Monday, November 24, 2014

t : its a time to give thanks!

what a great week this was. like unreal you guys. so fun and so much good work and miracles. on monday, we just had pday sports at the park but i was just like lol chillin. then at dinner the members gave us each a box of cereal! THANKFUL. then we went to heathers that night and talked about the hope of gods light that we can all have. when we are down and sad...gods light and the atonement of jesus christ is the hope that we have that everything will be alright. when everything is taken away that is all we are left with. hope. on tuesday we walked to an apt with sandy. sis mags said that she likes to walk so i thought it would be fine. we had a good lesson with sandy and read the book of mormon with her. we are in 2 nephi so its like hard to explain something that Isaiah said when i dont really understand either. oh well...ill trust the spirit will speak louder than me! by the time we got home mags was HURTIN!!! like big blisters on her piggy toes. NOT THE PIGGIES!!! i felt so bad. after dinner we were able to see the frosts and aaron. dude, its like 50 degrees at night and im just FREEZING! omg i am going to be suffering when i get back to washington. and then i will just DIE when i get to provo. layer up! on wednesday we had a great district meeting. everyone brought a random object and then elder merrell gave us a number and a gospel principle. we had to get the object and relate it to the principle. the gospel literally relates to EVERYTHING! try it. i double dog dare you!!! we were way into analogies for the rest of the day. we saw our investigators john and barbara that night and our relief socitey president was able to come with us. we had a powerful lesson about the atonement. freak, i am so obsessed with it and our savior. its ridiculous! on thursday we saw doug and his mom gave us a box full of fruits and nice! THANKFUL! we also were able to see sami and every child in the neighborhood was at her house. so we taught them all how to pray. so cute. i love the little children. so cute and innocent. on friday we saw 2 of our investigators...marissa and sandy. these people are so great! i love them and it hurts to see how there is something holding them back. SATAN. im still gonna try and do all that i can to help them progress. then when they do get b-tized ima come and cheer them on!!! wooooooo!!! we got taken out to pizza for dinner. holler. how good is pizza though? saturday was a real good day too! we went on a blitz with the district....we tracted a whole neighborhood! i bet the people were like "ATTACK OF THE MORMONS" hahah it was great. thinking about tracting literally makes me wanna die sometimes but when we get out there and do it, it is actually so fun! you meet the craziest people and have great stories to tell. like the man who opened the door without a shirt....i think he might have been the hairest man on earth. i got a hair ball just lookin at him. but then there are actually people who are interested!!! those are for sure tender mercies of the lord. we saw sami and had 4 little girls from the ward come! so many eager fellowshippers. its great. sami got super quite and scared though, saying shes not sure about church because she sooo scared! plz pray for sami to have courage and to feel the saviors love for her! after dinner we saw the burns and committed the to church. i mean everyone says that theyll try to come to church...but by gollie they were at church the next day. i could hear the hallelujah courses when they walked in! then we saw my favorite grumpiest man bill! hes so fun and we just pick on him and teach him the gospel and stuff! FUNNN! sunday was soooo good! not only were the burns at church but so were 3 of our investigators. miracles! marissa and her son came. as she was leaving she said to us "thank you for inviting us to come to church yesturday." sometimes i just think duh its sunday they should know to come to church! but NO! people need invitations. to quote pmg "people will not likely change, unless they are invited to do so." invite invite invite!!! we went to choir that its fun but like i have no idea whats going on most the time. okay you guys, this week is thanksgiving. i love it because hello, good food and a good time, but lets not forget the real meaning of what thanksgiving is...TO BE THANKFUL! with that said, here are somethings that i am thankful for:
family: forever and always i will love my family and am so thankful for the continual support that they give me. i couldnt make it without you guys. omg i love my mom and dad sooo much. lets hang out for eternity!!! also, huge shoutout to my lil sister and best friend who has written me these last 17 months without fail! I LOVE YOU GADA! smh at jason and jessica...step up the game these last 22 days. jk love you guys tooooo!
friends: i love my friends way too much and you guys make me soooo trunky!!!! i hate that im missing all the fun times with you but the sacrifice is def worth it. big love to brittany, brayden, and brandon who have sent me an email every single week for the last 75 weeks. freak you are the best! i cant wait to see you again and for all the love! LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH! also, im thankful for all the love and support of the friends that read my blog and keep me in their prayers. they are felt, trust me!
mission: oh shooot there are too many things that i am thankful for in this aspect. just everything that ive learned from investigators, less actives, members and fellow missionaries. im thankful for the love of those ive served around and that have taken me in as one of their own children. im greatful that i have been able to be apart of gods work and helping others come unto christ. that will forever be one of the biggest blessings in my life. im grateful for all the ward members and countless dinners ive been fed. seriously that means so much. i love all my mission friends and family. couldnt have made it with out that friendship!
the gospel: who knows where i would be with out this gospel and the influence it has been in my whole life. being lds isnt my is my entire being. its who i am. i know my celestial purpose and identity. prayer and the scriptures have been my anchor and i love that hour i have for personal study everyday. the gospel blesses lives. it blesses families. how has it blessed you? IM MORMON AND I LOVE IT!
i love you guys and sad that i wont be home for this holiday but its that last one!!! then ill be home for chirstmas....eeeek im too pumped. i love you so much!!! SO MUCH! have a great week! BE THANKFUL!
sista b

"To express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude in our hearts is to touch heaven." -Thomas S. Monson (The Divine Gift of Gratitude)

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