What a great week it has been! Miracles and fun times!
The week started out as I went to Anderson for exchanges. I seen my first "bag" of weed...when I say bag I mean, a black garbage bag full! We went to a really sketchy apartment complex and start walking up this staircase and this guy is getting it ready to go on the streets. Didn't even phase the guy! Sure raised my eyebrows though!
We traveled to Oak Run this week, which is a 1 hour drive one way (keep in mind it's still in our area). It's in the mountains. Below is a picture of the view! It was beautiful! While there we did service for an elderly lady and contacted a referral (which we have no idea where it came from!). We walk up to this house, the windows are smashed out, big ol dogs start chasing after us, and we couldn't figure out if anyone even lived there! But a nice little lady answered the door and we have a new investigator now!
Zone Conference was this week! It was amazingly good! I was able to see Sister Hardy. The conference was all about Love! Learned so much, felt the spirit so strong, and gained insight on how to become a better missionary...couldn't have been better.
Saturday was our missionary BBQ that we put on for our ward. It turned out sooo great! The bishop only expected that we could get 40-50 people there. Well "oh he of little faith". We had 69 people come! It was a great turn out and the ward members asked Sunday when we were going to have another one.
Sunday was the greatest day ever. Church was great, then we went to the Hunters for dinner and the boys had a bonfire for us! Felt just like home, with a funny family, sitting around telling stories.
S'mores were great!
Just a little cool information for you all, if you know him, Merle Haggard, is in our ward! Well he doesn't go to church but....we have driven past his house! Haha.
Here is your spiritual uplift for the week!
"Sisters (and Brothers) such as these are living testaments to President Hinckley’s statement that “no calling in this church is … of little consequence. All of us in the pursuit of our duty touch the
lives of others. …
“… Whatever your calling, it is as fraught with the same kind of opportunity to accomplish good as is mine. … Our work is to go about doing good as did [the Master]” (“This Is the Work of the Master,”
Ensign, May 1995, 71).
Truly, we may each be an instrument in the hands of God. Happily, we need not all be the same kind of instrument. Just as the instruments in an orchestra differ in size, shape, and sound, we too are different from one another. We have different talents and inclinations, but just as the French horn cannot duplicate the sound of the piccolo, neither is it necessary for us to all serve the Lord in the same way. Sister Eliza R. Snow said that “there is no sister so isolated and her sphere so narrow but what she can do a great deal towards establishing the Kingdom of God upon the earth” (Woman’s Exponent, 15 Sept. 1873, 62). Our privilege and our responsibility as daughters (and sons) of God and as sisters (and brothers) of Relief Society (this church), then, is to become the most effective instruments we can be." (We Are Instruments in the Hands of God)
My invitation to you this week is to read "We Are Instruments in the Hands of God" by Mary Ellen Smoot (October 2000)
I hope you all have a great week! Thank you so much for all your support and prayers!
-view in Oak Run
-Me and Rorie( cutest girl ever! She runs up to me and always calls me "missionary sister")at our missionary BBQ. We we had face painting, games, and football!
Sister Hardy and me at Zone Conference. Three months out!