Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two Birds With One Stone

We were talking about unity and service in Relief Society and we talked about President Eyring's talk on adversity and how when we serve others and help them with what we need our needs are met as well. One of the girls said its like hitting to birds with one stone, but less violent.

This email will be two weeks in one :)

The week of April 13th to 19th: Had an amazing lesson with Erin and talked about happiness. Zone Conference was amazing as always, especially meeting with President Summerhays. Received lots promptings and got to see the results of acting on them. Worked a lot with less actives and other ward members. Had a girl we tracked into come up to us at TCC and asked why we never came back. Set up an appointment with her :) Played with an investigators cute new puppy - almost as satsifying as holding kids, but only because I'm a missionary and that is my only option. Helped with 1st ward's primary activity and talked with them about being "fishers of men". Have several new boyfriends from said activity, Joshua, William & Justin. 4 year olds are much better than 24 year olds, hopefully my view will change after my mission...Worked more with recent converts and less actives. Planned. Went to church and partook of the Sacrament. Invited Amber to be baptized and she accepted! Oh, and continued to have a headache of course, but did get a letter with chocolate from someone in Sister Wilcox's ward.

April 20th - 26th:Helped girl scouts clean the Ronald McDonald House (and ate an entire box of samoas...) Wandered around trying to find an investigator only to realize we were at Osecola Village not Ridge... Feeling really smart... Making party hats for district meeting - the best way to build district unity :) Talked with Larry again at the TCC Booth. He is very kind and has real desire to learn. Chalked the Plan of Salvation on FSU campus and talked to people. Helped Kendal clean and kitty proof her house for the summer. Played ultimate frisbee with members & investigators (at the invitation of the members! hooray!) Drove really far to try and visit a less active who wasn't home, but had really cute kittens that we played with once her scary dog decided we were nice. Went to church and partook of the Sacrament. Still have a headache, but I'm in the process of trying different things to alleviate it. I'm loving the work, when I get to work at least. My head never hurts when I teach and usually isn't bad while contacting either, so that is a blessing.

I love studying each day and espeically love the Book of Mormon. There is power in reading the Book of Mormon. I've seen it in my life and in the lives of those I teach. The Church is true. Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Obedience is the key to happiness.

You should all write me more letters. :) Love ya'l!

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