It's been a great year for me here in the CRM! I can't believe it has been that long! They always say "time fly's when you are having fun!". It's been fun looking back on this year and realizing how much I truly have changed, learned, and grown. I was scared to change, scared to become a different person, and let the mission change me. Now, I have 6 months left and I hope I change more! I'm sad that a year is gone but I look forward to what the next 6 months hold!
This week has been great! I absolutely love my companion! I must say....we are quite funny together! The Elders told us this week "Sisters you the coolest sisters in the mission!" I must say...I love our District!
Here are a few highlights from the past week:
~R's Baptism! Can you say a big crowd? We had to hold it in the chapel because so many people came to support her! It was great! R was being taught in another ward by Elders, when they found out that she didn't live in their ward boundaries we started teaching her for a couple weeks and then she was baptized. We are very excited to teach her the recent convert lessons (although she can teach us) and get to know her more! She is such a cute girl!
~Last p-day we went spent some time with some of the Young Women. Good times! They wanted to give us makeovers and well....we don't got time for that ever...why not!
~District Meeting...well that's always a blast!
~Lots of service! Old folks and the food bank! This week we took R, a lady visiting from Fiji with us! She is such a fun lady to be around.
~I ate Fijian food! So we went to R's house and her Sister and cousin were making food. Sister Vakapuna was all over that and so they invited us to eat with them! Fish cooked in coconut milk and Taro...it's like some root they eat. I ate it...I may not have enjoyed it...but I did it:)
~Today we went and had a District Ping Pong Tournament...It involves a ball...therefore...we know the outcome:)
Life is awesome! The mission life is great!
This week I have been thinking about the examples that we are, that we need to be, and those that have impacted my life! Think of Nephi, his brothers complained, fought, and turned against God's teachings, and yet Nephi stayed faithful and was an example to all those around him! I am so thankful for the family, friends, and missionaries I have been able to look up to. "Those who are filled with the love of Christ do not seek to force others to do better; they inspire others to do better."-Howard W. Hunter
~Me and Sister Vakapuna
~All the Missionaries at R's Baptism!
~Elders(that taught R), Sister Vakapuna and I, and R.