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 26, 2015
I Love Fall!
This week has flown by! I feel like yesterday was Monday! We had a good week and stayed really busy. On Monday we went on a hike with our district. It was so beautiful. People say that they live in New England for these 3 weeks. The leaves are just breathtaking. I love driving around and looking at the beautiful reds and oranges. I love the FALL!
On Tuesday we went to service and then to visit Laurie. We shared Alma 7 with her and discussed Christ's Atonement. I think it was exactly what she needed. We love going to see Laurie! The rest of our day was really busy and we were able to see Gloria and Eoin. We taught the Restoration again. We wanted Gloria to remember the simple truths of the Gospel and it was a bonus that Eoin could be there and participate.
On Wednesday we taught Mikele. She is gradually learning about Jesus Christ. We taught her the Plan of Salvation and really focused on The Atonement. I think she really enjoyed it, it's just a matter of helping her understand the need for a savior in our lives. She loves God and has a really strong relationship with him. She knows that He answers her prayers, she is just hung up about Jesus Christ. So Sister Barrett and I are working hard and studying a lot to help Mikele understand our Savior and His Atonement.
On Thursday we had Zone Conference! I love being with other missionaries! We had great trainings by the AP's and President Miller gave a really good talk about Becoming more the like the Savior. He talked about how the Gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to BECOME. It is so true. As we focus our lives on the Savior and allow the different experiences we go through, we can BECOME who the Savior needs and wants us to become. Also at Zone Conference we got black boxes (TIWIs) put in our cars. The TIWI tracks our speed and location and other agressive driving. And if speed or doing anything wrong, it yells at you. I didn't even make it out of the parking lot before the thing was yelling at me!
On Friday we had a really good district meeting. And after District Meeting Sister Barrett and I went and helped Sister Wolff. Sister Wolff is such an amazing woman. She loves everyone! We went to her house and she needed some work done, but she also insisted that we carve pumpkins. So we carved pumpkins! After we carved our pumpkins she asked us to assemble a bamboo bird cage for the singing canary she is going to get. This bird cage. Oh my goodness. It was so confusing, but we got it all put together. Later that night we went to pick up our mini-missionary! Our mini's name was Talbot. She is such a sweetheart! I had such a good time with her! She reminded me so much of Ashlie! So it was fun to have a "little sister" come out with us!
On Saturday we went and did service and then went and visited Sister Bennett. Sister Wolff had insisted that we drop off the pumpkin she carve to Sister Bennett... so we did. We had a good chat with Sister Bennett and shared an uplifting thought. We read 2 Nephi 9:39. If you read this, the first letter of the last five words spell out SMILE. If we focus our lives of Jesus Christ we become more happy and SMILE more! That night we had our ward Trunk or Treat! It was so much fun to see all the costumes! People are so creative! We had such a good time with our ward members! I really love Avon!
I am so thankful for all the support! Thank you for the prayers, and keep them coming!