FIRST THINGS FIRST!! yes i did get the pachage from sister bullock!! and i accidentally threw away her address so i was not able to write her back. Can you send that to me?
I also got the other one as well. so all is well.
It makes me so happy to hear that all is going well at home as well because all is well here. Althogh every time i say “all is well” it makes me think of the scripture that says “currsed is he who says all is well i zion” haha
Well this week was really a great week. We were once again on alot of exchanges with other missionaries. But i really love being able to work with other missionaries and see all of the miracles that happen when two people work together with a renewed faith and hope that they will see miracles together. I have been thinking alot lately about this subject because i have noticed a cylce that happens in missionaries. They arive in a new area, or with a new companion, and they are very obedient and work hard and are able to see a lot or miracles for the first 2 weeks of so. Then slowly but surely this flame dies off and the miracles become less freaquent and even in some cases they dissapear from the lives of these missionaries. So i have been asking myself the question of “what is the best way of keeping this fire and this faith even when you get used to a situation?” it is something that i think will really help everyone to know and so i want everyone who reads this letter to send me back your response to that question. Because it is something that i have notices as well in my life. it is just much harder to stay motivated to work when you are used to a situation and i have been trying something that has been helping alot but i still want your points of view. so i think that that could be an interesting thing to see. Thank you all to do that for me 🙂
We were able to see that family that we found on my first day here again this week and it was a wonderful RDV! they are not ready for baptism yet but they love our visits with them. We have been teaching them about the plan of salvation and they love it. It is really cool to see things click for people who have been wondering about this stuff for all of their lives. So thank you to pray for these people. It is veronique and her children,
Here was a cool miracle that happened just yesterday. We got done with our last lesson of the day and we had about an hour and a half left to work. So we decided that we were going to go out street contacting. So i felt prompted to go into the backstreets of the center of town which was weird becasue here in auxerre there is NO ONE on those streets after 7 just becasue there is nothing to do and there is not that many people here. But none the less, human logic never trumps the wisperings of the spirit so we went there anyways. There was no one on the streets just like we thought, but we kept walking, and then we saw a man walking on the other side of the road so we walked across and stopped him and began to speak with him and he is a man named Lionelle who is very believing and who said that he had seen out church before where he came from but he never had had the chance to speak with anyone from it. So he was thrilled to speak more with us. And the best part is the he has 6 kids who are all under the age of 11 which is exactly what we have been praying for to find. SO we were very very greatful for that answer to our prayers and as well the prayers of all of the members here.,
I love this church and i LOVE LOVE LOVE being a missionary. it is the coolest thing that i have ever done in my life and i love to be able to serve as a tool for the lord. And sadly i am already half of the way done.
I love you and wish you all a great cruise without me. I dont know who is going to be goofy and get sunburned and no tan if i am not there so good luck haha