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.
This week will be pretty short! We had a pretty good week this week. It went by way too fast!
Some highlights! We met with some of our Recent Converts. They never cease to amaze me with their testimonies. We met with Alexis and we talked about Agency. She seemed to really enjoy it! Later that same day we met with Rene. I love this woman! Her testimony and faith blow me away. she is going through so much in her life, and she continues to remain positive! With her we shared Alma 46 and Alma 48 and talked about Captain Moroni. She just soaked it up!
We had a lesson with our Investigator, Juli. She is great! She has a true desire to learn and gain her own testimony. It has been awesome to her progress so far. We really look forward to continue to teach her!
On Sunday Sister Ross and I spoke in Sacrament meeting. Both of us were asked to speak on the Restoration. Sister Ross focused on the story and I focused on the application. I talked about how we can pray to know for ourselves. I know that Heavenly Father does hear and answer our prayers. Without this knowledge, I would not be on a mission. I am grateful that Joseph Smith prayed to know. Without his question and his willingness to pray- I would not be where I am today. We also went to a fireside about the Hartford Temple. I am so excited for the open house in September!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!
This week was really good! We stayed super busy and were exhausted each night we came home. On Tuesday we had a really good lesson with our Recent Convert, Rene. She is so inspiring. I met her when I came to Glastonbury on exchanges while I was serving in Avon, and it has been so much fun being able to meet with her each week and see her progression and how much her testimony has grown. Later that evening we had a lesson with our investigator, Juli. Juli is great! She is truly searching and wants to find the truth. She is pretty familiar with the church, but right now we are working with her on living the Word of Wisdom. We also committed her to pray to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet. She gave the closing prayer to our lesson, and it was super powerful!
On Wednesday night we taught a mission prep activity for the Young Men in our ward. I think it went really well! The YM President asked us to share about what we felt like we wish we would have known before we came out on missions. So we focused on Preach My Gospel. Before my mission, I didn't really use it, or really know what it is used for. But now I use it everyday!
On Friday we had zone meeting which was really good! One of the members from the High Council here in the stake came and talked to us on how we can build trust and relationships with the ward. We learned a lot! That night we went to our ward talent show. This ward is awesome! I was laughing so hard! I also realized that I am completely out of the loop as a missionary! There were a lot of songs that I had never heard before! Everyone thought it was crazy that I hadn't heard "Hello" by Adele. It was a pretty good song though haha.
On Saturday we helped out at the Stake Activity Days activity. It was really fun! They had a session where the girls could ask us questions about missionary life. We got some pretty funny questions.... like if I have a fiance waiting for me back at home.... nope! That night we got a call from one of our ward members. Their family was going out of town and the person that was supposed to feed their dogs cancelled and couldn't do it that night and Sunday morning. So they asked if we could do it. Since we just got trained on building trust with our members we thought that this would be a good place to start.... Well we got there and it took us a little bit to figure everything out. And then the note that they left said that we needed to take them on a little walk. So we did. Then the dogs pooped.... and we had to pick it up in those little baggies... well Sister Ross picked it up. For anyone that knows me, I couldn't do it. It was the grossest thing to me. Luckily Sister Ross is awesome and she did it! But I definitely learned that I will never own a dog.
On Sunday 2 of our Recent Converts got the Priesthood. That was awesome! I am so happy for them! They did some family history and are all ready to go for our Temple Trip on the 23rd! I am so excited for them to go to the temple and to witness the spirit that is felt in the house of the Lord! Life is good here in Glastonbury! Thank you for all the love and support! I really appreciate it!
Love, Sister Egan
Sister Ross and I
I wore my goodwill dress and my rain boots- I totally looked like a grandma going out to work in her garden... we had to run into the dollar store and I thought this hat went nicely with my outfit. #thefieldiswhitealreadytoharvest
This week was really good! It flew by! So many great things happened and Sister Ross and I were able to witness many miracles this week. It was awesome!
On of the highlights of the week was doing a PVC tour in Hartford. This was one of my favorite things while I was serving in Avon, and it was so fun to be able to do it again now that I am back in the Hartford Zone. Sister Ross and I were able to talk with a lot of people and pass out many copies of the Book of Mormon! I love being apart of something so unique and different here in this mission!
And then of course General Conference. Wow. It was truly amazing! It is really inspired! I learned so much!
I loved Elder Renlund's talk. One of my favorite parts was when he said, "Drawing near to the Savior causes us to change". As we continue to Act in Faith and Remember Him, we will be able to become more like Him. I also really liked that he said, "He is always nearby". I have a testimony of that. I can feel it everyday as I am teaching and talking to people. His love for each and every one of us is infinite and eternal. He really wants us to be happy! And He is there for us when life is good and when life is hard.
Elder Holland concluded conference very well. I loved his talk! "The Lord blesses those who want to improve and strive to do so". As Elder Holland discussed, we always have tomorrow. As we continue on the path of discipleship we will be able to be the people Heavenly Father want us to be. Heaven is cheering us on! And as we strive to live the gospel everyday of our lives, each day will be magnificent! What an amazing promise that is!
President Monson's talk was brief but powerful. I loved it! Let us always choose the harder right rather than the easier wrong. The harder right will always bring greater blessings. I have a testimony of this principle. Missions are hard. I can honestly say that my mission has been the most difficult experience of my life, but I am so grateful for this experience. I can't imagine living my life without serving a mission. I love being a missionary!
I am so happy that we were able to listen to the words of our dear prophet and his apostles this weekend. It was a marvelous experience! Thank you for all your love and support! I hope you all have a Wicked Awesome week!
Love, Sister Egan
It's So Windy!
The April Fools Joke we played on the Elders in our district! It was so funny! They weren’t too thrilled to find an empty box!