"On October 3rd he asked me what day it was."
" It's October 3rd"
( I couldn't just let the day slip away without quoting that😂😜)
Hahaha so my mom is probably gonna hate me for my title but IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS SINCE I HUGGED MY MOM PEOPLE! And surprisingly I am still breathing. This week was incredibly exciting and seriously something happened everyday so here we go!
Tuesday: Sister Alexander ( Mission Presidents Wife) came to companionship study, then took us finding, and out to lunch❤ What a wake up call that was! Honestly I learned so much in such a short time. Sister Alexander is a true example of what a FULL time missionary is and should be. Plus we ate Mexican food so I really felt like I was with my mom 😊
Wednesday: Zone Conference!! It was combined with Charlotte Central aka my homies from my 1st area. I was reunited with Sister Davis and obviously loved it! Seriously her and Sis Nuniez are little rays of sunshine that I just love so much! I also got to say my last goodbye to Sister Ince! She goes home Wednesday! But anyway zone conference was great!! We learned alot about finding people to teach! Also cutest thing of my life.... President was demonstrating a quick role play of the restoration and he grabbed Sister Alexander's hand and recited the 1st vision to her with such power and they both started crying and it was seriously so sweet ❤❤❤
Thursday: Service Service Service! We helped Sister Tracy ALL day work on their new house that they are remodeling. It is so cute and I am so excited to see what it will look like at the end!! It is an old vintage 1800 southern house! We even had a missionary experience when we went to the dollar store with her! We were in the checkouts and the cashier asked who we worked for. We told her who we are and what we do and she said she already just loves us and wants to learn about our church because she is really trying to get close to Christ again. It was such a tender mercy! She unfortunately had to work all week, so we haven't seen her yet.
Friday: Roadtrip To Charlotte! So I had my 6 month EKG/Echo heart checkup. We went on a little trip to Charlotte! My appointment went fine ( even though I wish I could fly home for it because CHF is where its at❤) and I was able to teach a lesson while my Echo was being done! The tech asked me about my beliefs and differences in my church VS others. So I basically taught the restoration right there. He had such a STRONG testimony and he was willing to have the Charlotte missionaries bring him a Book of Mormon! So hopefully something comes out of it, at least a seed was planted!
Also on Friday I turned 6 months old. It has gone by fast but slow. I have definitely learned a lot though. I am (thankfully) not the same person I was before I left. But it got me thinking, not only has it been 6 months since I hugged my mom, it has been 6 months since I have spoken to some of you! So seriously tell me all about your lives! I always talk about mine, but never ask about yours! So here is me repenting 😘 Even if it is something short and sweet I would still love to hear from ya!
Saturday/Sunday: GENERAL CONFERENCE!! So General Conference happens twice a year ( April & October) and it is a time where we get to hear from our church leaders! It was so nice to just sit and listen and take in all of their council. They talked a lot about repentance and the atonement. It was all so great! We were able to watch Sunday night at the Tracys which was nice because I felt like I was at home 😊 In case you missed it or want to re-watch it check it out on youtube or lds.org!
Spiritual Thought: "...My brethren, all ye that have assembled yourselves together, you that can hear my words which I shall speak unto you this day; for I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak, but that you should hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and your hearts that ye may understand, and your minds that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to your view." - Mosiah 2:9
This scripture reminded me perfectly of the purpose of General Conference! People all over the word gather around, just like in the old times, to listen to the words of God. How grateful am I for modern day revelation and the opportunity we have every day to heed their council and change for the better!
Oh also we got transfer news! Me and Sis Hickenklooper are staying together while Sis Maybee is going to be leaving us💔 It was a fun few weeks as a trio though! Trios are so FUN!
Well hopefully you're still reading to this point. Too much happened this week to not write about all of it! But thank you for supporting me these past 6 months! I sure love you all and hope to hear about your lives soon😘💕