Happy Fall Y'all! This was a real great week down here in the south!
On Wednesday we had Zone Conference! It was obviously amazing. We were taught a lot about how we are a mission of harvesters! This is hard work that can't be faked. It reminded me of a little quote picrture frame I bought, it says, " Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant" We are out here to soften hearts and plant seeds! Someday, even if it is 5 years from now, we will see the fruits of our labors!
The next day we had dinner with Sister De La Cruz. Her daughter, Emely, was a former investigator! She made some big changes in her life and started coming to church! She wants to take the lessons again! Wahooo! We are so happy for her! Plus we are even trying to learn spanish so we can better communicate with her mom! Wish us luck with that! ha! 😂😉
Friday while we were out finding, I kept having the feeling that we needed to go to Walmart. So we stopped and prayed about it and followed the prompting. We had been walking around for a little while with no real luck. We, just like Ammon and his brethren, were about to turn back and leave. Then we met a worker, who is actually a former investigator! She remembered an experience she had with the missionaries ( shout out to sister arnold who taught her😘 ) that has stuck with her for months. She said she loved meeting with them and wanted to start again. I can testify that the spirit is always available to guide and direct you and that acting on spiritual promptings will bring blessings!😊
We also were able to make baby steps with a retunring member! He allowed us in his home! This may sound like no biggie but trust me, it is a biggie! Plus on Sunday his daughter talked to our branch president about being baptized!
Last but not least... Collen and his mom came to Presidents Fireside last night!!! YAY! This was a big answer to a big prayer! The fireside was great and Collen was even asked to be part of it! The missionaries also sang a musical number so that was fun! ❤
"Do material possessions make us happy and grateful? Perhaps momentarily. However, those things which provide deep and lasting happiness and gratitude are the things which money cannot buy: our families, the gospel, good friends, our health, our abilities, the love we receive from those around us. Unfortunately, these are some of the things we allow ourselves to take for granted." - President Thomas S Monson
I have learned a lot on my mission. For example, life is 1000 times better when you aren't controlled by your iphone6. I used to think that having a nice phone or getting lots of likes on an instagram post was really what happiness was. I know, how embarrassing! Material possessions do not bring lasting joy. Also some of us really do take a lot of things for granted. Even the people who deserve our gratitude the most! So I would invite you to count your blessings! Maybe even reach out to someone this week and thank them for being part of your life!
Well I doubt anyone is still reading at this point and just skipped to the pictures like I would do haha but life is so good. I am sooooo happy it is fall! And Christmas is next month!! (aka i get to skype my family in 48 days but who's counting?)
I hope y'all have a good week! Love you bunches! 💕