Monday, March 21, 2016

Where to Start

Hello Everyone! 

Trying to explain this week is like trying to explain Jacob chapter 5. 

So many things happened and I don't really know where to start. We had a lot of appointments set up this week that were awesome! It has been so fun getting to know people in the ward. On Tuesday- we had a great lesson with our Recent Convert Alexis. She is amazing! She is 19 and loves the church. We taught about love and forgiveness because that is something she has been struggling with lately. We had some other good lessons with some Less Actives later that day. For dinner we had Corned Beef and Cabbage to get into the St. Paddy's day mood! It was delicious! One of my favorite meals haha. 

On Wednesday we were so busy! We had an appointment with a Less Active woman (Sister Paine). Sister Ross and I were both nervous for it. She had banned missionaries from her house 9 months ago because of an experience she had. But we were somehow able to set up the appointment... she tried to cancel but she said I sounded too nice on the phone. We went over and it actually went better than we expected. She fed us lunch and we were able to share a message with her. Then she "adopted" us as her daughters. And she gave us nicknames... I am Sister Giggles and Sister Ross is Sister Dingbattess. And we are going over for dinner this week. Later that day we had a couple really good lessons. And we were able to go street contacting in East Hartford. Wow. We meet the craziest people there. We met this man named, Rossi. Man, he has very colorful language. But we were able to give him a Book of Mormon, and a card with our number on it. He called us 20 minutes later and said he would be at church on Sunday. Then he called again, and told us once more that he would be there. During that conversation I told him that if he was going to come to church, he had to watch his language. He said he would. 

We had a great St. Patrick's day! We were able to do service in the morning for a couple that lives here in Glastonbury. They are awesome! They aren't members, but they love missionaries and provide a lot of service for us to do. That night we had more corned beef and cabbage. Yumm! 

The rest of the week was a little crazy. We had a lot of appointments and stayed really busy. Right now we are working really hard at finding people to teach. It has been a lot of fun here in Glastonbury and I am excited to be here! 

One scripture that we have been using a lot is 3 Nephi 11: 11. 

And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.

This is the time of year that we are able to celebrate and reflect on everything that our Savior has done for us. He has taken upon him our sins and our sadness, that we might be able to be more like Him. The Atonement is such a personal and enabling thing. He suffered for us individually. It's incredible. 

In verse 15 it says, "And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come."

Jesus allowed each of them to feel His the nail prints in His hands and feet. This just shows how personal His sacrifice was. I love my savior. I am grateful for this time of year to celebrate His Resurrection. 

Thank you all for the love and support! I love this gospel and I love being a missionary! I hope you all have a good week! Love ya!

Love, Sister Egan

Got 2 inches of Snow today!

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