Monday, December 26, 2016
Merry Christmas Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great day. The highlight of my day was definitely talking with my family! It's crazy how much everyone has grown up and changed.
This week was a lot of fun!
For P-day last week we went to Boston Science Museum! That was so much fun! They had a special exhibit on Leonardo Da Vinci. It was so cool! So we spent a few hours there at the museum and learned a lot. My favorite was definitely the Da Vinci exhibit. He was a very talented man and so accomplished. There was a lot of information on the Mona Lisa. That was pretty cool too!
Also this week we did some Christmas Caroling! On Tuesday we went to a nursing home with our district. We all wore Santa Hats and had a good time! Then on Friday we went to Cambridge- to Harvard Square and caroled there. We went with the Cambridge zone and had our ipads there showing the Light the World video. We handed out over 200 cards and candy canes that night. It was a lot of fun being there and seeing people!
For Christmas this year the Relief Society in our ward gave a hymnbook to every Woman on the ward list. They had a bunch left to deliver, so we volunteered to deliver the remaining hymnbooks. So we kept busy driving everywhere to deliver them! We met some great people doing it too! One lady hasn't been to church in a few years, but she was SO happy to see us. She was feeling very lonely and needed some company. And she was so happy to get that hymnbook- She thought it was so special!
Also this week, we "heart- attacked" Maureen's door. She is one of our investigators and she has been going through a difficult time lately. She is absolutely amazing. She always makes me feel at home and always makes me smile. We also gave her a hymnbook because she is very well integrated in the ward. She was so thankful and said that it was exactly what she needed that day.
For Christmas Eve, we spent it with some senior couples in our mission. We had a big waffle dinner and played some games. It was a lot of fun! And then for Christmas we had a huge Breakfast at a family's house and then we went to church. Church was great! Haha everyone was in the Christmas spirit. We even had Cinnamon bread for the Sacrament and someone switched some of the lights to red and green. Haha very festive. After Church I got to talk to my family which is always a good time. It felt strange saying goodbye because it won't be too much longer until I can talk to them again- this time in person. After we talked, Sister Bassett and I went to a family's house for Christmas dinner and we played games with them! So that was a good time! Christmas was a success!
I love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Egan
Monday, December 12, 2016
It's been a while since I've written! I first want to say how thankful I am for Jesus Christ. I have loved being able to watch the new "Light the World" video because it shows us how we can do Christlike service in everyday experiences. I LOVE IT!
This week went really well! It went by really fast. On Tuesday I was on exchanges with Sister Pegram- one of the Portuguese sisters in our zone. We had a good time! We had a lesson with one of our Potential Investigators and that went really well. Her name is Nora! She's definitely in need of the Gospel in her life. She has a really hard life, so it was good to talk to her and to teach her how Jesus Christ can help us in our lives.
On Wednesday we had MLC. That was SO fun! I love being able to see other missionaries! I got to see Sister Demuth! I love her! MLC was really good. We talked about having love and charity for our investigators (and for those around us). Christ was the perfect example of this. He lived a perfect life! I am so thankful for His example. We also learned about repentance. What a great gift repentace is. Where would we be without it? It gives us the ability to change and become better through Christ. I loved that in the 1st Presidency Christmas Devotional, one of the speakers said, "Without Easter there would be no Christmas". I think this is really profound. We celebrate new life through Christ during Easter. And because we celebrate Christ's Atonement and Resurrection we celebrate HIS birth. I love this time of year!
On Thursday and Friday we were busy with planning and Zone Meeting. All went really well!
On Saturday we drove up to New Hampshire for a couple events. It was really fun! They were having a Live Nativity in Nashua and a baptism in Keene. I love being able to meet people from around the mission!
On Sunday we had an event in Central Falls, RI. That went really well. The ward had up the display for Sunday School and also for a baptism following church. A lot of nonmembers were able to see it and watch the videos. We also had interviews with President Miller! That went well. I feel so blessed to be serving under his direction. He is so inspired and has helped me SO much!
Well, I hope everyone has a great week! I love being a missionary and I love my Savior. It's hard for me to believe that it's already December 12th. This year has gone by so fast! It's unbelievable. I love you all!
Love, Sister Egan
The set for the live nativity in New Hampshire!
|It's getting Cold!|
|Sister Bassett and Me|
|This is the group of elders and sisters that came out with me that are in MLC|