Hope y'all got last weeks news. It went through looking like a forward instead of having the date like this. :) Anyways the gist was, week was busy and so good! Met great people. Two amazing people I knew when I served in Cienega Ward were baptized and we ended up suuuuuuuper tired come Monday because of so much things. It was good. Grateful to be working because I have gained an appreciation for an honest day's work.
This past week went by so fast. We were able to do exchanges with the Binghampton Sisters and I think I found one of my favorite people in the world. Sister Orr is such a cool person. She is a good missionary. She wants to serve and work to do what is right. She has the sense of humor of any friend I have ever had...(is that selfish or prideful to say?). And she has this extremely mature trust in The Lord and His timing and will. I super admire that about her. We met some amazing people on exchanges and I am thankful for them and the lessons I learned from them of humility, reverence, fun and truth. Wednesday was zone meeting and it was the first time I have had to train in front of a group that big but I am grateful for the Spirit's ability to calm and be the teacher. I taught about the doctrine behind the Word of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity, the importance of our bodies. And for me at least I learned so much from the Elders and Sisters who were given the space to share their testimonies and thoughts. Thursday I met this amazing woman named Rose from Ireland who lived through "the troubles" and we talked about conflict resolution and the Good Friday accords. She is something else. Her testimony of a loving Heavenly Father is really powerful. I can't wait til we see her again. Friday we got to go to the temple. It was special, spiritual and I learned that Father truly does answer prayers. I am grateful for the revelation given in D&C 6. Saturday we had the cool opportunity to blitz an Elders area and to meet some friendly faces. And have a security blind closed in our face while we were knocking. :) It was so funny because it was the first time for Sister Condie. She laughed so hard! Yesterday was a good and busy day. I am grateful for being able to still serve the Lord and see the Spirit work so personally in peoples lives. We met some amazing people yesterday who have had good experiences with members before. And in moments like that I was grateful to those who came before. For the members who go out of their way to talk to someone they don't know. To those who try and serve one more person or follow one more prompting though it may feel imperfect. Grateful because of the truth in D&C 112:11. More lessons on love. Because we also met someone yesterday who wants to learn more, who came to church. Has been there 3 times before and until yesterday no one had talked to her. They had walked away from her when the surroundings had been unfamiliar and she didn't know where to go or what to do. But as we talked with her she said she isn't doing it to make friends. She wants to know what we believe, about how to gain a deeper relationship with God. She is inspiring because she felt no love yet but still came back because she was told to look for the people with the tags if no one else would help. May we all be a little more kind. A little more aware and worthy or the companionship of the Spirit to know who needs that hand of friendship. I won't always have this tag so this goes for me too. lovefromAZ