow, it was a packed District Meeting. It was really good and the training was on making sure the environment of the lesson is a place where the spirit can reside. It is so true. Without the spirit, nothing would or could happen. The spirit is the one that really teaches and touches the hearts of the people we teach.
On Saturday we went around and found Less Actives and invited them to the ward party coming up this week. We were able to meet with Brother Pond. Brother Pond is 96 1/2 years old. He is a sweetheart. We went to visit him in the Old Folks home and he graciously let us in. He was so confused why we were there, but then it all clicked with him. He WAS in fact baptized. We had a good chat with Brother Pond about the Savior.
On Sunday during our studies in the morning we heard some noises outside. We didn't think much of it, because we have acorns and other things falling on our house everyday. We just thought it was normal. Sister Barrett joked that it might be a bear getting into our trash can. We both forgot about the situation... until we walked outside to go to church. Sure enough our trash can was tipped over and it was completely empty.... then we looked in the trees by our house... there was our trash. A bear had come and taken our trash. NOT OKAY! I'm just really happy I didn't look out the window when we heard the noises! Church was really good. I am so grateful I get to partake of the Sacrament every week. What a blessing that is. While we were at church a family asked if we had dinner that night, we didn't so they invited us over. As we were driving home from church, it started snowing. It's October! I am not ready for Snow! It didn't last very long, but there were definitely snowflakes falling from the sky. We then went to our dinner appointment and we had delicious soup on a nice cold, fall day. Yumm!
I am really looking forward to this next week! We have Zone Conference and Interviews with President Miller. And we are getting a Mini Missionary on Friday! She will stay with Sister Barrtett and I for a couple days! I am really excited for that!
Thank you all for the support and love!
Love, Sister Kellie Egan
Beautiful Fall! The picture doesn't do it justice.