January 2, 2012
I love you all so much. I constantly think of how blessed I am to have the family that I do. I don't have much time to e-mail so I will try to do my best. Last week was pretty good :)
I fell tracting this week..... ripped my tights. and was GUSHING blood from my knee..... what hurt the most was my pride hahaha. it was so embarassing. ha. It still frustrates me how its so easy to get discouraged because its SOOOOOOOOO ineffective. BUT... I know the Lord will bless sister Akemon and I for our efforts, I'm trying to be patient, and on the positive note.... I feel more like a missionary spending so much time outside or with non members etc.
We had a neat miracle this week talking to a lady on her porch. She accepted a book of mormon and said she was going to read it and took our number.... AND her neighbors across the street are mormon so we are going to go back and have them invite her to read with them etc. Even if nothing happends it was a tender mercy. Testimony of the plan of salvation. I felt very moved and the spirit was so strong. I know she felt peace while we talked to her.Temple jubilee was AMAZING. I saw one of my favorite elders in the whole world from my mtc district who I haven't seen since I got to the mission (over a year). We laughed so hard. It was so fun to be around everyone. We got to do 2 sessions back to back. I felt so much more at peace and recharged and excited than I have in a LONG time. Sister Akemon and I were able to have a one on one discussion with President Anderson that was so nice. He is so caring and understanding and helpful.
I love my companion. Sister Akemon is my best friend. It is going to be really really really hard when we are no longer companions. I'm sure some sort of a change will happen next transfer.
I love this ward so much. I love the people up here. I can't wait for you to come back and meet them. I had several tender mercies this week. 1. We went to ____'s patriarchal blessing on sunday. She is incredible. 2. _____ told us over dinner his faith in God was increasing. He accepted a book of mormon and he is totally changing. I can't believe the miracles that are happening with him. 3. ___ and ___ texted us this week. First time in months anyones had contact with them. PRAYER IS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So much to be blessed and thankful for.
I can't believe I go home this year from my mission. I still don't know anythign hahaha. I have big plans for this year before I come home. The quote I liked best from goals talking was
" you can have anything you want in this life. but you can't have everything."
It's true. I can't perfect and focus on everything. 1 thing at a time. prioritize. :)